Weirton, WV – The Third Annual High School Student Art Exhibition will be presented and hosted by the Top of West Virginia Arts Council.  The council is a committee of the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Brooke High, Oak Glen High, Weir High, Madonna High with the J. D. Rockefeller Career Center are confirmed to participate. The opening reception will occur on Thursday, November 10, 2022, 5 P.M. – 7 P.M. at the Summit Art Gallery located at 3539 Main Street in Weirton.

“Dreams and Nightmares” will be the theme for the show. The art may be any of the traditional mediums including sculpture. New this year will be the acceptance of digitally produced works. Each school may submit up to 20 pieces of art for final jurying. Five students from each school will receive award ribbons beginning with first place. This exhibition is not a competition between the schools, but a competition within the students works submitted by each school. The teachers and a member of the TWVAC will be the jurors with the teacher from the school being judged abstaining in the voting process. Additionally, each teacher is encouraged to submit an artwork to display in the exhibition. Some artwork will be available for purchase.

The public is invited to attend the opening reception complimented with light refreshments, and also encouraged to visit the gallery during the duration of the show to view and appreciate the talent of these young artists. These activities are free of charge. The exhibition will remain available for viewing at the Summit Art Gallery Monday through Friday, 9:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. until Friday, December 16, 2022. Parking is available behind the building.

The Top of WV Arts Council members work to promote the visual arts and assist the Top of WV CVB with their goals and objectives. The council members believe that young artists should be encouraged and promoted wherever and whenever the opportunity is available. This exhibition provides a stimulus toward greater achievement for the students.


About the Summit Art Gallery and Top of WV CVB 

The Summit Art Gallery is managed by the Top of West Virginia Arts Council, which works under the umbrella of the Top of WV Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). New exhibitions open at the gallery every two months. Top of WV CVB represents the interests of its membership and encourages tourism, promotes the Arts, and increases economic activity and development to further the general welfare and prosperity of Brooke and Hancock Counties. It is dedicated to advertising local communities as a destination to the recreation, business meeting, and convention markets. Top of WV CVB is an independent non-profit organization, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Learn more at www.topofwv.com