New galleries in Wake Forest and Raleigh offer forum for Triangle visual artists and consumers

By Tara Connolly

The Triangle recently welcomed two new galleries.  Here’s the scoop!

Tipping Paint Gallery in Raleigh. Painting by Lori White.


Tipping Paint Gallery opened in Downtown Raleigh this June. The gallery is now showing “Ardea Herodias” with featured artist Lori White.

Artists currently represented by Tipping Paint Gallery include Lee Ball, Rick Bennett, Allen L. Clapp, Linda Eddins, Tunde Afolayan Famous, Susan K. Jones and Lori White. Tipping Paint will present a new show each month featuring either an associated artist or a guest artist.

Tipping Paint artists believe the location – in the convention and entertainment district on South McDowell Street – will enable the gallery to serve as a bridge between the Warehouse District and Fayetteville Street Arts District. The gallery is across the street from the Amphitheater and next door to Poole’s Diner. The Gallery’s artists have worked together for three years despite their varied backgrounds, having created an alliance in 2010 to promote their work and engage the community. The alliance’s accomplishments included a community mural project, artist talks and critiques and raising money for St. Stephens Center charity.

The gallery is open Thursday 11am to 3pm, Friday 11am to 3pm and 5pm-8pm, Saturday noon  to 8pm and by appointment. The gallery also houses in-house framing service and studio of commercial photographer Doug Van de Zande.

Tipping Paint Gallery :
428 South McDowell Street
Raleigh, NC 276031

Harris Warren Gallery

Harris Warren Gallery in Wake Forest

Harris Warren Gallery, located in downtown Wake Forest, is a contemporary art and exhibition gallery that promotes established and emerging artists through exhibition opportunities encompassing multiple mediums. Having opened in April, the gallery also offers corporate and residential art consulting including planning and evaluation​​​​​​​​​​, presentation, transportation and installation as well as maintenance.

This summer, the gallery presents “…Everything in Between,” a variety of works created by gallery artists, that include Mezzotints, paintings, mixed media collage and “Variegated Disposition,” Florida artist Meagan Chaney Gumpert’s examination of the natural shapes and patterns found in nature. The gallery’s first exhibition, “Crossroads,” showcased the contemporary abstract landscape paintings by artist Carol Joy Shannon.

Prior to opening the gallery, Tamar Harris-Warren worked with Flanders Gallery as the Curator of Corporate Collections and is currently the Superintendent of Art and Photography for the North Carolina State Fair. She has also worked with Meredith College Art Department, the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, City of Raleigh Arts Commission, the United Arts Council, Raleigh City Museum and Collectors Gallery in various roles.

The gallery is currently accepting proposals for exhibitions and portfolios for representation consideration. “We keep an open mind and a close eye on the local, national and international art trends and therefore are always eager to work with artists,” said Warren. Artists may contact Warren directly at

Harris Warren Gallery
Tamar Harris Warren, Director
107 S. White Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Ph: 919.426.ARTS

Tara Connolly, Volunteer & Development Manager at Raleigh Little Theatre, is an arts enthusiast, a writer and a thrift store junkie.  Read her blog here





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