West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture & History

Deadline Extended for the Annual Almost Heaven Governor’s Art Exhibition


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) and Governor Jim Justice invite all West Virginia students in grades K-12 to participate in the Almost Heaven Governor’s Art Exhibition. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Only one entry may be submitted per student.

Designed to showcase student creativity and the arts, this year’s exhibition is a call for one-of-a-kind postcard designs that feature a favorite seasonal scene in West Virginia. Selected postcard artwork will later be used by the West Virginia Tourism Office to personally invite travelers to Almost Heaven.

Awards will be given out to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in three categories: elementary school, middle school and high school. Winners will receive Blick Art Materials gift cards in the amounts of $100, $50 and $25.

Artwork can be standard postcard size, 5” W x 3-1/2” H x or 6” W x 4-1/4” H with a maximum of 11” W x 6” H and weigh no more than 3 pounds. Painting, printmaking, digital art, drawing, photography and mixed media are all acceptable mediums. All artwork must include a submission form.

The artwork and submission form should be dropped off or mailed to WVDACH, Attn: Cailin Howe, The Culture Center, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston WV 25305.

An exhibition of all selected entries will be on display at the State Capitol in Charleston beginning Jan. 8, 2020.

For more information on contest guidelines and to print off a submission form, go to http://www.wvculture.org/agency/images/NEWcapitolartapplication3.pdf or contact Howe, exhibits coordinator for the WVDACH, at (304) 558-0220 or Cailin.A.Howe@wv.gov.



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