GCWS meetings, exhibits, paint-ins, member awards, and more!
November Meeting and Demo
 November 19
7:00 pm

Loose and juicy watercolor of a tropical boat scene
Demo  with Ellen Negley

Ellen Negley is a watercolor artist living in Lake Worth, Florida. For her, watercolor is the perfect medium. It's elusive, unpredictable and has a mind of its own. She is fascinated by its nuances. One minute the colors are bold and electric and the next they're delicate and transparent. She says that although traditionally, watercolor is done by first drawing the subject matter in pencil on the paper and then painting on top of the sketch. she decided the pencil marks were inhibiting so she eliminated them. Now she just starts from the top and paints her way down the paper. Although she says it's a lot riskier starting that way, she enjoys the unexpected things that happen along the way. She likes the feeling of losing control of a painting and then trying to get it back.

Her subject matter almost always involves the figure. She chooses busy urban settings where she can use lots of color and have people bustling about. Although she often moves things around for composition's sake, she rarely eliminates elements to make a "pretty" picture. If there happens to be telephone poles in the scene, they'll likely end up in my painting!

1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Please bring snacks to the meeting to share
Current Exhibition

45th Annual Member's Love Watercolor
November 6 - December 2
Coral Spring Museum of Art

Members Only Exhibit
RECEPTION: Thursday, November 14 | 3 - 5 p.m.
 Awards and Opening Reception
Member Awards

Winners in the Pembroke Pines 15th Annual Art Competition:
Tammy Seymour - Poster Winner
Judy Nunno - Best Watercolor

Winners in the Coral Springs Artist Guild "Eye of the Beholder" show
at the CSMoA Lobby
Lynn Kroll: 1st Place
Tammy Seymour: 3rd Place

People's Choice at Gold Coast Watercolor Society's "Paint the Universe" exhibition
Terry Mulrooney
2020 Workshops
Karen Knutson AWS, NWS
Jan 21-23, 2020
Karen Knutson will open your eyes to Gustav Klimt as you delve into acrylic for the first time or as an experienced painter.  This workshop will emphasize good design with lots of tricks and techniques to push you into Klimt's world.  New to acrylic inexpensive paints may be used for the process.  No drawing skills are necessary to enter this playful but expressive workshop.
Anne Abgott AWS, NWS
February 18-20 2020
Anne Abgott, in her Daring color and more!  You will learn to exaggerate the possibilities of an Image.  Design, photo shop, power repetition, balance, color games through mingling with a different image produced each day. One day will venture into opaques.  All will be learned as you work from Anne's photo or if you choose to work with your own photo. All Levels are welcome.  You will never fear watercolor again.
Steve Rogers, AWS, NWS
March 17-19 2020
Join Steve Rogers  as we discover the pure Joy of painting intuitive Abstract Painting with Fluid Acrylics , Watercolor Pencils and Crayons. Letting go and realizing that there are no rules, depending entirely on understanding Design and Color Theory.  All of which will be thoroughly explained and illustrated.  Then the fun begins.  Lots of intuitive painting time with help finding your direction and finally what it takes to pull an Abstract together.
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Member Announcements

Teresa Kirk has 3 paintings juried into the Kansas Watercolor Society's National Exhibition, Oct. 4-Dec. 15 at Mary Kosh Arts Center, Wichita

Claudia Hafner And Tammy Seymour will each be exhibiting and selling at OceanFest 2019, November 9 at Anne Kolb Nature Center in Hollywood

Lois Perdue and top South Florida Artist featured at Art in Unusual Places, the Heritage Art Galleries. Opening night reception November 14, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Claudia Hafner will be exhibiting and selling at Westminster Academy 
Christmas Boutique on Friday evening and Saturday, November 15 & 16, 
Fort Lauderdale

Judy Nunno's "Dragon Fruit" will be featured on boxes of Hoffman chocolates for sale at Art + Stroll on November 21st 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Las Olas Blvd. and later in local Hoffman stores.

Life Sessions

Fantastic line up of models.  

Paint from life 
If you can paint and draw a vase you can paint the human figure.

For the very low cost of $20.00 per day I am offering a 4 hour session with professional models.
Give it a try.

Sign up now with Carol Thaw 954-389-0374 or carolannart@comcast.net.
We meet at Art Serve on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and paint until 2 p.m.  Brown bag lunch and bring a sweater.

NOV. 13 | NOV 20
DEC 4 | DEC 18

Carol Thaw
954-389-0374 or carolannart@comcast.net

Frames for Sale

Artists One of our local artists Daughter is offering up these frames from her Mom's inventory who recently passed away. if anyone is interested see details below. Her daughter is trying to sell them as bulk for $125 and she lives in Tamarac. You can email her if interested. This inventory will make 25 frames. She wants to sell them all at once.  Check out the list.
Contact:  JOSETTE M HENNINGS <josettem@bellsouth.net>

Save the Dates    

Board Meeting
November 13
2:00 pm 

Monthly Meeting
November 19
7:00 pm

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