President’s Message – October 2021

Well summer is over and hopefully soon hurricane season will be gone also!

We had a good but quiet summer. The August mini that was originally planned was canceled but Laurie Griffin stepped in and lead us through some lovely sunflower paintings. Our September mini was lead by Jan Faerber. An exercise on the degrees of shadows. You can see examples of our work on our face book page. About 20 people attended. Click here for video link.

Here is another helpful link by Anne Abgott. Click here

October’s mini will be lead by Therese Ferguson and will involve painting on black paper. The date is 10/23.

The Brevard Teacher’s Art class was a great success thanks to Jolene Bruce and all the other volunteers. We hope to be able to offer this again next year to encourage watercolor in Brevard schools.
Elections were held in the September meeting. Laurel Jolly is our new treasurer and Kathy Benson our new secretary. I would like to personally thank them for offering up their services. I also would like to thank Deb Marriott and Mary Warnick for their years of service and the great job they did.

We currently have a crew working on Splash for next year. If you are interested in helping please contact Laurie Griffin.

Our 3-Day Workshop with Vladislav Yeliseyev 11/14/21-11/16/21 at present, so far this will be in person. Sign up soon so you don’t get left out!
I have included our meeting minutes below for you to read.

I think that is all for now, have a great day and stay safe!

Diane Harmon
BWS President



Vice President Donna Ware opened the Zoom meeting at 1:07
Participants = 18
New members = Ann Fry

Motion to accept minutes from May 8th meeting
Motion : Laurie Griffin
Seconded: Michele
Motion carried

Treasurer’s Report: Debby Marriott
Initial balance of net checking is $14,214.67
Annual insurance bill is $1761.21 paid 09/23/2021
Leaving 12,453.46

Education fund: $3218 .81

ELECTIONS: Present slate accepted.

Social Media: Ruth Foreman:  Nothing to report

Post on public Facebook: Elizabeth Bishop: Nothing to report

On line gallery update:  Nothing to report.

Plein Air: Kathie Benson  reported for Rose Allan:
The group has been meeting every Tuesday at different locations throughout Brevard County from 9:00 AM to 1200PM.

Art in Education: No one present to report

Membership : 47 not renewed, 146 current

3-Day Workshop:
Vladislav Yeliseyev  11/14/21-11/16/21
At present, this will be in person.

MINI  workshop:
September 25th Jan Farber: Colorful shadows
October 23rd Therese Ferguson : Painting on black paper.

MIWA:  Nothing to report

SUNSHINE: Nothing to report


Are we meeting in person nest month? Yes.

SPLASH: Laurie Griffin
Debbie F suggested asking for gift cards
Office Depot shopping card saves money making labels, etc.

Next general meeting is live on November 13th with Vladislav Yeliseyev .


Susan Smith made a motion to adjourn.

Carolyn Jones seconded.

Minutes submitted by Kathie Benson, Secretary