Continuum WPB Announces 2017 Featured Artists And Events From January 19 – 28th

CONTINUUM WPB Arts is a pop-up multi-media art fair in the downtown City of WPB during ArtPalmBeach Week exhibiting regional South Florida artists. The event is a two-week expo exploring innovative art programming for the community. The mission is to collaborate different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community. The event, which is in its fourth year, will be located at CityPlace at the former Brookstone store front.  It is in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC.  The Rickie Report shares the details, list of artists and some sneak peeks.  Get your calendars out now!  Some events are FREE, while others benefit local charities.  See the article for ticket details.




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Located At The Former Brookstone Store

700 South Rosemary Avenue Set 120

    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

January  19 – 28,  2017











Wednesday, January 18, 2017

ArtPalmBeach VIP After Party

9:00pm-Until ???



Curators: Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks, Craig McInnis


Thursday, January 19, 2017



Sneakers for Auction by Jennifer Love Gironda



V.I.P. Black Tie & Sneakers Fundraiser Gala

7:30 -10:00 pm




Sneakers and Black Tie!



Friday, January 20, 2017



Continuum Artwork, 2016

Celebrate the Artists

(Awards Ceremony)/Live Painting

6:00 -10:00pm



Live Painting


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Young Masters of CONTINUUM WPB

(Workshops, Meet the Young Artists)

Noon – 9:00pm

Sunday, January 22, 2017


Brunch & Lecture   11:30 am – 2:00pm

Meet the Artists     3:00 – 5:00pm




Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Artists Lunch & Lecture         Noon -3:00pm
Meet the Curators                    7:00 – 9:00pm



Panel Discussion



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Gallery Open



Photography by Barry Seidman


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Quarter Auction Fundraiser

7:00- 10:00pm



Continuum 2016 Small works of art by Nicole Gallucio (Photo courtesy of Durga Garcia)


Friday, January 27, 2017

Music Night

7:00- 10:00pm



Music Photo Courtesy of Annette Meyer


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Melange to Go-Fashion Meets Art

6:00- 10:00pm


Wearable Art Accessories by Shakeera Thomas ( Photo courtesy of Durga Garcia)


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The Artists of 2017:

Adriana Ficarelli
Adriano Ficarelli
Agata Ren
Amanda Valdes
Anthony Burks Sr
Barry Seidman
Bonnie Bruner
Cangshu Gran
Carole Lebrun
Caron Bowman
Chad Steve
Craig McInnis
Diane Lublinski
Eduardo Mendieta
Emmanuel Gonzales
Erika Cespedes
Gary Kroman
Genie Fritchey
Gill Alexander
Hazel Griffiths
Hegina Rodrigues
Henriett Michel
Ilene Adams
James Rabidoux
JoAnne Berkow
Jodi Luby
Karla Walter
Kathryn Schumacher
Kristin Pavick
Lenore Robins
Leo Arbeznik
Linda Relis
Lisa Johnson
Luke Gardner
Lynn Doyal
Manon Sander
Maria Tritico
Mark Allen
Mark Walnock
Nicole Gallucio
O’real Bluntson
Orlando Chiang
Paola Gracey
Patricia Levey
Rita Boutros
Robert Moore
Ron Garrett
Sarah Knouse
Shakeera Thomas
Tony Curry
Tonya Akins
Tracy Guiteau
Tristyn Bustamante


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Faculty Exhibit And Specialty Workshops Abound At Boca Museum School Of Art

The Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Art School is offering WORKSHOPS 
open for beginning to experienced artists. Each workshop can be an excellent introduction to a new medium to enrich your artwork, refresh your skills or reignite your creativity. The workshops are conducted by accomplished artist-instructors of the Art School. Explore Painting Abstracts, Making Masks, Ikebana vessels and Black Coral jewelry. The Rickie Report shares the details about these and the Faculty Art Exhibit which is opening in the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park, January 31 to February 28. 






Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486





Stand Up To Paint Abstracts!




Oil Painting by Walter O’Neill




Paint in a vertical format in this workshop by hanging your canvas on the wall. This ensures that you use your entire body in the process of painting instead of only using your hand and wrist. Working on large canvases with big brushes, students explore composition, mark making, personal symbols, and layering. Re-energize your painting by being completely intuitive and spontaneous.  Whether your style is loud and energizing or calm and relaxed, learn to trust your own artistic urges while taking risks to create powerful art. This 2-day atelier is for expanding your reach, experimenting, and discovering. (45 minute lunch break)

Sunday / Monday, January 15 and 16
10 AM to 5 PM
Instructor: Eydi Lampasona
  Tuition: $185, Material Fee: $20



Masks: Many Faces, Many Selves




The human need to mask reveals a desire to take on other identities, transcend limitations, and be renewed, or protected. Creating masks can be an outrageously fun way to find hidden aspects of oneself. Create a mask to affirm your inner spirit or take on a new identity. Your completed mask can be worn, displayed as a work of art, or used as your private talisman. (45 minute lunch break)

Monday, January 15, 10 AM to 3 PM 
Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen
Tuition: $60, Material Fee: $15







Ikebana Ceramics Vessel


Using the basic slab method of creating with clay, construct one or two containers/vases for ikebana flower arranging. Containers will be fired, glazed and ready for use in ten days.

Monday, January 15, 10 AM to 1 PM 
Instructor: Catalina Aguirre Hoffman and Abbey Funk
Tuition: $60, Lab Fee: $15




Florida Black Coral Jewelry


Join expert Jeweler Don Dietz in this exciting workshop in which you create your own unique jewelry using Florida black coral. The workshop includes how to collect coral, smoothing and polishing, forming it into shapes, and assembling it with sterling silver findings. Material Fee $30

Instructor: Don Dietz
Saturday, January 21, NOON – 4:30 PM
Tuition: $110






“Faculty exhibit / 5 by 5”





“Moon Song” by Andrea Huffman


This year The Boca Museum Art School is starting something different. Rather than the usual one artwork by each faculty member, this year five faculty artists have been invited to exhibit five artworks. This provides the viewer a broader understanding of the artist work. The artists in this first ‘selections’ exhibit are: Andrea Huffman, Teresa Kirk, Miles Laventhall, Allan Pierce, and Roxene Sloate. The Exhibition runs January 31 to March 12, 2017  in the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park.



For more information about these workshops, classes, exhibits and other events please visit:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486






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Art Synergy Features 11 Artists At ArtPalm Beach 2017 And 65 District Wide Events

Celebrating its 20th year in 2017, ArtPalmBeach is dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern master works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Over 90 international galleries will be exhibiting paintings, sculpture, as well as functional and innovative design. Art Synergy, in collaboration with ArtPalmBeach will produce more than 65 exhibitions throughout nine Palm Beach County plus Martin County Art Districts in January 2017 during ArtPalmBeach week.  The Rickie Report shares the details of Art Synergy’s Featured Artists.







Booth# 605
Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd.      W. Palm Beach, FL 33401







Opening Reception/First View:


Wednesday January 18, 2017

6pm – 10 pm

Fair Days:

Thursday, January 19

11 am – 7 pm


Friday, January 20

11 am – 9 pm

Saturday, January 21

11 am – 7 pm

 Sunday January 22, 2017

11 am – 6pm



Congratulations to the following artists!  

Their work has been selected by juror, Jane Hart, for exhibition at
Art Synergy IV Exhibition at ArtPalmBeach


Lee S. Andre
Michael Blair
Tristyn Bustamante
Dana Donaty
Mark W. Forman
Laurie Jacobs
Gary Kroman
Rick Newton
Dimitri Sagatov
Elle Schorr
Barry Seidman






“The Earth Abides” by Dimitri Sagatov






The Art districts:

• Antique Row Art District • Boynton Beach Art District • Delray Art District
• Lake Park Art District • North Palm Beach Art District • Lake Worth Art District
• Northwood Village Art District • West Palm Beach Art District • Palm Beach Art District

Martin County will be offering Free Studio Tours of 23 artists on January 21 & 22, 2017:



Painting V9

“Dreamscape” by  Mark W. Forman

Volunteers and Board members are always welcome!





ART SYNERGY is a county-wide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community. In early 2013 a group of local artists pulled together to create Think Tank. Dedicated to finding solutions instead of dwelling on problems, the Think Tank was a forum for local artists and art advocates to come together and discuss ideas to help the local scene grow.

The first initiative was a program of events to coincide with ArtPalmBeach; in hopes that the local scene could benefit  from the popular art event much like Miami has benefited from Art Basel. Soon it was named ART SYNERGY and took shape. Locals artists Rolando Change Barrero, Craig McInnes and Freddy Hennevelt spearheaded the organization.

ART SYNERGY’s future goals include events that will happen periodically throughout the year, the addition of more participating art districts, initiatives that help unify the many diverse art entities, and talented artists that Palm Beach County has to offer. With the help of local CRAs, Public Arts Departments, the DDA in WPB and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, to name a few, ART SYNERGY has only one place to go… onward and upward. Currently, Rolando Chang Barrero, President and Ilene Gruber Adams, Vice President are managing the organization along with the support of many artists and art lovers in the community. 



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Whitespace Col-lect Will Dazzle You During Art Palm Beach

You’ll have no trouble finding Whitespace’s booth #603 at Art Palm Beach, because it is always crowded!  Elayne Mordes has spent the entire off-season finding unique, unusual and wonderful pieces of art, wearable art and  body sculpture for this event!  Stop by at the Palm Beach County Convention Center Wednesday, January 18 through Sunday, January 22nd.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.









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Boca Fest Returns To Town Center Mall January 14 – 15 With Over 200 Artists And Plenty Of Parking

Howard Alan Events is excited to announce that Boca Fest will return to The Town Center Mall at Boca Raton on January 14th & 15th. The Town Center is one of South Florida’s top luxury shopping destinations and one of Boca’s main attractions. The show will be located in the parking lot of The Terrace, a recent expansion near Bloomingdales, The Blue Martini and Gap. The Town Center is located right off I-95 and Glades Road. The show offers a convenient location with over 200 national artists and plenty of parking, including valet!  The Rickie Report shares the details.






At The Town Center Mall




Saturday, January 14th, 2017
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday, January 15th, 2017
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Free Admission




6000 Glades Road in Boca Raton, FL

Venue: The Town Center Mall of Boca Raton on Glades Road in Boca Raton, FL






Art enthusiasts will be able to explore the diverse exhibits and learn more about the artists and their creative process. The exhibitors, more than 200 local and national artists, will be present for the duration of the festival and welcome the opportunity to discuss their work. The vast array of original art will include diverse media and styles, featuring paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media and much more.




Additional Information At-A-Glance:

  • Juried gallery style outdoor art showcase
  • Ranked among top 100 fine art shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine
  • Original Art
  • Handmade in America
  • 200 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Eclectic displays
  • Live music
  • Free to attend




About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Alexandria, VA), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.


For additional information on this or other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country:

or call 561-746-6615








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Mandel JCC Art Gallery Features Joan Brams, “A Retrospective”

The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches welcomes the New Year with a brand new art exhibit. Beginning Tuesday, January 17, patrons will have the opportunity to view the stunning work of artist and Florida native Joan Brams.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on January 17th and the exhibit continues through February 10th.  These are free and open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares the details and gives you a sneak peek.  






 5221 Hood Road    Palm Beach Gardens







Opening Reception:

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Free and Open to the Public


Exhibition continues through February 10th






For over 50 years, Joan Brams has been producing art for the Palm Beaches. On a nothing day, when Joan was twenty- five-years-old, she woke up, poured herself a cup of coffee, and decided that this would be the day she started painting. She enrolled herself in the Norton School of Art and began taking lessons with a local artist. Immediately, she felt that she had been creating art her entire life and within a short period of time, people were actually purchasing her works. Brams joined two other artists and they opened a gallery on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach for a short time.




Artwork by Joan Brams





Soon, other galleries in the area began to take notice of her, and she began putting on one woman shows around the county and eventually, the Findlay Gallery in New York. After moving to Dallas for a few years, she studied sculpting. There, she learned how to cast Styrofoam sculptures into bronze and aluminum. Additionally, she attended welding school and loved doing it as an art form. After several shows in Dallas, she returned to the Palm Beaches to learn about ceramics.

Now, as she resides in the Palm Beaches creating her own genre of art, she has delved into creating work in various media forms. She considers her opus to be in multi-layered works in the areas of painting, ceramics, bronze, aluminum and even one-of-a-kind necklaces. Lately, Brams has been working on Chinese rice paper. Her work is on display in many private as well as public collections. Five of her sculptures are also a permanent fixture at the Palm Beach International Airport.



For more information on how to explore Joan’s exhibit, classes, workshops or other events visit: or contact 






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Armory Art Center Features “Champions: Caribbean Artists Breaking Boundaries In South Florida”

The Armory Art Center invites you to “Champions: Caribbean Artists Breaking Boundaries in South Florida”. The exhibition, celebrating the work of contemporary Caribbean artists living in South Florida, invites everyone to the opening Reception on January 13th. Artists will present complex narratives central to the ideas of identity through their use of space, location, and observation. The exhibition will host a range of work experience in painting, photography, sculpture, video, and installation art. A series of educational programs will complement the exhibition and artists. Curated by Jane Hart, this will be a memorable exhibit.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.






1700 Parker Avenue    West Palm Beach, FL 33401



“Champions: Caribbean Artists

Breaking Boundaries in South Florida”

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 13, 2017

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Montgomery Hall

Exhibition runs January 14-February 11, 2017

This event is Free and Open to the Public 







“Genesis XI” by Gonzalo Fuenmayor





Yanira Collado, Dominican Republic

Franky Cruz, Dominican Republic

Rafael Domenech, Cuba

Morel Doucet, Haiti

Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Coast of Colombia

Adler Guerrier, Haiti

Jessica Martin, Cuba

Michelle Lisa Polissaint, Haiti

Johanne Rahaman, Trinidad

Damian Rojo, Cuba

Leyden Rodriguez Casanova, Cuba

Jamilah Sabur, Jamaica

TM Sisters, Puerto Rican Descent

Curator: Jane Hart

Jane Hart has over 30 years of professional experience and expertise and is active in the contemporary art field in New York City, Los Angeles, London, and South Florida. For nearly a decade she served as the Curator of Exhibitions at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Florida. During her tenure at the Center, Hart curated over 100 exhibitions. Most recently Ms. Hart was named Curator of the Year by the New York Times. Her experience around the world with its core in her decade of service to the Cultural Center of Hollywood make her uniquely qualified to direct this exhibition.




About The Armory Art Center:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

For more information visit: or call 561-832-1776 x33




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Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) Invites You To Annual Fundraising Event “ART OF THE SEA” For Art Scholarships

Come to a FUN fundraiser with WITVA (men are included) to raise monies for art scholarships, thank previous donors, honor hard working volunteers including Grace Fishenfeld, create an art project, dine in luxury and enjoy spectacular raffle prizes!  “Art Of The Sea” is apropos, as the Grand Prize is an AMA Waterways European Riverboat Cruise 8 days/7 nights for two!  WITVA not only helps artists network with each other, but nurtures the next generation.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to reserve your space now!










Painting on invitation by WITVA Top Graduate Scholarship Winner, Angela Yang



The Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA)

  Scholarship Committee

Invites You to

Annual Fundraising Event:




Friday, February 3, 2017

10:00 a.m. –  2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $125.00 per person

 Waterstone Resort & Marina

999 E. Camino Real     Boca Raton, FL 33432


Contact Myrna Rodkin, Event Coordinator

(561) 703-0554 or for more information.



As a non-profit organization, our mission is to promote public interest in the visual arts and to provide financial support to art students attending our local Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University as well as art students attending Palm Beach County High Schools. The proceeds from this event will help us continue our mission. Last year there were 136 students accepted into the competition.



Grace Fishenfeld, Honoree; Susan and Bernie Applebaum


In keeping with our theme, we’ll spend the morning using creative ways to paint on canvas Beach Bags. An elegant gourmet lunch will follow.  You will also have the opportunity to participate in a Fabulous Chinese Auction (baskets filled with fantastic gifts), a Silent Auction (Works of art donated by member artists), and an AMAZING Grand Prize Drawing which includes an AMA Waterways European Riverboat Cruise 8 days/7 nights for two (valid for a Balcony Stateroom in March, April, November or December of 2017/2018. Dining is Gourmet, Staterooms are Deluxe and only has 150 passengers); Angela Yang’s full size painting of “Art of the Sea”; and a phenomenal Paper Sculpture; by International artist, Francine Levinson.



Graduates From Left to Right:Diana M. Garcia: FIU, Samannaz Rohanimanesh: FIU, Kristina Smatrakaleva:FAU, Angela Yang:FIU, Ashley Cassens: FAU



We know you will be inspired by our guest speaker, Angela Yang, who is also the artist of our beautiful “Art Of The Sea” painting and our top Scholarship winner of 2016. This year we are very proud to announce Velia Sweet as our Scholarship Fund Honoree. Please join us as we celebrate Velia, enjoy a creative day, and help raise funds for aspiring young artists.




Group Photo of High School Winners Participating in Afternoon Program.

The number of participants is so large that we need two ceremonies to honor them and give out their awards!






WOMEN IN THE VISUAL ARTS, Inc. is a 501 ( c) 3 organization and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  All Solicitations and donations are retained 100% by the organization. #SC -12388. A Copy Of The Official Registration And Financial Information May Be Obtained From The Division Of Consumer Services By Calling Toll-Free (800-435-7352) Within The State.  Registration Does Not Imply Endorsement, Approval, Or Recommendation By The State.


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Delray Art League Invites You To Free Events And Exhibits

2017 starts with a bang for the Delray Art League and all art lovers and art patrons!  The fine art their members create is worthy of a closer look.  A portion of sales benefits the Art Education Fund.  The Rickie Report shares the details of upcoming exhibitions indoors and outdoors, plus some sneak peeks.




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At Veterans Park
(Atlantic Avenue and the Intracoastal, Delray Beach)

Hundreds of original artworks for sale by Delray Art League members. A portion of all sales are donated to an Art Education Fund to promote the development of the visual arts in the community.

Saturday and Sunday

10:00 AM – 4:30 PM



Jan. 7 & 8

Jan. 14 &15

Jan 28 & 29

Feb. 4 & 5

Feb. 11 & 12

Feb. 18 & 19

Mar. 4 & 5

Mar. 11 & 12

Mar. 25 & 26

Apr. 1 & 2



For additional information or to sign up for our mailing list, please visit:






“Waiting for Breakfast” by Mary Ann Mullet

January 10th thru March 31st

At Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

140 NE 1st Street
Delray Beach, Florida

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Admission is free.




“Pink Flowers with Vase” by Anne Carter



Now thru January 27th

At Delray Beach City Hall Gallery

100 NW First Avenue
Delray Beach, Florida
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Admission is free.






“Erica’s Reflection” by Jacquie Mederios

January 10th thru February 24th

At the Crest Theatre Gallery

Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Avenue

Delray Beach, Florida

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Admission is free.





“Symphonata” by Bob Birkenes


Join us:



 Exhibiting Member $40.00 annually

 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00 annually

 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00 annually

To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Next meeting is scheduled for January 9th, 2017.

Accepted Artwork: 2 D and 3 D Visual Art

Not Accepted: Crafts or commercially reproduced artwork (except fine art photography/digital). Decision is subject to the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.

Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.



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Nationally Acclaimed Artist, Deborah La Fogg Docherty Is Featured At Wellington Art Society Meeting

The Wellington Art Society will feature long time member Deborah LaFogg-Docherty as their first demonstrator of the New Year. The meeting will be held on January 11, 2017 at the Wellington Community Center.  Deborah is a national award winning artist who creates paintings whose subjects seem “touchable”. Meet and greet will be followed by a member spotlight and brief meeting. The evening will conclude with Deborah’s demonstration and a unique art raffle. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.








Deborah LaFogg Docherty

January 11th

6:30 pm

Free and Open to The Public

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Boulevard Wellington, FL






Deborah is well known for her great love of nature. She gives people a glimpse of how animals live in the wild in a secret world, raise their young, court and survive. Her quest for nature has taken her from the Everglades National Park to Denali National Park in Alaska.




“Waiting For Mom” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty



Deborah grew up on a farm in Connecticut, surrounded by nature and began drawing as a child, copying her mother’s paintings of Bambi, Flower and Thumper on her bedroom wall. Since they were painted on the hall wall, her parents quickly provided her with coloring books, paints and crayons to encourage her creativity. She began drawing birds in grade school, winning awards at the school and painted and drew every summer and during the school year, often forgoing homework! She earned her college degree with a dual major in Illustration and Commercial Art. She graduated with honors and moved to South Florida where she has worked for many years as a graphic artist for The Sun Sentinel. She is currently a Special Sections Designer for the paper and in her “spare time” teaches at Old School Square in Delray Beach, does local workshops and demos.


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“Bathed in Morning Light” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty



Mediums used by Deborah include pastel, oils and acrylics and may involve an under painting for added luminosity and atmosphere. Each medium requires different procedures. With pastels it involves washes of color and turpentine. In oils she blocks out colors. With acrylics she builds on layers going from light to dark.



Painting by Deborah LaFogg Docherty


Deborah had two solo shows in 2015 at the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and the Everglades National Park’s Ernest F. Coe Gallery in the Visitors Center. She has received many national and local awards. She has illustrated two children’s books: “Woodcut Jill” raising money for the National Crocodile Refuge and “Rosie’s Song”. A fully illustrated book.

"Flying Tiger" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Flying Tiger” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty



Membership affiliations include: Signature member of the Artists for Conservation, the Pastel Society of America, the Salmagundi Art Club, an elected member of the Audubon Artists, the Wellington Art Society and many others. Deborah says, “Looking at my paintings today, many people think they are photographs. I take it as a compliment since I’m a photorealistic painter. My quest has been exciting and rewarding”.


"Captured Gaze" by Deborah LaFogg Docherty

“Captured Gaze” by Deborah LaFogg Docherty





The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 36th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

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