West Virginia first lady Cathy Justice and the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History are inviting West Virginia artists of all ages to create and submit hand-crafted ornaments to be displayed on a Christmas tree at the West Virginia Culture Center.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary as a First Lady Initiative, the 2020 Artistree will honor West Virginia health care workers who have served on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, artists are asked to celebrate a health care worker by designing an ornament in that person’s honor.
“Dedicating an ornament to a health care worker you know is a special way to show your appreciation through art and honor them for everything they do,” said Justice.
Ornaments must be hand-crafted and suitable for hanging on a tree. Size and weight should be taken into consideration.
Submissions must be mailed to:
West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History, The Culture Center
1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25305
The deadline for submitting ornaments is Friday, Nov. 20. The submission form and additional details can be downloaded at http://www.wvculture.org/arts/artistree/2020ArtistreeProspectus.pdf.
Participating artists will also be featured in the 2020 Artistree catalog. For more information, contact Elizabeth Yeager at 304-558-0240 or [email protected]