Kathy Metts
Kathy Metts

Kathryn B. Metts was a resident of Georgetown, SC, who grew up in Burlington, NC, and came to be one of the best known artists of the South Carolina lowcountry. She passed away in 2006 at the age of fifty-nine from cancer. Metts paintings, usually rendered in pastel and watercolor, are always distinguishable by their whimsical nature, loose, moving brushstrokes, and vivid color.

Red Fish Inn by Kathy Metts
Red Fish Inn by Kathy Metts

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Metts’ earned a degree in art. She was devoted to promoting the Arts in Georgetown and the Waccamaw Neck; often donating her time and her art to further promote the arts among the community. Her paintings had become widely collected before her untimely death.

In 2015, the scholarship recipients are Cymry Flood, Fine Arts Major from Elon University, Burlington, NC and Haley Smith, Fine Arts Major from Coastal Carolina University. To kick off the creation of the Scholarship, the family of Kathy Metts gave permission for a very limited edition of 150 giclee prints to be made of a painting from their collection, “The Red Fish Inn”. These prints sell for $200 each. All monies from the donations and from the sale of the prints go to the Scholarship.

  • Jackson Family Donor Advised Fund of Waccamaw Community Foundation
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • South Carolina Arts Commission

The Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and South Carolina Arts Commission.