Gallery to present group abstract show March 4 – April 4; demo March 14

Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, NC will present Abstraction, a group show of abstract works from Wednesday, March 4 through Saturday, April 4. The program includes a free painting demonstration by gallery owner and artist Ginny Lassiter on Saturday, March 14 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Lassiter works most often in acrylic, creating abstracted landscapes and expressionist pieces. She graduated from East Carolina University with a major in art and an emphasis in Interior Design. The Ocean Isle Beach resident has always been a creative soul. She’s a potter, she paints, she sketches and she designs fabrics.

Other artists featured in the exhibition include Tim Patton, Sterling Edwards, Joe DiGiulio, Roseann Bellinger, Adrienne Watts, Roberta Rotunda and Ortrud Tyler. Lassiter said, “I love the energy of these artists. Sterling Edwards was one of my early influences and I still try to take his workshop when he comes to town.”

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 five 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.  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

Abstraction Group Show

March 4 – April 4, 2020, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Artist Demo, March 14, 1 – 3 p.m.


Paint & Party

Beach Scene w/Rowboat (Palette Knife)

March 11, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30



Coffee With the Authors – Dennis Hetzel

March 12, 2020, 10 – 11 a.m.



Paint & Party


March 25, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.



Coffee With the Authors – Bobby Hunt

April 9, 2020, 10 – 11 a.m.


Workshop: Felting With Vasanto

April 18 & 19, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.



Woodsong Porch & Art Stroll (at Woodsong)

April 25, 2020, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

$5 (goes to scholarship)


Waterway 2020 Juried Art Show

April 27 – May 4, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.