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Dare County Arts Council Now Accepting Nominations For People’s Choice Exhibit


Dare County Arts Council announces a call for nominations for their inaugural People’s Choice solo exhibit, which will be on display in DCAC’s vault November 2-30, 2018.

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.

“Dare County Arts Council has always encouraged our art supporters to vote for their favorites in exhibits,” said Dare County Arts Council Program Chair Carol Willett. “Recognition is important to all artists, and a People’s Choice show is a means of gathering feedback not only for artists, but also for Dare County Arts Council.

The entire Outer Banks community, from Corolla to Ocracoke, is invited to make nominations for artists from every type of visual arts media for the People’s Choice exhibit.

All artists, regardless of age or hometown, are eligible to be nominated for the People's Choice exhibit.

Nominations can be made online here and at the DCAC Gallery in downtown Manteo from January 8-27, 2018.

The last opportunity for the public to make nominations will be at the opening reception of the 40th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show at Dare County Arts Council on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

After the submission period is closed, a panel of judges will review the nominations and select the People’s Choice artist for 2018.

"The whole idea behind this organization is that it is a council, a place where all opinions matter,” said Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin. “We always strive to include as many voices as possible and the People's Choice exhibit gives us a new opportunity to listen to our community."

The People’s Choice artist will be announced on February 12, 2018.

The month-long exhibit will have an opening reception on Friday, November 2 at 6pm, where the community will be able to meet the People’s Choice artist and view their work.

For more information about the People’s Choice exhibit, please visit DareArts.org/peopleschoice or call (252) 473-5558.

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