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Meet the judges for Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival on October 9-10, 2021 in downtown Raleigh.

We are excited to welcome Seo Eo, Molly Boarati, and Linda Dallas to judge this year’s art market featuring over 170 fine artists and craftspeople from across the state and country. These expert judges will award $3,500 across six merit awards to the top artists in the market.

Experience the eclectic art market plus live music performances, interactive art installations, and more at the special fall edition of Artsplosure on October 9-10!

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Seo Eo

Seo Eo received an MFA in Art from Indiana University, Bloomington, and taught at the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis before moving to North Carolina in 1996 to join the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University.

A Korean native, Eo has lived in Japan and Bolivia, and at age 19, relocated to the U.S. to pursue his education in art. The experiences in different cultures and languages have shaped his work that emphasizes the relationship between materials and cultural conventions. Eo introduces the renewed narratives through displays that invite participants to investigate the familiar in a context otherwise absent within the secure habits of everyday exchanges.

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Molly Boarati

Molly Boarati is Associate Curator at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, where she has worked since 2011. At the Nasher, she has curated exhibitions including Graphic Pull: Contemporary Prints from the Collection (2020-2021), All Matterings of Mind: Transcendent Imagery from the Contemporary Collection (2017) and Burk Uzzle: Southern Landscapes (2016). Co-curated projects include Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont (2018-2019) and an upcoming show of regional artists (2022). Boarati also coordinated the groundbreaking exhibition Pop América: 1965-1975, among many others. She is currently working on Off the Map: The Provenance of a Painting (fall 2021). She holds a BA from the University of Virginia and an MA in Art History from Boston University. Boarati has also held positions at The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, and the Boston University Art Gallery.

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Linda Dallas

Linda Dallas received a master’s degree in product design from NC State University and a BS in mathematics from Howard University. She has been an instructor at various institutions and organizations since 2006. In 1997, she coordinated the Exploris project team that traveled to Senegal, West Africa to collect artifacts, video footage and photographs for Exploris’s WOW Senegal exhibit.

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