Call For Artists

Call For Artists: From These Hills 2021

William King Museum of Art (WKMA) in Abingdon, VA is pleased to announce a call for artists for our biennial exhibition, From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands. This major exhibition of new works by artists working in all media highlights the continuing artistic vision of individuals in our region. The call is open to artists working in any media- painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass, textiles, mixed media, video, or performance art in the geographic areas of Southwest Virginia, Northeast Tennessee, Western North Carolina, Southern West Virginia, and Eastern Kentucky. The 2021 exhibition will open at the William King Museum of Art on September 30, 2021 and will continue through February 6,2022. Deadline for submissions is July 19, 2021. Accepted artists will be notified via email by August 16, 2021. This exhibition will be guest-curated by Michael Rooks, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia. Works accepted will be insured by William King Museum of Art for the duration of the exhibition. The Museum cannot accept liability for damages incurred during transit. All artwork must be picked up within the following time frame unless previously discussed with museum staff. PLEASE NOTE: If artwork is not claimed after 60 days, it becomes property of the museum. Should your work(s) be selected, all works should be ready for installation, with identification label(s) attached to the back. Label copy should include Name, Title, Dimensions, Completion Date, Medium, and Price/Insurance Value. Delivery and pick-up of works are the responsibility of the artist. If you are planning to ship your work to the museum please include a prepaid return shipping label inside the box. Make sure that all works are sent to the following address: William King Museum of Art ATTN: From These Hills 415 Academy Dr., NW Abingdon, VA 24210 To request a prospectus, email Anna Buchanan at or fill out the form below. Submission fee of $20 is required upon entry.
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      Show us up to 6 examples of your work as well as artist statement and resume. Please make sure that all images are high resolution images, at least 300 dpi and sufficient size for commercial printing. Files should be titled as “lastname_title_dimensions_year”. A non-refundable submission fee of $20 is required.
    • Price: $20.00
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