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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.

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NC Outer Banks Artists Selected For Statewide Exhibition

July 12, 2017

Three members of Dare County Arts Council, in NC, Mary Edwards, Peggy Saporito and Bobby Wiltshire have been selected for the 2017 Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s 72nd statewide exhibition.

A total of 266 entries were submitted for this year’s exhibition, which will be on display at Greensboro College’s Anne Ruff Galyon and Irene Cullis Galleries in Greensboro, NC, October 15- November 18, 2017.

“What an honor it is to be accepted into this year’s WSNC annual juried competition,” said watercolor artist Mary Edwards. “Thank you, WSNC, for making the annual art show and meeting fun and successful! Can’t wait for the art-filled weekend with internationally acclaimed artist Mary Whyte.”

Mary Whyte juried the show selecting 70 paintings for the annual exhibition. She is a watercolor artist, teacher and author whose figurative paintings have earned national and international recognition. Her portraits are in corporate, private and university collections, and in permanent collections of the South Carolina Greenville County Museum of Art and the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC.

“I am truly humbled and honored to have been juried into the 72nd Watercolor Society of NC Exhibition by Mary Whyte with my painting ‘Play Ball’,” said watercolor artist Peggy Saporito. “As an outstanding writer, teacher and watercolor artist, I admire her accomplishments and talent and truly value her opinion as a juror.”

All are cordially invited to attend the Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s 72nd Exhibition Opening Reception on Sunday, October 15 at 2pm.

For more information about the Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s annual statewide convention and exhibit, please call 252/473-5558 or visit (ncwatercolor.com).

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

The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts and Dare County Arts Council Collaborate in Art Competition for 2016 Forum Playbill Cover – Deadline Apr. 13, 2016

February 10, 2016

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The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts and the Dare County Arts Council are co-presenting the third annual competition to select the Forum’s next Playbill cover. The winner will be featured on the 2016 Forum playbill cover.  Artists are invited to submit original photos and paintings to be featured in an exhibit at Trio in Kitty Hawk, NC, from April 14-May 31, 2016.

“The playbill competition with the Outer Banks Forum has proven to be a wonderful partnership for the Arts Council,” said Chris Sawin, executive director of the Dare Arts Council. “The opportunity to connect the Forum’s performances with the visual arts has opened DCAC and its members to an important arts audience on the Outer Banks.”

“We are excited about continuing this joint venture with DCAC,” said Eddie Cooke, president of the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts. “This art competition and exhibit always reflects the many facets of the performing arts as artists are invited to submit works of art in two dimensional visual arts media. And we are delighted to feature the winner on the cover of our playbill.”

The art competition criteria include: Theme: “Spotlight on Performing Arts”. Artwork should reflect a representation on any facet of the performing arts. Examples could include musicians, singers, musical instruments and scores. Eligibility: The competition is open to all artists who are members of either the Forum, Dare County Arts Council, or are residents of Dare County, and are 18 years of age or older. Entry Fee: Entry fees are $20 for DCAC/Forum members or $25 for nonmembers for up to three (3) original entries in a two dimensional format (portrait orientation requested).

Exhibit: The show opens to the public on April 14 and remains on exhibit at Trio in Kitty Hawk, NC, through May 31, 2016. The exhibit and artists’ reception is free and open to the public on the evening of April 14 from 5:30-7:30pm. A People’s Choice Award will be selected by ballot during the opening reception. In addition, the winning entry and People’s Choice will be on exhibit at the Forum’s final performance of the Virginia Symphony on May 26 at First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills, NC.

Artwork drop-off will be Apr. 12 & 13, 2016, at DCAD Gallery, 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue in Manteo, NC.

A full prospectus is available for download at (http://darearts.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/2016-Forum-Call-for-Entry.pdf), you may pick one up at the Dare Arts Council Gallery in downtown Manteo, or call DCAC to have one mailed at 252/473-5558.

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.

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