Outlooks Exhibition Series
The Delaware Art Museum’s Outlooks Exhibition Series encourages community involvement in the creation of exhibitions that will be hosted by the Museum. The Delaware Art Museum accepts proposals for Outlooks exhibitions from organizations, community groups, and residents of our surrounding area, contributing to the Museum’s mission of providing an inclusive and essential community resource.
All Outlooks exhibitions are displayed in the Ammon Galleries on the Museum’s second floor.
Past Outlooks Exhibitions
Recognition: Artists of the Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts
July 21, 2013 – October 13, 2013
Creative Powers: Selections from Art Ability
March 9, 2013 – May 26, 2013
The Aesthetic Moment: The Art of Still Life
September 1, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Beyond Words: The Symbolic Language of Plants
February 4, 2012– July 29, 2012
In the Spirit of Tradition: The Studio Group
December 3, 2011 – January 15, 2012
Expressions: Artists Presented by Elwyn
October 8, 2011 – November 13, 2011
Creativity Multiplied: Art Teachers of the Christina School District
June 25, 2011 – August 21, 2011
Battle of the Sexes
March 5, 2011 – May 22, 2011
Different Views: Painters of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
November 6, 2010 - January 23, 2011
Modern Morphism: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture
August 7, 2010 – October 3, 2010
Haiti: A Tribute in Art
May 8, 2010 – July 11, 2010
Women Collared for Work
February 6, 2010 – March 21, 2010
Delaware by Hand: Masterworks
November 14, 2009 – January 17, 2010
Out of The Commonplace: The Folk Art of Delaware
May 16, 2009 – August 16, 2009
The Possibilities of Pause: Delaware Women’s Conference 2009 Juried Exhibition
March 7, 2009 – April 19, 2009
Hispanic Lives, Latin Worlds—Simple Complexities
September 6, 2008 – October 12, 2008
Bridge of Hope: Iraqi/U.S. Art Initiative
March 29, 2008 – May 4, 2008
West Meets East: Encounter with Chinese Art
January 12, 2008 – February 24, 2008
Exhibition Proposal Guidelines
Outlooks exhibitions must be comprised of original works of art, rather than artifacts or historical materials. Exhibitions should fall into one of three main categories:
- conceptualized and designed around a theme, such as cultural identity
- focused on a particular artistic media or genre
- created to represent an organized group
The Museum accepts proposals for Outlooks exhibitions on an ongoing basis. Applicants must complete the Application Form (below), provide all requested materials, and attend a meeting with the Museum staff who will assist with the exhibition.
Proposals for one-person exhibitions will NOT be considered. Exhibitions of living artists must feature the work of three or more artists, and must have an impartial selection process.
Exhibitions must have only one designated coordinator to serve as Museum contact person for the project.
Organizer must submit an Application Form and the required supporting materials.
Exhibitions will be assigned appropriate space in the Museum, with a maximum of 140 linear feet, painted white with track lighting.
Installation and Breakdown
Museum staff will install and break down exhibitions and all related materials.
Delivery and Removal
Delivery and removal of all works in the exhibition on an assigned date, and all associated costs, are the responsibility of the designated coordinator.
Who May Apply
Individuals and groups who live or work in Delaware and the region may apply. Examples include community groups, school groups, organized artists’ groups, and non-profit organizations.
Who May Not Apply
Individuals and groups seeking one-person exhibitions; dealers; and for-profit commercial entities may not apply.
Policies for Outlooks Exhibitions Chosen for Display
The Museum has final approval for all works selected for exhibition, and for any work not represented in the proposal.
The Museum will approve and if necessary edit all written materials provided by the designated coordinator of an exhibition.
The Museum will provide a detailed series of deadlines to the designated coordinator once an exhibition has been approved.
Press Release: The Museum will write and circulate a press release based on text and images (minimum 300 dpi) supplied by the designated coordinator, provided material is received by the Museum two months ahead of the exhibition’s opening date.
Members Newsletter: The Museum’s bi-monthly newsletter will include a short overview of the exhibition, provided text and images (minimum 300 dpi) are supplied by the designated curator three months in advance of the exhibition’s opening date.
Website: Once text and images are supplied and approved, the exhibition will appear on the Museum’s website. The designated coordinator may request links to related websites, such as that of the organization or artists represented in the exhibition.
Advertising: The Museum does not pay for or place advertising for Outlooks exhibitions. Any ads created independently must be approved by the Museum.
Invitations and printed materials: The Museum does not send invitations to Outlooks exhibitions. Any invitations prepared by the designated coordinator must be approved and if necessary edited by the Museum before they are sent or published in any form.
Publications: The Museum does not publish any catalogs, guides, brochures, or announcements of Outlooks exhibitions. Any such publications prepared by the designated coordinator must be approved and if necessary edited by the Museum before they are published in any form.
Cash bar receptions are available for purchase through the Museum’s Special Events department for standard rental and catering fees.
Other Exhibition-Related Events
Applicants may propose an educational component as part of the exhibition, such as a gallery talk by organizers or artists during open hours. Such events, if approved, will be scheduled in conjunction with Museum staff in consideration of existing Museum programs.
Call for Entries
Click here for the Call for Entries document.
Click here for the application form.
Gallery Floor Plan
Click here to see the gallery space where Outlooks exhibitions are installed.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Mary F. Holahan
Curator of Collections/Curator of Illustration
Direct line: 302.351.8505