Join members of Artworks Around Town for a weekend of outdoor painting to commemorate West Virginia’s 150th Birthday!

Receptions, artist workshops and public art shows will take place throughout the weekend for artists to share inspiration and for the public to see the beauty of our city through the eyes of talented artists.

Once again WLU is sponsoring the events keynote speaker as well as providing food for the event. “This is an opportunity for the Art Program at WLU to work with our great community partners, encourage our students to get out and paint and continue to broaden the training of our students and community members” stated Art Department Chair Brian Fencl. WLU’s special guest this year is painter Christopher Seubert. He is an excellent teacher and an ideal person to lead a workshop for artists interested in drawing and painting cityscapes. Here is a brief bio for the keynote speaker:

As a painter and draughtsman, Christopher has participated in-group exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Dahesh Museum in Manhattan, and has appeared in American Artist Magazine. He participated in the Prince of Wales Institute and the New York Academy of Art sponsored plein-air painting program hosted by Christopher Forbes in Balleroy, Normandy, France. This past summer he exhibited in a group show at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz entitled “Out of the Studio.” Currently he is teaching at Marist College and at the Barret Art Center in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Roundout, oil on panel by Chris Seubert

Roundout, oil on panel by Chris Seubert

Christopher’s workshop kick’s off at 9AM on Friday August 2nd with his artist talk taking place at 7PM at ArtWorks Around Town. ArtWorks is located at 22000Market Street in Wheeling, WV.

Artists may register for the Paintout by clicking here. Artists interested in joining the Christopher Seubert workshop may do so by contacting Professor Brian Fencl at [email protected].


Christopher’s workshop and presentation are gratefully sponsored by the Art’s and Ideas fund. The event is a partnership between Artworks Around Town, Oglebay Institute and West Liberty University.