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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”.

Creative Portraiture

creative portraiture
We enjoyed a very interesting process for creating unique and interesting portraits in our January Program.

Deborah Conn shared her expertise with us and had these tidbits of information to help us with our portrait painting using her techniques:

1) Start with a slick, textured surface
2) Try working with a black and white photo or drawing to allow for inventive color choices
3) Create a colorful under painting
4) Follow your drawing to lift and add to reach the desired result of values
5) Notice that since the color is not absorbing into the paper, the colors remain brighter
6) Treat each part of the face as a separate little painting

Here is Deborah’s message to our Guild members:

“Many thanks for a lovely reception by your group – I so enjoyed doing the demo and hope it was helpful.

Here are a couple of links to things I talked about.

This is the palette I have, or close enough. This is a LONG link, but if people “Google Heritage Arts palette removable cups”, it will come up.

And this is the poster software you can buy – it’s about $30, but you can do a free trial first.

Sue Rosen exhibits

Hotel MadisonUPDATE! Sue Rosen writes: The hotel Madison is a solo show in Harrisonburg, December 7 – January 25, 2019.

Divided #6
Divided #6

I have two paintings in the juried exhibit “Contemporary Women Artists” at the Shenandoah Valley Art Center in Waynesboro. This will hang from December 1-January 19, 2019.  Opening reception is on Saturday December 8 from 5-7 p.m.

I am also a part of the exhibit at the OxEye Tasting room in Staunton, November 14 -December 11, as described below:

Sue Rosen


Places I’ve Been

image1Judith Ely’s paintings exhibit titled “Places I’ve Been” will be showing at Hotcakes in Barracks Road Shopping Center, 1137 Emmett St, Charlottesville, September 30-Nov 6, 2018.  Hotcakes is open Mon-Fri 8AM-8PM, Sat 9AM-8PM, Sun 10AM-6PM.  

There will not be a reception, but Judith would be delighted to meet you there for coffee/tea and talk about her work. The show exhibits much of her newest work with contemporary painting.

Judi Ely

Watercolors by Phyllis Koch-Sheras

koch-sheras_aPhyllis Koch-Sheras’ next exhibit “Let there be Light” will be at Fellini’s Restaurant on the Downtown Mall for the month of November.

Opening reception Friday, November 4, 2016, 5:30-7 pm.
Musicale reception Sunday, November 20, 6-8 pm, by Phyllis Koch-Sheras, soprano, and Jim Niederberger, pianist, performing classic songs from the 30’s and 40’s.

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