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The Longest Running Visual Arts Exhibit In Dare County 

2023 Frank Stick Memorial Art Show

The 45th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show will open at Dare Arts on Friday, February 3, 2023 at 6pm.

Artists wishing to participate in the show can find the prospectus and sign up for a specific time to drop off their work using the buttons below.

Multidisciplinary artist Lisa LeMair will judge the 45th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show.

The show will be open for viewing during normal gallery hours from February 3 through February 25.​​


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About The Frank Stick Memorial Art Show

The annual show is held in memory of Outer Banks preservationist and artist Frank Stick, who was instrumental in having miles of the Cape Hatteras Seashore designated as the first National Seashore.


The Frank Stick Memorial Art Show is the longest running visual arts exhibit in Dare County. The exhibit goes on display every winter at Dare Arts. In 2017, the show was held at the Dare Arts Gallery for the first time since its inception.

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.

The Frank Stick Memorial Art Show is open to Dare Arts members and residents of Dare County age 18 and over.

104 artists participated in the 45th Annual Frank Stick Show.


Multidisciplinary artist Lisa LeMair carefully selected the following award recipients: 

Eure Best In Show: Judith Saunders “Nooks and Crannies” (woven copper sculpture)

Excellence Awards: Lori Goll “Matriarch” (pastel, metal leaf, and sanded paper), James Melvin “Community Checkers” (acrylic), Carolyn Sleeper “Protected” (stoneware), and Katherine Wassink “Spring Awakens The Swamp” (fiber)

Honorable Mentions: Kathleen Redman “Sake Set” (porcelain clay), Alla Rossow “Touch of Sun” (paper collage), and Iryna Rusova Welch “2022: Looking for a Brighter Future” (oil)

People's Choice: Taylor Williams “Dreamland” (oil)

2023 Frank Stick Award Recipients


2023 Sponsors

A special thank you to Jane Webster, Bev Perdue, Muse Originals OBX, Michael Halminski Photography, and KDH Cooperative Gallery & Studios for sponsoring the 45th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show.

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