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.

2020 Officers

At our last Guild meeting on October 28th, the Board presented the slate of officers for the 2020 term. A vote of the Guild membership was taken and the slate of officers unanimously passed. ( No surprise there).

From left to right are our 2020 Officers:

Brenda Hounshell ~ Treasurer
Donna Koutrakos ~ Secretary
Sharon Walker ~ Past President
Linda Verhagen ~ President
Susan Stover ~ Vice President/Programs
Trish Crowe ~ Vice President/Programs ……….(Not pictured)

Congratulations to our Officers with our profound “Thank you for serving”.

By Carolyn Ratcliffe

October Program With Linda Bethke

On Monday, October 28th, CVWG member Linda Bethke presented a slide show and demonstration titled “In Search of Texture”.

Linda also allowed four of our members to participate, guiding them on how to use her techniques. Carolyn Belt, Patricia Travers, Brenda Grant and Jennifer Jarrett were selected to have the opportunity to practice Linda’s demonstration techniques.

Our thanks go to Linda for an excellent program for our members!

An Open Letter of Thanks to Bill Snow

Dear Bill,

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thank you for spending two days with 23 Guild members and helping them grow into more disciplined, creative artists.

Thank you for making us all feel welcome and at home by having each of us introduce ourselves and describe where we were in our journey as artists.

Thank you for being patient with each of us as you went from table to table guiding us in our individual work. Yes, there are many different levels of skill in the class. You had a daunting job trying to reach each of us as individual artists who are trying to improve and master this difficult and sometimes unforgiving medium.

Thank you for teaching us to “plan.” You told us that before we pick up a brush we need to do a small sketch with a black pencil, decide on the colors we will use, write them on the sketch, and then transfer this sketch to our larger expensive paper. We watched you do this when you began your painting the first day and we saw the light pencil lines you drew the second day on another painting.

Thank you for giving us lots of time to do this so we have an appreciation of how important drawing is.

It was an intense two days. I have often heard the quote, “Imitate the Masters.” Bill, in my book you are one of the Master’s alongside Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth and John Pike.

Thank you, again,

—Patty Richmond

To read more about the workshop, click here to visit the Workshops page.