Close to three hundred talented Delaware state employees and their family members registered to exhibit works of art for the National Arts Program®: Delaware State Employee Exhibition and Contest IV. This year’s exhibit will be held from February 23 – March 14, 2015 at the Art Center/Gallery at Delaware State University in Dover. The Gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays (2/28/15 and 3/7/15) from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by The National Arts Program® in support and cooperation with the State of Delaware and the Delaware Division of the Arts, the exhibit features up to 300 artworks in a variety of media – from sculpture to crafts, photography and painting – from state employees and their immediate families, and is judged by professional artists and visual art professionals in Amateur, Intermediate, Professional, Teen and Youth classifications.
In addition to professional judging, there will be a “People’s Choice Award.” Photos of all work will be posted on the Division’s Flickr and Facebook pages by February 27th. Anyone can vote for their favorites after February 27 on Facebook using the “like” button. The People’s Choice Award winner will be announced at the exhibit’s closing reception and awards ceremony on March 14, 1-3 p.m.
The Delaware Division of the Arts is proud to be the local sponsor of The National Arts Program®, an organization established in 1982 to identify, showcase, and reward the visual artistic talent in America. The National Arts Program® currently sponsors 82 annual exhibitions in 38 states annually and produces around 15,000 pieces of visual art each year.
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