Our next meeting will be held in March 2024 at the Dunbar Public Library. The dates for our Spring 2024 meetings are as follows:

• Thursday, March 14, at 6:00pm
• Saturday, April 20, at 11:00am
• Thursday, May 9, at 6:00pm


SPECIAL NOTICE TO MEMBERS: Beware of emails that are being sent from someone pretending to be our President, Patty Stewart. These are phishing scams, pretending to need help and money.

DO NOT REPLY TO THESE EMAILS, AND DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINK IN THE EMAIL!!


2023 AAWV Christmas Dinner will be held at the Italian Grille, 17 Putnam Village Dr, 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 hope to take lots of art supplies this year!


NEED YOUR NEW IMAGES AND BIO FOR THE 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. 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 include a photo of yourself!

Please keep in mind the following restrictions: Please submit a minimum of 4 and no more than 5 images. The orientation should be similar. For instance, all horizontal or all vertical. 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). Please, if you have any questions or problems or just don't know where to start, contact Linda Stonestreet 304-421-5016 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here to submit your images and bio for inclusion on the new website.


NEW MEMBERSHIP JURY SESSIONS: Our next (quarterly) new member jury session process will be held January 13. 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. 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. **NOTE: In order to get the discounted fee for the juried show in 2024, you must be current on your dues.


The AAWV Janet Rogers Watercolor Workshop, which was held in November, was a big success! We have anticipated this class with Janet for several years, and it was well worth the wait. Attendees were delighted to watch and learn Janet’s techniques for painting florals, portraits, and figures. Thanks to everyone who helped with this memorable workshop!


UPCOMING EVENTS:

• 2025 WEST VIRGINIA WILDLIFE CALENDAR: Artwork submission due: Feb 14, 2024. For entry forms and information, click here. Questions: Call Sanya George 304-637-0245 ext 00363, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., West Virginia Dept of Natural Resources.

• 73rd AAWV JURIED EXHIBITION: Mark your calendars!! Opening is set for Sunday, Sept 15, 2024 at Parkersburg Art Center. We want to give plenty of notice, so our members can start preparing for this upcoming event!!.

• THE ARTS CENTER - 20th ANNUAL HOLIDAY ARTIST MARKET: Fri, Dec 1, 10am - 5:30pm. & Sat, Dec 2, 8:30am - 4pm. The Arts Center, Two Park St, Elkins, WV 26241. www.randolpharts.org Phone: 304-637-2355.

• SOMETHING PRETTY - NEW WORK BY NICHOLE WESTFALL: Artist in residence through Dec 20, working on new paintings with an open studio. Exhibit begins Dec 21 and runs through Feb 25. Clay Center, 1 Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301. www.theclaycenter.org 304-561-3570.

• AAWV MEMBER PAT CROSS - “Inviting the Outdoors In” Solo Show at Carnegie Hall: 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.

• WEST VIRGINIA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY - ALL MEMBER EXHIBIT: Runs: Through Dec 31. 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. www.wvwatercolorsociety.org Award winners include AAWV members: Debbie Lester, Rita Montrosse, and Martha Reynolds.

• ARTIST TREES 2023: Through Dec 22. Parkersburg Art Ctr, 725 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101. www.parkersburgartcenter.org

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

• SMALL PACKAGES: Runs: Dec 16, 2023 - Jan 24, 2024. Tamarack, One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801. www.tamarackwv.com AAWV members represented include: Pat Cross, Laura Moul, Debbie Sisson, Steve Sisson, Patty Stewart, Linda Stonestreet, and Phyllis Wilcox.

• THE DAIRY BARN ARTS CENTER: 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

• VINYL REMIX: Exhibit Runs: Through Dec 22. Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• SOUTHERN GOTHIC: Exhibition Runs Through Dec 6. Tamarack, One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801. www.tamarackwv.com .

• HUNTINGTON MUSEUM OF ARTS: The Collection of Alex E. Booth Jr: Through Dec 3. Art on a Limb: Through Jan 7. The Daywood Collection - Paintings & Sculptures: Through Feb 11. Carpe Lucem: France in Super Blue - Seeing France in a Different Light: Through Feb 11. The Daywood Collection: Drawings & Prints: Through April 14. Huntington Museum of Arts, 2033 McCoy Rd, Huntington, WV 25705 www.hmoa.org

• ROMARE BEARDEN - ARTIST, ACTIVIST, VISIONARY - TRAVELLING EXHIBITION: Runs through Mar 10. Clay Center, 1 Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301. www.theclaycenter.org


MEMBER RECOGNITION: Liz Haley was juried as a new member of Tri-State Arts Association in Huntington. Congratulations, Liz!


WEBSITE: Join the AAWV gallery and members directory. See above:  New AAWV website.


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.