The current show is  “A Celebration of Acrylicsand is on display from Aug. 31 to September 24, 2021. The artist reception is Friday, September 17, 6-8pm.

The Newark Arts Alliance displays work by area artists in monthly exhibits year-round in our Exhibition Gallery. Exhibits are a mix of themed shows, which are open to submissions by all, and solo/group shows.

We encourage community members to submit works of art to our themed exhibitions. Membership is not required and we invite anyone living in a 25 mile radius of Newark, DE. Artists under 18 must have a parent, guardian, or teacher sign their submission form.
Anyone interested in applying for the Holiday Art Market can find an application here: HOLIDAY ART MARKET APPLICATION FOR 2021.

Current Exhibition

Upcoming 2021 Exhibitions

  • Autumn Scenes I Sept 27–Oct 22
  • Patched and Pieced I Oct 26–Nov 19
  • Holiday Art Market I Nov 23–Dec 31

Past Shows (2021)

Do you have a body of work that would fill a space and has a consistent theme? The Gallery committee is seeking proposals for the 2022 exhibition schedule. Individuals or groups of artists may submit a proposal for a show in the Terry Foreman gallery some time in 2022. Groups of artists should have work with a similar theme to create a cohesive show. Strong proposals will have a well thought out theme that is consistent for the body of work and not a sampling of many styles and mediums that an artist has created. Good quality images are also an important part of the proposal so the committee can get a clear idea of the quality of the work. An application fee of $15 for NAA members and $25 for non-members is required for submission. If accepted, an additional fee of $85 is required. Deadline to submit proposals is October 1, 2021, Artists will be notified by November 1, 2021.

The Exhibition Gallery Committee

The Newark Arts Alliance’s Exhibition Gallery is coordinated by our Exhibition Gallery Committee.  This Committee is comprised of an NAA Board Member and volunteers from our community. The Exhibition Gallery Committee chooses artists from our community to jury the themed exhibitions and it varies from show to show. You may contact the Exhibition Gallery Committee by sending an email to

Please note: Due to the volume of submissions and space considerations, even excellent work is sometimes not accepted. The Committee will not respond to queries on why individual works were not accepted by the jurors, nor why individual solo show applications were not chosen for display.

Jury criteria:

Originality (no kits or copies); well-crafted, skillful execution; and professional presentation. Hanging work must have picture wire securely fastened with hardware to the back of the frame. Central hanging devices (e.g. rings and saw-tooth hangers) do not work with the NAA’s hanging system. Matts and glass on 2-D work should be clean and neat. Frames should be in good condition and not show signs of wear. All work should be clearly identified with the artists name, title of work, medium and price or NFS (not for sale).