MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s 18th West Virginia Juried Exhibition, which opens Sunday, Nov. 24, will feature 53 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, mixed media and crafts created by 46 West Virginia artists.
The 2 p.m. grand opening and reception at the Dunn Building in Martinsburg is free and open to the public. The exhibit is co-sponsored by the Berkeley County Council.
Jurors Julie Peppito of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Samantha Wall of Portland, Ore., selected three $5,000 Governor’s Award winners, seven $2,000 Awards of Excellence winners and eight $500 Merit Awards. Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith will announce the winners at the grand opening.
Winners of the Governor’s Award and the Awards of Excellence will be purchased and become part of the West Virginia State Museum’s permanent collection. Most of the others will be for sale to the general public.
A complete list of the artists whose works will be included in the exhibition is included below.
The exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Dunn Building, 400 W. Stephen St., through Feb. 21.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History proudly presents this biennial event in partnership with the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and with support from the West Virginia Legislature, which appropriates funding for the exhibition’s awards. The awards constitute one of the largest endowments for a single exhibition in the country.
Photos of the art can be found at: http://wvculture.zenfolio.com/juried .
For more information, contact Betty Gay, exhibits coordinator for the Division, at (304) 558-0220, ext. 128.
The division is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. Led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, the division brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the division’s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The division is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
2013 West Virginia Juried Exhibition Participants
Karen Ensor Brown
Sheila M. Chipley
Katherine M. Crim
Chris Dutch and Robin Hammer
Susan L. Feller
Charly Jupiter Hamilton
Cheryl Ryan Harshman
Vernon F. Howell
Taylor Lee Kelly
Ralph E. Kennedy
Staci M. Leech-Cornell
Ronald H. McCracken
Michael C. Mendez
Jamie R. Miller
Jack M. Rife
Barbara Harris Walker
R. S. Yoho