Saturday, June 9, 2012


We worked up until the last moment; hanging paintings, arranging flowers, and preparing for our opening. And, thanks to a lot of help from a lot of people the opening went off with out a hitch. 

The PATE Gallery opened Thurs. May 31st with a great turn out. Over 100 people dropped by for the two-night event. 

These lovely ladies helped serve drinks and greet guests.
Catherine and Kate will be managing the Gallery.

The renovations gave the gallery a much needed face-lift; most noticeably in the bathroom.

CP- For Charlie, Charles, and Catherine Pate (who will be managing the gallery)

Friday, June 8, 2012


For a while now my dad and I have discussed the possibility of opening a second gallery. We love sharing the gallery and studio here in Greenville, but it serves best as a home base to invite clients to. We do not get a lot of foot traffic or window shoppers through our current location. As the Far West End grows I believe this will improve. In the mean time however, we wanted to open a place where we could reach a larger number of people.

My family has always vacationed down in Litchfield Beach. It is a beautiful piece of South Carolina coast. We also know a good number of people who also vacation or live there permanently. So we began looking for a spot that could become the future PATE GALLERY.

This is what we found...

A nasty old bar with dirty carpet, dirty ceiling, dirty walls, dirty everything.
My mom and my sisters are really the ones to blame(?) / thank for finding this place. Unlike the ladies, I honestly could not see how great it could be. But I got to work anyway. Along with a crew of guys (who actually knew what they doing), I began to strip wall paper, pull up carpet, cut out weak spots in the floor, paint, sand, and sweat. 

The work was hard but each step seemed to say "thank you" more than the last.

This is a picture of the heaviest carpet in the world.

Once all the heavy lifting was done we had a gallery. And it is BEAUTIFUL!! Inside and out!

The PATE GALLERY is located at 13089 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island SC. 29585
We are just in front of JDs Steak house (note the giant sign) and across the street from Eagles and the old Eggs up grill.