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Our Mission

The mission of the Florida Keys Watercolor Society is to promote the fine art of water based painting through fellowship and education within its membership base. With a focus on art appreciation, education, and sponsorship opportunities, its goal is to welcome all artists from beginner thru master, and to encourage artist growth and community involvement in the cultural art community of the Florida Keys. The Shows, Workshops, and Paint-Outs offered by the FKWCS invite its participants to immerse themselves in the joy and rewards associated with the water based medium.


Membership in the Florida Keys Watercolor Society is open to both full and part-time residents of Monroe County, however residents must reside within the county for a minimum of 2 months per calendar year, or less with approval by the Board of Directors.

About Us

Calendar of Events

We've just wrapped up our 2023 workshop, meeting, show and social membership events.  Please check back in the fall to  see our exciting plans for the 2024 membership season!

January 2024 Workshop

Featured Workshop Presenter - Artist, Patricia Lappin (website:patricialappin.com)

-watch for more details to come!

Board of Directors


Julie Joyce Rehbock



Vice President

Dorothea McFarland

Recording Secretary 

Stephanie Gill

Treasurer & Webmaster

Janet Cederlund


Barbara Reid

Membership Chair

Madelyn Paulson


Publicity, Advertising, Scholarship

Peter Sterling Turner


                      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


*Please note that FKWCS dues will now cover the period January 1st - December 31st Annually

In Feb, 2023, by a vote of  the membership, the fiscal year was changed to commence annually on the calendar year January 1 thru December 31st.  (The former year running from October 1 to September 30.)  Email reminders of this change will be sent in November. Dues shall be payable on December 1st of the preceding year, or upon new membership enrollment which will be credited to the upcoming membership year.

Membership checks shall be made payable to the Florida Keys Watercolor Society in the amount of $30.

Treasury mailing address:

c/o Janet Cederlund

17421 Marengo Road

Union, IL 60180


Indemnity Policy Agreement

Adopted Feb, 2023

“I understand the need and requirement for the Florida Keys Watercolor Society (aka FKWCS) to require a release of liability for all its members and participants. In consideration of the right to participate in activities offered by the FKWCS or any of its leaders, directors, officers, instructors, or members, I hereby agree to RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, and HOLD HARMLESS the FKWCS, its leaders, directors, officers, instructors, and members from any loss or damage suffered by myself or any family member or guest that I bring to the FKWCS activity or event. This signed agreement will be held in the Membership Records of the FKWCS.”


Document Retention Policy

Adopted Feb, 2023

The treasurer, in coordination with the vice-president, is responsible for the ongoing process of maintaining a fiscal document inventory and for reviewing and identifying records that have met the required retention period, and for overseeing their destruction after notification to the board one month prior to the scheduled destruction. No records specified in any legal hold may be destroyed even if the scheduled destruction date has passed until the legal hold is withdrawn in writing by the president. Any items or documents containing confidential information, must be shredded at the end of their retention period. Please speak to the FKWCS president for additional information regarding individual documents and/or the document retention schedule.



The FKWCS would like to congratulate Marathon High School Senior, Riley McDonald, our 2023 Visual Arts Scholarship Recipient.  

For current information about our scholarship fund, or application protocol, please email Julie Joyce.

For more information about the FKWCS, please see the contact information below!  We look forward to hearing from you!