Deadline October 6, 2017
The DBH Masterworks Exhibition occurs once every three years at the Biggs Museum. The 2017 “Masterworks” competition and exhibition will be juried by Leslie Mounaime, Target Gallery Director of the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA. Each applicant submits a portfolio of images of 3 items they would like to have juried into a group exhibition of 2017 DBH “Masters”. The chosen art objects will be on view at the Biggs Museum from November 3—January 21, 2017. One work may be selected by the juror as Best-in-Show for a $1,500 purchase prize to be added to the Biggs Museum permanent collection.
Applicants must be current DBH Artist member. For current DBH artist members, a non-refundable fee of $35 entitles the artist to submit a group of three works to the competition. The Biggs Museum accepts cash, check, VISA, MasterCard or Discover.
The competition is open to all artists and artisans who are cur-rent Delaware By Hand Artist Members. To verify your member-ship or join before applying call 302-674-2111 ext. 101 or visit www.BiggsMuseum.org/Membership.
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 recom-mendations 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 would ideally be no larger than 60” in any direc-tion. Sculptures and installations requiring bases, pedestals, and other display furnishing or equipment should be provided by the artist.
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.
- No more than 3 digital images of the work you would like to have juried into the exhibition.
- Personalized artist/artisan statement and/or resume. Self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of application images.
- Personal check made out to the Biggs Museum for $35
Fill out the form below or download the PDF application and mail submissions to:
Biggs Museum of American Art
Attn: Biggs Shot 2016
PO Box 711
Dover, DE 19903
E-Mail: Ryan Grover, Curator: email@example.com
All works must be submitted electronically via e-mail or CD.
Only submissions following the proper format as outlined below will be accepted.
A. Label the electronic message or CD with your name, contact e-mail, phone number, the entry title, and “DBH Masters”.
B. Send the submitted image sized and saved at 2-4 MB each
PLEASE NOTE: Your application will not be considered until payment is received. To pay online, follow the link below.
Juried Delaware By Hand Masterworks Competition & Exhibition
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 Juried Delaware By Hand Masterworks Competition & Exhibition application payment
The entry fee must be paid no later than October 6, 2017 for artwork to be considered.
Show dates: November 3—January 21, 2017
Deadline for applications: October 6, 2017
Judging occurs: October 6—October 13, 2017
Accepted works to be delivered to Biggs Museum: October 23-29 during regular business hours
Exhibition installation: October 30-November 3, 2017
Exhibition closes: January 21, 2018
Works to be picked up from Museum: January 22-28, 2018
Contact Ryan Grover, Biggs Museum Curator at (302) 674-2111 Ext. 108 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Apply:
1) Download the application (PDF)Click here to download the DBH Masterworks Application 2017