Meeting Recap September 8, 2019

In case you missed it: 

Our new season was kicked off with a fun members meeting called “What I Did This Summer”. Pam Merle, one of our new co-presidents, introduced our 2019-2020 calendar. It is going to be an awesome year! Check your newsletter and the CFWS website for more details.

September 16 -21, the Florida Watercolor Society is holding their annual convention, tradeshow and art exhibit in Orlando. Please contact Susan Donohoe for some really great volunteer positions. We need our members help to make this the best convention so far!

https://floridawatercolorsociety.org/events/#!event/2019/9/19/fws-convention-volunteer-opportunities

The Altamonte Chapel has asked our society to partner with them once again on the October 19 “Arts and Crafts Day/Plein Air” event. CFWS members can reserve a spot for their table and handcrafted arts for only $10. You keep all the profits! We also need teacher volunteers to set up free watercolor lessons to our community. Please contact Serina Ramos-Colon to reserve your table and Terri Chin for teaching and Marcela Moglia for plein air.

November 16, Niko Floyd will be doing another one-day workshop “Perspectives in Drawing”. Niko is back by popular demand and will also do our general meeting demonstration on November 3. Reserve your space for his popular workshop now!

Our annual juried members show will be from February 6 – March 29, 2020 at the SOBO gallery in Winter Garden. The last day for entering your artwork in the show is November 15, 2019. This is only 9 weeks away, so get your brushes moving!  Don Andrews will be our juror and will also offer a 3-day workshop “Landscapes, Composition and Color” February 10-12. Early Bird members registration is $300 before October 31 – so reserve now!

A special summer exhibit is planned at the Orlando Science Center. The theme is “Images of Pompeii” and we will be using the photographs of our members who have been to Pompeii as inspiration for our masterpieces. Please contact Cindy Sturla or Marcela Moglia if you are willing to share your travel photos for this blockbuster exhibit!

Marcela announced some upcoming plein air events:

September 21 – Kraft Azalea Gardens in Winter Park

October 19 – Altamonte Chapel campus

November 16 – Mead Botanical Gardens in Winter Park

We took a break to grab some munchies and then settled down to a wonderful series of members paintings and the stories behind the artwork. So many different styles, from journaling, to plein air to framed paintings were presented. Everyone who brought art had a chance to stand up and talk about the experience. It was a ton of fun!

Call to CFWS members… Pompeii Show

The Central Florida Watercolor Society (CFWS) is honored to partner with the Orlando Science Center (OSC) to participate in an art exhibition of fascinating glimpses of the ancient city of Pompeii. This STEAM exhibit combines art and archeology using the personal photography of OSC members and art by CFWS members.

We have been invited to paint scenes of Pompeii to exhibit with this exhibition! Reference photos are being compiled. Use of copyrighted images without permission is prohibited.

The exhibition runs May 8th – July 28th, 2020.
Deadline for entry is 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 1, 2020
Jurying will take 2 weeks.
Artists to be notified no later than March 19th of the selection decisions.

Paintings will be delivered to the OSC on April 7th, 2020.

More information and a prospectus will be published soon on the website.

Awards won by member Nancy Dias

CFWS member, Nancy Dias, was awarded first place in the abstract/experimental category of the Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition. Her painting ‘Short Circuit‘ will be featured in the January/February 2020 issue of Artists Magazine.
Her painting ‘Kaleidoscope’ was accepted into the 2019 Georgia Watercolor Society Member Exhibition to be held at the Lyndon House Arts Center in Athens, GA, August 20 to October 17.


Nancy had two paintings “Tilting at Windmills” and “Energy” (depicted left) accepted into the Tallahassee Brush Strokes Members Exhibition to be held at the City Hall in Tallahassee, FL, September 25-November 18.

For details and to view the paintings, visit Nancy’s website.

A busy member-Susan Grogan

Our summer hiatus is still seeing lots of activities for our members.

Susan Grogan is the featured artist this month at SOBO gallery in Winter Garden!   https://wgart.org

The theme is “Water Works” and will be showing throughout the month of August. This exhibition features about 60 incredible pieces that were selected out of over 200 pieces.

CONGRATULATIONS TO SUSAN!

 

We’ve been busy! CFWS Pop Up / Plein Air event on June 22

During the Orlando Science Center Make Fest– a celebration of creators and their creations – the Central Florida Watercolor Societyhad supplies for guests to try their hand at watercolor lessons.  This was a fun outreach event. Cindy Sturla, Janet Asbury, Teresa Chin and Charlotte Cipes had a successful series of three 45 minute workshops.

Nancy Larkin and Ann Worrell taught a stream of students at the entrance to the Hive. They had fun making bookmarks and spirit paintings.

Out in the exhibit halls we had a team of plein air painters creating beautiful art and talking up our society with interested families.

Plein Air Painters:

  • Marian Wagster
  • Judy Kaye
  • Shelley Hatfield
  • Marcela Moglia

 

A BIG THANK YOU to all who volunteered their time for this fun filled event!

Science Center needs volunteers, RSVP by May 28

    June 1st Saturday –  Science Night Live at the Orlando Science Center –  Soft opening at 7.30 pm, full open at 8 pm until 11 pm. CFWS members are welcome to paint at the OSC Nature Works area, other areas may be added.
Please send your full name by May 28th, Wednesday, to Marcela Moglia at mcmoglia@gmail.com.

Meeting Recap for May 5, 2019

In case you missed it: May 5, 2019General Meeting  & Election

After we welcomed new members and guests, we had our election of new officers. Our slate of officers was enthusiastically approved by unanimous consent! All were in favor and voted “Aye”! The new officers were congratulated and applause ensured!

ELECTION of new Officers:  

Co-Presidents –  Pam Merle and Charlotte Cipes

Vice President – Sandi Hanlon-Breuer

Treasurer.- Dawn Baldachino

Secretary– Mary Dall

New Chairs:          Diana Eagles is our new, hospitality chair

Diane Darnall is our new membership chair

Pat Shaer our new newsletter editor

PREVIOUS AND PRESENT Board Members were thanked for their outstanding service! (Krys Pettit, and Jerry Snyder, were not able to attend.)

Ann Hague – Mike Malloy – Pamela Merle – Faye Tambrino – Janet Asbury – Judith Kaye – Karen Bowden – Leslie Macaulay – Marcela Moglia – Donna Coulantes  -Susan Greenlee-Mamon – Rose Gregorio – Beverly Bargen – David Williams – Roberta Lerman                    Charlotte Cipes – Dawn Baldachino – Diane Darnall – Pat Shaer                               Diana Eagles – Mary Dall

Stan (video set up) and Teresa were presented with a lovely bouquet of flowers and thank you cards from the society. They were very touched and thanked everyone!

RENEWAL FOR MEMBERSHIP IS NOW UNDER WAY! Benefits include free demos, exhibits and access to our library. Many hours of volunteering has kept our membership dues at $40!

Teresa passed around the information on the Health & Wellbeing Center in Winter Park. They have asked our society to partner with them in a variety of activates from Pop Ups & Plein Air to demonstrations and exhibits. There was a lot of interest from our members.

Marcela announced two upcoming plein air events for May 18 at Lake Lily and June 22 at the Orlando Science Center MakeFest. We are also looking for volunteers to man a table for June 15-16 to just discuss our society.

Rebecca Wilkinson did a very educational PowerPoint presentation on giclee, framing and matting. She showed us an unusual matting technique of putting appliqués over the mat. She buys her supplies in bulk to save money and enjoys the craft of matting and framing. A website that she recommends is the framingsupplies-shop.

https://www.framingsupplies-shop.com

Today giclee are printed in ink on watercolor paper with sizing. Art Systems or Sam Flax can do them and you  have to bring your CD with images.

The Ryobi miter saw, with 80 teeth, is good for framing and she takes a black marker to touch up the frame corners to look nice.

To cut the mats she uses a Logan Elite mat cutter. Be careful and remember to pull the blade on the cutter and then lift to start the next cut. To be sure that you cover the edge of your print or art, lay a ruler on the edge to make sure no white shows and mark it where you’ll cut it. Use pressurized air to get all the dust specs off as you put all the pieces together. Costco or Staples has this. There were so many tips, I’m sure I missed a few… thank you very much Rebecca.