Sunday, October 2, 2011

Cape Fear Corpsers! Night of the 3D Corpses

Opening Reception
Friday, October 7

Benjamin Billingsly
Brandon Guthrie
Colleen Ringrose
Drew Craven
Gina Gambony
Lena Moschet
Nicolle X Nixolle
Rachel Kastner
Sam Guin
Shannon Bourne
Todd Carignan

Saturday, August 20, 2011


***Closing Reception***
Friday, September 23

Wabi Sabi Warehouse
a Multiplexitude of Work from Various Artists

MAPS (to Nevada?)
Opening Reception
**Friday, September 2**

This exhibit features a collection of work from both local and alien artists who have interpreted the notion of Mapmaking in their own way. This call for work was inspired by the Art and Thought of Robert Delford Brown ("Bob"), founder of The First National Church of the Exquisite Panic, Inc. Bob said, "Many religions teach how to get to Nirvana. They all give very complicated directions. The First National Church of the Exquisite Panic, Inc tells you how to get to Nevada. It sounds close and it's simple. You take a bus!"

Bob was a good friend of Wabi Sabi and a former resident of Wilmington before making his ephemeral departure in March, 2009 to the Nevada in the Exquisite dimension. Over the years, Bob made lots of Maps to Nevada and encouraged his followers to make whatever they wanted, too.

One piece of special note included in in this exhibit is a collaborative work by the children of SOLA, created under the direction of Isabel Heblich. During his stay in Wilmington, Bob visited SOLA and let the kids paint his car. (I suspect he also taught them one of the commandments of his Church, namely, Don't Eat Cars.) After his Final Departure, Isabel visited these same kids and they created their own aptly titled "Map to Nevada" in memoriam of Bob, his life, and his Generous art. We approach this exhibit with the same feeling.

Fritzi Huber will be on-hand at the Opening Reception assisting willing participants in navigating their internal landscapes. Just choose an organ to be ballpoint tattooed on your body. Directions to said location, whether by arrow or word, will accompany the image. Gina Gambony will use her Exquisite mystic powers to identify items inside your body you never knew about that can also be included in your body map tattoo.

We expect 20+ works of art from the following list of inspired folk, give or take a few, although as Bob would say, "Who? Knows!" The works are being collected directly prior to the Opening Reception and a final list of participants will be updated right here.

Web Connections
Bob's Church:

Maps (to Nevada?) Artists Submitting:
Benjamin Billingsly
Elsie Ridings Boyce
Todd Carignan
Breta Cecile Carnes
Michelle Connolly
Alice Corl
Saralyn Twiggy Earp
Jude Eden
Gina Gambony
Taylor Goodell
Barbara Hause
Diane Hause
Isabel Heblich/SOLA
Mark Herbert
Niki Hildebrand
Fritzi Huber
Saben Kane
Donna Moore
Nicolle Nicolle
Blair Nidds
Greg Patch
Veronica Plankers
Dindy Reich
Colleen Ringrose
Tatyana Shelley
Billy Stewart
Erin Tetterton

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Exhibit: Maps (to Nevada)

WHAT: Wabi Sabi Warehouse is calling out with a loud voice for MAP ART.
Art made from Maps, Maps made from Art, Mapping, Journeying, Topography in this or other dimensions, from Here to There, Map Quest, Directions, Cartography, Street View, etc, etc, and so on.
Your interpretation is correct.

WHY: This exhibit is inspired by the map-making work of artist and founder of the 1st National Church of the Exquisite Panic, namely, Robert Delford Brown and his prolific creation of maps to Nevada. What he said:
"Many religions teach how to get to Nirvana. They all give very complicated directions. The First National Church of the Exquisite Panic, Inc tells you how to get to Nevada. It sounds close and it's simple. You take a bus!"
Maps for this exhibit can take this into account or not. We'd like to see what you say.

DIRECTIONS: Artists interested in submitting work for this exhibit should contact Gallery Manager Gina at
Provide 2 things:
1. Approximate thoughts about the media you will use for your piece.
2. Approximate thoughts about the size of the intended piece.

-by- July 20: CONTACT Gallery Manager regarding interest
August 21, 22, 23: Art Delivery to Wabi Sabi Warehouse
Friday, August 26: Opening Reception
Friday, October 7: Closing Reception

This is exhibit is being judged, juried, and executioned by Gina Gambony and Fritzi Huber.
Inspirational Photo by Robert Delford Brown,

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Opening: How Things Grow

Reception 4th Friday, June 24
with Jesse from "The Bear Romantic"!

"How Things Grow"
by Kate Sinclair & Meredith Connelly
Saturday, June 4
Installations, Sculptures, Paintings, Ceramic Works
Wabi Sabi Warehouse, 9th & Princess

On the Web: Kate Sinclair

I am getting really excited about this opening! Kate and Meredith have a vision for this coordinated display of work, so much of it is about LIGHT-light as energy (that cannot be created or destroyed), the primeval experience of light at birth, the way light affects color, Reflection, the organic progression of living things toward the light...simultaneously, this work is informed by the natural world, the cyclical/circular patterns of living/dying and the natural movement and patterns of light and shadow. WoW! This is not just a display of the works of two different artists with two different ideas set side by side, but a cooperative venture that has been created through the sharing of ideas. Kate's work is primarily painting (check out her website, link above), while Meredith brings glowing installations inspired by nature. And there's other stuff too, I just can't wait to see it all. Join us for the opening, let's see what they're up to.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Glitter Days of Late Spring

Addie Wuensch in the House
Even if you've seen our current exhibit, "Glitter Bath" by Addie Wuensch, the art has changed over the course of the month. For every piece sold, new pieces have been hung-including Jewels. We have this work in the wareHouse, along with the artist, for the next little bit.
Sunday, May 22: Noon-3pm warehouse Open for regular Wabitation Hours, hosted by Addie with her Pink Cookies. Tea and Ding.

Friday, May 27: 6pm-9pm warehouse Open for the Closing Reception of "Glitter Bath." All the hoopla you would expect, including~POEM RELEASE. If you have a poem you would like to Release to the human collective mind, bring it. If you can't make it to the event, we can still release your poem, just send it wabitation{} COLLABORATIVE GLUING. Big piece of paper wants you to glue something on it. We shall have bits to glue, but you are free to bring your own 2 to 2 1/2 dimensional object. SOUND COLLAGE. Bring an Instrument. This could be within your own throat. Be prepared to make a noise. And of course, my friends, MORE GLITTER BAPTISM, sainthood is attainable through Glitter wAblution.

AND WHAT'S NEXT? Stay tuned for information on our next Opening: How Things Grow by Meredith Connolly & Kate Sinclair. Saturday, June 4.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sale Extended! Happening TODAY April 3, Noon-3pm. Come on in for our new Sunday Open Hours, have a cup of Tea. Art Studio Open House & ART SALE! Todd Carignon Saturday, March 26 3:00pm-6:00pm & Sunday, March 27 NOON-6:00pm Wabi Sabi Warehouse 9th & Princess

Come by and get some everything-must-go priced art! I need the room, and you need art on your wall! I will also be at the studio on Saturday from 3:00-6:00, so feel free to stop by then as well!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

"Glitter Bath" Saturday, April 9th

An Opening Service of the 1st National Church of the Exquisite Panic, namely:

"Glitter Bath"
by Addie Wuensch
Saturday, April 9

Ms. Wuensch describes this collection of work as a catalyst for "introspective retrospection," an examination of our lives from the quiet simplicity of the childhood tub of water to the sophisticated glitterfication of adulthood. Glitter is not just a sparkly substance that catches our eye and gums up the vacuum, but is metaphored into the influence of language, fashion, media, and society at large, effectively coating our skin and eyeballs and burying the underlying reality of humanhood. It has been suggested that the mirrored, reflective quality of glitter may most pointedly represent a dulling of the capacity to absorb, possibly a reaction to post-modern architecture in the post-modern world. It has also been suggested that glitter is "the herpes of arts & crafts"; Ms. Wuensch decries this assessment and posits that glitter is an unfortunate but absolutely curable disease, more like gonorrhea.

This exhibit features over a dozen of Ms. Wuensch's mixed-media works, as well as a collection of adornments and readings from her recently published book of poems by the same name (Glitter Bath). Guests are also invited to join us in ritual glitterfication and cleansing, a public service in light of the Azalea Festival happenings just a few blocks away.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Wabi Sabi seeks...

Wabi Sabi Warehouse seeks gallery and studio manager with endless energy, sustained intellectual fortitude and strong fingers. The "GSM" will work closely with Studio Overlord "Saint 43" to curate exhibitions for the 2011 calendar year. The GSM will also be responsible for basic studio upkeep and maintenance. This is a part-time position with a small base salary and an additional percentage of gallery sales. Prospective GSMs should have exhibition and event planning experience and be familiar with local artists. GSM candidates should have reliable transportation and be self-motivated and outgoing. The GSM will be expected to work at least 20 hours per month (five hours per week) and will be responsible for overseeing volunteers and feeding Nevi the chicken. Applications should include a resume, cover letter and an inappropriate collage. All applications should be sent to: Saint 43, PO Box 95, Wilmington, NC 28402.