Archive for the ‘Arts’ Category

October 8, 2017

Art Show Social Sale, Oct 8, 3 - 5pm at The Trading Post

Art Show, Social & Sale – Sep 25, 2016


“Paint Out” – Art Sale & Social – Oct. 17, 2015

“Paint Out” – Art Sale & Social – at 5:00 pm Saturday, Oct. 17

Emerald Isle Welcome Center/Visitor’s Center, 8401 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle NC
Phone: 252-393-2008

A Christmas Carol – Dec. 4, 2014 – Legacy Theater Company

A Christmas Carol – 7 pm Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 – Jacksonville
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A Christmas Carol

Ring in the most wonderful time of the year with Legacy Theater’s annual production of A Christmas Carol. This classic Charles Dickens novella has been adapted for the stage by Erika Hose in a beautiful telling of this famous story. The story centers on Ebenezer Scrooge, a penny-pinching miser who cares nothing for the people around him, least of all his hopelessly downtrodden employee Bob Cratchit and infectiously optimistic nephew, Fred.

Legacy has a brand new cast, a new theater, new sets and costumes, new music but the same beautiful story that will have you proclaiming “God bless us, everyone!”

This performance is exclusively for Seaside Arts Council members and their guests at the special SAC rate ($10 members/$15 non-members).  Seating is limited.

Legacy’s theater is located at 2442 Onslow Dr., Jacksonville, NC.

Judged Art Show – May 3, 2014

Seaside Arts Council is sponsored a judged art show in conjunction with the Friends of Western Carteret Library Homes Tour on May 3, 2014. 

Thank you to all of the artists who participated!

Congratulations to

JoyLin – Best in Show
Patricia Holscher – 1st Place
Karen Crenshaw – 2nd Place
LLeni Newell – 3rd Place
Patricia Ruddiman – Honorable Mention
Cathy Martin – Honorable Mention
Georgia Mason – Honorable Mention

Winning submissions were on exhibit at the Western Carteret Library during the month of June.

Thank you to this year’s judge, Ray Elmore, a prolific artist and teacher recently retired from ECU School of Art.


2013 – Art Camps

Creations from these camps were displayed at SwanFest! Thanks kids!


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Juried Art Show – Apr. 20, 2013

Our Juried Art Show was quite a success. Many thanks to all of the artists who participated!

Congratulations to

Leni Newell – Best in Show
Elizabeth Ann English – 1st Place
Susan Scoggins – 2nd Place
Linda Werthwein – 3rd Place
Anne Fiske – Honorable Mention
Patricia Ruddiman – Honorable Mention


Saturday, Apr 20 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Juried Art Show


In conjunction with the Friends of Western Carteret Library Homes Tour, Seaside Arts Council is sponsoring a juried art show.

More information about the Homes Tour can be found at











Our 2012-2013 season sponsors:


Irene Bailey – Portrait Drawing – Mar. 23, 2013

CANCELED – Saturday, Mar 23 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm: PORTRAIT DRAWING with Irene Bailey

We’re sorry. This event has been canceled. We hope to offer such workshops again in the future.

Irene Bailey is a nationally acclaimed portrait artist and member of the Portrait Society of America, The American Portrait Society and the Catherine Lorillard Wolf Club in New York City. Her work is exhibited across the country and also at East Carolina University.  In this workshop, Irene will be using a live model to teach portrait drawing skills.

Location: Irene Bailey’s Studio, Emerald Isle
Cost: $50 — charcoal and erasers will be provided.
Participants will need to bring a drawing pad and bagged lunch.

Class size is limited to 6 participants – Registration & fee must be received by March 16th 

Tom & Jef – New Mime Theater – Mar. 10, 2013

Sunday, Mar 10 – 2:00 pm: Tom & Jef

Jef Lambdin met Tom Pierce in the 1970s. Tom was a member of the mime troupe, Mad Mountain Mime, and Jef, eager to study mime, became an apprentice to Tom’s partner, C.W. Metcalf. After a few years, they then went their merry ways: Tom to perform with his wife, Seus, in the duo Dr. Tom & Seus; and Jef to help create and perform for 17 years with NC’s Touch Mime Theater. In 2009 they got excited about working together, so here they are! Onstage they combine their madcap mime antics with their love of masks to create theater that is fun for everyone. Each performance includes an upbeat and informative demonstration about what mime is, several mime pieces, improvisation and some audience participation, too!
$3 children 18 and under; adults-free *Not included in membership.

Location: Community Room of the Swansboro Town Hall Annex, NC Hwy 24 at Church Street, Swansboro NC.

Display Artist: Rose Valenta, Multi-media

Ginger Garner – Feb. 16, 2013

Saturday, Feb. 16 – 6:00 pm: Ginger Garner

Musician Ginger Garner is able to cross genres from jazz to bluegrass to folk, however she considers them similar because they all describe her great love, American “roots” music. She credits her early groundings in spiritual and gospel music with shaping her vocal style. Her first performance, in a sacred musical, was at age 7. Later, her dual degrees in medicine and physical therapy helped further hone and protect her 3 octave vocal range. In additional to singing jazz, bluegrass, folk, and soul, Ginger also performs classically.  She was alto soloist for Crystal Coast Choral Society’s performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria in 2011 and performed in chorus at NYC’s famed Lincoln Center (2009) and Carnegie Hall (2010). This past summer Ginger performed in Colorado at the 28th Annual Copper Mountain Jazz and Wine Festival.

Price: $30/each (Includes heavy hors d’oeuvres & cash bar)
*Not included in membership

Location: Community Room of the Swansboro Town Hall Annex, NC Hwy 24 at Church Street, Swansboro NC.

 Display Artist: Patricia Ruddiman, Needlework