Beauty and Wonders Abound will feature the best of Ray Matthews' recent work including Outer Banks scenics. There will be color prints along with black and white and infrared images.

The goal of this show is to give you a sense of the feelings Ray has for his home on the Outer Banks, and some resonance with your own experience. 

Ray says that there is an endless supply of compelling subjects to shoots and a great variety of light on the Outer Banks in which to see them.

To view the show statement, click here.

Beauty & Wonders Abound

Scenic Photographs by Ray Matthews

Opening Reception + Artist Info

Join us for an opening reception on Friday, August 2 from 6pm - 8pm. There will be light hors d'oeuvres, live music and libations. Reception guests will also have the opportunity to meet Ray. The reception is free and open to the public.

The show will be on display August 2-31, 2019.


Ray is a native of Pasquotank County, NC, but he has lived in Dare County for 47 years. He says that his real love is the landscape and the way Outer Bankers live in it. The challenge for him is to isolate the unique moments and present them as wonders worthy of attention through his photography. 

To view more of Ray's work or to contact him, click here. 

(252) 473-5558

300 Queen Elizabeth Ave. Manteo, NC 27954

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Summer Gallery Hours:

May - September

Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm

Saturday: 10am -  4pm

Closed Sunday

Winter Gallery Hours:

October 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020

Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: 12pm - 4pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

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