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Here Come The Surfmen

Featuring work by Noah Snyder, Daniel Pullen and Mike Rowe 

In July, our Courtroom Gallery will showcase a vast array of media by artists Noah Snyder, Daniel Pullen and Mike Rowe. This exhibition is a collection of unique pieces that celebrate the lifestyle and beauty of the Outer Banks. 

Noah Snyder's work is a juxtaposition of fractal wood-burning and acrylic paint mediums colliding to communicate raw yet enchanting perspectives​. In this exhibit, Noah will showcase fractal wood-burned and acrylic originals, custom framed prints as well as a raw-wood burned series. 

Daniel Pullen will feature photographs that depict the Hatteras Island surf culture in this exhibit. He will use multiple images to make a final image that tells a story.

Surfboard shaper Mike Rowe creates sculptures made from the waste of glassing surfboards. In this exhibit he will showcase resin waves, dancers, moons, shore birds and bowls.

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Show Dates + Opening Reception 

Here Come The Surfmen will be on display in The Courtroom Gallery July 7-29, 2023.

There will be an opening reception on Friday, July 7 from 6pm to 8pm, where visitors can meet Noah, Daniel and Mike and view their work.


The opening reception is during downtown Manteo's First Friday festivities. Click the button below to learn more about First Friday.

Artist Info

Noah grew up on the Outer Banks and is a third-generation artist. Noah's style and frame of reference are truly unique. His surfing career has taken him all over the world into the wilds of nearly every continent. This beautiful connection can be felt in each and every piece of his artwork. 


Drawing from his intense passion for photography, Daniel's life + work is fueled by the pursuit of mastering the art of photographic storytelling. Daniel is a descendant of 9 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Keepers and grew up on Hatteras Island where he still lives with his family. Backed by a deep love of the ocean and surfing, he pursued a career as a surf artist and photographer in his teens. In 2003, he founded Pullen Art & Photography, a business blending surf art & documentary photography with professional event and freelance photography. Daniel is a proponent of art education, and he regularly volunteers his time and expertise with local non-profit organizations. 

Equal parts laborer and entrepreneur, Southern Shores resident Mike Rowe never took the easy route in his ascension to professional surfboard shaper. 

Operating out of the geographically friendly, hardware-conscious shop, Rowe currently builds around a hundred boards a year, vehemently embracing a 100% hand-shaped, customer-first experience with care and attention to detail. From the waste of creating surfboards, Mike also turns resin into fine art.

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