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FWS Annual Show Reception, October 27

Due to hurricane Irma we have rescheduled the 2017 Annual Exhibition Reception to:
Friday, October 27th, 7 to 10 PM

Location: The Coral Springs Museum

It will be coined a ‘Masquerade at the Museum’ in celebration of the FWS 46th Annual Exhibit (costumes not required). Enjoy a complimentary signature drink, open bar with wine and beer offerings, butler passed hors-d’oeuvres, live music, raffle opportunities and more! While it won’t be a convention, it will be a fun evening to catch up with other artists and see the exhibit.
If you previously donated your FWS payments for the convention, please do not RSVP on the website but use the survey that was sent to all prior registrants who donated their costs.
If you have already registered or re-registered, thank you so much! Have a wonderful time at the celebration of our finest!
If you have any questions please email Donna Morrison at
Coral Springs Museum of Art
2855 Coral Springs Drive
Coral Springs FL 33065
Fri Oct 27 2017, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Oct 10 at 5 pm was the deadline for the hotel discounted rate.  You will have to arrange for your own accommodations.

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.

FWS 2017 Convention Cancelled

From FWS:   “TO ALL FWS MEMBERS:  Due to the approach of
CAT 4 hurricane IRMA toward south Florida, President Rita Szopinski and the board of Florida Watercolor Society has made the difficult decision to cancel this years’ workshops, convention and trade show scheduled for Sept 14-17.

If you need to cancel hotel reservations, please contact the hotel.

The exhibition reception at the Coral Springs Museum of Art has been postponed until a date in October to be announced later.

Hurricane Irma is extremely dangerous and we encourage everyone to prepare now and evacuate if necessary.

Be safe.
Nina Allen Freeman
Secretary, Florida Watercolor Society

Reception Invitation to the Bloomingdales’s Art Exhibit

A Fine Art Exhibition by the Central Florida Watercolor Society.
On display in the Downtown Arts District Gallery, located in the furniture department, on the 3rd floor of Bloomingdales.
All artwork is for sale.
  • Reception date:  August 23
  • Time:  5:30 – 8:30 pm
Guests and public invited!
Click on “Event Calendar” for more information.
Catered by Bloomingdales.
4152 Conroy Road, Mall at Millenia, Orlando, Fl 32839