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what’s inside Melissa Brown at Lee Hansley Gallery, pg 12 The Art of Photography, 311 Gallery, pg 14 Now covering Petersburg, VA, pg 47

Index to Humors and Breaths 1998, oil on canvas, 72 x 60 inches Index to Humors and Breathe, 1998, oil on canvas, 72” x 60”

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Plus, MOCA GA has a gala, 10 Ford Smith in Roswell, pg 11 Kevin Duval and Kenetic Art, pg 15

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what’s inside Feature Sections Artist Directory Over 140 artists from across the country showcase their work in artGuide’s Annual Artist Directory. An amazing array of mediums, genres, and topics 53

Artist Intros Looking for artists? Check out the special Artist Intro section 20

20 Linda Hollett-Bazouzi, Sahara Sunset (West), Tunisia, oil on canvas, 12” x 12”

People and Places Profiles in Art Amy Grant of Art in Bloom in Wilmington, NC discusses her amazing gallery and the very high end, unique art she carries 15



Click! Photography Festival

Feature Artist Award-winning abstract artist Don Mertz delves into his art and influences 25



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25 Don Mertz, Eye Candy II, mixed media on canvas, 48” x 48”


Vol. 7 No. 10


Features Artist Intros, pg 20 Lagerquist Artists, pg 20-21 Annual Artist Directory, pg 53

what’s inside Melissa Brown at Lee Hansley Gallery, pg 12

Laurie Yeates Adams, Buddy, oil on canvas Lagerquist Gallery, pages 20-21

The Art of Photography, 311 Gallery, pg 14 Now covering Petersburg, VA, pg 47


what’s inside

Melissa Brown Lee Hansley Gallery is hosting an incredible exhibit by abstract artist Melissa Brown at it’s new location 12

Pots in Piedmont & FRANK:inFocus Two exciting exhibits this month at FRANK Gallery 13

Celebrating the Art of Photography 311 Gallery celebrates photography 14

12 Melissa Brown, Pods, 1995, oil on canvas, 58” x 48”

Exhibits Marietta, GA. Companions, a collection of art paying homage to animals and pets at the Marietta Square Artist’s Attic 29 Calabash, NC. Let’s Face It – Sunset River Marketplace is featuring faces 31 Hillsborough, NC. Go Figure and the Orange County Studio Tour at the Hillsbor37 ough Gallery of Arts New Bern, NC. Inspirations in Stone, Sculptor Dean Richard Leary at Fine Art at Baxters 37 Richmond, VA. Linda M. Bronski, four solo shows by Richond artists, and juried All Media Show at Art Works Inc. in Richmond 48

13 Kate Johnston, Large Pots

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14 Susan Jones, Stair Fountain Alhambra

12 Research Grant, the Dartmouth Purchase Prize, the Perspectives on Design Award, a Cite des Artes Residency and the Gamblin Art Award. She earned her MFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1999. Her work has been shown several times prior at Lee Hansley Gallery; and also at Diego Rivera Gallery and Walter McBean Gallery in San Francisco; Jaffe-Fried Gallery at Dartmouth College in Hanover New Hampshire; Duke University School of Law Gallery in Durham; the New York Studio School in New York City; and Washington Art Association in Washington, Connecticut. Her work has also been published in the art and literary journal Zyzzyva. She died 2001 in San Francisco, California, following a six-year battle with cancer.

Melissa Brown Show to Open New Lee Hansley Gallery Lee Hansley Gallery, which has been in downtown Raleigh for over 24 years, will open in October in a warehouse development known as Dock 1053 at 1053 East Whitaker Mill Road at Atlantic Avenue. The first exhibition in the new space will be a solo show of the work of the late Melissa Brown of Raleigh. Born in Jacksonville, North Carolina, Melissa studied at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, and graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1993. Following graduation, she was chosen as a teaching fellow at Dartmouth and awarded the James B. Reynolds Scholarship for post-graduate work abroad. The scholarship enabled her to paint and to study the history of aboriginal art and culture in Australia. Melissa has also won several awards, grants and fellowships including the Andover Art Award, a Richter Memorial Trust

The exhibition at Lee Hansley Gallery will celebrate Melissa’s life and work with an opening reception set for Sunday, October 23, from 2 to 5 p.m. The exhibition runs through December 3. 1. Melissa Brown, Morphology, 1995, oil on canvas, 89” x 53” 2. Melissa Brown, Indelicate, 1998, oil on canvas, 58” x 64”

Where: Lee Hansley Gallery 1053 E. Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC (919) 828-7557 Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6pm

13 presenting the 5th year of the FRANK:inFocus festival and exhibition. Five established FRANK photographers, Alan Dehmer, Peter Filene, William McAllister, John Rosenthal, and Barbara Tyroler will be joined this year by three exceptional guests to be featured during the Click! Photography Festival. We are pleased to announce photographers Carolyn DeMeritt, Aspen Hochhalter, and Diana H Bloomfield will be joining us for our 2016 FRANK:inFocus exhibition. Each of these three exceptional women use alternative process to explore the medium of photography in new and exciting ways. This photographic celebration will continue in our Michael and Laura Brader-Araje Community Outreach Gallery with From Concept to Gallery a three part community photography exhibition. For a full list of photography programs happening at FRANK and around the Triangle as part of the Click! Photography Festival please visit us online at October 11 – November 6, 2016 Opening Reception, Fri, Oct 14, 6-9PM Pots in the Piedmont The piedmont region of North Carolina has become a destination for pottery lovers and collectors. The area is rich with a vast and diverse population of potters who embrace and expand upon the history and tradition of ceramics in the south. Our featured exhibition in October, Pots in the Piedmont, showcases a group of more than a dozen ceramicists and potters, from Raleigh to Seagrove, who share an emphasis on functional form in both sculptural and practical pieces. Among the artists presented at FRANK this fall, some continue to create using traditional forms that are strongly rooted in the undeniable style of NC pottery, and others find inspiration towards a more contemporary aesthetic. FRANK:inFocus FRANK Gallery also celebrates community through photography this October

1. Diana Bloomfield, Blue Heart 2. Kate Johnston, Large Pots

Where: FRANK Gallery 109 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC (919) 636-4135 Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6pm; Sun 1-5pm


311 Gallery Celebrating the Art of Photography Oct 6 - Oct 29, 2016 Is photography art? This question has been around since the camera was invented and there is still much debate. Since I am a photographer with a limited word count, I will concentrate on the yea side. Start with the adage that the best camera is the one you have with you; if you don’t have a camera, you miss the moment. A second adage to remember is that a great photographer can make a great image whatever the camera and a bad photographer will still make a bad photo with a top of the line camera. Why are these true? How do they impact my argument that photography is art? It’s all about learning to see and understanding good composition; the crux of all fine art. Great art shares the vision of the artist, elevates the imagination, and pushes the viewer to view the world differently. Great photographers, like great artists, apply the tools available to them to create an image that stirs our soul. I hope you will agree, photography is ART. Telling a story through images is important to me. I find drawing too time consuming; collecting source material (photography) is fun, drawing is not. With hand coloring, I skip the drawing and jump right into the

application of color! Black and white photographs are my foundation, enhanced with layers of transparent colored pencils. Time saved is time well spent doing research and planning the next source collecting experience! My friend David Spector quit his job in February to become a full time photographer. His explanation is simple: “Photography is a deep passion for me. I am always happier when I have a camera in my hand.” David loves to shoot a wide range of subjects including landscapes and people but his favorite subject is abandoned buildings. He plans to take his dream trip to Chernobyl in the next year to photograph the city that has been abandoned for 30 years. 1. Susan Jones, Flamenco, Seville 2. David Spector, No More Rides to School

Where: 311 Gallery 311 W. Martin St. Raleigh (919) 436-6987 Wed-Sat 11:30-4:30pm Bringing color to the Warehouse District since 2007

Profiles in Art Amy Grant Amy Grant has recently founded Art in Bloom, an amazing art gallery in Wilmington, North Carolina which carries an incredible array of high quality art. A must see for any patron. We recently sat down with Amy and discussed her introduction to art and her gallery. What was your introduction to art? My mother, Hannah Barr Grant was a classically trained artist with a wonderful sense of humor and an eye for composition and color. She made sure my sister and I had paint, clay, pastels, paper, pencils, ink, watercolors, and whatever materials we needed to create art. Some of my first memories are of my mother drawing cats meandering from the back to the front of the paper with the cats becoming smaller as they faded into the distance. When I asked her what you could see from an airplane window, my mother drew a picture. She literally and creatively taught me about perspective. Years later when I learned about the art and science of perspective in art class, I realized my mother had taught me about art by doing. What a gift. What brought you to owning your own gallery? I studied and created art during my childhood and for a few years after college. I went into science as a career in the biopharmaceutical industry but would visit art galleries, studios, and museums around the world and US when my company would send me to London, Copenhagen, and other parts of the world on business. I love how Art and Science are connected and planned to open an art gallery when I was ready to leave the biopharmaceutical industry. Art in Bloom has a incredible portfolio of artists; what is your vision for the gallery?

Our focus is to show only original art by international and national artists and to serve as a crossroad for creativity and other connections that happen when people explore art and exchange ideas. How do you select the artists you choose to represent? I have scheduled featured artists and exhibits through 2019 at 210 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC at this time. I still look at new art and enjoy meeting new artists on my day off (Monday). I especially enjoy visiting art studios to see the art in person. I jury art formally once a year in January. Art in Bloom has a website at www. And, we show art in other venues and work to place art in public and private venues. How do you see Art in Bloom in 5 years? The first anniversary of Art in Bloom Gallery is Oct 1, 2016. By Oct 2020, I see Art in Bloom Gallery benefiting from experience but still creating a dynamic, ever-changing space for art, artists, customers, and others in the community. I see our community involvement continuing. In five years, I believe things will be somewhat the same in that the gallery is ever changing, i.e., new art, events, community service, and technology. FULL Q&A:


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Click! Triangle Photography Festival October 1 - 30 Click! Triangle Photography Festival celebrates the medium of photography and its cultural influence by offering unique exhibitions and programming, with over 70 events hosted in over 30 venues! Click! is a non-profit organization working in partnership with NCMA, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 21c Museum Hotel, CAM Raleigh, Cassilhaus, Visual Art Exchange, and many others throughout the community. Festival highlights include keynote artist talks by photomontage master, Jerry Uelsmann, and internationally acclaimed South African “visual activist,” Zanele Muholi. The 10th Anniversary Screening of Bending Space: Georges Rousse and the Durham Project at Carolina Theatre celebrates Rousse’s return to Durham for a new installation project during Click! 2016. The festival is free and open to the public.



New Aquisitions: Picture House Gallery Since 1974, Picture House Gallery has been Charlotte’s premier resource for the discriminating art collector, providing the most comprehensive ranges of art services in the country.

Whatever your taste, décor, or budget, you are likely to find a piece here that looks as if it were created for you. At Picture House Gallery, the eclectic collection includes contemporary and traditional oil paintings, from small sizes to massive, oversized pieces. It also features watercolors, pastels, indoor and outdoor sculptures of wood and marble, art glass, and ceramics, along with lithographs, serigraphs, etchings, and posters. Many of their artists are

nationally and internationally renowned artists collected by institutions across the United States. Picture House Gallery’s staff is glad to make an appraisal or answer any questions about any artist whose work a private collector may be interested in obtaining. Selling art, however, is only a part of the foundation on which Picture House Gallery has built its well-earned reputation. Fine art deserves the utmost in care, handling, and expertise, and this gallery has maintained the highest standards for more than 37 years.

It provides one of the most comprehensive ranges of art services in the nation. Owner Bob Griffin and his staff have extensive experience acquiring and installing pieces for some of Charlotte’s finest cor-


porations, and health care and financial institutions, some of which have encompassed the use of scaffolding and cranes. “It’s important that our clients talk to us about their needs so we can accomplish what they want to achieve,” Bob says. “We have a loyal clientele who keeps coming back because of our service-oriented philosophy”. In addition to fine art sales and consultation services Picture House Gallery offers a full-service custom framing shop with over 2,600 mouldings, and such special touches as French matting, period framing, hand-gilded and hand-carved frames, 14-karat white gold or 23-karat gold frames. Skilled technicians can also restore oil paintings, antique frames, old documents, and refurbish silk fabrics. This distinctive

gallery offers an all encompassing range of art forms. If you have any questions about any of the gallery’s services, come by and talk to the experienced staff. For more information about the gallery’s services feel free to visit their website or call them. 1. Douglas, Luminaries in Azure, painting with mixed media with wood, 60” x 50” 2. Douglas, Mission Trio, painting with mixed media on wood, 60” x 50”

Where: Picture House Gallery 1522 E. Fourth St., Charlotte, NC (704) 333-8235 Mon - Fri 10 - 4pm; Sat 10 - 3pm


Artist Intros

Jo Farris, Path of One’s Own

Laurie Yeates Adams, Buddy, oil on canvas

Laurie Yeates Adams Oils on Canvas

Lagerquist Gallery Atlanta, Georgia Concentrating on the figure, Laurie’s search is to find the exceptional inward nature of her subject. Using oils, she attempts to create an atmospheric relationship between values, experimenting with edges, textures, lines, and colors in an effort to communicate these intrinsic qualities. Laurie’s hope is that her work allows the viewer to get a glimpse of the unique personal beauty, which she believes holds the essence of being, found within her subject. Laurie’s work can be found at established Atlanta art gallery, Lagerquist Gallery.

Jo Farris Lagerquist Gallery Atlanta, Georgia Georgia artist, Jo Farris was fortunate as a child to travel across the United States. Cities capture her heart. They have a pulse that undulates with traffic and teeming pedestrians as witnessed in her oil paintings. She began her formal education at the Mississippi State College for Women painting in the realist tradition. Her studies continued at the University of South Alabama which provided her a firm understanding of abstraction. It is these two traditions which give her current paintings an edginess with rhythm and movement... an authenticity without explicit definition. Her familiar subjects create a mystery through her use of transparencies, stained applications, and areas of excavations. There is a seduction of the surface as she paints pulling the viewer closer. Ms Farris has received numerous awards. Her work graces homes and businesses across America’s heartland.


J. Austin Jennings, Gray’s Silent Prayer, 48” x 60”

J. Austin Jennings Lagerquist Gallery Atlanta, Georgia J Austin Jennings sees life in layers. First, subtle spines of under-structure, then the visceral movement of shape and form. Next transparent layers of light and shadow emerge. Jennings work is an intricate arrangement of layers, balanced in a manner that allows the viewer to glimpse each subsequent stratum through the final coat. “There is a type of intuitive including or dismissing of the details before me. Gradually comes the dawning of soft colors, layered across the foreground and fading to the distant. I choose versatile acrylic mediums, mixed and manipulated with transparent washes, structural applications and broad flat strokes of pure color.” Jennings was educated at The Dayton Art Institute and Sinclair College, Dayton Ohio. She later studied photography and graphic design at Ohio Institute of Photography. She currently makes her home in Knoxville, TN, near the mountains she’s always loved and painted. Her work is selected by the most discerning designers and can be found in homes and collections across the United States.

Beau Wild, On The Edge, acrylic, 36” x 36

Beau Wild Lagerquist Gallery Atlanta, Georgia As a native Floridian, Beau Wild was educated at Tufts University in Occupational Therapy and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in painting, both in Boston, Massachusetts. Dual roles as therapist and painter spanned decades and each enhanced the success of the other. She returned to her childhood hometown of Daytona Beach and today, paints daily in her “Hidden Bay Studio” along Rose Bay in Port Orange, Florida. One of my essential questions is the issue of visibility and invisibility – how much to offer, how much to obscure and where is the point at which this hangs in the balance? While I assume the objective position of the observer, these glimpses open a small window through which I also look inside my own emotional life. Beau Wild has won numerous awards, including Best In Show, since first showing her work in 1965. Fran Gardner’s book Between The Seen & The Unseen” published in 2014 reviews Beau’s 30 years of figurative drawings & paintings.


Artist Intros

Jenny King, Living in a Dream, 2016, oil on canvas, 40” x 60” x 2”

Jenny King Red Door Art Gallery & Studio Marietta, Georgia Explore Spirit, Nature, and Culture of ​Life and Locale through an Artist’s Eyes. Jenny King strives to see in the ordinary what others may miss, recognizes the beauty awaiting to be adored, and translates that feeling onto canvas so that others may also experience that unique value which yearns to be seen and known. She conveys the essence of a specific place or event in an extraordinary way. “I create art from the emotion evoked while immersing myself in the spirit, nature, and culture of a place. Whichever media is calling to express that emotion, whether it’s oils, acrylic, mixed media, or a part of the environment... whichever feels right, that’s what I will use to create a relevant piece of art. I am incredibly grateful to share my travel experiences, the essence of a locale, the spirit of the people, and beauty of the land from a place of love and awe.” Jenny’s work can be found at the beautifully quaint Red Door Art Gallery & Studio in Marietta, Georgia.

Linda Hollett-Bazouzi, Sahara Sunset (West), Tunisia, oil on canvas, 12” x 12”

Linda Hollett-Bazouzi Gallery Flux, Crossroads Art Center, Cabell Gallery, Stewart Gallery on Main Virginia Travel. Paint. Adventure. Stories to tell. When Linda Hollett-Bazouzi reflects on her painting, she gravitates towards the story. Each painting has its own story, and often that story is told within the context of a larger story of travel and adventure. Whether it is postponing a trip to England because of a volcano, getting to Tunisia in the middle of the night because of a late plane, or having a near miss with a Venice canal, events like this inform her work. She has fought wind, rain, and sand to paint on the beaches of Holland, and gotten stopped by security because of her paints. While resting on the streets of Cairo, she has been offered alms. The story is all. Read more about her adventures at: Linda’s work can be found at multiple art galleries including Gallery Flux Crossroads Art Center, Cabell Gallery, and Stewart Gallery on Main.


Todd Baxter, Rowboat, 2011, oil on canvas, 16” x 20”

Elinor Bowman, She’s So Curvy, 2016, watercolor, 12” x 16 (mattted)

Todd Baxter

Elinor Bowman

Providence Gallery Charlotte, North Carolina

Asheville Gallery of Art Asheville, North Carolina

After a successful 40 year career as a graphic designer, Tega Cay, SC based artist Todd Baxter has returned to his first love, drawing and painting. He is grateful to be able to pursue his passion and to have the opportunity to do what he loves doing, every day. Todd specializes in portraits, landscapes, and seascapes.

Elinor Bowman moved to Asheville, North Carolina, in 2002, and took up the study and practice of art. After careers in business she found a passion in art. Her favorite subjects have been people, though she also enjoys painting still lifes and landscapes.

With his representational approach to oil painting, Todd strives to faithfully capture on canvas the truth and beauty he sees all around him. He chooses to be positive and focus on all that is good and uplifting in life. Whether it’s a rusty old truck, a vanishing tobacco barn, or a unique face, there’s beauty everywhere to be captured and shared. Todd is represented by Providence Gallery in Charlotte, NC. He also teaches weekly oil painting classes and is available for commissions, demos, and workshops.

One day, after painting many live models in oil, she decided to “have some fun”. She painted a few paintings that day with ground Chinese ink, and continued for a while. Later, she began using watercolor in the live model sessions, and then black walnut ink. She loves the looseness and spontaneity of watercolor and ink, the resulting almost abstract expression, while still being recognizable as people. Experimenting with different mediums— ink, watercolor and oil—has interested her. Her current figurative work is primarily done from live models. You can see her paintings on her website,


Artist Intros

Janette K. Hopper, Big Sky, oil on canvas, 36” x 48”

Janette K. Hopper John Crum, Pathway To The Stars, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 30” x 40” x 1.5”

John Crum Karis Art Gallery, Mitchell-Hill Gallery South Carolina John is best known for figurative, whimsical, and gently surreal coastal paintings. His imaginative work captures solitary moments of love and inspiration around the Lowcountry. Applying his curious and sometimes whimsical twist and title to a painting, John’s art takes the viewer on an unexpected and magical journey. “Your art always makes me smile” is the most common response John receives from collectors and friends. With his bright and bold palette, John’s painting style is instantly recognizable throughout his wide and varied range of subjects; be it people, boats, or a coastal land or seascape. Moving from Bay Village on the North Coast to Hilton Head Island in 2001, John has maintained a lifelong career as painter, muralist, illustrator & graphic designer.

Art in Bloom Wilmington, North Carolina Janette K. Hopper is a world renowned artist showing paintings, prints, and drawings including sumi ink at Art in Bloom Gallery in Wilmington, NC. She is a retired professor and lifelong artist with an MFA from the University of Oregon. Janette is the recipient of two prestigious Fulbright Scholarships from Denmark and the United States. She has taught in Denmark, Germany, and the United States. Her work has been shown and collected extensively in museums, public venues, colleges and universities, and in private galleries in Germany, France, The Netherlands, Canada, Bulgaria, Italy, Denmark, and the United States. Janette’s art stems from a close observation of nature on location. She believes that the artist must have a deep experience of and connection with what she paints. The viewer often recognizes something in a work. It is not about an exact rendition of a location but rather a sense of place.


Featured Artist Don Mertz What was your path to becoming an abstract artist? A slow one—starting at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, then the Marines, then Corporate America for 25 years in NYC. I spent countless hours in galleries and museums. Abstract Expression art eventually inspired me to want to create that style of art myself. I left corporate life, moved to NC, and became what I always knew I should be--an Artist. What is your most memorable response to your work? instead of my usual pallet knife? What Enlisting fresh out of art school, I was if I use colors instead of white? This seconfident the Marines would put my artisries with layers of colorful brushstrokes, tic talents to good use. Soon I found mypunctuated by marks and drips -- is full of self standing, artwork in hand, in front of WONDER. the battalion Sgt. Major. After a cursory glance at my art he gave me some very Why do you paint? Is it a passion explicit career counseling. “We don’t need for you? any (expletive-deleted) artists in this batI approach a canvas the way a child aptalion. We need (expletive-deleted) tankproaches a sandbox; eager to explore ers. Now take your (expletive-deleted) art possibilities and experience the wonder, and get the (expletive-deleted) out of my excitement, and joy of discovery that chiloffice. Do you understand, you (expletive dren feel when playing. It is a time of credeleted)? Not quite the way I envisioned ative spontaneity -- free of rules and goals. my art career beginning. Wonder. Joy. Excitement. Freedom. That How has your style changed over the years? A Glenwood Avenue studio course inspired The GLENWOOD Series. All my previous art had geometric elements which required measuring and taping. Not fun. Now I smeared paint, squirted water, scribbled, and doodled. FUN.

is why I paint.

Painting is a challenging and satisfying passion -- and also a great opportunity to smoke a good cigar, sip a great single-malt Scotch, and listen to Willie Nelson.

In The WHITE Series I created compositions by slathering shades of white paint, creating textures, and adding marks. Final surfaces are turbulent, white landscapes. Yet the tranquility inherent in white creates a sense of serenity.

READ the full interview with more quesitons and amazing answers and amazing art at:

The WONDER Series-- began when one day I wondered… What if I used a brush

His work can be viewed at:, 919.434.7040

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Atlanta Alan Avery Art Company

656 Miami Circle Rd. (404) 237 - 0370 Tues - Fri 10 - 6pm; Sat 11 - 5pm October 21 - November 12. Gary Bodner: Solo Show. Opening October 21.

690 Miami Cir., Ste 150 (404) 497 - 1200 Mon - Sat 10 - 5pm

Opening Reception: Oct. 21st, 6 - 8:30pm

Artists Atelier Gallery & Studios

800 Miami Cir., Ste 200 (404) 231 - 5999 Tue - Sat 11 - 4PM

“The Uncommon Eye.” Featuring the diverse perspectives of the Photography Salon of the Atlanta Artists Center, images in the show range from spontaneous street shots to multilayered magical realism. Each artist opens new dimensions with inventive lens work. THRU Oct. 31st. Meet the Artists: Oct. 15th, 12 - 4pm

Huff Harrington Fine Art

4240 Rickenbacker Dr. (404) 257 - 0511 Mon - Sat 10 - 5pm

Come see our carefully curated collection of original paintings by American and French artists in all styles and media. It’s a feast for the eyes and food for the soul, conveniently located in a charming Buckhead bungalow. A bientot!

Lagerquist Gallery

690 Miami Cir. (404) 261 - 8273 Tues - Fri 10 - 5pm; Sat 11 - 5pm

J. Austin Jennings’ close connection with nature inspires her for scenic and abstract compositions full of life and movement. She will be the featured artist at Lagerquist Gallery beginning October 14th and running through the 29th.

J. Austin Jennings, Gray’s Silent Prayer, 48” x 60”


In honor of Alan Avery Art Company’s 35th Anniversary, the gallery will premiere a suite of sculptures and paintings by renowned American Abstractionist Caio Fonseca. Fonseca’s work can be found in public collections worldwide including, Museum of Modern Art, NY; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY. THRU Jan. 6th. Opening Reception: Oct. 21st, 7 - 10pm

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Atlanta MINT Gallery

Sept 30 - Oct 15, new works by Lauren Peterson, solo exhibition. Opening Reception Sept 30, 6-9pm. Oct 21 - Nov 5, new works by Jordan Stubbs, solo exhibition. Opening Reception Oct 21, 6-9pm Art Stroll: Oct. 21st, 6 - 9pm

Pryor Fine Art

764 Miami Cir., Ste. 132 (404) 352 - 8775 Mon - Fri 10 - 5pm; Sat 11 - 5pm

Pryor Fine Art is proud to present new work from southern encaustic artist, Dusty Griffith. Dusty creates softly luminous paintings to inspire contemplation, peacefulness, and spirituality within the viewer. Thursday, October 13th from 6:00 - 8:00. Art Stroll: Oct. 13th, 6 - 8pm

Reinike Gallery

789 Miami Cir. (404) 364 - 0490 Tues - Sat 10 - 5pm

In the month of October, continued showing of the newest works by gallery artists. Currently on display is the solo exhibit “Stuff on a Shelf” by high realism painter Peter J. O’Halloran. New textural figurative abstractions by Charles H. Reinike III. Patricia Fabian adds to her new series Above, Beyond and in Between. Donna Johnson’s encaustics and Henry Callahan’s expressive acrylic abstractions. Art Stroll: Oct.15th, 11 - 4pm



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Marietta Cobb Museum of Art

25 West Park Sq. NE (770) 427 - 5377 Tues - Sat 11 - 5pm

“POPstart” highlights today’s young, POPular, emerging artists curated by the young, POPular “gallerinas” Ashley Malone and Paiton McDuffie. As an avantgrade twist on the dk Gallery’s stable of artists, these young curators chose a diverse group of emerging artists nationwide. The collection features mediums varying from familiar acrylic and oil paintings to experimental and conceptual installations and sculptures. October 7 - October 29, 2016. Opening Reception: Oct. 7th, 5 - 9pm


Marietta Marietta Cobb Museum of Art

30 Atlanta St. (770) 528 - 1444 Tues - Fri 11 - 5pm; Sat 11 - 4pm; Sun 1 - 4pm

Marietta Square Artist’s Attic

120 South Park Sq., Ste. 207 (770) 298 - 9207 Mon - Sat 11 - 6pm; Sun 1 - 5pm

Marietta Square Artist’s Attic is proud to feature new works each month from 25 local artists including oil paintings, watercolors, pottery, jewelry, textiles, and more. October 7th “Companions” a collection of art paying homage to animals and pets. Opening Reception: Oct. 7th, 5 - 9pm

Red Door Art Gallery & Studio

48 South Park Sq. (770) 835 - 5385 Daily 12 - 2pm

House artists of Red Door Art Gallery & Studio, Jenny King, Mary Jane Huegel, Palma Rhoades, Donna Shiver, Kirk Stansbury, Ana Drury, Sophie Broussard, and Claudia Suggs, have expressed their interpretation of October’s theme “Atlanta” with engaging original art.





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Synergy Fine Art Gallery

26 Webb St., Ste. 3 (770) 708 - 7416 Tues - Thurs 10 - 2pm; Fri 1 - 4pm; Sat 12 - 5pm; Sun 1 - 4pm “Raven Cliffs Wilderness”, a portfolio of black & white images by photographer John Howe. Features sublimely beautiful forest landscapes, and portraits of the spirits of North Georgia’s Chattahoochee National Forest. See all the beautiful creations by the Artists of Synergy. THRU Oct. 31st. Opening Reception: Oct. 7th, 6 - 9pm

John Howe, Spirit of the Chattahoochee


Down to Earth: Edward Kellogg. Tennesee artist featuring the wonders of creation on a large scale. Modern Frescoes: Ali Cavanaugh. A retrospective of Cavanaugh’s work which includes work from the past nine years of her experimentation with Watercolor and Kaolin Clay. THRU Dec. 18th.


Roswell Vinings Gallery

10 Elizabeth Way (770) 299 - 1122 Mon - Thurs 12 - 7pm; Fri - Sat 12 - 8pm; Sun 12 - 5pm


Vinings Gallery in Historic Roswell is pleased to welcome artist Michael Flohr back to the gallery for his annual one-man show October 20th through 23rd, 2016. Join us to preview the show during the October 7th First Friday Artwalk in Roswell, when we will also have a special showing of the captivating work of Inam! Please visit for additional information.

Michael Flohr, Historic Romance

Vinings Gallery on Canton

938 Canton St. (770) 545 - 8887

Visitors to Vinings Gallery new location on Canton Street are greeted with a fresh, colorful mix of emerging and established artists including world-renowned artist Zheng Li; San Diego artist Gloria Lee; Fabio Napoleoni, Robert Bissell, John-Mark Gleadow along with an amazing array of stunning fine art glass and contemporary sculpture. Visit for additional information.


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Artist Olivia Beaumont is known for fantastical scenes of animals in opulent costumes, with a traditional oil W. Broughton ln in vibrant E. Broughton painting technique and attention to detail. Mary Ingalls works colors ofln glass creating pieces of art that come to life in a sunlit window.

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Let’s Face It. An eclectic group exhibition celebrating the Face as Art. Graphic B&W photos by Philip Duwel get up front and personal with Charleston street people. Marty Allran’s clay sculpture presents a more serene countenance. Show runs Oct. 5 – 31.

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October is a celebration of Pottery and Photography in two outstanding exhibitions at FRANK - Chapel Hill, North Carolina’s premiere fine art gallery. Featuring the best of the region in both mediums, and accompanied by a range of special programs, and a three-part community gallery exhibition. THRU Nov. 6th.

Opening Reception: Oct. 14th, 6 - 9pm

Peter Filene, Demoiselles

Tyndall Galleries

201 S. Estes Dr., University PLACE (919) 942 - 2290 Wed - Sat 11 - 6pm

CATHARINE CARTER: JOURNEY, an exhibition of Carter’s recent limited edition photomontage accompanied by the release of her new book, “Journey”. These lyrical works offer the viewer a variety of dream landscapes inhabited by dreaming characters caught in the grip of wonder as they journey through an inscrutable world. October 20 – November 12.

Opening Reception: Oct. 22nd, 7 - 9pm

Catharine Carter, Dreamer, limited edition photomontage, 20” x 26”




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1517 Camden Rd. (704) 376 - 2787 Tues - Thurs 11 - 3pm; Fri 1 - 8pm; Sat 12 - 5pm; Sun 1 - 5pm

“Comic-CAL” celebrate the comic book character in all of us with artwork expressing illustration, comic books, and the characters in them, through October 28. Open Streets 704 activity party Sunday October 23, 1–5 pm with Center City Partners in South End.

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery

Opening Reception: Oct. 7th, 6 - 9pm

7510 Pineville-Matthews Rd, 9A (704) 541 - 0741 Tues 10 - 4pm; Wed 10 - 9pm; Thurs - Fri 10 - 6pm; Sat 10 - 2pm Small Gems from Here and There. SC artist Jen Spaker, highlighted this month with works she creates on location, including several local scenes. Meet the artist Sat, Oct. 8 from 5 - 8pm. Also on display, Disney l.e., numbered prints and all represented artists’ works. THRU Oct. 29th. Meet the Artists Reception: Oct. 8th, 5 - 8pm

Jen Spaker, Carolina Fall 2, acrylic



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Ciel Gallery: A Fine Art Collective

128 East Park Ave. (704) 496-9417 Tues - Sat 11 - 6pm

Ciel Gallery presents Build, a national juried exhibition focusing on both the innate and the carefully considered constructions of nature and man. A Build-Off competition will take place during the Opening Reception. Free and Family-Friendly. Classes available. Opening Reception: Oct. 7th, 6 - 9pm

Elyse Frederick, Nest

Elder Gallery

1520 South Tryon St. (704) 370 - 6337 Wed - Fri 10 - 5:30pm; Sat 10 - 2pm

Invitational 2016 is Elder Gallery’s choice of five American artists worthy of watching and collecting. Sally Bennett, Allen Bentley, James Erickson, Renato Ochoa, and Daniel Tu have created a wide spectrum of exciting work for the exhibition. THRU Nov. 26th.

Opening Reception: Oct. 7th, 5 - 8pm

LaCa Projects

1429 Bryant St. (704) 837 - 1688 Tues - Fri 10 - 6pm; Sat 1 - 5pm

LaCa Projects proudly exhibits Eduardo Cardozo’s work in The Other Side, a show merging abstract and figurative series to portray a universal depth that transcends the artist’s singular perspective, eliciting familiarity among diverse audiences. THRU Nov. 5th.

Lark & Key Gallery

128-B East Park Ave (704) 334 - 4616 Tues - Sat 11 - 5pm

Lark & Key presents Myth Makers. The exhibit features ‘modern myths’ by Janet Eskridge, Duy Huynh, Sarah Kaufman, Vicki Sawyer, and guest Jeanie Tomanek. Featured potter - Barbara Chadwick. Ongoing: Paintings and functional art from 30+ local, regional, and national artists. THRU Oct. 29th.

Vicki Sawyer, Jackalope, acrylic on canvas, 18” x 18”

Charlotte Picture House Gallery

1520 East 4th St. (704) 333 - 8235 Mon - Fri 10 - 4pm; Sat 10 - 3pm

ONGOING - Featuring Frederick Hart sculpture, works by Jamali, and extensive collection of paintings, sculpture, art glass, and various mediums. Established 1974.

Leila, Rhea’s Beaury I, painting with mixed media on wood, 40” x 40”

Providence Gallery

601-A Providence Rd. (704) 333 - 4535 Mon - Fri 9 - 5pm; Sat 10 - 2pm

Diverse gallery artist Sean Parnell unveils his newest series of whimsical animal figuratives, Show Dogs. Parnell works in a rich variety of media from watercolor to mixed media on canvas. Oct. 4th - 31st.

Sean Parnell

SOCO Gallery

421 Providence Rd. (980) 498 - 2881 Tues - Sat 10 - 5:30pm; Sun 12 - 5pm

SOCO Gallery is pleased to present Horst P. Horst’s Around That Time, Horst at Home in Vogue, produced by Ivan Shaw and edited by Hamish Bowles. A specially curated selection of limited edition prints will be on display. October 12 through October 26, 2016.

Opening Reception: Oct. 12th, 6 - 8pm

art - i - facts Étienne-Maurice Falconet spent 12 years in Russia working on commissioned work. His most famous work, Peter the Great was only unveiled after his return to France in 1782.

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800 Evans St. (252) 726-7550 Tues - Sat 11 - 5pm

Carolina Artist Gallery presents “Wild Horses of the Outer Banks”. Original art in many mediums honors the beauty and resilience of the horses, with benefits going to The Foundation for Shackleford Horses, Inc. THRU Nov. 11th.

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1106 1/2 Broad St. (919) 286 - 4837 Mon - Fri 9:30 - 6pm; Sat 10 - 4pm

Elizabeth Matheson, recipient of the North Carolina Award for Excellence in the Arts, the state’s highest civilian honor, shows her latest collection of photographs, Cuba Now. Joining Matheson is Marc Banka, showing a beautiful selection of woodturned pieces for Finding the Curve. THRU Nov. 5th. Opening Reception: Oct. 1st, 5 - 7pm


Durham Pleiades Gallery

Autumn is a time for joyfully gathering what we have planted, tended, and sustained. In color and form, “Harvest” celebrates local farms and food, abundance, and gratitude. Work by mixed media artist Gray Griffin will be in the upstairs gallery. THRU Nov. 13th. Reception: Oct. 21st, 6 - 9pm


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121 North Churton St. (919) 732 - 5001 Mon - Sat 11 - 6pm; Sun 1 - 4pm

Go Figure!: New work by Linda Carmel, Marcy Lansman, and Lynn Wartski through October 23rd. OCAG - Orange County Studio Tour Preview Show: October 24-November 13, Opening Reception Friday October 28th, 6-9pm. Opening Reception: Oct. 28th, 6 - 9pm

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“Inspirations in Stone” continues through October 31, 2016, featuring sculptor Dean Richard Leary. Trees, rocks, bones, seashells, and even waves are the fascinating inspirations for Leary’s carvings in stone. These natural materials are rich in color and texture. Opening Reception: Oct. 14th, 5 - 8pm

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Raleigh 311 Gallery

311 West Martin St. (919) 247 - 4915 Wed - Sat 11:30 - 4pm Celebrating the Art of Photography. 311Gallery is Celebrating the Art of Photography during the month of October. Please join us for a juried show of a group of national photographers. THRU Oct. 29th.

Opening Reception: Oct. 7th, 6 - 9pm

Susan Jones, Stair Fountain Alhambra

Adam Cave Fine Art

2009 Progress Ct. (919) 838 - 6692

Town and Country / new paintings by Will Goodyear. The first solo show in our new contemporary gallery space on Progress Court features an exhibit/installation of bold, dynamic, urban abstraction by mixed-media artist Will Goodyear. Expect to see some of Will’s largest works to date. October 22 - November 28, 2016.

Opening Reception: Oct. 22nd, 7 - 9pm

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ArtSource Fine Art Gallery

4421-123 Six Forks Rd. (919) 787 - 9533 Mon - Sat 10 - 6pm

October 24- November 15: David Zimmerman “Travels Near and Far” feature show. “Travels Near and Far” will feature works by Durham artist David Zimmerman. His pieces will display European scenes, specifically focusing on the Italian countryside and Parisian café scenes. Please come see his newest work in the gallery beginning October 24.


201 E. Davie St. (919) 821 - 2787 Tues 10 - 7pm; wed - Sat 10 - 6pm

Artspace presents Light & Air: John Hartman & Lauren Crahan of Freecell Architecture (September 24 - October 29); Rorschach, Titus Brooks Heagins (September 2 - October 29); and Artificial Arrangements, Susan Martin (October 7-29)

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Raleigh Lee Hansley Gallery

225 Glenwood Ave. (919) 828 - 7557 Tues - Sat 11 - 6pm

Paintings by the late Melissa Brown (1971-2001) will open the gallery’s new space October 23 at the Dock 1053 complex at the intersection of Whitaker Mill Road and Atlantic Avenue. Brown is a native North Carolinian who lived most of her short life in Raleigh. She studied art at Dartmouth College and earned an MFA in painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. She died in San Francisco in 2001 after a long battle with cancer. Exhibition runs through December 3. Opening Reception: Oct. 23rd, 2 - 5pm

Melissa Brown, 1995, Pods, oil on canvas, 58” x 48”

Little Art Gallery and Craft Collection

432 Daniels St. (919) 890 - 4111 Mon - Sat 10 - 6pm; Sun 1 - 5pm

SPLIT PERSONALITIES. Bob Rankin, Rebecca Patman and Brenon Day, 3 Artists, 6 Styles! Exhibition features 3 well known Raleigh artists and delves into each artists’ diversity of styles. Show runs thru October.

Local Color

311 West Martin St. Thurs - Sat 11:30 - 4pm

Featuring two artists, different techniques Adrien Montoya and Lizzie Bailey: “Burst of Color”. Works in mixed media and stained glass. Local Color offers the opportunity to meet and interact directly with the artists every First Friday. THRU Oct. 29th.

Opening Reception: Oct. 7th, 6 - 9:30pm

art - i - facts Best remembered for his vivid portraits, Houdon was also a versatile sculptor in Rococco style.


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The Nature Art Gallery presents “Tonal Landscapes” artwork by Lori White. October 7th thru November 1st. Gallery Reception Saturday October 8th, 2:00-4:00pm at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Opening Reception: Oct.8th, 2 - 4pm

Lori White, Osprey Flying

Nicole’s Studio & Art Gallery

719 N. Person St. (919) 838 - 8580 Wed - Fri 10:30 - 5pm; Sat 12 - 5pm

On October 7th, Nicole’s Studio will transform to include 4 resident artists: Errol Engelbrecht, Renee Crawford, Eileen Hendren & Nicole Kennedy. Oct will kick off their new works. In addition, the gallery will feature exhibits by guest artists and continue to offer outstanding workshops. THRU Oct. 30th.

Roundabout Art Collective

305 Oberlin Rd. (919) 747 - 9495 Wed - Sat 11 - 5pm; Sun 1 - 5pm

One by Two; Line to Color. Painter Leslie Pruneau and Metalsmith Sarah Tector are both exploring the use of line and color through various mediums. A line may suggest form, while color evokes a certain “feeling” that gives the artwork credence. THRU Oct. 31st.

Opening Reception: Oct. 7th, 6 - 9pm

Leslie Pruneau, Ride On, Ride On

The Mahler Fine Art

228 Fayetteville St. (919) 896 - 7503 Wed - Sat 12 - 4pm

Daniel Johnston’s Large Pot Installation. Johnston’s site-specific conceptual Installation houses 31 large pots in a structure evoking a rural shrine or the shell of a massive kiln. This site specific pottery installation creates an experience of beauty, peace, and reverence. Opening for SPARKcon kick-off. THRU Oct. 20th.

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NC Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones St. Nature Art Gallery (919) 707 - 9800



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210 Princess St. (484) 885 - 3037 Tues - Sat 10 - 6pm

“Visible Spectra: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints by Janette K.Hopper & Photography by Charles Kernan”. Renowned artist, Janette K Hopper displays her exquisite paintings, prints, and drawings including sumi ink paintings on rice paper. Emerging artist, Charles Kernan exhibits his limited edition, fine-art photography and photographic prints. This joint exhibit presents stunning images transformed by light and shadow by the artists from their travels and time outdoors.

Opening Reception: Oct. 14th, 6 - 9pm

Charles Kernan, Kaaterskill Falls, 2016, photograph, limited edition of 10, 18” x 12”

New Elements Gallery

201 Princess St. (910) 343 - 8997 Tues - Sat 11 - 6pm

“Carolina Brilliance,” featuring Catherine Lea and J. Michael Kennedy continues through October 22, 2016. “Beyond Canvas,” featuring new three-dimensional work from artists Eileen Braun, Louellen Vernon White, and Aaron Wilcox, opens October 28, 2016. Each of these artists create bold, statementmaking scupltures.

Aaron Wilcox, various ceramic & zip-tie spheres

art - i - facts For the Romantics, all human endeavor seemed frail and insignificant when set against the overwhelming power of nature. In the Sea of Ice, by Caspar David Friedrich, the sunken mast and timbers of a shipwreck go almost unnoticed, crushed beneath a towering pyramid of splintered ice.



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Charleston Atrium Art Gallery

61 Queen St. (843) 973 - 3300 Mon - Sat 10 - 5pm

“Gold Finches” by Joseph Bradley. Opening Reception during the Charleston Gallery Association ArtWalk on October 7th from 5-8pm. THRU Nov. 30th

Opening Reception: Oct. 7th, 5 - 8pm

Courtyard Art Gallery

149½ East Bay St. (843) 723 - 9172 Mon - Sat 10 - 5pm; Sun 12 - 5pm

Join us Friday, Oct. 7th 5-8pm for an opening reception for featured artist, Alice Grimsley. Alice, a Lowcountry native, shows the region at it’s finest with her beautifully composed watercolors full of light and shadow and a unique intensity of color. THRU Oct. 31st.

Opening Reception: Oct. 7th, 5 - 8pm

Dog & Horse Fine Art & Portraiture

102 Church St. (843) 577 - 5500 Mon - Sat 10 - 5pm

Roger Henry: Modern Realism. Reception Oct. 7, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. THRU Oct. 29th. Celebrating our 15th anniversary! Henry’s animals and humans have an intense quality. Hair, leaves, and fabric come to life with his brushstrokes and use of luminous color.

Opening Reception: Oct. 7th, 5 - 8pm

Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art

58 Broad St. (843) 722 - 3660 Mon - Sat 10 - 5pm

“Landscapes of the South.” From the mountains of Asheville to the marshes of the Lowcountry, we are pleased to highlight the Carolinas and beyond in this special landscape exhibition. Featuring artists Mallory Agerton and J. Christian Snedeker as well as several others, this show transcends geography to bring viewers into a comforting and tranquil mindset. October 7- November 1.

Ellis-Nicholson Gallery

1 1/2 Broad St. (843) 722 - 5353 Mon & Sat 10 - 5pm

Essense is the result of painter Laurie Adams’ searching to find the exceptional inward nature of her female subject. She explores lost and found edges, texture, line, color, in an effort to communicate these intrinsic qualities, which she believes create the essence. THRU Oct. 31st. Opening Reception: Oct. 7th, 5 - 8pm

John C. Doyle Art Gallery

125 Church St. (843) 577 - 7344 Tues - Sat 11 - 5pm

Our show “LOVE LETTERS TO THE LOWCOUNRY” will include all new works in various Lowcountry subjects by renowned Impressionist Margaret Petterson, brand new oils by colorist Danielle Cather Cohen, and several beautiful new re-sale opportunities to purchase originals by John Carroll Doyle. Art Walk: Oct. 7th, 5 - 8pm


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1000 William Hilton Pkwy. (843) 785 - 5100 Mon - Sat 10 - 6pm

The artwork of St. Augustine artist, Don Trousdell will be on exhibit during the month of October. Don’s paintings are creative concepts that tell a story through bold brush strokes of vibrant color and graphic elements. Artist Reception: Oct. 8th

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Gallery Flux invites you to attend our new three artist show, Pathways to Awakening, featuring mixed media and oil paintings, collaborative works, cut stainless steel and wood installations, and found object sculptures by Heidi Lewis Coleman, Stephanie Joyce, and Susan Newbold! THRU Nov. 26th. Reception: Oct. 6th, 5:30 - 8pm


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Second Street Gallery 201 E. Main St. 2nd Floor (434) 806 - 9667 Fri - Sat 1 - 6pm

Chroma Projects is pleased to present Sherrie Hunt “Floating Worlds” for the month of October. Sherrie Hunt’s richly executed paintings, photographs, and installation pieces are a Western version of this concept. Her exquisite imagery - fragile flowers, guardian birds, coy geisha faces - levitate on planes of light, shadow, and emptiness. THRU Oct. 29th. Opening Reception: Oct. 7th, 5 - 7pm

Les Yeux du Monde

841 Wolf Trap Rd. (434) 973 - 5566 Thurs - Sun 1 - 5pm

The paintings in Annie Harris Massie: Lightness reveal the artist’s interest in ephemeral effects in the landscape and distilling the subject to its essentials. They also exhibit characteristics of Lightness—luminosity, delicate brushwork, sensitivity, and a spare mood of stillness. 30 September - 6 November 2016. Opening Reception: September 30th, 5 - 7 p.m.

Annie Harris Massie, Wrapped Hollies and Beech Tree After the Ice Storm, 2016, oil on canvas, 30” x 40”


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17 N. Sycamore St. (804) 732 - 2475 Thurs - Fri 3 - 6pm; Sat 12 - 2pm

This exhibition “Ladies First” show is made up of all women artists who have come together to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Today, women play a major role in society; a lot of women are the family bread winners now. Opens October 15, 2016 run through November 13, 2016.

The Ward Center for Contemporary Art

132 N. Sycamore St. (804) 252 - 9233 Mon - Fri 11 - 5pm

Ongoing exhibitions with work by Rosamond Casey, Carol Meese, Bonnie Koenig, Bobby English, Jr., Mary Montague Sikes, James Timberlake, Dolly Holmes, Mark Pehanich, Risegun Bennett-Olomidun, Aimee Joyaux, and Terry Ammons, as well as 25 resident studio artists. Friday for the Arts!: Oct. 14th, 6 - 9pm

“What lurked beneath the word he would have said?”: image from “Men in Suits: A Day on the Hill” an installation by Rosamond Casey. of Charlottesville


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Douglas Rieger: Character Armor, September 2 - October 22, 2016. Douglas Rieger’s sculpture studies the tension at play between the mechanical and the biological, both in his choice of materials—be it wood and epoxy, or leather and fiberglass—and in the forms themselves which blend industrial with biomorphic components.

Anne’s Visual Art Studio Gallery

208 West Broad St. (804) 644 - 1368 Wed - Fri 12 - 5pm; Sat 12 - 3pm

Pop Vultures by Donnie Green are beautifully rendered oil paintings that combine influences of Celtic art, mystical symbolism, dream imagery, scenes from the artist’s own misunderstood life, chaos, rage, and more recently, the triumph and tragedy of pop culture. This is Green’s first RVA show in nearly a decade! THRU Oct. 28th. Opening Reception: Oct. 7th, 7 - 10pm

Art Works Studios & Galleries

320 Hull St. (804) 291 - 1400 Tues - Sun 12 - 6pm

Linda Bronski’s show, Between Darkness and Light, (perfect for Halloween) will continue in the main gallery. The All Media Show will include a category and special section: “Scared the Bejesus out of me”. Plus four solo shows by Richmond artists open. THRU Oct. 23rd. For our October 28th receptions we’ve invited our guests to let us preview their costumes.

Richmond Brazier Gallery

1616 West Main St. (804) 358 - 2771 Tues - Fri 11 - 5pm; Sat 12 - 4pm

Opening Reception: Oct. 7th, 6 - 8pm

Robert Thole, Golden Victory, oil, 36” x 36”

214 West Broad St. (804) 225 - 5527 Tues - Fri 11 - 5pm; Sat 1 - 5pm

STUMP. September 2 - October 22, 2016. As the General Election approaches, Candela Books + Gallery introduces STUMP; a group exhibition featuring photographic artists whose work is politically salient, couched in national issues, or generally steeped in concerns we are all facing. With STUMP, our hope is to sponsor discussion around an array of issues at the forefront of national debates.

Chasen Galleries

3554 West Cary St. (804) 204 - 1048 Mon - Sat 10 - 6pm

Washington Society of Landscape Painters: the exhibition. Featuring new works from 30 different artists, never before seen at Chasen Galleries, on view and available for acquisition. This will be our largest group show ever, don’t miss it! October 7 - 28th. Opening Reception: Oct. 7th, 6 - 8pm

Reynolds Gallery

1514 Wast Main St. (804) 355 - 6553 Tues - Sat 10 - 5pm

Isca Greenfield-Sanders and James Hyde will feature recent work on canvas in their exhibitions. Combining traditional painting and photographic techniques, they each present a novel perspective on memory, place, and historical art practices. THRU Oct. 28th.

Uptown Gallery

1305 West Main St. (804) 353 - 8343 Wed - Fri 11 - 5pm; Sat 11 - 4pm

“Impressions in Time” features artists Faye Henderson and Julie Northcott. Henderson’s watercolor images of the natural world create feelings of time and space; Northcott highlights texture and color in abstract mixed media. THRU Oct. 29th.


UNEXPECTED opens Friday, October 7th and features paintings that are unusual for our artists’ typical style. We are welcoming guest artist Roberta Thole for the show. Her paintings are a unique blend of realism and abstraction with influence from Roman architecture. THRU Nov. 1st.

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2016 Artist Directory artGuide’s once-a-year Artist Directory features artists from across the country

artGuide publishes a print and online Artist Directory every October. Be sure to check out the 2016 Artist Directory in digital format on

Abramson, Bill. Swannanoa, NC. He finished 1st in the N.C. Seniors Art Competition and first in the Swannanoa Annual Art Competition. He has won awards in Carolina Nature Photographers Association competitions and F32 Association competitions. His work has appeared in the Sourwood Gallery, The Arrowhead Gallery, The Black Mountain Chamber of Commerce, The Monte Vista Hotel, The Chabad House and the Green Sage Restaurant. 828.243.2373. 12 Apostles (detail)

Abramson, Doris. Swannanoa, NC. Doris has and is currently studying to hone her skills with Bob Travers, one of the foremost artists in the world. She has and is currently exhibiting at the Red House Art Gallery, The Monte Vista Hotel, and the Black Mountain Chamber of Commerce. She has successfully competed in numerous art competitions in this area. 828.243.3644.

Mountain Waterfalls (detail), 2015, oil

Alberni, Tina. Charlotte, NC. Alberni’s bicultural upbringing weaves into the fabric of her art. She explores sensorial tensions, intersecting stories, memories, human conditions, and imagination, using multilayers of media techniques and iconography to develop each painting. Alberni is a fulltime artist. She has received awards, exhibited and sold to collectors spanning 5 continents. 305.491.3164. Reconciliation (detail), 2016, mixed acrylic on canvas (framed), 48” x 40”

Bachenheimer, Peg. Carrboro, NC. Peg Bachenheimer’s paintings show her love of color and texture which she uses to express her experience of nature abstractly. She works intuitively and builds her paintings from an initial idea into whatever develops as she works. Peg paints using thick, many layered oil paint and hot beeswax encaustic. 919.933.3839.

A Walk in the Park (detail), 2016, encaustic, 18” x 24”

Bailey, Lizzie. Holly Springs, NC. Lizzie is an artist who is accomplished in stained glass and photography. Her work has been shown in various galleries across NC, FL and is in private and public collections. The inspiration of her world travels are evident in her unique designs. Her work is available at Local Color Gallery. 919.656.0144. Wave (deatil), Stained Glass, 15” x 26”

Bakaric, Sasha. Chapel Hill, NC. Sasha’s inspiration comes from microscopic images of various microorganisms. She is intrigued by the dichotomy between the enormous beauty of these images and the fears that people often have when faced with viruses or bacteria. Sasha works from her studio in Chapel Hill using white stoneware fired in an electric kiln. 919.491.0159.

Stem Cell Vases (detail), 2015, stoneware, 7” x 20”

Balmes, Laurie Ann. Roswell, GA. Laurie Ann was born in Long Island, NY and from a very early age enjoyed drawing and coloring. She graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Fashion and Design, but today she continues to apply her artistry on canvas instead of fabric. She loves to paint. It is much more than a hobby… it’s her passion. 770.527.1304.

MARILYN, 2010, oil on canvas, 18” x 18”

Baxter, Todd J. Tega Cay, SC. In his own unique representational style of oil painting, Todd, loves capturing the faces and places he encounters both locally and abroad. Todd is represented by the Providence Gallery in Charlotte, NC; Olive’s in Fort Mill, SC; and the South Carolina Artisans Center in Walterboro, SC. Todd teaches weekly painting classes and is available for commissions, demos, and workshops. 803.367.2857. Brookview, oil on canvas, 48” x 48”

Beshgetoorian, Amy. Clayton, NC. Amy Beshgetoorian loosely interprets familiar images with watercolor. She has participated in several en plein air competitions and paints commissioned portraits. A member of Tipping Paint Gallery, (311 West Martin Street, Raleigh) Beshgetoorian is fascinated by the blends, bleeds, and reactivity of water and pigment on paper. 919.522.8578. Tumbledown Charm, 2015, watercolor, 20” x 16”

Bickerstaff-Stanley, Brenda. Rockville, VA. Brenda is known for her use of color and loose strokes of surprise texture. She renders scenes in such a way as you may imagine yourself wandering around the painting. Accomplished in oils, acrylics and watercolors, her works are collected internationally, displayed in galleries, and a small piece is in the Smithsonian collection. 804.677.8566. Beginning of Time (detail), 2016, oil on canvas, 18” x 24”

Blackington, Kelly. Raleigh, NC. Kelly Blackington focuses on creating pieces that will engage and stimulate, inviting you to pause and spend some time with her work. Her intriguing style combines dreamy abstract images painted in a way that gives them an old world feel. Her studio is at the 311 Gallery in Raleigh, NC. 919.345.6725.

The places I dream (detail), acrylic, 36” x 48”

Bowman, Elinor. Asheville, NC. Elinor Bowman moved to Asheville, NC, in 2002, and took up the study and practice of art. Her favorite subjects have been people, usually painted from life, using ink, watercolor, and oil. You can see her paintings at the Asheville Gallery of Art, and in the River District. 828.255.7894.

Body, Mind, Spirit (detail), 2016, black walnut ink, 15” x 21”

Brodnick, Sheila. Cedar Point, NC. Sheila finds the brilliant sunlight, Carolina blue skies, relaxed ambiance and quirkiness of the coast conducive to bright and colorful painting. Animal and vegetable shaped tureens, bowls, and plates along with a few flowers, and perhaps something to eat are the subject for a still life. Her art has been described as happy and fun to look at.

Milano Cookies (detail), 2014. oil on canvas, 20” x 24”

Bronski, Linda M. Richmond, VA. Linda Bronski’s exhibit at Art Works, Between Darkness and Light is a exploration of the inner human condition. Painting is her language that she uses “to capture experiences along her journey, in the still of the night or with a new sunrise… a space in time or a time in place.” 804.291.1400.

Between You and I (detail), 2016, oil on canvas, 22” x 28”

Brown, JJ. Bakersville, NC. JJ has worked in hot and warm glass for over 20 years, following a career with Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue. He works with kilnformed glass, producing panels, disks, bowls, and plates. Color exploration and contrast are major parts of his design palette, with many pieces inspired by colors found in nature. 828.230.2759. Waterfall, 2015, kilnformed glass, 12” x 19” x 3”

Bucci, Debra. Yardley, PA. (Art in Bloom Gallery) Debra Bucci is known for her vibrant and engaging floral paintings and for her love of dogs. Her style is rooted in realism and is woven with abstract elements. Debra studied painting at Drexel University under John Formicola. She is a published illustrator, and her oil paintings are in public and private collections throughout the US. 484.885.3037. Look to the Tree (detail), 2016, oil on canvas, 30” x 40”

Bunting, Richard. Wilmington, NC. (Art in Bloom Gallery) Richard Bunting has shown his glass art in NC, SC, and Ohio. As a singer, actor, dancer, director the last four decades, Richard believes his glass blowing fits as a theatrical experience. Dancing with molten glass is like dancing with a great (but HOT) partner. 484.885.3037.

Morphing, 2016, blown glass, 7″ x 8″ diameter

Burchett, Regina Calton. Concord, NC. Regina Burchett creates art in pastels, oils, and charcoal. Her work has been at the Ambleside Gallery and the Art Shop in Greensboro and at Elder Gallery in Charlotte NC. Burchett teaches at her studio in Clearwater Artist Studios in Concord, North Carolina, and gives demos and workshops on painting skies. 704.925.9838.

Sunrise Glory (detail), 2014, pastel, 9” x 12”

Callahan, Gloria. Powhatan, VA. Gloria creates vibrant, saturated colored pencil paintings and teaches her techniques. Gloria has shown her art both nationally and internationally, and is published in several books and magazines. She is a Signature member of the National Colored Pencil Society as well as many regional art and plein air associations. 804.379.0016.

Backlit Watermelons (detail), 2015, colored pencil on hardboard, 10” x 20”

Carter, Catharine. Chapel Hill, NC. The richly conceived composite images that shape Catharine Carter’s photomontage are at once playful, fantastical, and serious. The images honor the romance of an old bookplate tradition and a deeply personal exploration of universally familiar dream fragments. Exhibiting at Tyndall Galleries in Chapel Hill, NC Oct. 20-Nov. 12. 919.929.9244. Torn, 2011, archival pigment print, 11” x 12”

Chandler, Marsha, nws, awa, sws. Douglasville, GA. Marsha Chandler is an award winning contemporary realist watercolor artist painting the simple things of everyday life. Her love of details and reflective light is expressed in vibrant, dramatic still lifes that evoke happy memories of magical moments in times past and create an ode to the beauty in common objects that surround her daily. 404.213.9538. Having a Ball, 2016, watercolor on aquabord, 12” x 12”

Clapp, Allen L. Raleigh, NC. Allen Clapp has been painting abstract acrylic works since the early 1960s when his NCSU Design School class served as beta testers for a new generation of acrylics. He is the owner of 311 Gallery in Raleigh NC. 919-247-4915.

Red Sky at Night, acrylic-mixed media, 30” x 30”

Clark, Lucy. Cedar Mountain, NC. Lucy Clark is a hand build ceramic artist utilizing the coil method. She uses time honored techniques married with a modern aesthetic to create movement and flow. She works in her home studio and exhibits her work throughout the Southeast.

Night Dance (detail), ceramics with mesh and wire, 15” x 7” x 7”

Coidan, Diana L. Raleigh, NC. Diana is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and an award-winning artist in Raleigh, NC. Although she works in many mediums, pastels is her most expressive, with an emphasis on strikingly realistic cloud formations, seascapes, nautical scenes, and koi, because she loves movement in her paintings. 919.847.5663.

Circle of Friends (detail), 2016, pastel, 20” x 24”

Cross, Charlene. Charlottesville, VA. Incorporating vitreous enamel with the formation and texturing of metal, provides this artist with endless inspiration and excitement for the creation of the next piece. Sometimes creating traditional cloisonné, then the next piece of work may well be on the edge of complete experimentation. The work is exciting, adventurous, and interesting. 434.987.4794. Geisha, 2014, porcelain enamel, 2”

Crowell, Bre Barnett. Charlotte, NC. Bre creates expressionistic landscapes, figures, and abstracts in multiple mediums. An award winning pastelist, she exhibits in NYC, Albuquerque, and the Southeast. Her current work explores pure pigments and textural elements inspired by nature and organic forms. Representation includes Cabarrus Arts Council (Concord) and Coffey and Thompson (Charlotte). Carolina Dogwoods I (detail), acrylic and charcoal on board, 20” x 24”

Crum, John K. Hilton Head Island, SC. John is best known for figurative and gently surreal coastal paintings. A classically trained Ringling graduate, he maintained a lifelong artist career. His work captures ordinary personal moments while inventing a curious, whimsical twist. Gallery representation includes Karis Gallery, Hilton Head; Mitchell-Hill in Charleston; and with collectors in United States, Canada and Australia. 843.422.5294. To The Ends Of The Earth (detail), 30”x 40”

Crumley, Sharon. Roswell, GA. Sharon is a self-taught artist who creates mixed materials art in many genres. Sharon’s work is intricate, colorful, and textural using a combination of textiles, paper, paint, and found elements to create multi-dimensional art. Her art expresses a variety of subjects from modern abstractions and ethnic adaptations to feminine themes. 678.643.8008.

Love Flow, 2016, acrylic paint, 24” x 24”

Darrow, Elizabeth. Wilmington, NC. (Art in Bloom Gallery) Elizabeth Darrow was born in Hartford, CT and currently lives in Wilmington, NC. She has held many individual and collective art exhibitions over the past 40 years. Her work is featured in public and private collections. Elizabeth’s process continues to evolve as evidenced in her evocative new art. 484.885.3037. Adventureland, 2016, oil and collage on canvas, 30” x 40”

Davis, Adrian. Roanoke, VA. Virginia-raised landscape photographer, Adrian Davis, has been producing warm-toned photographs since 1989. Working with a combination of film and digitally captured images, he prepares and prints his own work as pigment ink onto cotton rag papers. Dogwood In Fog, 2009, photograph, 8” x 8”

DeAngelo, Philip. Asheville, NC. DeAngelo is known for his rich palette, depth of color, and the textural element of his paintings. Using a variety of substrates, his subject is often an uncluttered landscape, where it is the form of the trees, combined with the mood set by the sky and the movement created by wind that convey his message. 828.989.5464.

Homestead, 2015, acrylic, 16” x 16”

D’Elia, Linda. N. Charleston, SC. Linda D’Elia is interested in capturing the magic of childhood in her work in oils. She strives to portray children’s curiosity and fun with the use of vibrant color. Her work has been exhibited in juried shows in Texas and South Carolina. Commissions welcome.

Birdy Whistle (detail) , 2015, oil on canvas, 14” x 11”

Devereux, Teddy. Durham, NC. Inspiration for Teddy Devereux’s artwork stems from a lifelong fascination with biology and patterns found in nature. The colors, transparency, textures, and depth of view that can be achieved with kilnformed glass are amazing, and possibilities for creativity seem endless. 919.544.3948.

Slice of Life 1, kiln cast glass, 12” x 8” x 1.5”

Diemand, Pat. Hardeeville, SC. As an oil painter, Pat celebrates her subject matter with color and light. Her impressionist paintings range from still life and rural scenes to bold abstracts, while her mixed media drawings combine pastel, colored pencil and ink to depict southern coastal landscapes. Pat resides in Hardeeville, SC.

Dish of Peaches (detail), 2016, oil on linen, 30” x 24”, frameless presentation

Dorn, Sondra. Asheville, NC. Inspired by patterns and compositions found in nature, Dorn creates works that are richly layered abstracted landscapes. By comparing and contrasting microscopic and macro views and the relationships between them, her mixed media works on panel are simultaneous and colorful explorations of minute details of natural objects and distant topographies. 828.467.1166. Bark with Lichen: number five, 2016, Awagami Sekishu paper, colored pencil, graphite and acrylic paints and mediums on birch panel, 10” x 10” x 2”

Doyle, Esther Piazza. Charleston, SC. Esther has been drawing since she can remember. Attention to detail and structure are her strength. She continually challenges her skill level with multiple mediums. Choosing a favorite medium would be difficult she says. Most recently she has been immensely enjoying scratchboard art, a form of direct engraving. 704.301.1064. Ferocity (detail). 2016. Scratchboard. 5” x 7”

Dunham, Bandhu. Prescott, AZ. Born in 1959, Bandhu is an internationally respected glass artist, author and teacher, with works in Museums in the US and abroad, including the Corning Museum of Glass and The Museum of Arts and Design. Bandhu’s Contemporary Lampworking books are the authoritative, standard instructional texts in his field. 800.515.7281.

Rainbow Mottled Sphere, 2015, lampworked glass, metal; 11” diameter

Engle, Maureen. Roswell, GA. Maureen Engle sees purple in everything, loves palette knife and experimentation. An intuitive artist, she’s happy to let go and let the painting lead. From contemporary representation to pure abstract, her take on a subject is distinctive. Maureen does residential and commercial work; is happy to work with designers and creating pieces to fit a space. 770.633.7809. Backyard Birches (detail), 48” x 60”

Evans, Brian. Wilmington, NC. (Art in Bloom Gallery) Brian Evans was born in Beaufort, SC and raised in Western PA. He graduated in 1993 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Studio Art. In 1997 Brian began studying ceramics under Master Potter Hiroshi Sueyoshi, and immediately became hooked. Brian has received various awards at Fine Art Shows and Art Festivals. 484.885.3037 Large Flat Crawl Vase, 2016, ceramics, 14” x 6 3/8” x 3 7/8”

Farrar, Charles. Concord, NC. Farrar creates scalloped bowls from exotic and burl woods. He exhibits and teaches wood/art design at John C. Campbell Folk School and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. His work is held in numerous private and corporate collections including The White House. Scalloped Bowl (detail), walnut, 10” X 19”

Franklin, Tanya. Asheville, NC. Tanya plays with stained glass making multi-dimensional and very unique original designs. Then the selected glass colors, striations, and transparencies allow the design to speak its own message. Her work is inspired by creation and the humbled individual perspective in the face of a larger design and purpose. 262.719.8897.

Ignited1, stained glass lamp, 17” x 6” x 15”

Gala, Paul. Chapel Hill, NC. Gala’s artistic journey began as a student in Paris in the early 1990s. He’s always been inspired by the magical and luminous artwork of the Old Masters, Hudson River School artists, and others. His paintings are a reflection of how he sees the world and the beauty that surrounds us. 919.923.1822.

Dawn’s Early Light, 2016, oil on aluminum, 24” x 24”

Gall, John D. Jamestown, NC. John D. Gall has been an active professional artist since 1990, and works primarily in the mediums of painting, drawing, and printmaking. His work is in numerous collections has been selected for numerous shows, including the recent show: Touch, Line, and Trace at the NCMA, Raliegh. 336.292.2057.

Unexpected, 2016, oil on canvas, 24” x 24”

Geller, Janice. Durham, NC. Born in New York City, Janice Geller graduated from Bennington College, VT, in Art, Architecture and Dance, and now lives in North Carolina. Her artwork is inspired by the practices of Dream Exploration, Authentic Movement, Body- Mind Centering, and Meditation; practices that bring unconscious internal and external experiences into consciousness. 919.384.0323. Dragon Protector (detail), 2015, acrylic and watercolor ink, 22” x 28”

Ghose-Roy, Sharmila. Milton, GA. Sharmila is an abstract artist with colorful, vibrant pieces of work in large mixed media and oil formats. Her works involve layers of color and texture that strive to capture the energy and mystery of nature. She is currently represented at Synergy Fine Art in Roswell, Georgia. Order in Chaos (detail), 2016, mixed media with oils, 30” x 40”

Giaco, Annette. Pauline, SC. Annette Giaco completed her Bachelors degree at Louisiana Tech with brief post-graduate study at LSU-New Orleans in Urban Demographics. She studied art in California, Louisiana, and Rome, Italy with an emphasis on painting. Her figurative work represents transitional and emotional states through distortion, exaggeration, and the use of arbitrary color. 864.574.9004 Asylum (detail), 2016, oil on canvas, 16” x 20”

Glasscock, Holly. Catawba, SC. Holly Glasscock is an oil painter who has an affinity for nature but paints a diverse range of subject matter including landscapes, animals, and portraits. Holly is represented by Carlton Gallery, Blythe Gallery, and Stewart’s Village Gallery in North Carolina, and is currently seeking representation in South Carolina. 803.389.3586. Azure Evening (detail), 2016, oil, 16” x 20”

Goldberg, Jillian. Cary, NC. Jillian Goldberg works in acrylics, often combining mixed media and experimental textures in her abstractions. Her work is known for its vibrant, saturated color. Born in South Africa, Jillian’s landscapes often reflect the ocean and mountains of the Cape. She is represented in Cary by the Village Art Circle and in Raleigh by the Roundabout Art Collective. 919.637.1675. Sunny Meadow, 2016, acrylic, 36” x 36”

Goldston, Beth. Pittsboro, NC. An award winning representational painter, Beth is a North Carolina native and life long artist. Inspired by nature and her surroundings, subjects include: indigenous birds, musicians at work, area rivers, landscapes, mountainscapes, and coastal scenes. Beth’s goal is to express the beauty that she observes in the commonplace. 919.708.5153.

Summer Maple and Chickadees (detail), 2016, oil on canvas, 6” x 12”

Gorham, Dumay III. Wilmington, NC. (Art in Bloom Gallery) A native of Wilmington, NC, Dumay Gorham, III specializes in custom metal designs and fabrication and works in copper, brass, steel, and stainless steel as well as fiberglass and urethanes. Dumay’s metal sculptures appear in businesses, private homes, gardens, and public spaces. His large commissioned sculptures are treasured by the public. 484.885.3037. Butterflies Kaleidoscope, 2016, sculpture, welded copper, and driftwood, 30″ x 12″

Hall, Kim. Richmond, VA. Kim Hall is a nationally recognized painter from Richmond, Virginia. She is an avid plein air painter and travels frequently searching for those inspiring landscapes. When not painting outdoors she can be found in her Richmond studio painting quirky still lifes or larger landscapes inspired by her plein air studies. 804.514.7941.

The Road Less Taken (detail), 2016, oil, plein air, 9” x 12”

Hallenbeck, Jim. Raleigh, NC. After a successful 35 year career with IBM, Jim is pursuing his dream of being an artist. Since 2015, Jim has been juried into 15 exhibitions winning 5 awards. Jim’s approach is to represent each subject realsistically, while at the same time to accentuate its bright colors. 919.917.3394.

Winter in Grasmere (detail), 2016, oil on canvas, 24” x 36”

Handler, Murry. Pittsboro, NC. Murry Handler is exhibited nationally in both solo and group shows. His work is in private and corporate collections around the country and is being noticed and collected in Europe and Scandinavia. He has been invited to participate at Art Point-Gumo, Macedonia 2008, Galariazero, Fuzhou, China 2007 and in Galariazero, Barcelona, Spain 2006. Silent Winter (detail), 2014, acrylic on linen, 24” x 30” (Part of the series ‘Realism Inserted’, see website)

Hardy, Carly. Darien, GA. Carly Hardy’s expressive use of color, lines, and shapes capture the viewer with an emotional connection to her paintings. Her inspiration comes from the low country landscape and reflect its mysterious spiritual qualities as well as its folklore. 770.880.7264.

Toward Sunset (detail), 2016, oil, 24” x 48” gallery canvas

Hart, Veronika. Hendersonville, NC. Veronika Hart was born and raised on an isolated farm in Tanzania. As a young adult she moved to Germany and then to the USA settling in N.Y. and then in N.C. Using oil on canvas and drawing from her imagination she creates mysterious figurative portrayals of people and animals. 828.696.2278. Who Stole the Tarts, 2016, oil on canvas, 54” x 54”

Hendren, Eileen. Raleigh, NC. Eileen loves working in oils. The way they fill your senses. The smell. The feel. Eileen currently paints and exhibits at Studio R.E.D. – 20 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh, NC and has had her paintings exhibited nationally. She loves having visitors at Studio R.E.D. and sharing her artistic journey. Drop by! 919.395.6877.

Flowers: A Bug’s Eye View, 2016, oil, 16” x 16”

Hohenrath, Caroline. Cary, NC. Caroline Hohenrath is an abstract painter. She works in acrylic, watercolor, and all mixed media. Her work has been shown in major decorating publications and has been exhibited at Artspace and the 311 Gallery in Raleigh. She is a resident artist and instructor at The Studio in Apex, North Carolina. 516.507.7373.

Rocky Mountains, Colorado (detail), 2016, acrylic on canvas, 30” x 40”

Hollett-Bazouzi, Linda. Richmond, VA. Linda Hollett-Bazouzi is a landscape painter of local, regional, and international scenes. With her paint knife and oils she travels around the world and down the street. Her style demands a quick alla prima approach, to capture that which will never be again. In the studio, this sense of urgency persists.

Falling Spring Falls (detail), 2014, oil on canvas, 30” x 24”

Hopper, Janette K. Wilmington, NC. (Art in Bloom Gallery) Janette is a world renowned artist creating oil paintings, watercolors, prints, and drawings including sumi ink. She is a retired professor, a lifelong artist with a MFA from the University of Oregon, and a recipient of two Fulbright Scholarships. Her work has been shown and collected extensively in museums, public venues, colleges, universities and private galleries nationally and internationally. 484.885.3037. Pitcher Plants (detail), 2016, sumi ink, 18”x 12”

Horton, Emily. Roswell, GA. Emily Horton is a local artist in Roswell, GA, focusing on the aesthetic presentation of spiritual renewal, growth, and following her joy. Meditation and ceremony begin each session drawing on the greater power to guide her journey through making art. Her subjects are abstracts, landscapes, figures, and florals. 404.368.1236. Floral Awakening, 2016, acrylic & soft pastel, 30” x 30”

Howe, John S. Atlanta, GA. John’s portfolio includes traditional silver gelatin, contemporary digital abstract, and paranormal fine art photography. His latest work can be seen at Synergy Fine Art Gallery in Roswell, Georgia. John’s work has been exhibited in juried shows at the Atlanta Artists Center, and the Atlanta Photography Group Gallery. 678.662.1204.

Anomaly One, 2014, photography, 23” x 20”

Jones, Maggie and Freeman. Old Fort, NC. Where is Turtle Island? North America is Turtle Island and a story of Creation. Maggie and Freeman Jones make their living from the very stuff of creation. Clay has a mind of its own, but with patience, persistence and respect can be persuaded to do about anything that you can imagine. 828.​337.0992.

Twisted Vase, 2016, wheel turned and altered stoneware clay

Jones, Susan K. Raleigh, NC. Susan Jones creates exquisite works of art with colored pencils on black and white photographs. Her work reflects her love of color and the textures created by age and weather. Old buildings and anthropomorphic shapes catch her eye. She also likes to travel, especially to places with old architecture and a sense of history. Blue Iris (detail), 2015, colored pencil on black and white photograph, 16”x20” (framed)

Jones, Teresa. Charleston, SC. Teresa is an award winning oil painter whose passion for the Lowcountry offers the viewer a unique perspective. She has studied with many local and nationally known artists. Her paintings are in private collections across the nation. Teresa is represented by Spencer Gallery I and the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery in Charleston,SC. 843.509.8387. Shadows on Church Street (detail), 2016, 28” x 22”

Junek, Al. Hendersonville, NC. Award winning artist, Al Junek, creates atmospheric paintings to capture the translucency of distant mountain ranges or the subdued, serene feeling of scenes set in mist or fog. He is proficient in many subjects and works primarily in watercolor but also enjoys pastel and pencil/ink. 828.890.5777. Sun’s Breaking Through (detail), 2016, watercolor, 20” x 28”

Justin, Dee. Glen Allen, VA. Dee Justin enjoys the spontaneity of the unknown when working in watercolor or acrylic media. She takes advantage of what happens when water and color meet or the effects with a palette knife, brush and paint and movement. When commissioning a portrait, it is important to share your enthusiasm with the artist. Share your photos, ideas, and brainstorm together. SuperLab (detail), watercolor, 10” x 15”

Karis, Peter. Hilton Head Island, SC. An expressionistic artist, painting people, flowers, trees and objects as they are interpreted, not as they seem to be. Working in acrylic the subject matter is expressed with maximum color, conveying emotion and power. Exhibited both domestically and internationally and now currently at Karis Art Gallery, Hilton Head Island, SC. 843.785.5100. Bird of Paradise , 2013, acrylic, 20” x 20”

Kelly, Sharon. Ottawa, Ontario (Canada). Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Sharon Kelly is an abstract landscape painter. Much of her work is influenced by travels to the ocean where the horizon meets the sky. She paints ethereal landscapes and portraits of beaches, while exploring the human reaction we feel when positioned at the water’s edge. 613.859.5805. By Your Side, 2016, acrylic mixed medium on panel, 36” x 36”

Kernan, Charles. Wilmington, NC. (Art in Bloom Gallery). Charles is a retired chemical engineer who started taking pictures of the night sky with his father’s camera. He has traveled widely, camping, hiking, bicycling, and kayaking, in order to visit many known and quite a few unknown places while always taking his camera. 484.885.3037.

Madrone Troll (detail), 2016, photography, 10” x 8”

King, Jenny. Marietta, GA. Jenny King has always had a creative mind and restless energy about her. Mostly self-taught, her art is instinctual and personal. Jenny is best known for her palette-knife oils and her mixed media pieces. “My purpose is to create art from the emotion evoked as I am immersed in the essence of a locale, the spirit of the people, and beauty of the land.” 678.485.0361. Music and Moments (detail), 2016, mixed media on reclaimed panel, 35” x 24” x 1”

Klinger, David. Wilmington, NC (Art in Bloom Gallery). David Klinger creates unique, hand-crafted wooden boxes, mezzuzah cases, and doorbell buttons from reclaimed wood and wood found on the forest floor. He takes joy in the unexpected and lets the wood speak out as much as it will. 484.885.3037.

Doorbell Buttons, 2016, assorted sizes, figured wood with marine varnish

Kossoff, Mirinda. Pittsboro, NC. In fabricating sterling and fine silver jewelry, Mirinda often experiments with new techniques, such as including resin with fine silver pieces, keum boo (applying a layer of 24k gold), bone, different ways of mounting and setting stones, patinas, and mixing metals. Her pieces are highly textured and one-of-akind. 919.914.6567. Swirls with Pearls, 2016, post and drop earrings, pearls & fine silver

LaMantia, Susan Anne. Cary, NC. Susan LaMantia sees her abstractions as a vehicle for connections. She paints with her hands rather than a brush, stating she does not like to have anything between her and the canvas. “I want my work to look spontaneous, but organized; gestural but not chaotic” 919.744.6585.

The Tension Remains The Same, 2016, acrylic, 36” x 36”

Langley, Karen. Columbia SC. Karen Langley is an award-winning artist whose work is collected both domestically and internationally. She works in a variety of subject matter and styles. A captivating abstract is just as likely to be on her easel as a landscape, style life, wildlife, or seascape scene. Galleries Treasure Nest, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Village Artists and Frame Warehouse, Columbia, SC. 803.206.4304. The Awakening, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 36”

Lassiter, Ginny Kelly. Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Ginny Kelly Lassiter finds inspiration in the shapes and shadows of structural elements. Using a rich color palette, she often also incorporates textural elements in her abstract expressionist paintings. Lassiter received her degree in Fine Art at East Carolina University and resides in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. 910.575.5999. Glimmer, 2016, acrylic on canvas. 24” x 24”

Leazenby, Janet. Hendersonville, NC. Janet Leazenby was a resident of South Bend, Indiana and has Bachelors of Art from Indiana University. She has retired from being an art teacher in the South Bend Community School Corporation of 29 years and as a clay instructor from the South Bend Museum of Art for 35 years. Now living in Hendersonville, North Carolina as a full time Artist since 2013. 574.532.3260. Nest (detail), 2016, 18” x 10” x 11”

Leitheiser, Shelly. Marietta, GA. Shelly Leitheiser makes art that speaks to the mind and soul. Her eye-catching abstract and landscape work in acrylic and watercolor is inspired by nature and atmosphere. Shelly is also known for her more detailed illustrative, portrait, and figure work. She has exhibited in many solo and group shows in Minnesota and the Atlanta, GA area where she now lives. 678.810.0113. Segment of the Lagoon, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 24” x 24”

Lewis, Helen. Carrollton, OH (Art in Bloom Gallery). Helen Lewis has been featured in solo shows and in juried group shows. She is fascinated with texture, patina, old script and text, bits of ephemera that speak of the passage of time. She fuses the various pigments and elements together with the encaustic medium using beeswax and a blow torch. 484.885.3037. Rooted and Grounded, 2016, encaustic, oil pigment, ephemera on wood panel,10″ x 10″ x 1.5″

Lobe, Jude. Mebane, NC. Lobe, a graphic designer and award-winning artist, creates in cold wax & oil and in encaustic hot wax. Inspired by nature, the artworks are predominately expressionistic and evoke the emotion of a scene through brush and palette knife strokes, color glazes, lines, and a rich palette suggested by the surroundings. 919.260.9889.

Hanging Out with the Wind, 2016, cold wax & oil, 24” x 24” x 1.5”

Marsh, Wan. Charlotte, NC. Wan Marsh is an award winning abstract artist. She works intuitively layering color, texture, line, and shape, developing a visual universal language that speaks quietly to the Spirit that resides in us all. Her work is collected by individuals and corporations alike. Swinging, 2016, acrylic and mixed media, 24” x 24”

Matthews, Tim. Elgin, SC. Tim Matthews is a South Carolina based artist. Originally from Rock Hill, SC, he began painting at the age of 12 and developed his talent throughout his teen years. Working primarily in acrylic, Tim strives to capture on canvas the beauty, charm, and grace of the state of South Carolina. 803.554.3716. Abandoned..., 2016, acrylic, 20” x 20”

McChesney, Michael. Maryville, TN. Mike is a photo realist artist, painting in oil on canvas or oil on art board. By using reflective light he explores the sensual nature and beauty of objects in the world around us. 617.821.4421.

A Bowl of Strawberries (detail), 2007, oil on canvas, 24” x 36”

McClure, Nancy. Raleigh, NC. Nancy McClure is a contemporary artist painting in oils and acrylics. She spends most of her artistic energies painting large scale abstracts, southern landscapes, and seascapes as well as lovely still lifes. McClure’s art is displayed at ArtSource in Raleigh, NC where she has been co-owner for 26 years. 919.606.1874.

Between the Oats, 2016, oil on canvas, 20” x 20”

Meade, Joan. Chapel Hill, NC. Joan has received national recognition for her paintings inspired by nature’s wonders. She uses sculptural acrylics to convey her passion for water, rocks, and trees in all their amazing variety, and to evoke the third dimension. Her works are in public and private collections throughout the US and abroad. 919.942.6613.

Ocean Path, 2016, sculptural acrylics, 12” x 12”

Medlin, Janine. Charlotte, NC. Janine’s impressionist landscapes and trees reflect the wildness and beauty she sees in nature. Employing texture with brush and knife in oils, and a calming yet rich color scheme, each painting becomes a story filled with the tension of order versus chaos. See Providence Gallery, Cecil + Finch, Arthouse Charlotte.

Mertz, Don. Cary, NC. From the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, to the Marines, to Corporate-America and 25-years in NYC, Don Mertz moved to NC and became what he always wanted to be-an Artist. His paintings combine playfulness and mindfulness, creating color-rich layers of brushstrokes and drips. His award-winning abstract art appears in many juried and solo shows. 919.434.7040. Explosion of Color I, mixed media on canvas, 60” x 60”

Metsker, Annell L. Cashiers and Charlotte, NC. Annell has been an award winning portrait artist for 38 years and specializes in heirloom portraits. She captures the essence of her subjects in an impressionistic style combining photography and oil painting. Her work also includes oil paintings in several genres including landscapes, still lives, and abstracts. She is available for commissions in all genre. 704.996.0559.

Metzger, Alan. Wesley Chapel, FL. A graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Alan has worked in the art and advertising profession most of his life. Since 2011, Alan now paints full time and currently works in oil and acrylic, and has evolved into a respected impressionist painter. In Nov. 2013 Alan won the International Polo Club of Palm Beach 2014 Commemorative Poster Competition. 954.593.9050. Beaufort Bay (detail), 2014, oil, 16” x 20”

Miller, Jeremiah. Belews Creek, NC. Jeremiah Miller lives in the North Carolina woods. His paintings place us in his painted forest. Once there, we witness an obsession with color, with the sensual quality of paint, and with the natural movement of hand & brush in paintings that evoke feelings of solitude and silence.

Yellow Mountain (#4), 2016, oil on canvas, 68” x 68”

Montoya, Adrien. Raleigh, NC. Adrien is a local artist whose artwork is dynamic and playful. Always looking for different mediums as an outlet for her expression and has discovered the possibilities of mixed media, collage, acrylic, watercolor, and wax. She is the founding member of Local Color, the successful downtown gallery. 919.819.5995. Salty, 2016, mixed media, 12” x 16”

Morris, Edward D. Flat Rock, NC. Edward Morris strives for the selective use of values, colors, and strategic accents that can delight and stimulate the viewer so a scene may appear to be truer to the spirit of the subject and seem to be more real than a purely photographic reproduction. He believes strictly detailed copy of anything, says nothing about the artist, his relationship to his art, or to his life and environment. 828.698.4620. Storm Front, 2016, oil on panel, 24” x 24”

Musser, Wendy. Cary, NC. Using pastels or oils Wendy typically paints plein air paintings that become an inspiration for larger studio pieces. She is a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America, and a member of the Pastel Society of NC. Additional works are available at The Mahler, Mountain Mist and Ambleside galleries. 919.815.2544.

Enchanted Marsh (detail), 2016, oil, 36” x 48”

Naeem, Hina. Charlottesville, VA. Hina Naeem, a native of Pakistan has lived in Charlottesville since 2011. She follows in the tradition of careful observation of objects and the surrounding space that results in a rich tapestry of color, line, and space. Naeem brings a contemporary take to traditional still life painting. 434.409.6972.

Hunting Gear, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 36”

Oda, Kathy. Ladys Island, SC. Kathy is drawn to the illusion of texture and movement found in glass. With references to fossil forms, Kathy’s work often suggests a sort of time suspension like that experienced viewing an insect trapped in amber. The finished work is always affected by its surroundings due to the glass transparency. 704.607.6160.

Watercolor, 2015, glass, 12” x 12” x 3”

Owens, Mariella. Mableton, GA. Mariella Owens’ works are inspired by nature, using gorgeous earth tones, creating unusual shapes with differing sizes and attitudes. All works are functional; oven and dishwasher safe. A master potter and teacher for more than thirty years. Winner of more than 200 art festival ribbons, many for best in show. 770.944.4875. Ancient Israeli Wine Decanter Replica (detail), 2015

Parker, Murray. Charlotte, NC. Third generation artist, Murray Parker, uses a signature color-layering technique to render densely textured paintings with a luminous sculptural effect. Using hands, tools, or palette knife to pour, drip, throw, add, and subtract paints of multiple media, Murray specializes in abstracted scenes from coastal, mountain, and cityscapes. 704.641.3473. Canopy of Trees, 2015, oil, 36” x 36”

Peters, Susan Ann. Fuquay Varina, NC. Susan is originally from Woodstock, New York and has always been creating something. From the early years of finger-painting on rocks in the creek behind her grandmother’s house to present day. After a long hiatus from painting, and returning to it as a winter hobby, Susan was immediately hooked again. 919.607.9672.

Key West Beauty (detail), 2016, acrylic, 24” x 30”

Phillips, CC. Charleston, SC. Abstract artist CC Phillips has exhibited throughout the USA. He is a much sought after painter, draftsman, and printmaker.

A Ubiquitous Turn (detail), 2015, oil on wood,7” x 17”

Pompe, Kathleen. Seabrook Island, SC. Kathleen is a practicing artist living on a barrier island in South Carolina, and currently completing a portfolio of Lowcountry images. She is fine arts professor emerita (photography) with portfolios in digital imaging, analog black-and-white and color photography, and Polaroid SX-70s, image transfers and lifts. Additional information on request. 843.768.5372. Sweetgrass, archival pigment print, 12” x 12”

Poole, Pamela. Raleigh, NC. Pamela Poole is an artist and published novelist of the Painter Place saga, currently working from her studio in Raleigh, NC. Her love of living in the South is lavished into her subject matter, inspiring her to categorize her work as “Southern Ambiance.” 843.670.1783. Idyllic Lilypads (detail), 2013, acrylic, 12” x 9”

Prager, Linda. Chapel Hill, NC. Linda’s handbuilt pieces are both sculptural and functional, utilizing layers of colors (glazes, underglazes, colored slips, oxides) and textures to create complex surfaces that beg to be touched and explored. She is a member artist at FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill and shows at NC Craft Gallery. 646.342.3023. Landscape, 2016, clay, 8” x 15”

Pratt-Thomas, Leslie. Mt. Pleasant, SC. Leslie Pratt-Thomas is an avid plein air oil painter who is passionate about creating, and appreciates that her finished pieces resonate with her viewers and collectors. Her low country work can be found in the Charleston, SC area at Sandpiper Gallery on Sullivan’s Island, and Edward Dare Gallery downtown or on her website. 843.224.4154. Coming In, 2016, oil on board, 8” x 8”

Purk, Joni. Charlotte, NC. A 30 year award-winning oil painter, Joni Purk creates in limited brush, representational, palette knife and impressionistic styles and subject matter. A member of Oil Painters of America, Signature/Cincinnati Art Club, Purk is prolific and seeks additional representation. The artist enjoys and accepts Juror opportunities. 513.571.6095. River Kayaking (detail), 2015, oil, 12” x 16”

Putnam, Beverly. Kings Mountain, NC. Beverly loves all things fiber and uses a multitude of them to create her tapestries. Woven on a four harness loom, her pieces reflect a love of texture, nature, and the manipulation of color. Design inspiration comes from her own backyard as well as traveling to other places. 704.214.4089.

Homage to Georgia, 2016, Woven Tapestry Collage, 32” x 40”

Rakusin, Sudie. Hillsborough, NC. Sudie is a visual artist, sculptor, author, and creator of the coloring app Unwind Time. Her artwork reveals the world as she would like it to be, where harmony exists between animal and human. She is known for her 3-dimensional paintings using papier-mâché sculpture, beadwork, and mixed media. The Time Between No Longer and Not Yet -Joan Borysenko (detail), 2016, oil paint, papier-mâché, beadwork and mixed media on canvas, 44” x 32” x 3”

Rankin, Cason. Asheville, NC. Cason has a working studio at Northlight Studios in the River Arts District of Asheville. She works mostly in faces and figures in a loose drippy manner. Once the image starts to reveal itself she continues to bring it forward while letting it stay connected to the background.

Spirit Series - In the Mist of Yesterday’s Dreams, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 16” x 16”

Reed, BF. Jacksonville, NC. BF Reed is an award winning artist with 40 years of experience. Currently she is focusing on pastel water scenes, and also has numerous works in watercolor and oil. She has shown nationally and internationally. Her artwork is in collections throughout the country. Her studio is located in Hampstead, NC. Light In Wave (detail), 2016, pastel, 19” x 27”

Rees, Vicki L. Raleigh, NC. Vicki specializes in contemporary realism executed in colorful oils. She draws inspiration from her appreciation of beauty found in the everyday. Unusual angles, dramatic lighting, and nature’s intricacies all capture her attention. Her home studio is open by appointment. 919.345.2076.

Sunny With An Occasional Rodin (detail), oils, 24” x 30”

Reeves, Susan. Hillsborough, NC. Susan’s compelling images of everyday subjects are inspired by dynamic forms and colors. Details of objects and nature are transformed into intriguing art images. Increasingly, fleeting motion and floating time have become prominent elements in her works. Available in limited edition prints. See more SLR Images at 919.418.7591. Walker Farm III, 2015. photography. 20”x 24”

Retsch-Bogart, Carol. Chapel Hill, NC. Exploring surface, color, and pattern interest Carol. She builds texture, scrapes away and incises through layers. Carol mixes encaustic, cold wax, paint, inks, and oil pastels. Collage materials including found and torn papers, ticket stubs, razor clam shells, and rusty washers add whimsy and surprise. 919.619.1793. Fanciful Duplex (detail), 2016, mixed media, 19” x 25”

Rogers, Julie E. Canton, GA. Julie E Rogers expresses her artistic vision through romanticized realism always capturing the essence of the place. Her subject matter ranges from vibrant florals to European landscapes. Julie’s artwork is exhibited at Synergy Fine Art Gallery in Historic Roswell, Ga.

Sunflower Portrait #2 (detail),oil,16” x 20”

Rosasco, Simona. Bakersville, NC. Simona comes from a large family rich in the arts: just a part of growing up. Now working with her husband in kilnformed glass, Simona is creating miniature landscapes. These landscapes are inspired by the four seasons and her love of the beauty she finds in nature. 828.688.5871.

This time we shall embrace, 2016, kilnformed glass, 12” x 12” x 2”

Rush, Barbara. Roswell, GA. In 2016, award winning artist Barbara Rush, expanded her collection to incorporate the life of dogs. Inspired by cubism, Rush deconstructs and reconstructs her subjects with a sense of joy. Her delight in the geometry of lines, shapes, and colors uplifts the viewer as abstract shapes converge to reveal a delightfully recognizable form. 770.377.9335. I’m Puzzled Too (detail), 2016, acrylic on canvas, 18” x 24”

Salcedo, Rebecca. Marietta, GA. Formally educated in Fine Art and French, Rebecca was first an apparel designer, and transitioned to interiors before becoming a full-time artist and illustrator in 2006. She loves to paint surreal florals and illustrations, abstracts and pet portraits. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she currently lives in Marietta, GA. 770.689.9954. Minnie, 2014, acrylic on wood panel, 8” x 10”

Sanders, Marian Elizabeth. Bluffton SC. After retiring from teaching, Marian returned to a love of her youth, Oil Painting. For the last ten years she has taken classes and workshops to develop the skills needed for a successful art career. Marian paints Alla Prima in studio and en Plein Air. She exhibits at both SOBA and BAA galleries in Beaufort County. marianatsoba@gmail.

Jaya Saxena. Roswell, GA. Jaya Saxena is a contemporary artist who is inspired by rich color and energy. Her vivid, spontaneous florals, abstracts, and landscape paintings in oil and acrylics are delivered with expressive broad strokes of the brush and palette knife. Jaya’s artwork is exhibited at Synergy Fine Art Gallery in Historic Roswell, Georgia. What lies beneath (detail), oil on canvas, 22” x 30”

Schneider, Shanon. Roswell, GA. Shanon Schneider is a contemporary artist creating colorful, impressionistic landscapes, still lifes, figures, and abstracts. Shanon’s artwork is exhibited at Synergy Fine Art Gallery in Historic Roswell, Georgia. Her works are in private collections throughout the country. 770.329.1711.

Windows to the City, 2016, mixed media, 20” x 20”

Serritella, Eric. Chapel Hill, NC. Eric Serritella is a master of realism expressed through hand-carved ceramic trompe l’oeil. His sculptures are recognized and collected on five continents for their exquisite design and realistic textures. Collections include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Carnegie Museum of Art. Visits/tours by appointment. 919.914.6585. Whisper, 2016, ceramic, 32” x 28” x 20”

Shafer, Steve. Chapel Hill, NC. Photographing all aspects of life of visual interest. Working with a painterly style approach. Various sizes on paper or canvas are available by request. Juried shows include FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill and Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg, VA. Seeking exhibit opportunities. 919.616.5360.

Playing Hand, 2013, photography, 5” x 5”

Sherry, Christopher. Atlanta, Ga. Chris paints with acrylics and oils. His subjects range from plein air views, still lifes, and figurative subjects done in a loose impressionistic style. He teaches at several local art centers and maintains a studio at the Atlanta Artists Atelier. 404.966.9982. Landscape With Fence (detail), 2012, oil, 11” x 14”

Sisco, Deborah. Charleston, SC. Deborah was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and migrated to Charleston, SC as a young adult where she attended the College of Charleston and developed her passion for art. Her work is influenced by the pioneers of the modern art movement of the nineteenth century and by today’s’ Pop music.

Picking up the pieces

Slade, Donna S. Wake Forest, NC. Slade’s colored pencil paintings are executed in a contemporary realistic style; representing a unique artistic interpretation through observation. Five to ten different colors are applied blending and building to create bold color values. Detail is created with each individual cross-hatching stroke working from dark to light. 919.880.3015. www.donnasladeart. com. Fine Art at Baxters Art Gallery, SoftTouch (detail), 2015, colored pencil, 20” x 16”

Sneddon, Sue. Shallotte, NC. Sue Sneddon has been a full-time painter since 1984, working primarily in oil and pastel. She has had numerous one-person gallery exhibitions. Her work includes landand seascapes that capture fleeting moments of beauty, both realistic and meditative. She conducts annual workshops, “Finding Your Medium”, in Emerald Isle, NC. 910.232.2334.

Higher Above, oil, 20” x 20”

Spoon, Wilfred. Mount Pleasant, SC. While the oil paintings of Wilfred Spoon may be considered primitive or naïve, there is also a suggestion of surrealism in his perspective. He explores the genres of interiors, still life, and landscape with an ability to see beyond the eyes reach. His love for the primitive along with his unique point of view provide a depth of clarity in a surprising world. 843.442.4865. (site being remodeled). Night Heron (detail), 2016, 11” x 14”

Sterns, Robin. Savannah, GA. Robin makes modern, luminous glass collage art, architectural installations (transoms, sidelights) and glass jewelry. See Robin’s work and meet the artist at her working studio, The Savannah Gallery, upstairs over Belford’s in City Market. See her work at Ardsley Art Glass on Facebook. Commissions welcomed. 912.335.8259. Sea Glass Rainbow (detail), 2016, tumbled dalle de verre stained glass, 14½” x 14½”

Stockman, Kate. Hendersonville, NC. Kate has been creating jewelry since those pasta necklaces in kindergarten (remember?). As a toddler, playing in her grandmother’s button box was the absorbing genesis of her love of color, size, shape, and texture. This delight has matured into Kate’s passion for creating “TouchStones Anecdotal Art”; each piece tells a story. 828.674.5978. Yamaya’s Crown, 2016, 22 inch adjustable sterling, labradorite, abalone, pewter face

Sullivan, Helen. Old Fort, NC. Helen began painting by accompanying a friend who wanted to take classes. She fell in love with art. Today Helen paints in her home studio and in her studio at the Arrowhead Gallery and Studios in Old Fort. Her favorite subjects are rocks, trees, water, and old cars and trucks.

Resting in the Sun (detail), 2015, acrylic, 16” x 20”

Talbot-Elliott, Susan. Lynchburg, VA. Susan has painted commissioned portraits in oil on canvas since 1994. Her subjects have come from the medical, legal, political, and business fields as well as families in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. She is a member of the Portrait Society of America. www.TalbotFineArtand

Portrait of D. Johnson (detail), oil on canvas, 24” x 20”

Thornton, Traudi. Wilmington, NC (Art in Bloom Gallery). Born in Czechoslovakia and raised in Germany, Traudi Thornton is a master ceramicist currently creating Raku and Stoneware in Wilmington, NC. She prefers not to rush and to complete her work properly. Traudi’s art has evolved over 40 years including the study of Raku with Paul Soldner in 1974 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. 484.885.3037. Sphere with Cylinder (detail), 2016, raku, 14½” x 8½”

Toth, Ilona. Cumberland, RI. Ilona studied art at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Her simple tones and non-excessive lines bring a calmness to her pieces. She uses oil paint, pencil, and chalk. Ilona’s subject matter varies, however she loves to draw tonal portraits. 774.225.9428. Solitude Chicken (detail), oil on canvas

Versteegen, Ginny. Charleston, SC. Ginny Versteegen finds her inspiration in the Low Country of South Carolina and her worldwide travels. Her award-winning oil paintings are found in many public and private collections. “Filled with color and light” describes the paintings on her website and at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery. 843.209.2435.

Shem Creek Glow (detail), oil on linen, 18” x 24”

Voss, Mary Johnson. Charleston, SC. Mary is recognized for her creative eye, her love of color, her attention to detail, and her ability to capture the extraordinary beauty of the everyday things which surround us. Mary’s desire is to share her art with others so that they may, if only for a moment, sense the presence of God. 843.834.0541.

Dawning of a New Day (detail), 2016, oil, 18” x 14”

Vournakis, Karen A. Charleston, SC. The artist explores the world using black & white film and then adds color by hand painting her original gelatin silver photographs. The subject matter is varied from the walls & temples of ancient Greece to the secret gardens of Charleston. Her art is a blend of photography and painting. 843.270.2167.

White Church with Poinsettia, 2012, hand painted gelatin silver photograph, 8” x 8”

Wahlstrom, Torey. Chapel Hill, NC. Torey taught herself to draw as a small child. She loves to wander about woods or meadows, observing plants and wildlife. Her watercolor paintings have been exhibited at North Carolina Botanical Garden and Blowing Rock Museum of Art and History. Her focus is native and endangered species of the Southeast. 919.537.2679. Sandhills Lily (detail), 2015, watercolor and pen & ink, 16” x 20”

Walsh, Patricia. St. Helena Island, SC. Patricia Walsh’s paintings set a scene and portray bits of everyday life - from a child playing at the beach to a shrimp boat illuminated with an angled shaft of winter light. Patricia’s desire is to create works of art that show the mystery and beauty of contemporary life. Stripes, 2015, oil, 12” x 12”

Walton, Ronald. Petersburg, VA & Brooklyn, NY. Ronald Walton was born in New York City. He is acclaimed for his creation of the “Rollcubistic” style of portraying human form. This unique technique of painting encompasses the use of round sphere-like balls patterned to form a humanistic figure. His use of color combination and depth creates a lavish and illuminating affect. 804.437.2991. Time Out (detail) , 2014 , oil / paper on canvas, 40” x 36”

Weber, Mark. Wilmington, NC. Mark Weber started his career working as an illustrator, creating work for The New York Times, Rolling Stone & The Wall Street Journal to name a few. Over the past ten years he has focused primarily on works rich in color, texture, and subject matter. His work mesmerizes the viewer. 910.264.2661.

Honeymoon with Goose (detail), acrylic and ink on canvas, 30” x 40”

Weinstein, Emily Eve. Chapel Hill, NC. During her 40-year career Emily Eve Weinstein has worked as a muralist, portraitist, illustrator, instructor, and fine artist. She has four published books; her paintings can be found in collections throughout the US and Europe. Weinstein participates in the Orange County Artists Tour. Current project: 25-year Handmade Book series is combination art catalog, memoir, and reinvented book . Subscriptions available. 919.942.2607. 919.360.6980. Sky, Clouds, Moon, oil on canvas, 6” x 6”

Wheaton, Kimberly. Durham, NC. Paintings are like poetry on canvas. Kimberly’s artwork explores color, texture, pattern, and depth by combining oil paint, cold wax, paper, and other media. She builds up then scratches away layers of paint so the painting becomes as much about the process of obscuring and revealing as about the final image.

Yearning for Peace, oil and cold wax on cradled wood panel, 18” x 18”

White, Lori. Raleigh, NC. Lori White is a contemporary realist painter, Exhibiting Member of OPA, and Signature Member of PSA. She was recently recognized in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine in their Three to Watch feature. She is represented by Village Art Circle, Tipping Paint Gallery, Ambleside Gallery, and Baxter’s Fine Art. 919 604.2584. Crystal Cove Rocks, 2016, oil on linen, 12” x 24”

Wilson, Lou. Morehead City, NC. Lou paints primarily in pastels and oils. Although she paints landscapes and seascapes, her passion is realistic pet portraits that capture the individual personality and spirit of the dog or cat. Lou resides in Morehead City, NC.

Zo, 2015, oil painting, 11” x 14”

Wolf, Steven. Crozet, VA. Steven Wolf’s work has evolved from a rather traditional type of realism to a more severe, stylized form in which he seems to distill the essence of the subject matter into a personalized, intense reverie. He has been exhibiting in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast for over 30 years, including shows in New York City and Washington DC. 434.260.9811.

Two Orange Trees, 2016, acrylics on linen, 18” x 18”

Womble, Jimmy Craig. Morehead City, NC. Oil Painter Jimmy Craig Womble has been a full time artist for the past 12 years. He maintains a studio in Beaufort, NC, at the corner of Ann and Live Oak Streets. His work hangs in public and private collections in North America and Europe. For information on gallery representation, showings, and work, please check his website. 252.904.1500. Charleston Doors, 2016, oil on panel, 18” x 24”

Young, Jennifer. Ashland, VA. Jennifer Young creates vibrant landscape oil paintings of Europe and the American south. Young works both out of her Ashland, VA studio, as well as on location to capture the moment en plein air. Visit her website to see her complete C.V., gallery representation, and available paintings. 804.677.6559.

Charmed in Beynac (detail), 2016, oil on linen, 12” x 16”

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when where Atlanta, GA, pg 26-28

Charlotte, NC, pg 33-35

Thursday, October 13th

Friday, October 7th

Pryor Fine Art, 6-8pm

Saturday, October 15th Artists Atelier Gallery, 12-4pm Kai Lin Art, 7-9pm Reinike Gallery, 11-4pm

Friday, October 21st

Alan Avery Art Company, 7-10pm Anne Irwin Fine Art, 6-8:30pm MINT Gallery, 6-9pm

Friday, October 7th

Wilmington, NC, pg 42

Saturday, October 8th

Art in Bloom Gallery, 6-9pm

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 5-8pm

Friday, October 21st

Charleston, SC, pg 43-44

Durham, NC, pg 36-37

Sunday, October 16th

Friday, October 21st

Craven Allen Gallery, 5-7pm

Hillsborough, NC, pg 37

Friday, October 7th

Friday, October 28th

Synergy Fine Art Gallery, 6-9pm

Alamance County, NC Saturday, October 8th

New Bern, NC, pg 37 Friday, October 14th

Sunday, October 9th

Friday, October 7th

Friday, October 14th FRANK Gallery, 6-9pm

Sunday, October 16th FRANK Gallery, 2-4pm

Saturday, October 22nd FRANK Gallery, 10-2pm Tyndall Galleries, 7-9pm

Thursday, October 27th Tyndall Galleries, 6:30-8pm

Hilton Head Is., SC, pg 45 Saturday, October 8th Karis Art Gallery

Ashland, VA, pg 46 Thursday, October 6th Gallery Flux, 5:30-8pm

Fine Art at Baxters, 5-8pm

Raleigh, NC, pg 38-41

Chapel Hill, NC, pg 32

Atrium Art Gallery, 5-8pm Corrigan Art Gallery, 5-8pm Courtyard Gallery, 5-8pm Dog & Horse Fine Art, 5-8pm Ellis-Nicholson Gallery, 5-8pm The John C. Doyle Art Gallery, 5-8pm

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, 6-9pm

Alamance Studio Tour, 10-5pm

Alamance Studio Tour, 12-5pm

Friday, October 7th

Pleiades Gallery, 6-9pm

Roswell, GA, pg 29-30

Saturday, October 29th

Saturday, October 15th

American Craft Walk Wilmington, 10-6pm

SOCO Gallery, 6-8pm

Saturday, October 1st

Synergy Fine Art Gallery, 6-9pm

Friday, October 14th

Wednesday, October 12th

dk Gallery, 5-9pm Marietta Square Artist’s Attic, 5-9pm

dk Gallery, 2-4pm

Artworks Gallery, 2-4pm

Charlotte Art League Gallery, 6-9pm Ciel Gallery, 6-9pm Elder Gallery, 5-8pm

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7-8:30pm

Marietta, GA, pg 28-29

Sunday, October 16th

311 Gallery, 6-9pm Local Color Gallery, 6-9:30pm Roundabout Art Collective, 6-9pm

Saturday, October 8th Nature Art Gallery, 2-4pm

Saturday, October 22nd Adam Cave Fine Art, 7-9pm

Sunday, October 23rd Lee Hansley Gallery, 2-5pm

Winston-Salem, NC Friday, October 7th

C’ville, VA, pg 46 Friday, October 7th

Chroma Projects - Downtown, 5-7pm

Wednesday, October 19th Les Yeux du Monde, 12pm

Petersburg, VA, pg 47 Friday, October 14th

Ward Ctr for Contemp Art, 6-9pm

Richmond, VA, pg 48-49 Friday, October 7th

Anne’s Visual Arts Studio, 6:30-10pm Brazier Gallery, 6-8pm Chasen Galleries, 6-8pm

Artworks Gallery, 7-10pm

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