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National Juried Paper Art Exhibition

July 6 - August 20, 2022

Bower Center for the Arts is proud to present our first ever Paper Art Exhibition, a new national juried exhibit that is discipline specific in that the artwork has been created with paper, another media on paper, or mixed in with paper.

View the video of the judges remarks and winning artists here.

Meet the Juror/Judge - Robert Stuart

Robert Stuart has exhibited his paintings in galleries and museums for over thirty-five years.  His paintings can be seen at the Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA; Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy, Charlotte, NC; and  Garvey/Simon, New York, NY.

He received an Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2004.

He has exhibited in numerous art museums including: the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond VA, the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk VA, the New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans LA, the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, and the Taubman Museum of Art,  Roanoke, VA.  His work is in the collections of the Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN; the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte NC; the Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke VA; the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences  of West Virginia, Charleston, WV; the Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, UT; the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Hollins, VA.  His paintings are also in numerous corporate and private collections.

He received a BFA degree from Boston University School for the Arts in 1977, and an MFA degree from James Madison University in 1984. He has taught at James Madison University, the University of Virginia, and Mary Baldwin University, and currently teaches a critique class for the Beverley Street Studio School, Staunton, VA.

As a child and teenager he spent seven years living overseas in Libya, Nigeria, Liberia, The Philippines, and Samoa. He lives and works in Staunton, VA, where he has kept a studio since 1990, and has continued traveling internationally in Europe and Japan.

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