Exhibitions

Water Views 
Group Show
Jan. 6 – 30, 2021
To begin the new year, we’re featuring Water Views, a group show of paintings in oil, acrylic, mixed media, and pastel from Jan. 6 through Jan. 30, 2021. The exhibition will include works by Connie Winters, Carol Iglesias, Nancy Hughes Miller, Roger Tatum, Richard Staat,  Rachel Sunnell, Roseann Bellinger, Kathy Duckworth, George Krobatsch, Ruth Cox, M.T. McClanahan, Karen Casciani, R.L. Thomas, and Vicki Neilon.

“We love this particular collection,” said gallery owner Ginny Lassiter. “It’s a beautiful blend of ocean views, marsh scenes, creeks and rivers. I hope everyone can come by to enjoy it.”

Water Views 
Group Show
Jan. 6 – 30, 2021

To begin the new year, we’re featuring Water Views, a group show of paintings in oil, acrylic, mixed media, and pastel from Jan. 6 through Jan. 30, 2021. The exhibition will include works by Connie Winters, Carol Iglesias, Nancy Hughes Miller, Roger Tatum, Richard Staat,  Rachel Sunnell, Roseann Bellinger, Kathy Duckworth, George Krobatsch, Diane Larson, Ruth Cox, M.T. McClanahan, Karen Casciani, R.L. Thomas, and Vicki Neilon.

“We love this particular collection,” said gallery owner Ginny Lassiter. “It’s a beautiful blend of ocean views, marsh scenes, creeks and rivers. I hope everyone can come by to enjoy it.”

Mark Gordon: Works In Clay
Dec. 2, 2020 – Jan. 23, 2021

Mark Gordon, formerly the associate professor of art and design at Barton College in Wilson, NC, will be the featured artist at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC from Wednesday, Dec. 2 through Saturday, January 23, 2021.

“Mark’s work is exciting, organic and I’m thrilled to show it here at the gallery,” Lassiter recently noted. “Included in the show will be a number of Mark’s innovative ‘cube spheres,’ which are assembled ceramic sculptures made in a unique clayworking technique that Mark calls ‘dry-wet-dry.’ “

According to Gordon, “ the bone-dry modules and inner matrix form are united with a ‘mortar’ of wet clay, and then quickly dried. The clay mixture includes a large percentage of sawdust to decrease shrinkage, as well as to provide a rough surface for adhesion. The finished clay piece is fired to 2300 F and then fired again to 2100 F with the glaze.”

Gordon received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Physical Education from Oberlin Collect in Ohio and an MFA in Studio Art from Ohio State University. He has worked in clay for 45+ years and his work is exhibited regionally and nationally in galleries, universities and museums.

The artist has traveled to 24 different countries to document pottery-making traditions throughout the Mediterranean and Caribbean. Fluent in Spanish, he was a 1991 Fullbright lecturer at the Universidad Nacional in Obera, Argentina. He has given claywork demonstrations in Caracas, Cairo, Madrid, Amakusa (Japan), Jerusalem, and La Romana (Dominican Republic).

Photographs of Gordon’s work have appeared in American CeramicsCeramics Monthly; the New York Times; American CraftClay TimesThe Journal of Ceramic Trends and TechniqueRevista Internacional (Spain); and Ceramics: Art and Perception. He was featured in a career interview and images of his work were included in the 2010 Davis Publications textbook Experience Clay by Maureen Mackey. His work a also featured on a 2009 cover of PotteryMaking Ilustrated with the article “Pushing the Envelope” on his process of wet/dry assembly.

Other selected honors include the Lincoln Financial Excellence in Teaching Award, Barton College, 2018; lecture-demonstration, Amakusa Maruo Pottery, Kumamoto, Japan, 2018; Core Grant Review Committee, Fulbright Commission, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, 2013-present.