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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 Janet Rogers and Lynn Ferris

The Morgantown Art Association has several watercolor workshops planned for the coming months, including a 4-day workshop led by Janet Rogers , April 2-5.

They also will have a workshop by Lynn Ferris, June 12-14, which focuses on painting night scenes.

Hurry if you want to take either of these great workshops! You can learn more by visiting the MAA Workshop page.

Berkeley Arts hosting workshop with Lynn Ferris, AWS, NWS

Lynn Ferris , AWS, NWS, who resides part of the year in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, is teaching a “Capturing the Light” workshop hosted by the Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, May 2-3. To learn more visit the Berkeley Arts Council workshop registration page.

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Calls for Entry

WVWS Aqueous 2020

The prospectus for Aqueous 2020 is out! Deadline to enter is April 10, and that is the deadline by which entries must be received, so do not delay!

Berkeley Arts Council seeking entries for watercolor exhibition

BAC in Martinsburg, W.Va., has a juried watercolor exhibition planned for this summer, Watercolor Expressions, taking place from May 20 – July 4, 2020. Juror will be Lynn Ferris, AWS, NWS. Deadline to enter Watercolor Expressions is April 15, 2020.

VMRC National Juried Exhibition seeks entries

VMRC, located in Harrisonburg, Va., is hosting its 17th VMRC National Juried Exhibition at Park Gables Gallery, May 24-June 30, 2020. Editor’s Note: I cannot speak highly enough for this exhibition, its director, and the volunteers who run it. Participating artists will be treated exceptionally well, artwork will be lauded, substantial awards will be announced, and enthusiastic patrons will see and enjoy the work. On average, one-third of the art will be purchased during the exhibition, and no commissions will be charged to the exhibiting artists. Please find the 2020 prospectus, as well as recaps of the 2019 and 2018 exhibitions, at the website link above. Deadline to enter is March 16, 2020.

BWS Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition

The Baltimore Watercolor Society has released the 2020 Prospectus for their annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition, June 13 – July 18, 2020, at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Md. Juror will be Anne Abgott, AWS, NWS. Deadline to enter is April 4, 2020.

47th Annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition

The Center for the Arts Evergreen is honored to host the 47th annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition from Sept. 11 to Oct. 24, 2020. Linda Daly Baker will serve as juror for the exhibition. Deadline to enter will be May 18, 2020.

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See and Do

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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