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m r KSW Distributors proudly presents its new store - Tania Dibbs' "Far Horizons" collection is on display at Peninsula Gallery on Lewes Beacch, with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, July 5. Above is a work titled, "Flatlands." One-woman show opens at Peninsula Gallery in Lewes What is the connection between Lewes; San Antonio, Texas; and Basalt, Colo.? The answer is Tania Dibbs. Last fall, Peninsula Gallery-owners Carol and Tony Boyd-Heron were in Texas for a long weekend when they strolled into a San Antonio gallery. It was there that Tony Boyd-Heron discovered "The Road to the Future," a large oil painting by Colorado artist Dibbs. The painting reminded Boyd- Heron of a Scottish landscape, with the colors seeming to change radically in different lights. He called the San Antonio gallery and had the painting shipped to Lewes, where it received lots of attention. Boyd-Heron then called Dibbs to find out if anyone repre- sented her on the East Coast, and when she answered with a "no," her one-woman show, Far Hori- zons, came about. Dibbs, a Virginia native who has been living inColorado since 1988, studied in New York, Char- lottesville, and Florence, Italy, be- fore eventually deciding to paint full time. While making ends meet was difficult at first, Dibbs sup- plemented her earnings by work- ing as a ski instructor in the winter months. Dibbs is most inspired by her natural surroundings. "I love the big sky and horizon;.that's the most compelling landscape to .me," she said. And her paintings are certainly large, often 48-by-60 inches, although there will be some smaller ones in the exhibi- tion. The artist's first big break came in 1996, when she had a one- woman show in an Aspen gallery sandwiched between Andrew Wyeth and Ralph Steadman. After the show, she received several commissions, including one from a Californian who flew Dibbs to central California to see the local landscape and where her painting would hang. "The landscape was filled with old, golden hills," she said. "It was vast, empty and distant. It was a powerful place, and just my kind of landscape." Dibbs has been awarded the Colorado Council on the Arts' Vi- sual Fellowship for 1997. Dibbs' show opens at the Penin- sula Gallery, 520 E. Savannah Road, Lewes, on July 5, with a meet-the-artist reception from 3 to 5 p.m. _ The exhibit will contain 27 pieces and run throughout July and August. For more informa- tion, call 645-0551. Sussex Arts Council invites arts agencies to Tuesday, July 14 grantwriting workshop Agencies and organizations that need funding may benefit from a workshop sponsored by the Sus- sex Arts Council. The workshop for grantwriters will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, July 14, in the Arts & Sciences Building on the Delaware Technical & Community College, George- town. The workshop will be taught by Carol Dickert of Premiere Solu- tions of Freehold, N.J. Dickert, who brings more than 20 years ex- perience to the seminar, has a proven track record of support for grants she has written to federal-, state-, corporate- and foundation- level-funders and a broad network of contacts to develop new part- nerships. For those arts presenters who register in advance, Dickert will do research and bring potential funding sources for each lartici - pant. Through a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts Technical Assistance Program, the workshop is being offered for only $ I 0 per person. A continental breakfast and lunch will be pro- vided during the program. Regis- tration is limited to the first 20 registrants. For more information or to reg- ister, call the Sussex Arts Council .at 856-542 !, CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, July 3 - July 9, 1998 - 87 I ( Located at 1st Street Station Rehoboth Avenue & First Street Rehoboth Beach Only 1 block off the Boardwalk -- Introducing-- 1 .'te,da', ,zzler is a frdy utdque cooker for  batkyard.gourmet wi attire attd tdiMy flail epare everytf from simple to tfm exoltd Wp-op petf tmder-sp stir-fry, SldW fajs, blatktmed reiflb, oh-so-Wxxi iamlaw al more 't talk for onllnwy outdoor fare al youll bole be a  at your xt axdmofl. -featuring - a Great Selection of Hot Sauces, lancaster County Famous Beef Jerky, Amish-made Jellies, Jams and Fixings to satisfy your wildest tastes! (302) 226,2650 or 14004NMI0005676