The Whiskey Painters of America (WPA) have been invited to participate in the 36th Whiskey Painters of America Exhibition and Art Sale held at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, 2131 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221, from April 24th – May 24th. This popular annual exhibition opens on Tuesday April 24th , kicking off the People’s Choice selection process. We invite the public to participate in our People’s Choice voting process that will select the top ten best’s of show paintings on display. This voting will conclude during the public reception to be held on Friday, May 11th from 4:30-7:30 PM in the main gallery.
This exhibition will display the largest collection of Whiskey Paintings for sale in one location in the world. A Whiskey Painting is a watercolor miniature, no larger than 4” x 5” in size, and is created by dipping one’s paint brush in some form of alcoholic spirits instead of water. The WPA was officially established in 1962, at Tangier Night Club in Akron, Ohio to promote the fine art of painting in miniature. To become a member of this exclusive organization, an applicant must first have a bona-fide member of the WPA as a sponsor. The Whiskey Painters of America is the most unique and exclusive miniature painting society in the world.’
For this 36th exhibition, members of the WPA have elected to donate Whiskey Paintings to be raffled off at their reception to be held on May 11th from 4:30-7:30 in the gallery at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (CVAC). The proceeds from these raffled items will be used to support the art departments of our local elementary schools. These schools are doing their best to function with a yearly budget equal to less than the price of two Whiskey Paintings! Thus, every dollar goes a long way in support of the arts for these art students. Monetary donations towards this cause will be accepted at the reception as well. Raffle tickets can be purchased after April 24th at CVAC or over the phone at (330)928-8092, 1 ticket for $10 and 3 tickets for $20. Buy-it-now prices are also available for some of these donated items.
Whiskey Paintings, the perfect décor for your home or office, generally sell for a minimum of $75 to as high as $1500, with the average selling price between $150 and $300. Thus, by purchasing a raffle ticket you have the potential to win a Whiskey Painting for as low as $10, while donating to a worthy cause. To donate towards our local elementary art departments and potentially take home a Whiskey Painting purchase your raffle ticket today! Winners will be selected at the 36th Annual National Whiskey Painters of America Exhibition and Art Sale reception on May 11th from 4:30-7:30 at CVAC.
Cuyahoga Valley Art Center
Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, a non-profit visual arts organization, advocates for a greater understanding of the visual arts through the promotion of art education, exhibition and community engagement.