Call for Entries- Cumberland Valley Artists and Photographers Exhibitions

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Judith Peck of Great Falls, Virginia, received the First Place Juror’s Award in the artists category
for the 2023 Cumberland Valley Artists and Photographers Exhibitions.

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.

Entries for both exhibitions must be submitted online at the following link In the right-hand sidebar click on Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.

The link goes live Sept. 29 and closes at 3 p.m. Nov. 30, 2023. Each artist can submit up to four works and can submit to either the artists exhibition OR photographers exhibition, but not both. Artists from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia may enter the competition. A First Place Juror’s Award will be named in both competitions and receive a $1,000 cash award.


Anne Gridley

Gary Graves

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 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

Lise Dube-Scherr

their professionally-honed aesthetic sensibilities in their own interiors.

Cumberland Valley Artists juror is Lise Dube-Scherr. Throughout her career, Dube-Scherr has been a champion of the arts and has sought to engage diverse communities with art in meaningful ways innovatively. 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 and has held subsequent positions as the executive director of the Driehaus Museum in Chicago and more recently as executive director of the arts service organization International Arts & Artists in Washington, D.C. Through it all, Dube-Scherr has remained committed to fostering the personal and professional growth and goals of students, adults, and emerging and seasoned creative professionals.

For complete rules, download the PDF here,, Call For Entry Flyer 2024.

For more information, call the museum at 301-739-5727 or