Fun in the Sun

Rehoboth Beach Municipal Building

June 20, 2018

Tara Funk Grim
Nina Mickelsen

Artists’ Statement

Using our love of courageous, daring and complex color, this exhibition weaves our local unique beach culture with pieces of familiar sites, icons and shapes. We present our unpretentious beaches, the familiar, down-to-earth offerings and the uncomplicated and unencumbered feel of our local beach culture in a dramatic
new way.

About the Artists

Tara Funk Grim

Tara Funk Grim began her art career painting seasonal themes on Atlantic City boardwalk store windows. She went on to earn a BA from Chestnut Hill College and a teacher’s certification from Kutztown University. A signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, she has exhibited widely and received many awards. Her work has been featured recently in several publications, including: 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic; AcrylicWorks 2: Radical Breakthroughs, and AcrylicWorks 3: Celebrating Texture.

As a Finland native, Nina Mickelsen grew up with Nordic and Scandinavian design- bright colors, bold shapes, and crisp, strong lines. Seeking inspiration from both nature and contemporary design, she seeks to convey strength and motion and explores the juxtaposition of controlled shapes with natural free strokes. After a long, international business career in both Europe and the US, she went on to study printmaking, painting and graphic design at the Corcoran School of Art and Design and The George Washington University, in D.C. Her work is shown in
galleries and juried art shows along the East Coast, from New York to Florida.