special events.

We look forward to seeing you July 18—19th at our Summer 2020 Art Show and Sale

at the Association Center on Bald Head Island!


(Please note: **Masks are required** in the art show and social distancing will be in effect. All sales will be **credit card only** as we will not have cash to make change.)

From July 17—21, enjoy a unique opportunity to shop the artwork of several artists who are participating in our online show.

Scroll down for more information!


virtual summer show

janice alexander.

clay sculpture, glass, soft sculpture, & jewelry      |    Smith Island Art League Summer Show

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Owl Whistle  |  Stoneware, underglazes, glaze

NC artist Janice Alexander creates one-of-a-kind stoneware pieces and commissioned sculptures. Her work involves various forms of celebration—whimsical characters like a dog and cat in a boat, remembrances of beloved pets through realistic urns, as well as sculpted heroes, such as Ghandi and powerful women. Her focus is with themes of positive impact.

Shop Janice's virtual summer sale here.

dianne scott harris

aka "Deenie"


Earrings  |  Sterling Silver Gingko with London Blue Topaz

Deenie works on jewelry designs in tandem with her twin sister, both of whom were inspired by a love affair with baubles and beads that began in childhood: they both loved to play in their grandmother's jewelry box. Deenie's focus is on artisan, hand-made sterling and 18 k gold and semi-precious stone jewelry design.

Shop Deenie's virtual summer sale here.

michael ligett.

photography    |    https://www.imagineanisland.com/store

Mike Ligett _ Taking Flight

Taking Flight  |  Photograph

Mike Ligett has been capturing evocative cityscapes, seascapes and landscapes around the world for over 30 years. He is an avid photographer with many solo and juried exhibitions to his credit. His photographs are in the collections of many homes and businesses across the country. He can often be seen walking the roads, the trails or the beaches of the island with a camera or two over his shoulder.

Shop Mike's virtual summer sale here.

karen limpert.

oils & pastels   |   Smith Island Art League Summer Show

Shoals Watch  |  Oil on Canvas

Karen's interest in art began at an early age when her grandmother, who noticed she liked to draw, enrolled her in private art lessons at the age of 10. Karen went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education and taught art in both North and South Carolina public schools. She now paints full time, creating landscapes inspired by the natural beauty of Bald Head Island.

Shop Karen's virtual summer sale here.

karen mortimer.

oil & watercolor    |    www.karenmortimer.com

Our Tern  |  Oil

Karen’s love for the island shows in every one of her paintings. She captures the beauty of Bald Head with her original style and shares the colors and textures of her favorite sites. This show painted Bald Head Terns. They were not social distancing!

Shop Karen's virtual summer sale here.

melissa reddick.

ceramics    |    modernhistoryclayworks.com

Blue Coral Jewelry Bowls  |  White Stoneware Clay, Gold Luster, and Food-Safe Glazes

Through a combination of techniques in ceramics, photography, printmaking and assemblage, Melissa Reddick sculpts unique works of art which bear textures and images particular to her own experience and the experiences of those who commission her work. Her sculptural pieces often feature historic and contemporary photographs which she prints into slabs of wet clay bearing textural impressions. 
Relics washed up on North Carolina beaches, architectural artifacts, antique kitchen tools, and bits of ancient hand sewn tatting combined with the screened photographs to texturally embellish the living surface of these dynamic pieces which capture yesterday in the art of tomorrow.

Shop Melissa's virtual summer sale here.

prudy weaver.

watercolors & oils    |    www.prudyweaver.com

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Beach Bums  |  Oil

After a career in interior decorating, Prudy began taking watercolor instruction in 1993.  Six years later and after completing a painting of a historic hardware store in Matthews, NC, her husband talked her into doing prints of the painting.  In a few months, the limited edition was sold out and her career in art was launched.  Since 1993 Prudy has taken many courses and workshops in watercolor, acrylic and oil.  She has traveled to Europe, the US and Mexico for subject matter inspiration.  Art has become her passion and full time pursuit.

Shop Prudy's virtual summer sale here.

barbara younger.

acrylic    |    BarbaraKYounger.com/art

Egret Ponders the Day Ahead on the Marsh

Egret on the Marsh  |  Acrylic

Barbara loves to celebrate the scenery and traditions of Bald Head Island with paint. She creates whimsical paintings for young and old, with each painting telling a bit of a story. The viewer gets to figure out what happens next!  

Shop Barbara's virtual summer sale here.

© 2020


Smith Island Art League

Bald Head Island

North Carolina

email: mike_ligett@bellsouth.net

phone:  919 802-5458

2019–2020 Officers


Michael Ligett


Prudy Weaver


Maria Clancy


Katharine Hesmer


Sherry Becker