OUR NEXT MEETING will be held at 6:00pm, Thursday, March 14, 2024 at the Dunbar Public Library, 301 12th St, Dunbar, WV 25064. There are NO meetings in January or February.


SATURDAY, JANUARY 13 - NEW MEMBERSHIP JURY SESSION: If you know of someone wanting to become a member of AAWV, please inform them that our next jury session will be held this Saturday, January 13th. (If they miss this one, the next one is April 13th.) 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 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.

For more information: go to How to Join on our website.


DUES: January 1, 2024 is the date when AAWV dues should have been 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.


GET AN ARTIST PAGE ON OUR NEW WEBSITE: Join the AAWV gallery and featured members directory on the new website which is soon to be launched! Simply fill out this form to submit information such as your images, bio and artistic statement. This form has been recently revised to make it a lot simpler to fill out. If you still need assistance, get in touch with Linda Stonestreet.

If you have a member page on the current website, it will NOT be transferred to the new website. The featured member pages on the new website are formatted as such to include much larger images and certain information not provided on the current website. So even if you currently have a member page on this website, please submit your information for the featured member page on the new website!


UPCOMING EVENTS:

• 2025 WEST VIRGINIA WILDLIFE CALENDAR: Artwork submission due: Feb 14, 2024. Download this PDF detailing entry forms and other information. 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.

• SOMETHING PRETTY - NEW WORK BY NICHOLE WESTFALL: Runs through Feb 25. Clay Center, 1 Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301. https://www.theclaycenter.org 304-561-3570. NOTE: Gallery talk: Sat, Jan 13 at 1pm. Public Art Workshop: Jan 13 & 14, 2 - 4pm.

• ARTS DAY AT THE LEGISLATURE 2024: Thursday, February 29. Arts organizations from West Virginia may set up a display in the WV capitol rotunda during legislative session. This gives the opportunity to raise awareness of arts in West Virginia and network with other art organizations. https://wvculture.org/arts-day-at-the-legislature-2024/

• 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 through: Jan 14. Tamarack, One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801. https://www.tamarackwv.com AAWV members represented are: Pat Cross, Carol Hilleary, Judy Foxx, Laura Moul, Debbie Sisson, Steve Sisson, Patty Stewart, Linda Stonestreet, and Phyllis Wilcox.

• STILL THE ONE: PORTRAITS AND STILL LIFES: Exhibition Run: Jan 24 - March 2. Opening Reception: Jan 27. Tamarack, One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801. https://www.tamarackwv.com

• PASTEL AND PRESENT: PASTEL COLORS: Image Submission Deadline: Sun, Feb 11. Exhibition Run: March 12 - April 11. Opening Reception: Sat, March 16. Tamarack, One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801. https://www.tamarackwv.com

• 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 https://dairybarn.org 740-592-4981

• HUNTINGTON MUSEUM OF ARTS: 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. The Visual Elements - Space: Through March 24. The Walter Gropius Master Artist Program Presents Maria Dondero: Through March 31. Huntington Museum of Arts, 2033 McCoy Rd, Huntington, WV 25705 https://hmoa.org

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


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


MAIL DUES TO: AAWV, ℅ Howard Rogers, 208 Kentucky Ave, St Albans, WV 25177.