Central Virginia Arts members have been invited to participate in an exhibit at the newly restored and reopened Hotel Weyanoke in Farmville, Virginia.

This will be a juried show, so the process for entering is slightly different from what we normally do. If you are interested in participating, here’s what to do:
  • (The Changes) Rather than taking all of your submissions to the hotel and then having to pick up the ones not selected, please send by April 25th photos of your submissions to Rachel Ivers at the LCVA at this address: For each item(s) submitted, please include the following information: your name, email, phone number, date completed, title, media, sale price (if for sale). After the selection process, we will contact you and ask you to deliver your art to the hotel lobby. The date for drop off has yet to be confirmed, but the show opens on 3 May, so the schedule will be tight.
  • The back of each selected piece should have the member’s name, phone number, email address, price (if for sale), or NFS, if not for sale.
  • On 1 May, a committee of the hotel’s choosing will select the pieces of art to be included in the show. Owners of those pieces not selected for inclusion will be notified to collect them.
  • On 3 May, the show will open.
  • On 3 May, 5:00 to 7:00 pm, the night before the Heart of Virginia Festival, there will be a reception in the bar at Campagna at the hotel. All members are invited. We also plan on inviting artists exhibiting at the Heart of Virginia Festival too.
We do not know yet how long the exhibit will hang, or what the commission structure will be for sales.
CVA Sponsored Musicale on June 8 

On June 8, at 1:00 pm, at the home of Jackie Paterson, 1771 Saw Mill Rd, Farmville, the CVA will being sponsoring a musicale of beautiful piano music performed by James Kidd.. Guests are asked to bring a favorite finger food to share.

We look forward to sharing a spring afternoon of food, conversation, and music generously and artfully presented by Mr. Kidd.

Call Jackie at 434-414-6949 for information.

James Kidd, Barger Professor Emeritus of Music, was a founding member of the Hampden-Sydney Fine Arts Department in 1981. The following year, he was co-founder of the Hampden-Sydney Music Festival that he served for twenty-eight of its twenty-nine seasons as executive director and pianist. His career has been devoted to chamber music, beginning with Ralph Shapey's Contemporary Chamber Players while a graduate student at the U. of Chicago. Other ensembles include The Virtuoso Players in Chicago with violist Anne Mischakoff and clarinetist Chester Milosovich, the Delaware Trio with violinist Sylvia Moss and cellist Louisa Marks, the Friends of Chamber Music in Wilmington, Delaware, and more than twenty years with the Buffet Trio, clarinetist Stuart Best and French-system bassoonist Charles Holdeman. He has published articles on Hungarian folk song and the music of Bela Bartok, and did an English singing translation of Bartok's "27 Choruses for Women's and Children's Choirs," due to be included in the complete edition in process. He holds a B.A. in music from Williams College, a M.Mus. in piano from Northwestern U., having studied with Gui Mombaerts, and a Ph.D. in theory and musicology from the U. of Chicago, fortunate to have had Leonard Meyer as his dissertation advisor. In retirement, he divides much of his time between the piano, the golf course, and his reading chair. He admits to an inordinate fondness for English bulldogs, steam engines, and vintage typewriters and golf clubs.
New Art Exhibition Venue!
Cumberland Patriot Day Festival

Cumberland County will hold the Patriot Day Festival on April 27, 2019, from noon until 5:00 pm. 8' x 10' spaces are available for vendors at $25.00 for a space for those who wish to sell. Multiple artists may share a booth.

Informational and display spaces are free. There will be entertainment and games for the children all afternoon. The program will consist of band music, singing, and a skit that portrays the county's First Call for Independence from Great Britain.

If you need any more info, contact Barbara Gamage.
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.