The 42nd Annual VWS Exhibition will open in Portsmouth, VA, on June 12, 2021, and will run through September 12, 2021. The venue for the exhibition and opening ceremony is the Portsmouth Arts & Cultural Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth. For the Juror’s Talk, Annual Meeting, and Awards Ceremony, we are across the street in the historic Commodore, a luxuriously restored 1945 Art Deco style theatre, which features a forty-one-foot screen that uses the latest digital projecting technology.

VWS is pleased to announce that preeminent artist Linda Daly Baker will be the juror for the exhibition.

We are excited to view your latest masterpiece, have artistic fellowship, and celebrate brighter times.

2021 Exhibition Calendar June 12 -
September 12, 2021

March 22: Deadline for receipt of online registrations and receipt of mailed in entry forms.

April 26: Artist acceptance/declined notification by email. Artists without an email will receive a letter via USPS.

May 15: Deadline to sign up for Workshop & Exhibition Events.

June 1-3: Receipt of Hand Delivered works at PACC 400-420 High St, Portsmouth, Note: Hand delivery address is different than shipping address.
Tuesday - Thursday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

June 4: Deadline for delivery of shipped art. Ship to Stephen Grunnet, Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, 521 Middle Street Portsmouth, VA 23704. Your name/Address clearly printed on outside of box. Enclose paid return shipping label (with optional insurance) attached to hanging wire on back of artwork.

June 12: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Exhibition Open PACC, 400-420 High St, Portsmouth (Note: Not same as shipping address)

June 14-18: Workshop, Linda Daly Baker Trinity Episcopal Church, 500 Court St.

June 18: Welcome reception for VWS Members & Guests, Anderson and Wright (617 Queen St. Portsmouth)

June 19:
8:00 am Light Breakfast & Registration, Trinity Church
8:30 am - 9:30 am VWS Business Meeting at Trinity Church
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Juror's Talk & Awards Luncheon at the Commodore Theatre, Portsmouth

Sept 12: Exhibition Closes

Sept 15-16: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Pick-Up PACC, Portsmouth, Shipping Out of Works