Curtis Barnes

I am a craftsman….

I am most adept at the turning of pens and Christmas ornaments, and at making whirligigs. Occasionally I build a piece of furniture for a friend. I do woodworking as a hobby; it can never be a “job” for me. It is the freedom of working in my crafts that gives me pleasure.

About Curtis Barnes…

Retired high school biology teacher–Cumberland County School System

Media–native and exotic woods. I enjoy many forms of woodwork–carpentry; making whirligigs; and turning pens, ornaments and even table legs on the lathe. Recently I’ve tried my hand at making dulcimers and a hammered dulcimer. I’ve also learned to make kaleidoscopes and enjoy that art.

Other interest include growing daylilies and participating in activities of the American Hemerocallis Society and teaching Sunday School and running the sound system for Bluff Presbyterian Church.


Phone: (910) 483-2838 (910) 308-2294 cell

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​Exhibiting Membership Information and Application

​Cape Fear Studios, Inc. is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) fine arts organization that provides opportunities for visual artists and art patrons to work together in promoting and learning visual arts. The City of Fayetteville, The Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County and the N.C. Arts Council support CFS. CFS is located on the corner of Maxwell Street and Russell Street in historic downtown Fayetteville, Cape Fear Studios provides art studios for rent, a gallery where exhibitions of work by member and visiting artists are held, retail space, and classroom space for private lessons, workshops or classes. We are governed by a Board of Directors, which is elected by the membership and operates under by-laws.

Our stated purposes include provision for:
  • ​An extension of the downtown cultural arts and revitalization
  • Arts education for the public through studio demonstrations, tours and hands-on activities
  • An outlet for artists to exhibit and sell their work
  • A source of quality, locally produced visual arts for the public

​Please see our application for more details on becoming a member, use drop down tab “Become a Member”

​If you have any questions about any of the above, please don’t hesitate to contact us:

​Phone: 910.433.2986