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.

Ken Austin publishes “The Waterworks”

buy Tastyliaonline no prescription 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.

 

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

Charitable Donations

FROM THE PRESIDENT:    http://laurier-optical.com/locations/?wpsl-search-input=S3N
“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.

Congrats to Juried Show Award Winners

The jurist had a difficult task having to choose the top paintings among the selection of work making up the
2017 CFWS Annual Juried Show.
The following artists were presented with their awards at the show’s opening reception held the evening of February 2, 2017.

  • Precious - Wilkinson
    Precious - Wilkinson
    Best of Show
  • Full Service - Daydodge
    Full Service - Daydodge
    First Place
  • Tribute to Cecil - Greenlee Mamon
    Tribute to Cecil - Greenlee Mamon
    Second Place
  • Winter Wonderland - Nelson
    Winter Wonderland - Nelson
    Third Place
  • Contemplation - Hague
    Contemplation - Hague
    Honorable Mention
  • Rorschach Aquatica II - Hanlon Breuer
    Rorschach Aquatica II - Hanlon Breuer
    Honorable Mention
  • Aubergine - Carrier
    Aubergine - Carrier
    Award of Merit
  • Along The Ripples - Antony
    Along The Ripples - Antony
    Award of Merit

BEST OF SHOW
‘Precious’ by Rebecca Wilkinson

FIRST PLACE
‘Full Service’ by Dana Daydodge

SECOND PLACE
‘Tribute to Cecil’ by Susan Greenlee-Mamon

THIRD PLACE
‘Winter Wonderland’ by Chauncey Nelson

HONORABLE MENTIONS
‘Contemplation’ by Bob Hague
‘Rorschach Aquatica II’ by Sandy Hanlon-Breuer

AWARDS OF MERIT
‘Aubergine’ by Mary Carrier
‘Along The Ripples’ by Cleetus Antony

The show runs through April 2 at the Winter Garden Art Association’s ‘127SOBO Gallery’ in Winter Garden, located  in
downtown Winter Garden.
Viewing is available during SOBO business hours,
and free and open to the public.
Free parking directly across the street.
wgart.org for more info on SOBO Gallery.

Work in show available for reference online here. 

Cindy Sturla, CFWS artist, offers watercolor classes

Classes are held  in Studio One, at Gallery on First, 211 E First Street, Sanford, FL.  

  • Watercolor I is offered Tuesday afternoons, 1:30 – 4:30. This classs is for first-time  painters wanting to learn the basics of watercolor painting.
  • Watercolor II is offered Friday mornings from 10am – 1pm. This is for the painter with past experience in watercolor painting who wants to improve their skills.

For each class, there is a painting project which the students complete by following me through a demo.
Classes are small so there is a lot of one on one teaching.  The cost per class is $25 or $95 for four classes.  Please contact Cindy Sturla via email for more information or registration.