Wellington Art Society Announces Reception With Art Scholarship Recipients On May 11th And Kicks Off A New Virtual Fine Art Show & Sale “Spring Bling”

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) features 2022 Art Scholarshirecipients, Sofia Vega and Ashley Forkey at its Wednesday, May 11 meeting, held at the Wellington Community Center. The public is invited to this free event. Please note that CDC guidelines will be observed. WAS invites you to a new virtual juried exhibit, “SPRING BLING” available now through June 30, 2022. Over 70 artworks by 17 artists are featured. View artwork in several ways, including moving yourself around the exhibit using the arrows that appear on screen or by using the cursor. A guided tour is also available as an optionProceeds from sales support WAS Scholarship FundWAS has awarded over $120,000 in scholarships to some of the brightest and most creative students within our community. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  May 11, 2022

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:  

Art Scholarship Recipients:

ASHLEY   FORKEY

SOFIA   VEGA

 

 

 

 

For more information: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

Artwork by Sofia Vega

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is thrilled to present Art Scholarships to two deserving young artists at their May 11, 2022 meeting. The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington. They will open with a meet and greet at 5:30 pm, followed by the member spotlight and a brief meeting. The meeting will conclude with the presentation of scholarships to two very talented high school seniors. The public is invited to attend. COVID-19 protocols will be observed. For more information contact: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

The students who will be receiving scholarships this year are Ashley Forkey of Saint Andrew’s School and Sofia Vega of Boca Raton Community High School. The scholarships will be presented by WAS Scholarship Chair, Liza Karsai. Each student will have the opportunity to share about their work and plans for the future. The Wellington Art Society (WAS) has been supporting the advancement of the arts in the Palm Beach County community since 1981 with the intent to encourage young artists to pursue careers in the fine arts, provide programming that expands art in public places, and make art accessible within the community daily. 

 

 

 

Artwork by Ashley Forkey

 

 

The WAS Scholarship Program was established in 2001 to provide scholarships to talented young artists for art related College and University expenses and tuition costs.  Over the past twenty-one years, WAS has awarded over $120,000 in scholarships to some of the brightest and most creative students within our community. Past recipients of the WAS Scholarship have gone on to become educators, illustrators, authors, curators, artistic directors, professional artists and art advocates.

 

 

 

Wellington   Art   Society   Announces 

Virtual   Juried  Art   Show “SPRING  BLING” 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Wellington Art Society

 

 

70   original   artworks   by   17   artists! 

Visit www.WellingtonArtSociety.org  

 

See ART- LOVE ART -Buy ART!  

 

 

 

Available now through June 30, 2022  

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is pleased to announce a virtual art show called “SPRING BLING”. This exhibit features 17 artists and 70 original works of art by WAS members, including photography, digital art, mixed media on hand-made paper, sculpture, and an array of paintings using various mediums.  All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.

 

 

 

 

Click and select Start Guided Tour for your own private tour and be inspired by the creativity and beauty of the artwork and artists insights.

There is an EXHIBITION CATALOG view of the show as well.  

 

Visit www.WellingtonArtSociety.org  

 

  

Featured     Artists:

                                

HV Albrecht

Neil Byrden  

Kitty Burri  

David Ciofalo  

Sandra Encaoua  

Del Foxton

Marcia Greene  

Jean Howard  

Laura Jaffe  

Erica Kyle  

Lou Ann LaBohn  

Rachael Laub 

Charles Moses  

Susan Oakes  

Leslie Pfeiffer  

Janine Sabinsky  

Barry Stefan

 

wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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 www.wellingtonartsociety.org or email presidentofwas@gmail.com.

 

 

 

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Public Artist, Muse Award Winner, Author, Educator & Art Decor Preservationist Sharon Koskoff Kicks Off 7 Week Event “Trilogy: Art, Architecture & Community” At HATCH 1121 Art Gallery In Lake Worth Beach

Public Artist, Author, Educator, & Art Deco Preservationist & Muse Award Winner, Sharon Koskoff kicks off a 7-week event featuring paintings, photographs, book signings, a walking tour, an art workshop, and lectures in Lake Worth Beach at HATCH 1121 Art Gallery” TRILOGY: Art, Architecture & Community” opens Thursday, April 28 with guided tours and celebrates the 35th Anniversary of the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches! This Sharon Koskoff Retrospective features: Alone Together: A Corona Crisis Collage! Sharon Koskoff / Mixed Media Mural Collage / 5-feet High by 30-feet Wide / 113 PBC Artist Submissions. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, April 29.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This exhibit continues through June 13th, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LULA Lake Worth Arts

HATCH 1121 Art Gallery

1121 Lucerne Avenue   Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460

www.ArtDecoPB.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Art Deco Day

Thursday, April 28th

Opens 1– 4 pm

 

Guided Tours:    2:00 pm  &  3:00  pm

 

 

 

O P E N I N G      R E C E P T I O N:

Friday, April 29, 2022

 6 – 8 pm

 

 

 Exhibit continues through June 13, 2022

 

 

 

 

TRILOGY begins on Thursday afternoon from 1 – 4 pm in honor of World Art Deco Day, celebrated globally to mark the first day of the 1925 Decorative Arts Exposition held in Paris, from which the name Art Deco originates. Lake Worth Beach Mayor Betty Resch has recognized and proclaimed April 28th as World Art Deco Day!

The Opening Reception for TRILOGY is Friday Evening, April 29th, 2022 at the Hatch, 1121 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth Beach and is free and open to the public.  

Sharon Koskoff will be at the Hatch 1121 Arts Center on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 1-4 pm with Saturday’s Lectures beginning at 2 pm.

 

 

 

 

Explore Art in Public Places, Art Deco in PBC, International Art Deco Structures, Murals, Historic Preservation, Community Revitalization and Restoration through Arts & Culture!

 

 

A  7-week Festival….

 

 

Featuring the Premiere Live Showing of the ALONE TOGETHER: A Corona Crisis Collage the Socially Distant Mural Installation with 164 submissions by 113 PBC artists!

Art in the Alley Community Mural to Save Old School Square Books Signings

Collages of Art in Public Places Media

Decorative Paintings

Family Fun Day for during Kids on Memorial Day Weekend

Landmarks in Lake Worth Art Deco Walking Tour

Free Weekly Lectures

A Selfie with a Mummy

Door Panels

Pastel Paintings

Photography Exhibition of Art Deco Architecture 

Recycled Mixed Media Assemblages  

Sculptures

 

And more!

 

For more info… Visit www.ArtDecoPB.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Charlotte J. Burrie Community Center Presents “An Intimate Evening Of Great Art And Great Conversation” With American Pen Women Ft. Lauderdale Chapter Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, the Charlotte J. Burrie Community Center hosts a free, intimate evening of Great Art and Great Conversation with six nationally and internationally award-winning and collected fine artists from the National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch. Hors d’oeuvres and libations are included. It’s a unique opportunity to view the exhibit, meet and hear these women artists talk about their art journey and current work. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART      NIGHT      at    the     BURRIE

 

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

7   –   9  pm

 

 

Open to the Public

 

 

This is a FREE Event, however, guests are ENCOURAGED to REGISTER

 

 

Charlotte J. Burrie  Community  Center

2669 N Federal  Highway     Pompano  Beach, FL 33064

 

 

 

MEET      THE      ARTISTS:

 

 

 

 

Kirsten Hines:

 

 

“Sunset Heron” by Kirsten Hines

 

 

 

Kirsten Hines is an award-winning author and wildlife photographer with a master’s degree in biology. Her writing and photography have appeared in several publications, including six books. Kirsten’s images have also been featured in photography showcases, public art programs, and in regional, national, and international exhibitions. www.KirstenHines.com.

 

 

 

 

M. Christine Landis:

 

 

“Harmonizing on Catalina” by Chris Landis

 

 

A self-taught artist and muralist Chris Landis’ watercolors have been recognized both local and nationally. With high attention to detail that typically incorporates many layers, her goal is to capture a sense of peace and contentment in her paintings. A teacher at heart, she publishes YouTube videos as well as presents nationally live virtual demonstrations on how to draw and paint a variety of subjects. www.MChristineLandis.com/

 

 

 

 

Phoenix:

 

 

“Resting Rosie” by Phoenix 

 

 

Internationally collected, award-winning conservation photographer Phoenix is the recipient of two month-long Artist-In-Residence programs – Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Olive Stack Gallery in Ireland and nine public art awards. The featured artist for the first Endangered Exhibit – United Kingdom she serves on the Public Art and Placement Advisory Board, City of Fort Lauderdale. Her works have graced national magazine covers and been featured in newspaper and magazines worldwide. www.PhotographsByPhoenix.com

 

 

 

Pauline Runkle:

 

 

“Mekong River Boat” by Pauline Runkle

 

 

A painter and lecturer, Pauline Runkle’s soul is grounded in nurturing the earth.  It all started with her design business, Floral Artistry, which gave her the privilege of lecturing at major museums in the United States as well as working for PBS as the set designer for John Williams and the Boston Pops. Her own garden is included in the Archives of American Gardens at the Smithsonian Institute. Pauline’s goal is to inspire and share her passion for life – the environment, travel and worldwide studies – through creative artistry. www.PaulineRunkleFineArt.com

 

 

Donna Sallee:

 

 

“Beauty and the Bee” by Donna Sallee

 

 

 Known for her elaborate and colorful murals and paintings, Donna Sallee’s several thousand commissions beautify palatial homes in South Florida as well as across American and Europe and mega-yachts on the high seas. Working across mediums in oil, pastels and acrylics, her local credits include the art at Aruba Beach Café, the lobby of the High Noon Hotel in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea; and a major artistic role in the restoration of 4 stories and the ceiling of the historic Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. www.ArtByDonnaSallee.com

 

 

 

 

 Tammy Seymour:

 

 

“Lucinda” by Tammy Seymour

 

 

 

Tammy Seymour is a multi-awarded and exhibited artist, who expresses the WET and WILD experiences of nature in  watercolors, acrylics and gouache. She is inspired by nature’s color and beauty. Personal dedication to environmental conservation is a very strong element in her work. This led her to initially paint turtles as a major subject matter and become known as the “Turtle Lady”. Her love and fascination of wildlife inspired her to paint colorful birds of Florida and majestic animals of Africa. www.tamaraseymour.com

 

 

 

 

 

For More on National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch: www.lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

 

 

 

About National League of American Pen Women – Fort Lauderdale Branch:

For more than 65 years the Fort Lauderdale Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) has been a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award-Winning Visual Artists. Today primarily a community of professional, contemporary visual artists, Pen Women believe in the power of art to illuminate the human experience, fire the imagination and nurture the soul. Our visual artists work in a variety of media including acrylic, watercolor, oil, sculptor, porcelain and photography. Many are national and international award-winning and collected artist. All are committed to inspiring talented young women to pursue their college arts education degrees. To that end they raise funds each year to award three $1,250 Achievement Award scholarships to deserving women art students at Broward College. The oldest women’s art organization in America, NLAPW was originally founded in 1897.

lauderdalepenwomen.wixsite.com/nlapw

 

 

 

About Charlotte J. Burrie Civic Center

Charlotte J. Burrie Civic Center, 2669 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL, had its grand opening celebration on March 12, 2020 just in-time to be closed most of the past two years due to COVID-19. It is re-opened now offering a variety of programming, including: yoga, fitness, karate, dance and Spanish lessons. Overseen by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, the 8,700-square-foot civic center, in Pompano’s Cresthaven neighborhood, includes a reception area, two multi-purpose activity rooms, a conference room, a warming kitchen and a large assembly space with a fixed platform stage and adjacent dressing rooms. 

 

 

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Zero Empty Spaces At Legacy Place In Palm Beach Gardens Fundraises For Ukrainian Aid Effort With Special Reception Saturday, April 23

Zero Empty Spaces in Legacy Place, Palm Beach Gardens, FL invites the public to a special fundraiser for Ukraine Aid with twelve local artists. Featured artists Lupe Lawrence and Andrew Holliman and their colleagues will greet visitors at the Free Public Reception on Saturday, April 23, 2022.  A portion of proceeds from the art sales will be donated to Razom Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Fund. The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks. This  event continues through May 6, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

Original Artwork by Cassandra Nordenbrock

 

 

 

 

Zero Empty Spaces Legacy Place

11300 Legacy Place Suite 140      Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, April 23, 2022

6 – 8   PM

 

 

 

Original Painting by Andrew Holliman

 

 

 

Zero Empty Spaces in Legacy Place, Palm Beach Gardens, FL invites the public to a special fundraiser for Ukraine Aid with twelve local artists. Featured artists Lupe Lawrence and Andrew Holliman and their colleagues will greet visitors at the Free Public Reception on Saturday, April 23, 2022.  A portion of proceeds from the art sales will be donated to *Razom Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Fund.

 

 

 

 

Original Artwork by Lupe Lawrence

 

 

 

*Razom, which means “together” in Ukrainian, believes deeply in the enormous potential of dedicated volunteers around the world united by a single goal: to unlock the potential of Ukraine. Razom works towards that mission by creating spaces where people meet, partner and do.

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Please visit : ZeroEmptySpaces.com

Email:  vangiessen@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

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Zen, Arts, and Music Festival (ZAM Fest) Offers Free 2 Day Multicultural Event Saturday, April 23 And Sunday, April 24 In Port St. Lucie For All Ages

The Zen, Arts and Music Festival (ZAM Fest) is a free two-day multicultural event that highlights dance, music and family-friendly activities. Concertgoers will experience music from two stages at the MIDFLORIDA Event Center from nationally renowned musicians to local favorites. Free admission and parking on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24. The Rickie Report shares the details and photos.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The MIDFLORIDA Event Center

9221 SE Event Center Place        Port St. Lucie, FL

 

ZAM Fest Hours:

 

 

Saturday, April 23        11 am to 10 pm

Sunday, April 24         11 am to 9 pm

 

 

Bring your own chair.

You may bring a low-back, folding beach/camping chair to use at the festival.

Sorry, but absolutely no poolside lounges, lazy boys, banquet/folding metal chairs or inflatable furniture allowed on festival grounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A full schedule of events, vendors:

www.ZamFestPSL.com 

or call 772-807-4488

 

 

 

Kevin Beatkeeper – Drumming

 

 

 

ZAM Fest will feature a kids’ zone, food vendors and artisans. Children will enjoy face painting, craft projects, glitter tattoos, fairy hair, trackless train rides, bounce houses, an obstacle course and a petting zoo. Port St. Lucie’s most popular food trucks will dish out fan favorites such as barbecue, mac n’ cheese, collard greens, specialty egg rolls, burgers, wings, seafood and delicious desserts. Adult beverages also will be available for purchase. Paintings, sculptures, jewelry, pottery and photography will be on display. Find your zen by taking free yoga and dancing to the hypnotic sounds of a drum circle!

 

 

 

 

Kids Activities

 

 

 

Grammy Award-winning country supergroup Diamond Rio is Saturday’s headliner. Fans can kick up their heels to  hit singles, “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “One More Day,” “Beautiful Mess,” “Unbelievable” and more. Other multicultural artists are set to play throughout the day, including Apollo Vega, Caribbean American Cultural Group, Inc., jazz saxophonist Gary Palmer, Reggae Rainfall Band and The Groove Soul Band.

 

 

 

 

Shop the Vendors!

 

 

 

 

The Event Center Plaza transforms into a 90s  hip-hop party on Sunday when rap duo  Tag Team and celebrity rapper Tone Loc take the stage. Fans can expect to hear chart-topping hits  “Whoomp! (There It Is),” “Wild Thing,” “Funky Cold Medina” and many more during a fun-filled night. Five bands will warm up the audience, including Joette’s Strings Music Studio, Will Vaughn, 2 Saxy with Harry & Leslie Fager, Saxophonist Bruce M. Bernstein and Tomasito Cruz Band.

 

 

 

 

 

Meet  Mindfulness Experts

 

 

 

ZAM Fest is presented by Mattamy Homes and Riverland. Co-sponsors include St. Lucie Cultural Alliance; Food Homes; Sansone Group; AKEL Homes; Geico Philanthropic Foundation; Sina Companies; Tambone Companies; and Walmart. Friends of the Festival include Braden Real Estate; Carr, Riggs and Ingram; Cotleur Hearing; Florida Power & Light; Nature’s Keeper; OCULUS Surgical; Port St. Lucie Police Foundation; Seefried Properties; Southern Eagle Distributing; SRP Photography; and Urban Air Adventure Park Port St. Lucie.

 

 

 

 

A full schedule of events, vendors: www.ZamFestPSL.com 

Call 772-807-4488

 

 

Join the Alliance:

   www.artstlucie.org/memberships.

 

 

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Elliott Museum Showcases Original Artworks From 26 Members Of Martin Artisans Guild, Including Paintings, Glass, And Wearable Art. Opening Reception Is Thursday, April 14

The Elliott Museum invites the public to its newest exhibit, “Art Down The Hall”  for the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 14, 2022.  Noteworthy and eye-catching creations of the twenty-six members of the Martin Artisans Guild (MAG) include paintings as well as wearable art pieces. This exhibit is available through June 27, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 14, 2022

5:30  to  7:30 PM

 

 

 

Elliott Museum

825 N.E. Ocean Blvd.   Stuart, FL

 

 772-225-1961 ● elliottmuseum.org

Hours: Daily 10 am – 5 pm; Closed Major Holidays

 

 

The exhibit will be up through June 27, 2022  during museum hours.

 

 

Suggested Donation Is $5.00 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Elliott Museum announces a new collaboration with the Martin Artisans Guild (MAG) with the new exhibit, “Down The Hall”.  The public is invited to enjoy live music, appetizers and a cash bar at the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 14.  The exhibit is available for viewing through June, 27, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

 

Jane Lawton Baldridge – Acrylic Painting      

Jeanine Baum – Oil Painting

Michaelann Bellerjeau – Oil Painting

Kimberly Beltrame – Oil on Canvas

Mallo Bisset – Oil on Canvas

Deborah Bottorff – 3D Acrylic Mosaic on Canvas

Janis Clary – Acrylic on Canvas

Diana Rell Dean – Pastel

James J. DeMartis – Watercolor

MJ Dowling – Acrylic on Canvas

Dot Galfond – Kiln Formed Glass

Torenzo Gann – Collage

Renee Keil – Acrylic Inks/Pastel

Carol Kepp – Oil Painting

Sue Klahne –  Acrylic & Resin

Sheryl Levine – Collagraph

Maria G Miele – Oil on Canvas

Mary Mirabito – Oil on Canvas

Lynn Morgan – Pastel 

Sally Browning Pearson – Watercolor

Chad Periman – Photography

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez  – Fiber Art/ Handloom Knit

Danuta Rothschild – Acrylic on Canvas

Mark A. Stall – Photography

Curt Whiticar – Oil Painting

Laura Kay Whiticar-Darvill  – Jewelry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, other events, or membership:

The Martin Artisans Guild

A FLORIDA 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT

The Martin Artisans Guild was created to nurture the production of Fine Art and Craft, increase awareness of local art, facilitate development and networking among Working Artists and create marketing venues for our members.·        

  • To promote Martin County, Florida as a center of art.
  • To provide opportunity for artists to exhibit original work to the public.
  • To develop a sense of shared community and support among artists.
  • To foster the concept that success for one artist benefits all artists.
  • To present Artists’ Open Studios as a venue for purchasing art.

 

 www.martinartisansguild.org/palm-room-events.

 

 

About the Historical Society of Martin County:

Since 1955, the Historical Society of Martin County has served as a guardian of local history and a cultural center by operating the Elliott Museum, (825 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart) and the House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert’s Bar, (301 SE MacArthur Blvd., Stuart) which opened in 1876 and served as a haven for shipwrecked survivors. The Elliott Museum seeks to preserve and celebrate the region’s colorful history by presenting an eclectic mix of traveling and rotating permanent exhibits, lectures and experiential events. The House of Refuge’s mission is to educate the public about the historical significance of Martin County’s iconic landmark and to ensure its historical integrity and preservation. For more information, go online to www.elliottmuseum.org or call 772-225-1961.

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Features Stained Glass Demo by Marcia Greene Wednesday April 13 And Two Art Exhibits With An Opening Reception On April 26. Public Is Invited To Free Events

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) features a presentation on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 by stained glass artist Marcia Greene. Marcia is part of a therapeutic treatment team that encourages and guides clients to use various artistic mediums to create their own works of art to work through their issues. On Tuesday, April 26 you are invited to a free Opening Reception for “Dazzle” ( at Wellington City Hall) and “Love 4 Art” (at the Wellington Community Center). Two venues – one great night- including a Demo by Heather Bergstrom and art sale!  Proceeds help fund WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. WAS knows how to express itself!  Are you a member yet? The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  April 13 , 2022

 

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:  

MARCIA   GREENE

 

Stained glass by Marcia Greene

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

For more information contact: Laura Jaffe, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

Social  distancing  will  be  observed  and  masks  are  required

 

Stained glass artist Marcia Greene is originally from New York City. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in fine arts with an emphasis on sculpture and jewelry design from SUNY Albany, NY in 1971. When Marcia began working with glass in 1978, she found it to be the ideal medium for her, as it incorporated the three-dimensional aspect of sculpture with the detail and glitter of jewelry making, and she has made it the focus of her art ever since. Besides utilizing thousands of types of glass, Marcia enhances many pieces with metal accents and embellishments and other media such as geodes, crystals, stones, and shells. Marcia says, for her, “design inspiration is everywhere: nature, real life, photos, [my own] imagination,” and her style can run the gamut from Victorian to modern abstract, making each work a different and fascinating experience. 

 

 

 

 

 

Stained glass by Marcia Greene

 

 

 

In addition to being an artist, Marcia is a Registered Nurse Board Certified in Psychiatry and Mental Health and currently works in a local Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Facility. Marcia is part of a therapeutic treatment team that encourages and guides the clients with substance abuse and mental health issues to use various artistic mediums to create their own works of art to work through their issues. She believes that art and the act of creating has a healing effect on people and is grateful to be able to use her knowledge and talents to help others.

 

 

To learn more about Marcia Greene and her stained-glass work:

 artynurse@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Opening     Reception:

Two     Spring     Exhibitions

 

 

 

Tuesday , April 26, 2022

5:00  –  7:00 pm

 

“Dazzle”  – Wellington  City  Hall

“Love  4  Art”  – Wellington  Community  Center

 

 

 

Two    venues    –    ONE    great   night!

 

 

Meet the artists and vote for your favorite artwork. There will be door prizes and refreshments to enjoy. See a live demo by acrylic artist, Heather Bergstrom. Boutique items by WAS members will be available for purchase during the reception. All artwork hanging in the exhibitions is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.

 

Both art exhibits will be open daily to the public throughout the spring season. “Love 4 Art” runs NOW – May 17 at the Wellington Community Center. “Dazzle” runs from NOW – July 19 at Wellington City Hall. For more information about the exhibitions, please visit the Wellington Art Society’s website at www.wellingtonartsociety.org.

To arrange the purchase of artwork hanging in the exhibitions, please email presidentofwas@gmail.com.

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

 

Hartley Barnes

Betty Brodie

Neil Byrden

Laura Jaffe

Susan Mosely

Susan Oakes

Leslie Pfeiffer

Cindi Taylor

Elaine Weber

Linda Zolet

 

 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

 

 

Hartley Barnes ⋅ Audrey Freedman ⋅ Charles Moses ⋅

Cindi Taylor ⋅ Heather Bergstrom ⋅ Stan Greenfield ⋅

Susan Oakes ⋅ Elaine Weber ⋅ Betty Brodie ⋅ Laura Jaffe ⋅

Leslie Pfeiffer ⋅ Jean Williard ⋅ Neil Byrden ⋅ Erica Kyle ⋅

Janine Sabinsky ⋅ Tammy Wolfson ⋅ David Ciofalo ⋅

Susan Mosely ⋅ Barry Stefan ⋅ Linda Zolet

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 40th 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 www.wellingtonartsociety.org or email presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

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Noelle McCarthy’s Endless Curiosity With Nature Can Be Seen At New Solo Exhibit At Eissey Campus Theatre Lobby Gallery In Palm Beach Gardens

Noelle McCarthy‘s “A Tribute to Nature” a Solo Art Exhibit brings the viewer up close with some stunning images. The Eissey Campus Theatre Lobby Gallery  exhibit opens April 2 and runs through May 1, 2022.  From her colorations to her innate understanding of her subjects, this Free Exhibit is not to be missed!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noelle McCarthy, based in Delray Beach, FL. was born and raised in Clifden, Ireland, a small rural town on Ireland’s remote and rugged west coast known as “The Wild Atlantic Way”.  As a child she was surrounded by nature, many pets, seaside trips, mushroom picking in the fields with her Dad, and Sunday drives in the countryside with her Mom.  “I was captivated by art and any type of creativity at school, although art classes were few and far between.  In my teens, I was immersed in the horse culture going to shows and enjoying rides in the woods and open fields in Graiguenamanagh.  I later moved to Dublin to work as a Secretary and attend the College of Marketing and Design at night.  Wanderlust struck and then I just had to travel and did so for years, starting by working in Paris, London, Asia, Thailand and Australia and eventually ended up settling in the US”.

 

 

 

 

 

“Cactus Sunburst” by Noelle McCarthy

 

 

 

Her interest in art blossomed during classes with Talin Lyman.  With a curiosity and deep connection with nature, her mission is to bring awareness to the need to protect and preserve wildlife and their habitats. Noelle’s first commission was to paint 100 Hibiscus Blooms for the remodel of The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, FL. A regular in Juried Group Art Exhibits, this is Noelle’s first Solo Exhibition – “A Tribute to Nature”.

 

 

 

 

Noelle tells The Rickie Report, ” With each painting there is always something that catches my eye, whether it is a pose or stance, striking color, or composition. My paintings are very personal and related to a meaningful worthy cause. The emotion can be empathy towards an animal and my desire to help, or it can be just a peaceful scene that I don’t want to leave behind.  As I explore the natural world I anticipate what my next creation will be.   Each painting is like an extension of me and there’s no better honor than for others to see or feel what I am trying to convey while appreciating nature’s beauty.  I want viewers to be touched by an inner connection that translates to their own lives.”

 

 

 

“Flamingo Stand Tall” by Noelle McCarthy

 

 

 

Working and traveling throughout Europe, Asia and Australia provided her with influences of diverse landscapes. Noelle loves the adventure of exploring and trips to the Everglades, Wildlife Refuges and Sanctuaries provide endless inspiration. She paints en plein air on Everglades Day annually at Arthur R. Marshall National Wildlife Refuge and takes part in Endangered Exhibitions supporting wildlife organizations.  She shares, “I participate annually in the Center for Great Apes Endangered Art Contest, to promote and support their efforts to save animals”.

 

 

 

Painting in acrylic works well for her as it allows Noelle to paint boldly and vibrantly (and she likes that it dries quickly, so that colors can be layered with less wait time and with more control of the texture and consistency). Noelle’s painting compositions vary from up close and personal, to wide open landscapes leading you in. She is drawn to color, flow and movement and her style is Interpretative Realism sharing highly detailed subjects, but her work remains Expressive.  Attending an Artist Residency at Desert Mountain Retreat in New Mexico provided peace, solitude and much inspiration while experiencing the landscape of Georgia O’Keefe who she admires, along with South African wildlife artist, James Stroud.

 

 

 

“New Year’s Sunrise” by Noelle McCarthy

 

 

Noelle was featured in New Times “10 Best Visual Artists in Palm Beach County” and most recently featured in “Art Adventures of the Palm Beaches ‐ The Art of Making Place” TV show and currently LIVE “Creativity Takes Flight” show on PBC TV Channel 20. She is a member of  Artists of Palm Beach County, Plein Air Palm Beach Meet Ups, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, and Friends of Arthur R. Marshall National Wildlife Refuge.

 

 

 

“Home Sweet Osprey” by Noelle McCarthy

 

 

 

Noelle’s artwork can be seen at the The FLOW Exhibition at Palm Beach International Airport Art Gallery through June 13, 2022 – celebrating the beauty, mystery, joy and life-sustaining benefits there are to experience throughout Palm Beach County’s diverse aquatic ecosystems. She is also in the Member’s Exhibit, Artists of Palm Beach County at Artworks, Northwood, now through April 11, 2022.

 

 

Awards:

 

  • 2019 at Arthur R. Marshall National Wildlife Refuge Annual “Loxahatchee Visions” Art Contest (Judge’s Honorable Mention for “New Year’s Sunset”).
  • 2019 at Artists of Palm Beach County “Members Exhibit” (Judge’s Honorable Mention for “Great Falls Reflections” and Featured Artist in  “Members Choice” Exhibit – for “Elephants in the Wild” & “Malayan Tiger”)
  • 2020 during the pandemic, “Home Away from Home” and “Chicklet” created during quarantine were incorporated into “Alone Together” a Corona Crisis Collage Exhibit by Artist Sharon Koskoff, a 164 piece collage mural at The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  Prints were sold to support the Council’s Artist Relief Fund. The collage can be seen “In Person” for the first time at Hatch 1121, LULA Art Gallery April 29 – June 13, 2022.
  • 2020 “Koala Care” in the Endangered Online Exhibition (Highly Commended Gallery).

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or to see Noelle’s other artworks:

 

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Palm Beach Watercolor Society Announces Call for Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRIC) Art Show And Monthly Virtual Meeting With Marla Morrison From Winsor Newton

Palm Beach Watercolor Society (PBWS) announces a major coup as it shares a Call for  “A Show Of Many Colors” to be exhibited at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRIC). The public is invited to the exhibit which opens on April 22nd and runs through October 31, 2022. The Gala Reception takes place on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. If you are not yet a member of PBWS, this is the time to join!  The PBWS monthly virtual meeting will feature guest speaker from Winsor Newton, Marla Morrison on Thursday, April 14.  The Rickie Report shares all of these details and includes information about membership, so new members can apply to the BRIC exhibit! Deadline to apply is April 15, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

www.palmbeachwatermedia.org

 

 

 

MONTHLY  MEETING:   Thursday, April 14

 

Virtual Attendance 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

 Featuring: Marla Morrison

Marla Morrison

 

Meetings  Are  Open  To  Non-Members  

for a $5.   donation

 

For details please email:  pbws2021@gmail.com

 

Marla Morrison is a mixed media artist residing in Texas. For her, exploration of the myriad of art materials and techniques is a major source of inspiration. In her work, she seeks to show beauty through the colors, design, and behaviors of the materials. Marla is a teaching artist for The Fine Art Collective and has been for 20 plus years. Through this opportunity she’s learned scads about art materials and loves sharing that information with others. Her work is in collections throughout the US and in Canada.

The demo will cover some pigment history, color mixing, brush tips and techniques, and watercolor paper. See more of her work via Instagram @marlamorrisonart or her website marlamorrisonart.com

 

 

 

Public Reception at BRIC

Tuesday, April 26

5:30   to   7:30 PM

4950 Communications Ave.   Boca Raton, FL  33431

 

 

 

Adrienne Walker, PBWS President shares her excitement with The Rickie Report, “The public is invited to see the show which opens Tuesday, April 22nd and runs through October 31, 2022.  The BRIC is joining with us to have a fabulous reception with a cash bar on Thursday, April 26.  They saw the slide shows that PBWS has been exhibiting from the last two years of doing everything virtually and the rest is history!”

 

Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRIC) is home to the birthplace of the first personal computer and was where a young Bill Gates secured a licensing deal with IBM for Microsoft’s operating system, “Project Chess”. Today, BRIC is a 1.7 million square foot office park with amenities such as cafes, event space, STEM lab, and a wellness center.

 

It is also the home of some of our PBWS members’ studios! In an ongoing effort to merge technology, innovation and the arts, BRIC has allocated permanent exhibit space to PBWS in one of their many buildings. Our exhibits will hang for a period of 6 months. Therefore, we will have 2 exhibits there per year.

 

 

DETAILS:

 

 

Take-in: Friday, April 22, 2022   9:30-11:00
Pick-Up: Monday, October 31, 2022   9:30-10:30

Reception at BRIC on Tuesday, Apr. 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 at 4950 Communications Ave.

Eligibility: Artists may enter up to 3 pieces of art. Minimum size 16 x 20, maximum size 48 x 60. Entry Fee: $35 plus 5% administrative fee for Cloud Folios.

Entry Rules: We will be using Cloud Folios to collect the artist information and payment, and to publicize the show. If you have not already done so, you must create a free Cloud Folios account on www.cloudfolios.com. Upload your images as a jpeg to the exhibition “A Show of Many Colors” (see instructions below).

Do not show any frame or mat in the image and ensure the image is correctly oriented, either horizontally or vertically. You may ONLY enter this show thru Cloud Folios (Instructions below).

Entries will be accepted on Cloud Folios from March 21 thru April 15.

NOTE: Paintings that have not been submitted on Cloud Folios will NOT be accepted at take-in.

Eligible Artwork: Watercolors, Acrylics, Inks or Collage made by an artist!s own artwork will be accepted. No oils, pastels, charcoal, drawings, photography, prints or giclees. Images should be of your original art only, and not created under instruction or copied from another artist!s work. Only your own, original photographs may be used for reference. Paintings that have been exhibited in prior PBWS shows are not eligible. No nudes please. Artwork can be greater than 3 years old!

Framing Requirements: Paintings on paper must be glazed with plexiglass or varnished. Glass will not be accepted. Works on other surfaces, if not framed, must have wrapped edges, with no staples showing. All work must be wired firmly, taped and ready to hang. All entries must remain hanging for the duration of the show.

Please include the following information on the back of your painting: Artist Name, Address, Phone, Email, Title of Painting, Media, Size and Price.

Juror: We are pleased to announce that Grace Gdaniec will be the juror. Besides being an established artist, Grace is currently the Arts Warehouse Manager. In that role, she curates exhibits, develops art programs and plans exhibits among her many roles.

Waiver of Liability: By submitting artwork into the exhibit, you agree to abide by all rules and regulations in this prospectus of the Palm Beach Watermedia Society. PBWS reserves the right to use artwork for publicity and promotion. PBWS is entitled to a 10% donation on the sale of any artwork during the exhibition.

 

 

 

CLOUDFOLIOS INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

 

 Before you begin, please make sure that your paintings are cropped so that the image does not include any matting or frame and that the image is not sideways or upside down. 

Log into www.cloudfolios.com and sign in or create a free account.

On the “My Cloud Folios” page

  • Hit “Create New Folio”

  • Name your folio

    • Enter a description or artist statement if you like (not necessary)

    • In “Style of Folio” enter “gallery”

    • In “Folio Privacy” hit “Make this folio public”

    • Hit “Save the Folio”

To enter an Exhibition:

  • Click on “Exhibitions” on the menu bar on the left

  • Find the exhibition you want to enter

  • Hit “Submit Your Work” on the bottom of the screen

  • Click on “Begin Submitting Artwork”

  • Find your photo on your pc or tablet and click on it to “choose” it

  • Click on Upload Artwork” or “Select Exiting Artwork”

  • Your work should now appear in your new Folio

    • Enter the title of your artwork

    • Enter the medium (ex. Watercolor)

    • Enter “Edition Size” which is 1

    • Enter Price (no dollar signs. Ex. 400.00)

    • Confirm that all of your information is correct

  • Enter your credit card details under “Submission Fee Payment”

    • (Note that a 5% processing fee is automatically added to the entry fee)

  • Finalize your submission (YOU CAN ONLY SUBMIT ONE TIME. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CHOSEN ALL THE ARTWORK YOU WANT TO ENTER INTO THE EXHIBITION BEFORE YOU FINALIZE.)

  • You will get a message that your work has been ”submitted”

Sign out of CloudFolios by choosing the logout button in the tool box in right hand corner.

 

 

 

 

ANY QUESTIONS:

Email:pbws2021@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

For more information about PBWS:

Email:pbws2021@gmail.com

 

Visit Our Art Gallery Here

 

 

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Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) Hosts 26th Annual Spring Celebration Of High School Art With Free Virtual Access April 8 And A Member’s Exhibit At Sugar Sand Park April 4 – May 2

Women in the Virtual Arts, (WITVA) will host two art exhibitions in April.  The 26th annual “Spring Celebration of High School Art” begins April 8, 2022 on WITVA’s YouTube channel. It showcases 75 students from 8 High Schools in Palm Beach County and 25 teachers. WITVA’s “Spring Into Art” at Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton, FL will offer an in-person exhibit running from April 4 – May 2, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds you that WITVA is an artist networking organization and new members are always welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

26th Annual “Spring Celebration of

High  School  Art

 

“My Friend in a Tree” by Schaefer

 

 

 

 

April 8, 2022   Visit: WITVA

 

 

 

 

“Rising” by Dunn


 

 

 

“Johanna” by Wilson

 

  Showcasing:

    75     Students

    25     Teachers

8 Palm Beach County High Schools

 

 

 

 

“An Indistinct Muse” by Dominquez

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ~  Join us for a celebration of Spring

and

The talented artists of Women in the Visual Arts  ~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT   AT   SUGAR   SAND   PARK

300 South Military Trail     Boca Raton, FL

 

Park Hours:  Mon – Sat: 8AM – 10PM   Sun: 8AM – 5PM

300 S Military Trail  Boca Raton, FL 33486

Phone 561-347-3900

 

 

 

 

Since the nineteen eighties, Women In The Visual Arts, has been an organization for artists of South Florida as an important link for our surrounding art community including our neighboring art students. Our organization has gone through changes  but what remains is that we have always been an organization with “heart”. Our members tell us that the community knows us as, “A very friendly group of women”, Vice President Sandy Ryter tells The Rickie Report.  

She shares, “We are planning to exhibit; showing our painters, sculptures, fine crafters and decorative artists.  We have fund-raising activities, arrange group painting sessions and craft times, and create art works to donate to community centers, hospitals and other facilities”. Check out our latest newsletter for updated events and where you can see some of our members’ work (virtually for now). WITVA is looking forward learning about other organizations to build a mutually satisfying relationship that will benefit all of us.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about us:   WITVA.Org

 

 

 

BECOMING A MEMBER:

 

 

Members shall be classified in one or five categories, namely: Artist Member, Life Member, Honorary Member, Associate Member and Adjunct Member. 

1. Artist Member: A women who has met all qualifications as stated in Article II, Section 1, and whose annual dues are paid up to date. This Artist Member may apply for exhibition in all shows. The Artist Member shall have all voting rights, privileges and benefits of membership. 

2. Life Member: An Artist Member may become a Life Member by paying a lump sum, designated by the Board, in a lump sum. A Life Member may apply for exhibition in all the shows.

3. Honorary Member: Past Presidents who have served two or more years shall be Honorary Members and shall maintain all voting rights and privileges without the payment of any further dues. Honorary Members may apply for all shows.

4. Associate Member: Any woman member of the general public who is interested in supporting the aims of WITVA is an Associate Member. This Associate Member may only apply for exhibitions in large, open juried shows as determined by the Board.

5. Adjunct Member: Friends and family members, male or female, may become an Adjunct Member as a supporter. This Adjunct Member may participate in general meetings, educational seminars and lectures, artist circles and other events as deemed appropriate by the Board. The Adjunct Member does not have voting privileges and is not eligible to hold office.

 

 

 

To learn even more about us, we invite you to visit WITVA.Org

 

 

 

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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