Call to Artists!


For general exhibit details, visit the Exhibits page.

Exhibit Opportunities:

Please note: All Short Show artwork is ready for pick up on Monday, October 7, from 830 am to 430 pm.

The Juried Show will hang until December 19, 2019.

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2019 Juried Fall Exhibition

Truly a favorite for many artists in WV. The Juried Fall Exhibit, taking place the week of the 83rd Mountain State Forest Festival, features artwork from residents and students throughout West Virginia. Exhibit displays from October 2 to December 19. Awards will be announced at the reception on opening night, Wednesday, October 2, from 6 to 8 pm.

Awards: Best of Show, First Place, Second Place, Third Place, Honorable Mention (2), STAG (2), Davis Trust Purchase Prize, WVWS Award, Talbott Frame Shop Certificate, Queens Choice, Maid of Honors

Juror for the Fall Juried Exhibition is Susan Johnston.

Johnston has been active in the arts throughout her adult life. Earning her arts education degree from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, she then taught art in public schools, worked as an illustrator and feature artist in HousePlant Magazine from 1992 to 1994, served as an adjunct faculty member in painting, conducted watercolor workshops, and volunteered in various towns to help bring more arts programming to communities. She currently serves as a member of the Garrett County Arts Council board of directors.

The artist is a past state president of the West Virginia Watercolor Society, for which her emphasis was providing grass-roots opportunities for artists to learn, as well as exhibit works in their own communities.

Her paintings have been accepted in regional and national shows, at which she has garnered numerous awards. In addition to having her art on display at The Gallery Shop in Oakland, her work is included in public and private collections in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, Missouri, Delaware and West Virginia. She has presented solo shows at numerous colleges as well.

Eligibility/Requirements for adults:

*Open to all WV residents, 18+, both Amateurs and Professionals

*All mediums accepted, no jewelry

2D: must be professionally framed, with a wire hanging device. Plexiglass is preferred for entries exceeding 36 in

3D: must not exceed 40 lbs, safe from dangerous edges

*Limit FOUR (4) entries per adult

*Entry Fees: Members $35 and Non Members $45. MUST be a member of The Arts Center in order to receive the entry member rate!

Drop Off Dates For Adults and students:

Sunday, September 29 from 9 to Noon

OR during regular business hours, Sept 24 to Sept 27, 10 to 4


Student Fall Art Show


*Must be currently enrolled in a WV primary or secondary school

*Medium: All 2D/3D mediums accepted, no jewelry

*Label the back, lower left side of the work with name, title, instructor, and school

Entries: 2 entries per student

*2D: must be mounted on foam board (no frames) Foam Board does not bend or sway.

*3D: should be free standing

Fee: $5 per student, Cash, Check, Credit (processing fees applied on credit)

Entry fees support the exhibit display. Ribbons Only.

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.