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 Robin Poteet workshop

Morgantown Art Association is holding a watercolor workshop with Robin Poteet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday-Saturday, Nov. 17-18, at the MAA gallery, 5000 Greenbag Road, Morgantown.

“Pour, Splatter, Mask & Finger Paint” will help artists get over their fears when first approaching a blank sheet of paper. Two paintings will be completed during the workshop, applying a variety of pouring techniques.

Cost for the workshop is $100 for MAA members and $125 for non-members. Please find the workshop form at this LINK.

Calls for Entry

Parkersburg Art Center 6×6 Fundraiser

The Parkersburg Art Center, which regularly hosts WVWS for its exhibits, is conducting a unique fundraising project – the 6X6 Project – which will open Nov. 12, 2017. PAC is looking for artists to join its 6×6 team with a goal of exhibiting more than 1000 small, original works of art during this special event.

Artists across the region are asked to complete and donate a 6-by-6-inch piece of artwork, any medium, 2-D or 3-D. PAC will offer all artwork for $20 per piece as part of the fundraising effort.

All mediums and family-friendly themes are eligible, including: oil, acrylic, pen and ink, colored pencil, scrapbooking, marker, gouache, watercolor, charcoal, mixed media, photography, pottery, edible 6×6’s, bead art, origami, photography, Legos, stained glass, sculpture, bonsai trees, craft items related to nature, nurseries and kids rooms, sports, Christmas, quotes, abstract, realism, and all ideas in between are welcome.

Christine Rhodes, a signature member of WVWS, is a part of the PAC 6×6 team and is encouraging other WVWS members to participate as well.

A suggestion for watercolorists: If you have a painting which you do not like BUT there is a 6″x6″ section you DO like, please considering cutting that portion out and sending it to PAC for the 6×6 project. Also, PAC will take care of presenting the watercolors for display. Unsealed, unframed watercolors are suitable.

Mail your finished 6×6’s to:

Parkersburg Art Center 6X6
725 Market St.
Parkersburg, WV 26101

Deadline for submitting pieces is October 15.

Download the Rules Sheet HERE.

Check out the PAC Facebook page for weekly updates:

Questions?  Contact Dorsey Northrup 304-481-8960 or call the Parkersburg Art Center at 304-485-3859.

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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