Manteo artist Fay Davis Edwards has been selected for Dare County Arts Council’s 2019 People’s Choice Exhibit from a field of over two dozen talented artists across a range of media.

The People’s Choice Exhibit will be titled “Watermarks” and will have a diverse selection of Fay’s mixed media, photography and paintings. Fay says she also hopes to include a projection/film from her thesis exhibition at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Portland in the installation at DCAC.

The month-long exhibit will have an opening reception on Friday, November 1 at 6pm, where the community will be able to meet Fay and view her work. The reception is free and open to the public.


The show will be on display in Dare County Arts Council’s Gallery in downtown Manteo November 1-February 1, 2020.

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.

Watermarks Exhibit

About Fay Davis Edwards 

Fay has been pursuing her Masters in Fine Art at Maine College of Art (MECA) in the heart of the Portland’s Art District for the last two years. She is currently working on her thesis and preparing to graduate in May.


“My studies at MECA have been extremely challenging and rewarding, and I can see how my approach to art making has grown considerably during my time in Portland,” said Fay Davis Edwards. “There is so much to share and I am excited to come home with a fresh perspective and new connections.”

For more information about Fay, click here. 

To read Fay's bio and artist statement, click here.

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