Westmoreland Art Nationals Juried Art & Photography Exhibit

Downloadable 2025 WAN Entry Form & Prospectus

The DEADLINE is MARCH 7, 2025

Every year, the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival holds the Westmoreland Art Nationals, a juried art and photography exhibition, 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. Two exhibitions, one entry form, one entry fee!

The first exhibit will be held in the Health & Culinary Center at Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood, PA. The exhibit will run from Saturday, May 17 through Wednesday, June 4, with the Opening Reception on May 17 from 6-8 PM. Awards will be Announced at 7:00 PM on May 17 and posted on our Facebook page. The second exhibit will be held at the 51st Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival at Twin Lakes Park in Greensburg, PA on Thursday, July 3 through Sunday, July 6 with the Opening Reception set for Saturday, June 29 from 6-8 PM. Awards will be Announced at 7:00 PM on June 28 and posted on our Facebook page. Both shows are free and open to the public to attend.

Along with two physical on-site exhibits, we will have your artwork posted on our Facebook page for people to view, vote, and purchase.

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.

Want to Save Even More? Become a Festival Member.

Festival Platinum Members pay no entry fee for life for the Westmoreland Art Nationals and receive a 25% discount on artwork purchased. Additional benefits from free merchandise to discounts on the Poetry & Short Story Contest, also save $25 on their application fee for Artist Market Vendors. For more information, visit our Membership page: https://artsandheritage.com/membership/.

A total of at least $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 2024 Curator (2025 Jurors Coming in April)

Sarah Hunter (Greensburg, Pennsylvania)

Sarah Hunter is a working artist who graduated from Saint Vincent College in 2012 with a BA in Studio Art and minors in Art History and Psychology. During her studies she received the 2011 Palumbo Grant to study Modern Art in Dublin Ireland and upon graduation received the Departmental Award in Studio Arts. Her work includes expressions of humanity, elements of nature, and pure abstractions and have received various awards throughout the region.

Her work can be found throughout Alleghany, Cambria, and Westmoreland County, including Main Exhibit Gallery, The Manos Gallery, Green Beacon Gallery, downtown Greensburg’s Art in the Alley, and Bottle Works River Art Walk. She has curated and assisted in curating many shows including at The Greensburg Art Center, Greensburg Garden Civic Center, Feather’s Artist Market and Gifts, First Presbyterian Church in Greensburg, and Borelli Cellars Galleria of Mt. Lebanon.

Sarah is a dedicated member in the art community as a teacher and volunteer and was a 2022 recipient of the Boy Scouts of America Trailblazer Award. She serves on the Executive Board and Gallery Committee at Greensburg Art Center, gives private art lessons, and is an active member of Pittsburgh Society of Artists.

Serving on the Gallery Committee at Greensburg Art Center since 2016 she has had the privilege of chairing and curating many shows at the center as well as working with Latrobe Art Center in the creation of the annual Art Neighbors Show. It was through these experiences that her love of curation was born. She states that “As an artist I know personally how important the curation of a show is, it is my great honor to facilitate a show that showcases each piece in the strongest way possible.”

 

Meet Our 2024 Jurors (2025 Jurors Coming in April)

Hamidah Glasgow (Fort Collins, Colorado)

Hamidah Glasgow has been the Executive Director and Curator at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, since 2009. She holds a master’s degree in humanities, specializing in visual and gender studies, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. Hamidah is a co-founder of the Strange Fire Collective. She is one of the founding board members of the Colorado Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Hamidah is interested in work that pushes the boundaries of photography, socially and environmentally relevant work, and projects that can exist outside the traditional gallery format.

 

 

 

Jayne Walther (Raleigh, North Carolina)

Jayne Walther is a recognized visual artist specializing in abstract painting, photography, and mixed-media collage. Beyond her role as an artist, she has contributed to the Raleigh/Durham art community by developing workshops, being a part of artists’ collectives and curating exhibitions. Embracing various media in her artistic exploration, Walther consistently finds inspiration from exploring the connections that bind us together, whether it be personal relationships, the natural world, or the influence of technology. Her art is housed in collections across the United States and internationally.