Satellite Venue Exhibits

Art in Bloom Gallery is delighted to partner with CHECKER CAB productions and local restaurants to display and sell work by Art in Bloom Gallery’s artists.   Currently Art in Bloom is featuring work at PinPoint Restaurant on Market Street, Platypus & Gnome Restaurant on S. Front Street, and The District Kitchen & Cocktails on N. Fourth Street, and Waterline Brewing Co. on Surry Street – all in downtown Wilmington.  Enjoy the fine of art dining!


“Empty Faces and Abstract Spaces: Joan McLoughlin”
September 19, 2017 – March 4, 2018

“Facing the Truth,” Acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 36″

Dine at PinPoint Restaurant to view the abstract paintings of Joan McLoughlin in partnership with CHECKER CAB productions.

If you wish to have dinner at PinPoint Restaurant, please call  (910) 769-2972 for reservations.

Click here to view all of the works located at PinPoint Restaurant.

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

“Between You and Me: Bradley Carter” at The District
January 24 - May 21, 2018
March 7, 2018 6-8pm Champagne Toast & Reception

“Because of You” Acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 24″

Dine at The District Kitchen and Cocktails  to view the new exhibit of abstract expressionist paintings of Bradley Carter.

Join us for a special Champagne Toast and Reception for the artist on Wednesday, March 7 from 6-8pm.  Enter for a chance to win a work of art! We will be holding a RAFFLE for the original painting “Nothing Given” by Bradley Carter. The winner must be present to win.

About the Exhibit
Forgotten by the days or misplaced by convenience, who we want to be becomes diluted by who we’ve become to be. My art has no reprieve from the confines of its history and journey. It is in this direct opposition that I create based on moments, that singular moment of individualism and freedom. When color carries history, lines dance loosely, and texture tells a story that only you can transcribe. In this moment the possibilities excel, limitations become irrelevant, and being who you want to be becomes who you are. Life and Art happens fast and rarely ever completed in the way you imagined, so capture the colors, dance loosely, and memorize the moments. Much love and enjoy the show.     – Bradley Carter

American Artist, Bradley Carter, is an award winning, international selling artist who grew up pursuing his passion for art in Virginia before moving to the North Carolina in 2007, where he currently resides in Wilmington, NC. He predominately works in the medium of painting with his passion in Abstract Expressionism, but his works also include collage, paint skins, and furniture.

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.

“Ordinary Beauty, Closely Observed: Scanographs by Susan Francy”
February 7 - June 11, 2018
February 8, 6-8pm Champagne Toast & Reception

“Bok Choy Tulip” Limited Edition Scanograph

Dine at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant  to view the photography and scanography of Susan Francy.  

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

Susan Francy has been a photojournalist, commercial photographer and art photographer for more than 35 years.  The overall theme of her art images could be described as “ordinary beauty, closely observed.” These images are often from nature and although they are focused on still life subjects, there is a dynamic sense of movement and emotionalism in them. In recent years Susan has been playing around with scanning objects, as opposed to photographing them.

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.

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

Click Here to view a selection of works on view at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant.


“In the Light: New Paintings by Debra Bucci” at Waterline Brewing Co.
February 14 - March 13, 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 6-8pm Wine at Waterline & Art Showcase (Free)

“Love Story” Oil on canvas, 48″ x 48″

Waterline Brewing Co. and Art in Bloom Gallery present “Wine at Waterline” and Art Showcase with painter, Debra Bucci.  Join us at Waterline Brewing Co. on Wednesday, February 21st from 6-8pm for a free wine and cheese tasting with live music!

Join us for this month’s Wine at Waterline free wine and cheese pairing, this month presented by Blockade Runner Head Chef Jessica Cabo & Art in Bloom Gallery’s featured artist Debra Bucci!

In anticipation of Spring, the wine team has hand picked some bright, floral and fresh wines to feature, each paired perfectly with just the right cheese!

Enjoy live music by TK and check out the beautiful floral inspired art showcase for the perfect date night or evening with friends!

Debra is a published illustrator with paintings in public and private collections throughout the US. She is a new resident of the Wilmington community.

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

“Water & Sky: Paintings by Janette K Hopper”
March 6 - June 4, 2018
March 21, 2018 6-8pm Champagne Toast & Reception

“Sea & Sky” Oil on canvas, 36″ x 24″

Join us for a champagne toast and special reception at Pinpoint Restaurant to celebrate the captivating paintings of artist, Janette K Hopper and our partnership with CHECKER CAB productions and local restaurants.  Enjoy the Fine Art of Dining!

We will celebrate on March 21st from 6-8pm with a champagne toast and special reception for the artist.  Appetizers are complimentary and the event is free and open to the public. Please call 910-769-2972 for dinner reservations.

About the Exhibit
Hopper’s paintings, featured in this exhibit, strives to capture the senses of “Water & Sky”.  The feel of a breeze and the unique smells are communicated through the captivating  brushwork, the fluidity of the paint, use of striking color, nuanced luminosity and intriguing compositions. Hopper states:  These sky and water paintings are inspired directly by my experiences observing nature while on trips and around home. They capture my intimate feelings of a place, often using dramatic skies and reflective waters, taking one on a journey through space and time to where one was once and longs to be again. The Romantic tradition of panoramic painting that expresses the artist’s inner emotions and the sublime, can be seen and felt strongly throughout this show.

Artist, Janette K Hopper, received her MFA from the University of Oregon and has taught in Denmark, Germany and the United States.  She has the honor of receiving prestigious Fulbright grants from both the United States and Denmark to continue her work abroad with numerous solo shows in both Europe and the US.  In 2017 she was named a “Woman to Watch” in the arts by WILMA Magazine and is the 2018 Azalea Festival Art Show Juror and Judge.

PinPoint is located at 114 Market 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

“Armistice Day” Acrylic on canvas, 16″ x 40″

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.

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