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Painting of the Month
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The first and second place paintings of the month are displayed at
Cadence Bank in Inverness,
301 S US HWY 41
(Junction of Rtes 41 and 44)
APRIL 2018
First Place
Gingi MartinGingi Martin 1st Place
Second Place
Suzanne Mahr

Suzanne Mahr - 2nd place

photos of POM winners courtesy of
Norm Freyer
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Presidents Message

A note from the president, Curt Bond

Curt BondJune, 2018           

I hope everyone enjoyed the May luncheon … Citrus Hills staff did a great job, as they always do.  Tom Jones entertained as only he can … thanks to Tom and Bonnie for the workshops … always informative and fun. 

Congratulations to all the “NEW” board members and to Barbara Kerr for her lively installation presentation. And thanks to all the members that made the luncheon a success.

This month’s demonstrator will be Kathy Durdin … a very accomplished Florida painter.  She will conduct a one day workshop on Saturday following the Friday meeting … please sign up if you can ... it should prove to be most informative.  

Again thanks to everyone who worked so hard this last fiscal year to make this club a success and so much fun to be a member of. 

Hope to see you at the next monthly meeting Friday June 8th.   

Curt Bond    

July Press Release

Artists Depart, But Their Art Lives On

Mary Ann HollarsThis is the time of the year that the Citrus Watercolor Society (CWS) takes a break in its busy schedule, regroups, and looks ahead toward another year promoting the art of watercolor. There are always unexpected events that occur, but it seems that there are those that suddenly hit us in the head like a thrown brick. Such a stunning occurrence happened recently with the death of artist Mary Ann Hollars of Ocala. She succumbed to cancer after a short and trying battle. She possessed a bubbly personality. I will best remember her as she is pictured on the Florida Watercolor Society (FWS) web site. She was an accomplished watercolor artist and was devoted to the art of watercolor. An active supporter and officer of the Citrus Watercolor Society, serving in the position as Vice President-Programs, she ensured that there were continual high-quality programs, demonstrators and workshops available to the CWS monthly programs. Mary Ann was on the Board of Directors of the Florida Watercolor Society serving as the current Secretary. She was a member of the Citrus Watercolor Society, the Florida Watercolor Society, the Ocala Art Group, and the Nature Coast Painters. We will miss her and shed some tears because she leaves a gap in our lives, our Society and the art community.
Mary Ann’s death reminds all of us that life is short, and as artists we have seen the recent departure of many of our Nature Coast artist friends. Now we remember our departed friends who have passed away too soon: Mary Ann Hollars, Ray Jowers, Dolores Witt, Dr. Virginia Neal, Jean Morey, Dr. Bill Slinger, Corky Duink, Joanne Boyd and Carol Maguire. Their art lives on!

 

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June Press Release

Loosening Up and Seeing Color Everywhere


Kathy DurdinThe Citrus Watercolor Society welcomes Hyde Park, FL artist Kathy Durdin as the demonstrator at the June 8th meeting. Durdin, who is a leadership development consultant and coach, grew up in Lakeland, FL. She graduated from the College of William and Mary, and lived in Washington, D.C. for 12 years before moving back to Florida. She recounts, “I grew up in art, as my mother was an artist. However, after graduating from college, I confined my involvement in art to visiting museums and studying exhibitions. I started painting again in 2003 and have been working consistently at it since then.” She continues, “I have always loved watercolor as a medium. While it is very unforgiving, its freshness cannot be replicated. I work very hard to loosen up my brush strokes, to take advantage of the medium.” Her style is loose, to take advantage of the characteristics of the medium. Her work needs to be viewed from a distance. Durdin’s other passion is color. Seeing how color drives emotion and how different colors blend and mingle on paper. She combines unusual, unexpected color combinations, inviting viewers to connect colors rather than mixing them on her palette. Kathy is constantly looking for inspiration in the world around her. She keeps camera with her always, looking for images that touch her emotionally. She looks for that emotional reaction when she is deciding what to paint. She particularly likes painting people – interesting people, situations and images.

Kathy was the president of the Florida Watercolor Society in 2012. She is a signature member of the Florida, Southern, Texas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Tallahassee, and Florida Suncoast watercolor societies. She has exhibited across Florida, as well as nationally, from New York to California. She teaches classes and workshops, inspiring her students to loosen up their work and enhance their skills. You can view Kathy’s work on the following web site www.kathydurdin.com

One-Day Portraiture Workshop with Kathy Durdin

Kathy Durdin will conduct a one–day workshop on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Whispering Pines facility in Inverness.. For information regarding the workshop, contact Peg Lefebvre at 352-750-0069, or see the CWS web site at www.citruswatercolorsociety.org/workshops


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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