DELAWARE ART MUSEUM PRESENTS YOUTH ARTWORK IN 12X12 EXHIBITION

WILMINGTON, DE

To celebrate National Youth Art Month the Delaware Art Museum will showcase the work of young artists ages 13-18 living in the State of Delaware. On view March 15 – April 23, 2017 in the Ammon Galleries on the upper level of the Museum, the second 12×12 exhibition features approximately 60 works of art ranging from prints, photography, painting, pastels from 60 young Delaware artists.

The first presentation of 12×12 was launched in fall of 2012 to celebrate the Museum’s centennial year. The exhibition features two-dimensional works of art no larger than 12 inches in height and width from each artist. In connection with the Museum’s special exhibition No Jury, No Prizes: The Society of Independent Artists, the 12×12 artwork will be installed alphabetically by last name, beginning with the letter K.

Between 1917 and 1944, the Society of Independent Artists (SIA) hosted annual exhibitions for its members. By joining the SIA and paying a nominal fee, thousands of American artists–from famous painters to Sunday painters–were able to exhibit their work in enormous open shows in New York City. The SIA shows were proudly open exhibitions, with no jury and no prizes, and the works were hung alphabetically to further democratize the experience. They attracted many art students–especially from the Art Students League of New York.

A free opening reception for the 12×12 exhibition will take place on Thursday, April 13 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Families are invited to create art in Kids’ Corner, sketch in the galleries, and learn what it takes to prepare for a Museum show. There will also be an interactive artmaking station in the gallery for visitors.

Sponsors

Support is provided by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

About the Delaware Art Museum

Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of works by Wilmington native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, a major collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle, and a survey of American art from early 19th century through the present. Visitors can also enjoy the outdoor Copeland Sculpture Garden and a number of special exhibitions throughout the year.

The Delaware Art Museum is at 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806. Open Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Friday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday: Closed. Admission fees are charged as follows: Adults (19-59) $12, Seniors (60+) $10, Students (with valid ID) $6, Youth (7-18) $6, and Children (6 and under) free. Admission fees are waived Thursdays 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. thanks to support from generous individuals. For more information, call 302-571-9590 or 866-232-3714 (toll free), or visit delart.org.

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For more information, contact:

Jessica Jenkins
Manager of Marketing & Public Relations
jjenkins@delart.org
302.351.8558