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The Longest Running Visual Arts Exhibit In Dare County 

2022 Frank Stick Memorial Art Show

The 44th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show will open at Dare County Arts Council on Saturday, January 29, 2022. 

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.


Artist James Melvin will judge the 44th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show.

The show will be open for viewing during normal gallery hours from January 29 through February 27.​​


In the interest of safety for our community, the opening reception has been postponed, date pending. Thank you for understanding.  .

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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 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


2022 Sponsors

A special thank you to Jane Webster, Bev Perdue, Muse Originals OBX, Michael Halminski Photography, and KDH Cooperative Gallery & Studios for sponsoring the 44th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show.

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