April 2017 Meeting Recap

April 2, 2017

The president welcomed new members and guests and asked for any new folks to get up and introduce themselves. Mary reminded everyone that the renewal for the 2017-2018 season is now underway. The board has been working hard to keep the cost at $40 for the season.

Mary encouraged participation in the 50/50 donation raffle.

The president thanked Tom Jones for introducing us to Dixon-Ticonderoga. Tom offered an initial two-day workshop, March 30-31 with 16 participants. We learned a lot from Tom, of course, but also Dixon treated us to a nice lunch both days, gave us a tour or their museum and not only provided us with free samples of their new paints, but also provided samples of their newest paper lines—both cold press and hot press. A fun time was had by all. Thank you Tom! Thank you Dixon-Ticonderoga.

The president highlighted that the board continues to work to complete the new season calendar. We were fortunate to have two people come forward with interest in the VP slot that opens as Teresa Chin moves up to the presidency. Assuming the presidency after two season as the VP is always a consideration and Krys Pettit felt she would be in a position to move up two seasons from now. We are still in need of a workshop chairperson. Mary reminded the membership that positions could be filled by two friends who wanted to work together.

We just heard discovered that the Terrace Gallery has been slated for renovation during the from Dec. 2017-June 2018. This means that our member show there will be transferred to another venue. We will still be working with the new director and will confirm that we will maintain the March 12-May 25 dates as planned. More info to follow. So much for me having the calendar done in April—we will aim for the first part of May before the new board is installed. Leu Gardens is being considered.

The board has been working on some Policies and Procedures including some new things we’re going to initiate. The board approved a small perk incentive for officers and chairpersons. There will be a $50 reduction in cost to officers and board members who wish to attend workshops. Each chair receives this discount. If two share a chairmanship, the reduction too would be shared. We’re giving this incentive a try for the 2017-18 season and probably the 2018-19 season to see how it works. We are also trying to determine a fair deduction in workshop costs for the workshop assistant. The workshop chairperson is able to attend workshops for free, but in order to enjoy the perk they need a workshop assistant. The job of workshop assistant had sort of “fallen through the cracks” in recent years. The board has decided to have a written statement under Policies and Procedures for this non-board position that can be assumed by various members during the year. At the April board meeting we will approve the reduction amount in workshop fees the assistant will be given along with a specific list of duties. These will be on our website and available in the newsletter once approved and voted on.

Mary reminded the assembly that we will have a special demo by Mike Bisceglia at the May meeting and the election of officers for the 2017-2019 seasons.

Marcela Moglia, Plein Air chairperson, got up to speak and reminded everyone of the upcoming plain-air events and to check the website and newsletter for updates.

VP Teresa Chin addressed the assembly with the latest on the Bloomingdales event over the summer. She then introduced Dana Daydodge, who was featured in the Orlando Arts magazine, as our demo artist. After drawing the 50/50 donation winner, Dana demonstrated watercolor on Yupo paper, talked about color, papers and innovative use of watercolor. Thank you Dana!

The meeting adjourned at approximately 4:00.

March 2017 Meeting Recap

The president, Mary Dall, welcomed the guests and new members. During the short business meeting she reminded the members that the board was hard at work putting together the 2017-18 season. She asked for members to consider a board position or to volunteer as needed for one time assistance with particular needs such as hospitality help and set up help.

Please look over the three positions available, VP, workshop chair and juried show chair. As each steps down they are willing and able to provide information and guidance to the new chair to make the transition an easy one. If you are interested but would like to come to a board meeting to get better acquainted, we meet once a month, third Thursday at 10:00 at Seminole Co. Library, first floor

There are three board positions available:

VP-the VP sets the demo calendar, orchestrates the holiday party and assists the president as needed, should consider stepping up to the president slot. (Much of the preliminary work is done. A guideline is prepared.)

Juried Show-finds the venue, co-ordinates with artist(s), assimilates information and plans the show. We are set up for 2017-18 already. Then, the new chair sets up for the next season and for a subsequent season for the next chair. (Much of the preliminary work is done. A guideline is prepared.)

Workshops-contracts the artist for our one or two workshop(s) a season. Sets-up for workshops. Our present workshop chair has also been setting up for monthly demos also. We hope to have volunteers assist with this on a one time a season basis.

We need two volunteers each month to help get the TV and equipment from storage. Terri or I will meet the helpers at the storage place with the key and assist the volunteers with getting and returning the equipment.

The board is also presently working on a set of policy and procedures so that the workings of the club run even more smoothly.

The president then thanked Leslie Macauley for taking notes at the last board meeting when Ann Hague was injured. Mary held up the Orlando Arts magazine and showed the artist page that featured Dana Daydodge congratulating her and thanking our publicity chair, Judith Kaye, who worked hard to secure this space for a CFWS artist.

Terri Chin got up and gave information on the summer hanging at Bloomingdale’s at Millenia Mall. More info will be on our website and newsletter.

Marcela Moglia spoke next and told about the plein air event on March 18 at SOBO and gave information on other plein air venues.

 Mary thanked Krys Petit for her work with CFWS facebook page.

 Members were reminded that SOBO pickup is April 1, 2016 (3:00-4:30) Any problem with pickup, contact email Mary Dall or Nancy Larkin.

Tom Jones is having a very special workshop at the Dixon-Ticonderoga headquarters. It is limited to the first 16 sign ups and you need to contact Tom at tom@tomjones.com to be part of this event. Lunch and a museum tour is included.

Mary announced that we lost one of our Charter Members, Robert Woodring, who passed away on Wednesday, March 8th. Information is in the newsletter.

 Terri Chin introduced Caryn Dahm who presented a wonderful watercolor demo and talk.

Hospitality chair, Marge Reed, served refreshments at a break and then Caryn continued her presentation.

Special thanks to Glen Ward who helped us get the equipment from storage and to Ted Mammon who assisted with set-up and take down on site.

February 2017 Meeting Recap

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.

Congrats to Juried Show Award Winners

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
    Precious - Wilkinson
    Best of Show
  • Full Service - Daydodge
    Full Service - Daydodge
    First Place
  • Tribute to Cecil - Greenlee Mamon
    Tribute to Cecil - Greenlee Mamon
    Second Place
  • Winter Wonderland - Nelson
    Winter Wonderland - Nelson
    Third Place
  • Contemplation - Hague
    Contemplation - Hague
    Honorable Mention
  • Rorschach Aquatica II - Hanlon Breuer
    Rorschach Aquatica II - Hanlon Breuer
    Honorable Mention
  • Aubergine - Carrier
    Aubergine - Carrier
    Award of Merit
  • Along The Ripples - Antony
    Along The Ripples - Antony
    Award of Merit

BEST OF SHOW
‘Precious’ by Rebecca Wilkinson

FIRST PLACE
‘Full Service’ by Dana Daydodge

SECOND PLACE
‘Tribute to Cecil’ by Susan Greenlee-Mamon

THIRD PLACE
‘Winter Wonderland’ by Chauncey Nelson

HONORABLE MENTIONS
‘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.

Work in show available for reference online here. 

Cindy Sturla, CFWS artist, offers watercolor classes

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.

Free Online Course: Transfer Drawings With Tracing Paper

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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.

Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Descriptions of the various Board positions are described here.

Member Directory now .pdf

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.

Thanks,
CFWS Board