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Art From The Heart

Annual Show and Sale

Announcing Art From The Heart 2017

The Arts Council of Carteret County (ACCC) announces it’s 28th annual show and sale of original artwork, Art From the Heart. The exhibit will open on Friday, February 17  and close on Saturday, March 4.

This non-juried show is open to artists 18 years of age or older who reside in Carteret, Craven, Onslow and Pamlico Counties. Artists from those counties may participate whether or not they are members of the ACCC.

All ACCC member artists may participate regardless of their county or state of residence. 

  • Artist registration for this show will be held on Friday and Saturday, February 10th and 11th from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, and on Sunday, February 12th from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.

ART FROM THE HEART 2017 will be held in the Morehead Plaza in the 2900 block of Arendell Street in Morehead City, in the commercial unit between Snap Fitness Center and The Tractor Supply Store on the west end of Morehead Plaza.

The judge for Art From the Heart 2017 will be professional artist, art teacher and gallery owner Nicole White Kennedy from Raleigh, NC. To view Ms. Kennedy’s full resume and selections of her work please go to her website:  and

Ms Kennedy will conduct a critique and commentary session on Monday, February 13 at 6:30 pm.  Artists may sign up for that session during registration. The cost will be $10 per participant.

Art From The Heart participants will be allowed to enter two pieces of original artwork for a fee of $10 per piece. All work must be for sale.
Complete rules for entry and downloadable entry forms will be available at the Council’s website after January 1, 2017. 

2017 AFH Calendar
2017 AFH Registration Form
2017 AFH Entry Rules

AFH Peoples Choice winnerACCC Art From The Heart 2016 Winners

Download the AFH 2016 Program with list of winners.


Art From The Heart 2014 Awards

The Arts Council of Carteret County (ACCC) has announced its winners from the Council’s 24th annual Art From The Heart art show which closed on March first.

Raleigh artist Bob Rankin judged the show which was on display at Morehead Plaza for two weeks and featured 405 pieces of original artwork created by artists from Carteret, Craven, Onslow and Pamlico counties.

Awards were presented in two categories – photography and non-photography. This year, the ACCC presented over $5000 to artists who received awards of excellence and honorable mention.

Photography Awards of Excellence were presented to Ryan Adrick, Patrick Field, Beth Kohutek, Lee Lumpkin, Scott Taylor and Bill Meserve.

Honorable mention awards in photography were received by Evie Chang Henderson, Ike Terrell, Karen Mault, Schuyler Munden, Scott Taylor, and David Vogt.

The non-photography category featured two and three dimensional artwork including painting, drawing, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, woodworking, fiber art and mixed media. Awards of excellence in this category were presented to Sally Anger, Deanna Grant, Chris Stetson, Diana L. Coidan, Mark Brown, Cora Mae Pipkin, Georgia Mason, Sandi Malone, David C. Slyck, Terry Greene, Lanny Pelletier, Stan Harmon, Romaine Riddle, Gwen Jordan, Steve Underwood and Carol Stens.

Honorable mention recognitions in the non-photo category were presented to Ann Etheridge, Nancy Gorr, Carol Gatchel, Dixie Leibert, Ruth Heppler (two awards), Janet Chambliss, and Christina Berner.

Carol Stens received additional recognition by winning Art From The Heart’s People’s Choice Award, presented annually to the artist whose piece of artwork receives the most votes from members of the public who viewed the gallery and voted during the show. The winning piece was fiber art entitled “Quilt Country.”

For more information regarding Art From The Heart 2014 including a full gallery guide and other links please go to the ACCC’s website at