Call to Artists!


Upcoming Opportunities in 2018


Poetry Exhibit The Arts Center is celebrating National Poetry month for a second year. Essentially, it will be similar to last year. Dates on drop off for art work will be announced soon. Get your gears going for poetry and art! Prospectus will be available for download after January 22, 2018. 

Bowl Fest: Artists, we are always accepting donations for Bowl Fest. Thank you for all past and future donations! If you have any bowls that you would like to donate, please drop off with the Coordinator at the main office. This small fundraiser raises money for our pottery studio at One Park Street. We have numerous classes year round for kids and adults. The money we raise goes towards supplies, upkeep of the building, equipment, and even clay! Bowl Fest is scheduled for Sunday, April 15, 2018, from 1 pm to 3 pm. Ticket prices are $25.00 for adults, and $10.00 for children 10 and under.

Juried Photography Exhibit details coming soon

Juried photography exhibit is open to professional and amateur photographers in/out of state. All images will be submitted electronically to the Arts Coordinator, exhibits manager. Prospectus will ready after January 22, 2018, at which time they will be available for download. This is the second photography exhibit hosted by the Arts Center. This exhibit is 'juried'; your work will be reviewed and evaluated for inclusion in the exhibit. Cash awards will be selected by the juror. 

Juror: Brent Kepner, M.Photog. Cr., CPP. Brent has experience in many types of photography.  While nature is a personal favorite, he most often photographs people and is best known for sports photography. Although, he does everything including weddings, babies, pets, social events, schools, commercial and real estate photography. Winner of numerous state and national awards over the years and authored a regularly published Lifestyle column in The Inter-Mountain on photography for several years called the Foto Flash. He completed the Professional Photographers of America Print judging school and has judged professional competitions in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Montana.

Credentials: Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, Certified Professional Photographer and Professional Photographers of America Certified Professional Photographer Liaison for West Virginia, Professional Photographers of America State Councilor, Past President Professional Photographers of West Virginia, Professional Photographers Board of Directors, Owner of Foto 1 Pro Photo LLC in Elkins for 30 Years and Official Photographer for the Mountain State Forest Festival.


Annual Juried Gala Exhibit details coming soon

Annual Juried MSFF Exhibit details coming soon

For general exhibit details, visit the Exhibits page.

Seeking Art Instructors  The Arts Center is seeking professional instructors to teach 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: Pottery Instructors, Stained Glass Instructor, music instructors and mixed media-painting, watercolor, and other.

Applicants should send an email with a current resume and professional references to the Arts Coordinator. Email: 

View the Arts Ed Opportunities page by clicking here.

Art Instructors: Submit a proposal to instruct art classes. If you would like to download this form, click here for paper copy. If you have not instructed with The Arts Center, please send a resume to

Accepting class proposals for time frame of January to April of 2018.

Other Forms available to art instructors: Artist welcome packet. 

Visual Arts Standard Objectives: VASO 

Supply Instructions: Supply requests are due at the time you submit a proposal.  Supply orders from Blick Art Materials  Amazon is an option, feel free to create a wish list and share with us or send a personal email to the Coordinator with specific links.

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