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Upcoming Exhibitions

The Reflections exhibit at the Delta Arts Center opens the 2017-2018 exhibition season. The three exhibits to be held in the Simona Atkins Allen gallery during this year will be focused on the following theme: the Legacy of the Creative Spirits. Intimate exhibitions in the People’s Gallery at the Delta Arts Center will also allow the visitor the opportunity to reflect further upon this theme. 

Next Exhibit:

“Conscience of the Human Spirit: Quilts Honoring Nelson Mandela” will be on view at the Delta Arts Center November 1, 2017 through February 24, 2018. The exhibit comes to us from Michigan State University and will be held in partnership with Bennett College in Greensboro; half of the 51 quilts will be on view at each location. An opening reception at Delta Arts Center will be held at 6pm on Thursday, November 2, 2017. The date for the opening reception at Bennett College is TBA. Additional programming at both venues is TBA. At the Delta Arts Center this exhibit is part of our 2017-18 exhibition schedule celebrating the theme “Legacy of the Creative Spirits.”


For many years the Delta Arts Center has been committed to showcasing the works of local and regional artists. In addition to our biannual juried invitational exhibitions we have promoted the work of other North Carolina artists in solo and small group shows. We are always looking out for new and innovative artists to show in our galleries.

To that end, in 2016 we opened a small gallery space in our newly-renovated lobby. We are searching for artists who wish to create an installation in this space, or exhibit some new pieces. All exhibits during the 2017-18 year will focus on the theme of “The Legacy of the Creative Spirits.” We are seeking exhibits or installations that honor our heroes and mentors, those who guide and inspire us. This theme will unite all exhibits (in both galleries) throughout the year, including the exhibition “Conscience of the Human Spirit: Quilts to Honor Nelson Mandela” which will be on view in the Simona Atkins Allen Gallery November 1, 2017 – February 24, 2018. We hope that you will consider submitting a proposal for this space, or sending this information to artists you know.

Artists are invited to submit proposals by October 10, 2017. Up to five digital images and a written description of the project (300 words maximum) should be sent via email to (with attached jpeg or tiff files). All proposals must clearly explain how they focus on the theme of “The Legacy of the Creative Spirits.” Please identify each work by name of artist, title of work, date, exact size, and medium in the body of the message. An artist statement (of 200 words maximum) must also be included.


  • All works must have been completed in the last three years and be for sale
  • All types of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media are acceptable, as long as they fit into the space provided (approximately 150 sq. ft.)
  • All artwork must be installed by the artist

Artists will be selected for four short (approximately two month) installations between November 2017 and June 2018. Your proposal, if selected, must include work that is for sale; a 30% commission on each sale will benefit the Delta Arts Center. Accepted artists will be notified by October 20, 2017. Please contact us via email at with any questions, or to submit a proposal which incudes a description of the project (max. 300 words), artist statement (max. 200 words), and digital images of artwork (up to five pieces).  Again, the deadline is October 10, 2017. All images submitted may be used for publicity.