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.

Application process:

  • Artists must enter their artwork through the online EntryThingy portal.
  • In order to access EntryThingy, artists must sign in or create a login and password.
  • Scroll Down to 2021 National Juried Exhibition.
  • Three submissions per artist will be accepted.

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

Important Dates

Deadline for Entries: March 22, 2021

Notification of Jury Results:  April 9, 2021

Exhibition Dates:  May 1, 2021–July 11, 2021

About the 2021 Juror

2021 NJE Juror Margaret Winslow, photo by Lindy Powers Photography

Margaret Winslow currently lives and works in Wilmington, Delaware where she is the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Delaware Art Museum. She has curated for the Neuberger Museum of Art and The Delaware Contemporary and assisted with exhibits for the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Recent exhibitions at the Delaware Art Museum include Black Survival Guide, or How to Live Through a Police Riot, a 2018 commission by Hank Willis Thomas; Truth & Vision: 21st Century Realism; Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990; and Retro-Active: Performance Art from 1964–1987. Margaret has served as an evaluator for the Headlands Center for the Arts, an adjunct faculty member at the University of Delaware, and a radio host for Art Watch on WCHE 1520 AM. Public presentations include talks at the Beijing American Center in China, College Art Association, and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums. Margaret holds a BA in Art History from the University of Mary Washington and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art, Theory, and Criticism from SUNY Purchase College.


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


Past NJE Award Winners

“Untitled (Black series #3)” by Douglas Zaruba, 2020 NJE First Prize Winner


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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