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 2015 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:

May/June/July Expo -Reception on Friday, May 8, 2015
August/September/October Expo -Reception on Friday, August 14, 2015
November/December/January Expo -Reception on Friday, November 13, 2015
February/March/April Expo -Reception on Friday, February 12, 2016

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 Tammy Batschelet 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

Mural at top of page was a partnership project among FWS, Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society, and the Advanced Art students at Manteo High School (under the diredtion of Art Teacher Robin York)

Mark Buckler





Last Updated: 6/17/15