Saturday, January 23, 2016

Eric Saunder's Photographs at the DeBerry Gallery

Artist Studios at Fearrington Village member, Eric Saunders' photographs on display at the DeBerry Gallery for Botanical Art & Illustration through February 28. Winter Spells Photos of winter studies by Eric Saunders and oil on canvas winter landscapes by Rita Baldwin.

Foggy Tree by Eric Saunders
River View Eno2 by Eric Saunders
River View Eno4 by Eric Saunders 
Leaf Streaks by Eric Saunders
A reception for the artists will be held on January 31, 2:30-4:30 p.m. The exhibit displays regional botanically inspired art through an artist’s view of nature.

​The DeBerry Gallery for Botanical Art and Illustration is located in the Pegg Exhibit Hall of the Education Center at The North Carolina Botanical Garden, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

The street address for the Botanical Garden is 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 For additional info visit

You can see more of Eric's spectacular photographs at

The exhibit also displays Rita Baldwin's nature inspired paintings. Visit her website at 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Steve Shafer's Photography at Frank

Steve Shafer's fine art photograph was juried into the Chapel Hill Camera Club Show at FRANK Gallery. Please join him at the opening reception this Saturday, Nov. 21st from 1-4pm. 

There will be a walk-around discussion of the club's pieces by Barbara Tyroler at 2PM. The exhibit is on view from November 1- to December 6."  

Steve's enthusiasm for his photography is evident in his work which can be seen on his website,

He shares this enthusiasm as he speaks about his craft and his creative journey, "I love photography and most visual art. I enjoy capturing images that we don’t usually pay attention to in our daily lives. My favorite photographic subjects are people, architecture, nature and historic sites.

When I was growing up in Budapest, Hungary, my first experience with photography was in high school with a Leica 35mm film camera. Soon after, I learned darkroom processing and that knowledge was helpful later on in my graphic design career. 

Most of my life I have been working with visual art in one form or another, and photography has always been a strong component. The advancements in the fields of digital photography and post-processing has enabled me to express my photographic artistry in ways that I have not experienced before and I want to share my view of the world around us" 

 109 E, Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27312  919-636-4135

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Florence Johnson, Featured at The Joyful Jewel

Fearrington Artist, Florence Johnson's watercolor paintings will be featured in November at the Pittsboro art gallery, The Joyful Jewel. "Trees always fascinate me. The shapes of the branches and foliage inspired me to paint them by using a brush and India ink against a watercolor background." 

The Joyful Jewel is located at 44-A Hillsboro Street in downtown Pittsboro. Learn more at:

Florence Johnson Watercolors
Trees, Shore and More
Opening Reception
Sunday, Nov. 1, 1-3pm



Thursday, October 1, 2015

New Date for Art in the Park

Once again Art in the Park has been postponed. Our new date is Sunday Oct. 11th. Please plan to join us for this long awaited fun-filled event.
Great art, kids activities, art raffles, music and (keep your fingers crossed) clear skies. 


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Art in the Park Postponed to Sunday, Oct. 4th

Postponed due to rain: Art in the Park, 2015, Camden Park, Fearrington Village will be held Sunday,Oct 4th from 10a.m. to 4p.m.  

Thirty-two Artists - Great art work to explore and purchase!

Plus - Art raffles, hands-on art activities for kids (led by artists Leslie Palmer, Debbie Liebtag, and Nancy Jacobs), Local Musicians add to the festivities:

Albert Einstein

Please join us, invite your friends and family for a fun-filled day!
 Art activities of young artists and the young at heart!
Four art activities planned: 1. Giant Origami Cranes 2. Pet Rock Painting
Sidewalk Chalk Painting 4. a 36 x 36 Group Painting on Canvas.
The Group Painting will be raffled off!
All activities are free, everyone welcome!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Art Raffle at Art in the Park - Fall Moon by Murry Handler

Fall Moon by Murry Handler, One of eight pieces that will be raffed off at Art in the Park. .
The tickets are just $5 each or 5 for $20. They can be purchased from ASFV artists, through Fearrington Cares and at our event.
The drawing will take place at around 3:30 on show day but the winner does not have to be present.
Fall Moon by Murry Handler

Murry Handler's work is exhibited nationally and internationally in solo shows and juried competitions. Among them are: NC Museum of Art, ‘Art of the Auction’; Allied American Artists, The National Arts Club, NYC; The National Color Award show, Stamford, Conn., juried by the Ass’t. Curator of the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; The 23rd. Internat’l Color Show in Summit, N.J. He was trained in NYC art schools, and had a highly successful graphic design career on Madison Ave. Teaching credits include The Fashion Institute and Parsons School of Design, both in NYC. Handler is represented by Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC and is a member of the following: Society of Illustrators, NYC; FRANK Artists Collaborative, Chapel Hill, NC; Allied Artists of America, NYC; Durham Art Guild and Artist Studios at Fearrington Village.
Murry is exhibiting at Art in the Park, Sept. 27th.(rain date Oct. 4th). His studio is open by appointment.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Reminder - Art in the Park Sept 27th

Artist Studios at Fearrington Village’s second annual  Art in the Park, 2015 will be held Sunday, Sept. 27th (rain date-Oct 4th) from 10a.m. to 4p.m.  This outdoor art show and sale is a great opportunity to meet thirty+ Fearrington artists. Explore art and fine crafts - paintings (oil, watercolor and acrylic), screen prints, drawings, collage, basketry, wood (carving and turning), photography, fiber, jewelry, pottery and more.

Art raffles, hands-on art activities for kids and local musicians add to the festivities:

Participating Artists - 

 Site #, Artist, Media, Website
1. Kay Murphy, Jewelry
2. Evelyn Brown, Pottery
3. Pat Stewart, Basketry
4. Forrest Greenslade, Sculpture &  Paintings,
5. Martha Bucher, Watercolor & Mixed Media Paintings
6. Rosemarie Roth, Watercolor Paintings
6. Martha Gradisher, Gag Cartoons,
7. Eric Saunders, Photography,
8. Richard Silc, Metalwork,
9.  Pac McLaurin, Photography,
10. Paulette Terwilliger, Jewelry
11. Susan McLaurin, Handmade Paper/ Mixed Media Collages
12. Adele Ditrick. Acrylic, Watercolor,  Ink Painting
13. Horty Jacobs, Photography, Necklaces & Ornaments
14.  Vidabeth Benson, Original Hand Pulled Screen Prints
15. Ginger Anderson, Acrylic & Oil  Paintings
16. Jane Palkoski, Jewelry, Fiber
17. Jan Harrison, Fiber Art
18. Steve Shafer, Photography
19. Murry Handler, Paintings
20. Joy Bond, Acrylic & Oil Paintings
21. Carol Owen, Paintings, SpiritHouses, Altered Books,
22. Jim Aiken, Oil & Acrylic Paintings
26. Matthew Leavitt, Photography
27. Don Corley, Board & Tin Folk Art
28. Alice Thorp, Hand Painted Pepper Mills & Monogrammed Placemats
29. Ruta Schuller, Watercolor, Mixed Media Paintings
31. El Tremblay, Watercolor, Acrylic, Pen & Ink Paintings
33. Ed Ferlauto, Acrylic, Oil, & Watercolor Paintings
34. Leigh  Sherman, Wood Turning
35. Beryl Sherman, Jewelry & Paper
25. Sandra Ihly, Assemblages ( Rain date only)
30. Florence Johnson, Watercolor Painting (Rain date only)
32. Karen Havighurst, Mixed Media (Rain date only)

Art Raffle  - Eight pieces of art donated by members of Artist Studios at Fearrington Village will be raffled off during Art in the Park. All proceeds go to Fearrington Cares, an organization founded on the belief that when neighbors help neighbors, everyone benefits. Raffle tickets are $5.or 5 for $20. Tickets are on sale now through Fearrington Cares, from ASFV artists or at the event. Art donated by ASFV artists: Matthew Leavitt, Murry Handler, El Tremblay,  Steve Shafer, Vidabeth Bensen, Forrest Greenslade, Barbara Hengstenberg and Consi Scott 

Kids Art Tent -The Art in the Park Kids Tent is an opportunity for kids to participate in               hands-on art activities. Four stations will feature art projects that will thrill young creative minds: 
1. Sidewalk Art– kids take home a piece of  a sidewalk fantasy.  2. Pet rocks are treasured years later when made by a little artist.  3. Young DaVincis and Picassos will help create a “masterpiece’ painting on canvas. This is a group painting is guided by an artist but created by kids. 4. What could be more magical than giant origami cranes? Always a big hit!
Kids Art Activities Artists in the Big Tent: Leslie Palmer, Debbie Liebtag, Nancy Jacobs

Music - This year visitors to Art in the Park will enjoy the Genius and Grace of Flauto Dolce, a local ensemble of Baroque recorder players and the sweet sounds Tim Stambaugh’s acoustic guitar, banjo, and vocals. Tim is a regional, national and international performer of bluegrass music.

Enjoy free, family friendly fun in beautiful Camden Park in Fearrington Village, just 8 miles south of Chapel Hill on 15-501.