State of Delaware Employees – Never Hide Your Talent!

November 16th, 2011
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Delaware Secretary of State Jeff BullockGuest Post from Delaware Secretary of State Jeff Bullock:

I see the creativity of Delaware’s state employees in the workplace on a daily basis. Outside of the workplace, our employees pursue a variety of creative interests from singing in choirs to participating in community theatre to taking photographs of Delaware’s beautiful landscapes.

The key ingredients for success in the arts – inspiration, creativity, and hard work – are traits that are beneficial in the workplace.

Delaware Division of the ArtsThe Delaware Division of the Arts is organizing a new exhibition with support from the National Arts Program to showcase and celebrate the talents of the visual artists among our fellow state employees and their families.

The Division of the Arts is hosting the first-ever employee art exhibition in January 2012. This opportunity is designed for state employee artists (and members of their immediate families) at all skill levels. The deadline to register and submit entries is coming up on December 9, so please help us spread the word!

Kelly Ewing - Working on Art!Artwork in a variety of medium categories — including painting, work on paper, photography, sculpture, craft, and mixed media — can be entered. Participation is open to state employees and their children. Artwork will be judged by professional Delaware artists and visual art professionals in Amateur, Intermediate, Professional and Youth classifications, with seven prizes to be awarded.

There will be a public exhibition in the Mezzanine Gallery from January 6-27, 2012 in the Carvel Building. A reception and Awards Ceremony will be held January 6 from 5-8 PM in the Gallery and Mezzanine Auditorium.

National Arts ProgramThe exhibition is organized in partnership with The National Arts Program which includes 89 exhibition venues in 42 states and provides the money for the awards.

Don’t miss this chance to show your creativity and talent! For more information about the program or to register, click here. Or visit the Delaware Division of the Arts at www.artsdel.org

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