Gallery presents Red Hot Summer group exhibition

Don’t miss this delightful collection of Red Hot Summer art – from photos of sunsets to hand-blown glass cherries, paintings of red boats, porch pillows, abstract acrylics, metal art, wood carvings and more.

Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, NC, is hosting a group exhibition titled Red Hot Summer.

The show opened June 14 in the gallery’s front salon and runs through August 14. Participating artists include Ginny Lassiter (acrylics), Brenda Butka (oils), Scott Summerfield (blown glass), Jim Comer (wildlife carvings), Linda Hester (acrylics), Yuriy Petrov (acrylics), Anne Cunningham (copper), Cat Wondergem & Rick Steingress (gayotaku prints), George Krobatsch (watercolor), Mona Bendin (pillows), Liz Zlot Summerfield (clay), Jill Hope (mixed media), Carol Iglesias (oils), Mark Hilliard (photography), Joe DiGiulio (acrylics), Adrienne Watts (watercolor), Beth Hill (acrylics), Becky Lee (acrylic), Sterling Edwards (acrylics), Nan Bedick (jewelry), Suzanne Cunningham (acrylics) and Laura Johansen (dolls). More pieces are added as the art is purchased. The gallery is open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Hope to see you soon!

About Sunset River Marketplace

Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 150 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, mixed media, art glass, fabric art, pottery, sculpture, turned and carved wood and artisan-created jewelry.

There are two onsite kilns and four wheels used by students in the ongoing pottery classes offered by the gallery. There are realistic and abstract art classes as well as workshops by nationally and regionally known artists. During select months, the gallery hosts Coffee With the Authors, a series of presentations by local and regional authors. This Summer, the gallery will also be hosting a number of  “demo days,” during which artists will demonstrate how they work and answer questions. They will be posted on the Events tab on the gallery website.

The gallery address is: 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, NC 28467.  Hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call 910.575.5999 or visit the website at Daily updates are available on the gallery’s Facebook and Instagram pages.


Upcoming Events

Exhibition: Red Hot Summer

Now through August 14

Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Red is the color of passion, adventure, heat and sunsets. Often an artist will use it for a spontaneous pop of color and sometimes a painting simply radiates red. This group show in the gallery’s front salon features work in acrylic, oil, pastel, and other media. Exhibition is free to the public.

2019 NC Watercolor Society Traveling Show

June 14 – August 14Show features 33 works in watercolor chosen to travel throughout the state. Exhibition is free to the public

Coffee With the Authors

August 8, 10 – 11 a.m.

Otis L. Lee, Jr.

The Last Train From Djibouti

Lee will speak about his book, which is inspired by the true story of his wife’s travel to Africa as a young woman in search of fulfillment. What she found was not at all what she expected. Free but limited seating. Reservations needed.

Exhibition: It’s Wine O’Clock Somewhere

August 21 – Sept. 28

Reception Saturday, August 24, 2 – 5 p.m.

A light-hearted collection of wine- and bottle-themed acrylic abstracts by Ginny Lassiter. Many are unframed and specially priced for this show. Join the artist for wine and light hors d’oeuvres at the gallery reception on the 24th.

Coffee With the Authors

Sept. 12, 10 – 11 a.m.

Steve McMillen

Terror Grips the Beach

The author of Murder On the Front Nine, Cougars At the Beach, and Death On Mt. Pleasant will discuss his latest Mickke D Grand Strand murder mystery. Free but limited seating. Reservations needed.

Nuno Felt Scarf Workshop 

Sept. 21, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Instructor Vasanto

Students will create their own felted wool and silk scarves by the end of the one-day class. Info on website. $95 per student. Sign up on the website or call the gallery.

Coffee With the Authors

Oct. 10, 10 – 11 a.m.

Dana Ridenour

Below the Radar

The author, a retired FBI agent and author of Beyond the Cabin and Behind the Mask, has recently completed her third book in the Lexie Montgomery series. Free but limited seating. Reservations needed.

Coffee With the Authors

Nov. 14, 10 – 11 a.m.

Thomas Kelso

Hyperion’s Fracture

In this thriller, Mark Thurman struggles to escape the tentacles of a cartel drug lord and a rogue pharmaceutical CEO when he’s called upon to recover a stolen cancer cure, save an injured Kentucky Derby contender, and find two missing scientists. Free but limited seating. RSVP.

Holiday Art Market

Saturday,Nov. 16, 10 – 5 p.m.

In time for Holiday shopping, gallery artists offer paintings, pottery, jewelry, turned and carved wood, pillows, fine art glass, garden pieces, ornaments and more. Holiday refreshments and treats, gift certificate drawings throughout the day.

Author Open House

Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 – 3 p.m.

Come by to meet your local authors and pick up a signed copy of your favorite books in time for the Holidays!