Fran Mangino was invited to the American Watercolor Society 150th Anniversary International Exhibition. Her recent awards include Forgotten Coast 2018 Quickdraw Open Division 3rd Place; The Best of Ohio Plein Air Society II 2018; 2nd Place; Kekionga Ft. Wayne, Indiana 3rd Place; Arcadia Plein Air, Fl. 2nd Place & People’s Choice; SRQ Paint With a Brush, Fl., 1st Place; Ohio Plein Air Society’s 15th Competition, Honorable Mention and the 14th Competition Award of Excellence; Tiffin Plein Air, Ohio, 1st Place; Ft Myers Paint the Beach, 2nd Place and 3rd in Quickdraw; Punta Gorda Plein Air, Fl., 2nd Merit; Art at the Arnold, Ohio, 1st 2017, 2nd & People’s Choice 2016, Honorable Mention 2015, 1st Place 2014; 76th National Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio, Honorable Mention.
She is a Signature Member of Ohio Watercolor Society; Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society, Signature, Master Level; Ohio Plein Air Society; ACT, Texas Art Association Silver Level; Light Chasers of Sarasota County; Peace River Painters, Florida; and signature member of Whiskey Painters of America .
Fran has been published in North Light Publications 2017 Art Journal Animals; 2014 “Splash A Retrospective 20 Years”; Splash 11, 10, 9, 8 issues; “Paint 1-2-3” magazine, 1st Issue; and The Artist Magazine, 2001 including Finalist in Animal & Still Life Divisions.