(Page last updated Sept. 12, 2016)
2016 WVWS All-Member Exhibition
The 2016 WVWS All-Member Exhibition will be Oct. 5 to Nov. 11 at the Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market St., Parkersburg, WV. Deadline to send in entry forms is Sept. 23.
Download the show prospectus HERE.
Brenda Beatty is offering to transport paintings from Saint Albans to Parkersburg for the upcoming All-Membership. Contact Brenda at 304-727-3015 or email her at email@example.com to learn more.
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.
Virginia Watercolor Society 2017 Annual Exhibition
The Virginia Watercolor Society (VWS) 38th Annual Exhibition will be held in October 2017 in Winchester, VA. The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will be the host venue for the Exhibition and related events. A Welcome Reception will open the Exhibition on Friday evening, October 13 and the VWS Annual Business Meeting, Juror’s Gallery Talk, and Awards Luncheon will take place on Saturday, October 14.
Mike Bailey (mebaileyart.com), signature member of AWS and NWS and nationally known instructor and award-winning watercolorist, will serve as juror of the Exhibition. He will also instruct a five day water media workshop October 9-13. Course details and registration will be available on the VWS website (www.virginiawatercolorsociety.org) in early 2017.
Residents of West Virginia and Maryland are also invited to join VWS as provisional members in 2017 to participate in the Exhibition.
The 2016 VWS Exhibition, which took place in May, can be viewed at www.virginiawatercolorsociety.org/2016Exhibition/index.cfm
Plein Air Painting in Green Bank
The FREE "Plein Air Painting in Green Bank" event will take place Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in Green Bank The free two-day workshop is sponsored by the Green Bank Art Center and member Kay Gillispie wrote a successful grant application to cover expenses.
Call 304-456-4747 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Kay also suggests www.shalimarfarms.com as a place for for accommodations for the event.
Sue Archer teaching for Allied Artists
Allied Artists of West Virginia is holding registration for a 4-day workshop with artist Sue Archer, AWS, NWS, TWS, Oct. 26-29, 2016 (Wed. thru Sat.).
Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7pm, there will also be a lecture and demo by Sue Archer.
Application and materials list will soon be posted on AAWV website. Cost is $300 for AAWV members; $350 nonmembers. Class limited to 15. Level: Advanced beginner through advanced. No refunds after Sept. 1, 2016 unless replacement is found.
Contact Brenda Beatty, 304-727-3015 or email@example.com