Call to Artists!

Accepting Registrations for the 2017 Annual Artists Market. Download details here. 

Email Arts Coordinator, to register. Name, Address, Phone and Email are needed. Quick and Easy!

1960's Exhibit



The 1960's Exhibition will hang from July 14 to August 25, 2017. This non juried exhibit will be on display during our "Music of the 60's Concert Series." RSVP ASAP! Give a shout to us that you are participating. Limit two entries per artist at a flat rate of $20.00. Any type of art: 2D, 3D, any media. (Sorry, no jewelry at this time.) Artwork must be professionally framed with a wire hanging device. Family Friendly! DROP OFF DATE: July 10, through July 13, 2017.

2017 Annual Gala Juried Arts Exhibit.

Accepting entries now until July 3, 2017.

To Submit:

1. All entries should be sent in via email to  

2. Include in the body of your email: Name, address, phone 

3. Attach to the email hi resolution images and your registration form which can be downloaded hereFor a full detailed prospectus, click here. 

 *Images must be labeled properly. You may not include your name in the label. 

 example of proper label: Untitled, mixed media, 18 x 22 

4. Submit payment via PayPal by clicking on the PayPal button. 

Artist Entry Fee

Members ………………..  $25
Non Members  ……….. $45


For a full detailed prospectus, click here. 

The opening reception will take place on September 8, 2017, from 6 to 10 pm. Details of this event will be posted as soon as they are available. Artists will submit high quality entries via jpg of png to the Arts Coordinator via email or disc. Deadline will be announce later.


2017 Gala Juror, Amy Schissel

Amy Schissel obtained her MFA (2009) from the University of Ottawa and was the 2013 recipient of Ottawa’s Royal Bank of Canada Emerging Artist award. She was a finalist in the 2011 RBC Canadian Painting Competition and National Exhibition, touring the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Hamilton Art Gallery, and Toronto’s Power Plant. Schissel was Canada’s 2009 recipient of the Brucebo Foundation Fine Arts Award and Residency in Visby, Sweden.

Recent international exhibitions include VOLTA Basel, Switzerland, VOLTA NY, NYC, University of Brussels, Belgium, Sjalso Studios, Sweden, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, and Patrick Mikhail Galleries in Montreal and Ottawa. Collections include Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the New Zealand Consulate, University of Brussels, Gotland Museum of Fine Art, the City of Ottawa, and Canada’s Council for the Arts Art Bank. Schissel has received Grants and Awards from the Canada Council of the Arts, the City of Ottawa, and the Ontario Arts Council.

2017 Annual Mountain State Forest Festival Juried Art Exhibit. Prospectus will be sent in the spring of 2017. Opening reception will take place on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Time of reception will be announced later. Exhibit will hang through the month of October.

Juror Nicole Suptic is a West Virginia native presently residing in Raleigh County. Since youth, drawing was an important part of her life, and she developed a very strong connection to the arts. She obtained her BA in Fine Arts from Concord University, focusing on advanced drawing and painting. Her work primarily  involves realism and portraiture that focuses on expression and life experiences.
She began a focus on painting during her college years and studied the use of acrylics on canvas, which was very         significant for her as an artist. Learning new skills and       techniques drastically influenced the future of her work. Presently, she is a painter, but sometimes  reflects back on her roots, utilizing graphite and prismacolor pencils.  The sense of  environment using detail, color, and space within her work, while also recreating the mood and the feel of her subjects.
Nicole currently produces both personal and freelance work from her studio in Raleigh county. Her recent painting series features individuals seated in restaurant settings which   showcase her subject’s personality, their unique expression, or an amusing anecdote. Her work has been featured in many exhibitions regionally including the TSAA Biennial Juried Exhibition, The West Virginia Division of Culture and History Juried Exhibition, Tamarack’s Continuum Exhibition: Concord University Professors and Former Students, and Emerge: A Selection of the Best & Brightest West   Virginia Artist Students & Graduates.

2017 Annual Members Exhibit. Opening Reception is November 3, 2017, 5 to 7 pm. Notifications for entries will be sent out in September of 2017. Limit two entries, no entry fee!

Past Exhibits

Poetry Exhibit Prospectus can be downloaded here.  

In April, 2017, The Arts Center will celebrate National Poetry Month with The Art of Poetry.  Each week there will be readings and on April 28, 2017, there will be a concert of Appalachian poetry and music. To accompany the verbal celebration, The Arts Center invites artists to participate in a non-juried art exhibit comprised of pieces that express or interprets a poem or poetic phrase that resonates or is meaningful to the artist. For details on entry fees, eligibility requirements, important dates, please download the prospectus. Return your fee and form by February 20, 2017.
Opening Reception for Poetry Exhibit is April 7, 2017, from 5 to 9 pm.

Artists The Arts Center is accepting donations for Bowl Fest donations for 2018.  "Bowls" of any media, pottery, ceramics, glass, wood, etc. For further details or questions, contact Dani, Coordinator, at or call 304.637.2355. Bowl Fest is one of our yearly fundraiser. Proceeds support the Arts Education Program,specifically the Pottery Studio. "A big thanks to all of our artists that give ongoing support to The Arts Center. You make a difference! Thank you." ~Dani

Memberships roll on a yearly basis from January to December. Cost is $40 per year. One very special membership perk is the inclusion of the artist in the Artist Registry online. You can include 2 to 3 images and your bio. This is a great opportunity for artist exposure. If you have more questions, please call the office at 304.637.2355.

Seeking Art Instructors for 2017

Memberships roll on a yearly basis from January to December. Cost is $40 per year. One very special membership perk is the inclusion of the artist in the Artist Registry online. You can include 2 to 3 images and your bio. This is a great opportunity for artist exposure. If you have more questions, please call the office at 304.637.2355.

View the Arts Ed Opportunities page by clicking here. The Arts Center is seeking professional instructors to teach 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: Pottery Instructors, Stained Glass Instructor, music instructors and mixed media-painting, watercolor, and other.

A musician that would be interested in teaching "Lab Band" or a variation thereof. Please call and speak to the Coordinator or the Executive Director about this class.

Applicants should send an email stating interest, resume including professional references, and image examples via email to Danielle, Coordinator, at