Category Archives: Gallery News

Salon International 2013 Exhibition

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Sue Foell, Sun Block

Vision Gallery is pleased to announce that figurative artist Sue Foell has had three paintings juried into the prestigious Salon International 2013 Exhibition in San Antonio Texas.   Sun Block is one of the paintings accepted.

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The Cow in the Window…

Julyan Davis is a talented writer as well as artist!  Here’s his latest blog entry:

The Cow in the Window….

Vision Gallery Welcomes Steven S. Walker

We are pleased to announce that Steven Walker has joined Vision Gallery’s roster of artists.  Steven received his undergrad at Virginia Commonwealth University and MFA at Marywood University.  Born in Myrtle Beach SC and raised in Richmond, VA, Steven developed a love of southern rural landscape early-on, which is very evident in his paintings.  .  

He leads a demanding life as a full-time artist who in addition conducts workshops and participates in many juried and gallery shows per year.   Still in his 30’s, Steven has already experienced considerable success as a fine artst and is one to watch over the coming years.  We have just received several of his paintings in a range of sizes in the gallery.  

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Hurricane Earl

There is a wonderful word, swivet, that I have never heard used outside of the South, and it so accurately describes our lives the last few days.  Used in a sentence (in the South mind you) it might go something like “That doggone Earl has sure got me in a swivet!”   Earl was a bad dude practically from the time it spun off the African coast and it had become a powerful category 4 storm by early this week.   It became apparent a few days ago that we would be affected, and how badly was still a guessing game.   It was forecast to brush the Outer Banks early Friday morning but Earl was starting to wobble and each successive NOAA forecast nudged it a bit more west. 

By Wednesday businesses on the beach were boarding up and some locals, who normally scoff at all the hoopla made by the media over every little blow, were quietly saying that Earl had them very worried.   The possibility of flooding here if we had a large storm surge was a real concern.   Carteret Contemporary Art’s building in Morehead City survived hurricanes Hazel and Donna in the 50’s and 60’s,  not to mention a bevy of other storms.  After 18 years in business Charles has his hurricane drill down pat;  remove watercolors from the upstairs, board windows and ride out the hurricane at the gallery (while pacing furiously).

At Vision I made the decision to get everything in storage off floor level, so paintings were stacked as high as possible and squeezed together on the walls starting early Thursday morning.   (One realizes how handy our gallery hanging systems are when faced with a task like this.)   Later that morning a check of NOAA revealed that Earl, which had earlier been downgraded to a 3,  was back up to a category 4 with 145 mph winds and still wobbling.  Plan B was then put into action which meant now pulling paintings off the wall and hauling as many as possible to our house in Morehead before 5 PM when the beach bridge would be closed.       

So we did all we could possibly do to secure the galleries and our home……..and Earl turned out to be a non-event here.  A little rain, a little wind, a lot of excitement for surfers and that was it.  Once again we were enormously lucky.   Here’s hoping that Earl is as bad as they get this season.