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Market & Presentation Opportunities for June


Charleston Main Streets StreetWorks
Deadline: June 9
Location: Charleston, WV
Fee: None
Artwork Accepted: See details
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Charleston Main Streets – East End will be continuing StreetWorks 2017 as part of FestivALL. This year, CMS-EE will ask up to 40 local artists to create a piece of art that will be his or her interpretation of the theme: “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Celebrating Achievements of Women.” Accepted works will be auctioned at the StreetWorks Art Auction and Celebration during FestivALL, and renderings will be transferred to circular aluminum street signs (30” in diameter) by having each piece either digitally transferred or professionally photographed and transferred to a vinyl material that will be permanently adhered to the metal signs.

*NEW* Stifel Fine Arts Center Crosscurrents Exhibition
Deadline: June 12-17
Location: Wheeling, WV
Fee: $25
Artwork Accepted: See details
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Regional artists are invited to submit pieces for Oglebay Institute’s annual Crosscurrents juried multi-media art exhibition at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, July 6 – Aug. 18, 2017. Crosscurrents is open to artists 18 years or older who work in any media and live or maintain a studio within an 80 mile radius of Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. Works must be completed within the last calendar year and have not been previously exhibited at the Stifel Fine Arts Center. Artists may submit up to three entries A nonrefundable $25 entry fee is required along with your completed entry form. All entries must be hand-delivered to the Stifel Fine Arts Center between June 12-17, 2017 up until 4 p.m.

Mountain State Art and Craft Fair Call for Vendors
Deadline: June 15
Location: Ripley, WV
Fee: $25 application fee, waived for Tamarack juried artists
Artwork Accepted: See details
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The Mountain State Art and Craft Fair: An Appalachian Experience continues a long tradition of bringing high-quality craftsmanship to the beautiful state of West Virginia. It is known for hosting unique shopping, family fun and entertainment. Since 1963 the fair has taken place on the grounds of the Cedar Lakes Conference Center near Ripley, WV.

WV Juried Exhibition
Deadline: June 19 – August 4, 2017 (entries accepted during these dates)
Location: Charleston, WV
Fee: $20/piece
Artwork Accepted: See details
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The West Virginia Division of Culture and History invites West Virginia artists to enter the 20th WV Juried Exhibition since 1979. The biennial event celebrates the exceptional talents and creativity of Mountain State artists. More than $30,000 in awards are available for participants in the exhibition, as well as the opportunity to have work purchased for the West Virginia State Museum art collection.

*NEW* Beckley Arts Center 2017 Juried Art Exhibit
Deadline: June 23
Location: Beckley, WV
Fee: Varies
Artwork Accepted: See details
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The Beckley Arts Center announces the 2017 Juried Art Exhibit. There is no theme for this exhibit. Any medium or technique is acceptable. The exhibit will open July 5, 2017 in the Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery, Beckley Art Center, 600 Johnstown Road in Beckley. The exhibit will be on display through August 26, 2017. There will be a reception at the gallery on Friday, July 7 from 6-7:30 pm. The exhibition is open to all visual artists over the age of 18 in all media. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been previously exhibited in The Beckley Art Center. Awards available.

*NEW* Randolph County Community Arts Center 2017 Annual Gala Juried Arts Exhibit
Deadline: July 3
Location: Elkins, WV
Fee: $25-$40
Artwork Accepted: See details
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Randolph County Community Arts Center is accepting entries now until July 3, 2017 for their annual juried Gala Exhibit, Sept. 1 – 28, 2017, at RCCAC in Elkins. The opening reception will take place on September 8, 2017, from 6 to 10 pm. For more information and to download a prospectus, visit http://www.randolpharts.org/call-to-artists/ (scroll down the page).

28th Annual Carnegie Hall Juried Exhibition
Deadline: July 7
Location: Lewisburg, WV
Fee: $25
Artwork Accepted: Photography
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Entries are now being accepted for the 28th Annual Carnegie Hall Juried Exhibition (formerly “Season of Colors”). This year will be photography only, and the theme is “Alternative Views.”

Watoga Art in the Park Call for Vendors
Deadline: August 2
Location: Marlinton, WV
Fee: Contact exhibitor
Artwork Accepted: See details
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The event will be held on Labor Day Weekend, September 2 & 3, at Watoga State Park.


*NEW* Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Aqueous International Exhibition
Deadline: July 5
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Fee: $40
Artwork Accepted: Watercolor
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The Pittsburgh Watercolor Society announces its 71st Annual Aqueous International Exhibition, Sept. 30 – Oct. 21, 2017, at the Spinning Plate Gallery Pittsburgh, Pa. Entry fee for one or two pieces is USD $40 for non-members and $30 for Pittsburgh Watercolor Society members. Awards are selected from received work with more than $5,000 in total cash and merchandise awards. Awards announced at the opening reception, Oct 1. Entry Deadline is July 5, 2017. The Juror for Aqueous Open 2017 is Pat Dews, AWS, NWS.


American Craft Council 2018 Shows
Applications Accepted May 15 – August 11, 2017
Location: Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Paul, San Francisco
Fee: $30 (application, booth fees additional)
Artwork Accepted: See details
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The American Craft Council’s four annual, juried craft shows convene a vibrant community of more than 1,500 of the country’s most talented craft artists – ranging from those just beginning their careers to masters in the field – and reach nearly 50,000 attendees each year. Exhibiting artists represent the broad aesthetic, technical, and material diversity of the craft field, from age-old traditions to cutting edge technologies.


Please note we attempt to assess the types of artwork accepted and other details of calls for entries from available information provided to us, but strongly encourage artists to closely review information and inquire with opportunity providers if they are uncertain.


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