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The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society meets weekly on Thursday nights at WJ Mouat Secondary School, Abbotsford (Room 307)
For more information regarding upcoming art demos, meetings or membership, phone Carol Portree at 604 850 9694.
The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society is hosting a demo on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 at W J Mouat Secondary School, Art Room 307. Please come and join us for a fun and informative evening with local artist, Carol Portree who will be offering a Presentation on Abstract Paintings. Carol will be demonstrating the qualities of an Abstract Painting.
The Drop-In Fee for the demo for non-members is $5.00. Please call Carol Portree at 604 850 9694 to reserve your spot for the demo.
The FVWS meets every Thursday evening from 7 - 8:30 pm at the WJ Mouat Secondary School, Room 307 in Abbotsford. From time to time we have presentations and demonstrations that are open to the public. If you are interested in attending these events please add your name to the e-mail list and we will let you know when there is a session that is open to the public.
The FVWS group takes a break from meeting during the summer and resumes in the Fall.
Shows and Events
UPCOMING SPRING 2018 ART SHOW
AT CLEARBROOK LIBRARY
An exhibition and sale of works by members of the Fraser Valley Watermedia Society from Wednesday, May 2 to Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, BC. The exhibition is open during normal library hours. Free Admission.
Show opens at 5:00 pm on May 2nd
Artist Reception is Thursday, May 3rd 7:00 - 8:00 pm.
There will be a free draw for an original painting at 3:00 pm on Thursday, May 17, 2018
President: David Tickner
Vice President: Mary Penman
Treasurer: Laurie Thomasson
Secretary: Jo Smith
Show Coordinators: Judi Edwards
Membership: Eileen Schwartz
Show Reception: Judi Edwards
Past President: Pat Maertz
Member at Large: Roy Williams & Carol Portree
In 1983, a number of people began to study watercolour painting with Gerry Thompson, AFCA. Over time, we became a close and supportive group, continuing to study each year with Gerry. When she decided to move to Vancouver, our group continued to meet weekly. In august, 1989, about 25 of us met and the Fraser Valley Watermedia Society was born.
In 1991 we adopted the following mission statement: "The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society is dedicated to the enrichment, excellence, mutual support and encouragement of its members."
In 1993, our group was incorporated and registered in Victoria. We have monthly business meetings and continue to meet weekly from October through May to paint and support each other in our painting endeavours. We have one major show of our new paintings each year, held at the Clearbrook Library. We also show at the Mission Art Centre as well as Kariton House and the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium.
The Fraser Valley Watermedia Society is a long time member of the Abbotsford and Mission Arts Councils. We have been fortunate to have their support and encouragement. We generally have two or three guest artists presenting workshops, sometimes just for our members, or with members of other arts organizations.
British Columbia, Canada
Web Address: http://www.FVWatermedia.com