Over the past six decades, the Delta Exhibition has emerged as one of the most prestigious art exhibitions in the United States. The annual art exhibition, founded in 1958, is designed to provide a snapshot of the Delta, giving a broad look at the region’s art, culture and traditions.
Entries for the 62nd Delta Exhibition are now open to artists. Individuals who live in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas are eligible to submit original artwork into the exhibition. Works must have been completed in the past two years and must not have previously been exhibited at Arkansas Arts Center, Historic Arkansas Museum, ACANSA Gallery, Thea Foundation or Argenta Branch Library.
Organized by the Arkansas Arts Center, the Delta Exhibition is part of the AAC’s mission to grow artistic talent in Arkansas, as well as in the greater Delta region.
The works in each year’s Delta Exhibition are chosen by a guest juror, who will also award a $2,500 grand prize and two $750 Delta Awards. The Contemporaries, an AAC auxiliary membership group, will award a $250 Contemporaries Award.
The entry fee for the Delta Exhibition is $20 for one entry and $10 for each subsequent entry. AAC members receive a $10 discount on the entry fee.
Entry for the exhibition starts Jan. 13 and lasts until March 22. There will be a reception and preview for artists and AAC members on June, 18, and the exhibition will open June 19 through Aug. 23.