Each year, The Gallery at Delaware County Community College selects an accomplished artist or curator to jury 215 | 610 CONTEMPORARY, an annual juried exhibition showcasing regional emerging artists living in and around the Philadelphia area. Philadelphia is a known breeding ground for the arts offering multiple graduate programs that shape multitudes of young professional artists each year. Many of these artists continue to live and work in the region. The purpose of this juried exhibition is to showcase local emerging contemporary artists, create a platform for critical discourse through an exchange of ideas, and to push the boundaries of an age-old practice. In addition to the exhibition, they invite the juror to lecture about their personal work and practice. The juror’s talk is open to the public and is typically presented in the large auditorium, funded by the Communication, Arts & Humanities Division at Delaware County Community College. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s exhibition and juror’s talk are being presented entirely online, and the submission fees have been waived. They highly encourage members of the community and beyond to attend the juror’s talk in an effort to provide a space to learn, observe, and experience critical issues within contemporary art.
2021 Featured Artists
Mitchell Anolik • Gene Anthony Arcidiacono-Santiago • Chelsea Bonham • Katie Brier • Nicholas Callaway • Amir Campbell • Noelle Cheh • Christianne Ebel • Joan Diamond • Barbara Dirnbach • Alissa Eberle • Alicia Finger • Louise Fiore • Terri Fridkin • Riley Gosnell • Michael Grothusen • Alyce Grunt • John Gummere • Carol Hall • Elizabeth Heller • Brandan Henry • Michael Hower • Serafina Kennedy • Dong Kyu Kim • Karen Kirchhoff • Katie Knoeringer • Chelsey Luster • Kirk Maynard • Katy Molinaro • Sean Montgomery • Paolo Morales • Chau Nguyen • Christy O’Connor • Jermaine Ollivierre • Heather Palecek • Dale Parson • James Rapone • Brian Richmond • Jay Roth • Emily Royer • Jonathan Santoro • Dilmar M. Gamero Santos • Danielle Schwesinger • Devon Stackonis • Dafna Steinberg • Todd Stong • Damyon Verbo • John Weaver • Erin Wheary