West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History to Host Exhibition Opening and Awards Ceremony at Culture Center
The 23rd biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition will open at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston, along with an awards ceremony, on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. Sixty-six West Virginia artists were selected for the exhibit, which will feature 89 pieces, including painting, drawing, mixed media, craft, photography, digital art, sculpture and print. Thirty counties are represented in the show.
The following artists from Greenbrier County will be featured in the exhibition:
- Kelsie Tyson, Ronceverte – Crafts
- John Williams, Renick – Sculpture
The exhibit opening reception and awards ceremony is free and open to the public. The exhibit will remain at the Culture Center until Feb. 10, 2024.
“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. Award 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 Rachel Keeney, exhibits coordinator for the department, at 304-558-0220 or Rachel.M.Keeney@wv.gov.