Accepted Artists: Eastern WV Juried Exhibit

The 9th Annual Eastern West Virginia Juried Exhibit features artwork by artists in the eight counties that comprise the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia: Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan, Hampshire, Hardy, Grant, Mineral, and Pendleton.

The Juror’s selections are in and the Juror, Ally Christmas, selected 21 works by 18 artists from 48 works submitted by 23 artists.

Here is the statement from the Juror:

“It was truly a pleasure to see such a wide variety of works from this community. I found it quite difficult to narrow down the selections as there was so much talent present throughout the entries. Ultimately, I honed in on a couple threads of commonality that led to this final grouping of works. After a year that has felt like 5 years, I found myself gravitating towards the pieces that invoked either a sense of peacefulness or a sense of whimsy – perhaps surreality or wonder, too. When brought together, these artworks may provide an escape from our harsh reality and offer some respite, no matter how brief. They are needed.”

The exhibit opens September 1 at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg and will run through October 9, 2021.

The accepted artists and works are:

Nathan Altier Shattered Adoration
Paul Berryhill Going Home 
Tracey Donnelly Franklin Dreamer
Lisa Fisher My Strawberry Milkshake
Angela Giraldi Red Bud Special
Martha Hanley Star Stream
Heather Hendry Spring
Chan Jackson Pointy Coneflowers
Susan Loonsk Sanctuary Moon 
Jeanne McClure 17 Years to Light
Dawn Moore Sapphire Trio
Lannie Mullenax Bear Rocks Morning
Tom Nebel Ethereal
Tom Nebel Windswept
Judith Pharr ‘Bold’-er
Martha Rowley Springtime
Sterling Smith Continental Divide
Sterling Smith Mountain Light
Carol Wilks Sunday Afternoon in Vermont 
Carol Williams Zug Island On the River Rouge
Carol Williams Mourning In America