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Caldwell Arts Council Calls for Entries for “42nd Annual Caldwell Visual Artists Competition” Taking place in Lenoir, NC – Deadline is June 18, 2018

April 21, 2018

The Caldwell Arts Council, in Lenoir, NC, is pleased to announce the “42nd Annual Caldwell Visual Artists Competition” scheduled for June 22-July 28, 2018.

Cash prizes will be awarded at the opening reception June 22, 2018, 5-7pm.

This competition is open to 2-D (paintings, collage, etc.) and 3-D (pottery, small sculpture, etc.) visual artists 18 years of age or older who reside, work, attend school or take art classes in Caldwell County. Photography is excluded from this competition; however, Caldwell Arts Council will host a new photography competition in January 2019!

A non-refundable entry fee of $25 entitles each artist to display two works of art. Artwork must be delivered either June 15 (9am-5pm), June 16 (10am-2pm) or June 18 (9am-5pm).

All the details and prospectus are available on the website: (www.caldwellarts.com) or by calling 828/754-2486.

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SC Watermedia Society is Calling for Entries for On-line Digital Show – Deadline is Apr. 27, 2018

April 21, 2018

Have you entered our Spring Online Show yet? The deadline is rapidly approaching. April 27, 2018 is the final date for submission. Our juror for this show will be Toni Elkins, NWS.

Toni M. Elkins, Columbia, SC, is a signature member of 18 elected societies including NWS, Watercolor USA Honor Society and Nautilus Fellowship of International Society of Experimental Artists. She has won over 160 national awards including Best-Of-Show San Diego Watercolor. In 1999, Governor Jim Hodges awarded her The Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award for her contributions to SC art. She also won the award for contributions to SCWS. Elkins work has been selected as juried into over 300 national exhibitions the latest being selected to represent Missouri Watercolor in China in 2018.

You can go to the SCWS website or click on this link (https://scwatermedia.com). The entry fee is $25 and is open to all members. If you are not a member, you can join at the time of entry.

Did you know we also have, for the first time, a Student Digital Show, as well? It is open to any student who is ages 13 to 17. Prizes will be awarded. It is open to any water-soluble media except water soluble oils. Encourage your children and grandchildren to enter. All entries will be shown on the SC Watermedia website.

Asheville Fine Art Show Calls for Entries for Its “Youth Art Competition” – Deadline May 1, 2018

March 31, 2018

Nationally-renowned art show organizer Hot Works, LLC is inviting aspiring young artists ages 5 through 13 (grades K-8) to participate in the “Youth Art Competition” it is holding in conjunction with the Asheville Fine Art Show on May 19 & 20, 2018. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2018.

Hot Works has a long history of promoting art education in connection with its fine art shows. One way in which it seeks to accomplish this goal is by inviting local youngsters to compete in an adjunct youth art competition for grades K-8 or ages 5-13. Sponsored by the Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc. (the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which is part of the art fair), the competition gives budding young artists a golden opportunity to begin learning the rules of being part of a professional art show and exhibition. As a bonus, competitors are provided with prime space within the show to display their entries, and $250 in cash awards for the winners.

The Asheville Fine Art Show features work by up to 125 fine art and craft artists who have been juried into the two-day event by a panel of professionals in evaluating and judging artwork of all kinds and descriptions. The exhibiting professionals are on sight throughout the show, and students participating in the competition are afforded the opportunity to speak with them and ask questions about their process, inspiration and what it is like to participate in art festivals and fairs as a career.

“In these ways, our youth art competition provides students with an unmatched learning experience,” states Art Show Director Patty Narozny. Criteria for judging the youth competition is the same as that employed to judge the work of the show’s professional artists: technique/execution and originality.

Applications are available at (www.hotworks.org). For more information, please contact Show Director Patty Narozny at 941/755-3088 or by e-mail at (Patty@artsandeducationinc.org).

The Asheville Fine Art Show brings to Asheville and surrounding communities new original paintings, drawings, pastels, photography, ceramics, clay, glass, sculpture, wood working and carvings, fiber art and art jewelry from the ateliers, studios and workshops of some 125 local and internationally-acclaimed artists. It takes place indoors in the cozy Asheville suburb of Fletcher at the WNC Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, North Carolina 28732 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days.

Since 2003, Hot Works LLC has established an outstanding national reputation for producing high-quality juried art shows, with four of its five shows ranked in the top 100 in the nation. Festival Director Patty Narozny personally attends to every detail, ensuring that the art on display is personally made by the exhibiting artists and of the highest quality, which allows patrons to buy with confidence that they are getting original, top-notch works of art.

Artspace in Raleigh, NC, Holds Opens Call for Entries for “FRESH” Exhibition – Deadline May 12, 2018

March 31, 2018

Artspace in Raleigh, NC, seeks submissions for “FRESH”, an exhibition of new works by North Carolina artists. The exhibition demystifies the process about what goes into the making of a juried exhibition by exhibiting all submitted works prior to the final juried exhibition. NC artists 18 + working in any media are encouraged to submit work produced in the last two years to this unique exhibition. Submissions are limited in size to a maximum of 36” wide and 72” high. For video submissions, please contact Annah Lee prior to the deadline to ensure work can be accommodated. All work must be for sale. 50% commission from all sales goes directly to support the Artspace Inspiration Fund. For further details visit (http://artspacenc.org/artists/opportunities/call-for-exhibitions/fresh/).

Submission Timeline: Submissions due to Artspace between May 8-12, 2018, from 11am-5pm. All submitted work will be displayed in Gallery One and Gallery Two from May 18 – 26. Selected works will be announced May 28. Juried selection will be on display in Gallery One from June 1 – 29, 2018.

Juror:
The exhibition and awards will be juried by Jennifer Dasal, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the NC Museum of Art and creator + host of “ArtCurious” podcast. Cash awards for Best in Show ($1000), 2nd place ($500), 3rd place ($250), and People’s Choice ($100).

Programs:
FRESH Look: May 17, 6pm. Pre-jury viewing party.
FRESH Interpretations: May 19, 11am. Musical response to selected works with Greg Whitt.
FRESH Perspective: June 16, 12-2pm. Live screening of new ArtCurious episode followed by a Q+A session with juror, Jennifer Dasal.

About Artspace:
Artspace is a visual arts center inspiring innovation through opportunities to experience the creative process and engage with artists. Artspace is a widely known and highly valued non-profit visual arts leader in the Southeast. It is a locus of opportunity for the curious of all ages where innovation and creativity are explored, experienced, shared, and celebrated.

For further info call 919/821-2787 or visit (www.artspacenc.org).

Society of Bluffton Artists in Bluffton, SC, Announces Winners of “24th Annual Judged Show”

March 31, 2018

The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) “24th Annual Judged Show” was a huge success. More than 100 artists from around the Lowcountry submitted work for the judged show. Here are all of the winners by category:

Acrylic:
3rd — “Any Which Way” by Mary Sullivan
2nd — “The Boatman” by Dave Dickson
1st — “Contemplation” by Jennifer Rocco Stone

Mixed Media:
3rd — “The Equestrian” by Anne M. Kennedy
2nd — “Out of the Blue” by Vicki Jourdan
1st — “On the Marsh” by Penny Beesley

Oil:
3rd — “Golden Glow” by Dennis Lake
2nd — “Race Day” by Murray Sease
1st — “Jessica” by Kristan Eisenbraun

Photo:
3rd — “I Bow to You My Queen” by Linda Moore
2nd — “Enchanted Forest” by Clyde Lohere
1st — “Owl Always Love You” by Sue Jarrett

Watercolor:
3rd — “Alex in Wonderland” by Mary Ann Putzier
2nd — “Coexist” by Brenda Fallon
1st — “Peony Patterns” by Christy McEvilly

Best in Show:
“Chef David” by LeAnn Kalita


Work by LeAnn Kalita

Honorable Mention:
Acrylic – # 9 – Solitude- by Bill Winn
Oil- # 5 – Summer Shines at the Bluff- by Nancy Dwight
Oil- # 10 – Beauty is Eternal by Pam Davis
Photography- # 7 – Eureka- by Diana Nadanyi
Watercolor- # 5- Resting Mates- Port Royal by Donna Cole
Watercolor- #15- Butterfly Dreams- Cynthia Zeiss

SoBA is the flourishing art hub in Bluffton, SC’s historic District at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. SoBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows, exhibitions and more. Please visit (www.sobagallery.com) for a complete calendar of events and other information or call 843/757-6586.

Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, Calls For Art Works for Two Exhibits

March 31, 2018

The Haywood County Arts Council in Waynesville, NC, extends a call to all clay artists to participate in an upcoming May 2018 exhibit showcasing handcrafted clay mugs and creations in oil. Please submit a complete application, as well as an image of the work you plan to submit, and a paragraph explanation of that work. Timeline: Applications are due April 2 and may be downloaded from (www.haywoodarts.org). All artwork will be dropped off at the Arts Council office May 1.

A Call to Artists—Freedom: An Artist’s Point of View
The Haywood County Arts Council and local non-profit, REACH, are co-sponsoring the June Exhibit. REACH serves survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse and teen dating violence. They not only operate a 24-hour helpline and emergency shelter, but also provide victim advocacy, legal assistance, counseling referrals, and community education. We ask that interested artists select one piece to donate for this show – we are seeking variety and wide participation. Work themed around freedom and the arts are encouraged. All mediums are welcome for this exhibit. Please submit a complete application, as well as an image of the work you plan to donate OR a digital sample of the donated work and a one-paragraph artist’s bio. Timeline: Applications are due April 2 and may be downloaded from (www.haywoodarts.org). All donated artwork will be dropped off at the Arts Council office May 29 & 30.

For further info contact Leigh M Forrester, Executive Director by calling 828/452-0593, e-mail to (director@haywoodarts.org) or visit (www.haywoodarts.org).

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC, Announces Youth Arts Month Exhibition Winners

March 13, 2018

The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden, SC, announces the winners of the 2018 Youth Arts Month exhibition which features some of the best artwork in the Kershaw County School District (KCSD). The exhibition will remain in the Bassett Gallery through Friday, Mar. 30, 2018, and is open weekdays from 10am to 5pm. This year, the “You Gotta Have Art” exhibition is sponsored by Kershaw Health. The exhibition is an annual partnership with the Kershaw County School District. The Bassett Gallery season is sponsored by Kornegay Funeral Home.

Art teachers district-wide submitted students’ artwork which was judged by several local artists. Fifteen pieces were chosen as winning pieces in grades K-12. The winning pieces, with the exclusion of fragile 3D work will travel throughout the county beginning next fall and end its travels with an exhibition at the State House in Columbia next spring.


3D winner, D’Mya Missouri, Camden High School

This year’s winners include (teachers listed in parenthesis):
Shayna Johnson (Renee Robinson), Midway Elementary School, grade K; Anna Argondizzo (Madeline Griffith), Pine Tree Hill Elementary School, grade 1; Brielle Blakney (Madeline Griffith), Pine Tree Hill Elementary School, grade 2; Xander Black (Jennifer Manuel), Jackson Elementary School, grade 3; Sarah Claire Rhyne (Renee Robinson) Midway Elementary School, grade 4; Jordan Gardner (Wende Myers), Blaney Elementary School, grade 5; Madison Spear (Elizabeth Ketchum), Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, grade 6; Madison Bantum (Leslie Pate) North Central Middle School, grade 7; Abbie Bounsavath (Elizabeth Ketchum), Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, grade 8; Elizabeth Rausseau (Marti Wallace), Camden High School; D’Mya Missouri (Marti Wallace), Camden High School, grade 12; Sarah Lanaghan (Alan Riches) Lugoff-Elgin High School, grade 10; Mackenzie McGaha (Alan Riches) Lugoff-Elgin High School, grade 10; Helen Odom (Gina Bruce) Lugoff-Elgin High School, grade 12; Maddie Slice (Gina Bruce), Lugoff-Elgin High School, grade 11.

Honorable mentions were also awarded and include:
Savannah Faulk (Amy Faulk), grade K; Sara Martin (Julie Flores), Lugoff Elementary School, grade 2; Sarah Grace Page (Madeline Griffith), Pine Tree Hill Elementary School, grade 4; Claire Alvey (Elizabeth Ketchum), Lugoff-Elgin Middle School, grade 8; Jennsen Jeffries (Cassandra Mickle), Leslie M. Stover Middle School, grade 8; Lauren Wickham (Alan Riches), Lugoff-Elgin High School, grade 10; Lillian Crosby (Jill Forman), North Central High School, grade 11; Estephania Magana-Gonzales (Marti Wallace), Camden High School, grade 12; and Makinna Elkins (Gina Bruce) Lugoff-Elgin High School, grade 12.

To see images of all of the winner’s artwork visit the FAC website at (www.fineartscenter.org) or the FAC Facebook page.

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by grants from Duke Energy, the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, along with donations from businesses and individuals.

For more information call 803/425-7676, visit the FAC office at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden, or visit the website at (www.fineartscenter.org). Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10am-5pm.

Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, Announces A Call For Entry For “21st Mollie Fearing Memorial Show”

March 13, 2018

The eclectic “Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show” will return to Dare County Arts Council for its 21st year on Sunday, May 6, 2018.

Dare County Arts Council is partnering with the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts to bring the theme of music to this year’s “Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show”.

“The Outer Banks Forum is excited about partnering in this art show for the first time,” said Eddie Cooke, President of the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts. “The Forum will be pleased to select its 2019 Playbill cover from this array of diverse artwork.”

The Outer Banks Forum’s Excellence Award recipient will receive a cash reward and their work will grace the cover of the 2018-19 Forum Playbill. The Playbill is distributed to 500 individuals and businesses throughout the Outer Banks.

“I am so thrilled to include the art of music in the “Mollie Fearing Art Show” for 2018,” said owner of Mollie A. Fearing & Associates and Mollie Fearing’s daughter Grizelle Fearing. “Music is an important element in life defining moments in time that you can relive upon hearing that first note.”

The show is held in memory of Mollie A. Fearing, one of the founders of Dare County Arts Council.

Artists wishing to participate in this year’s exhibition can find a prospectus online at (DareArts.org/molliefearingshow) and at the DCAC Gallery.

The “Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show” is open to Dare County Arts Council members and residents of Dare County age 18 and over. All mediums, except video and projection, are welcome.

Sculptor and installation artist Gabrielle Graber will judge the show. She graduated with an MFA from NYSCC at Alfred University and is currently living in North Carolina as a resident artist at Pocosin Arts. Her practice is an ongoing investigation of being a body in the world where layers of experience and interactions collide into material form.

An opening reception will be held at the DCAC Gallery in Manteo on Sunday, May 6 from 2-4pm.

For more information about the “21st Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show”, please visit (DareArts.org/molliefearingshow) or call 252/473-5558.

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity. This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts is a non-profit organization that brings an annual series of seven outstanding diverse concerts to the area and provides opportunities for youth to participate in the arts. All of the performances are partially underwritten by community businesses.

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Announces Winners of Rock Hill Schools “Teachers’ Choice Youth Art Exhibition”

March 9, 2018

The Arts Council of York County and Rock Hill Schools present the annual “Teachers’ Choice Youth Art Exhibition” – featuring selected artwork by Rock Hill, SC, students from high, middle, and elementary schools. This exhibition has been created in honor of Youth Art Month, and will be on display in all three galleries at the Center for the Arts, 121 East Main St., Rock Hill, on view through Mar. 16, 2018.

The “Teachers’ Choice Youth Art Exhibit” features works by students enrolled in schools within the Rock Hill Schools. Artwork by students at Northwestern High School, Rock Hill High School, and South Pointe High School is on exhibition in the Dalton Gallery. In the Perimeter Gallery, artwork by students from Castle Heights, Dutchman Creek, Rawlinson Road, Saluda Trail, and Sullivan Middle Schools is on display. Students from sixteen elementary schools have artwork on exhibition including Belleview, Ebenezer Avenue, Ebinport, Finley Road, Independence, India Hook, Lesslie, Mount Gallant, Mount Holly, Northside School of the Arts, Oakdale, Old Pointe, Richmond Drive, Rosewood, Sunset Park, and York Road Elementary Schools.

The following students received awards at the 2018 Rock Hill Schools “Teachers’ Choice Youth Art Exhibit”:

JIMMIE MATTHEWS AWARD | BEST OF SHOW
“From the Ashes” by Rebekah Wood
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Sandy Queen


“From the Ashes” by Rebekah Wood

HIGH SCHOOL
3-DIMENSIONAL
1ST Place – “The Band” by Nevaeh Burwell, Nicole Hart, Tiniaya Hill, Olivia McLaughlin, Devin Nichols, Na’Kiera Robinson, Javion Sewell, Erin Yanes
South Pointe High School, Teacher: Ashley Beard
2ND Place – “Last Laugh” by Rebekah Wood
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Sandy Queen
3RD Place – “Left Behind” by Malik Wherry
Rock Hill High School, Teacher: Tina Vincent
Honorable Mention – “Rosé” by Nicole Higganbotham, Sofia Flores-Gomez
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Shelley Threatt
Honorable Mention – “Ice Cream Sundae” by Gabby Rowsam, Abbie Mondo, Virginia Newman
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Shelley Threatt
Honorable Mention – “The Horn” by Gabby Rowsam
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Shelley Threatt
Honorable Mention – “Silenced Woman” by Essence Smith
Rock Hill High School, Teacher: Tina Vincent

DRAWING
1ST Place – “Belair” by Lily Morris
Rock Hill High School, Teacher: Tina Vincent
2ND Place – “Maiden” by Sonya Long
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Kim Grant
3RD Place – “Hail” to the Chief by Taylor Mitchell
Rock Hill High School, Teacher: Matt Bell
Honorable Mention – “A Wrinkle in Time” by Joseph Fagua
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Kim Grant
Honorable Mention – “Fake Laughs at Fancy Parties” by Piper Grant
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Shelley Threatt
Honorable Mention – “I’ll Have the Special” by Kaitlyn Hear
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Kim Grant
Honorable Mention – “Dictators” by Joshua Lind
Rock Hill High School, Teacher: Matt Bell
Honorable Mention – “Portraits” by Donald Medley
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Shellie Nivens

MIXED MEDIA
1ST Place – “Been Through A Lot” by Jenna Fowler
Rock Hill High School, Teacher: Tina Vincent
2ND Place – “Jake” by Cori Heitz
Rock Hill High School, Teacher: Matt Bell
3RD Place – “Out of Body Experience” by Meghan Park
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Kim Grant
Honorable Mention – “Beauty is Pain” by Caitlin Gardner
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Sandy Queen
Honorable Mention – “Bird Feed for Athens” by Payton Rawls
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Sandy Queen
Honorable Mention – “Art Power” by Mariah Talley
Rock Hill High School, Teacher: Tina Vincent

PAINTING
1ST Place – “Nightscapes” by Sydney Lilly
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Shelley Threatt
2ND Place – “Family Portrait” by Fatima Zamarron-Morales
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Kim Grant
3RD Place – “Bouquet” by Tanaiya Aldridge
South Pointe High School, Teacher: Ashley Beard
Honorable Mention – “Rays” by Victoria DaQuano
Northwestern High School, Teacher: Kim Grant
Honorable Mention – “El Perro Pequeño” by Camila Elizalde
Rock Hill High School, Teacher: Kim Cash

MIDDLE SCHOOL
3-DIMENSIONAL
1ST Place – “Ollie” by Karlee Adams
Castle Heights Middle School, Teacher: James Wesley Tarlton
2ND Place – “Racoon” by Jillian Strickland
Castle Heights Middle School, Teacher: James Wesley Tarlton
3RD Place – ‘Bird in a Nest” by Ariella Rizzo
Dutchman Creek Middle School, Teacher: Kristen Cocchiola
Honorable Mention – “Cupcake Wars” by Mason Morrison
Sullivan Middle School, Teacher: Susan Barnette

DRAWING
1ST Place – “She Who Dwells Within the Cones” by Rossie Letigio
Sullivan Middle School, Teacher: Susan Barnette
2ND Place – “Meow” by Kayla Flynn
Rawlinson Road Middle School, Teacher: Alyson McAlpine
3RD Place – “She Sees She Conquers” by Jade Sult
Sullivan Middle School, Teacher: Susan Barnette
Honorable Mention – “Time” by Lauren Church
Dutchman Creek Middle School, Teacher: Kristen Cocchiola

MIXED MEDIA
1ST Place – “Alice in the Mushroom Forest” by Arizona Brandon
Castle Heights Middle School, Teacher: James Wesley Tarlton
2ND Place – “Garden” by Madison Deese
Rawlinson Road Middle School, Teacher: Alyson McAlpine
3RD Place – “Jack Climbed the Beanstalk” by Anthony Dubose
Castle Heights Middle School, Teacher: James Wesley Tarlton
Honorable Mention – “Sand by the Sea” by Alex Aradas
Dutchman Creek Middle School, Teacher: Kristen Cocchiola

PAINTING
1ST Place – “Lion” by Riley Cape
Castle Heights Middle School, Teacher: James Wesley Tarlton
2ND Place – “Music City” by Garrett Began
Dutchman Creek Middle School, Teacher: Kristen Cocchiola
3RD Place – “Tomboy Skyline” by Amariona Wilson
Castle Heights Middle School, Teacher: James Wesley Tarlton
Honorable Mention – “$50 Spent at the Movies” by Kayleigh Deese
Dutchman Creek Middle School, Teacher: Kristen Cocchiola

JUROR | R. Scot Hockman
R. Scot Hockman served as juror for the 2018 exhibit, judging the high school and middle school exhibitions. Mr. Hockman has been a leader in South Carolina’s arts education community for more than 38 years as a middle school art teacher, as a writer and facilitator of state academic standards and curriculum guides, and as the Education Associate for the Visual and Performing Arts at the South Carolina Department of Education. He has served as president of the South Carolina Art Education Association as well as the South Carolina Alliance for Arts Education. He was a writer of the 2003 South Carolina Visual Arts Curriculum Standards and Curriculum Guide. Numerous national organizations have tapped Scot’s expertise to inform nationwide programs and decision-making, including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, U.S. Department of Education, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, States Education Agencies Directors of Arts Education, National Coalition for Core Arts Standards and the Arkansas Arts Council. In 2003, Scot was recognized as the National Arts Education Association Middle Level Art Educator of the Year. In addition, he received the Teacher of the Year Award from the South Carolina Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, Outstanding Professional Accomplishment Award from the South Carolina Consortium for Gifted Education, Piccolo Spoleto Special Recognition Award, the Columbia Museum of Art Mac Arthur Goodwin Award, and the Dance Advocacy Award from the South Carolina Dance Association.

The Center for the Arts is located at 121 East Main Street, in the Cultural District of Downtown Rock Hill. All three galleries at the Center for the Arts are open Monday through Thursday – 9am – 6pm, Friday – 9am – 5pm, and the second and fourth weekends of each month, Saturday from 10am – 2pm, and Sunday from 2 – 4pm.

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district. For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit our webpage at (http://www.yorkcountyarts.org).

Outer Banks Community Names People’s Choice Artist – Daniel Pullen

February 27, 2018

After tallying over 200 nominations, Dare County Arts Council announces that Daniel Pullen has been selected as the 2018 People’s Choice artist. Pullen is an award-winning, internationally published documentary photographer. His life and work centers around pursuing the art of the photograph. The Hatteras Island native began pursing photography in his teens and gained notoriety for his unique style: a marriage of art, surf, and documentary photography by his early 20s. Today, Pullen teaches photography workshops at his studio in Buxton and photographs surfing, wildlife, weddings, portraits and everything in between. He is set to publish his first book, “The Independent Waterman” later this year.


Daniel Pullen. Photo courtesy of Daniel Pullen Photography.

“I feel really honored to receive this award, especially since I’m in the company of so many great artists in Dare County,” said Daniel Pullen. “Thank you to everyone who voted!”

Dare County Arts Council’s People’s Choice exhibit featuring Pullen’s photography will be on display in DCAC’s Gallery in downtown Manteo Nov. 2-30. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, at 6pm, where the community will be able to meet Daniel and view his work, while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and live music. The solo exhibition of Pullen’s photography in November is the anchor of DCAC’s 2018 exhibition schedule.

The idea for the People’s Choice exhibit came about as a way to engage the Outer Banks community’s enthusiasm for the arts, and to build awareness of both established and emerging artists in Dare County.

“We were hoping that our community would respond to our call for input, but I had no idea we’d get the kind of response that we did,” said Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin. “Our thanks go out everyone who voiced their opinion; the feedback was tremendous.”
Dare County Arts Council plans to use the list of People’s Choice nominations to help in the selection for their 2018 Emerging Artist Series, which is a program DCAC created with TowneBank in 2017.

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity.

For more information about the People’s Choice exhibit, visit (www.DareArts.org/peopleschoice) or call 252/473-5558.