8th Annual Edna Curry/John Bower Exhibition

Saturday, January 22, 2022


Entry Deadline: January 22, 2022

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Eligibility: NEW Junior Division 

Junior Division: Beginning in 2022 there will be a Youth Division included in the Annual Edna Curry/John Bower Exhibition. Artists aged 13- 17 who would like to begin entering exhibits may enter up to two original artworks. The presentation requirements are the same as if entering the adult division. Electronic files for the online gallery are required. 

Adult Division: The adult division is open to all artists aged 18 and over. 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 or judged exhibit at Bower Center. 2-D artwork must be secured in sturdy frames or gallery-wrap, and wired for hanging (frames with saw-tooth hangers or wired loops if rippling shows they may be rejected.

Judge Bio: Nancy Newhard

In the late 1970s, Nancy decided to make the life-changing decisions to go back to college. She earned a master’s degree from Radford College (now University) in Art Education, then unexpectedly ended up in Art Administration. As a result of that, she spent almost fifty years investigating and presenting all sorts of artwork (some of it hers) and was able to interact with a wide variety of artists. This helped her find new avenues to explore and advance her own work. To all those artists (and some great teachers) she is forever indebted.

Nancy is currently the Curator and Education Coordinator at Alleghany Highlands Arts and Craft Center in Clifton Forge VA. Prior to her current position there she was the Executive Director, and before being at AHACC she was Director of the Fine Arts Center in the New River Valley, in Pulaski VA. Her professional affiliations include: Virginia Commission for the Arts Panelist, (General Operating, Artists Residency); Virginia Association of Museums (Council, Conference presenter and member), and Assorted Civic Arts Projects-Pulaski, Radford, and Clifton Forge.

Nancy has exhibited widely in juried, invitational and in outdoor exhibitions and received numerous awards for her artwork.


Adult Division: $30 For up to 3 pieces of Art

Junior Division: $10 for up to 2 pieces of Art

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305 N. Bridge Street
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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