The Rickie Report is proud to be associated with the Wellington Art Society not only because they are a welcoming group of artists interested in networking and growing, but because they give back to the community. At their recent meeting, new officers were elected and they gave $3,000 to local students to pursue their art education.
Wellington Art Society
The Wellington Art Society is pleased to welcome four local high school art students to their scholarship program. The art society is in its 30th year and is thrilled to continue their mission of promoting art in Palm Beach County and supporting local students who wish to continue their art studies at the college level. WAS is an organization with over 80 members, both artists and art-lovers. Their talented members are painters, watercolorists, sculptors, photographers, jewelry designers, collage artists, wood turners, wood sculptors, chalk artists. WAS supports its members by offering gallery opportunities, art shows, competitions, and artist demonstrations. Please welcome these four promising young artists and wish them the very best in their future artistic endeavors.
Allison Parssi is a student at Wellington High School. Her specialty is photography, and she says that it has played a defining role in her life. Her goal is to become a professional photographer. She will start toward that goal as she enters the Rochester Institute of Technology, with the hope of receiving both a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, and later, a Master of Fine Arts. Recently she won first place for the Art Pathfinder Award. We are pleased to award Allison this $1,000 scholarship.
Jane Jun is a student at Jupiter High School. She has taught herself most of her art techniques, and she works with oil painting and pencil. Jane has had artwork in the Jupiter Community Gallery and at ArtiGras, where this year she received second place. She has been accepted to the Pratt Institute in New York. Her goal is to become an art teacher and teach internationally. We are awarding Jane a $1,000 scholarship.
Kayla Palma is from Wellington and is a student at Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Her most recent artwork shows various pieces of still lifes painted from observation, and are zoomed in so that the objects are much larger. She has attended a summer program at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D. C. She will be attending Florida Southern College and working toward an Art Education degree, and eventually receiving her Master’s Degree. We are pleased to award her this $500 scholarship.
Amanda Price is a student at Royal Palm Beach High School. She has studied photography, including analog and digital photography, as well as computer graphics. She has exhibited at the Norton Museum of Art. She also submitted a portfolio of her work to the Scholastic Art Competition and was awarded a Silver Key. She will attend the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, where she will study photography. We are pleased to award her this $500 scholarship.
Wellington Art Society
Board of Directors
2012 – 2013
Barefoot by Tony Baker
President: Tony Baker
1st Vice President: Leslie Pfeiffer
2nd Vice President: Bobbin Salisbury
Recording Secretary: Sandy Axelrod
Treasurer: Jean Talbott
Corresponding Secretary: Adrianne Hetherington
Pahayokee by Leslie Pfeiffer
Directors: Linda Rovolis; Ilene Adams; Donna Donelan; Corinne Ingerman; Jo-Ann Wolf; and Suzanne Redmond.
Sisterhood by Linda Rovolis
Founded in1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patronsof the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to sharetheir work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County.
City Triptych by Ilene Adams
Sandy Axelrod's Flowers
A501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in the western communities. For more information, visit their website, www.wellingtonartsociety.org
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