Wellington Art Society Announces Meeting Change, Featuring Deborah Bigeleisen And Call For Artfest 2017

The Wellington Art Society will feature well known artist Deborah Bigeleisen at their October 19, 2016 meeting in the new Wellington Community Center. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE!  Deborah’s presentation and an outstanding raffle will complete the evening.  The Rickie Report shares details and some sneak peeks PLUS specifics about ARTFEST on the Green, which is STILL ACCEPTING APPLICANTS!










October 19th

6:30 pm

Free and Open to The Public

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Boulevard   Wellington, FL


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Deborah Bigeleisen, “Big White Rose”


Deborah earned her degree in textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and founded her own global print design company in Manhattan. After moving to Florida, she was eager to learn oil painting, “the medium of the Masters”. Early in her career, Deborah was represented by a local gallery where she painted beautiful roses using the techniques of the Dutch masters. Awed by the beauty, complexity and mystery of flowers, she continues to follow her passion.




Deborah Bigeleisen, “Energy”



Deborah’s discovery of fractals, the self-similar properties found within a single object of nature when viewed hundreds of times at different magnifications, has given rise to a whole new shift in her work to colorful abstract paintings. She plays warm hues against cool hues, working with a palette of up to eight colors and achieving an astonishing richness and depth in dark areas and luminosity in the highlights. She focuses on the movement, the energy in her brushwork, the color relationships and applies up to 20 coats of richly layered transparencies to each piece.



Deborah Bigeleisen, “Serpentine”


Deborah loves to share her knowledge by conducting International Art Fair tours and as an Adjunct Professor of Art at Palm Beach State College. Her award winning work has been featured on the covers and pages of numerous International art and design publications.  She is a member of  National Association of Women Artists, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and Soroptimist International.



Deborah Bigeleisen, “Glacier Bay”




Deborah tells us, “In this short attention span, instant gratification, digitally driven culture we live in, I am asking viewers to put their devices down, to take the time to pause and really look at what is in front of them, look at what is around them, and to see and question more than meets the eye”.




Art  Fest  on  the  Green, 2017






The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 34th 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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A Cultural Affair With Deborah Bigeleisen Offers Personalized Art Tours

Are you looking for something special to do?  Are family and friends visiting?  Learn how painters, sculptors, and photographers engage their viewers, why you are drawn to one work of art vs. another, how the materials and colors impact your senses and affect your emotions, and lots more! Deborah Bigeleisen is not only an internationally renown artist, but reports from those who have taken her art tours insist she is also a terrific art guide.  The Rickie Report shares this information, as Art Basel, Art Palm Beach and a multitude of museums are ready for art lovers. Deborah actively lectures on several unusual art-related subjects: “The Art Of Buying Art” and her specialized virtual museum tour, ” From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Looking at Art Through the Eyes and Mind of An Artist”.  Both of these lectures are terrific for organizations! The Rickie Report suggests you call soon regarding dates and availability.



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It’s all about seeing Art

Through the mind and eyes of an artist!

Have the unique experience of seeing South Florida’s exceptional museums, lush sculpture and botanical gardens, fine art galleries, and international fine art fairs through the mind and vision of internationally acclaimed artist, Deborah Bigeleisen. 





“Vortex” by Deborah Bigeleisen


Whether you are savvy about art, or new to exploring museums and galleries you are in for an enriching and entertaining time. The tours are more of a conversation and less of a lecture; and because they are unscripted, there is a lot of flexibility, and they are always fresh and interesting. For those of you who have been intimidated by going to museums but have always been curious, Deborah’s relaxed engaging manner will remove all your fears and hopefully have you clamoring to see more!






“Untitled” by Deborah Bigeleisen


Your guide, Deborah Bigeleisen, a resident of South Florida since 1998, is a world renowned painter whose work is represented by fine art galleries throughout the United States, and at international Fine Art and Contemporary art fairs. Her paintings are prominently included in both private and corporate collections world-wide. Deborah served for ten years as Chairperson for Art and Public Places for the City of West Palm Beach; she is a long-standing member of the Palm Beach County Cultural Council and the National Association of Women Artists.




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“Energy” by Deborah Bigeleisen




  • The Norton Museum of Art

If your plans include lunch, I suggest Café 1451 at the Norton Museum, or the Serenity Tea House just a few blocks from the museum (reservations required); if you would like to ‘have lunch with the artist’ it would be my pleasure to join you.


  • The Ann Norton Sculpture Garden


  • The Society of the Four Arts and Gardens


  • Palm Beach Photographic Centre


  • The Palm Beach Galleries


  • Morikami Museum and Gardens


  • Boca Raton Museum of Art


  • Flagler Museum


Enjoy walking along world famous Worth Avenue and through visually stunning courtyards to visit fine art galleries showcasing ‘old masters’ to living contemporary master artists’ work that spans more than three centuries; and hear a little history of Palm Beach along the way! If your plans include lunch, reservations are recommended ‘in season.’ I’ll be happy to make some suggestions. And, if you would like to ‘have lunch with the artist’ it would be my pleasure to join you.



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               “White Rose” by Deborah Bigeleisen 





Kristina Loaiza, Chef Concierge at The Brazilian Court Hotel shares, 

When I asked one of my more “seasoned” co-workers who has some experience in art, he told me, “I thought Deb was a great tour guide of the Norton. She was interactive and knowledgable about the pieces and exhibits. Deb has the ability to process art at a high level. Deb’s passion for the arts can transcend to reach all generations and evoke emotions you never thought art would make you feel.”




“Point Of View” by Deborah Bigeleisen






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It is through Deborah’s vision that you will be taken on a fun and enriching journey.

•Rates vary according to the venue and the size of your group.

•Tour prices based upon minimum of 4 people

• Children 12 and over welcome

•Advanced reservations required • Credit cards accepted • Cancellation fees may apply • Transportation not included • •Lunch and personal purchases not included

Contact: Deborah Bigeleisen for times, reservations, and additional information
office: 561.689.7748 mobile: 561.351.8755  email: 

deborah@ACulturalAffairToRemember.com  or Visit:  ACulturalAffairToRemember.com







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P.O.Box 33423

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