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Floyd Center for the Arts 2018 Juried Show
220 Parkway Lane South, Suite 1
Floyd, VA 24091

Entry Deadline: 7/6/18
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $40.00

The Floyd Center for the Arts, located in beautiful, rural Floyd VA, invites visual media artists to submit work for exhibition in this juried show.   Formerly known as The Jacksonville Center, or “The Jax”, this nonprofit, community arts center, is a renovated dairy barn that promotes the area’s rich artistic movement, by providing artistic events, exhibitions and connections with the more heavily populated areas of Roanoke VA, Blacksburg VA and Greensboro NC.  Top cash prize for this exhibition is $500, and other cash prizes and honorable mentions will be awarded.  Artwork will be selected by Juror Dorsey Taylor, Owner of Lin-Dor Arts Gallery in Roanoke, VA.  This exhibit is open to all artists 18 years of age or older.  Work must be original and executed within the past two years. Video, audio, and performing works of art are not accepted for this exhibition.  Exhibit dates are August 10 thru October 6, 2018, Opening Reception on Saturday, August 11, 2018.

About the Juror:
W. Dorsey Taylor, Jr., owner of LinDor Arts in Roanoke, Virginia, has been an active participant in the region’s arts community for nearly 50 years.  He first founded the Dorsey Gallery in Roanoke, Virginia in 1972 and he and his wife Linda have been actively buying and selling original artwork ever since.  By 2009, they had built up a tremendous collection of hundreds of pieces, more than 450 of which were in storage, prompting them to open LinDor Arts in downtown Roanoke that year.  The gallery focuses on original works by regional artists and offers art and full custom-framing services to corporations, non-profits and residential patrons.  Taylor has also served on the Advisory Board of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University in Roanoke for the past four years, and was the curator for an art book from the Carilion Clinic Collection, which was published in 2017.

 While owning and managing the Dorsey Gallery from 1972 – 1982, he also founded and grew Roanoke Moulding Design, which offered custom-framing moulding and supplies and offered wholesale framing services to artists, decorators and others in the industry, with locations in Roanoke, Charlotte, NC, and Baltimore, MD.  After 34 years in business, RMD was sold to another wholesaler and Taylor went back to being a gallery owner, opening the aforementioned LinDor Arts in Roanoke, Virginia.

Taylor was born in Norfolk, Virginia but has called Roanoke home since 1960.  He has studied Commercial and Fine Arts, and has experience as an illustrator for the military as well as doing freelance commercial artwork.  He and his wife of fifty years, Linda, have three grown daughters, five grandchildren and one dog.

The Floyd Center for the Arts’ mission is to facilitate and showcase artistic endeavors and creativity; to provide education in the arts throughout our rural community and region.
The vision for The Center is it shall be a well-respected rural arts organization that it is: a collaborative partner within the community; recognized for its excellence, welcoming and inclusive; and a valued asset in Floyd’s creative economy.
Open to all artists 18 years of age or older.  Work must be original and executed within the past two years.
All fine arts and fine craft media including painting, sculpture, graphics, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, photography, time-based/new media and installation are accepted. Handicrafts are not eligible.  Artist may submit up to three (3) artworks.
Entry Fee is for up to three works and is non-refundable
A fee of $40 is required for to submit artwork for consideration in this exhibit.  Current Floyd Center for the Arts members are eligible for a reduced rate of $35.  Please use coupon code JAX18 to receive this discounted fee when paying online.  If you wish to become a member of The Jax, please visit our website and pay for your membership before submitting your work at  If paying by check, please make checks payable to:  The Floyd Center for the Arts and mail it to: 220 Parkway Lane South, Suite 1, Floyd VA, 24091.
Visit to submit your images.  A total of THREE (3) works of art may be submitted for jurying per artist. Submitted digital images should represent the quality and nature of the work. Work that is considerably different than the submitted images may not be accepted.  Artists must submit an image showing the artwork in its entirety.  Artists may submit a secondary image showing a detailed section of the work.  Artists submitting 3D works may submit up to three (3) images per work of art. A total of up to nine (9) images may be submitted of the THREE (3) artworks submitted for consideration by the Juror.
Application deadline Friday, July 6, 2018 (Midnight, Mountain Standard Time)
Notifications sent no later than Friday, July 20, 2018
Shipped work must arrive between Monday, July 30 and Saturday, August 4, 2018
In person drop off dates are Saturday, August 4, Monday, August 6 and Tuesday August 7, between the hours of 11 am - 3 pm.  Special arrangements outside of these times may be available, but must be coordinated in advance.  Please contact or 540-745-4873 for more information. 
Opening Reception is Saturday, August 11, 2018,  5-7pm
Pick up work Monday or Tuesday October 7 or 8, 2018, 11 am - 3 pm, or by special advance arrangement.
$500 first place
$300 second place
$100 third place
5 honorable mentions
$50 post exhibit people’s choice award
August 10, 2018 – October 6, 2018
Opening Reception Saturday, August 11, 5-7pm
Entries should arrive at The Jacksonville Center between the dates of Monday, July 30 and Saturday, August 4, 2018.  Work arriving late or damaged or not following the required format may not be included in the exhibition.  The Center will not pay for return shipping.  Artist must provide return labels to
Ship works to:
The Floyd Center for the Arts
220 Parkway Lane, South, Suite 1
Floyd VA, 24091