Holiday Marketplace 2017 Prospectus and Registration Form


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November 15, 2017  -  December 21, 2017


§  FEE…$ 20.00 Beckley Art Center  Member * $30.00 non member

§  20%  courtesy commission on all sales  to the Gallery

§  Deadline for registrations September 30, 2017


                                                                 OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK



Jewelry* Fabric Art* Wood Art*  Dolls* Quilts* Paintings*  Steampunk*Portraits*Pop Art* Baskets* Fine Art- oils, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media* Heritage Art* Abstracts* Pop Art* Steampunk* Miniatures* Abstract Expressionism* Dolls* musical Instruments* Literary Art: novels, non-fiction, fiction, coffee table books,  poetry* Adult Coloring Books, Sculpture, Pottery, Knitting, Crocheting* Tatting* 3D Art* Soaps* Tablecloths* Baby’s First Book* Jellies* Candies*Cakes and Baked Goods* Gift Baskets* Art Dolls* Ornaments* Silk Flowers* Calendars* Specialty Tea* Photography* Porcelain* Hand Painted Clothing* Stained Glass* Painted Furniture* Quilts* Crocheted Items* Knitted Item* Notecards, Holiday Cards*

Other  Creations…Just Tell US ABOUT YOUR ART! 


    FOR MORE INFO CALL:    Peggy Debnam at (304)-923-4822


Artists of 2017 Juried Exhibit Selected

The Beckley Arts Center announces the artists of the 2017 Juried Art Exhibit.

Ginger Danz, Judy Ragland, Debbie Lester, Bobby Jones, Barbara Daniel, JoAnn Byron, Amabile Milano, Deborah Herndon, Matthew Carr, Kevin King, Brenda Kincaid, Liz Fisher, Debbie Frye, Cecil Runions, Ed Rehbein, Sharol Batey, Gayle Jennings, Stefani Shorts, and Rod Childress.

There will be a reception at the gallery on Friday, July 7 from 6-7:30 pm. The exhibit will be on display through August 26, 2017.

The exhibition was open to all visual artists over the age of 18 in all media. Entries are original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been previously exhibited in The Beckley Art Center.



May/June 2017 Figuratively Speaking Exhibit Prospectus

Beckley Art Center is seeking original representational artwork of any subject matter and media, for our 2017 Figuratively Speaking Art Exhibition. Figurative art is any form of modern art that retains strong references to the real world and particularly the human figure.

Download Prospectus Here.


A non-refundable fee is required from each entrant. You may enter 2 works of art for a fee of $15 for members or $20 for nonmembers. You may enter additional work with an additional entry fee. An individual artist may not exhibit more than 4 works of art for this show.

Mail or deliver entries to: Beckley Art Center, 600 Johnstown Road, Beckley, WV 25801


One People’s Choice Award in the amount of $75 will be awarded.

Opening Reception: May 20, 6pm – 8pm                  Exhibition Run: May 17 – July 1

Drop off Work: May 10, 11, or 12                              Pick up work: June 30 or July 1, 11am – 5pm

Beckley Art Center Announces First Annual Community Supported Art Program


Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. With the same buy-local spirit in mind, Community Supported Art is a similar endeavor to support local art, artists and collectors. We are seeking artists of all disciplines to launch our inaugural Community Supported Art (CSA) program.

Our local CSA program is modeled on the Community Supported Art project created by Springboard for the Arts .

Artists will be selected by a jury of local food and art luminaries to receive a stipend of $1,000, great connections to local collectors and promotional support.

How CSA works

Selected artists will create 50 "shares" for the program. A typical share will consist of a work of art/object of artists production - multiples are encouraged, however creative ideas that translate your practice into this format or connect to themes like sustainability, farm, or food are also welcome. For example a limited edition of vinyl 7", a run of screen-prints, series of small tea cups, run of photographs, tickets to an upcoming performance or event, letterpress editions of a poem or short story, or even 50 small original paintings. Collaborations between artist or work by collectives are also welcome.

Interested consumers/collectors will purchase a share (aka a "membership" or a "subscription") and in return receive 3 "farm boxes" of locally produced artwork at intervals this season. The pick-up evenings will be at local art sites and will feature music, food and entertainment.

Benefits of the CSA program include

For Artists

  • Support for the creation of new work
  • Establish relationships with local collectors and patrons
  • Participate in the launch of an exciting new model of art support and distribution!

For CSA Members

  • Receive multiple works from local emerging and mid-career artists at a fantastic value!
  • Develop relationships with the local artists and art community
  • Discover new artists and explore a variety of disciplines
  • Support local artists' careers and a vibrant community

CSA Application

To apply for consideration in the CSA program please submit the following materials via email to with the words "CSA" in the Subject Field by May 13, 2016.

  • Resume
  • Samples of your current work:

VISUAL ARTISTS Please provide 8 images at 72 dpi jpgs, 900 pixels or less in the longest direction.
MUSICIANS Please provide 3 MP3 audio files (images must also be included to illustrate format and packaging)
PERFORMING ARTS Please provide links to 3-5 video examples of your work hosted at an outside site. For example: YouTube, Vimeo, etc.
WRITERS Please provide 3-5 writing samples in either PDF or Word doc format.

  • Artist’s Statement
    A brief artist’s statement and proposal for the work you would create for the project. Why is this work a good fit for the Community Supported Art program? (One page max.)

Selected artists will be notified by June 10, 2016.


  • Proposed work must be completed by August 12, 2016.
  • Please contact us if your work sample does not fit the suggested formats.
  • Full stipend and delivery arrangements will be available upon acceptance of contract.
  • The stipend award is intended to assist with the production costs of the pieces.
  • Work should be easily transportable and fit into an 18" x 12" x 12" box.

For questions regarding the program or application process contact Joanie Newman at 304-253-9226.