Latin Center presents ARTADDICTION, a unique art contest


Wilmington, DE – The Latin American Community Center presents ARTADDICTION, a unique art contest and invites participants to explore addiction through artistic expression. Prevention Promoters developed the addiction art project because of its pivotal role in the education and prevention of substance abuse.

ARTADDICTION welcomes everyone, 18 years old and above, to present art work in painting (all techniques), drawing, photography, graphic design and collage that explores the theme of addiction and recovery. There will be two levels: Beginner and Advanced. Each participant will be responsible to choose the level they want to participate in. The Prevention Promoters Program reserves the right to change artwork from one level to another if it sees necessary.

Selection Process: Jurors will judge the artwork in the Beginner level and the Advanced level.
• In the beginner level, judges will take into account the effort, dedication, and content of the artwork.
• In the advanced level, judges will look at the technique, visual impact, and how the artwork relates to the theme.
Works of art will be accepted until 4 pm on June 7, 2013 and can be delivered at the Latin American Community Center located on 403 N. Van Buren St. Wilmington, DE 19805. The Award reception will take place on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 5:30 pm at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA). Selected art pieces will be on exhibit at DCCA. The top three finalists in each category will receive prizes.

Since the beginning of time, humans have sought solace in art as a means of expressing their emotions. Initially, primitive art was found in caves and murals, and later with the awareness of other techniques, various artists have illuminated the world with creations that resonate with the human spirit.

There are many that argue that art is reserved for those that have the talent, but reality tells us that art can be practiced by any person. All you need is imagination and the desire to share what you feel inside.

For specific submission guidelines visit the following website or call/email Mirna García at 302-655 7338 ext. 7724 or at

Art Submission Guidelines

Entry Requirements: Participants may submit up to two artworks for consideration. The art peace(s) should be submitted with:
• Entry Submission Form
• Description of Art Work: Participants should provide a brief statement (100 – 200 words) explaining the meaning of their artwork
Exclusions: The exhibition organizers reserve the right to exclude art that does not address the exhibition’s theme of addiction and recovery, and/or is in any way offensive.


June 7: Submission Deadline: 403 N. Van Buren St. Wilmington DE 19805 no later than 4:00pm
June 20: ART Exhibit for Jurors and participants: Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. 200 S. Madison St. Wilmington, DE 19801. 5:30pm – 7:00pm