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FROM: Anne Swadley
West Virginia Art & Craft Guild
Spring Meeting & Jury Session Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:00 am
Welcome members and quests!
Open meeting: Anne Swadley, Guild President
Election of Officers: Ken Westfall
Treasurer’s Report: Ken Westfall
Mountain State Art & Craft Fair Report: Byron Young, Anne Swadley
Fair Dates: Set up day, Wednesday, July 3rd; Fair begins: Thursday, July 4th 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, July 5th 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday, July 6th 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
40th Annual W. V. Potters’ Gathering: would the Guild consider sponsoring the gathering for 2020?
Old or other Business:
*Jury Session for those wishing to participate in Guild Marketing (Mt. State Art & Craft Fair)
Jurors: Anne Swadley, Tracey Westfall, Ken Westfall, & Byron Young
Close meeting. Thanks for coming and safe travels!
FROM: Anne Swadley
Dear Guild Members: May 1, 2019
The annual Guild meeting for 2019 will be held on May 18th at the Jackson County Public Library in Ripley (208 N. Church St. near the Court House). The meeting will run from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. This will be a very brief business meeting with the purpose of electing officers, discussing plans for the Mountain State Art & Craft Fair, reviewing the budget and Treasurer’s report, and holding a jurying session for members needing to jury for marketing purposes. A ballot for the election of officers and a form for those who wish to participate in the MSACF are included along with this letter.
In recent years we have had fewer active members in our group. Some are no longer making their arts and crafts and younger artists are not coming in to replace them. It’s sad, but times change and priorities do too.
Therefore, the Guild’s work has fallen on fewer remaining dedicated members. We have been forced to focus and limit our Guild’s mission back to our original roots, the promotion of the Mountain State Art & Craft Fair. We are fortunate to have three active Guild members still serving on the MSACF board as well, so we do have some influence on what happens there. We also continue our marketing with the Wheeling Artisan Center.
On that note, the 57th annual Mountain State Art & Craft Fair will be held again this year at Cedar Lakes in Ripley, WV on July 4th through 6th. The W. V. Art & Craft Guild has been a co-sponsor and exhibitor since 1963 and we look forward to another great year!
Participating in the Guild Booth gives members the opportunity to work together to market their artwork. New members can “try out” the fair and the marketability of their products without the huge commitment and expense of having their own booth. For our “regulars”, the fair allows us a chance to spend quality time together with our special friends while displaying and selling our wares. We have a wonderful core group of MSACF participants who return year after year and the Booth has been better than ever lately! Last year we even won the prize for “Best Booth”.
Fair hours will be 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Thursday and Friday. Saturday the fair will start early (8:00 am) to accommodate an expanded fishing derby designed to bring in lots more customers. Set up day will be Wednesday July 3rd beginning at 9:00 am. To cover Guild expenses, the Guild keeps 15% of MSACF sales. The MSACF keeps 15% of sales as well, for a total of 30%. The Guild handles collection and submission of sales tax to the State. Participating members will be expected to work in the booth if at all possible. However, if you have special needs and can’t work, we can usually accommodate your needs. Please do not let this prevent you from exhibiting with us! Many hands make for light work!
After a few years of exhibiting in Jackson Hall, the Guild has really come to appreciate the joys of being inside a solid air conditioned building. We have restrooms, a refrigerator and lots of space to display our wares. We don’t have to worry about the weather and can lock up tight at night for added security.
Hope to see you at the meeting (and the fair)!
Anne Swadley, Guild President
West Virginia Art & Craft Guild Page -2-
For those who would like to participate in the Mountain State Art & Craft Fair this July, you must be a Guild member in good standing. Guild members must be current on dues and be juried for marketing. If you want to participate but have not been juried, please plan to attend the annual Guild meeting on May 18th at the Jackson County Public Library. The Jury session will begin immediately following the business meeting at about 11:00 am.
I wish to participate with the Guild in the upcoming Mountain State Art & Craft Fair. (Please print legibly!)
Name_________________________________________ Phone _____________________________________
Address _________________________________ City _____________________ State ____ Zip _________
Type of Craft ____________________________ E-mail address __________________________________
Have you participated with us in the past? ____ If so, when ______________ Have you been juried _____
Questions??? E-mail Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call me at 304-643-4441.
Additional fair information and instructions will be sent only to those who respond by returning this form or contacting Anne by e-mail or phone.
Please return your completed ballot no later than May 15th, along with a check for your dues in the amount of $35.00, and the MSACF participation form (if appropriate) to:
Kenneth Westfall, Guild Treasurer
7257 Smithville Road
Harrisville, WV 26362
* Many of our members have lifetime memberships and therefore do not pay much needed yearly dues.
If you would like to make an additional contribution to help cover Guild operating expenses, that would be most welcomed and allow us to continue promoting the Arts in West Virginia!
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.
Kenneth D. Westfall, Treasurer
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.
FROM: Kenneth Westfall
The opening and reception for the 10th Guild Competition at Parkersburg Art Center had been moved to Saturday Nov 15, 2014.
FROM: Kenneth Westfall
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 email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
FROM: Kenneth Westfall
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.
your entrees to:
Mail your entrees to:
Biennial Guild Competition
10th Biennial Guild Competition
7257 Smithville Rd.
Harrisville, WV 26362-7010
FROM: Cyndi Bolt
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 <email@example.com> or Cyndi Bolt at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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 <email@example.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
FROM: Kenneth Westfall
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
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
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 _____________________________________
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
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: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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 pages: http://www.wvartcraftguild.com/wvacgmog/mog.html
See you on May 26!
Cyndi Bolt, President
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
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: email@example.com
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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, President
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
1:00 p.m. ‘til 2 or 3 p.m…Membership Annual Meeting and election of board members & officers
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WV Art & Craft Guild is a non-profit membership organization whose goal is
to promote & preserve art and craft and the creative lifestyle in
FROM: Becky Williamson
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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.
FROM: Kenneth Wesftall
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 <email@example.com> or firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.com or calling 304-643-2583 or by letter to Prospectus, 7257 Smithville Rd., Harrisville, WV 26362 - 7010
FROM: Sally Rowe
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
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
Saturday, May 30th
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.
have your work juried, you should sign in as a Guild attendee at at the
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
See you soon!
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