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Perspectives Gallery  and BRAA are proud to announce the annual Theme Show 'Place'

'Place' is a juried exhibition for current members of the Blacksburg Regional Art Association (BRAA) and will take place at the Virginia Tech Perspectives Gallery, VT Squires Student Center, June 8th to July 31st 2021

There will be no physical opening reception due to COVID restrictions.

The concept for the title has to do with being in a ‘place’ and reflecting on that through the process creating using the visual arts.

‘Place’ is to be interpreted by each artist through their medium of choice.

- Original artwork/no kits 

- Up to two (2) pieces per artist  

- Artwork must be have been created between 2019 – 2021 & not have been previously exhibited at Virginia Tech

- All framing/presentation must be done using conservation methods and/or materials with a focus on quality

- Work may not be larger than 60 inches in any direction, and weigh no more than 50lbs

- Time-based media submitted on a thumb drive with detailed directions and access to the artist during installation

- All sale inquires will be directed to the artist by gallery staff

- Art must remain on exhibit during the entire published show times

- Entries must follow competition theme​

Actual work must be submitted to Perspective Gallery front desk (2nd Floor Squires Student Center, Virginia Tech) for jurying:  

  • Friday, April 30, 2021 from 12 p.m.  –  7 p.m. 

  • Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 12 p.m.  – 5 p.m.

Early and late entries cannot be accepted. If you are unable to deliver your work during these times, please ask someone to do this for you.

Notification of acceptance by Friday May 14.

Pick-up date for art not selected is Monday May 17th or May 18th between 11a.m. – 4 p.m.

Please use these Art Tags:


Current paid-up BRAA members for 2021

Deadline for entries: April 30th – May 1st , 2021

Notification of acceptance: May 14th, 2021 

Pick-up date for art not selected is Monday May 17th or May 18th 11a.m. – 4 p.m.  

Jenine Culligan is the Director and Curator at he Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia. Culligan earned her M.A. in Art History and Museum Studies from Case Western Reserve University, a jointprogram with the Cleveland Museum of Art, and her B.A. majoring in Art History with a minor in studio art from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. As a generalist, she has more than thirty years of experience working in art museums, overseeing, and acquiring artwork for collections, and organizing over 300 exhibitions. One of Culligan’s main emphasis throughout her career has been to promote, exhibit, and acquire art by women artists and artists of color. She has extensive experience organizing exhibitions of contemporary artists. Jenine will select art for inclusion in the exhibit as well as $500 “Best in Show” award recipient.

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