40UNDER40 2018

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The 6th Annual 40UNDER40 exhibition will be held in March 2018 at Shenandoah Valley Art Center in Waynesboro, VA. Seeking artists who live in Virginia age 40 and under. We are looking for contemporary work that pushes boundaries in terms of subject or media (or both!). 
This is a juried exhibition, and a standards committee reviews all submissions. All media will be considered including 2D, 3D, film, video, digital, and installation pieces.

Deadline for entries is February 1. 

You must create a login below to apply for the show. We require digital images of up to ten pieces (only one is required to enter though). All works must be made by you in the last two years. 

All work must be received by February 27. If you are shipping work you must also include a pre-paid shipping label for the return shipping. SVAC is not responsible for works damaged in shipping. We will pack them for the return exactly as you packed them for shipping. 





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 

Staunton Public Library:

The works and collections of local artists can be seen by 15,000 visitors a month. We can show both framed work and 3-dimentional pieces.

Our Art Wall is 16 feet wide and uses a Walker display system for hanging work. We also have 2 locking glass front display cabinets 6 feet tall, 19 inches deep and 36 wide with adjustable glass shelves.

Please visit www.ci.staunton.va.us/departments/library/services for details and application, or call 540.332.3902.

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