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WVWS is interested in supporting the efforts of our state’s art organizations. We will post information about watermedia workshops sponsored by West Virginia-based art groups on our website. Limit of 90 words per listing. For more information, contact the WVWS webmaster at wvwatercolor[-at-]

Morgantown Art Association workshops

The Morgantown Art Association holds many watermedia workshops throughout the year with nationally recognized artists. You can learn more by visiting the MAA Workshop page.

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Calls for Entry

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WVWS Aqueous 2021 National Juried Exhibition

The 2021 WVWS national juried exhibition, Aqueous 2021, will take place July 15 – Sept. 4, 2021, at the Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling, W.Va.. The 2021 juror will be Bill Vrscak, AWS. To see Bill’s work, please visit his website at Deadline to enter is May 31, 2021. The exhibition prospectus is available on the WVWS website.

Beckley Art Center holding 2021 Juried Exhibition

Beckley Art Center is accepting entries for its Juried Art Exhibition, hosted at Beckley Art Center in Beckley, from June 25 – July 31. 2021. Find the show prospectus and entry instructions at the BAC website. Deadline to enter is April 19, 2021.

2021 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia

The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia (RMNW) exhibition seeks entries into its 48th exhibition, presented by the Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) in Evergreen, Colo. Exhibition will run from Sept. 24 – Oct. 30, 2021. Juror of Selection is Steve Griggs. Best in Show Award will be valued at $2,500, as well as additional award amounts. Online entry through (CaFE). Entry deadline May 17, 2021. Find the show prospectus and entry link at CAE’s website.

Philadelphia Water Color Society entries open May 3

The Philadelphia Water Color Society will open entry on May 3 to its 121st International Exhibition of Works on Paper, held Oct. 21 – Nov. 23 at Community Arts Center in Wallingford, Pa. More than $10,000 in prizes awarded, with a first-place award valued at $2,000. Entry deadline is Aug. 3, 2021. For complete information on entry fees, rules and submission of artwork visit the PWCS website.

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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. Contact Jeannine Romano at or call 304-672-0222.

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