Mollie Fearing

memorial art show

In Memory of Mollie A. Fearing 

Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show

The 25th Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show will open in our Courtroom Gallery on Sunday, May 1.

Artists wishing to participate in the 2022 exhibition can find the prospectus on the button below soon.


The show will be open for viewing during normal gallery hours from May 1 through May 28, 2022.

2022 Prospectus - Coming Soon

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.

2021 Mollie Award Recipients

The 24th Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show still hosted almost 100 entries from local and regional artists. From those entries, Seagreen Gallery owner and artist Susan Evans carefully selected the following award recipients:


Best In Show: Janet Groom Pierce “Beautiful NC Crop” (oil) 

Excellence Awards: Ray Matthews “Sunrise On Portsmouth Island” (photography), Jackie Koenig “Party Wave” (oil), Cyndi Goetcheus Sarfan “Resting Terns” (photography), and Susannah Sakal “Cross Flight” (resin on wood)

Honorable Mentions: Bobby Wiltshire “Carriage House” (watercolor), Suzanne Scott Constantine “Possibility” (mixed media), and Colleen Fagersten “Resist” (hand dyed silk)

People’s Choice Award: "Fierce Beauty" by Joseph Caroppoli (oil) 

Judge Susan Evans and DCAC Gallery Direc

2022 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.