Central Virginia Watercolor Guild

Combining Camaraderie with Creativity


In 1991, a handful of local watercolor artists under the leadership of Edith Arbaugh and Marion Hansen formed this organization for water-media painters. The term “water media” as used here embraces traditional transparent watercolor as well as gouache, acrylic, and other water based media. Today the guild has a membership of over one hundred artists. The CVWG goals are:

  • to foster the advancement of all forms of water-media painting
  • to promote the highest levels of excellence in the use of these media
  • to inform and educate the general public about the use of water-media in painting
  • to encourage and promote the study of these varied media
  • to provide an exchange of information about activities of artists working with these tools.

The CVWG is a nonprofit educational organization formed under Internal Revenue Code #501(c)(3).

Starting in January 2017, meetings  will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 1165 Rio Road E., Charlottesville, on the fourth Monday of the month.coos-mapLook for the fellowship hall behind the stone church, off Huntington Road, where there is plenty of parking.

  • 12:30 p.m. Coffee and social time
  • 1:00 p.m. Business meeting
  • 1:30 p.m. Program

Visitors are always welcome!

The meeting schedule for 2017 is as follow:

  • January 23,    Let’s talk about art, with Pam Roland
  • February 27,   Critique, with Mary Tomasso
  • March 27,   Ventures in art making, with Rosamond Casey
  • April 24,   The Rivulet Technique, with Julie Read
  • May 22,   Journey from watercolors to acrylics, with Patricia Reese
  • June 26,   Moving between representational and abstract, wth Karen Blair
  • July 24,   Resolving failed paintings
  • August 28,  Golden® Paints, with Amy Shawley (Note: Date change from yellow Directory)
  • September 25,  Critique with Dr. Julia May (Note: Date change from yellow directory)
  • October 23,   Acrylic/collage mixed media, with Sue Craven Rosen
  • November 20,   Annual Luncheon and Swearing in of new Officers. (Note: Date change)
  • December:   No meeting

Click on 2017 Programs for details of each program.

Membership Information

Annual dues are $40.00 for a single membership and $50.00 for a family of two, minimum age 18. Click HERE for downloadable Membership Form. Make checks payable to CVWG and send to: Linda Verhagen, 3235 Avebury Lane, Keswick, VA 22947.

Thank you!

2017 Officers

President         Sharon Walker    (434) 296-2239     slw377444@gmail.com

Vice-Presidents/Program Directors
     Patricia Travers            (434) 977-3506    propagule@aol.com
      Jeanne Ann Williams  (434) 964-1466   williamsjeanneann@gmail.com

Past President      Judi Ely       (434)245-7027        judiely@gmail.com

Secretary      Karen Schwenzer    (434) 978-1668       kjs2e@virginia.edu

Treasurer     Virginia Evans      (410) 818-6741   v.b.evans@hotmail.com

2017 Committee Chairs

Annual Exhibit      Pam Roland      (434) 831-1864       pamroland@gmail.com

Courthouse Exhibits    Jean Botts   (434) 973-9465  jbbotts@gmail.com

Hospitality       Pam Derrickson  (540) 854-0962   pam.derrickson@gmail.com

Librarian        Adella Langham       (434) 977-4645       wolfnus@aol.com

Membership   Linda Verhagen    (434) 977-9469    linda@cyrusfirst.com

Newsletter  Chee Ricketts  (434) 985-40511    chee@cheekludtricketts.com

Publicity        Karen Schwenzer    (434)978-1668        kjs2e@virginia.edu

Special Exhibits      Susan Stover    (434) 985-4995 susanjanestover@gmail.com

Webmaster    Rosemary Connelly    (434) 295-7553  RDConnelly@embarqmail.com

Workshops      Patricia Richmond     (434) 296-2979  PattyRichmond@comcast.net

Constitution and By-Laws (Click to download)

Standing Rules (Click to download)

Job Descriptions

The following files describe CVWG’s volunteer positions. (When you click on an item, the file will be downloaded to your “Download” folder.)

Vice-President (Programs)
Past President
Annual Exhibition
Annual Exhibition Reception
Courthouse Exhibits
Special Exhibits


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