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National Arts Program® in Delaware

6th Annual Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition

The Delaware Division of the Arts and the National Arts Program® present the 6th Annual Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition. 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. Check out last year’s winners: Flickr Album

The exhibit is judged by professional artists and visual art professionals in Amateur, Intermediate, Professional, Teen, and Youth classifications, and it is free to all.

Exhibit Date:  

February 20 – March 13, 2017


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

Reception Date and Time:

March 4, 2017 from 1 to 3 pm


Art Center/Gallery - Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901

Medium Categories

  • Painting (oil, acrylics)
  • Works on Paper (watercolor, pencil, ink, charcoal, pastel, marker, crayon, digital)
  • Photography (black & white, color)
  • Sculpture
  • Craft (Ceramics, glasswork, jewelry, woodcarving, fiber)
  • Mixed Media (visual art with more than one medium)


  • 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).
  • All entries must be the original work of the applicant completed within the last three years.

For Visitor information: 2017 Visitor Info

Vote for People's Choice! You can "like" your favorite(s) now through March 3..
The People's Choice winner will be announced at the closing reception and awards ceremony on March 4, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. Voting Closes on March 3.

Delivering Entries: All entries must be hand delivered to:

Arts Center/Gallery -- Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901
302.857.6697 (Gallery) ∙ 302.593.3530 (Ashlynn Zulinski)

Drop-off: February 6-11, 2017 Mon – Wed, 8:30am – 4:00pm;
Thurs – Fri, 8:30am – 6:30pm; Sat, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

For more information, please contact Dana Wise, at 302-577-8279.

For last year's entries and winners, please visit our Flickr page: 5th Annual Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition