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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 hosting watermedia workshops

The Morgantown Art Association has several workshops planned for the coming months, including watermedia workshops led by Laurie Goldstein-Warren, Lynn Lysick, Lynn Ferris, Sue Archer and Sterling Edwards. You can learn more about these opportunities by visiting the MAA website workshop page at–classes.html.

Beckley Art Group hosting Chris Krupinski workshop

Beckley Art Group is hosting award-winning artist and watercolorist Chris Krupinski, AWS-df,  for a workshop March 28, 29, and 30 from 9am to 4 pm. The workshop, for intermediate and advanced artists, will focus on composing and designing dynamic still life paintings. The workshop is not for beginners, as she will not be teaching how to paint. You can work in any medium you prefer.  Visit her website at Workshop fee is $250. Beckley Art Group members receive 10% discount. Call 304-253-9226 to reserve your spot. You can now pay online at PayPal, using the email address. If you have questions call Debbie Lester at 304-276-4795.

Laurie Goldstein-Warren teaching at MAA in Morgantown

WVWS member Laurie Goldstein-Warren is teaching a “Cityscapes that Sparkle” watercolor pouring workshop at the Morgantown Art Association, April 6-8, at the MAA Gallery in Morgantown. Visit the MAA website at–classes.html for the workshop form (when you reach the MAA website workshop page, scroll down the page for Laurie’s workshop flyer). MAA members $225; nonmembers $250. Email for more information.

Calls for Entry

Berkeley Arts Council Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit

The Berkeley Arts Council announces their annual Art and Earth Juried Art Exhibit, April 4 to May 5, 2018. Entries should reflect the artist’s view of nature, the environment, or reflect an Earth Day related theme. Any medium or technique, 2-dimension or 3-dimension, is acceptable. Deadline is Feb. 19, 2018. Visit to learn more and enter.

2018 Tamarack Best of West Virginia Juried Exhibition

The Best of West Virginia presents its prospectus for the 2018 Best of West Virginia Juried Exhibition. Participants in the exhibition are eligible for awards totaling $4,000. The prospectus and entry application can be viewed at

Submissions are due April 23, 2018.

If you have questions, please contact Alice Yurick, Gallery Supervisor for The David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery, via phone at 1-88-TAMARACK, ext. 157 or via email at, with BOWV in the subject line.

Philadelphia Water Color Society Exhibition

Al Richards, director of the Philadelphia Water Color Society’s 118th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper, is extending an invitation to WVWS members to enter PWCS’s 2018 international exhibition, which will be held Oct. 14 – Nov. 24, 2018, at the Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pa.

Juror of Selection will be Alan Wylie, and Judge of Awards will be Alvaro Castagnet. A 3-day workshop during October 2018 will also be conducted by Alvaro Castagnet.

Over $8,000.00 in awards, including $1,500.00 Best in Show, will be presented. Media may include watercolor, acrylic, pastel, gouache, pen & ink, graphite, colored pencil and hand-pulled prints.

Online entry. Prospectus, submission information and workshop info will be available around Jan. 31, 2018, at Online entry for the exhibition will open on April 1, 2018,  and entry access will conclude on July 15, 2018.

The workshop with Alvaro Castagnet is expected to fill quickly. Visit the workshop listing on the Wayne Art Center website for more information:

Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid-Atlantic Exhibition

Call for entries:  The Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid-Atlantic Exhibition at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD, June 9 – July 14, 2018.  Open to all watermedia artists in the Mid-Atlantic states and DC.

Juror: Kathleen Conover,AWS/NWS/TWSA.  Entry online or by CD.  First place $1200.  Deadline March 31, 2018.  For a prospectus and more information:

Art at VMRC National Multi-Media Exhibition

The Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, May 27 – June 29, 2018, at the Park Gables Gallery in Harrisonburg, Va. $8,000 in awards. Jurors: Scott Jost, Elise Schweitzer, Ronald J. Wyancko.

Open to multimedia visual art completed after January 1, 2016 (for security reasons, no jewelry accepted; for gallery limitations, no installation art, audio or video enhancements accepted). Open to all artists living in USA. Three divisions within the exhibition: (1) Drawing/ Painting/ Printmaking, (2) Photography/ Digital Art, (3) 3-D/ Multimedia/ Other Media.

No commission on sales; sales for the past five years averaged 38 percent per year. Entry cost: $35 for one to three works. Deadline: March 15, 2018. Visit for prospectus. Questions? Email or call 540-564-3400.

Pop-up Exhibition Opportunity in Charleston

On the third Thursday of each month from March to December, the Juliet Art Museum, in partnership with Riggs Commercial Realty, sponsor one emerging, West Virginian artist during ArtWalk. By providing a location in Downtown Charleston during the event for that local artist to showcase their work for the length of the event, setting up and tearing down in the same day, the Emerging Artist Pop-Up Exhibit aims to promote and support emerging West Virginian artists.

To Apply, email the following documents to

CV with link to artist website (PDF)
Up to 5 PDF images including title, medium, size, year.
Artist statement (PDF)
Preferred month to exhibit (March through December 2018)

Applicant Instructions and Disclaimer:

  • Artists are invited to submit up to 5 examples of work (.PDF) listing the title, medium, size, and year, that are representative of what would be shown at the Juliet Art Museum Pop Up.
  • Artists should include a brief artist statement (maximum of 250 words) about the submitted works and a one page CV listing exhibition history (both documents must be PDFs).
  • Artists are to be aware that the locations provided by Riggs Realty have wall hanging restrictions and therefore artists are asked to consider alternate hanging solutions (command hooks, easels, etc.) which are supplied by the Juliet Art Museum. Any specialized hanging systems are to be supplied by the artist and approved by the Juliet Art Museum and Riggs Realty.
  • Artists are responsible for same-day set up and take down of the show, with assistance from the Juliet Art Museum.
  • The Juliet Art Museum reserves the right to photograph accepted works for publicity and educational purposes.
  • Artists are to be aware that the location of the ArtWalk pop up is subject to change, and therefore the Juliet Art Museum cannot guarantee a specific location.
  • Artists will be notified via email upon acceptance or otherwise.
  • The Juliet Art Museum reserves the right to reject any work that is not properly represented in submission and is not ready to hang and/or display.  Entry into the Juliet Art Museum Emerging Artist Pop Up does not guarantee your work will be selected.
  • The Juliet Art Museum and Riggs Commercial Realty will exercise every possible care in the safekeeping of artist’s work while in their possession but are not responsible for any damage or loss of property during set up, exhibition, or deinstallation  – all liability is taken by the artist.

5th Annual South-Atlantic Juried Exhibition in Montpelier, Va.

The South-Atlantic Juried Exhibition, April 28- June 25, 2018,  is open to all professional artists who reside in Maryland, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Artists are invited to submit up to three works completed within the last two years and not previously shown at The Montpelier Center for Arts and Education, located in Montpelier, Va. All artwork must be for sale. Show entry implies consent for The Montpelier Center to use any accepted artwork for marketing and publicity purposes. JPG images must be sent in by email to on or before the deadline of Monday, March 26, 2018 along with the entry form and fee of $30. The juror for this exhibition will be Kristen Peyton, award winning artist and gallery director at Randolph-Macon College. Awards: Best in Show – $750, 2nd – $500, 3rd – $250, Honorable Mention – $100

Visit for the prospectus and entry form.

See and Do

Spring Into Art Juried Art and Craft Show

Martha Reynolds has news of a sales opportunity for WVWS members at a juried art and craft show in Buckhannon, April 13-14, 2018. The Artistry on Main gallery (where WVWS is a participant) is sponsoring the show, which will be held at the Event Center on Brushy Fork, located a bit west of downtown Buckhannon. WVWS members Judy Reed and Katy Crim have volunteered to display and work during the show. Because of WVWS’s participation in Artistry on Main, there will be no cost to members to submit work for sale. Anyone wishing to participate should contact Katy or Judy and be prepared to get their art to them. (Katy’s email is and Judy’s email is Even if you don’t want to participate, Martha indicates it should be a quality show and encourages members in the area to attend and see the area’s talents on display.

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.