Call to Artists!


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.

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!

Poetry Exhibit in April 2017

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.  "Bowls" of any media, pottery, ceramics, glass, wood, etc. are accepted by the Coordinator. Starting February 7 to April 6, Bowls will be accepted in the Coordinators office, during regular hours, Tues to Fri, 10 am to 4 pm. Tax receipts are provided only upon request. Further questions, contact Dani at or call 304.637.2355. Bowl Fest is one of our yearly fundraiser. Proceeds support the Arts Education Program, classes, workshops and more. It also aids in scholarship funding for students in need of full or partial help. 

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

The Arts Center is seeking professional instructors to teach students of various ages. Applications will be accepted from instructors working in all mediums. Instructors who focus on non-traditional practices are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should be familiar with contemporary trends in art 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.

Pottery Instructors!

Stained Glass Instructor!

The Arts Center is also seeking 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 two professional references, and image examples via email to Danielle, Coordinator, at