Monthly Meetings

Upcoming Meeting

Gloria Fischer  “Some Like It Hot”

Date:  Wednesday, February 13
Time:  11:30am – 1:30pm
Location:  The Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis MD 21401

“Yellow Onions”, Gloria Fischer

In this case, I’m not referring to the 1959 movie with Marilyn Monroe but of the smooth textured watercolor paper that our February 13th presenter will be using. The Friend’s Meeting House will once again be the venue for the 2nd AWC daytime meeting and we are thrilled to have Gloria Fischer from Tacoma Park demonstrate how she uses hot press paper to render delicate but powerful paintings. She is a master at painting still life and florals that accentuate the white glow of the paper and require the viewer to “fill in” the missing information. Her engaging work has been on display at the MFA’s Circle Gallery many times and she has won numerous awards at venues throughout the Washington metro area.

See Gloria Fischer’s website to find out more about her and to see samples of her work:

Here’s the schedule for the February 13th meeting:
* Friends Meeting House, 351 Dubois Rd. Annapolis 
* 11:30-12, Bring a bag lunch, AWC will supply the drinks and enjoy conversations with fellow members.
* 12 – 12:15 Club business meeting
* 12:15 – 1:25 Demo of painting arranged edibles by Gloria Fischer.

If there is questionable  inclement  weather, an email blast  regarding the status of the meeting will be sent to members by 11 AM.

Directions to the Annapolis Friends Meeting House:
Take North Bestgate Road off of Bestgate Road (Church of St. John Neuman is on the corner)
First left on Dubois Road (just past the church)
Follow Dubois Road ~1/2 mile to the end; the meeting house will be on your left
In the event of bad weather, we will send an email notification of cancellation.

Our first daytime meeting, the January meeting featuring Maggie Cao, was well received.  We had well over 50 members in attendance.

As promised, Maggie Cao gave us some pointers for establishing successful compositions.  For her demo, she used an arrangement of fresh flowers.  She emphasized the importance of selecting the dominant shapes and colors, and emphasized the importance of negative space.

Maggie presently teaches at Chesapeake Fine Art Studio in Stevensville and is an accomplished still life, portrait and plein air landscape painter. Her recent awards are too numerous to list but you can view her work at McBride gallery on Main St.



Annette Uroskie, “Why Yupo”

On Wednesday November 14th, we enjoyed a demonstration by AWC’s own Annette Uroskie on the possibilities of watercolor on Yupo,  Annette seemed to demystify this challenging surface, encouraging us all to give it a try!


Past Demonstrators

2018 – 2019

January … Maggie Cao
December … Holiday Party
November … Annette Uroskie
October …  Alex Tolstoy
September … Thomas Bucci


June … Ronaldo Dorado
May … Sue Corrigan-Yo
March … Stacey Sass
February … Joan Bevelaqua
January … Rob Wood
December 13 … Holiday Party
November 8 … April Rimpo
October 11… Linda Luke
September 13…. Joanna Barnum


June …Ken Karlic
May… Diane Gibson
April ….Spring Fling with Chris O’Neil
March … Pam Wenger
February ….Anne Hathaway Chamberlain
January ….Stacy Lund Levy
December ….Holiday Party
November …. Nancy VanMeter
October …. April Rimpo
September ….Christine O’Neill