Call to Artists!


Upcoming Opportunities in 2018

For general exhibit details, visit the Exhibits page.


Pick Up for the Photography Exhibit is Monday, August 27, 2018, between 10 and 4 pm

17th Annual Gala Juried Fine Arts Exhibit

closed to entries

Selections have been made. Please follow the instructions for Drop Off, Framing, RSVP etc that you received via email.

The Annual Gala Exhibition is a fine arts benefit and exhibition to celebrate years of providing accessible arts programming for artists, and our community. This is our largest fundraiser of the year, and provides artists the chance to showcase their art work. The Arts Center is committed to presenting and promoting ‘excellence in arts.’

Delivery and Sales: Hand deliver or ship artwork by August 27, 2018. A 30% courtesy commission will be retained on all artwork sold.

Reception is Friday, September 14, at 6 pm. Awards announced during the reception. Exclusively a ticketed event. Artists receive free entry and half price on one guest ticket. RSVP BY August 31, 2018. 

Annual Juried MSFF Exhibit

The Mountain State Forest Festival Art Exhibition, is slightly different from our other "juried" exhibits. This exhibit requires finished and framed artworks ready to show. 

Eligibility/Requirements: Adults 18 +, open to West Virginia residents, original artwork (no reproductions,) family friendly, all mediums accepted. Sorry, no jewelry. 2D artwork must be professionally framed, with a wire hanging device. 3D art should not exceed 60 lbs. 

****We will NOT accept artwork that is not professionally framed*** 

Drop Off/Registration Date: Friday, Sept. 28, between 10 and 4 pm. or Saturday, between 10 and 12 pm. You will register in person. 

Which show do you enter? If you are currently enrolled in primary or secondary school, grades PK to 12th, you will enter the Student Show. If you are an adult, 18+, and Not currently enrolled in school, you will enter the Juried Art Exhibit. If you are in college, you are an adult!

Student Entry Fee: $5 per student, for up to 2 artworks

Juried Exhibition Entry Fee: $30 Members, $45 Non Member, the fee includes up to 3 artworks

The Juried Art Exhibition has two components. If your artwork is juried into the main exhibition, you will be eligible for any of the juried awards. All artworks not juried into the exhibition, will hang in the center room of the Great Hall Gallery during the week of MSFF.  

Awards from The Arts Center: Best of show $400, First Place $300, Second Place $200, Third Place $100, Honorable Mention x2

STAG Sponsored Awards: Grace DePollo $100, and a STAG Award $100

WVWS Sponsored Award: $150

MSFF Sponsored Awards: Queens Choice, Maid of Honor,  and the Davis Trust Purchase Prize

Talbott Frame Shop Certificate

Juror makes all selections on awards.

Members Exhibit

This exhibit is solely for the Artist Members of The Arts Center. This exhibit is free for members and allows 2 original works of art. Drop off artwork to The Arts Center on Monday, November 5, 2018, between 10 and 4 pm. Artwork should be professionally framed with a wire hanging device and 3D artwork should not exceed 60 lbs. This is a non juried exhibit.

Reception: Friday, November 9, 2018, from 5 to 7 pm

Seeking Art Instructors, Email:

 The Arts Center is seeking professional instructors to teach/instruct art to students of various ages. Instructors who focus on non-traditional practices are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should be familiar with contemporary trends in arts education, and previous teaching experience is helpful, but not required. Applicants should be capable to manage a small classroom setting, communicate effectively and enjoy instructing art. Seeking instructors for: children's art classes, painting, stained glass, pottery, mixed media and more.

Bowl Fest, 2019:

Artists, we are accepting bowl donations year round for Bowl Fest. Thank you for all past and future donations! Please drop off bowls to the Arts Coordinator in the main office. This small fundraiser raises money for our pottery studio at One Park Street; clay, supplies, equipment and upkeep.