Upcoming Exhibits

American Appetite 2017: Assemblages by William H. Overman
September 1 - 23, 2017
September 1, 6-8pm - Opening Reception
September 22, 6-9pm - Closing Reception

Gallery I

“Tank Burger” with “Life is Just a Bowl of Cherry Bombs”, Assemblage sculptures

Artist, William Overman reflects our nation’s voracious and often misguided appetites by combining his original ceramics with salvaged materials.  Our appetites for:

  • FAST FOOD resulting in obesity and ill health
  • GUNS and WEAPONS that are dangerous and ubiquitous
  • ENVIRONMENTAL DEREGULATION and resulting in pollution (Welcome to the Cape Fear Region)
  • INVASION and WARS in other countries (and the hype from politicians about how easy the next war will be)
  • HOSTILE IMMIGRATION policies: shut borders
  • INDUSTRIAL/MILITARY collusion

Each piece is one-of-a-kind; hand made from carved and painted wood (buns and bullets) salvaged materials (barbed wire and bailing twine, pieces of plastic, green “flip flops” from pedicure shops) acrylic paint, inexpensive toys (guns, planes, tank, army men), clay (crown roast and game hen), china and eating utensils from thrift shops.

The Fine Art of Dining: Art at Satellite Venues
September 1 - 23, 2017
September 1, 6-8pm - Opening Reception
September 22, 6-9pm - Closing Reception

Art by:  Debra Bucci, Stephanie Mobbs Deady & Joan McLoughlin

“Shelter from the Storm”, Oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″ by Debra Bucci

Gallery II

We are delighted to celebrate the Satellite Venue Exhibits in our partnership with CHECKER CAB productions and local restaurants to display and sell work by Art in Bloom Gallery’s artists. Join us for a sampling of the art and hors d’oeuvres by Platypus & Gnome, Pinpoint and The District restaurants.

2nd Annual American Craft Walk
September 23, 10am-5pm

Featured in Historic Downtown Wilmington

The 2nd annual, American Craft Walk Wilmington is scheduled!  This year’s craft walk will run along Front Street from Orange Street in the south end of downtown up to Grace Street.  All along you will find fine craftsmen selling their art.  On stage will be musicians, dance and demonstrations.  This event will be Wilmington’s celebration of American Craft Week.  American Craft Week is a nationally established effort to build awareness of the Arts, Craft and Culture in America founded by CRAFT.org, a non-profit.

Art in Bloom Gallery’s booth will be located on the corner of Front and Princess Streets in front of Bourbon Street Restaurants.

Sea to Sandhills: Art from Wilmington to Southern Pines, NC
October 1 - 22 - Exhibit Dates
Sunday, October 1, 3-5pm - Opening Reception
Sunday, October 22, 3-5pm - Closing Reception

Special Traveling Art Exhibit
Featured at the Bell Meade Art Studio in Southern Pines

“Sea Horse” Copper, Nickel, Silver and stone by Dumay Gorham

Art in Bloom Gallery will be hosting a special traveling exhibit in Southern Pines, NC, which will feature many artists of Wilmington. The Belle Meade Art Studio is located at 100 Waters Drive in Southern Pines, NC 28387.

Additional details coming soon!

Gale Smith: ExperiMetal…an artist’s journey
October 6 - 27, 2017
October 6, 6-9pm - Opening Reception

Gallery I

“A Walk on the Beach,”
Woven copper, 32″ x 50″

ExperiMetal is a journey of delving into techniques and materials to transform metal into contemporary art forms.

Exploring the relationship between painting, weaving and sculpting, while using various materials, allows formation of colorful, textured wall hangings that take on radically new tapestries and shapes. The versatility of copper and its’ uniqueness allows Gale Smith to experiment with different creative processes.  Working with a wide range of materials can be evocative, provocative and oftentimes communicates a serendipitous interpretation by the viewer.

Energy, fusion, transformation, exploration keeps the path of the creative journey open.