Watercolor – Acrylic – Hand Built Clay Objects - Clay Sculpture
In 2004, I abandoned the business world to unlock my artistic talents. Keys were offered by the many talented instructors and artists at Crealdé School of Art in Winter Park, FL through a generous Fellowship. More keys were offered by many local and national workshop instructors, my amazing Center Florida Watercolor Society and a rich and supportive circle of artistic friends. I love this artistic treasure hunt. Every day is a challenge to discover my artist within. Many thanks to my family and many friends and patrons for their ongoing support and our shared laughter on this journey.
Chere currently lives in Central Florida with renaissance hubby and 10lb chihuahua granddog. She is a frequent visitor to the Bay area in CA to visit her brand new grandson and family.
Contact me! I am always happy to hear your thoughts on my artwork and will keep you posted on where I am showing my artwork next.
Important: I am always happy to see my originals find forever homes but, like other artists, I retain exclusive and forever image rights.
Juried Shows 2013
• Historic Sanford Welcome Center: 'Theme: Black and White' May 2013.
• Two Person Show: Big Arts Founders Gallery, Sanibel, FL. 'In Living Color - Watercolors by Chere Force and Jan Filarski' April 2013
• Second Prize. Central Florida Watercolor Society Annual Member Show: Orlando City Hall Terrace Gallery, Orlando FL. Judge Tom Lynch. February-March 2013
Juried Shows 2012
• Casselberry Art House: 'Breaking Down Creative Blocks' 2012 Artist's Way Group Annual Celebration of Creativity August 2012
• Crealde School of Art, Alice & William Jenkins Gallery, 32nd Annual Juried Student Exhibition August 2012
• Historic Sanford Welcome Center: 'Theme: Artist's Choice' April to Mary 2012
• Orlando Museum of Art First Thursdays. 'Francophile: All Things French' June 7, 2012
Juried Shows 2011:
• Historic Sanford Welcome Center: “Our Stories, A Reflection of Everyday Life” January to February 2011
• Central Florida Watercolor Society 6th Annual Member Show January to March 2011
• ArtistRegistry.com 6th Annual Member Show December 2010 to January 2011.
• Historic Sanford Welcome Center: “Wild Kingdom” October to January 2011.
Juried Shows 2010:
• Gallery at Avalon Island presenting The Artwork of The Central Florida Watercolor Society September to October 2010
• Orlando Museum of Art First Thursdays “Into the Wild” July to August 2010
• Historic Sanford Welcome Center presents members of The Central Florida Watercolor Society May to August 2010
• Orlando Museum of Art First Thursdays “From Words to Works” October to November 2010
• Historic Sanford Welcome Center “The Still Life” February to March 2010
• Historic Sanford Welcome Center “Artful Architecture” March to April 2010.
• Maitland Museum of Art Member Show January to March 2010.
• Historic Sanford Welcome Center “The Kingdom of Birds and Animals” January to February 2010
• Crealde School of Art, Winter Park, FL; Crealde Fellows Show January to March 2010.
• Fourth Annual Power of the Purse Aution to benefit The Center for Women's Philanthropy January 2010.
• Crealde Showalter Community Gallery @ Crealde School of Art, Winter Park, FL presenting the Fourth Annual Central Florida Watercolor Society Member Show March to May 2010.
• 2nd Place Ribbon/$Award.“100% Pure Florida Artist”, The Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Melbourne FL, Sept 1-30, 2009;
• 29th Juried Student Exhibition, Jenkins Gallery, Crealdé School of Art, 600 St Andrews Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32789. June 12 to August 29, 2009
• 1st Thursdays 'Collaboration: The Good, The True, The Beautiful', Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 North Mills Ave Orlando, Florida 32804, July 2, 2009
• Fourth Fridays: 'It's All About People', Historic Sanford Welcome Center, 230 East First Street, Sanford, Florida 32771, May 22 - June 22, 2009.
• 1st Thursdays 'A Touch of Glass', Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 North Mills Ave Orlando, Florida 32804, April 2, 2009
• '7th Annual Paint the Town Show' sponsored by Orlando Magazine and City Arts Factory, 29 South Orange Avenue 2nd Floor Loft Gallery, Orlando, FL 32801; March 19 to April 11, 2009
• 'A Taste of Citrus Art', Comma Gallery, 813 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803, March 10 - April 10, 2009
• Crealdé's Master Watercolor Class exhibit as 'Artist of the Month' for the Orlando Museum of Art Gift Gallery, 2416 North Mills Ave Orlando, Florida, 32804; March 3 - 29, 2009
• Crealdé's Master Watercolor Class exhibit in Orange County Administration Building, Commisioners & Mayor's Floor, Orange County Administration Building, 201 S Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL 32802; January 22 - May 26, 2009
• Crealdé's Master Watercolor Class exhibit in Mayor's Gallery, Orlando City Hall, 400 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801; 10/6/08 - 01/16/09
• '6th Annual Paint the Town Show', sponsored by Orlando Magazine, Orlando City Hall's Terrace Gallery, 400 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801; March 17 - June 1, 2008
• 'WATERCOLOR EXPLORATIONS' by Crealdé's Master Class Exhibition, Showalter Hughes Community Gallery, Crealdé School of Art, 600 St Andrews Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32789; February 22 to April 26 2008
• The Central Florida Watercolor Society's '2nd Annual Members' Juried Show', Kiene/Quigley Community Gallery within CityArts Factory, 29 South Orange Avenue 2nd Floor Loft Gallery, Orlando, FL 32801; February 21 – March 17, 2008
• 'The Lovers Tale' exhibit by The Gallery at Metro, 323 E. Church St., Orlando, FL 32801; February 21 - March 18, 2008
2007 and earlier
• December Art Show: Crealdé's Master Watercolor Class, UrbanThink! Bookstore, 625 East Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801; December 2, 2007 - January 2, 2008
• Donne Bitner's Master Class Show in Exhibition Lobby, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, 812 E. Rollins St., Orlando, FL 32803; November 28, 2007 - January 8, 2008
• '5th Annual Paint the Town Show', sponsored by Orlando Magazine, Orlando City Hall's Terrace Gallery, 400 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801; March 15 - May 25, 2007
• 'Who's on First?' Crealdé Fellows Exhibition, Gallery on First, 211 E 1st St, Sanford, FL 32771; March 8 - March 31, 2007
• 'Unfolding' Painting and Drawing by Crealdé Fellowship Students, Showalter Hughes Community Gallery, Crealdé School of Art, 600 St Andrews Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32789; August 26 - November 12, 2005
Participating member of Central Florida Watercolor Society and Florida Watercolor Society.
Mentors and Instructors:
Watercolor: Ken Austin, Donne Bitner, Pat Weaver, Joel R. Johnston, Samuel Morgan Price, Mel Stabin, Ted Nuttall, Jane Angelhart, Steve Rogers, Janet Rogers, Peter Spatero, Lynn Ferris
Clay: David Cumbie, Doug Bringle