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,   Critique with Dr. Julia May
  • September 25,   Golden® Paints, with Amy Shawley
  • October 23,   Acrylic/collage mixed media, with Sue Craven Rosen
  • November 27,   Annual Luncheon and Swearing in of new Officers.
  • 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. Make checks payable to CVWG and send with name, address, phone and email address to: Jane Williamson, 313 East Monacan Drive Charlottesville, VA 22901.

Click HERE for downloadable Membership Form. 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   Jane Williamson    (434) 973-5221    jbcwilliamson@aol.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

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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