Gallery entryway featuring Betty Anglin Smith, Sterling Edwards, Bayou Gray, Milton Hebald

New Artist Submission Opportunity Feb. 1 – 17, 2024

Sunset River Gallery in Calabash, NC has a limited number of openings for professional 2D and 3D artists who reside or have a studio in North or South Carolina. We are looking for the best of the best – accomplished artists with passion, talent, and a body of work to present. From our perspective, your work should both stand out and work well with other pieces in the gallery. Ask yourself: is your work a cut above? How do you feel it would fit at Sunset River Gallery? Do you continue to grow as an artist?

What we offer you

We bring you a 10,000 square foot gallery with a 20+ year stellar reputation. Our clients are mainly regional, but come from all around the country and Europe. Since opening in 2002, we have become a repeat destination for art lovers up and down the east coast. Gallery director Samantha Spalti and our staff nurture relationships with our collectors as well as our artists. We market heavily throughout the year with public relations, a monthly newsletter, digital advertising and print ads. Charity events, juried shows, book signings, a holiday art market, and six- to eight-week shows featuring our Sunset River artists bring thousands of visitors to the gallery.

How to respond

Email your information to us at – with ARTIST SUBMISSION in the subject line. Please be sure to include your name (of course!), where you live, phone number, best email address to reach you, biography, awards list when applicable, and artist statement. Also include four to five good quality images with titles, media, dimensions, date completed, and retail prices. 3D artists, please include more than one angle of each item.

The gallery team will review every entry, and if we feel you are a good fit for the gallery, we will reach out with next steps. Please note, not every artist can be accepted. This is not a commentary on the work quality, but rather if the work complements our existing artists and clientele. Speaking frankly, we want to sell your art! And having the right fit of artists in the gallery helps make that happen.

About Sunset River Gallery

Located in coastal Brunswick County, Sunset River Gallery caters to area visitors and locals in search of gifts or fine art for their homes and businesses. Featuring works by more than 100 North and South Carolina artists – and one of the largest collections of investment grade 20th Century art in the Carolinas – the gallery is well known for its range of top-quality paintings, pastels, watermedia, photography, hand-blown and fused glass, clay sculptures, pottery, turned and carved wood, one-of-kind furniture pieces, and bronze sculptures. In 2023, Sunset River Gallery, Inc. acquired premier auctioneer Cordier Auctions. A growing online presence and print advertising continues to expand the gallery’s marketing capabilities. The select group of artists we add during this time will both benefit from and contribute to our success.

  • Betsey DuBois

    I emailed pictures of a few of my paintings, but never heard back from you. Does that mean you are not interested in them?

    1. Sunset River Gallery

      Hi Betsey! We have received your email and attachments. We are considering every artist who submits work and you should hear back around the beginning of March.