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Art of the Image ’19 Special Reception & theArtWorks™ 6th Anniversary

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Date(s) - 08/02/2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gallery Verrazzano, theArtWorks™


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 will feature artists working in two and three-dimensional mediums showcasing original works of art with a primary focus on the photographic medium, utilizing traditional and non-traditional processes.   This year’s juror is Beth Handler Riebe, PhD, Independent Curator and Art Consultant.

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 will be installed and exhibited at Gallery Verrazzano, a 7200+ sq.ft., gallery and event space located in theArtWorks™ of Wilmington, NC, near downtown.  Gallery Verrazzano is a brand new home for visual and performing arts.  Art of the Image ’19 is organized by Art in Bloom Gallery and theArtWorks™.  Gallery Verrazzano is located at 200 Willard Street in Wilmington.

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.

Photographers and artists selected for the exhibition include: Louis Aliotta (NC), Riley Arthur (NY), Alexis Baer (OH), Brandin Baron (CA), Audrey Berkowitz (NC), Carl Bistrack (NC), Leo Blain (MD), Ross Brimberry (NC), Nydheri Brown (NC), Jean Burnett (WA), Jenny Carey (FL), Jeff Chase (NC), Emma Chryst (NC), Jacob Clayton (NC), Ralph Colelli (NC), Tom Conway (NC), Mary Craig (NC), Jacob Cutchin (FL), Joanne Dagato (SC), William Devins (NC), Joe DiBartolo (NC), Sara Drower (IL), Doug Dupuis (NC), Leslie Elliottsmith (LA), Emerald  Estock (TN), Frank Fierstein (NC), Carlos Flores (NC), Cathy Foreman (NC), Susan  Francy (NC), William Fridrich (NC), Sam Frimmel (NC), Pat Graney (SC), Rebecca Gurganus (NC), Sarah Haig (MN), Jeff Hall (NC), Zero Z.  Hartline (NC), Jen Johnson (NC), Judy Karpinski (NC), David Klinger (NC), Curtis Krueger (NC), Harry Longstreet (WA), Jennifer Mace (NC), Gregory McCall (NC), Meg McGrew (NC), Joan McLoughlin (NC), Barbara Michael (NC), Trinity Moore (NC), George Moore (NC), Jordan Mount (NC), Paul Murray (RI), Peter Oehl (NC), Phil Perry (NC), A. E. Richardson (NC), Bill Ritenour (NC), Lindy Schoenborn (NC), Paul Schreiber (NC), Becca Semon (NC), Susan Sharpe (NC), James Sharpe (NC), Maggie Snyder (WI), Barbara Snyder (NC), Polly Turner (SC), Ken Van Dyne (OH), Willis Whyte (SC), Joe P. Wiegmann (NC), Karen  Wiles (NC), Melissa Wilgis (NC), Virginia Wright-Frierson (NC), and Carmile Zaino (NY).