Who will be Next? by Buckhannon artist Suzan Morgan.
"Who will be Next?" by Buckhannon artist Suzan Morgan. (File Photo)

Buckhannon’s Suzan Morgan among artists selected for 2021 West Virginia Juried Exhibition

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The 22nd biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition will open at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston, along with an awards ceremony, on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. Eighty West Virginia artists were selected for the exhibit, which will feature 110 pieces, including painting, drawing, mixed media, craft, photography, digital art, sculpture and print.  Twenty-five counties are represented in the show.

The exhibit opening reception and awards ceremony is free and open to the public. The exhibit will remain at the Culture Center until Feb. 19, 2022.

“The West Virginia Juried Exhibition continues its tradition of presenting the best of our state’s well-known and emerging artists,” said West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History Curator Randall Reid-Smith. “This exhibition is supported by one of the nation’s largest endowments for juried exhibitions, allowing the department to collect contemporary art for the State Museum collection.”

At the opening reception, the department will announce the exhibition award winners. Governor’s Award winners will receive $5,000 for their work. Awards of Excellence winners will receive $2,000 for their work. These are purchase awards, and the art will become part of the West Virginia State Museum’s permanent contemporary art collection.

Merit Awards of $500 each will also be presented that afternoon.

For more information, contact Charles Morris, director of museums for the department, at (304) 558-0220 or Charles.W.Morris@wv.gov.

The following artists, by county, will be featured in the exhibition:

Kylie Proudfoot-Payne, Belington – Painting

Daniele Piasecki, Martinsburg – Mixed Media

Diane Kessler, Weirton – Painting
Herb Weaver, Bethany – Mixed Media

Mary Chaney, Huntington – Painting
Vernon F. Howell, Barboursville – Mixed Media
Peggy Jean Humphrey, Barboursville – Mixed Media
Don McDowell, Huntington – Painting
Laura Moul, Milton – Photography
Larry Sumpter, Culloden – Painting
Jesse Thornton, Huntington – Photography

Margaret Volkwein, Orma – Painting

Brian M. Reed, Ivydale – Print/Sculpture

M. Jane Holt Emmons, White Sulphur Springs – Crafts

Fierce Sonia, Grassy Meadows – Digital Art/Mixed Media

Susan L. Feller, Augusta – Crafts

Dick Allowatt, St. Albans – Mixed Media
Rafael Barker, Charleston – Photography
Perry Bennett, Charleston – Photography
Laura Chapman, Elkview – Painting
Robert Fisher, Charleston – Mixed Media
Frank Gourley, Charleston – Crafts
Sharon Harms, Charleston – Painting
Frederick D. Hays, Elkview – Painting
Carol Hilleary, Cross Lanes – Painting
Barrie Kaufman, Charleston – Sculpture
Kenny Kemp, Charleston – Photography
Tina Mooney, Elkview – Photography
Lynn Payne, Charleston – Painting
Nan Perry, Nitro – Painting
Steven Wayne Rotsch, Charleston – Photography
Katarina Short, Charleston – Painting
Regina Swim, Charleston – Crafts

Greg Satterfield, Fairmont – Painting

Betsy Cox, Glen Dale – Crafts


Larry Bragg, Point Pleasant – Painting

Clayborn Dotson, Williamson – Crafts
Randall Sanger, Williamson – Photography

John Michael Barone, Morgantown – Painting
Shari Lynn Bennett, Morgantown – Mixed Media
Molly Davis, Morgantown – Mixed Media
Christian DeLeon, Morgantown – Sculpture
Alison Helm, Morgantown – Sculpture
Betsy Jaeger, Morgantown – Painting
Nicole Jasinski, Morgantown – Mixed Media
Stephen Lawson, Morgantown – Photography
Griffin Nordstrom, Morgantown – Mixed Media
Judith Raese, Morgantown – Painting
Jenny Wilson, Morgantown – Painting

Mark Harrison Cline, Caldwell – Painting
Donald Earley, Greenville – Drawing/Painting
Jo Dugan Perez, Alderson – Crafts
Jesus Perez, Alderson – Photography

Anne Johnson, Summersville – Photography

Jes Reger Davis, Wheeling – Painting
Brian Fencl, Wheeling – Ohio
Thomas Thomas, Wheeling – Crafts
Robert Villamagna, Wheeling – Mixed Media
Thomas Wharton, Wheeling – Painting

F. Brown Steele, Franklin – Painting

Peggy Owens, Marlinton – Painting

Pat Cross, Eleanor – Painting
Anna Toler Frazier, Fraziers Bottom – Mixed Media
Randy Selbe, Hurricane – Crafts

John Comerci, Beckley – Photography
Robby Moore, Beckley – Mixed Media
Meg Rader, Beckley – Painting
Ed Rehbein, Beckley – Phototgraphy
Lindsey Toney, Crab Orchard – Print

Becky Blackley, Elkins – Crafts
Kilsong Cox, Elkins – Photography
David S. Johnston, Dryfork – Photography
Nevada Tribble, Elkins – Mixed Media

Suzan Ann Morgan, Buckhannon – Mixed Media

Diane Springer, Lavalette – Painting

Christine Rhodes, Parkersburg – Photography
Damon Rhodes, Parkersburg – Photography
Norm Sartorius, Parkersburg – Sculpture
Robin Tennant, Vienna – Photography

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