The 3rd Annual New Appalachia Exhibition seeks to capture the modern, contemporary, and innovative artistic experiences surrounding the Appalachia region and beyond. This year, the show will be curated by Jeffrey Smith, a benefactor of the arts in the Pittsburgh region for over 20 years, and owner of Jeffrey Smith Salon! In addition to curating, Jeffrey will be selecting an artist to exhibit a solo exhibition at his boutique arts-salon at a date TBD, with an opening reception and exposure to his clientele, including sales. The New Appalachia exhibit is Vestige Concept Gallery’s annual spring contemporary showcase, bringing to life the latest and fresh perspectives of emerging talent for an audience of buyers, collectors, and the general public.
We are seeking artwork from any medium, including Student, Emerging, Mid-Career, and/or Professional Artists. Work should convey something “new” directionally, and may challenge viewers in their perspectives on the arts. Or, work could be a fresh take on a classic approach or a brand new work with a modern appeal that has yet to be revealed. This Exhibit is all about the latest in contemporary styles and mediums! Sculptural and 3D works are also welcomed to apply.
(Please Note that the theme of this show does not exclusively revolve around “Appalachia”, Appalachian themes. There are no location restrictions).
** Arrangements with Jeffrey Smith Salon will be conducted between selected artist and Jeffrey Smith at a date and duration later to be determined. VCG is removed from any obligations involved in these private arrangements, but will facilitate any required follow-through on the part of fulfilling the obligations stated in this Call For Artists. 3rd Annual New Appalachia is not a solo show opportunity, and is separate from any show at a later date w/ regards to the guest curator. Please do not contact Jeffrey Smith with any requests, inquires, or unsolicited materials.
The 3rd Annual New Appalachia Exhibition In-Person Opening Reception will be held Saturday, April 19th. A music performance event is also planned for May 13th. The show runs through Memorial Day.