ABOUT THE ARTIST OF THE 2013 GICLEE
Charles Bibbs has always believed that we are the keepers of
our culture. His artwork manages to fuse African, African
Americanand Native American cultural themes, to make powerful crosscultural statements. His works remain characteristically and recognizably Bibbs. For more visit www.theworldart.com.
Charles Bibbs, internationally acclaimed artist, and whose work is displayed in many homes, galleries and showcases across the country is an accomplished fine artist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, and one of the top-selling artists in the country.
Bibbs’ works displays a unique, strong and stylized quality done in a combination of abstract and realistic interpretations of contemporary subjects that are beautifully fused into multifaceted ethnicity, larger-than-life
images. His technique can be distinguished from most artists by the way in which he combines acrylics and inks to obtain rich undertones of line textures.
Bibbs believe that, “We are the keepers of our culture” and as such, spends much of his time working with organizations and other artists in his local community and other communities nationwide. He has supported many scholarship programs and organizations throughout the United States, including the NAACP, United Negro College Fund, and The National Urban League.
He is also the founder of Images Magazine, Art on Tour, Art 2000 Visual Arts Association, The Inland Empire Music and Arts Foundation and Co-Founder of the Creative Quarantine, an artist and residence program.
Bibbs is a recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the “Entrepreneur Of The Year” Award, presented by the African American Chamber of Commerce, United Negro College Foundation Honoree Award, NAACP Freedom Community Award, Save The Arts Award, Riverside’s Finest Award, and has been presented the “Key
To The City” Award in majors cities across the United States.
Bibbs’ has been profiled in many publications, including Ebony Jet Magazine, Ebony Male and Upscale Magazine, just to name a few. He has also interviewed on numerous radio and television programs including the “Tavis
Smiley” Show, “Steve Harvey In the Morning Show,” and TV One Studio. Bibbs continue to receive accolades for
his artistic talent. In 2008, he was commissioned to create the “Black Madonna” image for Fox Searchlight’s movie, “The Secret Life Of Bees” and the “Praising” image for the cover of the National Urban League’s 2008 “State Of Black America.”
Bibbs’ original works are featured in the homes of many collectors, businesses and organizations all over the country. His partial list of collectors are, Frankie Beverly, Najee, Steve Harvey, Bernard Kinsey, ABC Anchor Marc Brown, Earl Graves, Queen Latifah, Drs. Frank and Marsha Glover, Dr. and Mrs. Charles Mitchell of Killeen, University of Arizona, Fox Searchlight Pictures.