Would you like to propose an exhibit for the Chris White Gallery?
The two-level Chris White Gallery, 701 N. Shipley Street, Wilmington, Delaware, functions as part of the Chris White Community Development Corporation, a non-profit organization. Exhibit proposals are first reviewed by the Chris White Gallery Committee, then the full board of our non-profit. We are currently accepting proposals for 2025.
Our preference is to display pieces by artists working in and around Wilmington, Delaware, but we sometimes exhibit work from artists further afield. We also prefer group shows but often have solo exhibits, sometimes with one artist in the upper level and another in the larger lower level.
Please fill out the Exhibit Proposal Form below.
Once we get your proposal, we will ask you to email mail us sample images of the art to be displayed. This can be five images from one artist or one image each from a group of artists.
The gallery may make a counter proposal to limit an exhibit to the Upper or Lower Gallery, or to combine the proposed exhibit with another, or to ask for one artist to share an exhibit with several others.
About Exhibits at Chris White Gallery
Gallery Dimensions: The gallery is large, with 80 linear feet of wall space in the upper level, and 170 linear feet in the lower level — 250 total linear feet in all. Floor space is 980 square feet in the upper level and 1,350 square feet in lower level, 2,330 square feet in all. Exhibits should fill the walls on one floor or both. Click here to see the floor plans in PDF format.
Exhibits should have a curator other than the artists on display. In general, curators rather than artists manage exhibitions. This includes planning the display of work, setting calendar dates, arranging events, providing publicity materials, arranging delivery and pick-up of work, etc. Curators are paid an honorarium. We have several curators we rely on but welcome new curators.
We pay a professional to install exhibits per curator’s instructions.
We encourage events in addition to first-Friday Art Loop receptions. We want additional events that will bring people into the gallery. As of February, 2024, the gallery is only open for special events and by appointment.
The gallery is rented out for events. Birthday parties, baby showers, pop-up marketplaces, and more bring people into the gallery. Tenants in our 23-unit apartment building rent the gallery for free for their private events. Click here to learn more about renting the gallery for events.
We encourage live music at receptions. Our budget is limited, but we like to have live music!
We encourage the sale of artwork on display. We are a non-profit organization. One source of revenue is the sale of artwork. The gallery takes a 30% commission on works sold.
Artists exhibit their work at their own risk. At the moment, we are not able to insure work on display, so artists need to carry their own insurance in case of theft, damage, etc….
Tables, Chairs, Pedestals — We have three 2×6-foot tables, about 30 chairs (plastic and metal), and seven display pedestals.