Kate Kretz October 22 – November 28, 2018 Thursday October 25 Reception 4:30- 6:30 Kate Kretz grew up in upstate New York. At the age of 9, her father moved her family of six to Paris, where she lived for a year, and later returned at age 18 to earn a Cours De La Civilization Française certificate at the Sorbonne. She returned to the United states and earned her BFA at the State University of New York at Binghamton, and her MFA from the University of Georgia. Originally trained as a painter, Kretz now creates across disciplines. Her recent work includes human hair embroideries, dense bas-relief cotton floss embroideries, acrylic paintings on cotton velvet, and highly wrought oil and acrylic paints. Generally focused on creating time-intensive work telling difficult truths, her recent series have addressed gun violence, vulnerabilities of motherhood, and familial dysfunctionality. Kretz’s work has been shown in many international museums and galleries in countries such as Germany, China, Italy, and The Netherlands. It has also been featured repeatedly in the New York Times, The Washington Post, ArtPapers, Surface Design, Esquire, and more.
The Pawleys Island Four: Charlotte Delcamp, Christy Janes, Vida Miller and M. P. (Squeaky Swenson) thru Dec 25
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 www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com. Daily updates are available on the gallery’s Facebook page. Upcoming Events Farm to Table Group Exhibition Nov. 2 – Dec. 1, 2018 Coffee With the Authors Marsha Tennant Margaret, Pirate Queen 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. Free
12X12 Show Artist Reception Friday, December 7, 6 - 8 pm “I fell in love with the Carolina coastline and enjoy capturing the exquisite, vibrant light on the landscape with oils. It is an exciting challenge to mix just the exact hue that depicts a pale yellow in the sky at dusk or the lavender in a cast shadow. There is such power of expression that a single brush stroke can make, ultimately drawing the viewer in emotionally, so they feel the painting –instead of just seeing it.” Lorraine (Lori) Dauphin moved to Myrtle Beach from Connecticut with her husband Roland, thirteen years ago. Lori has been drawing and painting from nature since childhood. She earned an Associate’s Degree graphic design/illustration at the Art Institute of Boston and spent several years as assistant Art Director for a major corporation. A successful freelance designer and illustrator since 1994, Lori has integrated her pastel drawings into several design projects, and has appeared in The Directory of Illustration. Her pastels and oils also hang in businesses, private homes and small galleries throughout the Northeast and South Carolina including William H. Miller Gallery & Seacoast Artists Gallery. 2018 is the third consecutive year Lori’s oil painting have been accepted into ARTFIELDS juried competition. Lori's submission for MB 2010 Food and Wine week poster competition, took third place. ARTIST RECEPTION on FRIDAY, , 5-8PM 714 Main Street Myrtle Beach, SC 29577