Call to Artists!


Upcoming Opportunities in 2018

For general exhibit details, visit the Exhibits page.


17th Annual Gala Juried Fine Arts Exhibit

closed to entries

Pick up art work: Friday, Sept. 28, which also serves as the MSFF drop off.

Annual Juried MSFF Exhibit

The Mountain State Forest Festival Art Exhibition, is slightly different from our other "juried" exhibits. This exhibit requires finished and framed artworks ready to show. 

Eligibility/Requirements: Adults 18 +, open to West Virginia residents, original artwork (no reproductions,) family friendly, all mediums accepted. Sorry, no jewelry. 2D artwork must be professionally framed, with a wire hanging device. 3D art should not exceed 60 lbs. 

****We will NOT accept artwork that is not professionally framed*** 

Drop Off/Registration Date: Friday, Sept. 28, between 10 and 4 pm. or Saturday, between 10 and 12 pm. You will register in person. 

Which show do you enter? If you are currently enrolled in primary or secondary school, grades PK to 12th, you will enter the Student Show. If you are an adult, 18+, and Not currently enrolled in school, you will enter the Juried Art Exhibit. If you are in college, you are an adult!

Student Entry Fee: $5 per student, for up to 2 artworks

Juried Exhibition Entry Fee: $30 Members, $45 Non Member, the fee includes up to 3 artworks

The Juried Art Exhibition has two components. If your artwork is juried into the main exhibition, you will be eligible for any of the juried awards. All artworks not juried into the exhibition, will hang in the center room of the Great Hall Gallery during the week of MSFF.  

Awards from The Arts Center: Best of show $400, First Place $300, Second Place $200, Third Place $100, Honorable Mention x2

STAG Sponsored Awards: Grace DePollo $100, and a STAG Award $100

WVWS Sponsored Award: $150

MSFF Sponsored Awards: Queens Choice, Maid of Honor,  and the Davis Trust Purchase Prize

Talbott Frame Shop Certificate

Juror makes all selections on awards.

Pat Cross, Juror for the MSFF Exhibition

  Pat Cross, Juror

Pat Cross, Juror

Members Exhibit

Details: 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, current member, professionally framed artwork, 3D art should not exceed 60 lbs, no jewelry

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

Reception: Friday, November 9, 2018, from 5 to 7 pm. This reception coincides with Ruth Blackwell Rogers solo exhibition presented in the Maxwell Gallery.

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 of 2019, Everything Flowers, Botanical Art Exhibition

Everything Flowers, Botanical Art Exhibition! This exhibit is open to all artists. Artwork must be botanically related featuring flowers in any medium. Open to all artists, non juried exhibit.

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 for the 82nd MSFF

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: Open to West Virginia residents only. All styles/media of artwork accepted; no jewelry. You may bring three entries on the drop off date, only original artworks. Artwork must be professionally framed or it will NOT be accepted. Family friendly. Artwork can not be previously exhibited in the Great Hall Gallery. There is a 30% courtesy commission on all sold artworks. Artwork is accepted into either the main juried exhibit or the short show exhibit. There is a Student Exhibition in conjunction with the Juried Exhibition.

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.