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A non-profit community art center located in Norfolk's NEON District  ---  740 Boush St. Norfolk, VA 23510  ---  757-625-4211

We take applications year round for our Center's artist wall and studio waitlist! For more information, click here.

Our open calls to artists for our exhibitions go onto CALLFORENTRY.ORG about a month and a half prior to the scheduled opening day of each exhibition. Current open calls are listed below. Information about upcoming exhibitions can be found here.

​If you are an artist and would like to be on our eblast list for open calls, please contact the gallery manager at abradley@d-artcenter.org 

​​​​Find the full prospectus and submit here.

Delectable is an exhibition of food themed artworks from across the country. This exhibition is open to all functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in ALL MEDIUMS and ALL STYLES. Work must depict food to be considered. Works can include other objects, but the focal point/subject of the work should focus on a food element. Artworks can be of cooked and prepared food, raw fruits and vegetables, food in process (such as preparing meals or farming), eating, etc. We want our patron’s mouths to water as they walk around our gallery and their hearts to be full as they think of food traditions, food cultures, and the simple fact that food brings us all together. Everybody eats!

This is a juried exhibition, and it will be co-curated by gallery manager Amanda Bradley, and exhibition juror, TBA.

Exhibition Dates and Important Information:

Exhibition dates: Saturday,  May 27 2023 - Saturday, June 24 2023
Reception: TBA (June 2 or June 3, 2023), 5:30 - 7:30pm

d’Art Center will do a FB Live of the reception awards, will upload the award video to YouTube, and will upload the exhibition to be digitally viewed permanently on their archive site. 

Call Open: Monday, March 20 2023 - Sunday, April 16 2023
Jury Period: Monday,  April 17 2023 - Sunday, April 23, 2023
Notifications (by email):  By 5pm, Monday, April 24 2023
Accepted works arrive by:  DEADLINE -  5pm Saturday, May 20, 2023

All accepted works must arrive by the deadline. Hand delivered works are accepted through pre-arrangement; please contact: abradley@d-artcenter.org.

Submission fee $35.00 for 3 works  (one image per submission) $5 for additional submissions (maximum of 10, and one image per submission)

1st Place:            $500.00

2nd Place:           $300.00

3rd Place:            $150.00