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
FROM THE PRESIDENT:
“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
You can find the September 2017 & October 2017 newsletters here.
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.
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.
BEST OF SHOW
‘Precious’ by Rebecca Wilkinson
‘Full Service’ by Dana Daydodge
‘Tribute to Cecil’ by Susan Greenlee-Mamon
‘Winter Wonderland’ by Chauncey Nelson
‘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.
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.
Karen Bowden, CFWS member, now offers courses online. Her first free course shows how to work on the composition beforehand. Then how to economically transfer it to watercolor paper. You can find the course at Skillshare where you can sign up for free: http://skl.sh/2fNhxIk
At the end of the course, you can see a time lapse of the watercolor painting of two Scrubjays transferred using this technique.
CFWS depends on member participation to fulfill its’ mission. There are a number of opportunities for you to get involved by volunteering to be a board member, assist a board member in their duties or joining a committee in organizing the various events held throughout the season.
We currently need a Plein Air coordinator and individuals to assist with the Annual Show. Board position openings will be posted for your consideration as the need arises.
Descriptions of the various Board positions are described here.
The 2016-17 Membership Directory has been distributed to the current membership in .pdf format via email. If you are current in your membership but did not receive your copy, contact our membership coordinator.
There will not be a printed version of the directory. The directory will be updated periodically during the season and redistributed.