FWS could use your silent auction donation

The Florida Watercolor Society will celebrate their 48th Annual Juried Exhibition in Orlando, Florida at the Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 North Forest Avenue, September 10th through November 8th, 2019. We hope you will be able to join us for our annual exhibition opening reception at the Harry P. Leu Gardens Friday, September 20th, 2019. Additionally the Convention & Trade Show, which includes hourly demonstrations by well-known Florida artists, as well as a host of other activities, is to be held September 19th through 21st at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld.

Each year we ask members of local art leagues, Societies, Clubs, Associations, etc., for donation items for our Raffles and Silent Auction held during our Annual Convention. We have found that many people have items around their home that are new or gently used that they no longer have a need for and may want to donate. (art supplies, jewelry, art books, housewares, etc.) Some may take advantage of this in their “Spring Cleaning” effort. If you have a some members who are FWS members and also planning to attend this years convention, ask if they would be willing to take the donations for those that may not be attending the meeting.

We need your help to get the word out to your community, at your next meeting, in your spring/summer newsletter or email blast. Let your members know how they can help FWS and clean up their studio/workshop/other. Many individuals who donate and also attend the FWS Convention are often delighted when they win a raffle that as donated by another artist’s. Remember it may be your ‘trash’ but it may likely be someone else’s treasure!

Please contact me if you have any questions.


Diane Lary
FWS 2nd VP