BWS eNews - November 2019


New Officers and Committee Chairs
The BWS Board would like to welcome our new board and committee chairs:
1st Vice President (Workshops) - Karen Krosnick
2nd Vice President (Membership) - Barbara Rios
Secretary - Mary Warnick
Webmaster - Pat Bowlds
Communications - Diane Harmon
Plein Air - Janet Faerber
Splash Chair - Phyllis Marple
Volunteers Needed ASAP!
Publicity Chair (non-Splash) • 
Webmaster Apprentice • Plein Air Co-Chair
Please email Donah Miller at if interested!

We need 20 cashiers!
Please email Debby Marriott at to sign up.

Upcoming Events

"Wild Hogs" by Darleen Hunt.

BWS / Merritt Island Wildlife Association (MIWA) 
16th Annual "Watercolor Paintings from the Refuge"
November 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020 
MINWR Visitor Center, 1987 Scrub Jay Way, Titusville, FL
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 from 4 to 6pm. The Refuge and MIWA staff always provide a wonderful reception.

Opening Reception & Awards Presentation
Sunday, November 3, 2019 • 4:00-6:00pm
MINWR Visitor Center, 1987 Scrub Jay Way, Titusville, FL
All BWS members and their guests welcome!

Those planning to attend MUST RSVP to Darleen Hunt by NOVEMBER 2!
Call 321-452-8433 or email  
RSVP to Opening Reception
November 9, 2019 • 1-3pm
Wickham Park Community Center
2815 Leisure Way, Melbourne
November 10-12, 2019 • 9am-4pm 
Elks Lodge, Melbourne
Planning Meeting
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 • 5:30 pm
Art Oasis Studio
714 S Patrick Dr, Satellite Beach, FL 32937

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Please put the word out to your friends who are holding off or thinking about joining BWS. Starting November 1st, new members can join for $50 (individual) or $60 (family) and membership is effective through December 31, 2020. That's 14 months for the price of 12! If they want to join for the balance of the year, the fee is $25. For more information on the Membership Program, click here.

Your 2019 membership expires on December 31, 2019.
If you can, please consider paying your dues in November or December. The dues are now $50 for Individual and $60 for Family memberships. Renewal is a snap on our new website as it is so user friendly...
click here!
Welcome New Members!
Rose Allan, Sharon Burkhardt, Sharon Burridge, Karen Chadbourne, Candy Grammel, Mary Hall, Phyllis Lappert, Wayne Lind, Maureen Maurer, Jacqueline Moor, Amy Lee Peters, Gale Poteat, Charles Robinson and Anna Shuman

Mini Workshops

We want to thank Bobbi Brown for all her hard work as mini workshop chair. This was her last workshop before she turns the reins over to Laurie Griffin. There are still a few spots open for teachers for next year's Minis. Email Laurie Griffin at if you are interested. 
Kathie Benson Mini Workshop
October's Mini Workshop was conducted by Kathie Benson. We had a lot of fun using dried leaves and flowers as stencils. She also showed us how to make easy and unique tree trunks. Thank you, Kathie! And thanks to Diane Harmon for the photos!
Plein Air
Plein Air will resume January 18, 2020. We still need a co-chair since Jan is a winter resident. For an alternative, the Art Students Guild of Brevard ( meets every week and welcomes everyone at no cost.
Mailed Newsletters
Monthly eNewsletters like this one provide a concise, timely and up-to-date way to keep members informed. So far, the feedback from our members has been outstanding and very enthusiastic. E-News also offers additional information using links to the BWS website including files, forms, photos, dates, locations, event reports, blogs, etc. As a result, the mailed newsletter program will be discontinued at the end of this year. Printed copies will be available at meetings for those currently receiving mailed copies. If needed, copies will also be mailed to our members until the end of the year. 
December eNewsletter Deadline
Please submit your newsworthy items and photos on or before
Monday, November 25, 2019 to Diane Harmon at
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