<h1>The 20th biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition will open at the Art Museum of West Virginia University in Morgantown on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m.<\/h1>\r\nEighty West Virginia artists were selected for the exhibit, which will feature 84 pieces, including painting, drawing, mixed media, craft, photography, digital art, sculpture and print. Twenty-eight counties are represented in the show.\r\n\r\nThe exhibit opening reception is free and open to the public. The exhibit will remain at the Art Museum of West Virginia University until Feb. 11, 2018.\r\n\r\n\u201cThe West Virginia Juried Exhibition continues its tradition of presenting the best of our state\u2019s well-known and emerging artists,\u201d said West Virginia Division of Culture and History Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith. \u201cWe are pleased to open this year\u2019s exhibit in Morgantown, which will be the seventh city in which we have enjoyed showcasing the exhibit.\u201d In past years, the exhibition has been in Beckley, Martinsburg, Wheeling, Huntington, Parkersburg and Charleston.\r\n\r\nAt the opening reception, the division will announce the exhibition award winners. Governor\u2019s Awards 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.\r\n\r\nMerit Awards of $500 each will also be presented that afternoon.\r\n\r\nThe following artists in this paper\u2019s distribution area, by county, will be featured in the exhibition:\r\n\r\nGreenbrier:\r\n\r\nAlex Brand, Lewisburg - sculpture\r\n\r\nMark Jennings, Hinton - photography\r\n\r\nMelinda Russell, Alderson - mixed media\r\n\r\nMonroe:\r\n\r\nKylene Babski, Lindside - drawing\r\n\r\nAdrienne Biesemeyer, Alderson - crafts\r\n\r\nPocahontas:\r\n\r\nDouglas Chadwick, Hillsboro - photography\r\n\r\nThe division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, is an agency within the Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts with Gayle Manchin, cabinet secretary. It 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\u2019s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity\/Affirmative Action Employer.