Signature show on display in Moorefield

Works by 17 WVWS Signature members, and one painting by a member who passed away in 2012, are now on display in the Eagle’s Nest Gallery at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, located at 316 Eastern Drive in Moorefield.

“Eastern is thrilled to host the West Virginia Watercolor Society exhibition on our campus, and we look forward to welcoming members of the community to view the works of these talented artists,” said Eastern President Chuck Terrell.

The exhibition will be on display at the college through  Oct. 26. An opening reception will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17.

The show is open during the college’s regular hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with some additional evening availability Monday through Thursday, depending on class schedules.

Included in the exhibition is a painting by the late Christine Maxwell of Petersburg. Maxwell, who died in 2012, was an active participant in the Grant County Arts Council and a Signature member of several regional art societies, including WVWS, and over the years she encouraged many Petersburg-area residents to take up painting.

The exhibition will not be professionally judged, but local business sponsors Capon Valley Bank and Hardy Telecommunications have donated $250 and $150, respectively, for People’s Choice Awards. Visitors to the exhibition will be invited to vote for their favorite paintings through Oct. 5, and the People’s Choice winner and runner-up will be announced the following week.

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College is a comprehensive and equal opportunity community and technical college that makes educational resources accessible to the families, communities, and employers of the Potomac Highlands. Eastern is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Learn more about Eastern at