[UPDATE: CANCELLED] Watercolor Society Of NC Bringing More Than Color To Outer Banks

Posted By on September 22, 2016

UPDATE (10/7/16): This event has been cancelled due to expected impacts of Hurricane Matthew, and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Watercolorists from across the state will travel to Manteo October 8-14 for the Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s 71st statewide convention and exhibit.

The Dare County Arts Council is collaborating with the Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series to bring this event to the Outer Banks. 

“Not only will our partnership with the Dare County Arts Council bring great art and artists to our region, it will provide funding and supplies for the art program in our local schools,” said President of the Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series John Tucker.

This event enables Dare County Arts Council to bring $5,000 in art supplies to Dare County middle and high schools through grants from Cheap Joe’s Arts Stuff and the Watercolor Society of NC.

“The Watercolor Society of North Carolina (WSNC) and Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff of Boone, NC are most honored to award seven Dare County teachers with equal shares of the $5,000 Cheap Joe’s Arts in Education Grant this year. The winners are: Martha Butcher (First Flight Elementary), Holly Humphlett (Manteo High), Mari Beth LaRose (Manteo Elementary), Cynthia Mansfield (Manteo Middle), Jillion Schuler (Manteo Elementary and Manteo High), Jennifer Stewart (First Flight Middle), and Cindy Wise (Nags Head Elementary),” said WSNC Art in Education Chair CoraMae Pipkin.

Additionally, the Watercolor Society of North Carolina will provide free tuition for one Dare County art teacher to take a watermedia workshop with some of the state’s best artists. This scholarship includes a $500 cash reimbursement to the teacher’s school to pay for a substitute teacher and WSNC and Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff will provide all of the supplies needed for workshop participation.

“WSNC believes art teachers deserve an opportunity to expand his/her own skills and experiences while finding new ways to inspire young minds to be creative and develop into our new generation of visual artists. This year, the scholarship winner is Cindy Wise of Nags Head Elementary,” said Pipkin.

The Outer Banks community is invited to the Dare County Arts Council Gallery on Sunday, October 9 from 2-4pm for the WSNC juried exhibition’s opening reception. Internationally recognized watercolorist Mark Mehaffey of Williamston, MI will juror the exhibit. The exhibition will remain on display at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery in downtown Manteo October 9-November 18.

The Bryan Cultural Series is a non-profit organization formed in 2012. Substantial support for the Bryan Cultural Series is provided by Village Realty, Towne Bank, Hilton Garden Inn of Kitty Hawk, and Ramada Plaza Hotel of Kill Devil Hills. The Bryan Cultural Series endowment is managed by the Outer Banks Community Foundation. For more information, visit bryanculturalseries.org.  

Dare County Arts Council is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Dare County. For more information about the Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s annual statewide convention and exhibit, please call 252-473-5558 or visit ncwatercolor.com.


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