MARCH 4, 2011 – JUNE 19, 2011

The Biggs Picture exhibition features paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, craft, video and any artistic medium by regional landscape artists. This juried competition asks artist contestants to interpret the theme of “Landscape.” Chosen works successfully interpret the theme of “Landscape” with the finest examples of their media and fit within one of three, landscape sub-themes.

Landscapes of the Mind: Interpreting psychological states of being through creations of space, such as abstraction, installation art and landscape representations with expressionistic and often non-representational compositions.Constructed Landscapes:Interpretations of spaces from the past, memory, make-believe, and/or the future, such as studio production and interpretations of spaces from past, memory, imagination and for the future.Perceived Landscape: Interpretations of actual spaces at particular times, such as plein air and landscape representations of actual spaces at particular times.

Types of media that will be represented include painting, video, drawing, sculpture, photography, and craft. The Biggs Picture 2011 competition drew nearly 300 entries from over 100 individual applicants. The 2011 jurors Robert Koenke, Editor-in-Chief of Wildlife Art Magazine and Catherine Drabkin, Delaware College of Art and Design Founding Faculty Member, selected 73 works to be displayed in the exhibition at the Biggs Museum of American Art. These works successfully interpret the theme of “Landscape” with the finest examples of their media. The Biggs Museum is pleased to announce the winners of the competition.

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Anita Peghini-Räber


Marilyn Bauman

Ricerfront Rondo

Kathleen Buckalew

Millrace and Mill Buildings

Patsy Cicala

Primehook Geese in Flight

Jim Condron

Ithaca Gorge: Big Bend

Here Not Here IIMary Lou Griffin

Autumn SkiesMary Pritchard

PatchworkKaren Schueler

Delmarva Scene-EveningCarol Tippit Woolworth

Dordogne, Spring, 2005Betsey Von Dreele

Turn Right at the Fence