July 2013 Grand Strand Artists of the Month

July 2013 Grand Strand Visual & Performing Artists of the Month

Popular vote determines the selection of the Grand Strand Artist of the Month each month for both categories: visual artist and performing artist. Voting for the July 2013 Grand Strand Artist of the Month began Wednesday, July 3, 2013 and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Persons were requested to cast one vote for each category, one time per day during the voting period.

Thank you to those who took the time to vote for the July 2013 Grand Strand Artists of the Month. Your support of the arts in the Myrtle Beach area, and your support of these very talented artists makes a difference. With a plethora of talent all around us, Grand Strand Arts and the Grand Strand Artist of the Month series exist to continually develop an environment that fosters an appreciation for the arts as well as generating opportunities to help local artists in the Grand Strand community.

Grand Strand Arts is pleased to announce the July 2013 Grand Strand Artists of the Month:

July 2013 Grand Strand Visual Artist of the Month:

Barbara & Ed Streeter


Barbara began working with glass over 25 years ago. Her great-great grandfather was a master glassblower in the 1800′s. Ed is a master glazier, stained glass artist and glass blower. He began working in the field over 30 years ago. Together Barbara & Ed Streeter own Conway Glass Studio where they create blown glass artwork at an electric glass furnace. Their handcrafted glass is made using age-old traditional glass blowing techniques and each piece is one-of-a-kind. Here are some examples of Barbara & Ed’s work:


Conway Glass Art 001

Conway Glass Art 002

Conway Glass Art 003


July 2013 Grand Strand Performing Artist of the Month:

Ten Toes Up


Comprised of members William (BJ) Craven, Charles Freeman, Joshua Gregory, and Adam Miller, Ten Toes Up is based out of Murrells Inlet. All four musicians are multi-instrumentalists, and their sound is described as a fusion of rock & roll, jazz, latin and funk.

Listen to Ten Toes Up here


For the second year of the Grand Strand Artist of the Month series, Grand Strand Arts continues to promote the arts and those creating art in the Myrtle Beach area by featuring local visual artists with the new addition of featuring local performing artists as well. Starting in January 2013 and running all year long, the series features a local Horry or Georgetown County visual artist as well as a local performing artist every month as the Grand Strand Artist of the Month. If you would like to be considered as a featured visual or performing artist for the 2013 Grand Strand Artist of the Month series or if you would like to nominate an artist, please send an email to [email protected] for more information.