The Florida Watercolor Society will celebrate their 48th Annual Juried Exhibition in Orlando, Florida kicked off with our Convention & Trade Show to be held September 19th through 21st at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld.
Each year we ask members of local art leagues, Societies, Clubs, Associations, etc., for donation items for our Raffles and Silent Auction held during our Annual Convention. We have found that many people have items around their home that are new or gently used that they no longer have a need for and may want to donate. (art supplies, jewelry, art books, housewares, etc.) Some may take advantage of this in their “Spring Cleaning” effort.
If you have items to donate to the auction, bring them to the September 2019 membership meeting. Leslie Macauley and Pam Merle have volunteered to collect the items that people bring to the September meeting and deliver them to the convention at the Double Tree Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld.
In addition, Diane Lary could use a .jpg of the item and a brief description sent to her email to facilitate the inventorying & pre-planning for the auction.
FWS Second VP, Auction Co-ordinator
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”
Rebecca Wilkinson – “Inspired Craftsmanship”
Diana Eagles – “Black Mountain Pigs”
Pam Merle – “Linekin Bay Morning”
Kim Minichiello – “Interlude”
Nancy Dias – “Short Circuit”
Susan Grogan – “On the Prowl”
Sandi Hanlon-Breuer – “Rorschach Aquatica”
View the show online
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.
CFWS has been invited to show work at the Polasek Museum this summer. ‘PRECIOUS POLLINATORS’ will display
May 7 – August 25, 2019 in the museum main building.
Deadline date for submissions is MARCH 1, 2019.
Polasek 2019 Show Prospectus
Ken Austin has published a book, The Waterworks, and is offering copies for sale, a compilation of his insights that appear as the “Waterworks” in the CFWS newsletter.
Ken is the founder of Central Florida Watercolor Society and a past president. He is an instructor, award winning watercolorist and signature member of the National Watercolor Society (NWS.)
Contact Ken via email for info on how to purchase.
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.
BEST IN SHOW
“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
A CFWS Tutorial to instruct you on the use of the free online image editor at pxlar.com 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.
IMAGE RESIZE TUTORIAL