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(Page last updated April 1, 2014)


PWS issues call for entries to juried exhibition

The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society will host its 35th Anniversary International Juried Exhibition, November 8, 2014 - February 8, 2015, at the State Museum, Harrisburg PA.

Over $12,000 in cash and merchandise will be awarded.

Limit of two entries, of which only one may be selected. Entry fees: Members -1 or 2 entries ($20); Non-members - 1 or 2 entries ($30). Open to all artists 18 or older, working with water media on paper.

All work must be original, done within the past three years and not previously shown in any PWS exhibit. No prints, copies, class work or computer work allowed. Collage elements must be less than 10 percent and comprised of water media on paper. No diptychs or triptychs. Maximum size is 60" (outside frame measurement) in any direction.

Entry Deadline: July 12, 2014 (midnight E.S.T.)

For Prospectus/Entry form, download from the website (www.pawcs.com) or email pwsjuriedshow@gmail.com  

Parkersburg Art Center hosting The River: A Biennial Juried Exhibition

This exhibit is open to any professional or semi-professional artist over 18 years of age and living in the states of West Virginia or Ohio. In this instance, “professional” is defined as:

- well-trained, with high standards in the field of visual arts, or
- earns at least part of his or her livelihood through the visual arts, or
- has had work accepted in other juried exhibits, or
- has a college degree in the field of visual arts.

This exhibit is intended to showcase established artists in all mediums but performance art. All entries will be judged on their own merits with no media bias. No work may exceed eight feet in any dimension.

The River will open July 6, 2014 and be on display through August 15.

The digital entry images are to be received by May 1.

Visit http://parkersburgartcenter.org/exhibition/the-river-a-biennial-juried-exhibition/ for more information and to download the show prospectus.

Oglebay Institute Crosscurrents 2014

All media exhibition
April 21-26 Works received at Stifel Center, Wheeling.
Exhibition Dates May 8 – June 20, 2014
Monetary prizes awarded.
Juror: Dan Gerdeman, M.A. – Ohio State University
$25 non-refundable entry fee for up to three works of art; juried show.
For more information, contact Stifel Fine Arts Center, 304-242-7700.

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/

See and Do

Tamarack Foundation Art Tribute Sculpture Project

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Download brick order form

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 sherri@tamarackfoundation.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 three-day watercolor workshop by artist and instructor Lynn Ferris, AWS, NWS, 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 workshop will focus on capturing light in painting.  Cost is $275 and space is limited. To register, visit http://www.berkeleyartswv.org/artworks/capturethelight/index.php