West Virginia Art and Craft Guild 10th Juried Competition
March 7 - April 5, 2015
The opening reception for this event takes place on Sunday, March 8, 2015, from 2 to 4 p.m.
The Huntington Museum of Art will be one of three venues for the West Virginia Art & Craft Guild’s 10th Juried Competition. The exhibit was open to all artists and crafts persons and showcases both established and emerging artists.
Prior to traveling to Huntington, the exhibit will have been on view at the Parkersburg Art Center (November 16 – December 27, 2014), and the Wheeling Artisan Center (January 15 – February 21, 2015). The jurors for this year’s exhibit were Atticus Adams, a sculptor from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who grew up in West Virginia, and Mark Tobin Moore, a collage artist who lives in Charleston, West Virginia, and who is also a Professor of Art and Art History at Concord University in Athens, WV. Seventy-three works of art were selected, representing 41 artists.
The West Virginia Art & Craft Guild is a non-profit membership organization, formed in 1963 by people determined to preserve and promote the creative lifestyle in West Virginia. Its projects include workshops, a craft marketing program, co-sponsorship of the Mountain State Art and Craft Fair at Ripley, and this exhibition.
With this addition, the Huntington Museum of Art has become a venue for three important regional artist groups, Tri-State Arts Association, Allied Artists of West Virginia, and now, West Virginia Art & Craft Guild.
This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.