Upcoming Exhibits

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

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, 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, among others.

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.

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

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

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

Join us for a champagne toast and special reception at Pinpoint Restaurant  (Date to be Determined) 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.

“Traveling Light” A Collaborative Exhibit by Gale Smith & Alice Blake Powell
November 2 - 24, 2018
Friday, November 2, 6-8pm - Opening Reception
Friday, November 24, 6-9pm - Closing Reception & Fourth Friday

Join us for the new exhibit, “Traveling Light,” and a collaboration between artist, Gale Smith, and fashion designer, Alice Blake Powell. This exhibit idea has grown out of the collaboration between Gale and Alice during last year’s “ExperiMetal” exhibit where they designed and created a dress for Gale to wear during the reception.  Gale wove a copper tapestry using various shades of blue and Alice created and fashioned the design.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, November 2nd from 6-8pm.   Visit with the artists and enjoy refreshments with live music.

About Gale Smith
Gale Smith is an award winning artist, living and working in Wilmington, NC, with her works exhibited in galleries, private collections and corporate installations. Her newest interest is working with copper.  As a plein air painter, she began using copper panels as her canvas and loved how the copper made her colors warm and vibrant. She experiments with different gauges of copper and mediums and discovered that inks and oils on copper made colors radiate vibrantly.

About Alice Blake Powell
Alice Blake Powell currently resides in Wilmington, NC where she has worked in the film industry for nearly 25 years. Her resume includes over 40 television and major motion picture film productions such as Dawson’s Creek, One Tree Hill, Good Behavior, The Secret Life of Bee’s, Secretariat and Iron Man 3 to name a few. When Alice is not working film, she promotes her business “By the Hands” producing charity fashion shows and designing for local artist.

“Colors of Expression: Bradley Carter”
December 7, 2018 - January 5, 2018
Friday, December 7, 6-8pm - Opening Reception
Friday, December 28, 6-9pm - Fourth Friday

“What Tomorrow Holds” Acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 24″

Join us for a first look at the new work of abstract artist, Bradley Carter.  This exhibit will feature a selection of work fresh out of the artist’s studio.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, December 7th from 6-8pm.   Visit with the artist and enjoy refreshments with live music.

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.

Bradley Carter will be partnering with New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s – Betty H Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital for this exhibit.   Bradley will be donating 10% of proceeds from the show to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Stay tuned for more details.


“Ancient Art Revisited: A Group Encaustic Exhibit”
January 11 - February 9, 2019
Friday, January 11, 2019, 6-8pm - Opening Reception
Friday, January 25, 6-9pm - Fourth Friday Gallery Night

View paintings created with pigmented wax on surfaces such as wooden panels in a new exhibit: “Ancient Art Revisited: A Group Encaustic Exhibit”.  The wax is fused or burned via a heat source creating luminous qualities and colorful depths of layers.  Artists include Judy Hintz Cox, Liz Hosier, Helen Lewis, Charles Robertson (New Elements Gallery), and Kirah Van Sickle

The opening reception will be held on Friday, January 11th, from 6-8pm.   Visit with the artists and enjoy refreshments. The exhibit continues through February 10th, 2019.

Stay tuned for more details.