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Kapp will judge Art show at VGCC

Chancy M. Kapp of Raleigh will serve as the juror, or judge, of Autumn Arts 2006, the 31st installment of the annual juried art show sponsored by Vance-Granville Community College and the Kerr Lake Art Society, which will be held at the college Nov. 6 through Dec. 1. Kapp is the Assistant to the President for External Affairs in the North Carolina Community College System, and one of her assignments is organizing the annual exhibition of art from the state’s community colleges, for which system President Martin Lancaster selects approximately 150 pieces.

Kapp came to the North Carolina Community College System in 1995 from the UNC Center for Public Television, where she held several senior management positions. She has also written for public television on a free-lance basis. Most recently, she co-wrote “The Wonder of it All,” a biography of singer George Beverly Shea.

Kapp managed the public information office of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources from 1979 through 1984. While there, Kapp had the opportunity to work on the opening of the new North Carolina Museum of Art; on the celebration of America’s Four Hundredth Anniversary; and on North Carolina Awards ceremonies, among other major assignments.

She and her husband, Raleigh attorney Keith Kapp, co-chaired First Night Raleigh 2000, the giant New Year’s Eve celebration featuring the arts.

Kapp is a three-time past president of the Moravian Music Foundation, past chair of the Interprovincial Board of Communication of the Moravian Church in America and past member of the Board of Artsplosure. She has served as vice president of Raleigh Little Theatre, a board member of the Chamber Music Guild of Raleigh and on numerous other community boards. She is a member of the Martin Luther King State Employee Choir and the North Carolina Bach Festival Chorus.

Kapp grew up in a Marine Corps family and finished high school in Jacksonville, NC. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with highest honors in 1976. She sang with the Carolina Choir and the UNC Women’s Glee Club and was tapped into Phi Beta Kappa. Kapp earned her M.B.A. from Duke University in 1983. Before moving to Raleigh, Kapp worked five years as a news reporter, editor and anchor at WFMY-TV in Greensboro.

Keith and Chancy Kapp have one daughter, Katie. The family attends Raleigh Moravian Church, where Kapp sings in the choir.

Kapp is scheduled to judge the entries on Nov. 5. Entries to Autumn Arts must be hand-delivered to VGCC between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4. Vance-Granville Community College is located at Exit 209 off I-85 between Henderson and Oxford, N.C. Artists may enter a maximum of three pieces for an entry fee of $20 for Kerr Lake Art Society members, or $25 for non-members. Works may not exceed 36 inches per side, image size. All entries must be framed, and sawtooth hangers are not allowed. Non-traditional works may be entered without a frame, but they must not exceed 36 inches and must be equipped for hanging. All work entered must be for sale.

For more information, anyone interested in Autumn Arts may call Lelia Brigham at (252) 492-5281.