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West Virginia Juried Exhibition 2009 to open at Huntington Museum of Art

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) will open the 16th biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition 2009 on Sunday, Oct. 18, in the Daywood Gallery at the Huntington Museum of Art, 2033 McCoy Road, Huntington. West Virginia artists and craftspeople will be presented with 18 awards totaling $33,000 in a ceremony which will begin at 2 p.m. The ceremony will precede the opening of the exhibit which features 89 works in the areas of painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, photography, mixed media and crafts by 74 artists. The exhibition will remain on display through Jan. 17, 2010.

A reception will follow the ceremony. The awards ceremony and reception are free and the public is invited to attend.

The 89 pieces of art in the exhibit, including the award winners, were chosen by jurors Julie Taggart, professor, dean, fine arts and foundation studies at Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio, and Vince Torano, professor at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mich. Taggart and Torano viewed more than 375 submissions to select the show. The awards money is made available through the West Virginia Commission on the Arts (WVCA) of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History from funds appropriated by the West Virginia Legislature. The awards constitute one of the largest endowments for any single juried exhibition in the country.

There are three Governor’s Awards of $5,000, and seven Awards of Excellence of $2,000, all of which are purchase awards and at the close of the exhibition will become part of the West Virginia State Museum contemporary art collection. In addition, there are eight Merit Awards of $500 which do not become part of the museum’s collection. (A complete list of participants is attached. The award winners and photos will be released next week.)

Many of the works on display are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition. The Huntington Museum of Art is open from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Tuesday; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m., Sunday.

For more information about the West Virginia Juried Exhibition 2009, contact Betty Gay, exhibits coordinator for the Division, at (304) 558-0220, ext. 128, or Margaret Mary Layne, executive director of the Huntington Museum of Art, at (304) 529-2701.

From its inception in 1979 until 2005, the West Virginia Juried Exhibition was presented at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, Charleston. In 2007, Randall Reid-Smith, commissioner of the WVDCH, decided to have the exhibition travel to Parkersburg, sharing the best in art with yet another community in the Mountain State. “One of my goals has been to touch every part of our state with outstanding cultural events. We are delighted to have the opportunity to expand our outreach to the community by placing the West Virginia Juried Exhibition 2009 in Huntington,” he said.

“The Huntington Museum of Art has enjoyed working with the outstanding leadership at the Division of Culture and History to bring this exciting exhibit to the Huntington area,” added Layne.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices are located at the Culture Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Culture Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

WEST VIRGINIA JURIED EXHIBITION 2009 EXHIBITORS

Dick Allowatt
St. Albans
Dream – In Black and White

Eddie Austin
Hamlin
Rio Plant Stand Set

Lee Badger
Hedgesville
Stone Top Table

Steve Balcourt
Exchange
The School Bus

Stephen Beckner
Elkview
Carousel

Mary-Jo Bennett
Hedgesville
The Art Student

Jerry Birdsong
Mt. Hope
Together

Evan Boggess
Fairmont
Hybrid Trophy
and
Counter Measures

Cristofer Botkin
Nitro
#2 Power House
and
Lime Softener Tanks

Ellen Broudy
Lewisburg
Passage

Danny Brumfield
Huntington
Water Melvin

Justin Burd
Fayetteville
Erozion Table

Sheila Caim
Creston
Breaktime

Frank Ceravalo
Martinsburg
Valley Falls Panorama

Patricia Chapman
Huntington
The Fix

Cassie Clements
Morgantown
Self Portrait of Studio

Mark Cline
Caldwell
Day’s End

Betsy Cox
Glen Dale
Wired
and
The Three Amigos

Seth Davidson
Charleston
Tar Babies

Jeff Diehl
Meadow Bridge
Fields of Gold

Bret Doolittle
Richwood
February
and
Black Mountain

Lori Doolittle
Richwood
Ophelia II
and
Corvus

Chris Dutch and Robin Hammer
Charleston
Station
and
O’Keefe’s Peapod

Harold Edwards
Charleston
Three

Linda Elmer
Fairmont
Shiny City

John Farley
Huntington
Cradle

Mayssan Farra
Charleston
Demure

Lynn Ferris
Berkeley Springs
Waiting

Robert Galbraith
Wheeling
#1 Byzantine/Onyx Necklace – Sterling Silver
and
Chain Mail Bib Necklace

Kathy Gallagher
Charleston
God’s Art Work

Mary Grassell
Hurricane
My Rabbit Problem

Jan Griffin
Charleston
Emerging Spring
and
Milam W.Va.

Bruce Haley Jr.
Charleston
The Mill Runs Dry #2

Charles Jupiter Hamilton
Charleston
My Cousin’s Wedding
and
The 4th Station of the Cross

George Harper
Harrisville
Steeple at Alma

Elisabeth Hartman
Charleston
Shadows

Paul Hartmann
Glenville
Alien Shortcake

Frank Herrera
Martinsburg
Pompeii, 2008

Ron Hinkle
Buckhannon
The Sacred Meadow

Vernon Howell
Barboursville
Under Construction
and
Thanks, Joseph

Gail Hutchinson
Milton
Untitled
and
West Virginia Coal Basket

Stephen Lawson
Morgantown
Gone Today, Gone Tomorrow

Staci Leech
Poca
Carrying “Pride and Prejudice”

Thorney Lieberman
Charleston
Citizen/Soldier: Lt. Jessica Lantz, West Virginia National Guard

Chet Lowther
Charleston
Bear Rocks I

Jacob Lynn
Shepherdstown
Crystal Grotto of Golden Skulls

Jack McCullough
Baker
Passage

Joan Menard
Sinks Grove
Faded Beauty

Michael Mendez
Martinsburg
Electricity [For Don Van Vliet]

Jamie Miller
Charleston
Soul Killers
and
Ketchup A Hole

Nancy-Louise Mottesheard
Charleston
Big, Big Heart

Mark Muse
Shepherdstown
Yellow Birch, Betula Alleghaniensis, Dolly Sods Wilderness
and
Basket Oak, Quercus Michauxii, Jefferson County

Betty Neely
Fairmont
Beartown

Matt Nesius
Charleston
Converge and Abyss

Steve Opet
Weirton
Red Checkers

Zachary Orcutt
Parkersburg
Flying Squirrels
and
Zorcutt’s Bling

Derek Overfield
Fairmont
Painting 7

J. P. Owens
Scott Depot
Masks of Manhattan

Janet Parker
Charleston
Creatures’ Comfort

Daniele Piasecki
Martinsburg
Robeo and Baby Blue Juliet, On the Road Again

Diana Pittis
Daniels
Peel-off Raku Vase, White
and
Peel-off Raku Vase, Red

Susan Poffenbarger
Dunbar
Blackwater Red

Debra Richardson
Ona
A Pause for Refreshment

Betty Rivard
Duck
Women Warriors – Charleston, WV

Christina Rowe
Huntington
Fish Jam

Diane Sanders
Parkersburg
Depth Change

Carter Seaton
Huntington
New Orleans 2005 – An American Tragedy

Jack Sheffler
Athens
Vanitas

Brent Thomas
Huntington
Give up the Ghost

Linda Turner
Jane Lew
Monday by the Sea of Ionia

Robert Villamagna
Wheeling
Deer Crossing
and
Red Pig

Herb Weaver
Bethany
Instrumental Mary

Barbara Marsh Wilson
Hurricane
Adolescent Ostrich

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