Please join us for a catalog release event at The Mint Museum of Craft and Design on Thursday, August 20 from 6:00-8:00pm. In addition, the exhibit will be open during regular museum hours on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Please take time to visit one of downtown Charlotte’s true gems and check out the great work of this region’s designers.

DXR09 May 2009

DXR09 May 2009



DXR09 May 2009

DXR09 May 2009



Opening Night in Raleigh: Friday, May 1

DXR ’09: DESIGNING CHANGE exhibition opens Friday night at Flanders Art Gallery in downtown Raleigh’s Seaboard Station. Mark your calendars and come see the great design happening throughout the Carolinas. The exhibit runs in Raleigh from May 1 -9 and at Charlotte’s Mint Museum from August 20-22.


A Word from the Founder:

Great design is the best catalyst for positive change. Once an incredible idea has been committed to a page, product, or space, those that see or experience it are never the same–they do not go on, continuing to do things the same way. DXR exists to give those great ideas an audience and to give those looking for inspiration another step forward. The works contained here originate from all over the Carolinas, showing that DESIGNING CHANGE is something we, as a region, have embraced as a mantra.

DXR has three goals with each exhibition: first, celebrate great design; second, educate the public about the great design that has been created; and third, stimulate the “cross-pollenization” of ideas across different disciplines and the general public.

Let me welcome you to DXR’09. Please take your time to see, discuss, and spread the word about what you have experienced. Be prepared for your experience to bring about some positive change.

Thank you and enjoy the exhibition.
Donald Corey, DXR Founder

News from DXR09!

  • DXR ’09 is extending the submission deadline to Monday, March 23rd, 2009.
  • ALSO, DXR’09 is traveling to the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte! All selected entries will show not only in Raleigh on May 1-9, but also in Charlotte on Aug 20-22.
Mint Museum

Mint Museum

Call for Entries

Design Expo Raleigh ’09: Designing Change
Announcing DXR ’09, a celebration of the incredible designers who call North Carolina and South Carolina home. This unique showcase of applied arts coming together as a whole will give designers, both professionals and students, a forum to display and discuss their work while increasing public awareness of the great design happening here in our area. This year’s event takes place from May 1 through May 9 at Flanders Art Gallery in Raleigh.
We are depending on your participation to make DXR’09 a success. This is a formal Call for Entries for designs to be exhibited at the event.  Submissions deadlines are set for March 9.
Flanders Art Gallery
We’re also looking for volunteers and sponsors to lend their support. Help us spread the word about DXR ’09, and we’ll spread the word about you!


DXR’09 has teamed up with Flanders Art Gallery to host this year’s celebration during the week of May 1-9. The call for entries will be sent out the week of Feb. 9. Looking forward to seeing you all this year!

Design Expo Raleigh: Design On CATALOG!
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone tonight–don’t forget to join us for the DXR’07 catalog release party.

Everyone is invited to come and flip through a review of last year’s event. Exhibitors, you’ll of course receive a complimentary copy of the catalog–please bring your catalog vouchers.

When: Friday, September 12, 6-8pm
Where: Flander’s Art Gallery at the Shops at Seaboard Station,
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We’ll also be announcing details for the next DXR, and we’re super excited to introduce a partnership with Flanders Art Gallery, who will be hosting not only the catalog release party, but also the upcoming DXR.

Questions? Email us. Want to Volunteer for DXR’09?

We are all set up for Design Expo Raleigh ’07!
This year’s event will be held October 19th to November 3rd, 2007.

DXR07The purpose of Design Expo Raleigh ’07 is to present great design to the public and to give designers, both professionals and students, a forum to display and discuss their work. A unique showcase of applied arts coming together as a whole, Design Expo Raleigh promotes broader awareness of many different design disciplines and creates an opportunity for local designers to network with each other, students, and the public. Contact us for more information.

New Calendar of Events Up!

New Location – Get Directions to the Exhibit!