CFWS members in
SOBO’s Best Choice Show

Of the over 200 submissions received, SOBO has selected one piece from each of the 60 selected artists. Awards will be given out on the night of the Opening Reception, June 7th.  The public is encouraged to attend.

The show will run from June 7 through July, 2018.  Plan a visit to the gallery during your next visit to Winter Garden.

Our judge this year is Susan Torregrosa, fine art photographer. Susan serves as a board Member of the Women in the Arts, Inc and as a mentor for Florida Professional Photographers. Awards given this year will be Best of Show, Top Choice 2D, Top Choice 3D, and Top Choice Photography.

Representing CFWS are members Jane Brinckerhoff, Chris Creamer, Prayong Deeying, John Gilbert, Susan Grogan, Michell Irizarry, Mike Malloy, Kim Minichiello, Krys Petit, Anne Pullin and Ann Worrel.

Gallery Opening Celebration – May 18

Jacki Molsick, CFWS member, invites you to the opening of the ‘Wild Ibis Art Studios and Gallery’ on May 18 in Eustis, FL, 6 -8:30 p.m.

“To My Family and Friends,
At long last, we are ready to show off our new location. I’d like to invite you to come help us celebrate next Friday. Also celebrating a grand opening is Two B’s Studio in an adjacent suite. Shared Lines Gallery will  be open, too, and joining in the celebration. We all hope you can join us!”
Jackii and Friends

2018 Exhibition Award Winners

Awards were given during the Opening Reception held the evening of March 14th at Leu Gardens.  Congratulations to the winning artists and thank you to jurist, Suzanna Winton, NWS.

“Joan” by Plinio Pinto

“The Instructor” by Katherine Davis

“Carnaby St. Shoes” by Mary Ellen Carrier

“Late Summer” by Marcela Moglia

“El Jefe” by Susan Jane Donohoe

“Day at the Beach” by Susan Grogan

“Cactus in Bloom” by Diane Darnell

“Holly GoLightly” by Mike Malloy

View the show online

Exhibition Opportunity in PA

The Philadelphia Water Color Society will be hosting the 118th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper. The exhibition will include not only water colors but soft pastels, acrylics, graphite, gouache, charcoal, pen & ink, colored pencil and hand pulled prints. PWCS was founded in 1900 to bring attention to those artists using aqueous media and held its first exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

The Juror of Selection for the 118th exhibition is Alan Wylie of British Columbia. The Judge of Awards is Alvaro Castagnet who resides in Montevideo, Uruguay when not traveling the globe giving workshops. Speaking of which,  he will be giving a workshop and a demo at the Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pa. during the exhibition.

We are reaching out to invite your members to participate. We think that this is a great opportunity for all artist who use any of the media listed above to exhibit. Not only is it a prestigious exhibit but there are over $ 8000.00 in prizes including $1500.00 PWCS Award of Excellence. Our hope is that, if interested, you could list our “Call to Artists” on your website and in any newsletters that you publish in the beginning of 2018. To make it easy for your members we use an online digital entry system which will begin accepting entries  on April 1st and end on July 15th 2018. Our prospectus is now on our website at . We will begin accepting submissions on April 1.

Image Resizing Tutorial

A CFWS Tutorial to instruct you on the use of the free online image editor at has been posted.  The pxlar application can be accessed with your browser and can not only resize but also adjust image color and cropping.  It’s like photoshop lite and easy to use.   Check out the tutorial and leave a comment.  We want to know if it worked on your platform, what needs to be addressed and provide answers to your questions.   Thx.

Use link below or find link in the JPG FAQ listed under Member Resources in the Membership Tab.


Charitable Donations

“As the year comes to an end, please consider making a year-end tax-deductible donation for the Central Florida Watercolor Society.
The Central Florida Watercolor Society is a vibrant, community-oriented non-profit art group, (501)(c) (3). As our mission statement states: “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.” Our non-profit believes that education and the arts go hand in hand. In the coming year, CFWS will be promoting more community involvement in outreach and Pop Up Art events throughout the Orlando area.

        Give by sending in a check to Central Florida Watercolor Society, P.O. Box 941512, Maitland, FL 32794-1512″

Happy New Year,     Teresa Chin, President

Thanks to Ken Austin for a special one-day workshop…

We had a great time at the Ken Austin Workshop on Saturday, October 7th. We learned about communicating with our audience, creating tension, the importance of values, and painting what interests you. In doing these things, there are some fun “tricks of the trade” you can use like, stamping, patterns, lifting, and using unconventional items for special effects.

We all enjoyed this special workshop with a special instructor and wish we could have another day!

Attendees:  Teresa Chin, Mary Dall, Karen Bowden, Cathy Caine, Sherry Mohr, Janet Asbury, Marcella Moglia, Susan Greenlee-Mamon, Marianna Ross-Hamilton, Maureen Murphy , Faye Tambrino & Diane Darnell.

Janet Asbury, workshop assistant, Michel did a great job keeping everyone happy with snacks, coffee and equipment.