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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:

Kanawha County:

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

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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.

Putnam County:

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

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