2 Mar 2017

Competitions Biggs Picture Juried Landscape Exhibition

Biggs Museum of American ArtDover, Delaware, United States

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Opportunity Description

U.S. Multi-State Deadline: April 15, 217 – The Biggs Museum of American Art is proud to again host the Biggs Picture, a juried landscape exhibition. 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.

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

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

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, and Biggs Kids programming.

Jason Rosenfeld, Chair and Professor of Art History at Marymount Manhattan College and Co-Curator of “River Crossings” at the historic homes of landscapists Thomas Cole and Frederic Edwin Church

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 collection.

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.

All works must be submitted electronically via e-mail or CD. The selected works will be announced on the Biggs Museum web-site on May 1, 2017.

Applicants must indicate prior to the selection process if their works are for sale. Artwork for sale must be priced by the artists. The Biggs Museum will retain a 25% commission on all works sold in the galleries with the exception of the purchase prize.


  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2017
  • Selection Notification: May 1, 2017
  • Last Day for Delivery of Selected Works: May 27, 2017
  • Exhibition Open: June 2– July 23, 2017
  • Retrieval of Unsold Works: July 24- July 30, 2017

Established in 1993, the Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art Museum houses one of the finest collections of American fine and decorative arts. The Museum’s 25 galleries display a careful balance of furniture, paintings, silver, glass, ceramics, and sculpture in a time-line presentation from 1700 to the present.

Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
t: (302) 674-2111

Opp Categories: + Open to All Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 03 March thru April, Open to U.S. Multi-State, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, Purchase, and Sales.

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