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Past Exhibit


-Membership Exhibit

Paine Gallery Exhibit
Featured: 2023

Sarah Bowling, president of the association, said, “We are pleased to have our annual exhibit in the newly renovated Paine Gallery. Our featured member artists include Andrea Brunais, Sheila Chapman, Linda Gaines, Cindy Gillespie, Barbara Hale, Caroline Homes, Bronwyn Owens, Stacy Pugh, Cindy Ringstaff, Walter Shroyer, and Julie Shumate. Artists will be in the gallery on Thursdays during the show hours.”

Mimi Merritt, chair of the programming committee for the Bluefield Arts and Revitalization Corporation, notes, “In addition to offering movies, music, dance, and live theater in downtown Bluefield, BARC is also committed to bringing fine art to the city. The members of the Appalachian Artist Association represent some of the best artists in the region and we are pleased to once again host its annual show.”


The Appalachian Artist Association is a membership organization comprised of juried artists from southern West Virginia and southwestern Virginia. Embracing multiple mediums and a diversity of styles, the members are united by their common goal to share their passion for art with others. The Bluefield Arts and Revitalization Corporation is proud to once again host in the Paine Gallery the annual show of the association.


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