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Save the date - Call for Artists!

Southport Maritime Art Show
October 23rd - November 4th!

Franklin Square Gallery will host the Southport Maritime Art Show this fall from October 23 through November 4th.  This will be our inaugural maritime art show and we are hoping all regional artists will participate.  A maritime art show is focused on our connection to the sea, marine life (including fish, birds, mammals), boats, ships, seascapes, nautical features (like lighthouses, docks, marinas, historical images).  We are looking to attract both 2D and 3D artists.

The show will start in mid-October and will close on the day of the Southport Wooden Boat Show.  The Wooden Boat Show brings numerous visitors to our area and our show will be an exciting new attraction for visitors and residents alike.

The show prospectus and registration are in the links below.  We look forward to seeing your beautiful submissions!

Members: If you would like to assist the show committee, please contact Rich O’Donnell (

White Washed Wood

First Friday -September 1st - 5pm to 7pm
Winner of the 2023 Boat Show Contest - Rich O'Donnell!


Each year the Southport Wooden Boat Show and AAS (FSG) partner to conduct a contest to select a painting to be the image to be used on the

SWBS posters and T-Shirts for that year.

On the First Friday in September, all of the poster contest painting entries are displayed at FSG.  The artist who painted the winning poster is present to sign posters and T-shirts and the SWBS staff are on hand

selling raffle tickets (and the posters and T-shirts). 

In 2023 the winner of the SWBS poster contest is Rich O'Donnell for his painting "Cruising By". 


Win This

Raffle tickets will be available at

Franklin Square Gallery on

First Friday, September 1, 2023

from 5pm to 7pm!

Tickets also available at

The NC Maritime Museum in Southport.

For more information, visit Southport Wooden Boat Show

A Fun First Friday!   September 1st!

Upcoming Events at the Gallery
and in the Southport Area!

Student Class Show
9/25 - 10/21

Members Show 11/06 - 12/22

Quilt Show 8/28 - 9/22
The Oak Island Beach Quilters 2023 Quilt Show will be held at Franklin Square Gallery!  More info! 

Holiday Gift Shop Open 10/31 - 12/22

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