Ken Austin’s work at Crealde’s Showwalter Hughes Gallery

Crealde’s Showalter Hughes Gallery will open the show, “Helen Bennet and Ken Austin: A Tribute To 2 Central Florida Artists” on February 19th and will show through April 30th. The Reception will be Friday, February 26th from 7-9pm.

“I want to let you know you are all invited to attend, CFWS members and friends.  I hope everyone can be there!”


Plan a safe visit to SOBO…

Have you been to the show at SOBO?  Not only is the CFWS Annual Juried Show hanging but there is also an abstract show in the main gallery.  CFWS Show runs through March 27th.


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


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


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
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

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For more class information, contact Patty



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
Thursday, April 5 – May 27, 2021 from 2-4 pm

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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

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.


Call from Pikes Peak Watercolor Society

The Pikes Peak Watercolor Society wishes to extend an invitation to CFWS members to enter our International Watermedia 2021 Exhibition.  The deadline for entries is January 31, 2021.  Our juror is the esteemed Alvaro Castagnet.

Consider volunteering for CFWS Board…

CFWS has a few positions open on the Board that could use your help. If you want to contribute some time and talent to help CFWS continue providing services to the membership, please consider volunteering for these open positions: Treasurer, Gallery Coordinator, Workshop Coordinator.
Job Descriptions are available here or contact our president.