The 22nd biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition opened at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston on Nov. 14.
Eighty West Virginia artists were selected for the exhibit, which features 110 pieces, including painting, drawing, mixed media, craft, photography, digital art, sculpture and print. Entrants from 25 counties are represented in the show, including the following artists from Kanawha and Putnam counties:
Dick Allowatt, St. Albans — Mixed Media
Rafael Barker, Charleston — Photography
Perry Bennett, Charleston — Photography
Laura Chapman, Elkview — Painting
Robert Fisher, Charleston — Sculpture
Frank Gourley, Charleston — Crafts
Sharon Harms, Charleston — Painting
Frederick D. Hays, Elkview — Painting
Carol Hilleary, Cross Lanes — Painting
Barrie Kaufman, Charleston — Sculpture
Kenny Kemp, Charleston — Photography
Tina Mooney, Elkview — Photography
Lynn Payne, Charleston — Painting
Nan Perry, Nitro — Painting
Steven Wayne Rotsch, Charleston — Photography
Katarina Short, Charleston — Painting
Regina Swim, Charleston — Crafts.
Pat Cross, Eleanor — Painting
Anna Toler Frazier, Fraziers Bottom —Mixed Media
Randy Selbe, Hurricane — Crafts.
The exhibit will remain at the Culture Center until Feb. 19, 2022.
“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 in a media release. “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.”
For more information, contact Charles Morris, director of museums for the department, at 304-558-0220 or Charles.W.Morris@wv.gov.