Call for Submissions for “Portraits of Historic West Virginia Figures”

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is sending out a call for entries for a juried art exhibition. The theme of the exhibit is “Portraits of Historic West Virginia Figures” , and the exhibit will be the final installation in “Inspired: A West Virginia Series of Juried Exhibitions”. The division will present $1,000 for the Best in Show as a purchase award. The exhibition will open in February 2012 in the State Museum.

The exhibition is open to all West Virginia artists with historic figure portrait submissions — whether by painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, mixed media and crafts/wall hangings. Entrants must be 18 or older and current residents of and maintaining permanent residence in West Virginia. Exceptions may be made for students and military personnel with West Virginia resident status and a home address within the geographical boundaries of the state.

Artists may submit two entries; entry forms and accompanyong digital images must be mailed to West Virginia Department of Culture and History, “Inspired: Portraits of West Virginia Historic Figures” exhibition, The Culture Center, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25305-0300, anytime from now to a postmark date no later than 27th December, or hand-delivered to the Culture Center no later than 5PM27th December. Call Betty Gay at 304-558-0220, ext. 128 for more information.