Thirty-Seven Talented State Employees and Their Family Members Honored

Division of the Arts announces award-winning artists
in its annual Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition

Dover, Del. (March 14, 2020) – The talented state employees and their family members were recognized for their artwork exhibited at the ninth annual Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition sponsored by the National Arts Program®.

Twenty-nine awards were awarded in five categories–Professional, Intermediate, Amateur, Teen (13-18 years old), and Youth (12 years and under). Other distinguished awards included the: Best of Show Award, Two People’s Choice Awards (calculated by most number of “likes” on Facebook and entries by email and in-person ballot votes at the Gallery), Art Education Award (up to $200 reimbursement for arts instruction and materials), and four Special Award categories. 2020 Artwork is available on Facebook. 2020 award winners are available on Flickr.

Update – The Arts Center/Gallery will be open today, Friday, March 13 until 5:00pm for artwork pick-up. We are still waiting to hear if we will be able to continue with pick-up hours next week and will keep you posted. You may contact the Arts/Center Gallery directly at 857-6697

before making a trip to the Gallery next week. The Gallery is closed for the weekend.

The artwork pick-up schedule for next week is at the Delaware State University Arts Center/Gallery from March 16 to 21. Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 12 to 4 p.m.

If there are any changes to the pick-up schedule, the Division will also post any information on our website, arts.delaware.gov, and the Arts Center/Gallery will have recorded messages on its voicemail at 302-857-6697.

Below is a list of all award winners:

2020 National Arts Program Award Winners

Best of Show: Kristin Schlegel, Milford (Featured image)

People’s Choice Award (Facebook): Cassandra Himes, Longneck

People’s Choice Award (Ballot): William Cox, Wyoming

Art Education Award: Nick Golter, age 14, Avondale, PA

Special Award, Animals: Cindy Morris, Hockessin

Special Award, Abstract: Lina Romano, Newark

Special Award, Cityscape: William Cox, Wyoming

Special Award, Portrait: Andre Hinton, Wilmington

 

Professional:

1st Place: Lindsey Ostafy, Newark

2nd Place: Shari Dierkes, Clayton

3rd Place: Derek Carlson, Dover

Honorable Mentions:

Jennifer Boland, Dover

Judith S. Loeber, Millsboro

David Celli, Newark

Intermediate:

1st Place: Gilberto Rodriguez, Ellendale

2nd Place: Luis Rios Fontanez, Dover

3rd Place: Katherine Bacu, Felton

Honorable Mentions:

Joseph Lazartic, Wilmington

Chris Watson, Dover

Liza Golter, Avondale, PA

Amateur:                   

1st Place: Ron Wieber, Marydel

2nd Place: Mindy Wieber, Denton, MD

3rd Place: Yuwen Zhang, Magnolia

Honorable Mentions:

Amanda Fabi, Felton

Elijah Jabbar-Bey, Wilmington

Teen (13-18 years old):

1st Place: Sydney Horton, age 16, Dover

2nd Place: Alayna DeBaca, age 15, Dover

3rd Place: Sara Paulish, age 17, Dover

Honorable Mentions:

Sarah Ding, age 12, Newark

Weston Williams, age 15, Felton

Youth (12 years and under):

1st Place: Alexander Staropoli, age 10, Wilmington

2nd Place: Ava Johnson, age 12, Newark

3rd Place: Reagan Garnsey, age 12, Dover

Honorable Mentions:

Jonah VanDrunen, age 11, Harbeson

Leah Cooper, age 9, Milton

EJ Trzcinski, age 7, Middletown

Joseph Vianelli, age 10, Wilmington

 

 


Division of the Arts to Host Annual State Employee Art Exhibition

More than 280 state employees and their family members have registered to show artwork at Delaware State University Art Center/Gallery

Dover, Del. (February 17, 2020) – The free exhibition will be open to the public from February 24 to March 25, 2020 at the Art Center/Gallery at Delaware State University, Dover. CANCELED AS OF 3/12/2020 The reception and awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 15 at 1 p.m. in the Longwood Auditorium, Bank of America Building at Delaware State University. Prizes to be awarded include:

  • Adult, Amateur, Intermediate and Professional: 3 – First Place Awards of $350; 3 – Second Place Awards of $250; and 3 – Third Place Awards of $150
  • Youth / Teen: 2 – First Place Awards of $150; 2- Second Place Awards of $100; and 2 – 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.

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.

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. View last year’s participant artwork.

Gallery Hours

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 2/29 and 3/7 from noon to 4 p.m.; Sunday 3/15 from 1 to 3 p.m. Visitor information

More information

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Contact: Leeann Wallett, Program Officer, Communications and Marketing
302-577-8280, leeann.wallett@delaware.gov


9th Annual Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition Registration Open

The Delaware Division of the Arts and the National Arts Program® present the 9th Annual Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition

Dover, Del. (December 9, 2019) – The Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition 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 and special awards. Registration closes on January 24, 2020.

Register Now

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. View last year’s participant artwork.

The free exhibition will be open to the public from February 24 to March 15, 2020 at the Art Center/Gallery at Delaware State University, Dover. The reception and awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 15 at 1 p.m. in the Longwood Auditorium, Bank of America Building at Delaware State University. Prizes to be awarded include:

  • Adult, Amateur, Intermediate and Professional
  • Youth / Teen
  • A Best of Show Award
  • An Art Education Award
  • 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.

Gallery Hours

Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 2/29 and 3/7 from noon to 4 p.m. Visitor information

More information

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Contact: Leeann Wallett, Program Officer, Communications and Marketing
302-577-8280, leeann.wallett@delaware.gov


Thirty-Six Talented State Employees and their Family Members Honored

Division of the Arts announces award-winning artists in its annual
Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition reception & award ceremony

Dover, Del. (March 18, 2019) – The talented state employees and their family members were recognized for their artwork exhibited at the eight annual Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition sponsored by the National Arts Program® reception and award ceremony held on Sunday, March 17. Featured guests and speakers included the First Lady, Tracey Quillen Carney and Delaware Division of the Arts Deputy Director, Kristin Pleasanton.

Twenty-eight awards were given out in five categories–Professional, Intermediate, Amateur, Teen (13-18 years old), and Youth (12 years and under). Other distinguished awards included the: Best of Show Award, Two People’s Choice Awards (calculated by most number of “likes” on Facebook and entries by email and in-person ballot votes at the Gallery), Art Education Award (up to $200 reimbursement for arts instruction and materials), and four Special Award categories. 2019 Artwork is available on Facebook and reception and award ceremony photos will be available on Flickr at the end of the week.

Below is a list of all award winners who were recognized at the 2019 reception and awards ceremony.

2019 National Arts Program Award Winners

Best of Show: Stephanie Silverman, Wilmington
People’s Choice Award (Facebook): Parker Ellis, age 6, Newark
People’s Choice Award (Ballot): Madison Barbuto, age 9, Camden
Art Education Award: Brandi Nichols, age 18, Magnolia

Stephanie Silverman, “Submerged,” Works on Paper, Wilmington

Special Awards

Special Award, Animals: Jocelyn Zonick, age 17, Newark
Special Award, Abstract: Michael Fleishman, Milford
Special Award, Landscape: Anthony Burton, Camden
Special Award, Monochromatic: Justyn Foth, Viola

Justyn Foth, “Waiting,” Viola

Professional

1st Place: Robert Palandrani, Wilmington
2nd Place: Chad Cortez Everett, Landenberg, PA
3rd Place: David Huynh, Odessa

Honorable Mentions:
Suzanne Oliver, Wilmington
Shelley Koon, Dover
Daniel Faison, Newark

Robert Palandrani, “Drawing with Abstract Assem.,” Mixed Media, Wilmington

Intermediate

1st Place: Owen Napier, Wilmington
2nd Place: Bruce Wyngaard, Wilmington
3rd Place: Jacqueline Carmean, Milford

Honorable Mentions:
Brian VanDrunen, Harbeson
Rick Burrow, Camden Wyoming

Owen Napier, “Untitled,” Mixed Media, Wilmington

Amateur

1st Place: Dominick Giroso, Felton
2nd Place: Nicole Brown, Felton
3rd Place: Kathy Joseph, Woodside

Honorable Mentions:
Briana Rodriguez, Townsend
Jake Mottola, Wilmington

Dominick Giroso, “SEAcrets,” Sculpture, Fention

Teen (13-18 years old)

1st Place: Emily Torres, age 17, Middletown
2nd Place: Sara Paulish, age 16, Dover
3rd Place: Cathryn Shahan, age 18, Clayton

Honorable Mentions:
Emily Egloff, age 14, Middletown
Allyson Johnson, age 13, Ocean View
Jahsiah Sealy, age 14, Bear

Emily Torres, “Bus,” Works on Paper, Middletown

Youth (12 years and under)

1st Place: Caleb Fenton, age 10, Middletown
2nd Place: Elizabeth Dierkes, age 9, Clayton
3rd Place: Mia Ericksen, age 10, Smyrna

Honorable Mentions:
Liliana Gatti, age 7, Wyoming
Lillette Hastings, age 11, Millsboro
Maggie Wieber, age 8, Marydel

Caleb Fenton, “The Beef Boss,” Works on Paper, Middletown

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.

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. View last year’s participant artwork.

More information

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Contact: Leeann Wallett, Program Officer, Communications and Marketing
302-577-8280, leeann.wallett@delaware.gov


The Division of the Arts to Host Annual State Employee Art Exhibition

More than 270 state employees and their family members have registered to show artwork at Delaware State University Art Center/Gallery

Dover, Del. (February 5, 2019) – The free exhibition will be open to the public from February 25 to March 18, 2019 at the Art Center/Gallery at Delaware State University, Dover. 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:

  • Adult, Amateur, Intermediate and Professional: 3 – First Place Awards of $350; 3 – Second Place Awards of $250; and 3 – Third Place Awards of $150
  • Youth / Teen: 2 – First Place Awards of $150; 2- Second Place Awards of $100; and 2 – 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.

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.

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. View last year’s participant artwork.

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. Visitor information

More information

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Contact: Leeann Wallett, Program Officer, Communications and Marketing
302-577-8280, leeann.wallett@delaware.gov