Member Meetings, Programs, & Challenge!

Meeting Dates and Times

CVWG member meetings are held January-November on the 4th Monday of the month except when these fall on holidays. Unless otherwise noted, we meet at 12:30 PM for social time and to post any new art we want to share. The meeting starts at 1:00 PM and usually ends by 3:00 PM.

Monthly Programs & Challenge! Topics

At each of our meetings, CVWG provides our members and guests a program related to water-media as well as give a Challenge! topic to inspire you to paint.

Programs: For 2022, our Director of Programs, Karen Schwenzer, has architected an impressive set of programs for your enjoyment. Many of our programs in 2022 will actively engage and immerse our attendees so please come prepared to engage.

Says Karen:

Combining Camaraderie with Creativity. That is CVWG’s motto. We hope you enjoy this year’s program as we get together (respecting CDC guidelines). Wear a mask indoors except when eating and drinking. Wash your hands. And don’t come if you are sick!

2022 CVWG Programs will be exciting, interactive, and a little bit different. Details, including recommended materials, will be on the website and reminders and changes will be sent as blog posts as needed.

Challenge! Topics: Our Directors of our monthly Challenge!, Carolyn Belt and Bunny Creasy, have drafted an interesting set of topics. If you need more guidance on how the Challenge! works and fits into our monthly meetings, please refer to our Challenge! topics page.

For 2022, CVWG will meet on the following dates with the programs and Challenge! topics listed.

Meeting DateProgramChallenge! Topic
February 28Negative Painting Techniques with Jane SkafteWind, Rain, Snow…
March 28Nature Journaling with Rhonda Roebuck (bring a sketchbook/journal and a pen, pencil, or a small palette)A Building
April 25Member’s Painting Critique with Karen RosascoMemories
May 23 Half-Day Workshop : Preserving Whites and Demystifying Shadows with Robin Poteet:

Special Notes:
-The workshop is limited to first 30 members to enroll by paying a workshop fee of $12
-We meet at 11:00 AM for this session
-Following a demo by Robin, workshop enrollees will paint with individual instruction by Robin
-There is limited space so please plan to bring smallish palettes, papers, water containers, etc.
-There will not be a CVWG business meeting
[Note: As time allows]
June 27Creating Water Features In Your Paintings with Peg SheridanA Faraway Place
July 25Summer Evening Soiree with Amy Shawley Paquette

Special Notes:
-This will be an evening meeting and program 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Bring a guest who may not be able to attend our monthly afternoon meetings
-More details in the downloadable document, below, and in the coming weeks
Favorite Flowers in a vase
August 22Urban Sketching with John Hancock (bring your sketchbooks and supplies)Surprise! alternate media art
September 26Member Painting Critique with Robert StuartPets
October 24Spontaneity of Yupo with Jeannine ReganChildren
November 28 (tentative)Annual Potluck LuncheonNot this month

You can review, download, and print the full description of 2022 programs from the following link. Challenge! topics and details are on our Challenge! page.


Fellowship Hall at the Church of Our Saviour

We meet in the Fellowship Hall at the Church of Our Savior, 1165 Rio Road E., Charlottesville, VA. The Fellowship Hall is toward the rear of the property:

  • From Rio Rd, turn onto Huntington Rd;
  • Immediately after the church building, turn right into the driveway/parking lot up a slight hill.
  • The drive will turn into gravel;
  • Proceed downhill to the main parking area;
  • The Fellowship Hall will be on the right. There should be signs for Food Pantry or similar.

Combining Camaraderie with Creativity

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