Fine Arts Show returns Oct. 20-22

Published 12:02 am Friday, October 7, 2011

The Beaufort County Arts Council’s 47th-annual Juried Fine Arts Show will open to the public on Oct. 20.

The show will feature more than 400 works by approximately 200 artists in a variety of media.

The free show will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 22 in the Washington Civic Center on Gladden Street in downtown Washington.

BCAC will receive works for the show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Civic Center.

Artists may enter up to four works in four categories: watercolors, oils and acrylics, graphics/open mixed and three-dimensional.

The entry fee is $20 for one or two entries and $7.50 each up to four entries.

A show prospectus with show guidelines is available by calling or emailing the arts council, and it is available on the BCAC website at

Crawford Alexander Mann III will be the juror for the show. Mann, a Washington native, returns to his hometown to serve as the juror.

On Oct. 21, Mann will present a critique of the show beginning at 7 p.m. The critique is free and open to the public.

More than $3,900 in cash awards is presented at the show.

Awards are given for first, second, third and honorable mention places in each category. Cash awards of $150 for first place and $75 for second place are presented in each category.

Twelve additional awards include the Frances M. and William R. Roberson Jr. Best in Show Award, $500; Richard W. Tripp Best Watercolor Landscape, $300; East Carolina Wildfowl Guild Award, $150; Margaret Hodges Hackney Award for Best Beaufort County Entry, $200; Pamlico-Tar River Foundation Award, $75; the Young Ones Award, $100; the Irene Glover Forbes Pottery Award, $50; The Garden World Award (given by the Washington Garden Club), $100; the Franke Rumley Textile Award, $100; the People First Award (given by Louise and Harold Lane) and the Mark and Suzette Bardill Purchase Award, $1,000.

Award-winning selections from the show will be exhibited in Washington Civic Center through Dec. 22.

The show is part of the activities associated with Washington’s annual Smoke on the Water festival set for Oct. 22.

The show is presented with support from PotashCorp.

Call 252-946-2504 for more information or send email to