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2021 Will’s Creek Exhibition of Fine Art to Open at Allegany Arts Council
CUMBERLAND—The 2021 Will’s Creek Competition & Exhibition of Fine Art will be on display at the Allegany Arts Council from September 4-October 2, 2021, and will also be available for viewing via a digital gallery on the Allegany Arts Council’s website. The show will include the work of 54 artists from 22 states throughout the United States, chosen from nearly 400 pieces submitted to the competition. A Public Opening and Awards Presentation with 2021 juror, Laura Roulet, will be held Saturday, September 11, 2021, from 6:00PM-8:00PM, and is free and open to the public. In addition, the Arts Council will host a special Livestream Event on Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 6:00-7:00, where we will talk with both the juror and the winners of this year’s competition, taking a deeper dive into their work. Look for the livestream on Facebook Live and our YouTube channel.
The Will's Creek Competition & Exhibition of Fine Art is one of the signature events of the Allegany Arts Council, celebrating contemporary art in a variety of mediums including painting, photography, and sculpture. Now more than 20 years since its inception, the show continues to stretch the boundaries of contemporary art, and seeks artists who push the limits and seek innovation in their artistry.
Juror Laura Roulet is an independent curator and writer specializing in contemporary and Latin American art. She says she observed a sense of isolation, quietness, sometimes darkness, and also many works reflecting a mood of intimacy in the work submitted this year. She hopes the artwork in this exhibit will provoke recognition and open reflection.