Gallery and blog for the art of Kara Hammond

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VITRINE – a 24/7 gallery. Inaugural Exhibition: Carolyn Capps’ “Vastly Empty + Infinitely Full”.

@629 N. Trade St. W-S, NC. Through the end of February.

Featuring the work of Carolyn Capps, entitled: “Vastly Empty and Infinitely Full”.

“Vastly Empty and Infinitely Full” is a series of drawings and paintings investigating the idea of complexity as it relates to the ocean and also to our own minds as they are impacted by The Information Age.

The colliding narratives of competing concerns coalesce to form a unified whole which makes plain how our fates are connected and how even the most chaotic of systems divulges patterns if we are patient. When people look at the work they respond to the whole but interest is sparked when I point out- Rachel Carson testifying before congress, Admiral Shovell’s ring, Saint Brendan The Navigator..

-Carolyn Capps, 2022.

For more information, contact Kara Hammond.


(843)810-1812 c/t


Holiday Cards and Books on sale through Dec. 23

Two new books, including Monster Holiday, and Bird Song Mnemonics, in addition to the storybook, Coco In The Garden.

Original hand-pulled prints for suitable for framing, or send as note cards.

A variety of card designs to choose from, $11 each for large, $8 each for small.

As well as many affordably priced drawings using handmade inks or watercolor,

from $195 – $295 framed.

Kara Hammond: Open Studio,

located at 629 N. Trade St., W-S, NC,

will be open Wednesdays and Fridays,

from 11am – 5pm, through Dec. 23.

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December Open Studio Hours, artist-made books, and a fresh holiday window.

Beginning December 14, 2022, Kara Hammond Open Studio will be keeping regular hours on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 11am til 5 pm. Check out the new window design, and stop in to see this season’s most recent artist-made books of lino-cut images and prints, along with drawings, watercolors, holiday cards, and conversation.

We will be having a special Open House with the upstairs artists, Melrose Buchanan, and Barbara Lister-Sink on Saturday, December 10, from 2 – 5pm.

The address is 629 N. Trade St., W-S, NC.

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Upcoming Fall Class at The Sawtooth Center

Beginning in mid-October, I will be teaching botanical drawing again,

this time with autumn harvest and fall colors as our inspirations.

Please join us!

41015. Botanical Drawing in Pen and Ink

Thur 10/13/22 – 11/3/22
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Sonchus asper, Prickly sowthistle, watercolor on paper, 2022

Contact The Sawtooth Center to sign up.