About Art of the Image 19

ART OF THE IMAGE ‘19
a juried photographic media competition and exhibition

Art of the Image ‘19 is a juried photography competition and exhibition designed to celebrate the medium of photography and its cultural influence by engaging the photography community with a showing of exceptional photo-based works of art.  This exhibition is open to artists working in two and three-dimensional mediums over the age of 18. Any original work of art with a primary focus on the photographic medium, utilizing traditional and non-traditional processes, will be considered for the selection process. Awards and Honorable Mentions will be available to selected artists. This year’s juror is Beth Handler Riebe, PhD, Independent Curator and Art Consultant.

Art of the Image ‘19 will be installed and exhibited at Gallery Verrazzano, a 7200+ sq.ft., gallery and event space located in theArtWorks™ of Wilmington, NC, near downtown (200 Willard Street).  Gallery Verrazzano is a brand new home for visual and performing arts. The exhibit will be on view from August 2 until September 15, 2019 with special hours to the public.

theArtWorks™ 6th Anniversary, Gallery Talk & Special Reception will be hosted on Friday, August 2nd from 6-9pm with a Gallery Talk and Special Reception.  Awards and Honorable Mentions will be announced during the gallery talk along with a People’s Choice Award.

Art of the Image ’19 is organized by Art in Bloom Gallery and theArtWorks™.


JUROR: Beth Handler Riebe, PhD, Independent Curator and Art Consultant 

Beth Handler Riebe worked in the NYC art world for twenty years, with curatorial stints at The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the Paula Cooper Gallery. She served as an art consultant to Donald B. Marron (one of ARTnews’ top 200 collectors). Beth received a BA from Oberlin College, and an MA and a PhD from Yale University, with all three degrees in art history. She is a former Trustee of the Cameron Art Museum and occasionally teaches art history at UNCW.

Handler Riebe founded LOCAL: art + ideas in 2013 in Wilmington, NC.  LOCAL is a think tank that supports art and ideas flourishing BEYOND larger metropolitan areas and cultural networks.  It promotes regional artists and introduces their work to new audiences nearby and nationally through a variety of programming, including private art viewings, site-specific installations, and temporary and online exhibitions.