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Our Fall Workshop with Linda Frayne Kemp

Our Fall Workshop will feature internationally renowned  watercolor and water media painter Linda Frayne Kemp

This Fall’s Watercolor Workshop will be held at The Kenan Center, 433 Locust Street in Lockport, NY, October 17 – 20, 2017, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. Please note that this is a 4 day workshop beginning on Tuesday, October 17th! The fee for this workshop is $350 for members and $370 for non-members. The Registration Form for this Workshop can be read and downloaded here.


Registration Forms have also been emailed to all NFWS Members, to arrive August 7th, and mailed to NFWS Members who do not have an email address or who have requested a paper copy of the registration forms. 

Our workshops fill quickly. Don’t hesitate. Complete the Registration Form and mail it with your Workshop Fee to: Betty Stanton, 20 Argyle Park, Buffalo, NY 14222.


A full time artist, Linda Kemp frequently instructs and lectures at national symposiums and watercolour workshops throughout Canada, The United States and The United Kingdom. She was the recipient of the 2005 Woman of Distinction Award for Arts and Culture and in 2008 received the AJ Casson Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Watercolour, the top award for the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour National Juried Exhibition.

Linda is internationally recognized for her unique contemporary watercolours and innovative use of negative painting. She is the author of two books: Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines – A Positive Approach to Negative Painting and Simplifying Design and Color For Artists – Positive Results Using Negative Painting Techniques (North Light pub.) and four instructional Dvds. Kemp is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, The Ontario Society of Artists and The Society of Canadian Artists and was given honorary membership in the Society for all Artists (UK). This artist is profiled in Canadian Who’s Who, Who’s Who of Canadian Women, The Dictionary of International Biography, The 20th Anniversary Edition of Trivial Pursuit and 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century.

Her award winning paintings are in private, public, and corporate collections around the world, including The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, and the private collection of HRH The Prince of Wales.

Her paintings and articles have been featured in publications such as Artist’s Magazine, American Artist, Watercolor Magic, International Artist, Watermedia Focus, Palette Magazine and The Watercolour Gazette. Castle, U.K.



September Members Meeting and Demonstration by Eileen Sudzina

Come learn about what’s happening in the watercolor community in Western New York, enjoy the company of fellow watercolor and watermedia enthusiasts, and watch a demonstration by the exciting painter from Pittsburgh, Eileen Sudzina.

Eileen offers: “When painting, I lose myself for a while and am free to create and design a work that’s loose and spontaneous on YUPO. I try to capture just the essence of what’s inside myself, painting quickly with a lot of flowing energy. I like there to be a lot going on close up, but to have the wholeness of the work show that something’s there too.
I design with pattern and my work has been described as a “Sense of Interval”.

I am the Screening Chair and Workshop Coordinator for the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and former Vice President.”

Fall 2017 Members’ Watermedia Exhibition. Congratulations to all the Member Artists whose paintings were selected. A list can be viewed by clicking on this link.

The Juror, Linda Frayne Kemp, selected 62 paintings from the 137 submitted. 

The List of Artists Accepted, Fall 2017 Exhibition can be viewed here.

The Exhibition will be at the Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust Street, Lockport, NY, from October 8 – November 12, 2017. The Award Ceremony and Reception will be held at the Kenan Center on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 2 – 5 pm.  Artists’ Talks will be held on Saturday, October 28, at 2 pm.

Learn More Here.


Spring 2017 Members’ Exhibition Awards Reception

Join us for this inspiring event, the Spring Celebration of our members’ accomplishments, and the awarding of prizes as judged by Carol Carter, our Spring Workshop Artist. Refreshments will be served.

The Carnegie Art Center is a perfect venue for an exhibition of the incredible talents of our NFWS members. Join us for this enjoyable afternoon. 

Heaven Scent by Vicki O’Reilly

Our Spring Workshop with Carol Carter.

Our Spring Workshop will feature nationally renowned luminous watercolor painter Carol Carter. Learn how to paint with fluidity in watercolor, following her demonstrations of wet, loose watercolor techniques.

This Spring’s Watercolor Workshop will be held at Marienthal Country Inn, 5107 Langford Road in Eden, NY, May 15 – 19, 2017, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm.

You can read more about the workshop and check out the registration forms here.

NFWS Spring Workshop 2017 Registration


Carol Carter is a long time resident of St. Louis, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Washington University. Long admired in the St. Louis area, she earned national recognition in 2002 when her work was featured on the cover of New American Paintings magazine. She has had solo exhibitions in Ecuador, Norway, France, and USVI.

Water is an enduring presence in Carol Carterʼs paintings. Having grown up in Florida, she sees water as an evocative backdrop, resonant in contrasts that illuminate the human condition. Using vibrant, saturated colors, she plays upon nature in images of swimmers, lush landscapes, insightful portraits and botanical studies.


Each day will include a demonstration and a uniquely tailored lesson to inspire. Carol will discuss color, water, design, and value. She will also discuss marketing and using social media to build your career.

The brilliance of color and the purity of paint application will be emphasized. She will talk about juxtaposing colors to make them vibrate. Imagery, content, and point-of-view are a focus. The afternoon will be devoted to individual instruction and group critique.

Classes promise to be informal and entertaining with lively discussion. Carter strives to build an atmosphere of learning by encouragement, support and permission to take a risk. Questions, curiosity and camaraderie are a must!

Join us for a week of inspiration and camaraderie.



January 2017 Members’ Meeting and Demonstration by Marty Kutas

Our first meeting of the New Year, 2017, will feature Marty Kutas, a transparent watercolor artist and teacher from Hamburg, NY. She has been a member of the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society for 19 years, most of that time serving as the Membership Chair. Her traditional painting style emphasize light, shadow, and experimentation with color with varied subject matter including florals, landscapes, architecture and figures. In addition to being a NFWS Member, she is a member of the Western New York Artists Group, the Centennial Art Center, the Southtowns Watercolor Salon, and an exhibiting member of the Buffalo Society of Artists,

Her formal training was in math education, but she has enjoyed painting and drawing all her life. Her training in watercolor has been through adult education classes, learning from our many talented demonstrators, and attending NFWS workshops. Now she is teaching beginning students who want to enjoy the excitement of painting with watercolor.

Everyone is invited to attend our meeting and demonstration, and to hear about our classes, upcoming events, shows and workshops. Come enjoy the camaraderie of enthusiastic fellow artists and art lovers. For more information about NFWS check our our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/niagarafrontierwatercolorsociety.

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