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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.

September Program– Artist Nancy Stark’s “The Long and Winding Road”

Our September program was an autobiographical talk and slide show by Nancy Stark of Roanoke, Va relating her personal journey from mathematician to professional artist.

Photo and notes by Brenda Hounshell

Nancy was CVWG’s Juror for our annual exhibition at McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville (see this post for a view of the winning artworks).

Here are two more of Nancy’s art:

Linda Abbey’s ‘Landscapes’ at Fellini’s Restaurant

Fellini’s Restaurant is hosting a showing of member Linda Abbey’s landscape paintings, including the Painting Yellow Trees, above. The show opens on Friday, October 4, and runs through the end of November. Make a reservation for dinner and enjoy Linda’s fantastic art!

Other paintings of Linda’s in this show include:

Cornfield in Snow
Lone Pine
Three Rocks

Click here to see a Google Map showing Fellini’s Restaurant location in Charlottesville.

Contact Details:

200 Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 284-7676


Tues 5pm-12pm Fri 5pm-12pm
Wed 5-9pm Sat 5pm-1am
Thur 5-12pm Sun 5-9pm
Monday closed

Art Show at Bridgewater College

Member Judi Ely is being honored by her alma mater, Bridgewater College, with a showing of about 20 of her paintings in the Kline Campus Center throughout the month of October. One of her paintings in the show, above, is entitled, “Magnifying Life”.

As Judi notes,

“In October, I have a show of my work at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Va coinciding with my alumni class reunion on October 19. There is a reception on Monday, Sept 30, 5:00-7:00PM which includes an artist talk and another reception on October 19, 10-11:00AM.

It would be great if you are able to come by the show.”

Judi is donating her painting, below, to the school for the October 19 class dinner and silent auction.

Click on this link for a map and driving directions to the Bridgewater College campus.

Awards Given at Our 2019 Annual Exhibition

Check out the art and artists that were recognized with major awards at CVWG’s 2019 annual exhibition at McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville. These winners were announced at the juror’s Gallery Talk at the September 6 opening.

Thanks to all artists who entered this year’s exhibition for your work and helping to promote the arts in our communities.

Congratulations to all our award winners and a special call out to artist Christie Jones for her Best in Show award, above, entitled “Soup’s Good Today”.


Welcome to the new website for the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild (CVWG)! As you can see by browsing the site, I am continuing many of the same features and information from our previous site. So, this should not be much of a change for most of you.

I want to extend my personal thanks to Rosemary Connelly, CVWG’s original webmaster, for her leadership and guidance in this transition.

Happy painting, Rosemary!

Allow me to introduce myself…

I am Mark Fitzpatrick, the new webmaster. I am an engineer by education and through my career, I worked for IBM and Lockheed Martin corporations in a variety of technical, leadership, and management roles and positions. I retired in 2014 as Director of Engineering and Chief Engineer for Lockheed Martin’s submarine programs in Manassas, Va.

After retiring, my wife and I started a not-for-profit corporation that same year providing volunteer driving services to allow Fairfax County (Va) seniors to get to medical and food pantry appointments. In 2018, realizing our two sons were not moving back to northern Virginia, we moved to Charlottesville area.

While learning to paint with watercolor has been a personal goal for some time, I did not start my watercolor painting until 2016. I have taken classes with Smithsonian Associates, Marni Maree, and George Mason University’s OLLI program. I packed my painting supplies in preparation for our move to central Va and have to get back to my painting to the level I want. I joined CVWG earlier this year to help return to my art.

Here are a few of my personal favorites from our travels.

I look forward to deepening my ties to central Va, the Guild, and exploring this fascinating media! Comment to this post or drop me an email with any ideas you have for the website or our club.