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FROM: Kenneth Westfall
EVENT: Annual Meeting
DATE: June 18 2016, 10:00am

DETAILS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Monday, May 16, 2016

Dear Guild Members:

                Please mark your calendars for our approaching ALL MEMBERSHIP MEETING!  Many voices and many hands make light work for all. 

Our Annual Spring Guild meeting will be held on Saturday, June 18 at the Vienna Public Library, 2300 River Road in Vienna, West Virginia, 26105-1372.  The focus of our meeting will be our future goals as an organization and how to move forward.  Our gathering will begin at 10 a.m. with Jury Session for anyone wanting to participate in the marketing opportunities.   Directly after the Jury Session, we will hold our Annual Meeting and Election of Board Members and Officer.  We can do some brainstorming as well!

 

We will have lunch (catered by “Rubi’s Pizza & Grille” of Parkersburg) at 11:30 a.m.  while we have our business meeting.  There are several important items on our agenda that need your input,  only one of which is the election of officers.            ( A ballot for the election is included with this letter…please make sure your email information is up-to-date with us.)                  The cost for lunch will be $10.00.  Please remit in the enclosed envelope.  If you need to pay the day of the meeting, please email me or call me.

 With the changes which have occurred with Mountain State Art & Craft Fair, we will spend some time discussing the Guild Sales Booth for the upcoming MSACF in September. 

 I’m hoping that you will join us at the Vienna Library for our Spring Meeting.  Please mail your reservation to me in the enclosed envelope (along with your dues renewal, if you like) or call me at (304) 481-6243.  I need your reply by Monday, June 13 so we can order our lunch food!

 The Mountain State Art and Craft Fair, An Appalachian Experience will be held at Cedar Lakes in Ripley, West Virginia on Friday-Sunday, September 16-18, 2016. The West Virginia Art and Craft Guild has been a Co-Sponsor and Exhibitor at the original MSACF since its beginning.   We are looking forward to a successful rebirth of the Fair but it is critical that we have enough members participating to make the Guild’s booth successful.

Participating in the Guild Booth gives us a unique opportunity to work together to market our products.  We have a chance to be with other craft people, to see the work of other artists, and test the marketability of our product without the need for a large inventory. There are some large display boxes available for our use already at Cedar Lakes. Many folks, however, may want to bring your own display items especially suited to your product.  You know best what you need to show your work to its full advantage.   Becky Williamson will be heading this up as the Marketing Director.  Please see enclosed letter from Becky.

 

Kindest regard,

Kenneth D. Westfall, Treasurer  

 

 

 

5/4/2016                                                                                                       

Dear Fellow Guild Members,

I am excited to tell you about one of the opportunities being a West Virginia Art & Craft Guild member has to offer: 2016 Mountain State Art & Craft Fair: An Appalachian Experience. As most of you know the fair date has been changed to September 16-18, 2016. Once again the WVACG has a tent and we are looking for Guild members that would like to participate.

I am officially in charge of coordinating the booth, but Anne Swadley has graciously offered to unofficially co-chair. What this means; Anne will be working very hard to help make the fair booth successful, but I will be the one dealing with any problems or issues that occur. Please direct any questions or issues towards me. My home address, email and phone number are at the top of this letter for your convenience.

In the past it has been mandatory for exhibitors to work the booth. This year we are going to waive those restrictions for our older members whom just cannot help as much. We certainly appreciate their contributions to the Guild and this is our way of honoring them and their past efforts.

There are also some folks that are unable to give as much time as they would like, but are willing to work the booth for a small period of time. We are open to allowing your work in. Please let me know what issues you may have in your email, we can probably work around them.

I would like to invite anyone who is interested to email me at the above address. If you do not do email, I understand and invite you to call instead.

Once we have our list of interested artisans and craftspeople then I will send out further communications.

 

Warm regards,

Rebecca Williamson

 


FROM: Kenneth Westfall
EVENT: 10th Guild Competition
DATE: Nov 15, 2014

DETAILS

The opening and reception for the 10th Guild Competition at Parkersburg Art Center had been moved to Saturday Nov 15, 2014.


FROM: Kenneth Westfall
EVENT:
DATE:

DETAILS

If you are a member of the guild and have not received a invitation to join the Guilds Email group send me  a note to treasurer@wvartcraftguild.com or going to https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/WVACGUILD/info and apply. Be sure to include your real name as this is a closed group and I don't always recognize people from there email addresses.


FROM: Juliann Breting Rohn, President
EVENT: Fall Guild Meeting
DATE: Saturday, September 20, 2014

DETAILS

Fall Meeting of the West Virginia Art & Craft Guild Saturday, September 20, 2014 Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley, West Virginia 9:30 a.m. - Gathering and Breakfast Goodies 10:00 a.m. - Morning Workshop Take Better Photographs of Your Own Artwork with Your Own Equipment - bring your camera ! Ben Schneider, Professional Photographer Noon - Picnic lunch and business meeting Barbeque Chicken, potato salad and more ! cost for lunch - $10.00 2:00 p.m. Design Your Own Website Bring your laptop or notebook ! Rebecca Williamson, Professional Website Designer RESERVATIONS are NECESSARY by TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 Contact Juliann at (304) 280-1583 or juliann32@comcast.net


FROM: Kenneth Westfall
EVENT: 10th Biennial Competition
DATE: Deadline Sept 2

DETAILS

Call for entries for the 10th Biennial Guild Competition prospectus can be downloaded at http://www.wvartcraftguild.com/prospectus/ Entry must be postmarked by Sept 2 2014. Prospectus states due date of Sept 1 which is a labor day so you can send in your entry postmarked Sept 2.

 Mail your entrees to:

 10th Biennial Guild Competition

7257 Smithville Rd.

Harrisville, WV 26362-7010


FROM: Cyndi Bolt
EVENT: Annual Meeting
DATE: May 17, 2014

DETAILS

West Virginia Art and Craft Guild

Annual Spring Meeting and Jury Session

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Tamarack, Beckley, WV

 

  9:00 am ­ 11:00 am    Jury Sessions for members and prospective members

11:00 am ­   1:00 pm    Break for lunch and shopping

  1:00 pm ­   3:00 pm       Membership Annual Meeting and Election of Officers & Board of Directors

 

Written: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Greetings Guild Members and Friends of the Guild,

 

This year’s Annual Guild Meeting and Jurying is scheduled for Saturday, May 17th at Tamarack, the Best of West Virginia, in Beckley, West Virginia.   We will hold a jury session for new members’ work and jury new works by current and/or rejoining members, beginning at 9:00 am.  Bring your artwork for jury to the lobby of the Gov. Hulett C. Smith Theater inside Tamarack.

 

The business meeting will begin at 1:00 pm.  Tamarack is graciously hosting the meeting in the Gov. Hulett C. Smith Theater.  The Guild will have an election of officers and board members during the Annual Meeting.  If you are interested in promoting the business of arts and crafts in West Virginia, consider serving on the Guild’s Board of Directors. Nominations also will be received from the floor for those interested and willing to serve on the Board of Directors.

 

If you plan to market at Guild venues this year and have not marketed with the Guild for the past 5 years or you have a new line of work significantly different from previously juried work, we ask that you plan to jury the new artwork at the meeting.  If you have any questions about the jurying, contact Ken Westfall at <info@wvartcraftguild.com> or Cyndi Bolt at <cyndi@cyndibolt.com>.

 

Plans are afoot for our 10th Biennial Juried Competition this coming fall.  We will be jurying by digital images.  The show travels to three West Virginia locations:  Parkersburg Art Center, Wheeling Artisan Center, and Huntington Museum of Art.  This will be our first show at the Huntington Museum of Art and we are excited to bring our Guild show to the Huntington area.  The deadline for submissions will be September 1.  This is earlier than previous shows to give us time to prepare the entries for jurying,  so make note of it on your calendar!

 

The Mountain State Art and Craft Fair is approaching fast.  Dates this year are:

   Setup:  July 2nd.

   Fair:  July 3rd, 4th and 5th.

 

If you are not a regular MSACF exhibitor, Guild members may elect to sell their juried work in the Guild’s tent.  Members will be receiving information to apply soon. Take advantage of the jury session being held at this Annual Meeting, if you are not currently a Juried Member.

 

(Or:  See the application in this packet.)

 

The Guild Shop at Wheeling Artisan Center needs merchandise as always!  Take advantage of this opportunity to sell your art or craft.   This is a wonderful shop.

 

Look occasionally for updates from the Guild on our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/pages/WVArtCraftGuild. You don’t have to join Facebook to look at the page and get any recent messages we’ve posted but you do need to register on Facebook to comment/post. Check often to stay informed.

 

Updates of the Guild’s Members Online Gallery (MOG) are ongoing. The current directory listing is finished.  Many of the mailing addresses still list the older “route” system and I need to replace your addresses.  Ditto for many of the email addresses; they need updating.  You may email me your new information at <cyndi@cyndibolt.com>.  Remember, when someone looks for you or your artwork online, the MOG often comes up.  Current information makes it easier for YOU TO SELL!

 

In addition, I would like to put your new website, your Facebook and other contact information on your listing on MOG.  New photos of your artwork are needed for the gallery and individual artist pages.  Again, this is a service offered with your membership…take advantage of the advertising opportunity….it isn’t costing you anything.

 

Please see http://wvartcraftguild.com/wvacgmog/mog_info.html to contact me with your new information.

 

We need to develop a mobile version of the website.  I’ve begun this with the information page in the MOG.  See http://wvartcraftguild.com/wvacgmog/mog_info.html for a test mobile page.

 

Looking forward to seeing you on May 17th,

 

Cyndi Bolt, President

cyndi@cyndibolt.com

 

 


FROM: Kenneth Westfall
EVENT: 9th Biennial Guild Competition
DATE: Sept 1- 20

DETAILS

Please be sure to send your entry Cd to the guilds new mailing address: Ninth Guild Competition 7257 Smithville Rd. Harrisville, WV 26362-7010


FROM: Kenneth D. Westfall
EVENT: Bob Simile's funeral
DATE: 5/22/2012

DETAILS

Robert P.

Robert P. (Bob) Simile, 54, of Pratt, died May 18, 2012 after a four-year battle with a rare form of cancer. Born March 17, 1958 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Tony and Marianne Simile, Bob is survived by his wife of 27 years, Dyann, and their three sons, Andrew, Hayden and Jackson, all at home. He is also survived by his brothers, Michael, David, and Tony of Pittsburgh and his sisters, Patty Meeder, and her husband, Lorin, of Rochester, PA, Jennifer, of Pittsburgh, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. After graduating from Slippery Rock University with a BFA and Indiana State University with an MFA, Bob taught Ceramics, Painting and Art Appreciation for 26 years at WVU Institute of Technology in Montgomery, WV, where he touched the lives of many students. Bob started the wrestling program at Tech, serving as head coach for three years. He also coached the Dupont High School wrestling team in the late 1980s. An award winning artist, Bob served as the President of the West Virginia Art and Craft Guild from 2003 to 2009 and juror at the Mountain State Arts and Craft Festival in Ripley. Bob was also active in the community of Pratt, serving on the Town Council, the Recreation Committee, and the Utility Board. He gave many hours to community service including coaching little league teams, building playgrounds and meeting with county officials to advocate for improvements for his town. In 2009, Bob was given the honor of Pratt Citizen of the Year for his years of service. Funeral services will be held at 7:00PM on Tuesday at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery with Rev. Richard Carty officiating. Friends may call from noon until 2:00 PM on Tuesday and from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the funeral home. A loving husband, devoted father, brother and friend to all, Bob was one-of-a-kind and will be missed by many. The family would like to thank the staff of the Hubbard Hospice House for their loving care in his final days. A memorial service will also be in Pittsburgh, PA at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to The Bob Simile Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o United National Bank, Fourth Ave. & Lee St., Montgomery, WV 25136. Expressions of sympathy can be sent at www.odellfuneralhome.com

 

 


FROM: Kenneth Westfall
EVENT: Mountain State Arts & Craft Fair
DATE: , July 5 through Saturday, July 7

DETAILS

                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Dear Guild Members:

                The 2012 Mountain State Art and Craft Fair will be held at Cedar Lakes in Ripley, West Virginia on Thursday,    July 5 through Saturday, July 7. The West Virginia Art and Craft Guild has been a Co-Sponsor and Exhibitor at the fair since its beginning.   We are looking forward to another good year but we need your help to make our booth successful.

                The Guild Booth gives us an opportunity to work together to market our products.  There are some display boxes already at Cedar Lakes but most people will need to bring display items to suit your own product.  You know best what you need to show your work to its full advantage.  By participating in the Guild’s booth, you have a chance to be with other craft people, to see the work of other artists, and test the marketability of your product without the need for a large inventory.  For those of us who have been engaging in this effort for a while, it gives us a chance to be together with friends and to build on the strength of the artistic community.

PARTICIPATING MEMBERS WILL NEED TO SET UP THEIR OWN DISPLAY AND WORK IN THE BOOTH.                                                      We also need demonstrators.       This year set-up day will be Wednesday, July 4.

                Any Guild member who wishes to participate must be current with your dues and be a juried member.  If you have not juried or participated in the booth in the last 3 years, you will need to attend the Annual Meeting of the Guild which will be held on Saturday, May 26.  The jurying session will be from 9 – 11 a.m. and the Guild’s Annual Meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m.  Both sessions will be at Cedar Lakes in Ripley, West Virginia.

                Please note : The Guild keeps 15% of sales to cover the expenses of participation in the fair, and the Fair also takes 15% for a total of 30%. You will receive 70% of the total of sales of your products.  Sales tax will be collected at the fair and paid to the State Tax Department by the Guild.

After completing this form, please return it to the address below to indicate your intention to participate in this year’s Guild booth at the Mountain State Arts and Crafts Fair.  Additional information will be sent to those who reply.  Members who do not respond will not receive further mailings concerning the 2012 Fair.  Thanks.  Juliann 

Name__________________________________________________ Phone _____________________________________

Address:___________________________________________________________________________________________

Type of Craft_______________________________________ E-Mail___________________________________________

Have you participated with us before ?___________   When ? ______________________

Please return completed form to:  Juliann Breting Rohn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                WV Art & Craft Guild – MSA&C Fair                                                                                                                                                                                            32 America Avenue                                                                                                                                                                                   Wheeling, West Virginia 26003 

 


FROM: Kenneth Westfall
EVENT: Annual Meeting
DATE: April 24, 2012

DETAILS

                                                       

West Virginia Art and Craft Guild

Annual Spring Meeting and Jury Session

Saturday, May 26 at Cedar Lakes, Building FHA, Room A

 

Greetings Guild Members!                                                                                                         Tuesday, April 24, 2012

 

  It’s spring!  Please mark your calendars for the Guild’s Annual Meeting at Cedar Lakes, Ripley, WV on Saturday, May 26.  The meeting is in the FHA building in the back where the parking lot is.

 

  We will have a jury session in the morning and a Guild Business Meeting in the afternoon about 1:15 pm.  If you wish to have lunch in the dining hall at Cedar Lakes, arrange for it by Friday, May 25.  Call 304-372-7860 for a reservation.

 

  If you haven’t juried or marketed with the Guild for the past 3 years, we ask that you plan to jury this year.  Contact Ken Westfall for information if you are interested in jurying for sales venues with the Guild. Email is:  <info@wvartcraftguild.com>.

 

  The Guild Shop at Wheeling Artisan Center needs merchandise as always!  Take advantage of this opportunity to sell your art or craft.

 

   The Mountain State Art and Craft Fair is approaching fast.  Dates this year are:  Setup:  July 4th!!!  Fair:  July 5th, 6th and 7th.   If you are not a regular MSACF exhibitor, juried Guild members may sell their merchandise in the Guild’s tent. 

 

   The Guild will be operating the EXPO once again this year.  That means we’ll need several more volunteers.  We need help setting up EXPO and daily staffing.  This is a good way to see the fair and have a cool place to rest as well!

 

   The Guild will have an election of officers and board members at the Annual Meeting.  Please submit your name if you are willing to serve as an office or board member.  You may also nominate someone to serve, if they are willing.

 

   Our 9th Biennial Juried Competition is scheduled for this fall.  We will be jurying by digital slides this year, a new venture and challenge for us. 

 

  We now have a Facebook page upon which to better communicate with you, the members.  You don’t have to join Facebook to look at the page and get any recent messages we’ve posted.  You do need to be a member to post.   You should  check http://facebook.com/pages/WVArtCraftGuild often to stay informed.

 

  We need to revise the Guild’s Members Online Gallery (MOG) on our website.  Many of the email addresses are not working.  Artists have new websites that are not listed. There are many who have Facebook pages that need to be listed, also.  Please write or call Cyndi or Ken with your new information.  Also, PLEASE!, consider sending me (Cyndi) new images of your work.  The instructions are on the bottom of the MOG pageshttp://www.wvartcraftguild.com/wvacgmog/mog.html

 

 See you on May 26!

   Cyndi Bolt

Cyndi Bolt, President

cyndi@cyndibolt.com

 

9:00 am – 11:00 am    Jury Sessions for members and prospective members

11:00 am – 1:00 pm    Break for lunch (on your own) at Cedar Lakes, brown bag or in Ripley

1:00 pm – 2 or 3 pm    Membership Annual Meeting and Election of Officers and Board


FROM: Kenneth Westfall
EVENT: Annual Meeting
DATE: April 30 2010

DETAILS

 

 

Hello Guild Members!                                                                                                March 30, 2011

 

    It’s spring again so please mark you calendars for the Guild's Annual Meeting at Cedar Lakes, Ripley WV on April 30 (its a Saturday).   We will have our Guild jury sessions in the morning and a Guild meeting in the afternoon.   If you wish to have lunch in the Cedar Lakes Cafeteria you will need to call (304)372-7860 and make arrangements by April 29 at the latest.   If you haven't juried or marketed with the Guild for the past 3 years, we ask that you plan to jury this year.  Contact Ken Westfall for information if you are interested in jurying for sales venues with the Guild.  Email address is: info@wvartcraftguild.com          

 

    The Guild Shop at the Wheeling Artisan Center needs merchandise as always! Sales are going well, but shelves are getting bare, so take advantage of this opportunity to sell your art or craft!  

 

    The Mountain State Art & Craft Fair will be here before you know it. Dates are June 30-July2, 2011.  The Guild tent had its most successful year ever last year. Thanks to Becky Williamson for her hard work.  We have a new director of marketing, Juliann Breting Rohn, and she will be running the Guild’s booth at the Mountain State Arts and Crafts Fair. Our 3 representatives have worked all year long on the Fair board to plan for the next fair.   This year the Guild will once again be operating the EXPO exhibit. That means we'll need several more volunteers.  We have some who will help to set up and staff the Expo; Sheila Caim is chairperson – can she count on your help?  Give her a call or send her an email.

          The Guild is planning to have a booth again at the Oglebayfest in Wheeling this fall. Dates are October 7th-9th, 2011.  We hope to have more details at the annual meeting.

 

     The Guild mourns the loss artisan and past member Dick Schnacke.  His book, American Folk Toys, revitalized people’s conception of long forgotten toys. He will surely be missed.

 

We will have election of officers in April at the annual meeting.  Please submit your name if you are willing to serve as an officer/ board member.

 

If you have news to share, check the website for addresses, and  E-mail Cyndi or Ken,  or reply to this.

 

See you in April!

Cyndi Bolt

Cyndi Bolt, President

weaver@mail.wvnet.edu

 

April 30, 2011 Annual Meeting Schedule:

 

  9:00 a.m. ‘til 11:00 a.m…. Jury Sessions for members and prospective members

11:00 a.m. ‘til   1:00 p.m…. Break for lunch (on your own) at Cedar Lakes, brown bag or in Ripley

  1:00 p.m. ‘til  2 or 3 p.mMembership Annual Meeting and election of board members & officers

 


FROM: THE PARKERSBURG ART CENTER
EVENT: WV Art & Craft Guild 8th Biennial Exhibition
DATE: Saturday November 20th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

DETAILS

RELEASE from
THE PARKERSBURG ART CENTER
Subject: WV Art & Craft Guild 8th Biennial Exhibition
For more information, please call: Abby Hayhurst, Director 304-485-3859

The West Virginia Art & Craft Guild will open their eighth biennial exhibition with an awards ceremony at the Parkersburg Art Center, in Parkersburg, WV, this Saturday November 20th  from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The exhibition, which features 109 works of art and craft, was culled from more than 200 entries from all over West Virginia, as well as several other states. It includes creative examples of sculpture, textiles, prints, painting, pottery, photography and jewelry.

The public is encouraged to attend the awards ceremony. Admission is free for Art Center members, and there is a $5 charge for non-members.  The exhibition is made possible by financial assistance from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the WV Art & Craft Guild.

According to Kenneth Westfall, WVACG treasurer, entries were up and were more diversified. “This was a banner year for the competition,” Westfall says.  “We’ve checked in some amazing examples of both art and craft....the jurors had a difficult time eliminating works, which is a good problem to have.” The two jurors for the exhibit were Jackie Brown, Professor of Art and Department Chair, Frostburg State University- Frostburg, MD and Kenn Morgan, Professor of Fine Arts, Bethany College- Bethany, WV.  They came to the Parkersburg Art Center, chose the pieces for inclusion into the exhibit, and selected the prize-winning works.   From the Jurors’ Statement: recognizing that this exhibition showcases West Virginia's BEST art and craft the standards we were expected to apply were extremely high. This process had seemed daunting at first, but as we had selected the work for inclusion we had been commenting on our choices and therefore the award winners were relatively easy for us to choose. ”

Abby Hayhurst, Director of the Parkersburg Art Center, says, “We are always delighted to host this exhibition, made up of works by the finest artisans in our State.  Area residents love to see this show. It gives them a good place to bring holidays guests, to see what great work is being done in West Virginia. It's also a good opportunity for us to see new works and recruit new artists for later exhibits. We are grateful to the Guild for choosing the Art Center, and to our sponsor, WesBanco, for making it possible for the WVACG show to be on display in our facility.”

Cash prizes will be awarded to thirteen artists: Regina Swim, Chris Hammer and Robin Dutch of Charleston, Mike Bowen and Daniel Kaufmann of Huntington, Vernon Howell of Barboursville, Pat Reese and Susan Ting of Morgantown, Cyndi Bolt of Wayne, Sheila Caim of Creston, Dick Allowatt of St. Albans, and Sterling Smith of Martinsburg. Prizes will also be awarded to out-of-state members of the Guild, including Taylor Woolwine of Rochester, NY and Sharon Dugan of Sanborton, NH.

The Exhibition will be on display at the Art Center through December 29. On January 15, 2011, it will open at the Wheeling Artisan Center for a five-week run, and then travel to the Beckley Art Center for a showing from March 12 to April 30, 2011.

 

The WV Art & Craft Guild is a non-profit membership organization whose goal is to promote & preserve art and craft and the creative lifestyle in West Virginia.  Its projects include workshops, crafts fair marketing, and exhibitions such as this.  For more information about the WVACG, contact Kenneth Westfall by e-mail at Treasurer@wvartcraftguild.com or by calling 304-643-2583.

The Art Center is located at 725 Market Street, in downtown Parkersburg. Additional information is available at www.parkersburgartcenter.org or by calling 304-485-3859


FROM: Becky Williamson
EVENT: OGLEBAYFEST 2010
DATE: October 1-3

DETAILS

  

Dear Fellow Artisans,

 

As some of you may know, the West Virginia Art and Craft Guild have an exhibitor space reserved for the Oglebayfest in Wheeling, WV on October 1-3.    My name is Becky Williamson and I will be coordinating the booth for the Guild. I can be reached at: rwilliamson2233@suddenlink.net or 304-615-2191.

 

Basically we will be using the same guidelines the Guild uses for the West Virginia Arts and Crafts Fair in Ripley.  Anyone exhibiting in the booth will take a turn working the booth and sales area sometime during the show. All artisans will receive 70% of their sales, with 30% going to the Guild. This 30% pays for the tent rental fee and other expenses incurred by the Guild.

 

Our tent will be much smaller than what we have at the West Virginia Arts and Crafts Fair in Ripley. It is only a 10x20 space, and as such, if we have a large number of artisans/craftspeople who would like to display, then the amount of your goods will need to be smaller in quantity. However, they can be restocked as sold, and you can bring in new items daily.

 

While artist demonstrations are not required at Oglebayfest as they are at WVACF, they are highly encouraged. Some of you may be interested in demonstrating.

I have already received several emails from people stating an interest in attending. Until the number is firmed up, I am unable to give firm work times. However, I am attaching a schedule that I believe will work.

 

We will not have the same display units that we use in Ripley. Juliann has volunteered some shelving units. I am sure this will not work for all goods being sold. Please let me know how you are going to display your items. Once everyone has signed up, then we can decide what will work. We also need a cash register. The one we use in Ripley belongs to Ken Westfall and he will be at another show, and therefore it is unavailable to us.

 

The show hours and set up times are as follows:


Show Hours

Friday, October 1
Noon – 7:00 p.m.

 Saturday, October 2
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 3
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Set Up Hours

Thursday, Sept. 30
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, October 1
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sat. & Sun., Oct. 2 & 3
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

I will be unable to get to Wheeling on Thursday. I have class in Marietta, Ohio from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and it takes approx. 2-3 hrs to get from here to Wheeling.  I realize this is not going to be helpful to those who want to set up on Thursday. I certainly do not have a problem with you continuing with your set up plans. Just be aware that you will be doing the initial arranging of display units.  I will be there on Friday morning at 8:00. Please mark on your work sheet when you think you will be setting up.

 

I am also attaching an inventory form. As some of you will note, this is the same form we use for the Ripley show.  If you know your marketing number include it. If you do not know or do not have one, I will be able to get one for you. The item code is anything, or anyway, that you can identify your ware. Your price is the amount that you will be receiving for the item (70%). Sales price is the amount the item will sell for (your 70% + Guild 30%). All items must have a sales tag that includes: your artist number, the item code, and the sales price  Example: 560-Earrings $20.00 or 560-12E $20.00

 

Okay, I believe that is about it. Please respond by September 20, 2010. I will have schedules done by September 25. They will be emailed to those exhibiting, unless you do not have email. This saves on both time and money. 

 

Thanks,

Becky Williamson


FROM: Kenneth Wesftall
EVENT: OGLEBAYFEST 2010
DATE: Oct 1-3

DETAILS

Anyone who is a juried member of the guild wanting to participate in Oglebayfest need to let Becky or me know with in the following week. Oglebayfest is October 1-3. Sorry for the short notice. Rebecca Williamson <rwilliamson2233@suddenlink.net> or  treasurer@wvartcraftguild.com OGLEBAYFEST 2010 Artist Market & Gourmet Market- featuring more than 100 crafters and more than a dozen West Virginia gourmet food producers. Noon – 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday & 10 a.m. – 5p.m. Sunday behind the Mansion Museum in Oglebay. Click here for more.


FROM: Kenneth Wesftall
EVENT: 8th Guild Competition
DATE: Oct 29 2010 - May 15 2011

DETAILS

This is the Guilds 8th Biennial juried competition which will be exhibited at three location ,The Parkersburg Art Center, Wheeling Artisan Center and The Beckley Art Center. Entry date is Oct 29 - 30, 2010 at the Parkersburg Art Center with on site jurying Oct 31, 2010. November 20, 2010 opening at The Parkersburg Art Center with reception and awards ceremony. January 15, 2011 - February 26, 2011 at Wheeling Artisan Center with reception at Noon January 15, 2011. March 12 - April 30 at The Beckley Art Center with reception at 1:00 pm March 12, 2011. Competition is open to any artist or craftspersons over the age of 18 regardless of location of residence. Propectus are availible to be down loaded in PDF format at http://www.wvartcraftguild.com/prospectus/ . You can also request them by E-mailing to treasurer@wvartcraftguild.com or calling 304-643-2583 or by letter to Prospectus, 7257 Smithville Rd., Harrisville, WV 26362 - 7010


FROM: Sally Rowe
EVENT: Annual Meeting & Jury Session
DATE: Tuesday April 20, 2010

DETAILS

WVACG Annual Meeting and Spring Jury Session being held at Tamarack, Beckley, WV. This coincides with Tamarack's scheduled jury session and an arts business workshop will be provided by the Tamarack Foundation. If you haven't juried or marketed with the guild for the past 5 years we ask that you plan to jury this year. The Guild Meeting will occur near the noon hour and we will have lunch at Tamarack.


FROM: Kenneth Westfall
EVENT: 2009 West Virginia Juried Exhibition
DATE: Deadline for entry is July 6, 2009

DETAILS

2009 West Virginia Juried Exhibition The biennial West Virginia Juried Exhibition, which is celebrating its 15th installation since its inception in 1979, showcases the work of state art­ists and craftspeople and provides the public with a comprehensive view of art and craft activities in the state. Awards totaling $33,000 are made to artists and craftspeople for works in the areas of painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, photography, mixed media and crafts. Works are acquired for the West Virginia State Museum Collection through the ex­hibition’s purchase awards. Within the extensive mission of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History is the element of arts promotion throughout West Virginia. In order to further this goal, the location of the 2009 Juried Exhibition will be at the Huntington Museum of Art in Huntington, sharing the best in art with yet another community in the Mountain State. Please see the attached form for more information. Deadline for entry is July 6, 2009.

Down Load a Propectus at  webwvjeprospec2009.pdf  


FROM: Bob Simile
EVENT: Annual Meeting and Jury
DATE: May 30 2009

DETAILS

 

P.O. Box 968, Charleston, WV 25324

www.wvartcraftguild.com

 

Saturday, May 30th

At West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Montgomery, WV

 

The Guild is pleased to announce that WVU-Tech will host our Spring Meeting on Saturday May 30th 2009.  We are looking forward to our annual gathering, business meeting and election of officers as well as the main jury session for Guild members who wish to market their work at the Mountain State Art & Craft Fair or the Guild Gallery Shop in Wheeling.

 

            To have your work juried, you should sign in as a Guild attendee at 9:00a.m. at the Tech Center Activities room. You may register for the jury session at that time. Bring a friend, especially one who may be interested in joining the Guild!

 

Directions to Tech: http://www.wvutech.us/location/ , be sure to scroll down for links. (see enclosure with mailing)

Campus Map:  http://www.wvutech.us/campusmap.php  We will be in the Tech Center activities room, which is number 6 on the campus map. Two parking lots are available to left of the Tech Center. Enter the side door of the Tech Center; walk straight up the hallway to the activities room. (see enclosure with mailing)

               

            See you soon!

 

West Virginia Art & Craft Guild Annual Meeting and Jurying

Tech Center Activities room

Schedule of Events

 

Saturday - May 30th, 2009

 

9:00 a.m. –12:00noon       West Virginia Art & Craft Guild Jurying

1:00 p.m.                                               West Virginia Art & Craft Guild Annual Meeting

                                                               

Meeting Agenda to include:

1.  Financial report,

2.  Membership

3.  Planning for 2009-10

4.  MSACF report

5.  VP and President’s report

6.  Announcements

 


 


FROM: Kim D McHenry
EVENT: Search for trophy designs
DATE: Feb. 22 to April 1, 2008

DETAILS

WV Division of Tourism launches search for trophy designs for Nationwide Tour Players Cup Tournament You can go to http://www.wvgolfing.com to down load a com pleat prospectus.


FROM: Bob Simile
EVENT: Annual Meeting and Jury
DATE: Saturday April 28 2007

DETAILS

 

West Virginia Art and Craft Guild Annual Meeting                                                      April 2, 2007

 

Hello,

 

The Guild’s Annual Meeting will be held Saturday April 28th at Tamarack in Beckley. The meeting will begin at 3pm; however there will be other activities of interest earlier that day. Tamarack is sponsoring workshops with Bruce Baker and WVACG is sponsoring a workshop with Photographer, Rick Lee. Rick is a professional photographer and has been in business in Charleston for over 20 years. His web site is: rickleephoto.com. If you have anything for the agenda, please let me know and we can add it. Below is itinerary information. I am looking forward to seeing you all there. Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

Bob Simile, President

West Virginia Art and Craft Guild

 

 

SCHEDULE

9:00am-3pm:Jurying (Alan L. Susman Conference Room)

 

9:30- 11:30am:Bruce Baker (Contact Ron DeWitt/Tim Pyle

for more information)

1-88tamarack 1-888-262-7225

 

Noon to1pm:Lunch  (on your own)

 

1:00pm-3:00pm: Workshop with Rick Lee: Digital

Photography of Art and Craft Includes a Power Point

presentation and photography demonstration (Theater)

 

3:00pm-4:00pm:Guild Meeting (Theater)

 

Agenda:

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Financial Report,
  2. Vice President’s Report: Members’ Online Gallery information
  3. President’s Report:

                Topics of discussion

                MSACF Tent supervision

                Guild Juried Exhibition

                Fall Workshop

    Guild Member Participation

                MITC.

  1. Election:
  2. New Business:

 

 

Spring Professional Development Weekend

April 27 & 28, 2007

Sponsored by: Tamarack Foundation, West Virginia Art & Craft Guild

Featured Speakers

Bruce Baker, Jeweler and Nationally-Renowned Presenter

Rick Lee, Photographer

 

Friday:  3:00 p.m.

 

Bruce Baker will facilitate a focus group of 10 – 12 craftspeople discussing:

 

12.    How do we stimulate creativity?

13.    What marketing strategies work for me? What other marketing strategies are currently being utilized by other craftspeople/entrepreneurs?

14.    How can craftspeople develop an effective means for communication?

 

Saturday:   9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

                West Virginia Art & Craft Guild Annual Jury Session

 

Saturday:   10:00 a.m.

 

                Bruce Baker will address the hottest topic in creating and marketing crafts – product development. Scale, style, color, and trend tracking will be reviewed as a means of constantly improving one’s work.  

 

Saturday:  1:00 p.m.

 

                Rick Lee will review the basics of digital photography as it relates to photographing crafts and art.  Lighting and staging as well as uses of the images will be discussed.

 

  Saturday:  3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

                West Virginia Art & Craft Guild Annual Meeting

 

One-on-one consultations will be scheduled with Bruce Baker beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Friday through 2:00 p.m. on Saturday as time permits.

 

Contact:    Tim Pyles, Events Director, 1-88TAMARACK, ext. 151, tpyles@tamarackwv.com

                Ron DeWitt, Artisan Services Director, 1-88TAMARACK, ext. 149, rdewitt@tamarackwv.com

                Bob Simile, President, WV Art & Craft Guild, rsimile@wvutech.edu 

 

 

April 4, 2007

Dear Guild Members:

     We will need your help to make the 2007 Mountain State Art and Craft Fair, (Cedar Lakes) Ripley, WV a success.  The West Virginia Art and Craft Guild have been a Co-Sponsor and Exhibitor at this fair since its beginning.  This year set up day will be Wednesday, July 4th and the fair runs 4 days, Thursday 5, through Sunday, July 8, 2007.  Fair hours will be 9 AM to 7 PM each day.

                The Guild booth has been a good way to try marketing your product at a big fair. We realize July is far away but just wanted you to get ready and think of how you may want your product displayed. We don’t have a lot of boxes, dollies, and display and we will need what you think will make your product look good on the shelves.   If you have any suggestions we will be happy for your input. Participation in this fair gives you the chance to learn your way around, meet other crafts people, see the work of other artists, and test the marketability of your product without the need for a large inventory.  Even though sales may not equal that of craftspeople who have their own booth, your sales will do better if you are there and demonstrating. It is a great way to talk to the public about your work and it attracts their interest in buying your products.

                We hope most of the participating member will be able to help out at the booth at least part time.  We also need demonstrators.

                 Any Guild member who wishes to participate must have been recently juried by the Guild and all dues paid to current.  If you have not juried or participated in the booth in the last 2 years, you will need to be sure to attend the spring Guild Annual Meeting and attend the jurying session. The Guild keeps 15% of sales to cover the expenses of participation in the fair, and the Fair also takes 15%, for a total of 30%.  You will receive 70% of the total of sales of your products.  Sales tax will be collected at the fair and paid to the State Tax Department by the Guild.

                If you want to participate in the fair, please fill out and return by May 10th, 2007.  We will send additional information.  Members who do not respond will not receive any future mailing concerning 2007 Fair.   Don’t forget.  July will be here soon and May 10th even sooner!

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Name: _________________________________Phone:___________________________

 

Address:____________________________City/State:___________________Zip______

 

Type of craft:___________________________ E-mail:______________________

 

Have you participated with us in the past:________ When?_________________

 

Return to:

WV Art & Craft Guild

MSA&C Fair

HC 80 Box 32

Harrisville, WV 26362 - 7010

 


FROM: Bob Simile
EVENT: Annual Meeting and Jury
DATE: Saturday April 22nd

DETAILS

March 7, 2006

 

Hello Members,

I hope that all of you are doing well and are having a good 2006. I have several up-dates concerning the Guild and exhibitions to announce.

 

Annual meeting:

The Guild annual meeting will be Saturday April 22nd at Tamarack.

Jury 9:00am-3: 30pm

Lunch (on your own) 12:00-12:50pm

Lecture 1:00pm – 1:50pm Guest Lecturer Allen Toney (Digital Imaging Artist)

Meeting 2:00pm-3:00pm

 

Member’s traveling exhibition:

     We are having an all members exhibition at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery, West Virginia. This exhibition will travel to the Randolph County community Art Center in Elkins, West Virginia.

Deliver work to the Pierce Art Gallery (WVU-Tech) by Friday April 7th.

Opening reception Thursday April 13th 6:00pm-8: 30pm

Close at Tech Friday May 12th

Deliver work to RCCAC

Opening reception Saturday June 3rd 1:00pm-4:00pm

Close at RCCAC Sunday August 6th

Return work to Tech by August 13th

 

WVU-Tech does not take any commission on sales and has full insurance.

RCCAC takes 20% and does not have insurance.

 

Mountain State Art and Craft Fair: The MSACF this July will again give juried members an opportunity to showcase their work at the Guild Tent. Dianna Barnosky has agreed to come back and manage the tent for the fair. We are thankful for her work and those who assist. All juried Guild members are eligible to enter work at expo and are encouraged to submit their best.

Guild Juried Exhibition: The Guild Juried exhibition is shaping up thanks to Cyndi Bolt’s work on the grant. The exhibit will kick off this year from the Parkersburg Art Center because they will host the receiving/jurying of the work. The winners of awards will be presented at the opening Saturday November 18th.  The exhibition will travel to the Museum in the Community    (Hurricane, WV) in January and then to the Artisan Center in Wheeling in March. All of the necessary information will be available in the prospectus, both hard copies and as a PDF on our web site.

 

Artisan Center: The Guild area at the Artisan Center is doing well thanks to Chris Villamagna and Guild volunteers. Juried members are encouraged to send work and help with the display.

Art Center in Martinsburg: Donnie Pomeroy is still interested in having a Guild member’s exhibition there in the future as well as having Guild inventory. We are working towards having a presence in the eastern panhandle and I believe that this will be good for the Guild.

Showcase West Virginia: Pam Curry has told me that Showcase West Virginia has set up shop and are getting their books in order. They will be looking at working with us in the future.

 

West Virginia Arts Assembly: The West Virginia Arts Assembly will be in Charleston April 2-4. This will be an exciting three days and a great opportunity for the Guild and others to participate. Scholarships are available. Contact Kelli Burns at 304-562-0484 or at kburns@museuminthecommunity.org .  For a complete itinerary go to http://wvarts.org/pages/artsassembly.htm

 

I look forward to seeing you at the Arts Assembly, opening at Tech, the meeting at Tamarack, Randolph County Community Art Center, Mountain State Art and Craft Fair. I am also looking forward to hearing from you if you would like to volunteer with any of our activities. If you have anything for the agenda of April’s meeting, please send it to me. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Bob Simile, President
West Virginia Art and Craft Guild

 

WVU-Tech
Conley Hall
Montgomery, West Virginia 25136

Office 304-442-3257
Home 304-442-4225
rsimile@wvutech.edu

March 7, 2006

Dear Guild Members:

I will need your help to make the 2006 Mountain State Art and Craft Fair, (Cedar Lakes) Ripley, WV a success. The West Virginia Art and Craft Guild has been a Co-Sponsor and Exhibitor at this fair since its beginning. This year set up day will be Friday, June 30th and the fair runs 4 days, Saturday 1, through Tuesday, July 4, 2004. Fair hours will be 9 AM to 7 PM each day.

The Guild booth has been a good way to try marketing your product at a big fair. I realize July is far away but just wanted you to get ready and think of how you may want your product displayed. I don’t have a lot of boxes, dollies, and display and I will need what you think, will make your product look good on the shelves. If you have any suggestions I will be happy for your input. Participation in this fair gives you the chance to learn your way around, meet other crafts people, see the work of other artists, and test the marketability of your product without the need for a large inventory. Even though sales may not equal that of craftspeople who have their own booth, my sales do better when I’m there and demonstrating. It is a great way to talk to the public about what your do and it attracts their interest in buying your products.

We hope most of the participating member will be able to help out at the booth at least part time. We also need demonstrators.

Any Guild member who wishes to participate must have been recently juried by the Guild and all dues paid to current. If you have not juried or participated in the booth in the last 2 years, you will need to be sure to attend the spring Guild Annual Meeting and attend the jurying session. The Guild keeps 15% of sales to cover the expenses of participation in the fair, and the Fair also takes 15%, for a total of 30%. You will receive 70% of the total of sales of your products. Sales tax will be collected at the fair and paid to the State Tax Department by the Guild.

If you want to participate in the fair, please fill out and return by May 10th, 2006. I will send additional information. Members who do not respond will not receive any future mailing concerning 2006 Fair. Don’t forget. July will be here soon and May 10th even sooner!

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Name: _________________________________Phone:___________________________

Address:____________________________City/State:___________________Zip______

Type of craft:___________________________ E-mail:______________________

Have you participated with us in the past:________ When?_________________

Return to:

Dianna Barnosky

156A Hoop Pole Hollow

Mt. Clare, WV 26408

Phone: 304-623-3455


FROM: Kenneth Westfall
EVENT: Annual Membership Meeting
DATE: Saturday April 23, 2005

DETAILS

West Virginia Art & Craft Guild

P.O. Box 968, Charleston, WV 25324 www.wvartcraftguild.com

Saturday, April 23

At Tamarack in Beckley, WV

The Guild is pleased to announce that Tamarack will host our Spring Meeting again on April 23, 2005. We are looking forward to our annual gathering, business meeting and election of officers as well as the main jury session for Guild members who wish to market their work at the Mountain State Art & Craft Fair or the Guild Gallery Shop in Wheeling. Juried members may bring inventory to this meeting for delivery to the Guild Gallery Shop in Wheeling.

Please sign in as a Guild attendee at 9:00 a.m. in front of the Theater at Tamarack. You may register for the jury session at that time. It will be held concurrently with the days other activities. Just prior to lunch, there will be Artisan Reunion Awards Ceremony by Tamarack. Lunch is on your own or with the Tamarack Reunion and there will be musical entertainment in the theater before our meeting at 2:00p.m. Bring a friend especially one who may be interested in joining the Guild.

See you soon!

You are cordially invited to attend the Artisan Reunion on April 23, 2005.

If you plan to attend the luncheon, please complete this form and return with a check made out to

Tamarack for the amount of $6.00 per person to

Robin Watson, Artisan Services Assistant.

One Tamarack Park

Beckley, WV 25801

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Name Tamarack Artisan Reunion Luncheon

Address

Phone Amount Included ___________

TAMARACK ARTISAN REUNION

West Virginia Art & Craft Guild Annual Meeting and Jurying

April 23, 2005

Schedule of Events

Saturday - April 23, 2005

9:00 a.m. Registration Begins

Tamarack’s Main Door

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. West Virginia Health Right Information Desk

Tamarack Conference Center

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. West Virginia Art & Craft Guild Jurying

Tamarack Conference Center

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Artisan Reunion Award Ceremony

Gov. Hulett C. Smith Theater

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 a.m. White Elephant Auction – All proceeds go to the Artisan Relief Program

Gov. Hulett C. Smith Theater

12:15 p.m. Greenbrier Luncheon Buffet

Tamarack Conference Center Atrium

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Free Concert – The Missing Person Soup Kitchen Gospel Quartet

Gov. Hulett C. Smith Theater

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. West Virginia Art & Craft Guild Annual Meeting

Tamarack Conference Center



Guild jurying will be in the Alan L. Susman boardroom in the Conference Center and will be continuous throughout the day.





Free Artisan Health Care Screening

Health Right of West Virginia

April 16, 2005

1520 Washington Street East

Charleston, WV

Call 343-7000 for Appointment or Further Information

 

March 25, 2005

Dear Guild Members:

I will need your help to make the 2005 Mountain State Art and Craft Fair, (Cedar Lakes) Ripley, WV a success. The West Virginia Art and Craft Guild has been a Co-Sponsor and Exhibitor at this fair since its beginning. This year set up day will be Thursday, June 30th and the fair runs 4 days, Friday 1, through Monday, July 4, 2004. Fair hours will be 9 AM to 7 PM each day.

The Guild booth has been a good way to try marketing your product at a big fair. I realize July is far away but just wanted you to get ready and think of how you may want your product displayed. I don’t have a lot of boxes, dollies, and display and I will need what you think, will make your product look good on the shelves. If you have any suggestions I will be happy for your input. Participation in this fair gives you the chance to learn your way around, meet other crafts people, see the work of other artists, and test the marketability of your product without the need for a large inventory. Even though sales may not equal that of craftspeople who have their own booth, my sales do better when I’m there and demonstrating. It is a great way to talk to the public about what your do and it attracts their interest in buying your products.

We hope most of the participating member will be able to help out at the booth at least part time. We also need demonstrators.

Any Guild member who wishes to participate must have been recently juried by the Guild and all dues paid to current. If you have not juried or participated in the booth in the last 2 years, you will need to be sure to attend the spring Guild Annual Meeting and attend the jurying session. The Guild keeps 15% of sales to cover the expenses of participation in the fair, and the Fair also takes 15%, for a total of 30%. You will receive 70% of the total of sales of your products. Sales tax will be collected at the fair and paid to the State Tax Department by the Guild.

If you want to participate in the fair, please fill out and return by May 10th, 2005. I will send additional information. Members who do not respond will not receive any future mailing concerning 2005 Fair. Don’t forget. July will be here soon and May 10th even sooner!

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Name: _________________________________Phone:___________________________

Address:____________________________City/State:___________________Zip______

Type of craft:___________________________ E-mail:______________________

Have you participated with us in the past:________ When?_________________

Return to:

Dianna Barnosky

156A Hoop Pole Hollow

Mt. Clare, WV 26408

Phone: 304-623-3455

 

 


FROM: Kenneth Westfall-Treasurer
EVENT: Annual meeting
DATE: April 26, 2003

DETAILS

ANNUAL SPRING MEETING AND WORKSHOPS GUILD JURY SESSION AT CULTURAL CENTER FOR FINE ARTS, PARKERSBURG SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2003

We are pleased to announce that the host of our spring meeting is the Art Center in downtown Parkersburg. This is a spectacular gallery and educational center and currently showing is the National Realism Art Show. I know you'll enjoy a chance to see this important exhibit if you're attending the guild meeting and possibly have time to take in some other sights in the area. Once again the guild is looking forward to an annual gathering with interesting artists' workshops in addition to our business meeting, election and jury session. Please see the attached schedule of our meeting and the other enclosures.

ANNUAL GUILD JURY SESSION

If you are interested in marketing with the guild at the Mountain State Art & Craft Fair this July at Cedar Lakes or in the Guild Gallery Shop At The Wheeling Artisan Center, we urge you to attend the jury session on April 26 at the meeting in Parkersburg if you have not done so recently. Prizewinner at the Guild Competition automatically receives juried status for that media. CODA SURVEY

The national CODA (Craft Organization Directors Assoc.) official survey is being mailed to Guild members and all WV craft artists once again so that we may accurately measure the economic impact of the crafts industry on the state. These figures are essential in the effort to gather data to help prove that the arts are important to the local and statewide economies. It will hopefully lead to greater investments in the arts and crafts industry. Please plan to participate. The guild is one of the sponsors of this survey.

Thanks for the response!! 29 members, with a wonderful variety of art and craft works, have signed on to market with the guild at the Wheeling Artisan Center. It's not too late to join the group as we begin set-up of this sales area. Don't forget to return your information for the expanded directory or bring it to the meeting. We will use the old info. and assume you do not care to add anything about studio visits or your availability to demonstrate, etc. if we don't hear from you.

West Virginia Art & Craft Guild Meeting and Workshop for Artists Cultural Center of Fine Arts 725 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV

Saturday, April 26, 2003

10:00 Registration and Coffee 10:15 Guild Business Meeting 11:15 "Relieving Stress The Natural Way" with David Hawkins 12:15 Lunch 1:00 "Publishing Your Art & Craft Ideas & Patterns" by Sandra Lyons 2:00 "Tips for Successful Grant writing for Individual Artists" by Hannah Johnson

Jury Session: 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. (set up at 10:00 a.m.)

Lunch will be catered. The total cost for guild members is $6.00 for lunch. The cost of the workshops and lunch for non-members is $12.00, payable at 10.00 a.m. on April 26. To help us plan, we would appreciate knowing if you can attend. You may let us know at rsvp@wvartcraftguild.com , or by calling 304/372-8819.

Reservations are not required, so spread the word and bring a friend. Our meeting is open to anyone interested in arts and crafts.

Parkersburg Art Center is easily accessible by following I-77 to US Rt. 50. West on 7TH ST/US-50 continue to follow US-50 W. Turn left on to Market St. Parkersburg Center is on the right 725 Market ST near 7th St. Parking is available one block farther on the left.

More About The Program:

David Hawkins is a Certified Nutritional Consultant, WV Herb Assoc. president and well-known in the area for his counseling on Natural Healing. He will give us interesting and beneficial advice about handling stress.

Sandra Lyons' basket patterns often appear in craft publications. She will talk about steps to publishing and what helps are available while presenting lots of how-to information. Sandra is from Weirton, WV and the organizer of the WV Basketmakers convention and workshops. She is also a writer for the Sunshine Artists Magazine.

Hannah Johnson, a potter from Scott Depot, West Virginia has served on several different Grant Review panels as well as successfully applying for a professional development grant and tourism funds to promote her studio sales events. She has lots of advice and encouragement to share.


FROM:
EVENT: FOURTH COMPETITION  WV ART & CRAFT GUILD
DATE: November 9, 2002 -  February 23, 2003

DETAILS

Museum in the Community, Hurricane, WV

November 9, 2002 - January 4, 2003

The Wheeling Artisan Center

January 13 ' February 23, 2003

A call for entries for a juried exhibition open to all artists and craftspersons and sponsored jointly by the West Virginia Art and Craft Guild, the Museum in the Community and The Wheeling Artisan Center. This exhibit and competition is made possible in part by financial assistance from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

This Guild Competition will be shown in two West Virginia locations. Opening receptions will take place at The Museum In The Community (awards ceremony) on Saturday, November 16, 2002, 2-4 p.m. and at The Wheeling artisan Center on January 18, 2003 at 2-4p.m

COMPETITION GUIDELINES

AWARDS: Cash prizes totaling $4000.00 include a 'Best of Show' award of $1000.00, 'Awards of Excellence', 'Merit Awards' and 'Honorable Mention Awards'.

ELIGIBILITY: The exhibition is open to any artist or craftsperson over the age of 18 regardless of residence. Works may be functional, sculptural or decorative in nature and may include clay, fiber, wood, glass, enamel, leather, metal, jewelry, paper, photography, mixed media and all painting media. Offset reproductions and works made from kits are not eligible.

JURYING: On-site evaluation will be done by the following jurors: Connie McColley, director of Central Appalachian Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Sutton, WV and Sara Johnson, director of Visual Arts and Planning at the Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, Ohio.

DEADLINE: October 28 - Nov. 1. Works received at the Museum in the Community, Hurricane WV. 10-5 p.m.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: There is a $25.00 entry fee which entitles the applicant to submit up to three(3) works. This fee is waived for all current members of the Guild.

For membership information, please contact the guild. All works must be ready to be hung or installed and must remain on display at both exhibition sites through February 23, 2003.

For a prospectus containing entry form, schedule and complete entry procedures contact : Chairman, Hannah Johnson, 304/757-9309, Museum in the Community 304/562-0484 or Wheeling Artisan Center, 1400 Main St. Wheeling WV 26003, , E-mail:prospectus@wvartcraftguild.com, or find it online at www.wvartcraftguild.com.

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