Upcoming Fall 2024 Meeting Dates Scheduled:

Thurs, Sept 12, 5:30pm - 7:30pm, and Mon, Oct 7, 5:30pm - 7:30pm.

We do not have meetings in the summer months of June, July, and August. Hope to see you at the next meeting in September at Dunbar Public Library, 301 12th St, Dunbar, WV 25064.


Special thanks to AAWV Secretary, Susan Pauley, who hosted our May meeting and potluck dinner at her home. It was a beautiful summer evening spent mingling and dining with our fellow artists, capped off with a show and tell of art. We extend our sincere sympathy to Susan in the loss of her cousin, Nancy Walker, who was a special guest at our meeting. Nancy was a talented artist, former AAWV member, and AAWV newsletter editor from many years ago. It was an honor to meet Nancy, and we were in awe of the beautiful painting she shared. We appreciate Susan’s hospitality in opening her home for our dinner.


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 available here. 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


UPCOMING EVENTS:

• ART WALK - Returns!! : Downtown Charleston. Thurs, June 20, 5pm.

• FESTIVALL - CAPITOL STREET ART FAIR: Sat, June 22, 10am - 6pm and Sun, June 23, 11am - 5pm. Lots of vendors, including AAWV President Patty Stewart. Capitol Street, Downtown Charleston. www.festivallcharleston.com

• AAWV NEW MEMBERSHIP: Our next New Member Jury Session will be held July 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

• ON THE WALLS: WORKS BY AAWV MEMBERS PAT CROSS AND JUDY FOXX: Exhibit Runs through June 15. Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101. 304-485-3859 www.parkersburgartcenter.org

• WOMEN WORKING WITH CLAY SYMPOSIUM: June 10 - June 13. Information & Registration. Hollins University, 7916 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA 24020. AAWV member Homaira Ahmed was awarded a scholarship to attend the symposium. Congratulations, Homaira!

• FOURTH ANNUAL ART WALK RICHWOOD: Now taking applications for the juried street fair. Apply at: https://www.richwoodchamberofcommerce.org/richwood-art-walk.com Takes place on East Main Street in Richwood on Saturday, October 12, 2024 from 11am to 5pm.. Questions can be sent to Hillary Prins at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• 16th ANNUAL BEST OF WEST VIRGINIA EXHIBITION: Exhibition Run: June 18 - July 31. Opening Reception: Sat, June 22, 1pm. Tamarack, One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801. www.tamarackwv.com

• WV WATERCOLOR SOCIETY - AQUEOUS NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION 2024: Exhibit Runs June 28 - July 31. Wheeling Artisan Center, 1400 Main St, Wheeling, WV 26003. www.artisancenter.com www.wvwatercolorsociety.org

• 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

• THE RIVER 2024: BIENNIAL JURIED EXHIBIT FOR PROFESSIONAL WV & OH ARTISTS: Opening Reception & Awards Presentation: Sun, June 23, 1pm - 3pm. Exhibition runs: June 23 - July 27. Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101. www.parkersburgartcenter.org

• THE LIFE ART-QUATIC: AQUATIC & MARINE LIFE: Runs Through: June 8. Tamarack, One Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801. www.tamarackwv.com

• 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

• ART IS LIFE LIFE IS ART EXHIBIT: Run Through: June 15. Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market St, Parkersburg, WV 26101. www.parkersburgartcenter.org

• 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

• THIS IS US: ARTISTS OF BAC: June 21 - Aug 2. Beckley Art Center, 600 Johnstown Rd, Beckley, WV 25801. www.beckleyartcenter.com


MEMBER RECOGNITION:

Chris A. Hoke received an Honorable Mention Award at the 2024 Steubenville Annual Art Exhibit. Congratulations, Chris!

Debbie Sisson had 4 watercolor paintings and Steve Sisson had 3 paintings accepted into The Life Art-Quatic Exhibit, which runs through June 8 at Tamarack. Congratulations to both!

Homaira Ahmed was awarded the Blue Ridge Potters Guild Scholarship to attend the Women Working with Clay Symposium, to be held June 10 - 13, at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. Congratulations, Homaira!


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.