Two anonymous donors established The Nina Liu South Carolina Arts Commission State Art Collection Fund in 2019 through a generous donation to the South Carolina Arts Foundation.

The purpose of the fund is to support acquisitions of art and/or provide for the maintenance, conservation and storage of the collection.

Central Carolina Community Foundation manages the fund’s assets.

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  • Untitled (detail) | Ellen Kochansky | 1989 | Mixed media fibers| 60″ x 42″ x 2″

This work was purchased using funds from the Nina Liu South Carolina Arts Commission State Art Collection Fund.

Donate today

There are two ways to donate to the fund.


Visit to make a secure, online donation through Central Carolina Community Foundation


Send a check made out to “CCCF-Nina Liu Fund” to:

Central Carolina Community Foundation
2142 Boyce Street
Columbia, SC 29201

About Nina Liu

Nina Liu owned and operated a successful gallery in Charleston, Nina Liu & Friends,for more than 25 years. Liu used her gallery as a platform for championing and promoting the visual arts, especially contemporary art by South Carolinians. Her work in nurturing artists included using an exciting and engaging process to teach arts patrons how to build a collection. A noted ceramicist, Liu’s own work is included in private and institutional collections throughout the U.S., including the State Art Collection. In 2011 the South Carolina Arts Commission recognized Liu’s contributions to the arts by presenting her with the South Carolina Governor’s Award for the Arts, which is the state’s highest arts award.

I’m here to help!

Please contact Victoria McCurry, staff liaison to the SCAF, (803.734.8315 | if you have any questions about supporting the Nina Liu Fund.