From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands
William King Museum of Art
Entry Deadline: Jul. 19
William King Museum of Art celebrates the diversity of regional artistic talent with its biennial exhibition, From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands. This major exhibition of new works by artists working in all media highlights the continuing artistic vision of individuals in our region. The 2019 exhibition will open at the William King Museum of Art, Abingdon, Virginia, on October 3, 2019, and will continue through February 9, 2020.
Artists working in all media are invited to submit images or, in the case of performance art, a DVD, for consideration. From These Hills defines William King Museum of Art’s commitment to the creative spirit of the artists who live and work in the Southern Appalachian Highlands.
Rebecca Elliot has served as Assistant Curator of Craft, Design & Fashion at the Mint Museum since 2012. At the Mint, she has curated or co-curated several exhibitions related to craft and design on subjects including the costume design process of William Ivey Long; the art and craft of shoemaking; and body adornment in contemporary studio jewelry. Elliot has served on selection panels for the Arts & Science Council in Charlotte and has juried shows including the Kentuck Festival of the Arts (Kentuck, AL), Artsplosure (Raleigh, NC), and Artisphere (Greenville, SC). Prior to joining the Mint, she held curatorial positions at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Cranbrook Art Museum, and assisted on numerous exhibitions on craft and design at both institutions. Elliot holds a BA cum laude in Art History from Smith College and an MA in Art History from The University of Chicago.
Images and support materials due: July 19, 2019
Accepted artists will be notified via email by: August 16
Delivery of artwork: September 16 – 20
Public reception: October 3, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibition opens: October 3
Exhibition closes: February 9, 2020
Artwork picked up by artist: February 10 – 14, 2020