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(Page last updated July 12, 2014)


WVWS All Member Exhibition Oct. 3 - Nov. 3

The WVWS All-Member Exhibition will be held at the Parkersburg ART Center from Oct. 3 - Nov. 3. The opening reception will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 with show awards presented at 6:30 p.m. that evening.

All members are welcome to participate and registration forms must be postmarked by Sept. 15. Mail the forms to Linda Elmer: 46 Dogwood Lane, Fairmont, WV 26554.

Download the All-Member show forms HERE.

WVWS Signature show in Martinsburg Sept. 5-28

The Berkeley Arts Council is pleased to be hosting a statewide watercolor exhibit in the Art Works Gallery, in Martinsburg W.Va., from Sept. 5 - 28, featuring works from WVWS Signature members. Opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 6.

The prospectus for the WVWS Signature Exhibition can be downloaded HERE.

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  

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.


David Daniels teaching for Morgantown Art Association

The Morgantown Art Association is hosting David Daniels for a three-day watercolor workshop, Oct. 24-26, 9:30am to 4 p.m., at the MAA Gallery at 5000 Green Bag Road, Morgantown. Painters of all levels are invited to participate in the sessions, which feature "jump start" projects, personal attention, and critiques. Cost is $200 for MAA members and $225 for non members. Download the flyer here.

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