Silver Linings Art Show & Sale

Dear Members and Visitors,

A warm welcome from both Deedee Alexandre and Pam Duncan, Co-Presidents of the Visual Artists of Welland. We hope everyone is keeping safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. While at home, many of our members have been taking advantage of the available time to paint.

Consequently, the Board members would like everyone to know that as soon as it is safe to do so, the VAW will be organizing the Silver Linings Art Show and Sale. The date and time will be determined by the Board and members once the Health Department deems that the pandemic is under control, as we wish to keep both the art community and the public safe.

It will be at that Exhibit where VAW members will be able to donate one painting; the proceeds from the sales will go to a charity affected by the pandemic, as decided by the Board and members. We certainly hope that many people from the surrounding communities will take interest in this opportunity to purchase original art. More information to follow.

Sincerely,

Deedee and Pam


April General Meeting

DATE: Monday, April 20  at 6:30 p.m.

Tentative dependent on closures during the COVID-19. Any updates regarding our next meeting(s) will be posted on this page & our Facebook Page, as soon as details are confirmed.

The health and welfare of our members is our first priority and we thank you all for the wonderful supportive feedback as we all get through these trying times.

Location: TBD

March General Meeting

DATE: Monday, March 16  at 6:30 p.m.

Has been CANCELLED due to City facilities being closed during the COVID-19. Any updates regarding future meetings will be posted on this page & our Facebook Page, as soon as details are confirmed.

The health and welfare of our members is our first priority and we trust you will all keep healthy, safe and happily painting away until we once again can come together as a group.

Location: Upper Meeting Room at Chippawa Park. 90 First Ave., Welland, ON.

Spring Fling 2020 Postponed

2nd Annual Spring Fling Art Show and Sale

 

Free Meet & Greet Opening Reception

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Tentative new date: Friday, September 18, 2020
from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

This is a great place to meet local artists and discuss their work as well as find out more about how the Visual Artists of Welland are connecting in the community. Light refreshments will be available. Cash bar.

Art Show and Sale

Saturday, April 4th, 2020

Tentative new date: Saturday, September 19, 2020
from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Tentative new date: Sunday, September 20, 2020
from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Canada’s Best Value Inn, 1030 Niagara Street, Welland (next to Papa Pho’s)

 

 


Spring Fling 2020 Postponed

VAW's 2nd Annual Spring Fling

Art Show & Sale

Call to Artists
Applications are now available here!

2020-SpringFling-Application pdf

2020-SpringFling-Application doc

The VAW now can accept E-Transfers for payments for memberships and show application fees. E mail pamduncan1951@gmail.com for more information.

Sunday, March 1st:  VAW Member deadline registration/submission

Sunday, March 22nd:  Non-VAW Member deadline registration/submission

Friday, April 3rd September 18th:  12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. -- Drop Off at Canada’s Best Value Inn

Friday, April 3rd September 18th:  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. -- Meet & Greet / Art Show and Sale

Saturday, April 4th September 19th:  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. -- Art Show and Sale

Sunday, April 5th September 20th:  10 a.m.-5 p.m. -- Art Show and Sale; 5 p.m. sharp -- Tear Down

Cost:  (Members) $35 per board (44” x 41”) - 1 side, easels- $15.00 each

(Non-Members) $45 per board - 1 side, easels- $25.00 each – AVAILABLE AFTER MEMBER APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED

Held at Canada's Best Value Inn, 1030 Niagara Street, Welland, ON.



Mark your calendars for tentative future VAW Meetings:

Location TBD

Dates will be confirmed once the Health Department deems that the pandemic

is under control, as we wish to keep everyone safe.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Monday, October 19, 2020

Monday, November 16, 2020

Monday, December 7, 2020


Past Events for 2019 - 2020 Season

March General Meeting

DATE: Monday, March 16  at 6:30 p.m.

Has been CANCELLED due to City facilities being closed during the COVID-19. Any updates regarding future meetings will be posted on this page & our Facebook Page, as soon as details are confirmed.

The health and welfare of our members is our first priority and we trust you will all keep healthy, safe and happily painting away until we once again can come together as a group.

Location: Upper Meeting Room at Chippawa Park. 90 First Ave., Welland, ON.

February General Meeting

DATE: Tuesday, February 18  at 6:30 p.m.

Accepting applications for the 2nd Annual Spring Fling Art Show and Sale
Applications are now available here!
2020-SpringFling-Application pdf
2020-SpringFling-Application doc

The VAW now can accept E-Transfers for payments for memberships and show application fees. E mail pamduncan1951@gmail.com for more information.

Guest Speaker: Jacqui Eisen, from European Pantry will be discussing the art supplies they now stock in the Pantry - Yes, artists' paint & paint brushes right here in Welland!!

DTC (Decorative Trading Card) Exchange - Theme "Love"

Location: Upper Meeting Room at Chippawa Park. 90 First Ave., Welland, ON.

 


Each One Piece Art Show and Sale

EACH ONE PIECE

Art Show & Sale

at the Niagara Falls Art Gallery

Saturday, January 18th

to Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Opening Reception:

Saturday, January 18, at 2-4 p.m

Held at Niagara Falls Art Gallery,

8058 Oakwood Dr, Niagara Falls, ON.

 


VAW Members Art Show & Sale

at the Niagara Falls Art Gallery

January 6 - March 2

  • Only members who have their membership paid in full by October 31st, 2019 will be allowed to enter this show for planning and advertising purposes.
  • Eligible to enter one piece  of art (not exceeding 4 feet) at no charge.

Drop Off Art: Monday, January 6, at 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 18, at 2-4 p.m

Pick Up Art: Tuesday, March 3, at 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Held at Niagara Falls Art Gallery, 8058 Oakwood Dr, Niagara Falls, ON.

Guest Speaker: Debra Attenborough, Executive Director of the Niagara Falls Art Gallery/Niagara Children's Museum will be at our December 16th Monthly Meeting to answer any questions you may have.


January General Meeting

DATE: Tuesday, January 7 at 6:30 p.m.

 Paint your own name tags - supplies provided.

--NOTICE LOCATION CHANGE--

Back entrance at St. Mary Catholic School,

120 Plymouth Rd, Welland, ON


December General Meeting

DATE: Monday, December 16, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Christmas Social

Guest Speaker: Debra Attenborough, Executive Director of the Niagara Falls Art Gallery/Niagara Children's Museum will be at our December 16th Monthly Meeting to answer any questions you may have about our January Art Show & Sale

Decorative Trading Card Exchange - for Members signed up to participate. Email Tracy: tracygreening@gmail.com for more info on Trading Cards.

Art Trivia - Members will be in groups of 4, and winning team will receive a prize.

Bring your appetite as there will be some goodies and treats to go around 🙂

Held in the Upper Meeting Room at Chippawa Park. 90 First Ave., Welland, ON.


Sleigh Bells Art Show & Sale

VAW Sleigh Bells Art Show & Sale

Contact us to make arrangements to drop off your application & payment or bring it with you at the next General Meeting on October 28th.

SET UP: Friday, November 8 at Seaway Mall Centre Court

from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

OPEN TO PUBLIC: November 9 & 10

Based on Seaway Mall Hours:

Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

TEAR DOWN: Sunday, November 10th  at 5 p.m. sharp

COST:

(Members) $25 per board (41” x 44”) - 1 side
(Non Members) $35 per board- 1 side

Click here for the VAW Sleigh Bells Application 2019


November General Meeting

DATE: Monday, November 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Deedee Alexandre will be discussing the "Business side of art -- including marketing your art".

Held in the Upper Meeting Room at Chippawa Park. 90 First Ave., Welland, ON.


September Annual General Meeting

DATE: Monday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m.
First Annual General Meeting

Short reports from the present Board & the election of the new Board.

Annual Membership Registration Fee: $35
Additional $10 for 10 images on the website of your work. This is in addition to the bio etc included with your initial membership fee.

Print Application below, fill it out, and bring with you. We will have some on hand at the meeting.

VAW - Membership Form 2019-20

Lots of exciting news: Upcoming Shows & Events for this coming season, along with Q & A time

Held in the Upper Meeting Room at Chippawa Park. 90 First Ave., Welland, ON.


October General Meeting

DATE: Monday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m.

  • VAW Sleigh Bells Art Show & Sale - members' applications & payment due!
  • Annual Membership - applications & fees being accepted.
  • DTCs (Decorative Trading Cards) - members sign up - Theme: Fall - with exchange to take place at Nov. 18 General Meeting. (See Tracy Greening)
DOTTING PAINT DEMO

Guest Speakers: Barb Cook & Connie Lee-Reynolds, of C&B Crazy Dots, will be doing a Dotting Paint Demonstration.

Note: Date changed from Monday, October 21 to “Monday, October 28th” due to Federal Elections on the 21st.

Held in the Upper Meeting Room at Chippawa Park. 90 First Ave., Welland, ON.