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DVAL Glossary of Terms

Juror:  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:  Paintings that are not juried.

Accepted:  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:  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:  Venues that offer ongoing exhibitions throughout the year. Current permanent venues are Penn Medicine Valley Forge and Bodine Lobby at Bryn Mawr Hospital.


Board/Invitational Shows:  The Board Invitational Show is held once a year at the 

Penn Medicine Valley Forge Venue. The volunteers are invited by the Exhibition Director/ Coordinator based on the list of active volunteers. The number of submissions allowed per person is determined by the Exhibition coordinator based on response.

Special Exhibitions: Non-permanent shows which occur at different venues

determined by the DVAL Board of Directors.

Art Sales:  Events that are scheduled when the appropriate venue (selected by the Board of Directors) becomes available. Only full members may participate.

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