Delaware Division of the Arts Hosts Annual State Employee Art Exhibition

Artwork is on display at Delaware State University’s Arts Center/Gallery through March 18.


More than 270 state of Delaware employees and their family members have already registered to show off their artistic talents during the 8th annual State Employee Art Exhibition at Delaware State University Art Center/Gallery. The free exhibition will be open to the public from Feb. 25 to March 18. The reception and awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 17 at 1 p.m. in the Longwood Auditorium, Bank of America Building at Delaware State University. Prizes to be awarded include:

  • From the 2016 exhibition.//Courtesy of Delaware Division of the Arts

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    Adult, amateur, intermediate and professional:

    • Three, first place awards of $350; three, second place awards of $250; and three, third place awards of $150
  • Youth/teen:
    • Two, first place awards of $150; two, second place awards of $100; and two, third place awards of $50
  • A best of show award of $400
  • An art education award of $200 for reimbursement for arts instruction and materials
  • People’s choice award (Facebook and in-person ballot)

Additional awards including honorable mentions will be awarded at the discretion of the judges. Awards are limited to one cash award per artist per classification.

The Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition is 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 and is designed to give artists at all skill levels a unique opportunity to exhibit their creative work and to compete for cash prizes.

Participants must be a current employee, or immediate family member of a current employee of the State of Delaware. All entries must be the original work of the applicant and completed within the last three years.

More information:
Delaware State University Art Center/Gallery
1200 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover
857-6697 •
Gallery hours: Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 3/2 and 3/9 from noon to 4 p.m.

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