Riverfront Wilmington Exhibition: 20/20

Riverfront Wilmington Exhibition: 20/20

This Deadline Expired: Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Christina River meanders along the Riverfront Wilmington District between the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge and the Wilmington Youth Rowing Association. It serves as a home for businesses and a destination for area residents and tourists. Filled with museums, eateries, and recreation along the river, the Riverfront Wilmington District echoes varied opportunities for social interactions. Nestled in the northwest corner sits The Delaware Contemporary, a space born of artists for artists to infuse contemporary art and creativity into the community through compelling exhibitions and programming. Taking risks and pushing boundaries, The Delaware Contemporary seeks to plant the Riverfront Wilmington District as a nexus for contemporary art with the inaugural show, The Riverfront Wilmington Exhibition: 20/20. 

Hindsight: that observation of tracing footprints from past experience leading to new discoveries and perspectives. Looking back and looking to the future, the Riverfront Wilmington district had an epiphany to redevelop the urban landscape to help those living along the river find a sense of place. Having undergone a major facelift in 2000, The Delaware Contemporary’s former train car hangar became home to studio artists and exhibition spaces. While other buildings had long planted roots along the river, the revitalization and manufacture of new buildings followed. Progress continues. Development continuously transforms the area for businesses and regenerates our community.

On the heels of our 20th year on the riverfront, The Delaware Contemporary celebrates this innovative, creative spirit by inviting artists to participate in our juried Riverfront Wilmington Exhibition: 20/20. This inaugural exhibition highlights a sense of place and investigates discovery, meaning, and purpose. It seeks artists who visualize the influence of the microcosmic physical world of the Mid-Atlantic region. It examines diverse approaches to the built environment and the natural terrain to generate dialogue about the nature of revitalization and conversation surrounding our relationship to community. It encourages visual dialogue that rests at the place of remembering, forgetting, letting go, holding on, adventure, imagination, and beginning anew. It asks what does a sense of place in urban living mean, or, how does living near industry or water anchor a sense of place? 

Guest Juror: Kristen Hileman, former Chief of Contemporary Art Department and Curator of Contemporary Art at Baltimore Museum of Art, and former Associate Curator at Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Prizes: Artists selected for the exhibition will be eligible for the following cash prizes:

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Michele Tremblay's paper sculptures are informed by her intimate knowledge of flowers gained by working with fresh flowers over the years.
Michele Tremblay
Michele Tremblay

Michele Tremblay's paper sculptures are informed by her intimate knowledge of flowers gained by working with fresh flowers…

Michele Tremblay's paper sculptures are informed by her intimate knowledge of flowers gained by working with fresh flowers over the years.…

Michele Tremblay's paper sculptures are informed by her intimate knowledge of flowers gained by working with fresh flowers over the years.…

Diane Szczepaniak
Diane Szczepaniak
G. Kellum challenges the rear view perspective of artistic expression and dives into the world of urban aesthetics, as we know it. It also explores the possibilities present in spiritual and psychological practices. Look then, look again. As we move toward the future the images grow more familiar with each truth they unveil. This then becomes a series that grows with time.
G. Farrel Kellum
G. Farrel Kellum

G. Kellum challenges the rear view perspective of artistic expression and dives into the world of urban aesthetics, as we…

G. Kellum challenges the rear view perspective of artistic expression and dives into the world of urban aesthetics, as we know it. It also explores the possibilities present in spiritual and psychological…

G. Kellum challenges the rear view perspective of artistic expression and dives into the world of urban aesthetics, as we know it. It also explores the possibilities present in spiritual and psychological practices. Look…

Lorraine Glessner is an InLiquid member
Lorraine Glessner
Lorraine Glessner

Lorraine Glessner is an InLiquid member…

Lorraine Glessner is an InLiquid member…

Lorraine Glessner is an InLiquid member…

Ellen Rosenholtz’s graphite on paper series explores native flora and fauna of New Jersey. The work looks at the profound beauty of natural forms as it exists within animals and plants. The multiplicity of images underscore the interconnection of living systems, while geometric patterning enable the viewer to identify each of the species through repetition of form.
Ellen Rosenholtz
Ellen Rosenholtz

Ellen Rosenholtz’s graphite on paper series explores native flora and fauna of New Jersey. The work looks at the profound…

Ellen Rosenholtz’s graphite on paper series explores native flora and fauna of New Jersey. The work looks at the profound beauty of natural forms as it exists within animals and plants. The multiplicity…

Ellen Rosenholtz’s graphite on paper series explores native flora and fauna of New Jersey. The work looks at the profound beauty of natural forms as it exists within animals and plants. The multiplicity of images underscore…

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