Mary Martin welcomes you to an experience of discovering artists who have been selected because of their unique creative work in a variety of media. Martin states, "We enjoy art of all genres; however, our desire is to feature painters and sculptors who forge new ground using their formidable talent. We are not interested in artists who seek to emulate other artists. In addition, we are an eclectic gallery and don't wish to be branded with just one style of work. We look for originality as well as beauty. We want the eyes, heart and soul, as well as the intellect to be stimulated, soothed, and excited." The gallery has attracted and maintained collectors for years because of the diversity of the excellent work carried and the quality of the professional artists represented. It is worth a trip to Charleston to see the exciting art displayed at Mary Martin Gallery.
Mary Martin Gallery has always specialized in representing top contemporary artists, and has also identified and mentored little-known artists to national recognition. MMG is the perfect venue for artists who represent a variety of styles and techniques. Our artists include Pietro Piccoli, Jean-Claude Gaugy, Martin Eichinger, Ron Di Scenza, Duffy Sheridan, Miguel Vallinas, David Noalia, Oleg Trofimov, Andre Kohn, Alvar, Pietro Piccoli, Larry Osso, Leon Bronstein, David Unger, Philippe Guillerm, Randall LaGro, Hessam Abrishami, Julia Klimova, Yuri Darashkevich, Jean-Paul Courchia, Vincent Cazamayou, Nelson Grice, Charles Nkomo, Michael Kahn, Douglass Freed, Ezra Tucker, Ilse de Villers, Bob Ichter, Nelson Tucker and many other outstanding artists from all over the world.
The gallery exists to build long-term relationships with every client, designer, architect, and trade professional that walks through the door or calls for assistance. We work to ensure that the experience of purchasing from MMG is a memorable and enjoyable one.
MMG hosts ongoing exhibitions each month and sometimes twice a month. Collectors have the opportunity to meet top artists and really get to know them. The first Friday of every month features at least one artist and MMG is open until 8:00pm for your enjoyment. Many times, private receptions are held for collectors to meet their artists again and again. Join us.
Two Galleries in Charleston plus other venues
Mary Martin Gallery of Fine Art in Downtown Charleston
One on the corner of Broad and King Street. 103 Broad Street (SE Corner of King and Broad)
Second at 143 East Bay Street (1/2 block from the Old Exchange Building and Rainbow Row)
The Mary Martin Gallery is located at 103 Broad Street on the SE corner of King Street and Broad Street and has been named one of the top 25 galleries in America in by American Art Awards 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,2017,2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. "Already named the top tourist destination in North America, Charleston earned kudos for its thriving retail scene. King Street was named one of the 10 best US shopping streets by U. S. News and world Report's Travel page, putting it in an elite group that includes Rodeo Drive and New York's Fifth Avenue." - Post and Courier December 5, 2011. Charleston has been selected by Conde Nast as the number one tourist destination in America several years and in the world. The Mary Martin Gallery anchors GALLERY ROW , Historic Broad Street. 843-723-0303
The art from Mary Martin's artists can also be seen in exhibitions non-stop at The Vendue Inn, The Andell Inn (Kiawah Island), Bella Grace Hotel, and The Habour Club.
Best Gallery in South Carolina and one of the top 25 in America
For over thirty years, Mary Martin has travelled across the globe exploring her lifelong passion for fine art and artistic expressions. During those years, Mary cultivated many lifelong personal friendships with internationally recognized Master Artists that have filled her personal collection with works of unique and stunning beauty. After returning from her travels, the haunting images of the Spanish moss that swayed in the sultry breezes of the historic centurion oaks of Mary’s beloved Charleston called her home to the historic city that ignited her passion for art during her youth. After settling into her new community, Mary soon realized, that while Charleston offered many incredible galleries that offered a wide spectrum of works from many accomplished local or regional artists, there was still room for something more that could help the Charleston Art Community grow to a prominent national destination for those with a serious passion for art. Within a month, Mary found a beautiful downtown location that was the perfect site for a fine art gallery with an international flare. Located in the heart of Charleston’s historic French quarter, on 103 Broad Street in an historic building that echoes of the thriving eighteenth century retail industry of the antebellum era, the Mary Martin Gallery of Fine Art has truly become a “Destination” gallery for art collectors both locally and nationally. With over fifty Master artists, hand selected by Mary for their national recognition, unique talent, and the consistent and ever increasing value of their pieces, the Mary Martin Gallery offers an exceptional experience that equals that of the internationally known galleries from New York to Los Angeles and beyond. To view the works currently available at the gallery, to learn more or to schedule a private tour, call us at 843-723-0303 or visit at the historic 103 Broad Street in Gallery Row and visit our second gallery just four blocks away at 143 East Bay Street. Email Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The offerings range from realistic to abstract, from linear expressionism to intuitive. In addition, they have sculpture of all types, water fountains, glass, wood, and jewelry. This is a collection of art the likes of which you will have not seen anywhere else.
The Mary Martin Gallery not only has been selected by the American Arts Awards organization as “The Best Gallery in South Carolina” for the ninth consecutive year, but also is listed by the AAA as one of the top 25 art galleries in the United States..
“We are truly thrilled that we have received such prestigious honors,” said gallery owner Mary Martin, while seated one afternoon in her elegant, tastefully appointed 3,000 foot space at 103 Broad St., at the corner of Broad and King streets on Gallery Row in downtown Charleston. . “Definitely ,we credit our artists and patrons as the prime reasons for our winning these awards,” noted Martin, a Clemson, S.C. native, who, although strikingly attractive, exudes a calm unassuming air. A 1965 graduate of Clemson University, she was in one of the first classes that admitted women to attend the formerly all-male institution.
Thom Bierdz, president of the AAA, who announced the winners in the competition, said, “The Mary Martin Gallery possesses a great diversity of artwork that is of museum-like quality, which includes bronze and stone sculptures, original oil creations and acrylic paintings, along with extraordinary examples of watercolors, pastels and other media.”
In an article in “The Highlights of Hollywood News,” Bierdz, an artist, author and actor, who has appeared in television series such as “The Young and Restless,” wrote, “The Mary Martin gallery has an impeccable reputation among both collectors and artists.”
Martin also curates and supervises the curation of art exhibits in hotels in the area such as The Venue on Vendue Range and The Andell on Kiawah Island, also employs Chase Barrett as the curator for hotels and restaurants that exhibit artwork from the Mary Martin Gallery.
According to Bierdz, the galleries that are selected as some of the best in the nation have not only great artists and an excellent staff, but also provide a superior art experience for anyone who visits the gallery, whether in person or online.
“A bonus for us is that we are given an opportunity by AAA to view art from people from all over the world who are emerging onto the world’s stage,” noted Martin.
For the month of April, the gallery will exhibit the artwork of three diverse artists: Goli Mahallati, a native of Persia, who merges realism with abstraction by painting people and animals with no faces, showing her ability to bridge gaps in post-modern art; Randall LaGro who is famous for his fascinating monotypes, and Nelson Grice, an Alabama artist who turns out unique animal sculptures.
Mary Martin has collections of art showing at the Andell Inn Kiawah Island, Bella Grace, The Vendue, the Harbour Club, and other venues.
Mary Martin Galleries have been selected as the best galleries in South Carolina for eleven years in a row and in the top 20 galleries in the nation, Also, selected as the best gallery by several local publications.