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master etcher david hunter comes to seaside gallery in august

Seaside Art Gallery in Nags Head has been one of the leading art galleries on the Outer Banks for over 50 years. That tradition continues as they bring David Hunter, one of the finest etching artists in the world, to their gallery in August. Seaside Gallery shared the details.

Evening Cumulus etching by David Hunter.

Evening Cumulus etching by David Hunter.

Witness the Fascinating Age-Old Process of Creating Original Art with Etchings.

Award Winning Artist David Hunter Demonstrates Etchings at Seaside Art Gallery 

Etchings began as early as the 15th century in Europe. Initially, it was a practice used by goldsmiths and metal-workers to hand-decorate metal items of their day. These items included armory, dinnerware and guns.  These techniques progressed to printmaking by using metal plates to create original art. The mastery of etching original art continues to this day.

Award winning artist David Hunter is known for his mastery in etching high detail images into a zinc plate. Meet Hunter at his live demonstration shows on August 29th, 30th, 31st & September 1st 2014 at Seaside Art Gallery in Nags Head, NC.  Experience the art of etching as he inks & highlights his etched plates, then creates original art by hand-pressing them. Each piece is an original work of art. Visitors attending the free demonstrations will have the opportunity to meet and talk with him about his craft and works of art. Hunter can dedicate his art to visitors during the show.

David Hunter is a native of Central Florida. He attended the University of South Florida and earned his M.A. in zoology illustrating his master’s thesis with detailed pen-and-ink drawings. After teaching for a few years, he became a full-time time artist dedicated to etchings. He participated in art shows and competitions throughout the U.S. and won an impressive collection of awards and accolades.

Hunter’s original works of art appear today in galleries throughout North Carolina, the eastern U.S. and in the permanent collection of the London Maritime Museum in England. 

About Seaside Art Gallery: The gallery is family owned and operated, and is located in Nags Head, NC, a coastal community surrounded by the natural beauty of the Outer Banks’ Cape Hatteras National Seashore. 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 known for its expansive 12-roomfuls of original fine art spanning the 19th – 21st century masters, famed animation studio art, current day artists from every locale, antiques, sculptures, estate jewelry, and collector items. Seaside Art Gallery specializes in original works of art, not reproductions, and the authenticity of the art is fully guaranteed.

Contact Information:  Seaside Art Gallery contact is Melanie Smith, Owner at (252) 441-5418 or (800) 828-2444, email, or  for viewing times and hours of operation and more information. Seaside Art Gallery is located at 2716 Virginia Dare Trail, Milepost 11, in Nags Head, NC.

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