Appalachian State University
B.S. Commercial Art-1984
Occupation: Professional Artist
Charleston, South Carolina
1991-1995 Studied under Artist Jan D”Esopo. Worked making commissioned bronze sculptures in foundry located in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Nov 2019 Game Day accepted to 18th Annual American Society of Marine Artist. Traveling to 7 museums
May 2019 Participated in Stone Carving workshop in Lawrence, Kansas
April 2019 Lifesize Beaver sculpture, “Everett”, installed in Mt. Pleasant Memorial Park, SC
September 2019 Received Honorable Mention for Frolic-Atalaya Arts Festival
October 2018 Installed Bronze Eagle on top of Bond Hall at The Citadel, Charleston, SC
September 2018 Received Honorable Mention for Bronze Sculpture “Sudden Flight” at Atalaya Arts Festival.
July 2018 Fluidity accepted to National Sculpture Society 85th Awards Exhibition and received both The Susan and Robert Rosen prize of $1000 and “The People’s Choice” award.
2016 “Hammerhead” Onyx shark sculpture chosen to be part of American Society of Maine artist 17th Exhibition. Traveling for 1.5 years showing at 10 museums
2017 Sailfish Sculpture “Tail Walker” Chosen to as one of 12 works as part of yearly Gallery edition of Marlin magazine
2017 Attended weeklong stone carving seminal at Sculpture Center in Rutland, Vermont
2016 Aquarium show was voted “Best Art Exhibit” in Charleston by The City Paper
2016 Chosen to create 7ft Tall Bronze eagle for The Citadel, Charleston, SC
2016 Won First prize at Atalaya Arts Festival
2015 One man Show at SC Aquarium Show “Wild Carolina- The Art of Scott Penegar”
2015 Commissioned to create Full body Bronze figure of Reverend Porter for Porter-Gaud School Charleston, SC
2015 Commissioned to sculpt turtle for Azalea Park Summerville, SC
2014 Permanent Installation of two bronze Otters at Little Otters Swim School, Huntersville, NC
2014 Chosen to Sculpt life sized Pileated Woodpecker for Town of Summerville, SC
2014 Octopus sculpture “Fluidity” selected to exhibit in The American Society of Marine Artist 16th Annual Exhibit.
2012 Sculpture “On the Rocks” accepted in International Maritime Arts Exhibition. Mystic, Connecticut
2011 Commissioned to sculpt Life sized child in bronze for Ashley River Creative Arts School. Charleston, SC
2011 Participating artist in Portrait battle. Redux Gallery Charleston, SC
2011 Elected Signature member in Artist for Conservation
2011 Elected Signature member of The American Society of Marine Artists
2007 Featured in Southern Living Magazine
2007 Riverhurst Arts Festival Winner
2007 Lowcountry Quarterly Grant recipient of $1000
2008 Relief sculptures and paintings purchased by ABC and used on sets of television show Army Wives.
2009 Artwork featured in Garden Design Magazine and Marlin Magazine.
2005 Finalist in Rotary Club Fountain Project $500
2005 Chosen for month long exhibition at South Carolina Aquarium
2001&2003 Purchase Award Winner at Atalaya Arts Festival, Murrel’s Inlet, SC
1998 Chosen to create two sculptures for Ripley’s Aquarium
1998 Created an “Art Deco” relief sculpture for The Frist Arts Center, Nashville, TN
1997 Designed and produced Cooper River Bridge Run Awards (Over 300 pieces)
1996 Opened Penegar Studios, Charleston, South Carolina
Several appearances on television discussing artwork.
Exhibit in prestigious art shows such as The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Sculpture in the Park, The Easton Waterfowl Festival, and The Plantation Wildlife Festival
Donates work to numerous charities such as SPCA and The American heart Association
Artwork Represented by Hagan Fine Art, 177 King St. Charleston, SC
Lecture and lead seminars to artist groups and schools
Carolina First Building
East Bay St. Charleston, SC
Calhoun St. Charleston, SC
East Cooper Hospital
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Fountain Hills Community Center
Fountain Hills, Arizona
Ashley River Creative Arts Center
Little Otters Swim School
Town of Summerville, SC
Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park
The Town of Mt. Pleasant, SC