The Whiskey Painters of America (WPA) have been invited to participate in the 42nd Annual Whiskey Painters of America Exhibition & Art Sale held at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, 2131 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221, from August 29 – October 5, 2023. This popular annual exhibition opens on Tuesday, August 29, kicking off the People’s Choice selection process. The public is invited to participate by voting for their top three favorite paintings. These votes shall determine 3 award-winning paintings to be announced at the Artist Reception on Friday, September 22, 2023.
Live Whiskey Painting Demonstrations will take place during the Artists Reception on Friday, September 22, 2023, 5:30 –7 PM in the main gallery. The public is invited to celebrate the artists while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and drinks at this free event.
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 paintbrush 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 bonafide 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 42nd exhibition, members of the Whiskey Painters of America (WPA) have elected to donate Whiskey Paintings to be raffled off at the conclusion of the exhibition. The proceeds from these raffled items will be used to support CVAC’s Vibrant Pallet Scholarship Fund. CVAC believes that no one with an interest in taking an art class should be deterred from doing so because of cost. CVAC’s Vibrant Palette Scholarship Fund offers full-class scholarship opportunities to students (2nd Grade – Adult) with an interest in art and a financial need. Raffle tickets can be purchased from August 29 through October 4, 2023, at CVAC or over the phone at (330)928-8092, 1 ticket for $10 / 3 tickets for $20 / 10 tickets for $50. Winners will be announced/contacted on October 4, 2023.
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.