The compliments that we receive are wonderful to hear. We know that the comments are really about the artists we carry. Over the years we have forged wonderful friendships with people who have chosen art from one of our artists.
Our customers - our friends!
Lori and Husband said, "We have never been in a gallery before where we loved everything in it. Awesome!"
I wanted to thank both you and Andre for making this happen. We received the painting and it is absolutely magnificent. It brought tears of joy to myself and my wife.
It is spectacular.
Thank you again
"We have stayed at Charleston Place Hotel for years and were very happy to find your gallery there this time. We would like to take a Brad Robertson painting home with us. This is the best gallery we have ever been to."
"We had a great experience with Chase. He was very knowledgeable and down to earth at the same time. We are going to commission a Mario. Great gallery.
"My wife and I are staying at the Bella Grace and saw your art there and loved it. We made a concerted effort to come to your gallery and we are extremely impressed with your curation of outstanding artists. The variety is wonderful, too." John V
A couple came in yesterday to both galleries and showed us photos of the commissioned paintings from Emilio Payes from our art gallery. They are delightful. The commissions exceeded our expectations and theirs. They even have a photo of Emilio with the pieces. Craig put that together for them. All of us are happy to work with our collectors on commissions with our artists. Mary Martin
"This is the best and most interesting art gallery I have visited in all my travels."
"Beautiful gallery and helpful sweet manager, Laura!" -Suzanne C.
"You have one of the best collections of art that I have seen. Awesome. We love coming to Charleston to see your gallery." J. Simpson
This is the crazy lady that forgot where she parked her car. You were so kind to drive me around soaking wet, but we found it. Just wanted to write you and make sure you really know how much I appreciated your help. You were so fun to talk to and you have a very cool job. Tell your boss how awesome you are and have a great heart, without your help I don't know where I would have been.
"We love coming to Charleston and your gallery is a major reason that we love coming here. We have not failed to find a special painting for us each trip. Thanks so much for giving us so much happiness." S. Adams
"On Valentine's Day, 2015 I had the opportunity to view your lovely gallery. At the same time I had lost my husband. I wish to compliment your employee who came to my rescue. With her help, we contacted the police of Charleston and the rest is history. What was lost was found. Thank you. Thank you, Thank you. I do not know the name of your employee, but she was just wonderful." That was Elaine and she was happy to be of help. All of our team would be as helpful. We have all been lost at one point or another and another person's kindness is what makes this world great.
"We just left the Andell Inn at Kiawah Island and must tell you that it was the best surprise ever to find your art exhibition there. It rivaled the best of the best galleries we have seen. We enjoyed the evening event and meeting several of your artists. We will stay there every time we come to Charleston or Kiawah." B.R.
"Many of the galleries in Charleston have one or two good artists. Looking around your gallery, we are amazed to find great artists everywhere. Without a doubt this is the best gallery in Charleston." M. H., Orlando, Florida.
"We make the trip to your gallery twice a year." Canadian couple
Thank you so much for the tour of your gallery last week. My niece, Heidi, and I enjoyed your most knowledgeable guidance through the collection." Christyn R
A letter to the artist...
You may not remember us - we are the Baxters. We came to the gallery the end of July, just before your show, and were impressed with your conservation efforts. I couldn't see a way to donate to the sea turtles directly at the aquarium. I hope this check will be acceptable and is recognized as a donation by your effort...good luck on your career and thanks for raising awareness of the sea turtle program." Laura Palermo. -The Baxters
"I wanted to send a brief note to let you know how delighted my husband and I were yesterday when we received our Andre Kohn painting, “Just Married”. We are absolutely in LOVE with it! It is perfection to us.
We called and ordered the painting over the phone and spoke with Joy. She was truly wonderful at answering my questions and assisting me with this purchase. I felt like I was talking to a friend as she was most helpful. I will highly recommend your gallery to others who are visiting the Charleston area. We try to visit Charleston at least once or twice a year, and look forward to visiting your gallery again. I know this will not be our last Andre Kohn painting. We both admire his work so much! "
Thanks again for such a lovely painting!
"Thank you so much for taking time to open your doors and being host for the social event. Laura was awesome and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the gallery and was very complimentray. I look forward to more successful events and working with your kind staff." -Tyler
"I recently stayed at the Vendue Inn and discovered your art collection there. A treasure! I will be back" Pete S
"Your gallery is one of the few we go back to repeatedly because we are very attracted to, and share your taste in art." - Art & Deb
"Hi, I was on "safari" in Charleston Saturday and stalking the palmetto trees and steeples of nearby streets and found your gallery. I adored it and Elaine who gave me the full tour! What a treasure!" Jerry S
"I wanted to let you know that we had an wonderful experience worth remembering in your gallery spending time and enjoying wonderful art. My wife and I loved discussing which we wanted to buy. We both won. Thanks so much for the mediation." Duane L
"We love coming to Charleston for the visual arts. Every gallery has something special about it. Yours is the one that has the art we want to take home." Donna B
"You have a magnificent gallery, the best I have ever seen. I am not sure I can leave it." Norm C
"This is serious...serious art. I have never seen such a rich collection of beautiful art outside a museum."
"I love that you have gathered artists with different styles. I could stay here all day. I doubt I will be able to leave without doing some serious art collecting here." Judy and Craig
"We love this gallery. The art is spectacular. We see so many pieces we would love to have. Honestly, this is the best gallery we have ever been in. You have unique pieces but all pieces that we would enjoy in our home. Since we can't have it all, we will have to stay awhile and talk about what we will buy this time. I assure you, there will be other visits!" Tom and Marge
"We love your gallery and have found several pieces we would like to buy. We just went to Boston and went to eight galleries and did not find one thing we would like to buy. Your gallery is the best we have seen anywhere." Heather
"I love your gallery. I love to get your email newsletters. We came down one July 4th and were heartbroken that you were closed." Stan P
"We rarely close. We will open our gallery any time for you. Call my cell phone. 719-338-9000 - I live five minutes away." Mary Martin
My husband, Jim, and I used to come to Charleston every 10 years or so until in 2004 we found your gallery. We found the art in Charleston to be very provincial in past decades and it was never art that drew us to Charleston for our vacations. Now, we make a point to come at least twice a year. The trip from Washington is quick. We come to Charleston for your art, the food, as well as the history. Your art is ever changing. We find it beautiful as well as intellectually stimulating. Our art collection is a thing to behold now. Our home is our refuge and our resort. Of course, we still must make the trip to Charleston to see what you are up to. You have never disappointed us. We want to make the First Fridays now when we come. See you soon.
Mary, It was so wonderful seeing you this weekend. Your gallery has absolutely the most eclectic collection of the world's greatest artists. Martin Eichinger & Randall LaGro just to mention two of our very favorites. We have never collected art based on its potential future value, but I must say every piece we have had the honor and pleasure of purchasing from your gallery have been better investments than anything else in the world market! So, for those who are looking for a great investment and something that will give you great joy and wonder, Mary has the answers in her beautiful gallery! Greg
"Mary, we consider your gallery a Charleston “destination” and we both look forward to seeing what’s new there the next time we visit Charleston." Jim and Joan W.
"It is seldom that I walk into a gallery and find several pieces I would like to take home. Wonderful gallery." Julian C
"We are on our way to Florida to our other home, and we detoured off I-95 to come to your gallery. Wouldn't miss it!" Beth and ThomasM
"Great gallery! Buddy M
"You have great taste. I have never enjoyed a gallery as much as this one." R Simpson
"Beautiful and interesting collection" Michelle A
"Fantastic artists." Enrico N
"As we travel we enjoy visiting art shops. We have never visited a shop with so much intriguing, interesting, beautiful, etc. artwork as this one." George T
"Your gallery was one of the highlights of our trip to Charleston." Marilyn D
"Such an impressive range of stunning art! Our favorite gallery in Charleston." Marsha and Dick
'We come to Charleston specifically to see what you have that's new. We love it." Barbara L
"Wonderful gallery. Can I move in?" Jeff and Maniela
We have cruised from Canada to Florida and back looking at galleries. This is the best of our travels." Jay H
"It is rare that I walk into a gallery and like more than one artist. I like all of your artists and have found several paintings and sculptures that I would like to buy." John J
"We have purchased several pieces of art from your gallery. They are the cornerstones of our collection. Great artists!" Liz S
"Friendly people who know their artists!" Larry S
"This is the most interesting gallery. We make a special trip at least once a year to see what you have. Love it!" - Melanie S
"This is serious art. I am breathless. I will be coming to Charleston just to see this gallery and its artists."
Alison and Tom
"I love this shop!" Dina S
"There are so many pieces I love here. It brings tears to my eyes. Something wells in my chest. I don't know how to describe it. I love your gallery." Diane
"Your artists are fantastic. Love your eclectic collection. This is exciting work." Thomas and Leslie G from Australia
"This gallery has held my interest throughout. You have great artists. Great art! This is an experience not to be missed. I am so happy we found you. I like several pieces that I would like for my home." Jack P.
"We have been welcomed so warmly here. We totally feel at home. We appreciate the coffee and water and snacks. We are moving into a new home in Houston and need lots of paintings for the empty walls. We love the pieces we are buying today and will be back in the future." Linda and Ed
"Thanks Justin, for being such a great host, art docent, etc. when we visited the Mary Martin Art Gallery earlier this month.
Your friendly, easy and knowledgeable manner made us feel completely at ease. Your gallery was our favorite one of all the galleries we visited in Charleston.
Although we did not buy anything that day, we were introduced to some very wonderful art and we will kept an eye (via the web) on what is being carried in the gallery. Best wishes for much success and show your boss this email. You are a valuable employee."
-Charles and Betty W. New Market, VA
"The only reason come to Charleston is to see your gallery. We love the artists' work you carry." Linda S
"We have read about your gallery and John could not wait to come here. We arrived 15 minutes ago. It is all we hoped!"
Megan and John
What we say about them...
"We hear comments like those above daily here in the gallery. What we would like to say is that your comments echo how we feel about our artists. They have been chosen for several reasons. One, they are great artists. Two, they are great people. You, the patron, and they, the artists, both enrich our lives.
Without you, the collector, all of this imagination, expression, and work would be in vain. The artist must have viewers and collectors to flourish and grow. The gallery values you very highly as this wonderful creativity would be wasted if it weren't for you.
We enjoy getting to know you and as time passes, know you better. We consider our artists and our artists' collectors as our friends.
We have chosen our artists with great care and hope you enjoy their work."
Mary Martin Gallery I is located on 103 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401 843-723-0303
Mary Martin Gallery II is located on 122 Market Street in Charleston, SC 29401 843-640-3324
Mary Martin Galleries have been selected as the best galleries in South Carolina for nine years in a row and in the top 25 in the nation, Also, selected as the best gallery by several local publications.