2021…It’s a Wrap!

A reminder that Central Virginia Watercolor Guild is found online at www.CVWG.art.

Please Consider Donating to CVWG’s Mission

As 2021 ends this week and you consider charitable donations to worthy organizations, please consider CVWG. You can use the button, below, to donate to CVWG via PayPal using credit card or a PayPal account if you have one. We remind you that CVWG does not pay any of our officers or board members so 100% of you donation is directly applied to our programs and offerings. Thank you, in advance!

Donate Button with Credit Cards

2022 Membership

A reminder that membership renews annually at the beginning of the calendar year and your 2022 membership is now due. The 2022 annual dues is $25.00 for a single membership and $30 for a family of two, minimum age 18. Make checks payable to CVWG and mail with a completed membership form at this link to:

Robin Kuzen, CVWG Treasurer
848 St. Charles Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22902

If your contact information changes during the year, please notify Rosemary Connelly. Changes in email addresses are particularly important as emails are the principal way for officers and other members to contact you.

2022 Meetings and Programs Are Posted!

The dates and programs being planned for our monthly meetings are posted on our website at https://cvwg.art/2021-meetings-programs/.

Our next meeting is January 24 with gathering at 12:30 PM and meeting from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. A reminder that our in-person meetings are at the Church of Our Saviour on Rio Rd in Charlottesville, Va. See the meetings page for address and a map to help guide you.

A New Opportunity to Show Your Art

Member and professional artist, Peg Sheridan, emails with a new venue at which you can exhibit your art:

A contact of mine, Brittany Clem, recently became the PR/Marketing Coordinator for the Edith J Carrier Arboretum, in Harrisonburg. She is looking for artists to display their work in their Frances Plecker Education Center lobby. They are 2-month long shows. If you haven’t been to this center, it is small but beautiful. The arboretum receives hundreds of visitors weekly, and often has weddings and special events on site.

The art is sold at a 70%/30% split (70% to artist) and the work is to be displayed the entire two months. The artist is paid out for sales at the end of the two months when the show is complete.

Brittany is looking for artists for the year, starting in January 2022. I have requested the months of July and August. I think most of the other months are open.

If you are interested, contact Brittany at clemba15@gmail.com. Please share with your contacts.

CVWG Exhibit at Westminster Canterbury Through Dec 31

The CVWG exhibit at Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge in Charlottesville is ending this week on December 31. CVWG is represented by thirty member-artist paintings. Contact exhibition chair, Linda Verhagen for further insight and attend our next Guild Meeting on January 24 where Linda will summarize the show.

Chee Rickett’s Demonstration at Westminster Canterbury

Member-artist Chee Ricketts gave a great presentation at the opening of CVWG’s Westminster Canterbury exhibition on December 2 by painting this beautiful work of art.

Majestic Presence by Chee Ricketts

CVWG’s Exhibition Chair, Linda Verhagen, offered the following observation of Chee’s demonstration:

Chee Ricketts’s power point and live demonstration was well received by 35 people with Chee showing her creative wet on wet method of paintings clouds using only 3 colors in various value strengths.

Says Chee:

Thanks to the members of the CVWG who came to my painting demonstration and talk at Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge. It was comforting to have you there supporting me.

The image at the top of this post, entitled “Spirits Rising” is another of Chee’s art using similar techniques.

Let Us Hear From You!

Drop our CVWG Webmaster an email to let everyone know what you are doing and how your artist journey is progressing.

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