Corona scare has disrupted our schedule

Our April and May Meetings are cancelled due to the Corona Virus directives.

SOBO Gallery, host to our Annual Show, has closed the gallery, hoping for a re-opening mid May and our show will hang through May 31st. Work will be picked up by artists on a yet to be determined date after May 31st. Bear with us, the exact date has not been determined. If you need access to you work prior, arrangements can be made by contacting Leslie Macaulay, show co-ordinator.

At this time, the Pompeii Show is still a go. The Science Center is determining a new schedule – we will alert the membership when we get confirmation.

Annual Show Award Winners Announced

Teresa Chin, Susan Grogan, Donna Eagles, Mary Ellen Carrier, Vicki Morley, and Cindy Sturla
with their award ribbons during the 2020 Show Reception.  Not pictured Marcela Moglia and Dot Cline.

Congratulations to all the artists whose work makes up the 2020 Annual Juried Show now being exhibited at SOBO Gallery in Winter Garden. During Thursday evening’s reception (3/5/20) the winners of the awards determined by this years jurist were presented and cudos to each of you who took home a recognition.
We have posted the winners and their work on the website but also  encourage you to make the trip to SOBO to see the paintings in person.

Link to 2020 Award Winners

Annual Juried Show now at SOBO…

The judge has decided and the paintings are now on display at the SOBO Gallery in Winter Garden. View the show during SOBO’s operating hours.
We have posted a online gallery of the work along with a ‘catalog’ with artist names, titles and prices.
Goto the Online Gallery.

Congratulations to the represented artists.

Any CFWS work in the 2019-20 FWS online show?

Let us know so we can give you recognition. Email the .jpg of painting, name and title, we’ll update this post with your accomplishment.

“Tilting at Windmills” by Nancy Dias’ was juried into the FWS 2020 Online Show by Judge Carrie Waller. This is Nancy’s seventh FWS Online appearance, she is a P2 in FWS.

Also, “Loving-that-Nectar” by Teresa Chin, CFWS Past President & web contributor.

And, “Irish Fisherman” by Marian Wagster.

And another, CFWS represents!

“Bee Harmony” by Susan Grogan.
This is her second online show, and she is a P2 for FWS.


“ Charles Reid with Corn Cob Pipe”  by former CFWS president Cindy Sturla, first time in FWS Online Show

One more.  “Prague Musicians” by Mary Dall, Past CFWS President.

And another…

“Mamie’s Manor” by Vickie Morley.



Annual Show Important Dates

For CFWS members:

  • October 10 – November 15, 2019 – paintings accepted for entry.
  • December 15, 2019 Artists notifications sent
  • Sunday, February 2, 2020 – Artists drop off paintings at SOBO 1-3pm
  • February 8, 2020 – Artist judges paintings for prizes and awards
  • Thursday, March 5, 2020 – Reception /Awards Ceremony at SOBO, 6-8pm
  • Friday, March 27, 2020 – show ends
  • Sunday, March 29, 2020. Artists pick up paintings from SOBO, 1-3pm

One entry is $25 , two entries $30
Please use standard guidelines.

Show details for accepted artists.

Call to CFWS members… Pompeii Show

The Central Florida Watercolor Society (CFWS) is honored to partner with the Orlando Science Center (OSC) to participate in an art exhibition of fascinating glimpses of the ancient city of Pompeii. This STEAM exhibit combines art and archeology using the personal photography of OSC members and art by CFWS members.

We have been invited to paint scenes of Pompeii to exhibit with this exhibition! Reference photos are being compiled. Use of copyrighted images without permission is prohibited.

The exhibition runs May 8th – July 28th, 2020.
Deadline for entry is 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 1, 2020
Jurying will take 2 weeks.
Artists to be notified no later than March 19th of the selection decisions.

Paintings will be delivered to the OSC on April 7th, 2020.

More information and a prospectus will be published soon on the website.