Campus Art Galleries

USC Sumter has five art galleries that are open to the public. They are all located at USC Sumter, 200 Miller Road, Sumter, S.C. The hours for each gallery are listed with its current information.


The Upstairs Gallery

Location: Second floor, Williams-Brice-Edwards Administration Building
Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m.

 The University of South Carolina Sumter will feature “Blooms, Beaks and Then Some” by Carole Carberry in the Upstairs Gallery January 27, 2014 through April 30, 2014.

Carole Carberry is a multi-media artist with particular interest in watercolor, oil and printmaking. From an early age, she enjoyed an inherited natural artistic ability and a love for drawing. Formal art training included art studies at Montana State University, specialized instruction in fine-art pencil and egg-tempera methods from accomplished artist, Gene Franks, in California, and graduate studies in printmaking from Boyd Saunders at the University of South Carolina.

Carberry is a “Member in Excellence” of the South Carolina Watermedia Society, currently represented in the prestigious traveling show with her original watercolor, “Boys on the Bed.” She is president of the Sumter Artists Guild and a Member-at-Large on the board of the Sandpiper Gallery in Polson, Montana. She has taught college level art appreciation and instructed workshops in calligraphy and watercolor.
Carberry has won numerous awards for her work and is represented in private collections throughout the US and abroad. In addition to the Sandpiper Gallery in Montana, her work is displayed at Courtyard Art Gallery in Charleston, SC. For 18 consecutive years, she has been a juried exhibitor at Charleston’s Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Fine Art Exhibition.

Born and raised in the northwest, Carberry and her husband traveled the world as an Air Force family, and now call both Montana and South Carolina home.

“Drawing is my first love, but I also enjoy watercolor, printmaking, oil, and calligraphy. Growing up in Montana, I had a great appreciation for nature’s beauty. It is that beauty of shape, color and line, pleasing to my eyes and soul, which I attempt to share through my work. Residing now in South Carolina, my work draws on the beauty of coastal birds and the elegance of the swans found in Sumter’s own Swan Lake Iris Gardens, ” she says.

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Reflections Art

The Umpteenth Gallery

Location:  Arts & Letters Building
Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m.

The University of South Carolina Sumter will feature “David H. Yaghijan: Paintings from 2006-2013” in the Umpteenth Gallery through March 27, 2014.
Yaghjian is a Columbia, South Carolina painter.

He was one of 25 artists chosen for the 2013 South Carolina Biennial and was included in the 2012 book, 100 Southern Artists. The exhibition catalogue “David Yaghjian: Everyman Turns Six” accompanied a major 2011 solo exhibition at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios in Columbia, organized by if ART Gallery, which also presented his 2009 show “Dancing Man.”

In 2012, the Columbia native was included in “Faces of Figureworks: Self Portraits” at Figureworks gallery in Brooklyn, New York. He was among six artists in the 2007 Greenville County Museum of Art exhibition Studio Visits. David and his late father, Edmund Yaghjian, had work featured at Columbia’s if ART Gallery.

Yaghjian has shown his art extensively throughout the Southeast, including at Blue Spiral I in Asheville, North Carolina; the Florence Museum of Art; the South Carolina State Museum and McKissick Museum. Yaghjian holds a BA from Massachusetts’ Amherst College and studied in New York City at the Art Students League and the School of Visual Art.

Yaghjian says, “Painting is the action I take to achieve balance. It is a practice. I don't get to it as constantly as I would like, but experience has taught me to keep at it because the payoff is equanimity. My work is about humans, their relations with one another, with other creatures, with the earth.”

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The University Gallery

Location: Anderson Library, the library is located behind the Administration building and the center of the campus.
Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m.


The University of South Carolina Sumter will feature “From the Cycle Series” by Ann Hubbard in the University Gallery through May 30, 2014.  A lecture series and reception will be held Friday, April 4 in the University Gallery and is free and open to the public.

Hubbard is an abstract painter who has a fascination with the interplay of the visual elements and design principles. Her images can be interpreted as symbols of natural elements, abstractly translated through shape, line, texture, color and pattern; and composed to accentuate the order and rhythm found in nature. Circular and spiral forms coincide with life’s natural order for process and transformation. Nature’s continual physical stages, those expected as well as those that are accidental, often echo the creative process, inspire her imagery and influence her methods for work.

She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University. Much of her career has been involved with arts education programs; serving as an artist-in-residence for the Arizona Commission for the Arts and the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, and as the art education curator for the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum. Since 1997, Hubbard has been an adjunct professor in the Department of Art at University of South Carolina. Additional college teaching experience includes University of South Carolina Sumter and Fort Jackson, Auburn University at Auburn and Montgomery, Southern Union Community College, Louisiana State University and Arizona State University. Hubbard's work is included in the public and corporate collections of MUSC, Orangeburg Technical College, Federal Reserve Bank, Lamar Dodd Art Center, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, CLECO, IBM, Valley National Bank, Charlotte Observer, Centro de Arte Moderno in Guadalajara and various art and educational institutions in Arizona.

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 Lenz Art

The William J. Reynolds Gallery

Location: Second Floor, Williams-Brice-Edwards Administration Building
Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The William J. Reynolds Gallery contains a permanent collection of aerospace art donated to the University by the Reynolds family.


The Uber Gallery

Location: Nettles Building Foyer
Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m.

The Über Gallery is home to fifteen John Audubon wildlife lithographs and two Jeremiah Miller murals done at either end which are 6ft x 20ft in size and fifteen feet in the air.


For more information on these galleries, contact either Professor Cara-lin Getty, USC Sumter’s director of galleries and curator of exhibits by calling 938-3727, or Laurel Jordan, galleries and exhibits assistant at 938-3801, weekdays.