Combining Camaraderie with Creativity
66 artists have been chosen by our juror Steve Fleming–27 of whom are CVWG members! Click HERE to see the full list of artists. Congratulations to all of you!
Paintings will be arriving on Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27. The show opens Friday, September 1 with the Gallery Talk at 4:30 p.m. (on the second floor) followed by the reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the main halls of McGufffey Art Center.
Click HERE to download the three-page PDF file. Deadline for submissions was May 6.
The CVWG 26th Annual Exhibition juror for September 2017 is Steve Fleming, long time instructor at the Art League in Alexandria, Virginia. Steve recently taught a 3-day workshop for the guild, held in October 2016. Steve describes himself and his work this way.
“Good art is the result of hard work and dedication. It only happens when the artist finds his or her own story to tell and then learns to do so with his or her own unique language.
“I am an artist who works in watercolor oil and acrylic. For 20 years, I taught at The Art League in Alexandria, Virginia; now I teach private classes and workshops across the country and abroad. My goal as an artist is to be creative; my goal as a teacher is to help my students learn to interpret the world around them, not to promote the belief the goal of art is the perfect rendering of a subject. One of my core messages: art is a creative process and is not just the sum total of the work we sell. In this era of digital cameras, I caution artists to look — really look both inside and outside — for the subject matter that lights our artistic fires. Otherwise, our work will be lacking everything but technique.
“As a judge I look for work that has a strong creative aesthetic whether representational or abstract and presents the artists vision and their unique interpretation of both the inner world and the world around them. “
You can see Steve’s work at http://www.steveflemingartist.com.
The 26th Annual Exhibition will begin with an Opening Reception at the McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville on Friday, September 1, 2017 and includes a Gallery Talk by Steve prior to the opening. This month-long juried show is open to Virginia resident artists, 18 years old and older. Each artist may submit two original paintings in watercolor or other water media but they must be on a paper or synthetic paper substrate and only one painting is eligible to be selected by the juror to be included in the show. The prospectus and entry forms will be available on the CVWG website by March 15 and the deadline for entries is early this year, May 6. For more information or to volunteer to help with this event, please contact Pam Roland (434-831-1864) or firstname.lastname@example.org
A clear, almost cool night was a perfect setting in Charlottesville on Friday night, September 2 for the 25th Annual Exhibition of the Central Watercolor Guild! Guests nibbled on cake and wine, enjoyed the music of local musician Greg Brown, and heard James Warwick Jones, general manager of the Charles H. Taylor Art Center in Hampton, VA critique the paintings and announce the winners.
Best in Show ($800 award): Holland (Holly) Wentz Etheridge, “Surviving”
Juror’s Choice ($500 award): Nancy Stark, Roanoke, “Rusting in Roanoke”
CVWG Memorial Award ($300 Award): David Eakin, Forest, “First, the Egg”
Eloise Gardiner Giles Honorary Award ($250 Award): Amy Snowden, Williamsburg, “Wisdom”
Awards of Excellence ($200 each)
Amy Arons, Burke, “Ophelia”
Sharon McKittrick Boyle, Dumfries, “Rose Peony”
Gwen Bragg, Alexandria, “By the Gate- January”
Dorothy Grebos, Williamsburg, “Dancing in My Head”
Elaine Nunnally, Leesburg, “Morning News on the Interstate”
Beverly Perdue, Midlothian, “Coffee Break”
Susan Crave Rosen, Staunton, “Haze”
Brenda Hounshell, Harrisonburg, “Limeade”
Gari Stephenson, Roanoke, “Tulip”
Here is a slide show documenting the September 2 Opening:
Click HERE to download the prospectus and application for the show. The deadline for electronic submissions was Saturday, June 11, 2016.
Our juror for our 2016 show was James Warwick Jones who currently lives in Hampton. James Warwick Jones studied painting at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in the late sixties and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Old Dominion University with a BS degree in Secondary Art Education in 1971. After teaching in the public schools and working 25 years at art centers and museums, he is currently Gallery Manager at the Charles H. Taylor Arts Center in Hampton, Virginia. As a realist painter, over the past 50 years, he has exhibited in more than 250 exhibitions and won over 150 awards. His work is in public and private collections including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. As a museum professional, he has curated or co-curated over 350 exhibitions during his career. He also enjoys teaching adult painting classes in oils, acrylics and watercolors.
Congratulations to the following winners of CVWG’s 2015 exhibition:
Best in Show $800
Holland Etheridge from Hampton (“Sunset Prism”)
Juror’s Choice $500
CVWG Memorial $300
Crutchfield Award of Excellence: $200
Awards of Excellence– $200
Apryl Altman, Carol Barber, Deliece Blanchard, Jim Dees, Michael Farrar, Sue Linthicum, Jane Matthews, Patrice Reese, and Tracy Verkerke.
Juror: Julie May
And the winners are:
Best in Show $800 – Gari Stephenson – Hanging On to Time
Juror’s Choice $500 – Nancy Stark – Track Workhorse
CVWG Memorial Award $300 – Virginia Adams* – Why?
Awards of Excellence $200 each
Amy Arons – Turkish Delight
Sharon Boyle – Jesus Loves Me!
Pat Cook – Conversation XCI
Dorothy Grebos – Gavotte
John Hancock* – Abundance
Fred Kahler – Elements
Sally Mook – Quietude
Rosanne Moon* – Lady in Waiting Williamsburg
Elaine Nunnally* – Orange You Glad You’re on This Road?
Chee Kludt Ricketts* – Under the Dome of Heaven
Susan Crave Rosen* – Black Box
Janice Sayles – Cherry Coke
Juror: Susan M. Stuller
And the winners are…
Doug Mock- “Counting Seagulls”
Awards of Merit
Pat Cook – “Conversations LXXXII”
Vera M. Dickerson –“Learning a New Step”
David Eakin –“San Miguel Shadows II”
Holland Wentz Etheridge – “Ice on Lake Maury”
Dorothy Grebos – “And Then We Danced”
Sally Mook- “Suffering Takes Place”
Patricia Reese – “Fantasia”
Gari D. Stephenson – “Two Women”
Theresa Shepherd – “Badger Hound”
Best in Show
Nancy M. Stark – “Yard Work”
Juror: Jan Ledbetter
Congratulations to all the winners! See their pictures at Annual Show Winners, 2013.
177 paintings from 99 artists were submitted for our 2013 Annual Show. Our juror, Jan Ledbetter, chose 70 of those paintings, by 56 artists, to hang at the McGuffey Art Center.
All the pictures in the show, can be seen in this PowerPoint presentation (36MB).