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PhotoSpiva 2022

Main Gallery

March 19 – May 14, 2022

Reception: March 18, 5:30-7:30pm


Reception: March 18, 5:30-7:30pm
Celebrating its 46th year, PhotoSpiva 2022 delivers an exhibit of photographic excellence from artists across the country. Jurors Erin and Eric Dodson made a careful selection of work from a competition that spanned all fifty states. Every year, this competition is open to all US photographers, and any type of photographic process – from traditional to digital to photo-based mixed media.
Associated events:
Juror Portfolio Reviews
March 19 | 10am – 3pm
Juror’s Lecture and Awards Ceremony
March 19 | 7pm




2022 Jo Mueller Small Works Auction

Regional Gallery

March 19 – May 13, 2022


Good things do come in small packages. At Spiva Center for the Arts, those small packages will measure 12”X12”, 9”X12”, or 6”X6” during the 24th annual Small Works Auction! Over 70 Spiva member artists create works from jewelry to collage they donate to the auction. The exhibit is a great way not only to raise money to fund Spiva operations, but to offer exposure for the participating artists.


PhotoSpiva Kids and Tweens

Upstairs Gallery

March 2022

Students will learn all about photography as an art form, from design principals, composition, lighting and more! Cameras are provided to the students to take home to create their own photographic art – some of which will be on display in Spiva’s Upstairs Gallery in the month of March! 


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