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Vernon Grant's Santas



Vernon Grant’s dream to become a New York City artist began when he arrived in the Big Apple in 1932.  He rented a studio apartment in Greenwich Village where his vivid illustrations were soon in high demand.  His beloved art captivated the attention of millions of people on cereal boxes, magazine covers, playing cards, billboards and a host of other products.  Visit our galleries to capture the artistry of Vernon Grant and view his hallmark collection of Santa Claus, gnomes and scenes of the holiday season. 

Grant is known for his ability to imagine and to create colorful and unique works of art. Armed with a paintbrush in hand and an idea in mind, Grant quickly brought playful thoughts to life as illustrations for all to enjoy. His gift of storytelling through art captured the attention of advertisers, companies and publishers. Grant’s illustrations appeared in print on the covers of national magazines, advertising products, greeting cards and children’s books from the 1920s through the 1970s. |

Click the Virtual Gallery image below to visit Vernon Grant's Santas online gallery.

Center for the Arts
Dalton & Perimeter Galleries
121 E. Main St. | Rock Hill, SC


Nov. 28 - Dec. 31, 2020
by appointment only
Monday - Friday
  • 10 AM
  • 12 PM
  • 2 PM
  • 4 PM
Open Saturdays and Sundays 
  • Saturdays | 10 AM - 4 PM
  • Sundays | 12 - 4 PM
All visitors must sign an attendance waiver and review the ACYC guidelines for visiting the Center for the Arts, Gettys Art Center. 
Arts Council's Guidelines:
Attendance Waiver: DOWNLOAD (editable PDF)
For private viewings, call

Image Credit: Santa, Am I on the List? by Vernon Grant

Combined art from 1946 and 1950

Digital Reproduction

Courtesy of the Culture & Heritage Museums

Gettys Art Center

201 East Main Street | Rock Hill, SC


Vernon Grant's Santas, Scenes of Winter, and Magazine Covers 


November 28 - December 31, 2020

 First Floor | Loading Dock Gallery

2nd Floor | Courtroom Gallery

Edmund D. Lewandowski Classroom Gallery


York County High School Art Show

November 28 - December 31, 2020


This annual high school art exhibition is open to all high school students in York County. Cash prizes are awarded for Best of Show, First, Second, and Third Places. Honorable Mentions are also awarded. Coordinated by the Arts Council of York County and the Catawba River Art Guild, awards are sponsored by the Yorkville Artists’ Guild.


Todd Baxter, Gerry King, and Dr. Bradley Sabelli of the Catawba River Art Guild served as jurors for the show. The York County High School Art Exhibit is coordinated by the Arts Council of York County and the Catawba River Art Guild, and is sponsored by the Yorkville Artists’ Guild.



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Best of Show, in memory of Sandra Schug Stevens, educator & artist | Self Portrait by Abe Shoaf

South Pointe High School | Teacher: Ashley Beard

First Place | Vintage Reflections by Maggie Deer

Fort Mill High School | Teacher: Kelly Lucarelli

Second Place | Brainwashing by Lorien Greenlee

South Pointe High School | Teacher: Ashley Beard

Third Place | The Likeness of Me by Jordan Robinson

Clover High School | Teacher: Olivia Chinnes

Honorable Mention | Dreamscape by Rossie Letigio

Rock Hill High School | Teacher:  Kim Looper

Honorable Mention | Single Father by Syriah Alcide

Northwestern High School | Teacher: Sandy Queen

Honorable Mention | City Limits by Arden Seeger

Fort Mill High School | Teacher: Marjorie O’Shea

Honorable Mention | Radial Playground by Madeline Price

Fort Mill High School | Teacher: Anna G. Dean

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