We host quarterly “Whet Your Palette” receptions at the opening of each new exhibit to celebrate our new artists and works. They are free and open to the public!
October 16 – December 18: Fiber Art
From homespun silk, yak and wool blends to work with found objects inspired by nature, from traditional quilts to handmade purses and scarves, we’ve got quite a variety for our upcoming Fiber Arts exhibit. With works from Loretta Bedia, Carlee Bradbury, Kathy Combiths, Paula Golden, Molly Graham, Susan Kraterfield, Jenna Pynn, Diane Relf, Shirley Sellers, Katy Shepard, Elvira Skuzinski, Quin Spencer, Joanna Sunshine, and Karin Tauber.
2020 APPLICATIONS & THEMES
Post-it Note Art (Year-Long Installation for 2020)
Our gallery has six glass paneled doors that will each “host” a theme throughout the year. Starting Friday, January 3, we will accept artwork on any color Post-it note no bigger than 3 in x 3 in. You may add up to three Post-its per theme and bring your art to the appropriate door during any day that we are open. Post-its should be signed and dated with a very brief description on the back to leave the front open for your art. We will have People’s Choice voting in each themed category throughout the month of November and name the winners during the December Art Walk (December 4) with prizes! No application necessary and entries may also be mailed – for those artists near and dear to us who are no longer in Blacksburg!
Post-it Note Themes:
- Who Am I?
- Life Is
- Artist’s Choice
January 22 – March 25: Mixed Media
A variety of mixed media may be submitted for this show, including collage and assemblage.
Deadline for Applications: December 20
Acceptance Notification: December 27
Whet Your Palette Reception: January 22 at 5:30pm
April 1 – May 27: Fine Art Photography
A variety of photography may be submitted for this show, e.g., black and white, color, experimental, realistic and abstract.
Deadline for Applications: February 28
Acceptance Notification: March 6
Whet Your Palette Reception: April 1 at 5:30pm
June 1 – August 12: Season of Women
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Artemis Journal for this milestone celebration!
In 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified, giving American women the right to express themselves through the act of voting. The Artemis Journal supports the movement for free expression in all areas of our lives and this year asks its submitting artists the question, “What does freedom of expression mean to you?” The theme is open-ended and not limited to female artists.
You do not have to submit to the journal to be a part of this show but you may submit the same piece(s) to our show and the journal. Both poetry and visual art will be considered and you may submit up to five pieces in either category.
If you are interested in submitting to the journal only or in addition to our show, please see the Journal’s Submission Guidelines. The deadline is December 1!
Deadline for Applications: April 17
Acceptance Notification: April 24
Whet Your Palette Reception: June 1 at 5:30pm
August 19 – October 27: Partner Up!
You pick another art partner and decide on a series that you’d like to display together. The pieces may comment on each other, be similar medium or deeply contrast each other. They also don’t need to be new pieces and it is up to you how you’d like to curate your own series. Each artist may have up to 5 pieces (more depending on size) and any medium will be considered.
Deadline for Applications: July 17
Acceptance Notification: July 24
Whet Your Palette Reception: August 19 at 5:30pm
November 6 – December 16: Holiday Market
We will turn our gallery into a holiday market for six weeks before Christmas! More details to come soon!
Deadline for Applications: September 18
Acceptance Notification: September 25
Opening Market Day: November 6
If you cannot access the above links for our artist application or if you’d like to print our application, please contact Diana Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org
See our Archives for full artist listings