Portfolio Submissions

From These Hills 2015
Submission deadline: Postmarked by August 1, 2015
Download the application here or pick one up at the Museum.


William King Museum of Art continues to celebrate the diversity of regional artistic talent with its biennial exhibition, From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands, a major exhibition of new works by artists working in all media in Southwest Virginia, Northeast Tennessee, Western North Carolina, Southern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky. The 2015 exhibition will open in The United Company Contemporary Regional Gallery of William King Museum of Art, Abingdon, Virginia, on October 15, 2015, and will continue through February 14, 2016.

This exhibition will be guest-curated by Stephen Wicks, Barbara W. and Bernard E. Bernstein Curator at the Knoxville Museum of Art in Knoxville, Tennessee. Wicks has guided the Knoxville Museum of Art’s curatorial department for 20 years. He manages the museum’s exhibitions program and guides the development of its collections of East Tennessee-related art and international contemporary art. He has organized dozens of exhibitions, including Higher Ground: A Century of the Visual Arts in East Tennessee, the first ongoing display devoted to East Tennessee’s art history and Facets of Modern and Contemporary Glass, which examined the expanding use of glass as a contemporary art material. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Tennessee, his Master of Arts in Art History & Museum Studies from Case Western Reserve University, and was awarded back-to-back Cleveland Museum of Art Fellowships. 

Artists working in all media are invited to submit images or, in the case of performance art, a DVD, for consideration. From These Hills defines William King Museum of Art’s commitment to the creative spirit of the artists who live and work in the Southern Appalachian Highlands.

Panoramic Gallery
Upcoming Deadline: TBA

Submit your Artist Portfolio to William King Museum of Art


Part of the William King Museum of Art’s mission is to exhibit work by local and regional artists. We are currently seeking exhibition proposals for the Panoramic Gallery. To be considered, please postmark your portfolio by (date TBA).

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 every First Thursday each month, with some exceptions. The first Monday of the month will be reserved for installation and de-installation while the museum is closed.

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

The museum will meet with a jury in May 2014. 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.

Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On Youtube