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SharePrint 21st biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition opening

November 17, 2019

Cha, Kanawha

The 21st biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition will open at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m.; 101 West Virginia artists were selected for the exhibit, which will feature 131 pieces, including painting, drawing, mixed media, craft, photography, digital art, sculpture and print. Thirty-four counties are represented in the show.

The exhibit opening reception and awards ceremony is free and open to the public. The exhibit will remain at the Culture Center until Feb. 18, 2020.

At the opening reception, the department will announce the exhibition award winners. Governor’s Award winners will receive $5,000 for their work. Awards of Excellence winners will receive $2,000 for their work. These are purchase awards, and the art will become part of the West Virginia State Museum permanent contemporary art collection.

Merit Awards of $500 each will also be presented that afternoon.

For more information, contact Charles Morris, director of museums for the department, at (304) 558-0220 or

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