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Juried Exhibitions


New Waves 2017

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art will present its annual juried exhibition, New Waves 2017. This exhibition highlights the work of contemporary artists from across the Commonwealth.

This year’s juror is Ken Harman. Ken Harman is a curator and gallerist based in San Francisco, CA. He is the owner of two galleries, Hashimoto Contemporary and Spoke Art, which have locations in San Francisco and New York City. Previously, Harman was the online editor for Hi-Fructose Magazine. His writings have appeared in multiple print and online features. His most recent art book, "The Wes Anderson Collection: Bad Dads" was published by Abrams Books in 2016.

Review submission guidelines and apply online via Zapplication:


Best in Show: $2,000
Second Place: $1,000
Third Place: $500
Honorable Mentions: $250 (four awarded)
People’s Choice Award: $750
Eligibility: All artists currently residing in Virginia.

Click here to add your name and email to our database for next year's process.


Ken Harman, New Waves 2017 Juror