2015 Winter Juried Exhibition at Shenandoah Valley Art Center will feature NEW WATERCOLOR. This will be an exhibition of experimental and/or non-traditional watermedia works.


Exhibit dates: December 5, 2015- January 23, 2016

Opening Reception: December 5, 2015 6-9pm

This exhibition (and its catalog) is aimed at finding and celebrating artists whose work pushes beyond the boundaries of traditional watercolor in terms of methods, concept, design, or subject matter.

We are looking for contemporary works created with aqueous media in any subject/theme. Preference will be given to those works that, boldly or elegantly, utilize experimental/unconventional methods, interesting painting surfaces or substrates, or if you are more experimental and non-traditional in terms of your use of design or handling of subject matter.

Acceptable materials would include (but are not totally limited to) watercolor, gouache, color inks, acrylic, other similar water media, and mixed media pieces combining these materials.

Juror for this exhibit is John A. Hancock, and more information about him can be found on his website (www.johnahancock.com) or his blog (https://visualasides.wordpress.com).

Beautiful Weed, Mary's Garden, WEB



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 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