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Meet the Lowcountry Artist of the Year

Who knew you could paint on quilts?

CHStoday Katy Mixon

Sign us up for one of these quilts, please and thank you.

Photo by MCG Photography

The Coastal Community Foundation has announced its 2023 Lowcountry painter of the year as Katy Mixon.

Her paintings are known for the use of texture and color. She is well known for creating quilts out of her recycled paint covered rags. Her work has been featured in the Holy City art scene through displays at the Gibbes Museum.

The Griffith-Reyburn Lowcountry Artist of the Year Award was created in 2003 to support the creation of art that highlights the look and feel of the Lowcountry.

Katy will be honoring the award by using the $6,000 grant to create a painting based on the environment. In order to achieve this, she is leaning on the Charleston Museum exhibits as inspiration for her quilt.