600 Johnstown Road , Beckley  WV
“Fair & Square”
Beckley Art Center   8 x 8’s   Fundraiser

Exhibition is open to everyone at all skill levels!  All entries will be accepted in all mediums.  Examples include work done on art boards, wood, canvas, fiber art squares, and etc.  No framed work please.

All works will be for sale and may be purchased for $25.00.  100% of all proceeds will be used to fund future exhibits, classes and workshops held at Beckley Art Center / owned and operated by Beckley Art Group, a 501c3 non-profit organization.


·          All work must be an 8 x 8 inch square
·         Do not sign the front of your work.  Sign, date and title your work on the back of your piece or pieces (up to 4).  This will be an anonymous exhibition.  Attach an envelope on the back as well with a thank you note for purchasing your work and any information you would like the purchaser to have such as your contact information, website, blogspot, phone number and etc.  They may want to purchase work from you in the future
·         Drop off dates:   May 28 – 31, 2014 between 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery / Beckley Art Center, 600 Johnstown Road, Beckley WV
·         “Fair and Square” will be on display from June 6 – August 2, 2014 in addition to the scheduled exhibition at that time
·         Work not sold will be donated to our ongoing project, Collectors Circle @ Beckley Art Center


People’s Choice award will be given at the end of the exhibition

Best of Show
 Featured artist in WV South fall issue 2014
 Artist of the Month – during the month of September on our new website
Choice of one work of art featured in “Fair & Square”

Contact Karen Lilly or Jim Cox at 304-253-9226 with addition questions.
Gallery Hours:  Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Gallery at Beckley Art Center

Acrylic Painting Classes by Stephen Cassle
Art classes for beginning and intermediate painters are scheduled to begin on Monday March 3rd from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery, 600 Johnstown Road, Beckley.
Dunbar artist Stephen Cassle will teach various aspects of painting that will begin with landscape painting and eventually extend to still life, painting people, and tapping into your creative imagination. Classes will be ongoing and held every Monday at the Cynthia Bickey Gallery. An information/introduction meeting will be held on February 17, at 6:00 PM where Cassle will discuss the classes and supplies needed. The meeting will be free to anyone interested in learning more about the classes and students may also register at this time. Cassle’s artwork has spanned over forty years and he has exhibited in numerous juried exhibitions throughout West Virginia. He also has work in several private collections throughout the United States and abroad including the White House Permanent Collection in Washington D.C. and former President George W. Bush. 
 Scholarship Program  There will be a scholarship offered for one student between the age of 13-17.  Those interested in applying should send in attending the class and all oterh information you would like considered in the selection process.
Classes begin on Monday March 3rd. from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Cost will be $75.00 per month for Beckley Art Group Members
                    $85.00 non-members per month.
Contact Steve Cassle @ scassle1@suddenlink.net
    or       JoAnn Byron  304-253-2109 for more information
               Gallery office  304-253-9226

Christmas Portraits

This Saturday, December 7th, Beckley Camera Club will offer free Holiday Portraits for the kids! Stop by the Beckley Art Center/Cynthia Bickey Gallery from 11:00 am through 3:00 pm to receive one free professional 5 x 7 portrait. While there is no charge for the photograph, we ask that you bring a new toy or canned-food item that we will in turn donate to another local non-profit during the Christmas season.

Alcohol Ink Class
Saturday October 26
1:00-5:00 p.m.
Cost:  45.00

Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery



Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery
“Members Exhibit 2013”

You are invited to participate in Beckley Art Group members only exhibit, “Duos”  at Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery.
The theme of this exhibit represents two works that complement each other in color palette, theme, subject matter or concept, etc.  Remember, the two works have to have something in common.  The work will be displayed in pairs.
You may submit up to four pieces, (one or two sets of two).  This includes fine art and fine craft work. 

Below are important dates for the exhibit, general gallery guidelines and the consignment sheet.  The consignment sheet must be mailed or dropped off at the gallery office by March 26, 2013.  If you do not have the consignment sheet in by the due date, you will not be included in the program for the exhibit.   The address is:  Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery, 600 Johnstown Road, Beckley , WV  25801. 

All work sold is on a consignment basis with a commission of  70% to the artist and 30% to the gallery. 

Hanging Fee: (To be turned in with work.)
$15.00 Fine Art,
$15.00 Fine Craft (work over $100.00)
$10.00 Craft

Important Dates to Remember:
Consignment Sheet Due     March 26, 2013
Drop off Dates      Friday, March 29,  11:00 - 4:00 p.m.      Saturday, March 30,  11:00 -4:00 p.m.
Reception      Friday, April 5, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Exhibit Dates      April 5-May 11, 2013
Pick up Work      Early pick up, Friday, May10, 11:00-4:30 p.m.
                                                         Saturday-May 11, 2012 11:00-4:30 p.m.

(One) Best of Show - Based on creativity, use of medium and technical 
knowledge    $150.00

(Three) Second Place -  one for each category: paintings, photography and craft  $100.00

(Three) Third Place - one for each category:  paintings, photography and craft   $50.00

(Three) Honorable Mention - one for each category

Attached on the back or bottom of every piece of artwork, you must include:
-The name of the artist
-Title of the work
-Retail price
Please do not affix stickers on your work, such as generic colored stickers of any kind.  A professional-looking peel and stick label on the back of your work with your information is acceptable. 

Two-Dimensional Work:
Proper materials must be employed.  Some examples of unacceptable work are: frames with corners that do not meet, improperly attached wires, dirty or smudged mats, works that have fallen from their mat, and debris between the glazing material and art.
Frames must be of quality equivalent to the price charged.  Frames should complement each other for grouping of your work. How your work is framed plays a large part in the presentation.
Put the name of the piece, price and medium on the back of all work.

All work must be in excellent condition.  Some examples of unacceptable fine craft are:  fiber work that is stained or dirty, and pottery that is chipped or does not sit flat.
Proper displays must accompany some work such as hats, jewelry or any work that does not stand alone.  For example, a hat artist must deliver hat stands for display until the gallery can provide them.
Put the name of the piece, price and medium on all work.

As with any exhibit, work must adhere to the theme of an exhibit as well as the quality of presentation.  Work that does not fit the theme can not be exhibited.  Please keep in mind that these guidelines are for the purpose of raising the level of our exhibit presentations. This not only promotes a more positive image for Beckley Art Group and for the gallery but also accentuates the quality of the artist’s work to the viewer making you, the artist, and the gallery a success.

Gallery Assistance   
Gallery Office:  1-304-253-9226  

Below you will find a printable prospectus for "Revamped, Repurposed, Recycled".  We invite all arts and crafts persons to participate!!