Current Exhibits

“Pathways to Understanding: Paintings by Joanne Geisel & New Work by Brian Evans”
June 1 - 23, 2018
Friday, June 22, 6-9pm - Closing Reception & Fourth Friday

“Counter Balance” Oil on canvas, 16″H x 20″W by Joanne Geisel

Join us for a new exhibit opening on June 1st! “Pathways to Understanding: Paintings by Joanne Geisel & New Work by Brian Evans” will be on view in the gallery. Both artists will be showing new works: traditional and abstract paintings by Joanne Geisel in conjunction with new sculptural work by ceramist, Brian Evans
The closing reception will be held on Friday, June 22nd from 6-8pm. Visit with the artists and enjoy refreshmentsThe exhibit will be on view until June 23rd.
Joanne Geisel has been painting, teaching, exhibiting and selling her work full time since 2006. Her paintings attempt to capture the feelings, sights and sounds of her subject. She experiments with texture, edges, brushstrokes, palette knifes and layering colors on canvas to create depth, luminosity and beauty. Joanne lives and works in Wilmington, NC. She is on the faculty of The Cameron Art Museum School and the Leland Cultural Arts Center and conducts workshops for many other organizations.

“Blue Accordion Vessel” Stoneware, 17″ H x 11″W x 9″D by Brian Evans


Brian Evans is a ceramic artist who finds inspiration from his surroundings. He uses textured glazes to emulate weathered or patinaed surfaces that are common due to the salty air of Coastal North Carolina. Brian began working in ceramics in 1995 through the Continuing Education program at Cape Fear Community College while searching for an outlet for artistic expression. He is a full-time ceramic artist. Brian is a founding member of the Coastal Carolina Clay Guild in Wilmington, NC which began in 2007 and is currently serving as President of the Coastal Carolina Clay Guild. Brian studied under Japanese-American Potter, Hiroshi Sueyoshi and currently lives and works in Wilmington, NC.


Current Exhibits at Satellite Venues

Enjoy the Fine Art of Dining! View our current exhibits at our Satellite Venues. 

“Reflexiones de Costa a Costa (Reflections: Coast to Coast)” by Carolina Corona at Waterline Brewing Co.
May 8 - June 25, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 6-8pm - Wine at Waterline & Artist Showcase

Carolina Corona “Atardecer en la Playa Kure (Kure Beach Sunset)” Pintura Acrilica (Acrylic Paint) 16″ x 20″

Waterline Brewing Co. and Art in Bloom Gallery present “Wine at Waterline” and Art Showcase with painter, Carolina Corona.  Join us at Waterline Brewing Co. on Wednesday,  June 13th from 6-8pm for a free wine and cheese tasting with live music by TK!

Carolina Corona, aims to share her vision of the world around her through her paintings. View her newest paintings, inspired by the beauty of the Earth.

Carolina Corona was born in Veracruz, Mexico. As a child she did not receive an art education, but she looked for ways to express her creativity and free spirit through craft making and exploring her backyard. When she was ten, she moved to Wilmington, North Carolina. She struggled to settle in her new home, but one thing she loved was receiving art classes. After graduating high school, she moved to Winston Salem and enrolled at Salem College. She graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Arts and Art Education. She taught for two years before deciding to dedicate to her art full time. She is a painter and photographer. Her passion is nature and the beauty it offers. She started traveling after college and saw places she never imagined she would see. She enjoys going on road trips around the US, always recording the surroundings through her camera, paintings, and writings.

Puedes encontrar más arte en www.coronafineart.com.

Waterline Brewing Co. is located at 721 Surry Street in Wilmington, NC.

“Waking from Dreams: Paintings by Mark Gansor” at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant
June 13 - October 15, 2018
June 14, 6-8pm Thursday, Champagne Toast & Reception

“Jolly Lilies” Acrylic on canvas by Mark Gansor

Dine at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant  to view the brand new paintings by Mark Gansor in his new exhibit “Waking from Dreams.”

Join us for a special Champagne Toast and Reception for the artist on Thursday, June 14th, from 6-8pm.

Mark Gansor is completely self taught, learning how to paint through reading books and studying the work of others. He has been trained in the application of fine Venetian plasters and has taken master classes in Trompe l’oeil painting.  Mark began experimenting with decorative painting first as a hobby, but it soon it blossomed into a full-time profession.   He now devotes his time to rendering decorative finishes, faux effects, plasters, and murals.  He works in both residential and commercial settings and has painted in several buildings that are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

This exhibit is in partnership with CHECKER CAB productions.
The reception is free and open to the public. Please call 910-769-9300 for dinner reservations.

Click here to view a selection of works that will be located at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant. 

Platypus and Gnome is located at 9 South Front Street in Wilmington, NC.


Bob Bryden & (Joe) P Wiegmann at The District
June 5 - September 4, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 6-8pm Champagne Toast & Reception

Dine at The District Kitchen and Cocktails  to view the new exhibit of two artists, Bob Bryden (Printmaking) and (Joe) P Wiegmann (Photography).

Bob Bryden “Ephemeron”

About Bob Bryden   “Archival Ink Transfer Print”
Bob Bryden’s work exists comfortably within the traditions of minimalism and optical art. Utilizing the simple elements of point, line and plane he creates abstract images which are highly structured and concise while at the same time are optically active and visually illusive. The perceptual experience of his work involves the interaction of seeing and understanding and is directly related to how vision functions. Bob grew up in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. He is a graduate of Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. He went on to do graduate work in South Asian art history at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His desire for a greater involvement with creative arts lead to Kentucky and graduate work at the University of Louisville where he received a Masters Degree in Art with a concentration in printmaking. In addition to art he has worked primarily in graphic design and commercial printing. Today he pursues his creative endeavors in his swamp side home/studio in Wilmington, NC.


About (Joe) P Wiegmann “New Photography” 

(Joe) P Wiegman “Two Boats”

As far back as I can remember, I was always engaged in creative endeavors such as drawing and painting. Throughout my school years, I was often involved in art projects and learned early that creating artwork for the school bulletin boards would gain me extra credit and brownie points. Two years of Civil Engineering at the University of Maryland did not provide me with the means to express my creativity. I changed my major to Fine Arts and while that didn’t make my parents happy, they were supportive of my new goals. After 43 years in the graphic design field and serving as a Creative Director, I retired and moved to the Wilmington area.  The beauty and natural energy of the people and places here have rekindled my own creative energy. I use my photography like any artistic media. I love to achieve strong lines, great contrast, textures and shapes in my photos. A strong composition is very important also. My goal is to capture an emotion or interest seen through my eyes and present it to you in a way that excites YOUR eyes. I hope you enjoy.

Click here to view a selection of works that will be located at The District Restaurant. 

The District is located at 1001 N. 4th Street in Wilmington, NC.




“Unearthed: Landscape Paintings by Topher Alexander and Kirah Van Sickle” at PinPoint Restaurant
June 5 - September 10, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 6-8pm Champagne Toast & Reception

Join us for a champagne toast and special reception on Wednesday, July 11th from 6-8pm at Pinpoint Restaurant to celebrate the captivating paintings in “Unearthed: Landscape paintings by Topher Alexander and Kirah Van Sickle” as part of our partnership with CHECKER CAB productions and local restaurants.

Enjoy the Fine Art of Dining!

Topher Alexander “Sunny Point” Oil on canvas, 6′ x 5′

About Toper Alexander
Christopher (Topher) Alexander is a printmaker, art instructor, and gallery director currently based in Wilmington, North Carolina. He has a passion for travel and translating the resourcefulness skills he has acquired while abroad into exciting new artwork. Topher has a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is fascinated by our society’s intimate connections to technology and loves exploring the ways these outlets mix into our analog world. After focusing primarily on printmaking over the past few years, painting became an outlet for a more ethereal side to his artwork. His series “On the River” has been an ongoing project for the past five years. Topher continuously painted over the same canvases, and the images originally formed from site specific locations along the Cape Fear River evolved into atmospheric studies of light, color and layers of paint. Details on his work can be found at his website: www. topheralexanderart.wixsite.com/taimpressions


About Kirah Van Sickle
Kirah Van Sickle is an adventurer at heart. Her early years set a foundation for travel, exploration and visual storytelling. Her acrylic and mixed media works explore incorporating found objects and papers with the paint glazes. These are deeply personal expressions of her memories and dreams. In addition to her studio practice, Kirah is a dynamic instructor and lecturer, leading custom studio courses through museum schools and local art associations, directed to both beginner and seasoned artists. She is an award-winning illustrator, graphic designer and studio artist, a certified Golden Artist-Educator, and active in community arts programming, preservation of cultural resources and enhancing arts education. Kirah lives on the Cape Fear Coast of North Carolina and is a staff instructor at the Cameron Art Museum, Johnston Community College, and Cape Fear Community College. Details on workshops, exhibits and work can be found at her website: www.kirahfineart.com

Kirah Van Sickle “Moonrise” Acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 20″ x 20″

Click here to view a selection of works that will be located at PinPoint Restaurant. 

PinPoint is located at 114 Market Street in Wilmington, NC.