Signature exhibition planned in Moorefield

WVWS will have an exhibition of works by Signature WVWS members, hosted by Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Moorefield, Aug. 13 – Oct. 26, 2018.

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m.

EWVCTC serves six counties in the Potomac Highlands: Tucker, Grant, Pendleton, Hardy, Hampshire, and Mineral counties, and that area coincides with an area in which WVWS has limited presence and membership.

EWVCTC President Chuck Terrell is an enthusiastic proponent and supporter of the arts and wants to feature artists in the college’s Eagles Nest Gallery. Through this exhbition, WVWS fulfills educational and outreach goals by sharing the medium’s range of artistic expression with a new audience.

In addition to the college’s support, two local businesses, Capon Valley Bank of Wardensville and Hardy Telecommunications of Lost River, are sponsoring awards for the exhibition. The awards will be tallied based on votes made by gallery visitors. The top Peoples’ Choice vote-getter will receive $250, and the runner-up will receive $150.

The entry form for the Signature exhibition is being sent to all WVWS Signature members via email and USPS mail.

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WVWS has three primary levels of membership: Associate, Juried and Signature.

Signature members have been granted the privilege of using the West Virginia Watercolor Society initials (WVWS) in conjunction with their signatures by the Membership Jury. To earn Signature status, a candidate must previously have attained Juried status, have work accepted in two juried WVWS shows in a six-year period, and then must submit a portfolio of four paintings (which must be different paintings than those exhibited in past WVWS Aqueous juried exhibitions) for review by the Membership Status Jury.

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For more information about the exhibition, please contact show host Kristen Colebank.