Art Walk Featured Artists

Saturday, December 10 | 2-5 pm

Mattie King Davis Art Gallery, 130 Turner Street, Beaufort, NC 28516

The Mattie King Davis Art Gallery welcomes three new featured artists for the months of December and January. Kicking off with a reception during the Art Walk on Saturday, December 10 from 2-5 pm the gallery will be filled with a new variety of work from local artists. Carol Roop, Craig Gurganus and Janet Jaworski each offer their own unique style and product; you won’t want to miss out on this show! Read more about each artist below.

After 30 years of working as a graphic designer and art director, Janet Jaworski is embracing her love for painting. Relocating to Newport, NC from New England, Janet is diplaying many works inspired from her photos exploring this region and her recent trip to Italy. Her collection features several themes including waves, flowers and birds. Janet’s work is the perfect addition to any home and she offers a wide variety of sizes from 8×10 to 24×20. The gallery is excited to welcome Janet as an artist for the Art Walk as well as a committee member for the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery.


Local artist Craig Gurganus is known for his “Fish Bouffant” art.  It’s been a tradition for many years now to feature Craig on our Christmas Art Walk. His work makes great presents! Craig uses surfboards to create a full-fledged menagerie of creatures including sailfish, dragonflies, ladybugs, killer whales, and tiger sharks. Using a jigsaw, sanders and paintbrushes – surfboards and other mostly recycled materials are transformed into sculptures, each custom made and absolutely unique.


Carol Roop offers a large selection of unique stained glass creations. Carol, a Beaufort local, began working with stained glass in 2008 when she fell in love with the art after taking several classes. Since then she has grown her business creating stained glass candle holders, window panels, sun catchers, boxes and many other items. Carol loves to share her skill with anyone willing to learn; she teaches classes in addition to creating her own goods!