Annual Juried Exhibition in the Hayloft Gallery Opens August 11, 2018

2018 Juried Exhibition in the Hayloft Gallery, August 11 – October 6, 2018

Opening Reception Saturday, August 11, 5 – 7 pm.  Free and Open to the Public

The Floyd Center for the Arts’ list of artists selected for the 2018 Floyd Juried Art Show in the Hayloft Gallery encompasses artists from across the United States. There were 38 artists selected for this show by distinguished juror W. Dorsey Taylor, Jr., owner of LinDor Arts in Roanoke, Virginia. Of these artists, more than half are located within 100 miles of Floyd, Virginia. The rest of the artists are from Idaho, Maryland, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Alabama.

The top prize of $500, as well as other cash prizes, and honorable mentions will be announced at the opening reception on Saturday, August 11th, 5-7pm.  “The Juried show is one of the most fascinating shows of the year;” said Becky Lattuca, Director of Programming at the Center, “the combination of such amazing local and national artwork displayed side by side is exciting to see and serves as a great reminder that we have world-class artists right here in Floyd and the surrounding area.”  One example of this is Floyd artist Joli Ayn Wood, who, in addition to being included in the Juried Art Show, also has a solo exhibit opening the same night in the Center’s Falcon Gallery.

The Juror, W. Dorsey Taylor, Jr., owner of LinDor Arts in Roanoke, has been an active participant in the region’s arts community for nearly 50 years. He first founded the Dorsey Gallery in Roanoke, Virginia in 1972 and he and his wife Linda have been actively buying and selling original artwork ever since. By 2009, they had built up a tremendous collection of hundreds of pieces, more than 450 of which were in storage, prompting them to open LinDor Arts in downtown Roanoke that year. The gallery focuses on original works by regional artists and offers art and full custom-framing services to corporations, non-profits and residential patrons. Taylor has also served on the Advisory Board of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University in Roanoke for the past four years, and was the curator for an art book from the Carilion Clinic Collection, which was published in 2017.

Mediums selected for the show include colored pencil, watercolor, ceramics, mixed media, pastel on board, coiled pine needles and copper mixed media, photography, block prints and more.

Artists include:

Jade Arditti, Blacksburg, VA

Jennifer Carpenter, Christiansburg, VA

Patricia Carr, Roanoke, VA

Ruth Cline, Boones Mill, VA

Eric Cowan, Radford, VA

Megan Elder-Taylor, Blacksburg, VA

Genie Elgin, Collinsville, VA

David Ferrell, Radford, VA

Aileen Fletcher, Christiansburg, VA

Sharon Grubbs, East Bend, NC

Judith Guy, Richmond, VA

Susan Harris, Wilson, NC

Sean Hatter, Check, VA

George Jennings, Tappahannock, VA

Jean Koon, Morattico, VA

Judith Lamb, Blacksburg, VA

Ruth Lefko, Christiansburg, VA

Junyi Liu, Baltimore, MD

David Lunt, Stuart, VA

Kristen Maready, Yadkinville, NC

Elizabeth Mears, Riner, VA

Amy Nichols, Elliston, VA

Christina O’Hara, Roanoke, VA

Kevin Orlosky, North Chesterfield, VA

Matthew Patterson, Mobile, AL

Maggie Perrin-Key, Salem, VA

Randell Prothro, Rohrersville, MD

Jan Ross, Daufuskie Island, SC

Suzie Ross, Floyd, VA

Bob Rotche, Blacksburg, VA

Kathleen Sciarine, Willis, VA

Helen Shaw, Greensboro, NC

Carlos Sullivan, Boise, ID

Laura Vahlberg, Montgomery, AL

Michael Wicks, Sylmar, CA

Joli Ayn Wood, Floyd, VA

Russell Young, Floyd, VA

Geraldine Young, Blacksburg, VA

For more information about The Floyd Center for the Arts: or call 540-745-2784. The Center is located at 220 Parkway Lane South in Floyd, ½ mile south of the stoplight on Route 8. Regular hours are: Monday – Saturday, 10AM – 5PM.

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