The Art of Mary Balfour Humbaugh

The art of Mary Balfour Humbaugh is now on display in the ERUUF art gallery. 
Mary has been involved with many art mediums for years and recently found her way into the world of watercolor. See some of her inspirations in the gallery this October.

Read more: The Art of Mary Balfour Humbaugh

SHIFTING VIEWS - weaving by Trudy Thomson

Artist Statement & Bio


I am drawn to rhythms and patterns found in nature, its random features, sometimes repetitive, sometimes sequential or undulating. My tapestry explores cross currents of color, the pulsing of fibers, and shifts in hue.

My introduction to weaving began when I attended classes at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Over the years — to refine techniques — I have attended Penland School of Crafts five times. Since my twenties I have explored both traditional and contemporary fabric structures including tapestries that use interlocked, soumak, and egyptian weaves.

I have lived in Chapel Hill since 1975 when I began my studies in visual design and received a Master’s degree in media from UNC.

I am a member of the Orange County Artists Guild and participate in the Open Studio Tour each year. I am also a member of the Durham Arts  Guild. My work has been exhibited at FRANK, Hillsborough Art Gallery, National Humanities, Walker Page, and many other juried venues across the Triangle. I also teach classes at the shop at my house.


"JUST ICE" - Photography by Peter Burch

 "JUST ICE" features photography by Peter Burch. Come to the gallery after service on Sunday, June 14 to meet the artist and cool off while looking at photographs of shapes, textures, and patterns in ice from the Eno River and the New Hope Creek.


WATERCOLORS by Sally W. Gilloolly

Sally is inspired by nature and uses watercolor along with salt, saran wrap, rubbing alcohol, and pen. Stop by and take a look at her images on the gallery wall.

BIRDS IN ACTION - Photography by Maxine Okasaki

On display through May 26

This display of photography highlights Maxine's interest in birds and their behavior. Maxine is a long-time member of ERUUF.

Spiritual Threads

Fiber arts by members of the ERUUF Spiritual Threads group

The current show in the ERUUF Gallery is by the Spiritual Threads Group. A variety of techniques are on display. If you have any interest in fiber arts of any kind, consider attending a group meeting, held every third Saturday at ERUUF from 10:00 am -12:00 pm. 

Photography by Peter Filene

On exhibit through February 17

Peter works with double exposures using a film camera. He takes photos on a roll of film and then rewinds it and runs it through the camera again, taking the second images. Peter is represented by the Frank Gallery in Chapel Hill.

Annual Show of the ERUUF Art Galleries Committee

Exhibiting artists: Steve Criscenzo, Kacey Zucchino, Peter Aitken,  Mike Cincala, Pamela George and Mary Lacombe on exhibit through January 3.

Work includes painting, fine art quilts, landscape photography, architectural photography,  illustrations from a new children’s book and decorative pottery.

Gallery Art Show

Round and Beyond - Woodwork by Steve Criscenzo

On exhibit through Nov. 27

The ERUUF Gallery is proud to present “Round and Beyond”, an exhibition of artistic woodturning by Steve Criscenzo.  Steve is a Durham based artist focusing on woodturning and a returning artist to the ERUUF Gallery. This exhibit celebrates the evolution of Steve’s artistic vision by presenting work that pushes the boundaries of traditional woodturning. The show includes unique pieces that include burls, natural edge bowls, sculptural pieces, and pieces incorporating other material such as acrylic and resin stabilized wood. Steve will be in the Gallery on October 28 and November 4 to answer questions and discuss his work.

WATERMARKS - textile art by Dawn Hummer

On exhibit through October 18th

Dawn Hummer’s new exhibit, *Watermark*,  represents artful plays on the organic spirit and mystical voice of water and its influence over her lifetime.
The impetus for her work came from an early immersion in the natural world while growing up in remote coastal Florida.  Her observations and direct interactions with rivers and the Gulf of Mexico, her daily activities such as mending cast nets, scaling fish, weathering storms for days without power, and studying water plants under the microscope fostered a deep fascination and desire to be up close and personal with her surroundings -- which continues in her life today.
For this textile artist, free-form manipulation of soft sustainable fibers, hard shiny metals and materials found in nature is done both on and off the loom.  The work includes weaving as well as traditional methods of hand-work from other cultures, resulting in a contemporary interpretation of dimensional texture.