Art Works For Us photo contest

Nikki Pynn installing her Art Works For Us outdoor art at the Floyd Center for the Arts
Nikki Pynn installing her Art Works For Us outdoor art at the Floyd Center for the Arts
“Art Works for Us”, is a county wide, year-long exhibit of public art organized by the Floyd Center for the Arts. The program is completing its second year. The Center invites everyone to tour each of the current seven sites on Sunday, April 9, 1-4pm. Each site will have artists and/or hosts available to visit with and discuss this unique public art program.

There will also be a Photography Competition for the best photos of the sculptures. Cash awards of $100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd place, and $25 for 3rd place will be given by juror, Doug Thompson.
The photos must:
 Include at least part of one of the works of art.
 Be taken anytime on April 9, 2017, the day of the Art Works for Us tour afternoon.
 Be submitted as JPG/JPEG files no larger than 5MB.
 Be entered by email to before midnight on April 9, 2017. The email must include titles for each photo and the name, address, phone number and email address of the photographer. The subject line of the email should read: Art Works Photo Contest

The seven artworks and host venues are:
• “Hallelujah” by Charlie Brouwer at Mt. Elbert United Methodist Church
• “Park Bench Visitor” by Citizens Construction Team at Citizens Cooperative Telephone
• “Green Man” by Patricia and Cameron Woodruff at The Green Man Inn
• “Pillar of the Community” by Nikki Pynn at the Floyd Center for the Arts
• “Ascent II” by Jackson Martin at the corner of Barberry and Woods Gap Road
• “Love Blooms” by Annie Badger at Skyline Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
• “Core Samples” by Carrie Gault & Donna Cole at Chantilly Farm

There are printed brochures available at the Center that can be picked up during normal business hours Monday through Saturday, 10am-5pm. To view the 2016-2017 “Art Works For Us” interactive map with information about the public art and venues, please visit

Next year’s “Art Works For Us” program is being organized now. An informational meeting is being held at the Floyd Center for the Arts on Tuesday, April 18, at 6pm. All interested venue hosts and participating artists are encouraged to attend. The artist honorarium this year will be $500 for selected artworks. Venue hosts will pay a $100 fee to participate that directly supports this honorarium. The remaining funds for this project are received as a grant from the Community Foundation of the New River Valley. More information will be available at the meeting.

Art Works For Us is funded in part by the Community Foundation of the New River Valley.
For more information about The Floyd Center for the Arts: or call 540-745-2784. The Center is located at 220 Parkway Lane South in Floyd, ½ mile south of the stoplight on Route 8. Regular hours are: Monday – Saturday, 10AM – 5PM.