Western Ohio Watercolor Society

There are lots of things going on for WOWS the next several months and a list is activities are listed on the left. If you have questions or need more information, please call our President, Robine Wright for more details.

October Demo Artists is Fran Mangino

A resident of Westerville, Ohio, Fran Mangino received her B.S. in Art Education from Kent State University. She studied watercolor with such artists as Bess Alexander, Peggy Brown, Carl Dalio, Don Andrews, Alex Powers and Joan Ashley Rothermel. Fran is active in both the Central Ohio Watercolor Society and the Ohio Watercolor Society. Her work can be seen throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. Fran's work has been published in the 2001 December issue of "The Artist Magazine" and in volumes 8 and 9 of F&W Publications "Splash".

Her Statement :-

Watercolor flowing on white watercolor paper is both exciting and challenging to control. The application of bright, luminous, transparent colors allows light rays to penetrate the paint layer. The light then bounces back off the paper enriching the viewers vision capturing that moment in time. It is this transparency of colors that make it difficult to reproduce. Only the process of offset lithographs has been proven to capture the layers of colors.

You can find out more about Fran's artwork on her website:


August 31, 2017  Piqua Library "Autumn Landscapes"  
Drop off date and exhibit will go through September with pick up date October 2, 2017

September 9, 2017  Piqua Art Show  
(more details for set up to follow)

October 17, 2017  WOWS Meeting 
Fran Mangino artist