Upstairs Gallery


The Upstairs Art Gallery features work by local and regional artists. It offers an educational opportunity to our students and community through exhibitions, visiting artist lectures, and artist workshops. New exhibits are on view every six weeks during the Spring and Fall semesters. The Student Art Show, held each April, features work created by students in the studio courses during the academic year. Funding for the gallery is provided by the SCC Foundation.


Mark Bannerman, January 19- February 20, 2015

From across the gallery you will see familiar scenes of life in Columbus County or beautiful fish from Carolina streams.  But as you step closer, you will discover Mark’s incredible collaged surfaces.  Each piece is rich with myriad found objects that add depth and texture to his paintings.  Mark’s own careeer is a collage of graphic design, studio art, unique commissions, and education.  For 30 years, Bannerman shared his artistic talent as a teacher in Whiteville High School inspiring numerous students early in their careers.  Join Southeastern in greeting one of Whiteville’s noted artists, or say hello to a mentor who nurtured your own creativity throughout your high school years.

For more information and work by Mark, please visit his website at:  You can read the story of the pack house on his family's land that has been refurbished and now serves as his art studio.  Mark was also featured recently in Our State magazine.  You will find a link to the full article on his website.

Fay Davis Edwards, March 9- April 10

This collection of mixed media paintings is part of Faye's current exploration on the idea of balance.  Edwards is a painter based in Manteo, NC.  Whether figurative, animal, or landscape subjects, her work evokes a sense of place that brings us near to the Outer Banks.  Her imagery is composed of materials such as watercolor, graphite, handmade papers, maps and old books.  In her current studio work, she is looking at "being pulled in many directions" and "the cyclical nature of things".  View the faces and creatures that inhabit Faye's world, this spring in the Wyche Gallery.