11th Annual National Juried Exhibition
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Please be sure to download and view the Call for Artist for full details. (Failure to follow instructions laid out in the call for artists may result in a delay to process your entry or cause it to be rejected.)
This exhibition is open to all artists over the age of 18. All entries must be original works (no reproductions) and created by the artists within the past three years and not been in a previous juried exhibit at Bower Center. 2-D art must be in sturdy frames or gallery-wrapped and wired for hanging (no saw-tooth hangers or use of loops embedded in cardboard backing).
Works will be accepted in numerous media including, but not limited to, painting, drawing, print-making, collage, mixed media, photography, mosaics, sculpture, fabric, and glass (stained and fused).
Entry Fee: $35 entry fee for up to 3 works of art, plus $10 for a 4th art entry. You may enter online by clicking the Registration button on this page or downloading the paper entry and mailing it with check made payable to Bower Center to 305 N. Bridge Street, Bedford, VA 24523.
Our Judge: Ray Kass
Judges Bio: Ray Kass is a widely exhibited artist whose paintings are represented by Garvey/Simon in NYC, and the Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, Virginia.
He is Professor Emeritus in the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech, and founder and director of the Mountain Lake Workshop, a collaborative, community-based art project drawing on the cultural, environmental and technological resources of the New River Valley and the Appalachian region. He is co-editor (with Dr. Howard Risatti) of The Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop: Art in Locale (Longwood University and the University of Virginia Press, 2018,) documenting forty years of his conferences and collaborative workshops.
Additional publications include numerous reviews, articles and catalogues, including: The Sight of Silence: John Cage’s Complete Watercolors (National Academy and Univ. of Virginia Press, 2011), John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding Pictures (with Stephen Addiss), Braziller, NY (2009), and Morris Graves: Vision of the Inner-Eye , Braziller, NY(1983); he curated or co-curated major traveling exhibitions related to these publications