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Please contact Beccy at ext. The artists have requested the following materials:. Depending on size, the exhibition will display between 40 and 60 works. Each work must fit within at least one of these sub-themes:. Perceived Landscape: interpretations of actual spaces at particular times. Landscapes of the Mind: interpreting psychological states of being through creations of space. Click here to view a full list of artists. November 1, — February 23, Bayard Taylor Berndt was a 20th century Brandywine Valley artist who studied under such recognizable figures as Frank Schoonover, N.

Wyeth and Gayle Hoskins. Refining the Region: the Landscapes of Bayard T. Berndt is an exhibition of paintings produced over the course of a sixty-year career. American and local history was a passion and often was a subject of his paintings.

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He was especially enamored with the beauty and heritage of the Brandywine Valley and often focused on his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. Some of his most recognizable scenes highlight commerce on the local waterways, industrialization, urban street views and covered bridges.

November 1 — December 31, VSA of Delaware provides children and adults with disabilities opportunities to achieve in the performing and visual arts. VSA of Delaware is a unique organization within the state with a sole mission devoted to enhancing the capabilities, confidence and quality of life for individuals with disabilities by providing life-long learning opportunities in the arts. The exhibition currently on view at the Biggs Museum, Celebration of Creativity, highlights art produced by the Artist-in-Residence program cycle.

Award Winners traces the evolution of the local art scene in Delaware and is presented to the public with hopes of encouraging conversation, comparison, debate and reflection of the diverse nature of work being created in Delaware. July 4 — October 27, When Nathanial Currier, a young businessman in New York City, published a lithograph in showing Planters Hotel in New Orleans after a fire, it ushered in a new era of pictorial journalism. Over the next seven decades, the firm consistently provided the public with images that recorded the breaking news of the day.

Images included domestic life, historical events, city and country views, religious scenes, scenic wonders, westward expansion, trains, ships, winter scenes and hunting and fishing. Each print was titled and most were hand-colored by women who worked for the firm. The prints were sold in the New York City shop, distributed through mail-order, and were offered by peddlers and by agents working throughout the United States and Europe. Many of the images serve to document a wide variety of social trends and attitudes that reflect American culture during the nineteenth century.

March 1 — June 23, The exhibition features a fully operational s style movie theater that was created in the basement of Middletown native, Gordon Brinckle. A documentary, created by Kendall Messick, provides a penetrating gaze into the life of this self-taught artist.

Original works on paper by Brinkle such as blueprints and floor plans and fine art photographs by Messick of Brinkle operating the theater will also be on view. The News Journal. For a sneak peak view of this exhibition please click here. November 2, — February 17, Biggs Shot will feature submissions to the third juried photography competition of artists living and working in the Greater Delmarva Peninsula.

The competition, hosted by the Biggs Museum and juried by Sarah Stolfa, Director of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, is open to all photographers-both amateur and professional. This exhibition will offer visitors a wide view of local talent as well as local artistic perspectives — a showcase on the ways local photographers view this region.

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The competition is open to artists working in film, digital, and video formats. September 7 — October 28, Glass Transformed is the first museum presentation within the State of Delaware of the photographic work of Celia Pearson. Based in Annapolis, the artist has traveled as far as Italy to photograph unique sea glass collections. Spanning from still life to abstract studies, the exhibit is presented in forms that vary from framed prints to her more recent fiber installations. The fellows are chosen by a committee from over a hundred entrees.

Friday, May 4 through Sunday, June 24 In a time before televisions or even the widespread use of radio, Americans received their news and entertainment from popular magazines and illustrations. Schoonover and Gayle Porter Hoskins painted hundreds of images during their careers to illuminate current articles and popular stories. The exhibition is a rare opportunity to see this exceptional collection owned by the Delaware National Guard.

Within the exhibition there will be a focus on artwork inspired by Biggs Museum permanent collection objects. Biggs, was an avid collector and admirer of the objects accumulated by Vincent Loockerman. The jewels that have left the house, and are being borrowed back for this important exhibition, include a wealth of early American clothing, fashionable Victorian jewelry, European and Asian ceramics, American and European silver, important American and European portraits, and Delaware and Philadelphia furniture.

This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Friday, February 3 through Sunday, March 25 Valentines cards have been popularly printed, mailed and received in Europe and America since the s. Printing innovations of the Industrial Revolution and the professionalization of the U.

The design of early Valentines cards drew from popular art forms of the day decorated with the iconic Valentine decorative motifs of flowers, hearts and cupids. Marcus has been collecting these delicate art forms for over fifteen years and has amassed a collection of hundreds of cards. Through the Bright Woods, Heather Siple November 4, to February 26, Every two years, Delaware By Hand DBH hosts a membership-wide juried competition in order to select individual artists that are deemed masters of their craft.

Each winner will be represented by three works of art in the Masterworks exhibition. Their primary exhibition piece is the finest example from which they were judged — their winning artwork. The exhibitors have selected two additional works to represent the scope of their talent and abilities.

An Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 9 from to p. The fellows are chosen by a committee from hundreds of entries. The Award Winners XI exhibition will feature the media of all winning artists.

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This time-honored exhibition is among one of the best opportunities to experience the Delaware art scene. This annual exhibition is an important project for the Biggs Museum in carrying out its mission to celebrate artistic diversity, provide public educational access to Delaware fine-arts community, and to bring more awareness of both the Museum and art to the community. The Biggs Museum is pleased to once again feature the media and skills of all winning artists. Their work lies in the areas of folk art, musical, literary, visual, and sculptural arts.

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Joy S. Robinson Heidi J. Lowe Delainey Barclay Judith E. Durkan Richard Rothrock Colette C. Gaiter April D. Loveday Literature James A. Along with this exhibition the Biggs Museum will be offering a variety of summer art workshops and demonstrations for adults, some of which are led by the individual artist fellows.

These classes bring professional artists to the Museum to teach about the visual and literary arts. March 4 — June 19, The Biggs Picture exhibition features paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, craft, video and any artistic medium by regional landscape artists. Landscapes of the Mind: Interpreting psychological states of being through creations of space, such as abstraction, installation art and landscape representations with expressionistic and often non-representational compositions.

Perceived Landscape: Interpretations of actual spaces at particular times, such as plein air and landscape representations of actual spaces at particular times. Types of media that will be represented include painting, video, drawing, sculpture, photography, and craft. The Biggs Picture competition drew nearly entries from over individual applicants. The Biggs Museum is pleased to announce the winners of the competition.

The Junior Docent program, which was developed to conform to Delaware Visual and Performing Arts standards, allows the Biggs Museum to support art education by collaborating with local educators and their students. This program, offered free-of-charge, provides students with a unique opportunity to learn about the visual arts, apply their knowledge to specific works of art, and present their knowledge to their peers. The overall goal of the program is to develop a long-term relationship between the student and the Museum in an effort to instill a lifelong appreciation for the arts.

May 6 — May 29, The Biggs Museum will host the Delaware Watercolor Society largest exhibition in , the juried members exhibition. Printed versions of the poems will remain on view next to their inspiration artworks through the month of April.

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These poems will also be available online at biggsmuseum. Founded in the early s, the RAL quickly became a regional hot bed of artistic production and has collected hundreds of art works from area artist masters for the past eighty years. Without a comprehensive catalogue of its important collection or large-scale galleries to display these works, the Rehoboth Art League is partnering with the Biggs Museum to debut its important collection of regional modernism to the public.

The exhibition will feature approximately 60 memorable art works from the RAL permanent collection featuring nearly 50 noted artists. Behind the Blue Doors will also explore controversies surrounding its long-range plans for growth and for the care of the permanent collection. Corkran, is a nationally important center of 20th century artistic production within the historic art colony of Rehoboth Beach.

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Since the late 19th century, artists throughout the eastern seaboard have frequented Rehoboth Beach as an established artist retreat. Like these art destinations, Rehoboth Beach has been a site of artistic instruction for over a hundred years with classes hosted by art groups based throughout the State of Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic Region. Since its opening in the s, the RAL has been a focal point for a community of hundreds artists centered in Sussex County and the State of Delaware. The lives of the artists and their artistic production will help tell the history of the RAL and describe its importance within the cultural life of the region.

The fellows are chosen by a committee from hundreds of entrees. In celebration of the ten anniversary of the annual Award Winners exhibition, the Biggs Museum has invited all of the past individual fellowship recipients to participate in a reunion exhibition of their works. Over thirty artists featured in the Award Winners exhibition in the past ten years will participate in the reunion exhibition alongside the individual fellows and share their recent work with the public.

The Biggs Museum is pleased to once again feature the media and skills of all sixteen DDOA fellowship recipients. Their work lies in the areas of visual, musical, sculptural, folk art and literary arts. Haug, Wilmington Ashley J. Smith, Bear Reunion Artists. The exhibit features the varied artistic points of view from a vibrant local culture. At the same time, Visions of Dignity artists create windows to see into their own cultural origins.

Visions of Dignity invited artists to participate who identify as Latin American or U. Of all the submissions, forty art works by fourteen artists were selected. The artists chosen for this exhibition have utilized symbols of Hispanic family life, traditions, geographies and other signifiers of Hispanic identity to communicate the stories of their journey through the United States.

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You submitted the following rating and review. We'll publish them on our site once we've reviewed them. At the turn of the twentieth century, the demand for magazine and book illustrations was at an all-time high, offering women artists an unprecedented number of professional opportunities. This unique anthology features color and black-and-white artworks by the Golden Age of Illustration's finest female illustrators, including Beatrix Potter, Kate Greenaway, and Jessie Willcox Smith.

A career in illustration represented an ideal opportunity for women in post-Victorian society. Every well-bred girl was schooled in the arts of sketching and drawing, and by working at home, a woman's modesty could remain uncompromised. Successful competition in a world dominated by male artists, however, called for determination as well as talent.

In many of the examples, you'll see how the reproduction processes of the day, litho, roto gravure or letterpress, affects the images.