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Women’s Fest Art Show reception set April 12

March 16, 2019

CAMP Rehoboth and Women’s Fest announce the Women’s Fest Art Show 2019, which will be on display from Saturday, April 6, to Sunday, April 28, with an artists’ reception set for 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, April 12. Featuring the talent of Delaware women artists, the exhibit will be held in conjunction with the CAMP Rehoboth Women’s Fest long weekend.

Artist Liz Bradbury was the juror for this year’s art show. She holds a master of fine arts degree from Indiana State University. She taught art, design and art history as a tenured professor at State University of New York and has won national awards for her art. Bradbury will exhibit two of her pieces in the show. In addition, she will give a free art talk, 10 Queer Women Artists Who Changed the World, at 1 p.m., Friday, April 12, at the Atlantic Sands Hotel.

A record number of submissions were received for the 2019 Women’s Fest Art show. From this, 25 artists with work in a variety of mediums – watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, glass and more – were selected.

In creating “Evening Repose,” Carol Yost said she was thinking of warm evenings at home with a good book and a good bottle of wine. She incorporated a new technique where she relieved stress in the hard lines. Her vision was achieved in this cozy scene.

Ballet dancing is not Susan Frey’s forte, but the images of the young lady just seemed to work in “Pointed Toes,” a mixed-media piece. Shapes and colors are balanced with care. 

For years, Melissa Widerkehr’s life was steady, though split between being an artist and a business person. Painting caused her to look at these two aspects of her life. After a period of upheaval, she is many things now that she wasn’t before. “I realize that the painting is also about hiding. You meet people’s expectations and that defines you to them, but behind it all, the ‘you’ is watching.” This was her motivation for “Seeing Yourself.”

Rita Poore loves vibrant color. In approaching “Pineapple Papaya,” she decided to paint with fabric. She also painted tissue paper with watercolor to use for background shapes, and incorporated acrylic paint to sharpen and shade. She said, “The challenge was getting all these vastly different mediums to work together in making a composition that is pleasing and says what I want to say.”

CAMP Rehoboth Community Center is at 37 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach.