July 5, 6, 7 & 8

Art Nationals

Westmoreland Art Nationals Juried Fine Art & Photography Exhibit

Now Accepting Entries for 2018 Westmoreland Art Nationals

2018 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 19 through Wednesday, June 6. The Opening Reception will take place Saturday, May 19 from 6-8pm. The second exhibit will be held Thursday, July 5 through Sunday, July 8 onsite at the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival with the Opening Reception set for Saturday, June 30 from 6-8pm. Both shows are free and open to the public to attend.

A total of $4,000 in prize money will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Best of Show
  • Painting
  • Graphics
  • Sculpture
  • Photography/Digital Art
  • Craft
  • 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 Juror!


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.



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