Biggs Museum announces March 30 deadline for landscape competition

Exhibit to run May 17 to July 20
January 16, 2014

The Biggs Museum of American Art announces a call to artists for submissions to the third installment of The Biggs Picture, a landscape competition to be held May 17 to July 20.

This exhibition will present art works from all media - painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, craft, and video - of competition winners that most successfully interpret the theme of Landscape.

The competition is open to all artists, both amateur and  professional, of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Depending on size, the exhibition will display between 40 and 60 works.  Each work must fit 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; or 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.

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.

The application deadline is March 30. Completed entries must include the entry form, payment of entry fee, submitted electronic files and a copy of the entrant's resume. A nonrefundable fee of $35 entitles the artist to submit three works to the competition. Additional works may be submitted for $10 per work. The Biggs Museum accepts cash, check, VISA, MasterCard or Discover.

Selection notification is April 11. Artists with selected works will be notified by email and mail, and will receive details for delivery and presentation of work for the exhibition. Artworks shipped to the Biggs Museum must be accompanied by a return postage label.  Delivery and return of all works is the responsibility of the artist.

For more artwork  specifications and application form, go to

Completed applications, along with a copy of the artist's statement/biography and resume and electronic files on CD should be sent to Biggs Museum of American Art. Attn: Biggs Picture Competition, P.O. Box 711, Dover, DE 19903.

For more information, contact Ryan Grover, curator, Biggs Museum, at 302-674-2111, Ext.108 or

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