Get Inspired by Great Art!
Darlington hosts art exhibits by regional and local artists. Gallery pieces are generally available for purchase. The gallery is open to the public during our regular operating hours. Gallery Receptions are RSVP only.
Gallery Receptions and Openings 2021-2022
Saturday, November 6, 2021: Art 504 Creative Collective
Saturday, December 4, 2021: Garnet Valley High School
Saturday, February 12, 2022: Lynnette Shelley
Saturday, March 12, 2022: Erika Matyok
Saturday, April 9, 2022: Juried Art Show
Saturday, May 14, 2022: Teaching Artist and Member Gallery
Friday, June 17, 2022: Delaware County Camera Club
Please RSVP to 610-358-3632. Receptions are held from 6:30pm-7:30pm.
Masks are required on site for anyone age 2 and up regardless of vaccination status.
Garnet Valley High School
January 8, 2022 - February 20, 2022
Lynnette Shelley is an award-winning Pennsylvania artist specializing in contemporary mixed media animal and nature paintings. Having a great love of wildlife, patterns and archetypes, Shelley fuses these influences into her strikingly unique artworks. Her highly detailed and complex compositions are created using a sophisticated process developed from a buildup of multiple layers incorporating techniques in both drawing and painting - from crosshatching to ink splatter to linear painting. Some of Shelley's work (her “fauxsaic” paintings) also incorporates elements of collage in which she adds hand-colored and cut watercolor paper to the artwork in a process that resembles mosaic tile.
Shelley's animal and nature themed artworks have been displayed nationally as well as regionally at museums, art galleries and other venues. In 2021, Shelley was awarded "Master Artisan" status by the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.
Originally from Delaware, Shelley lives in Ambler, Pennsylvania, and maintains a private studio in Norristown.
February 25, 2022 - April 4, 2022
Erika Matyok is a local artist and art teacher. Her creative work is primarily inspired by nature and incorporates relaxation techniques. In addition to teaching Art to children and teens, Matyok offers workshops for adults interested in learning the meditative method of mandala making.
The process of mandala making allows me to connect with a sense of inner peace and creates a feeling of calmness while being mentally and creatively stimulated. This balance of yin and yang (physical calmness vs mental stimulation) is present in each mandala. While mandalas may vary in style, content and medium, the creative method remains consistent.
Juried Art Show
April 9, 2022 - May 7, 2022
Darlington Arts Center, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, seeks entries in all visual mediums for works that fit into our show's theme: "Endurance”. We want to see your response to this year's prompt with a representation or interpretation of endurance.
$100 prize for Best in Show! Winner will be announced shortly before the gallery opening. Official gallery opening date will be on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Official gallery closing on Saturday, May 7, 2022.
Eligibility: Entry fee is twenty dollars ($20.00) per person for up to three pieces. Entry fee for active Darlington Arts Center staff and members is ten dollars ($10.00) per person for up to three pieces. Artists must be 18 years or older. Entries must not violate copyright laws. Entry form must be completed and attached to work. Maximum of three entries per artist. All pieces must be submitted to Darlington Arts Center by Monday, April 4, 2022 @ 8pm. After closing, all pieces must be collected by Monday, May 9, 2022. All 2-D pieces must be framed and wired to hang. All 3-D pieces must be free-standing or mounted and wired to hang. All submissions are subject to approval as space permits. We can not display any works depicting nudity, violence, or graphic content. Photos of work in question can be sent to email@example.com
Additional contract agreements are required for any artist that wishes to make their work available for sale. For more details please contact Michael Hahn at 610-358-3632 (ext. 2) or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching Artist and Member Gallery
May 14, 2022 - June 3, 2022
Delaware County Camera Club
June 17, 2022 - August 19, 2022