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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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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.

Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, Announces Awards from the “20th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show”

May 31, 2017

Hundreds of people poured into the Dare County Arts Council Gallery in Manteo, NC, on Sunday, April 30, 2017, for the opening reception of the “20th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show”, founded by Mollie A. Fearing and Associates Inc.
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Multi-media artist Mei Ling Cann carefully selected the following award winners:


MFMAS Best in Show Award Recipient Sue Freeman. Photo courtesy of DCAC Programs Director Fay Davis Edwards.

Lucky 12 Tavern Best in Show went to Sue Freeman “My Kind of Treasure” (wood)

Willey Agency Excellence Awards went to Rick Cocke “Circus Stars” (acrylic), Mary Edwards “Old Nags Head Pier” (watercolor), Dawn Moraga “Red Sky in the Morning” (acrylic), and Jefferson Glover “Sin Bearer” (mixed media)

Honorable Mentions went to Thomas Dean “Yin Shell Yang” (acrylic), Sean Ballentine “Jennette’s Pier” (photography), Feather Phillips “Three Turnips” (watercolor), and Mandy Bartell “Grace is Gone” (copper)

People’s Choice Award: Petie Brigham “Hooray! Beach Day!” (oil painting)

“This exhibition maintains a well-balanced flow of colors and compositions, while utilizing a varied range of media and imagery,” said judge Mei Ling Cann. “I was delighted to see the range of talent in the Outer Banks community and enjoyed meeting the local artists.”

Presented by Zillie’s Island Pantry on Ocracoke Island, this year’s show features 80 entries by local Outer Banks artists.

“Winning an excellence award means a lot to me, especially this year,” said artist Dawn Moraga. “I’ve been going deep with my art trying to take it to the next level and I feel like this piece represents the direction I want to go.”

The Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show is held in memory of Mollie A. Fearing, one of Dare County Arts Council’s founders.

“Dare County Arts Council is thankful to have had the guidance and vision of Mollie Fearing during the early years of this organization,” said Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin. “For twenty years we have gladly paid tribute to her memory through this fun, eclectic exhibit.”

A special thank you to Kelly’s Restaurant and Tavern for providing delicious hors d’oeuvres at the opening reception.

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

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

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

 

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.

Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, To Host Annual Watercolor Society of NC Convention and Exhibit – Deadline for Entries May 30, 2016

April 19, 2016

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The Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s 71st statewide convention and exhibit will be hosted by the Dare County Arts Council in downtown Manteo, NC, from Oct. 9 – Nov. 18, 2016. The exhibit’s opening reception will be held at the Gallery on Sunday, Oct. 9 from 2-4pm.

“I am looking forward to having outstanding artists of this caliber sharing their talents with the residents of the Outer Banks,” said award-winning watercolorist and event co-chair Peggy Saporito.

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View of the 2015 exhibition.

Artists wishing to participate in this year’s exhibition can find a prospectus online at (ncwatercolor.com).

The deadline for entries is May 30, 2016.

The exhibition is open to any watermedia artist over the age of 18 who is a resident of North Carolina and a current member of WSNC. You can easily become a member online at (ncwatercolor.com).

In addition to the exhibit, the Dare County Arts Council will also host four seminars, the annual meeting, a luncheon and a workshop with award-winning watercolorist and juror Mark Mehaffey for members of the WSNC.

The Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s annual statewide convention and exhibit is sponsored by the Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series.

“We are excited about the WSNC exhibition and pleased to be working with the Dare County Arts Council. Our founder Don Bryan was an accomplished painter. With this show, we will return to our roots in the visual arts,” said President of the Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series John Tucker.

For more information about the Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s annual statewide convention and exhibit, please visit (ncwatercolor.com) or (darearts.org).

Dare County Arts Council Calls for Participation in 35th New World Festival Of The Arts in Manteo, NC – Deadline Apr. 1, 2016

March 22, 2016

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Celebrating its 35th year, the New World Festival Of The Arts will be held Aug. 17 and 18, 2016, from 10am-5pm on the waterfront in downtown Manteo, NC.

New World Festival Of The Arts offers 85 local and regional artists an opportunity to display and sell their creative work and compete for awards.

Artists wishing to participate can find a prospectus for the juried show online at (http://darearts.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016-NWFA-Application.pdf). The application deadline is Friday, April 1, 2016.

The free community event will feature world-class art from up and down the East Coast, including Outer Banks artists LeMair Handcrafts.

LeMair Handcrafts is the work of Lisa LeMair and Christopher Proto and includes wearable art, jewelry, accessories and stoneware pottery. In 2015, Lisa won 3-D Best In Show for her jewelry.

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Dare County Arts Council Gallery Manager Louise Sanderlin, Artist Lisa LeMair, Dare County Arts Council Volunteer Erin Johnson, and Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin (left to right) at the 2015 New World Festival Of The Arts.

“As an artist who has traveled to shows from California to Connecticut, it is so refreshing to have this little gem of a show right in my backyard. The organizers are enthusiastic, helpful and dedicated to making this a good show for everyone involved. We have strong support from locals and visitors alike. And, of course, I especially appreciate the meaningful cash awards for best in show- many thanks to the sponsors who make that possible,” said Lisa LeMair.

For more information, or if you would like to be an exhibitor at New World Festival Of The Arts, please contact the Dare County Arts Council by e-mailing to (dareinfo@gmail.com) or call 252/473-5558.

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

Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, Calls for Entries for 35th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show – Deadline Jan. 23, 2013

December 20, 2012

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All Dare County, NC, artists are invited to submit their artwork to the 35th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show, which will be featured at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery Jan. 26 – Feb. 22, 2013.

Started in 1978 by Dare County Arts Council, the Frank Stick Memorial Art Show is the longest running visual art exhibition in the county and includes a wide variety of local fine art ranging from conceptual to realistic.

“Frank Stick was a man of vision. We are honored to keep his vision alive by inviting local artists to participate in this renowned show that celebrates his passion,” said Executive Director of Dare County Arts Council Chris Sawin.

An opening reception and awards ceremony will be Jan. 26, 2013, from 6-8pm at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery.

Over $1,500 in cash awards will be offered, including Best in Show, Excellence, and Honorable Mention. A People’s Choice award winner will be selected by public ballot during the opening reception. All other cash award winners will be selected by the judges based solely on merit. The 2013 judges are Sarah Searcy and Amanda Nicholas.

Searcy graduated with an honors MA in sociology from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, after completing a fieldwork-based thesis in India. She has taught English in New Delhi, India, attended Penland School of Crafts as a William R. Kenan Fellow, and interned with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Nicholas works with a variety of media, including drawing, painting, and monotype printmaking. She received her MFA in Drawing from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and her BFA from East Carolina University.

All artwork must be received at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery between 10am and 5pm on Jan. 22 or 23, 2013. Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery is located at 210 E. Driftwood Street in Nags Head, NC. Hatteras Island artists are asked to drop of their work at Koru Village in Avon on Jan. 21, 2013, between 10am and 4pm.

A non-refundable fee of $20 per artist ($35 for Non-Arts Council Members) is due upon delivery of work. Artists can join the Dare County Arts Council at the time of delivery.

For a complete prospectus, please stop by Dare County Arts gallery located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue in downtown Manteo. A prospectus is also available on line at (www.darearts.org/calendar).

For more information, please call 252/473-5558.

Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, Calls for Wedding Photography – Deadline Dec. 28, 2012

December 18, 2012

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The Outer Banks Wedding Association and Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, have invited their collective membership to participate in a photography exhibit, to coincide with the 2013 Outer Banks Wedding Weekend.

The exhibit “Stolen Moments: Highlighting and Honoring the Creativity and Artistry of Outer Banks Photographers” will be on display at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery Jan. 14-29, 2013.

“We hope this is the first of many collaborations between OBWA and DCAC,” said Outer Banks Wedding Association President Kate Pullen.

To kick off the Wedding Weekend, there will be a gallery reception Friday, Jan. 18 at 6pm.

“Photographers are encouraged to submit images that show their creative side: that unguarded moment; a sunset that didn’t make it into the wedding album; the cutting-edge shot that only emerged while the bride and groom weren’t posing,” said Dare Council Arts Council Gallery Director Fay Davis Edwards.

Images should be digitally submitted via a major third-party file-sharing service, to (info@darearts.org) and (gallery@darearts.org) by Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Each artist may submit five original images taken in the last two years for consideration.

The exhibit is open to all artists who are members of Dare County Arts Council or the Outer Banks Wedding Association and are 18 years of age or older.

“I cannot fully express my excitement when I envision the possibilities that can be achieved when the Arts Council works on projects with complementary organizations, such as OBWA. I am a member of both groups and am excited to see the progressive movement toward promoting both traditional and nontraditional arts in our community,” said photographer and Arts Council board member Mary Basnight.

Selected photographers will be notified by Friday Jan. 4, 2013.

For more information about the exhibit call 252/473-5558 or visit (www.darearts.org).

New Photography Exhibit Coming To Dare County Arts Council Gallery in Manteo, NC

October 31, 2012

A new photography exhibit, Food for Thought – A Shared Promise and Responsibility, is set to open in Nov. 2 and continue through Dec. 5, 2012, at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery in Manteo, NC. There will be an opening reception November 2nd from 6-8pm at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery.

The exhibit is a collaboration between local organization Food for Thought and photographer Bill Lease of Manteo and New Bern, NC.


“Blue Swing” by Bill Lease

Since 2006, the all-volunteer non-profit Food for Thought has provided nutritious, child-pleasing, non-perishable breakfasts and lunches for children who meet specific criteria in Dare County each weekend during the school year. Since its founding, they have provided over 299,200 weekend meals to more than 2,260 children in Dare County.

For Bill Lease, this has been an evolving project. This is the third installment of a project originally developed in January 2011 to highlight the issues of hunger, poverty and homelessness within a community.

“The promise in each life is self-evident and deserves our full attention,” said Lease.

The exhibit consists of a collection of photographs and associated text supporting community efforts to increase awareness about these very present, significant issues.

Originally unveiled in Craven County, the exhibit at Dare County Arts Council’s Gallery focuses on the nutritional needs of younger school-age children in Dare County.

Proceeds from this exhibit will directly benefit Food for Thought, whose distribution center is located in Manteo.

Dare County Arts Council will also feature the artwork of popular Outer Banks artist Munroe Bell and his students from Nov. 2 to Dec. 5, 2012.

A long-time supporter of the Arts Council, Bell teaches an ongoing drop-in painting class at the Manteo Gallery.
This class has produced an abundance of talented artists, who will be showing their work along with their instructor, including Laura Beasley, Boo Beasley, Sally Scarborough, Sis Hall, Gail Midgett, Tra Perry, Brenda Zaytoun, Martha MacFadden and Connie Wescott.

“Munroe Bell’s students are all quite talented and we are excited to showcase their work. They exhibit a range of styles and subject matter, and seeing their work together with Munroe’s is really a visual treat,” said Dare County Arts Council Gallery Director Fay Davis Edwards.

The Dare County Arts Council Gallery is located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue in Manteo.

For more information call 252/473-5558 or visit (www.darearts.org) or (www.foodforthoughtobx.org).