Wellington Art Society Features Ceramicist, Cynthia Zmetronak at Monthly Meeting On Wednesday, February 8, 2023. Non-Members Are Welcome To This Artist Networking Event

The Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation by ceramic artist, Cynthia Zmetronak on Wednesday, February 8, 2023.  She will share about the joyful life of being a maker and teaching others how to navigate their medium of choice.  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 Cynthia’s presentation.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The public is welcome!

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  February 8, 2023

5:30 pm

 

 

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

PRESENTING:

 

 

CYNTHIA   ZMETRONAK

 

 

 

 

 

Open to members and non-members

 

 

 

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

 

 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 

 

Tea Pot by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

 

 

 

Cynthia Zmetronak began her artistic journey by creating delightfully tactile mud pies as a small child. She continued to develop her skills with clay at Girl Scouts as well as in the wonderful art programs in the New Jersey Public Schools System. She went on to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Art Education with a concentration in Ceramics from Montclair University and Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Her passion for teaching led to a career teaching art to students from age 4 to 99. A life-long-student herself, Cynthia’s retirement only fueled her passion for learning, as she pursued clay-based workshops online and in person. She has studied at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado and Penland School of Crafts where she also earned a winter residency. 

 

 

 

 

Mugs by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

 

Locally, Cynthia is the current Vice President of the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches and an alumni and active member of the FAU Potters Guild. In addition, she teaches at the Boca Raton Museum of Art School and the Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton. She says, “I enjoy teaching students how to manipulate an ancient material and make an original piece of their own.” When she is not teaching, she can be found creating in her home studio in Parkland, Florida or her summer studio in Canada. Cynthia believes in using her art to make a difference. Because of her love of animals, she has held fund raising events to help organizations providing care for wildlife affected by wildfires in both the US and Australia. The proceeds from the sale of her pottery at these events have been used to support organizations such as the UC Davis Burn Unit for Animals, Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Wombat Rescue and Koala Rescues. 

 

 

 

 

 

Spoon rest by Cynthia Zmetronak

 

 

 

 

Another way that Cynthia and her students give back to the community is through an organization called Empty Bowls. In February, FAU Potters Guild is holding an Empty Bowls event where students, staff and alumni will be donating their ceramic bowls for purchase with soup and bread. Proceeds will be split between the Caring Kitchen in Delray Beach and The Tri- County Animal Shelter of Palm Beach County, helping to feed both our two- and four-legged friends. To see her work, visit Cynthia’s upcoming exhibition during the annual JCC show and sale, beginning on March 9th at the Sandler Center. She will also have works displayed in the Sandler Center Gallery. She also exhibits her work twice a year in a show for alumni, staff and students of FAU. Their next show and sale will be in May. Her work is also on display at the Boca Raton Museum of Art School gift shop and on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/theghostorchidart .

 

Learn more about Cynthia Zmetronak and her classes and works by visiting https://bocamuseum.org/art-school/instructors/cynthia-zmetronak and follow her on Instagram @cynthiazmetronak.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

PRESENTING:

 

 

CARL      STOVELAND

 

 

“The  Not  So  Unlikely  Journey  from  Photographer  to  Painter”

 

 

 

 

Artist, Carl Stoveland

 

 

 

Open to members and non-members

 

 

 

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

 

 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 https://www.carlstovelandart.com 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

 

 

 

PUBLIC      RECEPTION 

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2023

 

 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 presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Features Ralph Papa As Guest Speaker At December 14 Meeting. Meet All Of The Artists And Enjoy Ralph’s Presentation

The Wellington Art Society will feature plein air painter and gallery ownerRalph Papa for their December 14, 2022 meeting. The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center. The meeting includes a meet and greet, a member spotlight, a brief meeting and Ralph’s presentation about his personal journey with art and the importance of art in Palm Beach County and beyond.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The public is welcome!

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  December 14, 2022

 

5:30 pm

 

 

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

PRESENTING:

 

 

RALPH     PAPA

 

 

 

 

Open to members and non-members

 

 

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

 

 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 

 

 

 

 

Ralph Papa painting en plein air

 

 

 

Born and raised in New York City’s East Harlem, Ralph Papa has had a life-long fascination with drawing and painting. His natural talent led him to study art and architecture at Queens College and City College of New York. He also spent his evenings painting with the Art Students League. By the early 1980’s, Papa was regularly painting en plein air in the Hudson Valley and Long Island Hamptons and later in Southeast Florida. In 2003, he discovered a passion for teaching and began offering drawing, painting and plein air workshops throughout Palm Beach County. 

 

 

 

 

 

Ralph Papa painting en plein air in Italy

 

 

 

In addition to being a visual artist, Papa is also an art activist through his work with local art organizations. He is co-founder of Plein Air Palm Beach, and a Signature Member and Past President of the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Papa also has painted in France and Italy and has been instrumental in Boynton Beach becoming a “Sister City” with Farindola in the Abruzzo Region of Italy. 

 

 

 

 

“By The Tracks” by Ralph Papa

 

 

A prolific painter, Papa’s subjects range from real and imagined themes, figurative, portraits and plein air painting. He says, “I’m more fascinated with the actual process of creating an artwork, finding it energizing and even more fulfilling than arriving at the end product of the finished work.” 

 

 

 

Ralph Papa painting some finishing touches on a painting

 

 

Ralph Papa’s artworks are in public and private collections across the United States, Canada and Europe and can be viewed at plein air The Artists Association in Boca Raton, The Neighborhood Gallery in Boynton Beach and on his website at https://www.ralphpapa.com

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

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Wellington Art Society Presents Mixed Media Artist, Lynn Doyal At November 9 Meeting And Announces Upcoming Holiday Boutique Hosted By Garden Club and WAS On Wednesday, November 16

The Wellington Art Society will feature mixed media artist Lynn Doyal for their November 9, 2022 meeting. The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center. The meeting includes a meet and greet, a member spotlight, a brief meeting and Lynn’s presentation “An Artist’s Journey Discovering Public Art”. WAS and the Garden Club will offer a Special Shoppers Boutique on Wednesday, November 16. Check out the art, floral design, plans and creative gifts!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  November 9, 2022

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

      LYNN   DOYAL  

“An  Artist’s  Journey  Discovering  Public  Art”

 

 

 

Open to members and non-members

 

 

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

 

 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 

 

 

Lynn Doyal blends contemporary design with a reverence for the techniques of the past.  She incorporates paint, hand stitching and beading, collage, and digital technology in her works to create vibrant, textural pieces.  Digital photographs of her artwork can then be transferred onto a variety of surfaces such as glass, metal, canvas, tile, or vinyl, allowing for expansive reproductions as public art pieces. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “My artwork … provides that ‘breath’ in the course of a person’s day which means a great deal to me.”  Her life-sized originals let the viewer marvel at the intricate detail of Doyal’s mixed media pieces, while her large-scale public art pieces are a captivating, surreal experience. 

 

 

 

 

In 1979, Doyal received her degree in Fine Art from the University of South Florida. After working in the corporate realm, she started her own company, Signature Chocolates, providing premiums and incentives for corporations, hotels and cruise lines. Since 2011, she has been exhibiting her art in festivals, shows, and galleries.

 

 

 

 

Over the past 6 years, Doyal’s interest in public art has motivated her to serve as an apprentice to a nationally recognized public artist, as well as volunteer in Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, to gain the perspectives of the many individuals and agencies that need to work in concert together to create, fabricate and install public artworks. She explains, “my overall approach to public art is to beautify and surprise.”  Doyal’s current projects include “Word Patterns” which explores the patterns in word search puzzles, and a Portrait Ministry, in which she creates portraits as a way to encourage and uplift others.

 

 

To learn more about Lynn Doyal and her works, visit her website at https://mixedmediabylynn.com, or follow her on Instagram @MixedMediaBy Lynn, or Facebook @Lynn M Doyal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.  

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Rolando Chang Barrero Of Box Gallery Speaks At Wellington Art Society’s October 12 Meeting

The Wellington Art Society is thrilled to feature acclaimed artist and curator, Rolando Chang Barreo, for their October 12, 2022 meeting. The meeting and presentation will take place at the Wellington Community Center. The meeting will open with a meet and greet at, followed by the member spotlight and a brief meeting. The event will conclude with a presentation by Rolando Chang Barreo of Box Gallery in West Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  October 12, 2022

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

ROLANDO  CHANG  BARRERO

 

Open to members and non-members

 

 

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

 

 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 

 

 

 

Rolando Chang Barrero (center) receives Proclamation establishing “Rolando Chang Barrero Day”.  Left is renown activist Ruth Berman and right is Commissioner Christina Lambert

 

 

 

Rolando Chang Barrero is best known for his social justice art in film, video, painting and art installations. He remarks, “I choose the best medium to celebrate my experiences.” He has recently been nominated for Best Artist of Palm Beach County 2022, as well as Best Art Gallery, and Best Activist. Rolando is the recipient of the Congressional Letter of Commendation and various Proclamations for Cultural Leadership throughout the years. He was also awarded The Cultural Council of Palm Beach Muse Award for Outstanding Cultural Leadership. Most recently he was honored by Palm Beach County, declaring June 7th, 2022 as “Artist Rolando Chang Barrero Day.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rolando Chang Barrero is an experimental media artist, visionary, cultural leader, and arts advocate for over 40 years. Chang graduated from the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago in 1990, where he was awarded the Reyerson Fellowship. Currently, he maintains a working artist’s studio behind the highly acclaimed Box Gallery in West Palm Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As an outspoken artist, community leader, and curator, Barrero has been featured nationally and internationally on CNN, CNN en Español, the New York Times, The MIT Review, and Soledad O’Brien’s “Matter of Fact.” His curatorial background includes, Latino Fine Arts in Chicago, Center Gallery (Director/Curator), The Frances Wolfson Art Gallery (Director/Curator), The InterAmerican Fine Art Gallery (Director/Curator), Ground Level on Lincoln Road (Co-founder/Curator). He is currently working on a new curatorial project at Florida CraftArt in St. Petersburg, Florida.

 

 

Rolando Chang Barrero with his own artwork

 

Barreo is the founder of The Boynton Beach Art District, the president and co-founder of Art Synergy and The Florida Arts Association. He is the host and founder of “Hola Palm Beach”, the first bilingual arts and culture television talk show in Palm Beach County. He is passionate about, “… leaving a record of what is possible, …to inspire others to live in discovery.”

 

 

To learn more about Rolando Chang Barreo, visit The Box Gallery of West Palm Beach: https://theboxgallery.info/about or follow him on social media @rolandochangbarreo.

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 42nd 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

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Set Your Cultural GPS For Wellington As Art Events Offer Multiple Opportunities To Meet The Artists And Enjoy A Pop-Up Event At The Mall

Set your cultural GPS for three events sponsored by the Wellington Art Society (WAS)!   Saturday, September 16 – 18 celebrate the “Fall for Art” Pop-Up Gallery at The District @ The Mall at Wellington Green with an Opening Reception (Saturday, September 18).  Enjoy free demos and meet the artists!  A new art exhibit “Effects”is open now through November 29, 2022 at the Wellington Community Center. The art exhibit “Elegant” is at Wellington City Hall open now through November 15, 2022.  A joint Public Reception will be held on Tuesday, October 4 will be held so art lovers can enjoy both!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

S E P T E M B E R    16  –  18 ,  2022

 

 

 

Saturday, September 17th   5  –  8  pm

 

 

Hours:  Friday & Saturday, 10 am–8 pm; Sunday,  11 am–3 pm

 

 

 

Art lovers are invited to meet and mingle with the featured artists, enjoy artists demonstrations, and attend the Fall for Art Reception and Awards ceremony!  Proceeds will benefit the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship and Outreach Programs.

 

 

The District @ The Mall at Wellington Green is located inside The Mall at Wellington Green

 

 

10300 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 175,     Wellington, FL

 

For more information, visit WellingtonArtSociety.org, or contact Leslie Pfeiffer at (561) 632-3677 or mysticway1@bellsouth.net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The Mall at Wellington Green:

The Mall at Wellington Green in Wellington, FL is a 1.2 million square foot, two-level regional shopping destination, and it features over 160 stores. Retail and restaurant favorites include Macy’s, Dillard’s, Apple, Brighton, Chico’s, Forever 21, H&M, Helzberg Diamonds, Zales, Tommy Bahama, City Furniture, Lemongrass, Cask + Shaker, Ford’s Garage, The Palm Beach Museum of Natural History, and more. For more information, visit shopwellingtongreen.com.

 

 

 

Wellington   Art   Society

Announces    New   Exhibition    “Effects”  

 

 

 

 

 

 

The public is invited to experience “Effects” at the Wellington Community Center located at 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington. The exhibition will be open weekdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from August 16 to November 29, 2022. This exhibition is running concurrently with WAS’s “Elegant” exhibition at Wellington City Hall open now through November 15th. 

 

 

 

Opening   reception   celebrating   both   exhibitions

 

 

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022

5  –  7  pm.

Two venues – one great night!

 

 

Meet the artists and vote for your favorite artwork. There will be door prizes and refreshments to enjoy. Boutique items by WAS members will be available for purchase during the reception. 

 

 

 

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 presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 41st year. It is open to visual artists of all mediums and art enthusiasts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries and venues, 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. 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society Kicks Off New Art Season With Its September 14th Meeting Featuring Heather Bergstrom And Tips To Turn Your Passion Into A Career

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) is thrilled to begin its 42nd year with their first event of the season on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. The meeting takes place at the Wellington Community Center with a meet and greet followed by a member spotlight and brief meeting. The event will conclude with a presentation by local artist Heather Bergstrom on “How to Turn Your Passion into A Side Hustle or Career”.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Heather’s artwork.

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday, September 14 , 2022

 

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:  

HEATHER   BERGSTROM

 

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

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

 

 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 

 

 

 

 

Heather Bergstrom has spent a lifetime pursuing her passion and skill as an artist. Her favorite mediums are graphite, charcoal and acrylic paint. She loves to tell stories with her art, painting poignant scenes which translate into universal feelings of contentment, nostalgia, or joie de vivre. 

 

 

 

 

Heather Bergstrom with Macro Flowers

 

 

 

Heather is originally from New Haven, Connecticut where she worked in the public school system. Several years ago, she and her family moved to Florida where she got a job at a local private school. Throughout her career, she never lost her enthusiasm for art. When she wasn’t working, she was creating. In fact, during her lunchbreaks she was often found drawing in the teachers’ lounge. As more and more people started asking to buy her art, it dawned on her that this might be a nice way to make a little extra cash. In her free time, she began slowly building a portfolio of works, a website and a social media presence. 

 

 

“Life Lesson” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

Then the global pandemic forced schools to shut down, leaving many people, including Heather, without a job. Though this was a difficult time, Heather saw it as an opportunity to grow her art side hustle into a full-time career: A dream that she previously thought would have to wait until retirement.

 

 

 

 

“Bonnie Bluebird” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

 

Around this time, Heather met master artist, Laurie Snow Hein, through the Wellington Art Society. Laurie appreciated Heather’s passion and business sense and hired her practically on the spot as her assistant. Heather says, “meeting Laurie was providential. I have learned so much from her experience as a professional artist and have applied that knowledge to my own art business.” Now Heather enjoys sharing her art marketing expertise with other creatives.

 

 

 

 

“Joy Comes With The Morning” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

 

Heather Bergstrom is an active Board member of the Wellington Art Society and serves on the Marketing Team. In 2020, she received the People’s Choice Award at the South Florida Fair and in 2021 she received the People’s Choice Award for the “Wonders of Art” Exhibition at Wellington Community Center. To learn more about her, please visit her website at www.HeatherBergstrom.art and follow her on social media @HeatherBergstromArt.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 42nd 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.  

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Wellington Art Society Announces Summer Exhibition And Opening Reception On June 21, 2022. Enjoy Refreshments, Live Demo, Silent Auction, And Meet The Artists

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) features thirteen artists in the new summer art exhibition, “SIZZLE”  at the Wellington Community CenterThe public is welcome to the Opening Reception and Sale on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The exhibit is open NOW through August 15, 2022. Proceeds from sales support WAS Scholarship and Outreach Funds. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Public    Is    Invited    To    “SIZZLE”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

 

 

5:00 – 7:00  PM

 

 

 

 

 

“Flamenco” by Laura Jaffe

 

 

 

Wellington Community Center:

  12150 Forest Hill Boulevard     Wellington, FL.

 

 

 

 

 

“Floating Garden” by Leslie Pfeiffer

 

 

 

 

Hartley Barnes ⋅ Susan Mosely ⋅ Elaine Weber 

David Ciofalo ⋅ Charles Moses ⋅ Tammy Wolfson

Laura Jaffe ⋅ Susan Oakes ⋅ Linda Zolet  

Carol Lynn Krenkel ⋅ Leslie Pfeiffer 

Rachel Laub ⋅ Vasantha Siva

 

 

 

“Infinity” by Tammy Wolfson

 

 

Who   We   Are:

 

 

The Wellington Art Society was established in 1981 and has over 100 members. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art.

 

 

 

“Prince Charming” by Rachel Laub

 

Our    Mission:

 

The mission of the Wellington Art Society is to educate and encourage originality among its members and area youth; and to present art, promote art appreciation and further advancement of all cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County, Florida.

 

 

 

” Heliconia” by Carol Lynn Krenkel

 

 

 

For more information about the exhibition, or to learn more about the featured artists, please visit the Wellington Art Society’s website at www.wellingtonartsociety.org 

 

 

 

 

“Unrevealed” by Susan Oakes

 

 

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. 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986