Cumberland Valley Photographers Exhibition

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts has announced a Call for Entries for the 2024 Cumberland Valley Photographers and Cumberland Valley Artists exhibitions at the museum.

An annual tradition since the 1930s, the Cumberland Valley Photographers and 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.

New this year, the exhibitions will not run concurrently. Cumberland Valley Photographers will be on view from March 23 through June 2, 2024. Cumberland Valley Artists will be June 15 through Aug. 26, 2024. However, the dates for submission and evaluation are the same for both exhibitions.



Anne Gridley

The Cumberland Valley Photographers Exhibition will be juried by Anne Gridley and Gary Graves, of Gridley + Graves Photography.  The two photographers met as students at the Rochester Institute of

Technology, where they each graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art from RIT’s School of Photography. After graduation from RIT, Graves continued his studies at the Banff Centre (Canada). Their work as commercial photographers includes editorial features in home design magazines and books, plus projects for interior designers and architects. “East Coast to West Coast, we have been on assignment in nearly all 50 states, but we primarily work in the Midwest, South and New England,” Gridley said. Photographs produced by Gridley + Graves have been featured on 100 magazine covers and are included in nearly 40 anthologies on home and design. In 1999, G+G coauthored the book “Window Boxes Inside and Out” with James Cramer and Dean Johnson. Whether on assignment or wandering the backroads of America, Gridley finds time to photograph iconic American landscapes. And with their traveling companions Welsh corgis Rookie and Winnie, Gridley and Graves log more than 50,000 miles a year traveling from shoot to shoot. The two are also avid collectors who use their professionally-honed aesthetic sensibilities in their own interiors.

Gary Graves