Art Gallery Call For Entries: 215 | 610 Contemporary Juried Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists
Photo by Ryan Collerd, courtesy of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
About the Exhibition
The Gallery at Delaware County Community College presents the 215|610 Contemporary: Juried Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists, to be presented in-person in the Art Gallery November 13–December 15, 2023. The purpose of this juried exhibition is to engage the community in regional art and participate in an exchange of ideas and abilities. Artists are invited to bring new life to an age-old method of creating art, building a contemporary definition of their medium. Learn more »
2023 Juror: Mark Thomas Gibson
Mark Thomas Gibson's (b. 1980, Miami, FL) personal lens on American culture stems from his multipartite viewpoint as an artist, a professor, and an American history buff. These myriad and often colliding perspectives fuel his exploration of contemporary culture through the language of painting and drawing, revealing a vision of America where every viewer is implicated as a potential character within the story.
In 2016, Gibson co-curated the traveling exhibition Black Pulp! with William Villalongo at 32 Edgewood Gallery, Yale School of Art. The show examined evolving perspectives of Black identity in American culture and history from 1912 to 2016 through printed media and artworks.
Gibson released his first book, Some Monsters Loom Large in 2016 with funding from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Gibson’s second book Early Retirement was released in 2017 with Edition Patrick Frey in Zurich and was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
In 2021, Gibson was awarded residencies at Yaddo and the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency as well as a Fellowship from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Philadelphia, PA and a Hodder Fellowship from the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
In 2022, Gibson was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York, NY and in February 2023 he had his most recent solo exhibition Whirylgig! at Sikkema & Jenkins Co.
Mark Thomas Gibson is represented by M+B, (Los Angeles, CA) and Loyal, (Stockholm, Sweden). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Painting at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University and lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.
$400 Juror’s Choice
$300 First Place
$200 Second Place
$100 Third Place
Required Non-Refundable Entry Fee
$15 For up to three (3) entries
All entries must be submitted and all associated fees paid by Monday, September 18, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. EST. You will receive an automatically generated email upon submission of the entry form below. Limit three (3) submissions per artist.
Regional, emerging artists are invited to submit up to three (3) pieces for consideration:
- Artists must reside in Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware.
- Artwork can be in any medium. (Please note special instructions for video work below*)
- The “emerging artist” is an artist that has established a style of working and creates professional work yet does not have gallery representation.
- Eligible artists cannot be current students, employees or family of employees at Delaware County Community College.
- Only recent work created within the last three (3) years is eligible (created between 2020–2023).
- Work that has been previously exhibited at the College is ineligible.
- All work chosen to be exhibited must be in “ready-to-hang” condition; Work can be in any medium, but no larger than 83 inches in height when assembled (if your piece is larger, it will still be considered, but its combined width and height will need to fit through the Gallery doors).
- Work that is altered in any way or substituted after being chosen for the exhibition will be ineligible (the photo of your artwork that you submit for jurying is the way you intend it to be displayed).
- Submissions chosen to be included in the exhibition are at the discretion of the juror, and not all submissions will be chosen to be displayed.
- Payment of entry fee does not guarantee acceptance into this exhibition. Acceptance into a previous year’s exhibition does not guarantee acceptance into this year’s exhibition.
- Artist (or designated person) must be able to hand deliver the accepted piece(s) to the College within the timeframe given after being accepted.
- All expenses incurred by the Artist to deliver to and pick up artwork from the College are not the responsibility of the College and will not be reimbursed.
- Exhibited artwork is insured by the College for the duration of the exhibition within the Art Gallery.
- Artwork that is not retrieved within twenty one (21) consecutive days after the exhibition's end date shall become property of the College (unless an alternative pickup date is agreed upon by the Gallery staff and the Artist).
1. Submit up to three (3) pieces of artwork through the entry form below.
2. Upload at least one (1) image of the piece being submitted and name the file accordingly (details below). 3D Work: Please upload one (1) additional alternate view or detail image of each entry as needed.
3. All images must be in JPEG (.jpg) format and meet the guidelines below*:
- File name must follow this format: lastname_title.jpg
- 100 dpi resolution minimum.
- Image file must be no smaller than 1000 px (or 10 inches) in either direction.
- Maximum 2 MB file size.
- Image must be positioned to be viewed upright.
* For video pieces: Upload a still from the video and include the shared URL to view the full video in the submission form.
4. An automatic entry confirmation will be sent to the email provided upon submission.
5. Submit the required non-refundable entry fee online through the Entry Fee Submission » by Monday, September 18, 2023 at 5 p.m. EST.
6. Work will be juried and artists will be notified of the jurying decision by Friday, October 6, 2023.
7. Further details will be provided upon acceptance into the exhibition.
Please email Caitlin Flaherty, the College’s Supervisor of Arts Administration.