Outer Banks Art

“The Wave” acrylic on canvas by Carolyn Schena

 

Great Art in the Gallery!

For several years Studio 12 has had a small gallery space showing off the works of owners Gary and Carolyn Schena such as pottery, relief tiles, jewelry and paintings. The Schena‘s have also carried art from other artist they have met and admired over the years this includes glass fusion works by Susan Bradshaw and copper art from Kendall and D Crews.

Copper Wall Art by the Crews

2012 brought an opportunity to expand the Studio 12 space and with it over 800 feet of more gallery space!  Now Studio 12 displays work from over 20 different artists representing the Outer Banks, the state of North Carolina and beyond.

New artists in the gallery include functional and sculptural blown glass from Brent Earnst.  His octopus sculptures are phenomenal and  he makes cool functional items like cheese forks, salt and pepper shakes, soy sauce dispenser as well as delicate Christmas ornaments.

Blown Glass by Brent Earnst

The new jewelry case (built by Gary) is filled with an array of hand crafted bling. Such as sea glass pendants and earrings by Laura Howard of Abundant Spirit Jewelry.  Her pendants are unique creations with a mosaic of glass combined with silver charms and beads and unique silver wrapped sea glass as well. Up-cycled tin cans become earrings, pendants and rings made by Meredith Young and hand hammered sterling silver creations including necklaces and earrings are on display from Georgia Dale Griffiths. You will also find beautiful earrings, rings and pendants from Alyssa Bushey who uses semi-precious stones as well as fossils wrapped in silver and gold.

Alyssa Bushey Jewelry

 

The walls of the Gallery are also filled with color, we have the pleasure of representing several very talented artists, such as photographer Dan Waters, Painter Katy Caroline and emerging artist Rebeccah Rogers, who paints recycled windows with an array of OBX themes likes waves and the pier.

“Fishing Pier” by Rebecca Rogers

Other fun pieces of art that you’ll find at Studio 12 include Rebecca Duffy ‘s hand painted metal sculptures and photo holders in the shapes of crabs, octopuses, flamingos and a surfer girl and boy.   Flip Flop and ice cream dishes painted in fun bright colors and fun dog leash holders from Artzfolk.  The list of awesome art goes on and on but we think you get the point, that there is a lot to shop from in the Studio 12 gallery and we do hope you will enjoy taking a look around!  Enjoy shopping from the comfort of your living room, much of the Schena‘s work as well as other artists featured in the gallery can be found on the studio 12 website.  And if you had your eye on a piece, you can always give the gallery a call and it can be purchased over the phone and shipped to you!  Happy Shopping and thanks for appreciating hand crafted art!

One thought on “Outer Banks Art

  1. Ya’ll have the most beautiful art work in your gallery, we love the painting that we bought done by Carolyn, its a terrific reminder of the Outer Banks that we love so much!

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