Norm Freyer

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the November meeting of the Citrus Watercolor Society has been canceled. The Frank Zambardi workshop will be rescheduled.

But let us be optimistic and hope that we can finally meet again and enjoy the world of watercolor art with all of our artist friends soon.

Even though this meeting is off, when we do meet again, Frank Zampardi of The Villages will be our demonstrator.

Frank is a retired secondary school art educator, having taught in public schools for 32 years.

For the past 15 years, Frank has established himself as an accomplished artist, specializing in exact detail through the use of graphite and colored pencil, watercolor and oil.

Frank emphasizes intricate compositions and chooses subject matter for its design possibilities.

These elements are coupled with the skillful use of light and shadows and enhanced with well-developed shading techniques.

Frank’s work has been exhibited in numerous art festivals, the Central New York Adirondack Art Show, where he has been a first-place winner many times and selected for the Master’s Division.

He has exhibited at the Central New York Community Arts Council, The Fenimore Gallery, The Smithy Gallery in Cooperstown, NY, Cooperstown Art Association Exhibition, The Gannett Gallery, Munson, Williams, Proctor Institute in Utica, NY, McKenzie Art Gallery in Cazenovia, NY, Rome Community Art Center, 531 Central Fire Arts Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL and the Wild Life Exhibit at the New York State Fair.

Since moving to The Villages, Frank has continued to garner awards at events sponsored by the Visual Arts Association and The Villages Art League. He presently teaches 12 adult art classes through The Villages Lifetime Learning College and is the chairperson for the Artists Helping Artists Program and directs the Jump Start Artists Program at Sea Breeze Recreation Center in The Villages; a program where self-motivated, like-minded artists can accelerate their artistic skills under Frank’s direction.

Members of the Citrus Watercolor Society enjoy a “Painting of the Month” competition starting in October and November, January, February, March, April.

They have opportunities to show and sell their work, take workshops and participate in monthly sketch/paint-outs, etc.

For more information about meetings, or to become a member, call Marie Sloan at 352-322-0002, or Darla Goldberg, 352-341-6226 or go to www.

The Citrus Watercolor Society typically meets at noon the second Friday of every month, except July, at the Family Center of the First Christian Church of Inverness, 2018 Colonade St., Inverness.

Norm Freyer handles publicity for the Citrus Watercolor Society.

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