HOURS

Mon. - Closed

Tue./Wed. - 10am - 5pm

Thurs. - 10am - 7pm

Fri./Sat. - 10am - 5pm

Sun. - Closed

*Closed City Observed Holidays

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

Solo Show Opportunity in The Vault During the Divulge Exhibition

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This one hundred and thirty two square foot exhibition space is a historical bank vault within The d’Art Center, and gives artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in a unique space in the heart of Norfolk Arts District!


​The d’Art Center Vault exhibits a solo show of one selected artist through the duration of each Main Gallery Exhibition.

The Vault is adjacent to the Main Gallery, all styles and aesthetics are considered, and is open to functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in all mediums.

The Vault can fit between 12 - 15 pieces depending on the sizes of the works.

Proposed solo shows do not have to fit the theme of the Main Gallery exhibition, however, artists are more than welcome to propose a solo show based around the Main Gallery Exhibition theme.


This exhibition is open to all functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in ALL MEDIUMS and ALL STYLES. 


​Exhibition dates 
Saturday, September 10 2022 - Saturday, October 8 2022

Call Open
Wednesday, July 13 2022 - Sunday, August 14 2022

Notifications (by email)
By 5pm, Monday August 22 2022


Divulge: d’Art’s Second National Exhibition Featuring the Use of Art for Therapy & Mental Health Awareness

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Divulge will feature both 2D and 3D artworks from across the country of all mediums that highlight/depict self expression, are created in art therapy, and/or raises awareness of mental health. Art has been used as a means of communication, self-expression, group interaction, diagnosis, and conflict resolution throughout history. Through art, both people and artists can look for themes and conflicts that may be affecting their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. The establishment of art therapy as a unique and publicly accepted therapeutic approach only took place recently, in the mid-20th century.

This exhibition is open to all functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in ALL MEDIUMS and ALL STYLES. 

This is an in person exhibition but this exhibition will also be featured digitally on d’Art Center’s archive site. See our profile
here.

Juror

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

Juror Biography: Matthew Bernier, MCAT, ATR-BC

Matthew Bernier, MCAT, ATR-BC is a board-certified art therapist, visual artist, teaching artist, puppeteer, and Associate Professor in the Graduate Art Therapy and Counseling Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School where he has taught since 1990. He has lifelong experience in visual arts, puppetry, dance, music, and theatre arts. He has lectured and taught workshops and courses on therapeutic puppetry internationally. He has a master’s degree in creative arts in therapy and is pursuing a PhD in expressive arts therapy and social change at the European Graduate School in Switzerland. He is the originator of the Desistance Theatre Project for ex-offenders in the community. His personal artwork includes puppetry, masks, collage, and found objects constructions. 

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​Exhibition dates

Saturday, September 10 2022 - Saturday, October 8 2022


Call Open

Wednesday, July 13 2022 - Sunday, August 14 2022


Notifications (by email)

By 5pm, Monday August 22 2022


Submission fee

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


Awards
1st Place:            $500.00
2nd Place:           $300.00
3rd Place:            $150.00


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