Archives for the month of: January, 2012

I just found out that online voting for the Masters of the Visual Universe People’s Choice Award has been extended until midnight tonight! Emily Erb is still in the lead with 191 votes, but Steven Riddle isn’t far behind with 157 votes. This will be a fight to the finish. Keep those votes coming! Vote!


Tell your friends, voting for the People’s Choice Award ends today. Make sure you get those last minute votes in and help your favorite artist win! Vote.

Find out who the winner is this Friday, February 3rd during Loop Night.

The DCCA and Masters of the Visual Universe made headlines yesterday in The News Journal. Here’s a little excerpt. You can read the full article on Delaware Online.

It’s tempting to say that an artist who would attempt to count 16,000 acorns and study their pattern of distribution is kinda nuts.

But that misses the conceptual elegance of Guy Loraine’s “Fuller and Grand,” pieces that illustrate the beauty, science and obsessions that come with studying a tree for months on an midwest street corner (Fuller and Grand).

“Over the course of 2 1/2 years, Loraine numbered, photographed, mapped and recorded where and how each one of the tree’s acorns fell,” writes Maiza Hixson, the Gretchen Hupfel curator of contemporary art at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts.

You catch sight of “Fuller and Grand” as soon as you enter the DuPont Galleries of the DCCA. And you would be excused for thinking curators have left up a table, with an open ledger and a ball of twine.

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The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts will present the People’s Choice Award to a participating artist in the 2011 MFA Biennial: Masters of the Visual Universe on February 3rd, 2012. The People’s Choice Award recognizes an artist selected by the public as the best in show. Gretchen Hupfel Curator Maiza Hixson will present the winning artist with the People’s Choice Award Prize at 7 pm. Masters of the Visual Universe and the DCCA galleries will be open to the public from 5 to 9 pm.
Visitors may continue to vote for their favorite MFA Biennial artist via a paper ballot at the DCCA or at until January 31st, 2012.

Steven Riddle, "Ultimo Dia de Campo (Last Day of Field)", gouache, airbrush acrylics, oil based Monotype, silkscreen, 2010