Showing through January 27th, 2019

The Florida Watercolor Society, now in its 47th year, is one of the largest and most prestigious organizations of its kind in the country.  Each year, about 600 artists submit their work hoping to be among the 100 artists selected for the FWS Annual Exhibition.  This year, judge Tom Schaller had his work cut out for him!  The FWS 47th Annual Exhibition of 100 paintings was held at ArtCenter Manatee in Bradenton in the Fall.  The Elliott Museum is proud to once again host the first stop for the FWS Traveling Show. showing 41 paintings from the Annual Exhibition.

But Wait!  There’s MORE!  For the duration of the FWS Traveling Show, the Elliott’s own Robin Lee Makowski will do a watercolor demonstration in the gallery most Tuesdays* from 1-3 pm.   Additionally, one of this year’s FWS Award Winners, Pat Dews, will teach a two-day workshop, Abstracting Nature, on Saturday & Sunday, January 26th & 27th, 2019.  Click for details.

The exhibition and demos are included with regular admission; Museum Members free.


One Night Only!

The Oil Paintings of Brad A. Thomas

Man & Nature in Motion

Classic Transportation & Nature Art Exhibit

Wednesday, January 23 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Auto Gallery & Lobby of the Elliott Museum

Today’s world of mass-produced “sameness” contrasts a time when we created modes of transportation that were functional but also works of art. Each has a story and historical significance. Join artist Brad Thomas at the Elliott Museum to enjoy the artistic beauty of these unique and historical objects displayed against stunning backdrops.


This event is free to attend, but you must RSVP on the link below.  Space is limited.


Note: This event is sponsored by the artist for one night only and is not an Elliott Museum exhibit.

Please contact the artist with any inquiries.