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West Virginia Division of Culture and History

8/15/2011

West Virginia Division of Culture and History
presents West Virginia Wildlife exhibition

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) has unveiled a new exhibit, West Virginia Wildlife, the third of four in the Inspired: A West Virginia Series of Juried Exhibitions at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. The show is in the Commissioner’s Gallery of the West Virginia State Museum and will remain on display through Feb. 5, 2012. The exhibition is free and the public is invited to view the show which consists of 36 works by 29 artists in the areas of painting, print/drawing, photography, mixed media and crafts. A complete list of exhibitors, including the award winners, is included.

Tim Flanigan, professional photographer, outdoor writer, program presenter and naturalist from Bedford, Pa., served as juror for the show. He is a full-time freelance writer and photographer and a contributing photographer for the Upland Almanac, Ruffed Grouse Society and Buckmasters online. His writing and photography can be seen in game and fish publications, Pennsylvania Outdoor News, Wildfowl Carving magazine, North American Whitetail magazine, Pennsylvania Game News and the Pennsylvania Game Commission calendars. He also spent 30 years as a wildlife conservation officer with the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

The Inspired series of exhibitions was conceived by WVDCH Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith as a way to commemorate the Mountain State’s sesquicentennial, which culminates in 2013. The series harkens back to the museum’s early days, when artists were asked to focus on a specific theme to help increase the size of the state’s art collection.

For more information about the exhibition West Virginia Wildlife, contact Charles Morris, director of museums and exhibits manager for the Division, at (304) 558-0220.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The Division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the Division’s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

West Virginia Wildlife Exhibitors

Ron Bailey
Beaver
Dinner Time
Photograph
and
Hanging Around
Photograph

Cynthia A. Belcher
Burlington
Northern Orioles
Watercolor and Color Pencil

Shawn Brogan
South Charleston
Frogs
Oil on Canvas

Karen Ensor Brown
Buckhannon
Out of the Wood
Painting
and
Sweet Nectar
Painting

Sheila Caim
Creston
Life and Death
Photograph
and
Tree Hugger
Photograph

John R. Fredericks
Oak Hill
Barred Owlets in Oak Tree
Photograph

Terry Harden
Martinsburg
Big Momma’s Place
Steel Art

Sharon Harms
Charleston
A Better View
Watercolor Painting

Paul Hartmann
Glenville
Butterfly Convention
Photograph

Robin A. Holstein
Diamond
Nibblin’
Photograph
and
The Dragon
Photograph

Jim Huffman
Tornado
Fast Food at the Sand Bar
Acrylic Painting on Wood

Toril Lavender
Huntington
Strings of Spring
Photograph

Gavin B. McCormack
Eleanor
“Peeking” Duck
Photograph

Ted Mobley
Hurricane
Chickadee’s Song
Pencil Drawing
and
scOWL
Pencil Drawing
Second Place, $500

Gregory Morris
Huntington
Autumn Trout
Ceramics

Laura Moul
Milton
Peeking Deer
Photograph

John J. Nesius
Charleston
Archimedes
Oil on Canvas

Shelby Oreolt
Grandview
Squirrels in Den
Oil on Canvas

Al Peery
Charleston
You Talkin’ to Me?
Photograph

Jaime Pettry
Beckley
Elegance
Photograph

Wanda Qualls
Hurricane
Gray Wolf from Kanawha County
Oil on Canvas

Carli Dawn Ratliff
Oak Hill
Red Bellied Woodpecker in a Paulownia (Elephant Ear Tree)
Gouache Painting
and
Squirrel in a Paulownia (Elephant Ear Tree)
Gouache Painting
Best of Show, Purchase Award, $1,000

Steve Rotsch
Charleston
Bobcat in Tree
Photograph
Third Place, $250
and
Gray Fox in the Snow
Photograph

Mary Russell
Charleston
Cougar – Greeting the Morning
Oil on Canvas

Gregory M. Sava
Birch River
Super-sized Lunch
Photograph

Debbie Kalt Sisson
Ripley
Backyard Butterflies
Watercolor Painting

Betty Warner
Charleston
River Otter Romp
Painting

Barbara Marsh Wilson
Hurricane
Blue Heron
Monoprint

Karen Wolfe
Given
All in a Day’s Work
Acrylic Painting


Contact Information

Charles Morris
WV Division of Culture & History
304-558-0220

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