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Hayloft Gallery, Aug 14 - Oct 2: National Juried Exhibit

Updated: Sep 27, 2021

Join us for the 2021 National Juried Exhibition taking place from August 14th until October 2nd, in the Hayloft Gallery. For this exhibition, the Floyd Center of the Arts asked artists throughout the country to submit their fine arts and fine craft media created within the last two years including painting, sculpture, graphics, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, photography, time-based / new media, and installation, and they responded! Juror Z.L. Feng has selected 82 pieces from more than 275 submissions, representing a wide array of work from 18 different states, including the Pacific Northwest, the Northeastern United States, Texas, Wisconsin and many other points in between.


Saturday Aug. 14, 5-7 pm

Meet the Juror, Z.L. Feng

Watercolorist, Portraitist, International Award-Winning Artist

Growing up in Shanghai, Feng began painting at age seven and never stopped, experimenting with different mediums, including pastel, oil, and egg tempera, before choosing his favorite, watercolor. “With watercolor, you cannot cover your mistakes, so you must know what you are doing,” he says. He finds inspiration for his lovely landscapes in the countryside of the New River Valley: “Usually I go around­­ - to the river, the forest, the lake – to try and find interesting compositions.”

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 300 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.

Participating Artists

Em Ambach - Floyd, VA

Jo Andersen - Tucson, AZ

Shara Appanaitis - Blacksburg, VA

Trenia Bell - Radford, VA

Chris Bolduc - Check, VA

Michael Borowski - Blacksburg, VA

Julia Bowden - Winston Salem, NC

Amy Broderick - Jupiter, FL

J Julian De Rise - Reston, VA

Jay Denny - Henrico, VA

David Ferrell - Radford, VA

Michelle Fisher - Roanoke, VA

Aileen Fletcher - Christiansburg, VA

Christopher Fowler - Point of Rocks, MD

Michael Frechette - Philadelphia, PA

Aimee Fresia - Lee's Summit, MO

Robert Gilbert - Edinburg, TX

Dianne Gillis-Robinson - Blacksburg, VA

Pamela Goff - Christiansburg, VA

Blake Gore - Christiansburg, VA

Marcia Haffmans - Richmond, VA

Amy Herzel - Blue Ridge, VA

Linda Hinson - Riner, VA

Kaitlyn Houston - Floyd, VA

Richard Howell - Lake Oswego, OR

John 'Wiley' Johnson, Jr. - Raleigh, NC

Sidra Kaluszka - Radford, VA

Savannah Leeman - Radford, VA

Ruth Lefko - Christiansburg, VA

H Leopold - Floyd, VA

AnaMarie Liddell - Charlottesville, VA

Mary Ann Lomonaco - Larchmont, NY

Gina Louthian-Stanley - Roanoke, VA

Aurora Lucas - Wytheville, VA

Rina Lucas - Riner, VA

Cheryl Mackian - Willis, VA

James March - Cleveland, OH

Elisabetta Marmolo - Bethesda, MD

Suzanna Mars - Gainesville, FL

Andrea Martens - Roanoke, VA

Janet Martinet - Manassas, VA

Corinne McAuley - Surprise, AZ

Jennifer McCracken - Westerville, OH

David McCrae - Seattle, WA

Joan Meade - Chapel Hill, NC

Aynex Mercado - Frederick, MD

Pippi Miller - Pearisburg, VA

Michael Morris - Roanoke, VA

Paul Murray - Jamestown, RI

Jonathan Murrill - Vinton, VA

Cassidy Nelson - Draper, VA

Matthew Palamara - Radford, VA

Dawn Petrill - Dublin, OH

Dianne Phillips - Howardsville, VA

Timothy Porter - Winston-Salem, NC

C. Maura Poshka - Paxton, IL

Michael Potts - Phoenix, AZ

Debra Raines - Clinton, NC

Brian Row - San Marcos, TX

Burley Rudacille - Reston, VA

Mary Lee Ruff - Newport News, VA

Tiara Safic-Martin - Sumter, SC

Kelsey Scharf - Oak Harbor, OH

Laura Sexton - Gastonia, NC

Nikolai Shveitser - Floyd, VA

Caroline Staller - Columbia, MO

Lois Stephens - Blacksburg, VA

Joanna Sunshine - Blacksburg, VA

Donald Sunshine - Blacksburg, VA

G Jackson Tanner - Springfield, VA

Sara Taylor - Blacksburg, VA

Linda Waggaman - Radford, VA

Dana Wheeles - Charlottesville, VA

Shaun Whiteside - Radford, VA

Will Wolf - Philadelphia, PA

Michael Woodle - Conway, SC

Yingde Wu - Missouri, TX

Geraldine Young - Blacksburg, VA

National Juried Exhibition Prizes

$500 first place

$300 second place

$100 third place

5 honorable mentions

$50 post exhibit people’s choice award

We Extend a Special Thank You to Clark Gas and & Oil for

Sponsoring the Awards for this Exhibition

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