Bay School News

Call for Artists to Enter the Art Speaks 2020 Juried Exhibition January 13 2020, 0 Comments

The Bay School has issued a call for artists for the Art Speaks 8th Annual Juried Exhibition.  The show will open April 25 with a reception and will run through May 26.  Prizes will total $5000, including $1500 for Best in Show.  The show is open to all Virginia artists and includes both 2-D and 3-D media. The early-bird deadline for entries is February 1, 2020.  The final entry deadline is March 1, 2020. 

All prize-winning artists in the 2020 show will be invited to participate in Arts Speaks Encore.  This new show will highlight the prize-winners in an encore exhibition of their work, featuring pieces not included in the juried show.  Art Speaks Encore will open with a reception at the Bay School on July 31, 2020 and will run through August 25.

Nicole McCormick Santiago, an artist and Assistant Professor at the College of William & Mary, where she teaches Drawing and Color Theory, will be the show’s judge and juror.  After earning her MFA in Painting from the University of New Hampshire in 2003, Santiago has taught at a number of institutions, including Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Oregon State University, and Berea College.  Her work has been featured in the Artist’s Magazine and the International Painting Annual 1 (INPA-1) as well as other notable publications.  Santiago has shown in over 70 group, juried, and solo exhibitions. She is currently represented by First Street Gallery in New York.

Artists who enter this year’s show are eligible for a 25% discount on an advertisement in the show’s program.  Copies of the program will be distributed not only to attendees at the show but to sponsors, advertisers, local businesses, and art galleries throughout the state as well. 

The Bay School has a courier service to deliver and return selected artwork throughout the state.  Artists interested in learning more about the show and Nicole McCormick Santiago are encouraged to visit

 Artists can apply online here.

Mathews Market Days poster judging July 01 2014, 0 Comments

The original artwork for the Mathews Market Days poster contest are arriving in the studio for judging.  A panel of creative judges will be evaluating the artwork this week and choosing this year's poster design.  The unveiling will take place in a public reception in the Art Speaks Gallery on Sunday, August 17 at 2:00 pm.

Art Speaks 2014 Award Winners July 01 2014, 0 Comments

Best in Show - Dennis Rundlett

2 Dimensional Award Winners 1st place Katherine Gilbert, 2nd place Kristen Dahms, 3rd place Mel Talley

3 Dimensional Award Winners 1st place Paul Klassett, 2nd place Ida Trusch, 3rd place Ampofo-Anti

Honorable Mentions Kate Duffy, Nicaragua, ink & watercolor; Nancy Bruce, two pieces, Dark Sea and Bridge; Barbara Hennig-Loomis, drawing Rita Cutler, Hooked Rug; Emma Lou Martin, mixed media collage; Dorothy Fagan, mixed media painting

Art Speaks on the Bay Juried Artists Announced!! May 30 2014, 0 Comments

The artist list for the Arts Speaks on the Bay Juried Art Show is posted on our website. Check it out, it's going to be a great show!