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.

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

Important Dates

The next call for entries will open in late 2020 to artists from across the region and nation.


2020 National Juried Exhibition Award Winners 

First: Untitled (Black series #3) by Douglas Zaruba (Hagerstown, Maryland)

Second: How Fast Must We Go to Stop Time? by Juliet Drake Hossain (Frederick, Maryland)

Third: Re-Education Camp (Zai Jiaoyu Ying) by Iris Posner (Silver Spring, Maryland)

Honorable Mention: Before the Rush by Rosa Leff (Baltimore, Maryland)

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 and independent curator for numerous 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.”


Past NJE Award Winners

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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