CAMP Rehoboth to host Award Winners reception Aug. 9

July 30, 2018

CAMP Rehoboth announces the Award Winners Exhibition, a group show featuring the work of the 2018 Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Artist Fellows. The exhibition is open from Friday, Aug. 3 to Sunday, Aug. 26, at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, 37 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach.

An Award Winners reception to celebrate these artists will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 9. Attendees can experience art, and enjoy refreshments and performances by the award-winning artists.

This select group represents a variety of art forms - choreographers, musicians, sculptors, painters, photographers and more. This year, work samples from 124 Delaware artists were reviewed by out-of-state arts professionals, considering both demonstrated creativity and skill in their art form.

In all, 17 artists were selected for fellowships with four honorable mentions. The work has been on display at the Biggs Museum of American Art, and the museum is partnering with CAMP Rehoboth to bring this exhibition to the local community.

Local photographer Leah Beach is one of the award winners. Beach is out to make her impact on the world through the power of photography. She is passionate about human rights and determined to effect social change – and alter people's perspectives – through photography.

Writer Maribeth Fischer is also a local winner. She said what she loves most about writing is, "The wrestling with a subject, grappling with it, trying to pin it down even as it slips from my grasp." Fischer, a former creative writing instructor, will give a reading of her work.

Painter Lauren E. Peters will exhibit one of her large-scale self-portraits painted from a single photograph.

Sculptor Dennis Beach's process is transformative, taking materials such as plywood and paint and transforming them into objects that combine beauty and order.

Thomas Del Porte's paintings are characterized by a realism that stands on top of a thick, textured world.

Award-winning filmmaker Rob Waters from Lewes is another local winner. Waters has been telling stories for most of his life, and attendees will enjoy the short video work he will share.

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