Brunswick Arts Council Show at gallery Oct. 17 – 22; reception Oct. 20

Sunset River Marketplace art gallery is hosting the 16th annual Brunswick Arts Council Fall Exhibition from Monday, Oct. 17 through Saturday, Oct. 22. There will be a reception and awards ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m.  The public is invited to the free event and no reservations are required.

This year’s exhibition includes over 120 paintings in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor and other media; 15 photographs and 16 three-dimensional works in clay and wood. Honors being awarded at Thursday’s reception are:

Best of Show, Rozanne Anderson, First Place 2D, Sharon Bowling,

First Place 3D Betsy Sellers, First Place Photography Louis Aliotta. 

Gerloven MemorialAward: Lisa Blayton. Oak Island Art Guild Award: Donna Ferrandino, Waterway Art Assoc. Award: Dale Hackmann,

Merit Awards: Richard Staat, Joyce Grazetti, Eileen Gordon, Jean Rundle, Frank Palmer, Louis Aliotta.  Honorable Mentions: Frank Palmer, Marta MacCallam, Don Bashore, Linda Drye, Greta Swaim.


About Brunswick Arts Council

Victor and Jeanne Gerloven, natives of Brooklyn, NY, dedicated their lives to art and education. For over 55 years, Victor taught art at the high school and college level; and after retiring to Brunswick County, he continued to teach art through the Associated Artists of Southport program for adults.

He received the N.C. Governor’s Award for Volunteerism and for over a decade tirelessly led the Brunswick Arts Council as president, while Jeanne, a retired Assistant Dean of the School of General Studies at Brooklyn College, New York City, served as the Council’s Secretary.

As a result of their diligent work, the BAC became the respected organization that it is today. Through the various programs to all the in the community, and assists and encourages local artists in achieving their lifelong goals. For more information, visit the website:


Barbara McFall-President
Vic Guarino-Vice-President
Gaylan Chambers-Treasurer
Liz Boyer, Secretary, Membership Chair

Division Presidents
JoAnn Staat-Visual Arts
Connie Enis-Student Arts Education
Linda Dorman-Performing Arts
Mari-Lou Wong Chong-Multicultural Programs
Tony Ventimiglia-Grants and Development

Artist Representatives;
Richard Staat-Oak Island Art Guild

Director Public Relations: Reggie Smith

About Sunset River Marketplace

Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by over 150+ North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of artwork in virtually every genre. Custom framing, painting and pottery classes and art workshops are also offered through the gallery. Since opening its doors in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has supported not only the visual arts, but literary and performing arts, as well. It has become a popular community center and art hub for both Brunswick County and nearby Horry County, S.C.

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, N.C. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 910-575-5999 or visit the website: www. For daily updates, “like” the gallery’s Facebook page.