Take a ‘Walk on Wild Side’ at SCCA

Published 7:01 pm Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Suffolk Center for Cultural Art’s new art exhibition, “Walk On The Wild Side,” begins with an opening reception from 5:30-7 p.m.  Thursday center’s two galleries.

The exhibit will be free Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until May 3.

Featured artists are Marty Linton and Doug Brady, decoy carvers from Virginia’s Eastern Shore; Jim Gordon and Art Latimer, sculptors/carvers from Suffolk; wildlife painter Linda Phillips from Suffolk; and wildlife photographer and painter Janet Ogren from Virginia Beach.


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“Walk On The Wild Side” showcases 42 additional wildlife artists, who work in a variety of media. Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite piece of wildlife artwork with the People’s Choice Award, closing on May 3.

Other artists are:

  • Ruffin Alphin, Pastels
  • Suzanne Baur, Water-colored Photography
  • Elizabeth Blanchard, Oils
  • Bonnie Byrum, Painter
  • Germaine Curry, Painter
  • Nancy Dempsey, Oils
  • Regina DeVal, Painter
  • Ryan Dockiewicz, Carver
  • Stephanie Faleski, Painter
  • Mick Grochowski, Painter
  • Linda Hackworth, Acrylics
  • Barbara Harris, Oils
  • Edward Higinbotham, Carver
  • Debbie Hobbs, Pastels 
  • Bonnie Horne, Photography
  • Jane Hunley, Oils
  • Val Johnson, Textiles
  • Wade Johnson, Carver
  • Cary Koronas, Photography
  • Karla Mann, Oils
  • Terri Mathews, Photography
  • Kelly Mazzrillo, Oils & Acrylics
  • John O’Neil, Painter
  • Jan Osborne, Oils
  • Patricia Outland, Pastels
  • Mary Pawlowski, Photography
  • Kent Potter, Photography
  • William Potter, Carver
  • Phyllis Quire, Oils
  • Karen Sallaz, Painter
  • Michael Schimmel, Photography
  • Brandon Umberger, Watercolor
  • Rachel Vredenberg, Painter
  • Brenton Ward, Painter
  • Sandy Waters, Painter
  • Phyllis Wells, Acrylics
  • Sandy West, Oils
  • Carol Whitaker, Painter
  • Kristen Winslow, Printmaking
  • Glenn Woodell, Photography
  • Wendy Woodell, Photography
  • Terry Wylie, Watercolors

The “Walk On The Wild Side” artwork compliments “An Evening with Author Earl Swift’ on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Suffolk Center. The public is invited to join the Suffolk Literary Club for a lively discussion on Earl Swift’s book “Chesapeake Requiem,” environmental awareness and appreciation of coastal communities. At the request of Earl Swift, facial masks are required to attend on Tuesday.