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                              November 2004
   Volume 26, No. 3
Jennifer Kursten, Editor
About the Artist
Denise Sperry is an                                     From the President
award winning artist                                    I'm writing this letter in October for the
whose works have                                        November Waterbucket to tell you that after
been displayed in                                       the November meeting we won't be meeting
several local, regional,                                again until January 2005!! . . . NO WONDER
and national exhibitions.
                                                        I have the feeling that time is just whizzing
She has received numerous awards including
                                                        by!!! This should be a hint for all of us to take
several Best of Show. Denise is a member of
numerous artistic associations including the            advantage of each day. Do something you love
Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, the Fine           every day. Make time for yourself. Plan for it
Arts League of Buffalo, the Williamsville Art           like you'd plan a work schedule or a doctor's
Society, and has associate membership in the            appointment. Be selfish. Play hooky. Read.
Transparent Watercolor Society of America and           PAINT. I'm not doing my usual request for
the American Watercolor Society. She organizes          volunteers this month. We all have our
and runs workshops for the Niagara Frontier             priorities. Just make sure that you make
Watercolor Society.                                     yourself one of them!
Denise has her master’s degree in Counseling                                       Susan Vasi
Psychology from the State University of New
York at Buffalo. She pursued an art education
through the North Light Artist School, Scottsdale
Artists School, and Partners in Art in Buffalo,       NFWS Fall Show (Oct. 24 – Nov. 14, 2004)
NY. In addition, Denise has participated in
                                                      Kenan Center, Reception: Oct. 24, 2 – 4 PM.
numerous workshops taught by nationally and
internationally renowned artists throughout the
                                                      Juror: Judi Betts. Kenan Center, 433 Locust St.,
United States and Canada. Some of these,              Lockport, NY. Hrs: Tues. – Sun. 2:00 -5:00 PM.
including Margaret M. Martin, Judi Betts, Penny       Congratulations to the winners of the Fall Show!
Soto, and Charlotte Huntley, were influential in
having the most significant impact on the             1st Place: Kathleen Giles; 2nd Place: Dianne
development of her own unique artistic style.         Hickerson; 3rd Place, Jane Stoddard; 4th Place,
Since art is a constantly evolving process,           Lynn Gadal, Award of Honor, DeEtta Silvestro;
involving both knowledge and technique, Denise        Honorable Mentions: Joe Whalen, Linda Metcalf,
friendship with these artists and pursuit of her      Marjorie Donovan, and John Rex.
own artistic style, have been crucial in terms of
the commitment, excellence, and professionalism,      NOTE: The paintings in the NFWS fall show
which she has shown in her paintings.                 cannot be picked up on Nov. 14th as originally
                                                      stated. Please contact Manning at 716-434-1951,
Denise has been teaching watercolor classes and
                                                      if you need to make special arrangements.
workshops in the U.S. and Canada for the past
several years. Her enthusiasm and love of the         Thank you to Manning McCandish for her
subject transcends to her students who are now        assistance with hanging the Fall Show and to
winning awards!                                       Susan Vasi for her lovely fall decorations.
Denise’s watercolor paintings appear in private
and corporate collections in both the United States
and Mexico. She has had several solo exhibitions
                                                      NFWS News
as well as Gallery Exhibitions. Denise also           Our Video Librarians, Gail Bille and Hebe
designs and sells unique wearable art jewelry,        Greizerstein, are trying to develop an electronic
which has been featured in the Bead and Button        inventory listing of all NFWS’s videos and would
magazine.                                             appreciate it if you would return signed out videos
                                                      that you have finished viewing.
Studio space: January – March. Joan Hambleton        Call for work: Jurried Holiday Show, Market
would like to rent her studio at Market Street       Street Gallery. Receiving dates: Fri., Nov. 19, 5 –7 PM
Gallery. For details call 716-634-3650.              and Sat. Nov. 20, 10 – 12 PM. For more
                                                     information call 716-870-1129.
NFWS will be listed on-line under the WNY
Regional Information Network, which is sponsored     Call for work: A Gift for the Holidays, Partners
by University of Buffalo: www.wnyrin.com.            In Art Gallery. Registration due Nov. 12.
                                                     Receiving date: Sat., Nov. 20. For more
The Fine Arts League of Buffalo is inviting
                                                     information call 716-692-2141.
NFWS members to join them in a Holiday
Gathering on Sun., Dec., 5 at Sean Patrick’s         Vibrant, paintings by Jody Ziehm. Nov. 2 – 19,
Restaurant, 3480 Millersport Highway, Amherst,       Reception: Sat., Nov., 6, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM,
NY. Cost is $20.00 per person. The deadline for      Partners In Art Gallery, 83 Webster St., North
tickets is Nov. 12. For more information call        Tonawanda, NY, 716-692-2141.
Stephen Imerese at 716-688-7383.
                                                     The Landscape Illuminated, Karl Heerdt, Oct. 22
Prints of Dolores Rogers’ paintings will be for      – Nov. 20, 2004. Reception: Fri. Oct. 22, 6 – 9 PM.
sale at the Nov. NFWS meeting. They are signed       Meibohm Fine Arts, Inc., 478 Main St., East Aurora,
prints made from three original ink drawings. The    NY, 716-652-0940, www.meibohmfinearts.com.
Canadiana, 10x14; South Grand Island Bridges,
                                                     New gallery space available at the Buffalo–
10x14; and Niagara Falls, 8-1/2x12. 40 prints of
                                                     Niagara International Airport. For more
each design: $2.00 each or a set of all three for
                                                     information contact Bev Halligan, BFIA, Customer
$5.00. The sale is to benefit NFWS. For more
                                                     Service Superintendent, 716-630-6067 or e-mail
information call John Rogers at 716-773-5014.
                                                     Beverly_Halligan@nfta.com.
Upcoming Classes                                     Bulletin Board
Fall Watercolor Classes, Denise Sperry.
                                                     Anne Abgott won Best of Sow in the Florida
To register call 716-634-8907 or e-mail              Suncoast Watercolor Fall show with her painting
Deeuniques@aol.com.                                  Stickey Wicket.
What Am I Doing and Why? Workshops                   Jennifer Kursten has been accepted into the Buffalo
by John Rogers. Monday mornings.                     Society of Artists, Buffalo, NY.
Second Set: Nov 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 13, 20;
Third Set: Jan 10, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 28;            Mary Carey Murray won Honorable Mention
Fourth Set: March 7, 14, 21, 28, Apr 7, 11;          for Excellence in Watercolor at the International Plein
Fifth Set: May 2, 9, 16, 23, Jun 6, 13.              Air Competition at Niagara Falls. She also won 1st
Amherst Museum, 3577 Tonawanda Creek Rd.,            place for Watercolor at the Evans Art Guild Show and
                                                     the Grace Rosati Memorial Award at the Centennial
Amherst, NY. Contact John at 716-773-5014
                                                     Spring Art Show judged by Russell Ram.
or e-mail rogpkstu@aol.com.
                                                     Several NFWS members won awards at the Fine Arts
Upcoming Shows & Events                              League of Buffalo Fall Show. Jennifer Kursten, 1st
                                                     Place; Mary Hamilton, 3rd Place; Denise Sperry,
Membership Jurying for Fine Arts League of           Special Merit Award; Frank Manzella, Phyllis
Buffalo will be held Sat., Nov. 6. Bring three (3)   Pellera Memorial Award; Patricia Kraus, June
framed representational style paintings of any       Yoder Martino, Anna Marie Boccio and Laura
media except photography. Jurying fee is $5. Drop    Wysocki, Honorable Mentions. The show runs
off is between 10-10:30 AM and pick up is 12 noon,   through Nov. 18 at the Market Street Gallery, 247
prompt. Clearfield Library, 770 Hopkins Rd.          Market St., Lockport, NY, Hrs: Wed. — Sat. 11:00
Williamsville, NY. For more information call         AM – 4:30 PM, 716-870-1129.
Anna 716-633-9072 or Gail 716-692-5307.
Officers & Board for 2004-2005
President ........................................... Susan Vasi                     Projection Setup.................................... John Rogers
Vice President/ Publicity.................Marie Prince                               Hospitality......................................................... TBD
Treasurer .........................................Dottie Kinan                      Membership ......................................... Marty Kutas
Secretary ....................................JoAnn Mileham                          Historian ...............................................Susan Miller
Program.........................................Karen Foegen                         Workshops .... Kandida Kubala and Patricia Leonard
Video Library .. Gail Bille and Hebe Greizerstein                                    Newsletter .......................................Jennifer Kursten

Calendar
Board Meeting ....................................................................   Thursday, Nov. 11 ....................................... 6:30PM
Members Meeting (Denise Sperry) Demo ..........................                      Thursday, Nov. 18 ....................................... 7:30PM
Next Board Meeting............................................................       Thursday, Jan. 13 ......................................... 6:30PM
Next Members Meeting ......................................................          Thursday, Jan. 20 ......................................... 7:30PM

Members’s meetings are held at Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway, Synder, NY.
Board meetings are held at Susan Vasi’s residence, 254 Amherston Drive, Williamsville, NY.
Send news items via post mail or e-mail by Jan. 1, 2005:
NFWS, Waterbucket Editor, 4410 Budd Road, Lockport, NY 14094 or e-mail: waterbucketeditor@juno.com.

				
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