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“The purpose of the Central Florida Watercolor Society is to contribute to the
cultural atmosphere of Central Florida by promoting interest,
education and participation in the art of watercolor.”

 

The October Membership Meeting will be held on
Sunday, 10/4/2020, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
 There will be general announcements with a demo following. The demo for this meeting will be taught by artist Joel Popadics. This will be a virtual ZOOM meeting requiring reserving a space. See how to reserve and attend by referring to the instructions in the column to the right. Once reserved, you will receive your invite link to the meeting by September 30, 2020.


CFWS artists will be exhibiting a selection of paintings
in conjunction with the
Orlando Science Center’s upcoming exhibit,
Pompeii, the Immortal City

“ Images of Pompeii”
Paintings by CFWS members at OSC
October 23, 2020 – February 7, 2021

View an online exhibition of the work chosen to display at the Orlando Science Center: “CFWS POMPEII EXHIBITION.”

INFORMATION FOR ARTISTS
Show drop- off will be on Wednesday, October 21st before noon.
Terri, Cindy and Marcela have offered to have paintings delivered to their homes before the October drop-off. They will take the paintings to the OSC, if this would be more convenient for you. Contact one of them to make that arrangement.

The uninstall of the show will be on Monday, February 8th., with the time to be determined.
posted 8/22/20

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT CONCERNING THE UPCOMING SEASON AND COVID-19:

CFWS members are a number one priority and their safety takes precedence over in person meetings. The Board of Directors  has decided to suspend meetings at the Altamonte Chapel, through the end of December 2020. A decision will be made regarding meetings and activities in 2021 as we get closer to that time and an informed decision can be made. Our decision to suspend meetings and what will be decided for 2021 has and will greatly depend upon State and Local Medical Expert guidelines.
Of equal importance is the continuation of  our mission to promote and support watercolor painting and our membership. Your board continues to explore ways for the membership to continue to share using technology and alternative means during this health crisis.
We have decided to try using the ZOOM application for online meetings this fall.  Hopefully, many of you have attended a ZOOM meeting and are familiar with it.
ZOOM is a web-based video conferencing tool that allows users to meet online, with or without >video on your device: smart phone, IPad, laptop or computer. Understanding that ZOOM may be new to our members, we are providing simple, yet precise instructions on “How to ZOOM!”  And, you can learn more about this at ZOOM.us.

HOW TO ZOOM A CFWS MEETING:

First, reserve your space prior to the meeting time by emailing president@centralfloridawatercolor.org.  Once reserved, you will be added to the “invitation to join the meeting” list.

Second, get the ZOOM app and give it a try. Before joining a ZOOM meeting on a computer or mobile device, you must download the ZOOM application from the app store. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install the ZOOM app when you click the join link that will be provided in an email just before the meeting start.

Third, familiarize yourself with Zoom prior to the meeting.  You can  join a test meeting  at zoom.us/test.  There are also youtube demos for beginners such as: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=9isp3qPeQ0E.

JOINING THE DAY OF THE MEETING:

Look for an email ZOOM invitation from Pam Merle, CFWS president, the day of the meeting containing your Meeting ID and then:
1. Go to Zoom.us or open your downloaded app;
2. Select the “Join a Meeting” tab. (Find the tab on the top right corner of the home page at Zoom.us);
3. When prompted, add your designated Meeting ID (a 9, 10, or 11-Digit number), that was provided in the invitation email;
4. Once entered, you are in the meeting;
5. Click on “participate” to open a side panel where you can text chat with others.

Any Questions:
Contact Pam Merle at president@centralfloridawatercolor.org
or Charly Cipes at kccipes@aol.


EVENTS ONLINE – CFWS WATERCOLOR EXHIBITIONS

The 2020 CFWS ANNUAL MEMBER SHOW
2020 AWARD WINNERS

PAST SHOW AWARD WINNERS
2019 AWARD WINNERS
2018 AWARD WINNERS
2017 AWARD WINNERS
2016 AWARD WINNERS
2015 AWARD WINNERS
2014 AWARD WINNERS

Join or Renew your
membership online.

We welcome new members and it is very easy to join. If you wish to become a member or haven’t renewed your membership, join now. Pay online, or mail your check.  Dues are $40.00 annually. New members may join throughout the year.
As a courtesy, those joining after April 1st will have their membership continued throughout the next season.
CFWS holds monthly meetings during the season, each featuring an artist demo in addition to announcements of upcoming events. Membership also provides you with a number of watercolor related opportunities and discounts.
Join today! :  Membership Registration Form.

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Contact by mail: Central Florida Watercolor Society, PO Box 941512, Maitland, FL 32794-1512.