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West Virginia Juried Exhibition 2003 winners announced

On Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, in the West Virginia State Theater of the Cultural Center, 18 awards totaling $33,000 were presented to West Virginia artists and craftspeople. The awards ceremony preceded the opening of the West Virginia Juried Exhibition 2003 at the Cultural Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston.

The exhibition, presented biennially by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, features works in the areas of painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, photography, mixed media and crafts by 94 West Virginia artists. It will be on display through Feb. 1, 2004.

All 103 pieces in the exhibit, including the award winners, were chosen by jurors James Adkins, director of visual arts and gallery director at Howard Community College in Columbia, Md., and Tom Spleth, full-time working artist and former curator at the City Gallery of Contemporary Art in Raleigh, N.C. Adkins and Spleth viewed more than 385 entries to select the show. The awards money is made available through the West Virginia Commission on the Arts 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.

Adkins said “The exhibition is a wonderful display of contemporary art by thoughtful artists. I loved the variety, from the traditional crafts of furniture making and ceramics to new genre images in digital media and innovative photography.”

Spleth added “An important attribute of some of the strongest work was that it clearly demonstrated observation; the artists relied upon his or her personal notation and reflection upon the world as it is found.”

Many of the works on display are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition. Cultural Center hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information about the West Virginia Juried Exhibition 2003, call Stephanie Y. Lilly, exhibits coordinator for the Division, at (304) 558-0220, ext. 128.

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. The Cultural Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. Visit the Division’s website at www.wvculture.org for more information about programs of the Division. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

West Virginia Juried Exhibition 2003 Exhibitors and Award Winners (in alphabetical order)

(winners are linked to a publication quality jpg file for your download. for images in print format, contact Ginny Painter at (304) 558-0220 or ginny.painter@wvculture.org)

Tom Acosta
Bramwell
THE TRUTH SOWER
Oil
30" x 66", $5,000
and
JOHN HENRY
Oil
34" x 42", $5,000

Laura Alvis/Karen Gergely
Charleston
A MESSENGER’S ABANDONMENT
Mixed media
32" x 47", NFS
Merit Award

Sue Amos
Morgantown
DIFFERENT TIME
Photography
20" x 24", $225

Christopher M. Antonini
Morgantown
KING OF HELVETIA
Oil
49" x 26", NFS

Stephen Beckner
Elkview
BLOSSOMS AND FIGURE
Photography
36" x 30", $450

Cristofer Botkin
Nitro
PULVERIZER
Oil
40" x 40", $475

Ellen P. Broudy
Lewisburg
BLUE GLASS VASE
Photography
14" x 18", $220

George A. Brown
Buckhannon
SENTINEL TOWERS
Limestone and glass
32" x 40" x 12", $1,400

Danny Brumfield
Huntington
HEAD OF THE HOLLER
Terra cotta
8" x 3" x 2", $500

Gina Candelori
Bramwell
RIVER SPIRITS
Oil
20" x 16", $1,500

Maria Bishop Chaffin
Winfield
ANGELS WANT TO WEAR MY RED SHOES
Photography
14" x 11", $150

Barbara Chapman
Shepherdstown
PRECARIOUS TEETER
Oil
30" x 24", $3,000

Patricia Taylor Chapman
Huntington
PERSPECTIVE
Mixed media
22" x 30" x 7", $750

Fern Christian
Huntington
HIDDEN AWAY
Mixed media
24" x 36", $800

Chuck Conner
Spencer
DEWEY CHAFIN, CHURCH OF THE LORD JESUS, JOLO, WV
Photography
14" x 17", $325

T. Paige Dalporto
Charlton Heights
VENABLE
Photography
16" x 20", $300

Michael Davis
Elkins
CARAVAN
Silk
44" x 75", $1,200
Merit Award

Michael Davis/
Michael McClintock
Elkins
ILLUMINATION
Wood and silk
72" x 20" x 20", $1,600

C. Victor Deloe
Richwood
QUILT FOR KATHRYN
Ceramic tile
25" x 31", $400

Jeff Diehl
Meadow Bridge
SUNG SELECTION
Stoneware
13" x 8" x 3", $195

Chris Dutch/Robin Hammer
Charleston
RIVER GOD
Mixed media
79" x 46" x 45", $4,500

Tannaz Farsi
Belington
TEAPOT
Stoneware
12" x 10", $100

Eve Faulkes
Morgantown
DOPPLEGANGER
Mixed media
11" x 18", $1,800

F. Brian Ferguson
Oak Hill
FACES OF COAL #2
Photography
13" x 9", $500

Lori Flood
Morgantown
DRAGON BERET
Merino wool
3" x 13" x 35", $160
and
WOOL FELT AND SILK SCARF
Merino wool and silk
18" x 56"
Award of Excellence

Sharon Dennis Fuerst
Beckley
TRILLIUM GRANDIFLORUM II
Oil
20" x 16", $600

Kathy Gallagher
Rand
GOLDEN DAWN
Photography
12" x 15", $100

Betty Gay
Charleston
SOUL DIVIDED
Pastel
54" x 40", $1,500

Moriah Hopen Gioulis
Sutton
VEILED SELF
Photography
29" x 23", $520

Mary Grassell
Hurricane
FIREFLY NIGHT
Woodblock print
18" x 42", $650

Jan Griffin
Charleston
NUDE AT DUSK
Serigraph
12" x 12"
Award of Excellence

Bruce K. Haley Jr.
Charleston
COUNTRY MORNING #1
Photography
18" x 24", $175

George Harper
Harrisville
YELLOW GEOMETRY
Acrylic
13" x 16", $950
and
GREEN DOOR GEOMETRY
Acrylic
25" x 29", $1,200

Vernon F. Howell
Barboursville
SOFT METAL
Mixed media
15" x 12", $800

Jean K. Hughes
Summersville
LOGOS
Pastel
20" x 26", $1,200
and
THE WINDOW
Pastel
18" x 20"
Award of Excellence

Jo Anne Jacobs
Charleston
PYROTECHNICS
Watercolor
29" x 36", $750
and
A PASSION FOR RED
Watercolor
29" x 36", $700

Patricia Jacobson
Wheeling
EARLY MORNING FACING EAST
Oil
32" x 24", $800
Merit Award

Elizabeth Jaeger
Morgantown
MANIFEST DESTINY
Mixed media
35" x 28", $850

Langdon Jarvis
Rock Cave
MOUNTAIN LAUREL CHAIR WITH HICKORY BARK
Mountain laurel and hickory
50" x 36" x 18", $2,500
Merit Award

Mitzi Kellogg
Charleston
IRIS-EYERIS
Photography
20" x 16", $1,500

Kathleen Kimble
Charleston
TO THE EDGE AND OVER
Acrylic and oil
31" x 25", $2,000

Elaine King
Charleston
PETRIFIED ROSE
Stoneware
7" x 11" x 11", $400

Alice Knight
Charleston
GODS AND WARRIORS
Acrylic
30" x 30", NFS

Phyllis Larimer
Charleston
THE TOWER
Mixed media
30" x 22", $750

Kimberly Jo Lawless
Bethany
SOUL BIRD
Mixed media
95" x 100", $8,000

Stephen Lawson
Morgantown
COURSING THE COBBLES
Photography
14" x 61"
Governor’s Award
D. Gene Jordon Memorial Award
and
PALE SHADOW
Photography
19" x 41", $1,650

Joe Mays
Dunbar
PERHAPS CATS CAN SAVE US
Acrylic
48" x 72" x 3", $1,500

Brittain McJunkin
Charleston
COFFMAN CEMETERY,
GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV
Photography
9" x 14", $350

Patricia H. Miller
Charleston
PATHWAYS
Mixed media
41" x 33", $500

Rita J. Montrosse
Princeton
VIEWING AMARYLLIS
Mixed media
28" x 35" x 2", $700
and
CULVERT DREAMS - Diptych
Watercolor
32" x 40" x 2", $400

Mark Tobin Moore
Charleston
IVORY DOOR
Mixed media
77" x 24" x 4", $1,500

Jorn Lynae Mork
Clintonville
STRETCHING
Pastel
32" x 40" x 2", $1,600

Laura Moul
Milton
AUTUMN MORN
Photography
20" x 24", $275

Abigail Murray
Dunbar
CRYSTAL TEARS
Acrylic
22" x 28", $600

Sarah Naas
Ravenswood
KORE, 21ST CENTURY
Bronze and PVC
29" x 5" x 5", $1,500

O
St. Marys
METAMORPHO
Alabaster
17" x 15" x 9", $3,000

Steve Opet
Weirton
BAREFOOT SWINGERS
Mixed media
20" x 33"
Award of Excellence

Susan Poffenbarger
Dunbar
PORTRAIT OF A TREE
Pastel
36" x 36"
Governor’s Award
and
UP FRONT
Pastel
20" x 53", $4,000

James Probst
Hamlin
DORA SIDEBOARD
Cherry and bird’s-eye maple
32" x 66" x 22", $4,400

Betty Rivard
Duck
SENATOR ON MAIN STREET - SUTTON, WV
Photography
11" x 14", $145
Merit Award

Patricia L. Roberts
Charleston
NATURE’S ABSTRACT
Mixed media
20" x 12" x 4", $1,200

Linda Walker Roberts
Beverly
PATCHES’ QUILTING CIRCLE
Watercolor
22" x 15", $600

Adriane V. Schramm
West Liberty
CLASS OF 1989 - AS PORTRAYED BY ADRIANE SCHRAMM
Photography
20" x 16"
Award of Excellence

Robert W. Schramm
West Liberty
RAINY NIGHT ON RUE STE.
OPPORTUNE
Photography
20" x 16", $1,200

Ralph Scorza
Shepherdstown
REBIRTH
Mixed media
4" x 2", $450

Lana Jo Shockey
Philippi
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
Acrylic
36" x 48", NFS

Bob Simile
Pratt
BLUE OVER TOP
Earthenware
40" x 14", $2,250
Merit Award

Cubert Smith
Charleston
MICRO SERIES II (IMAGE I)
Photography
20" x 16", $350

Joe Smith
Elkview
HONEYCOMBED CAVE
WALLHANGING
Black walnut
28" x 35" x 3", $1,850

Scott Smith
Hurricane
EVENING AT PEA ISLAND
Photography
16" x 20"
Award of Excellence

Thomas N. Smith
Charleston
GOD-IN-A-BOX
Mixed media
9" x 10" x 10", $800

Stanley Sporny
Huntington
STILL
Oil
36" x 36", $4,750
and
LOW LIGHT
Oil
36" x 36", $4,750

Kathryn Stedham
Buckhannon
THROUGH AND THROUGH
Oil
48" x 108" x 4", $4,700

F. Brown Steele
Franklin
TREE TOPS
Watercolor
22" x 28", $1,600

Ross Straight
Buckhannon
SNAPPER
Bronze
34" x 8" x 14", $650

Regina G. Swim
Charleston
HIGHLITE
Clay and paper mache
28" x 7" x 7", $200

Jane Taylor
Huntington
LIMEN
Mixed media
11" x 5" x 4", $650

John W. Thompson
Hurricane
ZAK AND THE HAT
Mixed media
56" x 40" x 2", $1,200

Allen Toney
Huntington
MADNESS BECOMES YOU
Electronic painting
57" x 44" x 2"
Award of Excellence

Robert Villamagna
Wheeling
WEST VIRGINIA SHRINE #1
Mixed media
72" x 24" x 17", $3,500
and
GROWING UP IN A SMALL TOWN IN AMERICA
Mixed media
48" x 40" x 4", $2,200

Betty Warner
Charleston
FANTASIA
Watercolor
29" x 35" x 2", $1,200

Steve Watts
St. Albans
KANAWHA RIVER PROJECT:
ZEE WORM
Mixed media
45" x 12", $900

Blake Wheeler
Sumerco
ED
Linoleum block
28" x 26", $1,000

Mary Lou Wiegand
South Charleston
CHAB III
Watercolor and gouache
21" x 24", $600

John Wesley Williams
Lewisburg
CASE ON CARVED STAND
Bird’s-eye, ambrosia and
curly maple
44" x 54" x 20"
Governor’s Award

Laure Williamson
Huntington
COKE TRACKS
Oil
24" x 48", $2,000

Barbara Marsh Wilson
Hurricane
PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANA
Mixed media
33" x 26" x 2", $1,200

Mark Wolfe
Charleston
MIGRATION
Pastel
30" x 26" x 2", $1,200
and
STAGES
Photography
20" x 16" x 2", $500

Mollie Woody
Huntington
REFLECTION
Oil
25" x 37", NFS

Shir Wooton
Beckley
LAST LIGHT
Pastel
25" x 19" x 2", $4,800
Merit Award

Chuck Wyrostok
Spencer
REMEMBERING THE VICTIMS
Photography
8" x 10", $125

Naijun Zhang
Morgantown
GOOD FORTUNE KITCHEN
Oil
27" x 23", $4,500
Merit Award


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Ginny Painter
Director of Public Information
West Virginia Division of Culture and History
The Cultural Center
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
Charleston, WV 25305-0300
Phone (304) 558-0220
Fax (304) 558-2779
ginny.painter@wvculture.org