July 4, 5, 6, 7, 2019

Westmoreland Art Nationals

Westmoreland Art Nationals Juried Fine Art & Photography Exhibit

Now Accepting Entries for 2019 Westmoreland Art Nationals

2019 WAN Entry Form & Rules

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Every year, the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival holds the Westmoreland Art Nationals, a juried fine 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 at the Westmoreland County Community College from Saturday, May 18 through Wednesday, June 5. The Opening Reception will take place Saturday, May 19 from 6-8pm. The second exhibit will be held Thursday, July 4 through Sunday, July 7 onsite at the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival with the Opening Reception set for Saturday, June 29 from 6-8pm. Both shows are free and open to the public to attend.

A total of $4,400 in prize money will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Best of Show
  • Painting
  • Graphics
  • Craft
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Mixed Media
  • 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 2018 Jurors!

Katherine Shortridge – Salem, VA

Katherine Shortridge received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and her M.F.A. in painting from Indiana University-Bloomington. She joined the faculty at Roanoke College in 2003, where she teaches basic through advanced courses in drawing and painting, and is currently serving as the chairperson of the Fine Arts Department. For the past twenty years, Shortridge’s paintings, drawings, and prints have been an exploration of sense of place and relationships with the landscape. Her abstract work is based on observation and interpretation of these experiences. Travel is an important part of her working process and she has received awards to study the landscape both internationally and regionally. Most recently Shortridge obtained a residency for the at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She has painted not only exotic landscapes from Iceland, France, and Nicaragua, but also deeper investigations closer to home in the Midwest or Southwestern Virginia.

Karen Stinnett – Amissville, VA

Karen Stinnett grew up in Georgia.  She earned her BFA in painting from Western Carolina University and studied intaglio printmaking at the University of Georgia before receiving an MFA in painting at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1980. Her work has been shown widely in galleries and museums nationwide and has won awards in juried national shows including Watercolor: Southeast in Clearwater, Florida, Westmoreland Nationals in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and Savoir Faire in San Jose, California. She has had solo shows at the University of Virginia, Presbyterian College and Western Carolina University.  Her work has been on the cover of and inside several regional and national magazines and was featured in the national publication, Watercolor.  Recently she has had a exhibit of paintings of all 50 states touring college galleries with stops in North Central College in Naperville, Illinois and the Krempp Gallery at the Jasper Art Center in Jasper, Indiana. Concurrently an annual print retrospective has traveled to Rogues College in Grants Pass Oregon. Karen teaches AP Studio Art at Highland School in Warrenton, Virginia. She lives in Amissville, Virginia where she keeps her studio.  Her work is carried by Haley Fine Arts in Sperryville, Virginia.

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