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WEST STREET ART FESTIVAL: CALL FOR VENDORS 

The Delaware Contemporary is accepting vendor applications for The West Street Art Festival, our first annual family celebration of art! This inaugural event coincides with the last day of Peace Week Delaware and the Pacem in Terris exhibition reception with over 200 children onsite. Families will explore contemporary art through workshops, games, art-making activities, and performances.

The West Street Art Festival takes place on Sunday, September 22, 2019 and offers a great opportunity to display and sell your work. Apply now to be considered for this fun-filled event!


HENNESSY EXPERIMENT 2020

Proposal submission deadline: August 2, 2019
Application Fee: $30
The Delaware Contemporary launches the next installment of our successful and popular Draper Experiment cycle that began in January 2019, but this time with a new name and location! Hennessy Experiment will live in the Constance S. & Robert J. Hennessy Project Space and intends to carry on the original intent of this space designed to promote experimental ideas and materials. Hennessy Experiment will embody The Delaware Contemporary’s mission of innovative opportunities for contemporary artists with the goal of breaking from traditional curatorial and exhibition practices. We seek artists, artist groups, and artist collectives who will use this unique opportunity as a test lab, a Petri dish, to exercise ideas and push current practices in a space to experiment with craft, materials, and mediums or something completely new.


ART LOOP: CALLING ARTISTS FROM ALL WALKS OF ART!

Submission deadline for August 2nd or September 6th Art Loops: June 30, 2019
Submission deadline October 2019 - July 2020 Art Loops: August 31, 2019


Calling artists from all walks of ART!
Are you a poet, dancer, musician, or performance artist? As we expand our mission to provide a balanced diet of art experiences, we invite groups and individuals to bring their craft to our Art Loop events. Potential performance spaces include our galleries, lobby, auditorium, outdoor patio… the possibilities are endless! We are now accepting proposals for August 2019 - July 2020. Deadline: August 31, 2019. To be considered for our August 2nd or September 6th Art Loops, proposals must be submitted by June 30th.  


SABA V: CALL FOR ART

Artwork entry deadline: October 20, 2019
IT’S SABA TIME!
Take advantage of this great opportunity to showcase your work in front of collectors in an art museum setting and join the emerging, established, and community artists supporting The Delaware Contemporary. Last year, we received 352 pieces of artwork from exhibiting artists, incredibly talented community artists, national artists from as far as Seattle, international artists from places like Amsterdam and China, our wonderful board members, The Delaware Contemporary studio artists, and our dedicated staff. Help us exceed that number for SABA V! The first 50 artists to submit artwork will be eligible to win two General Admission tickets.


CURATORIAL PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Wednesday, October 9 | 5 to 7 PM
Registration Fee: $18 Friends receive 10% discount. Enter FRIENDS19 at checkout.
As a service to the artists in our community, we invite you to a Curatorial Portfolio Review. The style of this review will offer multiple opinions by members of the Curatorial Department and will offer new perspectives on your work to improve your professional development.



RIVERFRONT WILMINGTON EXHIBITION: 20/20

Submissions open: January 6th, 2020
Submission deadline: February 5th, 2020 by 5 PM

The Delaware Contemporary announces the juried Riverfront Wilmington Exhibition: 20/20. This inaugural exhibition will celebrate a sense of place. It will investigate discovery, meaning, and purpose and seek diverse approaches to built environments and natural terrains to generate dialogue about the nature of revitalization and its relationship to community. It will seek a visual dialogue that rests at the place of remembering, forgetting, letting go, holding on, adventure, imagination, and beginning anew. What does a sense of place in urban living mean? How does living near industry or water anchor a sense of place?

SUBMISSION DETAILS COMING SOON!


FRIENDS SOLO 2021

Submission deadline: March 6, 2020
The Delaware Contemporary is accepting applications for the 2021 Friends' Solo Exhibition. All applicants 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.
Not a Friend? Learn more about our Friends' Membership Benefits!