Open Call For Dare Arts Board Of Directors

By on March 15, 2023

Members of the Dare Arts Board of Directors and staff at the Gallery in downtown Manteo. (Photo courtesy of Tatum Clements)

Dare Arts is delighted to announce a special open call for Dare County residents to serve on their Board of Directors.

In recent years, Dare Arts has made a sincere commitment to embracing diversity across the organization, and this open call for Board Members is an extension of that effort.

“Joining the Board now is an opportunity to take part in an exciting time at Dare Arts,” said Dare Arts President Richard Phillips. “Our 50th anniversary is in 2025, and big plans are already in the works for this special milestone. As our planning for 2025 continues, we want to open our board recruitment to people outside of our network. We know that diversifying our leadership team will help Dare Arts continue to grow and thrive.”

Dare Arts is seeking people who value the importance of Arts within the Outer Banks community, and who will contribute to the organization’s overall mission, which is to encourage the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity.  While not required, having experience or a background in leadership, arts education, grant writing, community events, or facility maintenance and upkeep is a plus.

Board Members of Dare Arts are expected to commit time, talent and resources to help fulfill the organization’s mission. They are responsible for setting policy, planning, and helping with fundraising. The Board of Directors meets six times a year, including quarterly meetings, an offsite planning retreat in February and an Annual Meeting in May. Board members are eligible for two consecutive three year terms.

“If you have ever thought about becoming more involved with the Arts in our community, this is your chance to throw your hat in the ring,” said Dare Arts Executive Director Jessica Sands. “We are hoping to bring on engaged Board members who can provide fresh, new perspectives to our team!”

Those interested in serving on Dare Arts’ Board of Directors, should fill out the Google Form online at The deadline is Friday, April 7. Each response will be reviewed by Dare Arts’ nominating committee and then recommendations will be made to Dare Arts’ Board of Directors in early May.

If you have any questions, please email Dare Arts Board President Richard Phillips at

For more information about Dare Arts, please visit or call (252) 473-5558.

Dare Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity.



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 for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at 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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