President’s Letter

Hello NFWS friends!

It does indeed seem like spring has sprung early here in Western New York. Quite exciting to enjoy this lovely weather.

We had a great demo by State College, PA resident Lena Thynell of a wonderful winter barn scene. It is available on our NFWS YouTube site which you can reach through our website.

Glenn Blue from York, PA will be our presenter on Zoom at 7 p.m., April 15th. “Glenn captures the artistic impression and atmosphere of his subjects. His paintings are representative without being photographic. He showcases the flow and glow of watercolor.”

A reminder that our spring show will hang in the Artist Group Gallery at 1 Linwood Ave. in Buffalo. For those of you with paintings in the show, the drop off date is April 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Remember social distancing rules will be in effect so the number of people let into the gallery at one time will be limited.

We are looking for people interested in serving on the board of NFWS. We will need a new secretary next year and a board member. In addition, we will need one or two people interested in being trained to run our video camera when we return to in-person demonstrations. If any of this interests you, please contact me at the number below or send me an email.

The board decided at its last meeting that we will continue with Zoom demonstrations through the February, 2022 meeting. We still don’t know what the COVID guidelines will be for the fall and we all know that weather can be so iffy in the winter in this area. In addition, it allows us to host demonstrators from anywhere on our “stage.”

Finally, I would be interested in hearing from everyone what your reaction has been to the Zoom demonstrations and/or the ones you may have viewed on our YouTube channel.

Ann Sessions, President

Cell: 716-208-4301