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Artists invited to participate in juried show

The Bay School Community Arts Center in Mathews has issued a call for artists for the sixth annual Art Speaks Juried Art Show.

The show opens April 28 with a reception and runs through May 29. Prizes will total $5,000, with $1,500 for Best in Show.

The show is open to all Virginia artists and includes both 2-D and 3-D media. The early-bird deadline for entries is Feb. 1; the final entry deadline is March 1.

Joe Seipel, an American sculptor and conceptual artist, will be the show’s judge and juror. Professor Emeritus in sculpture and prior Dean of VCU’s School of the Arts, Seipel served on the VCU faculty for over 40 years and was named Outstanding Sculpture Educator by the International Sculpture Conference in 2001.

During Seipel’s tenure as dean, VCU gained recognition as the number-one public university graduate arts program in the country, according to a ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Seipel was a founding board member and first president of the 1708 ...

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