Press Release
Sara Monserrat Teixido
Director of Marketing & Communications
302-656-6466 x7110
2011 DCCA Annual Members' Juried Exhibition: DUETS

Wilmington, Del. - 8 October 2010 - The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts announces its open call for entries for the 2011 Annual Members' Juried Exhibition titled "Duets."  The exhibition is to be curated by guest juror Daniel Belasco, Henry J. Leir Associate Curator at The Jewish Museum in New York City.  Postmark deadline for entries
is February 15, 2011.  Please contact the DCCA curatorial department with any questions regarding submissions at 302-656-6466 x7112 or

Artists are invited to submit paired works of art in order to create duets. The two works by each artist may be in any media. One work may be a video, and the other a painting or a photo and an etching or both may be sculptures, or textiles, or drawings, or whatever else is appropriate. The two works may be serial (think Monet's Haystacks), or completely unrelated. Here, the artist acts as a curator of his or her own work. By pairing works in duets, the artist has the opportunity to call greater attention to an aspect of his or her practice, or an element of the work, such as color, scale, subject, medium, and so on. The exhibition that will result from the submissions will be an exhibition of duets. Some works may harmonize, others may offer a radical or unexpected juxtaposition. In all instances, the hope is that the presentation of works in pairs by individual artists will offer the viewer a focused and dynamic engagement with the work. Please do not title the duet. Each work should have its own title and the viewer will make the connection between the two works visually. 


To download the full PDF Submission Guidelines from our website please visit:

GUEST JUROR                                                       

Daniel Belasco is a curator and art historian specializing in modern and contemporary art and design. In 2010, Belasco co-curated The Dissolve, SITE Santa Fe's Eighth International Biennial. Since 2007, he has been Henry J. Leir Associate Curator at The Jewish Museum, New York City, where he has organized the exhibitions Reinventing Ritual (2009) and Shifting the Gaze: Painting and Feminism (2010) while managing the museum's contemporary Judaica program of acquisitions and commissions. Belasco has published in numerous art and cultural journals and lectured around the country. He holds a PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and a BA from Amherst College.
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About the DCCA
The DCCA, a non-collecting art museum founded in 1979, presents between 20 - 30 exhibitions annually of regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists that explore topical issues in contemporary art and society, as well as symposia, lectures and tours. The DCCA provides individual studios to more than 25 artists, who also exhibit regularly within its galleries and throughout the region. The DCCA presents a variety of educational and outreach programs, including programs that integrate contemporary arts into the public school curriculum, and artists' residencies that feature collaboration with underserved community groups. The center is housed in a renovated industrial building at 200 South Madison St. in the heart of the rejuvenated Wilmington Riverfront.

DCCA gallery hours are:
10 am - 5 pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Noon - 5 pm Wednesday and Sunday
Admission is FREE


The DCCA is wheelchair-accessible.  Visitors with special needs are encouraged to call in advance.

DCCA exhibitions and programs are made possible, in part, through individual contributions; membersʼ support; major grants from AstraZeneca, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts; and by Amtrak - Official Transportation Provider for the DCCA.


Sara Monserrat Teixido
Director of Marketing and Communications
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

302-656-6466 x7110

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