Artists

Susan Hester

My artistic journey began with Photography when my son was born in 1977.  I was drawn to black and white photography with bold contrast and then to the color saturation of Kodachrome film.  As much as I love photography I wanted to explore different ways to express myself.  In 2011 I began taking art classes and workshops with various artists and found I love painting with watercolor and pastels using vibrant colors.  I enjoy a variety of subjects. It keeps me engaged and always learning.  Painting brings joy and relaxation to my life, and I can’t imagine life without it.  I’m thankful for my artistic husband, Rick, who provides encouragement every day.

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EXHIBITING MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

​PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID-19 WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING ANY NEW MEMBERS UNTIL JUNE 2021, CHECK OUR SOCIAL MEDIA AND WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

​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: http://www.capefearstudios.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CFS-Membership-Application-Jan-2018.pdf

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

​Phone: 910.433.2986
Email: artgallery@capefearstudios.com