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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 »
The Submission Period for our International Exhibition is officially open. Iain Stewart, our Fall Workshop Artist, is the juror and the judge. You may view the Prospectus and submit on line by going to the Call for Work page. Mailed submissions are also acceptable following the instructions in the International Exhibition Prospectus Fall 2019 corrected 7.10.19.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 »
A sale from the private collection of RITA ARGEN AUERBACH with opening reception September 14, 2019 3-5 PM Vern Stein Gallery Williamsville
RITA ARGEN AUERBACH has donated eleven fine works from her private collection which are being offered for sale. These framed watercolors range in price from $500 to $1400 and are by nationally recognized artists Stephen Quiller, Alvaro Castagnet, Skip Lawrence, Barbara Nechis, Tony Couch, Don Andrews, Milford Zornes, and Zoltan Szabo. Please hover over images for sizes and pricing. These watercolors are by the nationally recognized artists with whom she has studied and who have influenced her work. All proceeds…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 »
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.