What a beautiful reception we had last Friday. Thank you Leslie Macaulay, Donna Coulantes and Mary Dall for organizing this special reception. Opening remarks started with a little background of our society which began in 1998. Ken Austin, our founder, and Nancy Larkin, our fist president, were presented with big thank you cards signed by members wishing to express their appreciation for all of the support they have given the CFWS over the years.
Next we honored the Charter Members, of that first group of watercolor artists, known by the name “Aquamedia Society”. The members there were Roberta Lerman, Stewart Jones, Jane Brinckerhoff, Nancy Larkin, Katherine Davis and Ken Austin.
Next, we acknowledged the contributions and hard work of CFWS presidents: Nancy Larkin, Mary Dall, Cindy Sturla, Faye Tambrino, Stewart Jones, Ken Austin (founder), Teresa Chin and Bob Hague.
Janet Asbury 3 framed watercolor montage–presented to theAltamonte Chapel. Serina and Dave accepting the beautiful artworks.
And the moment everyone was waiting for… the announcement of the awards that juror, American Impressionist watercolor artist Michael Holter chose.
Best in Show – Chauncey Nelson -White Phalaenopsis
1st – Rebecca Wilkinson -Inspired Craftsmanship
2nd – Diana Eagles -Black Mountain Pigs
3rd – Pam Merle -Linekin Bay Morning
Honorable Mention – Susan Grogan -On the Prowl
Honorable Mention – Sandi Hanlon-Breuer -Rorschach Aquatica
Award of Merit – Kim Minichiello -Interlude
Award of Merit – Nancy Dias -Short Circuit
Congratulations to the winners!
Thank you to Jason Costa, Linda Moore and Casselberry Parks and Recreation for the beautiful venue and your kind words for our society. We always enjoy working with you!
Mission Statement: “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.”
And, that is just what we do and will continue to do.