Newman Jackson will be our speaker at the next AAWV meeting on Thursday, Nov 9, at 6:00 pm at the Dunbar Public Library, 301 12th St, Dunbar, WV 25064. Newman will be talking about linear and atmospheric perspectives in paintings and photography, something most of us can either learn or be reminded of! Please NOTE that we will meet on Thursday, and not Tuesday, this month.) We hope to see you all there!


2023 AAWV Christmas Dinner will be held at the Italian Grille, Putnam Village, Hurricane, WV 25526 on Thurs, Dec 7th at 6:00 pm. The cost for the buffet for one person is $15.95, which includes water. Other drinks and dessert are extra. The buffet includes several pasta dishes, pizza, and salad, with vegetarian choices on the pasta and pizza. Please contact Patty Stewart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-610-5493 by Friday, Dec. 1 with your reservation. We need a headcount for the restaurant. No money needs to be sent as individual checks will be the order of the day.

***We are asking members to purchase and bring art items that will again be donated to the Underwood Children’s Home in Ona, WV. We had such a generous response last year, and we hope even more items will be donated this year. You have plenty of time to watch for sales at Michael’s and other art stores, or some of you may already have extra art supplies you can share. This is a beneficial cause that means so much to the kids.


NEW MEMBERSHIP JURY SESSIONS: Our new member jury session process will change in 2024. We will jury quarterly, and those dates are: January 13, April 13, July 13, and October 12. 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 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Application checks may be sent to AAWV Treasurer, Howard Rogers, 208 Kentucky Ave, St Albans, WV 25177.


DUES: January 1, 2024 is the date when AAWV dues should be paid for 2024. This is a change from previous years. You can mail your check, made out to AAWV for $30.00, to AAWV, ℅ Howard Rogers, 208 Kentucky Ave, St Albans, WV 25177. Please make note of the new address. We have cancelled our post office box since the rate has gone up. You can also pay your dues by Paypal on the AAWV website.


JANET ROGERS WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP: Nov 14 - 17, Charleston.
NOTE: We will need help setting up for the workshop on Mon, Nov 13, at 10am. Contact Susan Pauley, 304-727-1754 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Stella Jarrett, 304-965-7800 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help set up. St Matthews Episcopal Church, 36 Norwood Rd, Charleston, WV 25314


UPCOMING EVENTS:

• AAWV MEMBER PAT CROSS - “Inviting the Outdoors In” Solo Show at Carnegie Hall: Opens Friday, Nov 3 at 5:30pm. Runs through Dec 29. Old Stone Room Gallery, Carnegie Hall, 611 Church St, Lewisburg, WV 24901. 304-645-7917 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• TRI-STATE ARTS ASSOCIATION JURY SESSION: Nov 11, 9am. Art drop off time is 9am, and pick up time is 12:30 - 1pm. Huntington Museum of Art, Studio 3, Behind the museum, 2033 McCoy Rd, Huntington, WV 25705 Information: https://tri-stateartsassociation.org/?page_id=977 Kerrie Lycans 304-972-6116 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• WEST VIRGINIA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY BIENNIAL EXHIBIT: Opening Reception: Sunday, Nov 11, 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Exhibit Runs: Nov 11 through Dec 22. Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101. 304-485-3859. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• SMALL PACKAGES: Image Submission Deadline: Nov 12. Exhibition Run: Dec 16 - Jan 12, 2024. Artwork measuring 12in x 12in and under. Artists are invited to submit two- and three- dimensional pieces that are tiny in proportion and big in impact! Tamarack, One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801. www.tamarackwv.com

• THE DAIRY BARN ARTS CENTER - CALL FOR ENTRY OPEN NOW: Through Nov 19. Exhibition Dates: Jan 19 - March 10, 2024. Prospectus: https://dairybarn.org/oh5-2024/ The Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens, OH 45701 www.dairybarn.org 740-592-4981

• 73rd AAWV JURIED EXHIBITION: Mark your calendars! Opening is set for Sunday, Sept 15, at Parkersburg Art Center. Start making art or taking photos for it!

• AAWV MEMBERS NEWMAN JACKSON & RANDY SELBE EXHIBIT: Runs through Nov 11. Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101. 304-485-3859 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• VINYL REMIX: Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov 25, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Exhibit Runs: Nov 25 through Dec 22. Please have your work to the PAC by Friday, Nov 10, at 5:00 pm. Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• ART WALK: Black Friday, Nov 24, 5pm to 8pm. Downtown Charleston.

• SOUTHERN GOTHIC: Exhibition Runs Through Dec 6. Tamarack, One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801. www.tamarackwv.com AAWV members represented include: Linda Stonestreet, Laura Moul, Patty Stewart, and Liz Haley.

• MOUNTAIN STATE FOREST FESTIVAL FALL JURIED ARTS EXHIBITION: Endlessly Wild & Wonderful”: Will be displayed through November 15. The Arts Center, 2 Park St, Elkins, WV 26241. www.randolpharts.org

• HUNTINGTON MUSEUM OF ARTS: Minnie Adkins: Story Carvings: Through Nov 5. Earl Gray: Hand Carved Stones: Through Oct 22. The Visual Elements: Color Presented by Garth’s Auctioneers & Appraisers: Through Nov 19. The Collection of Alex E. Booth Jr: Through Dec 3. The Daywood Collection - Paintings & Sculptures: Through Feb 11. Huntington Museum of Arts, 2033 McCoy Rd, Huntington, WV 25705 www.hmoa.org

• 2024 TRI-STATE ARTS ASSOCIATION JURIED SHOW: Delivery of Art: Sat, Mar 16 & Sun, Mar 17. Jurying: Mon, Mar 18. Opening Reception: Sun, Apr 7. Show runs until mid-July.


OPPORTUNITIES:

• NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS INITIATIVE - FESTIVALL: Looking for artists who are interested in teaching. https://festivallcharleston.com/neighborhood-arts-initiative/ Phone: 304-470-0489 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• IN SEARCH OF AN ARTIST: Need a West Virginia artist with an immigrant background who can design a brand logo, 2 stickers, and 2 merch designs for a project called Many Roads Home. The purpose is to highlight immigrant stories throughout our state and Appalachia. Possible compensation is $300. Contact: Jackie Lozano, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Immigrants’ Rights Campaign Coordinator for the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia)


MEMBER RECOGNITION: Welcome to our new members who juried in October, 2023: Sarah Furrow, Joan Pennington, Steve Sisson, and Peggy Smith.

New member Sarah Furrow gave a very informative presentation at our October meeting. She began working in the art medium of Pyrography (wood burning) in 2017, and is self taught by experimentation. Sarah’s passion for her art was evident as we watched her demonstration. Good job, Sarah!

AAWV members Phyllis Wilcox and Dorsey Northrup are among the newest juried members at Tamarack. They were accepted on Oct 28, 2023. Congratulations!


WEBSITE: Join the AAWV gallery and members directory. Send your 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.


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, 208 Kentucky Ave, St Albans, WV 25177.