OBX Outfitters is committed to working with local artists whose designs help us share the pure joy that is the Outer Banks. In 2012, we began working with two such talented individuals, featuring their designs on our Made in the USA apparel. This unique combination forms the basis of our Wearable Art line, which will continue to grow and shine the spotlight on many fine artists from OBX and throughout North Carolina. To submit a listing for the Arts Resources section of this page, or to inquire about working with us to share your art, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
E.M. Corsa’s work exemplifies her passion for art and nature, the combination giving birth to vivid watercolors portraying both fauna and flora. The Kill Devil Hills resident paints what she knows best, and the appeal of her work stems from a keen eye for accuracy and detail with a balanced composition. We are proud to feature her “Beach Bunny” design as one of our first Wearable Art items.
Her artwork can be found in galleries up and down the Outer Banks including Sea Dragon in Duck; Yellowhouse Gallery and Seaside Art Gallery in Nags Head; The Christmas Shop in Manteo; Pea Island Art Gallery in Salvo; and Indian Town Gallery in Frisco.
You can find out more about this talented artist online at www.emcorsabackyardwild.blogspot.com.
Josh Davis splits time between drawing and painting and teaching art history to high school students, having developed a passion for the latter while earning a BS in Art Education from Appalachian State University.
Working in fine art, drawings and watercolors, and graphic design, he continues to pursue his goal as an artist to learn and grow as a painter and maker. In addition to “Bluegrass at the Beach” OBX Outfitters is featuring Davis’ interpretation of a passion of many OBX visitors and residents, off-roading on the beach, as an addition to our “Find Your Happy Place” line.
More information about Josh is available on his website, www.joshuadavisart.com.
The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources was formed in 1971 to recognize and promote culture and heritage as essential elements of North Carolina’s economic and social well-being. It was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella. The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State Archives. The Department serves as a champion for North Carolina’s creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy.
The North Carolina Museums Council is a non-profit organization of museums and individuals interested in the advancement of North Carolina museums and the museum profession. An all-volunteer Board of officers and committee chairs conducts the business of the Council year-round. The contemporary definition of “museum” has expanded to encompass many kinds of non-profit institutions with exhibit functions and educational programming. NCMC includes not only museums with collections of art, history or science related objects, but also such diverse organizations as visual art centers, zoos, planetariums, historic houses, arboreta and botanical gardens, science centers and other forms of programming especially for children.
Since the initial acquisition in 1947 of 139 works of European and American art, purchased with a $1 million appropriation of state funds, the collection of the North Carolina Museum of Art has grown to include major holdings in European painting from the Renaissance to the 19th century (enhanced in 1960 by an extraordinary gift from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation of 75 works dating primarily from the Italian Renaissance and baroque periods), Egyptian funerary art, sculpture and vase painting from ancient Greece and Rome, American art of the 18th through 20th centuries, and international contemporary art. Other strengths include African, ancient American, pre-Columbian, and Oceanic art, and Jewish ceremonial objects.
The North Carolina Arts Council works to make North Carolina The Creative State where a robust arts industry produces a creative economy, vibrant communities, children prepared for the 21st century and lives filled with discovery and learning. The Arts Council accomplishes this in partnership with artists and arts organizations, other organizations that use the arts to make their communities stronger and North Carolinians—young and old—who enjoy and participate in the arts.
2902 S. Virginia Dare Trail – Milepost 11, Nags Head, NC
Yellowhouse Gallery features work by approximately 50 local resident artists and photographers in addition to a number of artists who, although they are not fulltime residents, share a deep love for the Outer Banks. Many of these “locale” artists own second homes here, live in the region, or vacation here several times each year. While many of our artists find their inspiration in the seashore, their expressions and chosen media vary. In the Yellowhouse Gallery’s eight-room 1935 cottage are six rooms devoted to the contemporary collection, much of it produced locally. The gallery offers original paintings, prints and giclees in oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media as well as stained glass, sea glass, and local artist jewelry and fiber art. In addition to gallery owner Eve Turek’s photography, Yellowhouse Gallery represent several other local resident photographers.