A! Magazine for the Arts

'From These Hills' seeks entries

February 23, 2021

William King Museum of Art in Abingdon, Virginia, announces a call for artists for its biennial exhibition, “From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands.”

The call is open to artists working in any media: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass, textiles, mixed media, video or performance art in Southwest Virginia, Northeast Tennessee, Western North Carolina, Southern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky.

William King Museum of Art celebrates the diversity of regional artistic talent with this biennial exhibition. This major exhibition of new works by artists working in all media highlights the continuing artistic vision of individuals in the region. The 2021 exhibition opens at the William King Museum of Art Sept. 30 and continues through Feb. 6, 2022. Deadline for submissions is July 19. Accepted artists are notified via email by Aug. 16.

This exhibition is guest-curated by Michael Rooks, curator of modern and contemporary art at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia.

To request a prospectus, email Anna Buchanan, curator of contemporary fine art & craft, at abuchanan@wkmuseum.org or visit williamkingmuseum.org. Submission fee of $20 is required upon entry.

For information on exhibitions or events at William King Museum of Art visit www.williamkingmuseum.org or call 276-628-5005.

William King Museum of Art regular operating hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Admission to the museum is free. For information on exhibitions or events at William King Museum of Art visit williamkingmuseum.org or call 276-628-5005. Register for classes and events on WKMA’s website.

William King Museum of Art is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is a partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, a member of the Virginia Association of Museums, and is funded in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.