Deadline extended for WV art exhibition

November 7, 2018

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) and Governor Jim Justice invite all West Virginia students in grades K-12 to participate in the Almost Heaven Inaugural Governor’s Art Exhibition. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Only one entry may be submitted per student. An exhibition of all selected entries will be on display at the State Capitol in Charleston beginning Jan. 9, 2019.

Designed to showcase student creativity and the art’s, this year’s exhibition is a call for one-of-a-kind postcard designs that feature a favorite place or activity in West Virginia. Selected postcard artwork will later be used by the West Virginia Tourism Office Awards will be given out to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in three categories: elementary school, middle school and high school.

Artwork can be standard postcard size, 5″ W x 3-1/2″ H x or 6″ W x 4-1/4″ H with a maximum of 11″ W x 6″ H, and weigh no more than 3 pounds. Painting, printmaking, digital art, drawing, photography and mixed media are all acceptable mediums. All artwork must include a submission form.

The artwork and submission form should be dropped off or mailed to WVDACH, Attn: Cailin Howe, The Culture Center, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston WV 25305.

For more information and a submission form, go to http://www.wvculture.org/agency/2018AlmostHeavenExhibition.pdf.

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