GCWS meetings, exhibits, paint-ins, member awards, and more!
January General Meeting and Demo
January 16, 2018
7:00 PM

Please join us for an evening with
Jean Haines

Living in China was a time when studying brush control had the greatest impact on the evolvement of Jeans style. Later working with artists from India and Pakistan introduced vibrant colours in her results compared to her previous more quiet watercolours created whilst living in Europe.

The combination of East meets West in her style is unavoidable and to be enjoyed. Free flow of water along with no fear of working directly minus the use of a preliminary sketch leads Jean to amazing results that often leave viewers of her working in awe. Light and the use of beautiful colour along with the ability to take any ordinary subject and turn it into an extraordinary painting with consistently unique results is what many artists aspire to achieve. Furthermore Jean has the ability to install enthusiasm and inspirational motivation in all around her.

GCWS Exhibits

Current Exhibit
"Apparently Watercolor"
January 4 - January 29, 2018
Broward County Main Library--6th Floor
Upcoming Exibit
"Florida Focus on Art"
February 24 - March 17, 2018
Art Serve

2018 Workshops

Jean Haines
January 16 & 17, 2018
January 18 & 19, 2018
Waitlist ONLY

Soon Warren
February 20-22, 2018
3-day Workshop

Pat Dews
March 20-23, 2018
4-day Workshop

Register Now!


Paint-in Schedule Winter 2018 
January 10, January 31,
February 7, February 14, February 28
March 7, March 14


Deadline January 13, 2018

Current Logo

Gold Coast Watercolor Society (A Watermedia Group) is looking for a new LOGO or visual identity to promote our group.  We are seeking inspired artists (members or non members) who can design a creative and innovative logo design. The logo should be recognizable for who we are. You do not need to be a graphic designer we will take winning LOGO to a professional to clean it up and make it print ready.  

Winner will be selected by membership votes at the January and February general meetings.

Contest winner will receive a selection of Holbein Watercolors (and bragging rights!). The winner and design will be featured in an upcoming newsletter with interview by Jen Walls.

Please click here for more details regarding logo design, contest rules & submission requirements.
Member Awards

1st Annual Pen Women- Ft Lauderdale & Boca Raton Show
Sugar Sand Community Center, Boca Raton
Tammy Seymour -  1st Place
Sandy Hynds -  2nd Place
Marcia Hirschy -  Honorable Mention

Florida Watercolor Online Juried Show
Tammy Seymour - 1st Place
Saundra Newman - Accepted
Bunny Sheffield - Accepted
Linda Stoddard - Accepted

Delray Art League 2017 Holiday Showcase
Christine Landis - 1st Place

Palm Beach Watercolor Society's "Love of Art" show:
Sandra Newman - 1st Place
Andrienne Walker - 3rd Place

Congratulations to All!
Member Announcements

Exhibitions & Outdoor Shows

4321 Mixed Multi-Media Show
Valerie Mafdali
Opening Reception
Thursday, January 4th 5:30-7:30 pm
Refreshments for your pleasure
Cultural Community Center
410-SE 3rd Street
Hallandale Beach, Fl 33009

ArtFest on the Green, Wellington
Claudia Hafner
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9-5
Sunday, January 28, 2018 ,10-4
Wellington Amphitheater-Wellington, Florida

Boca Beach House Restaurant
Claudia Hafner, Marcia Hirschy and Tammy Seymour
January & February.
887 E Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton

Artists in the Park at Veteran's Park, Delray
Claudia Hafner, Chris Landis, Jen Walls
will exhibit outdoors  with Delray Art League
January - April on select weekends


R esidency in the Olive Stack Gallery
Jen Walls is just back from a five week residency in the Olive Stack Gallery in Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland.  During the residency, Walls co-published a Christmas coloring book with Olive Stack, created art inspired by Ireland and wrote a daily travel blog followed by thousands of readers.  This is Walls' second Irish residency, and she will return for a third in December 2018.


New member, Elaine Barber teaches watercolor classes at
Blanco y Blanco in Ft. Lauderdale on Wednesdays

Looking for a teacher? Check out our teaching members on the GCWS  website.

Save the Dates    

Board Meeting
January 10
2:00 pm 

Monthly Meeting
January 16
7:00 pm

Current Exhibit
Apparently Watercolor
Take-in  on Thursday, January 4th 10:30 to 12:30

Update Profile Information
for the Membership Roster.
Look for link at bottom of this email.

9:30-2:00 pm

Soon Warren
February 20-22, 2018
3-day Workshop
Pat Dews
March 20-23, 2018
4-day Workshop

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