State of Delaware Goes Online with “People’s Choice” Voting
When all employees and their immediate family members from an entire state are invited to participate in an art show, mayhem may result. Since the NAP requires that all the pieces that are entered be hung and judged, it can definitely offer a challenge. However, Coordinator Rebecca Moore, from the Delaware Division of the Arts, was calm and collected even when she received a record number of entries for the second year in a row. Moving the show to the center of the state also proved a successful choice for better access from all over the state to drop off the entries. Thanks to Delaware State University for hosting the show in their beautiful gallery on campus. Over 400 people attended the reception to view the 200 plus pieces. Delaware Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock attended to hand out the awards to the winners as did Jackie Szafara, Executive Director of the NAP. "The arts represents the sixth largest employer in the state of Delaware," said Mr. Bullock, "and we want to give everyone access to that."
With so many pieces it can be difficult to judge a show of this size. To personalize the experience, the judging continues with voting for the "People’s Choice" on their Facebook page and as of this printing had over 400 votes!