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Fall Show December 2017
Painting of the Month
The first and second place paintings of the month are displayed at
Cadence Bank in Inverness, 301 S US HWY 41
Cash prize for
Painting of the Month
First Place
Yvonne BrunelleYvonne Brunelle
Second Place
Barbara Kerr

Barbara Kerr

photos of POM winners courtesy of
Norm Freyer


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Presidents Message

A note from the president, Curt Bond

Curt BondNovember is a busy month for the Citrus Watercolor Society.  Our demonstrator this month is the very popular Florida artist …Sharon Harris.  She is an accomplished painter, sculptor & ceramicist.  She is also very involved with the Art Center of Citrus County.  Her work is very colorful & interesting….. I’m looking forward to a very informative demo.
The Fall Show & Sell is Saturday and Sunday the 18th & 19th  of  November.  Get those framed paintings ready along with your prints and greeting cards.  This is one of the best opportunities to show off your artwork.  There is always a good crowd at the Homosassa Wildlife Park …plenty of lookers and buyers!  Helene Lancaster is the chairperson for this event ….contact her for more information.  Thanks to Art Estrella for volunteering to transport the racks.
Congrats to Painting of the Month winners Yvonne Brunelle and Barbara Kerr …two very nice & very different painting styles.

The December Luncheon will be on the 8th of the month.  Nancy Vaillimont will be accepting payments at the November meeting.  You can pick your entrée at that time.

I hope to see you all at the November 10th monthly meeting ….

Curt Bond    

Fall Art Show and Sale

To view photos of the winning paintings at the Homosassa Springs Fall Art Show.. November 18-19, 2017 here...

photos courtesy of Norm Freyer


Looking Ahead...

December 8th demonstrator Jamie Cordero, following by two-day workshop Dec.9-10.

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Art as a Narrative of an Experience

Sharon HarrisThe demonstrator at the November 10th meeting of the Citrus Watercolor Society (CWS) is Citrus County artist Sharon Harris. Sharon did her undergraduate work in the Art Department at Texas Tech University and completed a Bachelor of Science at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, with a double major in Industrial Art and Fine Art. Though art was always a part of her life, after college she pursued a career as a project architect for nationally known AE firms, followed by ownership of a design/build contracting company, Pro Designs, Inc. Upon retirement in 1998, she and her husband, Mac Harris, moved to Citrus County from North Carolina. Sharon served as Vice President and then as the President of the Art Center of Citrus County during which time she was instrumental in building the Art Center Theatre and enlarging/renovating the Art & Education Building on the Art Center Campus. She now spends time in her painting and pottery studios, teaching, is house manager for the Theatre and Director of the Youth Programs in art and drama at the Art Center. Regarding her artwork, she comments, “My paintings are a narrative of an experience. My goal is to visually tell a story by giving the viewer enough information to bring them into the picture, so they can explore the sense of time and place of the moment in the painting”. She continues, “I look for forms of movement, and I use the picture planes perspective to either pull the viewer in, or let them stand outside as an observer. She has received critical acclaim for her artworks in drawing, painting, pottery and sculpture throughout the Southeast; at the North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh), and throughout North Carolina, as well as In Oklahoma and the Truman State University in Missouri. In Florida her works have received critical acclaim at the Appleton Museum in Ocala, and other sites. Sharon is a member of the Acrylic Painters of Florida; Women Painters of the Southeast; Appleton Museum of Art; The Naples Association; The Visual Arts Society of Ocala; The Ocala Art Group, The Art Center of Citrus County and The Citrus County Watercolor Society. You can view Sharon’s work on her web site at




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              


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