Helping West Virginia Artists Since 1930

For over 90 years, West Virginia artists have devoted their efforts to the betterment of aesthetic values in their communities.

72nd Juried Exhibition, Parkersburg Art Center

Best of Show
"Fixer Upper" 30" x 20" photograph by Damon Rhodes
First Place
"Wilderness of Patience" 48" x 36" acrylic by Michele Binegar
Second Place
"Early Morning" 24" x 20" pastel by Sandra King
Merit Awards

"Red White and Blue" 10" x 20" oil by Karen Chamblin

"Reminiscing" 20" x 16" photograph by Laura Moul

"Navajo Sunset" 10" x 10" x 19" ceramic by Randy Selbe

"Garden Party" 20" x 20" acrylic by Patty Stewart

"Fly on Flower" 22" x 26" photograph by Ron Rodeheaver

"Twin Falls Golden Light" 36" x 28" watercolor by Jamie Lester

Joining Allied Artists

Allied Artists of West Virginia, Inc. is a non-profit, educational and cultural association whose mission is to encourage, nurture, and present the work of West Virginia artists to the community.
New Members
New member jury sessions are held quarterly on January 13th, April 13th, July 13th and October 12th. Applicants must be a resident of West Virginia and at least 18 years old.
Our History
Since 1930, AAWV has encouraged artists to show their work, fostered the development of new works, and furthered artistic interests in the state of West Virginia.
Sponsored Juried Shows
We sponsor a juried exhibition every other year which has been held at locations such as the Parkersburg Art Center, the Clay Center in Charleston, and the Huntington Museum of Art.
Workshops & Meetings
Joining AAWV is a wonderful networking opportunity! We hold workshops once a year and meetings are monthly (except in winter).

Featured Artist of the Month

LINDA STONESTREET
Oil Painting Artist from St. Albans, WV
Linda Stonestreet is a native West Virginian and a graduate of Marshall University. Along with her husband, she owned and operated a business in Hurricane for 43 years. After selling the business, she enjoys spending more time painting. Over the last 20 years, she has developed her style of painting with a palette knife. These oil paintings range from totally abstract to impressionistic and have been shown in multiple galleries in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Florida. Linda is also the Featured Artist for May at Gallery Eleven in the Charleston Town Center, first floor.

Colors of Spring by Linda Stonestreet

Cosmic Turmoil by Linda Stonestreet

Mighty Fortress by Linda Stonestreet

Color Storm by Linda Stonestreet

July 2024


UPCOMING FALL 2024 MEETING DATES SCHEDULED

Thursday, September 12, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Monday, October 7, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

We do not have meetings in the summer months of June, July, and August. Hope to see you at the next meeting in September!

Location: Dunbar Public Library, 301 12th St, Dunbar, WV 25064.

THANKS SUSAN!

Special thanks to AAWV Secretary, Susan Pauley, who hosted our May meeting and potluck dinner at her home. It was a beautiful summer evening spent mingling and dining with our fellow artists, capped off with a show and tell of art. We extend our sincere sympathy to Susan in the loss of her cousin, Nancy Walker, who was a special guest at our meeting. Nancy was a talented artist, former AAWV member, and AAWV newsletter editor from many years ago. It was an honor to meet Nancy, and we were in awe of the beautiful painting she shared. We appreciate Susan's hospitality in opening her home for our dinner.

AAWV WATERCOLOR CLASS 2024

August 27 - August 30. Teacher: Rita Montrosse. Students may use either watercolor or acrylic. Subject will be Abstract. COST: $225 for members. $275 for non-members. Application and information will be available at www.alliedartistswv.org LOCATION: St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 36 Norwood Rd, Charleston, WV 25314. QUESTIONS OR INFORMATION: Contact Jerre Watkins, 304-533-1761.

73RD AAWV JURIED EXHIBIT

The 73rd AAWV 2024 JURIED EXHIBIT is scheduled to open September 15 at the Parkersburg Art Center. Deadline for submission of entries is July 12. Exhibit will run through Nov 2, and is open to all West Virginia artists and all members of TriState Arts Association. Entries must not have been shown in any previous AAWV exhibit. Members: $25. Non-members: $35. Three entries are allowed for this price.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

THIS IS US

ARTISTS OF BAC: June 21 - Aug 2. Beckley Art Center, 600 Johnstown Rd, Beckley, WV 25801. www.beckleyartcenter.com

HUNTINGTON MUSEUM OF ARTS

The Visual Elements: Pattern & Texture: Through July 21. Tri-State Arts Association Biennial Exhibition: Through July 14. Daywood Collection: Paintings & Sculpture: Through Feb 9, 2025. Huntington Museum of Arts, 2033 McCoy Rd, Huntington, WV 25705 www.hmoa.org

TRI-STATE ARTS BIENNIAL EXHIBITION 2024

Runs through July 14. Huntington Museum of Arts, 2033 McCoy Rd, Huntington, WV 25705. Laura Moul, TSAA President lauramoul@aol.com, 304-416-4522. tri-stateartsassociation.org

ART IS LIFE LIFE IS ART EXHIBIT

Runs through: June 15. Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101. www.parkersburgartcenter.org

2024 ANNUAL GALA EXHIBITION

Exhibit Runs Through June 12. The Arts Center, Two Park St, Elkins, WV 26241 Phone:304-637-2355. www.randolpharts.org/gala-art-call-2024

THE LIFE ART-QUATIC

AQUATIC & MARINE LIFE: Exhibit runs through June 8. Tamarack, One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801. www.tamarackwv.com

THE RIVER 2024

BIENNIAL JURIED EXHIBIT FOR PROFESSIONAL WV & OH ARTISTS: Opening Reception & Awards Presentation: Sun, June 23, 1pm - 3pm. Exhibition runs: June 23 - July 27. Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101. www.parkersburgartcenter.org

FACE THE MUSIC

A TRIBUTE TO MUSIC: Image Submission Deadline: Sunday, July 7. Opening Reception: Sat, Aug 10. Exhibition Run: Aug 7 - Sept 19. Tamarack, One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801. www.tamarackwv.com

WV WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

AQUEOUS NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION 2024: Exhibit Runs June 28 - July 31. Wheeling Artisan Center, 1400 Main St, Wheeling, WV 26003. www.artisancenter.com, www.wvwatercolorsociety.org

16th ANNUAL BEST OF WV EXHIBITION

Exhibition Run: June 18 - July 31. Opening Reception: Saturday, June 22. Tamarack, One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801. www.tamarackwv.com

FOURTH ANNUAL ART WALK RICHWOOD

Now taking applications for the juried street fair. Apply here.Takes place on East Main Street in Richwood on Saturday, October 12, 2024 from 11am to 5pm. Questions can be sent to Hillary Prins at: wv.hillz.p@gmail.com

WOMEN WORKING WITH CLAY SYMPOSIUM

June 10 - June 13. Information & Registration. Hollins University, 7916 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA 24020. AAWV member Homaira Ahmed was awarded a scholarship to attend the symposium. Congratulations, Homaira!

ON THE WALLS

WORKS BY AAWV MEMBERS PAT CROSS AND JUDY FOXX: Exhibit Runs through June 15. Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101. 304-485-3859 www.parkersburgartcenter.org

AAWV NEW MEMBERSHIP

Our next New Member Jury Session will be held April 13. The sessions are held quarterly and are done digitally. Applicants will send photos of 5 of their artworks, both front and back (to show they are wired), along with the application form and payment, either by check or Paypal on the AAWV website. Applications may be sent to Newman Jackson, New Member Jury Chairman at newman@alliedartistswv.org. Application checks may be sent to AAWV Treasurer, Howard Rogers, P. O. Box 1471, St Albans, WV 25177. For more information, see How To Join.

FESTIVALL CAPITOL STREET ART FAIR

Saturday, June 22, 10am - 6pm and Sun, June 23, 11am - 5pm. Lots of vendors, including AAWV President Patty Stewart. Capitol Street, Downtown Charleston. www.festivallcharleston.com.

ART WALK - Returns!

Downtown Charleston. Thursday, June 20, at 5pm.

MEMBER RECOGNITION

Chris A. Hoke

Chris received an Honorable Mention Award at the 2024 Steubenville Annual Art Exhibit. Congratulations, Chris!

Debbie Sisson

Debbie Sisson had 4 watercolor paintings and Steve Sisson had 3 paintings accepted into The Life Art-Quatic Exhibit, which runs through June 8 at Tamarack. Congratulations to both!

Homaira Ahmed

Homaira Ahmed was awarded the Blue Ridge Potters Guild Scholarship to attend the Women Working with Clay Symposium, to be held June 10 - 13, at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. Congratulations, Homaira!

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SEND US YOUR NEWS

Send Awards, Exhibitions, and information to Editor, Stella Jarrett. Newsletter - snail mail, notify Stella.

JOIN THE WEBSITE GALLERY & DIRECTORY

Join the AAWV gallery and members directory. Submit your bio, your picture, plus jpg or png files of your art. Contact Linda Stonestreet for help or details.

WHERE TO MAIL YOUR DUES

Allied Artists of WV
℅ Howard Rogers
PO Box 1471
St Albans, WV 25177

Artistic Statements
Art is a way to create a place that is inviting and beautiful, thought provoking. That's my goal as a painter.
featured member lee ann blevins

Lee Ann Blevins

My painting style is best described as impressionistic and realistic and often changes depending on what inspires me at the time.
featured member karen chamblin

Karen Chamblin

My first passion is painting. Rustic barns, cherished antiques, memorabilia and landscapes compose much of my art.
featured member judy foxx

Judy Foxx

I have loved to draw since I was in grade school. The very process of creating something on paper has always given me joy.
featured member carol hilleary

Carol Hilleary

I find my self drawn to the fusion of photography and digital art, as it allows me to explore new creative possibilities.
featured member jane ann long

Jane Ann Long

Nature holds amazing beauty that deserves to be noticed, and when experienced, holds healing wonder for the soul.
featured member connie mae

Connie Mae

My goal is to be a technically-proficient, aesthetically-pleasing photographer who continues to improve one's craft.
featured member laura moul

Laura Moul

Considering myself a plein air painter at heart, I have a broader field of subject matter that never grows tiresome.
featured member nan perry

Nan Perry