New River Art 2017 Biennial Juried Exhibition

Submit your artwork here Application Due April 25, 2017!

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The Floyd Center for the Arts invites visual media artists within 150 miles of Floyd to submit artwork for exhibition in the New River Art Biennial 2017. This is the 14th New River Art Biennial exhibition. This exhibit rotates every two years between this Floyd Center for the Arts, the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley (FACNRV) in Pulaski and the Blacksburg Regional Art Association. Top cash prize for this exhibition is $500, and other cash prizes and honorable mentions will be awarded.  Artwork will be selected by Juror Amy Shawley of Virginia.  This exhibit is open to all artists 18 years of age or older that live within 150 miles of Floyd.  Work must be original and executed within the past two years. Video, audio, and performing works of art are not accepted for this exhibition. Exhibit dates are June 9 to August 5, 2017. Opening Reception on Saturday, June 17, 2017. For more information, including history and past works, please visit the New River Art Website

Amy Shawley is a Virginia-based visual artist whose painting and illustration is inspired by the natural world.  Her work incorporates fauna, flora, landscapes, and textures she has encountered during her travels and everyday life.

After earning her Art History degree, developing her love of paint, and exhibiting her work in New York and LA, Amy was selected and trained in 2008 by Golden Artist Colors for their Working Artist Program.  She taught and lectured in their southern California territory for six years then relocated back east to offer painting lectures in Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.

Amy teaches art workshops nationally, offers online education, and published her first book in 2015, Acrylic Texture Techniques: Rock, Metal and Wood.

Artists must live within 150 miles of the Floyd Center for the Arts. Open to all artists 18 years of age or older.  Work must be original and executed within the past two years.

All fine arts and fine craft media including painting, sculpture, graphics, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, photography, time-based/new media and installation are accepted. Handicrafts are not eligible.  Artist may submit up to three (3) artworks.

Entry Fee is for up to three works and is non-refundable.
A fee of $40 is required for to submit artwork for consideration in this exhibit.  Current Floyd Center members are eligible for a reduced rate of $35.  Please use coupon code MEM to receive this discounted fee when paying online.  If you wish to become a member of the Center, please visit our website and pay for your membership before submitting your work at  If paying by check, please make checks payable to:  Floyd Center for the Arts and mail it to: 220 Parkway Lane South, Suite 1, Floyd VA, 24091.

Visit to submit your images.  A total of THREE (3) works of art may be submitted for jurying per artist. Submitted digital images should represent the quality and nature of the work. Work that is considerably different than the submitted images may not be accepted.  Artists must submit an image showing the artwork in its entirety.  Artists may submit a secondary image showing a detailed section of the work.  Artists submitting 3D works may submit up to three (3) images per work of art. A total of up to nine (9) images may be submitted of the THREE (3) artworks submitted for consideration by the Juror.

The submission and imaging process can be confusing to those unfamiliar with it. Help with the submission process and image capture is available through the Floyd Center for the Arts by appointment. Please contact the center to arrange time in our computer and photography lab.

Application deadline Tuesday, April 25, 2017 (Midnight, Mountain Standard Time)
Notifications sent no later than Friday, May 12, 2017
Shipped work must arrive between Monday, May 29 and Friday, June 2, 2017
In person drop off dates are Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, 10am – 4pm
Opening Reception is Saturday, June 17, 2017
Pick up work Monday, August 7, 2017 or by appointment

Grand Prize: from the Nadine Allen Memorial Fund, $500
First Award of Excellence: from Floyd Center for the Arts, $200
Second Award of Excellence: from Blacksburg Regional Arts Association, $200
Third Award of Excellence: from Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley, $200
People’s Choice: from The Artful Lawyer, Blacksburg, $100 

**More prizes may be awarded.

June 9 through August 5, 2017
Opening Reception Saturday, June 17, 5-7pm

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