Nature At Its Best Art Show

The Ninth Annual Nature at Its Best Art Show is underway at Falling Rivers Gallery and it is one of the best shows yet. Thirty-four artists from Stanly and surrounding counties submitted 61 nature-themed pieces – including bronze sculpture, stained glass, acrylics, watercolor, photography, mixed media, and quilling.

And the winners are:

First place – Roger Martin for ‘The Visitor”  (bronze sculpture)
Second Place – Rodney Rock  for “Tricolor Heron” (photography)
Third Place – Dorothy Gibson for “Beauty in Nature” (paper quilling)
Honorable Mentions were awarded to:
  • Ed Lipe for “Filling the Cellar” (photography)
  • Karen Barbee for “Creative Blur at Oakboro Park” (photography)
  • Cindi Poole for “Pastel Jewels” (photography)
  • Lorrie Hatley for “We’re Watching You” (mixed media)

Stop by the Falling Rivers Gallery before April 29th and check out the art show. We are having a closing reception on April 29th to celebrate the show and hand out awards. The reception is open to the public, so please join us.

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all the artists who made our art show a success. And a special thanks to the Gaskin brothers for sponsoring the show to honor their Mother’s love of nature and art.

Spring! Forward!

IkebanaJust can’t wait for spring? Well you don’t have to wait. Our artists have captured spring in paintings, photo, jewelry and more. So why wait – decorate! Get a pot full of flowers for your wall. Find a new vase for those daffodils. Hang some sunshine around your neck or some flipflops from your ears.


Art is a great way to start a new season. Whether something small and personal like jewelry, something to brighten your home like a vase or suncatcher, or something to fill a blank wall with flowers of the season, art can make the seasons you love come alive.

Garden Arbor Flip flop earringsFlowers on Wine Glasses

ButterflyOur artists have a wide assortment of spring-related works that will brighten your day. So if you are ready for spring – stop by the gallery and find a little something to chase Old Man Winter away.

Flower Pots