JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

 “Art from the Valley,” an exhibit of work by members of the Watauga Valley Art League (WVAL), is on display at East Tennessee State University’s Slocumb Galleries through June 27.

The exhibit is free and open to the public, and a reception with the artists will be held Thursday, June 12, from 5-7 p.m.

“Art from the Valley” features oil, pastel, watercolor and mixed media paintings by artists Mary K. Brown, Jo Anne Bucher, Linda Campbell, John Charles, Nyela Hand Cohoon, Sheryl T. Daniels, Judith E. Donley, Susan K. Donner, Joan Elliott, Martha Erwin, Karen A. Foote, Don Gotterbarn, Janet Hartmann, Barbara B. Jernigan, David M. Kramer, Linda Loffmin, Brenda McNenny, Edward W. Puhr, Patricia K. Reading, Wayne Ritchie, Angie Shepherd, Ken Simmelink, June Campbell Simmons, Jim Stagner, Brenda Wallace, Thomas H. White, Jo Ann Wilkerson-Lyle and Barbara “Jake” Wilson.

Most of the paintings are for sale at the reception or during open hours.

Established in 1969, the WVAL has more than 100 members in six Northeast Tennessee counties. The organization’s mission is to encourage artists and promote public interest in fine art through education, networking and fellowship among artists. Its members include art teachers, professional artists, hobbyists, amateurs, and some individuals who simply enjoy art.

The WVAL holds monthly informational programs and demonstrations, sponsors member art exhibits, offers art courses and workshops, and maintains a free video Art Library and participates in community service art projects.

Summer hours at Slocumb Galleries, located in Ball Hall, 232 Sherrod Drive, are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For more information, contact Slocumb Galleries Director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay at 423-483-3179 or contrera@etsu.edu. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.