Since the first VAW General Meeting in August of 2018, we have been riding on the wave of evident enthusiasm from the Executive and General Members. Whether you are an art enthusiast, emerging or established artist, there is a place for you!
Except for January, July, and August, there are monthly meetings during which there is usually a guest speaker/demo or social that take place. Past presenters include artists Pat Haftar and Tracy Greening, Cris Delara, Rose Ann Mancino of Framecraft Ltd. December was the end-of-the-year Christmas social, organized by artist Andrea McGregor.
Spring Fling 2019 at the Canada’s Best Value Inn, 1030 Niagara Street was a huge success, 26 artists participated with 15 pieces sold, estimated 400 people attended- with 200 on the first night.
VAW Secondary School Art Bursary Donation Draw was also a huge success, allowing us to offer five $100 scholarships - one for each of five Welland high schools - Eastdale Secondary School, Welland Centennial Secondary School, Notre Dame College School, École Secondaire Catholique Jean-Vanier, and École secondaire Confédération with extra funds garnered to be put away to start next year’s fund.
The Spring Fling Art Show and Sale collected 1.5 bins in food donations to help the Hope Centre. This spring fling Art Show and Sale was a great success with the help of all our executive, VAW Members, additional Niagara Region Artists, the large number of sponsors, and of course the community all coming together to make it happen.
Looking ahead in 2019, there are many opportunities for members to network and sell art.
VAW Members Art Exhibition at the Welland Museum will have 2 showings—first showing June 6 – July 18, and second showing July 18 – August 24. There will be an opening reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for each showing, June 6 and July 18. Come out to support your local artists!
WRF & VAW Art Exhibition and Sale - The Welland Rose Festival & the Visual Artists of Welland are partnering to present a Youth Art Exhibition – NEW this year -- and the annual Adult Art Exhibition. Please join us as artists from the Niagara Region enter their works of art in the annual Welland Rose Festival Art Exhibitions – now called WRF & VAW Youth Art Exhibition and WRF & VAW Adult Art Exhibition at the Seaway Mall, 800 Niagara Street, Welland. More details and applications for both shows are available on our Events Page.
Meet & Greet: Monday, June 10 at 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
We look forward to having you join the Visual Artists of Welland and invite you to look at our website for more details.
Deedee Alexandre and Pam Duncan
Contact us to get involved. Our Board members are already in the community and waiting for you!