West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture & History

Juried Exhibition Artists Announced West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History to Host Exhibition Opening at Culture Center


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The 21st biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition will open at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. One hundred one West Virginia artists were selected for the exhibit, which will feature 131 pieces, including painting, drawing, mixed media, craft, photography, digital art, sculpture and print.  Thirty-four 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. 18, 2020.

“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. “We are pleased to open this year’s exhibit back in Charleston, which will be the first time since the 2005 Juried Exhibition.” In past years, the exhibition has been in Beckley, Martinsburg, Wheeling, Huntington, Parkersburg, Morgantown and Charleston.

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 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 Charles.W.Morris@wv.gov.

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

Leah Seaman, Moatsville – Mixed Media
Jeni Stewart, Philippi – Mixed Media

Dennis Clarke, Martinsburg – Painting

Steve Balcourt, Exchange – Photography

James Haizlett, Wellsburg – Sculpture
Herb Weaver, Bethany – Mixed Media

Larry Keith Brumfield, Barboursville – Painting
Vernon F. Howell, Barboursville – Mixed Media
Anthony Kelly, Milton – Sculpture
Sandra Reed, Huntington – Print
Jesse Thornton, Huntington – Photography

Brian Michael Reed, Ivydale – Painting

Ginger Danz, Fayetteville – Painting
Machele Kindle, Montgomery – Crafts
Shea Wells, Fayetteville – Crafts

Adrienne Belafonte Biesemeyer, Alderson – Mixed Media
Alex Brand, Lewisburg – Crafts
Jo Perez, Alderson – Sculpture/Crafts

Susan L. Feller, Augusta – Crafts

Stacey Oxley, Clarksburg – Mixed Media

Larry Weese, Jr., Ravenswood – Crafts

Bruce Fransen, Harpers Ferry – Sculpture
Patricia Perry, Shenandoah Junction – Painting
Diana Suttenfield, Shepherdstown – Painting

Dick Allowatt, St. Albans – Mixed Media
Canyon K. Beary, Sissonville – Photography
Laura Chapman, Elkview – Painting
Madison Cochran, Marmet – Mixed Media
Joyce Waltz Daniels, Charleston – Mixed Media
Chris Dutch, Charleston – Crafts
Ross Estep, South Charleston – Crafts
Tonie Garrett, Saint Albans – Painting
Frank Gourley, Charleston – Crafts
Barrie Kaufman, Charleston – Sculpture
Michael Keller, Saint Albans – Photography
Thorney Lieberman, Charleston – Photography
Bennett Life, Charleston – Crafts
Ric MacDowell, Charleston – Photography
Betty McMullen, Charleston – Painting
Jennifer Mullins, Charleston – Crafts
Tori Myres, Charleston – Digital Art
Janet Parker, Charleston – Painting
Taylor W. Raab, Charleston – Photography
Christopher M. Rodgers, Charleston – Sculpture
Steven Wayne Rotsch, Charleston – Photography
Ellie Schaul, Charleston – Painting
Clayton E. Spangler II, Charleston – Photography
Regina Swim, Charleston – Crafts
Cynthia Walton, Charleston – Painting
Donna Wood, Charleston – Painting

Todd Turner, Weston – Crafts

Eddie Austin, Hamlin – Crafts
Jim Probst, Hamlin – Crafts

Stephanie Dulaney, Fairmont – Crafts

Betsy Cox, Glen Dale – Crafts

Woodrow Baisden, Breeden – Sculpture
Clayborn Dotson, Williamson – Crafts
Randall Sanger, Williamson – Photography

John Michael Barone, Morgantown – Painting
Mimmie Byrne, Morgantown – Painting
Alison Helm, Morgantown – Sculpture
Betsy Jaeger, Morgantown – Mixed Media
Stephen Lawson, Morgantown – Photography
Raymond Thompson Jr., Morgantown – Photography
Jenny Wilson, Morgantown – Painting
Naijun Zhang, Morgantown – Painting

Donald Earley, Greenville – Drawing/Painting

Anne Johnson, Summersville – Photography

Cheryl Ryan Harshman, Wheeling – Print
Martyna Matusiak, Wheeling – Mixed Media
Nancy Tirone, Tridelphia – Mixed Media
Robert Villamagna, Wheeling – Mixed Media
Thomas Wharton, Wheeling – Painting

F. Brown Steele, Franklin – Painting/Drawing

Michele Binegar, Saint Marys – Painting
Jon Kevin Dalton, Saint Marys – Painting

Laurie Cameron, Hillsboro – Photography

Randy B. Williams, Independence – Painting

Pat Cross, Eleanor – Painting
Anna Toler Frazier, Fraziers Bottom – Mixed Media
Randy Selbe, Hurricane – Crafts
Patty Stewart, Scott Depot – Painting

Nicole Suptic, White Oak – Drawing
Brent A. Woodard, Beckley – Mixed Media

Becky Blackley, Elkins – Crafts
Kilsong Cox, Elkins – Photography
Nevada Tribble, Elkins – Sculpture

Chuck Conner, Spencer – Photography
Domi Williams, Spencer – Painting

David S. Johnston, Dryfork – Photography

Levi Bender, Buckhannon – Mixed Media
Suzan Morgan, Buckhannon – Crafts

Romey Williamson, Lavalette – Drawing

Mike Danko, Parkersburg – Crafts
Hemlock Hyde, Vienna – Painting
Judah John Hyde, Vienna – Drawing
Akemi Matsumoto, Vienna – Painting
Jeff Morehead and Becky Anderson, Mineral Wells – Photography
Christine Rhodes, Parkersburg – Painting
Norm Sartorius, Parkersburg – Sculpture
Jonathan Walsh, Vienna – Sculpture



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