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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Juried Show November 2017

November 8 - December 8 is the annual Wabash Valley Artists Society Juried Show.  Call for entry information is on this post card, followed by the prospectus.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Bobbi Smith Solo Exhibit - "Flower Gardens"

Bobbi Smith has a solo exhibit "Flower Garden" at the West Lafayette Public Library during the month of September. Artist Reception Friday, September 8, 3:30 - 5:30. Come take a stroll in magical gardens!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

September 2017 WVAS News

September 2017 WVAS News

Before getting into September news, we want to thank Verna Ritz for her tireless service as our treasurer for the past 5+ years.  Verna is conscientious and has been an awesome treasurer.  She also worked on updating the by laws.  

Thanks so much Verna!             

Welcome to Sheila Graveel our new WVAS treasurer!

Gallery Walk September 15, 6 - 9
Two Venues for Member Exhibits - Harrison College and the NEW Space at Remax

Remax Office Opportunity
Members, We have a new place for our member's show---instead of Sylvia's Brick Oven, we'll be in the new REMAX office (right next to Duncan Hall, in the old Journal & Courier Building on Ferry at Sixth) as well as Harrison College.So, if you would like to have a painting for sale in a fairly busy office, for the gallery walk Sept 15, please bring a painting by that office and leave it there any time on Friday, September 8.   Cheryl Butcher will accept them, and there will be a sign-in sheet.   BE SURE to be well-identified:   Put your name, title, medium,and price clearly written on the back.The show will remain up on their walls until the next show is ready to go up, probably a little over a month;I will alert everyone of that date. The office will provide refreshments during the Gallery Walk, so join us there 6 - 9pm Friday Sept 15   .Becky Brody (and Sonya Thomas)

Harrison College

Three of our WVAS members volunteered to exhibit their work from Sept - Nov at Harrison College.  Harrison College provides the refreshments and pays TAF to be included in the gallery walk.  If you would like to exhibit at Harrison College, there are two spaces available for Dec -Feb, and one space available Mar - June. Contact Jerie Artz to reserve your space.

Just a final note that the present exhibit at Harrison College featuring work by Ladonna Vohar, Vern Ritz and Jerie Artz will come down August 30 so there is a few days to check it out!

September 19th Program  7:00pm  Art Museum
Card painting in September 19 for fund raising for the WVAS at the Art Museum.  Cards will be provided. These are originals to sell at our Point of Purchase table for the Juried Exhibit Gallery Show in November.  Bring your paints and supplies, any mixed media will work, to create cards.

October 17th Program  7:00pm TAF

Ron Burgess will demo pastels  Oct. 17 at TAF. The workshop is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 21, $40.00. Location will be announced.  This workshop is rescheduled from the rained out date from last spring. Registration form to be e-mailed soon.
If you need your paintings to be photographed for the juried show please bring them to the October meeting.

Keep Creating!
Jerie Artz

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Turkey Run Paint Out

What a beautiful day for the paint out at Turkey Run.  We painted in the shade with a cool breeze, distant call of a pileated woodpecker, and encouraging comments from passing hikers.

Friday, June 2, 2017

June News!

​Here is the good news for June!​

Paint Out at Jeff Smith's

Make plans to join us for the re-scheduled paint out Saturday, June 17, 9:00 to 1:00 at Jeff Smith's.   Address: 1508 South 800 East, Lafayette, Indiana 47905; take Hwy 26 east towards Rossville, turn right on South 750 East, follow the curves, it becomes South 800 East

Jeff says there is plenty of parking so driving on your own is not a problem.

Bring a sack lunch and plan on a great time of painting.

If you need inspiration - here are a couple of recent photos Jeff took of his garden.

June Program Tuesday, June 20, 7:00-8:30

Venue - Harrison College, 323 Columbia St., across from the Court House, {the new venue for WVAS to display art to replace Sylvia's}.
Harrison College is on the south side of the Court House, long blue awning on the facade.  Push the buzzer to enter and take the elevator to the 2nd floor.  It is open evenings and weekends and available for events that we might want to hold, at no charge!  Parking on the street or in the parking garage.
Join us to see the new exhibit location for WVAS member artwork!
Exhibits will change quarterly featuring 3-4 WVAS member's artwork. 
Harrison College has joined TAF to be a gallery walk location for July and September.  They also provide the snacks for the public.  
 Verna Ritz, LaDonna Vohar and Jerie Artz have the first quarter, June - August 2017.  You will be able to see their exhibit that evening.

Bring something you are currently working on to share with the group.  It's always interesting to hear the stories and challenges behind the art.

Be ready to sign up by groups of 3-4 to exhibit your work:
*September - November 2017 (If you sign up for this quarter, you will be included in the September Gallery walk)
*December 2017 - February 2018

So plan on joining us for the June meeting and bring a friend and a snack to share!

Here are a few photos of the exhibit to give you an idea of our new space.  It is spacious, beautiful natural light with a view of the courthouse.

We were sorry to have to cancel the May workshop with Ron Burgess because of weather.  It will be rescheduled for the fall.  Because of this, we are rescheduling the Steven Blackburn workshop for spring 2018.  You will have a chance to see him demo at one of our monthly programs before the workshop.

Enjoy this lovely month!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May Program and Workshop

May Program

Tuesday, May 16, 7:00pm, ART MUSEUM, Jennifer Reitmeyer, gel printing, hands on evening at the Art Museum. All materials provided for a great experience!
Jennifer's facebook page:


Workshop - Ron Burgess 

​The workshop is only a week and a half away!  Register ASAP and share with art friends who would be interested.​ Download the attached form to register.  Mail in to Verna Ritz, or bring to the May meeting next week.
  • May 20th
    9am - 3pm   $
  • Instruction in plein air painting, all media may be used, Ron's specialty is pastels. 
  • Venue - Mary Firestone's near Klegg Garden, 4222 E. 200 North, Lafayette.
  • ​Supplies - sun hat, chair, whatever you need to paint "plein air", sack lunch​
  • ​Details on registration form

Friday, April 21, 2017