SCCA exhibit is all about summer

Published 6:09 pm Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts’ summer art exhibition, “Surf & Sounds of Summer,” will open Thursday and run through Aug. 27.

Patrons can meet the artists at a free opening reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. The exhibit is free and will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

“Surf & Sounds of Summer” is an “exhibit of artwork that exemplifies positive summer experiences,” center officials said in a news release, noting “crashing waves, sounds of seagulls, children laughing, boats bobbing in the ocean, people fishing and crabbing, picnics of corn on the cob, watermelon, hotdogs and ice cream” as some of the featured images.

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‘After seeing all the beautiful summer themed artwork, I was transported back to my childhood and fond memories of our family trips to the beach.” said Rick Byrd, SCCA’s creative director.

The exhibit features 31 artists using a variety of mediums, including felting, beading, painting, photography, pottery and found objects.

Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite piece of artwork in the Surf & Sounds of Summer People’s Choice Award, with voting open through Aug. 27.

Artists include Elizabeth Blanchard of Suffolk, Kay Bolden of Poquoson, Angela Bounds of Portsmouth, Linda Bunch of Suffolk, Gina Buzby of Norfolk, Dana Conner of Moyock, North Carolina, Mona Cunnikin of Suffolk, Germaine Curry of Carrollton, Nancy Dempsey of Suffolk, Kirk Dice of Suffolk, Suzanne Erickson of Portsmouth, Kazuko Fuller of Chesapeake, Barbara Harris of Suffolk, Debbie Hobbs of Suffolk, Eafrica Johnson of Chesapeake,  lerie Johnson of Smithfield, Elizabeth Jones of Carrollton, Kay Kerr of Carrollton, Cindy Lane of Suffolk, Randall Maynard of Chesapeake, Elizabeth McGuinn of Norfolk, Ed Obermeyer of Virginia Beach, Val Parnell of Virginia Beach, Cynthia Quesenberry of Suffolk, Ray and Martha Rountree of Suffolk, Jorge Saenz of  Beach, Karen Sallaz of Suffolk, Ellen Sinclair of Virginia Beach, Edward Vann of Norfolk, Sandy Waters of Suffolk and Jama Watts of Hampton.

The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is located at 110 W. Finney Ave. For information, visit or call 757-923-0003.