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Art In Motion National Juried Exhibition Call for Artists

Art In Motion National Juried Exhibition Call for Artists

Saturday, April 20, 2024


Entry Information:

Entry Deadline: April 20, 2024 at 11:59pm

Click to Download the Call for Artists - Page 1   Page 2

(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.)


Regardless of the medium this exhibit is meant to express the excitement of movement. Entries may be 2-D or 3-D, wall hung, suspended in space, supported by a pedestal, or free-standing on a floor. 

The ceiling in the Sara Braaten Gallery is over 17 feet high and the entrance lobby about 21 feet high, therefore it is possible to suspend hanging pieces that are fairly lightweight. There is a 35lb weight limit for art suspended from the ceiling. 

If this sounds new to you, or something to explore as a challenge.. we've included examples to get ideas formulating! Kinetic Art is any medium that contains movement perceivable by the viewer or that depends on motion for it's effect. So show us your mobiles, or any art that has moving elements or gives the feeling of motion. This exhibit is for art that's GOT THE MOVES! Abstract, representational, whimsical, spiritual, real or fantasy.. Whatever you discipline, the common element is MOTION! Is it kinetic or a feeling that is expressed? 2-D or 3-D? Come join in the fun of this brand new exhibition at Bower Center For The Arts! Online entering will be open soon, check back here to stay updated! Download the full Call For Artists  HERE.

Exhibit: June 25, 2024- August 10, 2024

Judge's Bios: 


Elsabé J. Dixon 

Elsabé J. Dixon is past Executive Director of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, has served as agency grant writer and President for the Washington Sculptors Group, Washington DC. taught art at Averett University, George Mason University, has a background in Fine Arts and has done independent curatorial work for Riverviews Art Gallery in Lynchburg VA; Penn State University, PA; George Mason University, VA; and McLean Project for the Arts in McLean VA. She sits on the Advisory Board of the McLean Project for the Arts, the Washington Sculptors Group, and the Hillyer Gallery in Washington DC (jurying 18 solo exhibitions for the Hillyer per year). Dixon holds degrees from Averett University (BA) and a Masters from George Mason University in New Medium Studies. She also studied Art History at the Corcoran in DC, as well as the Manhattan  College in NYC and took American Art History courses through VCU. She is dedicated to  public service and advancing the role of art, history, and education through community engagement  and is currently teaching at Chatham Hall where the  Robin Peake Stuart Collection can be viewed.                                                 

Bunny Goodjohn

An MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maine in 2007 resulted in publishing fiction and poetry. In the early months of the pandemic, she shifted focus to fabric. In 2022, she received an honorable mention in the 14th Annual Juried Art Show at Riverviews Artspace, Lynchburg VA where, the same year, her exhibition, “Hags and Other Starratives”, opened. She took 2nd Place overall and 1st Place Body of Work at the 11th Annual National Juried Exhibition at the Bower Center for the Arts in 2023 and this year was awarded First Place in the 92nd Georgia Morgan Civic Art Show at the Lynchburg Art Club and Gallery. Retired from her position as Associate Provost at Randolph College, she now focuses on creative work and nonprofit interests in the local community. 


2021 Mid-pandemic:  “The focus shifts from words to stitches, from pen to needle and thread…as if I need to feel form in my hands rather than see it on the page.”

2021 Mid-pandemic: 

“The focus shifts from words to stitches, from pen to needle and thread …as if I need to feel form in my hands rather than see it on the page.”


Adult Division: $35 For up to 3 pieces of Art

Additional $10 for a 4th entry

Bower Center for the Arts
305 N. Bridge Street
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
Event Contact
Dotti Stone
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Saturday, April 20, 2024

Entries open until April 20, 2024.

Exhibit is June 25 - August 10, 2024.

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