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(Page last updated June 1, 2015)


Parkersburg Art Center Regional Juried Art Show

Our friends at the Parkersburg Art Show are coordinationg a regional art show for those who live within a 100 mile radius of Parkersburg. Up to three pieces may be entered in "YUM!" featuring food in art, which will be on display from June 28 to July 31.

Art must be delivered to PAC on June 12 and 13.

For more information, including the prospectus, please visit http://parkersburgartcenter.org/event/2015-regional-art-competition-yum/

West Virginia Juried Exhibition 2015

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) is announcing a call for entries for its 19th biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition. The show will be on display at TAMARACK: The Best of West Virginia in Beckley. Since 1979, the exhibition has celebrated the exceptional talents and creativity of Mountain State artists.

Submissions for the exhibit in the form of slides or digital images on CD will be accepted from Monday, June 22 through Friday, Aug. 7. Artists may submit two pieces for the exhibition with a limit of three slides/digital images per entry.

Eligible entries include works created in the past two years in the areas of painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, photography, mixed media and crafts.

Entrants must be over the age of 18 and must be residents of, and maintain a permanent residence in, West Virginia. Entrants also must complete a WVDCH Artists’ Register form and submit six slides or digital images representative of current work for the file at the division. The images submitted for the Artists’ Register are not used in jurying entries into the exhibition.

A prospectus for the exhibit is available online at http://www.wvculture.org/museum/juried/2015/juriedprospectus.pdf

The division will present up to $33,000 in awards for the exhibition. The awards are made available through the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and the WVDCH through funds appropriated by the West Virginia Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. Awards may include three $5,000 Governor’s Awards (purchase awards), seven $2,000 Awards of Excellence (purchase awards) and eight $500 Merit Awards (non-purchase awards). Works receiving Purchase Awards become part of the West Virginia State Museum’s Permanent Collection of Art.

The exhibit will open at Tamarack with an awards ceremony and reception at 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, and remain on display through February 21, 2016. The exhibit showcases the work of state artists and craftspeople and provides the public with a comprehensive view of art and craft activities in the state.

For more information, contact Cailin Howe, exhibits coordinator for the division, at (304) 558-0220, ext. 128.

Huntington Museum of Art hosting Exhibition 280

The Huntington Museum of Art is seeking art entries for Exhibition 280, a regional juried show, which returns to HMA with an opening night reception on Oct. 10, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Entries are being accepted now through June 30, 2015, online at https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?

This juried show, which will run from October 10, 2015, to February 14, 2016, is open to artists 18 years and older, working in all media, who reside in West Virginia and the five states that border West Virginia -- Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland. A $30 non-refundable entry fee gives an artist the option of entering one to three works in the competition. Three $2,000 awards from the exhibit will be chosen by the juror and a purchase award will be chosen by HMA.

The juror for the show is Patterson Sims, who was the Director at Montclair Art Museum from 2001-2008 and Deputy Director for Research Support at The Museum of Modern Art from 1996-2001.

For more information on events at HMA, visit http://www.hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701. HMA is fully accessible.

WVWS 2015 Aqueous Open set for the Stifel Fine Arts Center

In 2015 WVWS will be returning to the Northern Panhandle, this time to show at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, part of the Oglebay Institute.

The Prospectus can be downloaded HERE.

Dates for the West Virgnia Watercolor Society annual juried exhibition are July 2 - Aug. 21, 2015.

Calendar (see prospectus for more specific information)
*    Images due May 1
*    Artists notified—May 25
*    Work received at Stifel from June 15-20
(Southern region pick up in Summersville on June 16, Shoney’s, 1 p.m.)
*    Exhibit opens--Thursday, July 2-August 21, 2015
*    Pick up by August 29
*    30% commission

Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Aqueous Open 2015

The 69th annual international exhibition of the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society will take place Oct. 3-25, 2015, at Spinning Plate Gallery, 5821 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa.

Juror for this year's show is Mark Mehaffey.

Entries must be received by July 13.

For more information and a prospectus, visit http://pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com/page-1735864

See and Do


Richard Stephens teaching for Allied Artists

Allied Artists is hosting watercolorist Richard Stephens for a 3-day workshop, "Lighten Up/Loosen Up" from Oct. 29-31, in Charleston at the Kanawha Presbyterian Church, 1009 Virginia St., East Charleston. The workshop is geared to all levels of painters. Fee is $225 for members; $275 for non members.

Contact Brenda at icbeatty7@suddenlink.net for more information and to register.