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.





Notice of Public Auction

The public will take notice that the Dare County Tourism Board, at its meeting of October 20, 2022, adopted Resolution 2022-5 authorizing the sale of surplus personal property by public auction.

Saturday, April 1, 2023.

6708 S. Croatan Highway

Nags Head, NC 27959

10am: Back of the House Auction – Complete Commercial Kitchen

Partial List: True refrigerators and coolers, Hatco drawer warmers, Hobart mixer, Vulcan, 6 & 10 burner gas ovens/stoves, Vulcan 2 basket gas fryer, Vulcan 2-door oven, stainless prep tables, DCS 6 burner LPAS range & oven, Hobart dishwasher, pots & pans & more.

2pm: Front of the House Auction – Selling Everything in the Building + Architectural Salvage by room

Partial List: Antique ships wheel chandelier, Nautical & pirate decor, sword & pistol displays, polyword tables & chairs, ship models, nautical lanterns, art, commercial bar equipment, tables and chairs, NC decoys, fish mounts, signal cannon, architectural salvage, Several bars, pirate bar & more.

Preview 3/31: 11 AM – 5 PM & Auction Day starting @ 9am
Online Absentee Bidding Catalog Closes: 3/31 @ 8pm
Catalog + Thousands of photos @ SSAOBX.HIBID.COM
Island Auction Co. (252)489-5513 – Jason P. Humphries, Auctioneer NCAL #8423
Visa / MC / Cash / Good Check – NC Sales Tax, 15% Buyers Premium

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