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The Longest Running Visual Arts Exhibit In Dare County 

2021 Frank Stick Memorial Art Show

The 43rd Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show opened at Dare County Arts Council on Saturday, January 30, 2021. 

Due to the current restrictions in place for mass gatherings, there was not a formal opening reception at the DCAC Gallery. The show was open for viewing during normal gallery hours from January 30 through February 27.​​

Special thanks to Michael Halminski Photography for sponsoring the "Best in Show" award.  Thanks to Dave Huff for the photos and Townes Manning for the video. 


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 January at the DCAC Gallery. In 2017, the show was 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.

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

97 artists participated in the 43rd Annual Frank Stick Show.


In the spirit of Frank Stick's words, Artist and Art Teacher Robin York carefully selected the following works that evoked "feeling, strength and beauty."


Eure Best In Show: Kinga Rojek “Light Under” (acrylic)

Excellence Awards: Gretchen Dibler “Untitled” (oil), Michael Halminski “Green Heron Fledglings” (photography), Ed Obermeyer “Glass Ceiling” (acrylic), Mike Rowe “Resin Vessel” (resin) 

Honorable Mentions: Rob Snyder “Mirage Quest” (acrylic), Carol Trotman “After the Storm” (watercolor), Russell Yerkes “Majestic Chaos” (watercolor) 

2021 Frank Stick Award Recipients


2021 Sponsors

A special thank you to our 2021 Frank Stick Memorial Art Show sponsors: 

Muse Originals

Tarheel Trading Company


Michael Halminski Photography 

Ghost Fleet Gallery

Sam & Winston

The Blue Point

Outer Banks Fiber Guild

Yellowhouse Gallery

Mama Kwans