ArtTrends Gallery

3305 Frederica Road

St. Simons Island, GA 31522


10 to 4 PM

Tuesday - Saturday


Guest Artist Phillip Bates

ArtTrends Gallery to Feature Works by Guest Artist Philip Bates

In Conjunction with the St. Simons Art Crawl

March 15th, 4-7 pm

Art enthusiasts in the Golden Isles are invited to view the work of guest artist Philip Bates at ArtTrends Gallery, “the gallery with the orange door”, during St. Simons Island’s Spring Art Crawl, an evening of art and refreshments hosted by six St. Simons Island galleries on March 15th from 4-7 p.m.

Philip Bates has been an artist and art teacher for most of his adult life. He received an MAE degree from the University of Georgia where he studied painting with Lamar Dodd and James Herbert. He has also studied at The Savannah College of Art and Design. Phil states, “My painting and drawing is in a style that has been described as ‘abstract realism.’ The emphasis is on the natural surroundings, often with architectural images included. My process is to photograph or to sketch in various media followed by studio work on larger pieces.” He works in acrylics, watercolor, and mixed media. On his love of painting in acrylics, he comments, “The intensity of the colors reflect the intensity of the Southern coastal light.” Phil’s art has won numerous awards and is displayed in public, private, and business collections throughout Georgia and the U.S. He resides on Eagle Neck in McIntosh County. His work will be on display at ArtTrends Gallery from March 13th through April 28th.

During the crawl, ArtTrends Gallery is also proud to showcase new work by its nine artists: Jennifer Miller Broadus, Karen Burnett, Helen Carmichael, Ella Cart, Dottie Clark, Suzy Dmetruk, Ray Garrett, Trish Rugaber, and Syd Summerhill. For more information about the St. Simons Art Crawl, please contact ArtTrends Gallery at 912-268-4761 or at

ArtTrends Gallery is an eclectic gallery featuring the works of nine distinctive fine artists - Ella McBee Cart, Dottie Clark, Ray Garrett, Helen Carmichael, Trish Rugaber, Jennifer Broadus, Suzy Dmetruk, Syd Summerhill and Karen Burnett.  

ArtTrends Gallery is a one of a kind gallery owned and operated by the artists. A place where art lovers may purchase original award winning works directly from the artist! Displayed works include a variety of mediums - watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, and 3-dimensional sculptures. From Traditional to Contemporary, Abstract to Realistic all are represented at ArtTrends Gallery. New work arrives on a monthly basis! 

ArtTrends Gallery is featured on the St Simons Island Art Crawl held each Spring, Summer and Fall.  Call the gallery or check our FaceBook page for up-to-date information 

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ArtTrends Gallery

3305 frederica road, st simons island, GA 31522, us

(912) 268-4761


Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm


By Appointment

Sunday: Closed