Gallery holds Holiday Art Market Nov 12 – 14

Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, NC will hold its annual Holiday Art Market from Friday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Nov. 14. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

The 10,000 square-foot gallery will be showcasing its wide range of original art, including much that has been designed and created especially for holiday gift-giving: clay sculptures and pottery (including Christmas platters and serving pieces), hand-blown and fused glass, oil paintings, artisan made jewelry, Christmas ornaments and cards, turned wood, baskets, hand-crafted dolls, wood furniture, fiber art, garden art, and more.

There will also be Holiday treats, hot mulled cider, wine and free gift certificate drawings all three days.

Featured artists, many of whom will be on hand during the event, include Gary Baird (wildlife photography), Ruth Cox (oil paintings), Jewel Simmons (silver jewelry), Sherry Godfrey (Kokedama and pottery), Mary Cross (pottery and mussel trees), Betsy Parker (clay sculptures and pottery), Pat White (watercolors and Holiday gifts), Donna Michaux (pottery), Kathie Wolk (pottery), Laura Johansen (fiber art dolls), Vicki Neilon (acrylics), Brenda Riggins (acrylics and ornaments), Ardie Praetorius (pottery), Wes Wagner (wood furniture and other items); Bob Monthie (wood trays and boxes), Marlene Cassidy (jewelry), Kathy Joyce (clay sculptures and pottery), Linda Thomas (miniature paintings), Barbara Bryant (fiber baskets, coasters and ornaments), Leo Dwyer (gourd art), Kakie Honig (fused glass Christmas trees), Rachel Sunnell (acrylic paintings and ornaments), Judi Moore (acrylic paintings), Roseann Bellinger (Holiday miniatures and paintings), Bob Moffett (turned wood), Kathy Duckworth (acrylic paintings), and Sharon Dodge (pottery).

About Sunset River Marketplace

Located in coastal Brunswick County, Sunset River Marketplace caters to both tourists and a growing local community of full-time residents seeking fine art for their homes and businesses. Featuring work by approximately 150 North and South Carolina artists, the gallery is well known in the area for its collection of oil paintings, watermedia, pastels, photography, hand-blown glass, fused glass, pottery and clay sculptures, turned and carved wood, unique home décor items and artisan jewelry.

There are two onsite kilns and five wheels used by the gallery’s pottery students. Art classes and workshops are currently being offered on a limited basis. Call the gallery for details.

The gallery address is: 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, NC 28467.  Hours are Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call 910.575.5999 or visit the website at www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com. Daily updates are available on the gallery’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

The FrameCenter, located within the gallery, is open Wednesday through Friday, 12 noon – 5 p.m. and by appointment. Call framer Louis Aliotta directly at 910.368.7351.

Special Covid 19 Notice: To meet North Carolina State guidelines, Sunset River Marketplace requests that patrons who are not fully vaccinated wear face coverings and requires the use of hand sanitizer plus six-foot social distancing between gallery visitors and at the cash register.  The gallery staff conducts thorough cleaning of surfaces upon opening and closing and during the day and has placed complimentary hand sanitizer throughout the gallery for visitor use. Depending on alerts from the Governor’s Office, this advisory may change.

 

Upcoming Events at Sunset River Marketplace

 

Coffee With the Authors

Nov. 11, 2021, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Caleb Wygal

Death On the Boardwalk, Death Washes Ashore

Free, reservation required

 

Holiday Art Market

Nov. 12 – 14, 2021, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Various Artists

Refreshments, free gift certificate drawings

Free

 

Jazz Night

Nov. 18, 2021, 5 – 7 p.m.

After Hours band

Refreshments

Free

 

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

Nov. 26 – 27, 2021, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Refreshments, free gift certificate drawings

 

Free

 

Author Open House

Various Authors

Dec. 11, 2021, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Refreshments, free gift certificate drawings

Free

 

Artisan Jewelry Trunk Show

Dec. 15, 2021, 11 – 3 p.m.

Refreshments

Free

 

Jazz Night

Dec. 16, 2021, 5 – 7 p.m.

Refreshments

Free

 

Exhibition: Cape Fear Perspective

Works by Janet B. Sessoms, Sandy Nelson, Sharon Jones and David Starbuck

Jan. 12 – Feb. 26, 2022

Reception Friday, Jan. 14, 5 – 7 p.m.

Free

 

NOTE: The year 2022 marks 20 years in business for Sunset River Marketplace and the gallery will be celebrating throughout the year with special events, benefits, exhibitions and more. A calendar will be sent to media outlets and posted on the gallery’s website (www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com).

 

Special Covid 19 Notice: To meet North Carolina State guidelines, Sunset River Marketplace requests that patrons who are not fully vaccinated wear face coverings and requires the use of hand sanitizer plus six-foot social distancing between gallery visitors and at the cash register.  The gallery staff conducts thorough cleaning of surfaces upon opening and closing and during the day and has placed complimentary hand sanitizer throughout the gallery for visitor use. Masks are available. Depending on alerts from the Governor’s Office, this advisory may change.

 

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