Initial group show.

Initial group show.

 Marc Smith made much of our exhibit infrastructure including this display bench . . .

Marc Smith made much of our exhibit infrastructure including this display bench . . .

 . . . and this bookcase.

. . . and this bookcase.

 Hand-forged door pulls by Ben Galata with pierced joinery. Ben also has sculptures and birdbaths in the gallery.

Hand-forged door pulls by Ben Galata with pierced joinery. Ben also has sculptures and birdbaths in the gallery.

 Visitors are welcome to take one of the H&B books and have a seat at the table in the gallery to get comfortable and read.

Visitors are welcome to take one of the H&B books and have a seat at the table in the gallery to get comfortable and read.

 John Schelp sharing copious stories and history as part of his “The Ridge: A History of Durham in Vintage Postcards" exhibit. February 2018.

John Schelp sharing copious stories and history as part of his “The Ridge: A History of Durham in Vintage Postcards" exhibit. February 2018.

 We opened our doors for Amos Kennedy Jr. to sell his ink rich letterpress posters as he worked his way across North Carolina teaching a series of workshops. Funds were raised for a community print shop in his adopted hometown of Detroit.

We opened our doors for Amos Kennedy Jr. to sell his ink rich letterpress posters as he worked his way across North Carolina teaching a series of workshops. Funds were raised for a community print shop in his adopted hometown of Detroit.

 We hosted two screenings by stop motion animator  Andrea Love  in December 2017. Andrea grew up in Durham and now lives on the West Coast and has worked on films that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Not only is she a stop motion animator but she builds the sets, and makes the tools and clothes the characters use and wear. 

We hosted two screenings by stop motion animator Andrea Love in December 2017. Andrea grew up in Durham and now lives on the West Coast and has worked on films that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Not only is she a stop motion animator but she builds the sets, and makes the tools and clothes the characters use and wear. 

 We curated a group photography show during October 2017 for the Click! Triangle Photography Festival.

We curated a group photography show during October 2017 for the Click! Triangle Photography Festival.

Storefront Gallery

Please visit the News & Events page for info on the current gallery exhibit. This page is a description of the gallery and includes highlights from past exhibits and events.

Horse & Buggy Press And Friends is the 500 square foot art and craft gallery I curate at the front of the design and letterpress studio. In addition to showcasing the fine press books and broadsides I produce, visitors will find work by over 25 established artists and craftspersons in a variety of media. All artists are from the Southeast and about half are from the Triangle. Many of these artists had solo exhibits in the foyer gallery at my previous studio on Foster Street at the BCAC or have collaborated with me on book projects over the years.

In addition to museum quality framed works, visitors will find a bevy of affordable unframed works in the flat file drawers and print bins; as well as pottery, glass, jewelry, fibers, small-scale sculpture, prints, and much more. There is a binder with info about the artists (many of whom are active doing commissioned work for clients).

New work constantly rotates in, and we sometimes have solo and/or thematic exhibits on the gallery’s north wall. A mini-bookstore area exists which carries artist monographs and exhibit catalogues from places like The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, South Carolina and Candela in Richmond, Virginia; as well as interesting literary works by other small presses and artists publishing their own art books in exciting ways. Basically interesting work you can't find at most bookstores.

The gallery is definitely a fun place to check in on regularly when you are looking to appoint a home or office, or find a gift for a dear friend or loved one. Our block of Broad Street is also home to several restaurants, Joe Van Gogh coffeehouse, Craven Allen Gallery and House of Frames, and the Green Room pool hall so you will be rewarded for going up and down the block.

We host receptions every two months or so (usually on Thursdays from 5:30–8pm), often with guest musicians, and always with adult beverages. We also often have open houseswhen Craven Allen down the block has their Saturday receptions from 5–7pm to make arts doubleheaders.

Occasionally, we host special pop up exhibits, film screenings, artist talks, and literary readings. Please let me know if you would like to be on the newsletter email list. (expect four to six newsletters per year).

HOURS: Monday–Friday 10am to 3pm at bare minimum
*we are often open more than this;
if the sandwich board is out front that means come on in. 
Saturdays by chance and by appt. (regular Saturday hours will return the near future)

To make an appt. just reach out to dave at horseandbuggypress.com
or call 919 949-4847.

ARTISTS & CRAFTSPERSONS (partial list)

Painting/Printmaking
Phil Blank
Janet Coleman
Henryk Fantazos
Abie Harris
Sean Livingstone
Preston Montague
Trey Moore
John McWilliams
Melinda Rittenhouse
Noah Saterstrom
Anthony Ulinski

Photographers
Catharine Carter
Ricky Davis
Gail Goers
Raymond Goodman
Bryce Lankard
Rob McDonald
Pamela Pecchio
Holden Richards
Jean Christian Rostagni

Glass
John Geci

Pottery
Liz Kelly

Jewelry  
Claire Ashby
Renee Gaudet

Fibers & Small Sculpture
Caitlin Cary
Jo Darby
Jeana Eve Klein
Sherri Wood

Metal-based Furniture, Sculpture, and Goods
Leah Foushee
Al Frega
Ben Galata

Beyond Classification
Mary Yordy (artists books and more)