DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife 2020 calendar now available

The 2020 DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife calendar

DOVER – The DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife’s 2020 full-color outdoors calendar is now available. Each month of the calendar features seasonal photos of the division’s scenic wildlife and fishing areas. The annual calendar also includes a sunrise/sunset table, information on reporting tips to DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, and a convenient Division of Fish & Wildlife program contact directory. The calendars make great holiday gifts, so purchase yours today while supplies last.

This year’s calendar features photos by past and present Division of Fish & Wildlife staff members Wayne Lehman, Anthony Jackson, Jesse Baird, Audrey DeRose-Wilson, Stew Michels, Craig Rhoads, and Mark Zimmermann.

Calendars are available for $5 at the following locations: DNREC’s licensing desk at 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901; Owens Station Shooting Sports & Hunter Education Center, 12613 Hunters Cove Road, Greenwood, DE 19950; and Ommelanden Hunter Education Training Center and Public Shooting Range, 1205 River Road, New Castle, DE 19720.

Calendars also may be ordered for $6, including postage and handling, by calling the Division of Fish & Wildlife at 302-739-9910, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by sending a check made out to “Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife” to Jennifer Childears, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

Media contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.

Follow the Division of Fish & Wildlife on Facebook, www.facebook.com/DelawareFishWildlife.

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DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife seeks great shots for annual hunting photo contest

Hunters encouraged to ‘Get Out and Hunt DE’ and to submit digital entries through Jan. 31

DOVER – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today their annual Delaware Hunting Photo Contest to promote hunting by encouraging hunters to “Get Out and Hunt DE,” and to capture and share photographs of their hunting experiences. The winning photograph will be featured on the cover of the 2020/2021 Delaware Hunting and Trapping Guide, with the top five photographs presented inside the guide.

The contest is open to all Delaware residents, with a maximum of three entries per person. Photographs should be submitted digitally at Fish & Wildlife photo contest. Entries will be accepted through Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

A judging panel comprised of Division of Fish & Wildlife staff will be looking for technically-suitable, well-composed photos that best portray this year’s contest theme, “Get Out and Hunt DE.” To be eligible, photographs must have been taken in Delaware and depict persons involved in lawful hunting activities.

Complete contest rules and information, entry forms, and instructions for uploading entries can be found at Fish & Wildlife photo contest. For more information, please contact Jennifer Childears at 302-739-9910 or jennifer.childears@delaware.gov.

Follow the Division of Fish & Wildlife on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DelawareFishWildlife.

Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

Vol. 49, No. 238


Delaware Division of the Arts Announces 2019-2020 Mezzanine Gallery Solo Exhibitions

Wilmington, Del. (August 13, 2019) – The Delaware Division of the Arts is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 schedule for solo exhibitions in the Mezzanine Gallery, located in the Carvel State Office Building in Wilmington, Delaware. The Mezzanine Gallery presents solo exhibitions of work by Delaware artists in disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, folk, and media arts. The opportunity to exhibit is available to visual artists who have been chosen by the Division’s annual Gallery Panel and to emerging and established visual artists who have won Individual Artist Fellowships.

Opening receptions are typically held the First Friday of the month from 5-7 p.m. to coincide with the City of Wilmington’s Art Loop. The reception is free and open to the public. Each month, the artist will be in attendance at the reception to greet visitors and answer questions about his or her work. The artwork is generally available for purchase directly from the artist. (No commission is taken by the Mezzanine Gallery.)

Olga Nielsen Sculpture September 6-27
Leah Beach* Photography October 4-25
Gregg Silvis* Sculpture November 1-27
Shawn Faust* Painting December 6 – January 10
Terron Mitchell Sculpture February 7-28
Paul Simon Works on Paper March 6-27
Aaron Paskins Sculpture April 3-24
Kim Klabe Works on Paper May 1-29
Eileen Olson Painting June 5-26
Howard Eberle Works on Paper July 3-31
Chloe McEldowney Painting August 7-28

 

*Individual Artist Fellow.

To be considered for a Mezzanine Gallery exhibition, artists may submit a Mezzanine Gallery Application before the annual deadline of March 15. In addition, artists who have received an Individual Artist Fellowship in the visual arts are also given the opportunity to exhibit in the gallery. The annual deadline for the Individual Artist Fellowship application is August 1.

Learn more about each month’s artist with our YouTube Meet the Artist video series, which debut a week prior to the opening reception in the press release and on social media. View past Mezzanine Gallery exhibitions on our Flickr page: Delaware Division of the Arts.

The Mezzanine Gallery, open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is located in the Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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Contact: Dennis Lawson, Interim Communications Coordinator
302-743-8927, dennis.lawson@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.


The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit “One” by Katie Lillard

On view from July 5-26, 2019
Free opening reception on Friday, July 12 at 5 p.m.

Wilmington, Del. (July 8, 2019) – One, an exhibition of paintings and photographs by Middletown artist Katie Lillard will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery from now through 26, 2019. The artist will host a free opening reception on Friday, July 12 from 5-7 p.m.

Lillard explores procreation and the female experience of childbearing through multi-media sculpture, film, and installation. A mother herself, Lillard balances time in the studio with raising her child and working as a high school art teacher in Centreville, MD. Her work, which has always been rooted in the human life cycle, looks specifically to motherhood for clues to our interconnectivity as a civilization and species.

Lillard’s training in painting as an undergraduate student at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts has influenced her formal aesthetic, which she pairs with upcycled materials and found objects.

Image: “Bay and Lloyd,” oil on found canvas, 12″ x 12″

The Mezzanine Gallery is open to the public weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is located in the Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington. Visitors to the Gallery should enter via the main entrance at the corner of 9th and French Streets.

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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.


DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces 2018/19 hunting photo contest winners

DOVER – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife today announced the winning entries in the 2018/19 Delaware Hunting Photo Contest. First place was awarded to Harry Hoch, Jr. of Greenwood for his submission of “Hunting Memories,” featuring his father Dr. Harry L. Hoch and friend Bill Cole, after a successful hunt near Harrington.

The second place winner was “Three Generations,” taken by Jennifer Ross of Clayton and featuring her husband David, son Huntly, and father-in-law Charlie Ross, near Clayton.

Entries receiving honorable mention were:

  • “My Pride and Joy,” by Paul Skibicki of St. Georges, featuring his daughter Kimberly Pokoiski, at the Midlands Wildlife Area near Millsboro.
  • “Continuing the Tradition,” by James Swatski of Milton, featuring his son Jimmy Swatski, near Prime Hook Beach.
  • “Thanks Dad,” by Jennifer Ross of Clayton, featuring her husband David and son Huntly, near Clayton.

The winning photo will appear on the cover and all winning entries will be shown inside the 2019/2020 Delaware Hunting & Trapping guide.

Three judges – Division of Fish & Wildlife Director David Saveikis, and local photographers and DNREC staff Justyn Foth and Rebecca Hoover – reviewed the entries and narrowed them to the top five. Photographs were judged relative to the contest theme of “Our Hunting Tradition” and for composition and technical criteria.

For more information about Division of Fish & Wildlife photo contests, please visit www.de.gov/fwphotos or contact Jennifer Childears at 302-739-9910 or by email at jennifer.childears@delaware.gov.

Follow the Division of Fish & Wildlife on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/DelawareFishWildlife.

Contact: Joanna Wilson, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

Vol. 49, No. 172