Board Approves Modest Increase of Dues and Workshop Fees

During the July meeting of the Board of Trustees, the Board approved a $5.00 increase in all dues categories. The new dues starting this fall will be $20.00 for an Individual, $25.00 for a Couple or Family, and $40.00 for Contributing and Business Members.

Also, during last January's meeting, the Board voted to increase Workshop Fees to $25.00 for Members, and $45.00 for non-members ($25.00 plus a one-year Individual Membership).

The CVA has been more active and holding more shows at different venues. In general, expenses have been going up---including hospitality, awards, and insurance---and the bank balance has been declining. The Board could not remember when the dues or workshop fees had been increased in the past, if at all. The Board believes the dues and fee increases are modest and more than offset by the values received for each.

You can read the minutes of Board of Trustee meetings by going to the Board Minutes link on this website.
All Members Show at Hampden-Sydney ends August 8

Come view the art provided by CVA members for the All Members Show at the Atkinson Museum at Hampden-Sydney College.

Museum Hours
Tuesday - Friday
10:00 am -- 12:00 and 1:00 -- 5:00 pm

Friday, August 9, 10:00 am to Noon, is the pick up time for art.
Artists Reception at Riverside Cafe on August 2

There will be an Artists Reception on Friday, August 2, 2019, from 6 to 8 pm, at the Riverside Café, 801 N. Main, Farmville, VA.

Can you bring a savory or a sweet bite?

Please let Lois Thomas or Leslie Dennison know.

There will be three CVA member artists displaying their works during August and September—Dean Lord, Brenda McMillian, and Donna McRae-Jones.

Dean Lord has been drawing and painting since his youth. In his 30's, he had the opportunity to attend college and study art. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts. After graduation, he worked in the arts related field until he retired 9 years ago. He currently enjoys painting as a hobby and loves finding inspiration in unusual places.

Dean Lord
Brenda Clayton McMillian has lived in Crewe, VA for over 45 years, but she is originally from Kentucky. She attended Longwood University. Brenda prefers to work with oil, watercolor, pencil, and pastels. She has always had a passion for the arts. She once owned her own picture framing shop in Crewe, VA. Brenda’s artwork has been enjoyed by many, especially her family. This will be Brenda’s first show in Farmville, and she is excited to share her art with the community.

Brenda McMillian
Donna McRae-Jones is a native Washingtonian with strong ties to the State of Virginia. She is retired from Allstate Insurance Company and currently resides in Buckingham County. She loved traveling with her late husband, Lanny R. Jones. Since her retirement in 2009, her interests are photography and philanthropy. Her photos focus on people, animals, and seasonal landscapes. Donna is a member of the Central Virginal Arts, involved with the Buckingham Relay for Life, a member of the Piedmont Area Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, Chairman of Buckingham Builds, a member of the 4H Leadership Council, a member of Buckingham Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Buckingham Friends of Library, and a member of the Central Virginia Regional Library Board representing Buckingham. Donna cherishes her involvement in the community and looks forward to more challenges and meaningful contributions to the county she proudly calls home.

Donna McRae-Jones

The Health Department Show Drop Off and Pick Up is Monday, August 5, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.
Sales Tax Reminder

This is a reminder that artists are responsible for paying sales tax to the Commonwealth of Virginia on art sale proceeds.

Here is a link to the Virginia Temporary Sales Tax payment eForm. This form is also available on the CVA website on the "CVA Artist Exhibition Forms" page. If you sell more than three times in a year, you will need to register with the VA Department of Taxation.

In the case of Riverside Café sales, Riverside collects the sales tax from the buyer, The CVA then distributes the artist's 70% share of the sale plus 100% of the sales tax collected. 25% of the Riverside Café sales goes to Riverside Café, and 5% goes to the CVA.