Art Live: Photojournalism in Delaware

“Ripped from the Headlines - Photojournalism in Delaware” at Biggs Museum of American Art is a bounty of newsworthy images, captured by some of the best photojournalists around the state. The exhibit, on view through Jan. 19th, 2020 features iconic photographs published in Delaware’s major newspapers and magazines over the past two decades. Be it a protest march, a daring rescue, a politically charged confrontation between opposing groups, an incredible play in sports, a day at the beach, or a look at children spontaneously having fun with animals; this show’s got it covered.

"King Petty" by Marc Clery. Richard The King Petty sits on racing tires the day before winning his 199th race at Dover International Speedway

Displayed on the first floor of the museum, the exhibit features many staff photographers and freelancers known for covering both significant and everyday life experiences. The museum partnered with nearly every major news and magazine platform within Delaware for it. It’s a fascinating exhibition, especially for those mourning the slow demise of the newspaper publishing business. One of several events scheduled during the run of it is the upcoming “The Art of Making the News: VIP Tours of the Delaware State News” on Dec. 14th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. when news staff will lead a tour through their offices. It’s free and should be well worth the visit. For more information about the exhibition, the events tied to it and to RSVP for this event online, visit

“25 Days of Minis” is fast approaching. This online event beginning Sunday, Dec. 1st, makes holiday gift shopping fun and easy. Each day, until December 25th, 42 images of new artworks created by 42 artists, will be posted for folks to peruse and enjoy. You’ll discover works from local artists as well as from folks located up and down the East Coast. The online format allows for a variety of genres and mediums. Available works are priced at $500 or less and are wrapped and shipped directly from the artists. Visit to sign up for the daily email.

"Blueberry Pi" by Kathryn Noska - at CCAA

Chester County Art Association’s (CCAA) Holiday Open House is scheduled for Saturday, December 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in West Chester. Two new shows are opening as well. The juried group show “300 & Under” will feature works priced at $300 or less and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Kathryn Noska is the featured solo artist for December. Noska’s style is a wonderful cross between the surreal and the whimsical. Her oil paintings will appeal to the child in all of us. Both shows are on view from December 7th to January 3rd, 2020.


"Soul Searching" by Kathryn Noska at CCAA

A reception is scheduled for Thursday, December 12th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In other CCAA news, a new Business of Art lecture series is being conducted by artist and entrepreneur Jeff Schaller. Whether you are an emerging artist or seasoned veteran, you are sure to find a session useful to your business. Schaller is well known for his art due in large part to his expertise in managing his business. Many artists feel uncomfortable putting a value on their own creations. If you struggle with this, his next session will be beneficial, especially if you are hoping to sell work during the holiday gift giving season. “Pricing your Work” is being held on Tuesday, December 17th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The monthly sessions run through June 2020.The cost for each session is $20. For detailed descriptions of each session and to register, Visit

"Huckleberry Hound" By Jeff Schaller

Other events worth checking out: In West Chester, Sunset Hill Fine Arts Gallery’s “Twenty First Annual Miniature Show” features 21 local artists including Jeff Schaller and Gwenn Knapp among others. The show opens on Friday, Nov. 29th with hours from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. and runs through Dec. 24th. For more information visit:

In Wilmington, Talleyville Frame Shoppe and Gallery is holding the “Big Little Art Show” featuring 72 artists. A reception is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

In Philadelphia, Da Vinci Art Alliance’s (DVAA) annual member exhibition “Perennial Visions II” is on view from December 1st to December 22nd. It’s one of the collective’s largest shows of the year and features many of the talented Philly area artists working today. The opening reception is on December 1st from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Visit for more information.

Whatever you do this week, support the arts!!


About Constance McBride

A native of Philadelphia, Constance McBride lived in Arizona for 16 years, where desert observations made a transformative impact on her work as a research based visual artist. Passionate about contemporary art, she was actively engaged in the local arts community. She served as a board member for several art organizations, managed an artist collective/gallery space, curated and juried several exhibitions and wrote for two arts publications in Phoenix. She taught ceramics at Shemer Art Center and Museum and exhibited her work both locally and nationally. McBride returned to Pennsylvania in 2018 and resides in Chester Springs with her husband and two dogs. In West Chester, she serves as a board member at The Art Trust Gallery at Meridian Bank and teaches ceramics at Chester County Art Association. She also teaches at Clay on Main in Oley, PA. She is a member of American Craft Council, Philadelphia Sculptors, and Women’s Caucus for Art, Philadelphia Chapter.



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