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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

215 | 610 CONTEMPORARY Juried Exhibition

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The 2021 Call for Entries is Now Open!
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About the Exhibition

Each year, The Gallery at Delaware County Community College selects an accomplished artist or curator to jury 215 | 610 CONTEMPORARY, an annual juried exhibition showcasing regional emerging artists living in and around the Philadelphia area. Philadelphia is a known breeding ground for the arts offering multiple graduate programs that shape multitudes of young professional artists each year. Many of these artists continue to live and work in the region. The purpose of this juried exhibition is to showcase local emerging contemporary artists, create a platform for critical discourse through an exchange of ideas, and to push the boundaries of an age-old practice. In addition to the exhibition, we invite the juror to lecture about their personal work and practice. The juror's talk is open to the public and is typically presented in the large auditorium, funded by the Communication, Arts & Humanities Division at Delaware County Community College. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year's exhibition and juror's talk are being presented entirely online, and the submission fees have been waived. We highly encourage members of the community and beyond to attend the juror's talk in an effort to provide a space to learn, observe, and experience critical issues within contemporary art.

The 2021 Call for Entries is Now Open!
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Please check back in January 2021 to register for the Juror's Talk!

Virtual Juror's Talk: March 2021 (date TBD)
Online Exhibition Dates: March 1–April 30, 2021


Previous Jurors

2019, Juror: Jodi Throckmorton (PAFA Curator)
2018, Juror: Jean Shin
2017, Juror: Odili Donald Odita (Painter)
2016, Juror: Pepon Osorio (Installation Artist, Sculptor) 
2015, No Exhibition   
2014, Juror: Luis Gispert (Photographer, Sculptor) 
2013, Juror: Sid Sachs  (UARTS Curator) 
2012, Juror: Donald Kuspit (Art Critic, Author, Art Historian) 
2011, Juror: Kate Kraczon (ICA curator) 

 


2021 Juror: Christina Vassallo

Christina Vassallo

As Executive Director of the Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) in Philadelphia, Christina Vassallo plays an essential role in establishing the vision, objectives, and strategies for a living laboratory that is devoted to the creation, presentation, and collecting of innovative works of art. She joined FWM at the start of 2020 and will fulfill its mission by increasing interest in FWM through innovative approaches to collaborating with artists and revealing the artistic process, robust inclusivity and diversity, and intentional audience engagement. 

Christina’s role at FWM is supported by her work as a 2019-2020 cohort member of National Arts Strategies’ Chief Executive Program and as a 2021 German Marshall Fellow—an opportunity through which she will study community-building through the arts in the European context. 

From 2014 - 2019 Christina was the Executive + Artistic Director of SPACES, in Cleveland, where she provided creative direction and oversaw operations for one of the longest-running alternative art organizations in the country. Her most notable SPACES initiatives include launching a $3 million capital campaign, spearheading a renovation and relocation project, expanding outreach initiatives, developing 2 regrant opportunities for Cuyahoga County artists, and curating critically acclaimed issue-oriented group exhibitions. She was an ex oficio board member of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Contemporary Art Society and a contributor to the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture's Support for Artists Planning Team.  

Previously, Christina was based in NYC, working as Executive Director of Flux Factory, where she set the course for a thriving institution comprised of an international artist residency program, acclaimed exhibitions program, and innovative educational initiatives. Additionally, she has curated exhibitions for Everson Museum of Art, Jersey City Museum, NURTUREart, Lafayette College, and New Haven University. Christina also served as Programming Associate of Culture Push, Associate Director of Kinz, Tillou + Feigen Gallery, and Assistant Curator at American Federation of Arts. She holds a B.A. in art history and an M.A. in nonprofit visual arts management from NYU.