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DCAD gallery hosting unconventional still life exhibition Nov. 4 to Jan. 14
Adjacent space opening show of student-created works focusing on the human form
November 1st 2016

An exhibition opening at the Delaware College of Art and Design's Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery is turning the traditional idea of still life painting on its bowl.

The term "still life" most often brings to mind the image of a deep, round dish filled with fruit positioned on a table. Instead of conforming to such imagery, though, the exhibition "The Unstilllife: A Celebration of the Eccentric Possibilities of Still Life" aims to lose the fruit and leave the table while posing, pondering and responding to a number of questions: Can a still life be a face or even a body? Does a single stick of chalk constitute a still life? Can a still life be suspended from a ceiling?

"The Unstilllife" is a collection of works by Zeuxis, an association of still life painters that has presented group shows in New York City and around the United States since 1995. Painter Trevor Winkfield, who shows at Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York and whose highly regarded work as an art writer includes co-founding the journal The Sienese Shredder, is collaborating with Zeuxis for the exhibition. His contribution to the show is the vibrantly colored piece "Celestial Shrine."

DCAD Professor Ian Tornay, who serves as the area coordinator for the College's interior design program, is a member of Zeuxis and coordinated the traveling exhibition's appearance in the Young Gallery. He is showing one painting in "The Unstilllife," the dark-hued "Studio Scene."

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 4 in conjunction with the monthly Art Loop Wilmington. Also opening that night will be a student-created, student-curated show of nudes and other pieces featuring the human form. Many pieces in both shows will be available for purchase.

The student show will remain on display throughout November in the DCAD Student Center, which is located on the first floor of DCAD's Saville Apartments at Sixth and Market streets. "The Unstilllife" will continue in the Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery, located across from the Saville at 600 N. Market St., through Jan. 14.

Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. More information about the show is available online by visiting and clicking on the "Artists and Artwork" link.

For additional information, contact DCAD communications director Susan Coulby by telephone at 302-622-8000 (office) or 302-983-5710 (cell) or via email at

DCAD seeking nominations for first Distinguished Alumni Award by Nov. 1
October 11th 2016

The Delaware College of Art and Design will mark its 20th anniversary in 2017. To celebrate its two decades of successful alumni, the nation's only two-year college of its kind will present its first Distinguished Alumni Award to an outstanding graduate who has made his or her mark in the world.

DCAD was founded in 1997 through a creative partnership between Pratt Institute and the Corcoran College of Art and Design. It is the only two-year art and design college in the United States as well as Delaware's first and only professional art and design school. The College offers the associate of fine arts degree in animation, fine arts, graphic design, illustration, interior design and photography and boasts a "2+2" transfer program that prepares students to transfer into colleges, universities and art schools to pursue a bachelor of fine arts degree. It recently launched an innovative co-op program.

DCAD alumni have transferred to institutions such as Pratt, the Corcoran, Maryland Institute College of Art, University of the Arts, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design, Ringling College of Art and Design, Moore College of Art and Design, Tyler School of Art and The Cooper Union. They have gone on to work for entities including, but not limited to, the New York Post, the New York Library for the Performing Arts, MTV Networks, Rogue Dragon/NY, Pier 59 Studios, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, the Animal Collective, The Center for Art in Wood, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Disney Interactive Media Group, Stag and Hare, Cline Davis Mann, Slate, Discover Card and Saatchi & Saatchi.

Anyone may submit a Distinguished Alumni Award nomination by completing the form found by visiting and clicking the link under "Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations." Self-nominations by accomplished alumni are welcome.

The inaugural recipient will be selected via a voting process among DCAD alumni, faculty and staff and announced later this fall. The 2017 DCAD Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to the winning alumna or alumnus at Family and Alumni Weekend on Jan. 21.

All nominations are due by Nov. 1.

For questions or additional details, contact Renée T. Garnick, development director, by telephone at 302-622-8000, ext. 107, or via email at

From the Studio: 20th Annual Faculty Exhibition, opening reception to be held Sept. 9
August 17th 2016

The Delaware College of Art and Design will hold its annual faculty exhibition, entitled From the Studio, from August 29 to October 14, 2016, with an opening reception on Friday, September 9. Featuring artwork by members of DCAD’s studio faculty, this annual exhibition showcases a wide range of genres including: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, original prints, design, animation and film-related work. The first exhibition of the school year, From the Studio provides an opportunity for the area community as well as DCAD students to explore the work of the instructors. 

An opening reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 9, from 5 to 8 PM in DCAD’s Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery at 600 N. Market St., coinciding with Wilmington’s Art Loop event. The exhibition will be on display through Oct. 14 and is open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 AM – 9 PM Monday to Friday and 10 AM – 4 PM Saturday and Sunday.


DCAD to host Delaware Charter School Art Show: May 23 - July 17
May 13th 2016

Delaware Charter School Art Show: Enjoy K-12 student art from charter school students across the state. Participating schools include: Family Foundations Academy, Providence Creek Academy, First State Montessori Academy, MOT Charter K-8 Academy and MOT Charter High School, Campus Community School, Gateway Lab School, Odyssey Charter School and more! A reception will be held on June 3 in conjunction with Wilmington's monthly Art Loop event. The show will be on display May 23 - July 17, 2016.

DCAD Commencement to be held May 18, 2016
May 1st 2016

The Delaware College of Art and Design in downtown Wilmington, DE will hold its 18th annual commencement exercises on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at The Playhouse on Rodney Square within the Hotel Dupont.  The procession will begin at 2PM from The Grand Opera House (818 N. Market Street) to The Playhouse on Rodney Square within the Hotel Dupont (1007 N. Market St.).  The ceremony held at The Playhouse is by invitation only and will begin following the procession around 2:15PM. Guests are welcome to line Market Street while the graduates process to the ceremony location.  

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