Cloudy & Cool: a Group Show
Sept. 19 – Nov. 9, 2019

The gallery is presenting Cloudy & Cool, a group show that opened on Sept. 19 and runs through Nov. 9. It features works by R. L. Thomas, acrylics; Carol Iglesias, pastel; Nancy Hughes Miller, oil; Mark Hilliard, photography; Janet B. Sessoms, oil; William West, watercolor; Phil Meade, oil; Richard Tardell, oil; Dianne Hutchinson, acrylic; Jeanie Plyler, oil; Tina Lepsig, acrylic; Doug Kazantzis, photography; Diane Larson, oil; Robin Smith, photography; Joyce Vollmer, oil; Erna Tunno, watercolor; and Rachel Sunnell, acrylic.

Gallery owner Ginny Lassiter said, “I’ve been so impressed by the stunning landscapes and seascapes our artists have created, I wanted to present them in a different way. The cloud theme came together naturally. I invite everyone to come by and enjoy it!”

Nostalgia Highway:
Take a Ride With Richard Staat
Oct. 1 – 31, 2020.

Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, NC will host a nostalgic auto-themed exhibition of works by watercolor artist Richard Staat. The show, titled “Nostalgia Highway: Take a Ride With Richard Staat, opens Oct. 1 and runs through Oct. 31.

Award-winning artist Richard “Dick” Staat has been exhibiting his work at Sunset River Marketplace for almost 20 years. He graduated from Ohio State University with a BFA degree.  He worked for years as a commercial artist before moving to Oak Island, NC where he paints in his studio almost every day.

Staat is a signature member of the Watercolor Society of North Carolina. He also belongs to the Central Ohio Watercolor Society, the Associated Artists or Southport and the Oak Island Art Guide. Staat has won national, statewide and local exhibition awards for his watercolors.

Gallery owner Ginny Lassiter said, “Dick Staat is a storyteller with his paintbrush. His pieces are much loved and sought after. These paintings featuring vintage and antique cars are sure to appeal to local car clubs and aficionados. We hope to see you all at the gallery.”

According to the artist, “I have been interested in old cars and trucks since my high school days. The fun of driving a car with a manual transmission and stick shift while you’re listening to 50s tunes on the radio … you can’t beat it.”