40UNDER40!

Our annual exhibit for Virginia artists aged 40 and under is coming in March 2017! 
Apply by creating a login below! This is a juried exhibition and 40 works will be selected for the exhibit. 

Open to all Virginia artists aged 40 and under (as of January 1, 2017). This is a juried exhibit and open to any media. We are looking for contemporary work that pushes boundaries of media or subject. There are no size or subject restrictions. Jury notifications will be February 10.

New for 2017: This year the show will also be judged and awards will be given to the top three works chosen by a juror from SVAC and a juror from Beverley Street Studio School. The top prize will be a solo exhibition at SVAC in 2018, and a $100 gift certificate and membership to Beverley Street Studio School. 

Work must be delivered to Shenandoah Valley Art Center no later than March 1 at noon. We will accept shipped works but a pre-paid return label must be included. 

The opening reception will be March 4. 

All 2D work must be ready to hang with screw eyes or d-rings on the back and 3D works must be able to stand freely on their own. Installations and video are encouraged (we have two window bays that can be used for installations, as well as some other flexible space). 

 

UNDER40 Pop up Market March 4th 10am-8pm Our annual exhibit for Virginia artists aged 40 and under is coming in March 2017 in the Invitational Gallery at 122 S Wayne. NEW this year, in conjunction with the 40 Under 40 Exhibit, we will hold a Market in our new building at 416 Main Street in downtown Waynesboro showcasing artists and business owners under 40.    The 416 Market, UNDER40 will be open to artists, small business owners, vendors. and crafters aged 40 and under.  Artwork/products for the 416 Market will be juried by SVAC, please submit photos or stop by to show us before Feb. 15, 2017 Booth Size: 8” X 6” Booth Fees: $10 and a 10% commission on sales to SVAC. Set up: Friday March. 3rd 10am-6pm or Saturday March 4, 10am-11:30 Pick up: Monday 11am- 1pm, Tuesday Feb. 6th 10am-4pm. The 416 Market will open at noon and run through the opening reception 6pm-8pm, March 4th, 2017

UNDER40 Pop up Market

March 4th

10am-8pm

Our annual exhibit for Virginia artists aged 40 and under is coming in March 2017 in the Invitational Gallery at 122 S Wayne.

NEW this year, in conjunction with the 40 Under 40 Exhibit, we will hold a Market in our new building at 416 Main Street in downtown Waynesboro showcasing artists and business owners under 40. 

 

The 416 Market, UNDER40 will be open to artists, small business owners, vendors. and crafters aged 40 and under.  Artwork/products for the 416 Market will be juried by SVAC, please submit photos or stop by to show us before Feb. 15, 2017

Booth Size: 8” X 6”

Booth Fees: $10 and a 10% commission on sales to SVAC.

Set up: Friday March. 3rd 10am-6pm or Saturday March 4, 10am-11:30

Pick up: Monday 11am- 1pm, Tuesday Feb. 6th 10am-4pm.

The 416 Market will open at noon and run through the opening reception 6pm-8pm, March 4th, 2017

Call For Artists:  Shenandoah Valley Art Center is seeking artists in all 2D and 3D media to create works depicting landmarks, historic buildings and homes, interesting infrastructure, and picturesque vistas local to Waynesboro. This exhibit is open to all Virginia artists. A June exhibit will showcase all of the works and a limited edition hard bound book will illustrate the project with a selection of the best works included. Shenandoah Valley Art Center has established a list of landmarks and you will receive your assignment along with your exhibit package, which will be mailed out January 20. Artists may request a specific building or place but we can’t guarantee that you’ll get your first choice. Here’s how to get in on the fun: Email SVAC at svartcenter@gmail.com and let us know that you would like to participate. We will send out location assignments January 20. Spend some time scoping out your assignment and get creative! If you are assigned a residence (or historic landmark) we may be able to direct you to some reference material to work from as well. If you are working on a residence, please call the owners to tell them you will be scoping out their property beforehand (don’t worry- they’re on board, we just want to give them a head’s up!). Send 3 hi-resolution photos of your finished work to SVAC by May 6. We will be selecting works for the book from these photos, so please make sure they are of professional quality. May 12: Drop work off at SVAC. This work will be displayed and hung at the new 416 Gallery Space.   June 16: Join us for our Solstice Summer Party and LOCAL Opening! All works should be for sale for this exhibit and there is a special commission structure of 50/50 for this exhibit (it’s a fundraiser for us!). 

Call For Artists: 

Shenandoah Valley Art Center is seeking artists in all 2D and 3D media to create works depicting landmarks, historic buildings and homes, interesting infrastructure, and picturesque vistas local to Waynesboro. This exhibit is open to all Virginia artists.

A June exhibit will showcase all of the works and a limited edition hard bound book will illustrate the project with a selection of the best works included.

Shenandoah Valley Art Center has established a list of landmarks and you will receive your assignment along with your exhibit package, which will be mailed out January 20. Artists may request a specific building or place but we can’t guarantee that you’ll get your first choice.

Here’s how to get in on the fun:

Email SVAC at svartcenter@gmail.com and let us know that you would like to participate.

We will send out location assignments January 20.

Spend some time scoping out your assignment and get creative! If you are assigned a residence (or historic landmark) we may be able to direct you to some reference material to work from as well. If you are working on a residence, please call the owners to tell them you will be scoping out their property beforehand (don’t worry- they’re on board, we just want to give them a head’s up!).

Send 3 hi-resolution photos of your finished work to SVAC by May 6.

We will be selecting works for the book from these photos, so please make sure they are of professional quality.

May 12: Drop work off at SVAC. This work will be displayed and hung at the new 416 Gallery Space.

 

June 16: Join us for our Solstice Summer Party and LOCAL Opening!

All works should be for sale for this exhibit and there is a special commission structure of 50/50 for this exhibit (it’s a fundraiser for us!). 

   

 

 

Do you have a studio in Waynesboro, Staunton, Augusta or Nelson County? 

For one weekend each year we host an Open Studio Tour to help artists share their work and to allow visitors to see the creative process at work! 

You need to be open for the whole weekend to participate. The cost is $40 for SVAC members and $50 for non-members. 

Send us an email if you are interested (svartcenter@gmail (dot) com) We will ask you for pictures of your work and a little about your space to make sure you are a good fit. You are also welcome to partner up- grab some of your friends and throw a weekend studio party! 

More opportunities: 

Solo (or group) Exhibition in the Invitational Gallery at SVAC: 

We are accepting proposals from artists for the 2018 and 2019 calendars. We need the following documents in a .zip file sent to svacexhibit@gmail.com, Attention Pam: 

10 images, an artist statement, a resume, and a show proposal.  Please limit the show proposal to one page describing the work you would like to exhibit and the inspiration for/intended message. The 10 images do not need to be work you intend on displaying in the proposed exhibit, they are simply samples exhibiting your skill level and style presentation. 

Waynesboro Public Library:

For 2D artists: one great curved wall with a hanging system installed. Will hold about 10 16 x 20 works. Two locking glass display cabinets with glass shelves suitable for small works.

For 3D artists: Two locking glass display cases with adjustable shelves.

When: Currently looking for 2D and 3D artists for shows beginning now.

Contact: Mary Ann Hayden @ Waynesboro Public Library 540-942-6746

Augusta County Library:

Lots of great wall space- up high over shelves and in the entrance foyer. This space holds a TON of art- 20 or 30 works. They are up high so bright pieces that can be viewed from far away are best. They also have  also have two locking display cases that have been used in the past to display pottery as well as installation pieces. We are very flexible in terms of display space and would like to find artists with larger pieces. We encourage artist of all mediums both 2-d and 3-d to contact us.

Contact: Benjamin Thomas at Augusta County Library, , 540-885-3961 or 540-949-6354 

Summit Square:

This is Waynesboro’s premiere retirement facility and has two huge walls for art. They use the same hanging system in place at SVAC (picture rail and monofiliament). The two walls can hold 50-60 works and groups or pairs are welcome.

When: 8 week exhibits. Currently scheduling for 2017!!

Contact: Piper Groves at SVAC 540-466-0850

Gift Shop Gallery at SVAC:

This is the docent room at SVAC. We feature a member artist each month in the space- a no pressure one-person exhibit! You hang the work and make the price tags!

When: Monthly exhibits. Now scheduling for 2017.

Contact: Piper at SVAC 540-949-7662

 

 Pottery and Printmaking Studio

The Educational Studio at SVAC is currently accepting applications for working artists to use. $60 a quarter gets you access to top of the line clay and printmaking equipment and a huge space to work in! Check out the Educational Studio Tab at the top of the page for more details.

Contact SVAC for details