Beebe Healthcare Announces Winners of Cape Henlopen High School Art Competition
Beebe Healthcare is proud to announce the first two pieces of artwork selected to hang in the new Specialty Surgical Hospital on the Rehoboth Health Campus when it opens in 2022.
Pieces by sophomore Chloe Sylvester and junior Brogan Conley were selected as winners after many Cape Henlopen High School students submitted artwork as part of a Beebe-sponsored schoolwide art competition.
“So many students submitted wonderful pieces of art to consider,” said Maryanne Murray, a member of Rehoboth Art League Board of Trustees and Ambassador for the Beebe Medical Foundation. “These two pieces were so close the committee decided to award both as winners. We cannot wait for the public competition, too, as we have already received over 100 pieces in a little more than a week.”
Sylvester’s photo of a lotus flower, and Conley’s photo of a sunrise at Herring Point, are two examples of what the art committee is looking for in the community-wide competition, which was announced earlier this month.
“We’re so excited for Brogan and Chloe,” said Cape High Principal Nikki Miller. “These two are undeniably talented with their photography, so to have their art displayed at the new Beebe Healthcare facility, and for them to represent Cape High School with their artwork, is something very special and we’re all so proud of them!”
Beebe’s Art Advisory Committee is seeking approximately 50 wall-hanging art pieces to be reproduced on aluminum. Selected art will hang in lobbies, hallways, and clinical areas of the new Specialty Surgical Hospital.
Art Selection Process
Art shall be selected based on its suitability for a healing environment. Hospitals can be highly stressful environments for patients and guests. Selected artwork shall positively affect viewers, even promoting a calming response from them. Viewing familiar surroundings can help reduce stress and build a sense of security and comfort. Artwork that has threatening imagery, can be perceived as dangerous, controversial, political, or religious imagery will not be considered.
The Beebe Art Advisory Committee shall select artwork that will become part of the Beebe's collection that will be printed and placed in the new hospital and become part of a curated collection. The Committee shall use the following guidelines for selection (in no particular order or priority):
- Landscapes (regional, generic, or seasonal)
- Waterscapes (regional, generic, or seasonal), preferably with calm or non-turbulent water
- Floral (familiar flowers, garden/bouquet style)
- Flowers in vases (used sparingly for variety)
- Figurative art (observational rather than interpersonal, people in positive relaxed nature surroundings, diverse, leisurely, etc.)
- Nature themes with regional and/or historical imagery.
Guidelines for Submissions
- Artists shall submit images of their artwork here by registering and logging in to the ArtCall.org website. The competition can be accessed by searching the “Open Calls” link for Beebe Healthcare at the top right of this page or clicking directly on the link: https://beebeartcompetition.artcall.org
- Each artist can submit up to five pieces.
- Only electronic images of the artwork will be required in the competition.
- For the selected pieces, Beebe will follow up to obtain higher quality electronic files for printing.
- Beebe will assume responsibility for the cost of printing, framing, and mounting the selected pieces.
- Priority will be given to local artists and other artists with a strong connection to the local community.
- The competition will close on Tuesday, September 8, 2021.
- Selected pieces will be announced by October 30, 2021.
Please email any questions to [email protected].
Caption: From left to right, Eileen Jones, art committee, Nikki Miller, Cape High principal, Brogan Conley, Chloe Sylvester, Mark Loukides, VP of Facilities, Beebe Healthcare, Maryanne Murray, art committee.