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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 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

>> WVWS has learned of the passing of member Justine Mounts of Hanover on Feb. 6, 2015. She was 65. A link to her obituary may be found here: http://www.fanningfuneralhomes.com/webcast/28375

Also, we have learned of the death of former member J. Perl Tipper of Beckley on March 4, 2015. She was 92. A link to her obituary may be found here: http://www.calfeefuneralhome.com/obituaries/Jessie-Tipper/#!/Obituary

We extend our deepest sympathy to Justine and Perl's family and friends.

>> 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.