53rd-annual Fine Arts Show debuts next week

Published 6:51 pm Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Arts of the Pamlico’s 53rd-annual Fine Arts Show is set to open next week, with a show that has “something for everyone.”

“It’s definitely a fantastic exhibit. We’ve got a wide variety of different styles and artists from all around the region,” said Stuart Lannon, AOP’s technical director.

Artists were asked to submit work in four categories: oils/acrylics, watercolors, graphics/open mixed media and three-dimensional works including sculpture, ceramics, fiber art, wood, glass, metal, paper, jewelry and more. In addition to placed winners in each category, the juried show offers a variety of special awards: Best In Show, the People’s Choice Award, the Creative Illusions award for best abstract entry, for the piece best representing eastern North Carolina wildlife and many more. According to Lannon, each category is represented fully, which he chalked up to the various ages and backgrounds of those submitting art to this year’s show.

“Different styles, different mediums — there’s really something in this show for everyone, more so, I would say, than in previous years,” Lannon said.

Currently, all work submitted to the show hangs on the walls of the gallery and hall of the Turnage Theatre. While the show has been judged by international artist, author, lecturer, judge and instructor Luana Luconi Winner, the winning works are not yet identified.

“Even though the winners have been announced, they’re not displayed as such right now,” Lannon said. “Of course, prior to the 26th, we will rehang it to exhibit the winners and the juried pieces, versus the unjuried pieces (or) all submissions.”

The show opens to the public on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Turnage. At 6 p.m., a guaranteed sales hour will open, which requires an advance deposit of $50 toward a guaranteed purchase of a work to participate.