47th Annual Bath County Art Show Opens Saturday July 16

Warm Springs, Va – The 47th Annual Bath County Art Show opens on Saturday July 16. This year organizers are expecting to have over 600 entries. Cathy Singleton is a board member for the Bath County Arts Association, which sponsors the show.

“This year our judge is Dr. Edward Keel who is a curator at the Kreeger Museum in Washington D.C.” she says. “We’re very excited to have him judge our show, and we do award over $8000.00 in prizes to the artists that enter.”

Entries for the show come from around the region including West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Last year 259 artists participated. The art show is a fundraiser for the Bath County Arts Association. All of the artwork at the show is for sale and the Arts Association receives a commission.

“Throughout the year we support a lot of other events” says Singleton. “We are a main supporter for the Virginia Blues and Jazz Festival. Another major production that we support every year is the Missoula Children’s Theater that happened in June. We support one graduating Bath County senior every year with a $1500.00 scholarship as long as they are dedicated to pursuing their education in the arts, and this year the award went to Susanna Deeds.”

The Bath County Art Show is Saturday July 16 through Sunday July 24 at Valley Elementary School in Hot Springs. It’s open from 1 to 5 daily and admission is free

“This year the show will be dedicated to Dr. Wayne Alexander” says Singleton. “He was a long time supporter for our arts association and had his own art gallery at one point. He passed away in 2010, and is sorely missed.”

For more information about the Bath County Art Show email bathcountyarts@gmail.com.

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