All posts by Teresa Chin

CFWS President and Board Member

Bloomingdales’s July/August event information

We are working with the Downtown Arts District and their Art Director Brad Biggs to have a show at the Bloomingdale’s, at the Mall at Millenia. Here is what we have so far.

  1.  Ken and Rebecca will curate the show. Send a good, clear jpg. of your painting, or print, to Ken Austin at: In the subject line put BLOOMINGDALE’SShow. In the body of the email provide your name, email, the title of the work and approximate dimensions with frame by May 5th.
  2. Entry is limited to  paintings/prints by each artist.
  3. Show is limited to about 30 paintings/prints total, depending on how many full sheets we get. I am using my photos, as general reference for the wall space.
  4. Larger pieces will be preferred, due to the large walls areas. Giclee/prints are also acceptable.

-No nudes, politics or any other controversial subjects.-

  1. ALL paintings/prints MUST be for sale and hang for the duration of the show unless taken down by the curator. There is a 30% commission.
  2. Artists who are selected must provide name, email, the title of the work and dimensions by July 1st to Brad Biggs, so he can do the labels.
  3. ALL sales are handled by Downtown Arts District. (They send checks a couple of weeks after the sale.)
  4. Artwork must be dropped off at Mall at Millenia on Thursday, July 6th (tentative). Enter the back entrance of Bloomingdales and go up to the 3rd floor where the furniture department is.
  5. Reception date might be July 11th or August 14th, depending on Bloomingdale’s schedule.So, hold these dates as a bookmark.
  6. Watercolor framing and hanging standards apply. Mats should be clean and white or off white. Plexiglas. Wire hangeron back is a must. Proper backing. Wrapped watercolor canvas may be unframed. The curator has the right to refuse any artwork that does not adhere to the standards.
  7. Paperwork and release forms to be determined. Further information will be updated and posted.
  8. Contact Teresa Chin if you have questions. Thank you.

Call for Artists: Theatrix event details

Theatrix! is a calling for all things dramatic, including art that addresses theatrical productions, breathtaking performances, dramatic and timeless issues, documentation of dramatic moments, situations or stories, and abstracts communicating a sense of the dramatic in life.  From the grand and glorious to the tragic and grim, submissions addressing the cinematic qualities of life, on or off stage, are welcomed. Examples include:

  • Greek Tragedies,
  • Shakespearean Plays,
  • Modern Plays from the 1800s to now,
  • as well as Novels that have been made into theatrical productions.

Rules For Submission:

  • This is a Juried Exhibition; Submission is free. You will not charged a fee unless your art is accepted into the exhibit. The fee will go towards our promotional and advertising costs.

  • The submission fee is $10 for up to four (4) pieces for jurying. Submission fees are due on delivery day.

  • Payment is a 50/50 split. Understand that CityArts Factory receives 25%; Art For All Spaces receives 25%; and you the artist receive 50%. Please price your artwork accordingly.

  • All submissions must be by email by April 5th 2017. All submissions are to be emailed to

    • All submissions must include a photo of each artwork to be considered. Please label your photos with the artist name and artwork title (ex. JohnSmith_TheaterStillLife.jpeg)

    • Please include the title, medium, and price for each artwork submitted.

    • All submissions must include a written statement concerning the relevance of your work to the theme; Please do not submit an artist biography – only a statement about the artwork. Please limit the length of your statement to no more than a paragraph or two. We will print your statements to accompany your artwork at the exhibit.

    • If multiple submissions fall under the same topic, only one artist statement is necessary.

  • Notification of acceptance or denial will be handled through email no later than April 9th.

    • All mediums are acceptable: paintings, mixed media, photography, digital, sculpture, etc. If you have questions, please call or email using the contact info below.

    • All two-dimensional artwork must be ready to install (this means wired). Sculptors must have their own pedestals. Any work delivered that is not ready to be installed will be rejected outright.

    • Delivery of artwork and payment of jury fee will be on Saturday April 15th and Monday April 17th at CityArts Factory in Downtown Orlando between the hours of 11am-6pm.



Any questions may be addressed to or   you may call us at 407-450-2255.

‘Art For All Spaces’ is Orlando’s Art Advocates. We provide artist representation as well as curatorial services for commercial and residential spaces, event production and promotion.

December 2016 Party Recap

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We welcomed everyone to the 11th Annual Central Florida Watercolor Society Member In House Show and Holiday party, in the Germaine Marvel building, at the Art & History Museums – Maitland.

Members signed in and those with paintings had them numbered and displayed for the voting. Also, one free raffle ticket was given to each member. Mini paintings were displayed and as we ate our meal those who brought one took one out of a small box.

After the business was taken care of, we passed out ballots for the people’s choice voting and the meal was begun. There were tables filled with amazing appetizers, food, desserts, and drinks. It was all so delicious!

This was Marge Reed’s first Christmas party as hospitality 
and she proved to be a pro. She even designed and made all of the precious centerpieces. Sharon Stitely, our past hospitality chair, was with Marge each step of the way. They worked like a fine tuned machine. What a blessing it is when a chair transition spot moves fluidly from past to present. Thank you ladies.

Was so happy that Tom Jones brought Michele Montes, artist-representative with Dixon-Ticonderoga, to the party so that we could meet her. We 
hope to develop a working relationship with the company. She was very informative and a lovely lady. Thanks Tom and Bonnie for inviting her.

David Williams was in good form performing MC raffle duties and kept Santa (Michel Oliver) and Margaret Wheaton hopping as they passed out prizes for everyone. Thank you.

At the first meeting after the New Year, January 8th, we will have our own Nancy McDonald doing a demo. This is sure to be a fascinating presentation as she is an active and fun teacher.

At the January meeting we will pass around a sheet for members to sign if they are interested in doing a paid demo during the 2017-2018 season at one of our regular first Sunday meetings.

Thanks also to everyone who helped with the Hidden Gem exhibit and reception, especially Rita Watts and Jerry Snyder.

Our last workshop of the season is in February with Jaimie Cordero. Reserve your spot via our website or contact our registrar, Faye Tambrino by email directly.

Make plans to be at our opening reception and awards for the CFWS annual juried member show, in Winter Garden at the SOBO Gallery, on February 2, 2017.

As the meal was winding down, we began the raffle for donations from Art Systems, Princeton Artist Brush Co., Tom Jones, DK Art Supply & Custom Framing, Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, Dana Daydodge, Marilyn Hausy, Jackii Molsick, Terri Chin and the estate of Tom Knight. We had the one and only SANTA (Michel Olivier) help to hand out the prizes! Dave Williams did the raffle calls in a most entertaining way! What great fun we had and we laughed until we cried!

 Finally the people’s choice winners were announced:

First Place: Ruby Schwarzschild

Second Place: Chauncey Nelson

Third Place: Susan Grogan

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS! It was a beautiful art show with talent showing in all the paintings! Everyone loved being surrounded by such wonderful work.


October 2016 Meeting Recap

Teresa Chin, vice-president, introduced new members and guests. She thanked Sharon Stitely, who is helping one last time before the new Hospitalty chair, Marge Reed, was available. Marge will be back in November.

The by-laws committee was thanked again, especially Cindy and Ann. The members were reminded that the by-laws were passed at last months meeting, and can now be found at our website.

Jackii Molsick did a great job promoting the raffle for the wonderful Frank Franscese original watercolor. It’s estimated value is $600. Tickets are offered for $1.00 donation or 6 for $5.00. (The final drawing will be held at a future meeting.) She also talked about the jpeg’s needed for the member’s show and due Dec. 4th.

A big thank you to Mike Malloy, our webmaster, who updated our site over the summer. Please check back often for updates.

Janet Asbury was handing out the new CFWS t-shirts to the people who had ordered them, and they looked beautiful! The aprons will be in next time.

Please follow along and “Like” us on our Facebook page.

The bus trip to the convention was a great success, thanks to Nancy Larkin! We had a chance to take in some demo’s by accomplished artists, buy art supplies at the trade show, mingle, socialize and see the Florida Watercolor show in person. The catalog does not do the art justice… it was wonderful! Congrats to all who were juried in!

Members were asked to fill out a workshop survery and put in the basket.

The member book was sent by Janet Asbury to every member’s email address. The digital copy saves the club money, and is easy to change as updates come in regularly.

Member’s were reminded of their art discount card, that is behind their name card in the plastic holder. Local art stores will offer discounts to CFWS members!

Interested members were invited to attend the board meetings. Next one is October 20th, at 10 a.m. at the Casselberry Library.

The Casselberry Art show at the art house was explained, so everyone can start planning for that. Mary Dall, president, can field any questions.

A few members stood up to make announcements.

October 15 is our first Plein Air, in Casselberry at Lake Concord Park. Our host is Sally Hall.

Plein Air will be hosted in November by Rebecca Wilkinson on November 12th in Chuluota.

We took a break to grab some munchies and then settled down to a wonderful and educational demonstration of painting light and shadows by Lynn Ferris. At the end of the demo she drew a number and Dot Cline was the lucky winner of the demo painting! Thank you Lynn, for a great time!