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Don’t miss the chance to be recognized in Delaware for your creativity!

Enter your artwork in The Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition. Sponsored by The National Arts Program® in support and cooperation with the State of Delaware and the Delaware Division of the Arts, the exhibit is judged by professional artists and visual art professionals. The Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition is designed to give artists at all skill levels a unique opportunity to exhibit their creative work and to compete for cash prizes.

Eligibility

Participants must be a current employee, or immediate family member of a current employee (parents, siblings, children), of the State of Delaware (Participating group members are also eligible). All entries must be the original work of the applicant completed within the last three years.

Not accepted: Kits; paint-by-number pieces; photocopies or photographs of artwork; magazine or book illustrations; low resolution photographs and snapshots; artwork entered in previous years.

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  • The National Arts Program® and the Delaware Division of the Arts reserve the right to disqualify entries they consider to be unacceptable or inappropriate for a public exhibition.
  • Limit one artwork per registered artist, no exceptions.
  • Total number of registrants is limited, so register early.
  • Submit only entries that fit into the listed medium categories
    All 2-dimensional entries must be matted, framed (in sturdy frame) and ready to hang with wire or hook properly secured on the back (no tape/glue). Note: Canvases do not need to be framed but must have a hanging wire.
  • All work (excluding textiles) must measure no more then 40 inches in any direction or weigh more than 40 lbs. Artwork that exceeds size limitations will not be accepted.

Please read the full submission instructions here: How to Submit

  • Painting (oil, acrylics)
  • Works on Paper (watercolor, pencil, ink, charcoal, pastel, marker, crayon, digital)
  • Photography (black & white, color)
  • Sculpture
  • Craft (ceramics, glasswork, jewelry, woodcarving, fiber)
  • Mixed Media (a work of visual art that combines more than one medium)

Adult

  • Amateur: a person with little or no experience
  • Intermediate: a person with some experience/training, beginning art students, etc.
  • Professional: a person with advanced art training, or employed in an art-related job

Youth/Teen

  • Youth: 12 years and under
  • Teen: 13–18 years old

Best of Show: $400

Adult: Amateur, Intermediate & Professional

  1. Three First Place Awards – $350
  2. Three Second Place Awards – $250
  3. Three Third Place Awards – $150

Youth/Teen: Youth 12 & under; Teen 13–18

  1. Two First Place Awards – $150
  2. Two Second Place Awards – $100
  3. Two Third Place Awards – $50

Art Education: $200

Other:

  • Honorable Mention ribbons will be awarded at the discretion of the judges
  • Awards are limited to one cash award per artist, per classification
  • Each artist receives a Certificate of Participation in the National Arts Program

Registration Opens: December 11, 2017

Registration Closes: January 26, 2018

Art Exhibition Dates: February 26-March 19, 2018

Reception & Award Ceremony: March 18, 2018

Visitor Information

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Important Dates

Registration: Now through January 26, 2018

Art Exhibition Dates: February 26-March 19, 2018

Reception & Award CeremonyMarch 18, 2018

 

Admission

Free and open to the public

 

View Past Winners

6th Annual Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition

 

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