37th Frank Stick Memorial Art Show Call For Artists

Posted By on January 22, 2015

Artists are invited to submit their artwork to the 37th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show, which will be featured at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery February 21 through March 20, 2015.

Established in 1978 by Dare County Arts Council, the Frank Stick Memorial Art Show is the longest running visual art exhibition in the county and includes a wide variety of local fine art ranging from conceptual to realistic.

An opening reception and awards ceremony will be February 21, 2015 from 6-8pm at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery.

Over $2,500 in cash awards will be offered, including Best in Show, Excellence Awards, and Honorable Mentions. A People’s Choice Award will be chosen by popular ballot during the opening reception. New this year, The Beach Book will also sponsor two additional awards, with the winners being featured on the cover of their publications The Beach Book and The Explorer. These two awards will be selected by representatives of The Beach Book. All other awards will be selected by the judge based solely on merit. The 2015 judge is Gale Flax.

Gale Flax is an illustrator, printmaker and book artist located in Norfolk, Virginia. Flax received her BA in Medical Illustration from Case Western Reserve University and an MFA in Visual Studies from Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University.  She has worked as a commercial artist, editorial art director, publications manager, and college professor.  She now serves as Department Chair for Fine Arts and Humanities at the College of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Flax grew up in a small coastal community in Maine, surrounded by water and woods.

Having now moved more than a dozen times to increasingly urban environments, her own body of work is inspired by found objects that evoke the rural landscape. She collects ephemera on daily walks — leaves, shells, feathers, bugs — and incorporates those into drawings, and sometimes books. Her themes are transition, displacement, and movement.

Whether Flax’s books begin with a printed image, text, inclusions, handmade papers, or binding techniques they all address this tension between order, disorder, and fitting in place. The structure of the book provides a means to impose order, a place for found objects, and a tactile record of experience.

The Frank Stick Memorial Art Show is open to Dare County residents and members of Dare County Arts Council. All artwork must be received at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery between 10am and 5pm on February 17-18, 2015. Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery is located at 210 E. Driftwood Street in Nags Head. 

A non-refundable fee of $25 per artist ($35 for Non-Arts Council Members) is due upon delivery of work. Artists can join Dare County Arts Council or renew their membership at the time of delivery.

A full prospectus is available for download at the DCAC website – www.darearts.org, or you may also stop by Dare County Arts gallery to pick up a prospectus, or you may call DCAC to request a prospectus be mailed. We are located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue in downtown. For more information, please call (252) 473-5558. Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting the arts through advocacy, enrichment, and opportunity.

Best in Show winner from the 36th Frank Stick Memorial Art Show by Kathryn Osgood, “Tidepool Brooch”.

Best in Show winner from the 36th Frank Stick Memorial Art Show by Kathryn Osgood, “Tidepool Brooch”.



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