Dare County Arts Council in Nags Head, NC, Announces the Winners of the “38th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show”

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Dare County Arts Council in Nags Head, NC, is pleased to congratulate this year’s winners of the “38th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show”. Judge Scott Eagle of East Carolina University awarded Best in Show to Travis Fowler for his painting “Felt Like Right.” He presented Excellence Awards to Mary Edwards for her watercolor “Mamie Saint Clair House,” Linda Browning for her digital photography composite “Aspen Monarchs,” Kathryn Osgood for her metals piece ”Smitten.” Mr. Eagle also selected Carolina Coto’s painting “Caro in Wonderland” for an Honorable Mention Award.

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Judge Scott Eagle is pictured with his selection for Best in Show by Travis Fowler. Photo by Fay Davis Edwards.

Special awards were sponsored by The Beach Book, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary. This is the 20th year they have partnered with Dare County Arts Council to select artwork for the cover of their publications. An Excellence Award was presented to Eileen Tullner for her watercolor “Dinner Time,” which will be featured on the cover their publication “The Beach Book”. Honorable Mention Awards were presented by the Beach Book staff to Yvonne May, for her watercolor “Out for a Swim,” which will be featured on the cover of “The Explorer”, and to Elaine Simoneau for her acrylic painting “Sanctuary,” which will be featured on the cover of their new restaurant guide publication.

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Artist Eileen Tullner with her Excellence Award winning painting that will be featured on the cover of “The Beach Book”. Photo by John Tullner.

The People’s Choice Award was presented to Laine Edwards for her paint/spray paint on glass entitled “Starman.” Additionally, a mixed media piece by Kyle Beckner was chosen from the Dare County School’s art exhibit as an honorary entry in this year’s “Frank Stick Memorial Art Show”. Kyle is a senior at First Flight High School and student in Jenna Saunders’ Art 4 class.

The “Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show” will be on display at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head through Feb. 27, 2016. Now in its 38th year, the show includes a wide variety of local fine art and fine craft ranging from conceptual to realistic. This is the longest running visual art exhibition in Dare County and features original work, including sculpture, painting, drawing, fiber, photography and mixed media.

A special thank you is extended to our sponsors – Southern Insurance Agency, The Beach Book, The Blue Point, Cameron House Inn, Outer Banks Ace Hardware, SAGA Construction and Development, and Village Realty. Thanks also to Glenn & Pat Eure of Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery who graciously donate the use of their space of this event.

The “Frank Stick Memorial Art Show” was started in 1978 by Dare County Arts Council to honor Mr. Stick, a renowned local artist and environmental crusader. His illustrations and paintings became popular in the early part of the 20th Century. The show is open to the public through Feb. 27, 2016, from 10am – 5pm Monday through Saturday. The gallery is closed on Sundays. Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery is located at 210 E. Driftwood Street in Nags Head.

Dare County Arts Councils is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment, and opportunity. Please visit our website for more information at (www.darearts.org) or call 252/473-5558.

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