In memorium: Kim Minichiello

Kim Minichiello, past president of Florida Watercolor Society and a longtime member of Central Florida Watercolor Society, passed away suddenly during a plein air trip in Montana on July 23, 2021.

Kim pursued her dream of being a professional artist with gusto. Her love was watercolor and she was on the way to mastering the medium. She was a mentor, teacher and productive artist. Her work had won numerous awards and she was featured in a selection of professional art magazines focusing on watercolor painting and technique.

She was a signature member of numerous watercolor societies including American Women Artists-AWA, American Watercolor Society-AWS, California Art Club, Out of State Artist, Florida Watercolor Society-FWS, Georgia Watercolor Society-GWS, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society-PWS and the Louisiana Watercolor Society-LWS.

I came across this Interview with Kim by Eric Rhoads, the publisher of Outdoor Painter and other art services. It is his memorial to Kim. He thought very highly of her.

A Celebration of Life is being planned.  Donations in her honor can be made to the Florida Watercolor Society with proceeds going to establish the Kim Minichiello Memorial Award for the 50th Annual Exhibition.

Summer of Art 2012

Our summer online show is now live. The show features recent work by current members of CFWS. Work in this show will rotate every three weeks, so get your membership dues up-to-date and send in a submission.

Goto the Summer of Art show

Marianna Ross showing in New Smyrna

Interweave – Watercolor and Silk Paintings by CFWS member Marianna Hamilton Ross will be shown at the Founders Gallery, The HUB, New Smyrna Beach from April 3-25, 2021.

Opening Reception is Saturday, April 3, 4-7 pm. A silk painting demonstration on April 17 at 1 pm.
All welcome!

The HUB on Canal
Founders Gallery
132 Canal Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
386.957.3924

“Chalice” by Marianna Ross

Annual Show Participating Artists

Artists participating in the 2021 Annual Show
hosted at SOBO this February/March

Janet Asbury Ken Austin Sandi Baier Jane Brinckerhoff Teresa Chin
Pamela Chock Charlotte Cipes Dorothy Cline Karen Cole Mary Dall
Nancy Dias Susan Jane Donohoe Diana Eagles Dione Fetner Susan Greenlee-Mamon
Susan Grogan Vera Gubnitskaia Sandi Hanlon-Breuer Stewart Jones Patty Kane
Nancy Larkin Mike Malloy Tiffany McCarty Kim Minichiello Marcela Moglia
Jackii Molsick Chauncey Nelson Marianna Ross Leslie Rossetti Susie Schreiber
Richelle Siska George Stuart Cindy Sturla Deborah G Umphrey Mary Kathryn Van Kleunen
Marion Wagster Rebecca Wilkinson Ann Worrall Thouraya Zapara

Annual Show Drop-Off, January 31st

REMINDER TO PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

DROP OFF: January 31, 2020 between  3pm – 5pm.
Accepted work to the SOBO Gallery.

FORMS FOR ENTRY will be sent with your notification email. Please, have all forms and labels in place when dropping off.

RECEPTION:  February 4th at SOBO, 6-8pm
The reception will be a social-distanced walk-through the exhibit with arrows directing people through the gallery one way, with a limited number of guests at a time.

Patty Kane, CFWS classes at Crealde

WATERCOLOR CLASSES WITH PATTY KANE

Beginning Watercolor (8-week class)

Instructor: Patty Kane

Crealde @ Home: virtual art class for those who prefer to paint in the comfort of their home.

Wednesday, January 20 – March 10, 2021 from 2-4 pm
AND
Wednesday, April 4 – May 26, 2021 from 2-4 pm

Let’s Get Started. Watercolor is a mysterious medium. Once you learn the basics, you will paint the rest of your life. This class will discuss necessary supplies, learn techniques and practice color mixing to get you on your watercolor journey. Be prepared to paint during this class.

Crealde Members $235/Non-Crealde Members $255

Sign up at crealde.org

For more class information, contact Patty at:artbypattykane@gmail.com

 

 

Achieving Creative Color with Transparent Watercolor (6-week class)

Instructor: Patty Kane

Crealde School of Art, Winter Park Campus

Thursday, January 21 – March 11, 2021 from 2-4 pm
AND
Thursday, April 5 – May 27, 2021 from 2-4 pm

Sign up at crealde.org

Why are my paintings dull? Should I paint on wet or dry paper? Use transparent pigment to learn how to mix colors to achieve luminosity, spontaneity, and sparkle in your paintings. Color mixing and a variety of WOW (wet-on-wet) and dry paper techniques will be explored. There will be demonstrations for every concept discussed. Be prepared to paint in this class. Intermediate Level

Crealde Members $245/Non-Crealde Members $265

For more class information, contact Patty at:artbypattykane@gmail.com

Need gift idea?

Need gift idea for Christmas, I highly recommend this line of brushes.  Last Christmas Party, I was lucky to be given a Princeton Neptune #8 brush at the CFWS Christmas Party – (center brush in image.)

The synthetic filament is as close to real hair as I have seen – and the point of the brush is ultrafine.

CFWS Sponsors – Click the logo for link to Blick Online.