Art Speaks Juried Exhibition - Artist Info

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To streamline and simplify the entry process for our artists, staff, committee, and juror, we prefer you apply via our new EntryThingy call.

If technology isn't your thing, you can download the printable entry form here.

Early applications are due February 1 with a reduced fee of $25. The entry fee increases to $35 until the final deadline of March 1. The student entry fee is $20. Notification of acceptance is March 7, via email.


  • Any artist living in Virginia, at least 18 years old.
  • Original works only completed since 1/1/2016, not shown or markedly similar to work shown in a previous Art Speaks on the Bay Exhibition.
  • Eligible media include
    • 2D – painting and drawing all media, mixed media and printmaking, fine art photography
    • 3D – ceramic, glass, wood or metal functional ware, sculpture in any media, non-wearable fiber art

Join us Saturday, April 27, 4-6pm to open the show! The awards presentation will begin at 4:30.

 Prizes this year will total $5,000 with $1,500 for Best in Show!


We have a courier service available for selected artists.  We will be picking up art from around the state. Please sign up for the courier service by April 1. Once we know how many artists are participating, we will set the schedule and email the particulars. Sign up here. Make sure to select your location of choice using the drop-down menu. You will need to go to your cart at the top right of the page to check out.

If you plan to spend the night in lovely Mathews, we have several unique lodging opportunities to suit your needs.  The lovely Inn at Tabbs Creek is just down the road, and we have a variety of guest homes for rent as well.  If you prefer a more commercial setting, there are two hotels in nearby Gloucester - The Hampton Inn and The Quality Inn.


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