Wills Creek Exhibition

Cumberland,MD
03 Nov 2018 - 01 Dec 2018
9 N. Centre St., Cumberland, MD, 21502
15 days to closing
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2018-11-03 2018-12-01 America/New_York Wills Creek Exhibition

The Wills Creek Exhibition is a national juried exhibition of contemporary American art hosted by the Allegany Arts Council in its professional Saville and Schwab galleries in Cumberland, Maryland. Now in its 19th year, the Will's Creek Exhibition will take place November 3-December 1, 2018.  Each year, the exhibition focuses on a central theme.  In 2018, the selected theme is "Overlooked"

Theme: Overlooked

Many things in our world are slighted, ignored, rejected, discarded. This exhibition calls attention to that which is overlooked. Whether they are objects, beings or emotions, through the artist's interpretation, Overlooked is given new meaning. They can thus be noted, appreciated or cherished - as if time paused, and we take a deep breath and marvel at the true nature of what is before us. Entries may include traditional media, as well as installation, video, kinetic, sound and/or performance art.

Events:

Exhibition: November 3-December 1, 2018

Juror Talk: Saturday, November 3 - 5:30-6:00PM

Public Opening & Awards: Saturday, November 3 - 6:00-8:00PM

Juror:

Liza Key Strelka is Manager of Exhibitions at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. Since joining the Phillips in 2011, she has overseen the installation of exhibitions such as Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia, Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party, Whitfield Lovell: Kin, Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities, Made in the USA: American Masterworks from The Phillips Collection, and Van Gogh Repetitions. Liza has juried other local exhibitions, including two exhibitions at the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis and one at the Torpedo Art Gallery in Alexandria, VA. Liza received her bachelor's in Art History from George Washington University and a master's degree in Art History from American University, with a focus on modern and contemporary American art.

Winning Artists

First Place - Pam Aloisa, Monument, CO - Todd's Cell

Second Place - Lacy Veteto, Memphis, TN - Soft Skeleton

Third Place - Kenneth Szmagaj, Harrisonburg, VA - Journey V

Honorable Mention - Andrew Hersey, Charlottesville, VA - Make A List of What to Give Away

Sponsorships:

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors, which include:

Platinum
Sandi Saville
Doug & Betsey Hurwitz-Schwab

Gold
Tom & Mary Kay Finan
Patricia Hilton & Frank Fotia
Ann Townsell & Gary Phillips
Pam & Sam Griffith

Silver
Susan & Jeff Davis
Kelly Mackie
Keith Broome and Ben Osten
Louis VanHollen and Yvonne Perret
Colleen Peterson
Tama and Nick Scarpelli
Russell Shorto and Pamela Twigg
Clara Porcello & John Short
Karen Zealand

9 N. Centre St.,Cumberland,MD,21502,United States Allegany Arts Council art@alleganyarts.org

The Wills Creek Exhibition is a national juried exhibition of contemporary American art hosted by the Allegany Arts Council in its professional Saville and Schwab galleries in Cumberland, Maryland. Now in its 19th year, the Will's Creek Exhibition will take place November 3-December 1, 2018.  Each year, the exhibition focuses on a central theme.  In 2018, the selected theme is "Overlooked"

Theme: Overlooked

Many things in our world are slighted, ignored, rejected, discarded. This exhibition calls attention to that which is overlooked. Whether they are objects, beings or emotions, through the artist's interpretation, Overlooked is given new meaning. They can thus be noted, appreciated or cherished - as if time paused, and we take a deep breath and marvel at the true nature of what is before us. Entries may include traditional media, as well as installation, video, kinetic, sound and/or performance art.

Events:

Exhibition: November 3-December 1, 2018

Juror Talk: Saturday, November 3 - 5:30-6:00PM

Public Opening & Awards: Saturday, November 3 - 6:00-8:00PM

Juror:

Liza Key Strelka is Manager of Exhibitions at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. Since joining the Phillips in 2011, she has overseen the installation of exhibitions such as Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia, Renoir and Friends: Luncheon of the Boating Party, Whitfield Lovell: Kin, Neo-Impressionism and the Dream of Realities, Made in the USA: American Masterworks from The Phillips Collection, and Van Gogh Repetitions. Liza has juried other local exhibitions, including two exhibitions at the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis and one at the Torpedo Art Gallery in Alexandria, VA. Liza received her bachelor's in Art History from George Washington University and a master's degree in Art History from American University, with a focus on modern and contemporary American art.

Winning Artists

First Place - Pam Aloisa, Monument, CO - Todd's Cell

Second Place - Lacy Veteto, Memphis, TN - Soft Skeleton

Third Place - Kenneth Szmagaj, Harrisonburg, VA - Journey V

Honorable Mention - Andrew Hersey, Charlottesville, VA - Make A List of What to Give Away

Sponsorships:

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors, which include:

Platinum
Sandi Saville
Doug & Betsey Hurwitz-Schwab

Gold
Tom & Mary Kay Finan
Patricia Hilton & Frank Fotia
Ann Townsell & Gary Phillips
Pam & Sam Griffith

Silver
Susan & Jeff Davis
Kelly Mackie
Keith Broome and Ben Osten
Louis VanHollen and Yvonne Perret
Colleen Peterson
Tama and Nick Scarpelli
Russell Shorto and Pamela Twigg
Clara Porcello & John Short
Karen Zealand


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