Call for Artists!

Manley's Garage

2014 Photography Invitational!

December 2014

We are looking for contemporary photographic works (both film and digital) from artists residing in Virginia and surrounding states. This is a juried exhibit: we are looking for professional quality fine art photography in any subject. All works must be original to the artist. The prospectus can be found here (you will have to create a login to apply).

Juror Pat Jarrett is curating this show featuring contemporary works from photographers from Virginia and Surrounding states. Pat Jarrett has a photojournalism degree from Kent State and has exhibited in numerous local and regional exhibits, including the 2014 New Waves exhibit at Virginia MOCA. He works for the Virginia Folklife Program and was previously on staff with the Staunton News Leader. He has also been a self-employed freelance photographer since 2005.


Outside Opportunities

Look here for outside exhibit opportunities, cool art jobs we see, and any other chances we run across for you to grow your skills or your resume!

Also check out this Facebook page (run by an SVAC member) for more Artist Opportunities in Virginia including gallery shows, grants, fellowships, and more. 

Exhibit Opportunities for SVAC members: We schedule exhibits for a variety of local venues and we love to give artists the chance to show off their work! Please contact SVAC if you are interested in any of these venues. Within your email please include 2 images of your work as well as your top three choices (in order of preference) for exhibition times (usually one or two months). Remember, to get in on these opportunities you must be an SVAC member.

Waynesboro Country Club:

The club is under new management and is working very hard to get involved in the art community!

We are booking 8 week exhibits in the big room for 2014 right now! This space holds 10-30 paintings and is great for all kinds of art. The club throws a very nice reception as well. We are currently open June and July as well as December and January.

Contact Piper at SVAC for more information.

Waynesboro Public Library:

For 2D artists: one great curved wall with a hanging system installed. Will hold about 10 16 x 20 works. Two locking glass display cabinets with glass shelves suitable for small works.

For 3D artists: Two locking glass display cases with adjustable shelves.

When: Currently looking for 2D and 3D artists for shows beginning now.

Contact: Mary Ann Hayden @ Waynesboro Public Library 540-942-6746

Augusta County Library:

Lots of great wall space- up high over shelves and in the entrance foyer. This space holds a TON of art- 20 or 30 works. They are up high so bright pieces that can be viewed from far away are best.

When: 8 week exhibits. We are booking now for June and out for 2014.

Contact: Del Hall D4@satrealism (dot) com


Summit Square:

This is Waynesboro’s premiere retirement facility and has two huge walls for art. They use the same hanging system in place at SVAC (picture rail and monofiliament). The two walls can hold 50-60 works and groups or pairs are welcome.

When: 8 week exhibits. Currently scheduling for 2015!!

Contact: Piper Groves at SVAC 540-466-0850

Gift Shop Gallery at SVAC:

This is the docent room at SVAC. We feature a member artist each month in the space- a no pressure one-person exhibit! You hang the work and make the price tags!

When: Monthly exhibits. Now scheduling for 2014.

Contact: Piper at SVAC 540-949-7662


SVAC seeking artisans for the gift shop! Follow this link to apply!

 Pottery and Printmaking Studio

The Educational Studio at SVAC is currently accepting applications for working artists to use. $60 a quarter gets you access to top of the line clay and printmaking equipment and a huge space to work in! Check out the Educational Studio Tab at the top of the page for more details.

Contact SVAC for details