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Announcements and News

2015 Aqueous Open set for the Stifel Fine Arts Center

In 2015 WVWS will be returning to the Northern Panhandle, this time to show at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, part of the Oglebay Institute.

The Prospectus can be downloaded HERE.

Dates for the annual juried exhibition are July 2 - Aug. 21, 2015.

Calendar (see prospectus for more specific information)
*    Images due May 1
*    Artists notified—May 25
*    Work received at Stifel from June 15-20
(Southern region pick up in Summersville on June 16, Shoney’s, 1 p.m.)
*    Exhibit opens--Thursday, July 2-August 21, 2015
*    Pick up by August 29
*    30% commission

WVWS Jury selects new Juried, Signature members

Rita Montrosse, head of the Jury Committee for WVWS, has announced that Christine Rhodes of Parkersburg has earned Signature Status in the West Virginia
Watercolor Society.

Also, Laura Andreini of Wheeling, Ronda Beth Albright of Martinsburg, and Cyla Allison of Hillsboro have earned Juried Status. Congratulations to you all!

2015 WVWS Workshop announcement!

Judy Reed, workshop coordinator is pleased to announce that the 2015 WVWS workshop will be led by award-winning watercolorist Jeannie McGuire of Pittsburgh, Pa.

The four-day workshop will be July 16-17-18-19, 2015, at Timberline Resort near Davis, W.Va.

Cost and other specifics are still be worked out at this time, but the registration form will be released this spring. Space is limited and we expect this workshop to fill very quickly.

Contact Judy with your questions at jmreed16@yahoo.com or 304-782-3158.

Jeannie McGuire won the American Watercolor Society Gold Medal of Honor in 2011 for her painting "Kenneth" and has been recognized in scores of other shows around the country. She has also been featured in national and international art magazines.

Learn more about Jeannie's arresting figurative paintings at her website
www.jeanniemcguire.com Click on the "workshop" page to read about her methods and materials.


Member News

>> Gina Lijoi of Reno, Nevada, tells us that her painting "Peace Beads" was accepted in the 6th Annual Signature American Watermedia Exhibition at the Fallbrook Art Center in California. Artwork was juried by Stephen Quiller. Show dates are February 8 - March 22, 2015.

>> Laurie Goldstein-Warren of Buckhannon shares, “Watercolor Artist magazine chose one of my paintings to post in their Year in Review video on the Internet. You can check it out at http://www.artistsnetwork.com/medium/watercolor/thankful-watercolor-painting-year-great-art-pictures

Laurie also is teaching two national workshops this year.

Limited Palette Portraits will be offered at Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff in North Carolina, from May 11-15, 2015. Contact: Edwina May at Cheap Joes 1-800-227-2788. The link to the workshop page is http://www.cheapjoes.com/laurie-goldstein-warren-art-workshop-limited-palette-portraits-in-watercolor-may-11-15-2015.html

Also, Dynamic Pouring, a new workshop for intermediate to advanced watercolorists, will be offered at Cloudcroft, New Mexico, from July 13 -17, 2015. Contact: janrasch@tularosa.net or call 575-682-2889. The link to the workshop page is http://www.cloudcroftart.com/artists/gold-warren/index.htm