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Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, Announces “42nd Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show” Award Recipients

February 8, 2020

The “42nd Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show” opening reception brought hundreds of people to Dare County Arts Council’s Gallery in downtown Manteo, NC, on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

122 artists participated in this year’s “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)

“The range and diversity of work in this year’s ‘Frank Stick’ show was fantastic,” said judge Christina Weisner. “I selected works that I thought engaged with the history of art in interesting, provocative ways. For example, Valerie West’s almost 3ft-tall sculptural ceramic vessel challenges notions of pottery as a utilitarian object in a humorous way. Feather Phillips invites the viewer into the space of the painting to take a seat at the table and engage in an open-ended conversation about the landscape and our relationship to it. Travis Fowler’s work blurs the line between sculpture and painting in a refreshing way. Michael Bennett uses the formal language of classical painting, but pictures the female as the heroic leading figure. I was also drawn to works that displayed a fidelity to and celebration of material; from the stratified layers of found posters and objects in Mathew Grimes’ work to the way in which both Jill Block and Holly Nettles highlight the plasticity of the paint, allowing the paint to be part of the content of the work. The chemical reaction and element of chance in Kate Nisselson’s raku fired ceramic work is exquisite, and speaks to nature’s basic fundamental and elemental building blocks. It was a joy to see the lively crowd that attended the opening reception to celebrate the wonderful artists who submitted work to the show. I was honored to be the judge for this year’s show.”

This year was local artist Jill Block’s first time entering a piece in the “Frank Stick Memorial Art Show”, and she took home two awards.

“The show was lovely, full of so many talented local artists,” said Excellence Award and People’s Choice Award recipient Jill Block. “I am grateful that Dare County Arts Council is here and gives all of us a chance to showcase our work in one great space. I am also so grateful that the judge of the show felt that my painting was worthy of an Excellence award and to all the people who voted my painting as People’s Choice award, thank you! It means the world to me. Honestly, I was completely surprised and blown away!!”

The “Frank Stick Memorial Art Show” is the longest running visual arts exhibit in Dare County, and is held in memory of Outer Banks preservationist and artist Frank Stick.

The show will remain on display at the DCAC Gallery through Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

A special thank you to The Blue Point, Muse Originals, Yellowhouse Gallery, Tar Heel Trading Company, KDH Cooperative, Michael Halminski Photography, Mama Kwans, Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery, Sam & Winston, and Outer Banks Fiber Guild for sponsoring the show.

Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Dare County.

For more information about this show or upcoming Dare County Arts Council events and exhibitions, please call 252/473-5558 or visit (DareArts.org).

Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, Calls for Entries for “Frank Stick Memorial Art Show” – Deadline Jan. 22, 2020

December 27, 2019

The Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, NC, announces a Call For Entry for the “42nd Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show”, which will open on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

The “Frank Stick Memorial Art Show” is the longest running visual arts exhibit in Dare County, and is known as the winter art event on the Outer Banks that brings out the most original work by local and regional artists. “Being raised on the Outer Banks, the Frank Stick Show has always been ‘The’ local show to enter and attend,” said Dare County Arts Council staff member Louise Sanderlin. “The work is always exceptional in execution, diverse in media and subject…it never disappoints. I am elated that Dare County Arts Council is able to continue to honor Glenn Eure, by presenting the ‘Eure Best In Show’ award. Recipients should be thrilled to receive such a prestigious award among their comrades and never forget all of the work Glenn did to create such a loving, treasured show and thus an extraordinary artist community.”

Artists wishing to participate in the “Frank Stick Memorial Art Show” can find the prospectus online at (DareArts.org/frankstickshow) and at the DCAC Gallery in Manteo. The show is open to Dare County Arts Council members and non-members.

Artwork can be dropped off on Tuesday, January 21 or Wednesday, January 22 between 10am and 5pm at the DCAC Gallery, located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo, NC 27954.

Artist and Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at College of the Albemarle Christina Weisner will judge the show. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Sculpture and Bachelor of Arts (BA) in World Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University (2006) and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Sculpture and Ceramics from University of Texas at Austin (2010). Her work explores complex relationships between objects, humans, and the natural environment.

“I am honored to be the judge for this event that brings the local arts community here on the Outer Banks together year after year,” said Christina Weisner. “I am very much looking forward to seeing the diversity of work that this important annual show typically attracts.”

The show’s opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 25 from 6-8pm at Dare County Arts Council. The reception is free and open to the public and will feature hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

Businesses and organizations interested in sponsoring an award for the “Frank Stick Memorial Art Show” can contact Chris Sawin by e-mail at (dareartsinfo@gmail.com) or call 252/473-5558.

The 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” will remain on display at the DCAC Gallery through Tuesday, February 25.

For more information about this show or upcoming Dare County Arts Council events and exhibitions, please call 252/473-5558 or visit (DareArts.org). Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Dare County.