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).
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!
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 email@example.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.
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.