The 20th Annual Fall Exhibition & SaleOctober 12 to 18, 2020

Brunswick Arts Council Annual Visual Arts Show

This annual event began in 2000 and each year we rotate the show to a different venue. Join us for our 20th year this October, 2020 at the site where it all began – Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC.  This year’s Judge is Phil Meade.

Many small community arts groups (photographers, painters, pottery, etc.) around the county come together to help make this annual juried arts show happen. There are different categories and award levels. 

New to the area or been here forever? Share what inspires you to create with your fellow Brunswick artists & residents – we encourage you to enter your work!

Schedule of Events

Event Schedule: 

Pre-Registration Deadline: Saturday, September 19, 2020

Receiving Works: Saturday, October 10, 2020 | 10am-1pm

Exhibition Dates: Monday, October 12 thru Saturday, October 17, 2020

Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday  | 10am-5pm

Awards Ceremony: Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 4-5pm

Removal of Work: Saturday, October 19, 2020 | 10am-2pm

About the Judge

Phil loves the sea and all the elements surrounding it.

Phil Meade has always been interested in art. He started drawing and painting in high school and went on to study art at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art. After graduating he pursued a commercial art career as a graphic designer in New York, never losing his passion for painting.

Phil has accomplished his dream of painting full time as a professional artist. Phil Meade is an award winning artist with works in many private collections. Sharing his years of experience by teaching an oil painting classes and Workshops. His studio is in Leland, NC.

Favorite Classic Artists: Joseph W.M. Turner, Windslow Homer, Monet, Norman Rockwell, Albert Bierstat, Thomas Cole, John Singer Sargent and Frederick Waugh.

Contemporary Artists: Richard Schmid, Harley Brown, Jerry Yarnel, Andrew Tischler, Kathrine Statts

“Windswept dunes and the wild plants that struggle to grow around them, the relentless sea pounding sand and rocks. These elements are an exciting challenge for me.

Inviting the viewer to share in my emotions about these subjects is my goal as an artist.”


Sunset River Marketplace

Since opening its doors in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, NC has evolved into Coastal Carolina’s go-to place for the hottest new contemporary art, exquisite artisan-designed jewelry, innovative pottery and more. Showcasing only artists from the two Carolinas, this eclectic spot boasts an amazing offering of clay art, oil paintings, watercolors,  mixed media, pastels and acrylics, plus award-winning works in metal, wood, hand-blown glass, fiber, and other media. The welcoming gallery of fine art and crafts has become a destination for locals and visitors alike. You can feel the creative energy as you meander through the roomy 10,000 square-foot space enjoying the regional artworks thoughtfully displayed by owner/artist Ginny Lassiter.

Located onsite are a pottery studio, complete with kilns and pottery wheels; a custom framing department that services artists and collectors from Wilmington down to Myrtle Beach; and art classrooms for both national workshops and ongoing instruction. Visitors are invited to enjoy a cup of gourmet coffee or tea, or perhaps a glass of wine at one of the bistro tables dotted throughout the space. Or better yet, carry it with you as you wind your way through this warm comfortable space. Until then, please enjoy your time here at our website.

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, we have instituted some changes. Our hours of operation for the time being have been shortened to Monday – Saturday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment. Our framer, Lou Aliotta is here Wednesday – Friday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment. Reach him directly at 910.368.7351.

To meet State mandates and guidelines, we continue to clean surface areas thoroughly and often during the day. For additional safety, we have added a Plexiglas barrier at the cash register and request our visitors wear masks or face coverings and respect social distancing of at least six feet apart. Thank you all and stay safe!

Ginny Lassiter, Owner