Spring Wildlife Art Expo Opening Reception Announced

Posted By on May 1, 2015

The Opening Reception for the Spring Wildlife Art Expo is scheduled for Friday, May 8, 2015 from 5 – 8 PM at the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island.  The reception is free, and the public is invited.  

Several times each year, the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island  hosts  an art exhibit featuring artwork focused on the wildlife and wildlands of eastern North Carolina.  “These Art Expos are a great example of partnership between a federal agency and the local community.  Everyone benefits.  The Refuge’s main goal is to attract a new sets of people to our facility, so we can show them who we are and what we do. And, we’re excited to be able to provide a means to economically benefit some of our local artists.”  said Visitor Services Manager Bonnie Strawser.  “We’ve been hosting these art shows for almost two years. The artists have been so appreciative…  and, so has the visiting public!  So, it’s definitely a win-win arrangement.” 

This year’s Expo opening dates are May 8th, August 14th and November 13th. The receptions, Art Expos, and  Visitor Center are free and open to the public.  Artwork will be exhibited in the 100-seat auditorium of the Visitor Center.

You and your family are invited to an Opening Reception Friday, May 8th, 2015 from 5 – 8 PM

Spring Exhibitors include:

 Susan Dixon – Photography,

Sheila Golden – Photography,

 Mary Ann Remer – Photography

CJ New Life Photography
Susan Van Gieson –  oils and watercolors

For the Wildlife and Wildlands Art Expos, all artwork must be habitat or wildlife themed,  two-dimensional in nature, and ready-to-hang.

Artists interested in participating in a future show should send five images of their work or a link to their a website that displays examples of their work, along with the artist’s biography to Tammy_Batschelet@fws.gov or call

 Tammy Batschelet at 252-473-1132 X 226 for more information. 

"Pond Life" by Susan Dixon

“Pond Life” by Susan Dixon

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