Mollie Fearing

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In Memory of Mollie A. Fearing 

2020 Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show

Dare County Arts Council is seeking entries for the 23rd Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show, which will now be held in July.  

Artists wishing to participate in this year’s exhibition can find a prospectus on the button below.

Please note that there is a new protocol for artwork drop-off. Artists can signup for a specific day and time to drop off their artwork using the link below. 

Due to the current restrictions in place for mass gatherings, there will not be a formal opening reception at the DCAC Gallery for this year’s Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show.


The show will be open for viewing during normal gallery hours from July 3 to July 31.

About The Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show

The annual show is held in memory of Mollie A. Fearing, one of the founders of the Dare County Arts Council, and features an eclectic mix of artwork. The Mollie Fearing Memorial Show goes on display every May at the DCAC Gallery. 


In 1975, a group of citizens gathering at Mollie’s house began what was originally called the Sea and Sounds Arts Council. It was established to bring cultural arts programing to Dare County, including dance, theater, visual arts, music, literature and more.

More than 40 years later, her vision, and that of our founders, remains strong in our organization. Mollie was a vital supporter and advocate of the arts until she passed away on September 3, 1997. We are pleased celebrate her memory and remember her many contributions to our area through this annual exhibit.

2019 Mollie Fearing Award Recipients

Founded by Mollie A. Fearing and Associates Inc.

On Sunday, May 5 Outer Banks residents and visitors gathered at Dare County Arts Council for the 22nd Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show opening reception.Photographer and designer Annalee Lanier carefully selected the awards recipients listed below from 75 entries....

Best In Show sponsored by Lucky 12 Tavern: Bobby Wiltshire "Blue Gate" (watercolor)

Excellence Award sponsored by The Willey Agency: Mary Edwards "Nags Head Pier, Deep Water" (watercolor)

Excellence Award sponsored by the Outer Banks Forum: Mary Ann Remer "Window. Morning. Early." (mixed media)

Excellence Awards sponsored by Zillie’s Island Pantry & Mollie A. Fearing & Associates: Paul Newman "Off Broadway" (etching) and Linda Lauby "Pea Island and 1870 Chart: KDH to Loggerhead Inlet" (layered photos and historic nautical chart)

Honorable Mentions sponsored by Zillie’s Island Pantry & Mollie A. Fearing & Associates: Tracy Bell "Tobacco Season" (acrylic), Shelley Booth "Limonata" (watercolor), and Judith Saunders "Rivers of Copper and Paper" (hand-painted watercolor paper & copper)

People’s Choice Award: Alla Rossow “Sunflowers” (collage)

2020 Sponsors

Founded by Mollie A. Fearing and Associates Inc.

Mollie A. Fearing and Associates Inc. was established on August 1, 1978, as an Independent Agency. Mollie A. Fearing and Associates have supported the Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show since its inception, and they are a proud member of DCAC's 1975 Society

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

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Current Covid-19 Gallery Hours:

May 22 - Until Further Notice

Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 5pm

Sunday & Monday: Closed

Winter Gallery Hours:

October 1, 2019 - April 30, 2020

Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: 12pm - 4pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

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