6th Annual Bower Center National Juried Exhibition

Exhibition dates: May 22 - June 30, 2018

Entry Deadline: April 4th, 2018

Entry Fee: $30 for up to 3 pieces

Eligibility: All artists over 18

Awards: $750 Best in show AND a solo exhibit, $400 2nd place, $200 3rd place, $75 for at least three awards of merit

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Juror/Judge: Katherine Shortridge

Awards reception: June 8 @ 5-8 PM Presentations and comments by juror at 6 PM

The Bower Center for the Arts, Bedford, Virginia, will hold its 6th Annual National Juried Exhibition. It will be open May 22 - June 30, 2018, Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Works are presented in numerous media including photography, mosaics, painting, fabric, and glass.

There will be an awards reception on 2nd Friday, June 8th from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The award presentations and comments by Katherine Shortdige will be at 6:00 p.m.

About the Judge: Katherine Shortridge received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and her M.F.A. in painting from Indiana UniversityBloomington. 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 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 and Southwestern Virginia.