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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-]

Allied Artists to host Jean Gill, AWS, NWS

Three-day workshop from Wednesday, Oct. 16 through Friday, Oct, 18, from 9am to 4pm each day, in Charleston, WV. Registration form and materials list are available on the Allied Artists website. Registration forms should be submitted as soon as possible. AAWV member payment in full is due on or before May 1, 2019. Refund date Sept 1. Non-member registration confirmation will be April 1, 2019, and full payment due at this time. In addition to the workshop, on Tuesday, Oct. 15, there will be a free demo/lecture by Jean Gill at 7pm. Questions: Contact Brenda Beatty at 304-727-3015 or at

Morgantown Art Association

The Morgantown Art Association has several workshops planned for the coming months. You can learn more by visiting the MAA Workshop page.

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Calls for Entry

Pittsburgh Watercolor Society Aqueous Open 2019

The 2019 PWS Aqueous Open 2019 is open to any artist 18 or older working in water-based media. Works submitted for consideration must be primarily water-based media on an unvarnished paper surface (YUPO and Tyvek are also permitted); no canvas. Two pieces may be submitted. Over $5,000 in cash and merchandise awards. The Juror for the exhibit is Frank Eber, an AWS, NWS, and TWSA member. Eligible mediums include: watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache, egg tempera, watercolor with ink, water soluble pencil, crayon or graphite and must be artist’s original work. Works cannot include digital images, any form of print or reproduction and must have been completed within the last two years. Entry fee for one or two pieces is $40 for non-members and $30 for Pittsburgh Watercolor Society members. For a prospectus and full exhibit information please visit the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society website. Entry Deadline is July 1, 2019.

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See and Do

European Plein Air Artists visiting Wheeling in July

Artworks Around Town in Wheeling is hosting a plein air event for a group of painters from Europe (Journées de Peinture) for five days in early July.

Plein Air painting sites will be New Vrindaban, Wheeling Suspension Bridge, Heritage Port, Ravens Rock in Beallsville, Ohio, Martins Ferry High School campus overlooking the Ohio River Valley, and Oglebay Park.

The group is extending an invitation to any artist in the area to participate in one or all events. There is no charge for participating, but there will be costs for lunches and dinners for each event.

If you would like more information or would like to participate, please contact Barbara J. Priebe at 

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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