Halloween Art Of The Mask Exhibit Call For Entries Announced

Posted By on July 24, 2017

Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) is getting into the Halloween spirit this year with a new special exhibit showing in October, and an official call for entries has just been announced for The Art of the Mask.

Outer Banks metal, wood, cloth, papier mâché, glass, paint, clay, leather, enamel and jewelry artists are invited to create masks that encourage viewers to explore their imaginations.

“Art and identity form some of the strongest visual images we know,” said Art of the Mask Exhibit Curator Carol Willett. “This year’s annual fundraiser, the Black Opal Masquerade Ball, is intimately linked with our month-long exhibit, The Art of the Mask.  Artists from all different media have a unique opportunity to turn their talents toward producing masks and mask-related art that will excite the community and prepare us for a splendid night at the Ball.”

Artists wishing to participate in the Art of the Mask exhibit can find a prospectus online at DareArts.org/mask and at the DCAC Gallery in downtown Manteo.

Everyone is encouraged to visit this special exhibit to find the perfect mask for the DCAC Black Opal Masquerade Ball. The event will celebrate the spirit of creativity and imagination. Tickets to Black Opal can be purchased online at DareArts.org/blackopal and at Dare County Arts Council in Manteo.

“Every year, our big fundraiser enables us to make nearly all of our arts programming free and open to the public,” said Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin. “The mask exhibit is meant to be a preview of this year’s Black Opal event, which promises to be a ton of fun! Costumes and masks are optional at Black Opal, but highly encouraged.”

As Black Opal’s Michelangelo sponsor, TowneBank supports the Art of the Mask exhibit along with Dare County Arts Council’s Emerging Artists Series and Power of Art program.

The Art of the Mask is open to Dare County Arts Council members and residents of Dare County age 18 and over. Entries can be dropped off Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29 between 10am and 5pm at the DCAC Gallery, 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave. Manteo, NC.

An opening reception for the mask exhibit will be held at Dare County Arts Council on First Friday, October 6, from 6 to 8pm.

The Art of the Mask exhibit will remain on display at the DCAC Gallery through Tuesday, October 31. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 12-4pm.

OBXentertainment.com is your source for all things happening this Halloween on the Outer Banks, including the 2nd Halloween International Film Festival, Oct. 26-28 at R/C Theatres in Kill Devil Hills, and our 4th Annual Outer Banks Halloween Parade, Oct. 29 at Kelly’s in Nags Head! 

Photo courtesy of Nancy Harvey.

Photo courtesy of Nancy Harvey.

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