The Town of Duck Wall Décor Committee established a series of Rotating Art Shows to display the works of local artists and organizations. The artwork is on display at Duck Town Hall in the First Floor Conference Room. Each show is scheduled to run for three months at a time and is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to an opening reception for each show.

Current Shows:

Paintings by Brad Price, November 3, 2017 to January 6, 2018. Opening Reception on Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Born in Hampton Roads, Brad Price has called the Outer Banks home since 1991.  Price began painting in 2007 when he was inspired to pick up a brush to combat the winter doldrums.  At a painting workshop, Price discovered he had a talent and passion for this form of art.  He quickly learned that painting was not just a winter hobby, but rather a vibrant and satisfying form of self-expression.  His primary focus is on canine portraiture, and he has turned his talent into a successful business @B.PricePaintedPets.  It was his aging Golden Retriever who served as his first model and he realized that the canvas was the perfect place to capture his love for his pet.  To this day, the portrait of Isaac is still his favorite painting.

Price is also a talented chef and graduated from the Florida Culinary School of the Arts.  He prepared exquisite meals at Elizabeth’s Cafe in Duck for 17 years as Executive Chef.  Since the restaurant’s closing, Price has turned his full attention to painting and teaching painting workshops and classes, fulfilling his dream of sharing the arts with others at his studio, Hang 12 Art.  You can find Brad Price on Facebook @Hang12Art and @B.PricePaintedPets, and on his website at Hang 12

The Brad Price Paintings show will be on display Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. November 3 through January 26 in the first floor Conference Room at Duck Town Hall, 1200 Duck Road. The show will be closed on weekends and holidays.  Rotating Art Shows change quarterly, feature local artists, and are coordinated by volunteers for the Town of Duck.  For more information, visit, or call 252.255.1234

Upcoming Shows:

2018 Schedule coming soon!

Past Shows:

“Creating Without Limits” Photography Exhibit by Anne Parsons, August 2 to October 26, 2017. 

Anne Snape Parsons, a native of Scotland, arrived in California as a young adult with one suitcase full of dreams. Those dreams took her from California, New York, Washington, D.C. and finally to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. After leaving the corporate world, she continued to adventure around the globe. But, it was on the Outer Banks after writing human interest stories for local papers, publishing two cookbooks, and exploring her fascination with foods and culture, that she discovered photography.

As a creative visionary, Anne refines the way she sees the world through her lens or, as she likes to say, “my real eyes”. Given this dreamscape, her mission is to produce a curated body of work that honours all people—no matter what size, weight, ethnicity, age, or colour. Anne wants everyone to celebrate their special self, to be visible, to be seen, to capture those fleeting moments that will become a cherished legacy for future generations. Because of her reverence for the human spirit, she shoots from the heart. Her goal is to recognize “that something special” that no one else has seen—it is her visual nourishment.

“Lost and Found: Explorations in Mixed Media” Works by Fay Davis Edwards, May 6 to July 27, 2017.

Fay Davis Edwards earned a BFA in painting from East Carolina University with her concentration centering on figurative painting in watercolor. She has also studied at workshops with Penland School of Crafts, Pocosin Arts School of Fine Art, and is presently pursuing an MFA at Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. As resident of a barrier island with an ever-changing environment, her color inspirations come more from the sound and marshes to the west than the ocean. She now displays her work at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery in Manteo, KDH Cooperative in Kill Devil Hills, and Silver Bonsai in Manteo.

For this exhibit, Davis says “I have brought together several of my paintings that explore the mechanics of a line. A line can be a continuous mark on a page, something implied by an arrangement of objects, a definition between colors, or written text. It can also be a sturdy cord or a device for catching fish. My selection of paintings includes a variety of line used to create each image – contour lines, such as for the figures, implied lines like I’ve used in the more abstract pieces, and lines from a book of poetry incorporated in some images. These lines can be playful and loose, or precise and specific, depending on the composition. I love how a linecan be lost and found within a composition. We would be nowhere in art without a line.”

“Spotlight On Performing Arts” The Forum Playbill Competition, February 11 to April 28, 2017

The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts and Dare County Arts Council are co-presenting the Spotlight On Performing Arts exhibit, which will be on display February 11- April 28, 2017 at Duck Town Hall. The theme of the 4th annual exhibition is Spotlight On Performing Arts, which will reflect many facets of the performing arts, including musicians, singers, musical instruments and scores. Best in show was awarded Dave Huff for his photograph titled “Between Sets.” Honorable mention was awarded to Carol Willet, Green Tullner, and Bruce Frazier.

The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts is a non-profit organization that brings an annual series of seven outstanding diverse concerts to the area and provides opportunities for youth to participate in the arts. All of the performances are partially underwritten by community businesses.

Outer Banks Chevy is sponsoring the Spotlight On Performing Arts exhibit.

Fiber Guild Exhibit, November 2 to January 30, 2017. 

The Outer Banks Fiber Guild is a community of people who create and enjoy fiber arts who practice, develop and share their talents with one another. Membership is made up of a range of fiber artists – from amateurs to professionals. Through shows and gallery sales, the Guild aims to increase public awareness of fiber and to advance its beauty and utility.

This exhibit was the culmination of several years of work by all guild members as they explored the relationship of color, texture and design using fiber.   From times long past, until today, people have expressed themselves through fiber, ranging from the strictly functional; to the purely aesthetic.  This inherent desire to modify, improve, enhance and embellish has inspired a rich heritage of fiber work, as old as time, as new as today and as unknown tomorrow. It is hoped that visitors who viewed the exhibit gained knowledge and appreciation of fiber art is its many forms

Susan van Gieson and Carole Thompson Art Exhibit, ran from November 4 through January 29, 2016.

Retrospect Exhibition, Denver Lindley 1930-2010, August 5 through October 30, 2015.

Photography Exhibition – Cyndi Goetcheus Sarfan, Dan Waters, Dan Beauvais
Ran from May 4 through July 31, 2015

Dare County Student Art Exhibit:

Ran from February 18 through April 30, 2015. The exhibit featured student artwork representing First Flight High School, First Flight Middle School, First Flight Elementary, Manteo High School, Manteo Middle School, Manteo Elementary, Kitty Hawk Elementary, and Nags Head Elementary.

Big Bold New Works, A Mixed Media Exhibit by Shirley Ruff and Holly Nettles. Ran from November 1, 2014 to January 28, 2015.

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Holly Nettles Artist Statement

Watercolor Exhibit, by artists of the Baum center Watercolor Group:
Ran from August 1 through October 24, 2014 – Photo Album – Opening Reception, Friday, August 1, 2014

“A Journey on the Surface,” an Exhibit by Fiber Artist Cole Fagersten:
Ran from May 2 through July 24, 2014

Dare County Student Art Show, 33 works of art created by Dare County students. Ran from February through April 25, 2014. Students in the show represented First Flight High School, Manteo High School, First Flight Middle School, Manteo Middle School, Kitty Hawk Elementary School, First Flight Elementary School, Nags Head Elementary School, Manteo Elementary School, and Hatteras Elementary School. The pieces were selected by members of Duck’s Wall Décor Committee.

“Step Back in Time” by the Whalehead Club, a historical display featuring photographic depictions and brief stories of Whalehead’s appealing history. Displayed from July 2013 through January 2014

Steve Alterman Photography, a Duck resident and nature photographer. Displayed through early summer 2013. Read more on Steve Alterman’s display here.

Fred Vallade, a Duck resident and artist including different media.
The first of the rotating art shows; began in December 2012. Read more from the Fred Vallade show here.