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Twice a year, in May and October NFWS partners with the Burchfield Penney Art Center to host a demonstration by the NFWS Workshop Artist. Our Spring Workshop Artist is internationally renowned water media artist, Pat Dews. Pat Dews, a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City is a signature member and Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, National Collage Society and the New Jersey Water Color Society. Dews creates experimental works in watermedia…Find out more »
After a short and informative members meeting, we will welcome Drayton Jones, and award winning, nationally exhibited watercolor artist from Fayetteville, NY. Jones is an active member of the Cazenovia Watercolor Society, participates in local shows including St. David’s and The Dark Isle at Lorenzo and teaches various workshops. Recently he became a Signature member of Watercolor West, a nationally recognized Watercolor Society. He has studied under Nicora Gangi, a full time nationally exhibited, award- winning painter/artist. Gangi says “Drayton…Find out more »
After a short and informative members meeting, we will welcome our NFWS Fall Workshop Artist Iain Stewart, an award winning watercolor artist and teacher and a signature member of both the American and National Watercolor Societies.His work has received numerous awards in international competitions. Iain’s paintings have been published in Southern Living, Cottage Living, Better Homes and Gardens, The Robb Report, Watercolor ArtistMagazine, Splash 15 16 17, and the French publication Pratique des Arts. in maintains a studio in Opelika,…Find out more »
After a short and informative members meeting, we will welcome Mick McAndrews, an award winning, nationally exhibited watercolor artist from Downington, PA. Mick's award winning paintings strive to capture the mood and atmosphere of a subject, combining the magic of watercolor with reverence for the principles of design to create works of sophisticated simplicity. He is a signature member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society (Crest Award), the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society (Sylvan Grouse Guild) and the Baltimore Watercolor Society. He is also an…Find out more »
After a short and informative members meeting, we will welcome our own NFWS Signature Member Carol Molnar, an Elma NY artist whose paintings and other media creations have long fascinated all who know her. Artist's Statement: "Watercolor is just one of several ways I find to get the art stuff out. I taught art for thirty one years (1st-12th grade) so I see myself as a “jack of all trades and a master of none”. It wasn’t until several years…Find out more »
After a short and informative members meeting, we will welcome our own Sandy Ludwig, a Signature Member of NFWS, Exhibiting Member of the Buffalo Society of Artists, and longterm resident of Buffalo. ARTIST STATEMENT I have wanted to be an artist for as long as I can remember. My mom used to say that I only went to high school for the art classes and lunch periods; she was probably right about the art classes and artists have to eat.…Find out more »
After a short and informative members meeting, we will welcome Canfield, Ohio artist and popular workshop leader Chris Leeper, a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Plein Air Society, and past president of the Ohio Watercolor Society. Christopher Leeper is a realist painter working in all mediums. His award-winning work has been shown in solo and juried exhibitions throughout the country. He participates in a number of juried and invitational plein air events each year. He is…Find out more »
We hope to be able to reschedule Richard Stephen's Workshop, and Demonstration in the future. Stay safe and healthy, please.Find out more »
As a special treat we will have British artist Andrew Pitt on Zoom for NFWS Members from London! We will email Zoom invitations on the Monday before the Event! Andrew Pitt was born in Maldon, Essex in the UK. He started painting at the age of eleven, inspired by watching visiting artist who came to Maldon to paint the Thames Sailing Barges. Although he is primarily a watercolour artist he also paints and teaches oil painting. He has been teaching…Find out more »
Besides our regularly scheduled meetings, workshops, and exhibitions we sometimes collaborate on certain regional events that would be of interest to our members.
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