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National Arts Program® in Delaware

6th Annual Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition

Please Note: Due to impending Winter Storm Stella, please call the DSU Art Gallery at 302-857-6697 to see if the Gallery will be open for National Arts Program (NAP) pick-up on Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15.

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.

Pick Up Hours:

Pick-up: March 13-18, 2017; Mon – Wed, 8:30am – 4:00pm; Thurs – Fri, 8:30am – 6:30pm; Sat, 12:00pm – 4:00pm


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

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