Announcing – New Online Exhibit Space

New Online Exhibit Location

We have fantastic news! The online “virtual exhibits” section of our website will change its location. The new hosted format will include the option for viewers to BUY and PAY for artwork they’d like to purchase with the click of a button.

When the “Online exhibit” link is clicked, the link will now take you to the page where all of the entries for that exhibit will live, on the “Charity Auctions Today” website. All future exhibits will have their own page, where the entries for that exhibit can be viewed, along with all of the information about each piece of artwork.

Current Exhibit: Travelog

Now, in order to purchase a piece of artwork, all you need to do is hit the “Buy Now” button. There, the purchaser will enter their payment information to process the sale. AAWS will be notified of the sale and connect the buyer and seller to arrange for the buyer to pick up the piece. Please note that each exhibitor should be prepared, in the event of a sale, to have a “replacement piece” ready to hang in its place if the buyer is unable to leave the piece for the remainder of the event.

Once each month, AAWS will process and mail checks to artists for their portion of any sales made that month. Currently, we will not be offering to ship, but do see it as a future possibility for branching out beyond local sales.

Several months from now, we will unveil a new website and membership management program, making membership sign-ups and renewals easier and providing you with an artist directory and easy access to event sign-ups and tracking.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if you do not want your work displayed on this site.

Best always,
Vice President AAWS

AAWS Member Monthly Meet-Ups


One of our primary focuses this year, among many, will be providing a space where members and non-
members alike can meet on a regular basis to gather and share information. A place to socialize, get to
know one another, do some networking and meet new people.
The third Sunday of each month, 1-4pm, Associated Artists will hold a gathering at the newly renovated
community space, located at Broad Branch Distillery, 756 Trade St. Food and drink will be available on
site for purchase. Our goal is to include an informative 15 minute talk on a particular art related topic at
each gathering.
Don’t forget to add this to your calendar.
Let’s meet up to share, inform and inspire each other!

March 19, 2023

1 – 4 PM

Broad Branch Distillery


2023 February Newsletter

February Newsletter Now Online


Send us your news!

Monthly newsletters are a great way to keep the membership updated on what’s going on in our community. We’ve learned that our members are a wealth of knowledge and we can help spread the word! We will be working on getting a newsletter out to the membership every month and would like to include information you might have to share. For example, your accomplishments, exhibits, awards, events you know of that others may be interested in participating in, anything art related.


Send to:

Deadline each month on the 15th.

2023 Volunteer Form

Share your skills with our art community....

Below are volunteer needs. Please consider sharing your talents to promote the visual arts and artists.

Select all areas you are interested in and a member of the AAWS Board of Directors will contact you. Please read the volunteer activity summaries below.

We are a volunteer run organization and we want you to become an active part of the organization!

Volunteer Opportunities

Membership Team

The membership team reaches out to welcome new members, explain the benefits of membership, answer questions and documents suggestions. They help identify members needs and recommend the development of services to meet those needs. Coordinate a yearly membership drive campaign and cultivate new membership all year long.

Team Leader, Amy Bronson

Hanging Crew

The hanging crew coordinates to hang the artwork entered in each of the exhibits and is responsible for bringing the equipment and tools necessary to get the job done, depending on the needs of each gallery.

Team Leader, (OPEN!)

Exhibition Team

The exhibition team works closely with their team leader to process exhibit entries and create virtual exhibits for each exhibition containing the artwork images and all pertinent information. They decide the exhibit themes and schedule with facilities for art pick up, drop off, hanging.  They schedule, plan and work the opening receptions for all exhibit locations that will allow a reception. They make sure that all dates are posted to shared calendars and all information and event pictures are communicated to the Marketing and Media team for promotion.

Team Leaders-

  • Masonic Center, Wachovia Gallery/MRCA, Marsha Hierl
  • Benton Center Gallery, Amanda Taenzl
  • Atrium-Baptist Hospital/Spine and Reynolds Galleries, Susan Power
  • North Trade Street Arts/Artists Spotlight, Marsha Hierl
  • Community Exhibits Program, Skyler Holley

Programming and Education Team

The programming and education team is responsible for cultivating speakers and presenters, organizing and scheduling Lunch N Learns and workshop programs for members and non-members that inform, educate and entertain. They set up, tear down and work the events.

Make sure all event dates are communicated to the shared calendars as well as the Marketing team. Take pictures at events for marketing purposes.

Team Leader-Susan Powers

Marketing and Media

The marketing team is responsible for all the information getting to the right places.Updating information on the Website, composing emails, publishing the newsletter, taking photos at events, posting to Facebook and Instagram to promote events, writing and sending out press releases, making posters, etc.

Team Leaders-

  • Website – Deborah Petermann
  • Email –  Deborah Petermann 
  • Managing Membership Lists – Deborah Petermann 
  • Facebook and Instagram, Susan Powers, (Need replacement!)
  • Newsletter,  Susan Powers 
    • Digital Publishing: Deborah Petermann
  • Press Releases and Pod Casts, Marsha Hierl

Finance Team

The Finance team is responsible for compiling a budget to present to the board for approval each year, monitoring and reporting on finances and making recommendations on investments to the board.

Team Leader-Joyce Sills

Drawing Circle – Summer Vacation

AAWS Drawing Circle is taking a summer vacation and will resume in September.

We hope you enjoyed it, and we look forward to seeing you again in the fall.
Thanks to all who participated.
Marsha Hierl,
Secretary, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem
Inquiries: Leave a message at 336-747-1643