(Page last updated Feb. 15, 2014)
WVWS Aqueous 2014 Prospectus Available!
We're already preparing for the 2014 juried exhibition to
be held in Wheeling from May 8-29, 2014.
Entries are due March 7. Don't delay!
Download the prospectus here:
41st Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition
The Foothills Art Center will host the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition from Sept. 13 - Oct. 26. in Golden, Colo.
Juror of the show will be Linda Doll. Up to $10,000 in cash awards and merchandise.
Entry deadlines are May 12 (mailed entry) and May 26 (online entry). Entry Fee: Members $30, Non-Members $35. Open to all all watermedia artists in the Mid-Atlantic states and DC.
The prospectus and more information can be found at: http://foothillsartcenter.org/fac/call-for-entries-rocky-mountain-national-watermedia/
2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition
The Baltimore Watercolor Society will hold its Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition from June 15 to Aug. 24 at University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Md.
Juror of selection and awards will be Linda Baker AWS/NWS/TWSA.
Entry deadline is March 29, 2014. Entry Fee: Members $30, Non-Members $35. Open to all all watermedia artists in the Mid-Atlantic states and DC.
The prospectus and instructions for creating and submitting digital images are available at http://www.baltimorewatercolorsociety.org
Tamarack Foundation Art Tribute Sculpture Project
The Tamarack Foundation has developed a three-phase public art project to be installed on the grounds of Tamarack. The project will raise awareness of the Foundation and create a permanent sculptural garden supported by Tribute gifts. Tribute Gifts are commemorative gifts that have been made in honor of or in memory of a person(s)who the donor wants to acknowledge in a special way.
By raising $120,000, the Foundation will work with artists, designers, art teachers and children statewide to create a meditation sculptural garden at West Virginia’s most visited center for creativity,TAMARACK: The Best of West Virginia.
The project was initially a concept by a founding Foundation board member and former chair of Tamarack’s Artisan Advisory Board, Teresa Pauley. Her desire was to create a lasting way to acknowledge those who were supportive of artists and the Tamarack project. Under the leadership of artist and Foundation board member, Mark Schwenk, the project’s signature sculpture trees and glass mirror the work he is known for. The art project acknowledges the importance of art and artists and their significant economic impact in particular to rural states like West Virginia.
Engraved Blenko Glass bricks will be housed in the series of sculptural trees that line the garden along with contemplative benches nestled along an art wall. The mosaic pathway will be made by children using sustainable and recycled materials including Blenko and Fiestaware remnants. This project began with Phase I in summer 2012 and will be complete and unveiled by Tamarack’s 20th year celebration in June 2016. The first tree has been planted. The first of the bricks purchased will be installed on June 20, 2013.
Levels of Support
Phase I: Sculptural Trees
· Five(5) windswept metal trees, $10,000 each
· Blenko glass bricks, $150 each (the form to order bricks can be found here)
Phase II: Contemplation Benches and Art Wall
· Design,Materials, Travel Honorarium, Labor and Installation, $20,000
Phase III: Children’s Mosaic Pathway
· Design,Materials, Travel Honorarium, Labor and Installation, $10,000
Make your gift commitment by contacting Sherri Walker, Executive Assistant at 304-926-3770 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tribute gifts will benefit the mission of the Foundation. Charitable contributions to the Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, are tax deductible. NIP state tax credits may be available to West Virginia citizens.
WVWS is purchasing one of the tribute bricks. Individual WVWS members may also purchase their own bricks if they wish. The link to the order form is above.
Berkeley Arts Council hosting Lynn Ferris
The Berkeley Arts Council will present a watercolor workshop by artist and instructor Lynn Ferris, at the Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen St., Martinsburg, on Sept. 15-17, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. The three-day workshop will focus on painting with light. Cost is $265 if registration is received prior to Aug. 1. After Aug. 1, the fee is $295. For registration information visit www.berkeleyartswv.org