Gallery to present ‘Coastal Blues’ March 22 – April 27

Artist Lee Mims, Alone Time, oil, 16×16

Sunset River Gallery in Calabash, NC will present Coastal Blues, a multi-media group show, from March 22 through April 27. The exhibit will feature oil, pastel, acrylic, and watercolor paintings along with a range of pottery, wood, glass, and other 3D art pieces. Participating artists include Janet B. Sessoms (oil), Lee Mims (oil), Marcus McClanahan (acrylic), Nancy Hughes Miller (oil), Janet Sessoms (oil), Samantha Spalti (acrylic), Becky Steele (acrylic), William West (watercolor), Judi Moore (acrylic), Catherine Porter Brown (oil), Yuriy Petrov (acrylic), Donn McCrary (acrylic),

Artist Catherine Porter Brown, Ovum Ad Mentum (Egg to Mind), oil, 26×26

Vicki Neilon (acrylic), Ardie Praetorious (clay), Joy Parks Coats (acrylic),  Carol Iglesias (pastel), Ophelia Staton (acrylic), Roseann Bellinger (acrylic), Cathryn Jirlds (photography),  Karen Tillman (oil), Scott Summerfield (blown glass), Diane Flanegan (stained glass), Ginny Lassiter (acrylic), Bob Moffett (wood), Joe DiGiulio (acrylic), Wes Wagner (wood), Betsy Sellers (clay), and Brian Evans (clay).

Gallery director Samantha Spalti said, “This show is a great example of how traditional and contemporary art work together. And I love how these artists have used blue in their work – sometimes a major color block and others a well-placed accent. Blue can bring a sense of calm to the viewer, or it can be bold and energetic. It’s all in the hands of the artist. I’m excited for the community to come and enjoy our Coastal Blues show.”

About Sunset River Gallery

Artist Joy Parks Coats, Somewhere In the Caribbean, acrylic, 18×24

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 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), and two bronze sculptures by Milton Hebald (1930 – 2010).


Sunset River Gallery is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (NC 179), Calabash, NC 28467. Telephone: 910.575.5999. Website: . Regular hours are Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily updates on Facebook and Instagram.

Top featured art: Artist Marcus McClanahan, Blue Shadow.

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    I look forward to seeing the exhibit “blue” ..I tell as many people as I can about your outstanding gallery. Living here, on the South Strand of Myrtle Beach,I tell visitors and when speaking to artists, who are not aware of your gem that you offer to the public and is merely less than 1 hr. away are anxious to drive there and see it.