The Lynchburg Chapter of the Virginia Watercolor Society has announced it will host the Virginia Watercolor Society’s 35th Annual Juried Exhibition May 2 to June 28th, 2014. The event’s opening weekend will run from May 2 to May 4th, with an opening reception during First Fridays from 5 to 8 pm. “The exhibition is held in a different locale in Virginia each year. It usually attracts over 500 watermedia entries from nearly 400 VWS members,” Cindy Vener, co chair of the event said.
“The VWS exhibition is a state-wide art event and it promises to be an exciting one,” said David Eakin, co chair of the 2014 exhibition. “Lynchburg is thrilled to be a host this year.” The non-profit VWS was organized in 1979 to create opportunities for Virginia watercolor artists to improve their skills and display their art through participation in annual juried exhibitions and educational activities.
The VWS 2011 exhibition will be preceded by a workshop April 29 through May 2, 2014 taught by nationally recognized watercolorist, Nicholas Simmons. He will also serve as the judge for the exhibition. Mr. Simmons is an acclaimed instructor who gives workshops for art organizations across the country. His work has received numerous awards and has been included in many national publications.
The exhibition’s activities will be held at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lynchburg. The exhibition awards banquet will be held at the Holiday Inn Select the evening of May 3rd. Join the Facebook event for the 35th Annual Virginia Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition for more information.Dynasty will be at the event virtually, sponsoring an award of Faux Squirrel brushes to a lucky watercolorist for their fine work. I will follow up here and give you a closer look at the winner and their work in May.
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