Call for Entries!!!

We are currently seeking art created by Artists residing in North or South Carolina for our first annual juried artwork competition entitled "North to South"!

Any subject matter is welcome and a variety of mediums will be accepted. We will be awarding $1750 in prizes. Check out the website for details at, or download the prospectus at


Selected artwork will be hung for exhibition and sale at Green Rice Gallery from February 5th - 28th. Work will be selected by Juror Tom Stanley, Chair of the Department of fine Arts for Winthrop University. Award Presentation/Opening Reception for accepted artwork on exhibit will be Friday, February 5th.

Check Out Our Newest Artist!!!

Meet our newest addition to Green Rice, Adam Ramsey Miller! After being honorably discharged from the Marines, Adam studied art at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. While in school, he supported himself by working at a local Cajun restaurant named "Crawdads" , meanwhile spending hundreds of hours in his studio training himself to paint. During his experimentation, he discovered abstract layering techniques that incorporate photo landscapes which are constructed using collage techniques.

Adam uses a wide range of mixed media in his work, stepping far outside of the box when it comes to creativity. His pieces evoke a feeling of nostalgia, a glimpse into the past to a simpler time. After capturing his own photos, he manipulates them for just the right effect, then applies them onto a wood panel layered with mixed media; a combination of acrylic, oil, wood stain, etc. It is then sealed with a high gloss polyurethane for a beautifully finished look.

Adam recently moved to Gold Hill, NC in July 2009 where he currently lives and has a painting studio in a converted feed shack. Using inspiration from both Mississippi and North Carolina, his work is about displacement of the present and the past, and the linking of the two.

Hookermedia Holiday!!!

This holiday season, give the gift of a Matt Hooker original commissioned painting to a loved one! Matt is one of our favorite Green Rice Artists and can paint just about anything your heart desires.

For $265 (shipping included) you can have an original 16" x 20" oil painting by Christmas. No socks or ties for Dad this year, get him something that no one else has - an original Matt Hooker! Visit Matt's website at to see more samples of his work.

To commission Matt, simply find a photo of something you want painted, then you can bring it in to Green Rice or e-mail it to Matt at or to us at . If you e-mail your photo, make sure you include your contact information, and mention that you found this information from the Green Rice blog!

The deadline for commissions is November 15th, 2009 so hurry up and commission a Hooker!