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Division of the Arts Announces the 2019 “Award Winners” Exhibition

News | Date Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019



A group show featuring the work of the 2019 Individual Artist Fellows
On view in all three counties this summer!

Dover, Del. (May 28, 2019) – Each year, the Biggs Museum of American Art, in partnership with the Delaware Division of the Arts, exhibits the work of Delaware’s Individual Artist Fellows. The Award Winners XIX exhibition recognizes the Fellows’ combined artistic accomplishments and will be on view from June 7 to July 22.

The Award Winners reception and award ceremony will be held at the Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover on Wednesday, June 12 from 5–7 p.m.

The event will feature special performances by two of the 2019 Individual Artist Fellows. Attendees can experience the work of all 20 artists in the Award Winners exhibit in Galleries 8-17 on the second floor. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The first part of the reception will feature a reading by Master Fellow in Fiction, Billie Travalini, and a musical performance by Established Fellow in Folk Music, Shelley Kelly, followed by the remarks and awards presentation.

“Highlights of the exhibition include video installations of the award winning writers, examples of works by every visual arts fellowship winner and wide variety of musical exhibits,” said Curator Ryan Grover. “This cross-section of the best of Delaware today will make striking and interesting contrasts against the best of Delaware’s past.”

Each subsequent location will host a modified version of the Award Winners exhibition.

Biggs Museum of American Art
Exhibition: June 7 to July 21
Reception: June 12 at 5 p.m.
RSVP
CAMP Rehoboth
Exhibition: August 3 to September 1
Reception: August 3
RSVP
Cab Calloway School of the Arts
Exhibition: September 6 to October 18
Reception: September 6
RSVP

2019 Individual Artist Fellows

Masters Award ($10,000)

Name Community Artistic Discipline
Billie Travalini Wilmington Literature: Fiction

Established Professional Award ($6,000)

Name Community Artistic Discipline
Susan Bernacik Wilmington Visual Arts: Works on Paper
Shawn Faust Bear Visual Arts: Painting
Don Foster Dover Literature: Fiction
Daniel Jackson Claymont Visual Arts: Photography
Shelley Kelley Newark Folk Art: Music
Leslie Hsu Oh Middletown Literature: Creative Nonfiction
Chet’la Sebree Middletown Literature: Poetry
IVA Wilmington Music: Solo Recital

Emerging Artist Award ($3,000)

Name Community Artistic Discipline
Jenifer Adams-Mitchell Frankford Literature: Fiction
Kevin J. Cope Newark Music: Solo Recital
Kaitlyn Evans Lewes Visual Arts: Crafts
Matthew Glick Claymont Visual Arts: Works on Paper
Geraldo Gonzalez Wilmington Folk Arts: Visual Arts
Karen Hurley-Heyman Newark Literature: Poetry
Mary-Margaret Pauer Bridgeville Literature: Creative Nonfiction
D.H. Regnier Newark Music: Composition
Gregg Silvis Newark Visual Arts: Sculpture
G.W. Thompson Lewes Visual Arts: Painting
Shannon Woodloe Wilmington Visual Arts: Photography

Learn more about this year’s artist fellows: https://arts.delaware.gov/iafrecipients/2019_iafs/

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Contact: Leeann Wallett, Program Officer, Communications and Marketing
302-577-8280, leeann.wallett@delaware.gov


The Delaware Division of the Arts, a branch of the Delaware Department of State, is dedicated to cultivating and supporting the arts to enhance the quality of life for all Delawareans. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council, the Division administers grants and programs that support arts programming, educate the public, increase awareness of the arts, and integrate the arts into all facets of Delaware life. For more information about the Delaware Division of the Arts, visit arts.delaware.gov or call 302-577-8278.

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Division of the Arts Announces the 2019 “Award Winners” Exhibition

News | Date Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019



A group show featuring the work of the 2019 Individual Artist Fellows
On view in all three counties this summer!

Dover, Del. (May 28, 2019) – Each year, the Biggs Museum of American Art, in partnership with the Delaware Division of the Arts, exhibits the work of Delaware’s Individual Artist Fellows. The Award Winners XIX exhibition recognizes the Fellows’ combined artistic accomplishments and will be on view from June 7 to July 22.

The Award Winners reception and award ceremony will be held at the Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover on Wednesday, June 12 from 5–7 p.m.

The event will feature special performances by two of the 2019 Individual Artist Fellows. Attendees can experience the work of all 20 artists in the Award Winners exhibit in Galleries 8-17 on the second floor. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

The first part of the reception will feature a reading by Master Fellow in Fiction, Billie Travalini, and a musical performance by Established Fellow in Folk Music, Shelley Kelly, followed by the remarks and awards presentation.

“Highlights of the exhibition include video installations of the award winning writers, examples of works by every visual arts fellowship winner and wide variety of musical exhibits,” said Curator Ryan Grover. “This cross-section of the best of Delaware today will make striking and interesting contrasts against the best of Delaware’s past.”

Each subsequent location will host a modified version of the Award Winners exhibition.

Biggs Museum of American Art
Exhibition: June 7 to July 21
Reception: June 12 at 5 p.m.
RSVP
CAMP Rehoboth
Exhibition: August 3 to September 1
Reception: August 3
RSVP
Cab Calloway School of the Arts
Exhibition: September 6 to October 18
Reception: September 6
RSVP

2019 Individual Artist Fellows

Masters Award ($10,000)

Name Community Artistic Discipline
Billie Travalini Wilmington Literature: Fiction

Established Professional Award ($6,000)

Name Community Artistic Discipline
Susan Bernacik Wilmington Visual Arts: Works on Paper
Shawn Faust Bear Visual Arts: Painting
Don Foster Dover Literature: Fiction
Daniel Jackson Claymont Visual Arts: Photography
Shelley Kelley Newark Folk Art: Music
Leslie Hsu Oh Middletown Literature: Creative Nonfiction
Chet’la Sebree Middletown Literature: Poetry
IVA Wilmington Music: Solo Recital

Emerging Artist Award ($3,000)

Name Community Artistic Discipline
Jenifer Adams-Mitchell Frankford Literature: Fiction
Kevin J. Cope Newark Music: Solo Recital
Kaitlyn Evans Lewes Visual Arts: Crafts
Matthew Glick Claymont Visual Arts: Works on Paper
Geraldo Gonzalez Wilmington Folk Arts: Visual Arts
Karen Hurley-Heyman Newark Literature: Poetry
Mary-Margaret Pauer Bridgeville Literature: Creative Nonfiction
D.H. Regnier Newark Music: Composition
Gregg Silvis Newark Visual Arts: Sculpture
G.W. Thompson Lewes Visual Arts: Painting
Shannon Woodloe Wilmington Visual Arts: Photography

Learn more about this year’s artist fellows: https://arts.delaware.gov/iafrecipients/2019_iafs/

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Contact: Leeann Wallett, Program Officer, Communications and Marketing
302-577-8280, leeann.wallett@delaware.gov


The Delaware Division of the Arts, a branch of the Delaware Department of State, is dedicated to cultivating and supporting the arts to enhance the quality of life for all Delawareans. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council, the Division administers grants and programs that support arts programming, educate the public, increase awareness of the arts, and integrate the arts into all facets of Delaware life. For more information about the Delaware Division of the Arts, visit arts.delaware.gov or call 302-577-8278.

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