Our VIP EVENT is primarily open to art patrons and collectors, KBTRRC, artists, and gallery owners.
Join us for The Opening Reception of For Love of Turtles. March 12th from 7pm-8pm. 6818 Main Street, Wilmington in Mayfaire Town Center. Cover painting by local artist William Love.
At the reception, Kathy Zagzebski, The new executive director of, The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue, will be giving a short presentation. Door Prizes, Wine, place your vote for VIP favorite award, first viewing and purchase opportunity of the Art Show.
VIP membership includes:
Dumay Gorham is a native of Wilmington, NC, a graduate of NCSU and the Art Institute of
Pittsburgh. He has always been fascinated by welding and all types of metal work. His
background is in Industrial Design. He previously worked for a Product Design firm near Atlanta
as a shop tech and model maker before moving back to NC in 1999.
He has been welding and working in metal for over 20 years.
Diana Vincent is a self-taught acrylics painter known for her exquisite detail and variety of subjects and is inspired by the local wildlife and ocean, the faces and places from her many travels, and her first love, horses. Diana’s body of work also includes a contemporary form of fluid-art that has been recognized locally through 2 solo exhibits and earned 3 local and one international award. Her signature style features a fluid-art background with a hand-painted sea animal, creating a truly one of a kind painting.
Self-taught North Carolina acrylic artist Cara C Merritt offers not only remarkably realistic representations of her subjects, but images infused with emotion, energy and warmth. She specializes in studies of wildlife, landscapes, seascapes and pet portraits.
Cara’s paintings often tell a story to the observer, indicating her attention to detail, as well as her love for the subject.
1st Annual For the Love of Turtles Art Show
The mission of the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center is the conservation and preservation of all species of marine turtles, both in the water and on the beach. We accomplish this through the rescue, care, and the release of sick and injured sea turtles, public education regarding the plight of sea turtles and the threat of their extinction, and learning opportunities for students of biology, wildlife conservation, and veterinary medicine from around the world. A nonprofit organization, we view our work as a privilege and are honored to work with these magnificent creatures.
2021 Spring Art Exhibition and Sale
VIP NIGHT, Tickets required March 12th 6-8pm (Found under Events Tab)
MARCH 13 – 21, 2021 Open to Public art exhibition and sale
Saturday March 20th 6-8pm, Artists Party, Winners announced
Meet The Judges!
Judge 1, The Artist Perspective, Todd Carignan
Carignan teaches at Museum School at Cameron Art Museum with special focus on portraiture, figurative and landscapes. Carignan also teaches at DREAMS of Wilmington, a non-profit after-school arts education program for children. He has won multiple awards and has art in collections all over the US and internationally. You can find him painting across India, Vietnam and the US or in his studio at ArtWorks Art Village in Wilmington, NC.
Community Involvement and Awards:
Azalea Festival, Official Artist, 2020
Oil Painters of America, Eastern Regional Show, Animal Award of Excellence, 2019
Oil Painters of America, Juried Member
Portrait Society of America, Member
North Carolina Silver Arts Festival, Judge 2016
Wilmington Art Association, Spring Art Show, Fine Arts Judge, 2015
Judge 2, The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center Choice, Director Kathy Zagzebski
The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center
Announces New Executive Director
The KBSTRRC Board of Directors and Staff are pleased to welcome our new Executive Director, Kathy Zagzebski. Clearly, no one person will ever be able to fill the very large footprint of our Founder and current Executive Director, Jean Beasley. But after more than four decades in the “turtle business” Jean is retiring this spring to spend much of each year with her family in Tennessee.
Kathy has over twenty-six years of experience working with stranded marine animals not only on our NC coast but also on the beaches of Georgia, California, Hawaii and Massachusetts, where she was the Executive Director and President of the National Marine Life Center in Buzzards Bay. This winter she had the monumental task of admitting, caring for and relocating over two-hundred cold stun turtles, several of which are now receiving further treatment in our hospital.
Kathy: “I'm excited to join the fabulous team at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. I feel honored to carry forward Karen Beasley's dream and Jean Beasley's wonderful legacy. It's such a privilege to help sick and injured sea turtles recover so they can be released back to their ocean home!”
Judge 3, You!, Peoples Choice Award
We will collect votes for favorites throughout the event and announce a people's choice awardhttps://websites.godaddy.com/events#641500b2-3def-406b-b7ff-2d4b39084f21
Going Local Gallery
Key Dates and Times
January 16 : Registration opens. Applications available at:
March 10, 5 pm : Deadline for submissions
March 10-12: Drop off artwork at Going Local
March 12 :Opening VIP night Reception and Live Facebook Show and Sale, Announcement of Winners
March 14, 12 pm – 6 pm : Exhibition and Sale open to public
March 15-18, 11 am – 6 pm : Exhibition and Sale open to public
March 19-20, 11 am –7 pm : Exhibition and Sale open to public
March 20th, 6-8pm Artists Party, , Announcement of Winners
March 21st All sold artwork can be picked up by buyers.
March 22-24, 11am – 6 pm : Pick up unsold artwork for all artists
• The event runs from 6pm March 12th (VIP Night) Public opening March 13th 11am until 6pm March 21st during regular gallery hours of operation. Sold artwork must remain in the show until March 21st. Unsold artwork must remain in the show until the designated time for checkout March 22-24..
• All artists must have their work delivered to Going Local Gallery during the designated drop-off times.
• 2D artwork will be hung by the installation committee. The utmost care and professionalism will be taken to ensure the safe handling of artwork.
• Placement of 3D artwork will be supervised and assisted by the installation committee. • Upon check-in, 2D artwork must be ready for hanging. No saw-tooth hangers allowed.
• Going Local Gallery will not be held liable for any artwork.
• An identification label must appear on the back (2D work) or bottom (3D) of each piece of artwork. Each label must include the artist’s name, title of work, medium, and sale price. ALL will make labels (removable and/or wall) to display on or next to the work at the exhibition.
• All artwork must be for sale. Sales will be handled by Going Local Gallery and be subject to a 45% Commission (20% Donation and 25% Venue)
2D Artwork Guidelines:
• All art must be the original work of the artist.
• 2D art can include watercolors, acrylics, oils, pastels, alcohol inks, resin, drawings, photography, mixed media, metal arts, glass, ceramics and fiber art.
• All 2D artwork must be framed or gallery wrapped, wired, and be ready to hang.
• Artwork including the frame may not exceed 48” in width or 48” in height.
• We are offering a limited number of bin work spaces (no more than one per artist) to allow for additional sales opportunities for an additional charge of $10. The bin must be supplied by the artist. Please indicate on the registration form if you are interested in having additional bin work. Floor space is limited.
• Each 2D artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. Please submit your application with artist bio by March 1, 2021, at https://forms.gle/1vxyiSrX5DnxFkB29.
• Artwork will be hung by a team of trained volunteers. Remember: Include the frame in your measurements.
3D Artwork Guidelines:
• 3D artists may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork.
• 3D art can include pottery, woodworking, fiber arts (i.e. silk dying, weaving, felting, and art quilting), fused and stained glass, sculpture, metal art, and multimedia.
• Pottery must be hand-built or thrown. Pieces made from ceramic molds will not be accepted
. • Large freestanding 3D art (sculptures) will be considered as space allows (please contact us if you wish to display a larger piece at email@example.com or 910-742-3319
• With guidance from trained volunteers, artists will place 3D art on table, column and shelf displays
2D Bin Art:
• Limit one bin per artist.
• Bin art may include original 2D work and/or reproductions labeled as such.
• Each bin may contain a maximum of 20 pieces. Work must be contained within the bin and allow for easy access to the viewer. For example, a 1” thick canvas may necessitate a reduced number of pieces.
• 2D art needs to be in a 24” wide (medium sized) black canvas floor bin provided by the artist. • 2D bin artwork must be backed with foam core or mat board and protected by shrink-wrap or acetate bag.
• A complete listing of bin art must be submitted by March 12, 2021, on the inventory form that you will receive after you are registered for the show.
• Complete the applicable registration form.• If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration form: https://forms.gle/1vxyiSrX5DnxFkB29