Archive for the ‘Eastern NC Visual Arts’ Category

Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, Connects Outer Banks Cancer Community to the Arts

October 9, 2019

Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, has been awarded a Community Benefit Grant from the Outer Banks Hospital for a new project called Expressions of Hope & Healing. The program provides free art workshops and artistic resources to community members who have been affected by cancer.

Creative director Fay Davis Edwards and program coordinator Susan Lawrence are working together to invite those who have been touched by cancer in any capacity (cancer patients, their family members/friends, caretakers, cancer survivors and our local oncology healthcare professionals) to share their journey and experiences through the arts.

“We are aware that you might be undergoing treatment and are available to facilitate anything you may need to participate in this program,” said Lawrence, herself a cancer survivor. “Our goal is to remove obstacles that may prevent you from creating art. We are happy to help coordinate transportation, schedule a private lesson, and/or deliver art supplies to your home so you can create at your own pace.”


Photo by Fay Davis Edwards

The next Expressions workshop with Fay Davis Edwards will be held at Dare County Arts Council in Manteo on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, from 2-5pm. The free, open workshops will be every Tuesday from 2-5pm at DCAC through December 17. A number of Outer Banks artists will be helping lead these workshops, which will include silk scarf painting, writing exercises, weaving, painting and other media.

“While I have planned for projects for each workshop, I allow the participants to steer the creative wheel as to what they would like to do,” said artist and instructor Fay Davis Edwards. “Sometimes it has been full-on art making, and other occasions have seen simple color play while talking about their experiences. Both types of sessions are valid and useful.”

Individuals interested in the Expressions program, either as a participant or an art instructor, should contact Fay directly by e-mail at (faydavisedwards@gmail.com). Private instruction is also available to those who are unable to attend group workshops.

In addition to the art classes, Expressions will also be offering free Creative Companion bags to those affected by cancer. The Creative Companion bags will include art supplies such as a watercolor set, paper, brushes, markers, zen-style coloring pages and other easy, mess-free items that can be used during treatment or at home when needing a creative outlet.

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, visit (DareArts.org/EXPRESSIONS) or call 252/473-5558.

Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, Announces 2019 New World Festival of the Arts Award Recipients Presented by PNC Bank

September 18, 2019

Manteo, NC, was filled with talent on Aug. 14 and 15, 2019, when over 60 East Coast artists gathered along the town’s waterfront for the 38th Annual New World Festival of the Arts.

Artist Nora Hartlaub, owner of the OBX Art Truck and adjunct professor at Elizabeth City State University judged the show. Photography, mixed media, jewelry, ceramics, watercolor, basketry and wood design were some of the media she observed.

Hartlaub carefully selected the following winners:
Best In Show- Kristen Dahms from Hampton, VA (mixed media paintings)
Second Place- Pete Lewando from Avon, NC (photography)
Third Place- Maureen Hearn from Copper Hill, VA (jewelry)
Honorable Mentions- Skip Stang from Ayden, NC (metals), Pembroke Bryant IV from Manteo, NC (jewelry), Meg Rubino from Kitty Hawk, NC (watercolor), and Donna Silvestri from Richmond, VA (jewelry)

“Kristen Dahms’ textured and layered works evoke the depths of imagination inherent in the natural world,” said Nora Hartlaub. “Her pieces impressed me with their labor intensiveness and light-heartedness, two opposing concepts that she marries successfully in her complex pieces.”
Kristen uses nature and animals as the foundation of her paintings. Her art focuses on the exploration of color, layering, texture and patterns. Kirsten starts by using coffee to stain her paper then moves on to utilizing watercolor paint, ink, chalk pastel, oil pastel, color pencils and markers to add details.

“It is an honor to win Best In Show among many talented artists,” said Kristen Dahms. “The show is in a gorgeous location on the Manteo waterfront.”

New World Festival of the Arts is the Outer Banks’ longest running art show. The festival was started by Manteo business owner Edward Greene in 1981.

New World Festival of the Arts is presented by PNC Bank. A special thank you to the Town of Manteo, Kitty Hawk Kites, Manteo Rotary Club, Atlantic Elevators, Outer Banks Ace, McCown & McCown, Lone Cedar Café, White Doe Inn and Holiday House Weddings and Events for sponsoring the event.

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

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 New World Festival of the Arts, visit (DareArts.org) or call 252/473-5558.

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, is Calling for Entries for “Traditions: Culture, Family and Holidays” – Deadline Sept. 19, 2019

September 18, 2019

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, is accepting submissions for its upcoming juried exhibition, “Traditions: Culture, Family and Holidays”. Showcase your artwork representing the heartfelt joys of traditions related to culture, family and holidays.

A Committee will select works from artists across North Carolina to include in the “Traditions” exhibition at the Arts Center galleries, 301 Hay Street in downtown Fayetteville, NC, from October 25, 2019 – January 18, 2020.

Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, 11:59 PM

Click here (http://www.theartscouncil.com/sites/default/files/Traditions%20Call_Final%20%281%29.pdf) for complete call for art details.

Diamond City Gala Art and Music Festival in Morehead City, NC, Call for Artists Participation – Deadline Sept. 15, 2019

September 11, 2019

Artists are being sought for the Diamond City Gala Art and Music Festival to be held on October 19, 2019, from noon-6pm, in Morehead City, NC. Set up your booth to sell your wares and take part in a day-long painting event!

Each booth purchased must pick one artist to paint a “coastal” themed painting during the festival (from 8:30am – 5pm). An 18 x 24 canvas will be supplied with each booth. At 5pm all paintings will be judged on craftsmanship, creativity, originality, artistic composition and overall design.

September 15 is the deadline to reserve discounted spaces for $60. After that date spaces are $90 if still available.

Diamond City Gala is a non-profit organization annually celebrating local history, art and music while raising money to support our local community.

This year’s Gala aims to help rebuild Carteret Community Theatre damaged from Hurricane Florence in Fall 2018.

Questions? E-mail to (diamondcitygala@gmail.com).

Download application form at this link at (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/0af9a0f24479860bca2a55480/files/a1258917-cb7f-4cfe-b41c-7b50487d9514/application_contract_DCG_19.8.20_1_.pdf).

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Favetteville, NC, Calls for Entries for 2019 “10:10:10” Exhibit – Deadline July 12, 2019

June 30, 2019

In the summer of 2018, the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, unveiled an innovative exhibition titled “10:10:10”, which answered the question, “What happens when you give 10 linear feet to 10 artists for 10 self-curated exhibitions?” The result was everything from photography to paper quilling to paintings, including unique two-dimensional and three-dimensional works.

Because of its popularity, “10:10:10” is returning. The exhibition will open on 4th Friday, August 23, and will be on view through October 19.

The deadline for submitting portfolios is fast approaching: July 12, 2019. The link for info is at (www.theartscouncil.com/101010).

Visual artists 18 years of age and older from the 11-county area served by the Arts Council are eligible to enter: Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson and Scotland counties. There is no entry fee for this exhibition.

“One of the most exciting things about ’10:10:10′ is that artists are curating their own exhibitions,” says Adrienne Trego, Director of Education and Outreach for the Arts
Council. According to Trego, the portfolios will be juried by an Arts Council Committee comprised of specialists in the field of visual arts. “We encourage emerging and established artists to enter, and a minimum of 50% of each artist’s works should be listed for sale,” says Trego. “It really is like having 10 exhibitions in one gallery.”

In an effort to spotlight new artists, last year’s “10:10:10” artists are not eligible for the upcoming exhibition.

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County was founded in 1973. As a link between artists, arts and cultural organizations and the community, the nonprofit agency administers programs in partnership with a variety of agencies to stimulate community enrichment through the arts. The Arts Council supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development and lifelong learning through the arts.

The Arts Council’s grants, programs and services are funded in part by contributions from businesses and individuals, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County and the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

For further info call Janet Gibson at 910/323-1776, ext. 239, e-mail to (janetg@theartscouncil.com) or visit (www.theartscouncil.com).

Craven Arts Council and Gallery in New Bern, NC, Calls for Entries for “Safe from the Storm: Memories of Florence” – Deadline August 15, 2019

June 19, 2019

The Craven Arts Council and Gallery in New Bern, NC, is calling for entries for “Safe from the Storm: Memories of Florence,” an exhibition for the one year anniversary of Hurricane Florence’s landfall in North Carolina, its effects, and the reconstruction afterwards. The exhibition is free to enter and will take place in the Main Gallery at Bank of the Arts, from Sept. 5 through Oct. 1, 2019.

In September 2018 Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Southeastern United States, resulting in widespread flooding of homes and businesses, hundreds of thousands of power outages, extensive agricultural damage, and the deaths of more than 30 people. In the aftermath of the storm local communities began the long process of rebuilding with the support of neighbors and thousands across the country donating time, money, and supplies to help those affected. Eastern North Carolina and New Bern in particular were an epicenter of the storm surge and resulting damage, affecting everyone in our community.

For the one year anniversary of Hurricane Florence’s landfall, Craven Arts Council & Gallery will host “Safe from the Storm: Memories of Florence,” an exhibition about the effects of the hurricane and the spirit of resiliency and support that emerged in our community. The exhibition is open to artists in a variety of disciplines, including visual, literary, dance, music, and more.

Artists are asked to read the submission guidelines at (cravenarts.org) and register before August 16, 2019. Brian Cardoza will also operate several workshops at the July Saturday Sessions for children to create 5’’x5’’ pieces for the exhibition.

Craven Arts Council will host an opening reception for the exhibition during the downtown New Bern Artwalk, on Sept. 13, from 5pm-8pm. The reception will feature visual arts on display, as well as opportunities for non-visual artists to present their writings, music, or dance submissions to the public. The exhibition will also offer alternate opportunities for non-visual artists to present their work as part of the exhibition, listed in the categories below.

“Safe From the Storm” will be operated in conjunction with Florence remembrance and recovery events operated by Craven County Disaster Recovery Alliance, Artastico, FOLKS Journals and others.

For more information please contact Jonathan Burger, Marketing and Gallery Director, Craven Arts Council & Gallery, Inc. by calling 252/638-2577 or visit (www.cravenarts.org).

Craven Arts Council and the Arts Council of Carteret in Eastern, NC, Are Calling for Entries for “Inner Coast Woodworking and Quilting” – Deadline July 15, 2019

June 19, 2019

Craven Arts Council and the Arts Council of Carteret are calling for entries for “Inner Coast Woodworking and Quilting,” an exhibition highlight traditional craft in eastern North Carolina. Open to artists in seven counties, the exhibition will be in the Main Gallery at Bank of the Arts in New Bern, NC, from Aug. 7 through 31, 2019.

“Inner Coast Woodworking and Quilting” seeks to showcase the talent and creativity in traditional craft fields in eastern North Carolina. The exhibition is open to artists 18 years or older in Craven, Carteret, Pitt, Jones, Pamlico, and Onslow counties, with seven categories for different types of works. One judge for woodworking and one for quilting will distribute a total of twenty-one exhibition awards totaling $2000. Each artist may submit one piece for $10.

Due to space considerations, CAC&G may close the entry form before the listed deadline. This decision will be made based on submitted works and available space. Artists are encouraged to submit their works early to ensure inclusion in the exhibition.

For full guidelines and to submit please visit (www.cravenarts.org).

Art in Bloom Gallery and theArtWorks™ in Wilmington, NC, Call for Entries “Art of the Image ’19” – Deadline June 30, 2019

June 12, 2019

We’re excited to collaborate on this event with Art in Bloom. It will be an awesome opportunity for artists who work in the photographic medium to exhibit their art! We even have entrants all the way from Nairobi! If you know who would be interested, please share.

“Art of the Image ’19” is a juried photographic media competition and exhibition designed to celebrate the medium of photography and its cultural influence by engaging the photography community with a showing of exceptional photo-based works of art. Any original work of art with a primary focus on the photographic medium, utilizing traditional and non-traditional processes, will be considered for the selection process.

Juror will be Beth Handler Riebe, PhD, Independent Curator and Art Consultant. Riebe worked in the NYC art world for twenty years, with curatorial stints at The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the Paula Cooper Gallery. She served as an art consultant to Donald B. Marron (one of ARTnews’ top 200 collectors). Beth received a BA from Oberlin College, and an MA and a PhD from Yale University, with all three degrees in art history. She is a former Trustee of the Cameron Art Museum and occasionally teaches art history at UNCW.

For Prospectus and to enter online visit (www.aibgallery.com/art-of-the-image-19/).

Entry deadline is June 30, 2019.

$20 Entry Fee (for up to 2 entries) and $5 per additional entry (unlimited).

Exhibition Date: Aug. 2 – Sept. 15, 2019, exhibited at Verrazzano Gallery, a 7200+ sq.ft., gallery and event space located in theArtWorks™ in Wilmington, NC.

Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, Calls for Entries for “Water Water Everywhere” Exhibit – Deadline July 10, 2019

April 30, 2019

The Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, invites artists to contribute art and artifacts to a special July exhibit titled “Water Water Everywhere”. Curated by artist Carol Willett, the goal of “Water Water Everywhere” is to explore the role water plays in sustaining life on the Outer Banks and reflecting that in as many different ways as possible.

“None of us can escape the influence that water has on our lives here on the Outer Banks,” said Carol Willett. “Water sustains us physically, economically and spiritually. It is a source of recreation, a key to our food industry, an environmental factor that influences our weather and a source of artistic inspiration. As a sculptor, the driftwood and materials I collect after each tide become part of the art that I create. I draw inspiration from the interaction of the sea and this ribbon of sand we call home.”

All forms of media including visual, literary and performing arts are welcome, and the show is open to Dare County Arts Council members and non-members. Works submitted to this exhibit should be no larger than 12×12 inches. Artwork can be dropped off on Tuesday, July 9 or Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

Artists wishing to participate in the exhibition can find a prospectus online at (DareArts.org/waterwatereverywhere) and at the DCAC Gallery.

“We’d like to create a multisensory experience that delights people and leaves them wanting more, and we would be thrilled to include your artistic take on what water means to you,” adds Willett.

This water inspired art exhibit will debut on Friday, July 12 at 6pm with a special opening reception. The reception is free and open to the public and will also feature hors d’oeuvres and libations. Proceeds from exhibit sales will benefit art programs throughout the Outer Banks community. The show will remain on display at Dare County Arts Council through August 12, 2019.

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.

Any questions regarding the show can be e-mailed to the curator at (carolsdragon53@msn.com). For more information about “Water Water Everywhere”, please call 252/473 5558 or visit (DareArts.org/waterwatereverywhere).

Craven Arts Council & Gallery in New Bern, NC, Calls for Participation in Bern Garden Plein Air Event – Deadline May 10, 2019

April 30, 2019

Join us for the first ever ‘Bern Garden Plein Air Event” in New Bern, NC, from 9am to 1pm on May 18, 2019. This new event will feature artists of all mediums creating and designing new works inspired by the natural beauty of New Bern at three locations: Union Point Park, Tryon Palace Outer Gardens, and the Master Gardeners Cooperative Extension Garden. Artists of all mediums are encouraged to apply at (www.cravenarts.org) by May 10, 2019, to be a part of the event.

Organized by Craven Arts Council & Gallery, Carolina Creations, and the Craven County Master Gardener Association, the event is open to artists of all mediums and free for the public to attend. The artists will work on creations on site inspired by their surroundings at the three locations, with work on sale to the public. Artworks requiring drying/firing/finishing or other extended times will be offered for sale in the “wet paint” fashion common to other plein air events, allowing the customer to pay now and pick the work up at a later date when completed. Finished works by the artist will be featured in an exhibition at Carolina Creations June 14- June 29, 2019.

For more information please call 252/638-2577 or visit (www.cravenarts.org).