Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show Winners Announced

Posted By on May 16, 2014

Dare County Arts Council is pleased announce the winners of the 17th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show. The annual “Mollies” features an eclectic mix of local and regional visual arts, which will be on display through the month of May.

Torin Francis is pictured with his painting, which took the People’s Choice Award during the reception.

Torin Francis is pictured with his painting, which took the People’s Choice Award during the reception.

Best in Show – Kathryn Osgood (metals/jewelry)

Excellence Awards – Shirley Ruff (mixed media painting), Robert Seelow (glass), Rick Rosenshein (mixed media sculpture), Gary Schena (pottery), Steve Lautermilch (photography)

Honorable Mention – Petie Brigham (painting), Gina Owens (mixed media painting), Holly Nettles (painting), Mary Ann P. Remer (mixed media collage)

People’s Choice Award – Torin Francis (painting)

This year, we are very happy to host this show at our newly renovated Dare Arts Center, located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue downtown Manteo.

Over 200 artists and art lovers attended the opening reception on May 4th. The People’s Choice Award was selected that afternoon, and awards were presented for Best in Show, Excellence Awards, and Honorable Mentions. 

This year’s judge was Michael H. Drought, the Director of the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Born in Illinois and raised in Wisconsin, he received his MFA in painting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Drought’s paintings are in numerous private and public collections, including the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, VA.

Gallery hours are 10am – 6pm, Monday through Friday, and noon – 4pm on Saturdays. The gallery is closed on Sundays. For more information about the Mollie Fearing Show, please call (252) 473-5558.

Gina Owens is all smiles, pictured with her mixed media painting of fish, which won an honorable mention award.

Gina Owens is all smiles, pictured with her mixed media painting of fish, which won an honorable mention award.

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