2023 Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition
Marion Square, Charleston, South Carolina
May 26 - June 10
If you’re reading this because you’re visiting (visited) my display in Marion Square, thank you for stopping by! I’ve been participating in the PSOAE for 30 years. I truly appreciate you taking a few minutes to have a look at my work. I will be on-site through the entire festival and I’m very happy to discuss my work, photography in general and assist you in any way I can.
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A native of California, John Michiels moved to Charleston, South Carolina for what he thought would be a period of months to make photographs of the beautiful, historic city. 30+ years and thousands of photographs later, he’s still in Charleston and finding plenty of inspiration. His body of work also includes images of the California coastline and wine country. John’s warm monochrome images feature portraits of character-rich structures and quiet landscapes. All are carefully composed with an eye developed by nearly 40 years of study, experience and devotion to the craft. Archival pigment prints are available in limited editions of 45 or less.
John's photographs reside in the City of Charleston’s permanent art collection and hundreds of private and business collections in the U.S. and Europe. He continues to gain recognition at the annual Piccolo-Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition in Charleston, South Carolina, receiving 12 awards, including two first place awards and a best of show/Mayor’s Purchase Award.
Partial List of Events, Exhibitions and Awards
1997 – First Place - Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition
1999 – Merit Award - Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2001 – Merit Award - Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2002 – Commissioned Show by the Edisto Historic Preservation Society: “Edisto – Scene and Unseen”
2002 – Best in Show - Mayor’s Purchase Award - Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2003 – First Place - Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2005 – Lecture at Charleston Center for Photography
2005 – Joined Wells Gallery – Charleston SC
2007 – Produced "Charleston 9" memorial video.
2008 – Merit Award - Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2010 – Accepted to Carolinas Got Art – Elder Gallery – Charlotte, NC – Mario Naves, Juror.
2010 – Third Place - Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2011 – Merit Award - Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2012 – Solo Exhibition - Lander University - Greenwood, SC
2013 – Carolinas Got Art – Elder Gallery – Charlotte, NC – Lance Esplund, Juror.
2014 – Second Place - Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2015 – Merit Award - Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2016 – Merit Award - Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2017 – Merit Award - Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2023 - Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition - City Gallery - Charleston, SC