Dare Arts announces call for entry for 2024 Frank Stick Show

Published 5:37 pm Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Dare Arts is now seeking entries for the 46th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show, which will open at the organization’s gallery in downtown Manteo at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2024.

Artists wishing to participate in the show can find the prospectus and sign up for a specific time to drop off their work online at DareArts.org/frankstickshow.

Artist and educator Eric Burris will judge the 46th Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show. Burris has been a practicing metalsmith for 25 years and is currently the metals studio coordinator at Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft. He has an MFA in metals and jewelry from Arizona State University and a BFA from Kansas State University, and focuses on a Japanese technique called mokume gane or “wood grain metal.”

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“I’m honored to be the juror for the longest running art exhibit in Dare County,” said artist Burris. “I’m new to the area and excited to see the creative and thoughtful work made by my fellow artists.”

Artists are encouraged to enter their most innovative work for the possibility of winning the distinctive Eure Best In Show Award.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, February 2 from 6 to 8 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

After the opening, the show will be on display for viewing during normal gallery hours from February 3 through February 24.

The Frank Stick Memorial Art Show is the longest running visual arts exhibit in Dare County, and is held in memory of Frank Stick. His influence on the Outer Banks as a preservationist and artist cemented his lasting legacy as one of the most important figures of the 20th century in the county.

Businesses or individuals interested in sponsoring the show or awards should contact Dare Arts executive director Jessica Sands at DareArtsInfo@gmail.com.

For more information about the show, go to DareArts.org/frankstickshow or call 252-473-5558.

Dare Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to encouraging the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment and opportunity.

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