North Carolina Arts Council
Carroll Best, Aaron Buff, Robert & Myrtle Dotson, John Dee Holeman, Quentin “Fris” Holloway, Vernon Owens, Amanda Swimmer, Elsie Trivet
Louise Anderson, Julian Guthrie, Bea Hensley, George Higgs, Mary Jane Queen, George Servance Jr, Luke Smathers, and Harold Smathers
Bertie Dickens, Emma Dupree, The Five Royales, Leonard Glenn, Ray Hicks, Algia Mae Hinton, AC Overton, and Lauchlin Shaw
Effie Rhodes Bell, Hazel Rhodes Reece, Lela Brooks, Burlon Craig, The Menhaden Chanteymen, Quay Smathers, Thurman Strickland, and Joe &
Since 1989, the North Carolina Heritage Award has honored our state’s most eminent traditional artists and practitioners.
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D. Reid Wilson, Secretary; Roy Cooper, Governor
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