The Frank Stick Memorial Art Show is an extraordinary collection of creativity from local artists. A part of the winter social and art scene on the Outer Banks for 39 years, the show has always had the ability to stimulate discussion and challenge the perception.

The show will run from January 27 to February 24.

Unlike most art shows, there is no jury selection to enter. Sponsored by the Dare County Arts Council, the criteria is simple. The work must be original, the artist must be a member of the DCAC and that they are 18 or older.

Because it is not a juried show, the Frank Stick Memorial Art Show has become a showcase for younger artists who are not well established yet. Nonetheless, the work is consistently professional in presentation and content.

The show is tribute to Frank Stick. To many Outer Banks residents, Stick is best known as the founder of Southern Shores, the father of author David Stick and an ardent environmentalist who was instrumental is creating Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

In the wider world, Frank Stick was much better known as the foremost illustrator of outdoor and hunting magazines from about 1915 to 1930.

The show is now held at the DCAC Gallery in downtown Manteo. It was held for years at Pat and Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head. Click here and check out our awesome short term rentals in Outer Banks!