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Join us for our annual holiday sale kick off, Saturday, December 7th from 11am - 3pm! Our opening event will include door prizes, raffles, refreshments, and kids holiday activities! The d'Artisan Holiday sale is a vendor style display of original works in The Center's Main Gallery. Patrons can purchase a wide variety of gifts created by professional artists, makers, and craftspeople!

Interested in vending? Shoot us an email at connect@d-artcenter.org

Sale ends December 21st!

Mission and History

Unconventional: A National Exhibition Highlighting the use of Unusual Materials and Found Objects in Art

Description: Unconventional is a national juried exhibition that features use of Unusual Materials and Found Objects in Art. This exhibition is open to all work that involves the incorporation of materials and techniques out of the traditional realm of art mediums, and standards. Work can include traditional aspects, but work in this exhibition should exhibit significant unconventional materials and methods in process and medium. Some examples (but not limited to) are recycled materials, coffee, ‘trash,’ spray paint, fiber, metals, plant materials, etc. Work may be 2D or 3D. If you are not sure if your work would qualify for this exhibition, please email the gallery manager, Amanda Bradley, at abradley@d-artcenter.org.  This exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States. Unconventional and will be co-curated by d’Art Center Staff and the juror Melissa Hill. The d’Art Center is Norfolk’s thirty-year-old art center and includes working professional artist studios and provides a wide variety of exhibitions and programming open to the public. The d’Art Center is located in the NEON district of Norfolk. This exhibition reception will fall on the opening night of the 5th annual NEON Festival, a district wide arts festival in Norfolk, Virginia. 

Juror: Melissa Hill (1986 Norfolk, VA) is an award-winning artist who received both her BFA in 3D Media (2011) and her BA in Art History (2012) at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She completed her MFA in Sculpture (2015) at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She currently practices in Virginia Beach, Virginia and works as an adjunct professor at Old Dominion University. Hill’s art has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. National exhibitions include various solo and group shows, the most recent being the Benefits Art Auction at The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (2019), Art’s in Foggy Bottom Sculpture Biennale (2018), Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art’s New Waves Exhibit (2017) and Continuum at the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries (2017). In 2014 she was awarded an exhibitions fellowship at the Flashpoint Gallery with CulturalDC.

Exhibition dates:   Thursday, October 17th - Saturday, November 16th     2019
Reception:             Thursday, October 17th 2019, 5:30-7:30pm