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    In Good Company with Allison Williamson of Charleston Artist Collective

    Welcome back to our new “In Good Company” series, where we will profile some of our favorite Charleston people. Follow along as we take a peek inside their spaces to see what inspires them, and how they bring their favorite finds from Celadon to life.

    Next on our list is Allison Williamson. An innovator and leader in the Southeast’s vibrant visual arts scene, Allison is both a nurturer of local talent and a nationally respected authority on the exhibition and sales of original works of art.

    Allison was a pioneer in online art sales when she launched the Charleston Artist Collective in 2010 as a web-based gallery with a mission to offer patrons affordable, original art while giving back to the communities it serves. Over the past decade, she has opened a studio here (in the Old Village) and added sister Collectives in Atlanta, Nashville and Washington, DC representing over 50 of the Southeast’s most talented artists.

    From abstracts and landscapes to representational works, the Artist Collective features a broad range of artistic styles and is a favorite resource for art lovers, collectors and interior designers across the United States. Under its “giving back” business model, 5% of profits from Artist Collective sales are given to non-profit organizations in their respective markets.  To date, charitable donations exceed $200K.  www.artistcollectives.org

    A L L  A B O U T  A L L I S O N

    How would you describe your interiors aesthetic?

    Eclectic, Colorful and a little Bohemian. I love a mix of antiques and modern. Our house is filled with art and things we have collected while traveling.

    What inspires your style?

    I am drawn to textiles and pattern and things that are handcrafted and original.

    What’s your favorite thing about living in Charleston?

    My husband and I both grew up in Charleston, so it’s exciting to see how creative and diverse the city has become today. We love spending time and the easy access to the creeks and water surroundinCharleston.

    What’s your favorite thing about owning a gallery? Any favorite pieces?

    We have a few working artist studios in my space and CAC artists are in and out with new pieces daily. I love seeing how their work evolves and changes over time.  It’s so inspiring to be working with such talented people!
    In the studio, I have some rugs that I bought in Morocco, and some other pieces purchased while traveling to mix in with the art.

    What do you love about Celadon?

    Celadon’s vibe really lines up with my personal aesthetic.  It has a great mix of furniture and accessories from around the world, and every time I stop by, there is something new. In addition to the fabulous furniture and fabrics, it’s my go-to for gifts!

    Who are a few of your favorite social follows for design inspiration?

    Local designers Cortney Bishop and Jenny Keenan, One Kings Lane, Serena and Lily, First Dibs, Glitter Guide, Domino

    Tell us about Charleston Artist Collective

    I started The Artist Collective in 2010 with a mission to offer patrons affordable, original art while giving back to the local community.  From abstracts and landscapes to representational works, we feature a broad range of artistic styles and have become favorite resource for art lovers, collectors and interior designers across the United States.
    We are headquartered on Whilden Street in the Old Village and have expanded with branches inAtlanta, Nashville and Washington, DC representing 45 of the Southeast’s most talented artists.  Under our “giving back” business model, 5% of profits are given to non-profit organizations in their respective markets.  To date, charitable donations exceed $175K.
    What’s your next trip in the books?
    We are planning to go to Nosara, Costa Rica for a month in July. My kids do Spanish and surfing lessons everyday and it’s a great family adventure together.

    Shop all of Allison’s Celadon picks in-store 20% Off!

    Thank you for letting us into your home, Allison!