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WVWS Jury for Status forms available

WVWS Associate and Juried members are invited to apply for either Juried or Signature status in the society. Deadline for jury submission is Oct. 30. Click here for information and to download the jury application packet.

Signature show in Martinsburg Sept. !

UPDATE: The prospectus for the Signature Exhibition can be downloaded HERE.

The Berkeley Arts Council is pleased to be hosting a statewide watercolor exhibit in the Art Works Gallery, in Martinsburg W.Va., from Sept. 5 - 28, featuring works from WVWS Signature members.

The exhibit will feature some of the outstanding watercolor artists in the state, and several who are from the Eastern Panhandle area.

The West Virginia Watercolor Society has several levels of membership.  The Signature member holds the highest status, and has achieved a superior level of skill in painting with watercolors. The signature level painter is accorded the privilege of using the initials of the Watercolor Society, (WVWS)  as part of their signature line on their paintings.  It denotes a high level of achievement and the fact that their work has been juried and deemed to have met the rigorous standards outlined by the Society.   

Signature Status is also granted to any watercolor artist who is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, or whose work has been accepted in any AWS, NWS, or Watercolor USA exhibit.

The Berkeley Arts Council will also host a watercolor workshop by Lynn Ferris during the exhibition. Visit the workshop section at the bottom of the Opportunities page for more information.

Signature Members' Exhibition

- Berkeley Art Works in Martinsburg from September 5-28.

- Paintings that are hand-delivered are accepted Thursday, August 28 from 12-5pm, Friday, August 29 from 12-9pm, Saturday, August 30 from 12-5pm, and Sunday, August 31, 12-3pm.

- Deliver to the Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street, Martinsburg, 25401.

- Paintings that are shipped see shipping instructions below

- Show will be hung September 2 and September 3

- Opening reception Saturday, September 6, 5-7pm

- Painting pickup Sunday, September 28, 12-5pm or Monday, September 30, 10am-3pm

Shipping instructions:

Shipped works should arrive between Monday, August 25 and Friday, August 29, 2014.

Work must be shipped prepaid to Berkeley Art Works at the address below in sturdy, reusable packing so that your work can be safely returned to you. (Please no styrofoam peanuts!) Plexiglass must be used on all shipped works, no glass. 

IMPORTANT: US Mail is not delivered to this address. Please use a shipping service that provides tracking information such as UPS or FEDEX. Most towns have locations where you can drop packages off for these services. It would be helpful if you can email the tracking number(s) to us at berkeleyartswv@gmail.com. Please retain your tracking number.

Shipping address:

Berkeley Art Works
116 North Queen Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401

UPS and FEDEX usually want:
Telephone: 304-620-7277
Email: berkeleyartswv@gmail.com

For return shipping please include a pre-paid return shipping label. You should be able to purchase this at the location where you drop off the work or online.

Questions should be directed by email to berkeleyartswv@gmail.com or
to 304-620-7727

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.

Dates for the annual juried exhibition are July 2 - Aug. 15, 2015.

We'll announce the full calendar once everything is set.

WVWS to purchase brick in Tamarack tribute project

The Tamarack Foundation is leading an effort to develop a public art project at Tamarack that pays tribute to artists, arts organizations, arts supporters, etc.

WVWS is aiding the effort with the purchase of one of the bricks that will be on display in the sculpture design. To read more about the effort, and for information on how our members can participate and support the project, visit the Opportunities page.

Member News

>> Pat Roberts of Charleston has been juried into and is showing currently in these locations: West Virginia 2013 Juried Exhibition, Merit Award winner, which is hanging at the Culture Center on the Capitol Complex in Charleston, Allied Artists 2014 Juried Exhibition where she has two paintings at the Huntington Museum of Art in Huntington, and The Best Of West Virginia exhibition in the Dickirson Gallery at Tamarack in Beckley where she has one painting.

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