A! Magazine for the Arts

William King Museum to Add Fifth Exhibition Space

May 27, 2010

ABINGDON VA - An important part of William King Museum's mission is to exhibit work by local artists.

The museum is inviting artists to submit a portfolio of recent work for solo and group exhibitions to be held monthly. Also encouraged are self-curated group exhibitions based on a theme or concept. The museum will consider projects in all media. Opening receptions will be held for each exhibition.

Submissions should include:

* cover letter
* brief artist bio and statement
* up to20 digital slides on a CD at 300dpi and suitable for printing
* slide identification sheet with title, year, medium and dimension for each work
* a self-addressed stamped envelope if you want your materials returned.

The museum will meet with a jury twice annually. If your portfolio is selected, you will be notified individually. All portfolios will be reviewed twice before taken from the selection process. Only one portfolio per artist/curator per year will be accepted.

Send portfolios to:

Portfolio Submission
William King Museum
P.O. Box 2256
Abingdon, VA 24212

Note: Do not send original artwork. The museum will not take responsibility for original materials and will not review them if received.

For more information, call the Curatorial Department at 276-628-5005 or visit www.williamkingmuseum.org.

William King Museum is located at 415 Academy Drive in Abingdon. Free parking is available and the facility is fully accessible. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Museum is closed on Monday and some holidays.

The Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums, a Partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and a member of the Virginia Association of Museums and the Southeastern Museums Conference.