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(Page last updated March 3, 2017)


Aqueous 2017 show information - entry deadline was March 1

The Prospectus can be downloaded HERE.

Dates for the West Virginia Watercolor Society annual juried exhibition are May 2 to July 13, 2017

Calendar (see prospectus for more specific information)
*    Entries due -- March 1
*    Artists notified—March 30
*    Work received at Mathena Center no later than April 28
*    Exhibit opens -- May 2
*    Reception and Awards -- May 19
*    Painting Pickup -- July 14

Exhibit 60 at Morgantown Art Association

MAA's annual Exhibit 60 is planned for April 5 - June 6 at the MAA Gallery at Mountaineer Mall on the Greenbag Road in Morgantown. MAA members and aritsts living withing a 60-mile radius of Morgantown are invited to enter. The show prospectus can be downloaded HERE.

"As you like it" exhibition in Leesburg, Va.

TRYST Gallery in Leesburg, Va., is accepting submissions for the “As you like it” exhibition opening April 7, 2017. All submissions must be on 8” X 8” substrate (canvas, paper, board, glass or whatever you like); otherwise, there is no theme for the show. Deadline is midnight Monday March 27. Accepted work will be announced by Friday March 31. Selected art work should be delivered to the gallery April 1, 3 or 4. Opening reception will be April 7, 6 :00– 9:00PM and the exhibition runs through Memorial Day. Submissions must be made electronically. Visit www.trystgallery.com for submission directions (click on Call to Artists). Artists must reside in Virginia, West Virginia, DC or Maryland.

Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors

The Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors exhibition is open to all artists working in water-based media. Judges this year: Ken Call, AWS, NWS, TWSA is serving as Juror of Selection and Susan Weintraub, AWS is serving as Juror of Awards. Entry deadline is April 3, 2017. All works must be of original design and execution, comprised of 90% watermedia. All submissions must be made through OnlineJuriedShows.com at the following link: https://onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=10751. For a complete prospectus and information on the workshops, please visit www.viewarts.org.

Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid-Atlantic Exhibition

The 2017 Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid-Atlantic Exhibition will be at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, Md., from June 17—July 25, 2017. Open to all watermedia artists in the Mid-Atlantic states and DC, the 2017 juror will be Frank Eber,AWS,NWS,TWCS,WW. Enter online or by CD. First place awarded $1,200. Entry deadline is April 3, 2017. For a prospectus and more information, visit: www.BaltimoreWatercolorSociety.org

Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s International Juried Exhibition

The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 38th Annual International Juried Exhibition will be held at the Adams County Arts Council in Gettysburg, Penn. from September 11 – October 28, 2017. Juror of Selection is Jeanne Dobie and Juror of Awards is Marjorie Glick. Deadline for Entries is May 15, 2017 (midnight EST). Visit www.pawcs.com for more and to download a prospectus.

97th National Watercolor Society International Exhibition.

The National Watercolor Society's International Exhibition will be Oct. 21-Dec.17, 2017. $40,000+ in awards will be presented. Online entries only. Deadline to enter is May 19, 2017, at noon. Open entry period from April 1-May 19, 2017. Jurors will be Mike Bailey, NWS, AWS; Carol Pickle, NWS, AWS D.F.; Cathy Hegman, NWS, AWS, ISAP, ISEA. Awards Juror will be Malcolm Warner, PhD., executive director, Laguna Art Museum. Call 760-908-3389 for more information. To download the prospectus, please visit: www.nationalwatercolorsociety.org

RMNW Exhibition in Colorado Sept. 16 - Oct. 28

The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia (RMNW) exhibition will be at presented by Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) in Evergreen, Colo. Sept. 16 - Oct. 28, 2017. Entry deadline is May 23, 2017. Stephen Quiller will serve as the juror. Go to http://bit.ly/2il9x31 to enter. For more information, contact Becky Guyat curator@evergreenarts.org.

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.

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.

See and Do

Wheeling Arts Fest and the Upper Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival

The Wheeling Arts Fest and the Upper Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival combined efforts last year to bring comprehensive arts & cultural programming to the festival! They also expanded to two days and moved to the Wheeling Heritage Port. The combined festival will include events previously featured at both festivals so if you are looking for the Artist Market or the Around the World Carnival, you will find it all.

The admission-free event is open to everyone in the community and offers a variety of arts and cultural programs, including live music, visual arts, theater, dance, literature, culinary demonstrations, historical arts, and much more. This year’s festival will be on Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17 11am-8pm.

Applications for artists who wish to participate are due by March 15, 2017. Visit www.wheelingartsfest.com/apply


MAA hosting Christopher Leeper May 18-21

The Morgantown Art Association is hosting a four-day watercolor workshop led by realist painter Christopher Leeper, May 18-21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Leeper is the author of "Realism in Watercolor" and has been featured in magazines and won numerous awards. Visit his website at www.christopherleeper.com. Cost is $225 for MAA members; $250 for non-members and a $100 deposit made by April 18 will hold your spot. The workshop flyer can be downloaded HERE.

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!

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.