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UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE MFA STUDENT, DUSTY JAMES!!!! Out of the 12 amazing artists featured in the 2013 MFA Biennial, the DCCA is pleased to announce that Mr. James received the most number of votes by the conclusion of the exhibition on March 9, 2014.

As the winner of this People’s Choice Award, Dusty James will receive a solo exhibition at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in 2015. Congratulations, Dusty!

Dusty James


It’s a busy year for Cynthia Norton. Not only does her work appear in Contraption, but also in the exhibit, Cynthia Norton: Freedom Rings Placed Within, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The exhibit, which runs from March 3 – May 27, 2012, juxtaposes PAFA’s fine art collection with references to Norton’s Southern upbringing and Kentucky culture. Check out the full exhibition description on PAFA’s website.

Masters of the Visual Universe has officially left the DCCA. While I’m a little sad that I will no longer be able to see Elizabeth Hamilton’s Oldsmobile or Ted Walsh’s paintings, along with the work of all the other MFA artists in the gallery, I’m looking forward to the DCCA’s spring exhibitions. Rebbecca Murtaugh, the Dufala Brothers, Erin Murray, Nicholas Kripal, and Emily Hermant are all coming to the DCCA, just to name a few. The exhibition that I’m especially looking forward to is Contraption, which is full of interactive art. Curated by the Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art, Maiza Hixson, Contraption is slated to open on February 17, 2012. Check out the exhibition description below.

Contraption is a thematic exhibit featuring ingeniously playful sculptural works that invite interactivity. Wearable, audible, and usable, these works encourage audience participation. Artists: Tim Eads, Tracy Featherstone, C. Grant Cox, III, Tyler Held, Cynthia Norton, Lauren Ruth, and Joanie Turbek.

Keeping following us and stay tune for updates on Contraption and a few of the DCCA’s other spring exhibits.

Check out the DCCA website for the full list of exciting upcoming exhibits.

Take a moment and vote for your favorite artist in the MFA Biennial.