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Virginia is for Artists (was Practice What You Teach)

This state-wide call features a showcase of artwork from artists all over the Commonweath.  This was formerly an exhibit for art educators that is being delayed.  Teachers are still welcome to enter!  (And you should–there is a special Art Educator award category!)


The exhibition is juried by Anne Garnett Wolcott, PhD – Adjunct Professor, Old Dominion University.  Prize money totals $675.  The opening reception is  October 2nd, 6 pm. – 8 pm.

The Virginia Beach Art Center is a popular venue for local and regional art, with a loyal following of patrons as well as a high daily visitor count.  We invite you to join our art family for the month of October and help us celebrate artists throughout Virginia.  This exhibition will be both hung in the Gallery and also featured as an online exhibition on our website.

Exhibition: October 2 – November 1, 2020

Submission Deadline: September 8, 2020
Notifications Sent: September 12th, 2020
Delivery: Shipped works received Sept. 23-28, Hand-delivered works received Sept. 26, 27, (28 by appointment) or 29.
Awards Presentation: October 2, 6:30 – 8 pm.
Awards Presentation Livestream:  Oct 2, 7 pm. on “The Artists Gallery at the Virginia Beach Art Center–VBAC” Facebook page
Exhibition ends: November 1, 4 pm.
Artists Talks (optional): November 1, 2-4 pm.
Pick up in person: November 3, 10 am. to 5 pm.
Return Shipping: VBAC staff will repack and ship no later than November 3rd. Artists who participate in the art talks may take their works with them Nov. 1 at 4 pm.Submission Fee:

$35 for up to three works (non-refundable)


A total of $675 in cash awards will be given.

Best in Show:  $200

Award of Excellence:  $100

Award of Merit:   $75

Art Educator Special Award: $100

4 Honorable Mentions: $50 each

View more details about this exhibit including eligibility, submission process, limitations, and more.


Call 757-425-6671 or email artistsgallery@artcentervb.org

Virginia Beach Art Center

532 Virginia Beach Blvd.

Virginia Beach, VA 23451