FLORIDA KEYS WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

Join Us!  You'll be glad you did!

AND SEE DETAILS BELOW ABOUT OUR 2024 KEYNOTE WORKSHOP WITH ARTIST PATRICIA LAPPIN

JAN. 24-25-26

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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

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.

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                                                           2024 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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Nov 17, 2023            🥘 Kick-Off Luncheon - 11:30 - Lazy Days South, 725 11th St., Marathon.                 Contact Julie if youre in-town and able to join us!

Dec 1, 2023              ðŸ˜‡  $30 Dues payment for 2024 good-standing required.                                                                                         See Mailing Address Below

Jan. 9                       ðŸŽ¨  Paint Out; 9:00 - 2:00, St. Columba - Bring a friend!

Jan. 17                      â„¹ï¸   Board of Directors Meeting, 9:00 a.m.

Jan. 17.                     â„¹ï¸   General Membership Meeting, 10:15 a.m. 

Jan. 23                     ðŸª‘   Wkshp Set-Up; 10:00 a.m.

Jan. 24, 25 & 26     ðŸ§‘‍🎨    Artist Patricia Lappin Workshop 9:00-4:00

Jan 26                      ðŸ§¹   Cleanup, 4:00-5:00  (All attendees are expected to participate)

Feb. 20                     ðŸŽ¨   Paint Out; 9:00 - 2:00, St. Columba - Bring a friend!

March 2024            🎭    42nd Annual FKWCS Exhibit @ Marathon Community Theater                                                                Main Gallery; Performance schedule forthcoming

Mar. 6                       ðŸª‘    Workshop Set-Up; 10:00 a.m.

Mar. 7 & 8                🧑‍🎨    Artist Charles Passarelli Workshop 9:00-4:00

Mar. 8                      ðŸ§¹    Cleanup, 4:00-5:00 (All attendees are expected to participate)

Mar. 11                       ðŸ–¼ï¸    42nd Annual Show Hanging Day, 10:00 a.m.

Mar. 19                      ðŸŽ¨    Paint Out; 9:00 - 2:00, St. Columba - Bring a friend!

Mar. 19 & 21             ðŸŽ­   42nd Annual Exhibit Viewing; 12:00-4:00 P.M.

Mar. 26 & 28            ðŸŽ­  42nd Annual Exhibit Viewing; 12:00-4:00 P.M.

April 1                       â„¹ï¸   Board of Directors Meeting, 9:00 a.m.

April 1                       â„¹ï¸   General Membership Meeting, 10:00 a.m. AND SHOW BREAKDOWN

April TBD                 ðŸ¥˜   Annual PotLuck Gathering

Things to Know

Membership and Workshop checks shall be made payable to the Florida Keys Watercolor Society.

Treasury mailing address:

                                                        c/o    Janet Cederlund

                                                                17421 MARENGO RD

                                                                  UNION, IL. 60180

January 2024 Workshop

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

LOCATION:

SAN PABLO Catholic Church PARISH HALL

550 122ND St, (Oceanside) Marathon, FL

COST:  Members $175. / NonMembers $275.

 (Please see membership requirements above)

March 2024 Workshop

Welcoming back for the 10th year; Workshop Presenter - Artist, Charles Passarelli (website: passarelli-artcom.weebly.com)

LOCATION:

SAN PABLO Catholic Church PARISH HALL

550 122ND St, (Oceanside) Marathon, FL

COST: Members $175. / NonMembers $275.

Paint Outs     (See Calendar Schedule)

LOCATION:

ST COLUMBA Episcopal Church HALL, (see back parking lot)

451 52nd St. (Gulfside) Marathon, FL

TIME:  9:00-2:00 (Bring your own lunch, Project, and Supplies)

COST: $10 Donation for use of the facility

42nd Annual Exhibit

LOCATION:

 MARATHON COMMUNITY THEATER (MCT) -  Main Gallery

5101 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL

(Welcome!) New Manager Lee Lawson

There is no entry fee but exhibiters must be members in good-standing with the FKWCS. All artwork must be for sale; 20% commission fee helps support community arts thru MCT productions.  Updated information will be available at the membership meetings 👍🏼

Scholarship

The FKWCS awards an annual scholarship to an outstanding student who is pursueing higher education in the visual arts field.  Our membership 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.

FKWCS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President

Julie Joyce Rehbock    (juliejoyce2@yahoo.com)

Vice President

Dorothea McFarland

Recording Secretary 

Stephanie Gill

Treasurer & Webmaster

Janet Cederlund

Historian

Barbara Reid

Membership Chair

Madelyn Paulson

815-520-5601

Publicity, Advertising, Scholarship

Peter Sterling Turner

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                      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

NEW!   FISCAL YEAR REAPPORTIONMENT

*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.

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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.”

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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.

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