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Faculty/Staff Awards

The call for the 2023 Faculty/Staff Award is now closed. 2024 proposals will open up in the fall.

WVU Art in the Libraries’ Faculty/Staff and Graduate Student Exhibit Awards

As part of its mission, The Art in the Libraries Committee seeks to highlight the art and scholarship of WVU faculty, staff and graduate students. With the Faculty/Staff Exhibits Award and Graduate Student Exhibits Award, Art in the Libraries committee invites current WVU faculty/staff and graduate students to submit ideas for consideration for an exhibit to visually showcase their scholarship in new and experimental ways. These can present a visual evolution of their work, visualize their research and influences, or answer a research question. Faculty/staff and graduate student proposals should be based on their academic or creative research and lend themselves to visual interpretation with Library consultation. 

Goals of these awards are to: 

  • provide a multidisciplinary platform for deeper learning.

  • foster intellectual discourse and discussion.

  • demonstrate the breadth of WVU's creative and innovative activity.

Faculty/Staff Exhibition Award

Exhibit Location: Downtown Campus Library, Room 1020
Duration: 1 semester
Programs: Awardee can give a public lecture, program or demonstration.
Award: $1,000 as professional development funds*

Eligibility: All West Virginia University faculty or staff 

Deadline for submission: Dec. 31, 2022.

Download, fill out, copy/paste abbreviated CV and save as PDF Lastname_Firstname_Facultyexhibitproposal.pdf, and email to Subject line: Faculty exhibit award proposal. Proposal form here.

*Awards also include help with design, installation, promotion, and coordination of a public program, offering an opportunity for exposure.

Winners will be selected by the Art in the Libraries Committee. Selection will be based on applications that best meet the award's goals listed above.

Applicants may contact Sally Brown, for a tour and/or consultation before applying.

Past Winners:

2018 Faculty/Staff Winner: Jaime Banks & Nick Bowman: Avatars and their Players: From Object to Other.

2019 Faculty/Staff  Winner: Lara Farina: Big Green Data: Herbals, Science and Art.

2020 Faculty/Staff  Winner: Nancy Caronia: Dime Novels: Racialization and Erasure.

2022 Faculty/Staff Winner: Colleen Moretz: Sustainable Fashion Design Exploration: Transformation to Zero-Waste.