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Wellington Art Society Features Guest Speaker Carl Stoveland At January 11 Meeting. WAS Announces New Exhibitions “Inspired” and “Images” Open Now, With Public Reception On January 31.

The Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation by artist, Carl Stoveland, entitled “The Not So Unlikely Journey from Photographer to Painter” on January 11, 2023.  The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center. The event includes a meet and greet, a member spotlight, a brief meeting and Carl’s presentation.  In addition, mark your calendars for a double art exhibit “Inspired” and “Images”. Open now at the Wellington Village Hall and Wellington Community Center, there will be a Public Reception on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The public is welcome!




Public Is Invited To


Wellington Art Society Meeting


Wednesday,  January 11, 2023


5:30 pm




Wellington  Community  Center


12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL










“The  Not  So  Unlikely  Journey  from  Photographer  to  Painter”





Artist, Carl Stoveland




Open to members and non-members




For more information contact: Laura Jaffe,


 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 




Photography by Carl Stoveland




Carl Stoveland grew up in New York near the Catskill Mountains and found his passion for photography while hiking along the many trails and streams near his home.  His father spent his entire career working in photo labs and his mom as an oil painter and watercolorist. Naturally, Stoveland was immersed in fine art his whole life. He says, “While the other neighborhood kids were playing football in the street, my folks sent me to ceramics camp…. Creativity and play have been strongly connected for me ever since.”




Stoveland’s primary medium for many years was photography. About 20 years ago, he started playing with watercolor, and since moving to Florida six years ago, he has been exploring many different mediums including watercolor, gouache, urban sketching with casein, and even a little film making. Stoveland’s current passions include a variety of photo and painting media, along with urban sketching, and teaching.






Sketch by Carl Stoveland at Society of the Four Arts




He has been awarded several artist residencies, including most recently Dry Tortugas National Park. In 2022, he was awarded Best in Show in the Florida Showcase at The Box Gallery. He has also Co-Founded the Lake Worth Beach Urban Sketchers Group and has a podcast called “IAMLAKEWORTH”.





Painting by Carl Stoveland





In February, Stoveland will be teaching a two-day urban sketching workshop with the New Studio for the Visual Arts in Jupiter. Visit for information on this class In addition, you can see his work during the “Myth America(na)” exhibition at the Box Gallery of West Palm Beach.




Learn more about Carl Stoveland and his works on his website at and follow him on Facebook and Instagram @carlstoveland.





Wellington   Art   Society



Announces   New   Exhibitions 




“Inspired”   and   “Images”






Free and open to the public weekdays  8 am  to 5  pm








 5 – 7 pm





The Wellington Art Society (WAS) is thrilled to announce their new municipal art exhibitions, “Inspired” and “Images”. Inspired is going on now through February 21, 2023, at the Wellington Village Hall located at 12300 Forest Hill Blvd in Wellington. Images runs from now until March 21, 2023, at the Wellington Community Center at 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington. 





The public is invited to the opening reception celebrating both exhibitions on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, from 5:00-7:00 pm. Two venues – one great night! Meet the artists and vote for your favorite artwork. There will be door prizes and refreshments to enjoy. 




All artwork in the exhibition is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. To arrange the purchase of artwork hanging in the exhibition, please email 




For more information about the featured artists and the exhibition, please visit the Wellington Art Society’s website at 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 41st year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit






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