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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Art Gallery

Photo of Art Gallery

The Gallery at Delaware County Community College hosts up to five visual art exhibitions each year, showcasing the work of students as well as professional artists of national and international reputation. In addition to exhibitions, artists are periodically invited to hold lectures, collaborative projects, and workshops for the College community and the public. Unless otherwise stated, all Visual Arts events are free and open to the public! Join our Mailing List to stay up to date on all of the latest Arts events throughout the season.

Room 2305 | Academic Building | Marple Campus
Open Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE Admission

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Gallery is open for in-person exhibitions! Masks are required inside all buildings on campus. The maximum capacity of the Art Gallery is 20 visitors at one time to ensure physical distancing in the space.

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions


September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World

Courtesy 9/11 Memorial & Museum

This physical exhibition curated by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum reflects the core pillars of commemoration, education, and inspiration as we prepare to observe the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Lower Manhattan around 8:30 a.m. on September 11, 2001. Photo by David Monderer.

On View September 7–17, 2021
Located in the Art Gallery (room 2305 on the Marple Campus)

About the Exhibition: This educational exhibition recounts the events of September 11, 2001, through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks. Told across 14 posters, this exhibition includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection. Learn More » 

This exhibition is sponsored by the College's Campus Life Office.


Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 7–8 p.m. • VIRTUAL EVENT | FREE

Artist Talk featuring Michael Houtz; Art Director, Editorial Designer, and Illustrator

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 7–8 p.m. • VIRTUAL EVENT | FREE

Former Delaware County Community College graphic design major Michael Houtz is an art director, editorial designer and illustrator currently based in New York City. He has worked with publications like The Atlantic, Esquire, New York Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Netflix’s Queue and The New York Times Opinion as well as branding agencies like Pentagram, The Heads of State, and Standard Black creating visual identity systems and experiences for clients in a broad-range of industries. His conceptual photo-illustrations have been featured in publications like The Atlantic, The Baffler, The Economist, Esquire, Fortune, The New York Times, Politico, Vanity Fair, and Wired UK. Learn More » 

This event is part of Delco Arts Week! Learn More »  

This event is sponsored by the Communication, Art & Humanities Division.


Permanent Collection Exhibition
A Selection of Student Work from the College's Permanent Art Collection

Image of an empty art gallery with the words Permanent Collection Exhibition laid over the image.

On View September 27–October 22, 2021
Located in the Art Gallery (room 2305 on the Marple Campus)

This exhibition features a selection of student work that has been acquired over the last decade and beyond for the College's permanent collection. Funding for these acquisitions through annual purchase awards is provided by the College's Educational Foundation and Campus Life Office. The work to be included in the student exhibitions is chosen by the program's current full-time Art faculty. An independent juror is then invited to choose the exceptional pieces from the work in the exhibition to be purchased by the College and subsequently added to the permanent art collection.

This exhibition is part of Delco Arts Week! Learn More »  

This exhibition is sponsored by the Communication, Arts & Humanities Division.


2021 A.F.A. Graduation Exhibition (Virtual)

On View Now!

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The Art Gallery at Delaware County Community College presents the 2021 A.F.A. Graduation Exhibition! This exhibition features the work of 22 graduating students in the Graphic Design, Photography and Studio Art Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree programs. This exhibition is usually held on campus during the spring semester, but due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s exhibition is presented entirely in an online format. Learn More about the A.F.A. Degree in Visual Art » 

This exhibition is sponsored by the Delaware County Community College Educational Foundation, Campus Life, and Communication, Arts & Humanities Division.


A.F.A. Foundations Exhibition (Virtual)

A.F.A. Foundations Exhibition

On View Now!

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The Art Gallery at Delaware County Community College presents the annual A.F.A. Foundations Exhibition, featuring nearly 200 pieces created over the 2019-2020 academic year by students registered for foundation art courses at the College. This exhibition is usually held on campus during the fall semester, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s exhibition is presented entirely in an online format. Learn More about the A.F.A. Degree in Visual Art » 

This exhibition is sponsored by the Delaware County Community College Educational Foundation, Campus Life, and Communication, Arts & Humanities Division.


A.F.A. Graduation Exhibition (Virtual)

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The Art Gallery at Delaware County Community College presents the annual A.F.A. Graduation Exhibition, featuring the work of 39 graduating students in the Graphic Design, Photography and Studio Art Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree programs. Due to the cancellation of all on-campus activities until further notice, the exhibition is presented this year entirely online. Learn More about the A.F.A. Degree in Visual Art » 

Purchase Award Recipients

  • Samantha Burns, Graphic Design
    Tuesday Poster, Digital
     
  • Christina Fackenthall, Studio Art
    Masks, Acrylic on canvas
     
  • Viet Le, Photography
    Biker, Digital photograph
     
  • Emily Masuda, Photography
    See You Soon?, Polaroid on bristol board
     
  • Rainie May, Graphic Design
    Altered Shadows Suite (Guide & Brand Identity), Digital
     
  • Inez Oliveras, Graphic Design
    To Audra (Submissions 15, 16, 17), Digital
     
  • Danielle Paoletti, Graphic Design
    Hydravolt Marketing Suite (Product Design & Advertisement), Digital
     
  • Martina Pettiford, Graphic Design
    Freedom Fest Poster Suite (Posters 2, 3, 4, 5), Digital
     
  • Zifeng Zang, Studio Art
    Smoking Man, Acrylic on canvas

Jurors' Award Recipients

Honorable Mention Award Recipients

  • Emma Brown, Photography
    Salt Print #5, Alternative process photograph
     
  • Alexa Collins, Photography
    Abstract Body 1, Digital photograph
     
  • Andrea Cooper, Graphic Design
    Cawa Poster, Digital
     
  • Daiki Ito, Studio Art
    Saturday, Acrylic on canvas
     
  • Kristyn McMichael, Graphic Design
    Killer Cards, Digital
     
  • Tyler Reavey, Graphic Design
    COVID-19 Intro, Animated video

This exhibition is sponsored by the Delaware County Community College Educational Foundation, Campus Life, and Communication, Arts & Humanities Division.


Past Exhibitions

April 21 - May 19, 2016: A.F.A. Graduation Exhibition
Artwork from graduating A.F.A. students in the Graphic Design, Photography, and Studio Arts concentrations

March 2 - April 8, 2016: Linear/Nonlinear
The work of artists Mia Rosenthal, Greg Giegucz, Kelly Brown and Jenny Cox | curated by Jay McClellan

January 20 - February 19, 2016: Regional High School Art Exhibition
Artwork from students in AP and advanced art classes in high schools across Delaware and Chester counties

October 22 - November 20, 2015: Foundations Student Exhibition
Artwork from students enrolled in the foundation courses of the A.F.A. degree program

September 9 - October 9, 2015: Face to Face: The Craniofacial Program Portrait Project
Presented by CHOP and Incamminati Studio, Philadelphia, PA

July 15 - August 8, 2015: Senior Community Services Annual Art Exhibition
Artwork from members enrolled in art classes at the SCS centers of Delaware and Chester counties

May 7 - 28, 2015: A.F.A. Graduation Exhibition
Artwork from graduating A.F.A. students in the Graphic Design, Photography, and Studio Arts concentrations

March 25 - April 24, 2015: Articulture Biennial Arts Festival presents "CHANNELS: Media, Culture, and Representation"
Contemporary work focusing on global cultures | curated by Allison Young

February 11 - March 13, 2015: Beyond Origin - New Work by Heather Ramsdale
Solo exhibition of sculptures by artist Heather Ramsdale

November 19 - December 19, 2014: 215|610 Juried Photography Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists
Open juried exhibition featuring all photography | juried by Luis Gispert

October 16 - November 7, 2014: Foundations Student Exhibition
Artwork from students enrolled in the foundation courses of the A.F.A. degree program

September 10 - October 16, 2014: Art Encounters: A Local Art Centers Exhibition
Artwork from member artists of area community art centers

May 8 - 22, 2014: A.F.A. Graduation Exhibition
Artwork from graduating A.F.A. students

April 3 - 25, 2014: Fragmented Realities
Contemporary art | curated by Randy Gilmore

February 20 - March 21, 2014: Spinning Yarns: Photographic Storytellers
Traveling photography exhibition | curated by Libby Rowe & Anne Leighton Massoni

January 16 - 31, 2014: Student Photography Exhibition
Artwork from students enrolled in the photography courses at the College

November 13 - December 13, 2013: Faculty Art Exhibition
Work from current art faculty at the College

October 17 - November 1, 2013: Foundations Student Exhibition
Artwork from students enrolled in the foundation courses of the A.F.A. degree program

September 12 - October 4, 2013: 215|610 Juried Painting Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists
Open juried exhibition featuring all paintings | juried by Dr. Donald Kuspit

July 9 - 25, 2013: ART100 Student Exhibition
Artwork from students enrolled in the Art and Childhood Development (ART100) course at the College

June 5 - 27, 2013: Senior Community Services Annual Art Exhibition
Artwork from members enrolled in art classes at the SCS centers

May 2 - 17, 2013: A.F.A. Graduation Exhibition
Artwork from graduating A.F.A. students

March 21 - April 19, 2013: Articulture Biennial Arts Festival presents "Blasphemy & Devotion"
Contemporary art focusing on spirituality | curated by Jeanne Brody & Emily Hage

February 7 - March 8, 2013: The Landscape from Three Perspectives
Work from photographers Ron Tarver, Jon Newell, and Laura Ducceschi | curated by Richard Johnson

December 11 - January 4, 2013: Student Photography Exhibition
Artwork from students enrolled in the photography courses at the College

November 15 - 30, 2012: Foundations Student Exhibition
Artwork from students enrolled in the foundation courses of the A.F.A. degree program

October 4 - November 2, 2012: THINGS: The Still Life in Contemporary Art
Work in this exhibition focused on the still life in various media | curated by Bertha Gutman

August 30 - September 21, 2012: 215|610 Juried Sculpture Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists
Open juried exhibition featuring all sculpture | juried by Sid Sachs