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17 Jan 2022

Compete The Delaplaine Emerging Artists Exhibition

Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center Frederick, MD, United States


Opportunity Description

U.S. Regional Deadline: February 28, 2022 – The Emerging Artists Exhibition is a juried exhibition open for submissions from artists ages 18 to 35 in any medium, and is geared toward artists beginning the pursuit of their creative discipline of their own volition, be they, in art-centered higher education programs or engaged in their own artistic practice while taking strides in setting their career paths.

Exhibition Dates: April 2–May 1, 2022.

Lee Nowell-Wilson earned her BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011. She has participated in artist residencies with Stay Home Gallery in Paris, TN, Creative Paradox in Annapolis, MD and the Street Art School in Lyon, France. Her work has exhibited nationally and internationally, most notably New York City and Scotland, and she has also completed urban art pieces in Norway, France, Northern Ireland and Chile. In 2019, she founded MILKED, a new arts publication featuring visual art, photography and the written word by female artists investigating the maternal figure and form. Within the last year, her own work has featured in the second issue of Our Rhythms Our Blues online zine, Stay Home Gallery’s first publication and “Home-works”, a printed zine by Spilt Milk Gallery about artist-mothers in Quarantine. Other notable achievements include speaking on an artist panel hosted by Hamiltonian Gallery, D.C, about the “Maternal Creative Instinct”, being interviewed on the Artist/Mother Podcast, and receiving a Creativity Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Grand Prize: $500
People’s Choice: $250


Three submissions per artist will be accepted.

Artists accepted into the exhibition will be notified via email on August 27, 2021. Artists who’s work is not accepted will not receive notification.

For additional information on the the Emerging Artists Exhibition, please contact the Exhibitions Manager or call 301-698-0656 ext. 108.


  • Deadline for Entries: February 28, 2022
  • Notification of Results: March 7, 2022, 5 p.m.
  • Drop-Off of Selected Artwork: March 27, 2022, 5 p.m.
  • Exhibition Dates: April 2–May 1, 2022

A 40,000 square foot flagship of the arts, the Delaplaine features five exhibit spaces showcasing local, regional, and national artists; three floors of spacious classrooms; a beautiful event pavilion; the Etchison Davis Public Art Reference library; and a retail store supporting local artists in our community.

The Delaplaine also manages three satellite galleries in partnership with the Frederick County Public Libraries. Satellite galleries are located at the Brunswick Branch Library, the Thurmont Regional Library, and the Urbana Regional Library.

The Delaplaine Arts Center
40 South Carroll Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701
Phone: 301.698.0656

Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct and Open to Regional Artists. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards and Exhibition - Group.

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