Remembering Edith Arbaugh in the Middle of Fall 2022

A reminder that Central Virginia Watercolor Guild is found online at

In Memoriam of Edith Arbaugh

It is with heavy hearts, once again, that we learned of the passing of another CVWG member. Edith Arbaugh, pictured at the top of this post, shared the distinction of being one of the founding members of our Central Virginia Watercolor Guild. Along with Marion Hansen and Patricia Travers, she nurtured our Guild into the success it is today.

You can read Edith’s obituary at this link.

Our October 24 Meeting, Program, & Challenge!

Our next meeting is Monday, October 24 at our usual time and location as posted on our Members, Meetings, & Programs page. We gather for social time at 12:30 PM, start the meeting by 1:00 PM, and usually end by 3:00 PM.

Member Artist Linda Abbey has graciously agreed to lead our Program on the practice of Drawing Portraits. As Linda says,

I will be showing how to draw a portrait. People should bring a sketching pencil and/or charcoal to draw with. That’s all the materials you need to bring with you.

I will supply paper for each artist, and an eraser, some additional pencils/charcoal, paper towels, and cleaning supplies at each table. Unfortunately, we will not have time for painting watercolor at this meeting so, please leave those supplies at home.

I look forward to our drawing together.

The Challenge! topic for this meeting is Children. Bring your art in any media to share begore the meeting and when called during the meeting.

Slate of Officers for 2023

At the meeting on October 24, we will be voting to elect our CVWG officers for 2023. The following member artists have agreed to serve:

President – Karen Schwenzer
VP/Programs – Linda Abbey
Secretary – Jane Williamson
Treasurer – Robin Kusen
Past President – Donna Koutrakos

The Guild still needs members to get involved for our committees for next year. 2023 program year. Please consider what you can do to help the officers, above, provide interesting content and meetings in 2023.

Strathmore Online Workshop #4 Starts Nov 7

.Strathmore, known for their broad offering of quality art papers, is soon wrapping up their 2023 online workshops. Their Workshop #4, entitled “Art Journaling 101”, kicks off on November 7.

Astute CVWG members should recall that CVWG hosted Rhonda Roebuck at our March 2022 meeting where she demonstrated Art Journaling. Also, our August program featured member artist John Hancock demonstrating similar techniques in his program, Urban Sketching.

You can read all about Strathmore’s workshop including the materials list and how to register at this link. The workshop is free but requires you to open an account using your email address.

We’d Love to Hear From You!

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

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