Cape Fear Studios, Inc. (CFS) is a nonprofit
arts organization in historic downtown Fayetteville. Our
mission is to involve, educate, and enrich Cumberland County
and surrounding communities with the opportunity to create
and freely view art.
We invite you to visit our main gallery
and retail gallery to find beautiful paintings, photographs, sculptures,
pottery, wood and glass art, and fine jewelry by local, national, and international artists. We present
quality exhibits at no cost to the public, and offer educational opportunities to the community
through workshops, classes, and mentoring. Come visit CFS and discover our versatility and variety. We look forward to seeing
As a nonprofit
organization, Cape Fear Studios needs the support of art
lovers and supporters in our community. Please help us continue all
our wonderful projects by making a donation. Contact us by phone, email, or in person. Credit cards and personal checks are accepted.
Please click here to see video about Cape Fear Studios
PLEASE BEAR WITH US, WE HAVE A NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON...THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE!
Cape Fear Studios, Inc.
The Twentieth Annual
Nellie Allen Smith (2014)
JURIED POTTERY COMPETITION
Opens October 24th, 2014 through November 20th, 2014
Opening 4th Friday in February
Jewelry, Jewelry, Jewelry
Bozeman MT/Asheville NC
Join us on 4th Friday
for this bejeweled exhibit!
Opening 6 p.m.
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Roux
Gail Leget MD
Thomas Walden, Jr. MD
2014 Annual National 2D Competition/Exhibit
now open and accepting entries.
Please see our "Call for Entries" page for Prospectus, Application,
and Deadline Schedule!
Drs. Gwenesta B. and Kenneth Melton
And to view last year's entries and winners, please
go to our "Exhibits" page.
Special Pastel Demonstration
by 2D Competition Juror
Friday June 27th 2014
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Click below for details!
Pastel demo 2014 pdf
The 2014 Nellie Allen Smith Pottery
Competition and Exhibit (20th Annual)
opens October 24th 2014
Frank and Glenda Till
Click Below for Prospectus/Info:
2014 Pottery Prospectus
(Scroll to bottom of this page to view last year's winners
2014 begins with a bang!
NEW workshops (adults/children)
NEW classes (adults/children)
NEW FREE programs just for children
***workshops & classes:
click just below for list/schedule
Workshop Schedule 2014
***free programs just for children:
click just below for list/schedule
Outreach Schedule 2014
STOP IN to register, if required, ask questions, and talk to Cape Fear Studios artists about the offerings!
We'd love to see you in this new year!
"Hummingbird" by Barton Hatcher
and STILL HERE:
Special Visiting Pottery Artists Charles and Linda Riggs' decorative pottery is on display.
Ferric Vase by Riggs Pottery
HAPPY HOLIDAYS 10% DISCOUNT SALE
ended January 17th!
Thanks to all who shopped with us.
painting by Leslie DeSessa
SPECIAL HOLIDAY EVENTS
A fine time was had by all on December 5th!
"August Moon" by Rose Kennedy
An Evening of Art and Wine
Thursday, December 5th ~ 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Lisa's Custom Framing
featuring the award winning work of Rose Kennedy
Hosted by ~
Cape Fear Studios & Lisa's Custom Framing
(Ellen Olson Brooks, Executive Director ~ Cape Fear Studios
Robin H. Kelly, Owner ~ Lisa's Custom Framing)
ALSO FOR CHILDREN ~
December 7th 2013 JUST for KIDS!
10 am to 2 pm in the Fayetteville Transportation Museum
(adjacent to Cape Fear Studios)
"Kids for Kids!"
Children made a duct tape necklace for themselves
and one to give to a child in the hospital.
Festive cookies and juice for young artists!
FREE for Kids!
(Cape Fear Studios Outreach Project)
Cape Fear Studios is still in its
annual donation appeal season.
"One and the Same" by CFS Artist Member
Give at the $2500 level and this remarkable painting is yours as part of the Art Partner package.
Contact Ellen Olson Brooks
Private Art Lessons
email Cape Fear Studios
(click on information above for details
about Cape Fear Studios Teachers,
Workshops, Classes, and
Outreach Programs for Children)
We invite you to visit us at the Studios,
get to know our artists, teachers, and staff. We'd love to get to know you!
Cape Fear Studios partners with KidsPeace to create a summer art camp that was a happy success!
See Community Projects page
Now Closed ~
NINETEENTH ANNUAL 2013 NELLIE ALLEN SMITH JURIED POTTERY COMPETITION
competition/exhibit sponsored by ~
Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Ellison
Juror: Leah Leitson
Finalists ~ Winners*
"Basket" by Eileen McDaniel
"Bean Teapot" by Tony Wright
*1st Place (functional)
"Cuboid Vessel II" by Mark Gordon
*Best in Show
"Drink Service" by Mike Bowen
"Every Rose Has Its Thorns"
by Kadi Gashlin
1st Place (nonfunctional)
"Fulfillment" by Patty Speights
"Hardcore" by Carrie Rigdon
"In Memory of Pride I" by Nancy Edge
"Inner Being" by Kadi Gashlin
2nd Place (nonfunctional)
"Iron Slag Shot Set" by Mike Bowen
"Lantern Fish" by David A. Roon
"Pitcher" by Eileen McDaniel
*Honorable Mention (functional)
"Quilted" by Angel Brame
"Red Gourd Form" by Tony Wright
"Teapot" by Jill Dieffenbach
"Waltzing Cups" by Marion Angelica
*2nd Place (functional)
"Water Pitcher" by Robin C. Teas
"White Champagne Flutes w/Caddy
Come see the winners and all the finalists'
The Fifth Annual National 2D Competition and Exhibit juried by Mike Rooney
sponsored by ~
To see all finalists go to Exhibits page!
Abandoned by Jane Staszak, SC
"Best in Show"
Beach Buddies by Samuel Hoffman, IN
Witness to a Sunset by Wayne Dodson, VA
Trish by Kathy Flood, NC
Cape Fear Studios thanks all the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country in times of war and peace.
"Blackhawk Jump" by SFC Brian Steverson ~ Cape Fear Studios Member
Operations and Training NCOIC
421st QM CO (LAS)
Fort Valley GA
"Father Daughter Walk"
SFC Brian Steverson ~ Cape Fear Studios Member
We also salute your families and friends who truly understand what your service means.