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Morgantown Art Association hosts All Member Show with dozens of submissions

Winners and honorable mentions displayed

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Morgantown Art Association’s October exhibit is the All Member Show, which features 47 art submissions.

Penelyn Van Orange has judged the pieces from the Appalachian Gallery, and the works will be on display from October 13 to November 3. Sandy Smith, a volunteer with the Morgantown Art Association, said the exhibit was impressive and encouraged the public to stop by.

“I think it’s one of the best shows we’ve had,” Smith said. “The work of art is charming; there is a nice variety of watercolors, oil paintings, photographs, different types of art. I think it’s a very impressive sight. It is one of the best that I have seen here.

Smith (left) and other volunteers walking through the exhibit

Smith is also a watercolourist and has submitted two paintings to the gallery. She said that even in the days of COVID-19, art still has relevance.

“I think it’s really important,” Smith said. “It was important to me. I think that’s kind of the thing that – well, I’ve stayed home a lot, so it’s the thing that kept me sane and entertained on a daily basis. Also, I sold a few paintings which is pretty fun too.

The exhibit is housed at the Morgantown Art Association Gallery in the Mountaineer Mall on Greenbag Road. The opening hours of the gallery are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information call 304-291-5900 or visit the website, Facebook or Instagram pages.

“I just hope people want to come and see our artwork here,” Smith said. “They might find a real treasure here that they don’t expect to find: nice gifts for people, nice little gifts, real works of art they might appreciate.”

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