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Presidents Message

A note from the president, Curt Bond

Curt BondAnother month has passed since our last CWS meeting.  I must admit it was not well attended due to the hurricane, but the dozen or so of us that were there had a nice get together and several members brought paintings for show & tell.  We had plenty of refreshments and a special thanks to the ladies that supplied the fare.  I hope all survived the storm with minimal or no damage.  My wife and I were very fortunate sustaining no problems other than loss of power for 4 days.  

This month we are privileged to have a wonderful demonstrator, Kim Minichiello.  Her credentials are amazing and I am looking forward to a great demo.

November will bring our annual show at the Homosassa Wildlife Park that is chaired by Helene Lancaster.  So, start getting those framed paintings ready, fill your browse box with those smaller treasures and gather up those cards and small prints for sale.

I am looking forward to a great fall and winter for CWS members and a lot of fun, informative demos and meetings.  See you at the meeting October 13th

        Curt Bond



Watercolor Art Inspired by People and Cultures

Kim Minichiello

I enjoy writing the monthly column for the Citrus Watercolor Society (CWS), because it is used primarily to introduce the artist demonstrator for the scheduled society monthly meeting. Over the years, I have been privileged to personally meet many of our demonstrators prior to the writing of the column. And so, I find it easy to generate the background information written. But this month I find the column a bit more challenging, because I am not familiar with her or her work. Our demonstrator this month will be Windermere, Florida artist, Kim Minichiello. Kim has been extremely successful in her career as an artist and business person. Her bio is impressive, her work is colorful, powerful, and with an international flavor. Regarding her background she comments, “From the earliest age I can remember, I have been designing and creating. From painting, drawing and needlework, to creating gardens and refining my culinary skills, I have always found a broad variety of ways to express my creativity. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Design at Purdue University, my career in art and design has spanned over 30 years. As a designer for Walt Disney Imagineering, I designed shops, restaurants, and attractions for Disney theme parks in Paris, Tokyo, California and Florida. At the same time, I established myself as an accomplished Textile Artist, creating one of a kind garments, and painted and printed home furnishings shown in various galleries in the U.S., as well as creating and producing my own line of wearable art for children.” She continues, “Both my love of travel, and the opportunities that I have had to live and work in Paris, France and Hong Kong, China working with Disney, have brought me full circle as an artist back to my true passion of painting. Working in watercolor and oils, I draw inspiration from the amazing people and cultures I have had the pleasure of experiencing and living among. Whether visiting a temple in China or Japan, or many of the astounding museums in Paris and Europe, I have absorbed and studied the rich cultural heritage of these places that profoundly influence my work.” Kim is a signature member of the Georgia Watercolor Society, (GWS); the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, (PWS); and the Louisiana Watercolor Society, (LWS). She holds membership in the Florida Watercolor Society, Winter Garden Art Association, Urban Sketchers, Women Painters of the Southeast, American Women Artists, an Associate Member of the National Watercolor Society, an Associate Member of the American Watercolor Society, an Associate Member of the California Art Club, the Southern Watercolor Society, and the Central Florida Watercolor Society. You can view her work on her web site at              


Looking Ahead...

November 10th demonstrator, Sharon Harris,; and December 8th demonstrator Jamie Cordero, following by two-day workshop Dec.9-10.

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**** Ocala Art Group Will Host Lynn Ferris ****

Shadow PlayLynn Ferris will present a demonstration and workshop at the Main Branch of the Marion County Public Library in Ocala for a Demonstration November 8, 2017 and Two Day Workshop Thursday Nov 9 and Friday November 10, 2017.

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Click on the Poster for more info... Homosassa Art Show


Darla Goldberg Workshop Jaimie Cordero Diane Simon Diane Simon Carol Frye Carol Frye Karlyn Holman Jaimie Cordero Members Annual Show and Tell Curt Bond Sharon Harris Kim Minichiello Darla Goldberg Demo August Demo

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July News

Citrus Watercolor Members Attend Workshop

Recently, several members of the Citrus Watercolor Society attended a workshop at the Dixon Ticonderoga Museum in Lake Mary. The company, which is most famous for the number 2 pencil many used in grade school, houses a museum containing original art of artists including Normal Rockwell.
The workshop was taught by the internationally known artist and teacher, Tom Jones.
Photo: Seated Tom Jones. L-R Pat Otto, Marie Sloan, Brenda Glenny, Susan Donohoe, Connie Phillips and Darla Goldberg

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Darla Goldberg Workshop Jaimie Cordero Diane Simon Diane Simon Carol Frye Carol Frye Karlyn Holman Jaimie Cordero Members Annual Show and Tell Curt Bond Sharon Harris Kim Minichiello Darla Goldberg Demo

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About Citrus Watercolor Society

Members of the Citrus Watercolor Society enjoy a "Painting of the Month" competition in October, November, January, February, March and April. They have opportunities to show and sell their work, take workshops and participate in monthly sketch/paint-outs, etc. For more information about the meeting, or to become a member, call Jane Kegan (352) 527-6934, Curt Bond (352) 489-1938 or see the CWS web site  The Citrus Watercolor Society meets at 12:00 Noon on the second Friday of every month, except July, at the Family Center of the 1st Christian Church of Inverness, 2018 Colonade Street, Inverness, FL. Learn more...)

Citrus Watercolor Society
P.O. Box 2464
Inverness, FL  34451-2464