Dare County Arts Council Opens Beach Book Exhibit

Posted By on October 8, 2013

The Dare County Arts Council and The Beach Book are pleased to announce their 18th Annual Beach Book Cover Art Competition Exhibit.

This annual exhibit and competition showcases work from area artists, and the winning piece will grace the cover of over 65,000 editions of the 2014 Beach Book Telephone Directory.

The theme for this year’s competition is “Discoveries of the Outer Banks.”

The exhibit opened to the public at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery in Manteo on October 4, and will run through October 28.

Gallery hours are 10am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, and noon until 4pm on Saturdays.

An opening reception will be held this Friday, Oct. 11, from 6 to 8 pm, where guests will have an opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award.

The 2012 winner was Phillip Scott Cameron for his painting “Beachside” (pictured below). Three honorable mention awards were also presented to Elaine Simoneau for her painting “Soundside”, Michael Steiner for his photograph “Rusty Boat”, and to Carolina Coto for her painting “Julia’s Discovery”.

Beach Book 2012 Winner "Beachside" by Phil Cameron

Beach Book 2012 Winner “Beachside” by Phil Cameron


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Posted by Matt Artz

Matt Artz was a lead reporter and photographer for 'The Coastland Times' newspaper from 2000 to 2009, and has been published in the Outer Banks Sentinel, North Beach Sun, Outer Banks Milepost, among others, before launching OBX Entertainment, NC Film News, and Halloween Daily News in 2012. Matt and Sue Artz are also the founders of the annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade and the Halloween International Film Festival.

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