National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center
Southeast Region

Wildlife/Wildlands of Eastern North Carolina Art Expos

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is proud to partner with the Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society and the Dare County Arts Council to announce the 2014 series of art expos scheduled to show in the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center auditorium.

Opening Receptions are scheduled from 5 pm - 8-pm on the following dates:
April/May/June Expo -  Reception on Friday, April 11, 2014
July/August/September Expo – Reception on Friday, July 11, 2014
October-March Expo -  Reception on Friday, October 10, 2014
February/April Expo – Reception on Friday, February 13, 2015

All artwork must be native wildlife or habitat themed, two-dimensional in nature, and ready-to-hang.

Artists interested in participating in one of these shows should send five images of their work or a link to their a website that displays examples of their work, along with the artist's biography to or call Susie Kowlok at 252-473-1132 X 226 for more information.

The Wildlife and Wildlands of Eastern North Carolina Art Expos are sponsored by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society, and the Dare County Arts Council.  

Refuge Manager Mike Bryant says he's proud to see the US Fish and Wildlife Service "stepping out of the box."  Bryant explained, "These Art Expos are a great example of partnership between a federal agency and the local community.  Everyone benefits.  The Refuge's main goal is to attract a new set of people to our facility, so we can show them who we are and what we do. And, we're excited to be able to provide a means to economically benefit some of our local artists."   The reception, Art Expos, and admission to the Visitor Center are free and open to the public. Artwork with be exhibited in the 100-seat auditorium of the new Visitor Center.

Sponsored By:

Dare County Arts Council  Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society  US Fish & Wildlife Service

Last Updated: 9/23/14