Gallery & Studios
Based in New Bern, North Carolina, we serve Craven, Pamlico, and Jones counties. Operated by member artists themselves on an exclusively volunteer basis, it's a great place to discover distinctive, affordable art for your home or office--or to find a truly unique gift. Visit our Gallery and Studios pages to see what's currently on exhibit--and on our easels!
The top priority of the Community Artists Gallery & Studios is support and opportunity for artists: maintaining exhibition and studio space open to the developing as well as the experienced artist who otherwise would be without a venue to create work and present it to the public:
Community Artists Gallery & Studios is more than a gallery: it serves as a “home away from home” for makers of art. It provides not only space, but also inspiration, constructive feedback on work, and opportunities to present finished work to the buying public. Community Artists Gallery & Studios exhibits approximately 20 artists at any given time, and offers working studio space to nine artists. These artists are engaged in creating jewelry, photography, weaving, found object art, sculpture, ceramics, digital art, watercolor, oil, baskets, stained glass, and acrylic paintings. The eclecticism of the Center provides exciting opportunities for a cross-fertilization of ideas, as well as inspiration, validation, mentoring, exposure, sales, and growth.
Here, working artists who have not yet achieved wide recognition display and sell their work, building their experience and reputations. Thus, the Gallery contributes to local prosperity by providing a modest income for artists. The gallery’s commission (20%) on sales of art is held well below the usual. That encourages sales and maximize artist revenues. Offering such comparatively low price points, Community Artists Gallery and Studios is a community resource, allowing people access to acquiring original art that they otherwise could not afford.
The individual artists represented here may change—and in fact, are congratulated when they may “graduate” to their own individual studios or to a solo exhibition thanks to a head start with Community Artists Gallery & Studios.
Community Artists Gallery & Studios regularly participates in joint cultural ventures such as the city’s monthly ArtWalk and ArtCrawl, connecting many different art venues and attracting residents and tourists alike. The Center also has held classes and workshops for paying and scholarship students. We're establishing a fruitful relationship with The Boys and Girls Club of New Bern, offering classes for kids and initiating fund-raising events. We hope to offer exhibit space for young artists in our future gallery.
Twin Rivers Artists Association
Craven Arts Council and Gallery
Neuse River Artists
North Carolina Arts Council
Coastal Carolina Plein Air Painters