Sessoms earns Best In Show at Farm to Table art show

Janet B. Sessoms has won the Best In Show award at the Farm to Table art show being held at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC. The show includes over 80 paintings and more than 100 three-dimensional pieces in wood, glass and clay, all which support or depict the Farm to Table theme. Sessoms’ winning entry is “Island Tractor,” an 11- x 14-inch (unframed size) oil painting.

Sessoms received her Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education at University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She is a member of Wilmington Art Association and Women Painters of the Southeast. Her work has been featured on the cover of Art Guidemagazine, Wrightsville Beachmagazine and Cape Fear Livingmagazine among others.

The Farm to Table exhibit opened Nov. 2 and will run through Saturday, Dec. 1. Ballots are available for gallery visitors to vote for their favorites. A People’s Choice award will be announced after ballots have been counted on Dec. 1.

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 four 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 page.

Current & Upcoming Events

Trees: a Different Dimension

Photography exhibition, works by Louis Aliotta, also featuring wire sculpture by Dale Yarmuth

Oct. 10 – Nov. 10, 2018


Farm to Table

Group Exhibition

Nov. 2 – Dec. 1, 2018


Coffee With the Authors

Marsha Tennant

Margaret, Pirate Queen/Margaret & the Diamond Key Mystery

Nov. 8, 2018

10 – 11 a.m.

Free, RSVP

Holiday Art Market

Dec. 1, 2018

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Author Open House

Dec. 8, 2018

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


  • Janet B. Sessoms

    Thanks for a wonderful evening! Thrilled to be the recipient of the Best in Show!

    1. Sunset River Marketplace

      Janet, we’re so happy you participated! We love your work, and again, congratulations on your Best In Show!