National Juried Exhibition

About the Exhibition

The Delaplaine’s National Juried Exhibition is an annual show featuring works in a variety of media by artists from around the region and nation. All media are eligible, including but not limited to: painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, drawing, installation, and sculpture.

Important Dates

March 23, 2020 • Deadline for entry submission (by 11:59 pm)
April 6, 2020 • Notification of accepted works (by 5 pm)
April 23, 2020
 • Deadline for delivery of accepted works
May 2 – June 14, 2020 • Exhibition
May 2, 2020 • Art Matters juror presentation (2 pm), First Saturday opening reception (3-5 pm), Awards Announcement (by 3:30 pm)


First — $1,000
Second — $500
Third — $250
Honorable Mention — $125

About the 2020 Juror

2020 NJE juror Noah Smalls; Photo courtesy of Jessica Smolinski.

Noah Smalls is the Director of Exhibitions and Collections Management at the Williams College Museum of Art in Massachusetts, as well as Gallery Director of the Upper Darby Art Gallery and Rush Arts Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has acted as design consultant for the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP), and the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. As an independent curator, Smalls has been involved with numerous exhibitions at galleries and museums across the U.S. His mission: “To contribute to the ongoing transition of the museum field into one offering broader educational opportunities and expanding social impact.”

List of Accepted Works

The list of accepted works will be posted by 5 pm on Monday, April 6, 2020. 

Past Award Winners of the NJE

American Check by Dong Kyu Kim, 2019 First Prize Award Winner

“American Check” by Dong Kyu Kim, 2019 NJE First Prize Award Winner



“Core Sample” by Jacob Zimmerman, 2018 NJE First Prize Award Winner



“Sifting, Sifting” by Caroline Hatfield, 2017 NJE First Prize Award Winner



“Here It Lies” by Nick Hutchings, 2016 NJE First Prize Award Winner


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