Merit Awards:

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THIS YEAR'S ESTEEMED JUDGES:

CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE FINE ARTISTS:


  BWS' 22nd Annual Art-rageous Art Show


Strawbridge Art League/$100 – Mary L. Antes, At the Zoo

Titusville Art League/$100 – Bobbi Q. Brown, Armadillo

Fifth Avenue Art Gallery/$100 – Susan Carden-Flicker, Ti for One

Art Gallery of Viera/$100 – Sue Doucette, The Heart Remembers

Art & Antique Studio/$100, Beth Kring, Not a Flamingo

The Bonnie Carter Memorial/$100, Ruth Foreman, Reading Robin

The Great Outdoors RV, Golf Resort Community-Titusville/$100, Therese Ferguson, Reflections

The Great Outdoors Realty, Inc – Titusville/$100, Phyllis Marple, Raining Poppies

Golf Carts Unlimited – Titusville, Viera, Melbourne/$100, Debbie Marriott, Lil’ Man

Eagle’s Pride, Inc., RV Service & Sales – Titusville/$100, Connie Marshall, The Wary Eye

Golden Artist Colors/$100, Lori Pitten-Jenkins, Just Be Claws

BWS Merit/$100, Linda Neal, Curl Up and Dye

BWS Merit/$100, Robin Phillips, Taking Off

BWS Merit/$100, Linda Schuler, The Boys

BWS Merit/$100, Frank Spino, Florida Reflection

BWS Merit/$100, Sue Tully, Dreams


People’s Choice/$100, Frank Spino, Citrus Squared

of WATERCOLOR 2017

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Brevard Watercolor Society

1st Place/$500 – Beth Anne Fairchild, Tulips

2nd Place/$300 – Jan Faerber, Selfie

3rd Place/$200 – Barbara Burkhardt, Bromeliad




Mary Louise Ringers
Sarasota FL


I like to think that I have been an artist since the age of two when, to my parents' dismay, I drew pumpkins on my bedroom walls. After college, I went on to teach high school art on Long Island for 32 years. It was the best of both worlds, allowing me to share my knowledge and love of art in the classroom and to paint and exhibit during the summers. 

Having retired to Sarasota, I now am thoroughly enjoying teaching drawing and watercolor with the Adult and Community Enrichment program. Although fluent in a variety of media, my favorite is watercolor. I love its transparency and its unpredictability, especially in my florals and landscapes. Capturing the effects of light and shadow is my passion. 

I have also become involved in two wonderful watercolor associations, Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society and Florida Watercolor Society. I exhibit regularly, have achieved Signature status and sit on the boards of both, and served as the 2011 President of Florida Watercolor Society.


Terry Denson

St. Petersburg, FL


Originally from Arizona, Terry Denson has lived in many parts of the United States and the eastern and western Caribbean and currently resides in St. Petersburg, FL on the Gulf Coast. These locations, and others to which she has traveled, are reflected in her paintings. 


She studied drawing at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore and at other institutions, and has attended workshops with a number of prominent artists throughout the United States. She began studying watercolor in 1995, shortly before beginning a six year sailboat cruise of the Eastern U.S., Bahamas, Caribbean, & Central America. Seeking a medium that fit the limited space aboard her sailboat," Door Into Summer", she chose watercolors.  And yes, she had a cat named Pete. 


After returning to land life she settled in S.t Petersburg and expanded her painting to acrylics and oils  but transparent watercolors remain her primary medium.  Her watercolors include many produced on Aquabord, a clay surfaced ground. In 2003 she became a full-time artist.


She is a popular teacher and watercolor workshop instructor. She has displayed in numerous outdoor art festivals and organizational exhibitions throughout the country where she has received a number of awards. She is a Signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society and the Kentucky Watercolor Society. Her paintings have been used as promotional materials by the Southern Watercolor Society, the Florida Watercolor Society, Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association and several art festivals throughout Florida.