Florida Watercolor 2014 is better and bigger than ever and we hope you will join us. Our Watercolor Society is one of the largest in the nation with approximately 1100 members. Why is this an opportunity for you? Consider that we are able to bring to you the best nationally known jurors and instructors for our annual convention and workshops. Our annual conventions provide a forum and learning experience for our members and an opportunity to meet and talk to our juror, demonstrators, workshop instructors and members of FWS. Our trade show offers the opportunity to see and buy the latest art materials at discounted prices from our vendors. Plus, each fall, we hold a juried digital online show with cash awards for our non-signature members. We also work with a network of other watercolor organizations around the state of Florida to ensure that we know them and they know us. Members receive an annual exhibition catalog of all the selected paintings and awards. You can improve your art, expand your circle of artist friends and have fun being a member of FWS!
Florida Watercolor Society Exhibit and Convention 2014
The 2014 Exhibition will be held at the Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture, 51 North Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444. The Exhibit will run from Sept. 4, 2014 – Nov. 16, 2014. The director of the Museum is Gloria Adams. The Juror is Frank Webb of Pittsburg, PA. Frank will also be teaching a workshop. The other workshop instructor will be Myrna Wacknov of Foster City, CA. The Workshops will be held Sept. 15 – 18.
The reception will be held on Sept. 19th from 5:00 – 7:30 pm.
The Convention will be held at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton Deerfield Beach/ Boca Raton. The hotel is located at the corner of I-95 and Hillsborough Blvd. It is easily accessible and very visible from the interstate, 100 Fairway Dr. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441. The convention dates are Sept. 14 -21, 2014.
The story of Florida Watercolor Society is one of growth, education and sharing. The Florida Watercolor Society held its first, second and third annual exhibitions from 1938 to 1941 under the presidency of Harold Hilton. It is thought that the current Florida Watercolor Society evolved from this early beginning. Then, in 1972, with 26 members, Guy Beattie, director of the Maitland Art Center, invited Florida watercolorists to contribute their work to an exhibition. The mission of FWS is to contribute to the atmosphere of our state and to educate and assist anyone interested in the watercolor medium.
HOW TO JOIN
You may join on line! Or mail your check and the completed application to our Membership Chairman. If you join at Convention, you receive membership for the next three months and are paid up through the next year. A Florida resident must pay the annual dues by the membership deadline to be eligible for the Fall exhibition. A person who does not fulfill the residency requirement may become a "Nonresident Associate Member" with all the membership privileges except that he/she may not enter an FWS juried exhibition or become an officer in FWS. Annual renewal notices will be mailed to you after the new year. Failure to renew prior to May 1 of each year will result in losing your status and all privileges. You may regain your status by paying back dues. Please note that your contact information may be shared with other art organizations and art related entities.
Complete the form below and mail with your check payable to the Florida Watercolor Society in the amount of $40.00.