Thursday, January 16, 2014

Biggs Picture: Landscape Competition

Deadline: March 31, 2014 (RECEIVE) or (POSTMARK) or (ONLINE)

Biggs Picture: Landscape Competition
Biggs Museum of American Art

Dover, DE
May 17—July 20, 2014

The Biggs Museum of American Art presents Biggs Picture, the third juried landscape competition and exhibition featuring the work of professional and emerging artists, working and/or living in the Mid-Atlantic region.

This exhibition will present art works from all media; such as, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, craft, and video; of competition winners that most successfully interpret the theme of Landscape. Depending on size, the exhibition will display between 40 and 60 works.

The competition is open to all artists, both amateur and professional of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

All submitted works must be original and have been created within the past two years. Works exhibited in a prior Biggs Museum exhibition will not be considered.

Each work must fit within at least one of these sub-themes:

Perceived Landscape: interpretations of actual spaces at particular times.
Imagined Landscapes: interpretations of spaces from the past, memory, make-believe, and/or the future.
Landscapes of the Mind: interpreting psychological states of being through creations of space.

This exhibition will be supported by a number of educational programs including, but not limited to: curator led tours of the Biggs Museum’s landscape paintings, juror talks, workshops in the Museum’s galleries, “Paint Outs” in Dover’s historic areas, and Biggs Kids programming.

What is Landscape

Landscape is an expanse of space that can be seen in a single view. “Space” is used to describe any actual or conceived idea of a location, volume, or area with limitations and boundaries that separate it from its surroundings. Works submitted can range from traditional landscapes to waterscapes, urban scenes, interiors, and abstracted works interpreting particular spaces. The term is not limited to expressions of the land and the exhibition is intended to include work reflecting both representational and experimental ideas of “landscape”.

A non-refundable fee of $35 entitles the artist to submit three works to the competition. Additional works may be submitted for $10 per work.

Sharon Ewing: Director of the Gross McCleaf Gallery of Contemporary Realist Painting in Philadelphia
Mary Tobias Putman: Delaware painter, recipient of the Hassam, Speicher, Betts and Symons Purchase Fund Award of the American Academy of the Arts

One work will be selected by the jurors as Best-in-Show for a $1,500 purchase prize to be added to the Biggs Museum permanent collection.

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Competition Contact
Ryan Grover, Curator, Biggs Museum
phone:(302)674-2111 Ext. 108