Past Exhibits

“Art of the Camera: A Group Photography Invitational & Exhibit”
June 29 – July 28, 2018
Friday, July 6, 6-8pm - Opening Reception
Friday, July 27, 6-9pm - Closing Reception & Fourth Friday

“Two Trees and Fog” Photography by (Joe) P Wiegmann

Join us for the new exhibit, “Art of the Camera,” a group photography invitational exhibit curated by the Art in Bloom Gallery. This juried show invited an array of professional and amateur photographers to create a unique showcase of photographers working in a variety of techniques.

The featured photographers in this group show include: Gary Allen, Steve Bower, Ralph Colelli, Joe DiBartolo, Frank Fierstein, Susan Francy, William Fridrich, Leigh Gill, Harold Hodges, Charles Kernan, David Klinger, Kate LeCates, Barbara Michael, Jessica Novak, Daniel Rogers, Arrow Ross, Barbara Snyder, Rachel Thompson, and (Joe) P Wiegmann.

This exhibit will be on view in conjunction with the new exhibit “The Edge of Adaptation: Watercolors by Deb Kline Ahern.”


“The Edge of Adaptation: Watercolors by Deb Kline Ahern”
June 29 – July 28, 2018
Friday, July 6, 6-8pm - Opening Reception
Friday, July 27, 6-9pm - Closing Reception & Fourth Friday

“In the Lion’s Den” Watercolor on paper

Join us for the new exhibit of watercolors and painting by Deb Klein Ahern. Her art is multi-faceted in its origins and its media, in its subject and its style, constant, current, and ever-evolving. She is a painter working in watercolor, oil, acrylic, print and mixed media.

Deb has enjoyed a life-long passion for art, entering and gaining recognition at several art shows early on. Her 3-year study with Dale Boatman, an accomplished watercolorist, in Sierra Vista, Arizona, in the late 1970s, and her University studies in fine arts and art history in Tuscany, Umbria, and Veneto, Italy and Egypt in the 1980s, helped her immeasurably to “see” vivid color in the world. After 30 years of living in Germany, Deb has recently moved to Amelia Island, Florida and expects the terrain and light will once again change her work. Her works can be found in numerous private collections both in Europe and the United States.

This exhibit will be one view in conjunction with the “Art of the Camera,” a group photography invitational exhibit curated by the Art in Bloom Gallery.

“Fresh Take: New Art by Elizabeth Darrow”
August 3 - 25, 2018
Friday, August 3, 6-8pm - Opening Reception
Friday, August 24, 6-9pm - Closing Reception & Fourth Friday

“Yackety Yak” Oil pastel and oil on canvas

Join us for a first look at the new work of Wilmington’s own, Elizabeth Darrow.  This exhibit will feature a selection of work fresh out of the artist’s studio.  The art includes figurative work and abstract expressionism with oil, oil pastel, and/or collage on canvas.

Elizabeth Darrow has made Wilmington her home since 1977. She works in a variety of styles depending on her medium, but usually does not work “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.

“Jewish Art: Diverse Cultures” Exhibit as part of the Wilmington Jewish Film Festival
April 22 - May 6, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 6-8pm - Special Reception and Preview

“Stairway to Temple Israel,” Black and White Photography by David Klinger

Cinematic artistic expression is a key element of the Wilmington Jewish Film Festival. Now that aspect is being expanded with an affiliated art exhibit, “Jewish Art: Diverse Cultures. Original art will be on view and for sale at Art in Bloom Gallery from April 22nd – May 6th, with pop-up exhibits at Thalian Hall on Sundays and Mondays during the film festival.

This community project is sponsored by the film festival for the first time with guest curator, Amy Grant, owner of Art in Bloom Gallery, 210 Princess St. in historic downtown Wilmington. Artists of all religions and beliefs were encouraged to submit original art for the exhibit. The artwork that will be exhibited was chosen to encourage and expand the understanding of Jewish culture and art. Each artist was encouraged to express his or her own interpretation of this theme, “Jewish Art: Diverse Cultures,” so the art exhibit will reflect different points of view.

The Wilmington Jewish Film Festival has as its primary mission the presentation of films with Jewish content to advance and share common interests within the Jewish community and at the same time share Jewish heritage with the general public.


“Horse Play” A Group Exhibit
May 4 - 26, 2018
Friday, May 4, 6-8pm - Opening Reception
Friday, May 25, 6-9pm - Closing Reception & Fourth Friday

“Sage,” pastels on paper, 9″ x 14″ by Catherine Nicodemo

Join us for the new horse-themed exhibit honoring the humble beginnings of Art in Bloom Gallery. Established in 2015, the gallery is housed in the renovated horse stable built by the Quinlivan family of farriers in 1910 using old barn walls, heart pine, and ballast stones (c. 1749-1891). The show will feature artists working in a

The artists included Debra BucciBradley Carter, Elizabeth Darrow, Jay DeChesere, Joanne Geisel, Dumay Gorham, Jacqueline Jahn, David Klinger, Nick Mijak, Catherine Nicodemo, Catherine Porter Brown, Janna Siegel Robertson, Pam Toll, and Roberto Vengoechea, among others.

5% of proceeds from sales benefited the Cape Fear Equine Rescue.





“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.


“Ink on Paper by Bob Bryden” & “Photographic Reflections by Harold Hodges”
March 16 - April 28, 2018
Friday, March 23, 6-9pm - Opening Reception & Fourth Friday
Friday, April 27, 6-8pm - Closing Reception & Fourth Friday

Bob Bryden, “Untitled No. 1″, Printing ink on paper, 16″ x 16”


“Ink on Paper by Bob Bryden” & “Photographic Reflections by Harold Hodges” is a new exhibit combining the work of two artists working in two very different media.

Ink on Paper by Bob Bryden

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 Byrden 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.

Photographic Reflections by Harold Hodges

Harold Hodges “Grass Whispers” Photography 14″ x 11″

The palette, from which all perception is formed, is not made of a bright spectrum of pigments and light, it is a palette filled with all the feelings and emotions people have toward all things. The perception a person has of things that are before him or her will ultimately be manifested from the palette of whatever media they choose to amplify the feelings and emotion they have toward the subject they have chosen.This is not by choice but it is the process of that which is truth finding light that gives vision to others of those things we see. All things of earth are of equal worth and beauty. Our perception is skewed by all our feelings good and bad. It is a wonderful life when we can see how beautiful our life is and recognize that much of the bad and negative is perception of our own mind. This earth, this life, have provided us with the broadest and most wondrous palette of imagery the universe has to offer. Rejoice, seize each moment, let not one get away from you. ~ Harold Hodges

Harold Hodges is a photographer, living and working in Wilmington, NC.

Art Explosions by Jeffery Geller
January 19 - February 24, 2018
Friday, February 23, 6-9pm - Closing Reception
29x15, $240

“Tribute to Escher,” Painted collage, 29″ x 15″

“Art Explosions by Jeffery Geller” runs through February 24, 2018.

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

The artist will donate Fifty percent of the proceeds of art sales from “Art Explosions” to Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Click here to view the art of Jeffery Geller at Art in Bloom Gallery.

Synergy: Art by Catherine Porter Brown and Jeff Brown
February 2 - March 10, 2018
Friday, March 9, 6-8pm - Closing Reception

“Ovum ad Mentem (Egg to Mind),” Oil on Linen, 26″ x 26″ by Catherine Porter Brown

“Gadgets,” Found objects, 12″ x 12″ by Jeff Brown

Two artists, Catherine Porter Brown and Jeff Brown come together in the new exhibit Synergy. The art presents an interaction and cooperation with a combined effect, which is greater than the sum of its parts.

The upcoming exhibit includes Jeff Brown’s newest assemblages with found objects along side luminous dreamscapes and portraits by Catherine Porter Brown, a classically trained oil painter.

Dreaming of Peace: Paintings by Tatyana Kulida and Mio Reynolds
December 15, 2017 - January 13, 2018
Friday, December 15, 6-8pm - Opening Reception
Saturday, January 6, 3-5pm - Closing Reception

“Self Portrait,” oil on canvas, 16″ h x 12″ w by Tatyana Kulida

Experience the extraordinary oil paintings of Tatyana Kulida and Mio Reynolds.

Born in Russia, Tatyana is a classically-trained painter who studied and taught art in Italy and now resides in New Zealand.  Fellow artist and friend, Mio Reynolds lives in Wilmington, NC.

Click here to view the work that was on view in the gallery.

ExperiMetal: An Artist’s Journey by Gale Smith
October 6 - 28, 2017
October 27, 6-8 pm - Closing Reception

“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.

Gale is collaborating with Alice Blake Powell to design, create, and wear a dress for the opening and closing receptions. Alice will make the pattern pieces, and Gale will weave the copper tapestry to those pieces using various shades of blue.  The copper dress will be displayed in the gallery during the art exhibit.

Click here to view work that was on view in the gallery during the exhibit.

Unlocking Silent Histories
November 1-19, 2017 - Exhibit Dates
Sunday, November 12, 2-4 pm - Special Reception
Sunday, November 19, 2-4 pm - Closing Reception

Unlocking Silent Histories

Join us for an interactive art exhibit.  Presenting indigenous youth cultural films from Maya Guatemala and the Lumbee tribe of North Carolina. This exhibit will display a variety of visual art and textiles from the respective vibrant communities.

Unlocking Silent Histories opens spaces for indigenous youth to critically analyze how they are represented in the media and to creatively express their worlds from their perspectives, in the form of documentary films. It also contributes to the promotion of cultural understanding by connecting youth across generational and geographical boundaries.

100% of sales from this exhibition will be donated to Unlocking Silent Histories.

The Art of the Gift
November 24 - December 30, 2017 - Exhibit Dates
Friday, November 24, 6-9 pm - Fourth Friday Reception
Friday, December 22, 6-9 pm - Closing Reception

“Art of the Gift” opens on November 1st and continues through December 30th. The art exhibit celebrates the holidays and features one-of-a-kind gifts selected from our collection of original art. Choose from exquisite jewelry, paper art, hand-crafted wood, weaving, ceramics, paintings, blown glass, sculpture, mobiles, stained-glass mosaics, and more. You will find something for everyone with prices starting at $10 for woven paper art and with many works of art under $50.

Original works of art by local artists include: Debra Bucci, Richard Bunting, Brian Evans, Susan Laswell, Joan McLoughlin, Cathie Schumaker, Gale Smith, Traudi Thornton, and many more! 

The exhibit and sale will also be presented alongside “Traudi Thornton: From  the Studio to the Gallery” exhibit with complimentary gift wrapping available.


Helen Lewis Pop-Up Exhibit
October 27 - 28, 2017
October 27, 6-9 pm - Special Reception

“Cloudy Night” Encaustic, oil pigment and ephemera on wood panel, 10″ x 10″

Meet visiting artist, Helen Lewis, during a special Pop-Up Exhibit featuring her latest encaustic paintings during Downtown Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Nights.

Helen Lewis concentrates her fine art in the areas of encaustic, cold wax and oil, and mixed-media collage.  In addition to Art In Bloom Gallery, she is represented by galleries in coastal Maine and along the shores of Lake Michigan in Door County, Wisconsin and Michigan as well as in Roswell, Georgia.

Click here to view some of the work that will be on view in Helen Lewis’ Pop-Up Exhibit. 

Traudi Thornton: From the Studio to the Gallery
November 24 - December 30, 2017 - Exhibit Dates
Friday, November 24, 6-9 pm - Fourth Friday Reception
Saturday, November 25, 11 am -2 pm Special Reception & Meet the Artist
Friday, December 22, 6-9 pm - Closing Reception

Art in Bloom Gallery presents a special artist showcase and studio sale by ceramic artist, Traudi Thornton. Traudi’s handmade, one of a kind ceramic work will grace the gallery with a special sale on Saturday, November 25th.  Traudi will be in the gallery from 11am until 2pm.  Guests will enjoy refreshments and get a start on holiday gift shopping.  

Traudi was born in Czechoslovakia and raised in Germany.  She first studied music at Creighton University before studying ceramics with Henry Soreco at Creighton, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and then moving back to Germany.  The artist relocated to Wilmington in 1983. Additionally, Traudi completed a Raku workshop with Paul Soldner in 1974 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

The artist showcase will be presented alongside “The Art of the Gift” exhibit and sale with complimentary gift wrapping available.

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

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.

View the work!

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

Joan McLoughlin “Crossfire” Acrylic on canvas

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

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 22, 11:30 am - 3:00 pm - Closing Reception

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

Special Traveling Art Exhibit
Featured at the Bell Meade Art Studio in Southern Pines
October 1 – 22, 2017

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.  Enter the exhibit via the Clubhouse Main Lobby.

Closing Reception: Sunday, Oct 22, 11:30 M – 3:00 pm
Regular Studio Hours: 10 am – 5 pm Daily

Making Masks: a Collaboration Elizabeth Darrow & Dave Klinger
August 4 – 26, 2017
August 4, 6-9pm – Opening Reception

GALLERY 2:  Making Masks: a Collaboration
Elizabeth Darrow & Dave Klinger

“PotHead (Going Green)”
Plaster Bandages, Building Insulation, Flora, Oil and Acrylic Paint
12”H x 9.5w

Elizabeth Darrow and Dave Klinger have joined forces to create an unusual series of masks.  Dave builds the structure, then passes it on to Elizabeth, who creates the personality suggested by the shape.  David Klinger creates the basic mask form using layers of recycled paper and cloth, at times built around chicken wire, wire cloth, clay, aluminum, cardboard, and various face form armatures. For bonding the substrate, the artist uses non mold-supporting adhesives like PVA and adds plaster of paris for hardness and strength. The completed form is then air dried and sealed with acrylic modeling paste and gesso. Elizabeth Darrow uses oil and acrylic paint for color and various materials such as silk scarves, beads and stones, dryer lint, feathers, and branches, to bring each mask to life.

Sharing a Room: Plein-Air Art by Carole Osman, Pamela Mork-Keegan, and Linda Sells
August 4 – 26, 2017
August 4, 6-9pm – Opening Reception

GALLERY 1: Sharing a Room: Plein-Air Art by Carole Osman, Pamela Mork-Keegan, and Linda Sells

“Trippstadt Winter Path”
Acrylic on canvas by Pamela Mork-Keegan

An exhibition celebrating art by three friends who met in Germany after sharing a classroom and a love for plein-air painting and pastels.  Carole OsmanPamela Mork-Keegan, and Linda Sells reunited in Wilmington to exhibit paintings and pastels.

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

“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.

“Elements of Creation: New Art by Brian Evans, Georgeann Haas, and Judy Hintz Cox (June 2 – July 29, 2017)

The art exhibit “Elements of Creation: New Art by Brian Evans, Georgeann Haas, and Judy Hintz Cox opened on June 2nd and continued through July 29th.

All of the artists use elements of the earth as mediums to create art even though the artists are working in different mediums. There is a playful and symbiotic relationship among the art work including Brian’s ceramics; Georgeann’s acrylic, ink, pencil, collage, and mixed media on paper; and Judy’s oil and mixed media on canvas.

“Sibs: New Art by Michael Van Hout and Brooks Koff” (April 21 – May 27, 2017)

The featured art exhibit, “Sibs: New Art by Michael Van Hout and Brooks Koff” continues through May 27th with tie-wire sculpture by Michael and stained-glass mosaics by Brooks (brother and sister).  Enjoy the originality and movement of this exquisite art.

Also, mark your calendar for Saturday, May 13th, 2-5 pm to meet renowned mobile artist, JF “Jay” Jones visiting from Greensboro, NC with his latest metal, polymer, and wood creations.


Pop-Up Exhibit: “Coastal Colors: Oil Paintings by Debra Bucci”
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Reception: Wednesday, August 29th 5-8pm

“Waves of Renewal” Oil on canvas, 48″ x 48″

SpringHill Suites Marriott at Mayfaire, in partnership with Art in Bloom Gallery, invite you to a special reception.  A pop-up exhibit “Coastal Colors: Oil Paintings by Debra Bucci” will be on view on Wednesday, August 29th with a reception from 5-8pm. Meet the artist and enjoy complimentary craft beer provided by Waterline Brewing Company.

Debra Bucci is a published illustrator and has achieved success as a licensed fine artist. Her art has been featured in Plow & Hearth magazine and can be found on ArtNeedlepoint.com. She has public and private collectors throughout the US including Savorez Restaurant and Wilmington Magazine. She is an anchor artist at Art in Bloom Gallery and is showing work at The Cameron Art Museum. She recently had a show at The District Kitchen & Cocktails and has exhibited at the Wilmington International Airport.  Debbie has a BFA in Design from Drexel University where she studied oil painting and enjoyed a corporate career in Package Design. She has recently moved to Wilmington, NC with her husband “Art” and dog “T-Bone”.



SpringHill Suites is located in the Mayfaire Shopping Center at 1014 Ashes Drive in Wilmington.

“Small Collage Art by Elizabeth Darrow” at Waterline Brewing Co.
Exhibit Dates: August 7 – October 7 , 2018

WHAT’S A MOTHER TO DO, Collage on canvas, by Elizabeth Darrow

“Small Collage Art by Elizabeth Darrow” at Waterline Brewing Co.

Waterline Brewing Co. and Art in Bloom Gallery present “Wine at Waterline” and Art Showcase with local Wilmington artist, Elizabeth Darrow.  This exhibit presents a selection of the artist’s collage art.

Elizabeth Darrow has made Wilmington her home since 1977. She works in a variety of styles depending on her medium, but usually does not work “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.

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

“Catching the Spirit: Images by Mark Gansor and Carole Osman” (Feb 10 – Apr 7, 2017)


The exhibit presents a playful and serene mix of global and local scenes by Mark Gansor and Carole Osman.

Mark Gansor presents acrylic paintings of buildings, gardens, and fields in Wilmington and France.  Carole Osman presents pastels, monoprints, collages, oil, and acrylic paintings of various locations in Japan, Germany, Turkey, and the United States.

The opening reception is on Friday, February 10th, 6-9 pm.  View original art; meet the artists; enjoy catering from Whole Foods; and listen to music by Cameron Tinklenberg, jazz pianist.

The exhibit continues through Friday, April 7th.

“Twice Around: The Make-Over,” with new art by Elizabeth Darrow and Susan Francy (Jan 24 – Feb 7, 2017)


Twice Around: The Make-Over,” with new art by Elizabeth Darrow and digital images by Susan Francy opens on Tuesday, January 24th and continues through Tuesday, February 7th during regular gallery hours, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm and by appointment.

Join us for a special reception, Friday, January 27th, 6-9 pm.  View Elizabeth Darrow’s new oil and collage on canvas and Susan Francy’s digital images.  Meet the artists.  Singer-songwriter Rebekah Todd will play guitar and sing.


“Visible Spectra: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints by Janette K. Hopper & Photography by Charles Kernan” (Oct 14, 2016 – Jan 20, 2017)


“Visible Spectra: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints by Janette K. Hopper & Photography by Charles Kernan” will continue through January 20th, 2017 at Art in Bloom Gallery, 210 Princess St., Wilmington, NC.

This joint exhibit presents stunning images of nature, people, and architecture transformed by light and shadow by the artists from their travels and time outdoors.  Renowned international artist, Janette K. Hopper will her exquisite paintings, prints, and drawings including sumi ink paintings on rice paper.  Emerging artist, Charles Kernan will exhibit his limited edition, fine-art photography and photographic prints.  Together, Janette’s and Charles’ art work present an evocative “Visible Spectra” spanning many medias, techniques, and subjects.

Ten percent of “Visible Spectra” art sales will be donated to Cape Fear River Watch.


“Full Circle: New Art by Elizabeth Darrow, Traudi Thornton, and Susan Francy (June 3 – Sept 30, 2016)

The closing reception for “Full CircleElizabeth DarrowTraudi Thornton, and Susan Francy” will take place on Friday, September 30th, 6pm-9pm at Art in Bloom Gallery, 210 Princess St., Wilmington, NC.

Meet the artists and view new work including oil and collage on canvas by Elizabeth Darrow, raku and stoneware ceramics by Traudi Thornton, and limited edition, fine-art photography and digital images by Susan Francy.

Shirley Lebo of the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra will play violin.  Helen Welsh will provide creative catering.

Click here to view a slideshow of past and present art by Elizabeth Darrow.
Click here to read an article in WILMA magazine on the web about Traudi Thornton.
Click here to read an article in ENCORE magazine about Traudi Thornton.

“Looking Within: Encaustic Painting by Helen Lewis” (May 16 – Sept 16, 2016)

“Looking Within:  Encaustic Paintings by Helen Lewis,” opened on Friday, May 13 in Gallery 2 at Art in Bloom Gallery located at 210 Princess Street, Wilmington, North Carolina.

The exhibit closes on Friday, September 16, with a reception from 6 – 9 pm.  Musicians Shirley Lebo (violin) and Sarah Stoloff (cello) will play at the reception and are both members of the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra.

Artist, Helen Lewis is from from Carrollton, Ohio.   The encaustic process uses molten beeswax combined with resin and oil pigments that are fused with a blow torch.  Helen Lewis often includes bits of old script, text or other ephemera in her work.  She explains, “I particularly love the luminous qualities and depth of layers that emerge as I fuse the various elements and pigments together.”  The paintings in this exhibit provide glimpses and hints of those layers and invite the viewer to look deeper within.  Lewis describes her creativity as an extension of her contemplative nature, “In creating, I work to follow the nudges I sense within my spirit.  In essence, I am invited deeper and I seek to mirror that invitation through my art.”