The Outer Banks Voice – Dare Arts Announces Winners of 40th Annual New World Arts Festival

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Dare Arts Announces Winners of 40th Annual New World Arts Festival

By Story submitted on August 17, 2022

Tyson Andrews, recipient of the Best In Show award at the 40th Annual New World Arts Festival, Wallace, NC (cabinet making). Photo courtesy of Dare Arts.

Barbara Umbel, runner-up award recipient at the 40th Annual New World Arts Festival, Indian Harbor Beach, Florida (jewelry). Photo courtesy of Dare Arts

Paul Shampine, third place award recipient at the 40th Annual New World Arts Festival, Newtown, CT (Mixed Media). Photo courtesy of Dare Arts.

Noah Snyder, recipient of the 40th Annual Festival of New World Arts Honorable Mention Award, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (fractal painting in wood and acrylic). Pho

David Yuan of Virginia Beach, VA (oil paintings). Photo courtesy of Dare Ar

Clara Moseley, recipient of the 40th Annual Festival of New World Arts Honorable Mention Award, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina (ceramics). Photo courtesy of Dare Ar

Anna Lee of Kill Devil Hills, NC (jewellery), recipient of the Honorable Mention Award at the 40th Annual Festival of New World Arts. Photo courtesy of Dare Arts (1)

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A cool summer day with an excellent crowd coupled with over 40 East Coast performers for a perfect first day of the 40th annual New World Arts Festival, held on the Manteo waterfront from 10am to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16 and Wednesday, August 17.

Outer Banks fiber artist Beth Burns judged this year’s New World Arts Festival. Painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, carpentry, ceramics, glassware, basketry and resin work are some of the media she has observed.

“I really enjoyed the show because it has a great variety of work to see and enjoy,” Burns said. “Prices range from widely affordable pieces to gallery-level pieces. Manteo’s waterfront provides the perfect backdrop for an outdoor art exhibit, and the weather is fully cooperating this year.

Burns has carefully selected the following winners:

  • Best of Show– Tyson Andrews of Wallace, North Carolina (cabinetmaker)
  • The second place– Barbara Umbel of Indian Harbor Beach, Florida (jewellery)
  • Third place– Paul Shampine of Newtown, CT (mixed media)
  • Honorable Mentions– David Yuan of Virginia Beach, VA (oil paints), Clara Moseley of Kill Devil Hills, NC (ceramics), Noah Snyder of Kitty Hawk, NC (fractal wood and acrylic painting), and Amy Snowden and Anna Lee of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina (jewelry)

“I picked Tyson Andrews from Northstar Wood Art as Best In Show because of the quality of his work,” Burns added. “Each piece was unusual and so well executed. I have never seen such intricate cutting boards and the hidden compartments in the jewelry boxes were so unique.

This year was the first time Tyson Andrews took part in the New World Arts Festival.

“Wow, I’m completely shocked and flattered to win the Best In Show award,” said artist Tyson Andrews. “The show was great and the positive feedback I received on my work was overwhelming. I can’t wait to return to Manteo for this show next year!”

The New World Festival of the Arts is the longest-running outdoor art exhibit on the Outer Banks. It was established in 1982 by Edward Greene and Claire Grieves to provide local and regional artists with the opportunity to exhibit and sell their creative work, while acquainting visitors with the historic town of Manteo.

The event is sponsored by the City of Manteo.

This project is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. www.NCArts.org.

For more information on upcoming Dare Arts events, please visit DareArts.org.


Dare Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to fostering the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment, and opportunity.



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