Upcoming Exhibits

“The Last Song of Summer: Ceramics by Traudi Thornton and Paintings by Pam Toll”
August 31 - September 29, 2018
Friday, September 7, 6-8pm - Opening Reception
Friday, September 28, 6-9pm - Closing Reception & Fourth Friday

Join us for a new exhibit “The Last Song of Summer” by ceramicist, Traudi Thornton, and painter, Pam Toll.  The opening reception will be held on Friday, September 7th, from 6-8pm.  Visit with the artist and enjoy refreshments with live music.

Traudi Thornton “Stoneware Bowl” Ceramics

About Traudi Thornton
Traudi Thornton is a ceramicist currently showing Raku and Stoneware in Art in Bloom Gallery. She was born in Czechoslovakia and raised in Germany.  Traudi 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. She wakes at 3:30 am to work on her ceramics.  She prefers not to rush, to take her time, to complete her work properly.



Pam Toll “Chicken Yard” Oil on canvas, 36″ x 54″

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.

“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 – 29, 2018
Friday, December 7, 6-8pm - Opening Reception
Friday, December 28, 6-9pm - Closing Reception & 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.