Art exhibit celebrates, and helps, animals

By on February 16, 2012

The Cat -alier by Jackie Zagon (Seaside Art Gallery photo)

The wonders of animals and their importance in our lives are celebrated in the Animals in Art Exhibit at Seaside Art Gallery.

More than 50 pieces include paintings, etchings and sculpture in a variety of styles and sizes. A portion of each sale that features an animal will benefit the Outer Banks SPCA.

The exhibition kicked off with a lively reception on Feb. 2. The show will run through March 3. 

A number of the artists, such as Beverly Abbott, Beth Evans and Steve Worthington, are members of the prestigious Society of Animal Artists.

Two of the locals’ favorite artists have entered the show with more than one painting — E.M.Corsa and Jackie Zagon.

Many others have received national awards — Sharon Shaughnessy, Catherine Girard, Jean Cook, Gail MacArgel and Berge Missakian.

Love Notes by Berge Missakian (Seaside Art Gallery photo)

“I am an animal lover, so this show is special to my heart. I’m thrilled to represent an incredible group of artists in a show where they can express their love of nature,” said Melanie Day, owner of the Seaside Art Gallery. “It is also especially gratifying to give back to our community by having a portion of the proceeds from each sale go to the Outer Banks SPC.”

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

For more information call (252) 441-5418 or visit the gallery’s website,


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