About Franklin County Arts Council




The Franklin County Arts Council is a nonprofit community organization passionate about Arts and Arts education in our diverse community.

The mission of Franklin County Arts Council is to promote and encourage the development and advancement of the arts; to cultivate an appreciation of the arts; and to promote funding and coordination of arts activities county-wide


The Franklin County Arts Council was incorporated in1979 and had its beginning in the International Whistlers Convention. In 2014, the Whistlers Convention moved to other venues and The Franklin County Arts Council focused on encouraging, not only the appreciation of arts in Franklin County, but also to provide a public facility where artists would have a venue to showcase their artistry.

The Quilt Trails of the Tar and Roanoke Rivers is an outreach program of the Franklin County Arts Council designed to capture the history of our community through the display of quilt blocks on historic buildings and structures in Franklin and surrounding counties.

While navigating the Quilt Trails in Central and Eastern North Carolina, travelers can enjoy the area’s art, history, agriculture, and scenic byways. What began as a local endeavor has spread from Franklin County to 7 additional counties and is still growing.

The plan is to follow the Rivers to the coast and include all Eastern North Carolina.


Board Of Directors

Pamela Andrejev
Board Member

Pamela Andrejev is an award-winning photographer and gallerist with parallel careers in business and arts administration. She has been an exhibiting artist since the 80’s, prior to dedicating herself to photography, she originally focused on mixed media artworks celebrating her Oklahoma Cherokee heritage. Since moving to NC in 1993, she has been photographing the southern environs and taking prizes for her photography.
Pamela is a licensed real-estate broker with 20+ years representing historic and new properties. She is also a board member of Franklin County Community Foundation.

Linda Carlisle

Linda is a retired Aerospace Manager having moved to North Carolina from Venice Beach, California. Linda is a quilter. Since Linda started quilting, she has won 4 ribbons at the NC State Fair- one 1st, one 2nd, and two 4th place. Linda has been in a quilting bee in Henderson for about 10 years and enjoys the bonds of friendship that she has formed with the wonderful women in that group.

Peggy Harris
Board Member

Peggy Harris is an experienced artist in several genres.   She started performing in musical arts as a vocalist at age 5 and later in her early teens as a guitarist. She continues to perform musically to date. She has vast experience in the performing stage arts as well including involvement and performance in several musicals, monologues, and dramatic arts. Peggy owns and operates a fiber arts business since 2008, has been in the fiber arts industry for over 47 years with crochet arts as her focus and has taught this art form for over 14 years.  In addition, she owns and operates a computer graphic design business.  Peggy has vast experience with nonprofits serving on the board of several arts councils including secretary of the Rose Hill Arts Center resident artist facility in Aiken, South Carolina. 




Board Member

 Diana Johnson
Board Member

Diana retired to North Carolina 11 years ago to pursue her dream of living near the mountains and seashore. That dream has become a reality and inspiration for her art. Diana is active in the community and Wake Forest Guild of Artist, Franklin County Arts Council, The Joel Fund's Operation Art for which she is a instructor, as well as being an Application Coordinator for Triangle Beagle Rescue.  In 2019 she was Franklin County Artist of the Year.   

Diana's art has evolved over the past few years focusing on graphite pencil of many subjects but especially pet portraits.  To capture the spirit and expressions of animals in a black and white format takes many hours and practice.  Diana also enjoys watercolor painting and combining that with pen and ink sometimes. 



 Shameka Manson
Executive Director

Shameka Manson is a professional mixed-media painter, educator and author. Her artistry focuses on her African American & Garifuna heritages. Manson began teaching as a teacher (cadet) assistant during her 10th grade school year at SVHS, totaling 12 years as an educator. She recently co-authored a book with her former professor, Dr. Willie F. Hooker, entitled The Evolution of African American Culture and the Fine Arts. Her chapter focuses on the importance of having an inclusivity-based pedagogy in the classroom and how to implement one. She is also in the process of creating a series of educational children’s books.


Shameka Manson is a 2018 graduate of the illustrious North Carolina A&T State University where she made history by being the youngest woman to serve as Miss Art Circle as a freshman during the 2013-2014 school year! During her term she provided NCA&T students with 99-150 hours of community service and Guilford County Schools students with free after-school art classes at recreation centers. She graduated NCA&T with honors, cum laude, along with being on the chancellor’s list.


She spent three years teaching as an Art Teacher in Guildford County Schools, serving over 2,000 students in that time. She recently moved back to Louisburg, NC and serves as the Executive Director of the Franklin County Arts Council. 

99 South Bickett Blvd.
Louisburg NC 27549
919-497-6910 fcac.arts@fcacarts.org



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