39th Frank Stick Memorial Art Show Call for Entries Announced

Posted By on December 2, 2016

Dare County Arts Council (DCAC) has announced a Call for Entries for the 2017 Frank Stick Memorial Art Show, which will be held at the DCAC Gallery for the first time since its inception 39 years ago.

Artists are encouraged to enter their most innovative work for the possibility of winning the distinctive Eure Best in Show Award, which is an ode to Glenn and Pat Eure for their many years of hosting the Frank Stick Memorial Art Show at Ghost Fleet Gallery.

“No one has done more for the arts on the Outer Banks than Glenn and Pat Eure,” said Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin. “After hosting the Frank Stick Memorial Art Show at Ghost Fleet Gallery for so long, we found it fitting to name our Best in Show Award after them. We appreciate everything they have done to support this show.”

The Frank Stick Memorial Art Show is open to Dare County Arts Council members and residents of Dare County age 18 and over. Artists wishing to participate in this year’s show can find a prospectus online at DareArts.org and at the DCAC Gallery. The show will be on display at the DCAC Gallery January 28-February 25, 2017.

The opening reception will be held Saturday, January 28 from 6-8pm at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery and will feature hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and awards.

Artists will be eligible for numerous awards including: Eure Best in Show, three Excellence Awards, The Beach Book Excellence Award, two Beach Book Honorable Mentions, two additional Honorable Mentions, and a People’s Choice Award which will be selected by public ballot during the opening reception.

“The artwork selected for The Beach Book Excellence Award will become Beach Book cover art and each of our Honorable Mentions will grace the cover of our sister publications. They will be distributed to approximately 65,000 homes and businesses in our area,” said Jeff Graham from The Beach Book.

All other awards will be selected by Ceramic Artist Ben Jordan, who is currently a long-term resident artist at Pocosin Arts in Columbia, North Carolina. Jordan earned a Bachelors of Fine Art in ceramics at Northern Arizona University. After finishing a residency at the Red Lodge Clay Center, he obtained his Masters in Fine Art in ceramics from Virginia Commonwealth University.

The annual show is held in memory of Outer Banks preservationist and artist Frank Stick, and is the longest running visual arts exhibit in Dare County.

The 2016 Frank Stick Memorial Art Show Best in Show Winner, Travis Fowler's "Felt Like Right" acrylic and graphite on panel.

The 2016 Frank Stick Memorial Art Show Best in Show Winner, Travis Fowler’s “Felt Like Right” acrylic and graphite on panel.

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