2020 Emerging Artist Fellows

Welcome to our virtual exhibit.

On display now at Taylor Books

This virtual exhibit is also on display at Taylor Books in Charleston WV from October 15th to November 31st, 2020. We highly recommend visiting this landmark Charleston business to see the work in person if you get the chance. You will find photos of each piece on display below as well as a video walkthrough of the entire exhibit. Should you be interested in purchasing any of the work on display, please contact Taylor Books at (304) 342-1461 for details.

Jaci Rice

Website | jacirice.faso.com
Facebook | Jaclyn Rice
Instagram | @JaciRice

Jaci Rice of Weirton is a transplant to the Ohio Valley, she says she has been “afforded an opportunity to see the area’s beauty with eyes not accustomed to it.” In recent years, she has been inspired by Weirton’s dramatic sky and landscapes, intermingled with ghostly and active warehouse spaces and the hulking remains of the Industrial Age in West Virginia’s heartland.

Available for Purchase from Taylor Books | Inventory List

Jes Reger Davis

Website | ThePaintersNest.bigcartel.com
Facebook | @JesRegerWatercolors
Instagram | @JesReger_Watercolor

A Mountain State native, Jes is a watercolorist and teaching artist. She uses her paints to capture native birds and plant species drawing attention to what we have here. She also teaches art classes to adults and children at Wheeling’s Stifel Fine Arts Center, as well as offering private watercolor and drawing lessons from her home studio, The Painter’s Nest. 

Available for Purchase from Taylor Books | Inventory List

Jessie McClanahan

Website | JCMCeramics.com
Facebook | Jessica McClanahan
Instagram | @JCMCeramics

Jessie, who calls Charleston, WV home, specializes in ceramics. She has shown in galleries across West Virginia and has worked for Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Apartment Earth Art Gallery, and The Contemporary American Theater Festival. Her work is heavily influenced by her upbringing in the hills of Appalachia. She finds inspiration from not only the traditions of Appalachia but from its unprecedented beauty, as well.

Nevada Tribble

Website | NevadaTribble.com
Facebook | Nevada Tribble
Instagram | @NevadaWV

Nevada Tribble is a native of Elkins WV. She works in multiple art forms, all inspired by themes of landscape, place, and community. “Fiber arts are my primary media, in particular handmade paper and sewing,” she says. “I use handmade paper as a sculptural medium, while I use the sewing machine to draw with thread.” She built a bicycle-powered sewing machine as a tool for drawing from life outdoors and a means of taking her creativity for a stroll into the community.

Available for Purchase from Taylor Books | Inventory List


Website | Psychoflauge.com
Youtube | Psychoflauge
Instagram | @Psychoflauge

Psychoflauge lives on a Webster County farm. He creates bravura visual and symphonic metaphors by layering and juxtaposing both paper and video imagery. By cutting up and reassembling images, he creates “implicit understanding,” as he puts it. His analog collages are applied to everything from canvas to furniture. On screen, he explores what he calls “the recursive nature of reality,” using video imagery. He effectively creates his own mythology.


Thank you for supporting our 2020 Emerging Artist Fellowship Program.

Tremaine Foundation

BB&T | Now Truist Foundation

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts