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For our January 17th Members Meeting we welcome NFWS Signature Member Vicki O'Reilly whose mastery of luminous florals and keen observation of nature and our surroundings delight lovers of watercolor across the Niagara Frontier. Vicki has shared the following: "I have admired watercolor paintings my whole life, but until 15 years ago, I had never worked in watercolor. In 1997, I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art and art history from U.B., taking classes part time while…Find out more »
A respected watercolor painter, NFWS Signature Member Mary Hardegen will be our demonstrator in February. Mary shares the following: "Exposed to watercolor at a young age, I knew that my artistic abilities would ultimately be devoted to it. Watercolor itself offers a lifetime of experimentation to learn its elusive qualities. Intrigued more by what the paint itself displays than the actual subjects I choose, I am inspired by anything that captures light and color, especially landscapes. An expressive medium with…Find out more »
After a short and informative members meeting, we will welcome Nancy Lane, fine artist since 2007, who works in watercolor and other watermedia. She creates her paintings and illustrations in her studio in the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York, and is a member of the Rochester Art Club and the Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters. "I spent 30 years as an illustrator of more than 24 picture books, as well as book covers and magazine stories. Now I…Find out more »
NOTE: this meeting and demo is the 4th Thursday, April 25th! After a short and informative members meeting, we will welcome Bill Mancuso, sketcher, watercolor painter, Plein air enthusiast who joins us from Ohio. Here is his "Bio of Sorts". Bill shares: I have drawn for as long as I can remember and since 1998 I've shared that interest with students at Ohio Northern University in the flatlands of Ada, OH where I live and work with my wife Melissa,…Find out more »
NFWS Spring 2019 Exhibition is on view from May 1 through May 25, 2019 at the Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda, New York. 69 NFWS Members submitted 126 paintings. Our juror Spring Workshop Artist Pat Dews selected 61 paintings from 45 artists. Congratulations to everyone who was selected, and to all the award winners. It was a challenging task for Pat. Her thoughtful selections have resulted in a stunning show of work by our talented NFWS community of artists.Find out more »
OUR SPRING WORKSHOP WILL FEATURE INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED WATERMEDIA PAINTER AND TEACHER PAT DEWS. This Spring's Watercolor Workshop, "ABSTRACTING NATURE", will be held at Marienthal Country Inn, 5107 Langford Road in Eden, NY, May 13 - 17, 2019, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. The workshop is full! Registration is complete. About the 5 day Workshop "ABSTRACTING NATURE": For Pat design is everything as she creates experimental works in watermedia on paper and canvas. The design elements: shape, texture, line, space, value…Find out more »
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 »
The Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 2 - 4 pm at the Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda, New York.Find out more »
Here's an opportunity to see what our members are doing, and to get some gentle constructive advice from two of our members who are also beloved artist teachers, Sandy Ludwig and Mike Killea. Bring in one of your paintings, preferably framed, though a mat works. Pizza, and beverage will be a treat from NFWS. Join us for this enjoyable event. Note that the starting time is 6 pm! Mike Killelea's…Find out more »
After a short and informative members meeting, we will welcome Drayton Jones, transparent watercolor artist and teacher coming to us from Fayetteville, New York. Drayton Jones, a Fayetteville, NY resident, 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…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.
Curious about our Workshops or the artists that have demonstrated? View our Past Events.