Morehead City, NC April 8, 2013 – The North Carolina Seafood Festival Board of Directors and U.S. Cellular host the 2013 Wine Selection and Poster Unveiling honoring artist Jim Storholt on Tuesday April 16th from 5-7 pm at the Train Depot in Morehead City.
Invited guests will sample and vote for the 2013 NC Seafood Festival Wine Winner from 5 pm to 6 pm. Following the tasting, the commemorative poster, created by Jim Storholt, will be unveiled.
Each year, the board of directors selects an artist to become the Official NC Seafood Festival poster artist. These posters have become collector’s items for the festival’s enthusiasts and the Morehead City community.
Storholt was the Official NC Seafood Festival poster artist in 2005 for his “In A Silent Way” poster and again in 2009 for his “Coastal Cookout” poster. He is the only artist to be awarded this title three times.
“This is a special event for us here at the festival,” says Stephanie McIntyre, Executive Director for NCSF, “It kicks off our season and gets the community buzzing for the big event in October.”
The North Carolina Seafood Festival, now in its 27th year, is a not-for-profit organization in Carteret County with the goal of helping others recognize the importance of seafood and the commercial fishing industry in eastern North Carolina. To learn more about the festival, its mission and to get updated on the 2013 festival, please visit ncseafoodfestival.org.