Member of Community Artists Gallery & Studios receives Honors for Artwork

Summer Solitude by Marvin MauneMarvin Maune of New Bern, a member of the nonprofit Community Artists Gallery & Studios, recently received an award for his painting entered in a juried exhibit that opened recently in Eastern North Carolina.

Maune’s acrylic work, titled “Summer Solitude,” garnered an Honorable Mention at the “It’s a Shore Thing” exhibit at Carolina Artist Gallery, a cooperative gallery in Morehead City. There were 39 entries in the show, judged by Doug Parker of Hubert, North Carolina, a retired member of the faculty at Central Carolina Community College.

Maune’s award-winning painting may be seen at the show, which will run through August 2018 at 800 Evans Street in Morehead City.

Maune devoted 50 years to an international career as an architect before retirement allowed him to concentrate on creating art. His work has been exhibited locally at the Bank of the Arts and Carolina Creations, as well as in national juried shows, and is found in many private collections.

An array of Maune’s paintings are on view at Community Artist Gallery & Studios at 504 South Front Street in New Bern, which includes working studios and features work in many mediums created by over 30 local artists who volunteer at the gallery.  Hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. More information is at

Submitted by: Lisa Seeber, Public Relations, Community Artists Gallery & Studios

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