Call for Entries- Cumberland Valley Artists and Photographers Exhibitions
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts has announced a call for entries for the Cumberland Valley Artists (CVA) and Cumberland Valley Photographers (CVP) Exhibitions. Entries will be accepted from September 15 to November 9, 2022, at 3 p.m.
An annual tradition since 1933, the Cumberland Valley Artists and Cumberland Valley Photographers 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. The exhibitions will be on view from February 11 to April 23, 2023.
Entries are to be submitted online at https://www.smarterentry.com/CallsForEntry. The link will not go live until September 15.
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.
MEET THE JURORS
This year’s jurors are Mary Morton for CVA and Leo Hsu for CVP.Mary Morton is curator and head of the French paintings department at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. She received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in history, and her doctorate from Brown University, concentrating on 19th- and early 20th-century European painting. Morton began her curatorial career in the European art department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and then as associate curator of paintings at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Her exhibition projects before arriving at the NGA include Courbet and the Modern Landscape (2006), Oudry’s Painted Menagerie (2007), and The Spectacular Art of Jean-Léon Gérôme (2010). At the National Gallery, she organized the presentation of Gauguin: Maker of Myth (2011), a reinstallation of the Gallery’s renowned 19th-century collection (2012); Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye (2015), Cézanne Portraits (2017-18), Corot Women (2018) and True to Nature: Open-Air Painting in Europe, 1780-1870 (2020). In 2018, the French government awarded her the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.
Leo Hsu’s life has been spent with photography. He is the interim executive director of Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh and is an instructor in the photography program at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a managing editor for the online photography resource Fraction Magazine and was the director of online development for the photojournalism/documentary photography magazine and website Foto8. Hsu holds a doctorate in anthropology from New York University and a certificate in the program in Culture and Media (New York). He has written extensively about photography and worked as a newspaper photographer. More information can be found at https://wcmfa.org/call-for-entries/ . For questions, please contact the museum at 301-739-5727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.