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Biggs Picture 2017 Exhibition Opens Friday, June 2nd

Written on:May 31, 2017
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Biggs Museum of American Art
Dover, DE (May 31, 2017)

On Friday, June 2, 2017, the Biggs Museum of American Art will open its Biggs Picture 2017 exhibition.

Biggs Picture 2017 is a juried competition, exhibition and sale featuring over fifty works of professional and emerging artists who work and/or live in the Mid-Atlantic region. This exhibition presents art works from all media; such as, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, craft, and video; of competition winners that most successfully interpreted the theme of “Landscape”. The Opening Reception will take place on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. at the Biggs Museum. The public is invited to this opening to meet the artists and view the exhibition. At the opening, the overall “Best-in-Show” prize will be announced. The piece of artwork that is selected as “Best-in-Show” will be purchased by the Biggs Museum to become part of its permanent collection.

About the Juried Process
Independent Juror Jason Rosenfeld selected the artwork featured within the exhibition from over 500 entries. Rosenfeld, Chair and Professor of Art History at Marymount Manhattan College, was the recent curator of a major exhibition of contemporary art exhibited within and in relation to the treasures and landscapes of the historic houses of Hudson River School artists Thomas Cole and Fredric Edwin Church and studios. He will host a special Juror Lecture at the Biggs Museum on Saturday, July 8th (details below).

A preview of the artwork can be found at www.BiggsMuseum.org.

Selected Artists:
AJ Adriance, Felton, DE
Kassem Amoudi, Narberth, PA
Sarah Baptist, Wilmington, DE
Norman Bell, Oxford, MD
Nancy Breslin, Washington, DC
Linda Celestian, Wilmington, DE
Joan Waddleigh Curran, Philadelphia , PA
Mary Ellen Daly, Long Neck, DE
Sarah Decker, Clayton, DE
Sahm Doherty-Sefton, St. Michaels, MD
(artwork pictured right)
Sue Eberhart, Lewes, DE
Joan Fabbri, Lewes, DE
Bryan Fellenbaum, Columbia, PA
Louise Gatanas, Fairfax Station, VA
Cade Gibson, Leipsic, DE
Sandra Grzybowski, Ocean View, DE
Trotter Hardy, Williamsburg, VA
Karl Hartman, Riveredge, NJ
Brook Hedge, Lewes, DE
Luther Henninger, Allentown , PA
Richard Chandler Hoff, Felton, PA
(artwork pictured above)
Michael Hower, Enola, PA
Aubrey J. Kauffman, Ewing, NJ
Karen Klinedinst, Baltimore, MD
Cary Loving, Richmond, VA
Kevin McMullen, S. Gibson, PA
Elizabeth Mead, Williamsburg, VA
Angie Moon, Harbesson, DE
Jeffrey Moore, Dagsboro, DE
Jane Kavanaugh Morton, Newark, DE
Keith Mosher, Lincoln, DE
Dallas Mosman, Midlothian, VA
Deidre Murphy, Ardmore, PA
Aina Nergaard-Nammack, Lewes, DE
Gregory O’Hanlon, Baltimore, MD
Robert Palandrani, Wilmington, DE
Nancy Powell
James Ragucci, Silver Spring, MD
Marcia Reed, Milford, DE
Celia Riesman, Merion, PA
Michael Robear, Colora, MD
Terence Roberts, Wilmington , DE
Gervasio Ruiz, Jr., Milford, DE
Lou Schellenberg, Mount Gretna, PA
Robert Schock, Wilmington, DE
Karen Schueler, Newark, DE
Joseph Scukanec, Jr., Snow Hill, MD
Douglas Sefton, St. Michaels, MD
Heather Siple, Wilmington, DE
Barbara Straussberg, Wyndmoor, PA
David Terrar, Gaithersburg, MD
Betsey Von Dreele, Harbeson, DE
Laura Wooten, Charlottesville, VA

Event Quick Facts
Biggs Picture 2017 Opening Reception
Friday, June 2nd
5-7 p.m.
Free with Admission
Enjoy refreshments, meet the artists and be the first to see this highly competitive exhibition. The winner of the show will also be announced.

Biggs Picture 2017 Juror Lecture: “The Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Fredric Erwin Church’s Olana, and American Contemporary Art”
Saturday, July 8th
11 a.m.
Free with Admission
Join Biggs Picture Juror and Professor of Art History at Marymount Manhattan College, Jason Rosenfeld, as he discusses his 2015 exhibit “River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home.” The exhibit explored the pivotal role the Hudson River School artists Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin Church played in the development of the contemporary tradition in American art. Rosenfeld will discuss the development of this landmark exhibit and the influence the homes and work of these artistic giants have on contemporary art.

For additional information, visit www.BiggsMuseum.org or call (302) 674-2111.

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