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Seaside Art Gallery Announces the Pen & Paintbrush Event, November 7th, 2015

Featuring an award winning line up with artist Debra Keirce and author Kay Kerr.

Nags Head, NC, October 11, 2015 --( Seaside Art Gallery presents a sensational day of art and intrigue at the Pen & Paintbrush Event on November 7th, 2015 from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Visitors can explore the visual arts with fine artist Debra Keirce and watch her transform still life paintings with playful surrealism. Visitors will also meet artist-author Kay Kerr who will be signing Croatoan’s Memoirs, her award winning children’s book about the Corolla wild horses.

Visitors will see Debra Keirce demonstrate how she creates her award winning masterpiece paintings. Debra will paint and discuss her techniques, solving composition problems and color palette. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions and learn about the secrets of creating a high quality painting.

Debra says, “So often, I feel like the art I am painting is infused with a personal message. I found that people often like to imagine their own stories before they hear mine…I do want to share that my art is chock full of how blessed I’m feeling to be living the dreams I’ve accumulated over a lifetime.”

The Pen & Paintbrush Event features brand new paintings from the Virginia-based, award-winning artist.

Debra is originally from Detroit, MI, and now calls northern Virginia home. She has a degree and career in biochemical engineering. In 1997, she was able to leave the corporate engineering world to focus on raising her three children and growing her art commission business. Debra began painting daily and participating in local art fairs. By 2010, with children in high school and a growing desire to paint her own visions, Debra focused on entering art exhibitions in galleries and museums.

Debra’s works of art are collected internationally, and she is a signature member of several prestigious art associations including Miniature Artists of America, Art Renewal Center, World Federation of Miniaturists, and Hilliard Society of Wells England, among others.

Visitors will also meet artist-author Kay Kerr who will be signing Croatoan’s Memoirs, her award winning children’s book about the Corolla wild horses. Colorfully illustrated by Kerr, an artist and equestrienne, the book tells the authentic story of the Banker Colonial Spanish Mustangs through the eyes of Croatoan, a famous stallion that was “King” of a herd of horses that roam the beaches.

Kay says, “I’m passionate about these beautiful animals and telling their story for future generations to enjoy!” Each page of the book is beautifully illustrated with Kay’s acrylic paintings. She studied under the famous artist Barclay Sheaks.

Watch live painting demonstrations by fine artist Debra Keirce, and meet author-artist Kay Kerr as she signs her new award winning children’s book, at the Pen & Paintbrush Event at Seaside Art Gallery on Saturday November 7th, 2015 in Nags Head, NC. The event is free to the public. Refreshments are served.

About the Gallery: Seaside Art Gallery is family owned and operated, and is located in the Gallery Row Arts District in the heart of Nags Head, a seaside community in North Carolina. It is the Outer Banks’ first art gallery and was established by the Smith family in 1961.

Seaside Art Gallery is one of the largest privately owned galleries in the Southeast. It is well-known for its expansive 12-roomfuls of original fine art featuring varying works of art including the 19th - 21st century masters, famed animation art by Disney, Warner Brothers & Hanna Barbera, locally and internationally known artists portraying varying genre and media, antiques, sculptures, estate jewelry, and collector items.

Seaside Art Gallery features art shows year round. Once such show is the gallery’s renowned annual International Miniature Art Show, which is one of the largest miniature art shows in the United States. Seaside Art Gallery specializes in original works of art, not reproductions. Melanie Smith, the owner, is a fully accredited appraiser member with the International Society of Appraisers. The authenticity of the art is fully guaranteed.

Contact Information: For gallery hours of operation and more information, please contact Melanie Smith, owner at: phone (252) 441-5418 or (800) 828-2444; email; or visit the website at Inquires are welcome. Seaside Art Gallery is located at 2716 Virginia Dare Trail, in Nags Head, NC
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386 576 7262

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