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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.


VMRC showBe sure to get across the mountain to Harrisonburg sometime this June! The 10th Annual Juried Multimedia Art Exhibition at the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community is not to be missed!

Over 400 artworks (paintings of all media, sculpture and even furniture) from all over the country were submitted. The panel of three jurors, including Pat Cook, selected 103 items–including works by CVWG members Chee Ricketts and Sylvia Gibbs.

The exhibit is beautifully displayed in the halls of the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community through June 30. For more information, see

VMRC show 2


VWS Award of Merit

The Maya of Chichicastenango LXXIII

Vicki Dibbern, our treasurer, recently received a thank you letter from the artist who won the CVWG-financed Award of Merit in the 2013 Virginia Watercolor Society exhibition. Coincidentally, that winner is none other than Jan Ledbetter, the juror for CVWG’s upcoming Annual Show! Congratulations to Jan!

Members of CVWG whose works are included in the exhibition are: Brenda Bickerstaff-Stanley, Judith Ely, Patrice Reece, Chee Ricketts, Sue Rosen, Peg Sheridan and Linda Verhagen. (Shoot me if I’ve missed someone! RC)

You can see ALL the wonderful paintings in the VWS exhibition at:


Synergia—Artists Evolving

Julia+Judi+EllenA Collaborative Art Exhibit, April 2013, in City Space Gallery.

Works by nine artists, including (from l. to r. above) CVWG’s Julia Kindred, Judith Ely, and Ellen Hathaway.

City Space Gallery, 100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville, through April.

A reception to meet the artists on First Friday, April 5th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

The Downtown MallFamily and Friends,
I hope you might be able to come to the art show opening that our group of nine artists is having.
I would love sharing what I’m doing with you.  The works of five other artists, two photographers
and one singing performer will be there with mine.  Lots to see and hear!

The Downtown Mall by Judi Ely