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).

Meetings are 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!

Meeting schedule for 2019:

Click on 2019 Programs to download details of each program.

  • January 28,    Deborah Conn Demonstration “Creative Portraiture”
  • February 25,   Lara Call Gastinger Demonstration “Documenting Nature as Botanical Artist”
  • March 25,   Barbara Gautcher Demonstration “Layering Through Pattern and Texture”
  • April 22,   John Hancock critique
  • May 20,   Julie Read Demonstration “Easy Alternatives to Masking Frisket”
  • June 24,   Susan Stuller Talk “Critical Elements: Design and Composition”
  • July 22,   Peg Sheridan Demonstration “Grey Matters–How to Mix Neutrals and Create Beautiful Neutral Paintings”
  • August 26, Critique of member’s paintings given by Trish Crowe and Susan Stover (This is a change from the directory listing)
  • September 23,  Nancy Stark Talk “The Long and Winding Road”
  • October 28,    Linda Bethke Demonstration “Sharing Painting Experiences”
  • November,   Annual Luncheon and Swearing in of new Officers, Noon-2:00pm
  • December:   No meeting

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: Rosemary Connelly, 1156 Briar Hill, Earlysville, VA 22936.

Thank you!

2019 Officers

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

Vice-Presidents/Program Directors
     Brenda Hounshell       (540) 433-1727   brendaandtom@msn.com 
Trish Crowe  (540) 948-3079   thestudiofirnewfarm@gmail.com 
Susan Stover  
(434) 985-4995   susanjanestover@gmail.com

Past President      Alice Russell   (434) 975-2198   alicedrussell2@gmail.com

Secretary      Donna Koutrakos    (434) 529-8084    donna.koutrakos@gmail.com

Treasurer     Virginia Evans      (410) 818-6741   v.b.evans@hotmail.com
            Brenda Hounshell       (540) 433-1727   brendaandtom@msn.com

2019 Committee Chairs

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

Courthouse Exhibits    Linda Abbey, Carolyn Ratcliffe, Vicki Dibbern

Hospitality       Carolyn Belt  (434) 296-9665   CarolynBelt2@hotmail.com

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

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