Portfolio Submissions

panoramicsubmissions_fullpageSubmit your Artist Portfolio to William King Museum of Art

Part of WKMA’s mission is to exhibit work by local and regional artists. We are seeking exhibition proposals for the Panoramic Gallery. Submissions are rolling and a committee will meet at a designated time in early 2016 to make portfolio selections. Please check this space for an announcement of when the committee will meet.

We invite all artists to submit a portfolio of recent work for solo and group exhibitions to be held monthly. Also encouraged are self-curated group exhibitions based on a theme or concept. We are considering projects in all media. Opening receptions will be held on First Thursday each month, with some exceptions. The first Monday of the month will be reserved for installation and de-installation.

All submissions should include:
•  cover letter
•  brief artist bio and statement
•  up to twenty digital slides on a CD at 300dpi for printing
•  slide identification sheet with title, year, medium and dimension for each work
•  a self-addressed stamped envelope if you want your materials returned.

Your portfolio can be mailed to:
Portfolio Submission
William King Museum of Art
P.O. Box 2256
Abingdon, VA 24212

If your portfolio is selected, you will be notified individually. All portfolios will be reviewed twice before taken from the selection process. Only one portfolio per artist/curator per year will be accepted.





William King Museum of Art is proud to announce Out in the Open: Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition. WKMA’s permanent Sculpture Garden collection consists of seven works, and we are looking to display more! Works submitted for the Out in the Open: Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition will be exhibited throughout the grounds of WKMA from July 22, 2016 to July 15, 2018. Lauren Ross, Curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, will jury the exhibition.

This competition is open to all Appalachian artists 18 years or older who are working independently or as a group. Each artist or group may submit up to three sculptures for consideration. Complete the entry form by clicking the link below. Artists will be notified by May 31, 2016 if their works will be exhibited at WKMA.

Download the Prospectus here.

Lauren_RossLauren Ross is the Curator of the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA. As the inaugural curator for this new space scheduled to open in 2017, Ross plays a crucial role in shaping the ICA’s curatorial direction, exhibitions, and programming. Her prior curatorial positions include serving as Nancy E. Meinig Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, OK (2011-2014); Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Curator and Director of Arts Programs at Friends of the High Line, New York City (2009-2011); Interim Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, New York City (2008-2009); and Director/Chief Curator of White Columns, New York City (2001-2004). Her curatorial work has twice been recognized by the U.S. Section of the International Association of Art Critics with the award of First Prize, Best Show in a Public Space. Ross has contributed to exhibition catalogs published by the Dallas Museum of Art, White Columns, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has taught at the School of the Visual Arts, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Whitney Museum. Her studies were conducted at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center and Hunter College (M.A.), as well as Cornell University (B.A.).

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