Dare Arts seeking Artists for the 26th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show

By on March 5, 2023

Founded by Mollie A. Fearing & Associates 

Dare Arts announces a call for entry for the 26th Annual Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show, which will open on Sunday, May 7 at their Gallery in downtown Manteo.

Artists wishing to participate in this year’s exhibition can find a prospectus and sign up for a specific time to drop off their work online at DareArts.org/molliefearingshow.

Ceramicist Ashley Paskov from Columbia, NC will judge this year’s show. Ashley began taking ceramic classes at Connecticut State University, where she received her BA in Ceramics in 2015. She went on to receive her Masters in Fine Arts in ceramics from Edinboro University in 2022. This past summer she began her work as an Assistant Professor at College of the Albemarle and the Ceramic Studio Coordinator at Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft, where she helps to introduce art to the surrounding communities and virtually through online classes. Ashley’s work has been featured in exhibitions and museums across the country including Wildfire

Ceramic Studio in Missoula, MT, Applied Contemporary Gallery in Oakland, CA, Erie Art Museum in St. Erie, PA, and the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, CT.

“I am thrilled to be jurying the Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show,” said artist Ashley Paskov. “I love connecting with my surrounding artistic community, and I cannot wait to see the innovative artwork created by Dare County artists!”

The show is held in memory of Mollie A. Fearing, one of the founders of Dare Arts, and is known for showcasing vibrant, eclectic artwork.

The opening reception will be held on Sunday, May 7 from 2pm to 4pm in Dare Arts’ Courtroom Gallery, and is free and open to the public. Award recipients will be announced at the reception and reception guests will vote by ballot for the People’s Choice award recipient.

The show will be open for viewing during normal Gallery hours from May 9 through May 27.

Businesses interested in sponsoring the 26th Mollie Fearing Memorial Art Show awards should contact Dare Arts Executive Director Jessica Sands at DareArtsInfo@gmail.com.

For more information about the show, please visit DareArts.org/molliefearingshow or call (252) 473-5558.


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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