Dare County Arts Council Announces 25th Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show Award Recipients

Founded by Mollie A. Fearing & Associates


Artists, community members and the Fearing family gathered at Dare County Arts Council on Sunday, May 1 for the opening reception of the 25th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show, which features the work of 85 local and regional artists.


Studio jeweler, metalsmith and enamelist Kathryn Osgood carefully selected the following award recipients:

Best In Show: Gretchen Dibler “The Trio” (acrylic)

Excellence Awards: Fay Davis Edwards “Golden Orbit” (acrylic), Jackie Koenig “Golden Hour” (oil), Feather Phillips “Vessels” (watercolor), and Lisa LeMair “Threnody” (jewelry)

Honorable Mentions: Fred Vallade “My World” (mixed media), Cathy Spivey Mendola “Melancholy Blues” (fiber art), and Jackie Tury “Tide and Vine” (acrylic)

People’s Choice: Ashley Libretto “Pistol Petie” (oil)