Opening in the Hayloft Gallery, in October

Art Appalachia: 2020 is a juried exhibition of art produced by artists currently living and working in the geographical/cultural region of Appalachia. During this exhibit we plan to celebrate individual artistic passions and focuses within the region.

Spanning from Mississippi to New York, Appalachia’s geographic area is hosted by 13 states. It encompasses many majestic mountains, as well as sprawling forests, lakes, and rivers, and it is also home to a rich presence of artistic interests and abilities. Near the center of this region is The Floyd Center for the Arts, created 25 years ago by repurposing a former dairy barn in beautiful Floyd County, VA.

During this exhibit, Juror Wendy Earle looks forward to discovering more about the breadth and depth of art as it is currently being practiced in this distinctly defined, yet increasingly diverse, region of the United States.

Applications will be available early summer 2020

Meet the Juror, Wendy Earle

Wendy Earle is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC. Her interests include self-taught Southern artists, craft versus fine art and the intersection of art, science and technology. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, she was interested in the study of art and culture from a very young age. She received her BA in art history from the University of Michigan and her MA in art history from the University of Texas at Austin. Wendy was previously the curator of collections and exhibitions at the Museum of the Southwest, and has interned at the Dallas Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art and the Museo Larco in Lima, Peru.

Floyd Center for the Arts

220 Parkway Lane South

Suite 1

Floyd, VA 24091


Phone: 540-745-2784

Normal Business Hours:

Mon - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm

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