The Frank Stick Memorial Art Show is on display at Glenn Eure's Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head each year throughout the month of February. The annual show includes a wide variety of local fine art ranging from conceptual to realistic, including sculpture, painting, drawing, fiber, pottery and mixed media. Beginning in 1978, the Frank Stick Memorial Art Show is the longest running visual art exhibition in Dare County.
Frank Stick gained recognition as an illustrator for magazines such as "Collier's", "Saturday Evening Post", "Ladies Home Journal" and "Outdoor America" during the early part of the 20th century. He is most known for painting hundreds of hunting and fishing scenes to illustrate outdoor and adventure stories. In addition to his contribution to the art world, Stick was a man of vision. After visiting the Outer Banks of North Carolina in the 1920s on a surf-fishing trip, he became enamored with the region and its potential as a tourist destination. It was largely through Stick's efforts that the Cape Hatteras National Seashore was established as America's first national seashore.
The Frank Stick Memorial Art Show is open to members of Dare County Arts Council and residents of Dare County 18 years or older. Cash awards are presented for Best in Show, Excellence Awards, Honorable Mention and a People's Choice Award.
You can find information on this year's Frank Stick Memorial Art Show under the "Calendar" tab on this website, or you may contact Dare County Arts Council at (252) 473-5558.