Sunset River Marketplace Presents Free Artist Demonstrations

Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will present a series of artist demonstrations this Spring and Summer, gallery owner Ginny Lassiter has announced. The demonstrations include oil painting, watercolor, acrylic and pottery. They are free to the public. Reservations are not required.

The schedule includes:

Sat., May 24 12 – 2 p.m. Donn McCrary Acrylic
Wed., June 4 1-3 p.m. Jamie Futera
Tues., June 17 12 – 2 p.m. Raney Rogers Watercolor
Thurs., June 19 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Susan Dade Watercolor
Wed., June 25 12 – 2 p.m. Ortrud Tyler
Oil Palette Knife
Sat., June 28 12 – 2 p.m. Betsy Parker
Wed., July 2 12 – 2 p.m. Ginny Lassiter Acrylic
Thurs., July 17 1 – 3 p.m. Ortrud Tyler
Silk Painting
Wed., July 23 12 – 2 p.m. Jane Truesdale
Pottery (shown left)
Sat.. Aug. 9 12 – 2 p.m. Joe & Tonda Jeffcoat Pottery (shown left below)
Wed., Aug 27 12 – 2 p.m. Joe & Tonda Jeffcoat Pottery

According to Lassiter, she will be adding more demonstrations, so she encourages the public to visit the gallery on Facebook for last minute updates or pick up a schedule at the gallery.

Since opening in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has become an active supporter of performing, literary and visual arts in the area. The 10,000 square-foot gallery features work by over 200 North and South Carolina artists. Its on-site pottery studio has two kilns and three wheels for use by students. Ongoing oil, pastel and watercolor classes are also provided, in addition to workshops by nationally known artists. A framing department offers full-service, on-site custom frame design. The unusual gallery also recently introduced its Eclectic Closet – a collection of vintage furniture, antique finds and other unique pieces, which used correctly, can help personalize a living space.

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (Hwy 179), Calabash, N.C. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. From January through March the gallery is closed on Mondays. For more information, visit the website ( or “like” the gallery’s Facebook page, which is updated daily. Reach the gallery by telephone at 910.575.5999.

Joe Jeffcoat/pottery
Susan Dade/watercolor (photo Louis Aliotta)