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Biggs Museum hosts Delaware Div. of the Arts Award Winners XIX exhibition

Biggs Museum of American Art
The Award Winners Exhibition is now open at the Biggs Museum in Dover.

Each year, Dover’s Biggs Museum of American Art hosts an exhibition highlighting winning artists in Delaware’s most prestigious fellowship competition.


The Award Winners XIX Exhibition opened last week and is on display until July 21st.


The featured winners were reviewed and selected by nationally recognized out-of-state arts professionals in a blind review process, from a pool of hundreds of literary, visual and performing artists and all professional levels.


“Each year the DDOA gives out individual artist fellowships to a really wide variety of artists; it’s an application process. There are hundreds of people from across the State that apply and they pick usually between 12 and 18 artists - it’s visual artists, it’s musicians and other performing artists, it’s also writers of all different sorts of literary genres,” said Ryan Grover, the curator at the Biggs Museum.


There is also a DDOA Award Winners XIX Ceremony on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. that is free and open to the public.


Grover says the talented group of artists will be recognized during the ceremony and light refreshments will be served.


Meanwhile, the DDOA Award Winners XIX Concert is planned for Saturday, July 13, 2019.


The concert will feature performances by guitarist Kevin J. Cope and folk musician Shelley Kelley, with original music by composer D.H. Regnier.


Tickets for the event are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and free for Biggs' members, students with ID and active military. You can get tickets here.


After its run at the Biggs Museum, the exhibition will be featured at CAMP Rehoboth between Aug. 3-Sept. 1 and Cab Calloway School of the Arts from Sept. 6-Oct. 18.

Delaware Public Media' s arts coverage is made possible, in part, by support from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.


Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.