Call to CFWS members… Pompeii Show

The Central Florida Watercolor Society (CFWS) is honored to partner with the Orlando Science Center (OSC) to participate in an art exhibition of fascinating glimpses of the ancient city of Pompeii. This STEAM exhibit combines art and archeology using the personal photography of OSC members and art by CFWS members.

We have been invited to paint scenes of Pompeii to exhibit with this exhibition! Reference photos are being compiled. Use of copyrighted images without permission is prohibited.

The exhibition runs May 8th – July 28th, 2020.
Deadline for entry is 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 1, 2020
Jurying will take 2 weeks.
Artists to be notified no later than March 19th of the selection decisions.

Paintings will be delivered to the OSC on April 7th, 2020.

More information and a prospectus will be published soon on the website.

Awards won by member Nancy Dias

CFWS member, Nancy Dias, was awarded first place in the abstract/experimental category of the Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition. Her painting ‘Short Circuit‘ will be featured in the January/February 2020 issue of Artists Magazine.
Her painting ‘Kaleidoscope’ was accepted into the 2019 Georgia Watercolor Society Member Exhibition to be held at the Lyndon House Arts Center in Athens, GA, August 20 to October 17.


Nancy had two paintings “Tilting at Windmills” and “Energy” (depicted left) accepted into the Tallahassee Brush Strokes Members Exhibition to be held at the City Hall in Tallahassee, FL, September 25-November 18.

For details and to view the paintings, visit Nancy’s website.

2019 Juried Show Award Winners

Awards were given during the Opening Reception held the evening of March 15th at the Art House in Casselberry.  Congratulations to the winning artists and thank you to jurist, Michael Holter, NWS.

BEST IN SHOW
Chauncey Nelson –  “White Phalaenopsis”

FIRST PLACE
Rebecca Wilkinson – “Inspired Craftsmanship”

SECOND PLACE
Diana Eagles – “Black Mountain Pigs”

THIRD PLACE
Pam Merle – “Linekin Bay Morning”

MERIT AWARD
Kim Minichiello – “Interlude”

MERIT AWARD
Nancy Dias – “Short Circuit”

HONORABLE MENTION
Susan Grogan – “On the Prowl”

HONORABLE MENTION
Sandi Hanlon-Breuer – “Rorschach Aquatica”

View the show online

Twentieth Anniversary Quilt presented March 15th

The quilt with reproductions of paintings by CFWS artists was presented to the Altamonte Chapel during our annual show reception. Thanks to all of the membership who contributed their time and talent to this project.

We have posted images to the website so you can see the final version,
view the quilt.