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Brunswick Arts Council Holds Annual Show at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC, and Announces Juried Results

October 8, 2012

Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, NC, is hosting Brunswick Arts Council’s 2012 Fall Show & Sale, which was judged yesterday, Sunday, Oct. 7 and opened to the public today, Oct. 8, 2012. Over 200 works of art are included in the non-juried exhibition, including oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, collage  and mixed media pieces, photography, plus three dimensional pieces in clay, wood and glass.

Judges for the show were Myrtle Beach, SC, watercolorist Alex Powers, and NC clay artist Hiroshi Sueyoshi. Powers is the author of “Painting People in Watercolor, a Design Approach.” Among his many national juried exhibition awards is the Gold Medal at the 1997 American Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition. He is a sought after workshop instructor throughout the US and Canada. Sueyoshi is a native of Tokyo, Japan. He is known for helping to build Humble Mill Pottery in Ashboro, NC, and for his time with Seagrove Pottery in the well-known pottery region of North Carolina. Sueyoshi currently works primarily in porcelain, using a range of Japanese techniques.

Each entry has been judged as a unique artwork relating to the elements of art, success of craftsmanship, presentation and theme.

Award winners for the 2012 Brunswick Arts Council show are:

Best of Show, Judy Lewis, Not All Doors Are Open (watercolor); First Place 2D Fine Art, Susan Mauney, Beach In Winter (watercolor); First Place 2D Photography, Sue Kopil, Solitude; First Place 3D Art, Sue Frye, Untitled (clay).

Memorial and Association Awards: Jeanne Gerloven Award, Joyce Grazetti, My Turn; Victor Gerloven Award, Eileen Gordon, Canopic Jar; Lucas Wagenseil Award, Joan Bobinsksi, Untitled; Gladys Wagenseil Award, Diane Sloan, Free Spirit; Shari Gerloven Award, Betsy Sellers, Resting Easy by Thesea; Associated Artists of Southport Award, Eloise Randolpdh, Old Friend; Oak Island Art Guild Award; Leslie Willet, Evangeline; and Waterway Art Association Award, Patricia White, Waning Magnolia.

Merit Awards: Suzanne Ellett, Dancing Storm; Kimberly Caroon, Fluidity; Ortrud Tyler, Foggy Pier; Eun Hee Andrews, Serene; Phyllis Riley, Early Morning Start; Joe Jeffcoat, Wood Fired Covered Jar; Norman Yeo, Urban Cowboy Hat; and Allie Lull, Sanctuary.

Honorable Mentions: Rebecca Pierre, Picasso Dreams; Dorothy Hemingway, Imagine; Jan Boland, Greta; Willis Whyte, Oyster Bed Abstract; and Nancy Guiry, Sign of the Time.

JoAnn Staat, who serves as the Council’s Visual Arts Division president and show chair, said, “This is the twelfth year Brunswick County artists have worked together to present the best art show in Southeastern North Carolina. I am proud to have been part of this wonderful event and look forward to future years of excellence by participating artists.

There will be a reception and awards ceremony at Sunset River Marketplace on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 5 to 7pm. Awards will be presented at 6pm. The show runs through Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, and is open to the public during regular gallery hours.

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. The 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 full-service framing department offers a range of quality options, including preservation and specialty framing.

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (Hwy 179), Calabash, NC. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

For more information, call 910/575-5999, visit the website ( or “like” the gallery’s Facebook page, which is updated daily. For information about Brunswick Arts Council, visit the website (





Call for Entries for Piccolo Spoleto Festival, 27th Annual Juried Art Exhibition in Charleston, SC – Deadline Apr. 16, 2011

March 31, 2011

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs is pleased to present the 27th Annual Juried Art Exhibition in the 2011 Piccolo Spoleto Festival. The exhibition will take place at the Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting Street, from May 27 through June 10, 2011. An Awards Ceremony and Artists’ Reception will be held on Sunday, June 5, 2011 from 5-7pm. Painting / Two dimensional works and photography will be accepted. The juried art exhibition is sponsored by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and coordinated by the Charleston Artist Guild.

Exhibition Jurors: Painting/2 dimensional: Alex Powers, painter and private art teacher since 1970; Gold Medal winner American Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition (1997); art workshop presenter in US and Canada; and judge of National Watercolor Society Shows in Los Angeles and many other venues. Photography: Rick Rhodes, Charleston native, professional photographer, and graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography; photographer and author of “Charleston, South Carolina: A  Photographic Portrait”; 1999, Joined the American Society of Media Photographers and current Board member; and owner of Rick Rhodes Photography and Imaging in West Ashley for 12 years.

Awards: First, second and third prizes of $500, $250 and $125, respectively, will be awarded for each of the two entry categories: Painting / 2d and Photography. Ten honorable mentions will also be presented.

Venue and Dates: The exhibition will be available for viewing from 8:30am to 5pm seven days a week from May 28 through June 10.  Located at 375 Meeting Street in Charleston, SC, the Visitor Center is an excellent exhibition venue that draws many viewers. Both the Exhibition and the June 6 Awards Ceremony and Artists’ Reception are free and open to the public.

Application Requirements: Entrants shall submit a signed entry form, digital images of their work on a CD and a $30 entry fee by Saturday, April 16, 2011, to the Charleston Artist Guild, PO Box 21086, Charleston, SC  29413-1086. Entrants may submit up to three works.

Entries (on a cd) may also be delivered to the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery located at 160 East Bay Street, Charleston 29401 during gallery hours (Monday – Saturday from 11am to 6pm and Sunday from 1 to 5pm). (Gallery phone: 843/722-2425).

Entry Forms: Download entry forms from the Charleston Artist Guild or the Piccolo Spoleto Festival websites: ( or (

Entry forms may be picked up at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery and will also be sent by mail or e-mail upon request made to either of the Exhibition Coordinators: Russell Buskirk at 843/364-3580 and e-mail at ( or Steve Jacobs 843/722-2454 and e-mail (