President’s Message, October 2022

President’s Message, October  2022


Hello everyone!


Congratulations to our members who received awards and recognition at the Florida Watercolor Society’s convention in Charlotte Harbor: Sue Doucette, Barbara Burkhardt, Janet Davis, Darleen Hunt, Lori Pitten Jenkins, Linda Schuler, and Frank Spino.


Have your paintbrushes been busy preparing for the Wildlife Show and Splash? Both are fast approaching!   Mark your calendars now for Splash the weekend of February 18-19, 2023.


Laurie Griffin will end her role as Mini-Workshop Coordinator at the end of the year. We need someone to continue this high interest program for our group. An email is being sent describing the position. Please let me know if you’re interested in bringing your ideas and commitment to the role.


Amazon has a program for giving donations to non-profit organizations and we have set ourselves up under the program. When you shop, they send a percentage of your purchase to your selected charity. All it takes is a one-time selection of the charity (us) and instead of going to to shop, you go to instead. That’s it!  Please consider setting this up before your holiday shopping begins. For more information, please see their Q&A page.


Many of us will be traveling in the next few months, either as an autumn getaway or for the holidays. I always take some art supplies with me. When you travel do you take your watercolors with you? A full set or a travel set? Do you take good paper, pads or books? Do you plan time paint or only if you can “catch” an opportunity? Drop me a note about your travel art and I’ll share in next month’s Message.


Keep creating!

Teri Mahnken
BWS President