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New World Festival of the Arts in Manteo, NC, Announced Award Recipients

August 31, 2017

In perfect summer weather, over 75 world-class artists, with the backdrop of the Manteo, NC’s waterfront provided the ideal setting for the “36th Annual New World Festival of the Arts” on Aug. 16 and 17, 2017.


Best in Show Award Recipient Jennifer Rose Hyde. Photo courtesy of Tatum Clements.

Mixed media artist Lisa Beth Robinson, who is an assistant professor at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, judged the show. She observed watercolor, acrylic, photography, jewelry, ceramics, wood design, leatherwork, and many other media.


Third place award recipient Gregory Bryant. Photo courtesy of Tatum Clements.

“Jurying the show presented me with difficult choices; I saw a great deal of beautiful and finely crafted work,” said Robinson. “My first consideration was, of course, the formal properties of the work: craft, skill, creativity, and concept. Beyond that, I was looking for artists who used their media in ways that exceeded the traditional boundaries of the material with an exceptional level of skill and work that appeared ripe for pushing these boundaries.”

Robinson carefully selected the following winners:
Best In Show- Jennifer Rose Hyde from Manteo, NC. (fiber/jewelry)
Second Place- Sheila Nash from Norfolk, VA, (watercolor)
Third Place- Gregory Bryant from Norfolk, VA, (jewelry)
Merit Awards: Cammie Hall from Kitty Hawk, NC, (jewelry), Cyndi Goetcheus Sarfan from Kill Devil Hills, NC, (photography), Dawn Gray Moraga from Kitty Hawk, NC. (acrylic), and Laura Frye from Washington, NC (watercolor).

Best In Show winner Jennifer Rose Hyde paints with needles and threads that compose wearable art with vibrant colors and textures. Second place winner Sheila Nash is a watercolor artist who paints on paper with transparent watercolor. Third place winner Gregory Bryant’s unique porcelain jewelry has an ancient, yet modern design. “What a nice surprise it was to get this award,” said artist Gregory Bryant. “This was my third year participating in the show. I continue to be lured by the charm, hospitality, and unique character of Manteo. I really enjoyed my customers- a great mix of locals and vacationers.”

Presented by PNC Bank for the third consecutive year, the New World Festival of the Arts is a Manteo tradition that provides awareness of current trends in the visual arts while acquainting visitors with the historic Town of Manteo.

Thank you to presenting sponsor PNC Bank, corporate sponsor SAGA Construction & Development, event partner The Town of Manteo, and show organizers Erin Johnson and Louise Sanderlin.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to help organize this show,” said jewelry artist and DCAC staff member Erin Johnson. “As a graduate of The College of the Albemarle’s fine arts program and a budding artist, this show has been a wonderful learning experience. I enjoyed working with all of the New World Festival artists and seeing their artwork.”

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 supporting the arts in Dare County.

For more information about the Dare County Arts Council’s upcoming events, please call 252/473.-5558 or visit (www.DareArts.org).

 

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Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County in Fayetteville, NC, for “Fuel for the Fire” Exhibition – Deadline Aug. 7, 2017

July 30, 2017

CLARIFICATION: This Call for Art is open to 2D and 3D (sculptural) work.

“Fuel for the Fire” – works exploring materiality of wood and paper. This juried show is hot, hot, hot with $1,500 in cash awards! The Arts Council is looking for contemporary artists who work with some of art’s most organic materials to create works of art that transcend their elements and captivate the viewer.

The “Fuel for the Fire” exhibition will be on view from Aug. 25 to Oct. 21, 2017, at the Arts Center (301 Hay St.) Fayetteville, NC.

Submit digital images for consideration at (www.callforentry.org) by Aug. 7, 2017.

In this juried show, artists explore and manipulate the materiality of wood and paper in two dimensional and sculptural forms, illustrating evolving techniques and aesthetics by highlighting the expressive capacity and growing sophistication of the materials.

Artists of 18 years or older are invited to enter work.

A non-refundable entry fee of $25 allows artists to enter up two pieces of artwork. Entry does not guarantee inclusion.

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 local agencies to stimulate community development 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 information contact Mary Kinney by calling 910/323-1776, ext. 239, visit the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, e-mail to (maryk@theartscouncil.com) or visit (www.theartscouncil.com/opportunities).

Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, Announces A Call For Entry For Mask Exhibit – Deadline Sept, 29, 2017

July 30, 2017

The Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, announces a Call for Entry for the “Art of the Mask”: A DCAC Special Exhibit, presented as a compliment to DCAC’s annual fundraising event the Black Opal Masquerade Ball, which will be held on Oct. 28, 2017.

Outer Banks artists working in: metal, wood, cloth, papier mâché, glass, paint, clay, leather, enamel and jewelry artists are invited to create masks that encourage viewers to explore their imaginations.

“Art and identity form some of the strongest visual images we know,” said “Art of the Mask” Exhibit Curator Carol Willett. “This year’s annual fundraiser, the Black Opal Masquerade Ball, is intimately linked with our month-long exhibit, “Art of the Mask”. Artists from all different media have a unique opportunity to turn their talents toward producing masks and mask-related art that will excite the community and prepare us for a splendid night at the Ball.”

Artists wishing to participate in the “Art of the Mask” exhibit can find a prospectus online at (DareArts.org/mask) and at the DCAC Gallery in downtown Manteo.

The “Art of the Mask” is open to Dare County Arts Council members and residents of Dare County age 18 and over. Entries can be dropped off Thursday, Sept. 28 and Friday, Sept, 29, 2017, between 10am and 5pm at the DCAC Gallery, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave. Manteo, NC.

An opening reception for the mask exhibit will be held at Dare County Arts Council on First Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, from 6-8pm.

Everyone is encouraged to visit this special exhibit to find the perfect mask for Black Opal. The event will celebrate the spirit of creativity and imagination. Tickets to Black Opal can be purchased online at (DareArts.org/blackopal) and at Dare County Arts Council in Manteo.

“Every year, our big fundraiser enables us to make nearly all of our arts programming free and open to the public,” said Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin. “The mask exhibit is meant to be a preview of this year’s Black Opal event, which promises to be a ton of fun! Costumes and masks are optional at Black Opal, but highly encouraged.”

The “Art of the Mask” exhibit will remain on display at the DCAC Gallery through Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 12-4pm.

As Black Opal’s Michelangelo sponsor, TowneBank supports the “Art of the Mask” exhibit along with Dare County Arts Council’s Emerging Artists Series and Power of Art program.

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Dare County.

For more information about “Art of the Mask” exhibit, please visit (DareArts.org/mask) or call 252/473-5558.

Robeson County History Museum in Lumberton, NC, Calls for Quilts for an Upcoming Exhibit

March 30, 2017

The Robeson County History Museum is located at 101 South Elm Street in Downtown Lumberton, NC, near the Robeson County Public Library. Their website is (www.robesoncountyhistorymuseum.com).

We are putting together an exhibit of quilts that will run to or thru June 2017. We have several in our collections along with a number of quilt patterns that were part of the “Stitch In Time” exhibit in early 2000. If you have your grandma’s quilt that you would be willing to LOAN the Museum for this exhibit, please call/e-mail myself (Shep Oliver) and I will make arrangements and exchange the necessary paperwork. If you know of someone with an interesting quilt and story to go with it please inform them of this opportunity!

Thank you all for your help and interest in our Museum!

For further info contact Shep Oliver, Cell 910/228-0096, Farm 910/628-7276, or e-mail to (shepoliver@yahoo.com).

Associated Artists of Southport, NC, Calls for Entries for Summer Regional Show – Deadline is June 19, 2017

March 18, 2017

The Associated Artists of Southport, NC, is accepting entries through June 10, 2017 for the “Summer Regional Show” (juried art show) to take place June 26, through July 15, 2017.  Robert Joyner (2D) and Shane Mickey (3D) will judge from actual work. All work will be displayed at Franklin Square Gallery in Southport, NC.

For complete details go to (www.franklinsquaregallery.com).

Dare County Arts Council Calls for Entries for the “36th Annual New World Festival of the Arts” – Deadline is March 31, 2017

February 8, 2017

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The Dare County Arts Council announces a call for entry for the “36th Annual New World Festival of the Arts”, which will be held at the Manteo, NC, waterfront Aug. 16-17, 2017, from 10am-5pm.

The free, outdoor festival brings 100 artists from all over the East Coast to showcase their fine art, including painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, wood design, and leather works.

“Last year was my first time participating in New World Festival of the Arts,” said Virginia Beach, VA, based artist and 2016 New World Festival of the Arts 2D Best in Show award recipient Ed Obermeyer. “My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by the beauty and charm of Manteo and the visually stunning scenery of the festival location. The setting is a plein air artists dream come true, and I plan on returning this year to participate in the show and paint some of the fantastic sites around the festival. The Dare County Arts Council has a true gem of festivals in this venue. I would encourage all fine artists to explore this show in depth and participate.”

Artists wishing to participate in the “New World Festival of the Arts” can find an application online at (www.DareArts.org). The application deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017. Acceptance notifications will be made by April 15.

Mixed media artist Lisa Beth Robinson will judge the show. Robinson makes artist books (letterpress, papermaking, printmaking) broadsides, fine art, curates exhibitions, and is an assistant professor at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.

“It is both a pleasure and a privilege to join the 2017 “New World Festival of the Arts”,” said Lisa Beth Robinson. “I’m looking forward to reading the visual story of our region, told through the voice and hands of fine artists and craftspeople. As a juror I look for strong compositions, forms, and designs; excellence in craftsmanship; and concepts which are thoughtfully and clearly communicated. In more poetic terms, work that entices, work that makes me want to stop and spend time, work that brings me to unexpected places in thought and feeling.”

Bringing an average of 5,000-6,000 attendees to the historic Town of Manteo each year, “New World Festival of the Arts” has been a Manteo tradition for decades, providing awareness of current trends in the visual arts. The festival was started by Manteo business owner Edward Greene, and is sponsored by the Town of Manteo and funded by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council.

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

For more information about the “New World Festival of the Arts”, please visit (www.DareArts.org). Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Dare County.

The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County in Wilmington, NC, Calls for Submissions for Its Pedestrian Art Project – Deadline is February 28, 2017

February 8, 2017

The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County in Wilmington, NC, invites sculptors to submit proposals for its Pedestrian Art public sculpture program. Up to 12 works will be installed for one year at various locations in Wilmington, NC, beginning in April 2017.

The deadline for consideration is February 28, 2017.

Click here for more information at (http://artscouncilofwilmington.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/PedArt-2017-Call-for-Entries1.pdf).

The Arts Council is located at 221 N. Front Street, Suite 101, Wilmington, NC 28401

For further information call 910/343-0998, e-mail to (pedart@artswilmington.org) or visit (www.ArtsWilmington.org).

Art to Anchor Dowdy Park in Nags Head, NC, Grand Opening – May 13, 2017

January 27, 2017

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The Town of Nags Head, NC, is partnering with the Dare County Arts Council on the Grand Opening of Dowdy Park, which will be held May 13, 2017, from 10am-8pm.

The Grand Opening, a free, family-friendly event, will celebrate the visual, performing and culinary arts. The event will feature the Dare County Arts Council’s 28th Annual Artrageous Kids Art Festival from 10am-3pm, followed by a free outdoor concert from 3-8pm. The entire day will be complemented by local restaurants providing artistically inspired cuisine.

“We are excited to be working with the Dare County Arts Council to make Dowdy Park’s grand opening really special and an event that people of all ages will want to attend,” said Nags Head Mayor Bob Edwards. “The goals of Artrageous correlate perfectly to Dowdy Park’s design elements: fun for all ages, a free, safe space for the community to gather, with elements that pay homage to our heritage such as our art and our family-friendly atmosphere.”

“We are grateful to the committee of Nags Head citizens, as well as many other members of the public, who worked hard to bring the park’s design to fruition,” Mayor Edwards further said. “In addition, the project would not be possible without generous grants from Trillium Health Resources, the Dare County Tourism Board, and the Outer Banks Community Foundation. Their support for our vision for a park for all ages and abilities was unqualified.”

The event’s theme, Art is the Heart of the Park, focuses on the importance of art in the community. Artrageous is an annual community event that brings families together to paint, sculpt, dance, and be creative.

“This project is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for DCAC,” said Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin. “It is beyond remarkable that the Town of Nags Head has envisioned Dowdy Park as an art park – and that the Arts Council would be asked to help with its grand opening. For decades, the Town of Nags Head has taken a leadership role in the Outer Banks arts community and I applaud and thank them for taking it to a new level with the creation of Dowdy Park.”

Volunteers interested in being part of the event can contact Dare County Arts Council Programs Director Fay Davis Edwards by e-mail at (dareartsprograms@gmail.com) or call 252/473-5558.

Purchased in 2013, with the plan to develop a fully accessible, inclusive gathering space for all ages, the five-acre Dowdy Park sits at the corner of South Croatan Highway and Bonnett Street.

For more information about the grand opening, contact the Town of Nags Head at 252/441-5508.

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Dare County. DCAC programming is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council.

The Town of Nags Head, North Carolina, is located on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a chain of barrier islands along the Atlantic Ocean, 90 miles south of Norfolk, Virginia.  A unique resort community, Nags Head takes pride in its clean water, low density of development, and abundant open spaces.  Its 11 miles of oceanfront and 6.5 square miles of area are home to a year round residential population of 2,800 and a summer population of approximately 40,000.

Arts Council of Wilmington in Wilmington, NC, Calls for Entries for an Exhibit to Show Off Wilmington Locations – Deadline Feb. 10, 2017

January 17, 2017

Wilmington is a unique city that is home to an amazing arts community. We all have our favorite spots, from the Cape Fear River to the beaches or Castle Street to Lumina Ave.  Anything goes in this call to local artists to exhibit work that depicts their local stomping grounds.

The Arts Council of Wilmington will showcase the chosen artists at Wilmington International Airport during one of the busiest times of the year, The Azalea Festival and the Wells Fargo Championship. This is an opportunity to show visitors the multifaceted character of our fair city and the surrounding area.

Entry Deadline: Feb. 10, 2017

Visit our website at (www.ArtsWilmington.org), for complete rules.

Arts Council of Carteret County in Morehead City, NC, Calls for Entries for “Art From The Heart 2017”

December 30, 2016

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The Arts Council of Carteret County in Morehead City, NC, announces the 28th annual show and sale of original artwork, “Art From the Heart”. The exhibit will open on Friday, Feb. 17 and will close on Saturday, Mar. 4, 2017.

This non-juried show is open to artists 18 years of age or older who reside in Carteret, Craven, Onslow and Pamlico Counties. Artists from those counties may participate whether or not they are members of the ACCC. All ACCC member artists may participate regardless of their county or state of residence.

Artist registration will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10th and 11th from 10am – 4pm, and Sunday, Feb. 12th from 9am – 1pm.

The show will be held in Morehead Plaza in the 2900 block of Arendell Street in Morehead City, in the commercial unit between Snap Fitness Center and The Tractor Supply Store on the west end of Morehead Plaza.

Judging “Art From the Heart 2017” will be professional artist, art teacher and gallery owner Nicole White Kennedy from Raleigh, NC. To view Kennedy’s full resume and selections of her work please go to her website at (http://www.nicolestudio.com/bio.html) and (http://www.nicolestudio.com/images/nicoleart.html).

Kennedy will conduct a critique and commentary session on Monday, Feb. 13 at 6:30pm. Artists may sign up for that session during registration. The cost will be $10 per participant.

“Art From The Heart 2017” participants will be allowed to enter two pieces of original artwork for a fee of $10 per piece. All work must be for sale.

Complete rules for entry and downloadable entry forms will be available at the Council’s website (www.artscouncilcarteret.org) after Jan. 1, 2017.