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 you soon!

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

Special Notices

Opening 4th Friday in February

February 28th!

Jewelry, Jewelry, Jewelry

Sean Hill


Tucson AZ

Joanna Gollberg


Asheville NC

Maggie Joynt


Fayetteville NC

Jason Janow


Asheville NC

Molly Dingledine


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

Barbara Jaenicke

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

Sponsored by:

Frank and Glenda Till

Click Below for Prospectus/Info:

2014 Pottery Prospectus

(Scroll to bottom of this page to view last year's winners

and entries!)

 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


Special Visiting Pottery Artists Charles and Linda Riggs' decorative pottery is on display.

Ferric Vase by Riggs Pottery




ended January 17th!

Thanks to all who shopped with us.

"Saying Hello"

painting by Leslie DeSessa

CFS Artist



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)




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

Annette Szczekutek


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 ~



competition/exhibit sponsored by ~

Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Ellison

Fayetteville, NC

Juror:  Leah Leitson


Finalists ~ Winners*

"Basket" by Eileen McDaniel

Wautoma WI

"Bean Teapot" by Tony Wright

Mobile AL

*1st Place (functional)

"Cuboid Vessel II" by Mark Gordon

Wilson NC

*Best in Show

"Drink Service" by Mike Bowen

Huntington WV

"Every Rose Has Its Thorns"

by Kadi Gashlin

Oviedo FL

1st Place (nonfunctional)

"Fulfillment" by Patty Speights

Lumberton NC

"Hardcore" by Carrie Rigdon

Banks AL

"In Memory of Pride I" by Nancy Edge

Fayetteville NC

"Inner Being" by Kadi Gashlin

Oviedo FL

2nd Place (nonfunctional)

"Iron Slag Shot Set" by Mike Bowen

Huntington WV

"Lantern Fish" by David A. Roon

Moscow ID

"Pitcher" by Eileen McDaniel

Wautoma WI

*Honorable Mention (functional)

"Quilted" by Angel Brame

Joplin MO

"Red Gourd Form" by Tony Wright

Mobile AL

"Teapot" by Jill Dieffenbach

Fayetteville NC

"Waltzing Cups" by Marion Angelica

Minneapolis MN

*2nd Place (functional)

"Water Pitcher" by Robin C. Teas

Sanford NC

"White Champagne Flutes w/Caddy


Marion Angelica

Minneapolis MN

Come see the winners and all the finalists'



Now Closed

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

"First Place"

Witness to a Sunset by Wayne Dodson, VA

"Juror's Award"

Trish by Kathy Flood, NC

"Honorable Mention"


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)

Airborne Riggers

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.


Cape Fear Studios
148 Maxwell Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301


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