Archive for the ‘Coastal NC Visual Arts’ Category

Summer Rest Art Benefit to Benefit Museum School Scholarships at Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, for Underserved Students – Nov. 13 and 14, 2015

October 31, 2015

The two-day, Art Show and Sale Summer Rest Art Benefit will be held at 211 Summer Rest Road, Wilmington, NC, on Fri., Nov. 13, 2015, from 5-8pm, and Sat. Nov. 14, 2015, from 1-5pm. Funds raised at this pop-up exhibition and sale will go for Museum School Scholarships at Cameron Art Museum for underserved students in our region. The agencies that CAM works with primarily are Wilmington Housing Authority, DREAMS, Brigade Boys and Girls Club and the Yahweh Center. Participating artists will be displaying their artwork for sale with 30% of profits going to the scholarships. Original artwork for sale. Come meet the artists and give the gift of original artwork this Holiday Season. Support your local artists!

Participating artists include: Maria Borghoff. Betty Brown, Joanne Geisel, Mitsuyo Ito, Barbara Bear Jamison, Fritz Kapraun, Gabriel Lovejoy, Rena MacQueen, Jenny McKinnon Wright, Jodie W. Rippy, Curtis Krueger, and Margie Worthington.

The times for this free event are Friday, Nov. 13, 5-8pm. Delicious food and wine will be provided by Cameron Art Museum’s CAM Café along with live music. Valet Parking will be available. Saturday, Nov. 14, the benefit will be from 1-5pm with live music and light refreshments. Valet Parking will be available.

Barbara Pugh is the Host of this benefit. She is a local REALTOR and the listing agent of this Charleston-styled property on the Intracoastal Waterway. Other sponsors include Sanco Homes, Don Bullard Insurance and Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage.

The Cameron Art Museum presents six to eight changing exhibitions annually; ongoing family and children’s programs; a unique program of tours for Alzheimer’s patients, and their caregivers; The Museum School classes for adult and youth education; interdisciplinary programs (lectures, music, films, literature, dance); and Healthy Living Classes.

For more information refer to the Cameron Art Museum website at (www.cameronartmuseum.org) or call the museum at 910/395-5999.

Fine Art at Baxters in New Bern, NC, Hosts Holiday Designer Jewelry Trunk Show – Nov. 12-14, 2015

October 30, 2015

Join Fine Art at Baxters in New Bern, NC, in celebrating their fourth holiday designer jewelry trunk show. Opening preview Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, 6-8pm; Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, 10am-5 pm and during the Art Walk 5-8pm; and Saturday, Nov. 14, 10am–5pm.

Shop our collection of women’s jewelry including fashion earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pins and rings in contemporary designs for all occasions. Designers will be on hand to assist in creating your own look, offering top trends and style advice.

Featured jewelry artists include: Anne Hanson, Elizabeth Smith, Emily Parker, Heather Tiller, Janette Franich, Jean Cheely, Judy Hutchison, Kay Jarrette, Kim Thompson, Linda Ferguson, Melissa Manley, Sandi Carter and Tana Acton.

Fine Art at Baxters Gallery is located at 323 Pollock Street, downtown New Bern. Open Monday – Friday 10am–6pm, and Saturday 10am–5pm.

For further info call 252/634-9002 or visit (www.fineartatbaxters.com).

Seaside Arts Council Presents “Paint Out” an Art Sale & Social at the Emerald Isle Visitor Center in Emerald Isle, NC – Oct. 17, 2015

October 7, 2015

The Seaside Arts Council and artist Irene Bailey will host “Paint Out” an Art Sale & Social at the Emerald Isle Visitor Center in Emerald Isle, NC, on Oct. 17, 2015, from 5-7:30pm.

Artists will be at various sites in the area during the day painting en plain air. Join us at the new Emerald Isle Visitors Center from 5-7:30pm for a social with live music from Justin Castellano. Wine, beer and appetizers provided by Icehouse Waterfront Restaurant. One drink free then cash bar for additional.

Meet the artists and view their works they just created.  These brand new masterpieces will be for sale from the individual artist.

Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
Tickets can be purchased at the following locations:
Swansboro Area Chamber of Commerce
Swansboro Recreation Center
Emerald Isle Wine Market
Tickets will also be available at the door.

For further information visit (www.SeasideArtsCouncil.com).

Friends of Visual Arts at Barton College in Wilson, NC, Offers Trip to Chrysler Museum of Art – Sept. 12, 2015

August 20, 2015

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This year’s Friends of Visual Arts at Barton College in Wilson, NC’s Fall Excursion features a trip to Norfolk, VA, to visit the Chrysler Museum of Art, as well as tour the Museum’s historic Moses Myers House on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

The cost is $75 per person for current FOVA members, and $100 per person for non-members (which includes membership into FOVA at the friend level). Fee includes transportation, tours, lunch, and reception. (Reservations Are Required)

Currently on view at the Chrysler Museum of Art is: “Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera”. This is the first major museum retrospective of the work of Tseng Kwong Chi, a photographer with an eye for the theatrical and a well-connected chronicler of the ’80s art-and-club scene in Manhattan. This exhibition integrates his best-known works—collaborations with Keith Haring and his droll “East Meets West” and “Expeditionary” photographic series—with a detailed survey of other, less-exhibited pieces. Tseng died in 1990 at the age of 39, and his work has proven to be not only enduring but highly influential.

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Tseng Kwong Chi, “East Meets West Manifesto”, 1983, C-print, printed 2014. Image courtesy Muna Tseng Dance Projects, Inc., New York, and Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, New York.

“In The Box: Hank Willis Thomas: Black Righteous Space”. The art of Hank Willis Thomas tackles pop culture through the lenses of race, advertising and corporate branding. He’s been critically hailed as one of the top visual artists working in America today. A 39-year-old photographer who has expanded into a wide range of expressive forms, the work displayed here is an audio-activated multimedia presentation. The explosive visuals pulse to a running soundtrack of recordings of black leaders, musicians, ministers, poets, and celebrities.

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Hank Willis Thomas, video still from “Black Righteous Space”. Interactive video installation, DVD, Mac mini, and microphone, 2012. © Hank Willis Thomas. Image courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Also: “Beverly Fishman: In Sickness and In Health”. The Chrysler Museum of Art explores our relationship to medicine and technology with an exhibition focused on the pharmaceutical industry. And, “Collection Conversations: Arshile Gorky: Between Worlds”. Our series of joint exhibitions with the National Gallery of Art continues with a featured look at Arshile Gorky, and a bonus loan of a Gustav Klimt painting.

For more information, contact Frances Belcher, Office of Institutional Advancement, at 252/399-6357 or e-mail to (fbelcher@barton.edu).

Tri-State Sculptors 37th Annual Conference to be Held in Wilmington, NC – October 1-4, 2015

August 9, 2015

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The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) and Cape Fear Community College (CFCC), in Wilmington, NC, are excited to host the 37th Annual Tri-State Sculptors Conference. Located on the coast of North Carolina, Wilmington offers the perfect backdrop for an amazing conference. Installation artist Judy Pfaff, recipient of 2014 International Sculpture Center Lifetime Achievement Award, will be the keynote speaker. In addition, the weekend will be packed with panel discussions, demonstrations, presentations, and exhibitions.

Tri-State has also partnered with the Arts Council of Wilmington/New Hanover County to feature work by Tri-State members in the Pedestrian Art series. Up to 24 works will be installed at various locations in Wilmington from April 2015 – October 2015 and will represent a wide range of artistic styles, themes and media.

Cape Fear Community College will host the “Tri-State Members Exhibit” at the Wilma W. Daniels Art Gallery. The opening will be on Friday, October 2, 2015 from 6-9pm.

Conference Coordinator Andi Steele said “This conference is open to anyone with an interest in sculpture and sculptural processes. We are offering numerous presentations, demos and round table discussions by Tri-State members on topics such as the business of art and a variety of sculptural processes. Five different sculpture exhibits and a wonderful keynote speaker round out the conference.”

Registration information can be found on the Tri-State webpage at (www.tristatesculptors.org).

The Tri-State Sculptors Educational Association was formed in 1978 by a group of sculptors from Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina to promote public awareness and appreciation of sculpture in the region and to exchange ideas and information among its members. The organization holds annual fall conferences with concurrent exhibitions. Presentations cover a wide range of topics of interest to sculptors and those interested in sculpture, casting techniques, public art, studio hazards, gallery relations, etc. Membership is open to anyone interested in sculpture, regardless of style, medium, education, or location.

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Installation by Judy Pfaff

Judy Pfaff was born in London, England, in 1946. She received a BFA from Washington University, Saint Louis (1971), and an MFA from Yale University (1973). Recipient, Academy Member Fellowship, American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2013); Anonymous Was A Woman Award (2013); MacArthur Fellowship (2004); Guggenheim Fellowship (1983); National Endowment for the Arts grants (1979, 1986); member, American Academy of Arts and Letters. Numerous solo exhibitions and group shows in major galleries and museums in the

37th Annual Tri-State Sculptors Conference Schedule:

Thursday, October 1:

3:30-5:30pm – Registration; UNCW Cultural Arts Building (CAB)

5:30-6:30pm – Gallery Reception for the exhibit, “Time, Movement, Balance & Space: Hanna Jubran and Jodi Hollnagel-Jubran”; UNCW CAB Art Gallery

“37th Annual Tri-State Sculptors Outdoor Members Exhibition”; UNCW Sculpture Yard

Friday, October 2:

8:30am-4:30pm – Registration

9am-10am – “Developing Art as a Business,” with Jim Gallucci. This presentation will cover how to get started and how to make a living, what you need to be thinking about along the way, and the entrepreneurial aspects of the art business. The 3 do’s and the 17 years that are involved in starting your art business.

10:15am-12:15pm – “Casting With Rock Salt,” with Brian Glaze. Casting with Rock Salt will show how you can melt store bought rock salt in a crucible style furnace. This is accomplished mainly in the same way that you would cast bronze or aluminum. With the use of a bronze style furnace it is possible to cast rock salt that melts around 1450°-1500° Fahrenheit. In a molten state, salt is a translucent orange color, which is quite dramatic! A limited number of participants will be able to cast with Brian. Molds must be pre-made. Based on the style and thickness of your mold and pattern, green and oil based sand molds are better to use. Investment and resin molds are possible, but at your own risk. Please contact Brian Glaze (brian@briannglaze.com) for more information and availability.

11:30am-12:30pm – “Hand in Hand: Digital Technologies and Traditional Stone Carving Methods in Sculpture”. Kathryn Cook, BFA in Sculpture, Department of Art, University of North Carolina Greensboro, independent artist; Felicia Dean, Academic Professional and Director of Digital Fabrication, Department of Interior Architecture, University of North Carolina Greensboro; and Patricia Wasserboehr, Associate Professor in Sculpture and Drawing, Department of Art, University of North Carolina Greensboro. Digital fabrication technologies have been available to artists since the 1990’s and are increasingly available for widespread utilization across the globe. The ways in which sculptors conceive, develop, and produce sculpture are significantly altered by the use of 3D computer software, scanners, printers, and CNC milling. In this presentation, designers and sculptors will explore their recent studio practices as residents with the Digital Stone Project (DSP) in Gramolazzo, Italy, the access to the onsite CNC Milling machine that rough cut their models in marble, and where they finished them using traditional hand carving techniques. Each presenter will speak about their sculpture, 3D digital processes, and their learning experiences with the DSP.

12:30-2pm – Lunch

2-4:15pm – “Paper Casting,” with Matthew Egan & Heather Muise. Handmade paper is a versatile, lightweight and strong material that can be used in a variety of ways including casting, mold making and as a textural surface element. This demonstration will show how to create paper from a variety of natural materials and how to use handmade paper and additives that aid in sheet formation, strength and variation to create three-dimensional forms. Tamping wet paper made of malleable fibers over dimensional objects such as plaster molds will be discussed and demonstrated. Everyone is invited to try their hand at papermaking.

2-3pm – “Chasing Stones and the Scholarly Pursuit,” with Matt Amante, Pitt Community College Fine Arts Professor, Tri-State Sculptors President. This presentation will cover Chinese Scholars’ Rocks and how their aesthetic criteria impacted my sculpture. This lecture chronicles how an obscure concept I came across in an art history course shaped my aesthetics, provided a topic for my thesis, and lead me to Asia for 40 days in pursuit of finding these objects.

3:15-4:15pm – “20 Low Cost or Free Ways to Promote Your Art,” with Melissa Walker, Artist and Marketing Director, Carolina Bronze Sculpture. Take your art career to the next level with these easy, yet important ways to promote your art. Most are either free or very low cost and bring professionalism to your career that is needed is today’s competitive art market. Start with just one or try them all!

6-9pm – Gallery Reception for the “37th Annual Tri-State Sculptors Members Exhibition”; CFCC Wilma W. Daniels Art Gallery.

Saturday, October 3:

8:30am-12:30pm – Registration

9am-10am – “Panel Discussion: How They Are Doing It”. Panelists will discuss the various ways they make a living as sculptors.

10:15am-12:15pm – “Basic Blacksmithing and Forge Design,” with Justin Vorhis. This demonstration will be an introduction to the ideas and concept of forging steel. It will cover building a simple forge, types of fuel, and basic forging techniques. Anyone who would like to participate will have the opportunity to forge. Handouts with information for building a forge and what makes a good anvil will be available.

10:15am-11:15pm – “The Making of the Wilmington Fallen Firefighter Memorial,” with Ed Walker, Artist and Owner, Carolina Bronze Sculpture. Follow along as Ed takes you through all the steps required to create a project of this magnitude. Starting with the idea, visualized as a 3-D animation flyby and using that as a proposal to the committee, the process is started. The next step is creating the model, scanning and enlarging to create a foam armature for the final clay surface. From there the traditional bronze casting process continues, but there is so much more. Dealing with the committee, fundraising ideas, arranging with contractors, including cement contractors, crane operators, lighting installation, construction delays and more! It is worth all the work once the final piece is unveiled. There was even a ride in a fire truck!

11:30am-12:30pm – “Patinas,” with Hanna Jabran. Hanna will demonstrate the application of various patina chemicals to bronze and aluminum. The processes demonstrated will be cold and hot patina application. Cold patina is a term used for special chemicals applied at room temperature, fumed, brushed or dipped. Cold patina takes approximately 24 hours or more to show results and usually are opaque colors and chalky. Hot Patina is applied with heat from a torch, where the metal is heated to approximately 200 degrees. The patina can be applied by airbrush, stippling or sponging. Hot patina is more controlled and can be layered to the desired color and opaque quality. After the application, the patina can be preserved by applying a coating of wax or a clear coat or lacquer.

12:30-2pm – Lunch

2-4:15pm – “The Self-Built Propane Fired Melting Furnace,” with Carl Billingsley. This will be a demonstration of Carl’s self-built, reverbatory-type, propane fired  melting furnace. This furnace is designed so that it can be run using only a propane weedburner or similar type of self-contained portable burner (gravity fed Oil-burner, etc.). The system is designed to pour directly into molds that are brought to the furnace. This system avoids the necessity, expense and safety issues of commercial crucibles. No tongs, poring shanks, etc. are required. Perhaps the greatest advantage of this system, aside from not handling fragile crucibles full of hot metal, is that it can be operated single-handed. Although the system can be arranged to melt bronze, he will demonstrate aluminum casting for the conference. Bring a small ready to pour mold and aluminum if you’ve got it!

2-3pm – “Movement, Meditation & Making: Integrating Contemplative Practices,” with Maria Borghoff, Artist, Yoga Teacher. Movement, meditation and art making are all forms of contemplative practice that provide a unique set of tools for the individual to tap into an infinite source of creativity. Whether a contemplative practice is intended for personal health or growth, knowledge or spirituality, utilizing the tools of both ancient and modern practices can support any creative endeavor. This presentation will discuss the neurobiological effects of movement, meditation, and mindfulness and how these practices shape the brain, particularly for the creative process.

3:15-4:15pm – “History of Tri-State,” with Jim Gallucci. Learn how and why Tri-State was started, who the initial people involved were, and why we stay together. What the artistic climate was in the region at that time and how it has changed. What the future holds for Tri-State.

4:30-6:30pm – Judy Pfaff, Keynote address

7pm-Until – “Gathering of Sculptors,” at Hampton Inn. Come join us for dinner and conversation. You must purchase a ticket in advance to eat.

Sunday, October 4:

9am-11am – Business Meeting

For further information call Melissa Walker at 336/873-8291, e-mail to (melissa@carolinabronze.com) or visit (www.tristatesculptors.org).

Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC, Features Student Pottery Show

May 10, 2015

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Sunset River Marketplace art gallery and art class center, in Calabash, NC, will host a special exhibition and sale of student pottery beginning May 1 and running through May 28, 2015. The show will include works by students of gallery instructors Jane Truesdale and Jamie Futera. Pottery for sale will be both hand-built pieces from slab and others thrown on the pottery wheel.

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Jane Truesdale

Participating pottery students include Rose Beyer, Judith Ascione, Audrey McBride, Donn McCrary, Cynthia Porter, Betsy Russell and Brenda Middleton, all from Jane Truesdale’s classes. Potters from Jamie Futera’s classes are: Kathleen and Terrence Davis, Jean Donald, Diane Castrodale, Kathie Wolk, Sandy Bishop, Debbie Medwik. Connie P, Maureen Mallam, Louise Gerber, Claudia Dowd, Katherine Mohr, Lynn Johnson, Marlene R., Betty Ann Wilmott,  Michele A., Rosalee Rockerfeller, Sue King and Karen West.

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Jamie Futera

Gallery owner Ginny Lassiter said, “Our pottery classes have been very successful. Students learn so much from Jane and Jamie; and they have so much fun doing it.” She invites the public to enjoy the exhibition and perhaps see some of the potters at work.

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Kathleen Davis

Since opening in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has been an active supporter of performing, literary and visual arts in the area. The 10,000 square-foot gallery features work by over 200 North and South Carolina artists. Its on-site pottery studio has two kilns and three wheels for use by students. Ongoing oil, pastel and watercolor classes are also provided, in addition to workshops by nationally known artists. The gallery’s complimentary Coffee With the Authors programs feature presentations by local and regional authors. A Paint & Party series provides a fun after-work experience for those with no previous art background. The gallery’s framing department offers full-service, on-site custom frame design for artwork, family heirlooms and other memorabilia.

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive (Hwy. 179) in the historic fishing village of Calabash, N.C. just north of the S.C. state line.

For further information call 910-575-5999 or visit (www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com). The gallery’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/sunsetrivermarketplace) also lists special events, new artists and other happenings.

First South Bank in New Bern, NC, Features Works by Wade Dunn

March 19, 2015

First South Bank has a history of supporting the arts in New Bern, NC.  Artist Wade Dunn of New Bern is currently featured at the financial institution’s downtown location. Dunn has been painting ever since he was a teenager. Surfing for 45 years, Dunn captures the brilliant colors of the crystal coast in vivid paintings. Using a palette knife, Dunn loads the canvas with thick acrylic paint.

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Brent Davis (on right), manager at First South Bank, welcomes artist Wade Dunn (on left).

To see Dunn’s works of art, visit the First South Bank at 202 Craven Street. At the next ARTcrawl, Dunn will be demonstrating his palette technique in the Isaac Taylor Garden on Apr. 10, 2015.

For further information call Brent Davis at the Bank at 252/626-2997.

Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, Offers ClaudeLIVE!: A Centennial Celebration Honoring the Life and Legacy of Claude Howell – Mar. 21, 2015

March 16, 2015

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In honor of the life and legacy of local artist and native Wilmingtonian, Claude Howell the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, is presenting a centennial celebration, ClaudeLIVE!, on Sat., Mar. 21, 2015, from 7pm to 2am.

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Claude Howell

As an artist, Howell was fascinated by the luminosity of color and light and how the human eye experiences the two. This evening of celebration highlights his artwork by interpreting it through contemporary multimedia, theatrical performance, music and dance. As an homage to Howell’s time in Europe a recreated Parisian Cabaret showcasing performances by various artists directed by Ray Kennedy and presented in the CAM courtyard. The food for the evening will be international cuisine inspired by the countries of Claude’s travels.

Tickets may be purchased at (www.cameronartmuseum.org/claudelive) or by calling 910/395-5999.

Greater Good Gallery in New Bern, NC, Calls for Entries for Annual Valentine ARTcrawl Exhibit – Deadline Feb. 10, 2015

February 3, 2015

The Greater Good Gallery in New Bern, NC, invites any artists to submit their works depicting the human form on Monday, Feb. 9th or Tuesday, Feb. 10th, 2015.

Submissions will be showcased in the “RAW REFLECTIONS” exhibit for the Valentine ARTcrawl on Feb. 13, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm inside the Isaac Taylor House at 228 Craven Street, New Bern, NC. The theme includes visual works of art reflecting upon figures of life drawing, silhouettes of human anatomy, and representations of the human form.

Chris Wagner will introduce the first in his series of paintings representing model Jennifer Stevens Alphin, a current breast cancer patient working her way to earning the title of survivor. Wagner explains, “The idea behind the project is to share her strength, beauty and spirit as an inspiration to other women in similar situations. We want to show other women that despite the physical costs of breast cancer, they will emerge from their battles no less beautiful, and no less of a woman.”  Wagner will work on the series throughout the year to encompass Alphin’s encounters with chemo, mastectomy surgery, and ultimately reconstruction surgery.

Lisa Bisbee Lentz will exhibit a brief classical art history lesson featuring her small oil paintings depicting figurative sculptures from the ancient timeline. Lentz elaborates, “In my study of the human body, I work out the fundamental proportions by copying the marble and bronze statues of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. For instance, Polykleitos, the Greek sculptor created Doryphoros (Spear Bearer) in idealistic proportions where a head equals one-seventh of the entire body.” The collection begins with the Archaic style depicting a flat Egyption standing male titled “Kouros” and evolves into Greek idealism and the naturalistic anatomy of Roman realism.

Other participating artists include Becky Preece, Jerry Scott, Carol Jones, Bernice Abraham, Lee Hood, Laura Gammons, Kristen Moffitt, and Samrae Duke. The figurative works of legendary New Bern artist, Willie Taglieri will also be on display, courtesy of the Taglieri family. Local Nexus poet, Meg Wethington will be performing sensual poetry readings.

The Valentine show continues late evening at the Brown Pelican with speciality beverages to suit the Valentine occasion.

For more information, visit (http://www.greatergoodgallery.com) or call 252/649-1712.

Sunset River Marketplace Art Gallery in Calabash, NC, Honors Artists with Exhibit and Reception – Jan. 20-24, 2015

January 16, 2015

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Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, NC, will present “An Artist’s Legacy,” a five-day exhibition honoring artists Ramona Batsford Bendin (oil), Betty Bee (watercolor, print making), Edward “Ed” S. Fitzgerald (oil) and Brenda “Bree” Goff (pastel), all of whom exhibited at the gallery and passed away recently. The show will run from Tuesday, Jan. 20 through Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. A reception will be held Saturday, Jan. 24 from 2 – 5pm. The public is invited and there is no charge. Works on display will include pieces on loan from family and friends as well as some for sale through the gallery.

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Ramona Bendin with her oil painting “Monhegan Boats”

Ramona Bendin, who died Oct. 6, 2013, was known throughout the area for her realistic oil paintings of coastal ocean scenes and marshscapes.  She was a lifetime member of the American Artist Professional League and was elected to Hudson Valley Art Association. In the Carolinas, she was associated with Brunswick Arts Council, Waterway Art Association, Associated Artists of Southport and Wilmington Art Association. Throughout her 60-year career she earned many national and regional honors for her work.

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Betty Bee

Betty Bee passed away Oct. 23, 2014. She was a member of the Backporch Painters, Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum, and Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild, and SC Watercolor Guild. A charter member of the Bible Fellowship Baptist Church in Little River, SC, she donated many of her pieces to the church. A number of them will be included in the Sunset River exhibition.

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Ed Fitzgerald during his flying days

Ed Fitzgerald, who died Nov. 1, 2014, began painting at age 14. He joined the US Navy Air Service when he was 17 and served on three aircraft carriers. He would later teach both acrobatic flying and skydiving. As an artist, he was known for his glossy, small oils, which he painted in the style of the Old Masters.

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Bree Goff with art instructor Sterling Edwards at Sunset River Marketplace workshop

Bree Goff passed away August 23, 2014. An active member in the Art Matters pastel group at Sunset River Marketplace, she and her husband retired to Calabash from Virginia. She is an award-winning artist known for her beautifully rendered landscapes and figural paintings.

Since opening in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has become an active supporter of performing, literary and visual arts in the area. The 10,000 square-foot gallery features work by over 200 North and South Carolina artists. Its on-site pottery studio has two kilns and three wheels for use by students. Ongoing oil, pastel and watercolor classes are also provided, in addition to workshops by nationally known artists. The gallery’s Coffee With the Authors programs feature presentations by local and regional offers. A Paint & Party series provides a fun after-work experience for those with no previous art background. The gallery’s framing department offers full-service, on-site custom frame design.

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (Hwy 179), Calabash, NC. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Winter hours, in effect from January through March, are Tuesday through Saturday,  10am – 5pm. For more information, visit the website (www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com) or “like” the gallery’s Facebook page, which is updated daily. Reach the gallery by telephone at 910/575-5999.


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