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Juried Exhibitions


New Waves 2018 

Each year the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art presents its annual juried exhibition, New Waves. This exhibition highlights the work of contemporary artists from across the Commonwealth.

Details for New Waves 2018 will be available in the fall of 2017. 


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.

Send your name and email address to to be added to our database for next year's process.