Juliet Art Museum Invitational

Open now through June 16th!

Our first Juliet Art Museum Invitational Exhibition showcases West Virginian artists and highlights the rich creative communities throughout the state. Artists have been invited to participate in this exhibition based on the craftsmanship and quality of their work, the commitment to their practice, and their contributions to their creative communities. Visitors may see new work by established artists that captures the richness and variety of artistic expression across the state, as well as discover emerging artists, showcasing significant themes in contemporary art. Paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and video are among the media represented, reflecting the diversity of approaches artists undertake in their explorations of process and content. This exhibit serves to support our local artists while exposing our community to the breadth of art in the state.

Participating Artists:

Alison Helm, Amy Schissel, Ashley Hoey, Christy Bomb, Courtney Childers Chapman, Crystal Ann Brown, Elizabeth Turner, Ellie Schaul, Evan Boggess, Gregg Oxley, Hanna Kozlowski, Ian Hagarty, Joe Lupo, John Ryan Brubaker, Katherine Cox, Michael Sherwin, Michael Timothy Davis, Nathan J. Baker, Nellie Rose Davis, Nik Botkin, Oddy Gumption, Paula Clendenin, Robby Moore, Robert Howshare, Robert Singleton, Roger May, Sassa Wilkes, Shayla March, Shoji Satake, Susan Feller, and Zack Fitchner.

Marshall University Collaborative Exhibition: Re-Collection

April – July 2019
Opening April 18, 7:30-9:30 pm during Art After Dark

Re-Collection is a collection of works curated by the students in Marshall University’s School of Art and Design’s museum curatorial class. Students have selected works from the Juliet Art Museum’s permanent collection and have created visual responses to those works. This exhibition examines the intricate relationship between memory, emotion, and subjectivity of the viewer.

For this exhibition, Marshall University students will develop an exhibition concept responsive to on-site research of works from the Juliet Art Museum collection. Students will research individual works of art in the museum collection and develop a curatorial concept responsive to these works. They will establish an expressive and significant exhibition concept relevant to contemporary culture. Each student will also choose a piece to respond to through their own artistic practice, then displaying their work next to works from the collection.

We Are the Music Makers
Open July 1st/Opening Reception Thursday, July 18th at 7:30 p.m.

Opening July 1st in the Juliet Art Museum, We Are the Music Makers will educate and engage guests in the cultural history of traditional Southern music. For 35 years, photographer Tim Duffy has forged a unique vision immortalizing Southern musical heroes and the world in which they live through portrait photography. This compelling collection of images was made with the wet-plate collodion process, and platinum/palladium printing.  We are the Music Makers will feature photo and audio documentation of Southern Roots musicians active in the past 20 years, all photographed and recorded by Duffy in his quest to preserve Southern traditional music by partnering with the artists who make it. The multi-media materials will highlight questions of how poverty, geography and age have limited the exposure of these artists, causing the widespread idea that the musical traditions they perform have “died out.”

The Music Maker Relief Foundation was founded to preserve the musical traditions of the South by directly supporting the musicians, ensuring their voices will not be silenced. Music Maker assists artists directly with emergency aid and career support while giving future generations access to their heritage through documentation and performance programs that build knowledge and appreciation of America’s musical traditions

Haneul by Christybomb
Open Saturday, August 3rd

In August, we are excited to welcome local artist Christybomb to showcase her exhibition, Haneul in the Juliet Art Museum!  In this exhibition, Christybomb will transform the gallery into a fantasy, dream-like wonderland inspired by her late father, “Flying Tiger,” her biggest champion in life. This heavenly sanctuary—full of joy and sparkles—is reminiscent of the way Christybomb always felt in the safety of her father’s arms. The sparkles in her artwork represent his smile, but more importantly the magical twinkle felt between father and daughter.

This experiential and interactive exhibition invites the viewer into a whimsical, heavenly and seemingly floating space to evoke deep, ethereal and often fleeting emotions such as holding a child for the first time, Christmas morning, or a first kiss.