Welcome to the CFWS website…

Our 2020-21 season has ended and CFWS will pick up in September with the start the 2021-22 Season. 

As we get closer to September, we will be updating the event calendar and posting as much information we have to keep you informed. But for now, the Summer of Art online show is up and we invite you to enter, if you’re a member, or simply browse the show.

We’ve brought back our SUMMER OF ART online show for this summer. CFWS artists were asked to submit work they are doing during the off-season to share with other members and the public. The work in this show will update on a three week rotation schedule.
Eligibility to submit requires that your CFWS membership is current for the upcoming 2021-22 Season.
Submit work and see rotation dates here.

The Central Florida Watercolor Society has been invited to Exhibit Paintings in SANFORD CITY HALL, Sanford, Florida, September 1st to November 30th, 2021.
Members are invited to submit work before the deadline of midnight on July 31, 2021.

  • Notification of Acceptance: Aug. 12, 2021
  • Drop Off: Sept. 2, 2021 from 10am-4pm (To Be Confirmed)
  • Hanging Artwork: Sept. 2-3, 2021
  • Reception: Sept. 4, 2021 from 6-8pm
  • Pick Up Artwork: Dec. 1 to Dec. 3, 2021, from 10 am-4pm.

Sanford Prospectus.pdf has been circulated to membership via email or viewed here.

CFWS artists exhibited paintings
in conjunction with the
Pompeii, the Immortal City Exhibit
that was hosted by the Orlando Science Center

The paintings were on display during the exhibits run at the Orlando Science Center’s Gallery.  The watercolors were painted specifically with Pompeii Exhibit in mind.

You can still view the work in this
online gallery:
“ Images of Pompeii”

The CFWS 2020-21 season presented a number of challenges. How to remain relevant to our members, how to fulfill our mission, how to plan for the future.?  ZOOM made our meetings possible by providing the means for members to gather while remaining safe, ZOOM made it possible for demos to continue.. These online demos proved to be more informative and beneficial than the in-person demos had been in the past. We were also able to adjust and hosted our Juried Show in March and we offered educational workshops using the remote format. Thankfully we are turning the corner on the pandemic and a return to normal. What we don’t know is when that will be and what “normal’ will now look like.Your board recently met to discuss this ‘new normal’ and plan for the upcoming 2021-22 season. It was decided that we will continue with the format of using ZOOM in September, October and November with online demos by accomplished artists. Vice President Richelle Siska will work during the off season to book these artists. She welcomes suggestions from the members, email her  with suggestions.
we are planning our traditional holiday party to be held December 2. An in-person meeting! Details will be posted in the calendar when confirmed and an email will be sent. Much depends upon unknown circumstances so January, February and March meetings will also be held online with demos presented.Our Annual Juried Show will be scheduled for March 2021  dates and our show committee is currently working out the details. But, we will be accepting paintings through most of December so break out the brushes. You will be notified of the cut-off date and submission will be online.The Board recognizes the importance of the social need that has been missed and is looking into making available scheduled gatherings in lieu of our monthly meetings. “CFWS LIVE” will take the form of activities where all can safely gather and enjoy networking and making new friends. As these party pop-ups are confirmed, you will be notified via email or look to the website for dates and details.And, Plein Air sessions will be scheduled monthly. These are a great opportunity to meet outdoors and share time with fellow members.Your continued membership makes possible these activities during the season. We encourage you to renew your membership or join today as a new member. Current members are eligible to show work during our SUMMER of ART online show. Join, pay your dues and submit your painting for this show, we welcome all work.Details for the activities listed above will be published, as they are confirmed, on this website. Check back often to see what will be happening during the 2021-22 season.

Join or Renew your membership online.
We welcome new members and it is very easy to join. If you wish to become a member or haven’t renewed your membership, join now. Pay online, or mail your check.  Dues are $40.00 annually. New members may join throughout the year.
As a courtesy, those joining after April 1st will have their membership continued throughout the next season.
CFWS holds monthly meetings during the season, each featuring an artist demo in addition to announcements of upcoming events. Membership also provides you with a number of watercolor related opportunities and discounts.
Join today! :  Membership Registration Form.

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Contact by mail:
Central Florida
Watercolor Society
PO Box 941512
Maitland, FL 32794-1512.

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