Three Dare Arts members picked for state exhibition

By on July 20, 2017

“Route 158” by Bobby Wiltshire will be part of the North Carolina Water Color Society’s 72nd annual exhibit.

Three members of Dare County Arts Council — Mary Edwards, Peggy Saporito and Bobby Wiltshire — have been selected for the 2017 Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s 72nd statewide exhibition.

A total of 266 entries were submitted for this year’s exhibit, which will be on display at Greensboro College’s Anne Ruff Galyon and Irene Cullis Galleries in Greensboro Oct. 15 through Nov. 18.

“What an honor it is to be accepted into this year’s WSNC annual juried competition,” said watercolor artist Mary Edwards. “Thank you, WSNC, for making the annual art show and meeting fun and successful! Can’t wait for the art-filled weekend with internationally acclaimed artist Mary Whyte.”


Mary Whyte juried the show, selecting 70 paintings for the annual exhibit. She is a watercolor artist, teacher and author whose figurative paintings have earned national and international recognition.

“I am truly humbled and honored to have been juried into the 72nd Watercolor Society of NC Exhibition by Mary Whyte with my painting ‘Play Ball,’” said artist Peggy Saporito.

Saporito added that she admired Whyth’s accomplishments and talent as an outstanding writer, teacher and watercolor artist, and values her opinion as a juror.

The public is invited to an opening reception for the exhibit at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. at Greensboro College’s Anne Ruff Galyon and Irene Cullis Galleries.

For more information about the Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s annual statewide convention and exhibit, call (252) 473-5558 or visit NCWatercolor.


Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Dare County.

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