Give to The Delaware Contemporary
Dear Valued Supporter,
I would like to personally wish you and yours a special Holiday Season on behalf of the staff and Board of Directors of The Delaware Contemporary!
Good news! The Delaware Contemporary is doing more than ever to build community through art and creativity as we approach our 40th anniversary. We are engaging in compelling exhibitions, and dynamic community partnerships and education projects with local groups, schools, and universities. We are proud to partner, in vibrant measures, with the City of Wilmington, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware College of Art and Design, Delcastle Technical High School, Freire Charter School, Howard High School of Technology, Latin American Community Center, and the University of Delaware!
The goal for our 2018 Annual Fund Appeal is to raise $60,000, which will provide critical funds for growing our youth-based arts programs, expanding our community footprint, realizing our innovative exhibition schedule, and modernizing our facilities.
We urgently need your support now to achieve our mission-critical objectives. More than a museum, The Delaware Contemporary is an interactive art community, and we are blessed with hundreds of supporters and volunteers like yourselves!
We thank you and are ever indebted to you for your past support of our organization. Please take a look at the enclosed Annual Fund Appeal card and consider giving generously!
Best Wishes to you and yours for a Happy Healthy and Prosperous New Year!
Joseph Gonzales, PhD.
WHAT DOES THE DELAWARE CONTEMPORARY MEAN TO OUR COMMUNITY?
Transcendence, Collaboration, Access
THE DELAWARE CONTEMPORARY has had a very significant impact in my life by greatly increasing my self-esteem, confidence, and public speaking skills. I have developed a love and understanding of the fine arts that I didn't have before.
The Delaware Contemporary plants seeds of change in the visitors and staff, inspiring them to branch out into the world to create new growth. We grow as we enter in and we share new growth as we exit. That is the beauty of art.
– Philip Glass
Assistant Art Teacher, Gallery Tour Guide, and Volunteer
Diverse, Refreshing, Alive
I initially became involved with THE DELAWARE CONTEMPORARY through the Creative Arts Club program with Delcastle High School. I've since graduated but the program, atmosphere, experience, and people left such a lasting impression on me that I keep coming back.
The Delaware Contemporary has become my artistic home away from home, sparking my creative nature, and teaching me so much through meeting great artists and seeing beautiful installations. One of my favorite memories is a conversation between me and exhibiting artist, Mrs. Seong at an Art Loop. I never fully understood her work but was drawn to it. We talked about her life, perspective, and motivations which really wowed me because it was all very unique and different to me. I truly enjoyed getting to know her and will continue to be inspired by her story. It was actually one of the reasons I set out to learn how to paint.
– Adolphus Fletcher
Former Student and Volunteer
Welcoming, Inspiring, Home
I discovered THE DELAWARE CONTEMPORARY as I was searching for a place to meet other people who liked to do creative things. It became the first place I made new friends when I moved to Delaware. This space, and these people, make me feel at home surrounded by other people who can’t help themselves but to create.
I love that there is always something new to marvel at that spurs my imagination. Nothing is static.
– Katherine LeCocq