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White Washed Wood

2023 Summer Regional Art Show
June 26 – July 23, 2023
A Juried Exhibition

 Our 2023 Summer Regional Art Show is open and will continue through

July 23 at Franklin Square Gallery.

A reception will be held Friday, July 7, 2023, from 5 to 7 pm, at Franklin Square Gallery

130 E. West St., Southport 28461.

We hope you'll join us!

Pick Up Artwork is July 23rd 1-3pm!

Slide Show!
First Friday, July 7th
Great Fun for All!

2D Top Awards
Franklin Square Gallery
1st Place
Endless Summer
Robert Huntoon
Franklin Square Gallery
2nd Place
Southend Dune II
Kirk Sutton
3rd Place
Jen McEntire
Franklin Square Gallery
Top 3D Awards
Franklin Square Gallery
1st Place
PJ Wachtler
2nd Place 
Fused Glass
Gina Poppe
Franklin Square Gallery
Franklin Square Gallery
3rd Place 
Protector of the Keep
Denise Chadurjian

2D Merit Awards

Franklin Square Gallery Rich O'Donnell
Franklin Square Gallery
Franklin Square Gallery
Franklin Square Gallery
Fairhaven Merit Robert Harris
Fog Coming In
Richard O'Donnell
Ampersand Co
Silent Watch
Francoise Sivley
Oak Island Art Guild
May You Be Free
From Suffering

Marybeth Bradbury
Brunswick Arts Council
A. I. Hologram
Greta Swaim Mills
M. Graham & Company
Robert Harris
Blick Art Supplies

2D Memorial Awards

Franklin Square Gallery
Boat-Tailed Grackle
Kristen Dorsey
Dinah Snead Memorial Award
Franklin Square Gallery
Coming Home
Janyce Divers
Eloise Randolph Memorial Award

3D Merit Awards

Franklin Square Gallery
Carolina Dreams
Deborah Appleby
Oak Island Art Guild
Franklin Square Gallery
The Noble Toad of
Pondfeather Estates

Emily Noe
Southport Realty
Franklin Square Gallery
Yard Art
Danielle Dunn
Blick Art Supplies

3D Honorable Mention

Franklin Square Gallery
Four Sided Bowl
Cheryl Rogers

3D Memorial Awards

Franklin Square Gallery
Forest King
Kristen Dorsey
Dinah Snead Memorial/Decorative
Franklin Square Gallery
Tribal Tea Set
Betsy Foote
Shelley Lesher Memorial/Functional
Franklin Square Gallery
Wave Rider
Cathy Johnson
Donna Mandell Memorial

Congratulations and Thank You 
to all our participants!

Meet Our Judges!

Franklin Square Gallery

Rena grew up in view of the water on Wrightsville Sound, a place of

salty ocean air, marshlands and serene natural beauty. This aesthetic 

informs all of her work and the colors of sunlit marsh grasses and

warm water run through all of her art.

As a child, she loved painting and drawing. After graduating from

UNCW, she ran a marine canvas business for many years while never

forgetting her desire to create art. When time allowed she would paint

on the left over boat canvas from the business to satisfy the urge to paint.

Finally,  she began her art career in earnest when she took a

plein air (which means out in the fresh air) workshop with John Poon. She began

taking a french easel around Wrightsville Beach, Southport and Bald Head Island to

paint outside. Taking a risk, she closed her marine canvas business and continued to

 study art and soon began winning awards in shows. She now lives in Southport, NC

with her daughter.

Rena Powell 2D 
Franklin Square Gallery Ginna Zell

Ginna began exploring ceramics with the creative artists of the 1970s California scene. Her ceramics degrees gave her in-depth knowledge of glaze chemistry and strengthened her ability to formulate distinct glazes and troubleshoot issues. She does traditional kiln firing techniques (wood, gas, electric) and alternative techniques such as raku, pit, saggar, and barrel firing, not to mention all types of clay, clay making, and digging in nature. Her passion is carving and surface decoration.

Ginna Zell 3D

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Franklin Square Gallery
Franklin Square Gallery
Franklin Square Gallery
Franklin Square Gallery
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Brunswick Art Council
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