May 2024 Meeting and Picnic

The AAWV May meeting will be our picnic. This year we will have it at Susan Pauley’s house in St Albans on Thursday, May 2nd, at 6:00 pm. Her address is 113 Clinton Ave, St Albans, WV 25177. GPS is a little quirky for this address, so here are directions:

DIRECTIONS: Turn onto Strawberry Rd (GPS will get you there). Go about a mile. There will be a sharp right turn, and you will see a playground. Clinton Ave is to the right of the playground. There is a sign that says Edgewater Acres and Lone Oak Park. Once you turn onto Clinton, stay to the right and it is the last house on the road.

PARKING: Six cars will fit in Susan’s driveway. You can also park along the road. For those who may want to carpool once you get to St Albans, you can meet at The Loop parking lot and safely leave your car there.

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a side dish to share. We will provide fried chicken, plates, etc. Also, bring a piece of art to show. We always love to see what everyone else is doing! Good food, good art, good company! What more could you want? We ask that you RSVP (if you are attending) to Susan so we know how many to expect. Susan’s phone number: 304-541-8829. Also, if you get lost, you can call Susan or Linda 304-421-5016.


Special thanks to Patty Stewart for presenting our program at the April meeting. She gave us an abundance of information regarding in-person shows, including what to take, how to set up and display your art, and many tips on selling and enjoying the event. Patty’s enthusiasm for painting, as well as attending shows to sell her art, is very inspiring and encouraging! Thanks again for a great presentation, Patty!


Upcoming Fall 2024 Meeting Dates Scheduled: Thurs, Sept 12, 5:30pm - 7:30pm, and Mon, Oct 7, 5:30pm - 7:30pm.


News: We have two new members who juried in April. Congratulations, Bob Fisher of Charleston, WV and Belinda Armstrong of Vienna, WV. Welcome to Allied Artists!


AAWV Watercolor Class 2024: August 27 - August 30. Teacher: Rita Montrosse. Students may use either watercolor or acrylic. Subject will be Abstract. COST: $225 for members. $275 for non-members. Application and information will be available at www.alliedartistswv.org LOCATION: St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 36 Norwood Rd, Charleston, WV 25314. QUESTIONS OR INFORMATION: Contact Jerre Watkins, 304-533-1761.


The 73rd AAWV JURIED EXHIBIT is scheduled to open Sept 15 at the Parkersburg Art Center. Deadline for submission of entries is July 12. 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. Members: $25. Non-members: $35. Three entries are allowed for this price. Prospectus is available at: https://www.alliedartistswv.org/images/aawv-prospectus-2024.pdf


WV WATERCOLOR SOCIETY - AQUEOUS NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION 2024: Images due to Debbie Lester: May 20. Exhibit dates: June 28 - July 31. Wheeling Artisan Center, 1400 Main St, Wheeling, WV 26003. Prospectus & Entry Form: www.wvwatercolorsociety.org


UPCOMING EVENTS:

• AAWV NEW MEMBERSHIP: Our next New Member Jury Session will be held April 13. 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, New Member Jury Chairman, 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, P. O. Box 1471, St Albans, WV 25177. For more information, go to: How To Join

• PAC PORTRAIT CAPER: Sat, May 4. AAWV members Linda Stonestreet and Patty Stewart will be 2 of the 3 judges. Lots of fun to watch! Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101. www.parkersburgartcenter.org

• AAWV MEMBER LINDA STONESTREET - Featured Artist - Month of May, at Gallery Eleven in Charleston Town Center: Opening Reception: Sunday, May 5, 2pm - 4pm, hosted by Linda with refreshments and sale prices. Everyone is welcome! Gallery Eleven, 1021 Charleston Town Center, (on 1st Floor, behind Starbuck’s), Charleston, WV 25301. www.galleryeleven.com

• ON THE WALLS: WORKS BY AAWV MEMBERS PAT CROSS AND JUDY FOXX: Opening Reception: Sunday, May 5, 1pm - 3pm, with a Cinco De Mayo theme. Exhibit Runs through June 15. Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101. 304-485-3859 www.parkersburgartcenter.org

• THE LIFE ART-QUATIC: AQUATIC & MARINE LIFE: Opening Reception: Sat, May 4, 1pm. Exhibition Run: April 30 - June 8. Tamarack, One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801. www.tamarackwv.com

• 16th ANNUAL BEST OF WEST VIRGINIA EXHIBITION: Image Submission Deadline: Sunday, May 19. OPEN TO ALL ARTISTS WHO RESIDE IN THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA. Exhibition Run: June 18 - July 31. Opening Reception: Sat, June 22, 1pm. Tamarack, One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801. www.tamarackwv.com

• FACE THE MUSIC: A TRIBUTE TO MUSIC: Image Submission Deadline: Sunday, July 7. Opening Reception: Sat, Aug 10. Exhibition Run: Aug 7 - Sept 19. Tamarack, One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801. www.tamarackwv.com

• ART IS LIFE LIFE IS ART EXHIBIT: Opening Reception: Fri, May 31, 5pm to 7pm. Run Through: June 15. Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101. www.parkersburgartcenter.org

• 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.

• 2024 ANNUAL GALA EXHIBITION: Exhibit Run: Through June 12. The Arts Center, Two Park St, Elkins, WV 26241. Phone: 304-637-2355. www.randolpharts.org/gala-art-call-2024

• TRI-STATE ARTS ASSOCIATION BIENNIAL EXHIBITION 2024: Runs through July 14. Huntington Museum of Arts, 2033 McCoy Rd, Huntington, WV 25705. Laura Moul, TSAA President 304-416-4522 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.tri-stateartsassociation.org

• HUNTINGTON MUSEUM OF ARTS: The Visual Elements: Pattern & Texture: Through July 21. Tri-State Arts Association Biennial Exhibition: Through July 14. Daywood Collection: Paintings & Sculpture: Through Feb 9, 2025. Huntington Museum of Arts, 2033 McCoy Rd, Huntington, WV 25705 www.hmoa.org

• EXPLORING NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH HELEN GLAZER: May 4, 9am - 12pm. Members: $45. Non-members: $65. secure.theclaycenter.org/14473 Call Box Office at 304-561-3570, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The ClayCenter, 1 Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301.

• WALKING IN ANTARCTICA: GALLERY TALK WITH HELEN GLAZER: May 4, 2pm - 3pm. Free with museum admission. Exhibit Run: Through June 9. The Clay Center, 1 Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301.

• CROSSCURRENTS ART EXHIBITION: Runs through June 14. Oglebay Institute, Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Rd, Wheeling, WV 26003. Phone: 304-242-7700 www.olonline.com/stifel/crosscurrents/


MEMBER RECOGNITION:

Jane Ann Long had 2 pieces of art accepted into the Life Art-Quatic Exhibit at Tamarack. Congratulations!


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, P. O. Box 1471, St Albans, WV 25177.