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Media Advisory: Delaware Division of the Arts Announces 2017 Delaware State Employee Exhibition

Date Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2017
Categories:  Department of State Kent County New Castle County Sussex County The Arts

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WHAT: This program is designed to give Delaware state employees and their families, at any skill level, a unique opportunity to exhibit their artwork and to compete for cash prizes. New this year: increases to the cash awards as well as additional judges’ choice and special recognition awards. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Photos are allowed in the Gallery.

WHEN: February 20 – March 13, 2017. Gallery Hours: Mon, Thurs, Fri 9:00am – 3:30pm; Tues, Wed 9:00am – 6:00pm; Sat (2/25/17 and 3/11/17) 12:00pm – 4:00pm

WHERE: Delaware State University Art Center/Gallery, 1200 N. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901, 302.857.6697. Click here for directions

WHO: Over 225 pieces will be displayed at the sixth annual Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition sponsored by The National Arts Program ®. Participants must be a current employee, or immediate family member of a current employee (parent, spouse, sibling, or child), of the State of Delaware (participating group members are also eligible).

The reception and awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 1 to 3 pm in the Bank of America Building auditorium. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served prior to the ceremony. Speakers will include the Honorable Jeffrey W. Bullock, secretary of state and Paul Weagraff, director, Delaware Division of the Arts.

OTHER: Make sure to tag us on Facebook or Twitter when you visit the Gallery at @ArtsDelaware.

About the Delaware Division of the Arts
The Delaware Division of the Arts is an agency of the State of Delaware. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council, the Division administers grants and programs that support arts programming, educate the public, increase awareness of the arts, and integrate the arts into all facets of Delaware life. Funding for Division programs is provided by annual appropriations from the Delaware General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. For more information about the Delaware Division of the Arts, visit artsdel.org or call 302-577-8278.

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Contact: Leeann Wallett, Program Officer, Communications and Marketing, 302-577-8280, leeann.wallett@state.de.us

The Delaware Division of the Arts, a branch of the Delaware Department of State, is dedicated to cultivating and supporting the arts to enhance the quality of life for all Delawareans. Together with its advisory body, the Delaware State Arts Council, the Division administers grants and programs that support arts programming, educate the public, increase awareness of the arts, and integrate the arts into all facets of Delaware life. For more information about the Delaware Division of the Arts, visit arts.delaware.gov or call 302-577-8278.

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