In Good Company with Anne Siegfried of George Gallery
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.
This month, we took a peek inside George Gallery, owned and directed by Anne Siegfried. Anne opened her gallery in 2013 and represents 19 artists who create in the vanguard of current abstract expressionism and other non-representational genres.
Anne grew up in an artistic household and began visiting museums and galleries while being pushed in a baby stroller. After receiving her B.A in Art History from University of Tennessee and began her career at the Granary Gallery on Martha’s Vineyard, an iconic, and highly regarded gallery that’s been on the island for more than 40 years.
In July, Anne relocated her gallery from Bogard Street to 54 Broad St. We had so much taking helping her outfit the broader space with some Celadon staples!
A L L A B O U T A N N E
How would you describe your interiors aesthetic?
Eclectic, I like to mix antiques and Modern art. I try to stay away from trends when it comes to buying for my home; I try to choose pieces that I’m still going to enjoy in 10 years. When I do take risks on interior items, I tend to do it with textiles, I love a bold fabric.
What inspires your style?
As an art dealer I’m always studying aesthetics, so almost anything can inspire my style, a beautiful garden, photography, travel, etc. It’s all about tuning into the beauty around us everyday.
What’s your favorite thing about living in Charleston?
I can’t decide between the architecture or the food! I recently moved my business to Broad St. and I’m falling in love with the city all over again. Walking around south of Broad, picking up snacks at Goat Sheep Cow, or enjoying a glass of wine at Bin 152. There is a polite ease to living in this city.
What’s your favorite piece in your gallery?
This is an incredibly difficult question to answer because I love everything, I picked it all out! I have decided that the next two additions to my personal collection will be a William Halsey and Otto Neumann, which are the two most recent additions to the gallery roster. Halsey because he made the most significant contribution to Modern art in Charleston, and Neumann because he was a German Expressionist and that period of art is the most important to me personally.
What do you love about Celadon?
Ya’ll offer so much, yet it still feels very edited, which is not an easy balance to strike. I know when I go to Celadon that I’ll find what I’m looking for, plus something fun and interesting that adds a unique layer to my home.
Who are a few of your favorite social follows for design inspiration?
@seanandersondesign – he’s so good about incorporating original art into his designs. Plus he’s super handsome. 😉
@cortneybishopdesign – she and her team are just about the kindest people in the biz, and they are always working on some fun projects.
@thegibbesmuseum – such a gorgeous building and they’ve bringing really exciting exhibits to Charleston
@farrowandball – I know it may sound strange to follow a paint company, but this is THE paint company. They highlight designers using their products in so many interesting and thoughtful ways.
Tell us about George Gallery.
I opened the doors to my gallery five years ago on Bogard St. in the Elliotborough neighborhood of Charleston, we just moved to Broad St. in July. The gallery specializes in (but not limited to) original abstract and non-objective painting. I look for artists that are inspired by the post war period, which just means that I have artwork that can be described as minimalist, expressionist, abstraction, etc.
What’s your next trip in the books?
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Thank you for letting us into your gallery, Anne!