Melanie’s appraisal skills were called upon earlier this year when an original Salvador Dali woodcut print was found in a Kitty Hawk thrift store. Melanie was directly involved in appraising the surprise donation.
The entirety of Seaside Art Gallery’s collection was created by professional artists, local and international. A wide variety of artwork is included, ranging from paintings and sculptures to estate jewelry and antiques. Featured artists range from historical to contemporary, and, at any given moment, can include names like Picasso, Salvador Dali, Peter Max, David Hockney, Marc Chagall, or John Morrow. The art gallery currently has some original handcrafted animation artwork, which is not found in many other places. Animation artwork is a unique form of artwork that has been lost in modern times. Animated characters were individually painted onto celluloid to produce vivid images. The time-consuming animation process was replaced by digital inks in the late 20th century.