Artists in Residence

Creativity is making marvelous out of the discarded.

Legacy Architectural Salvage’s Artists in Residence are an inspiration—turning antique handcarts into coffee tables, crafting charcuterie boards out of reclaimed wood, and creating intricate collages from vintage ephemera. 

Mark Gansor

Mark Gansor is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In the early 90’s while supporting himself as a church organist and freelance piano accompanist, he began experimenting with decorative painting as a hobby. Soon it blossomed into a full-time profession. He now devotes his time to rendering decorative finishes, faux effects, plasters, and murals. He works in both residential and commercial settings and has painted in several buildings that are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Completely self taught, he learned the painting craft through reading books and studying the work of others. He has been trained in the application of fine Venetian plasters and has taken master classes in Trompe l’oeil painting. He has painted in commercial and residential structures throughout North Carolina and the Grand Strand of South Carolina. For several years he has been painting works on canvas; in addition to Legacy Architectural Salvage, his work can be found at Art in Bloom Gallery.

 

Deb Helms

Our very own Deb Helms, Manager of Legacy Architectural Salvage, is an artist! [Insert bio.]

 

John Kendall

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Steve Wolf-Camplin

Steve is the creator of Wolf Camp Woodworks. His love of trees began from a young age, and he spent a large portion of his childhood in the woods. After working in a cabinet shop for a number of years, Steve moved full time to forestry at Johnson Creek Hardwood located in Mt. Carroll, Illinois. For fifteen years he honed his skills, studying all aspects of woodworking before deciding to pursue his own craft. Steve has since relocated to Wilmington, North Carolina, where he continues to grow his business with the help of his wife, Nicole, and two daughters. 

Want to become a Legacy Artist-in-Residence?

Prior to submitting an application, artists must volunteer for 15 hours (or more!) with Legacy Architectural Salvage. To get started with volunteering, contact Ella Knowlton, LAS’s Assistant Manager: email knowlton@historicwilmington.org or call 910.338.6443. 

To apply, send examples of your work, as well as an artist’s statement, to Deb Helms, Manager of Legacy Architectural Salvage: salvage@historicwilmington.org.