The president, Mary Dall, welcomed the members and guests.
She thanked the Winter Garden Art Association and the many people who made the juried show a rousing success and the reception especially fun. Special thanks went out to Jackii Molsick and Sandi Hanlon-Breuer, the co-chairs and to Jane Brinckerhoff who collected and sent the jpgs and designed the beautiful postcard. The president thanked Janet Asbury, Judi Kaye and Mike Malloy who advertised via their separate functions and any and all who helped to make the event a success. The winners of the Juried Show were announced, recognized and congratulated.
Karen Bowden, librarian and coordinator of the upcoming studio show, had Jason Lee stop in. Jason Lee from Chapman-Leonard spoke to the people who will be hanging at the studio. They came up and talked with him to confirm their entries/acceptance/paperwork. There was a question about who got into the show as there was some confusion as to the procedure since some felt the interest sheet was a confirmation sheet. The information had been available on the website. It was explained and members were confirmed. The president apologized for any confusion.
Lost and found items were presented. Several members came up and took their belongings. The bulk of the items were claimed. From now on items left behind will be pictured in the newsletter and, if not claimed after a reasonable amount of time, donated to charity.
The president said that we still had a few openings in the Feb. 6-7-8 workshop.
Jaimie Cordero was asked to reach in the raffle bin and pull the winning ticket. The winner of the Frank Frances beautiful painting donated by Jackii Molsick was Donna Coulantes. Congratulations Donna!
The president reminded the assembly that we have some critical positions on the board that we need to fill for the 2017-18 season.
Jaimie Cordero was then introduced and presented a wonderful demonstration for the assembly of nearly 80 in attendance.
The jurist had a difficult task having to choose the top paintings among the selection of work making up the
2017 CFWS Annual Juried Show.
The following artists were presented with their awards at the show’s opening reception held the evening of February 2, 2017.
Precious - Wilkinson
Best of Show
Full Service - Daydodge
Tribute to Cecil - Greenlee Mamon
Winter Wonderland - Nelson
Contemplation - Hague
Rorschach Aquatica II - Hanlon Breuer
Aubergine - Carrier
Award of Merit
Along The Ripples - Antony
Award of Merit
BEST OF SHOW
‘Precious’ by Rebecca Wilkinson
‘Full Service’ by Dana Daydodge
‘Tribute to Cecil’ by Susan Greenlee-Mamon
‘Winter Wonderland’ by Chauncey Nelson
‘Contemplation’ by Bob Hague
‘Rorschach Aquatica II’ by Sandy Hanlon-Breuer
AWARDS OF MERIT
‘Aubergine’ by Mary Carrier
‘Along The Ripples’ by Cleetus Antony
The show runs through April 2 at the Winter Garden Art Association’s ‘127SOBO Gallery’ in Winter Garden, located in
downtown Winter Garden.
Viewing is available during SOBO business hours,
and free and open to the public. Free parking directly across the street. wgart.org for more info on SOBO Gallery.
Classes are held in Studio One, at Gallery on First, 211 E First Street, Sanford, FL.
Watercolor I is offered Tuesday afternoons, 1:30 – 4:30. This classs is for first-time painters wanting to learn the basics of watercolor painting.
Watercolor II is offered Friday mornings from 10am – 1pm. This is for the painter with past experience in watercolor painting who wants to improve their skills.
For each class, there is a painting project which the students complete by following me through a demo.
Classes are small so there is a lot of one on one teaching. The cost per class is $25 or $95 for four classes. Please contact Cindy Sturla via email for more information or registration.
Karen Bowden, CFWS member, now offers courses online. Her first free course shows how to work on the composition beforehand. Then how to economically transfer it to watercolor paper. You can find the course at Skillshare where you can sign up for free: http://skl.sh/2fNhxIk
At the end of the course, you can see a time lapse of the watercolor painting of two Scrubjays transferred using this technique.
CFWS depends on member participation to fulfill its’ mission. There are a number of opportunities for you to get involved by volunteering to be a board member, assist a board member in their duties or joining a committee in organizing the various events held throughout the season.
We currently need a Plein Air coordinator and individuals to assist with the Annual Show. Board position openings will be posted for your consideration as the need arises.
The 2016-17 Membership Directory has been distributed to the current membership in .pdf format via email. If you are current in your membership but did not receive your copy, contact our membership coordinator.
There will not be a printed version of the directory. The directory will be updated periodically during the season and redistributed.