Artist Kitty Hawk wins first place at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery self-portrait exhibition

By Story submitted on April 13, 2022

First place: I AM. . . FREE BEING ME by STELLA NETTLES from Kitty Hawk.

Award of Excellence: I AM, BUT YOUR TEARS by SHANNON ANDERSON of Edenton.

Excellence Award: I AM SHE by Dawn Angela Dickson Van Ness by Manteo.

Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery

Artist Kitty Hawk Stella Nettles won 27th honorsand The annual exhibition of artist self-portraits is now on display at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head. Receiving first place for his oil pastel titled I AM . . . FREE TO BE ME.

Exhibit judges Steve and Carol Kirton of Pennsylvania said of Nettles’ work, “We were impressed with the range of emotions conveyed and the artist’s approach to the theme of self-portrait of 2022.” The theme was I AM ___________ with an invitation for artists to fill in the blank with their creations.

The judges also selected two artists from North Carolina for the Excellence Awards. The first went to Shannon Anderson of Edenton for an innovative wooden sculpture titled I AM, BUT YOUR TEARS . . . . The second was awarded to Dawn Angela Dickson Van Ness of Manteo for a thoughtful portrayal of the artist in an acrylic on canvas she titled I AM HER.

In addition, five honorable mention ribbons were awarded: one for outstanding black and white photography I AM GUARD by Edenton artist Bobbie Campbell; another to Carleigh Flynn of Greenville for a powerful lithograph I AM WHAT OTHERS MAKE ME; the third to artist Manteo Jasmin Miller for a beautifully executed oil SELF-PORTRAIT; the fourth to fellow Greenville artist MJ Orlando for an expressive serigraph titled BULLY. And another honorable mention ribbon was awarded to artist Kitty Hawk Shirley Ruff who invited the viewer into the artist’s studio with her detailed and colorful oil on canvas painting. I AM AN ARTIST GARAGE WITH A STUDIO DOG (must see in the show).

Works by 55 visual artists from North Carolina as well as California, Massachusetts, Michigan, Virginia, Wisconsin and Bainbridge Island, Washington are featured in the exhibit which will be on display through May 5 during business hours. he gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. .

In 2022, literary artists were also invited to participate in the Autoportrait event. 13 represented in writing. The highest literary honor went to Kathy Cawthon of Manteo for a poem I AM THE CROWN. An honorable mention was awarded to Suzanne Scott Constantine for a prose piece STILL TO LEARN. The literary judge was Jane Lindley, a writer and photographer who recently moved to the Outer Banks. Literary works are available for reading when visiting the Gallery.

Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery is located at 210 E. Driftwood St. (in Gallery Row), Nags Head. The exhibition of self-portraits is presented until May 5. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit their Facebook page or call (252) 441-6584.


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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public meeting will be held by the Dare County Tourist Board and Dare County on the PARTF grant application for the walk at the Soundside event site (located in Nags Head) on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 16. The meeting will be held at the Sarah Owens Welcome Center on Roanoke Island, One Visitors Center Circle, Manteo, NC 27954.

A virtual option for the meeting is available. Please contact the Council Clerk at [email protected] for the link.

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All interested persons are invited to make written or oral comments at this time.


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