Biggs Picture Juried Landscape Competition
Artist Application Deadline: April 18, 2017*
The Biggs Museum of American Art is proud to again host the Biggs Picture, a juried landscape competition. 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:
Perceived Landscape: interpretations of actual spaces at particular times.
Imagined Landscapes: interpretations of spaces from the past, memory, make-believe, and/or the future.
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, and Biggs Kids programming.
Application Deadline………………………….April 18, 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
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. The Biggs Museum accepts cash, check, VISA, MasterCard or Discover.
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. Works exhibited in a prior Biggs Museum exhibition will not be considered. All objects and installations must be designed to be exhibited on the walls, on the floor or within cases. Works to be hung from walls must be constructed and wired on the back to accommodate installation using appropriate hooks, eyes and wires. Framing must be to professional standards. Biggs Museum staff may make recommendations to expedite this requirement. Cardboard backing is not permitted. Poorly matted or framed paintings and other art forms are subject to disqualification. Plain white, cream or light gray mats are preferred. Double matting is permitted for two-dimensional works under glass. Wall-hung objects submitted for this exhibition must be no larger than 60” in any direction. Sculptures and installations requiring bases, pedestals, and other display furnishing or equipment should be provided by the artist.
The selected works will be announced on the Biggs Museum web-site on May 1, 2017. Artists with selected works will also be notified by e-mail and mail and will receive details for delivery and presentation of work for the exhibition. Selected works must be delivered to the Biggs Museum by May 27, 2017. 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.
All works must be submitted electronically via e-mail or CD. Only submissions following the proper format as outlined below will be accepted.
- Label the electronic file or CD with your name, contact e-mail, phone number, the entry #, title, and “Biggs Picture”.
- Send the submitted image sized and saved at 72 dpi by 900 pixels in longest dimension in JPEG format for viewing and at 300 dpi by 1800 pixels in longest dimension in TIFF format for reproduction purposes.
*The Biggs Museum reserves the right to amend a selection if an actual print differs significantly from a slide or digital representation.
The Biggs Museum will insure the selected works against theft, damage and loss while on premises. The Biggs Museum reserves the right to reproduce selected works for educational and marketing purposes. Artists retain all other rights.
Works for sale
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. Checks will be issued to the artists after exhibition closes.
Please submit completed application, along with a copy of your artist statement/biography and resume and electronic files to:
Biggs Museum of American Art
Attn: Biggs Picture Competition
P.O. Box 711
Dover, DE 19903
Ryan Grover, Curator: firstname.lastname@example.org, (302)674-2111 Ext. 108
PLEASE NOTE: Your application will not be considered until payment is received. To pay online, follow the link below.
Biggs Picture Online Payment Option
If you have not yet paid your entry fee, please click here to do so or click on the button below.Click here for your Biggs Picture application payment
The entry fee must be paid no later than April 18, 2017 for artwork to be considered.*
*The deadline has been extended several days to accommodate for the website being down periodically over the past week. We apologize for the inconvenience.
NEW Competition Calendar – Updated!
Application Deadline: April 18, 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
Contact Ryan Grover, Biggs Museum Curator at (302) 674-2111 Ext. 108 or email@example.com