Catch the North Carolina Watercolor Society Traveling Show in Calabash

August 2019

Nancy Paden Watercolor, 14.75’’ x 29.5’’

The Sentinel, a watercolor piece by Nancy Paden, is one of several paintings created by talented regional artists that will be part of the traveling exhibit making a stop at Sunset River Marketplace. The exhibition will feature 30 paintings, which were chosen from the Watercolor Society of North Carolina (WSNC) annual show, as well as three works from the organization’s permanent collection. Other stops include Williamstown, New Bern and Elizabeth City. The North Carolina Watercolor Society Traveling Show opened at the Calabash gallery in mid-June and will run until August 14.

Founded in 1972, WSNC is a nonprofit professional art organization whose purpose is to promote and strengthen watercolor throughout the state of North Carolina. They strive to achieve this mission by elevating the standards of excellence in the medium, educating artists through hosted workshops, sponsoring juried exhibitions and involving the people of the state in the arts. Read more about WSNC at Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 150 artists from across the Carolinas in a variety of media. In addition to exhibits, they offer art classes, a Coffee With the Authors series, “demo days” for artists to answer questions and show how they work, and presentations by regionally and nationally known artists.


 Photograph courtesy of Sunset River Marketplace