Tag Archives: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith

Ben Franklin Award News!

Breaking News:  Alice has been selected as one of three finalists for the annual Benjamin Franklin Award in the category of Art and Photography.  On April 29, awards will be announced and presented to the finalists: one receives the gold award, and the other two receive silver awards.  We are delighted the IBPA is recognizing Alice with this honor. 

The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award program, which includes fifty-six categories recognizing excellence in book editorial and design, is regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. The awards are administered by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), with help from over 160 book publishing professionals including librarians, bookstore owners, reviewers, designers, publicity managers, and editors.

Learn About the Legacy of Alice Smith, Born 145 Years Ago Today

“When roll is called for those considered to be the city’s greatest artists, the name Alice Ravenel Huger Smith will certainly be high on the list. While her name suggests connections to Lowcountry aristocracy (she also was a Middleton descendant), she was born into poverty on July 14, 1876. That may have kept her from obtaining a formal art education beyond Charleston, but it honed her focus, too.” Read more from Harlan Greene’s article about Alice in the July issue of Charleston Magazine.

Help honor her legacy this summer by visiting one of the current exhibitions of her work at the Gibbes Museum of Art, Middleton Place, the Edmondston-Alston House, and the Florence County Museum. To learn more, view our calendar.

And please consider purchasing our gorgeous book for yourself or as a gift (click here to buy a copy) – all proceeds benefit Middleton Place Foundation.

ALICE featured on SC Public Radio: Walter Edgar’s Journal

We’re excited to announce that Alice Ravenel Huger Smith is the focus of Walter Edgar’s Journal on South Carolina Public Radio! Listen as Dwight McInvaill and internationally renowned artist Jonathan Green join Walter Edgar in conversation about Alice and her work. LISTEN HERE.

This radio interview celebrates the release of the book Alice: Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Charleston Renaissance Artist which vividly documents the life and work of one of the most celebrated (and pioneering) Charleston artists of the early 20th century. Learn more about upcoming events and purchase a copy on our website.