The Biggs Museum of American Art is a private non-profit organization in the heart of Delaware’s vibrant capital city, Dover. The Biggs Museum features the growing fine and decorative art collection of its founder, Sewell C. Biggs (1934-2003). Museum visitors experience the arts of Delaware, the Mid-Atlantic and the nation, from 1700 to the present, through exhibitions, research and educational programs.
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Delaware By Hand (DBH) is the brand of the artist and artisan members of the Biggs Museum of American Art. This distinctive membership within the museum represents the state-wide community of Delaware visual artists and craft artisans. The Biggs Museum of American Art offers this membership, manages the DBH website, and hosts public programs with DBH members to teach about the contemporary arts and crafts of Delaware. The DBH website showcases the talents, contact information and activities of the artists of Delaware. At the same time, the DBH website is abridge between enthusiasts of contemporary art and craft and its context in the collections of the Biggs Museum of American Art.
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Artist-Artisan’s combining a refined original vision with prodigious technical skill and a dedication to clean execution.
The first Masters competition was open to all members in good standing who wished to apply for this new designation. The 46 members who applied were judged by 2 Curators who specialize in Art and Craft. The Masters category will be open for juried acceptance every 2 years, with existing Masters reviewed every few years.