Reminder that we have a plein air scheduled at Kraft Azalea gardens, in Winter Park. A 5 acre garden located on the shore of Lake Maitland. From large old trees to scenic lakeside views, this is a lovely setting for our first outdoor event for the new season! Time: 10 – 4
An open, all media juried exhibit with a twist, sponsored by Jess Jewelers of Bradenton, Florida.
On Display: Oct 13 – Nov 20
Online Entry by Oct 1, 5:00pm
In-person receiving: Oct 10, 9:00-3:00pm
First, the subject matter must be of a sea creature or a seascape;
Second, said creature needs to be wearing a diamond earring or the seascape must include a diamond earring.
Why the specific guidelines? Jess Jewelers will present the top three award winners with a pair of genuine diamond earrings, as well as large cash prizes. So challenge yourself to think outside the tackle box and bring us your best whimsical sea creatures wearing some bling!
First Place: $1000 and diamond earrings valued at $1000
Second Place: $750 and diamond earrings valued at $750
Third Place: $500 and diamond earrings valued at $500
Best in 3D: $250
Best in Jewelry: $250
Honorable Mentions (3): $50 each
Sponsored by Jess Jewelers, Bradenton Florida
Entry Fees: Entry fees are nonrefundable and support the exhibition program at ArtCenter Manatee and help to keep the arts alive and vibrant in our community. If you are not currently a member, an individual membership is available for $60 for one full year.
1 piece – members $20, non-members $30
2 pieces – members $30, non-members $50
3 pieces – members $35, non-members $65
Diptych –members add $5, non-members add $10
Triptych –members add $15, non-members add $30
Submission form and more information:
Fishing For Diamonds Call For Artists
Looking for a break and a opportunity to learn?
The dates of the CFWS members “ Images of Pompeii” show will be – October 23, 2020 – February 7, 2021.
The show drop off will be on Wednesday, October 21st between 9 – 11 am.
Uninstall on Monday, February 8th. Time to be determined. We will use the main entrance, across the bridge.
Remember to wear a mask and social distance.
For those who want to avoid going out to the science center, Terri Chin, Marcela Moglia, Cindy Sturla, Janet Asbury, Pam Chock and Ann Worrall have offered their homes for early drop off. Deadline for early drop off is October 16th. Call or email to make an appointment.
Labels and gallery agreement have been sent to the participating artists. Please follow the instructions and have paperwork ready along with your painting.
To view the Pompeii exhibit, as well as our show, please remember to reserve your timed entry ticket. Go online:
Ok, this is a work in progress. We’ve changed the limitation to the show from 25 to all submissions. We will display one work per member at any given time. All submissions will show online but one work per artist will show at any given time. If you submit more than one work, we will replace any currently showing work with the new submission.
Renew your membership and send us your latest work!
We all have our favorite watercolorists. Some for their color and boldness, others for their creativity and draftsmanship. Ralph Dunagin was one of my favorite CFWS watercolorists and I always looked forward to our annual show so I could see what Ralph was up to.
“His paintings, like him, were quiet, but spot-on in drawing and color combinations.” said Ken Austin, a long time friend and fellow artist.
Ralph recently passed and he and his talent will be missed.
His full sheet watercolors won awards each year.
Below is a selection of his work that appeared in past annual shows while he was an active CFWS member.
Ralph was a cartoonist for the Orlando Sentinel for almost 40 years. Read his story.
The Florida Watercolor Society challenged members to paint art just 64 inches square, or 8x8inch. This unique online exhibition is up and open 24 hours a day for your viewing pleasure. Work had to be created after the stay-at-home order of March 13th. It is fun to see the many different interpretations of sheltering in place, from the view of an artist! Over 100 entries are available for purchase. So, sit back relax and enjoy the show with your favorite beverage.
CFWS members in the show: Teresa Chin, Charlotte “Charlie” Cipes, Caryn Dahm, Diane Darnall, Susan Jane Donohoe, Diana Eagles, Nancy Larkin, Kim Minichiello, Marcela Moglia
We invited our members to submit paintings to our online show and what a response. Originally planned to take this live on June 20th but since we are ready to go, WHY WAIT?
We are showing 25 paintings and will be rotating new work into the show every 14 days. If you don’t see your submission this time, check back June 20th, it will be posted. If you get rotated out, feel free to submit another. CFWS members with current dues paid for 2020-2021 Season are eligible.
Summer of Art Rotating Online Show.
Cudos to the committee: Diane Darnall, Janet Asbury, Jane Brinckerhoff and Mike Malloy.
Interested in a watercolor class, check the website at www.ArtbyPattyKane.com