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We are excited to bring the 45th Annual JEB Stuart Art Show to you again this year! Things will look a bit different, but we will be doing the show and offering a safe environment for viewing. Here’s a short list of how we will be handling things.

Art Entries

Art will be taken in August 23 – 26 at the Reynolds Homestead, and artists are requested to register for a day and time so we can control the flow of traffic and keep things clean.  Register Here. 

Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony will be held via Zoom on Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m. We will feature each artist’s work being awarded its ribbon.
Join the ceremony.

Gallery Viewing

The gallery for viewing will be open to the public via appointment on Fridays, beginning September 11, from 10:00 to 3:00, and Sundays, beginning September 13, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., through October 18. You may bring a group of 6 people to view the exhibition. 
Make an appointment. 

A virtual art show will also be available for viewing online as well, for you to share will relative and friends across the world!

Masks are required and social distancing will be observed at the Reynolds Homestead until the pandemic has subsided. We appreciate everyone’s observance of these protocols from Virginia Tech that are designed to keep us all safe and healthy.


Show Information

The JEB Stuart Art Show is for adults only; the Reynolds Homestead Student Art Show is held in March and April.  Eighteen-year-old seniors in high school may participate in either show, but not both.

Photography is not eligible for this show. The Nancy Susan Reynolds Memorial Photography Show will be held in November and December

Artist Eligibility

Artists must be 18 years of age or older.

Artists must reside in Patrick, Henry, Franklin, Floyd or Carroll counties in Virginia, or Surry or Stokes counties in North Carolina.

Any Patrick County native, regardless of where you live now, is eligible.

Any member of Bull Mountain Arts may enter, regardless of place of residence.

All work must be your original work, completed within the last 3 years, and not shown in a previous JEB Stuart Art Show.

Two works of art may be entered.

A non-refundable entry fee of $25.00 per artist is required; members of Bull Mountain Arts may enter for $20.00.  Please make entry checks payable to Treasurer of Virginia Tech.

If you would like to join Bull Mountain Arts, you may do so at the time you enter your artwork. Membership fee is $20.00, and a separate check in that amount should be made out to Bull Mountain Arts.

Winning entries will be displayed at the Creative Arts Center / Chamber of Commerce during the month of November, unless otherwise requested. Unfortunately, the Patrick County Library is unable to host the winners due to the restrictions of the pandemic.

Categories of Work

Category 1:  Oil Paintings
Category 2:  Acrylic Paintings
Category 3:  Watercolor Paintings
Category 4:  Drawing (Charcoal, pen & Ink, pencil, colored pencil, pastels)
Category 5:  2D Mixed Media and 3-Dimensional

Each category must have a minimum of 6 entries to be judged. All entries are eligible for Best in Show, merit, and special awards.

All two-dimensional art must be framed and wired for hanging, no saw tooth or triangle hangers. There is no restriction on size of 2D artwork.  Stretched canvas on a wooden frame does not need to be reframed, but it does need to be wired for hanging.

All 3D artwork must either be freestanding or include its own display apparatus. Quilts should have a sleeve on the back for a dowel to be inserted.

To receive an entry form, email Lisa Martin at