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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 will open at Dare County Arts Council on Saturday, January 30, 2021.

The show is open to Dare County Arts Council members and non-members, and the prospectus can be found on the button below.

Please note that there is a new protocol for artwork drop-off. Artists can signup for a specific day and time to drop off their artwork using the link below. 

Due to the current restrictions in place for mass gatherings, there will not be a formal opening reception at the DCAC Gallery.


The show will be open for viewing during normal gallery hours from January 30 through February 27.​​


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.

122 artists participated in the 42nd Annual Frank Stick Show, which is the most entries the show has ever hosted.


Artist and Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at College of the Albemarle Christina Weisner carefully selected the following award recipients:


Eure Best In Show: Matthew Grimes "Lagrimas Negras" (mixed media)

Excellence Awards: Jill Block “Pastel Crown” (acrylic), Valerie West “Heron by Sunlight” (ceramic), Kate Nisselson “Under the Sea” (stoneware), and Michael Bennett “Mariana” (oil)

Honorable Mentions: Holly Nettles “Cast Aways” (oil), Travis Fowler “You Know, The Curvy One” (acrylic, silver leaf and epoxy resin on acrylic panel), and Feather Phillips “Remembering…Imagining” (mixed media)

People’s Choice Award: Jill Block “Pastel Crown” (acrylic)

2020 Frank Stick Award Recipients

2020 Sponsors

A special thank you to our 2020 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

(252) 473-5558

300 Queen Elizabeth Ave. Manteo, NC 27954

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Current Gallery Hours:

May 22 - Until Further Notice

Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 5pm

Sunday & Monday: Closed

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