Art exhibits at Dare County Arts Council

By on October 29, 2019

Dare County Arts Council

Three art shows are currently on display at the Dare County Arts Council. Fay Davis Edwards: People’s Choice Exhibit; Gloria Coker Solo Exhibit; and Boobies, Frigates & Iguanas…Treasures from Ecuador. Visit the gallery at 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave. Manteo during business hours Tuesday-Friday: 10am-5pm and Saturday: 12pm-4pm.

Fay Davis Edwards

Fay Davis Edwards: People’s Choice Exhibit

2019 People’s Choice Exhibit Opening Reception featuring work by Fay Davis Edwards

Manteo artist Fay Davis Edwards has been selected for Dare County Arts Council’s 2019 People’s Choice Exhibit from a field of over two dozen talented artists across a range of media.

Fay has been pursuing her Masters in Fine Art at Maine College of Art (MECA) in the heart of the Portland’s Art District for the last two years. She is currently working on her thesis and preparing to graduate in May.

“My studies at MECA have been extremely challenging and rewarding, and I can see how my approach to art making has grown considerably during my time in Portland,” said Fay Davis Edwards. “There is so much to share and I am excited to come home with a fresh perspective and new connections.”

The People’s Choice Exhibit will be titled “Watermarks” and will have a diverse selection of Fay’s mixed media, photography and paintings. Fay says she also hopes to include a projection/film from her thesis exhibition at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Portland in the installation at DCAC.​

The show will be on display in Dare County Arts Council’s Gallery in downtown Manteo November 1-February 1, 2020


Gloria Coker

Gloria Coker Solo Exhibit

 Gloria Coker Exhibit Artist Reception

Gloria’s fall exhibition titled “Let Go and Enjoy” features her vivid acrylic paintings involving people enjoying their passions, including music, dance and festivals. ​

“The more I let loose and throw paint around, the better I feel. Perhaps I am subconsciously rebelling against our more digitized, pixelated world, but I actually enjoy the feel of the wet paint and my ability to create a “happy accident” as they say in the art of watercolor where I began. I am hoping the paintings in my show reflect a certain Joi de Vivre- Joy of Life, ” says Gloria. 


Featuring works by Susannah Sakal and Barbara Hanft.

Boobies, Frigates & Iguanas…Treasures from Ecuador

Boobies, Frigates & Iguanas Opening Reception featuring works by Susannah Sakal and Barbara Hanft.

Boobies, Frigates and Iguanas is a special art exhibition featuring mixed media by artists Susannah Sakal and Barbara Hanft.​

Paintings of the unique animals, plants and people Susannah and Barbara encountered on their once in a lifetime trip to the Galapagos Islands and Andes Mountains in 2018 will fill the hallway of DCAC’s gallery.​

All works of art are for sale and include botanical illustrations and mixed media paintings e.g., watercolor, pen and ink, oil, colored pencil, and collage.  There will be sea birds, crabs, and tropical flora pieces that will showcase all the beauty Ecuador has to offer.

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