The Reserve at Lake Keowee to host Greenville Artist, Charlie Pate as Artist in Residence


The Reserve at Lake Keowee will host local, Greenville, SC based, award-winning Artist Charlie Pate  as Artist in Residence May 14-20.  Charlie is a painter and sculptor, who gravitates to pastel as a medium of choice.  A pair of events will be open to the public at no charge during the week of his residency at The Reserve at Lake Keowee.

Charlie has cultivated a strong following and created fine art for corporate, public and private collections.  Pate’s artwork has graced such places as the South Carolina State House, Furman University Chapel, The United States Department of Defense – Pentagon installation, various churches and the Old Exchange building in Charleston, SC.

“We are delighted to welcome Charlie Pate to The Reserve at Lake Keowee as this year’s Artist in Residence,” said Cathy Washburn, Executive Director of The Reserve at Lake Keowee Foundation. “With his focus on the natural beauty of South Carolina and his experience in both painting and sculpting, his residency here is extra special and will be an inspiration to us all.”

Now in its eighth year, The Reserve’s Artist in Residence program enables the community to share its beauty with artists, allowing them to experience a retreat that offers time for reflection and inspiration.  The program is funded by The Reserve’s Community Foundation, which has held the Arts as one of four focus areas since its 2008 inception.

Event list featuring Charlie Pate’s work (free and open to the public):

  • Tuesday, May 16th  a Reception and Art Show will be held at Founders Hall from 4-6pm. Charlie’s artwork will be displayed for show and for purchase as well as artwork by his son, Charlie Pate, Jr.
  • Thursday, May 18th  Charlie will demonstrate sculpting from 11am -3pm at the Market. You are invited to stop by and watch and learn about his sculpting, and share in his life’s work.

For more information or to attend an event, contact Cathy Washburn at 481-4010 or [email protected] To be placed on the public invitation email list for future events, send your request to [email protected].

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The Reserve at Lake Keowee Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2018 residency. Applications will be accepted until December 15th, 2017. For more information visit: