Current Exhibits

“2020: New Year, New Art”
January 24 - March 8, 2020
Friday, January 24, 6-9pm - Opening Reception & Fourth Friday
Friday, February 28, 6-9pm - Fourth Friday Gallery Night Reception

2020 is a new year which brings a variety of brand new art by Art in Bloom Gallery’s core artists to the gallery.  Feast your eyes on new work directly out of the artists’ studios.

Art in Bloom Gallery’s core artists include:  Bradley Carter (painting), Debra Bucci (painting), Richard Bunting (blown glass), Karen Paden Crouch (sculpture), Elizabeth Darrow (painting), Brian Evans (ceramics), Joanne Geisel (painting), Dave Klinger (photography), Brooks Koff (stained glass) Joan McLoughlin (painting), Gale Smith (painter), Traudi Thornton (ceramics), Gayle Tustin (ceramics), Angela Rowe (painter),  Michael Van Hout (sculpture), (Joe) P. Wiegmann (photography), among others! 

Our photography feature, (Joe) P. Wiegmann,  presents a group of work entitled is “Looking Beyond”created in November of last year.  Joe states “This abandoned house summoned to me as I traveled to the Outer Banks in November. I stopped and looking beyond the weathered and decaying façade, I saw a once dignified and beautiful home. Going inside, I felt the house’s unknown history, a beautiful story.”

Join us for the opening reception, held during the Arts Council of Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Night, on Friday, January 24th, from 6-9pm.   Visit with the artists and enjoy refreshments . The exhibit continues through March 8, 2020.


Current Exhibits at Satellite Venues

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

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

 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.


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

Photo Credit: hedgydesigns.com

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