Online gallery gets word out about area artists

  • Thursday, August 15, 2013

CharlestonArtShop.com is a new online art gallery that provides local artists an affordable platform to showcase and sell their artwork. The website was started and is run by a local Mount Pleasant couple, website developer Derek McKee and artist Rebecca Hinson.

Artists need to gain exposure and connect to customers. Few, especially those just starting out, have an opportunity to exhibit their artwork in a gallery or can afford a website. Many are quick to admit they’d rather not deal with marketing, advertising, and related business activities; Artists simply want to create art. CharlestonArtShop.com is a grassroots response to these artists’ needs.

Any artist with their primary residence in South Carolina may apply for a membership. Artist members receive a personalized artist profile webpage to list their bio, photo, links and other information. They can create, edit and manage their own listings using the built-in artwork listing manager. All members benefit from CharlestonArtShop.com’s digital and print advertising campaigns and beneficial memberships with other local organizations that help support their mission. CharlestonArtShop.com does not retain any exclusive right to sell artwork. There are no monthly subscription fees. A 20 percent commission is charged on all sales.

Customers may browse the artwork listings by artist as listed in the artist index, by artwork category, or by using the search form. When an order is placed, CharlestonArtShop.com notifies the artist(s) and coordinates with them to expedite processing. Multiple shipping options are available, including an “arrange for pickup” option for local orders.

For more info, please visit CharlestonArtShop.com.

Mehta appointed examiner for 2013 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

Pranav Mehta, MD, MBA, FACHE of HCA’s South Atlantic Division located on Daniel Island, has been appointed by Dr. Patrick Gallagher, Director of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to the 2013 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The award, created by public law in 1987, is the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive.

As an examiner, Dr. Mehta is responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications submitted for the Baldrige Award. The board is composed of approximately 500 leading experts selected from industry, professional and trade organizations, education and health care organizations, and nonprofits (including government).

Those selected meet the highest standards of qualification and peer recognition. All members of the board must take part in a preparation course based on the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence and the scoring and evaluation processes for the Baldrige Award.

The Baldrige Award may be given annually in each of six categories: manufacturing, service, small business, education, health care and nonprofit. Awards have been presented to 93 organizations, including the 2012 recipients: Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas (manufacturing); MESA Products, Tulsa, Okla. (small business); North Mississippi Health Services, Tupelo, Miss. (health care); and City of Irving, Irving, Texas (nonprofit). Information about the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and the application process is available by calling 301-975-2036, sending an e-mail to baldrige@nist.gov, or going to the Baldrige Program’s Web site at http://www.nist.gov/baldrige.

The award program is managed by the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, part of NIST, in close cooperation with the private sector. ASQ assists the program, under contract, with logistics of the application review process, preparation of award documents, and other activities.

For further information about Dr. Mehta, contact 843-847-5056.

Super Lawyers and Rising Starts lists recognize Motley Rice attorneys

National plaintiffs’ law firm Motley Rice LLC is proud to announce that several of its attorneys, who represent clients across an array of practice areas, have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 South Carolina Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list.

Below are those attorneys selected for inclusion:

South Carolina Super Lawyers List

Ron Motley: Class Action/Mass Torts

Joe Rice: Class Action/Mass Torts

Anne McGinness Kearse: Personal Injury Plaintiff: Products

South Carolina Rising Stars List

David Hoyle: Personal Injury Plaintiff: Products

Badge Humphries: Securities Litigation

James Ledlie: Personal Injury Plaintiff: Products

Kimberly Barone Baden: Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical

Josh Littlejohn: Securities Litigation

Bill Norton: Securities Litigation

Lance Oliver: Securities Litigation

Carmen Scott: Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers List

Nate Finch: Personal Injury Plaintiff: Products, Personal Injury Plaintiff: General, Securities Litigation

The Super Lawyers list recognizes only five percent of lawyers in the United States and spans more than 70 practice areas, evaluating contributions to and leadership roles in the legal profession. Selections are based on an extensive rating process that relies on peer nominations and evaluations, as well as third-party research. The Rising Stars list names lawyers who are 40-years-old or younger and have been practicing law for ten years or fewer. Less than three percent of lawyers in each state receive this honor. Both lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country.

For more information about Motley Rice, contact Joe Rice at 1-800-768.4026. Connect with Motley Rice on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Four Nelson Mullins Charleston attorneys named as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Four Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough attorneys based in Charleston have been selected by their peers to the 2013 list of South Carolina “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” in four practice areas.

The Charleston attorneys listed are:

G. Mark Phillips, Personal Injury Defense: Products

Eli A. Poliakoff, Healthcare (Rising Star)

John C. Von Lehe Jr., Estate Planning and Probate

Robert W. Whelan, General Litigation (Rising Star)

According to the organization, Super Lawyers names South Carolina’s top lawyers as chosen by their peers and through independent research. Super Lawyers magazines are published by Thomson Reuters, a provider of information to businesses and professionals.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 470 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing from office locations in the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. For more information on the firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com, or call 803-255-9794.

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