Works by the Art Gallery Committee

The members of the Art Gallery Committee have mounted a show of their work to welcome everyone back to ERUUF.  Members include Peter Aitken, Mike Cincala, Stephen Criscenzo, Ralph LaForge, Mary Lacombe, Gene Presson, Conrad Weiser, and Kacey Zucchino.

The Art of Karin Neuvirth

Karin Neuvirth is best known for her textural acrylic paintings of wooded landscapes which she refers to as treescapes. Her current style of painting involves many layers of paint which she applies with a palette knife utilizing the technique of using broken color to create a sense of movement within her work. Color is the most prominent element in her work. In order to form a more thorough understanding of color, she chooses to mix all of the colors that she uses from only the primary colors and white.

Read more: The Art of Karin Neuvirth


  • The artwork in the Sanctuary Gallery is “Words of Peace and Kindness,” uplifting and positive words to hold, by Kathy Hopwood. They are Kanji characters painted on wood panels. Please stop by to meet Kathy, who will be in the gallery between services on Sunday, January 12, 2020 to answer questions.
  • The ERUUF Gallery is looking for 2- and 3-dimensional artists to display their work during 2020 and 2021. We’d love to have ERUUF members and friends submit their work for consideration. For more information, please email us at .

Announcing ERUUF Art Gallery Annual Holiday Show!

The ERUUF Art Gallery Committee is pleased to present the annual holiday show of works by the committee members. The Art Gallery Committee sees art as part of a spiritual journey, and is charged with finding local artists, reviewing their work, and ensuring that the ERUUF gallery is always displaying attractive and interesting art for our members and friends to enjoy. The show will be on display from Sunday, December 8th, through Sunday January 5th. This is a great way to buy holiday gifts! Purchased works can be taken as soon as they are paid for, and ERUUF receives a 20% commission on all sales.

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.