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Rock Spring Art Show registration now open, submissions accepted August 20-23

Rock Spring Art Show Registration Open Now

The Reynolds Homestead, in partnership with Bull Mountain Arts, is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the annual Rock Spring Art Show. Submissions will be accepted August 20-23, 2022.

"We are excited to be able to host this important art event for our region and we encourage all area artists to submit original art,” said Julie Walters Steele, director of the Reynolds Homestead. "We realize the important role art has played during the pandemic as a source of relaxation and reflection, and we look forward to seeing the art created by area residents during this time."

The Rock Spring Art Show is open to artists 18 years of age or older who reside in Patrick, Henry, Franklin, Floyd or Carroll counties in Virginia, or Surry or Stokes counties in North Carolina. Any Patrick County native, or member of Bull Mountain Arts, regardless of residence, may enter.

Entries must be the artist’s original work and completed in the past three years. The entry fee is $25 per artist; members of Bull Mountain Arts may enter for $20. Those interested in joining Bull Mountain Arts may do so when submitting art. Each artist is eligible to enter two works of art.

Art may be submitted in the following categories:  Oil Painting, Acrylic Painting, Watercolor Painting, Drawing, and 2D Mixed and 3D Media.  There is no restriction on size, however, two-dimensional art must be framed and wired for hanging. All 3D artwork must be freestanding or include its own display apparatus. Quilts should have a sleeve on the back for a hanging dowel to be inserted.


Submissions of artwork will be accepted at the Reynolds Homestead as follows:  Saturday, August 20 from 1-4pm; Sunday, August 21 from 1-4pm; Monday, August 22 from 9-4pm, and Tuesday, August 23 from 9-4pm.

The opening reception and awards ceremony for the Rock Spring Art Show will be held Thursday, September 8 at 6pm at the Reynolds Homestead. Prizes will be awarded to winners in each category. Everyone is invited to attend the reception for an opportunity to meet the artists. The art will be on exhibit September 11 through October 29 and will be open for viewing Mondays-Fridays from 9am - 4pm and on Sundays, 1-4pm.

2022 Rock Spring Art Show Application.pdf