‘The Boating Life’ June 9 – 26

Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash features group show

Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, will feature an exhibition titled The Boating Life. The group show opens Wednesday, June 9 and runs through Saturday, June 26.

Gallery owner Ginny Lassiter said, “ Each year we put together a coastal-themed show geared especially to area visitors. It turns out, though, that our locals also love it. This year we’re focusing on boats – working boats and pleasure boats, sailboats and power boats.”

Participating artists include Bryan Krpejs from Sunset Beach, who works in acrylic. Vicki Neilon from Ocean Isle Beach is also an acrylic artist. Oak Island painter Richard Staat is a watercolor artist. Ortrud Tyler, also from the Island, is working in oil. Hilton Head, SC oil painter Carol Iglesias is another participant. R.L. Thomas splits his time between Virginia and Sunset Beach. He is an acrylic artist. Also joining the show are photographers Mark Hilliard from Pawleys Island, SC and Lou Aliotta from Sunset Beach; Brunswick County artist Jill Leach, working in watercolor; and oil painter Diane Larson.

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 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 guidelines, Sunset River Marketplace requests that patrons who are not fully vaccinated wear face coverings, use hand sanitizer, and maintain 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 www.staging.careful-crib.flywheelsites.com. 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 June 5, 2021

My Studio: Enter At Your Own Risk

Group Show


June 7, 2021

One-day Batik workshop

Instructor Pat Smelkoff



June 9 – 26, 2021

The Boating Life

Group Exhibition


June 16, 2021 (rescheduled from June 2)

Paint & Party: Stylized Floral



July 1 – 31, 2021

Works by Ophelia Staton

Reception TBA


  • Cindy

    Love this and missed this class. Would love for you to do something like this again. Will be waiting.