Applications Will Be
Available April 17, 2021
Application Deadline for Artists:
June 3, 2021
Opening in the Hayloft Gallery,
August 14 – October 2, 2021
The Floyd Center for the Arts is located in beautiful, rural Floyd VA. We invite artists to submit work for exhibition in our 2021 juried show, which has the goal of bringing our talented local artists together with artists from across the country. This year's exhibit will not have a theme. It will embrace & celebrate the varied and diverse ideas, motivations, and creativity of the artists that participate.
We are a nonprofit, community arts center. Our home is a renovated dairy barn with 7 acres of land and multiple outbuildings that house workshop studios, private art studios, and provide business incubators. We promote 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. Artwork will be selected by Juror Z.L. Feng, a watercolorist, portraitist, and international award-winning artist. This exhibit is open to all artists 18 years of age or older. Work must be original and executed within the past two years. Exhibit dates are August 14 thru October 2, 2021.
Meet the Juror, Z.L. Feng
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.