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September 2014 Newsletter


Allied Artists of WV Meeting Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:00pm
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Our meeting will be on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 6:00pm. This will be our New Member Welcome Reception – lots of food – lots of art. The new members that juried in last April and last October are invited to bring some of their art to the meeting to share with the members. Current members are asked to help with the refreshments by bringing some kind of finger food to the meeting. In fact, current members can also bring art to the meeting.
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Art Walk for September will be on Thursday, September 18th. AAWV will have an exhibit at Zappo's Catering on Capitol St. To sign up contact Steven Holsclaw at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-552-8254.
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Art Walk for August was the AAWV show at Art Emporium – tremendous success. If you haven't seen it, be sure to get over there before the show is over. Impressive variety of quality work. Participants will need to pick up their work 10:00-4:00 on Saturday, Sept 13th, or 10:00- 6:00 on Tuesday, Sept 16th.
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New Member Jury Session - Oct 4th, 11:30 to 3:00pm at SC Library. If you would like to be a juror, please contact Newman Jackson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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September is the official time to pay your dues!! If you have not paid your dues, please do so. When you send in your $30.00 dues, please list out your current address, phone number, and email address so we can keep the directory updated. Send to AAWV, PO Box 2361, Charleston, WV 25328.
NOTE THE CHANGE: If you pay your dues after December 1st, there will be a $5.00 late fee.
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Read more: September 2014 Newsletter

Exhibit at Dr. Patton's Office

The show at Dr. Patton's Office will continue until late September. We will let you know as soon as we have a pick-up and new hanging time.  If you currently have work there and wish to replace it with new work,  if you would like to participate in the next show, or have any questions, please contact Julie Hamilton -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Reminders August 2014

Thursday, August 21st from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, is Art Walk in Charleston.  AAWV members will be at Art Emporium (if you haven't signed up, it is too late).  Come out and see some great art by our members.  And don't forget to check out the other Art Walk locations.  Fun, fun, fun!

Don't forget - Saturday, August 23rd is Kathy Gallagher's party!!!  She will host a Pig Roast at the Coonskin Clubhouse Oak Room from 10am to 2pm. All of AAWV members are invited.  Be there or be square!  I will be there and I hope to see you there!

Late News

I have been in contact with Jo Harris regarding displaying pottery or small art pieces in the new Advanced Technology Center (ATC), which is located on the former Dow Park—now West Virginia Regional Technology Park. BridgeValley Community and Technical College is responsible for the operation of the ATC.

They have a lighted display case (in a wall) with four shelves:  Distance between shelves from bottom to top.....18"...22"...22"...18".  In fact, they would like to showcase local art on a regular basis.  

There will be a Dedication Ceremony for the new facility on Tuesday, August 19, at 3 p.m. with the Governor delivering remarks. Approximately 400 government, education, and industry partners/leaders have been invited; they are estimating about 200 in attendance.  If you are interested in participating in this exhibit, please contact Jo Harris by Monday, August 11th.  They would like to get the exhibit set up as soon as possible since the dedication ceremony is on the 19th.

Jo Harris
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Phone: 304.734.6601
Fax: 304.734.6630

Couple of Reminders:

Kathy Gallagher is asking everyone to attend a party on August 23rd. She will host a Pig Roast at the Coonskin Clubhouse Oak Room from 10am to 2pm. All of AAWV members are invited.

Call Art Emporium 304-345-2787 to sign up for the AAWV show there this month.  You are running out of time!

"Only One Look" on Capitol St in Charleston announces a juried show art competition called Fine Art Frogs, an art contest dedicated to showcasing artists' depictions of frogs.  Deadline is Sept 15 by mail and Sept 30 by hand delivery.  For a prospectus, click here:  Fine_Art_Frogs_Prospectus.docx.

 

 

August 2014 Newsletter

August 2014 Allied Artists Newsletter
No meeting in August

AAWV Art Walk for July was at Uncork and Create. Great Success. A Big Thank You to William Gambill and Jane Ann Long for helping with supplies and set up. And Thanks to the participants for bringing finger food.

AAWV will have a show at Art Emporium in August opening on Tuesday August 18. Opening Reception will be with Art Walk on Thursday, August 21 from 5:00 to 8:00. All participating artists are asked to attend and bring finger food for the opening. Tracy prefers that members not bring bottled wine (too much trouble to open and pour). Members may submit two works of 2-D or 3-D art. Title, price and artist's contact information must be on the back of each piece of art submitted. All 2-D art must be wired on the back for hanging. Framing must be of professional quality. There is no size limit for this show but if your art is larger than 24"x30" then talk to Tracy at Art Emporium to see if there will be room. Delivery will be August 13 and 14 during gallery hours. Call Art Emporium 304-345-2787 to sign up and schedule a time for delivery. This show will be limited to the first 20 people who sign up.

For a printer friendly version of the newsletter, click here: August_2014_newsletter_1.doc.

Kathy Gallagher is asking everyone to attend a party on August 23rd. She will host a Pig Roast at the Coonskin Clubhouse Oak Room from 10am to 2pm. All of AAWV members are invited.

Read more: August 2014 Newsletter

July 2014 Newsletter AAWV

July 2014 Allied Artists Newsletter
No meeting in July

The Awards Ceremony for our 2014 Juried Exhibition at the Huntington Museum of Art was a great success. The show will absolutely knock your socks off. If you didn't make it to the reception, please make an effort to see it before it closes on July 13th. It will definitely be worth it!!

If you would like a printer friendly version of the newsletter, click here:  July_2014_newsletter.doc

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AAWV Art Walk during Festivall was at Bailey and Glasser on Capitol Street. Over 200 people came in and some sales were made. Great Success!!! Big Thank You to the folks at Bailey and Glasser for hosting us and providing wonderful refreshments.

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AAWV Art Walk for July will be on July 17 from 5:00-8:00pm. Sign up by July 15th by contacting Steven Holsclaw at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will be at Uncork and Create on Quarrier St. Our space is the "Main room and Back room". Set up is July 16 from 5:30-7:30 and Steven will be there to help with set-up. To drop off, enter through Atlas Building entrance, down the hall to the left, there is a brown door labeled "business office". Danielle does not want us to enter through the Boutique in the Front room. Members may bring up to three works 2-D or 3-D. They have several tables to display pottery, cards, jewelry, etc and small paintings (bring your own table easel). Title, price and artist contact information MUST be on the back of each painting. All art must be for sale and must be wired for hanging. Broken or damaged works will not be show. Participants MUST bring their own easels. Uncork and Create will not hang any works on their walls. A reminder: Art Walk is a family event – please keep this in mind when choosing art to bring (no nudes, please). All art must be removed at the end of the evening at 8:00pm. Each participant must bring finger food. Allied Artists can furnish the wine. Uncork and Create furnishes the space only. Please be courteous to their tenants and people attending classes there. We will need some participants to help set up and manage refreshments.

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AAWV will have a show at Art Emporium in August opening on Tuesday August 18. Opening Reception will be with Art Walk on Thursday, August 21 from 5:00 to 8:00. All participating artists are asked to attend and bring finger food for the opening. Tracy prefers that members not bring bottled wine( too much trouble to open and pour). Members may submit two works of 2-D or 3-D art. Title, price and artist's contact information must be on the back of each piece of art submitted. All 2-D art must be wired on the back for hanging. Framing must be of professional quality. There is no size limit for this show but if your art is larger than 24"x30" then talk to Tracy at Art Emporium to see if there will be room. Delivery will be August 13 and 14 during gallery hours. Call Art Emporium 304-345-2787 to sign up and schedule a time for delivery. This show will be limited to the first 20 people who sign up.

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Kathy Gallagher is asking everyone to Save The Date of August 23rd. She will host a Pig Roast at the Coonskin Clubhouse Oak Room from 10am to 2pm. All of AAWV members are invited.

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September is the official time to pay your dues!! If you have not paid your dues, please do so. When you send in your $30.00 dues, please list out your current address, phone number, and email address so we can keep the directory updated. Send to AAWV, PO Box 2361, Charleston, WV 25328.
NOTE THE CHANGE: If you pay your dues after December 1st, there will be a $5.00 late fee.

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WEBSITE:
Join the AAWV gallery and members directory. Send a bio, your picture, plus jpg files of your art to Linda Stonestreet at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Artistic Opportunities:

Allied Artists 2014 Juried Exhibition will be at the Huntington Museum of Art from June 14 to July 13. If you could not attend the awards ceremony, you can still see the exhibit. Don't miss it!! Two of our members, Janet Parker and Ray Kleykamp, won Awards of Excellence. Congratulations to Janet and Ray!!

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Tri-State Arts Association Juried Exhibition 2014. Deadline - Aug 23 & 24, deliver to Huntington Museum of Art for judging. The show will be from Sept 7 to Oct 5th. For prospectus and more information, go to their website: www.tristatearts.webs.com

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Horizon: Contemporary Landscape 2014 juried exhibit - Deadline is Sept 2 and exhibit runs from Oct 1 thru Nov 14. Sponsored by The Community Arts Center (Danville, Ky.) it is an annual exhibit designed to test the limits of the term "landscape," blurring the lines between traditional and experimental works. While many artists portray classic landscape paintings, others delve into more abstract realms, submitting everything from collage and photography to mixed media and cast metal sculpture. $25 for 1 to 3 entries; $35 for 4 to 6 entries.
More info: http://communityartscenter.net/exhibits#horizon-contemporary-landscape, Chelsea Compton, Marketing Director, 401 W. Main Street, Danville, KY 40422.

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Nightscapes – Photography Show in Ashland at the Thoroughbred Agency office in Ashland, Sept 5th to 26th. For more information, contact Barbara Delligatti at 606-325-2470, 304-633-4401 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Highlands Museum announced their Third Annual National Juried Art Show 2014 will be Sept 4th to Oct 1st. The deadline for entry is August 1st. For more information and an entry form go to their website: www.highlandsmuseum.com

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For artists who have a love for all things Halloween, here is an opportunity to sell your work at the most exciting Halloween destination in West Virginia, Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum! The event will be held in conjunction with Trans Alleghenies famous Haunted Asylum on October 17 & 18, 2014. Follow the link for more information and the online application: lunaticsandlanterns.blogspot.com

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Bobby Loy is opening a new Small Deli Style Sandwich Shop in Downtown Huntington. Hewill be naming all the sandwiches after great writers and artists such as Rembrandt, Warhol, Van Gogh and many more. He would like to have local artists artwork on consignment in the shop to create an always changing atmosphere - switching out the art at least every 30 days. He would charge a 10% commission. But the overall concept is just for a great atmosphere and appreciation of local artists in the area. He will have a feature spot easel in the window with a different artist every week. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or heck out his facebook page: www.facebook.com/rickybobbysartdeli

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There is a new Art Consignment store in St Albans. They will also be offering painting and drawing lessons and are seeking instructors. Interested artists should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text 704-942-5312.

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Check out the Blog by the new Gallery Manager at Tamarack, Molly Halstead which features different Tamarack artists: http://tamarackgallerywv.tumblr.com/featuredartist.

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AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS: Send news to Linda Stonestreet This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get it on the website.

The following members were in the AAWV 2014 Juried Exhibition: Sandra King, Cheryl Canterbury, Sharon Harms, Jan Millard, Pat Roberts, Janet Parker, Deborah Herndon, Randy Selbe , Jerre Watkins, Michael Teel, Ray Kleykamp, Connie Stover, Tommy Ogle, Pat Cross. If I missed anyone, be sure to let me know.

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Sharon McClanahan has a one person show for the month of August at Woomer, Nistendirk & Associates, 231 Capitol St, Suite #400 (4th floor). There will be a reception Thursday, Aug 21st during Art Walk. Also, she has a new larger studio for art lessons – suite #406 at Old English Apts in Cross Lanes. For more info, call her at 304-761-2065 or 304-543-3270.

Deborah Herndon has art in the 'Best of WV' at Tamarack and 'Celebrate with Color' at Fredericksburg.

Louise Braddock had 2 pieces accepted in the Best of WV at Tamarack.

If you currently get the email newsletter but would prefer to be on the snail mail list, just tell Linda Stonestreet at 304-757-3326 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

Art Walk and Juried Show Ceremony

REMINDER:

Art Walk will be Thursday, June 26th, 5:00pm to 8:00pm.  AAWV will be at Bailey and Glasser, 209 Capitol Street.  If you have already signed up, deliver your art at 3:30pm at Bailey and Glasser and pick up after Art Walk at 8:00pm. Things to remember:  All contact information must be attached to the back of every painting displayed. On the front there needs to be a tag with only the name of the painting and the price.  Bring a display easel for every painting displayed. You can bring two larger paintings for floor easels and several small paintings if desired for display with table easels. There are no easels there.  YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN EASELS.

The Awards Ceremony for the AAWV Juried Show will be on Sunday, June 29th at the Huntington Museum of Art, 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  The show is outstanding and it will knock your socks off!!  Don't miss it!

 

Exhibition Opportunity

This can't wait for the newsletter:  The Beckley Art Group announced the Prospectus for their 2014 Juried Exhibition.  The deadline is JULY 1st.  The exhibit will be at the Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery in Beckley from August 8 to September 21.  For a copy of the prospectus click here:  Beckley_Juried_Exhibit_2014_Prospectus.pdf.   Or go to their website www.beckleyartgroup.blogspot.com  

ART WALK - revision

 

Art Walk is June 26th at Bailey and Glasser. Please sign up ASAP by contacting Sandra King at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 304-587-2100.  Remember, this is during Festivall!   Deborah Herndon is writing the article for the Sunday's paper before Art Walk and needs one image with name, title, medium, size and contact info sent to her by Monday, June 9, to be included in the paper.  She thinks we don't have time for a CD to come by mail so you can email the image to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
Newman Jackson Retrospective at the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse, 300 Virginia Street, East, Charleston WV 25301, on Friday, June 6th.  For more information, see his facebook page.

 

Art Walk and Newman's Reception

Newman Jackson Retrospective at the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse, 300 Virginia Street, East, Charleston WV 25301, on Friday, June 6th.  For more information, see his facebook page.

Art Walk is the 26th at Bailey and Glasser. Please sign up ASAP!  Remember, this is during Festivall!   Deborah is writing the article for the Sunday's paper, before Art walk and needs one image on a CD, with name, title, medium, size and contact info sent to her by Monday, June 9, to be included in the paper.  Her contact info:  59 Abney Circle N., Charleston, WV 25314, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 304.382.4743 (cell).

 

 

 

 

 

June 2014 AAWV Newsletter

June 2014 Allied Artists Newsletter

No meeting in June. Our picnic was last month at Little Creek Park. The weather cooperated for a change. Not too hot and not too cool. Lots of fun, great company, and delicious food. Congratulations to our winners of "Cranium". If you were not there, you missed out on a fun time!! Put it on your calendar for next year!!

For a printer friendly version of the newsletter, click here:  May_2014_newsletter.doc

AAWV Art Walk for June will be on June 26 from 5:00-8:00pm during Festivall. Sign up by contacting Sandra King at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-587-2110. We will be at at Bailey and Glasser, 209 Capitol Street. We can display at least 40 paintings there. However, very few paintings can be hung on the walls--only about 6. The rest of the paintings must be displayed on floor or table easels. Sandra has only 10 floor display easels she can bring. Participants should sign up by Monday, June 9th if they want their name listed in the announcement in the paper, and email Sandra an image of their work to submit with the article (include title, media, size and all your contact info) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Last day to sign up is Monday June 16th. Work will be placed for Art Walk starting at 3:00 pm on the 26th and picked up at the end of Art Walk at 8:00pm. You can bring three large paintings--if you can bring easels to display at least 2. There is a counter where small paintings can be displayed on a table easels which also must be supplied by the artist. All work larger than 16" x 20" must be under plexiglass. and wired on the back for hanging.-Refreshments will be provided by Bailey and Glasser.

AAWV will have a show at Art Emporium in August. Details are not complete as yet, however, we will do small works again, sizes to be announced. The show opens on August 19. The delivery will be on Thursday, August 14 and Friday August 15 to Art Emporium. Opening Reception will be on Thursday, August 21, during Art Walk. Exhibiting members will need to bring finger food for the reception. More details will follow.

Read more: June 2014 AAWV Newsletter

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