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!


2017 Annual Gala Juried Exhibit

Results were announced on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. 

Art Check In Date: Monday, August 28, 2017, between 10 and 4 pm. If you need a different accommodation, please ask! This exhibit will display from September 1 to the 27.

Reception: September 8, from 6 to 8 pm. Artists work that was accepted into the Gala will receive FREE ticket entry into the reception. Artists, you may bring a guest for a half price entry of $30. 

RSVP: September 1, 2017

Art Pick Up Date: September 28 and 29, 2017

2017 Mountain State Forest Festival Annual Juried Exhibit

Prospectus available-Prospectus is for adults. Students, please use the Student Entry Form. Student Form, click here. 

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 6 to 8 pm.

Exhibit Displays: October 3 to October 31, 2017. 

Notifications of Juried Results: October 3, 2017, by midnight.

Art Pick Up Date for Juried Artists: October 31, 2017, between 10 and 4 pm or by appointment.

Art Pick Up for NON Juried Artists: October 9, 2017. Your artwork will still display during the week of MSFF. You are not eligible for prices in the Non Juried Exhibit.

**Limit two entries per person.

Jury Drop Off Dates: Friday, September 29, 2:00 and 6:00 pm AND Saturday, September 30, 10:00 and 12:00 pm.

Entry Fees Can be paid with this Pay Pal button, or in person with Cash, Check or Credit Card.

Artist Entry Fee

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


2017 Annual Members Exhibit.

Opening Reception: November 3, 2017, 5 to 7 pm.  

Art Check In Date: October 31, 2017, between 10 and 4 pm

*Limit two entries per member. Must be a Member of The Arts Center. 

Exhibit Displays: November 3 to December 4, 2017. 

Art Pick Up Date: December 4 or 5, 2017, between 10 and 4 pm. 

Entry Form click here

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 MSFF Juror, 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.

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

Seeking Art Instructors for 2017

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