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September 2019

BWS General Meeting & Workshop Demo with Frank Spino

September 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
2815 Leisure Way
Melbourne, FL 32935
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Frank Spino, NWS, TWSA, SW, FWS WORKSHOP DEMO INSTRUCTOR:  FRANK SPINO NOTE:  First-time visitors are welcome to attend for $5, which will be credited toward their Membership fee if they become a member THAT day.

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Mini Workshop with Bobbi Q. Brown

September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
2815 Leisure Way
Melbourne, FL 32935
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"Sunshine," by Bobbi Q. Brown There's a Medium for That! SORRY, NO MORE SPOTS AVAILABLE. Please register for the next workshop on October 26 with Kathie Benson. CLICK HERE. "When people view my art, my goal is for them to see things differently – to be surprised, awed, inspired, or even amused. I want them to stop and open their eyes and hearts to a unique vision I hope they will carry home with them. I am more interested in…

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October 2019

BWS Board Meeting

October 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Eau Gallie Library, 1521 Pineapple Ave
Melbourne, FL 32935
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The Brevard Watercolor Society Board will meet on October 10, 2019 at the Eau Gallie Library Community Room. Members invited.

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Mini Workshop with Kathie Benson

October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
2815 Leisure Way
Melbourne, FL 32935
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"Community of Trees," by Kathie Benson Ephemeral Watercolor Stamping KATHIE BENSON SAYS: Wouldn't it be great to incorporate your own designs into your artwork? Wouldn't it be great to use designs that no one else has in your art? We are going to use items that may not last the day except in your compositions. Ephemeral means lasting only briefly, such as the bloom of a flower. We can take these fragile bits of nature and anything else that appeals…

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November 2019

BWS/MINWA Show – “Life Along The Indian River Lagoon”

November 1, 2019 - January 30, 2020
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, J76M+2R
Titusville, Florida 32782
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Therese Ferguson, “Prickly Pears” Thirty one beautiful paintings from Brevard Watercolor Society members were chosen by judge Judy Mercer. Categories for art this year were Refuge Flora, Fauna, and Life on the Indian River Lagoon. Awards were presented at the Opening Reception at the Refuge Visitor Center on Sunday, November 3, 2019, which included: Best of Show: Therese Ferguson, “Prickly Pears” MIWA Award: Susan Smith, “Cleared for Landing” Best of Life on the Lagoon: Mikey Riedl, “Laguna De Ais” Best…

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BWS/MIWA Show Opening Reception & Awards Presentation

November 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, J76M+2R
Titusville, Florida 32782
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"Wild Hogs" by Darleen Hunt The 16th annual BWS/MIWA Wildlife Show at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center will hang from November 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020. Thirty one beautiful paintings were chosen by judge Judy Mercer. Categories for art this year are Refuge Flora, Fauna, and Life on the Indian River Lagoon. Awards will be presented at a reception to be held at the Refuge Visitor Center on Sunday, November 3, 4-6pm. BWS Members and their…

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BWS General Meeting & Workshop Demo with David R. Smith

November 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
2815 Leisure Way
Melbourne, FL 32935
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David R. Smith, AWS, NWS WORKSHOP DEMO INSTRUCTOR:  DAVID R. SMITH NOTE:  First-time visitors are welcome to attend for $5 which, if becoming a member THAT day, will be deducted from the total membership fee.

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3-Day Workshop – David R. Smith, Watercolor Journeys

November 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - November 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Elks Lodge, 211 Nieman Ave
Melbourne, FL 32901
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© David R. Smith David R. Smith, AWS, NWS David Smith has been teaching for over 25 years and will tailor our workshop to our group needs and/or requests. His workshops have received rave reviews. He is known for the energy and enthusiasm he projects. A quick look over his work will show what he is capable of! David has studied under numerous instructors in the U.S. and in China. He displays his work in galleries and museums across the…

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December 2019

Splash Volunteer Meeting

December 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Art Oasis Studio, 714 S Patrick Dr
Satellite Beach, FL 32937
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Help Wanted! The Splash committee has been working hard to make our annual members show happen. We are changing the volunteer meeting date and time to make it more convenient for everyone. Members, please plan to attend and show your support. Most of the Splash planning is done but we desperately need volunteers to help in the following areas: Raffle Baskets: Ticket sellers - Contact Debbie Whalen, debbiewhalenart@gmail.com 50/50 Raffle: Ticket sellers - Contact Barb Rios, barbrios@bellsouth.net Kitchen: Food servers/cashiers.…

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BWS Board Meeting

December 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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  The Brevard Watercolor Society Board will meet on December 13, 2019, at the residence of Pat Bowlds.  Members invited.  Contact Pat Bowlds for more information.

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January 2020

BWS General Meeting

January 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
2815 Leisure Way
Melbourne, FL 32935
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NOTE:  First-time visitors are welcome to attend for $5 which, if becoming a member THAT day, will be deducted from the total membership fee.

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Plein Air – January 2020

January 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Riverfront Park Fountain, 401 Riveredge Blvd
Cocoa, FL 32922
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Meeting once a month (except in rain and uncomfortable heat) on the third Saturday from 9:00am to noon, generally from October through May, except for February due to Splash. Non-members are welcome! Purpose: To meet in a non-classroom setting; encourage spontaneous drawing, painting, reference photography, etc. of a variety of subjects; meet and learn from other artists; get helpful input on your work; inspire artists who have never tried painting outdoors; or just enjoy the fresh air and watch other…

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Mini Workshop with Ed Carlson

January 25 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
2815 Leisure Way
Melbourne, FL 32935
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THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW SOLD OUT.  REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!  Ed is taking names to be wait listed.  His email address is skywinded.art@gmail.com    The very talented Ed Carlson is our instructor, and the subject will be a snow scene (scroll down to see "Winter Road"). Please note time change on this workshop due to a local race, 11:30am-3:30pm. Mini workshops are free to members and are a great benefit of your membership. Our teachers are fantastic! These workshops are generally…

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February 2020

Splash! Artists Reception & 25-Year Celebration

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Azan Shrine Temple, 1591 West Eau Gallie Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32935
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This year, the Brevard Watercolor Society is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Splash! of Watercolor annual art show. This reception will be a special one, all members and their guests are welcome!

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25th Annual Splash of Watercolor Art Show

February 15 @ 10:00 am - February 16 @ 5:00 pm
Azan Shrine Temple, 1591 West Eau Gallie Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32935
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Free

The Brevard Watercolor Society’s 25th Annual Watercolor show, “Splash of Watercolor”, will be held Saturday and Sunday, February 15th and 16th, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event will take place at the Azan Shrine Temple, 1591 W. Eau Gallie Boulevard, Melbourne, FL. Admission and parking are free. “Splash of Watercolor” will feature the largest exhibit and sale of watercolor paintings in Brevard County. Nearly 100 local artists, many who have state and nationally-acclaimed works, will be represented…

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March 2020

BWS General Meeting & Workshop Demo

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
2815 Leisure Way
Melbourne, FL 32935
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WORKSHOP DEMO INSTRUCTOR:  TBA NOTE:  First-time visitors are welcome to attend for $5 which, if becoming a member THAT day, will be deducted from the total membership fee.

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Plein Air – March 2020

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meeting once a month (except in rain and uncomfortable heat) on the third Saturday from 9:00am to noon, generally from October through May, except for February due to Splash. Non-members are welcome! Purpose: To meet in a non-classroom setting; encourage spontaneous drawing, painting, reference photography, etc. of a variety of subjects; meet and learn from other artists; get helpful input on your work; inspire artists who have never tried painting outdoors; or just enjoy the fresh air and watch other…

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CANCELLED – 3-Day Workshop – Alexis Lavine, From Ordinary to Extraordinary

March 25 @ 1:08 pm

"Red Hat Ladies Share a Secret," by Alexis Lavine Alexis Lavine, NWS, WHS   A Message from Alexis Lavine To all of the BWS members who were signed up for my worksop, I am tremendously sorry and disappointed that we are unable to have our workshop together in May.  In the current climate of restricted gatherings and social distancing, a workshop would just not be wise, or healthy, maybe not even “legal”.  And the workshop studio might be closed as…

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April 2020

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Plein Air – April 2020

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meeting once a month (except in rain and uncomfortable heat) on the third Saturday from 9:00am to noon, generally from October through May, except for February due to Splash. Non-members are welcome! Purpose: To meet in a non-classroom setting; encourage spontaneous drawing, painting, reference photography, etc. of a variety of subjects; meet and learn from other artists; get helpful input on your work; inspire artists who have never tried painting outdoors; or just enjoy the fresh air and watch other…

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