PT. PLEASANT -- An Impressionism Class, "Vineyards," led by Sue Grim-Langert will be at Gallery 409, at 409 Main St. Cost for the acrylic-oil seminar is $350 and dates are:
Thursday 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Wine and cheese reception, meet artist, gallery tour, meet fellow artists.
Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Class -- Composition, Acrylic Under-painting; refreshments in the morning, lunch from noon to 1 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Class -- Impressionism Technique with Oil; refreshments in the morning, lunch from noon to 1 p.m.
May 20, Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.: Class -- Critique/Finishing Touches with Oil; refreshments and a dessert brunch.
Fee includes individual coaching and instruction toward learning classical impressionism techniques, 18 x 24-inch canvas, acrylic paints, 18 x 24-inch frame, framing supplies, lunches, reception. (Bring own oil paints, brushes and mediums/available for purchase.)
Grim-Langert trained at the San Francisco Academy of Art and the Jean Henry School of Impressionism. She has exhibited her work professionally for 14 years, and has owned/operated an art gallery and has taught students for 11 years.
To register, contact i...@gallery409.org or 304-675-6950.
Allied Artists 68th Juried Exhibit
PARKERSBURG -- Allied Artists of West Virginia opened its 68th Juried Exhibit at the Parkersburg Art Center on Friday. The competition was open to all West Virginia artists; 37 West Virginia cities and towns are represented.
Independent jurors selected 94 works by 69 artists for the exhibit; 116 artists from various parts of the state submitted 220 artworks.
"We deeply appreciate Parkersburg Art Center Director Abby Hayhurst and the Parkersburg Art Center volunteer support staff for hosting the exhibit and their creative presentation of West Virginia artists' work," said Sandra King, president of Allied Artists.
Jurors were Don Adleta, professor of design at Ohio University, and Marilyn Hughey Phyllis, founder and six-time president of the Ohio Watercolor Society. Cash prizes totaling $5,400 were awarded. The West Virginia Commission on the Arts provided financial support for the exhibit.
Winners include: Best of Show -- Zachary Orcutt, "The Dutchess and the Prince"; West Virginia Commission on the Arts Achievement -- Michael Mendez, "Codependent"; Allied Artists West Virginia Achievement Award -- Kathy Boland, "Repose - Grace"; John Griffee Memorial Award -- J.P. Owens, "Summer Retreat"; Parkersburg Art Center Achievement Award -- Sally Swisher, "Blossom Dairy"; Awards of Excellence -- Janet Parker, "Reflections of a Blue Landscape"; Brad Holbert, "Turbulence"; JoAnne Jacobs, "Uncle Henry"; Susan Ting, "Circular Breeze"; Dick Allowatt, "Spartans"; Harold Edwards, "Construction # 5."
Other artists in the exhibit include: Lauren Adams, Homaira Ahmed, Stepfani Andrews, Lee Badger, Cynthia Belcher, Carol Bidstrup, Paul Corbit Brown, Laurie Cameron, Betsy Cox, Bernice Deakins, Chris Dutch, Gerry Enrico, Michael Gill, Laurie Goldstein-Warren, Mary Grassel, Jupiter Hamilton, George Harper, Cheryl Ryan Harshman, Elisabeth Wallace Hartman, Deborah D. Herndon, Steven Holsclaw, Vernon Howell, Nancy Johnson, Mary Keenan, Michael Keller, Michele Kelly, Virginia Killian, Scot William Kitching, Cindy Ledsome, Terry Lively, Jane Ann Long, Ric MacDowell, Akemi Matsumoto, Robin McClintock, Suzan Morgan, Thomas Ogle, Steve Opet, Derek Overfield, Bernie Peace, Joseph Pettit, Lauri Lydy Reidmiller, Christine Rhodes, Jeannine Romano, Mary Sanders, Gregory Sava, Verena Sava, Ellie Schaul, Randy Selbe, Debbie Kalt Sisson, Sterling "Rip" Smith, Lisa Stallworth, Maggie Starcher, Linda Stonestreet, Regina Swim, Kurt Teeter, Jim Trivett, April Waltz, Cathy Wilkin.
Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market St., Parkersburg, WV 26101. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Admission $5 adults non-members, free to members. www.parkersburgartcenter.org. Contact 304-485-3859 or i...@parkersburgartcenter.org.
LEWISBURG -- The Cooper Gallery is hosting the work of local artist Jessica Roczniak during May. This is the artist's fourth show at the gallery and will feature more than 20 of her latest works.
A lifelong resident of West Virginia, Roczniak was raised in the Greenbrier Valley and is inspired by the natural, rural beauty around her. She began painting as a young child on her family's mountain home -- her first official oil painting set was a Christmas present ordered from the Sears Roebuck catalog when she was 5 years old.
Cooper Gallery, 122 E. Washington St., Lewisburg, WV 24901. July-December: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 302-645-6439 or 888-868-5129 or visit www.coopergallery.com.
Contact Caryn Gresham at Caryn.S.Gres...@wv.gov or 304-558-0220.
To have your announcement included in Arts Notes, email sara.bu...@wvgazette.com or send it to Arts Notes, The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301. Artwork can be submitted electronically or by mail. Deadline for inclusion in the Sunday Gazette-Mail is the Tuesday before Sunday publication.