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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.

2017 National Arts Program Award Winners

Best of Show: Shari Dierkes, Clayton
People’s Choice Award: Harshana Sundaravelu, Middletown
Art Education Award: Harshana Sundaravelu, Middletown

1st Place: Gregory Thompson, Wilmington
2nd Place: Derek Carlson, Dover
3rd Place: Alexandra Thomas, Bear
Honorable Mentions:
Chris Green, Altus, OK
Carolyn Zwaskis, Wilmington

1st Place: Willow Quillen, Wilmington
2nd Place: Matthew Mathias, Newark
3rd Place: Thomas Gears, Wilmington
Honorable Mentions:
Dorothy May, Wilmington
Kristin McKenica, Wilmington

1st Place: Lina Romano, Wilmington
2nd Place: Lianmarie Colon, New Castle
3rd Place: Nancy Cooper, Newark
Honorable Mentions:
Shelly Alioa, Dover
Christopher Deming, Milton

Teen (13-18 years old):
1st Place: Emily Torres, age 15, Middletown
2nd Place: Robin Land, age 14, Newark
3rd Place: Abigail Bucklin, age 15, Rehoboth Beach
Honorable Mentions:
Tatiana Gault, age 17, Georgetown
James Stokes, age 15, Newark

Youth (12 years and under):
1st Place: Kieran Dallas, age 7, Newark
2nd Place: Lenore Duprey, age 5, Wilmington
3rd Place: Montana Johannsen, age 9, Clayton
Honorable Mentions:
Beth Chen, age 12, Middletown
Terri Crawford, age 12, Dover
Kimberly Czepukaitis, age 12, Dover
Piper Drace, age 10, Seaford
Mia Ericksen, age 8, Smyrna

Special Awards
Landscape: Barry Eli, Lewes
Abstract: Amber Scott, Wyoming
Land Animal: John Waters, Camden
Sea Creature: Miles Pleasanton, Camden

For Visitor information: 2017 Visitor Info

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