Ongoing Courthouse Exhibits

Our Guild enjoys a special relationship with the Albemarle County Courthouse offering continuous exhibit space for CVWG members and ongoing opportunity for education and exploration of various art mediums.

Our exhibit changes quarterly. In 2020 the changeover dates are January 27, April 27, July 27, and October 26.

General guidelines: 

  • Only original works are permitted, no prints
  • All media may be exhibited, with the exception of the April Show which is watercolor only.
  • All work must be framed or finished appropriately and wired for hanging. Museum wrapped is permitted.
  • No glass allowed. Only Plexiglas.
  • 2-dimensional work only, no larger than 44” in either direction, not to exceed 10 lbs. in weight.
  • Each work to have a completed label attached to the back and front. (See Labels for Courthouse Show)
  • There are no fees, with the exception of the April show.
  • Works hang for the duration of the exhibit, usually three months
  • The artist will handle all sales
  • Neither CVWG nor Albemarle County Courthouse will be responsible for theft, damage or vandalism of artwork.

Delivering and Picking up work:

All work must be delivered to and picked up from the courthouse on the changeover date. No exceptions.

Concierge and Walk in delivery: 10:00am – 12:00 noon, at the High Street entrance (see map). Remember to bring two completed labels, and sign in/sign out your work.


The Albemarle County Courthouse is located at 501 Jefferson Street. The following is a map showing the location.

Courthouse map

Receiving and Hanging

If you can help receive or assist with hanging paintings please contact:

April 2020 Members’ Show:

All CVWG members are invited to enter the April Members’ Courthouse Exhibit. This is a judged show and all eligible works are accepted into the show. All water media works are eligible including watercolor, gauche, acrylic, watercolor crayons and water-based ink. All participants will receive written comments about their paintings from the judge. Three members will receive a $50 Merit Award. Three Honorable Mentions will be chosen with no cash award. There is a $20 fee to enter either one or two paintings. 

Eleanor Cox, Jurist for April 2020 CVWG Exhibit at Albemarle County Court House

This year’s judge is Eleanor Cox. She is an artist and teacher from Midlothian Virginia. Please read her website and resume at Eleanor Cox specializes in watercolors that feature color and light in the landscape and garden. Her work focuses on Virginia, but she has traveled abroad annually for 25 years to paint en plein air in England, Ireland, France and Italy. Holding a BFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she has won many local and regional awards, including honors from the Southern Watercolor Society, The Baltimore Watercolor Society, the Potomac Valley Watercolorists, and the Virginia Watercolor Society, all of which she is an artist member. Her work is in many private and corporate collections, including Forbes Magazine, Wachovia Bank, Philip Morris Corporation, CAX, First Union Bank, and James River Corporation. 

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