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The Application Deadline Has Passed for this Open Call

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Application Deadline for Artists:

June 3, 2021

Opening in the Hayloft Gallery,

August 14 – October 2, 2021

Exhibit Details

The Floyd Center for the Arts, located in beautiful, rural Floyd VA, invites visual media artists to submit work for exhibition in this juried show. This nonprofit, community arts center, is located in a renovated dairy barn that promotes the area’s rich artistic movement, by providing artistic events, exhibitions, and connections with the more heavily populated areas of Roanoke VA, Blacksburg VA, and Greensboro NC. The top cash prize for this exhibition is $500, and other cash prizes and honorable mentions will be awarded. Artwork will be selected by watercolorist Z.L.Feng. This exhibit is open to all artists 18 years of age or older. Work must be original and executed within the past two years. Video, audio, and performing works of art are not accepted for this exhibition. Exhibit dates are August 14 thru October 2, 2021, Opening Reception on Saturday, August 14, 2021.

Open to all artists 18 years of age or older. Work must be original and executed within the past two years.

All fine arts and fine craft media including painting, sculpture, graphics, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, photography, time-based/new media, and installation are accepted. Artist may submit up to three (3) artworks.

The entry fee is for up to three works and is non-refundable. 
A fee of $35 is required to submit artwork for consideration in this exhibit. Current Floyd Center for the Arts members are eligible for a reduced rate of $25. Please use coupon code JAX21 to receive this discounted fee when paying online. If you wish to become a member of The Floyd Center for Arts, please visit our website and pay for your membership before submitting your work at If paying by check, please make checks payable to: The Floyd Center for the Arts and mail it to: 220 Parkway Lane South, Suite 1, Floyd VA, 24091.

Visit to submit your images. A total of THREE (3) works of art may be submitted for jurying per artist. Submitted digital images should represent the quality and nature of the work. Work that is considerably different than the submitted images may not be accepted. Artists must submit an image showing the artwork in its entirety. Artists may submit a secondary image showing a detailed section of the work. Artists submitting 3D works may submit up to three (3) images per work of art. A total of up to nine (9) images may be submitted of the THREE (3) artworks submitted for consideration by the Juror.


  • Application deadline Thursday, June 3, 2021 (Midnight, Mountain Standard Time)

  • Notifications sent no later than Friday, June 25, 2021

  • Shipped work must arrive between Monday, August 2, and Friday, August 6, 2021

  • In-person drop-off dates are Friday, August 6, Monday, August 9, between the hours of 11 am - 3 pm. Special arrangements outside of these times may be available but must be coordinated in advance. Please contact or 540-745-4873 for more information. 

  • Opening Reception is Saturday, August 14, 2021, 5-7 pm

  • Pick up work Monday and Tuesday, October 4 or 5, 2021, 11 am - 3 pm, or by special advance arrangement.


$500 first place
$300 second place
$100 third place
5 honorable mentions
$50 post exhibit people’s choice award

August 14, 2021 – October 2, 2021
Opening Reception Saturday, August 14, 5-7 pm

Entries should arrive at The Floyd Center for the Arts between the dates of Monday, August 2, and Friday, August 6, 2021. Work arriving late or damaged or not following the required format may not be included in the exhibition. The Center will not pay for return shipping. Artist must provide return labels to:

The Floyd Center for the Arts
220 Parkway Lane, South, Suite 1
Floyd VA, 24091

Meet the Juror, Z.L. Feng

Watercolorist, Portraitist,

International Award-Winning Artist


Growing up in Shanghai, Feng painting and experimenting with different mediums, including pastel, oil, and egg tempera, before choosing his favorite, watercolor. He finds inspiration for his lovely landscapes in the countryside of the New River Valley. Those familiar with Feng’s art are also captivated by his portraits of the people of Tibet, Native Americans of New Mexico, Southern farmers, and others.


Before coming to the U.S. in 1986, Feng received his BFA degree from Shanghai Teacher’s University and taught in its art department for four years. He completed the MFA degree at Radford University in 1989 where he is currently a Professor of Art. In his homeland of China, Feng exhibited his portraits, landscapes, and illustrations in juried exhibitions. Since coming to the U.S., his work has received acclaim throughout the country, garnering more than 600 state, regional, national, and international awards with many “Best in Show” awards and Gold Medal honors in major U.S. watercolor competitions.


Feng is an artist-signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Pastel Society of America (as master pastelist). His work has been featured in The Artist’s Magazine, American Artist, Watercolor 90, Watercolor Highlight, Omni Magazine, Watercolor Magic, and the Chinese National Magazine, China-Watercolor. Additionally, his paintings have been featured in five art books published and distributed worldwide. His work was shown in a broadcast that was aired on the local PBS affiliate station in Harrisonburg, VA. Feng’s biography has been listed in the Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers of the U.S., Who’s Who in American Art, and American Art Directory.


Feng’s artwork can be found in numerous private and corporate collections, including Walt Disney, the U.S. Gulfstream Aerospace Center, and Orlando International Airport as well as the permanent collections of the Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, Missouri, and the Radford University Art Museum. His work is also in private and corporate collections in Singapore and China.

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