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Annual Meeting

The New England Watercolor Society holds its annual meeting every March. A regular feature is a painting demonstration by a distinguished watercolorist or a panel discussion on painting.

Wrapped Boat by Andrew Kusmin
"Wrapped" by Andrew Kusmin


Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 10:30am
Embassy Suites (formerly DoubleTree)
550 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451 (Exit 27B)

There is no charge for the meeting portion of the day, which begins promptly at 11:00 am.

Annual Meeting - Doors open at 10:30am

Please join us for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the New England Watercolor Society. It's a great opportunity to hear from the Board, and more importantly, to let them hear from you! There is no charge for the meeting portion of the day.

Lunch – 12:30pm

Following the Annual Meeting, NEWS Members, Associates and friends will enjoy a delicious luncheon. This is a wonderful opportunity to visit with old friends while welcoming new artists to NEWS.  There will be a choice of two entrees – Pesto Marinated Chicken Breast, Maple Au Jus, Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes or the Vegetarian option, Grilled Vegetable Ravioli, Tomato Fondue and Braised Spinach. The plated luncheon includes a strawberry field salad, chocolate decadence cake for dessert and coffee or tea.

Afternoon Program - Andrew Kusmin NWS

Andrew Kusmin is honored to have the opportunity to address NEWS and to unveil his newly published book, Palette of Dreams.

Palette of Dreams by Andrew Kusmin
"Palette of Dreams" by Andrew Kusmin (book cover)

His presentation will include the display of several original paintings from each of 7 artists that has influenced his career most profoundly (Smith, Russo, Shedd, Wynn, Herring, Patrone, Staid.) Of course selected originals of his own work will be displayed also and reviewed. He will give a Power Point talk probing his philosophy as a teacher and painter, the influence of his mentors as well as a preview of his book containing 200 of his paintings with commentaries. Andrew will do a book signing at this event.

Reaching for the Sun by Andrew Kusmin
"Reaching for the Sun" by Andrew Kusmin

Andrew takes great pride in his work with the New England Watercolor Society, as President of NEWS for 4 years, and receiving several awards including three Gold medals since his acceptance in 1991. He remains active with the board.

Andrew's paintings have been featured in the Best of Watercolor, Watercolor Expressions, Artists Magazine and both Splash #3 and # 12.His artwork has been included in numerous local and national exhibitions including American Watercolor Society, Allied Artists, Salmagundi Club National and Audubon Artists, The Western Federation, Southwestern and Houston Watercolor Societies and he is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society. As a visionary activist, he played a significant role in launching the Parish Center for the Arts in Westford, MA and took the leadership role in transforming his hometown's historic former library into what is now the highly respected Plymouth Center for the Arts. He teaches in Plymouth and Lexington.

If you plan to attend the luncheon and presentation portions of the meeting, please return the reservation fom with a check for $38 per person payable to NEWS, and send to Treasurer, New England Watercolor Society, P.O. Box 170140, Boston, MA 02117 by March 5. A limited number of tickets may be purchased at the door for $40. Meal choice may be limited. NOTE Guests wishing to attend only the presentation by Andrew Kusmin may do so, no early seating, program begins approximately 1:30 pm, $10 suggested donation.

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