Results from CVWG’s Annual Juried Exhibition

CVWG’s 28th Annual Exhibition opened at Charlottesville’s McGuffey Art Center on Friday, September 6, 2019, with the juror’s Gallery Talk announcing this year’s winning artworks.

Congratulations to the following art and artists:

Best in Show Award– ‘Soup’s Good Today’

By Christie Jones


Juror’s Choice Award– ‘Ground Central’

By Trish Crowe


CVWG Memorial Award– ‘Divided #2’

By Susan Crave Rosen


Eloise Giles Honorary Award– ‘Secret Garden Rose’

By Chris Duke


Awards of Excellence

‘String Theory’ by Brenda Hounshell
‘Oysterman’s Deadrise’ by James Warwick Jones
Mother of Pearl’ by Ruth Lefko
‘Gold and Silver’ by Sharon Boyle
‘Sunflowers’ by Randy Meeks
‘A Close Call’ by Juliette Swenson

Meet Our Juror– Nancy Stark

Our Juror for the 2019 CVWG Annual Exhibition is Roanoke artist Nancy Stark. She is best known for her vibrantly colored, large-scale paintings of railroad cars. Early paintings in this series were representative in nature and done in transparent watercolor on paper. More recent work has been done on gessoed wooden panels with fluid acrylics and found objects. Nancy’s railroad artwork was featured in “Getting Down the Essentials” Watercolor Magazine, Winter 2007 and in “La Passion du rail” Practique des Arts, No. 114, 2014. Traveling around Roanoke, you may see one of her train paintings on a Valley Metro bus.

Nancy says, “My artwork is a response to the pattern, shape, texture and line observed in the world around me.” She continues, “I am a collector and saver of all sorts of things”. Today she holds signature status in American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society and several other watercolor societies. Nancy has served as juror for art exhibitions on the local, regional and state level.

Regardless of artistic style, subject matter, size, or choice of medium, Nancy feels good paintings should speak to the viewer. The artwork may cause a reaction, evoke a memory, or stir up a feeling.

A Special Thank You to Our Committee!

Not only our Guild but the entire Virginia arts community owes a big Thank You to our CVWG committee who worked tirelessly to plan, organize, and make this annual exhibition the success it was. Our committee:

  • Pam Roland, Chair
  • Adella Langham
  • Bill Snow
  • Mary Ann Freeman

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