The Wilma Daniels Gallery is proud of the amazing and talented work that has come from the student body this year. Below you can see our online gallery of the amazing work these students have created.

The Wilma Daniels gallery will be hosting a reception for the Photo Invitational exhibit. This exhibit is to showcase the different aspects of photography and to reinterpret what photography means.

The represented artist are:
Erin Arsenault – Randolph Community College
Jay Capers – Randolph Community College
Kevin Eams – Randolph Community College
Dhanraj Emanuel – Randolph Community College
Aspen Hochhalter – UNC-Charlotte
Rose Jerome – Winston- Salem State
Courtney Johnson- UNCW
Daniel Josip Kariko – East Carolina University
Larry Lean- University of Mount Olive
Jennifer Mace- Cape Fear Community College
Jeff Murphy and Heather Freeman – UNC-Charlotte
Leigh Ann Parrish- Western Carolina University
Richard Tichich – Western Carolina University
Charity Valentine – Pitt Community College
Angela Franks Wells- East Carolina University
Will Willner -Wake Forest University
Joe Young – Catawba Vally Community College
Scot Taylor – Carteret Community College
Ryan Adrick – Carteret Community College
Ann Kluttz – UNC-Charlotte


Dispersion is replaced by integration. “Either-or” must give way
to “and.” —Wassily Kandinsky
Like trying to describe a color with words, a painter reaches for
what is hard to make real.
Like color, a painting can seem to be more than one thing.
Kandinsky praised the capacity for “thought in two simultaneous
directions.” The way in which a painter wrestles with issues is hard
to pin down. There is no ever-reliable solution. A painting depends
not just on the painter, but also on the imagination and willingness
of the viewer.
Neither here nor there presents a collection of work that eludes,
disrupts, or transforms what seems familiar. The painters included
here engage distinctly with fundamental aspects of painting:
Stephanie Pierce, Gideon Bok, and Sam Bates make paintings that
shift time and place. Pierce paints time, intimate and incremental.
As light passes through a window, across a wall, she tracks its
movement, its warmth, refusing the easy, snapshot logic of a single
moment. Bates’ paintings begin with memories of specific places,
but as the work develops, the places widen. It is her intention that
viewers bring their own memories, experiences to the landscape.
Her earnest mark making transforms the specificity of place,
shifting the very ground beneath our feet. As Pierce and Bates are
to Nature, Bok is to human activity. Figures move about, play,
work or idle. Time passes and is compressed. Events unfold in a
single still image and the residual clutter fills the space.
Sam King’s paintings issue from a back-and-forth between
methodical routine and improvisational impulse. His color and
gesture simultaneously suggest and negate space, light, narrative,
engaging (and perhaps antagonizing) our instinct for recognition.
Murphy makes paintings that begin with a set of assumptions about
what a painting is. The process of working through these
assumptions leads to paintings that come up to the line of
sculpture, however, the world of color and illusionistic space seem
to deny or contradict the purely sculptural. Hellmann’s painting
sculptures similarly defy easy classification. Planes advance and
recede and slide and shift in ways that are both physical and
illusionistic. The result is a play between the fiction and the real.

This month we would like to welcome Grey Pascal to the Wilma Daniels Gallery. He brings us an immersive installation that allows you to surround yourself with soft lit forms that give the viewer both contemplative and whimsical thoughts. Watch the artist’s performance below to share in the experience of Vital Archives, for it lives in the memory of the moment.

We would like to welcome our next featured artist, Janette Hopper with her exhibit Natural Milieu: An Altered Point View, Recent Works and New Genre Collaborations. The show depicts the artist’s deep love of the sea and forest using different mediums from oil paintings, multimedia prints, Projections, sound and installation. Natural Milieu will be up from May 15th through June 23rd. We will be having an Opening Reception May 26 and a closing Reception on June 23rd from both 6-9pm. There will also be a panel discussion titled Perspectives on Overpopulation on Wednesday June 14th from 4-6pm so please come down to Cape Fear to explore the connections we have with nature.

Janette K Hopper’s artwork in the “Natural Milieu” of the Wilma Daniels Gallery at Cape Fear Community College is unique and multifaceted.  This deeply layered and varied show expresses her love of the sea and forest.  Projections, oil paintings, multimedia prints, sounds, a collaborative panel discussion and 3-D installations both interactive and contemplative will fill the gallery with imagery and sound. The artist comments about the works: “Combining varied methods and media makes a deeply layered and unpredictable art which challenges both the artist and all of us to wrestle with, confront and try to solve difficult problems in our world by raising consciousness and inspiring change.  Joining forces with collaborators with the idea that we are stronger together rather than alone to address these urgent needs of nature; we invite you to join us and work locally.”


These are the pieces that were submitted and accepted from our 2017 Annual Student Art Show. We are proud to showcase this amazing set of works from Cape Fear Community. The work was judges in the categories: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Ceramics, Metals and Jewelry, Sculpture, 2D Design, 3D Design, Digital Media, and Mixed Media and the winning pieces have been marked and labeled in which category. We would like to thank out Judge, Clair Hartmann for taking her time to help jury the show, The Student Art Club for help and guidance with the show, and Erica Shapiro from Sweet and Savory for catering.

Hello everyone! I am happy to announce that the Annual Student Show will be coming up this April. Below you will find links for the prospectus and registration forms for the show with its guidelines and Important Dates. Submissions are being accepted Monday March 27th and Tuesday March 28th. Look for email announcements about accepted works on April 1st and 2nd.  The Show will run from April 5- May 5th. If you have any questions please call the Wilma Daniels Gallery at:(910) 362-7252 or email the gallery technician at:

2017 Student Show Prospectus

2017 Registration Form

The Wilma Daniels Gallery is excited to announce our next exhibit. Please help us welcome “Girls Thriving: A Homes of Hope Story in India”, A Photo Exhibition by Arrow Ross. This photography series portrays the dramatic transition of poor village girls into competent, trained young women ready to face the demands of the 21st Century work world. The show will be up from February 20th-March 24th and the receptions are February 24 and March 24th from 6-9pm. We hope to see you during our 4th Friday events from 6-9pm, and during our regular hours here at the gallery, Monday-Friday 12-5pm.

This month we welcome the David Poppe Collection of Psychedelic Posters. David Poppe has been collecting Vintage posters for the last 50 years that symbolize the culture, thoughts, and ideals of the mid 60’s to mid 70’s. Over 100 posters from the psychedelic era that brings nostalgia and ideas that are still relatable to today’s generation.

It’s that time of year again to welcome the artists from the No Boundaries Colony and see the beautiful works they create while residing on Bald Head Island. The show will be up from November 19th to December 30 with a lecture taking place on December 8th from 4-5pm. All the artists visiting the colony are local North Carolina artists including:

Ben Billingsley – Wilmington, NC; Richard Conn – Wilmington, NC; Nat Dickinson – Asheville, NC; Brandon Guthrie – Wilmington, NC; Chip Hemingway – Wilmington, NC; Rebecca Jones – Charlotte, NC; Anne Lindberg – Wilmington, NC; Shaun Richardson – Raleigh, NC; Vicky Smith – Wilmington, NC; Gayle Tustin – Wilmington, NC; Genevieve VanZandt – Asheville, NC; Mark Weber – Wilmington, NC; Lizz Well – Wilmington, NC; Katherine Wolf Webb – Wilmington, NC