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December 2017
Painting of the Month
Rules
The first and second place paintings of the month are displayed at
Cadence Bank in Inverness, 301 S US HWY 41
OCTOBER is
FOUNDERS' MONTH
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 BondWell, the holidays and the end of another year are upon us.  Shopping, traveling and seeing relatives and friends will be our main concerns over the next few weeks.  I hope health and happiness are your most cherished gifts this holiday season. 

Our annual Holiday Luncheon is the 8th of December this year and I hope to see all of you there.  The Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club always does a great job providing wonderful food and service.  Fun  and some interesting “givaways” will be a big part of the program.  Don’t forget to bring your small masterpieces for the card exchange.

The demonstrator will be the Florida artist Jamie Cordero.  Her work is widely known and collected.  You do not want to miss this demo…her techniques are truly exciting and different.  She will conduct a two day workshop at Whispering Pines the 9th & 10th. 

I hope all the CWS members have a great and safe New Year and look forward to an even better 2018 for our “little club”.

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 ....click here...

photos courtesy of Norm Freyer

December Press ReleaseGifted Watercolorist Demonstrates at Watercolor Society


Jaimie CorderoEvery once in a while, one runs into someone who has a very special talent. One who also possesses an impressive bio that is almost breathtaking. And one whose artwork makes you stop and say, Wow! This is the best way to describe Jaimie Cordero, the watercolorist who will demonstrate at the December 8th luncheon meeting of the Citrus Watercolor Society. Jaimie Cordero grew up in Pennsylvania, the daughter of a talented musician/composer father, and fine artist mother. She was an art major in high school, studied Indian folk art and art history in college, and was mentored in watercolor painting by Mel Stabin, Judy Morris, Betsy Dillard-Stroud and Jean Grastorf. She is an award-winning watercolor artist from Miami, Florida. Jaimie’s works have been featured in numerous publications and books, including the Splash series, and Watercolor Artist magazines. She has exhibited in the American Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society, Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, San Diego Watercolor Society, Florida Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Watercolor Society, the Salmagundi Club, the Florida Museum of Women Artists Inaugural Exhibition, American Artists Professional League, Northwest Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society, and holds signature membership in several of these Societies. Her passion is traveling to exotic locales, wandering quaint backroads and villages and finding inspiration to paint the way in which the sunlight there catches the local architecture and byways. Her painting collections include series done in Bermuda, Spain, South Florida, the Caribbean, Colombia and Bucks County, PA. Jaimie is the resident watercolor artist at Pinecrest Gardens Aquarelle Studios located in Pinecrest, Florida. She is a busy working mom putting her two gifted sons through college. While winding down her career as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer, she teaches watercolor classes locally and workshops throughout Florida and the U.S. Jaimie is known for her signature style of brushless watercolor painting achieved by pouring and layering transparent layers of paint, and using a split primary method of color combining, an approach which has garnered her many awards and recognition. You can see her work at her web site www.AquarelleStudiosandGalleries.com or www.mijelloart.com/jaimie-cordero.html

Two Day Workshop with Jaimie Cordero

Jaimie Cordero will conduct a two-day workshop at the Whispering Pines recreation building on Saturday, December 9, and Sunday, December 10, 2017. Cost of the two-day workshop is $135 for members, and 165 for non-members. For information click here to go to the Workshops page, or contact Helene Lancaster at 352-257-1261, or email at ME2XS@aol.com

 

Looking Ahead...

December 8th demonstrator Jamie Cordero, www.mijelloart.com/jamie-cordero.html following by two-day workshop Dec.9-10.

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    November

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 www.sharonharrisart.com

 

  October

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 www.kimminichiello.com              

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 www.citruswatercolorsociety.org 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