Brian Conaty

Brian Conaty

About The Guest Juror: Cynthia Hawkins


Cynthia Hawkins is a PhD Candidate in American Studies in the Department of Transnational Studies, at the University at Buffalo. She is Gallery Director and Curator for State University of New York, Geneseo’s Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery and Lockhart Gallery located on Main Street; she received an MA in Museum Studies from Seton Hall University. Her research interests include, 19th century American and African American History, U.S. museum formation, race, gender, identity, citizenship, cultural studies, and colonial and post-colonial studies.

With her scholarship Hawkins maintains an art practice. She is a long time abstract painter, using a variety of mediums. Cynthia Hawkins received a B.A. in painting from Queens College, CUNY, and an MFA in paining from Maryland Institute, College of Art. Her art work has been exhibited throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Mexico, venues include Bronx Museum of Art, Rush Art Foundation, NY, Trenton City Museum, NJ, Aljira a Center for Contemporary Art, NJ, Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries, GA, and the Wilmer Jennings Gallery, NY.

2019 Friends' Juried Group Exhibition

Submission deadline: February 1, 2019 by 5 PM
Notification by: February 8, 2019
(due to the volume of applications, only selected artists will be notified)
Exhibition dates: May 21 - September 26, 2019
Application fee: $20

The Delaware Contemporary is accepting applications for the 2019 Friends' Juried Group Exhibition. All submissions must be original works. Applicants 18 year’s old and over must be a current Friend of the museum and must not have had a solo exhibition at The Delaware Contemporary in the last two years. Cynthia Hawkins, the guest juror, will select the artwork for this exhibition.

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Application Details

Please submit the following information as one single document (.DOC, .PDF) to with the exact subject line "Juried2019":

  • Name and contact information

  • An artist resume

  • An artist bio and statement

  • No more than 5 images of artwork

  • Optional: No more than 2 URL links to video

  • Image list for submitted artworks including Title, Date, Medium, Dimensions

All media accepted. Artworks that are submitted in multiple documents, in a format not listed above, and late submissions will not be reviewed. If you have any questions about or issues complying with the submissions guidelines, please contact us at