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Art Program's National Show Available Virtually with Video Slide Show

Article by: Melinda Eddleman

The opening was held Feb. 21 in the Del Mar College (DMC) Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery. The annual juried art show attracts some of the best artists from across the United States.

If you missed the opening reception or couldn’t visit the gallery before the College closed for Spring Break and has remained closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still enjoy the juried 54th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show virtually.


The cultural value of having access to art is always important, and perhaps that value is more true today during these difficult and unprecedented times. By providing virtual access to our 54th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, we hope that more people will take advantage of seeing the exceptional work this exhibit attracts and that they enjoy viewing the art no matter where they are at this time.”
Ken Rosier, Art and Drama Department Chair

Produced by Assistant Professor of Art and this year's exhibit curator Kerstin Dale, you can access the slide show video on the Art Program’s Facebook page using the following link: www.facebook.com/ART4DMC/ or scfroll down to view on this page. You can also view gallery shots taken during the Feb. 21 exhibit opening by clicking here.

For more information about the national show, email the Art Program at art@delmar.edu or kdale@delmar.edu.


Juried this year by Oklahoma artist Katherine Liontas-Warren, who is an art professor at Cameron University in Lawton, the exhibit features 62 artworks––including 29 two-dimensional pieces and 33 sculptures––selected from 700 entries submitted by 193 artists representing 41 states. The exhibit represents the work of 61 artists who made this year’s national show.

For more than half a century, the vision of the late Joseph A. Cain, who served as a professor and chair of the Art Department at Del Mar College, has brought exceptional art to the Coastal Bend for residents to enjoy. That dream continues, even virtually, through the 54th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show.


About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.