Public Is Invited As Wellington Art Society Presents Scholarships To Three High School Students On Wednesday, May 8 At Wellington Community Center

Wellington Art Society (WAS) will present scholarships to three deserving high school seniors through its Scholarship Program at the May 8, 2024 meeting. A Meet-and-Greet, Member Spotlight, and presentation takes place at the Wellington Community Center.  The public is invited to this FREE event. Over the past 2 decades WAS has awarded over $120,000 to students within our community!  A 2024  Scholarship Award was generously donated by Premier Family Health, Dr. Apicella.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

WELLINGTON  ART  SOCIETY  MEETING

 

Wednesday,  May 8, 2024

 5:30 PM

 

 

 

FEATURING:

 ANNUAL     SCHOLARSHIP    AWARDS

 

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, FL.

 

 

Artwork by Lili-Rose Leonard

 

 

For more information, please contact presidentofwas@gmail.com.

 

 

 

The jury’s selection, based on artistic and creative excellence, was made from entries submitted by students of Palm Beach County schools. All entries demonstrated dedication, talent, and hard work. We encourage all to continue exercising their artistic creativity. The award recipients for 2024 are: 

 

 

Lea Abito- Jupiter Community High School

Lili-Rose Leonard- West Boca High School

Isabella Sanchez- Wellington High School

 

 

 

A 2024 Scholarship Award was generously donated by Premier Family Health/Dr. Apicella

 

 

 

Artwork by Isabella Sanchez

 

 

 

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-two 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Artwork by Lea Abito

 

To support the Scholarship Program, WAS relies solely upon money raised from donations, membership dues, monthly raffles, artist exhibitions, municipal art shows, and commissions. Help support the WAS Scholarship Program with a tax-deductible donation on its website: www.WellingtonArtSociety.org. 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

 

Explore “Soul Doodling” With Renowned Artist Scott Jeffries At Wellington Art Society Meeting On Wednesday, April 10 Plus Two Art Exhibits With An Opening Reception On Tuesday, April 16

The Wellington Art Society features Scott Jeffries as he speaks about “Soul Doodling” on Wednesday, April 10, 2024  at the Wellington Community Center.  Scott’s artistry comes from his heart with no specific plan of how a piece will turn out.  Enjoy his insights at his presentation after a meet and greet, member spotlight, and brief meeting . WAS does it again, with a double header of Art Exhibitions and ONE GREAT RECEPTION on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Visit  Expressive ” (now until May 21, 2024, at the Wellington Village Hall) and “ Visions ” (now until June 16, 2024, at the Wellington Community Center). The venues are walkable to each other! The Rickie Report shares all of the details and a sneak peek. The public is welcome to all WAS events!

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

 

5:30 pm

 

 

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

For more WAS information contact: Heather Bergstrom, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

 

PRESENTING:  

 

 

 

 S C O T T        J E F F R I E S

 

 

Artist, Scott Jeffries

 

 

 

“S O U L       D O O D L I N G”

 

 

If you wonder how he creates his spectacular paintings, Scott Jeffries, who’s been doodling since childhood and still has his grandmother’s paintbox and brushes, will tell you “Don’t be afraid to paint outside the lines.”

 

 

 

 

Painting by Scott Jeffries

 

 

 

 

That describes not just his art but his life. Jeffries has reinvented himself as a professional artist after a series of yet unbroken high school swimming records, being an All Star Division 1 athlete, having a successful legal career as a Public Defender and more.

 

 

 

 

Painting by Scott Jeffries

 

 

 

Jeffries’ art begins with a total absence of sketching or planning, as it blossoms spontaneously into a beautiful melody of faces and shapes that create symphonies of color sometimes spilling over and off the canvas. And he will tell you his lack of a formal art education has allowed him freedom of artistic creativity  unencumbered by established norms. To browse his paintings and learn more about Scott Jeffries please visit www.scottyjart.com, on Instagram @scottart.

 

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society Announces

 

TWO New Exhibitions:

 

 

“Expressive” and “Visions”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Public Reception:

 

 Tuesday, April 16,2024  

5 – 7 pm

Refreshments and Door Prizes

Both exhibits are free and open to the public:

Weekdays  8  am to 5  pm

 

 

 “Expressive”

(now until May 21, 2024)

  Wellington Village Hall

2300 Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington, FL

 

&

“Visions”

 

 (now until June 16, 2024)

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.  Wellington, FL

 

 

Enjoy the original artwork of 19 artists with over 70 works of art. Two venues – one great night! Meet the artists and vote for your favorite artwork. There will be door prizes and refreshments to enjoy.

 

 

Most of the 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, or for more information please email presidentofwas@gmail.com.

 

 

Featured Artists are:

 

Halyna Albanese

Emily Bergstrom

Heather Bergstrom

 Lisa Campbell

Ayesha DeLorenzo

  Cynthia George

  Jan Gmitter 

 Diane Hodges

 Erica Kyle 

Lou Ann LaBohn

 Shahen Markarian

  Ali Mendoza

 Dinah Mirson

  Susan Mosely 

Susan Oakes

 Leslie Pfeiffer

 Marion Roberts

  Raymonde Talleyrand

  Andrea Vossen

 

 

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

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society Invites You To An Evening Of Inspiration While You Create An Abstract With Patricia Lappin On Wednesday, March 13. This Event Is Free And Open To The Public

The Wellington Art Society features Patricia Lappin and her presentation, “World Rhythmson Wednesday, March 13th Meeting at the Wellington Community Center. The event includes a meet and greet, member spotlight, brief meeting and CREATING AN ABSTRACT PAINTING OF YOUR OWN!  We remind our readers that there is still time to visit one of the municipal art exhibitions, “Thankful” (now until March 12, 2024), at the Wellington Community Center).   The Rickie Report shares all of the details and a sneak peek. The public is welcome to all WAS events!

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

 

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

 

5:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

 

For more WAS information contact: Heather Bergstrom, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

 

PRESENTING: 

PATRICIA  LAPPIN

 

 

 

”  W O R L D     R H Y T H M S  “

 

 

 

 

Join WAS for an evening of inspiration and create a piece of abstract art to take home!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting by Patricia Lappin

 

 

 

 

When Patricia Lappin is not teaching at her own studio in Boca at Zero Empty Spaces, or the New Studio for Visual Arts in Jupiter, or at art communities around Palm Beach County, Patricia Lappin may be piping music like Bach’s Cello Suite, Peter Gabriel’s African music, Yo-yo Ma’s Silk Road into her headphones feeling the colors of her next painting. Lappin’s journey from realism to abstraction began in childhood and while she doesn’t have a degree in art, she’s had “an art education worth more” thanks to five years of tutelage, in the 70s, under her mentor who shaped her eclectic love of painting into expressions of a “looser and more human expression.”  She tells The Rickie Report, “My desire to create was very strong and drawing was my refuge, my sanctuary.  It was an inner compulsion to be separate from the world sometimes.  I was content to spend hours drawing leaves, branches and bugs. A school field-trip to the St. Louis Art Museum opened my eyes – adults took painting and drawing seriously!  What a revelation!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting by Patricia Lappin

 

 

 

From age 10 to 14, I studied painting on Saturday mornings with a highschool art teacher. After highschool, I attended SMS in Springfield, Mo. for 4 semesters, taking every available art course, intro to design, color, etc., but I only wanted to learn to paint like the paintings I had seen at the St Louis Art Museum and that was not happening. I met my husband, married and became a mother. I was still painting, but unsure of the new “adult artist” me. We moved to Fairfield, CT. near NYC. There I met my teacher, . Working with only black, white, yellow ocher and burnt sienna for the first 3 years, he taught me portrait, landscape and still life painting.  We spent many hours at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC studying the masters. Working with Ceasar was the greatest education I could have. From 1970 to 1975, he led me from an insecure young adult struggling to believe in my artist-future to a confident artist in multiple mediums. As he was leaving for Florida to retire, I ask him “who would be my teacher now?” His answer formed my future. “Don’t you know? You are the teacher now. You have the foundation now.” When I began teaching I used my notes from the 5 years of study with Caesar. I still use them today.

 

 

 

Painting by Patricia Lappin

 

 

 

 

I opened my first studio in 1980 and began teaching and showing my work in the tri-state area. We moved to my husband’s family home in Ft. Smith, AR in 1996. Since then I have been represented by galleries in Kansas City MO, Scottsdale AZ, and Van Buren AR. I have shown my work at the Ft Smith Art Center and the Center for Art and Education many times. I teach private classes and workshops. My paintings are in many private and public collections.

 

 

 

In October, 2016 I moved to Boca Raton FL. I have joined the Plein Air Palm Beach group, exploring new scenes and making new friends, seeking out galleries and other venues for showing/selling my paintings and teaching. I took an on-line course in 2021 called CVP2021 – Creative Visionary Program 2021 with Nicholas Wilton, originator of Art2Life. This 3 month-course changed my art approach and allowed me to develop a strong abstract base of paintings that feels so good and definitely authentic me. I now have a studio at Zero Empty Spaces at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus in Boca Raton, Fl. I am also teaching workshops in AR and FL.

 

 

 

Painting by Patricia Lappin

 

 

 

 

Lappin’s work is currently on display at the Posh Gallery in Delray where she teaches once a month. She conducts monthly workshops at the Armory, and teaches at art communities and clubs like The New Studio for Visual Arts in Jupiter, Valencia Cove in Boynton Beach, and private studios in Boca Raton.

For more information on Patricia Lappin please visit https://www.patricialappin.com, and #patricialappinart on Instagram.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONE  Art Exhibition:

 

 

 “THANKFUL”

 

 

 

Exhibit is free and open to the public:

Weekdays  8  am to 5  pm

 

 (now until March 12, 2024)

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.  Wellington, FL

 

Most of the 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, or for more information please email presidentofwas@gmail.com.

 

 

Featured Artists are:

 

Hartley Barnes

Emily Bergstrom

Betty Brodie

Lisa Campbell

Kimberly Clark

Ayesha DeLorenzo 

Kim DiGiacomo

Nancy Fried

Cynthia George

Jan Gmitter

Jay Harmon

Lou Ann La Bohn

Maureen May

Dinah Mirson

Susan Mosely 

Charles Moses

Susan Oakes

Lucille Pallante

Leslie Pfeiffer

Monica Postell

Marion Roberts

Lois Spatz

Karen Stern

Carl Stoveland

Cindy Taylor

Elaine Weber

 

 

 

 

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

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

 

 

 

See Wellington Art Society’s New Exhibition “Harmony” At Premier Family Health In Wellington, FL Now Through April 19, 2024. Dr. Vincent Apicella’s Corporate Sponsorship Offers Exciting Venue To See And Support Local Artists

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) is pleased to announce their latest art exhibition- “Harmony” currently on display through April 19, 2024. The exhibition, made possible through the generous support of Dr. Vincent Apicella, CEO of Premier Family Health, is located in the beautiful medical center of Premier Family Health, at 1037 S State Rd 7, Suite 211, Wellington, FL.  Original artworks featuring many mediums and techniques focused on well-being may be seen daily by the public in the common areas from 9am -5 pm; additional exhibition artworks are featured in offices and exam rooms.  All artworks are for sale with a portion of proceeds benefitting the WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to stop by!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wellington    Art    Society    Announces    New    Exhibition 

 

 

 

“H A R M O N Y”

 

 

Premier Family Health

 

 

1037 S State Rd 7, Suite 211    Wellington, FL.

 

 

 

 

Public  hours to see in the common areas from 9 am  –  5 pm

 NOW through April, 19, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

“Antiphony” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

 

Take a visual tour visit: WAS You Tube Channel

 

 

 

 

For  Slideshow  of  artworks:  https://youtu.be/VMzd5jZ2yW4

 

 

 

“Tranquility” by Cynthia George

 

 

 

 

To  purchase  or  for  more  info  to:

  presidentofwas@gmail.com   

 

 

 

“Gold and White” by Kim Rose Clark

 

 

 

 

 Featured Wellington Art Society Member Artists:

 

 

 

 

 

Heather Bergstrom Lisa Campbell Kimberly Clark Kim DiGiacomo

Cynthia George Jan Gmitter Marcia Greene Lou Ann LaBohn

Joe Marcou Ali Mendoza Charles Moses Sue Oakes Leslie Pfeiffer

Marion Roberts Raymonde Talleyrand Eve Troncone Andrea Vossen Elaine Weber

 

 

 

For more artist information and to take a visual tour visit: WAS You Tube Channel   https://www.youtube.com/@wellingtonartsociety6023 

 

 

 

 

“Serenity” by Kim Hope DiGiacomo

 

 

 

 

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

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

Wellington Art Society Starts 2024 With Featured Speaker, Kim DiGiacomo “Instagram for Artists” January 10, 2024. Enjoy A Free Double Header Art Reception On Tuesday, January 16

The Wellington Art Society features Kim DiGiacomo as she speaks about “Instagram for Artists” on Wednesday, January 10, 2024  at the Wellington Community Center. The event includes a meet and greet, member spotlight, brief meeting and Kim’s presentation. Armed with a BFA in Computer Animation and a lifetime of lessons learned as a color blind artist, Kim has a LOT to share!  Enjoy a DOUBLE HEADER Reception on Tuesday, January 16,2024 with two new municipal art exhibitions, “Joyful” (now until February 20, 2024, at the Wellington Village Hall) and “Thankful” (now until March 12, 2024, at the Wellington Community Center). The venues are walkable to each other! The Rickie Report shares all of the details and a sneak peek. The public is welcome to all WAS events!

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

 

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

 

5:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

For more WAS information contact: Heather Bergstrom, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

PRESENTING:  

 

 KIM    DIGIACOMO

 

 

“Instagram for Artists”

 

 

 

Kim DiGiacomo

 

 

 

Step out of your comfort zone, embrace the process, and dive into the mess! As students become confident in their own creative choices and ideas, they gain skills and become changemakers in life.” ~  Kim DiGiacomo

 

 

 

 

Untitled painting by Kim DiGiacomo 

 

 

 

Armed with a BFA in Computer Animation and a lifetime of lessons learned as a color blind artist, Kim DiGiacomo is a rare gem in the art world. In love with art since childhood, she has been teaching for almost 25 years, and currently has her own mobile art studio business StudioFive6.com. Facing and overcoming challenges as an artist with colorblindness has given her a unique perspective on life. Her motivation to bring the two together in her students propels them towards having confidence in using their own unique voice and expression in art and when making choices in life.

 

 

 

In our rapidly changing social media universe, Kim has learned how to navigate some of the more important apps to her advantage as an artist. She has graciously offered to join us and share some of her experiences and give us some tips on how to make the best use of Instagram, one of the more popular tools available for marketing, sales, and showcasing your work as an artist. She will also talk about how you can use your own unique voice to make your mark as an artist on social media.

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society Announces

TWO New Exhibitions:

 

 

“Joyful” and “Thankful”

 

 

 

 

 

Free Public Reception:

 

 Tuesday, January 16,2024  

5 – 7 pm

Refreshments and Door Prizes

Both exhibits are free and open to the public:

Weekdays  8  am to 5  pm

 

 

 “Joyful”

(now until February 20, 2024)

  Wellington Village Hall

2300 Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington, FL

 

&

“Thankful”

 

 (now until March 12, 2024)

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.  Wellington, FL

 

 

Enjoy the original artwork of 27 artists with over 100 works of art. Two venues – one great night! Meet the artists and vote for your favorite artwork. There will be door prizes and refreshments to enjoy.

 

 

Most of the 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, or for more information please email presidentofwas@gmail.com.

 

 

Featured Artists are:

 

Hartley Barnes

Emily Bergstrom

Betty Brodie

Lisa Campbell

Kimberly Clark

Ayesha DeLorenzo 

Kim DiGiacomo

Nancy Fried

Cynthia George

Jan Gmitter

Jay Harmon

Lou Ann La Bohn

Maureen May

Dinah Mirson

Susan Mosely 

Charles Moses

Susan Oakes

Lucille Pallante

Leslie Pfeiffer

Monica Postell

Marion Roberts

Lois Spatz

Karen Stern

Carl Stoveland

Cindy Taylor

Elaine Weber

 

 

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

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

 

 

Craig McInnis Is Featured Speaker At Wellington Art Society On Wednesday, December 13, 2023. Meet And Mingle With Other Artists

The Wellington Art Society features a presentation by artist, educator and muralist, Craig McInnis on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at the Wellington Community Center. The event includes a meet and greet, member spotlight, brief meeting and a presentation by Craig. The Rickie Report shares all of the details and a sneak peek.  The public is welcome to all WAS events!

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

 

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

 

5:30 pm

 

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

PRESENTING:  

 

 C R A I G      M C I N N I S

 

For more WAS information contact: Heather Bergstrom, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

Craig McInnis

 

 

 

Craig is a multi-discipline artist whose favorite medium is paint. He enjoys large scale canvas and mural work.

 

 

 

Artwork by Craig McInnis

 

 

 

Craig is a well-known multimedia artist and creative professional local to the Palm Beach area. Originally from Connecticut, Craig was born into a family of artists and musicians including his mother, grandfather and great uncles. It was the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, however, that brought him to Florida years ago.

 

 

 

Artist Craig McInnis creating a mural

 

 

 

After graduation, he quickly entered the professional art world, taking on not one, but many prominent roles. From making music and touring nationally in numerous bands to painting public and private murals, Craig diversified his talents in ways that led to new and innovative opportunities. He is also the co-founder of Art Synergy and CONTINUUM, through which Craig, along with a dedicated team of art professionals, continues to lead the promotion of local art at national and international levels and facilitates access to arts education. 

 

 

 

 

“Beyond” by Craig McInnis

 

 

 

Craig has also served as Creative Director of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds for over 15 years. In this role, he oversees horror make-up design, graphics, talent booking, casting and management, branding, set design, scenic painting, as well as getting into creative character himself. According to his website, Craig creates art as a way to maintain sanity and relative balance.

For additional information and to see Craig’s work:

www.craigmcinnis.com

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/craigmcinnisstudios

 

 

 

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

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society November 8th Meeting Features Guest Artist, Monica Postell. Public Is Welcome To This Free Artist Networking Event

The Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation by Monica Postell on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at the Wellington Community Center. The event includes a meet and greet, a member spotlight, a brief meeting and a presentation by Monica.  Visit the two municipal art exhibitions, “Creative” now through November 14, 2023, at the Wellington City Hall and “Concepts” now through November 28, 2023 at the Wellington Community Center.  Enjoy the original artwork of 24 artists and 70 works of art in various media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, ceramics and photography.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and a sneak peek.  The public is welcome to all WAS events!

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

 

5:30 pm

 

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

PRESENTING:  

MONICA     POSTELL

 

Featured Artist, Monica Postell

 

For more WAS information contact: Heather Bergstrom, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watercolor by Monica Postell

 

 

 

Monica Postell is formerly from Chicago and visited the Art Institute of Chicago regularly. She now resides in Delray Beach and Twin Lakes, Wisconsin with a view of little Lake Marie. Throughout her business career she exercised creativity by hand-painting Christmas cards, painting ceramic gifts for friends and family, and even designing needlepoint canvases. She began to paint full time after retiring in 2019. Monica works in watercolor, pastels, and acrylics.

 

 

 

 

“Unmade Bed” by Monica Postell

 

 

Monica’s paintings celebrate color and use light and deep shadow to bring drama and atmosphere. She paints still life’s, landscapes, roomscapes, and portraits of children, adults and pets, in color saturated watercolor, guache, soft pastel or acrylic.

 

 

 

Portrait by Monica Postell

 

 

Monica’s recent awards include the 2022 APBC juried show Judge’s Recognition for ‘Unmade Bed’ (watercolor on cold press); the 2023 APBC juried show Featured Artist and Judge’s Recognition for ‘Sitting on the Dock’ (acrylic on canvas); and the 2023 Fall International On-line Exhibition National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society (applied).

 

 

You can see more of Monica Postell’s work on the following social media outlets:

www.postellartworks.com

Instagram:  https://instagram.com/mlpdelray

Facebook: https://facebook.com/postellartworks

      

 

 New Exhibitions:

 

“Creative”  

(Now until November 14th)

Wellington City Hall

12300 Forest Hill Boulevard, Wellington FL, 33414

and

 “Concepts”

(Now  until  November 28, 2023)

 

Wellington Community Center

 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Enjoy the original artwork of 24 artists and 70 works of art in various media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, ceramics and photography.

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.

 

Featured   Artists are:

Barbara Bailey

 Heather Bergstrom

 Betty Brodie

 Nancy Cinieri

 Ayesha T DeLorenzo

Kim Hope DiGiacomo

Nancy Fried

 Cynthia George

Jan Gmitter

 Laura Jaffe

Lou Ann La Bohn

Nancy Lee

 Joseph Marcou

 Paul Marshall

 Rose Gong Monier

 Susan Mosely

 Susan Oakes

Lucille Pallante

Leslie Pfeiffer

 Ava Rhodes

Marion Roberts

Carl Stoveland

Cindi Taylor

 Elaine Weber

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society Features Lori Charnow Giving A Hands On Demonstration Of Reverse Painting On Acrylic At Wednesday, October 11, 2023 Meeting. Public Is Welcome To Attend

The Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation by Lori Charnow on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at the Wellington Community Center. The event includes a meet and greet, a member spotlight, a brief meeting and Lori’s hands-on  demonstration.  Visit the two municipal art exhibitions, “Creative”  now through November 18, 2023, at the Wellington City Hall and “Concepts” now through November 28, 2023 at the Wellington Community Center.  Enjoy the original artwork of 24 artists and 70 works of art in various media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, ceramics and photography.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and a sneak peek.  The public is welcome to ALL WAS events!

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

 

5:30 pm

 

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

PRESENTING:  

LORI     CHARNOW

 

 

 

 

 

For more information contact: Heather Bergstrom, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

 

Lori Charnow is originally from Brooklyn, New York. About ten years ago, Lori pursued her art professionally and began creating functional art pieces. This body of work, known as Living Art by Leah, is based on Judaic customs and principles, but the sentiments which are incorporated are universal. Inspired by Judaism and nature, Lori paints in reverse behind clear glass, blending color and abstract design with elements from our world and calligraphy to celebrate and convey universal concepts and themes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exploring reverse painting has been a challenging and rewarding process for Lori. The pieces are created using multi-surface acrylic on the reverse side of interesting, functional glass pieces. With the use of calligraphy, the written message is done in steps. Lori usually paints sketches of her designs on paper first and then deconstructs them to re-paint layers in reverse on the backside of the glass, so that the images in the foreground remain in the foreground when looking at the front of the piece. 

 

 

 

 

 

This year Lori launched a new line of workshops to share reverse painting techniques while participants create their own piece of functional art. These classes may be paired with a showing of her work to raise funds for not-for-profit organizations or charitable projects.  She creates works in English, Hebrew and other languages as well.

 

 

For additional information and to see Lori’s work, visit her website, www.livingartbyleah.com

 

 

 

 

 

 New Exhibitions:

“Creative”  and  “Concepts”

Wellington City Hall

12300 Forest Hill Boulevard, Wellington FL, 33414

Now through November 24, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Enjoy the original artwork of 24 artists and 70 works of art in various media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, ceramics and photography.

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.

 

Featured   Artists are:

Barbara Bailey

 Heather Bergstrom

 Betty Brodie

 Nancy Cinieri

 Ayesha T DeLorenzo

Kim Hope DiGiacomo

Nancy Fried

 Cynthia George

Jan Gmitter

 Laura Jaffe

Lou Ann La Bohn

Nancy Lee

 Joseph Marcou

 Paul Marshall

 Rose Gong Monier

 Susan Mosely

 Susan Oakes

Lucille Pallante

Leslie Pfeiffer

 Ava Rhodes

Marion Roberts

Carl Stoveland

Cindi Taylor

 Elaine Weber

 

 

 

 

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

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Presents Jessica Ransom, Director Of Artist Services At Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County At First Season Meeting Wednesday, September 13. New Exhibit “Creative” Opening Reception Is October 3

The Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation by Jessica Ransom, Director of Artist Services at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at the Wellington Community Center. The event includes a meet and greet, a member spotlight, a brief meeting and Jessica’s discussion.  In addition, mark your calendars for a new municipal art exhibition, “Creative” going on now through November 24, 2023, at the Wellington City Hall. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. Enjoy the original artwork of 24 artists and 70 works of art in various media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, ceramics and photography.  The Rickie Report shares all of the details and a sneak peek.  The public is welcome to ALL WAS events!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

 

5:30 pm

 

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

PRESENTING:

Jessica Ransom,

Director of Artist Services

at the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County

 

 

 

For more information contact: Heather Bergstrom, presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

 

Jessica Ransom manages, curates, and oversees installation of all exhibitions as the Director of Artist Services at the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County. The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County is the only organization solely dedicated to supporting arts and culture in the Palm Beaches. In its’ sustaining effort to foster growth of the cultural sector, the Council provides support services to cultural organizations and creative professionals, administers public and private grant programs, advocates for cultural funding, enhances local arts education, and promotes cultural tourism.

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica serves as the primary contact for professional visual artists in Palm Beach County and leads the Council’s Artist Resource Team. Jessica has held positions throughout the art industry as an art advisor and appraiser, developing clientele for a fine art handling firm, and managing the contemporary art space Culture Lab at City Place. Her experience includes advising private collectors on purchases, sales, and appraisals, overseeing both private and public art installations, and managing all aspects of art loans. Jessica received her master’s in the History of Art and the Art Market from Christie’s Education in New York City. She is the current chairperson of the City of West Palm Beach Art Life committee and is a board member of Impact the Palm Beaches.

For additional information on the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, please visit their website at www.palmbeachculture.com.

 

 

 

WAS Announces New Exhibition

“Creative”  and  “Concepts”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

 

 

5 – 7  pm

 

 

Wellington City Hall

12300 Forest Hill Boulevard, Wellington FL, 33414

Now through November 24, 2023

 

 

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

 

Enjoy the original artwork of 24 artists and 70 works of art in various media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, ceramics and photography.

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.

 

Featured   Artists are:

Barbara Bailey

 Heather Bergstrom

 Betty Brodie

 Nancy Cinieri

 Ayesha T DeLorenzo

Kim Hope DiGiacomo

Nancy Fried

 Cynthia George

Jan Gmitter

 Laura Jaffe

Lou Ann La Bohn

Nancy Lee

 Joseph Marcou

 Paul Marshall

 Rose Gong Monier

 Susan Mosely

 Susan Oakes

Lucille Pallante

Leslie Pfeiffer

 Ava Rhodes

Marion Roberts

Carl Stoveland

Cindi Taylor

 Elaine Weber

 

 

 

 

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

11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

Wellington Art Society Features Renowned Photographer, Barry Seidman At April 12 Meeting Plus Two Art Exhibits With One Reception On April 18 Public Invited To All Events

The Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation by renowned photographer Barry Seidman on Wednesday, April 12, 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 Barry’s presentation, “From There to Here” in which he will discuss his life’s work and the transition from commercial to fine art photography. In addition, mark your calendars for a double art exhibit “ Variations” and “Vivid ”. Open now at the Wellington Village Hall and at the Wellington Community Center, there will be a Public Reception on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The public is welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  April 12, 2023

 

5:30 pm

 

 

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

 

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

PRESENTING:

 

 

 

 

B A R R Y        S E I D M A N

 

 

 

 

Open to members and non-members

 

 

 

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

 

 COVID-19 protocols will be observed. 

 

 

 

Originally from New York, Barry Seidman is a renowned member of the international photographic community. He was educated at Pratt Institute in New York and has established himself as one of the top advertising print media photographers in the country. He specialized in still-life photography and worked for top major brands in the world, eventually expanding his work to include celebrity photography and directing television commercials.

 

 

“Calla Lilies” by Barry Seidman

 

 

 

 

He has contributed to numerous award-winning national and local advertising campaigns. Recognition for his work includes every possible industry award including Clios, Tellys, Addys and the Art Directors Club Award.

 

 

“Tomatoes” by Barry Seidman

 

 

After a distinguished career in advertising, Seidman started to devote more of his time to fine art photography, using his vast techniques and knowledge of lighting and design as a foundation. This led to various solo and group exhibitions, all while still connected to the advertising business. 

 

 

“Tulip” by Barry Seidman

 

 

 

 

Seventeen years ago, Seidman, and long-time business partner and wife, Mary Ann Kurasz, relocated to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where he built a studio to focus on his fine art work. He also maintains a studio presence in New York where he continues to shoot for advertising clients. Seidman has exhibited in solo, and group shows both in New York City and Florida. In 2012, Seidman published a photobiography titled New Eyes, a spectacular collection of his fine-art photography. Beginning in April, his work will be on display at the Palm Beach International Airport at their “Journeys” exhibition. His work is held in many public and private collections worldwide.

To learn more about Barry Seidman, visit: https://barry2130.wixsite.com/seidman-2.

 

 

 

Wellington   Art   Society

 

 

Announces   New   Exhibitions

 

 

 

 

 

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

                      

See,  Learn,  Share , Engage  and  Be  Inspired! 

         Invite  family,  friends,  and  patrons  –   Share  the  Invitation

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC      RECEPTION 

 

TUESDAY, April 18, 2023

 

 

 

 5 – 7 pm

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) is thrilled to announce their new municipal art exhibitions, “Variations” ( now through July 18, 2023 at the Wellington Village Hall located at 12300 Forest Hill Blvd in Wellington) and “Vivid” (now through May 16 at the Wellington Community Center at 12150 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington). 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS

Hartley Barnes                                 

Betty Brodie                                                

David Ciofalo                                      

Ayesha DeLorenzo                      

Kim Di Giacomo                                   

Faye Ford                                           

Jay Harmon                                               

Carol Krenkel                                        

Laura Jaffe                       

Lou Ann LaBohn

Nancy Lee

Maureen May

Rose Gong Monier

Susan Mosely

Charles Moses

Ana Noble

Susan Oakes

Leslie Pfeiffer

Monica Postell

Marion Roberts

Debra Rosen

Lois Spatz

Carl Stoveland

Cindi Taylor

Raymonde Talleyrand

Tammy Wolfson

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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