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How to Enter

Complete the online form, upload images, and pay a non-refundable fee ($20 for one entry and $10 for each additional entry.) There is a maximum of 3 entries. The entry deadline will be announced at a later date.

Artists may only submit the online form once. Any additional or duplicate submissions will be discarded and no refunds will be made available.

Guidelines, Notification, and Delivery

The exhibition is open to all artists who live in or were born in one of the following states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Art must be original, completed in the last two years, and not previously exhibited at the Arkansas Arts Center. There are no size or medium restrictions for entered artworks. Entrants must be 18 or older.

Notifications of selected artwork will be sent after the close of the entry process. All shipping is the responsibility of the artist. Selected artwork must arrive at the Arkansas Arts Center by the specified date given in the selected notification information. Any sales inquiries will be forwarded to the artists and works not for sale may be noted on the entry form.

Digital Images

The juror selects the exhibition based on digital submissions. Medium resolution images are preferred. Resolution is sufficient when the image is easily viewed on an average size computer monitor. If possible, keep images free of identifying information (artist name, etc.) as this information may require cropping of the image. Works with multiple components must be represented by at least one image which shows the complete work arranged for display. Entries are not accepted via paper or email.

Please keep each image file to 3mb or less. The form can only transmit a limited amount of data and may become unresponsive if the file size is too large.

Juror

The guest juror selection will be determined by curatorial staff before the opening of online submissions. The juror selects the artworks to be in the exhibition and assigns three awards, one Grand Award ($2500 prize) and two Delta Awards ($750 prize).

Agreement

The Arkansas Arts Center reserves the right to omit any artwork from display due to space or condition concerns. The Arkansas Arts Center reserves the right to reproduce any accepted artwork in exhibition booklets, websites, and other media. Upon submission of this form you agree to receive emails pertaining to the competition. Submission to this exhibition constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant to the conditions set forth in this form.

Annual Delta Exhibition

Organized by the Arkansas Arts Center

The Annual Delta Exhibition presents a vision of contemporary art in the American South. Founded in 1958, the exhibition provides a unique snapshot of the Delta region. The Delta Exhibition reflects the region’s strong traditions of craftsmanship and observation, combined with an innovative use of materials and an experimental approach to subject matter. A guest juror will select the artworks to be exhibited and assign the $2500 Grand Award and two $750 Delta Awards. Additionally, a $250 Contemporaries Award will be selected by the Contemporaries, an auxiliary membership group of the Arkansas Arts Center.

The exhibition is open to all artists who live in or were born in one of the following states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Art must be original, completed in the last two years, and not previously exhibited at the Arkansas Arts Center.

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Voices of the Delta


Learn more about the art and artists in past Delta Exhibitions. Visit Voices of the Delta on our blog.

The opinions expressed are the artists’ own and do not reflect any particular or specific viewpoint of the Arkansas Arts Center.

Featured Works from past Delta Exhibitions


David Bailin, Slippage, 2014, charcoal, oil, pastel, and coffee on prepared paper, 78 x 83 inches, Grand Award, 56th Annual Delta Exhibition

Mark Lewis, Under the Oak (Woodward Park), 2014, graphite and paper collage, 74 x 59 inches, Grand Award, 57th Annual Delta Exhibition

Tim Hursley, Pocahontas, AR, 2016, chromagenic print, 25.5 x 34 inches, Grand Award, 58th Annual Delta Exhibition

Lisa Krannichfeld, New Skin, 2018, Chinese ink, watercolor, acrylic, paper collage, and toned cyanotype on paper mounted on board covered with resin, 36 x 36 x 2 inches, Grand Award, 60th Annual Delta Exhibition

Dawn Holder, Grass Variation (Mown Path), 2015, porcelain, 60 x 60 x 2 1/2 inches, Grand Award, 59th Annual Delta Exhibition

 

Grand Award supported by The John William Linn Endowment Fund

Exhibition supported by the Andre Simon Memorial Trust in memory of everyone who has died of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)

Arkansas Arts Center programs are supported in part by: the City of Little Rock; the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau; the City of North Little Rock; Arkansas Arts Center Board of Trustees; and the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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