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 2023, our Director of Programs, Linda Abbey, has architected an impressive set of programs for your enjoyment. Many of our programs in 2023 will actively engage and immerse our attendees so please come prepared to engage.

Says Linda:

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!

2023 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!: Our Director of our monthly Challenge!, Phyllis Koch Sheras, has lined up an interesting set of to get you painting every month. If you need more guidance on how the Challenge! works and fits into our monthly meetings, please refer to our Challenge! topics page.

For 2023, CVWG will meet on the following dates with the Programs and Challenge! topics listed. Members will be sent emails providing specific information and guidance.

Meeting DateProgramChallenge! Topic
January 23Presentation and Marketing of Your Art with William “Bill” SnowWinter Wonderland
February 27Interactive Yupo Demo with Chee Ricketts All You Need Is Love
March 27Half-day Workshop with Peg Sheridan
*** Workshop is fully subscribed. To get on the waitlist, email Linda Abbey.***
No Challenge
April 24Watercolor Demo with Toni BraggSpring has Sprung!
May 22Meet at The Center to view CVWG’s “In the Garden” ExhibitionNo Challenge
June 26Painting Animals with Mary ShiraFavorite Flowers
July 24Museum VisitNo Challenge
August 28Watercolor Washes and Masking Fluid with Tammy TatumStill Life
September 25TBAWater
October 23Travels in France with Eleanor CoxFall Foliage
November 27 (tentative)Annual Potluck Luncheon Members bring along a small (6″x8″) paintingNo Challenge

Challenge! topics and details are on our Challenge! page.

You can view, print, and download summaries of CVWG programs in 2023.


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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