Art Speaks Juried Exhibition 2022

We are ready to bring our statewide juried exhibition back in 2022! 

This statewide show brings the best of Virginia's contemporary artists to our small-town gallery on the Chesapeake Bay. We showcase two- and three-dimensional artwork from all Virginia artists. 

The application period begins December 1. The early deadline is February 1, and the final deadline is March 1. Exhibition dates are April 30 - May 30, 2022. View/download the prospectus here.

Submit your work to the show here.

 Wendy Wells-Finn, Bay School Founder, Juror and Judge, 2022 Art Speaks Juried Exhibition   

Wendy has been creating and teaching for over 25 years.  Primarily self-taught, she studied with PBS Series Instructor and Award Winning painter Barclay Sheaks, and renowned artists Pat Dews, John Barber, Carrie Burns Brown, Nita Leland and others.  Winner of juried show awards, her work is in collections across the US and Europe.  Honored with a one-woman exhibit, nominated for the Alli Award, and recognized in the Int’l Art Expo in New York City, her other works include costume and set design for Grammy winning artists.  She is the Founder & Past Executive Director of the Bay School Community Arts Center in Mathews, VA.  

 After leaving the Bay School Wells worked as the Executive Director of the Morgan Arts Council before relocating to New York City. She spent the next years working as a consultant in the non-profit field of arts and art education, designing and implementing programs for The Central Park Conservancy Scholars Program and the Museum of Art & Design in NYC and the Salvadori Center.  In 2016, Wells opened LMNTL Art gallery and studio and in 2020 relocated the studio to Tappahannock, Virginia where she is proud to be a member of the Tappahannock Art Gallery and the Rappahannock Art League.  

 “My art takes many forms. Sometimes I try to make statements about the world and my place in it.  And sometimes I just make things. I create what wasn’t there before.” – Wendy Wells, You can visit her website at