October 12 - November 9 MASTERS OF SCULPTURE Opening Reception Saturday, Oct. 12th
Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Susan Wakeen was raised by two creative parents who encouraged the pursuit of an art career. Growing up in Avon Connecticut, a favorite part of her growing years was drawing and painting. Wakeen attended Central Connecticut State University, majoring in math and psychology. For many years she taught Special Education in Brookline and Waltham, Massachusetts. Always with sketchbook and pencil close by, the reality of being a fine artist seemed far reached. Her twin sister, Sandra, encouraged her to look for a means to start studying art more seriously. She started with evening courses at the Boston School of Fine Art; later studying with Joshua Graham and Dorothy Lepler, who would become influential in teaching her discipline, observation, and control. Susan continued her studies at the Scottsdale Artist School with world renowned instructors including Betty Patt Gatliff, noted artists Rosalind Cook, and Tuck Langland, among others. In 1982 Wakeen debuted her sculptures and dolls in New York City at the International Toy Fair. She was instantly recognized for her outstanding work and awarded "Doll of The Year" for her sculpture of “Jeanne”. Wakeen was offered a position at Hasbro Toys in Pawtucket Rhode Island as senior designer and contributed greatly to the growth of the doll design department. Wakeen soon began creating sculptures of babies which led to the founding of the Susan Wakeen Doll Company Inc. For over 25 years she was recognized by her peers and collectors as one of the top artists in her field; and was honored with more than 48 nominations and awards in the industry including "Doll of the Year" and "The Award of Excellence." During this period she would travel to Italy, China, and Spain to perfect her artistry. After twenty eight years in the doll business, and with encouragement from her husband, family, and friends, Wakeen turned her attention completely to the fine art of sculpture. For the past twelve years she has been pursuing a career as a fulltime sculptor and her works are now found in homes, and collections throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. This November Wakeen will be teaching a class at Brookgreen Gardens which will concentrate on learning to sculpt the figure in motion. Be on the lookout for FOUR new bronze sculptures by Susan Wakeen to debut in our MASTERS OF SCULPTURE show on October 12, 2019! Member National Sculpture Society Portrait Society of America Art Students League NY Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists
Fall Seacoast Guild sale! Seacoast Artist’s Gallery Features over 70 Local Artists Original Works of Art in Painting, Photography, Fiber Art, Metal Engraving, Pottery & Sculpture and much more. Find us located at 3032 Nevers Street at the Market Common. Hours: Mon. Through Saturday 10:00am – 6;00pm Sunday Noon – 6:00pm 843.232.7009
The Waccamaw Necks Art Alliance Art Show at Rice Museum, Georgetown, SC. The exhibition opens on 10th October and runs through 4th January 2020
Gallery presents group show, Cloudy & Cool Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, NC, is presenting Cloudy & Cool, a group show that opened on Sept. 19 and runs through Nov. 9. It features works by R. L. Thomas, acrylics; Carol Iglesias, pastel; Nancy Hughes Miller, oil; Mark Hilliard, photography; Janet B. Sessoms, oil; William West, watercolor; Phil Meade, oil; Richard Tardell, oil; Dianne Hutchinson, acrylic; Jeanie Plyler, oil; Tina Lepsig, acrylic; Doug Kazantzis, photography; Diane Larson, oil; Robin Smith, photography; Joyce Vollmer, oil; Erna Tunno, watercolor; and Rachel Sunnell, acrylic. Gallery owner Ginny Lassiter said, “I’ve been so impressed by the stunning landscapes and seascapes our artists have created, I wanted to present them in a different way. The cloud theme came together naturally. I invite everyone to come by and enjoy it!” About Sunset River Marketplace 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 five 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. Through August and September, the gallery will also be hosting a number of “demo days,” during which artists will demonstrate how they work and answer questions. They will be posted on the gallery’s Facebook and Instagram pages. 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 and Instagram pages. Upcoming Events Exhibition: It’s Wine O’Clock Somewhere August 21 – Sept. 28 A light-hearted collection of wine- and bottle-themed acrylic abstracts by Ginny Lassiter. Many are unframed and specially priced for this show. Coffee With the Authors Oct. 10, 10 – 11 a.m. Dana Ridenour Below the Radar The author, a retired FBI agent and author of Beyond the Cabin and Behind the Mask, has recently completed her third book in the Lexie Montgomery series. Free but limited seating. Reservations needed. PopUp Artist Demo Beryl Kirkpatrick Alcohol Painting on Tile 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Watch the artist as she works on a range of tiles. One-Day Batik Workshops Nov 1, 2 & 3 Instructor Pat Smelkoff Choose from these designs: pelicans, egrets, or Venice canal. Finished piece by end of class. $95 each Exhibition: Sunset River Holiday Nov. 13 – Dec. 31 This is the annual presentation of rustic Holiday décor, Christmas ornaments and Holiday-themed pottery. Come early for the largest selection of ornaments, cards and gifts. Coffee With the Authors Nov. 14, 10 – 11 a.m. Thomas Kelso Hyperion’s Fracture In this thriller, Mark Thurman struggles to escape the tentacles of a cartel drug lord and a rogue pharmaceutical CEO when he’s called upon to recover a stolen cancer cure, save an injured Kentucky Derby contender, and find two missing scientists. Free but limited seating. RSVP. Holiday Art Market Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 – 5 p.m. In time for Holiday shopping, gallery artists offer paintings, pottery, jewelry, turned and carved wood, pillows, fine art glass, garden pieces, Christmas ornaments and more. Holiday refreshments and treats, gift certificate drawings throughout the day. Author Open House Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 – 3 p.m. Come by to meet your local authors and pick up a signed copy of your favorite books in time for the Holidays!
Come and see the colors of the Main Street Fine Art Collective artists and enjoy the sounds of the heart from musician, Bobbi Bernstein. During our public reception Bobbi will be showcasing some of her songs off her CD "Sounds & Colors from the Heart" - While the reception is FREE and open to the public we do encourage people to consider supporting your local artists by considering to purchase their work. The reception is Friday, October 18th 6-8pm and the exhibition will run from October 17 through October 29th 1-5pm Mon-Sat (Closed on Sunday)
Upcoming Workshops All Day Demonstrations July 18 If you are interested signing up for any of the following classes email us at email@example.com Please sign up ahead----a deposit is required to reserve a spot. Painting with Betsy McDonald------Saturday, May 18th, 9 am-3 pm Come explore color as you paint along with Betsy. In this workshop we will concentrate on color mixing using just the primary colors plus white. Emphasis will be on composition, color and brushstroke technique. This class is appropriate for beginner through professional level artists. $90 -- betsymcdonaldart.com/ Create a Pawleys Island Seashell with jewelry artist Brenda Branson Saturday, May 25th, 2019, 10:00am-1:00pm In this 3 hour class you will learn to work with silver metal clay ---the shell can be used as a fine silver charm, worn as a necklace pendant or on a bracelet. Tools needed will be provided for class. $75-register by May 15th, 2019. www.brendabranson.com Ongoing Weekly Open Studio-- Kelly Atkinson-2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month,10 am-1 pm-----oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel --call ahead to reserve a spot as class size is limited ---Independent painting/group setting-$30/class www.studio94pawleys.com/ Jane Woodward---Thursdays 1 pm-4 pm--Oil Painting Studio Group This class is suitable for the beginner as well as advanced painter. --these are 6 week sessions-$180 for 6 classes --next session begins March 13th. fineartamerica.com/profiles/jane-woodward.html