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Professional Arts Gallery

College of The Albemarle's Roanoke Island Campus, located at 205 Highway 64 South Business, Manteo, NC, is home to the Professional Arts Gallery and the Professional Crafts: Jewelry program of study. The gallery has been home to a variety of art shows and events featuring talented, local artists and students.

Past Shows

Artrageous Art Extravaganza 2015

COA students at Artrageous 2015

The College of The Albemarle (COA) Professional Arts Jewelry program sponsored an activities table at Dare County Arts Council’s Artrageous Art Extravaganza.

Artrageous is an annual community-wide arts celebration featuring creative hands-on art activities for children, along with live music, and live art demos. COA Professional Crafts Jewelry students helped participants create their own personalized, hand-stamped pendants. Proceeds from Artrageous benefit arts education programming and cultural arts programs in our community.

Pictured: COA jewelry student Cammie Hall works with Artrageous participants to create hand-stamped pendants and charms.

2015 DASH Symposium

Established in 2013 by the University of North Carolina’s Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese, NC, the DASH Symposium examined the art and science of waves and the vehicles humans use to navigate them in the 2015 Boats and Boards, Ripples and Waves program.

This year’s keynote speaker was the incomparable Reuben Margolin, an American-born artist and sculptor known for his mechanically driven kinetic sculptures of wave-forms. His work has garnered international acclaim and speaks directly to the interchange between the art and science of waves. A presentation of his work can be seen here at a 2012 TED Conference. As part of the symposium, Dare County Arts Council was pleased to bring Surfalorus to the area for all three days of the series. This surf film festival is held each year in Wilmington, NC, and is presented by the Cucalorus Film Festival, one of the leading independent film festivals in the US.

MovieMaker Magazine recently announced the Cucalorus Film Festival has been named one of the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World for 2014, the second year in a row that it has received this honor. Other event elements included academic lectures at UNC CSI on topics such as Coastal North Carolina boat design and research, the debut reception of new works by local surf photographer, Mickey McCarthy, a variety of live music performances, a historic surfboard exhibit, various wave demonstrations and exhibits, unique surf programs, a surf swap and much more. Learn more about DASH by visiting www.dashnc.com.

Chroma: Jewelry in Color

Courtney Starrett jewel piece

This exhibition was a national invitational show of contemporary jewelry featuring work that incorporates color as a primary focus.

The show celebrates the diversity in the field of contemporary jewelry, featuring work by artists using a variety of materials and techniques, from traditional to experimental.

March 5 - April 3, 2014

The exhibit was curated by Kathryn Osgood, Assistant Professor, Professional Arts Jewelry, College of The Albemarle.

Chroma: Jewelry in Color catalog

Faculty Art Exhibit

Faculty Art Exhibit

The exhibition features work by College of The Albemarle faculty members Gale Flax, Patricia Sterritt and Kathryn Osgood.

September 27 - October 26, 2012

Gale Flax is a Norfolk printmaker and book artist.

Patricia Sterritt is a painter who currently works with encaustic medium and collage and mixed media hand-pulled prints from the etching press.

Kathryn Osgood is a studio jeweler, metalsmith and enamellist.

Art of Enamel Exhibit

Art of Enamel

The exhibition featured eighty works of art by twenty-seven artists who embody the finest in American enameling.

COA was honored to exhibit such a strong variety of work in the field of contemporary enameling.

March 6 - April 8, 2012

The exhibit provided our students the opportunity to see a wide variety of enamelwork styles and techniques.

The Art of Enamel Catalog

For more information about the Professional Arts Gallery in Manteo, please contact Kathryn Osgood, Associate Professor, Professional Crafts: Jewelry, at 252-475-9248 or at kathryn_osgood@albemarle.edu.

Learn more about College of The Albemarle's Professional Crafts: Jewelry program of study.

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