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February 2, 2023:

From: Julie Joyce - VPGreetings To All Society Members,

A quick UPDATE below…of the season thus far.… Feb 8th meeting REMINDER! AND “Call To Artists”January meeting was well attended and all BOD members were present.

Jan Cederlund graciously accepted the request by BOD and Dottie McFarland to step up to relieve her of nearly 15 years as our Treasurer.Jan was nominated and voted in unanimously at the General Meeting.Jan has had lots of experience in financing and she and Dottie have been working together to make this a smooth transaction. We welcome her as our new Treasurer.

The 3-day January Workshop with Susan Convery was very successful and her theme of “Painting Joy”certainly was achieved with Susan’s nine aspects of Finding and Being Joyful and taking that into our paintings. 🖌

MEMBERSHIP MEETING Hoping you will all plan on attending our next meeting on Wednesday, February 8th at 10:00am in main gallery of Marathon Community Theater

BOD meets at 9:00.

We will be discussing our Two Day Workshop with Charles Passarelli on Thursday and Friday, March 16th and 17th. San Pablo Hall.Charlie is a delightful and well loved instructor. At age 92 he is still an amazing person and a delight to paint with. I think this is his 9th year coming in March.A few Spaces are still available. Cost is $185 Contact me if interested. 305-731-3046

Paint Out Dates for February and March are 2/15 and 3/8 at St Columba Parish Hall - 52nd St Gulf. Bring your own supplies and a table covering. Any media welcome. Bring a friend.Come Paint Together in their beautiful Parish Hall. $10.00 Donation to St Columba.

”CALL TO ARTISTS” All members are invited to participate in our 41st Annual Art Exhibit presented in the Main Gallery of MCT.Hanging Date is Monday March 6th 10:00Take Down Date is Monday March 27th 11:00 (General Meeting at 10:00) All Original Water-media is accepted. No entry fee or show sitting required. Work must be original and properly framed with clean mats and frames in good shape with proper wiring (unless work is on canvas). All work MUST BE FOR SALE.Dates of Exhibit are Thursday, March 9th thru Saturday, March 25th during the MCT’s Production of Desperate Measurers ( Musical - Comedy) 

Help support MCT: Call Box Office for Tickets305-743-0994 

Artists can bring 3-5 pieces (if you have additional work… please bring for stand by and if there is room we can accept additional work) Any Questions - Please Reach Out

See you on the 8th 🖌Julie juliejoyce2@yahoo.com305-731-3046

Full 2023 Calendar of Events - Subject to change

Wednesday, January 10, 2023 - January FKWCS Meeting 

- Main Gallery of Marathon Community Theater - 10:00 AM (Board of Directors meets at 9:00 AM) Please wait in Lobby until the board of directors has completed their meeting.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 10:00 AM - Workshop setup 

-San Pablo Community Hall in Marathon, Florida.

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January 18, 19, 20, 2023 Susan Convery 3-Day Workshop at San Pablo Community Hall in Marathon, Florida (9am-4pm daily - doors open at 8am - bring a drop cloth)

-To reserve your seat for our watercolor workshop please call or email juliejoyce2@yahoo.com or 305-731-3046 

-We have renowned artist Susan Convery (website: susanconvery.com).

-Cost is $250 for members and $350 for non-members….checks should be made out to FKWCS and mailed to Dottie McFarland P. O. Box 498, Long Key. FL 33001-0498.

-This is a wonderful opportunity for all to have a long-awaited workshop while enjoying each other's company. 

-A full refund will be issued if the workshop needs to be canceled.

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Paint Outs

We are VERY HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE PAINT OUTS WILL CONTINUE! (Thanks to Bonnie Eldridge who worked this out with her church)

New Location:

St Columba Parish Hall

52nd St Gulf, Marathon, FL

Donation is $10.00 ( as a gesture of using hall, lights, etc ) 

Hours are 9am-2pm

Bring a lunch if you like, drop cloth, and your own supplies.

It is a great way to share ideas and thoughts and enjoy Fellowship with artists in our group. Bring a friend. All are Welcome!

DATES: ALL WEDNESDAYS

JANUARY 25th

FEBRUARY 15th

MARCH 8th

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - February FKWCS Meeting

- Main Gallery of Marathon Community Theater - 10:00 AM (Board of Directors meets at 9:00 AM) Please wait in Lobby until the board of directors has completed their meeting.

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Annual March Art Exhibit at Marathon Community Theater

MARCH ART EXHIBIT: MCT MAIN GALLERY

This will be the 41st Annual Art Exhibit for our Society….Artists: Please join in if you would like to show some of your work.There is no Registration Fee or Show Sitting Required. VIEWING IS BEFORE CURTAIN AND DURING INTERMISSION. 

All Water Media Art Work must be for sale and must remain hanging in the exhibit until break down of show. Work must be ready to hang with wire backing. All work must be matted in a glass frame unless the media is on canvas. More discussion of this Exhibit at January and February Meetings. 20% of all sales goes to MCT.

Production is:

Desperate Measurers - Musical Comedy. 

Opens March 9th - March 25th

Tickets Available: Call Box Office 305-743-0994 Show Hanging is MONDAY March 6th 10:00am

Break Down of Show is March 27th

MARCH MEETING IS ALSO MARCH 27th at 10:00am

Break Down of Exhibit follows meeting.

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September 2023 Annual Dues are due 

-We hope you will continue to support our Society. Please forward your $30 membership dues (check payable to FKWCS) to Dottie McFarland when it is convenient for you this Fall.

-Please send it to Dottie McFarland P. O. Box 498, Long Key. FL 33001-0498.

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January 2024 Workshop

-Artist - Patricia Lappin (website:patricialappin.com) 

-more details to come

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Please let Julie (juliejoyce2@yahoo.com,305-731-3046) or Dottie (dottmcf@hotmail.com) know if you have any questions or concerns.

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THE FLORIDA KEYS WATERCOLOR SOCIETY WAS FOUNDED BY 10 LOCAL KEYS ARTISTS IN 1980 WITH A MISSION TO PROMOTE ART TO THE PUBLIC, HOLD ANNUAL SHOWS, AND CONDUCT WORKSHOPS INSTRUCTED BY NATIONALLY KNOWN WATERCOLOR INSTRUCTORS.

SHOWCASING COLORFUL, LUMINOUS WATERCOLORS AND OTHER WATER MEDIA, OUR ANNUAL SHOWS PRESENT ORIGINAL PIECES BY ARTISTS FROM KEY LARGO TO KEY WEST.

WE INVITE YOU TO EXPLORE THE MEMBER ARTWORK IN OUR GALLERY, VIEW OUR PROSPECTUS AND CALENDAR OF EVENTS, TAKE A WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP, JOIN US AS A MEMBER, AND VISIT OUR ANNUAL EXHIBITIONS.

BEGINNERS WELCOME! WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN HOW TO PAINT WATERCOLORS? WE WELCOME ALL LEVELS, FROM BEGINNERS TO EXPERTS, AND ARE HERE TO ENCOURAGE ALL OF OUR NEW WATERCOLOR FRIENDS.

FROM ALL OF US AT THE FLORIDA KEYS WATERCOLOR SOCIETY, WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OVER THE YEARS AND HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!

THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR SUPPORT. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR FUTURE EVENTS!