Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition

An annual tradition since the 1930s, Cumberland Valley Artists exhibitions showcase, celebrate, and support artists of the Cumberland Valley region. Each year, hundreds of works are submitted for consideration for inclusion by exhibition jurors.

Cumberland Valley Artists will be June 15 through Aug. 26, 2024.

Cumberland Valley Artists juror is Lise Dube-Scherr. Throughout her career, Dube-Scherr has been a champion of the arts and has sought to innovatively engage diverse communities with art in meaningful ways. A native of Canada, Lise started her career developing and teaching art classes and workshops at community centers and museums including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the National Gallery of Canada. She has held been the director of education at the Allentown (Pa) Art Museum. She has held subsequent positions as the executive director of the Driehaus Museum in Chicago and executive director of the arts service organization International Arts & Artists in Washington, D.C. She is dean of Continuing and Professional Studies at Delaware College of Art & Design.

Saturday, June 15, 1-3 p.m. Cumberland Valley Artists Opening Reception. Enjoy light refreshments, socialize with the artists, and enjoy a first look at the exhibition. Award-winning artists will join juror Lise Dubé-Scherr, dean of Continuing and Professional Studies at Delaware College of Art & Design, for a conversation about this year’s exhibition. Free, but registration encouraged by calling Donna Rastelli at 301-739-5727 or emailing her at


  • First Place Juror’s Award, $1,000 – Rhonda Smith of Keedysville, Maryland, “Roulette Farm,” linocut
  • Second Place Juror’s Award, $500 – Jayne Gaskin of Reston, Virginia, “The Commuter,” quilting
  • Third place Juror’s Award, $250 – Sage Chandler of Lovettsville, Virginia, “Feather Earrings,” oil on canvas
  • Washington County Arts Council Inc. Award, $250Jamie Hardges of Hagerstown,  Maryland, “By Another Name,” clay sculpture.
  • The Valley Art Association Award, $250. Given to honor present and previous members whose love of art and whose contributions to the Association have enriched the organization and the community: Virginia Hair and Carol B. Lovell – Susan Shalowitz of Rockville, Maryland, “Sonata,” oil on canvas
  • Clyde H. Roberts Memorial Award for Best Watercolor, $250, sponsored by the children of Clyde H. Roberts – Patricia Boyst of Hagerstown, Maryland, “Time to Circle Around,” watercolor
  • Director’s Award Given in Memory of Lee Weaver, $250 – Will be announced at a later date.