Marketplace News

03/21/15
Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature Coasting, a collection of works by the Art Matters painting group, from April 1 through May 2. A reception is scheduled for Saturday, April 4 from 2 to 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend the free reception.
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03/20/15
 Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will present Sunset Beach, N.C. author Jacqueline “Jack” DeGroot as part of its Coffee With the Authors series on Thursday, April 9 from 10 to 11 a.m. The event is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 910.575.5999.... read more
03/01/15
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02/24/15
Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in coastal Calabash, N.C. will present Abstract expressions, a group exhibition of abstract works in a range of media including oil, acrylic, clay, glass, mixed media, collage and metal. ... read more
02/02/15
 Sunset River Marketplace begins its 2015 Coffee With the Authors lecture series on Thursday, March 5 from 10 – 11 a.m. with Elsa Bonstein, author of “Find Edsell,” a thriller set in the Pine Barrens of the New Jersey shore. The event is free, but seating is limited so reservations are required. ... read more
02/02/15
Custom framing by Lou Aliotta... read more
01/15/15
Show honoring Ramona Batsford Bendin, Betty Bee, Edward S. Fitzgerald and Brenda “Bree” Goff runs Tuesday, Jan. 20 through Saturday, Jan. 24. 
Reception Jan. 24, 2 – 5 p.m.


Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will present An Artist’s Legacy, a five-day exhibition honoring artists Ramona Batsford Bendin (oil), Betty Bee (watercolor, print making), Edward “Ed” S. Fitzgerald (oil) and Brenda “Bree” Goff (pastel), all of whom exhibited at the gallery and passed away recently. The show will run from Tuesday, Jan. 20 through Saturday, Jan. 24. A reception will be held Saturday, Jan. 24 from 2 – 5 p.m. The public is invited and there is no charge. Works on display will include pieces on loan from family and friends as well as some for sale through the gallery.... read more
01/15/15
 Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature Oil Paintings By Ruth Cox from Feb. 4 - 28. On Wednesday, Feb. 11, the Myrtle Beach artist will offer a painting demonstration from 10 - 11 a.m. The public is welcome and there is no charge. A special sale of the artist's small, unframed demonstration paintings offers a rare opportunity to collect works by this accomplished artist.... read more
01/06/15
 Read more about our Paint & Party schedule here... read more
12/31/14
Sunset River Marketplace
Coffee with the Authors 
2015 Schedule (Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m.)


These free events are held on Thursday mornings during selected months. The full schedule for 2015 is posted here. Seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot!

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12/19/14
 Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature acrylic works by gallery owner Ginny Lassiter in an exhibition titled An Artist’s Journey: Abstracts By Ginny Lassiter. The show opens Tuesday, Jan. 6 and runs through Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.... read more
11/20/14
Writer David Manning is set to speak at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 10 to 11 a.m. as part of the gallery’s ongoing Coffee With the Authors series. Manning is the author of the mystery novel “Dead Letters," which is set in a fictional version on Sunset Beach, N.C. and was inspired by the author’s own encounters with the island’s Kindred Spirit mailbox while visiting his parents in Carolina Shores.... read more
10/28/14
 Trisha Moriarty, author of the memoir “The Secrets She Kept,” is set to speak at Sunset River Marketplace as part of the Calabash art gallery’s ongoing Coffee With the Authors series. It will take place on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 10 to 11 a.m. Coffee and breakfast sweets will be served. The presentation is free, but seating is limited so reservations are requested. Call 910.575.5999 to hold a seat for you. The memoir tells the story of the author’s mother who has an affair with the local parish priest during the late fifties. ... read more
10/15/14
On Saturday, Oct. 25 from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, N.C. will present Creativity Unleashed, an afternoon of pottery demonstrations, live readings, painters at their easels, live music, acting, and more. Appetizers and refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon. There is no charge and no reservations are necessary. ... read more
10/01/14
Ocean Isle Museum Foundation in seeking original artwork for their annual Wine Fest fundraiser which will be held on April 25, 2015 at the Museum of Coastal Carolina. Artists are requested to submit their original pieces for the contest. The winning artwork will be used in Wine Fest promotional materials and auctioned off during the event's live auction.... read more
10/01/14
CALABASH, N.C. (Oct. 1, 2014)-- Cooler temperatures signify the recent change of season, and Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, N.C. is right in step with Mother Nature. Gallery owner Ginny Lassiter is already honing displays in the 10,000 square-foot gallery to showcase art pieces that help create warm and inviting vignettes, just in time for Fall and the Holidays. 
 
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09/28/14
Mighty Miniatures opens at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. on Wednesday, Oct. 8 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 21. The collection features pieces measuring from two-inch square to eight by ten inches in a range of media, including glass and clay among the oil and acrylic works.  ... read more
09/21/14
 Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature novelist Peter Warren on Thursday, Oct. 2 as part of its ongoing Coffee With the Authors literary program. Warren is the author of “Confederate Gold and Silver,” “The Journey North,” and “The Horry County Murders.”... read more
08/28/14
Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature Red Times Twelve, a collection that explores the significance of the color red in art from Tuesday, Sept. 9 through Saturday, Oct. 4. There will be a reception Saturday afternoon, Sept. 13, from 2 to 5 p.m. The public is invited and there is no charge.

Participating in the show are members of Studio 12, an art group that meets weekly at Sunset River Marketplace. It includes gallery owner Ginny Lassiter (acrylic); Studio 12 founder Jill Hope (acrylic); Sandra Petit (acrylic); Bryan Krpejs (watercolor, acrylic); Katherine Duckworth (acrylic); Donn McCrary (acrylic); Marsha Thomas (decoupage, mixed media); Pat Reynolds (acrylic); Ellen Flynn (watercolor); Carole Barth (mixed media, watercolor); Sally Nolan (oil); and Sue Ruopp (acrylic).... read more
08/28/14
On Sept. 11 from 10 to 11 a.m., Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature Ann Ratliff Russell as part of its Coffee With the Authors lecture series. Ratliff is the author of “Legacy Of a Southern Lady: Anna Calhoun Clemson 1817 – 1875.” The presentation is free, but seating is limited so reservations are requested. Call 910.575.5999.... read more
07/31/14
This is the ad we're running to promote our August 2014 feature:
Jeffcoat Pottery: Celebrating 40 Years... read more
07/01/14
Here's one of our ads for July 2014 (featuring work by Betsy Parker,
Jamie Futera and Kevin Kuhnel):

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07/01/14
This is our ad for the group show The Sailing Life. Featured art is Heavy Day, acrylic by Bryan Krpejs.... read more
06/28/14
Opening reception July 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Exhibition August 1 – Sept. 6, 2014
Pottery demonstrations: 
Saturday, August 9, 12 – 2 p.m. and Wednesday, August 27, 12 -2 p.m.
Weekly drawings for free pottery and gallery gift certificates



Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature a collection of pottery by Joe and Tonda Jeffcoat titled Jeffcoat Pottery: Celebrating 40 Years. This exhibition will run from Friday, August 1 through Saturday, Sept. 6. An opening reception will be held Thursday evening, July 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There is no charge and the public is invited.... read more
06/20/14
Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature a group show titled The Sailing Life from July 1 through July 30, gallery owner Ginny Lassiter has announced. Exhibiting artists include Ann McCray (oil), Freeman Beard (watercolor), Sue Coley (acrylic), Richard Staat (watercolor), Ortrud Tyler (oil), Gwen Dumas (acrylic), Ginny Lassiter (acrylic), Bryan Krpejs (watercolor), Donn McCrary (acrylic), Louis Aliotta (photography), Marie Kasper (acrylic), Nancy Brennand (watercolor) and Shandi Berls (clay). ... read more
06/01/14
Here's one of our ads for June 2014. Featured show is Susan Dade: Inspired.... read more
05/16/14
 Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will present a series of artist demonstrations this Spring and Summer, gallery owner Ginny Lassiter has announced. The demonstrations include oil painting, watercolor, acrylic and pottery. They are free to the public. Reservations are not required.... read more
05/11/14
Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash to Present 
Works By Susan Dade June 2 – 28

Reception June 5
Painting Demonstration June 19


Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will present Susan Dade: Inspired from Monday, June 2 through Saturday, June 28. The show will feature acrylic and watercolor paintings by Southport, N.C. artist Susan Dade. There will be an artist’s reception at the gallery on Thursday, June 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Thursday, June 19 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. the artist will give a painting demonstration at the gallery. Both events are open to the public at no charge. ... read more
04/22/14
On Thursday, May 1, Sunset River Marketplace will feature two presenters in its ongoing Coffee With the Authors series. Robert T. Bradicich, author of “World War II As I Lived It,” will talk about his military service and Mike Dailey will read from “Somewhere Tonight a Soldier Stands,” his book of poetry honoring the military.... read more
04/17/14
The gallery is featuring Garden Inspirations: Think Outside the Boxwood, now through May 31, owner Ginny Lassiter has announced. The exhibition includes work from 25 of the gallery’s exhibiting artists along with Lassiter’s collection of furniture and other garden pieces.  ... read more
04/05/14
On April 17 at 10 a.m., Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, N.C. will host Winston-Salem author Martha R. Brown as part of the art gallery’s Coffee With the Authors series. Brown will be discussing her historical novel “Holding Sweet Communion: Civil War Letters,” which is based on letters she accidently discovered by her great grandfather, who left home to join the Confederate Army. 

The hour-long event at Sunset River Marketplace is free, but seating is limited so reservations are required. Call 910-575-5999 or send an email. Join the mailing list for notice of future events at the same number and email address
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04/04/14
Pat Smelkoff will conduct a one day class in Batik on June 14, 2014. A class description and supply list are available at the link.... read more
04/01/14
 The gallery has added more evening Paint & Party classes to the schedule. No experience necessary, just a willingness to have some fun! Let's Paint & Party!... read more
03/22/14
William “Billy” Griffin and Peggy Patton Griffin, authors of “An Exceptional Journey: And the Two Shall Become One,” are set to present a program at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, N.C. as part of the art gallery’s ongoing Coffee With the Authors series. The event will take place on Thursday, April 3 from 10 to 11 a.m. Coffee and breakfast treats will be served. ... read more
02/21/14
Hannelore Palmer of Winnabow, N.C. will speak at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery on Wednesday, March 5 from 11 a.m. until 12 noon. The event, which is part of the gallery’s Creative Exchange lecture series, had been scheduled for earlier this month but was cancelled due to Winter Storm Leon.  ... read more
02/20/14
Children’s author Michele Verhoosky will speak at Calabash, N.C. art gallery Sunset River Marketplace on Thursday, March 6 from 10 to 11 a.m. as part of the gallery’s Coffee With the Authors lecture and book signing series. ... read more
02/16/14
Photographer Louis Aliotta of Southport, N.C. has been awarded a space in the 2014 Artist in Residence program of the South Carolina State Park Service.... read more
02/05/14
Calendar Items

2014 Events (Creative Exchange, Coffee With the Authors, Exhibitions & Art Classes) 
Scheduled at Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, N.C.


Sunset River Marketplace
10283 Beach Drive SW (NC 179)
Calabash, NC 28467
910.575.5999
www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com
Winter hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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01/01/14
 Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, N.C., will host The Brushwork Society: A Low Country Exhibition from Tuesday, Jan. 14 through Tuesday, March 11, gallery owner Ginny Lassiter has announced. A public reception is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18 from 2 to 5 p.m.
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12/31/13
 Sunset River Marketplace art gallery  in Calabash, N.C. will host The Brushwork Society's group show, "A Low Country Exhibition, from Jan. 14 through March 11. A reception will be held Saturday, Jan. 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. The public is invited and there is no admission charge.... read more
12/26/13
 Here's what we have planned for our Paint & Party classes. We can't wait. We've brought back some of your faves – beach houses, wine glasses, valentine cards and more! You bring your wine or other beverage, we provide everything else! Luscious hors d'oeuvres, instructors, canvases, paints, inks, aprons and any other materials.  We'll be adding more classes, so check back soon and click on the Events tab. Unless otherwise noted, all classes are $35 per person. Let's Paint & Party!... read more
12/01/13

We wish you all
happiness and love
this Holiday season
and throughout the New Year

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12/01/13
Last month in the Sunset River Marketplace eNewsletter, gallery owner Ginny Lassiter told us how to set up a simple rustic Autumn/Thanksgiving table. For December, she's shown how to transform that same rustic table for Christmas.... read more
11/22/13
 Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature Vessels: Altered, Twisted & Weathered by Wilmington, N.C. clay artist Brian Evans from Wednesday, Dec. 4 through Saturday, Jan. 11. The exhibition of large vessels will showcase a new direction for the artist.... read more
11/03/13
Creating your own natural autumn tabletop décor 

Do you have time to put together elaborate table settings? I don’t! But I love to change out my table tops and décor. So for me, it has to be quick and easy. 

Today I’m going to share a couple ideas with you for a rustic Fall table setting. You could use it for everything from an informal girls night in or a buffet setup to a sit-down Thanksgiving dinner.
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10/25/13
S.C. musicians Rick Strickland and Lesa Hudson will present a morning program on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the gallery. The two are award winning beach music singer/songwriters. For 2013 alone, they have received 13 nominations for Carolina Beach Music Awards (CBMA), including Female Vocalist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and two for Song of the Year (“I’m Hungover” for Strickland and Hudson and “Every Now and Then” for Strickland).  

The presentation is free, but seating is limited so reservations are required. Call 910.575.5999 or send an email. Don't dawdle! We expect this to be a full house! As always, we'll be serving gourmet coffee, tea and scrumptious breakfast treats. See you there!


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10/25/13
 From Nov. 2 through Nov. 30, Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature a group show entitled Abstract 11. A public reception will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. There is no charge.

Participating artists include Ortrud Tyler, Betty Garbarino, Joan Gados, Eloise Randolph, Carole Richards, Peggy Vineyard, Greta Swaim, Suzanne Ellette and Babs Ludwick.... read more
10/13/13
Services Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
Little River United Methodist Church
Little River, S.C.


Ramona has been a member of various art groups, including Waterway Art Assoc., Associated Artists of Southport, Wilmington Art Association and Brunswick Arts Council. She was a volunteer with the Brunswick Literacy Council, Head Start and other organizations. She has donated artwork to Habitat For Humanity, Hope Harbor, Relay For Life, United Cerebral Palsy of Wilmington, Children In Schools and various Hospice groups. Ramona has exhibited at Sunset River Marketplace since the gallery opened in 2002.... read more
09/11/13
Sunset River Marketplace, the eclectic art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will present a jewelry trunk sale showcasing new works by designer Janette Montgomery on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Included in the show will be over 200 different items including necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings. Please join us to meet Janette and enjoy wine and refreshments throughout the day!... read more
08/01/13
Check out one of our recent ads. ... read more