Something new is about to happen at the June 14th meeting of the Citrus Watercolor Society (CWS). Something in the art world that, quite probably, you have never seen before. You are going to have to see this! The activity that will occur is a fun, and fast-paced event. The event is what is called a “Paint Around”. A Paint-Around is an event where a number of artists each “paint-around” to create paintings.
Artists participating have limited time to contribute to the paintings, with each member taking timed turns. Those artists who will be painting include Barbara Kerr, Suzanne Mahr, Nancy Fisher, Darla Goldberg and Wanda Boyd. These folks qualified for the Paint-Around by placing first in the CWS “Painting of the Month” contest during the past year.
These five artists ll bring a painting concept already drawn off, with a reference, ready to paint on paper for a finished painting of 12”x16”. Each artist starts on her own painting and paints for 10 minutes. At the end of this time, volunteers help move the paintings to the next easel and each artist has 10 minutes to paint on that painting. This continues until the artists have painted on each painting. The last rotation allows the artist 10 minutes on their own painting and this concludes the paint-around.
Each painting will be signed by all 5 artists and raffled off as a fundraiser for CWS. Tickets will be sold, $1.00 each, or 6 for $5.00. Tickets to be used by dropping tickets in any of the provided containers bearing the artist’s name/numbered painting. Tickets can be used any time up until drawing for paintings. The CWS President will announce raffle winners. The paintings will be presented to each individual winner at that time. So come, watch this fun activity as the CWS artists take turns putting their unique spin on a painting!
Citrus Watercolor Society announces juried art show winners
The Citrus Watercolor Society announces the winners in the juried portion of the recent Fall Show and Sale held at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa State Wildlife Park. Hernando artist Douglas Murray was awarded the Best of Show honors. His watercolor painting of “Peggy’s Cove” (pictured above) was the best of some very competitive artwork. Murray is an accomplished watercolorist and has won numerous awards for his artwork. Other award winners were First Place, Helene Lancaster of Crystal River, for her painting “PalmsAlot”; Second Place went to Chuck Chesnul of Floral City with his painting “Yankeetown Marina”; and Third Place winner was Norman Freyer of Homosassa and his painting “Crotonesque”. Two artists, Susan Strawbridge of Inverness, and Curt Bond of Dunnellon received Honorable Mention awards. A painting by Yvonne Brunelle of Floral City received the President’s Award.
The Citrus Watercolor Club will hold their annual Holiday Luncheon on Friday, December 10th starting at 12:00 Noon. International award-winning artist Steve Rogers will present the featured demonstration. Mr. Rogers is a signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society, The American Watercolor Society and The National Watercolor Society. Steve was the Chairman of the American Watercolor Society Jury of Awards in 2010.His painting “Aegean Blue” was included in the 1st Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary International Water Media Masters at the Jiangsu Watercolor Research Institute in Nanjing, China.
Steve Rogers was born in New York City. He attended Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, and graduated with a B.A. from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Ill. Steve has made a career of painting since 1975. He lives in Ormond Beach, FL
with his wife Janet who is also a signature member of the American Watercolor Society. He has regularly presented watercolor workshops in Greece, Italy, Spain and France. “My purpose as an artist is to portray the beauty of light and color in God’s world as I experience it within my heart.”
Mr. Rogers will be teaching a two-day workshop on December 11th & 12th at the Whispering Pines Park Recreation Center in Inverness. For information, call Glenda Ackley at 352-560-4220.
HOLIDAY LUNCHEON VOLUNTEERS
CHAIRPERSONS: DARLA GOLDBERG & SANDY DUNHAM
Prizes and Gifts: Sandy Dunham, Mimi Salton, Pat Woodhouse Card Exchange: Wanda McVeigh, Lois Moore, Delois Lang
Ham: Ada Hollingsworth Refreshments: Barbara Berg, Delores Witt Set up: Carol Tucker, Mel Rustom, Deloris Witt, Barbara Kerr, Jean Morey, Carolyn Park, Ellen Hines, Jane Kega, Delois Lang Dick, Suzie VonAmmon Clean Up: Mel Rustom, Norm Freyer, Carol Scharf, Delora Scanlon, Marti Estep Silverware: Verna Callender, Judi Snow Center Pieces: Sandy Dunham, Mimi Salton, Darla Goldberg