Annual May Luncheon

Thirty five members attended the Annual May Luncheon at Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club on May 13, 2022. Many thanks to those members who contributed to a successful luncheon:
Aileen Croly, Susan Strawbridge, Darla Goldberg, Barbara Fife, Sandra Copenhaver, Jackie Cash, Jeanne Conrad, Helene Lancaster, and Terry Carter.

Special thanks to Jackie Cash and Sandra Copenhaver for coordinating luncheon reservations; and Terry Carter for setting up the Demonstration Equipment.

Thank you to Polly Boston for her gracious watercolor demonstration.

Darla Goldberg presented Joyce Cusick with a Certificate of Life Membership for her dedication and invaluable contributions to CWS throughout her long membership.

Show & Tell – September 2019

Annual Members’ Show & Tell and Founders’ Award

Mel Rustom – Founders’ Award Winner

Paint-Around June 14, 2019

Press Release by Norm Freyer

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!

Homosassa Fall Art Show 2018

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.

BEST OF SHOW – Peggy’s Cove – DOUG MURRAY

Show & Tell -September 2018

Annual Members’ Show & Tell and Founders’ Award

Peggy Lefebvre – Founders’ Award Winner