SUNSET, SC (May 12, 2017) – The Reserve at Lake Keowee will host local, Greenville, SC based, award-winning Artist Charlie Pate as Artist in Residence May 14-20. Charlie is a painter and sculptor, who gravitates to pastel as a medium of choice. A pair of events will be open to the public at no charge during the week of his residency at The Reserve at Lake Keowee.

Charlie has cultivated a strong following and created fine art for corporate, public and private collections. Pate’s artwork has graced such places as the South Carolina State House, Furman University Chapel, The United States Department of Defense – Pentagon installation, various churches and the Old Exchange building in Charleston, SC.

“We are delighted to welcome Charlie Pate to The Reserve at Lake Keowee as this year’s Artist in Residence,” said Cathy Washburn, Executive Director of The Reserve at Lake Keowee Foundation. “With his focus on the natural beauty of South Carolina and his experience in both painting and sculpting, his residency here is extra special and will be an inspiration to us all.”

Now in its eighth year, The Reserve’s Artist in Residence program enables the community to share its beauty with artists, allowing them to experience a retreat that offers time for reflection and inspiration. The program is funded by The Reserve’s Community Foundation, which has held the Arts as one of four focus areas since its 2008 inception.
Event list featuring Charlie Pate’s work (free and open to the public):

  • Tuesday, May 16th a Reception and Art Show will be held at Founders Hall from 4-6pm. Charlie’s artwork will be displayed for show and for purchase as well as artwork by his son, Charlie Pate, Jr.
  • Thursday, May 18th Charlie will demonstrate sculpting from 11am -3pm at the Market. You are invited to stop by and watch and learn about his sculpting, and share in his life’s work.

For more information or to attend an event, contact Cathy Washburn at 481-4010 or To be placed on the public invitation email list for future events, send your request to The Reserve at Lake Keowee Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2018 residency. Applications will be accepted until December 15th, 2017. For more information visit:

About The Reserve at Lake Keowee
Created in 2000 by Greenwood Communities and Resorts, The Reserve at Lake Keowee is an award-winning residential community that spans 3,900 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with 30 miles of shoreline on Lake Keowee and convenient access to nationally-recognized commercial and cultural centers that include Greenville, S.C.; Asheville, N.C.; and Clemson and Furman Universities. A 200-slip Marina, Village Center, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, and more than 1,400 acres of parks, preserves, trails, and green spaces highlight more than $100 million in completed family amenities at The Reserve. The Reserve has approximately 700 members from 30 different states. Homesites at The Reserve are available from $100,000 to $950,000; homes from $500,000 to $3+ million.

About The Reserve at Lake Keowee’s Community Foundation
The Reserve at Lake Keowee Community Foundation is a non-profit organization created to enhance the quality of life at The Reserve and in the local area while fulfilling a sense of community and philanthropy for The Reserve’s members. The Foundation sponsors regular cultural events including concerts, plays, lectures, and an annual art festival. The Foundation is funded and supported by a transfer fee of ¼ of 1% of every sale, provided in perpetuity, within The Reserve. The Foundation has four major functions: 1. Environment: to promote environmental stewardship and provide a greater understanding and appreciation of the area’s natural resources. 2. Education: to provide educational and enrichment programs for Reserve property owners and the surrounding community. 3. Arts: to promote cultural initiatives for property owners and the surrounding community, with both visual and performing arts. 4.Outreach: to assist charitable organizations and facilitate property owner volunteerism in Pickens County and surrounding communities.

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