(Page last updated Jan. 16, 2017)
Aqueous 2017 show information
The Prospectus can be downloaded HERE.
Dates for the West Virgnia 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
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.
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 "Realisim 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.