Extended Deadline August 1, 2021 Midnight
The Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, WV announces the 9th Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit, to be displayed in the Berkeley Art Works gallery, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg, WV from September 2 to October 9, 2021. The extended deadline for entries is Sunday, August 1, 2021 (Midnight).
The exhibit is open to artists over the age of 18 who reside in one of the eight counties that comprise the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia: Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan, Hampshire, Hardy, Grant, Mineral, and Pendleton.
The theme for the exhibit is open. Works in any medium or technique, in 2- or 3-dimensions are welcome. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last 3 years and have not been previously exhibited at the Berkeley Art Works.
Ally Christmas is a visual artist currently living and working in Shepherdstown, WV, where she teaches lens-based arts and coordinates the Photo Bachelor of Fine Arts program at Shepherd University. Much of her work revolves around notions of selfhood, virtuality, and lived experience. Her hybrid practice involves a number of forms including digital video, still photography, tintypes, palladium prints, bookmaking, gifs, cinemagraphs, and installation. Her work has been shown at a variety of venues, including Bitforms gallery in New York City; aCinema’s aDifferent Festival in Milwaukee; ATHICA in Athens, GA; Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta, GA; the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO; and the Alternative Film Festival in Toronto, where her video piece, Syncing, won the festival award for Best Web Series. Christmas earned a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from the University of Virginia. In 2018 she received her Master of Fine Arts in Photo/Video from the University of Georgia, after which she spent two years teaching video art and photography courses at Grinnell College as the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Video and New Media.
The entry fee for one or two works is $25. Additional works may be submitted for a fee of $10 for each additional work, up to a total of four works.
Best in Show, Merit Award and Honorable Mention. The projected prize fund for the exhibit is $350. Additional prizes will be determined by the number of entries.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Sunday, August 1, 2021 (Midnight)
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