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Wilmington, DE 19807


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Newark, DE 19711

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Hardcastle Galleries, established in 1888, is a full service fine art gallery serving the Brandywine Valley and surrounding region.

We provide art consultation, framing and installation services for the home as well as corporate and institutional locations. We're located in historic Centreville, Delaware, in the Fredericks Country Centre, and in Newark, Delaware, at Pomeroy Station, 218 E. Main St. #112.


Here's a sneak peek at the National League of American Pen Women 2014 Biennial Art Show. See work by members of the Diamond State Branch of NLAPW, and meet the artists. JoAnn Balingit, the poet laureate of Delaware, will be here with other authors from the Diamond State Branch, with selected readings. And of course, we'll have member musicians performing their original works throughout the evening.

Anna Bellenger Night Stalker Watercolor

First Place

NLAPW 2014 Juried Art Exhibit

History Textbook, America

I'd search for Philippines in History class.
The index named one page, moved on to Pierce.
The Making of America marched past
my enigmatic father's place of birth.
The week he died some man we didn't know
called up. This is his brother, one more shock,
phoning for him. "He died three days ago."
The leaden black receiver did not talk.
My uncle never gave his name or town,
we never heard from him. Was it a dream?
The earpiece roar dissolved to crackling sounds,
a dial tone erased the Philippines.
And yet my world grows huge with maps, crisscrossed,
my history alive with all I've lost.

JoAnn Balingit
Poet laureate of Delaware

Other selected writings:

Billie Travalini Missing Watch, Circa 1946
Sandra Seaton Michel Love's Gifts
Jean Hull HermanHow He Broke My Heart
Clella Bay MurrayA Pox On You (Chapter 6, page 10)
Paula Webster HartzellAmber and Blood(Page 118)
Jean Hull HermanI'm a Red Car Girl
Linda Texter HallWinter Rage
Linda Texter HallExcerpts from poems
Louise O'BrienMy Always Child
JoAnn BalingitYour Heart and How It Works
Erica Fitz MearsA Body That Goes Untouched
maria keaneOdalisque Now (monotype and poem)
Mary Pat BowmanAbout Art (Three Haiku)
Jean Hull HermanOn Cloning the Family Pet
Linda Texter HallCyclops