ginny lassiter show at sunset river marketplace 9-10 - 10-16-21

Gallery to feature Lassiter abstracts Sept. 10 – Oct. 16; meet the artist Sept. 18


Black & Gold Structure by Ginny Lassiter, acrylic 30×24 (detail)

Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, NC will feature works by owner Ginny Lassiter in a show titled Ginny Lassiter: Finding My Passion from Friday, Sept. 10 through Saturday, Oct. 16.

Lassiter graduated from East Carolina University, majoring in art with an emphasis in design. Her taste, which is evident in every aspect of the gallery, leans toward the eclectic. Her paintings, often textural and almost always abstract, are primarily expressionist in nature, sometimes influenced by architectural structures, forms and spaces.

“I love the process of painting abstracts,” she says. “By focusing on shape, color and line I’m able to step outside of the ‘real world’ and representational imagery, but still generate interest from the viewer. It’s my hope that each of my paintings draws the viewer in and brings about an emotional response!”

Among the twenty-plus paintings in Finding My Passion are acrylics and mixed media pieces including some favorites from the artist’s personal collection. Lassiter invites the public to join her for a meet-the-artist afternoon on Saturday, September 18 from 2 – 5 p.m.

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 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.


Events at Sunset River Marketplace


Hello Doli: Works by Doli Biondillo

August 6 – Sept. 6, 2021


Paint & Party

August 18, 2021

Seaside Margarita

$35 (Call 910.575.5999 to register)


Paint & Party

Sept 8, 2021, 5:30 – 7:30

Palmetto Moon

$35 (Call 910.575.5999 to register)


Coffee With the Authors

Sept. 9, 2021, 11 a.m. – 12 noon

Jacqueline “Jack” DeGroot w/Lomie Lou Cooke & Stuart Cooke

Ocean Isle Beach: The Early Years

Free, reservation required


Ginny Lassiter: Finding My Passion

Sept. 10 – Oct. 16

Meet the Artist Saturday, Sept. 18, 2 – 5 p.m.


Coffee With the Authors

Oct. 14, 2021, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Carole O’Neill

The Porch Sitters

Free, reservation required


Batik Workshops

Saturday, Oct. 30, Tuscan Window

Sunday, Oct. 31, Sea Turtle

Monday, Nov. 1, Stacey’s Window

Instructor Pat Smelkoff

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$95 each


Coffee With the Authors

Nov. 11, 2021, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Caleb Wygal

Death On the Boardwalk

Free, reservation required


Holiday Art Market

Nov. 12 – 14, 2021, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Various Artists


Author Open House

Various Authors

Dec. 11, 2021, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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 (