Wellington Art Society Announces Presentation At Monthly Meeting, City Hall Exhibit, Art Scholarship Applications And Call For Art Teachers
The Wellington Art Society is offering numerous opportunities to get involved in the art scene! The Rickie Report shares details and some sneak peeks of Pop Artist Nicole Galluccio, Featured Speaker at the February 10th Meeting, The City Hall Exhibit Featuring artists From WAS, a Call For Instructors for the Wellington Community Center and information about applying for the WAS Art Scholarships.
WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY
POP ARTIST, NICOLE GALLUCCIO
Wednesday, February 10th
Bootz Culture Camp
420 State Road 7 Unit 120
Royal Palm Beach, FL
The Wellington Art Society will feature local pop artist Nicole Gallucci at their February 10, 2016 meeting at Bootz Culture Art Center, 420 State Road 7, Suite 118. Meet and greet begins at 6:30, followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. The main attraction will be a demonstration by Nicole Gallucci with a wonderful raffle to end the evening.
“Palm Beach” by Nicole Gallucci
Nicole has been painting and creating her pop art in South Florida for 20 years. She graduated with a BFA in Studio Art from Florida Atlantic University and began creating her own unique style. Her paintings combine 60s mod fashion and style, comic, music and media tabloids and spinning them into a visual explosion of color against a black and white paper collage background.
“Internal Gray Reboot” by Nicole Gallucci
She has always been fascinated with the outrageous headlines in tabloid magazines and the exploitation of celebrities and contrasts it with something beautiful in nature: something vibrant and inviting vs. dark and absurd. She often includes headlines and wording that exemplify her emotions as related to that experience. Nicole is constantly evolving and continues to experiment with her technique, beginning to use imagery from other sources, including old children’s books and vintage Life magazines.
“Falling” by Nicole Gallucci
Nicole has exhibited at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Continuum Annual Pop Up Art Exhibition ( part of Art Synergy ARTWEEK in conjunction with ArtPalmBeach), Boca Raton Museum of Art Artists’ Guild and several other local galleries. Her most recent pieces shown at Continuum 2016 depict the emotions we feel when falling in love, “Falling In” and further experiencing a deeper connection, “Falling Deeper”.
Wellington City Hall Gallery
Free, Public Reception
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
5:30 – 7 PM
Meet the artists
Wellington City Hall
12300 Forest Hill Blvd. Wellington, FL 33414
7:00AM – 6:00PM
Monday – Thursday
Steel and Rock Sculpture by Simon Cherkassi
Members of WAS will showcase their latest exciting exhibition in the beautiful gallery at Wellington City Hall. There are fourteen participating artists showcasing 36 outstanding works, including photography,watercolor and oils/acrylic canvases, and featuring a wonderful sculpture by Simon Cherkassi.
This is a fun and unique way to end your day and enjoy refreshments, network with other artists and art lovers, a chance to win a door prize and view first class original art. Many of the artists will be present to discuss their art so come alone or bring a friend and support our local artist community!
WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY ART SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
The Wellington Art Society is currently accepting applications for several $1,000 art scholarships to be awarded to graduating seniors who live and attend high school in Palm Beach County. The scholarships are available to students planning a college major in visual arts at either a 2 or 4 year institution. On line application information has been sent to all art teachers and guidance counselors at each school or apply on line at www.YouJudgeIt.org/was
Criteria for the scholarship is as follows:
- Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in visual arts and an overall GPA of 2.0
- Complete at least three art classes.
- An artist statement and career goals along
- 6 jpeg photographs of their art work.
- A letter of recommendation from a faculty member
- An unofficial transcript of the student.
Apply on line at www.YouJudgeIt.org/was
DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2016
The Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 and has provided many talented young artists with funds for their art related expenses such as art or photographic supplies, books or tuition for visual arts classes. Proceeds from the Art Society’s art exhibitions, Art Fest on the Green and the Whole Foods Market solo art exhibits help support the scholarship fund.
Wellington Seeks Talented Instructors
For New Community Center
The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 35th 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.
For further information visit wellingtonartsociety.org