Benedum Gallery

Holiday Exhibition and Sale Prospectus

Happy HolidaysNovember 3, 2017


Regional Artists:


You are invited to participate in Monongalia Arts Center’s mixed-media Holiday Exhibition & Sale November 20, 2017 – January 27, 2018. There is no fee to participate in this seasonal sales opportunity nor any limit on the number of pieces you may enter.  Please note the following:


  1. Artwork must be original; only exception is boxed notecards and signed and     

numbered prints.

  1. If unframed, all photographs, paintings and drawings must be matted and


  1. Each piece of artwork must have an appropriate hanging mechanism      

and bear a visible price tag that includes the artist’s initials and price.

  1. You must provide MAC with an inventory sheet listing all artwork      


  1. Work will be hung, or if small, in display cases.  You may bring your own    

display fixture/bin. 

      6.   MAC will retain a commission on total pre-tax sales of 20%.

      7.   Your artwork is to be delivered to MAC the week of November 13 – 17,    

            11:30am – 7pm.

      8.   You may pick up unsold artwork on Monday, January 29, 11:30am –     

            7pm.  MAC will be closed December 24 – January 8, 2018; MAC will reopen at  

            11am Monday,  January 8, 2018.

      9.   To accommodate consumers, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, checks,   

             and cash.

    10.   You will receive a check from MAC for your total sales (less the commission)     

              by February 17, 2018.


Please let us know if you will be participating in this year’s Holiday Exhibition & Sale by calling 304-292-3325 or email us at We look forward to your participation.


Ro Brooks

Executive Director


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Bare Form 2017

Possible Bare Form Image 2MAC Bares It All For Nude Exhibition

Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) will celebrate the human body this November with the return of Bare Form to the Benedum Gallery. This exhibition features non-erotic pieces from an amalgam of artists and styles.  The exhibition is intended to capture the human spirit by showing it in its most exposed and vulnerable state, an art tradition as old as Western Civilization. As executive director, Rosalie Brooks says: “The beauty and lines of the human form has inspired artists from the dawn of history yet remains an inextricable part of the human experience.  Our intimate familiarity with the human body bears the challenge to the artist…..transforming that which is known into an expression of emotion.”

There will be a Public Opening Reception this Friday, November 3 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. MAC welcomes all students, local residents, and tourists alike to attend and share in the celebration of the artists’ work. The exhibition will be available for viewing during operating hours until December 2. MAC is located at 107 High Street, Morgantown, WV. Inquiries should be directed to or 304-292-3325.


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ARTS Walk Returns To MAC: Art, Music and More…

TG post cardFriday, September 22 marks the return of the annual Morgantown ARTS Walk from 6 – 9 pm. The program, sponsored by Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau, Main Street Morgantown, Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) and Arts Monongahela, is intended to celebrate the hardworking arts community in Morgantown.

MAC will be one of the information points on the ARTS Walk, which features street vendors and events across High Street, and it will host programming as well. Two new art exhibitions will be unveiled during the event: Life In The Projects, and Transcending the Gutter. The public opening reception for the two events will take place from 6 – 9 pm in accordance with the ARTS Walk schedule, welcoming the public to experience and celebrate the artists’ work.


Life In The Projects, the first solo exhibition featuring John Michael Barone, will be featured downstairs in the Benedum Gallery. It will feature many of Barone’s signature pieces, featured in many of MAC’s previous exhibitions, as well as some new pieces. Barone is the executive director at Artist Collective West Virginia, and known for his psychedelic and mystical style and a love for pop culture and humor.


Transcending the Gutter will be featured upstairs in the Davis Gallery with contributions from multiple artists. This exhibition features musical performances by Orville Rex and Hericide at 9 pm, with a $5 cover charge.


MAC is located at 107 High Street, Morgantown, WV. Inquiries should be directed to or 304-292-3325.



Image: Untitled by Capen Snyder, part of Transcending The Gutter


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Experience The World Of John Michael Barone In “Life In The Projects”

jmb solo post card (1)John Michael Barone is establishing a name in the Morgantown arts scene. He is the executive director of the Artist Collective West Virginia (ACWV), an organization that works closely with Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) “to build a thriving arts community in Morgantown”. His work has been featured prominently in many ACWV/MAC exhibitions including Cabal of the Hidden, an exhibition dedicated to the occult and mystical; Royal Devotions, a tribute show chronicling the career of Prince; Rebel Rebel, a thought-provoking blurring of gender lines; and For The Love of David Bowie. John Michael’s unique work is known for its incorporation of the occult, mystical and psychedelic, without losing a sense of playfulness and a love for modern pop-culture.


MAC will feature a new exhibition in its premier Benedum Gallery titled Life In The Projects, which features John Michael Barone’s most acclaimed pieces together for the first time, in addition to some new pieces. This will be available to the public from September 15 to October 28, 2017 during MAC’s operating hours.


MAC welcomes all Morgantown residents, students, faculty and tourists alike to attend the public reception, which will occur during Downtown Morgantown’s Annual ARTS Walk, Friday, September 22 from 6pm to 9pm. Refreshments and snacks will be available, and this will happen in junction with the opening reception of Transcending The Gutter in the upstairs Davis Gallery. After ARTS Walk, and the two receptions, there will be musical performances by Orville Rex and Hericide. Admission to the musical performances is $5 at the MAC Lobby Desk or online at MAC is located at 107 High Street, Morgantown, WV.  Inquiries should be directed to or 304-292-3325.


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DVCE 2017 ImageNew Exhibition at MAC Promotes Mental Health Awareness

Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) will usher in the return of Different Voices and Common Experiences this Friday, August 4, at 6pm with a public opening reception. There will be a performance art viewing at 7. The exhibition will be located in the Benedum Gallery until August 26, 2017.  Different Voices and Common Experiences is presented by the Northern West Virginia Center for Independent Living. It is supported in part by funds from the Morgantown Knights of Columbus and private donors. Additional support is provided by community members.

Different Voices and Common Experiences was created with the intent of increasing awareness of mental health issues in the region and has become an integral part of MAC's programming. This exhibition has been assembled with the intention of both showcasing the talent of such a unique and diverse segment of our population and promoting awareness within our region of the effects of mental illness. MAC' executive director, Ro Brooks says “MAC is delighted to once again showcase the work of artists who have been touched by mental health issues. This annual exhibition has consistently been well received by gallery visitors. With each exhibit, I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the artwork and the public positive reaction. I am confident that this year’s showing will also surprise and delight viewers!”

Information was sent to a variety of local and state agencies, mailing lists and Facebook groups, as well as advertised on NWVCIL’s social media pages and website. Submissions were accepted on a first come first served basis. All participants have been affected by mental health issues, either personally or through close friends and family members. This process can be therapeutic and provides those with mental illnesses an outlet to express themselves and share their perspectives.

MAC invites all to celebrate at the Public Opening Reception on August 4, and welcomes donations. MAC is located at 107 High Street, Morgantown, WV.  Inquires should be directed to or 304-292-3325.

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