Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 6:00 pm at the Dunbar Public Library, 301 12th St, Dunbar, WV 25064. Debbie Sisson will present a program on Composition. Please plan to attend!


Artist of the Month: On the new website's homepage, we will be featuring a different artist every month! This will be limited to the artists that have submitted images of their art, bio, contact info, etc for the Gallery on the new website. So if you want to have the opportunity to be featured on the new AAWV website homepage, please submit your information now: Featured Member Artist Page & Gallery Submission


NOTICE: Start getting your art ready! The AAWV 2024 Juried Exhibit is scheduled to open Sept 15 at the Parkersburg Art Center. Deadline for submission of entries will be July 12. The 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. ALL DETAILS AND PROSPECTUS WILL BE AVAILABLE APRIL 1.


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, P. O. Box 1471, St Albans, WV 25177. Please make note of the new address. We have decided to change back to our post office box. 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.


UPCOMING EVENTS:

• AAWV NEW MEMBERSHIP: We would like to welcome our two new members who juried at our January 13 Jury Session. Congratulations, Norma Jean Heim and Chris Hoke. Our next New Member Jury Session will be held April 13. Newman Jackson, New Member Jury Chairman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• 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. www.tamarackwv.com

• TRI-STATE ARTS ASSOCIATION BIENNIAL EXHIBITION 2024: Delivery of Art: Sat, March 16, 11am to 3pm & Sun, March 17, 1pm to 3pm. Jurying: Mon, March 18. Exhibit Runs: March 30 - July 14 at Huntington Museum of Arts, Studio 2 behind the museum, 2033 McCoy Rd, Huntington, WV 25705 Opening Reception: Sun, Apr 7, 2pm to 4pm. $40 for non-members; $30 for TSAA members. Questions: Contact Laura Moul, TSAA President, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 304-416-4522. View Prospectus

• CALL FOR ARTISTS: 2024 ANNUAL GALA EXHIBITION: Entry Submission Deadline: April 1. Entry Fee of $25 for members and $35 for non-members includes up to 3 entries. Exhibit Runs April 26 - June 12. The Arts Center, Two Park St, Elkins, WV 26241 Phone:304-637-2355. www.randolpharts.org/gala-art-call-2024

• 2025 WEST VIRGINIA WILDLIFE CALENDAR: Artwork submission due: Feb 14, 2024.
Entry Form & 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.

• THE LIFE ART-QUATIC: AQUATIC & MARINE LIFE: Image Submission Deadline: March 17. Exhibition Run: April 30 - June 8. Tamarack, One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801. www.tamarackwv.com

• THE RIVER 2024: BIENNIAL JURIED EXHIBIT FOR PROFESSIONAL WV & OH ARTISTS: Work due at the PAC by Sat, June 1. Artists must have a degree in art, teach art, or make a portion of their living selling art to qualify. Exhibition runs: June 23 - July 28. Exhibit rules and entry form will be available online at www.parkersburgartcenter.org after March 1. Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101.

• THE OUTLAW - WORKS BY BILLY FOSTER: Exhibit runs through Feb 24. Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101. www.parkersburgartcenter.org

• SOMETHING PRETTY - NEW WORK BY NICHOLE WESTFALL: Runs through Feb 25. Clay Center, 1 Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301. www.theclaycenter.org 304-561-3570.

• 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/

• STILL THE ONE: PORTRAITS AND STILL LIFES: Exhibition Run: Through March 2. Tamarack, One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801. www.tamarackwv.com AAWV members represented include: Jane Ann Long, Debbie Sisson, and Steve Sisson, Linda Stonestreet, Laura Moul, Pat Cross, Carol Hilleary.

• THE DAIRY BARN ARTS CENTER: Exhibition Dates: Through March 10, 2024. The Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens, OH 45701 www.dairybarn.org 740-592-4981

• TICKLED PINK: Exhibit Runs: Feb 9 - Mar 29. Member exhibition. Beckley Art Center, 600 Johnstown Rd, Beckley, WV 25801. www.beckleyartcenter.com

• 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 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: Two of Liz Haley’s wet/needle felted pieces have been juried into the Department of West Virginia Arts, Culture, and History 2024 Exhibition called “Inspired Landscapes”. The opening reception is March 3, 2024.


WEBSITE: Join the AAWV gallery and Featured Members directory. Submit your bio, your picture, plus jpg files of your art to Featured Member Artist Page & Gallery Submission Form. If you need assistance with the form, contact Linda Stonestreet.


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.