Past Satellite Venues

Exhibit Date :: Exhibited at Acme Art Studios
August 1 - October 10, 2020 (Extended Dates!)
“Summer Reprise: Art by Pam Toll (2007 – 2020)” at Acme Art Studios

Mixed Media Paintings by Pam Toll on view at Acme Art Studios

Art in Bloom Gallery is excited to partner with Pam Toll of Acme Art Studio to open a new exhibit, “Summer Reprise”.  The exhibit, opening on August 1st, showcases Pam’s diverse paintings incorporating a variety of mixed media and found objects. The exhibit features an array of work from 2007 to the present and highlights how an artist’s works continue to connect even after years of separation.

Pam Toll, an Associate Professor at UNC Wilmington, received a BA in Art and English Literature from UNC Chapel Hill and has been painting since childhood. Her studio is located at Acme Art Studios (Wilmington) which she co-founded in 1991, as a work and exhibition space for artists. She also co-founded No Boundaries International Art Colony (Bald Head Island, NC) in 1998, a residency program that in the last twenty years brought over 200 artists from around the world with the goal of creating a cross-exchange of cultures and artistic practices to share with our local community.

The works of art will be exhibited at Acme Art Studio and can be viewed in person or via our Virtual Tour!

Click here to view and purchase the work featured in the exhibit.

To view and purchase the art in-person, an appointment can be made by calling 910-352-4314. Acme Art Studio is located at 711 N 5th Ave, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401.  The exhibit can also be viewed virtually on the web with a virtual tour created by Angle Pros, LLC of Wilmington. The exhibit continues through October 10, 2020.

Art in Bloom Gallery offers free local delivery, curbside pick-up or shipping to other locations at reasonable rates.

Exhibit Date :: October 1st, 2019 – January 13th, 2020
Tuesday, November 12th, 5:30-6:30pm: Champagne Toast & Special Reception


“Homegrown” New Paintings by Angela Rowe at PinPoint Restaurant

“Lemons and Limes, Motts Channel” Oil on canvas

Dine at Pinpoint Restaurant to view the new installation by artist, Angela Rowe, as part of our partnership with CHECKER CAB productions and local restaurants.

“Homegrown” is about local food and some of the local places that offer fresh food.  The paintings explore the movement of food from farms and waters to markets and to table.  Woven through these paintings are my food memories and stories,  a sort of autobiography in food.  Our local foods are a part of who we are and what makes a place home.

Wilmington artist, Angela Rowe, is a native of Pisgah Forest, North Carolina who grew up drawing, doodling, and creating imaginary houses from shoeboxes and paper. She has done many other things until April 2013 when she had the opportunity to focus on making art. Angela began taking classes at The Museum School of Cameron Art Museum and in October of 2014, she leased studio space at ACME Art Studios. She works in acrylic, mixed media, collage and print making.

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

Exhibit Date :: "Georgeann Haas - Pop-Up Exhibit -MC Erny Gallery at WHQR"
December 2019 - January 17, 2020
Friday, December 27, 6-9pm – Fourth Friday Gallery Night Reception
Georgeann Haas – Pop-Up Exhibit -MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

“Arrangement in Ink” Acrylic, ink and collage on paper by Georgeann Haas

Art in Bloom Gallery is delighted to host a pop-up art exhibit at the MC Erny Gallery with original art by Georgeann Haas (acrylic and mixed media on paper) and H.M. Saffer, II (oil on canvas and panel) through January 17th, 2020.

MC Erny Gallery will be hosting a reception during Fourth Friday Gallery Night in Downtown Wilmington on Friday, December 27 from 6 until 9pm.

The MC Erny Gallery is on the third floor of WHQR Public Radio at 254 N. Front Street.

Regular hours are 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday except December 24th – 26th.

Exhibit Date :: November 22 - December 28, 2019
Friday, December 27, 6-9pm – Fourth Friday Gallery Night Reception
“It’s About Time – Extended Pop Up Exhibit”

Join us at 216 N. Front Street for a pop-up exhibit “It’s About Time – Pop Up Exhibit II”.   Experience the reworking of the unique, pop-up exhibit, which includes a wonderful selection of larger works by Art in Bloom Gallery artists. This show will be exhibited on the First Floor of 216 N. Front Street (the former Expo 216 Building) in downtown Wilmington, NC.  Plus view a selection of mid-century modern furniture, on loan and for sale, from Decades of Decor on Castle Street.

“It’s About Time – Pop Up Exhibit II” will feature additional artists including Laurie Greenbaum Beitch, Bob Bryden, Bradley Carter, Karen Paden CrouchElizabeth Darrow, Judy Hintz Cox, David Klinger, Joan McLoughlin, H.M. Saffer, IITraudi ThorntonGayle Tustin, Virginia Wright-Frierson, Visions of Creation Gallery among other guest artists.

View our Virtual Tour created by Angle Pros of Wilmington!  Preview the exhibit virtually to view all of the work in the show.

 

The exhibit will be on view during special hours until December 28.  Public hours are Tuesday – Sunday from noon until 5pm with additional hours on Fourth Friday Gallery Nights.

Exhibit Date :: February 13 - March 8, 2020
Reception: Saturday, February 22, 2020 5-8pm
“Ethan Allen Designer Showcase”

 Ethan Allen, located in Wilmington, NC, is partnering with Art in Bloom Gallery’s contemporary and traditional artists to feature original art in the Ethan Allen Design Center on College Road.  The Ethan Allen Design Center offers a broad range of furniture and accessories, including quality living room furniture, dining room furniture, bedroom furniture and home décor. Customers can create the look they will love from classic to contemporary with free interior design help from Ethan Allen’s design pros.

The design pros are partnering with artists Bob Bryden, Debra Bucci, Richard BuntingBradley Carter, Judy Hintz Cox, Elizabeth Darrow, Brian Evans, Joanne Geisel, Naomi Jones, Helen Lewis, Joan McLoughlin, Angela Rowe, Olaf Schneider, Gale Smith, and Traudi Thornton to create unique interiors with fine art.

Join us for a special reception on Saturday, February 22 from 5 until 8pm for a unique opportunity to view these original works of art in situ at the Wilmington store located at  818 S College Rd.

Store hours are Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 12-5pm.

Visit Ethan Allen’s furniture store from February 13 until March 8 to view the work. Additionally, 10% of art sales from this show will be donated to DREAMS Center for Arts Education.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND PURCHASE THE WORKS ONLINE!

Exhibit Date :: February 5 – May 4, 2020
Thursday, February 20, 6-8pm - Champagne Toast & Special Reception
“The Ways of Wax: Works by Liz Hosier” at Platypus & Gnome

Photo Credit: hedgydesigns.com

UPDATE:  The restaurant is currently closed, except for take out orders.  But please view the work online.  We offer free local delivery. CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND PURCHASE THE WORKS ONLINE! 

Dine at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant to view a new exhibit “The Ways of Wax: Works by Liz Hosier“, as part of our partnership with CHECKER CAB productions and local restaurants.

Featuring new paintings by North Carolina abstract artist Liz Hosier, “Ways of Wax” celebrates the versatility of beeswax as a primary medium.  Included are works in oil with cold wax, encaustics (an ancient hot wax painting technique), and encaustic monotypes (a printmaking technique with encaustic pigment). As an abstract artist, Hosier finds freedom and a challenge within these time-honored “ways of wax.”  She is intrigued by how each unique process relies upon layering to build up surfaces and to create depth, texture, movement and luminosity. Each painting expresses a fluid dialogue between artist, medium, color and surface.

Join us for a special champagne toast and special reception for the artist on Thursday, February 20 from 6-8pm.  The reception is free and open to the public with complimentary champagne and appetizers. If you would like to stay for dinner, please call 910-769-9300 for dinner reservations.

About the Artist

Elizabeth (Liz) Hosier grew up outside of Asheville; the forest was her playground, while drawing and other creative endeavors her pastime.  Liz was fortunate to have teachers who recognized and nurtured her interest in art throughout her early education.  She holds an MBA and a BS in Mathematics and moved in the mid-80s to continue her Information Technology (IT) profession at UNC Wilmington.  While at UNCW she studied art history and studio art.  When the opportunity to retire presented itself, Liz began to seriously pursue her love of art and to seek her artist voice.

Obsessed with colors and light, her work has evolved into process-based abstract painting which gives Liz the freedom to consider a variety techniques, colors and materials. 

Liz’s strong connection with nature and innate need to be creative are reflected in her artwork.  She works primarily in oil, mixed media, encaustic, and occasionally acrylics. A teaching artist at Museum School at Cameron Art Museum (Wilmington) and member of Diverse Works Art Group (Wilmington), Liz’s work can be seen at Gallery Citrine (Wilmington), ACME Arts Studios (Wilmington), Platypus & Gnome (Wilmington, February 2020), and at local and regional exhibitions and shows throughout the southeastern United States.  

Enjoy the Fine Art of Dining!

Platypus and Gnome is located at 9 South Front Street in Wilmington, NC.  Content and Photo Credits: hedgydesigns.com

 

Exhibit Date :: On view until August 28th
Elizabeth Darrow at The District

“Love & Marriage” Mixed media on canvas 36″ x 24″

Dine at The District Kitchen and Cocktails and view the many wonderful paintings and collages by Elizabeth Darrow. Elizabeth was born in Hartford, CT and currently lives in Wilmington, NC.  She has held many individual and collective exhibitions.  Her work is featured in public and private collections throughout the U.S.

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

Exhibit Date :: May 26 - September 18, 2017
Let it Be: Art by Judy Hintz Cox

“Hey Mr. Tambourine Man” Oil on canvas, 48″ x 40″

Dine at PinPoint Restaurant to view the minimalist paintings of Judy Hintz Cox. This exhibit is in partnership with CHECKER CAB productions.

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

Exhibit Date :: May 26 - September 18, 2017
I Spy: Art by Naomi Jones

“Grey Rabbit on Pink” Acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 36″

Dine at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant  to view the enchanting acrylic paintings of Naomi Jones. This exhibit is in partnership with CHECKER CAB productions.  Platypus and Gnome is located at 9 South Front Street in Wilmington, NC.

Exhibit Date :: August 30, 2017 - January 21, 2018
“Southern Embrace: Debra Bucci” at The District

“The Gift of Peonies,” Oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″

Dine at The District Kitchen and Cocktails and view the many wonderful paintings by Debra Bucci. Debra is known for her vibrant and engaging floral paintings.

If you wish to have dinner at the District Restaurant, please call 910-769-6565 for reservations.

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

Click here to view the work located at The District Restaurant.

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

Exhibit Date :: January 17 - February 13, 2018
January 17, 6-8pm Wine at Waterline & Art Opening
Michael Van Hout Exhibit at Waterline Brewing Co.

“School of Fish” Tie Wire and painted fish by Michael Van Hout

Join us at Waterline Brewing Co. for an art exhibit featuring sculptor, Michael Van Hout. View tie-wire wall hangings and metal sculpted fish. The exhibit will run from January 17th until February 13th.

The art opening and reception will be on January 17th from 6-8pm. Come on down for a very special edition of Waterline’s monthly Wine at Waterline FREE wine and cheese tasting! This month we will be sampling a wide variety of wines from NC’s very own Sanctuary Vineyards. Paired each sample with just the right cheese with live music and an art showcase presented by Art in Bloom Gallery featuring works by Michael Van Hout! It’s the perfect date night!

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

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

“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.

Exhibit Date :: January 24 - May 21, 2018
“Between You and Me: Bradley Carter” at The District

“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.

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.

Exhibit Date :: September 21, 2017 - February 5, 2018
Stephanie Mobbs Deady at Platypus & Gnome

“Shine” Mixed media on canvas, 24″ x 24″ x 1.5″

Dine at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant  to view the contemporary paintings of Stephanie Mobbs DeadyThis exhibit is in partnership with CHECKER CAB productions.

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

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

“Bok Choy Tulip” Limited Edition Scanograph

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

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

 

Exhibit Date :: March 13 - April 9, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6-8pm - Wine At Waterline & Artist Showcase
“Art Explosions” by Jeffery Geller at Waterline Brewing Co.
36x15", $320.00

“Water in the Soul,” Mixed media on paper, 36″ x 15″

Waterline Brewing Co. and Art in Bloom Gallery present “Wine at Waterline” and Art Showcase with painter, Jeffery Geller.  Join us at Waterline Brewing Co. on Wednesday, March 14th from 6-8pm for a free wine and cheese tasting with live music by TK!

Jeffery Geller creates outside-of-the-box art including original art with paper, paint, wood, and often found objects. Experience shadow boxes and art explosions outside of shadow boxes. View mixed-media collages and paintings.

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

 

 

 

Exhibit Date :: February 14 - April 9, 2018
“In the Light: New Paintings by Debra Bucci” at Waterline Brewing Co.

“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.  Her work will be on view in the taproom until April 9th.

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.

Exhibit Date :: October 24, 2018 - January 21, 2019
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 5:30-6:30pm - Champagne Toast & Reception
“The Familiar Distance in Going Home: Visual Narratives by Pam Toll” at PinPoint Restaurant

Pam Toll “Twister” Oil on canvas. 30″ x 40″

Join us for a champagne toast and special reception at Pinpoint Restaurant  on Wednesday, November 14th from 5:30-6:30pm to celebrate the visual narrative paintings in “The Familiar Distance in Going Home: Visual Narratives by Pam Toll” as part of our partnership with CHECKER CAB productions and local restaurants.

Enjoy the Fine Art of Dining!

About the Exhibit
My creative practice and visual language derive from a childhood steeped in family story telling. In these oral narratives, the men discussed the outside world – sometimes dark but often full of humor. Grandpa (Deputy Sheriff) Meeks delivered dark but true tales to the grownups, while my sister, cousin and I camped out nearby, listening but unseen. PaPa Wallace and his bachelor brother Floyd spun humorous stories about farming and animals and, later, vignettes about their adventures as high school janitors. The women delivered their stories while snapping beans, shucking corn or washing dishes. They covered birth and dying, and everything in between, and laced the details with gossip. Some of the women were like artists to me, working with thread, seed sacks and other found fabrics to make quilts.

These family narratives and experiences defined my childhood and are the genesis of this body of work. I set out to make a memoir, but soon the paintings develop story lines of their own. Using as source material family and my own childhood photographs (I received my first camera when I was 12), I constantly move among memory, myth, and the present, between the spoken and the unsaid, and between the conscious and the unconscious. Both photographic and mental fragments seem to swim in chaos, and characters come and go. At some juncture, the painting begins to lead the narrative, with intuition and intention resolving the various impulses. All that I am and know merge in the paintings, and I become the storyteller. ~ Pam Toll

About Pam Toll
Pam Toll, an Associate Professor at UNC Wilmington, received a BA in Art and English Literature from UNC Chapel Hill has been painting since childhood. Her studio is located at Acme Art Studios (Wilmington) which she co-founded in 1991, as a work and exhibition space for artists. She also co-founded No Boundaries International Art Colony (Bald Head Island, NC) in 1998, a residency program that in the last twenty years brought over 200 artists from around the world with the goal of creating a cross-exchange of cultures and artistic practices to share with our local community.

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

Exhibit Date :: October 17, 2018 - February 4, 2019
Thursday, October 18, 6-8pm - Champagne Toast & Special Reception
“Art of the Camera” Photography at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant

Gary Allen “At the Fair” Harris Shutter Technique – Photograph, 20.5″ x 26.5″

Dine at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant  to view an enticing photography exhibit by local professional and amateur photographers.  “Art of the Camera” will feature a variety of photographic techniques and interesting subjects.

The featured photographers in this group show include: Gary Allen,  Ralph Colelli, Doug Dupuis, Frank Fierstein, Susan Francy, William Fridrich, Leigh Gill, Bob Griffin, Harold Hodges, Charles Kernan, David Klinger, Barbara Michael, Jessica Novak, Daniel Rogers, Arrow Ross, Barbara Snyder, Jo Ann Tomaselli, and (Joe) P Wiegmann.

Join us for a special champagne toast and  special reception  for “Art of the Camera on Thursday, October 18th from 6-8pm.  The reception is free and open to the public with complimentary champagne and appetizers. If you would like stay for dinner, please call 910-769-9300 for dinner reservations.

This exhibit is in partnership with CHECKER CAB productions.

Click here to view a selection of the work located at Platypus & Gnome. 

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

Exhibit Date :: January 22 - May 20, 2019
Thursday, February 7th, 2019, 5:30-6:30pm - Champagne Toast & Reception
“The Joy of Plein Air: Pastels by Laurie Greenbaum Beitch” at PinPoint Restaurant

Laurie Greenbaum Beitch “Niles Pond” Pastel on paper

Dine at Pinpoint Restaurant to view the new installation of “The Joy of Plein Air: Pastels by Laurie Greenbaum Beitch” as part of our partnership with CHECKER CAB productions and local restaurants.

For Wilmington based artist, Laurie Greenbaum Beitch, painting is about the process of capturing the atmosphere  and colors of serene and magical places.   In her work, Laurie tries to evoke a mood, to create a feeling of light and of atmosphere by experimenting with different materials and techniques. Each of her gorgeous, velvety pastels are painted en plein air (the act of painting outdoors) so that she stays true to the location’s beauty, tranquility, and fragility. 

Join us for a special champagne toast and  special reception  for “The Joy of Plein Air” on Thursday, February 7th, 2019, 5:30-6:30pm.  The reception is free and open to the public with complimentary champagne and appetizers. If you would like stay for dinner, please call 910-769-2972 for dinner reservations.

Enjoy the Fine Art of Dining!

Click here to view the work in the exhibit. 

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

 

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

“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!

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.

Exhibit Date :: May 8 - August 7, 2018
Special Reception: Wednesday, June 13, 6-8pm - Wine at Waterline & Artist Showcase
“Reflexiones de Costa a Costa (Reflections: Coast to Coast)” by Carolina Corona at Waterline Brewing Co.

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.

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.

Exhibit Date :: Exhibit Dates: October 10 - December 9 , 2018
Tuesday, October 16, 6-8pm: Wine at Waterline & Artist Reception
“What Water Knows: Photographs by Charles Kernan” at Waterline Brewing Co.

Charles Kernan, “Crashing Surf” Photography, 9″ x 14″

Waterline Brewing Co. and Art in Bloom Gallery present a new art showcase with local photographer, Charles Kernan. This exhibit, “What Water Knows”, presents a new selection of photographs by the artist.  Join us at Waterline Brewing Co. on Tuesday, October 16th from 6-8pm for a free wine and cheese tasting with live music by TK!

Kernan states “This exhibit is about water – but more than that, it is about hiking ten miles into the Enchantments of the Cascades to capture the deep emerald waters of alpine lakes set against tall rocky spires. It is about stopping to appreciate the delicate beauty of wild flowers. It is about waiting for shafts of sunlight to slide through rifts in the clouds to watch them play tag on the far hills of sand.  It is about the joy of sunrises and sunsets, shifting colors and shadows. It is about my willingness to stop, wait and try to capture a moment. Here at Waterline Brewery I bring the wonders of the world around us that few have seen, to you.  Please travel with me to discover “What Water Knows”.

I want to thank Waterline Brewery and Art in Bloom Gallery for allowing me to share these images with you – enjoy!”

Charles Kernan is a retired Chemical Engineer from Wilmington who is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying camping, hiking, bicycling and kayaking. He has combined his enjoyment of the outdoors and photography developing a concentrated interest in scenic photography.  His work has been juried into photography shows and shown at Art in Bloom Gallery.

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

Exhibit Date :: June 13 - October 15, 2018
October 15, 11:3am-2pm Monday, Munch with Art and Mark
“Waking from Dreams: Paintings by Mark Gansor” at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant

“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 event “Munch and Art with Mark”  on Monday, October 15th, from 11:30am – 2pm.

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.

 

Exhibit Date :: February 6, 2019 - June 3, 2019
Thursday, March 14, 6-8pm - Champagne Toast & Special Reception
“Brayers, Brushes, and Color Pencils by David Norris” at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant

“Blue Downtown Rooftops” Monoprint on paper, 12″ x 8″

Dine at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant to view an enticing new exhibit of printmaking and drawing “Brayers, Brushes, and Color Pencils” by artist, David Norris, as part of our partnership with CHECKER CAB productions and local restaurants.

Wilmington artist, David A. Norris, has a BFA degree from the East Carolina University School of Art.  Long settled in the Port City, he finds limitless sources of artistic inspiration in the historic atmosphere of Wilmington, the natural beauty of the Cape Fear River, and the coast.

David recently has created a series of monoprints that combine printing techniques with color pencils and lithograph crayons. They build on and complement a long-standing series of regional cityscapes and landscapes done in watercolor and color pencil. He also works in other media ranging from black and white pen drawings to silver point, scrimshaw, linoleum block prints, and collage.

Join us for a special champagne toast and special reception for the artist on Thursday, March 14th from 6-8pm.  The reception is free and open to the public with complimentary champagne and appetizers. If you would like to stay for dinner, please call 910-769-9300 for dinner reservations.

Enjoy the Fine Art of Dining!

Click here to view a selection of the work that will be shown at Platypus & Gnome. 

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

Exhibit Date :: June 5, 2019 – September 23, 2019
Tuesday, July 30th, 5:30-6:30 - Champagne Toast & Special Reception

“TWENTY-TWO by THIRTY: From the Flat Files of Gayle Tustin” at PinPoint Restaurant

Gayle Tustin “Birch Bark Series #7,” Mixed media on paper 30″ x 22″

Dine at Pinpoint Restaurant to view the new installation by artist, Gayle Tustin, as part of Art in Bloom Gallery’s partnership with CHECKER CAB productions and local restaurants.  “TWENTY-TWO by THIRTY” ~From the flat files of  GAYLE TUSTIN is a selection of mixed media artwork all in the size of 22″ x 30″.  The art exhibit runs from June 5 – September 23, 2019.

Join us for a special champagne toast and special reception for the artist on Tuesday, July 30, from 5:30 – 6:30pm.  The reception is free and open to the public with complimentary champagne and appetizers. If you would like to stay for dinner, please call 910-769-2972 for dinner reservations.

About the Art

After a visit to my Wilmington studio by Art in Bloom Gallery owner Amy Grant, I was presented with the idea of showing a selection of works on paper at Pin Point Restaurant.  Since I had a cache of pieces 22 x 30 inches in my flat files and storage racks, we agreed it would be interesting to have all works a unified size.

Included in this selection are works I created and/or exhibited in Macedonia, Germany, Peru, Vermont, Bald Head Island, and Wilmington.  The mixed media in these pieces vary with acrylic and oil paint, graphite, collage, sgraffito, sewing, found objects, birch bark, India ink, sailing charts, and more.

I am also known as a ceramic artist, hand-building vessel sculpture, relief wall tiles, and other three dimensional objects. There are times I find the process of making a clay piece from start to finish laborious; therefore, working in other mediums can be quite a satisfying diversion. ~ Gayle Tustin, Wilmington, NC

Enjoy the Fine Art of Dining!

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

Exhibit Date :: June 5 - December 31, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 6-8pm Champagne Toast & Reception
Bob Bryden & (Joe) P Wiegmann at The District

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.

 

 

 

Exhibit Date :: June 5 - October 21, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 6-8pm Champagne Toast & Reception
“Unearthed: Landscape Paintings by Topher Alexander and Kirah Van Sickle” at PinPoint Restaurant

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″

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

Exhibit Date :: June 12 - September 30, 2019
Thursday, June 20th, 6-9pm - Champagne Toast & Special Reception
“Asylum: Collages by Elizabeth Darrow”

“Asylum” Oil and collage on paper

Dine at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant to view “Asylum” an exhibit of collages by Wilmington artist, Elizabeth Darrow, as part of our partnership with CHECKER CAB productions and local restaurants.

Elizabeth Darrow has made Wilmington her home since 1977. Born in Hartford, Conn. Darrow is a 1967 graduate of Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio), where she majored in painting. She has been working in oil and collage throughout her career, usually in the manner of Abstract Expressionism.

She works in a variety of styles depending on her medium, but never works “from life” in the traditional sense. Most of the imagery that comes to her seems to hatch of its own accord, emerging from the process. Darrow enjoys working with color, repeating patterns and embedding humor (and angst) into her work. Each piece takes her on a journey of discovery where she hopes to lose herself to the process.

Join us for a special champagne toast and special reception for the artist on Thursday, June 20th from 6-8pm. The reception is free and open to the public with complimentary champagne and appetizers. If you would like to stay for dinner, please call 910-769-9300 for dinner reservations.

Click here to preview the work in the exhibit! 

Enjoy the Fine Art of Dining!

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

Exhibit Date :: September 27 - November 29, 2019
Friday, November 22, 6-9pm - Fourth Friday Gallery Night Reception
“It’s About Time: Art by Elizabeth Darrow, Virgina Wright-Frierson + Friends”

Join us at 216 N. Front Street for a pop-up exhibit: “It’s About Time: Art by Elizabeth Darrow, Virginia Wright-Frierson, and Friends.” This unique, pop-up exhibit includes a wonderful selection of larger works by Art in Bloom Gallery artists. This show will be exhibited on the First Floor of 216 N. Front Street (the former Expo 216 Building) in downtown Wilmington, NC.

Featured artists will include Karen Paden Crouch, Elizabeth Darrow, H.M. Saffer, II, Traudi Thornton, Gayle Tustin, Virginia Wright-Frierson among other guest artists. Plus enjoy a selection of furniture provided by Decades of Decor on Castle Street. The furniture selected is for sale and will change throughout the exhibit.

The exhibit will be on view during special hours from September 27 until November 29. The exhibit will have extended hours on Fourth Friday Gallery Night on November 22 from 6-9pm.

Special public hours for viewing and shopping are Tuesdays – Sundays from Noon – 5pm.

Click here to preview the pop-up exhibit in our new virtual tour provided by Angle Pros of Wilmington.

 

Exhibit Date :: October 2nd, 2019 - February 3, 2020
Thursday, November 14th, 6-8pm - Champagne Toast & Special Reception
Works of Art by Kirah Van Sickle at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant

Kirah Van Sickle “Floral Study: Yellow”

Dine at Platypus & Gnome Restaurant to view an enticing new exhibit of Kirah Van Sickle, as part of our partnership with CHECKER CAB productions and local restaurants.

Wilmington artist, 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.

Join us for a special champagne toast and special reception for the artist on Thursday, November 14th from 6-8pm.  The reception is free and open to the public with complimentary champagne and appetizers. If you would like to stay for dinner, please call 910-769-9300 for dinner reservations.

Please click here to preview the works in the exhibit. 

Enjoy the Fine Art of Dining!

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