Westmoreland Art Nationals Juried Art & Photography Exhibit

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Every year, the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival holds the Westmoreland Art Nationals, a juried art and photography competition, featuring art from all around the country. Artists are permitted to enter as many pieces as they’d like to be considered in both of our exhibits.

The first exhibit will be held in Commissioners Hall at Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood, PA. The exhibit will run from Saturday, May 20 through Wednesday, June 7, with the Opening Reception on May 20 from 6-8 PM. Awards will be Announced at 7:00 PM on May 20 and posted on our Facebook page. The second exhibit will be held at the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival at Twin Lakes Park in Greensburg, PA on Thursday, June 29 through Sunday, July 2 with the Opening Reception set for Saturday, June 24 from 6-8 PM. Awards will be Announced at 7:00 PM on June 24 and posted on our Facebook page. Both shows are free and open to the public to attend.

Digital exhibitions will have artwork that is accepted into both exhibits and will also be displayed on our Facebook page. The first Exhibit will run from May 20 – June 17, 2023, and the second Exhibit will run from June 24 – July 22, 2023.

Dates, locations, exhibitions, and venues are subject to change without notice. Changes will be posted on our Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/artsandheritage.

The People’s Choice Award will be decided by the number of votes received on-site through paper ballots as well as votes taken from our Facebook Page using the number of “Likes” on an image. Any accepted piece of artwork may be voted on to win the People’s Choice Award. Voters are permitted to cast one ballot per artist per day.

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A total of $4,800 in prize money will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Best of Show
  • Painting
  • Graphics
  • Craft
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Mixed Media
  • Digital Media/Digital Art
  • New Entrant
  • People’s Choice

Winners are selected for each exhibit and are not announced until the night of the Opening Receptions. Both shows provide excellent exposure and serve as wonderful networking opportunities to meet other distinguished artists.

Meet Our 2023 Jurors

Blair Martin Cahill (Ojai, California)

There are layers in all we see, do and present in our lives. These are the elements which we want to show, conceal, or perhaps only hint at. What is revealed is equally important to what is not, and both are needed to capture an entire vision.

This is why Blair Martin Cahill processes visuals in layers. Working with an array of different materials, her work involves tiers that either reveal or correspond graphically to one another.

Blair was traditionally trained, but is passionate about the new array of tools that are being presented and made available to artists. By combining traditional methods of foundry casting and textile production with modern technology, she can find endless inspiration. Her new work encapsulates the traditional while juxtaposing modern and dissimilar materials, such as steel and silk.

Blair Martin Cahill obtained her BFA from California Institute of the Arts, and then attended the University of Arts London, Chelsea earning her MA in Fine Art. This further established her individual style of combining elements of color and texture. In addition to studying at Art Center College of Design, she was awarded the Digital Fabrication Residency, which facilitated exploration of the boundaries of sculpture, tradition and technology. Blair has also had the honor of lecturing at the International Sculpture convention and the Collage Artists of America.

Jessica Roscio (Boston, MA)

Director and Curator, Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University, Framingham, Massachusetts

Jessica Roscio joined the Danforth Art Museum in 2011, was appointed Curator in 2015, and became the Director in 2020.  She has overseen curatorial and administrative operations since the Museum became a part of Framingham State University. Prior to the Danforth, Roscio held positions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is a regular contributor to Aspect Initiative, an online gallery focusing on contemporary photography. She has juried numerous exhibitions across media both regionally and nationally. Roscio has an MA in Art History from the University at Buffalo and a Ph.D. in American Studies, with a focus on the History of Photography, from Boston University.