Two new exhibits by local artists are now available through the Art In Public Places program. V. Lynn Moore’s work is on display at The Bank of Romney on Main St. in Romney until February 24, and Kristen Colebank’s watercolors are offered at FNB Romney’s main office until February 22.  Most works are available for sale via directly contacting the artist.



The Quick Draw and Paint out is a 2-hour “En plein air” painting competition in the downtown Historic District of Romney, West Virginia, on Saturday, September 10, 2022.

The works will be displayed and judged at the Hampshire Arts and Music Festival.

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Cash Prizes will be awarded for Best overall -$250

Best use of Light – $150

People’s choice – $100

Our Judge for this competition is Artist and Educator – Michael Anderson.

Agenda – September 10, 2022

10:30 am – Walk up registration and Check in. Hampshire Arts Council Tent on Taggart Green.

11-1pm – Set up your personal easels and stake out your space.

1 p.m. – Horn Blows for start of quick draw.

3 p.m. – Horn Blows for ending of time.

3:30 p.m. – Deadline for placing easels for display at the gazebo area.

4:00 p.m. – Awards announced

4-7 p.m. – Paintings displayed on easels for public viewing and sales.

7:00 p.m. – All unsold artwork to be removed from display space.

For information contact Julie Cook at 910-262-7216 or