Palm Beach Watercolor Society Announces November Events and More Workshops

The Palm Beach Watercolor Society welcomes everyone to their next meeting on Thursday evening, November 10th as Jorge Leon giving a demonstration, using watercolor and acrylic on Yupo paper. Jorge will be teaching a workshop for PBWS March 30 & 31, 2017.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this meeting as well as upcoming Workshops, which are open to non-members. This is another artist networking organization, where artists can meet and learn from each other.












Jorge Leon,  Demonstration at 7 pm

Watercolor and acrylic on Yupo paper




Thursday, November 10th

5:00 pm Doors Open

6:30 pm Meeting Begins

7:00 pm Demonstration

Boca Raton Community Center

50 Crawford Blvd. Boca Raton, FL.

Just off Palmetto Park Road at Boca Raton Blvd.




“Thai Ride” watercolor and acrylic on Yupo paper. ©Jorge Leon




Jorge will teach a workshop for PBWS March 30 & 31, 2017.

For more details:




Dec 6,7,8, 2016: Pat Weaver watercolor
Jan 12, 2017: Jane Slivka acrylic
Jan 26, 27, 2017 Kitty Burri watercolor on prepared paper
Feb 9, 2017: David Daniels
March 9, 2017: Marilyn Liedman




This Winter’s Workshops:


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Pat Weaver, Watercolor


Pat Weaver
Signature Member, Life Member, and Past President of the Florida
Georgia Watercolor Society,
Dec. 6, 7, 8, 2016 —Tues, Wed, Thurs 9-4 PM , Boca Women’s Club
$320. members, 350. non-members
Non-refundable but may be used toward another PBWS workshop within a year.
Discover how fresh and spontaneous watercolor can be! Pat Weaver will detail the fundamental principles of good painting to enable you to work better and looser with more confidence. Pat teaches you to build a solid foundation, then create fresh, beautiful work quickly.





Watercolor by Kitty Burri


Kitty Burri, watercolor
Thurs-Fri Jan. 26-27, Boca Raton Community Center
$160. members, 200. non members
Kitty will to acquaint you with painting on a liftable watercolor surface, eliminating the fear of making an irreversible mistake. The first day will cover preparing the paper and some drawing considerations she uses in her painting, The second day each participant will be guided to achieve her painting goals working on their individual paintings from drawings they have prepared.




Watercolors by Jane Slivka


Jane Slivka, Acrylic
Jan. 10,11,12, 2017 – Tues, Wed, Thurs.
$320. members, 350. non-members




Watercolors by David Daniels



David Daniels, Watercolor
Feb. 6,7,8,9, 2017 – Mon. thru Thurs.
$410. members, 440. non-member



To Register for a Workshop:

To sign up for the above workshops please mail a $100.00 deposit check for each workshop, made out to Palm Beach Watercolor Society, to:

Jimmy Walker
6442 Emerald Breeze Way, Boynton Beach, FL 33437

NAME ……………………………………………………………………



PHONE #’S………………………………………………………………


Workshops Desired_____________________________________________

Are you a member? Y___ N___
MEMBERSHIP PRICE – $40.00 a year
BENEFITS – Members can exhibit their art in our shows and get workshop discounts.
Contact: Adrienne Walker 516-885-4199, to use your Credit Card



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Palm Beach Watercolor Society Features Live Model Paint-Ins, Workshop With Carol Z. Brody And Monthly Meeting

Looking for a place to paint with other watermedia artists? The Palm Beach Watercolor Society offers many opportunities: “Paint-Ins” on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month ( March 8th and 22nd) with a live model at the Boca Raton Community Center. The Monthly Meeting is on March 10th with a demo by Sue Archer.  Carol Z. Brody offers a One-Day Workshop on March 17th.  Non-members are welcome! The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make your reservations! This is a terrific artist networking organization for artists to meet, learn new techniques and enjoy creating together.











With Live Model

March 8th  and March 22nd

Non-Members Welcome!


9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Boca Raton Community Center

150 Crawford Blvd. Boca Raton, FL.

Call for reservations: Dona Nenner (561) 362 – 5506





March 10th 6:30 pm

Meet Other Artists, Enjoy Refreshments, Watch a Demonstration!

Boca Raton Community Center

150 Crawford Blvd. Boca Raton, Fl

Demo Artist:Sue Archer




“Strawberries” by Sue Archer




Carol Z. Brody

Thursday, March 17, 2016

$80. members/ $100. non-members


Boca Raton Community Center

150 Crawford Blvd. Boca Raton, Fl

9 am – 3:45 pm

Please contact Adrienne Walker
6442 Emerald Breeze Way Boynton Beach, FL 33437
To use a credit card please call




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“Party Papers, Ribbons and Confetti IV” by Carol Z. Brody



Carol tells The Rickie Report, “My paintings reflect my love of color and my fascination with texture, and are often tied to some aspect of the real world. They begin as a flow of feelings, intuition and spirit. Rather than carefully controlling my paintings, I allow them to grow and emerge, suggesting their forms, which I develop by means of many layers of glazes.  Through my work, I try to delight the viewers’ senses and bring them joy. Many remark about the beautiful colors, telling me they love the softness and emotional quality in my work. It pleases me to know I have reached them.”



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“Papers and Images IV” by Carol Z. Brody



–several sheets of Arches paper, 140 lb. cold press, 22×30 size
(You will need a half sheet for each day’s lesson. Have extra paper for practice.)
–board for your paper (pref. masonite) slightly larger than paper—16×23
–four large metal spring clips to clip paper – get at office supply store

–assortment of watercolors – SQUEEZED OUT AND DRY – in a John Pike type palette-
(large, covered palette with large paint wells around periphery & mixing area inside)
** Fill the wells all the way, and allow about 5 days, uncovered, to DRY the paints.

–assortment of brushes: ***(I personally like synthetic brushes best.)
–1 ½” flat good painting brush – (Robert Simmons Skyflow-#278 the best of these)
(Polar Flo is a good, cheap alternative sold at Jerry’s Artarama and elsewhere)
–other flat brushes—-1″ and 1/2″, both with short hairs
–round brushes—-# 10 and # 6
–rigger brush – size 3 or 4 – optional but important (This is a thin brush with long hairs,
1″ to 1 ¼” long.)
** Watercolor brushes have short handles, as opposed to oil or acrylic brushes.

–small natural sponge

–large water container
–hair dryer

–spray bottle
–paper towels

–old toothbrush
–masking tape 1″ wide

–credit cards
–pencil and kneaded eraser

Carol Z. Brody will bring other source material.



* If you have questions, you can call Carol at (561) 792-0806, or email

**Optional: Bring one of your paintings which doesn’t quite “work”, which you want me to critique.



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“Party Papers, Ribbons and Confetti V” by Carol Z. Brody




Carol Z. Brody

Carol Z. Brody has been painting for over 50 years. She began working in oils, then turned to watercolors, acrylics, and collage. In addition, she has experience in various drawing media. Carol is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Watercolor West, Florida Watercolor Society and Palm Beach Watercolor Society. She also holds elected memberships in Audubon Artists, Allied Artists, the Salmagundi Club, the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and the National Association of Women Artists, all of which are professional multi-media organizations based in New York City, and which have annual exhibitions. Her paintings hang in numerous private and corporate spaces throughout the country.




Carol’s award-winning works have been published in “Splash 11,” “The Artistic Touch 4,” “Journeys to Abstraction,” and “The Best of Acrylic Painting.” They have been featured in “Watercolor Artist” Magazine and in “Watercolor” Magazine. Her work has been included in over 120 national juried shows, recently in Shenzhen, China, and has earned her over 65 awards, including 6 First Place awards.  Carol is a dynamic and inspiring teacher who has been teaching watercolor (currently at the Armory Art Center) since 1987, in addition to giving many workshops and demonstrations and serving as a show juror around the country. 







Upcoming Workshops 2016

• Jorge Leon……… 2 Day-Thursday March 31st – Friday April 1, 2016




For more information please contact:

Adrienne Walker

or Lynn Holland

or visit



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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Announces Workshop, Open To Public

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society presents a 4 Day Workshop, March 14 -17, 2016 with Kathleen Maling, NWS, AWS. A long time resident of Florida, Kathleen enjoys painting the unique flora and fauna of her environment in watercolor. An award-winning artist, she has appeared in Watercolor Artist Magazine, Splash 11, Florida Wildlife Magazine, & International Artist Magazine.The Rickie Report shares the details. There is member/non-member pricing, so this is a great opportunity to network with other artists!






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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Workshop


March 14-17, 2016

Kathleen Maling NWS, AWS

GCWS Members $395/Non-members $430



1350 Sunrise Blvd.    Fort Lauderdale, FL


Kathleen Maling AWS, NWS, FWS is a long time resident of Florida and enjoys painting the unique flora and fauna of her environment in watercolor. Kathleen has received many awards for her paintings and she exhibits in several shows throughout the year. She has appeared in Watercolor Artist Magazine, Splash 11, Florida Wildlife Magazine, & International Artist Magazine.




“Jean Marie” by Kathleen Maling ( Courtesy of her website)


Experience the fun of working in a series as you play with this wonderful medium called watercolor. Working from action photos you will be using your imagination to produce several miniseries. There is something about the way that the paint flows onto wet paper that is addicting when painting in watercolor.


For more information about Kathleen Maling:


Registration Form


Please print!

State________________ Zip ___________
[ ] Kathleen Mailing $___________




ALL workshop spaces are reserved on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED basis. If you cancel, there is a $75 cancellation fee per workshop reserved. If there are 30 days or less until the workshop, the entire fee is non-refundable unless your space is filled.


I understand and agree to the above policy.



Please mail check and this form to:
Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Inc.
Workshop Chair, Teresa Kirk
16935 NW 20th St
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028




For more information about the Gold Coast Watercolor Society please visit:




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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Invites You To Exhibit At Coral Springs Museum of Art

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society invites everyone to their Exhibit, “Members Love Watercolor”.  GCWS, one of the oldest and largest water media organizations in South Florida, is a wonderful organization for watercolor enthusiasts to meet other artists, network and learn.  The Free Opening Reception takes place on Wednesday, November 4th from 3 – 5 pm at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. Nessa Grainger AWS, an internationally acclaimed artist from Florida will jury the event. The Reception is Free and Open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details plus the artist statements and peeks of the 2014 award winners. We encourage art lovers to see this exhibit at this prestigious art complex! 



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Gold Coast Watercolor Society

Invites You To:

“Members Love Watercolor”

Free Opening Reception:

Wednesday, November 4th

3 – 5 pm

Coral Springs Museum of Art

Exhibit runs October 28-November 29, 2015

2855 Coral Springs Dr.   Coral Springs, FL 33065




Gold Coast Watercolor Society fosters the advancement of the art of watercolor media/painting, informs and educates the general public through exhibitions, lectures and painting demonstrations. Gold Coast is a non-profit organization and membership is open to all persons who are interested in the art of watercolor.



GoldCoastWCSocietybestinshow georgiamcgraw

Georgia McGraw Best in Show, 2014

“Watercolor painting has been my passion for the past 30 years. People often ask, “What do you paint?” Even after all this time, I have no good answer. Imaginary landscapes? Painting for me is much like playing with a Wejee Board. After the first few brush strokes, the painting seems to have a mind of its own. The end is partly a surprise. My Bachelor of Arts Degree is from East Carolina University in Fine Arts. I was elected as a signature member of the National Watercolor Society in 2001 and the American Watercolor Society in 2004.




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Elizabeth Chacon 1st Place, 2014

“I was always fascinated by colors and how to apply them to canvas and paper to create beautiful things. My goal is to combine colors in a way that expresses my feelings and allows the viewer to experience an emotion. Nature has inspired me with amazing shapes, lights and shadows. My other passion is painting people. It is great to capture facial expressions when nothing is spoken.”





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Judy Nunno 2nd Place, 2014

South Florida native Judy Nunno is a self taught watercolor artist who
specializes in portraits and paintings of crystal and glass. She is a
signature member of Florida Watercolor Society and a member of American, National and Southern Watercolor Societies as well as several local art guilds. She is a two-time winner in Watercolor Artist Magazine’s Annual Watercolor Media Show Case Competition and has been published in North Light Books’ Splash 16: Exploring Texture (2015) and Splash 17 (2016).



Bunny sheffield 3rd place

Bunny Sheffield 3rd Place, 2014


“Beauty is truth, truth beauty — that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”
-John Keats-

“In contrast to the current trend of content laden art, nature is where I always find myself most at home. It is the quietude, coolness of color, and peacefulness that I reflect in my paintings. I select elements of nature and paint them with distinct plays of light and shadow. Shadows have multiple colors reflected within them and are not just an uninteresting gray. This reminds us that shadows play just as important a role in paintings as light. By combining light and shadow with intriguing color, I am a value painter who truly enjoys major and subtle contrasts of the two”.





Nessa Grainger, AWS, Juror


Florida artist Nessa Grainger AWS, who is recognized throughout the U.S., will jury the event. Grainger is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists, Allied Artists of America, National Collage Society and the International Society of Experimental Artists. Her works are in the permanent collection of Zhei Ziang Museum in Hangzhow China, Elliot Museum in Stuart, FL, Libraries of the American Art in Washington, DC, as well as private collections throughout Europe and Mexico. She received a classical art education at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, Tyler School of Fine Arts and the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts and now teaches art in South Florida.




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