Call for Entries–Annual Cumberland Valley Artists & Photographers Exhibition

Call for Entries for Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition

and Cumberland Valley Photographers Exhibition

Now until November 19, 2021

HAGERSTOWN, MDThe Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce a call for entries for the Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition (CVA) and the Cumberland Valley Photographers Exhibition. (CVP) The deadline for entry is Friday, November 19, 2021 – 3:00 p.m.. The Exhibitions will be on view from February 19 to April 24, 2022.

An annual tradition since 1933, the Cumberland Valley Artists and Cumberland Valley Photographers exhibition showcases, celebrates, and supports artists of the Cumberland Valley region. Each year, hundreds of works are submitted for consideration for inclusion by exhibition jurors.

Entries are to be submitted online at

The Best of Show Award for the Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon includes a $1,000 cash award. Each photographer may submit up to four photographs. The Best of Show Award for the Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition includes a $1,000 cash award. Each artist may submit up to four works.

V. Anderson


This year’s jurors are Virginia M. G. Anderson for CVA and Dan Leers for CVP.

Dr. Virginia M. G. Anderson is the Curator of American Art and Department Head of American Painting & Sculpture and Decorative Arts at The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), and is an Adjunct Professor in the Program in Museums and Society at Johns Hopkins University. From 2005 to 2010, Virginia was the Michael and Diane Maher Assistant Curator of American Art at the Harvard Art Museums. She is a scholar of American painting from the 19th century to the present, and her research interests also include the intersection of collecting and identity. Her recent exhibitions at the BMA include Oletha DeVane: Traces of the Spirit (2019); By Their Creative Force: American Women Modernists (2019-20); Free Form: 20th-Century Studio Craft (2019-20); and Katharina Grosse: Is It You? (2020-21). She has a BA in Government from Harvard University, and received her PhD in Art History from Boston University.

Dan Leers

Dan Leers is Curator of Photography at Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA). He graduated with a BA in Art History from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, and an MA in Modern Art/Curatorial Studies from Columbia University, New York. Previously, he was the Beaumont and Nancy Newhall Curatorial Fellow in the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Leers came to CMOA in 2015, and since that time has organized numerous exhibitions and written many publications. Recent projects include William Henry Fox Talbot and the Promise of Photography (2017–2018); Forum 80: Deana Lawson (2018); An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain (2020); and Trevor Paglen: Opposing Geometries (2020–2021). Leers is currently working on two upcoming projects with Sara Greenberger Rafferty (October 2021) and the Gordon Parks Foundation (April 2022).

More information can be found at . For questions, please contact the museum at 301-739-5727 or


Located In beautiful City Park, Hagerstown, Maryland, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts was founded in 1931, the legacy of Hagerstown native Anna Brugh Singer and her husband, Pittsburgh-born artist William Henry Singer, Jr. Featuring a collection of more than 6,000 objects, the Museum has important holdings of American painting, Old Masters, decorative arts, and sculpture. The Museum schedules an ambitious program of exhibitions, lectures, concerts, tours, and talks featuring national and international artists, as well as a yearly showcase of the art of students in Washington County Public Schools.  Its free youth art education programs have served four generations of local families.


Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is located at 401 Museum Drive, Hagerstown, Maryland. Free parking is available adjacent to the Museum. Hours are 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday; 100 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday; the Museum is closed Mondays and major holidays.


The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts has been FREE to the public since 1931.