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

Art on the Lawn
Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Academy Building Lawn at the corner of Academy and Main Streets, Newark
Application Deadline: Your completed application must be postmarked by Wednesday, April 26, 2017; payment must accompany your application.

The Newark Arts Alliance is hosting Art on the Lawn as part of the City of Newark’s A New Night Downtown. This is a great opportunity to present your work to a large audience! Review all the details on our Call for Artists and then complete the Art on the Lawn Exhibitor Application to join us for this fun and well-attended event!

Harvest Arts Festival – Save the Date!
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Academy Building Lawn at the corner of Academy and Main Streets, Newark

2017 will be our 9th year for this fun fall event, held during University of Delaware’s Parents & Family Weekend. We’ll be 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 craft table. Additional information and the application will be available later this summer.

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.

Solo & Group Shows
Our Gallery Committee meets annually in October to review proposals for Solo and Group exhibitions. The Gallery Committee then makes selections for the exhibition schedule for the following year. Next deadline: October 22, 2017. Application will be available soon.


Opportunities Around Our Community

Biggs Museum of American Art – “Biggs Picture” Juried Landscape Competition
The Biggs Museum of American Art is hosting the “Biggs Picture,” a juried landscape competition. This exhibition will present art works from all media. The competition is open to all artists, both amateur and  professional of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
***Artist application deadline has been extended to April 18, 2017.***

Yorklyn Day - Call for Artists
Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017
Time: 11:00am–5:00pm
Cost: $75 / $64 for CCArts members
The Center for the Creative Arts is seeking artists/crafts people to participate in Yorklyn Day. This is a juried Artisans Market at CCArts. To have an application emailed to you, call CCArts at 302-239-2434 or email Terry Foreman at

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