Chris White Gallery

11The Chris White Gallery is a two-story exhibition space that is housed on the first floor and basement of Shipley Artist Lofts. The Chris White Gallery serves both the resident artists of Shipley Artist Lofts and the greater Wilmington art community as a place for the presentation and appreciation of the contemporary arts. All exhibitions will open on the first Friday of the month and participate in the City of Wilmington’s Art on the Town loop.

Chris White Gallery Committee

The Chris White Gallery Committee is comprised of tenants of Shipley Artist Lofts and members of the Chris White Community Development Corporation. The committee reviews exhibition proposals and organizes the yearly exhibition schedule. Exhibitions will be reviewed for diversity of artistic practice, theme, and media to serve both Shipley Artist Lofts and the development of an inclusive and supportive art community in the City of Wilmington.

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Due to the layout of the space, the Chris White Gallery enables the gallery committee to organize multiple exhibitions at a time. The tenants of Shipley Artist Lofts receive preference over outside artists for solo and two-person exhibitions. No tenant of Shipley Artist Lofts will be granted more than two solo exhibitions in any calendar year. Tenant artists may exhibit work in any number of group exhibitions per year.

Exhibition Proposals
Exhibition proposals will be reviewed on a rotating basis.

Proposals from Resident Artists of Shipley Artist Lofts must include the following:

  1. Complete description of proposed exhibition (150-200 words).
  2. Images- a minimum of 2-4 images representing the work of each proposed artist or category of objects to be included in the exhibition. Images should be submitted via email or as jpegs on a CD.

Proposals from regional artists and curators must include the following: 

  1. Complete description of proposed exhibition (150-200 words).
  2. Curator(s) biography/resume
  3. Resume and/or artist statement for each artist
  4. Images- a minimum of 2-4 images representing the work of each proposed artist or category of objects to be included in the exhibition. Images should be submitted via email or as jpegs on a CD.
  5. Preliminary Checklist of art works or objects to be included in the exhibition
  6. Sample of wall text (optional) and label copy
  7. List of ideas for accompanying public programs (i.e., artist(s) lecture, symposium, panel discussion, demonstration, slide presentation, performances, etc.)
  8. Indicate confirmed and potential funding sources.

Proposals will be reviewed in consideration of the exhibition schedule as a whole. Please submit electronic proposals to gallery@chriswhitecdc.org. Hard copy proposals may be mailed to, or dropped off at:

Shipley Lofts
Attn: Chris White Gallery Committee
701 N. Shipley StreetWilmington, DE 19801

Questions should be directed to gallery@chriswhitecdc.org