New Bern’s Premier Gallery for Local Fine Art

Glasswork • Fiber Arts • Jewelry • Paintings • Photography • Pottery • Woodwork

Emerging Artist Exhibition

February 1 through May 31
Upstairs in the CAGS Studios, Kress Mall

Wall of framed pencil art

Dee Block

I’m Irish but have lived most of my adult life in England. I moved to New Bern when I married my teenage sweetheart, whom I met in 1986 in Baghdad, Iraq. After losing touch with each other for 30 years, we found each other again and married in 2018!

The depth and realism you can obtain with just a humble pencil really appeals to me. It takes many layers of graphite to make a drawing come alive on paper. I love starting with a blank piece of paper and watching the image appear through my pencils.


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Over 30 talented and award-winning artists are creators of paintings and mixed-media, pottery, stained glass, jewelry, basketry, fabric arts, photography, sophisticated wood crafts, and more.

Community Artists Gallery & Studios (CAGS) is a nonprofit organization offering community outreach, studio space, and educational programs, especially for underserved populations, as well as a gallery for local artists and artisans.

Community Artists Gallery & Studios Appreciates the Generosity of the Following Organizations

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