Call for Art for A Journey For All

Call for Art for A Journey For All 4

Glencoe Mansion is calling for art for its July-August 2023 Gallery Exhibit, “A Journey For All,” a multi-artist show themed on the life and times of Mary Draper Ingles. Accepted artwork should reflect or be based on: the life and times of Mary Draper Ingles, expressions of life during the colonial period, and histories of all the peoples, from settlers to indigenous cultures to enslaved people, who called the frontier home.

This includes, but is not limited to, depictions of local landmarks (for example, Ingles Farm, the Cultural and Heritage Park, Ingles Tavern and other connected sites in the region), and Colonial style art. All fine arts and fine craft media including painting, plein air, illustration, digital media, textiles, mixed media and photography will be considered. Artists may submit up to three (3) artworks for consideration. Applications will be accepted through 5pm on June 13. Participation, which is subject to acceptance, is open to artists in and around the NRV area.

“A Journey For All” will be on display July 12 – August 20 in the Glencoe Mansion Gallery. The Opening Reception will take place on Friday July 28th from 5:30-7pm at Glencoe Mansion as part of the Mary Draper Ingles Festival. Also that evening, other festivities include live music at Long Way Brewing and the conclusion of the Radford Arts Show at the Radford University Art Museum on Tyler.

The Mary Draper Ingles Festival, taking place July 28-30 at various locations in and around Radford City, is an iconic celebration that commemorates the capture of the frontierswoman, her escape and return to the New River Valley during the French and Indian War. The event will host historic reenactors, live music, period costumes and dancing, a petting zoo, food trucks, children’s activities and much more. Celebrating the Virginia legend’s epic journey is the overarching message to attract visitors to the New River Valley where they can see, hear and feel the experiences of settlers in the early years of America’s development and the westward migration.

Entry forms for “A Journey For All” can be found at or by contacting More information on the Mary Draper Ingles Festival can be found at or by finding “Mary Draper Ingles Festival” on Facebook.

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