Buckhannon Artist awarded Best of Show


CHARLESTON — Textile artist, Suzan Ann Morgan, was honored with the $5,000 Governor’s Award and the D. Gene Jordan Memorial Award at the WV Department of Arts, Culture and History’s 2021 Juried Exhibition on Sunday, November 14.

Her piece entitled “Tunnel Vision” was sewn from her own hand-dyed and screen printed fabrics. To create it, she photographed the unique tunnel on the Tallmansville Road, as well as the various yard sale signs that caught her attention around Buckhannon. She also added images of deer, and of the earth as seen from a past U.S. Apollo mission. The idea behind it was developed from her environmental concerns, and her thought that if mother earth had a yard sale, humans might be valued at only 25 cents apiece.

Morgan studied art at the Oregon College of Art and Craft and graduated from Davis and Elkins College in 2000 with a degree in psychology.

This piece, as well as a second entitled “Affordable?” will be on display along with 81 additional artworks from West Virginians across the state at The Culture Center in Charleston through February 19. Her work may also be viewed on her website suzanannmorgan.com and she may be followed on Instagram at suzanannmorgan.

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