Call to Artists!


Upcoming Opportunities in 2018

For general exhibit details, visit the Exhibits page.


Annual Juried MSFF Exhibit

Closed to Entries

Student Show Pick Up Date: Monday, October 8, 2018, between 10 and 4 pm.

Short Show Pick Up Date: Monday, October 8, 2018, between 10 and 4 pm.

Juried Show Pick Up Date: Monday, November 5, 2018, between 10 and 4 pm.

Pat Cross, Juror for the MSFF Exhibition

the arts center’s Members only Exhibit

This exhibit is solely for the Artist Members of The Arts Center and is free to participate to those members. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your art for free. This is a non juried/judged exhibit. This exhibition will display from November 9 until December 7, at 4 pm.

Requirements/Eligibility: 2 entries not shown in the Great Hall Gallery in the past, current Artist Membership, professionally framed artwork, 3D art should not exceed 60 lbs, no jewelry. Any 2D artwork not framed accordingly with a wire hanging device will be rejected at drop off. No entry fee.

Art Check In Date: Monday, November 5, 2018, between 10 and 4 pm.

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

Art Pick Up Date: Monday, December 10, 2018, between 10 and 4 pm

Exhibit Opportunities in 2019:

February of 2019, D&E Student Art Exhibit

Open to art students at D&E College only.

March of 2019, Youth Art Month:

Youth Art Month is a celebration of visual arts! Open to all primary and secondary schools and arts organizations in Randolph County. Youth Art Month exists to recognize art as a viable factor in the total education curriculum, to recognize art as a necessity during the developmental years, direct attention to the value of art education, expanding art programs in schools and stimulate new art programs, encourage commitment to the arts by students, encouraging arts awareness to community organizations, business and governmental support for arts education and to increase community understanding and interests in art and art education through involvement in arts and art exhibits, workshops, and other creative adventures. Reflect and demonstrate the goals of the National Art Education Association that work toward the improvement of art education at all levels.

This exhibit is possible because of sponsors such as the Elkins Kiwanis Club. All material expenses are covered by The Arts Center and the sponsors of this exhibit.  Supporters of the Student Art Exhibit are ArtsBank, Inc., Mountain Arts District, and all the participants in this exhibit including Montessori Early Learning Center, Pre K, Highland Adventist grades K to 12, Elkins Middle School, Elkins High School, Harman Elementary, Tygarts Valley High School/Middle School,  The Arts Centers arts education classes, and ArtsBank, Inc, instructors bring work from the various schools they instruct in Randolph County

More details in January of 2019

April of 2019, Poetry & Art, National Poetry Celebration

Poetry Celebration during National Poetry Month. What better way to celebrate poetry month than with poetry inspired art and poetry readings throughout the month. Open to all artists. This is a non juried exhibit. Art entered must be poetry inspired.

May and june of 2019, WV Celebration and Hatfields & McCoys 

More details coming soon. This exhibit will feature artwork celebrating West Virginia. All mediums accepted and open to all West Virginia Residents. 

July of 2019, Reserved Solo Exhibition in the Great Hall Gallery

18th Annual Gala Juried Fine Arts Exhibition

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.’
Open to US residents, 18 +. Submissions will be accepted through the website. Details TBA.

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. 

2019 Juried Exhibition during the 83rd MSFF

Details/guidelines/requirements may change for this exhibit. Please check back as the date approaches.

Truly a favorite for many artists in WV. The Mountain State Forest Festival (MSFF) juried exhibit is an exhibition hosted by The Arts Center in conjunction with the festival. This annual exhibit features artwork from residents and students throughout West Virginia. 
Requirements/Eligibility: Details on this exhibit are in review. Check back at a later time.

2019 Members Annual Exhibition

All current members of The Arts Center are invited to submit two entries of work completed in the last five years, and not previously exhibited at TAC Great Hall Gallery. All mediums accepted, no jewelry.  Three-dimensional work may not weigh more than 60 pounds. There is no entry fee to current members; those who are not current members may join when applying to the exhibition.

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.