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Mini March Masterpieces – March 2, 2018

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Mini March Masterpieces – March 2, 2018

Gallery Walk March 2, 2018 The Ricky Evans Gallery This March Gallery Walk is going to be particularly interesting and fun! Our wonderfully talented artists are making small 8×8 inch art work in their various styles for this special showing. We are very excited about this because we’ll be seeing a lot of new work in small sizes that open up a lot of options for hanging art on your walls at home or office. Small pieces like this also show well on small easels on your mantle top or table tops. We look forward to seeing all the new work, and of course you on the special Gallery...

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New small watercolors by Ricky

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New small watercolors by Ricky

New small watercolors by Ricky. These adorable small framed watercolors will easily fit anywhere in your home or office.    ...

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Meet Potter Ardie Praetorius

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Meet Potter Ardie Praetorius

Meet pottery artisan Ardie Praetorius. Ardie began pottery studies 45 years ago at UNC Greensboro, and then at Penland School of Crafts. She currently resides in N. Myrtle Beach, SC and works out of her home studio. Ardie is best known for her work on the wheel, but she hand builds pottery as well, producing a variety of functional and decorative items. She often carves her own pieces and continues to use her signature flower motif. Each of Arie’s clay pieces is handcrafted and unique, so no two are exactly the same. The use of fine porcelain or stoneware clays and hand mixed glazes...

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Meet Silversmith Barbara Bennett

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Meet Silversmith Barbara Bennett

Meet silversmith artisan Barbara Bennett. Barbara was born and lived on Long Island most of her life. Educated at Parsons School of Design in NY she worked in interior design for many years designing custom furnishings and corporate computer and trading rooms for the fortune 500. After moving to the Raliegh, NC area over twenty years ago she became a Food Service Consultant/Interior Designer and focused on restaurant and corporate cafeteria design. In 2009 she began studying silversmith skills at Pullen Arts Center in Raleigh. Upon retirement in 2011 Bennett moved to the coast settling in...

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Ricky Evans Photography

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Ricky Evans Photography

Photography by Ricky Evans These are only a few samples of Ricky’s photographs. There are many more on our walls at The Ricky Evans Gallery for you to see.         ...

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Ricky Evans Paintings

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Ricky Evans Paintings

Paintings by Ricky Evans These are only a few samples of Ricky’s paintings. There are many more on our walls at The Ricky Evans Gallery for you to see.        ...

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Meet Artist & Photographer Ricky Evans

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Meet Artist & Photographer Ricky Evans

Ricky Evans is a self-taught North Carolina artist and photographer.  His name became synonymous with lighthouses along the Southeastern U.S. coast after he launched his first pen-and-ink originals and prints in 1989. He began with the beacons of the N.C. Outer Banks and soon expanded to the lighthouses of South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. Ricky’s love of history and the sea has led him on to create a collection of regional waterfront panoramas, a series of local Southport landmark views, and custom renderings of the sailboats so popular in the area. All of this would not be possible...

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Meet Artist Lisa Strazza

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Meet Artist Lisa Strazza

Meet Artist Lisa Strazza Lisa Strazza is an accomplished artist from NY who is highly collected. Strazza has paintings in many private and corporate collections throughout the country, and she has been particularly popular in the North East. After art school, Lisa trained with first generation abstract artist Pietro Antonio Narducci, a founding member of the abstract expressionists movement in NYC in the 1950’s. Lisa was in her early twenty’s and Narducci was in his mid eighty’s when she trained with him. During this time one of Strazza’s paintings entitled “Cedar...

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Meet Artist Richard Staat

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Meet Artist Richard Staat

Richard Staat graduated from The Ohio State University with a BFA degree. For 35 years he worked as a commercial artist and formed his own business, “Concept Art and Design” in Powell, Ohio, before retiring and moving to Oak Island. He paints in his studio nearly every day. Richard also teaches a weekly watercolor class in the Franklin Square Gallery and has given one day workshops for the Oak Island Art Guild and the Sunset River Market Place. Richard belongs to the Central Ohio Watercolor Society; Signature member of The Watercolor Society of North Carolina; The Associated Artists of...

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Meet Artist Susan Dade

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Meet Artist Susan Dade

Susan Dade is an award winning painter with a style uniquely her own. Coastal landscapes, boats, architecture and figurative subjects painted in bold, colorful compositions. Her paintings are included in many private and corporate collections.  Susan began her career as a high fashion illustrator for Womens Wear Daily and Glamour Magazine. Now instead of sketching models  she paints landscapes, waterfronts and marshes.  Her award winning paintings are free and loose, yet detailed. Her palette is bold, colorful and expressive.  As a Watercolorist, her style is uniquely her own. Susan’s...

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