• Erma Byrd Art Gallery

    Erma Byrd Art Gallery

    Once home to a crowded, dimly lit library packed with study tables, furniture and stacks of books, the Erma Byrd Gallery is now an expression of aesthetic spirit and creative vision. The gallery is currently home to 155 pieces of art created exclusively by West Virginia women artists. Free and open to the public, the Gallery is an asset not only to the University, but to the community as well. It can be rented by the public through the University’s catering office – and transformed into a lovely setting for dinners, luncheons, parties and receptions. It is a very popular setting for weddings as well. The main floor also provides much needed meeting space for the school. The technology available is impressive – screens and projectors can be lowered from the ceiling, and window covers pulled down at the push of a button. A large catering kitchen occupies the southeast corner. The Art Deco architecture, incredible views, and soul-soothing atmosphere of the Gallery are a work of art in themselves. It is also a tribute to the dedicated work of so many and the vision of Dr. Janet Welch, wife of UC President Edwin Welch, whose tireless work made the Gallery a reality. We hope you will enjoy the Gallery, its art and its place in UC as a true work of heart.

    “…my family and I are grateful for your vision and determination in creating this radiant gallery. Your dream is a beautiful and lasting tribute, not only to my beloved Erma, but to all women in our state who aspire to create art.” The late Senator Robert C. Byrd in a letter to Janet Welch

     

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    Sonja Adkins, Charleston, Chair Moods 1
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    Millie Conner Anderson, Charleston, Primrose
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    Norma Bartlett, St. Albans, Cookie Time
    Nan Bedick, Scott Depot, Collage #1
    Gladys B. Berchtold, Charleston, Carolina Morning
    Lil Bias, Charleston, Breath of Spring
    Mary McCune Black, Charleston, Bouquet of Roses
    Elaine Blue, Huntington, Fireworks
    Barbara G. Blumberg, Charleston, Backside of Nude
    Jennifer Hall Boggess, Fairmont, Borderline
    Kathryn W. Boland, Charleston, The Spring House from The Greenbrier:
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    Lillianne Dent Bowersock, Ona, French Street Scene
    Jody Boyd (deceased), Sistersville, Cavorting in the Jungle After Dark
    Helen Bratt, Charleston, Violets at Base of Pussy Willow Tree
    Jeanne Brenneman, Rupert, Veiled in Beauty
    Doris Bright, Buckhannon, Canaan Valley Swamp
    Jan Lee Burford, Cross Lanes, Through the Garden Door
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    Victoria Caldwell-Humphrey, Oak Hill, Cellular Colors
    Carolyn Cavendish, Charleston, Last Fall
    Pat Chapman, Huntington, Grand Opening
    Helen Z. Chilton, Charleston, Cabbages
    Fern Christian, Huntington, Doorways and Windows
    Margery Clark, South Charleston, Houses on a Hillside
    Cassie Clements, Morgantown, Off the Coast
    Paula Clendenin, Charleston, Signs and Wonder V
    Suzann Cole, Fraziers Bottom, Keeper of the Pasture
    Romney Shelton Collins, Maxwelton, Still life With Onions
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    Dorothy Demboski, Red Creek, Germany Valley, WV, 2001
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    Sonja E. Evanisko, Shepherdstown, She Goes Where No One Knows
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    Sally Fowler, South Charleston, As Spring Sleeps
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    Mary Grassell, Hurricane, Firemen’s Carnival
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    Jan Griffin, Charleston, Interior Landscape
    Nancy Gunnoe, Charleston, Let the Children
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    Dolly Hartman, Charleston, Study
    Mary Hartman, Charleston, Home
    Debbie Hill, Scott Depot, Untitled (Laundry on Line)
    Mary Anne Hodson, Beckley, The Magnolia Show
    Marjorie Holt (deceased), Charleston, A Quiet Cove in WV Mountains
    Nita Honaker, Franklin, Mom’s Glasses
    Naomi Hosterman, Charleston, Marion College
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    Jo Ann Jacobs, Charleston, Spring Garden
    Patricia Jacobson, Wheeling, Glorious Light of Autumn
    Caroline Jennings, Montgomery, Small Street
    Betsy Johnson, Charleston, Cedar Lakes
    Katharine Johnson, Lewisburg, Morlunda Cornfields
    Margaret Green Jones, Barboursville, Eliza’s Glads
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    Barrie Kaufman, Charleston, Six Mommies
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    Deborah A. Keiler, Morgantown, Mountain Bluegrass Music
    Benita Keller, Shepherdstown, Sasha at the “People’s Tragedy” Sculpture, Moscow, Russia, 1997
    Catherine Bailey Kerr Hoch, Montgomery, Full Bloom
    June Kilgore, Huntington, Zen Stones Waiting and Dreaming
    Kathleen Kimble, Charleston, Unexpected Warm Front
    Sandra King, Clay, Luminesce
    Marilyn Kneisley, Charleston, House on Meeting Street
    Jeannie Kuhn, Independence, Grandpap Rowe’s Whirley-Gig
    Manju Kumar, Charleston, Spring Dancers
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    Phyllis Larimer, Charleston, Rising Spirit
    Marie E. Leet, Charleston, When Morning Dreams Scatter
    Eleanor Legg, Charleston, The Town
    Marion Lehman, Charleston, City Hall & Kanawha County Courthouse
    Greta J. Leighty, Charleston, Flower Study
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    Anne Maser, Charleston, First Daisies of Summer
    Dorothy Massey, Charleston, Seascape
    Christine Maxwell, Petersburg, Cock of the Walk
    Kemp Littlepage McElwee, Charleston, Remote Village in Colombia
    Mary McMinn, Charleston, Cabbage Patch
    Betty McMullen, Charleston, Elements-Circles and Squares II
    Paula W. McNamara, Charleston, Petit Optique
    Patricia H. Miller, Charleston, Fabric Columns
    Betty Mills, Charleston, Spring Garden
    Rita Montrosse, Princeton, Shawnee Load
    Nancy-Louise Mottesheard, Charleston, Inner Growth/Inner Space
    Laura L. Moul, Milton, Alaska Tribute
    Marian Murphy, Huntington, Milton Station
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    Betty Sweet Ness, Charleston, Canyonland
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    Jean R. Och, Wheeling, Spring’s Welcome
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    Ann Cork Payne, Morgantown, Flame Azalea
    Lynn Giltinan Payne, Charleston, Sisters
    Susan Petryszak, Scott Depot, Blushing Pears/Nocturne Series
    Marilyn Hughey Phillis, Wheeling, Revelations
    Susan Poffenbarger, Dunbar, Fayette Evening Green
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    Evelyn Beall Ray, Charleston, A Calm Place
    Beverly Rhoads, Buckhannon, Ghost Ranch, Rio Chama – Two Views
    Karin Riccardi, Charleston, Yellow Fields
    Emily Ritchey, Huntington, Untitled
    Pat Roberts, Charleston, Nuttleburg Coal Tipple, New River Gorge
    Jessica Roczniak, Lewisburg, Jarrett's Farm
    Janet Rodriguez, Wheeling, Twilight
    Emily Roles, Charleston, Elk River Diptych
    Sally Romayne, Charleston, Moonglow XII
    Winter Ross, Charleston, Winter Goddess
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    Ellie Schaul, Charleston, Felicia, Lamb’s Ears, Molson and CT
    Clea Sears, Charleston, Horizon
    Cher Shaffer, Parkersburg, Three Children Waiting for Mama
    Kikuko Shepherd, Lewisburg, Wonder of Nature
    Joy Shott, Bluefield, Winter Garden
    Anne Shreve, Charleston, Middle Ridge: Wisteria Morning
    Susan Stiles Sibley, Charleston, My Gift
    Patricia L. Sink, Charleston, Batteau
    Debbie Kalt Sisson, Ripley, Summer Butterfly
    Sarah Smelser, Morgantown, Return to My Attention
    Maggie Starcher, South Charleston, Bouldering
    F. Brown Steele, Franklin, Jailbirds
    Linda Charles Stone, Madison, Evening Begins on the East End
    Barbara Sullivan, Huntington, The Princess April
    Patricia Sutphin, Scott Depot, The Gourd
    Diana Suttenfield, Shepherdstown, Dumbarton Oaks – Blue Trees
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    Donna Talerico, Matewan, Chez Pascal (Southwestern France)
    Grace Martin Frame Taylor, Charleston, Green Orchids
    Kathy Thompson, Wheeling, Rite of Spring
    Caryl Toth, Winfield, Antiquity in Me
    Lynda Tracy, Huntington, Looking Forward
    Linda J.C. Turner, Jane Lew, Tuna Steaks
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    Betti Bland Volkers, Charleston, Beyond the Bend
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    Jerre P. Watkins, Cross Lanes, White Water
    Drema Watts, St. Albans, Mail Call
    Frankie Wheeler, Dunbar, Streets of Hong Kong
    Diane White, Charleston, Yellow Dancer
    Laura Wiik, Charleston, Extended Form #50
    Barbara Marsh Wilson, Hurricane, Woman With Sick Cat
    Betty Wise, Charleston, Garden Blossoms
    Julia Fuller Woodford, Charleston, Spatterscape
    Eileen Kay Woods, Charleston, Rest
    Shir Wooton, Beckley, >Roots
    Pat Workman, Charleston, After Rain
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    Ida Louise York, Hurricane, Winter Bliss
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