The Arts & Humanities Jury is entrusted with the coordination and fulfillment of The DKG Gallery of Fine Arts, an online publication and display of DKG members’ creative works. The online Gallery includes Literary Efforts; Two and Three Dimensional Art; Performance Art; Photography; and Crafts. The Jury invites expressions of creativity that are commensurate with the Society’s Purposes. Due to the diversity of Society membership, content of a religious, political or patriotic nature may be inadmissible. Selection will be based on originality, authenticity, coherence, accessibility, clarity and aspects relevant to specific sub-categories as specified in the judging criteria. Be sure to look at the frequently asked questions in the Resources section below.

12.66 Publication policy and guidelines developed by the Arts & Humanities Jury shall be reviewed by the Administrative Board and approved by the Executive Board.

Goals for 2016-2018:

  1. Revise content as needed for Arts & Humanities Jury web page including the beginning of an on-going blog.
  2. Review time-line for on-going project operations.
  3. Review and revise as needed the Policy Statement, Guidelines, Procedures for Submission, and Application Form for submission to the DKG Gallery of Fine Arts. (Changes to the Policy Statement must be approved by the DKG Executive Board.)
  4. Review appropriate forms, letters and organization framework for the mechanics of judging.
  5. Maintain a Jury Procedures Manual.
  6. Publicize the Gallery to members for their use and to member artists for possible submissions.
  7. Continue to implement and expand the state organization Arts & Humanities Liaison Initiative. 

Goals for Arts & Humanities State Organization Liaisons

  1. Promote the DKG Arts & Humanities Gallery to members.
  2. Encourage members in your state organization to submit their creative work to the Gallery.
  3. Recognize members in your state organization whose work has been selected for the Gallery.

Suggestions for meeting goals:

a. Write articles for your state organization newsletter and website
b. Submit your own work
c. Use state organization communication channels to contact chapters to inform members of the Gallery and the submission periods.
d. Publicize members whose work has been selected for the Gallery, for example, at state organization meetings as well as in local newspapers and educational publications.
e. Present a breakout session at your state organization convention and/or promote the Gallery at a general session.
f. Assist with the Arts & Humanities Jury’s breakout session at a regional conference if contacted by an Arts & Humanities Jurist.
g. Become familiar with Arts & Humanities Jury documents that can be found on the jury webpage. They include:

  • Submission procedures
  • Categories/Subcategories
  • Judging rubrics
  • 10 Steps in submitting
  • Artwork Application Form (available at the beginning of an application period)
  • Q & A’s
  • Logos
  • PowerPoints

Jackie Thomas

Natalie Eustace

Donna-Faye Madhosingh

Carolyn Pittman
2016-2018 International President

Victor Trisnadi

Director of Technology


  • January 1 - February 1
    Spring Submission Period
  • August 1 - September 1
    Fall Submission Period
Submission application link can be found in the Forms area under Applications during the submission period.


Submission Procedures
(Adobe PDF File)
2016 AHJ Flyer
(Adobe PDF File)
AHJ Info-mercial
(Microsoft Word Document)


Rubric Keyboard
(Adobe PDF File)
Rubric Vocal Music
(Adobe PDF File)
Rubric Book Review
(Adobe PDF File)
Rubric Instrumental Music
(Adobe PDF File)
Rubric Dance
(Adobe PDF File)
Rubric Dramatics
(Adobe PDF File)
Rubric Filmmaking
(Adobe PDF File)
Rubric Oratory
(Adobe PDF File)
Rubric Original Blog
(Adobe PDF File)
Rubric Original Crafts
(Adobe PDF File)
Rubric Original Essay
(Adobe PDF File)
Rubric Photography
(Adobe PDF File)
Rubric Original Poetry
(Adobe PDF File)
Rubric Original Short Story
(Adobe PDF File)
3D Art Rubric
(Adobe PDF File)
2D Art Rubric
(Adobe PDF File)


  • “Why “The Butterfly Effect” theme for the August 1–September 1, 2017 gallery submissions?
    Carolyn Pittman chose The Butterfly Effect to support the theme “Leading Women Educators Impacting Education Worldwide.” During this biennium, the DKG Butterfly Effect has touched all the DKG nooks and crannies, renewing energy and enticing our DKG sisters to explore new ideas as well. Each DKG sister has put her own spin on The Butterfly Effect concept, interpreting it in broad and varied ways. The same wide-ranging interpretations will be employed in accepting all categories of works submitted to the Gallery. Although not required, submissions may be accompanied by a written rationale as an aid to jurying.
  • How many entries may I submit each time?
    A member may submit 3 entries on one form during each submission period.
  • Why does the jury need to have 2 or 3 views of certain entries?
    In order to show the intrinsic workmanship of each work, different views allow the jury members a more complete look at the piece.
  • Do I need to show the back of my needlepoint or quilt?
    Yes, this shows off your talent for creating the subject.
  • I don’t see a subcategory or rubric for the artwork I would like to submit. Does that mean I cannot submit it? What should I do?
    Contact a jury member and share what you would like to submit. The jury will be adding more subcategories as the needs arise.
  • Can you guarantee that my work will only be shown on the DKG website?
    As with many things on the web, another site can link to the DKG site:
  • I cannot figure out how to upload my submissions. What should I do?
    You can always contact a jury member or Camille at Society Headquarters for assistance.
  • I have purchased a needlepoint kit and have added to the design. May I submit this work?
    Aside from the possible infringement of the original copyright, we accept only totally original work.
  • My artwork is already framed and I cannot remove the frame without ruining the frame or the work. Am I allowed to submit it?
    If you can successfully photograph the work while still meeting the submission procedure criteria, you may submit your entry.
  • If my work is not accepted the first time, may I resubmit it?
    Yes, you may. Please read carefully the Submission Procedure. In all areas of arts including crafts, make certain that the photographs of your work show clearly all the nuances of your work? In a mediated art gallery, the photographs are of utmost importance.
  • Are kits and patterns allowed for needlepoint and embroidery artwork?
    No. All works must be completely original. Using kits and patterns infringe on copyrights.
  • I am not a good photographer? What should I do? Whom may I ask for help?
    Please call Camille at Society Headquarters or email her at for assistance.
  • Can my quilt be machine quilted or does it have to be quilted by hand?
    The quilting may be done by either method.
  • May I use a pattern for my quilt or does it have to be an original design?
    The quilt must be an original design.
  • When filling out the application, is too much information a bad thing?
    When in doubt, provide the information you are considering. Additional information may aid the jury in understanding the submitted work. Too much information is never a bad thing.
  • Is it okay to submit a series?
    When considering two or three pieces that are closely related and produced in a series, there are options for submission. 
    One option is to submit each as a separate work. A second option is to submit them as a group. Option two would require that each photograph show the group of pieces. The group photo(s) should meet the photography requirements of the Category/ Sub-category being submitted. (See “Description of category, guidelines for content and preparation” on the “Submission Procedures” document. Some categories require more than one photo angle per submission).