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(Page last updated June 3, 2017)


WVWS Jury Status application packet available

WVWS Associate and Juried members are invited to apply for either Juried or Signature status in the society. The application form, including instructions, is available for download.

Visit the JURY page HERE to learn more and to download the application.

Deadline for jury submission is Aug. 15.

Beckley Art Center Juried Exhibit

The Beckley Arts Center announces its 2017 Juried Art Exhibit, July 5 -Aug. 26, 2017. There is no theme for the exhibit and any medium or technique is acceptable. The exhibit will open July 5, 2017 in the Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery, Beckley Art Center, 600 Johnstown Road in Beckley. The exhibition is open to all visual artists over the age of 18 in all media. Entries must be original works of art that have been completed within the last three (3) years, and have not been previously exhibited in The Beckley Art Center. Deadline for digital entries: June 23, 2017 (Midnight). Download the Prospectus HERE.

Stifel Fine Arts Center Crosscurrents exhibition

Regional artists are invited to submit pieces for Oglebay Institute's annual Crosscurrents juried multi-media art exhibition at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, July 6 - Aug. 18, 2017. Crosscurrents is open to artists 18 years or older who work in any media and live or maintain a studio within an 80 mile radius of Oglebay Institute's Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. Works must be completed within the last calendar year and have not been previously exhibited at the Stifel Fine Arts Center. Artists may submit up to three entries A nonrefundable $25 entry fee is required along with your completed entry form. All entries must be hand-delivered to the Stifel Fine Arts Center between June 12-17, 2017 up until 4 p.m. Download the prospectus HERE.

Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Aqueous International Exhibition

The Pittsburgh Watercolor Society announces its 71st Annual Aqueous International Exhibition, Sept. 30 – Oct. 21, 2017, at the Spinning Plate Gallery Pittsburgh, Pa. Entry fee for one or two pieces is USD $40 for non-members and $30 for Pittsburgh Watercolor Society members. Awards are selected from received work with more than $5,000 in total cash and merchandise awards. Awards announced at the opening reception, Oct 1. Entry Deadline is July 5, 2017. The Juror for Aqueous Open 2017 is Pat Dews, AWS, NWS. For a prospectus and full exhibit information please go to www.pittsburghwatercolorsociety.com.

West Virginia Juried Exhibition entry forms available

The biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition will accept exhibition entries from June 19 to August 4, 2017. The state Division of Culture and History presents the exhibition every two years in partnership with the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and with support from the West Virginia Legislature, which appropriates funding for the exhibition awards. Entering artists must complete or update their WV Artists' Register form. The registry form may be downloaded from HERE. The exhibition will be on display from Nov. 12, 2017, to Feb. 11, 2018, at the Art Museum of West Virginia University in Morgantown. Download the entry form for the Juried Exhibition HERE.

RCCAC 2017 Annual Gala Juried Arts Exhibit

Randolph County Community Arts Center is accepting entries now until July 3, 2017 for their annual juried Gala Exhibit, Sept. 1 - 28, 2017, at RCCAC in Elkins. For more information and to download a prospectus, visit http://www.randolpharts.org/call-to-artists/ (Scroll down the page).

WVWS grant applications available

The West Virginia Watercolor Society is mandated by charter to “Promote and Ensure the High Standards of the Art of Watercolor in the State of West Virginia.”

To this end, WVWS is offering a grant of up to $500 to a member for the purpose of fostering creativity within the state. To download the grant application, click HERE.

Manchin exhibition space available

WVWS members have an opportunity to exhibit at U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin's Fairmont office. Contact Jeannine Romano at Jeannine@jromanoart.com  or call 304-672-0222.

See and Do

Watoga Art in the Park

Watoga State Park, located in Pocahontas County, will be the site of an art festival during Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-3. Buy and sell fine art and craft, listen to music, participate in art workshops, and more. Visit watogaartinthepark.com.


Alexis Lavine at MAA Sept. 22-24

More information will be posted later about the fall MAA workshop with Alexis Lavine, Sept. 22-24, or you can contact Byron Witt at bwitt25@comcast.net for more details.

Allied Artists of West Virginia also hosting Alexis Lavine,
Oct. 25-27!

AAWV is hosting Alexis Lavine, AWS, for a three-day watercolor workshop, Oct. 25-27, for all levels of painters. Cost is $250, and the “Painting from Photographs” workshop will take place at the Kanawha United Presbyterian Church in Charleston. Those who are not AAWV members may enroll after April 15th. Applications and a materials list will be available at that time on the AAWV website, www.alliedartistswv.org. Full payment must accompany workshop application. For more info, contact Brenda Beatty, 304-727-3015 or icbeatty7@suddenlink.net.