Summer of Art Changes

Ok, this is a work in progress. We’ve changed the limitation to the show from 25 to all submissions. We will display one work per member at any given time. All submissions will show online but one work per artist will show at any given time. If you submit more than one work, we will replace any currently showing work with the new submission.

Renew your membership and send us your latest work!

Ralph Dunagin was a favorite…

We all have our favorite watercolorists. Some for their color and boldness, others for their creativity and draftsmanship. Ralph Dunagin was one of my favorite CFWS watercolorists and I always looked forward to our annual show so I could see what Ralph was up to.

“His paintings, like him, were quiet, but spot-on in drawing and color combinations.” said Ken Austin, a long time friend and fellow artist.

Ralph recently passed and he and his talent will be missed.

His full sheet watercolors won awards each year.
Below is a selection of his work that appeared in past annual shows while he was an active CFWS member.

Ralph was a cartoonist for the Orlando Sentinel for almost 40 years.  Read his story.

Summer of Art Online Show

We invited our members to submit paintings to our online show and what a response. Originally planned to take this live on June 20th but since we are ready to go, WHY WAIT?

We are showing 25 paintings and will be rotating new work into the show every 14 days. If you don’t see your submission this time, check back June 20th, it will be posted. If you get rotated out, feel free to submit another. CFWS members with current dues paid for 2020-2021 Season are eligible.

Summer of Art Rotating Online Show.

Cudos to the committee: Diane Darnall, Janet Asbury, Jane Brinckerhoff and Mike Malloy.

Corona scare has disrupted our schedule

Our April and May Meetings are cancelled due to the Corona Virus directives.

SOBO Gallery, host to our Annual Show, has closed the gallery, hoping for a re-opening mid May and our show will hang through May 31st. Work will be picked up by artists on a yet to be determined date after May 31st. Bear with us, the exact date has not been determined. If you need access to you work prior, arrangements can be made by contacting Leslie Macaulay, show co-ordinator.

At this time, the Pompeii Show is still a go. The Science Center is determining a new schedule – we will alert the membership when we get confirmation.

Annual Show Award Winners Announced


Teresa Chin, Susan Grogan, Donna Eagles, Mary Ellen Carrier, Vicki Morley, and Cindy Sturla
with their award ribbons during the 2020 Show Reception.  Not pictured Marcela Moglia and Dot Cline.

Congratulations to all the artists whose work makes up the 2020 Annual Juried Show now being exhibited at SOBO Gallery in Winter Garden. During Thursday evening’s reception (3/5/20) the winners of the awards determined by this years jurist were presented and cudos to each of you who took home a recognition.
We have posted the winners and their work on the website but also  encourage you to make the trip to SOBO to see the paintings in person.

Link to 2020 Award Winners

Annual Juried Show now at SOBO…

The judge has decided and the paintings are now on display at the SOBO Gallery in Winter Garden. View the show during SOBO’s operating hours.
We have posted a online gallery of the work along with a ‘catalog’ with artist names, titles and prices.
Goto the Online Gallery.

Congratulations to the represented artists.