Celebration of Artists 2015 Exhibit

West Valley Art Museum is preparing for the Celebration of Artists 2015 Exhibit scheduled for viewing in the Peoria City Hall Art Gallery from Monday, March 23 through Thursday, May 14, 2015. An Artists and Awards Reception, open to the public, will be held on Thursday, March 26 from 4 – 6 pm.

The Call for Entries is attached. Entry forms, images and fees are due Friday, February 13, 2015. Please feel free to forward to other interested artists or potential visitors.

The current exhibit, Leading Ladies, will close on Thursday, January 8. See additional information at http://youtu.be/1OgA-uINkgE, (City of Peoria, Channel 11).

Flying Over Time opens on Monday, January 12 and will feature contemporary aviation art by Nova Hall (grandson) and engineering items (circa 1927) relating to the design and construction of the Spirit of St. Louis from his grandfather, Donald A. Hall Sr. The Reception, open to the public will be on Thursday, January 22 from 4 – 6 pm.

Workshop January 10th

Workshop, January 10, 9AM to 4PM

There are still a few spots left to sign up for the January 10, 2015 AWA Membership Workshop.
The low cost for this Saturday workshop is a great value at $40 for members and $50 for non-members.

The Instructor will be Sebastiao Pereira, a wonderful teacher.
He will be helping us create our own personal mandalas using patterns, colors and design in water media.

Please contact Pamela Root or Candice Diaz to sign up.



Call for Artists: Arizona Artists Guild (AAG) 

Fifth Annual Statewide Exhibition of Fine Art

Dec. 14, 2014 – Artists who are residents of Arizona are invited to submit up to three works of art for AAG’s annual statewide exhibition. Applications will be accepted digitally between Jan. 1 and Feb. 12, 2015.

Cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250 will be awarded and additional non-monetary recognitions will be made.

All accepted artwork will be exhibited at the Gallery Glendale at Westgate in the Westgate Entertainment District at 9380 N. Sunset Blvd. in Glendale, from 6-8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, March 6-28, 2015.

All visual media created within the last two years is eligible for submission. Artwork must be submitted as digital images online at www.ArizonaArtistsGuild.net via entrythingy.com beginning Jan. 1, 2015. All artwork must be priced and available for sale. A 30% commission for each sale is payable to the City of Glendale.

Entry fees for one, two and three works are $30-$35-$40 for AAG members and $45-$50-$55 for non-members. Non-members may join the AAG for $40 (one year) and then receive member pricing.

The exhibition will be selected and juried by Jason Horejs, owner, Xanadu Gallery; Jana Weldon, Senior Project Manager, Scottsdale Public Arts Program; and Gaylen Stewart, Artist and Faculty at Glendale Community College.

A prospectus with complete submission specifications is available at www.ArizonaArtistsGuild.net.

Hello Fellow Artists;


This is a friendly reminder that it’s time to submit photos of your paintings for entry in the 2015 Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. The deadline for entering is November 15, 2014, which is fast approaching.


We are requesting only emailed digital photos rather than CDs, which will make the process easy and painless for everyone. There is a Prospectus on the AWA website http://azwatercolor.com/wfws/wfws-main/, which can be downloaded and printed. The Prospectus and your entry fee must also be received by November 15th.


If you have difficulty sizing your photos, please read the detailed sizing instructions, which are also on the website.

Please take a few minutes to read the Prospectus thoroughly and submit your entries as soon as possible.


Good luck to everyone!


Kathryn Tartaglia

WFWS Delegate 2015




JoEllen Layton

WFWS Alternate Delegate 2015



Reminder Monthly Meeting

Hello Fellow AWA Members,

Just a friendly reminder that the first AWA Meeting of the  2014-2015 year is this Thursday, September 11 at 7:00pm. It is being held again this year at the AAG (Arizona Artists Guild) Building located at 18411 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ.

7:00 – we socialize, munch on great snacks, sign up for workshops, visit the fun table and socialize some more.

At 7:30 we begin the more “formal” program starting off with introductions, announcements, etc. And then the real exciting part begins. John Erwin will give a demonstration using watercolor, ink and razor blades. He is an enthusiastic painter who is not afraid to try new ideas and new methods in pursuing his work. This is a demonstration you do not want to miss.

I look forward to seeing you all on Thursday. The newsletter is uploaded and HERE for those who may have not received their newsletter  yesterday.

Happy Painting,
Diane Parnitzke
(e-blast chair)

Members will meet at 5:15pm in the “back” room of the AAG Building. You are asked to come at 5:00pm so you may have some time to socialize.

AWA Calendar 2014



Sept 11th at AAG (Arizona Artist Guild)
5:15 PM Board Mtg.
7:00 PM Social
7:30 PM GENERAL Mtg., WFWS: Slide show 2014, Demo: John Erwin
Sept 13th at AAG (Arizona Artist Guild)  9AM-4PM John Erwin Workshop
Sept 29th Peoria City Hall AWA Fall Show Opens 


Oct 8, 9, 10 & 11 at AAG  Juror Artist, Bev Jozwiak 3 day workshop, 9AM-4PM
Oct 9th at AAG (Arizona Artist Guild)  5:15 PM Board Mtg
7:00 PM Social
7:30 PM GENERAL MTG., Demo: Bev Jozwiak
Oct 11th at AAG (Arizona Artist Guild)  Bev Jozwiak 1 day workshop, 9AM-4PM
Oct 16th thru 30th Peoria City Hall AWA Fall Show Reception & Awards 5PM-7PM 
Oct 30th Peoria City Hall Last day of Fall Show


Nov 13th at AAG (Arizona Artist Guild) 5:15 Board Mtg.
7:00 Social
7:30 GENERAL MTG, Demo: Jo Toye
Nov 15th at AAG (Arizona Artist Guild) 9AM-4PM, Jo Toye 1 day workshop


Fall Membership Exhibition Entries

Hello Fellow AWA Members,It is time to send your entries in for the Fall Membership Exhibition which is being held at Peoria City Hall Art GallerySeptember 29th through October 30th. Bev Jozwiak is the juror for the show and you can find out more about her by looking at her website,  www.bevjozwiak.com, and by reading the prospectus.

Digital entries are due Friday, August 15, 2014.

If you have any questions please call Jeremy Jones at 480 563 5916 or e-mail him at inigoj@cox.net.

Attached is a copy of the Prospectus for your convenience.

Finish those paintings and get them in!  Best of luck.


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