Most young artists dream of seeing their work displayed on a museum wall. This spring, the Delaware Art Museum is turning that dream into a reality by hosting the second 12×12 exhibition, featuring works by young Delaware artists, on view March 15 – April 23, 2017.

To celebrate National Youth Art Month the Museum will showcase the work of young artists living in the State of Delaware. This group exhibition engages local schools, organizations, community centers, and education networks and invites young artists, ages 13-18, to bring one two-dimensional work of art–no larger than 12 inches in height and width–to the Museum on Saturday, February 25, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Exhibition space is available first come, first served. Visit for the full packet of submission guidelines or contact

The first presentation of 12×12 was launched in fall of 2012 to celebrate the Museum’s centennial year. Five years later, the Museum looks to showcase the next generation of young, creative artists living in Delaware.

A free opening reception for the 12×12 student 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.


Sponsored by Hasselblad and Mac Business Solutions (MBS), 4youth students photographed the portraits using a Hasselblad H6D-50c camera with the assistance of Hasselblad professional, Eric Peterson, and MBS representative Henry Martin. Support is provided in part, 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

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

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Jessica Jenkins
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