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Art in the Libraries

Art of Masks: Call for Photos!

The face mask has become a symbol of our times, an emblem to illustrate the COVID-19 contagion. It is also a signal of caring and a gesture of community amidst the upheaval of our daily life.

WVU Libraries is accepting creative photos of masks from the WVU community--whether crafted yourself, purchased, gifted, picked up at a free stand or imagined-- for an online exhibit to launch in December.

You may submit up to five (5) .jpgs either of you donning your mask, the mask itself, or a photo of a creative rendition of it (drawing, painting, collage, etc.).

The Art in the Libraries Committee will jury submissions to select work, and notify via email in December, 2020. The Libraries will create an online exhibit launching in January, and potentially a print exhibit to install the selected photographs in Campus Libraries later in 2021.

Email questions to Sally Deskins, exhibits coordinator, at

Deadline: December 31, 2020
Online exhibit launch: February 2021

Eligibility: Anyone in Morgantown region

By participating, you agree:

  • All work submitted is the copyright of the submitting photographer.
  • To give the WVU Libraries permission to use your photos in exhibition, promotional, scholarly, or other materials.

Submit your .jpgs here!

Small gift card awards will be given to the funniest, most ironic, most school spirited, and most original.

Would you like to do an online mask-making workshop or share more about your mask in our Art in the Libraries Virtual Program Series? Select the option on the submission form.

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