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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 annual workshop with Jeannie McGuire

This year’s WVWS workshop will feature award-winning artist and teacher Jeannie McGuire of Pittsburgh, Pa., and is set for July 16-19, 2015, at The Timberline Four Season Resort near Davis. Jeannie McGuire’s work and biography can be seen at http://jeanniemcguire.com.

The cost of the workshop, payable to WVWS, is $250 for members and $275 for nonmembers. Those attending will need to make their own lodging arrangements, but Timberline is offering a special room rate for the workshop.

More information and the workshop reservation form is available at this link.

This workshop will fill up fast so send in your workshop fee quickly to
reserve your space.


Tyler student wins WVWS award at Youth Art Month exhibit

Damara Winfrey, a student at Tyler Consolidated High School, won the West Virginia Watercolor Society Award at the 2015 West Virginia Youth Art Month Exhibit.

Damara's watercolor and ink painting is titled, "Her Name is Vanity." Congratulations Damara!

The annual exhibit featuring the work of West Virginia students is a key activity of the West Virginia Art Education Association, which organizes the exhibition.

Many of our WVWS members are active or retired art teachers who are dedicated to working with the next generation of artists. WVWS is proud to support the exhibit and encourage students by sponsoring an award.

This year's exhibit is on display at the Parkersburg Art Center through April 1. To see an online gallery of the exhibit, visit http://www.wvaea.com/#!youth-art-month/c1iig

Member News

>> Laurie Goldstein-Warren of Buckhannon has been busy shipping paintings to exhibitions around the world. She writes, "My painting, Garlic and Lace, was named a finalist in the Art Olympia international exhibition in Tokyo Japan. It is currently on route to its destination. There were thousands of entries from all over the world and it was chosen as one of the final 240 paintings to make the trip to Japan.

I received awards at the Missouri Watercolor Society’s International Exhibition for my painting, The Kiss redux and at the Texas Watercolor Society’s Annual Exhibition for my painting, NYC Reflections (see image inset at right).

My painting, L’Arc De Nuit was accepted into the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors in New York. Mardi Gras Purple was accepted into the Southern Watercolor Society’s Exhibition. I also have a piece I will be shipping to the North West Watercolor Society’s International, Girls Just Want to Have Fun.

I will be teaching a workshop again this year in Cloudcroft, New Mexico in July and have a sold out workshop scheduled for October for the Baltimore Watercolor Society.

I will also have an article in the next Watercolor West newsletter, where I won third place last year in their exhibition for my painting, Mardi Gras Mask. Mardi Gras Mask was also accepted into the Transparent Watercolor Society’s Exhibition this year and will be on display until August."

Laurie also was one of the winners in a monthly art contest held by Blick Art Materials in June. "Buttercup" was honored in the Fur and Feather Contest and Laurie won a package of art materials from Canson.

>> Monica Wilkins of Shepherdstown won the Joy Shaffer Bachman Best in Show award at the 57th annual Exhibit 60, hosted by the Morgantown Art Association. Juror for the show was Frank Webb, AWS. The exhibit will be on display through June 3 at the MAA gallery in the Mountaineer Mall, 5000 Greenbag Road, Morgantown.

Also winning honorable mention awards at Exhibit 60 were WVWS members Jane Cardi of Morgantown and Debbie Lester of Shady Spring.

>> April Waltz of Wheeling will have an exhibit - "The April Show: New Works by April Waltz" - at The Art Emporium in downtown Charleston "The April Show" will run April 14 - May 16 and her opening will take place during ArtWalk on April 16. For more, visit the ArtWalk website here.

>> Charter member Linda J.C. Turner of Jane Lew was honored on March 14 by the DAR for her contributions in the area of women in the arts. The event took place at the Museum of Glass in Weston.