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(Page last updated April 9, 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

Tamarack's Best of West Virginia Open Juried Exhibition

Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia celebrates West Virginia artists each year by showcasing their creativity and talent in a special juried competition. Artists and artisans living in West Virginia and working in all media are invited to submit up to two (2) entries of their work to be considered for inclusion in this juried exhibition. Entry deadline is April 24, 2017. Visit the Tamarack website at https://www.tamarackwv.com/fine-art-gallery/best-of-wv-open-juried-exhibition.html to learn more and to enter.

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.

Manchin exhibition space available

WVWS members have an opportunity to exhibit at U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin's Fairmont office. For more information, download the forms HERE.

See and Do

“Plein Air” Painting Project in Philippi

Philippi Main Street is sponsoring a “Plein Air” Painting Project during their annual Art Stroll on Friday, April 28, 2017. Painters are invited to participate and paint the historic downtown area of Philippi anytime from sunrise (6:25 am) to sunset (8:11pm) on April 28. A registration form and more information can be downloaded HERE.

Watoga Art in the Park

Watoga State Park, located in Pocahontas County, will be the site of an art festival during Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-3. Buy and sell fine art and craft, listen to music, participate in art workshops, and more. Visit watogaartinthepark.com.


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.