Juried exhibit features work from 46 WV artists - WTRF 7 News Sports Weather - Wheeling Steubenville

Juried exhibit features work from 46 WV artists

Posted: Updated:
  • COUNTRY ROADS JOURNALCountry Roads JournalMore>>

  • Family feud returns

    Family feud returns

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:00:14 GMT
    Photo courtesy of Brightwell PhotographyPhoto courtesy of Brightwell Photography
    It took a family feud to save Theatre West Virginia.“Hatfields and McCoys” has been an annual Theatre West Virginia production since 1970, making this the 54th consecutive season for the venue’s summer outdoor drama series, but it nearly didn’t happen. Business dried up for Theatre West Virginia, and it closed down, but many Southern West Virginia residents and the West Virginia Legislature offered help to rescue the Beckley institution.“Hatfields and McCoys” was scheduled to run for 17 perfo...
    It took a family feud to save Theatre West Virginia.“Hatfields and McCoys” has been an annual Theatre West Virginia production since 1970, making this the 54th consecutive season for the venue’s summer outdoor drama series, but it nearly didn’t happen. Business dried up for Theatre West Virginia, and it closed down, but many Southern West Virginia residents and the West Virginia Legislature offered help to rescue the Beckley institution.“Hatfields and McCoys” was scheduled to run for 17 perfo...
  • West Virginia national park one of 28 grant recipients

    West Virginia national park one of 28 grant recipients

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:49:40 GMT
    Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. The Harpers Ferry area is full of history. This view is from Bolivar Heights.Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. The Harpers Ferry area is full of history. This view is from Bolivar Heights.
    The National Park Foundation awarded $504,000 in grants to 28 national parks across the United States and the Virgin Islands, including one in West Virginia, through its Park Stewards Program.
    The National Park Foundation awarded $504,000 in grants to 28 national parks across the United States and the Virgin Islands, including one in West Virginia, through its Park Stewards Program.
  • Preserving West Virginia: Arthurdale Schools

    Preserving West Virginia: Arthurdale Schools

    Friday, July 11 2014 9:17 AM EDT2014-07-11 13:17:26 GMT
    A school system in Preston County was way ahead of it's time thanks to Eleanor Roosevelt but now, it needs updating. 
    A school system in Preston County was way ahead of it's time thanks to Eleanor Roosevelt but now, it needs updating. 
MARTINSBURG, WV -

 

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History's 18th West Virginia Juried Exhibition, which opens 2 p.m. Nov. 24 in Martinsburg, will feature 53 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, mixed media and crafts created by 46 West Virginia artists.

The 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.

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.

For information, contact Betty Gay, exhibits coordinator for the Division, at 304-558-0220, ext. 128.