ABOUT THE LEAGUE
- The Watauga Valley Art League (WVAL) is composed of 100+ members in the six northeastern counties
of Tennessee. Its mission is to encourage artists and promote public interest in fine art through education, networking and fellowship among its artists.
WVAL membership consists of art teachers, professionals, hobbyists, amateurs and some who just love art.
- The league holds monthly meetings to carry out its mission through informational programs and
demonstrations. The league also sponsors art exhibits, maintains a free video Art Library and participates in community art projects.
HISTORY OF THE LEAGUE
- The Watauga Valley Art League was formed by a small group of northeast Tennessee artists in the
fall of 1969. The first meeting occurred on the campus of Milligan College on November13, 1970. In 1972 the league held its first member art show.
- The league meets on the second Sunday of each month at Sycamore Shoals Historic State Park in Elizabethton, TN. Refreshments and optional art critiques begin at 1:30 pm. The meeting starts at 2:00 pm and runs to about 3:30 pm.
- The league sponsors four to six member art exhibits each year. Member artwork typically includes a
broad range of media, such as oil, acrylics, watercolor, pastel, pen & ink, mixed media and sculpture.