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Call For Entry for 20th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show

The Dare County Arts Council announces a Call for Entry for the 20th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show presented by Mollie A. Fearing & Associates.

The annual “Mollies” features an eclectic mix of artwork, which will be on display at the DCAC Gallery in Downtown Manteo April 30-May 30.

The show is held in memory of Mollie A. Fearing, one of the founders of Dare County Arts Council.

“What a great testament to our small community that after 20 years the Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show is still a cornerstone for the Dare County Arts Council,” said owner of Mollie A. Fearing & Associates and Mollie Fearing’s daughter Grizelle Fearing. “Every year the show exceeds itself. From our tried and true artists, to the children that have grown up in the art community and become artists themselves, to the artists who came here on vacation and never left, we respect the talent of all these artists. I grew up surrounded by art and cannot imagine life with out it.”

Artists wishing to participate in this year’s exhibition can find a prospectus here.

Entries can be dropped off Tuesday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 26 between 10am and 5pm at the DCAC Gallery, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave. Manteo, NC.

The Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show is open to Dare County Arts Council members and residents of Dare County age 18 and over. Awards include Best in Show, Excellence Awards and Honorable Mentions, and a People’s Choice Award selected during the opening reception.

Artist Mei Ling Cann will judge the show. Her work explores the social identity and racial politics and her medium is often multidisciplinary, with a focus on tactile, handmade materials such as paper, textiles and books. Mei Ling earned her MFA in Painting & Drawing at the University of Georgia and her BFA, in both Painting & Drawing and Textile Design from East Carolina University.

An opening reception will be held at the DCAC Gallery on Sunday, April 30 from 2-4pm and will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres and awards.

For more information about the 20th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show, please call (252) 473-5558.

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

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