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A left-brained technologist by nature, education, and training, I am now retired and experimenting with the "other half" of whatever brain I still possess. I am looking to meet interesting people, engage in variety of group activities, travel, and enjoy my grandchildren.

Happy 2020!!

It is a new year and your Guild leadership has been busy planning ahead:

A New Web Address– www.CVWG.art

Our CVWG website can now be found at www.CVWG.art. We were able to take advantage of a new generation of web addresses to secure this 2nd web address that should be easier to recall and to share with others. Bookmark us and check back often!

A New Member-Artist Page Featuring Marcy Springett

Member Marcy Springett has graciously agreed to be featured as one of our Member-Artists. Her page can be found in the menu on the left side of our website or at this link.

Coming Soon– A Link to Sterling Edward’s Newsletters

We have received agreement by renowned watercolor artist Sterling Edwards to link to his newsletters. Now that year-beginning changes are settling down, we’ll soon be posting that to you.

Web Has Been Updated with New Guild Details

Our website is now updated with all the latest details for the coming 12 months with meetings, events, exhibits, programs, membership, calendar, and other details as up to date as we know. As in past years,s we’ll be keeping this site updated more frequently than we were able to do with the printed directory. Check it out and refer to it frequently.

Invitation to Follow Our Posts

As President Linda Verhagen announced in a recent email, we’ll be inviting all members to follow our posts. If you are not already a follower, look for an email from our webmaster to join us.

Changes to Gallery 3 in 2020

CVWG member Carole Pivarnik and colleague Mary Allen are teaming up to lead the Gallery 3 art gallery in 2020. Carole and Mary are planing an official “relaunch date” of Feb 1. Gallery 3 is located in the Sperryville Schoolhouse complex adjacent to Cottage Curator.

Mary will manage the gallery side of things showcasing her watercolors and the work of selected other artists. Carole will manage the teaching studio with plans to host several resident instructors offering a variety of drawing, painting, and other classes, workshops, and private lessons.

The new web site is http://www.gallery3va.com. Check it out to join their mailing list, see instructor profiles, read their blog, connect on social media, see the event schedule, and register for events. There are already five events listed for February with more to come.

Gallery 3 location and phone:

12018 Lee Hwy
Sperryville, VA 22740
(540) 987-5078

Here is a map to aid you in visiting their gallery:

Louisa Arts Center Invitation

Our friends at the Louisa Arts Center have sent us information relating to their next open arts show, The Show of Shows:

Please see the attached entry form for our next open show.  Please read the directions carefully.  There is now a limit of 3 entries per artist.  Please note on your entry blank when dropping off which category you are interested in. 

The Louisa Arts Center’s Gallery Committee

You can download their Entry Form from this link and follow their guidance to submit your entries.

The Louisa Arts Center is located at 212 Fredericksburg Ave in Louisa, VA. Use this map to visit them:

Their Mission:

ENRICH, ENCOURAGE and INSPIRE! The mission of the Louisa Arts Center is to stimulate awareness and appreciation of the arts for both youth and adults.  Our aim is to broaden involvement and access to the arts through diversity, interpretive ability and interactive creativity.

Louisa Arts Center

Judi Ely Showing at Westminster Canterbury

Member Judi Ely sent an email:

Dear Friends and Family,
I want to let you know about some of my recent paintings being shown in an exhibit entitled “The Pleasure of Your Company”  this December 2-31 at Westminster Canterbury Gallery at 250 Pantops Mountain Rd, Charlottesville, VA .  

Here’s a map to help orient you and get you to this showing:

Judi’s email continues:

There will be an artist talk and reception 2:30-3:30 PM on opening day, December 2 in the gallery. The show is open for visitors from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM every day throughout the month.  Enter by Westminster’s front entrance and ask for directions to the WMBR Gallery.I hope to see you at 2:30 on Dec 2 for my talk.

Sharing with love, Judi

A Showing with Peg Sheridan

Peg Sheridan is showing paintings at Newtown Baking (www.newtownbaking.com) through January 6, 2020. She invites all members to an opening reception this coming Sunday, November 17, from 3 to 5 pm. Refreshments will be served.

In addition to the painting, above, Peg shares the following images as a preview to the show:

Newtown Baking is located at 960 West Beverley St., Staunton, Va.

The phone number for Newtown Baking is 540 885-3799. Check their website for hours.

Also, see Peg’s website (www.pegsheridan.com) for her many class and workshop offerings. New ones will be posted in December.