MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will unveil the 18th West Virginia Juried Exhibition at the Dunn Building in Martinsburg at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24 at a reception that is free and open to the public.

Introduced by the Division in 1979, this biennial event showcases the work of state artists and craftspeople while providing the Division with an opportunity to purchase award-winning art for the West Virginia State Museum art collection.  The exhibition features painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, photography, mixed media and crafts, and will remain on display through February 2014. 

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History proudly presents this exhibition 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 for this exhibition include:

·     Governor’s Awards:  Up to three $5,000 purchase awards, with one award designated the D. Gene Jordon Memorial Award.
·     Awards of Excellence:  Up to seven $2,000 purchase awards.
·     Merit Awards:  Up to eight $500 awards.  These are not purchase awards.

For more information about the West Virginia Juried Exhibition 2013, contact Caryn Gresham, deputy commissioner, at (304) 558-0220 or at

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, 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 The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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