Our first meeting for 2013 is on January 28th. Hope to see all of you at the Cavalier Inn at 12:30 for networking/social time. We will have our business meeting at 1PM as usual, and then a wonderful program presented by Jeannine Regan, a landscape painter from Charlottesville who maintains a studio at the McGuffey Center. Her website is www.jeannineregan.com where you can see her beautiful paintings in watercolor or encaustic.
Sue Rosen, President
To mark its opening, the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center held a 12-hour DRAW-ATHON on January 18, from 6-10 pm, and January 19, from 11 am – 7 pm. Twenty-four African American models posed for artists and an audience for 30 minute intervals. Easels, charcoal and paper were provided.
Judi Ely and Rosemary Connelly took part on Saturday afterno0n. They had a lot of fun, and wondered if others in CVWG were interested in doing something similar?
Monday, January 28th, is the day the Courthouse Exhibit changes. Please bring your paintings to the Courthouse between 9:00am and 11:00am. Be sure to fill out two labels for each picture. Stick one label on the back of the picture, and give the other to the Receiving crew so they can compile a list of all the paintings.
A note to those of you who enjoyed our program in 2012 with Karen Rosasco. She will be teaching a 3-day class in Staunton at the Beverley Street Studio School on Feb. 1, 2 and 3, 2013. Go to the BSSS website or call the school for details. www.karenrosasco.com
Chee Ricketts writes: “…..Trish Crowe, a new CVWG member and also the leader of the Firnew Farm Artists Circle in Madison let us know that our dear friend Diana Fackenthal passed away on Christmas Eve. Diana had been sick for several months, experiencing a fall last spring; but this comes as a surprise.
“Diana was a CVWG member for about 3 years and came to almost all of our meetings. She entered and was accepted in several of our Annual Juried Shows. She was a lovely lady and a gifted musician, as well as a very talented watercolorist.
“It’s sad, but Diana’s creative spirit will live on with all who knew her gentle heart.”