DVAL Glossary of Terms

Juror:  The juror is a paid professional who determines which paintings will be accepted for a particular DVAL show and who also decides who will receive awards.  The juror may not be a member of the Delaware Valley Art League.

Entry:  When entering a painting to be juried for a show, it is called an entry.

Submissions:  This refers to paintings that are not juried.

Accepted:  The word refers to juried paintings that have been accepted for a DVAL show by a professional juror.  If a painting is accepted a slip will be attached to the back wire of the painting giving information about when and where to deliver and pick up the painting for that particular show. 

Refused:  The term refers to paintings that are not accepted by the professional juror for a specific show. If a piece is refused there will not be a slip attached to the back wire.

Permanent Venue:  These are venues that have ongoing shows throughout the year.  Current permanent venues are:  Penn Medicine Radnor and Penn Medicine Valley Forge. The Board Invitational Exhibit at Penn Medicine at Radnor, which ends in December 2019, will be DVAL’s last exhibit at this venue.


Board/Invitational Shows:  These are shows held once a year at each of the permanent venues.  The board members may submit work to both venues.  The volunteers are invited by the Exhibition Chair people based on their list of active volunteers. Active volunteers, who serve in capacities other than exhibitions, will be assigned venues according to available openings.  The number of submissions allowed per member is determined by the Exhibition Chairpersons.

Special Exhibitions:  These are shows which occur at different venues determined by the Board of Directors.

Art Sales:  Art Sales are events that are scheduled when the appropriate venue (selected by the Board of Directors) becomes available.  Only Full Members may participate as these are non-juried events.

Purchase Prize:  Purchase prizes may be awarded at the permanent venue shows.  They are determined by the paid, professional juror.  The actual prize is the price of the painting not to exceed $350.  Each member will be asked if they would like to be considered for the prize when they register at shows when purchase prizes are available.