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(Page last updated June 16, 2016)

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Announcements and News

2016 Jury Applications Available!

WVWS Associate and Juried members are invited to apply for either Juried or Signature status in the society. Click here to learn more!

New Juried members

The jury committee has recently completed its review.

Earning Juried Status in the West Virginia Watercolor Society are:

Donna Ashbaugh of Harpers Ferry

Janet Sheehan of Wheeling

Deanna Gillum of Buckhannon

Karen Ensor Brown of Buckhannon


WVWS Award winner announced at
West Virginia Arts Education Association student exhibit

Winner of the WVWS Award at the Youth Art Month Exhibit at the Parkersburg Arts Center is Chloe Richardson with her watercolor, "Hello." Chloie is a Grade 12 student at Wahama High School, Mason County, and her instructor is Susan Parrish

Aqueous 2016 will be in Beckley

The WVWS national juried exhibition, Aqueous 2016, will be at the Bickey Gallery in Beckley, home of the Beckley Art Group, from May 21-June 21.

Juror is Pat Cook, AWS, NWS.

Deadline for the show has passed, but for more information, the prospectus can be downloaded by clicking on the image at left.


Member News

"Pedicab-NYC" by Laurie Goldstein-Warren

Goldstein-Warren wins TWS Best in Show

Laurie Goldstein-Warren’s painting, Pedicab-NYC, won Best of Show in the 67th Annual Texas Watercolor Society National Exhibition.  The juror was Frank Francese and the show will run at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery from April 9 - May 31, 2016.

Laurie has lots of other exhibit and award information as well, which will be part of the next WVWS newsletter. Congrats Laurie!

Laurie also had an feature article in the April 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist magazine.  The article is called “Don’t Be Afraid of the Darks”.  This article has many useful techniques for artists of all experience levels.