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2024 Featured Artist of the Year

Zora Dulaney

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About the Featured Artists Program

The Featured Artist of the Year is a platform given to one artist for a full year. This position allows them to broaden their network within our community, to share their passion and art techniques. These artists have the opportunity to curate an exhibition in the Hayloft Gallery, as well as to offer demonstrations and workshops throughout the year. 

The Floyd Center for the Arts

is proud to announce our 2024 Featured Artist, Zora Dulaney


Statement by the Artist


"Hi! I’m Zora Dulaney and I’ve been chosen to be Artist of the Year 2024. I've been living in Floyd for 4 years now, but Floyd has been close to my heart since I was little. My grandparents, Kathy and Haden Dulaney own Highland Farm, and I spent many days as a young child nestled away in the corner of Floyd known as Alum Ridge. Though I was raised in Franklin County, I graduated high school here, and my family is here, so Floyd feels more like home. I’m currently a sophomore at JMU studying graphic design, but most of my artistic endeavors are outside of school. I painted the mural behind Cocoa Mia, as well as one at the high school. I’m in a band based out of Roanoke, and I travel and perform with my friends’ performance art group. When I graduate I plan on moving back to Floyd, buying land and a house just down the road from my family, and continuing to be a member of what I believe is one of the most vibrant artistic communities in Virginia."

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