My Studio: Enter At Your Own Risk; show opens May 5

Sunset River Marketplace celebrates art and artists with ‘My Studio: Enter At Your Own Risk’ group show

Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, NC will present a group exhibition, My Studio: Enter At Your Own Risk, from May 5 through June 5. According to gallery owner Ginny Lassiter, “Art studios can be chaotic, energetic, emotional places! We’ve invited several of our own artists to share their working studios with us in oil, acrylic, collage and other media. This is going to be a fun and insightful look into the life of an artist! We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we are!”

Participating artists include Ortrud Tyler, acrylics; Sherry Godfrey, pottery and acrylics; Vicki Neilon, acrylics; Ruth Cox, oils; Roseann Bellinger, acrylics; Ginny Lassiter, acrylics; Adrienne Watts, watercolor monoprint and acrylics; Diane Larson, oils; Carol Iglesias, oils; Jenny McKinnon Wright, oils; Rachel Sunnell, acrylics; and Linda Young, mixed media.

Lassiter says, “I’ve always been curious about how other artists work, whether it’s in a dedicated studio or in a corner of the kitchen. Some, like our oil instructor, Ruth Cox, work in a studio overflowing with memories, materials, and inspiration. Others like Roseann Bellinger prefer a simpler atmosphere, with everything in its place. I’m somewhere in the middle!”

Throughout the month-long show, Lassiter says, there will be pop up painting demos and short gallery talks by some of the artists. They will be announced on the gallery’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

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 eclectic 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.

Special Covid 19 Notice: To meet North Carolina State mandates, Sunset River Marketplace requires that patrons 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.

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.


Through May 1, 2021

Eric McRay: Contemporary Modernist


April  26 – May 1, 2021

Waterway Art Association

Spring Show


May 5 – June 5, 2021

My Studio: Enter At Your Own Risk

Group Show

Pop Up Demos TBA


June 2, 2021

Paint & Party: Stylized Floral



June 5, 6 & 7, 2021

Three one-day Batik workshops

Instructor Pat Smelkoff

$95 each


June 9 – 26, 2021

The Boating Life

Group Show


July 1 – 31, 2021

Works by Ophelia Staton

Demo/Artist talk TBA