Come out the 20 Year Celebration of DCAD

“DCAD@20” show, sale continuing with October Art Loop reception

Press Release from DCAD 

Student Gallery Club exhibition opening to public same night across Sixth Street


WILMINGTON, Del. (Oct. 2, 2017) – The Delaware College of Art and Design was founded in 1997 through a creative partnership between New York City’s Pratt Institute and the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C., and is Delaware’s first and only professional art and design college. Since its founding, DCAD has graduated more than 1,000 developing artists and designers while serving as an anchor institution for the redevelopment of downtown Wilmington.

The College is celebrating its 20 years in Wilmington throughout the 2017-18 academic term. A highlight of this observance has been the “DCAD@20” exhibition and auction, which opened Sept. 8 and is continuing through Oct. 15 in the College’s Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery at 600 N. Market StA second reception for the show will be held as part of Wilmington Art Loop from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 6. 

DCAD alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends – including members of the President’s Leadership Council advisory board – contributed art to the exhibition. Half of the sales proceeds will go to fund student scholarships while the other half will go to the artist. Also for sale are a number of works owned by DCAD, the full purchase price of which will go to the scholarship fund.

The exhibition was curated by Kelicia Pitts, who is a member of DCAD’s Admissions Team as well as an artist who contributed a number of pieces. DCAD alumna Sabrina Hairston, a member of the Class of 2013, assisted in hanging the show and also contributed artwork.

Several items already have been sold at their “buy now” prices. Approximately 150 pieces – including paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs – are able to be bid upon through the Oct. 16 deadline. To participate in the auction, visit

Presenting sponsor for “DCAD@20” and its other anniversary activities is M&T Bank. Additional sponsors include the Curran Foundation; Delmarva; Aloysius Butler & Clark; the Corroon Family Foundation; Wohlsen Construction; Beth and Matt Brown; Ashby & Geddes; Ellen and Jim Semple; the City of Wilmington; and Highmark.

Opening with an Art Loop reception of its own on Oct. 6 will be an exhibition of works created and curated by current students. It will be shown on the first floor of the Saville Residence Hall, which is located across Sixth Street from the Young Gallery. Many of the pieces in this Student Gallery Club show also will be available for purchase.

Admission to both receptions is free and open to the public. Subsequent viewing of the shows is as well.

To view “DCAD@20” through Oct. 15, regular hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The Student Gallery show will continue throughout October, and viewing hours may be arranged by contacting DCAD communications director Susan Coulby at302-622-8000 (office) or 302-983-5710 (cell) or



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