CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The 22nd biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition will open at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston, along with an awards ceremony, on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. Eighty West Virginia artists were selected for the exhibit, which will feature 110 pieces, including painting, drawing, mixed media, craft, photography, digital art, sculpture and print.  Twenty-five counties are represented in the show.

The exhibit opening reception and awards ceremony is free and open to the public. The exhibit will remain at the Culture Center until Feb. 19, 2022.

“The West Virginia Juried Exhibition continues its tradition of presenting the best of our state’s well-known and emerging artists,” said West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History Curator Randall Reid-Smith. “This exhibition is supported by one of the nation’s largest endowments for juried exhibitions, allowing the department to collect contemporary art for the State Museum collection.”

At the opening reception, the department will announce the exhibition award winners. Governor’s Award winners will receive $5,000 for their work. Awards of Excellence winners will receive $2,000 for their work. These are purchase awards, and the art will become part of the West Virginia State Museum’s permanent contemporary art collection.

Merit Awards of $500 each will also be presented that afternoon.

For more information, contact Charles Morris, director of museums for the department, at (304) 558-0220 or

The following artists, by county, will be featured in the exhibition:

Kylie Proudfoot-Payne, Belington – Painting

Daniele Piasecki, Martinsburg – Mixed Media

Diane Kessler, Weirton – Painting

Herb Weaver, Bethany – Sculpture

Mary Chaney, Huntington – Painting

Vernon F. Howell, Barboursville – Mixed Media

Peggy Jean Humphrey, Barboursville – Mixed Media

Don McDowell, Huntington – Painting

Laura Moul, Milton – Photography

Larry Sumpter, Culloden – Painting

Jesse Thornton, Huntington – Photography


Margaret Volkwein, Orma – Painting

Brian M. Reed, Ivydale – Print/Sculpture

M. Jane Holt Emmons, White Sulphur Springs – Crafts

Fierce Sonia, Grassy Meadows – Digital Art/Mixed Media

Susan L. Feller, Augusta – Crafts

Dick Allowatt, St. Albans – Mixed Media

Rafael Barker, Charleston – Photography

Perry Bennett, Charleston – Photography

Laura Chapman, Elkview – Painting

Robert Fisher, Charleston – Sculpture

Frank Gourley, Charleston – Crafts

Sharon Harms, Charleston – Painting

Frederick D. Hays, Elkview – Painting

Carol Hilleary, Cross Lanes – Painting

Barrie Kaufman, Charleston – Sculpture

Kenny Kemp, Charleston – Photography

Tina Mooney, Elkview – Photography

Lynn Payne, Charleston – Painting

Nan Perry, Nitro – Painting

Steven Wayne Rotsch, Charleston – Photography

Katarina Short, Charleston – Painting

Regina Swim, Charleston – Crafts

Greg Satterfield, Fairmont – Painting

Betsy Cox, Glen Dale – Crafts


Larry Bragg, Point Pleasant – Painting

Clayborn Dotson, Williamson – Crafts

Randall Sanger, Williamson – Photography

John Michael Barone, Morgantown – Painting

Shari Lynn Bennett, Morgantown – Sculpture

Molly Davis, Morgantown – Sculpture

Christian DeLeon, Morgantown – Sculpture

Alison Helm, Morgantown – Sculpture

Betsy Jaeger, Morgantown – Painting

Nicole Jasinski, Morgantown – Mixed Media

Stephen Lawson, Morgantown – Photography

Griffin Nordstrom, Morgantown – Mixed Media

Judith Raese, Morgantown – Painting

Jenny Wilson, Morgantown – Painting

Mark Harrison Cline, Caldwell – Painting

Donald Earley, Greenville – Drawing/Painting

Jo Dugan Perez, Alderson – Crafts

Jesus Perez, Alderson – Photography

Anne Johnson, Summersville – Photography

Jes Reger Davis, Wheeling – Painting

Brian Fencl, Wheeling – Painting

Cheryl Ryan Harshman, Wheeling – Print

Thomas Thomas, Wheeling – Crafts

Robert Villamagna, Wheeling – Mixed Media

Thomas Wharton, Wheeling – Painting

F. Brown Steele, Franklin – Painting

Peggy Owens, Marlinton – Painting

Pat Cross, Eleanor – Painting

Anna Toler Frazier, Fraziers Bottom – Mixed Media

Randy Selbe, Hurricane – Crafts

John Comerci, Beckley – Photography

Robby Moore, Beckley – Mixed Media

Meg Rader, Beckley – Painting

Ed Rehbein, Beckley – Phototgraphy

Lindsey Toney, Crab Orchard – Print

Becky Blackley, Elkins – Crafts

Kilsong Cox, Elkins – Photography

David S. Johnston, Dryfork – Photography

Nevada Tribble, Elkins – Mixed Media

Suzan Ann Morgan, Buckhannon – Mixed Media

Diane Springer, Lavalette – Painting

Christine Rhodes, Parkersburg – Painting

Damon Rhodes, Parkersburg – Photography

Norm Sartorius, Parkersburg – Sculpture

Robin Tennant, Vienna – Photography