Artist Opportunities

Check this page often for opportunities to display your art and engage with other artists, at the Newark Arts Alliance and around our community!

Opportunities at the Newark Arts Alliance

Imagination Runway - Wearable Runway Art Competition
An evening of food, fashion, and fun!
Submissions postmarked by: Friday, September 1, 2017
Event Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Imagination Runway is the Newark Arts Alliance’s 2017 fall fundraising event. As part of the evening’s festivities, we’re hosting a fun and imaginative fashion competition! Entrants will show off their creativity and sense of style by producing an original, wearable piece of runway art. A $250 cash prize will be awarded. See the Entry Form for more information. Event details will be available soon!



Harvest Arts Festival

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Academy Building Lawn at the corner of Academy and Main Streets, Newark
Application Deadline: Postmarked by August 15, 2017

2017 will be our 9th year for this fun fall event, held during University of Delaware’s Parents & Family Weekend. We’re looking for up to 20 local artists to display and sell their fine art and crafts; musicians to perform; and volunteers to help man our info/kid’s art table. Review our Call for Artists & Musicians and submit your Harvest Arts Festival Application today!


Solo & Group Shows – Now Accepting Applications!
Applications for Solo & Group Shows are now being accepted for 2018.  Each complete application will be reviewed by our Exhibition Gallery Committee. Applications for 2018 are due by October 6, 2017. See the Solo/Group Show Guidelines and Application for details.


Upcoming Exhibitions
We have several juried, themed exhibitions throughout the year. Any interested artists may submit works to these shows for possible inclusion. The non-refundable submission fees are $5 for NAA Members and $10 for non-members. (These fees are per work.) Maximum submission: 3 works per show.

Gallery Shop
You can drop off work for the Newark Arts Alliance Gallery Shop anytime during regular hours! While the full committee meets the first Monday of the month, the committee is often able to put out new work more often. Please make sure your Newark Arts Alliance Membership is current. The shop only sells works for NAA Members.  Click here to join today!

Art Loop
The Newark Arts Alliance organizes a changing display of art and jewelry in local businesses around Newark. Contact Pamela Skwish, Program Coordinator, at for more information on how you can participate in this opportunity.


Opportunities Around Our Community

Hockessin Art & Book Fair

Event Date: November 4, 2017
Time: 11am – 3pm
Location: Hockessin Community Recreation Center, 7259 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707
Exhibitor Fee: $50 (6′ table included)
The Hockessin Art and Book Fair is seeking independent and self-published authors, and artists, for their 2017 event. Vendors must be an author or artist residing in or close to Delaware. This will be a free event to the public. Registration Kick-Off  Sunday, August 6 from 4:30-6:30pm at the Hockessin Bookshelf. $5 discount for registering during the kick-off event. Also includes a short demonstration on setting up a table for the Hockessin Art and Book Fair. Online registration opens on August 7, 2017 at 8am.

Newark Free Library
The Newark Free Library is seeking artists and collectors to exhibit their work/collections in one or more of five display cases located inside the library. Although sales tags cannot be included with the display, artist contact information and website information are allowed. Click here for submission form and display case dimensions. For more information email Amy Smith at

Opportunity to create a large memorial wall piece for Hank’s Hope
Location: Nanticoke Hospital, Seaford DE
Interested artists should contact Anne Mathay, founder and Executive Director of Hank’s Hope, Inc., at

Hank’s Hope is a nonprofit that provides resources and support to women and their families who have experienced a pregnancy loss or infant loss.

This October, Hank’s Hope will be sponsoring their first memorial ceremony for pregnancy and infant loss. Part of their program at Nanticoke Hospital will include having artwork installed in the hospital chapel.

Nanticoke Hospital has a large wall space for a sculpture/painting/3D piece of art that will be used to honor these losses. Individual names will be part of the artwork. They are open to ideas but want to incorporate the Nanticoke River since it’s such an important part of the Seaford community. They are looking for a piece to be mounted on the wall that could be removed if needed (for repainting or redesign the space). The piece would need to allow for updates, as individual names are added each year. Contact Anne Mathay for additional details.

Delaware Division of the Arts: Artist Opportunities

Many artist opportunities at other regional venues are listed at the Delaware Division of the Arts website.