Artist Joyce Vollmer-Looking Forward-oil-15x30

Gallery features Joyce Vollmer as Spotlight Artist April 15 – June 15

Promising, oil, 24×24. Artist Joyce Vollmer.

Samantha Spalti, gallery director for Sunset River Gallery in Calabash, NC has announced that oil painter Joyce Vollmer is the Spotlight Artist from April 15 – June 15.  Southern raised, Vollmer’s art has been profoundly influenced by her Southern roots. The warm and earthy Carolina landscape is prominent in most of her work, from dramatic coastal marshes to bucolic rural landscapes. Spalti said, “Joyce is well known among our regular visitors for her beautiful skies, some serene and others dramatic. We always love when she brings us new work!”

The artist says, “Skies are ever present, ever changing. Often overlooked or added as an afterthought, I see skies are much more. They are the focal point of my recent work and a metaphor for life. Each beautiful in its own way, the skies above us are in a constant state of evolution.”

Vollmer earned a degree in architecture from the NC State School of Design and spent her early career working in the corporate world. Now she focuses on her artistic side. The artist is a member of the Fine Arts League of Cary in Cary, NC and the Sertoma Park Artist’s Association in Raleigh, NC.

About Sunset River Gallery

Located in coastal Brunswick County, NC, Sunset River Gallery caters to both area visitors and a growing local community of full-time residents seeking fine art for their homes and businesses. Featuring works by over 100 fine regional artists including Betty Anglin Smith, Marcus McClanahan, Janet Sessoms, and Richard Staat, among others, the gallery is well known in the area for its selection of oil paintings; watermedia; pastels; photography; hand-blown, stained, and fused glass; pottery and clay sculpture; 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. The gallery also offers ongoing oil/acrylic and watercolor classes as well as workshops by nationally and regionally known instructors.

The gallery’s carefully curated selection of investment-grade 20th century fine art is the largest in the Carolinas. Current inventory can be found in the gallery website’s 20th Century Artists section. It includes works by Wolf Kahn (1927-2020), Ed Mell (1942), Raimonds Staprans (1926), Angell Botello (1913-1986), Vladimir Cora (1951), Hunt Slonam (1951), Ginny Crouch Stanford (1950), sculptor Edward Francis McCartan (1879-1947), and two bronze sculptures by Milton Hebald (1930 – 2010).

In 2023, Sunset River Gallery, Inc. acquired Cordier Auctions in Harrisburg, PA, a premier auctioneer of fine and decorative art, coins and jewelry, estates and real estate, and collectibles.

FEATURED IMAGE: Looking Forward, oil, 15×30. Artist Joyce Vollmer