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2022 Winning Artists

Kim Craig House of Saffron $5,000 Betsy J. Sykes Award

Jan Sullivan-Volz Summer Storm $3,000 Joyce Wilkins Pope Award

John Miles Family
$1,000 Juror's Honorable Mention

Karina McMillan Storytelling $1,000 Juror's Honorable Mention

See these winning artists and all 58 juried artists’ works in the CATALOG and at the Woman's Club on the dates below.

Open House Dates at the Woman's Club of Raleigh:

Note: Open house times will be the only times the exhibition will be open.

Come visit the Raleigh Fine Arts Society: 2022 North Carolina Artists Exhibition during these open house times. These dates are planned for all community members, groups and friends to experience the exhibition. Artwork will be available for purchase during these times.

  • Thursday, October 13th 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 18th 5:00pm to 7:00pm 
  • Thursday, October 20th 10:00am to 11:30am

Exhibit Location: The Woman's Club of Raleigh, 3300 Woman's Club Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612


Pick up unsold exhibited works by artists and pick up purchased works by buyers:

  • October 23, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

  • October 24, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

  • October 25, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Inc. PO Box 10614 Raleigh, NC 27605


Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-814-5400. The license is not an endorsement by the State


RFAS celebrates diversity of thought, experience, and culture.

About the NC Artists Exhibition

From a small exhibition in 1964, RFAS North Carolina Artists Exhibition has evolved to become the largest annual all-media juried exhibition in the state. This juried exhibition offers artists an opportunity to present their works before a renowned art professional, art aficionados, and potential buyers. In its over 50-year history, thousands of North Carolina artists’ creative work has been celebrated in the North Carolina community. 

2022 Juror

This year’s juror is Dorothy Moss, Ph.D., Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery and coordinating curator of the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.

Moss directed the 2013, 2016, and 2019 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competitions. She also oversaw the commission of Amy Sherald's portrait of Michelle Obama and is an author of The Obama Portraits (2020). Click here to read more about Dorothy Moss.  

Juror's Statement!

THE DYNAMIC AND VARIED WORKS OF art selected for the 2022 Raleigh Fine Arts Society exhibition convey a range of perspectives and experiences that we have faced in recent years. During the period since the Raleigh Fine Arts Society has been able to host a competition and present an exhibition, the world has changed significantly. The isolation and overwhelming loss brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic shifted family relationships and altered daily routines. Further, racial unrest and wars displacing millions from their homes have transformed entire communities and amplified feelings of vulnerability. In moments of change, artists often look for solutions and provide us with a path forward through introspective visions of hope.

In the past two years, artists worldwide have taken to making works of art that address themes of kinship, identity, and place. In my work as a juror, I was keenly aware of how the context of making art in such a destabilizing time has impacted artists’ practices. Many artists created work that incorporates found objects, such as newspaper or fabric, or that is time intensive given the newfound isolation that many were experiencing. I gravitated towards works of art that revealed not only the skill of the artist and mastery of their chosen medium, but also work that spoke to the uncertainty of the historical moment and offered representations that speak to reflection and resilience.

It has been an honor to be part of the selection process, and I am grateful to all the artists who entered and the organizers who worked behind the scenes to make this important program

Congratulations to our winners!

(in order of appearance)

Jan Sullivan-Volz - Summer Storm

Kim Craig House of Saffron 

Karina McMillan – Storytelling

John Miles – Family

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