Sunset River Marketplace Features
Watercolor Artist Barbara Fleri

Press Release

July 18, 2005 - Calabash, North Carolina (NC) - Sunset River Marketplace is featuring the works of Barbara Fleri in a show entitled Coastal Views. The new York native is recognized along the Eastern shore for her depictions of the coastline from New England to the Carolinas. She is best known for her sensitive rendering of atmospheric effects.

The show consists entirely of her signature coastal scenes, including seascapes, dune paintings and harbor images Fleri, who lives in Carolina Shores has been working in transparent watercolor for over 40 years.

She is an elected member of the American Artists Professional League, the Hudson Valley Art Association, the Knickerbocker Artists, and is past-president of the Art League of Nassau County. Locally Fleri belongs to the Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild, associated Artists of Southport, Waterway Art Association, North Carolina Watercolor Society and Wilmington Art Association.

Her many awards include the Grumbacher Silver Medal, the National League of American Pen Women Gold Medal of Excellence and the Council of American Artists Societies Award of Merit. Fleri's work is found in corporate collections such as Nations Bank, BB&T, Winthrop University Hospital, Sloan Kettering Hospital and Laurence Rockefeller.

Ginny Lassiter of Sunset River Marketplace said, "The gallery is very pleased to be featuring Barbara this month. She has quite a following of collectors who will be thrilled to see her newest works in one exhibit."

Sunset River Marketplace, located on NC 179 in Calabash, opened its doors during the summer of 2002. Since then, the 10,000 square-foot gallery representing over 200 North and South Carolina artists has evolved into an art center for the community. The gallery includes a classroom for workshops and art classes for both adults and children, professional and amateur. There are also two kilns onsite and a full-service framing center. Gallery owners Joe and Ginny Lassiter regularly support the community's nonprofit and charitable events. On November 19th of this year, Sunset River Marketplace will once again host the 2nd Annual Evening of Miniature Masterpieces fundraiser for the Brunswick Arts Council.

For more information about this show or future events and exhibits at Sunset River Marketplace, contact the gallery at 910.575.5999 or visit the website at

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