Dare Arts Council Announces 2015 Frank Stick Winners
The Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show will be on display at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head from February 21 through March 20, 2015.
Now in its 37th year, the show includes a wide variety of local fine art and fine craft ranging from conceptual to realistic. This is the longest running visual art exhibition in Dare County and features original work, including sculpture, painting, drawing, fiber, pottery and mixed media.
Congratulations to this year’s winners. Best in Show (pictured below) was awarded to Hanna Jubran for his cast iron sculpture “Sunburst”. Excellence Awards went to Mary Edwards for her watercolor “Forgotten Dreams”, Robin York for her batik “Poppy Pleasures”, Michael Davis for his mixed media piece, “Motherboard”, and Peggy Saporito for her watercolor “Roanoke Marsh Light.” Ms. Saporito’s award was sponsored by The Beach Book, and will appear on the cover for 2016.
Artists receiving Honorable Mentions include Shirley Ruff for her tin collage/encaustic painting “The Messanger”, Nancy White for her pastel on paper “Pine O’neer”, and Rob Snyder for his oil painting “Summer Salt”. Mr. Snyder’s award was sponsored by The Beach Book, and his painting will appear on the cover of their publication The Explorer.
The People’s Choice Award was presented to Laine Edwards for her paint/spray paint on glass entitled “Kurt Donald Cobain”. Additionally, a collage by Anastasia Rotti of First Flight High School was chosen from the Dare County School’s art exhibit as an honorary entry in this year’s Frank Stick Memorial Art Show.
A special thank you is extended to our sponsors – Ace Hardware, The Beach Book, Cameron House Inn, Greenleaf Gallery, Lynn Atkins Custom Framing, and Saga Construction. Thanks also to Glenn & Pat Eure of Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery who graciously donate the use of their space of this event, and to Chape Whitman and Judi Smith for providing the entertainment at the opening reception.
Kelly’s Restaurant and Tavern graciously provided the hors d’oeuvres. Judging the show this year is Gale Flax, department chair for Fine Arts and Humanities at the College of The Albemarle in Elizabeth City.
The Frank Stick Memorial Art Show was started in 1978 by Dare County Arts Council to honor Mr. Stick, a renowned local artist and environmental crusader. His illustrations and paintings became popular in the early part of the 20th Century. The show is open to the public through March 20th from 10am – 5pm Monday through Saturday. The gallery is closed on Sundays. Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery is located at 210 E. Driftwood Street in Nags Head.
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