Upstairs Gallery

Matt Amante
Matt Amante
Matt Amante
Matt Amante
Henry Wyche - Oak Tree
KristinGibson - Blue Chair On Red
KristinGibson - Interior With Orange Chair
KristinGibson - Living Room Part I & II
KristinGibson - Soliloquy By The Sea
KristinGibson - White Chair On Porch


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.


  • SCC 50th Anniversary Art Exhibit
    The exhibit is open to all SCC alumni, faculty and staff.  It is part of the year-long events celebrating our 50-year landmark.  Artist may drop off up to two original works in any media.  The exhibition dates are August 18 through September 19, 2014.  The reception will be held August 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  For more information, please contact September Krueger at  Click here for a prospectus.

    Images of Distinction, Cape Fear Camera Club
    The Cape Fear Camera Club serves as an educational and creative resource for photographers in the southeastern region of North Carolina.  Based in Wilmington, the club offers meetings, lectures, competitions and exhibits for its members to explore the many techniques available in the medium.  The "Images of Distinction" exhibit was created by Jo Ann Tomaselli, Cape Fear Camera Club Exhibit Chair (2009-2012) to recognize outstanding club photographers.  The annual exhibit is juried from the ribbon-winning photographs submitted in various competitions during the year.

  • Fall 2013 Gallery Exhibitions
    Images of Distinction, Cape Fear Camera Club
    August 26 - September 27
    opening reception August 29, 6-8pm

    Todd Carignan: Impressions in oil
    October 7- November 8
    opening reception October 10, 5-7pm

    After his recent travels to Vietnam, Todd Carignan documented the people, their daily, life, and the tropical sunlight.  This collection of paintings will be on view with landscapes and portraits that capture his life in southeastern North Carolina.  Todd has worked as a cartoonist, concept artist and illustrator.  He currently teaches drawing and painting at the Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington.  He creates his oils and commissioned portraits in his art studio in downtown Wilmington

    Leslie Scalzo and Linda Witherspoon
    November 18- December 13
    Leslie paints her vibrant images of sea creatures and birds at her home studio in Columbus county. Leslie owned a hair design studio in Raleigh in her early career. She is mostly a self taught painter and draws inspiration from diverse subject matter. Linda, a former art educator, is a multi-media artist in Myrtle Beach. Her painting has been an important part of recovery from brain injury suffered in 2007. She is active in local arts organizations and has a forthcoming book, "Can I paint in heaven?"

  • Spring 2014 Gallery Exhibitions
    Kristin Gibson: Still Life With No Boundaries
    January 13-February 14
    opening reception January 23, 6-8pm

    Kristin's expressive collection of paintings are scenes of home and life at Carolina Beach.  Kristin is a painter and textile artist who uses the same bold lines on silk as on canvas. In November, Kristin was invited to be part of a two week residency at the No Boundaries Art Colony on Bald Head Island.  The paintings produced over those two weeks will hang with other select recent works.  Kristin is a graduate of East Carolina University, and has furthered  her studies in textiles at Penland, Arrowmont and the Hand Workshop in Philadelphia, PA.

    Matt Amante: Recycled Formalism
    February 24- March 21
    opening reception and lecture, February 27, 3-6pm  

    Matt has created a collection of sculptures using recycled materials to create works from a purely formal point of view; each work evolved quickly and intuitively with a focus on line, balance and form.  Each sculpture began with an object that has been discarded, recycled or was about to be discarded.  Then, he incorporated found objects and wood, plus the sleek lines and coolness of stainless steel.  Amante's body of work includes small and large scale sculptures in fabricated steel, cast metal and wood.  Matt teaches at Pitt Community College in Greenville, NC and maintains a studio in Winterville.