FWS could use your silent auction donation

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.

Sincerely,

Diane Lary
FWS Second VP, Auction Co-ordinator
305-607-5447
Outpostartist@gmail.com

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.

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.

BEST IN SHOW
“Joan” by Plinio Pinto

FIRST PLACE
“The Instructor” by Katherine Davis

SECOND PLACE
“Carnaby St. Shoes” by Mary Ellen Carrier

THIRD PLACE
“Late Summer” by Marcela Moglia

MERIT AWARD
“El Jefe” by Susan Jane Donohoe

MERIT AWARD
“Day at the Beach” by Susan Grogan

HONORABLE MENTION
“Cactus in Bloom” by Diane Darnell

HONORABLE MENTION
“Holly GoLightly” by Mike Malloy

View the show online

Image Resizing Tutorial

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