Our next meeting will be held Tuesday, September 12, at 6pm at the Dunbar Public Library, 301 12th St, Dunbar, WV 25064. This meeting will take the place of the picnic we didn’t have in May. AAWV will provide the meat and each person is asked to bring a side dish. We are asking everyone to bring 1 or 2 pieces of art, with their name covered up. Please give your art pieces to Patty Stewart or Linda Stonestreet before you go into the meeting room, so no one will see the artist place them… Everyone will guess who made each piece of art. If you want to try to trip us up, bring something a little different from what you normally do. This will be lots of fun, and there will be a little prize!


DUES: Many of our active members have not paid their 2023 dues. You can either pay on the website with PayPal or bring a check to the meeting. You can also mail your check, made out to AAWV for $30.00, to AAWV, ℅ Howard Rogers, P. O. Box 1471, St Albans, WV 25177.


JANET ROGERS WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP: Nov 14 - 17, Charleston. Cost: Members: $300. Non-members: $350. For information, contact Susan Pauley, 304-727-1754 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Registration form: Go to www.alliedartistswv.org and click on the link Janet_Rogers_Workshop.pdf


LAURA MOUL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS: Laura Moul will be teaching a photography class for three Mondays beginning on Sept 11th at Valley Park in Hurricane. The cost is $80.00 for all three Mondays. For more information, contact Laura at 304-743-8281.


SAD NEWS: AAWV member Ron Gaskins passed away on August 31st after a short illness. Ron was the speaker a year ago at our September 2022 meeting, where he gave a wonderful talk and slide presentation. He was the owner of WV Fine Photography, and his work was featured in many publications. Ron taught photography classes at Cedar Lakes in Ripley, and he was co-owner of Mountaineer Photo Excursions. He was an active member of AAWV, and will be greatly missed.


UPCOMING EVENTS:

• NEW MEMBER JURY SESSION: Sat, Oct 7, 1pm to 4pm. Dunbar Public Library, 301 12th St, Dunbar, WV 25064. Newman Jackson, New Member Jury Chairman. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 304-807-0591. Applicants must submit 5 pieces of original art/or craft using techniques appropriate to the medium. Copies made from other artwork or from published photographs are not acceptable. You may work from photographs that you have taken. Work done in workshops under the supervision of an instructor is not acceptable. White mats are preferred. On the date of the jury session, drop off time is 1:00pm. A $30 check and a completed application must accompany art submissions. Pick up time is 4:00pm. CD submissions are accepted from applicants who live over 60 miles from Charleston or have an art object that is too heavy to transport. CD entries must be jpeg file format and show art work properly framed for exhibit.

• GALLERY ELEVEN: Looking for new members. Located in the Charleston Town Center, Gallery Eleven is an artist co-op. You can expand your customer base and get more from your sales than if you exhibited in a traditional gallery. Each member agrees to man the gallery 2 days a month and pay dues (which covers our expenses). If you are interested, please send at least 5 images of your work to Linda Stonestreet This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• VIEWPOINT 55: Artist’s Reception & Awards: Fri, Sept 8, 5pm to 9pm. Open to Public: Sept 8 - Sept 30. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Steve Hart, Cincinnati Art Club, 1021 Parkside Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202 www.cincinnatiartclub.org

• ART WALK: Thursday, Sept 21, 5pm - 8pm. Downtown Charleston.

• EYE FOR ART: Exhibition Run: Through October 11. Tamarack, One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801. www.tamarackwv.com

• SOUTHERN GOTHIC: Image Submission Deadline: Sept 17. Exhibition Run: Oct 21 - Dec 6. Tamarack, One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801. www.tamarackwv.com

• PARKERSBURG PICCALILLI: September 14 and 15, a conference for artists to celebrate their art, build their business, and create. For more information: Contact Jessie Seifert, Managing Director, at 304-485-3859 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101. www.parkersburgartcenter.org

• MOUNTAIN STATE FOREST FESTIVAL FALL JURIED ARTS EXHIBITION: Endlessly Wild & Wonderful”: All artists in West Virginia are invited to participate. Will be displayed from October 2 to November 15. Prospectus: go to https://www.randolpharts.org/fall-juried-arts-exhibit and click on Call to Artists. Drop Off is Sat, Sept 30, 9am - 12 noon. The Arts Center, 2 Park St, Elkins, WV 26241.

• THE 3RD ANNUAL ART WALK RICHWOOD: October 14. 10am to 4pm. Art sales and demonstrations. https://www.richwoodchamberofcommerce.org/richwood-art-walk

• HUNTINGTON MUSEUM OF ARTS: Folk Art: Eclectic Expressions from the Collection: Through Sept 24. Minnie Adkins: Story Carvings: Through Nov 5. Earl Gray: Hand Carved Stones: Through Oct 22. The Visual Elements: Color Presented by Garth’s Auctioneers and Appraisers: Through Nov 19. Huntington Museum of Arts, 2033 McCoy Rd, Huntington, WV 25705 www.hmoa.org

• HOUSE IN THE CLOUDS - The Artistic Life of Robert Singleton: Sunday, Sept 17, 7pm. World premiere documentary to screen on Clay Center main stage. Tickets: Call 304-561-3570 or Visit: https://secure.theclaycenter.org/9971 Questions: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The Clay Center, One Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301. www.theclaycenter.org

• 11th ANNUAL EASTERN WV JURIED ART EXHIBIT: Through Oct 7. Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen St, Martinsburg, WV 25401. www.berkeleyartswv.org Wed - Fri, 11am-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm. Information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


MEMBER RECOGNITION: Congratulations to Laura Chapman who had six paintings in the Monongalia Art Center’s exhibition, “A Summer Dream”, in August. Laura juried as a new AAWV member in April, 2023.

Ina Armstrong’s acrylic painting, titled “Out In The Woods”, was accepted for the Animals show at Holler Contemporary Appalachian Art Gallery in Princeton. Congratulations, Ina!

Judy Foxx’s digital art, titled “Black-eyed Susans” is now showing in the Eye for Art Exhibit at Tamarack. Secondly, her “Wild and Wonderful” art is on display in the Purple for Recovery Exhibit at Beckley Art Center. Also, her painting, “In the Beginning, God…” has been selected for the upcoming WV Cultural Center Biennial show. Congratulations, Judy!


NEW AAWV WEBSITE: We are in the process of creating a new AAWV website with a new, user-friendly way to submit your bio and the images of your work for the online gallery and your personal page. We will send an email with a link to the form in the next few weeks so start thinking about your bio and what images you want to submit! Even if you currently have images in the gallery now, you will still have to re-submit for the new website so take this opportunity to refresh and update your personal page and the online gallery with your new works.

Please keep in mind these restrictions: you can only submit 5 images. Each image must be either JPG or PNG format. Maximum size is 2,000 pixels on the longest side and minimum size is 1,000 pixels on the longest side. Files should be 72 dpi (this information is under properties on your image). Linda Stonestreet is available if you have any questions at 304-421-5016 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


NEWSLETTER: Send Awards, Exhibitions, and information to Editor, Stella Jarrett This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone # 304-965-7800. Newsletter - snail mail, notify Stella.


MAIL DUES TO: AAWV, ℅ Howard Rogers, P. O. Box 1471, St Albans, WV 25177.