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Calling all artists!

Get your artwork in front of adoring eyes by hosting your own art exhibit and reception at The Grand.

We are actively seeking artists to exhibit their work for the coming year in both galleries. Along with the opportunity to show your work for a month, artists will take part in the City of Wilmington’s Art On the Town, also known as “Art Loop,” on first Fridays. All shows will be listed in Out & About Magazine, distributed to local businesses and galleries, and on the Art Loop and The Grand’s websites.

Not only will you be getting exposure and potential sales for your work, but you will be giving enrichment and enjoyment to patrons, performing artists, staff, and other visitors.

Click here for more information about the Art Loop.

For artists interested in exhibiting their work at The Grand please download our Artist Application and Exhibit Guidelines below:

Artist Application
Exhibit Guidelines

Gallery Hours:

Monday–Friday, 9 am–3 pm, by appointment only.

Please contact eberman@grandopera.org or call 302-658-7897 x3256 for an appointment.

Click on the gallery tabs to see who is exhibiting in November 2022!


The Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography

(November 4 - January 3, 2023)

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Mallard Drake by Mitch Adolph

The Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography

Since 1934 the Delaware Photographic Society has sponsored the Wilmington Exhibition of International Photography. Photographers from all over the world enter this prestigious exhibit showing their remarkable interpretations of people and places worldwide. You are invited to view a selection of award-winning prints from the 2020 Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography.

Beth Trepper

"The Madwoman of the Bog"

(November 4 - January 3, 2023)

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The Madwoman of the Bog

Beth Trepper

"The Madwoman of the Bog"

Ireland, my ancestral homeland, has beckoned me to her shores more than twenty times, many accompanied by my beloved partner, Bill. Hiking daily from the door of our rural seaside cottage in the rugged west of Ireland, we grew intimately familiar with the mountains, rivers and bog land of this gorgeous country.

Bill passed in 2014. My world was rocked; I was forever changed. I had no idea how I would forge a life without him, and I certainly never expected to return to Ireland.

But I did. Something drew me back, again and again. Ireland stirs my soul, nourishes me, bathes me in her warmth, her stirring music and breathtaking beauty. Like an intimate friend, she has helped me through my grief and brought joy back into my life.

“The Madwoman of the Bog” was inspired by my loss.

To this day, when I walk the green fields and barren plains of Ireland, I look for Bill. I feel his presence, I hear his laughter. I long for him. I always will.

I began to imagine a woman, so overcome with grief when her lover vanishes, that she spends eternity searching for him. Her story is more tragic than mine, yet I feel her pain and despair.

I have spent the last several years shooting self-portraits to illustrate my poem. Nowhere in Ireland is there a more mysterious and mythical region than the bog - the ancient natural wetlands from where peat is harvested for fuel, where an entire ecosystem of plants and wildlife are sustained, and from where some of Ireland’s greatest legends originate.

What better place than the bog for the Madwoman to appear, to haunt the landscape, to launch her epic, futile journey?

This exhibit is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on

www.DelawareScene.com

https://arts.delaware.gov

https://www.arts.gov

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CONTACT

Eric Berman
Community Events Manager
302-658-7897 x 3256
eberman@grandopera.org

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Artist Application
Exhibit Guidelines