The State Port Pilot : Way It Was And Now Art Show

Way It Was And Now Art Show

The Way It Was … And Now ART SHOW

General Information: “The Way It Was …. And Now” art show is open to two- and three-dimensional works of art by artists ages 18 or older. The State Port Pilot has selected fifteen (15) images from its publication, “The Way It Was.” Artists should base their work on one of these images. The images can be viewed online at in a slide-show presentation. Alternatively, artists may purchase the book, or review the book, at any of the four participating galleries — Franklin Square Gallery, Lantana’s Gallery, Silver Coast Winery and Ricky Evans Gallery — as well as The State Port Pilot office.

In order to enter the show, artists must base their work on one of the selected images. In keeping with the theme of the show, artists are also encouraged to submit a second piece of work that reflects how the image from “The Way It Was” appears today — “Now.” The second depiction does not have to be from the same perspective as the original; it is the location that is key.

The 15 images may be found at the top of this page or on the following pages of “The Way It Was” book:

Page 11 — Little Coney, located in front of the Garrison adjacent to present-day Waterfront Park. (The “now” artwork may feature any activity that occurs there — ship traffic, pier-fishing, people on swings, et cetera.)

Page 23 — Moore Street streetscape, in the 100 blocks of East Moore and West Moore. (The “now” may focus on a particular storefront, for example, of shoppers.)

Page 29 — Old school, the present-day Franklin Square Gallery. (Any activity that occurs on-site “now” would be appropriate.)

Page 38 — Old churches of Southport. (The artist may choose any one of the five for his or her original work, then base the “now” work on any church-related setting or activity.)

Page 43 — Oldest residence in town, located at the corner of Bay Street and Atlantic Avenue. (The scene may be broadened to include the several homes “now” overlooking the river.)

Page 45 — Old fire station. (This building no longer stands; the “now” work might feature the new headquarters on Howe Street, or perhaps the antique fire truck displayed there.)

Page 48 — The Grove, at the corner of Howe and West streets. (Franklin Square Park, as it is better known, is “now” the scene of arts and crafts shows, chili cookoffs and entertainers on the gazebo stage.)

Page 49 — Old Yacht Basin. (“Now” home to commercial and recreational craft, shrimpers, and colorful and scenic restaurants. Any of these would be appropriate for the show.)

Page 60 — The Garrison from Moore Street. (This is “now” the location of the North Carolina Museum at Southport. Any museum-related scene or activity would be fitting.)

Page 61 — The Garrison from Bay. (An appealing subject itself, the Garrison is the setting for Southport’s Waterfront Market and various entertainment.)

Page 78 — N.C. Fourth of July Festival. (The choices are as diverse as the festival itself: flags, clowns, food booths, arts and crafts….)

Page 87 — Oak Island golf. (Beach recreation affords a variety of opportunities for the artist to portray.)

Page 91 — Oak Island Lighthouse. (A focal point on the island; the scenic walkway “now” provides a vantage point that many have not yet enjoyed.)

Page 99 — Bald Head Creek. (Tidal marshes, wading or nesting birds and kayakers are some of the possibilities.)

Page 101 — Oak Island Lighthouse. (The scene is “now” the location of Bald Head Marina and a great setting for artwork ranging from boating to dockside dining. 

Artwork will be featured at all four galleries from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Friday, June 1, through Saturday, June 9.

Reception: Receptions at all four galleries are planned for the First Friday Gallery Walk, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 1. The State Port Pilot will make a purchase award from this show.


  • The first 100 pieces will be accepted into the show (due to space limitations for display).
  • There is no fee to enter the show.
  • Each artist must submit an entry based on one of the 15 “The Way It Was” images, and is encouraged to submit a present-day — or “Now” — representation of that image. Please note that the second entry, based on the “now” image, is not a requirement to enter the show.
  • All two-dimensional work must be framed and wired (no saw-tooth hangers).
  • Maximum frame size must not exceed 48 inches in any direction.
  • Minimum image size must be at least 9x12 inches.
  • Plexiglas is required for pieces exceeding 30 inches in any direction.
  • Three-dimensional work must not exceed 50 pounds.
  • Work requiring special installation, such as electricity or water, will not be accepted.
  • A blind drawing will determine at which gallery an entrant’s art will be displayed.
  • A 25-percent commission will be charged by each gallery on sold work.

Registration: An entry form (available at the bottom of this page) must be postmarked by Wednesday, May 16. Send completed entry form to: Tom Izod, 2806 Marsh Point Lane, Southport, NC 28461.              

Delivery: All work must be hand-delivered between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, to Franklin Square Gallery, 130 East West Street, Southport. Artists will be informed where their art will be displayed.

Questions: Questions should be directed to Tom Izod, (910) 274-2450, or Wanda Cornelius, (910) 457-5695.

Liability: Entries will be handled with extreme care, but The State Port Pilot, Lantana’s Gallery, Ricky Evans Gallery, Silver Coast Winery and Franklin Square Gallery will not be responsible for loss or damage from any cause. Submitting a work of art shall imply an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus.


  • May 16— Postmark deadline for registration by mail.
  • May 29— Deliver work to Franklin Square Gallery between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • June 1— Show opens at all three galleries, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • June 1— Reception and First Friday Gallery Walk at all four galleries, 5 to 7 p.m.
  • June 9— Show closes at 5 p.m.
  • June 10— Artists to pick up work between 1 and 3 p.m. at Franklin Square Gallery.
Thursday 02/23/2012
The Way It Was... And Now entry form
Updated: February 23, 2012 - 12:57 pm

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