Total Pageviews

Monday, December 4, 2017

Harrison College Exhibit - Honig, Lassiter and Arthur

The new exhibit is up at Harrison College, Lafayette, Indiana, just south of the courthouse,  featuring WVAS artists, Jo Honig, Eileen Arthur and Pam Lassiter.  It will be up until February - take the time to stop by, you will be glad you did!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

2017 WVAS Juried Show

The 2017 Juried show is on exhibit at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Lafayette, Indiana until December 8.  The artists reception and awards ceremony is Friday, November 17, 6:30.  Here are a few photos of what you will see at the exhibit!

The People's Choice Award will be given at the end of the show.  Don't forget to vote once during the month for your top three favorites.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

2017 Juried Show Details!

WVAS 2017Juried Show
Details for the Show

Drop off Information​

  • This Sunday, Nov. 5, from 1 to 4pm, WVAS membes will be available at Tipp. Arts Fed.

(638 North Street) to accept two submissions for the upcoming Annual Juried Show.
They will also be available on Monday, Nov. 6, from 1 to 4pm.
Because the parking lot door is now being locked, we ask that you bring your pieces
in the front door -- you can park on Seventh Street to avoid some of the stairs.
Or, you may call from the back parking lot and someone will meet you at the back door
so you can use the elevator.  Call Verna Ritz at 765-430-2676.
​Juried Show Fees and Dues​

If you have not paid membership dues fo
r 2017 -2018, they are due when you drop off your paintings

Dues for the year are $25.00 and the entry fee for 1 or 2 paintings is $25.00 for members,
$40.00 for non-members.   Be sure your labels are attached to the back, and the wires are
securely attached.   Any rejected pieces will be stored there at TAF, in the "stacks" area and
those artists notified by email.  

Reception and Awards Event

Please note, THE RECEPTION with awards announcements IS ON THE
FOLLOWING WEEK,  NOVEMBER 17 from 6-8 (probably set that way because Nov. 10th
is Veteran's D
ease invite your family and friends to ​join us!

Our juror is to be Dan Annarino.
​ ​
(check out his website:
 He will judge the paintings on Tuesday, and the show

is to be open to the public Wednesday morning. 

​Refreshments for the Reception​

All artists exhibiting in the juried show are asked to bring either a savory or a sweet snack, on disposable containers, to the reception.  This is not a gallery walk, but there will be two other exhibits at the reception.

The exhibit reception replaces the November WVAS Meeting.

See you there!

Jerie Artz


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



Monday, April 17, 2017

April Paint Out

The April program will not be on Tuesday - instead we are having a paint out on Saturday, April 22 at Jeff Smith's, 9:00am - 1:00. 
Jeff li
es on a small farm near Dayton with dogs, cats, chickens and sheep. He enjoys gardening, dry-stone-wall construction, bonsai and photography.
There will be plenty of inspiration for painting plein air!​  Bring a sack lunch.
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.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Ron Burgess - Plein Air Workshop

Ron Burgess will be giving a plein air workshop, Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9:00am to 3:00pm.  Location TBA.  Ron is an amazing pastel painter, but this workshop is open to artists of all media.

Here is part of his bio:
  • Ron Burgess is a member of the Indiana Artists Club, Indiana Plein Air Painters Association, The Hoosier Salon, Indiana Heritage Arts, Chicago Pastel Painters and Pastel Society of America. He is an award winning artist and has exhibited in numerous local, regional and national exhibits. Ron has a great love for the outdoors and enjoys traveling with his wife. His landscapes reflect his deep regard for nature and the beauty he has encountered in his travels across the US and Canada. He has been a member artist of the Brown County Art Guild since 2013.

We are privileged to have him with us for this workshop.

Register now!

Up and Coming Programs

March 21, 2017  7:00pm Program - Susan Doster
There was such a great interest in life drawing with Susan Doster last fall, that we are offering a second evening program again.  It will be held at the art museum in the back room that is equipped for this purpose with drawing chairs, platform and lighting.
Please bring large drawing paper and willow sticks or drawing pencils.

April 22, 2017 - Saturday Paint Out at Jeff Smith's
9:00am - 1:00pm
The paint out replaces the April Tuesday evening normal program.

Jeff li
es on a small farm near Dayton with dogs, cats, chickens and sheep. He enjoys gardening, dry-stone-wall construction, bonsai and photography.

There will be plenty of inspiration for painting plein air!​ 

Directions will be sent in the April News e-mail. 

Jeff Smith in his bonsai garden painted by Ladonna Vohar

May 16, 2017, 7:00 - Tuesday, Jennifer Reitmeyer, gel printing, hands on evening at the Art Museum.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Painting with Paper Pulp - Terry Lacy

The WVAS had a tremendous program last week.  Terry Lacy gave a comprehensive demo about his technique of painting with paper pulp.  It is quite a process.  You can see some of the process through the photos.