Wellington Art Society Invites Public To “Season Of Joy” And “Wonder Of Art” Exhibits December 7 And General Meeting Featuring Manon Sander On December 8

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) features two new art exhibitions: “Season of Joy” (at Wellington City Hall) and “Wonder of Art” (at Wellington Community Center). The public is invited to the Opening Reception and sale on Tuesday, December 7.  Two venues – one great night!  The public is invited oWednesday, December 8 to the general meeting of WAS at the Wellington Community Center. Renown modern impressionist artist, Manon Sander will present, “Ways to Make your Focal Point Pop”.  Please note that CDC guidelines will be observed. Proceeds from sales support WAS Scholarship Fund. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

ONE    RECEPTION   /   TWO    VENUES:

 

 

CITY   HALL   &   COMMUNITY   CENTER  

 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

 

 

5:00 – 7:00  PM

 

 

Wellington City Hall:     12300 Forest Hill Boulevard

Wellington Community Center:   12150 Forest Hill Boulevard   

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is thrilled to announce two new art exhibitions: “Season of Joy” and “Wonder of Art”. The public is invited to the opening reception and sale for both exhibitions on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021, from 5:00-7:00 pm. “Season of Joy” will be at Wellington City Hall and “Wonders of Art” will be at the Wellington Community Center. Two venues – one great night! Meet the artists, vote for your favorite artwork and see a live demo. There will be door prizes and refreshments to enjoy. Gift items featuring Wellington Art Society members’ artwork will be available for purchase during the reception. All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.

 

 

 

The 19 artists that will be exhibiting are: 

 

 

Heather Bergstrom ⋅ Gail Birs ⋅ Betty Brodie ⋅ Neil Byrden ⋅ David Ciofalo ⋅ Yolanda Franco ⋅ Audrey Freedman ⋅ Carol India ⋅ Rachel Laub ⋅ Susan Mosely ⋅ Susan Oakes ⋅ Leslie Pfeiffer ⋅ Janine Sabinsky ⋅ Vasantha Siva ⋅ Cindy Taylor ⋅ Elaine Weber ⋅ Jean Williard ⋅ Tammy Wolfson ⋅ Betty Jane Zedonek

 

 

Both art exhibits will be open daily to the public throughout the holiday season. “Season of Joy” runs from November 16, 2021 until March 15, 2022 at Wellington City Hall. “Wonders of Art” will run from November 30, 2021 to February 15, 2022 at the Wellington Community Center.

 

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  December 8, 2021

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

M  A  N  O  N         S  A  N  D  E  R

 

 

 

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

 

 

Manon Sander

 

The Art Society is thrilled to have Manon Sander as their guest speaker for this meeting. Manon, born and raised in Berlin, Germany, holds an MBA, and began her career in finance, but always pursued creative outlets such as mosaics and jewelry making in her free time. She moved with her husband to the United States in 1995 and started a family. Since her banking career was at a natural pause, she began to follow her passion for art. She spent the next decade attending workshops, an atelier, and learning from well-known impressionists, developing her own contemporary, recognizable style. Manon says that, while the subject of a painting is inspiring, “it is to me of greater importance to capture the effect of light on a subject and the feeling it evokes as I put down my impressions in interesting patterns, luminous color, and juicy brush strokes”.

 

 

 

“Full Immersion” by Manon Sander

 

 

 

Today Manon has made a name for herself with nationally recognized shows, awards and teaching engagements. She recently placed 3rd in the overall competition at Sedona Paint Out as well as 3rd in the quick draw competition and was awarded lifelong signature status this year by the reputable National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society.  

 

 

 

“Falling For You” by Manon Sander

 

 

Manon’s work can be seen at Contemporary Art on Park in Winter Park, FL, as well as at Lost Art Gallery in St. Augustine, FL, and the Village Art Studios in Tequesta, FL. She also is participating in the Faculty Exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL which runs until December 11th. 

 

 

“Kaleidoscope” by Manon Sander

 

 

Manon teaches a weekly plein air class through the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta and occasionally offers Zoom online workshops. She will hold a two-day studio workshop on Amelia Island on January 28-29. Manon also enjoys organizing artist retreats and workshops such as her Tuscany Retreat next spring, and Vermont and Santa Fe in the Fall. She loves planning it down to the smallest detail to make it a fantastic experience for everyone who travels with her. For more information about her newest projects, calendar of events, classes and trips and to subscribe to her newsletter, visit her website www.ManonSander.com. Follow her on social media @ManonSander. 

 

 

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.  

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Features Kimberly Perry Of Posh Design Studio As Speaker For November Meeting And Announces WAS 40th Anniversary Virtual Exhibit “Celebration” Open Now Through December 31

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) features speaker, Kimberly Perry of Posh Design Studio which represents local, national, and international artists to a VIP list of celebrity art collectors. The Wednesday, November 10 meeting is at the Wellington Community Center. The public is invited to this free event. Please note that CDC guidelines will be observed. To honor the WAS 40th Anniversary, a new exhibit, “CELEBRATION” will be available as a virtual art show NOW through December 31. Proceeds from sales support WAS Scholarship Fund. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  November 10, 2021

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

K I M B E R L Y      P E R R Y

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Kimberly Perry Owner and Curator of Posh Design Studio

 

 

Kimberly Perry is the owner and curator of Posh Design Studio in Delray Beach, Florida, where she represents over 30 local, national and international artists.  Posh is a thriving art gallery that services all types of homes, businesses and interior designers. Her gallery consists of original paintings, sculptures, glass art, fine art photography, home décor and unique gifts.  She has an extensive VIP List of celebrity art collectors across the country. 

 

 

 

Interior view of Posh Design Studio

 

Kimberly is also an Abstract Artist and a Professional Color Consultant. She specializes in the psychological and physiological effects of color on human beings. She creates colorful solutions for architectural and interior design projects. Kimberly is the daughter of world-renowned artist, DeVon Cunningham, who is featured in the Smithsonian Institute.  Her obsession with art began at the age of five, when she attended her dad’s first art exhibition. She has spent a lifetime attending art shows, festivals and art galleries across the country with her dad. 

 

 

Kimberly holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Arts and Science from Michigan State University. She is constantly researching and developing her skills as an art consultant and curator for her gallery. Her passion and energy are fueled by her desire to support the art community and spread love, joy and beauty to the world.  She currently resides in Manhattan, NY and Delray Beach, FL with her husband Scott Perry, General Manager of the New York Knicks.  To learn more about Kimberly Perry and Posh Design Studio, visit www.PoshDesignStudio.net 

 

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society Announces 

Virtual Art Show “Celebration” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Bonnie Bluebird” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

In honor of its 40th anniversary, the Wellington Art Society is pleased to announce the first virtual art show of the season, “CELEBRATION”, a juried virtual art show showing now through December 31, 2021. This exhibit features ten artists and 35 original works of art by WAS members, including mixed media art on canvas, black and white photography, sculptures and an array of paintings, using various mediums.

 

 

“Serena Williams” by Charles Moses

 

 

All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.

 

“The Angry Man” by Janine

The artists that will be exhibiting are: 

 

 

 

Joe Marcou ⋅ Rachel Laub ⋅ Carol India ⋅ Laura Jaffe ⋅ Charles Moses ⋅ Heather Bergstrom ⋅ Janine Sabinsky ⋅ David Ciofalo ⋅ Nancy Tilles ⋅ Del Foxton

 

 

“The Light Within” by Del Foxton

 

 

 

Celebration Virtual Art Show is a free on-line event which will be presented through Kunstmatrix, which is a unique and innovative platform that enables artists to create beautiful and realistic 3D versions of their artwork, displayed in a sophisticated virtual exhibition space. Visitors can view artwork one of several ways, including moving themselves around the exhibit using the arrows that appear on screen or by using the cursor. A guided tour is also available as an option.

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

 

 

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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Wellington Art Society Features Guest Speaker And Demonstrator Nancy Tilles On Wednesday October 13. Public Is Invited To Meet The Artists At Wellington Community Center

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) will feature artist Nancy Tilles at their October 13, 2021 meeting at the Wellington Community Center. It will open with a meet and greet followed by the member spotlight and a brief meeting. The event will conclude with a live portrait painting demonstration by Nancy Tilles of a girl playing a violin. The public is invited. Social distancing will be observed, and masks are required. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  October 13, 2021

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

N  A  N  C  Y          T  I  L  L  E  S

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

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

 

 

 

Nancy Tilles

 

 

Local artist Nancy Tilles is known for her oils and portraits, which hang in public and private collections throughout the country. She exhibits her work in nationally recognized art shows across Florida. Nancy recently completed a commissioned portrait of beloved cardiac surgeon, Dr. Malcolm Dorman, which is installed at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, FL. 

 

 

“Adam and Eve” by Nancy Tilles

 

Along with her portrait work, Nancy has created bodies of work representing flowers, underwater scenes, and tropical art in mural-sized triptychs. Nancy’s newest series is called “Figures in the Ficus”. She says, “I am fascinated with Banyan and Ficus trees…. I usually begin these paintings with a unique tree and weave the figures into its structure.” At first glance, the viewer sees a lovely tree, but after a while, the whimsical human figures within the tree are realized, giving these paintings a truly magical quality.

 

 

 

“Sea Folk” by Nancy Tilles

 

 

 

Nancy is presently teaching painting to adults at Easel Art Supply and at the City of Palm Beach Gardens. She is passionate about sharing her love of painting with her students. Nancy is also an active member of the Wellington Art Society, whose members consist of dedicated professional artists, up and coming artists, art lovers and supporters. Learn more about her work at her website: https://www.nancytilles.com/. 

 

 

 

“Mia” by Nancy Tilles

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a 501(c)(3), non-profit 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 though their art.

 

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

Or please contact: Laura Jaffe  presidentofwas@gmail.com

 

 

 

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 First Exhibitions Of The Season Tuesday September 28. Enjoy Two Exhibits With One Great Reception!

The Wellington Art Society celebrates the Opening Art Exhibitions of the season on Tuesday, September 28 at the Wellington Community Center. The public is invited to this FREE event with 2 ART SHOWS and 1 Reception. The Rickie Report shares these details and some sneak peeks from the two art shows~  If you are not a member of this vibrant arts group, this is the perfect time to join!

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

 

Opening    Receptions:  

Tuesday,  September  28,  2021

 5  –  7  pm

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

“Rekindle” Show at the Wellington Community Center

 

“Resurgence” Show at the Wellington City Hall

 

 

100+   original   works   of   art   by   26   artists

Meet   the   Artists

Artist   demos  – door   prizes   –   refreshments

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is thrilled to announce their first in-person art exhibitions since the COVID-19 Pandemic began: “Resurgence” and “Rekindle”. The public is invited to the opening reception and sale for both exhibitions on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, from 5:00-7:00 pm. “Resurgence” will be at Wellington City Hall and “Rekindle” will be the Wellington Community Center. Two venues – one great night! Meet the artists and see a live demo. There will be door prizes and refreshments to enjoy. 

 

The Wellington Art Society is featuring 26 artists with over 100 original works of art in these two venues which are conveniently located in buildings adjoined by a walkway. All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.

 

 

MEET        THE       ARTISTS:

 

Barbara Bailey

Brigitte Balbinot

Gail Birs

Betty Brodie

David Ciofalo

Lynn Doyal

Audrey Freedman

Carol India

Laura Jaffe

Liza Karsai

Erica Kyle

Lou Ann LaBohn

Lupe Lawrence

Janina Leigue

Susan Mosely

Charles Moses

Susan Oakes

Jan Riggio

Lois Spatz

Raymonde Talleyrand

Cindi Taylor

Elaine Weber

Jean Williard

Tamar Wolfson

Betty Jane Zedonek

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a 501(c)(3), non-profit 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 though their art.

 

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

Or please contact: Laura Jaffe  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

 

 

 

Celebrate 40 Years With Wellington Art Society Through Two Art Exhibits And Artist Networking Events

The Wellington Art Society celebrates 40 years  of Art, Community, Outreach , Scholarships on Wednesday, September 8 at the Wellington Community Center. The public is invited to this FREE event.  In addition, WAS invites everyone to 2 ART SHOWS and 1 Reception on Tuesday, September 28. The Rickie Report shares these details and some sneak peeks from the two art shows~  If you are not a member of this vibrant arts group, this is the perfect time to join!

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  September 8, 2021

 

5:30 –  7:45 PM

 

 

 Celebrate  40  Years  Of  Art,  Community

Outreach , Scholarships , and  More!

 

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

Wellington  Community  Center

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

 

 

The newest exhibition at the Community Center will be showcased with Season Preview highlights for presentations, demos, and programs. The evening will conclude with a Raffle of exciting original artwork and art related items. Social distancing will be observed- masks required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TWO   ART   SHOWS  …   TWO   VENUES  …  

 

 

ONE    GREAT    NIGHT  !!!

 

 

 

Opening    Reception:  

Tuesday,  September  28,  2021

 5  –  7  pm

 

 

 

“Downhill Running” by Jean Willard

 

 

“Rekindle” Show at the Wellington Community Center

 

“Resurgence” Show at the Wellington City Hall

 

 

 

 

 

“Hibiscus Abstract 2” by Susan Oakes

 

 

 

100+   original   works   of   art   by   26   artists

Meet   the   Artists

Artist   demos  – door   prizes   –   refreshments

 

 

 

 

 

“Bourbon Time”  by Janina Leigue

 

 

 

 

MEET        THE       ARTISTS:

 

 

 

Barbara Bailey

Brigitte Balbinot

Gail Birs

Betty Brodie

David Ciofalo

Lynn Doyal

Audrey Freedman

Carol India

Laura Jaffe

Liza Karsai

Erica Kyle

Lou Ann LaBohn

Lupe Lawrence

Janina Leigue

Susan Mosely

Charles Moses

Susan Oakes

Jan Riggio

Lois Spatz

Raymonde Talleyrand

Cindi Taylor

Elaine Weber

Jean Williard

Tamar Wolfson

Betty Jane Zedonek

 

 

 

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 art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

Or please contact: Laura Jaffe  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

 

Wellington Art Society Announces Award Winners Of Current Virtual Exhibit, “Vibrance” And Will Award Scholarships At May 12 Meeting

Wellington Art Society (WAS) will present scholarships to three deserving high school seniors through its Scholarship Program at the May 12, 2021 meeting. A Meet-and-Greet, Member Spotlight, and presentation will take place via the WAS virtual Zoom link.  The public is invited to this FREE event. Over the past 2 decades WAS has awarded over $100,000 to students within our community!  WAS virtual juried art show “Vibrance” continues until June 2nd.  Featuring 20 artists and 65 original works of art by WAS members, it includes painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, and more. All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the Scholarship Recipients and the Award Winners of “Vibrance”, juried by Chris Kling.  

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

 

WELLINGTON  ART  SOCIETY  MEETING

 

Wednesday,  May 12, 2021

 7 PM

 

 

 

FEATURING:

 ANNUAL     SCHOLARSHIP    AWARDS

 

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

EMAIL:  presidentofwas@gmail.com for the FREE Zoom link. 

 

 

 

VIRTUAL GALLERY EXHIBIT:

“VIBRANCE” 

 

NOW through June 2, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

The students who will be receiving scholarships this year are Makena Vargo of American Heritage School, Olivia Cunningham of The King’s Academy and Sasha Bass of Dreyfoos School of the Arts (DSOA). The scholarships will be presented by WAS Scholarship Chair, Lynn Doyal. 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 arts in the Palm Beach community since 1981 with the intent to encourage young artists to pursue art careers, provide programming that expands art in public places, and to make art accessible within the community daily. 

 

1st  Place – “l’Ingenue, 2021”, Oil and spray can on canvas by Sandra Encaoua

 

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 2 decades WAS is proud to have awarded over $100,000 to students within our community. Past recipients of the WAS Scholarship have gone on to become educators, illustrators, authors, curators, artistic directors, professional artists and arts advocates. 

 

 

2nd Place – “Magnolia”, photo digital art by Mauricio Perry

 

 

To support the Scholarship Program, the WAS relies solely upon money raised from donations, membership dues, monthly raffles, artist exhibitions, annual art shows, and commissions. To make a donation, please visit www.WellingtonArtSociety.org.

 

 

3rd Place – “$35,000 Valentines”, watercolor by Jean Howard

 

WAS is currently holding a juried art show called “Vibrance” going on now until June 2nd. This exhibit features 20 artists and 65 original works of art by WAS members, including painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, and more. All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs.

 

 

To View “Vibrance” or to learn more about the featured artists, please visit:

 https://www.kunstmatrix.com/en/wellington-art-society.

 

 

ARTIST    AWARDS:

 

On Wednesday, April 28th, the WAS hosted a special Awards Reception for “Vibrance”. Awards were presented via Zoom by distinguished judge, Chris Kling.  The winning artists are:

 

1st Place – “l’Ingenue, 2021”, Oil and spray can on canvas by Sandra Encaoua

2nd Place – “Magnolia”, photo digital art by Mauricio Perry

3rd Place – “$35,000 Valentines”, watercolor by Jean Howard

1st Honorable Mention – “Fallen”, photo imaging by Susan Oakes

2nd Honorable Mention – “Clear as Day”, stained glass by Marcia Green

3rd Honorable Mention – “Emerge”, acrylic by Laura Jaffe

 

In addition to these awards, the WAS also selected an artist at random to win a 1-hour art marketing consultation with Rickie Leiter of The Rickie Report www.TheRickieReport.com. The winner of this prize was acrylic artist, Heather Bergstrom.

Congratulations to all the winners!

 

 

 

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 art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information about the Wellington Art Society:

 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

 

 

 

Sharon Koskoff, “The Duchess Of Deco” Will Present At Wellington Art Society Meeting April 14. The Public Is Invited To This Free Zoom Event

The Wellington Art Society presents an art presentation by “The Duchess of Deco“, Sharon Koskoff at their Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, April 14.  The public is invited to this FREE event.  The Rickie Report shares these details, some sneak peeks of this prolific muralist, artist, and author.  RSVP to get the Zoom link!

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  April 14, 2021

 7 PM

 

 

FEATURING:  

 

 

SHARON     KOSKOFF 

“Confessions of a Public Mural Artist:

Murals of the Palm Beaches… Bigger is Better!”

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Please RSVP to: presidentofwas@gmail.com

for the Zoom Link to attend

 

 

 

Sharon Koskoff with Delray Beach mural

 

 

 

Sharon Koskoff, “The Duchess of Deco”, is a full-time professional artist and published author known for her Decometric Murals, graphic designs, public art installations and love of Art Deco architecture. Her love for art began when Koskoff was a young girl, playing with the sewing machines and fabric scraps in her father’s ladies’ blouse factory. When she was 14 years old, her newly married older sister asked her to paint a mural in her apartment. That was the beginning of a now 40-year long career of painting public murals.

 

 

 

Sharon Koskoff painting a mural in her book “Murals of the Palm Beaches”

 

 

Her most recent book, Murals of the Palm Beaches is the winner of a silver medal from the Florida Book Awards (FBA) in Tallahassee for Visual Arts, as well as a silver medal from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) in Orlando for Education. This book tells the history of large-scale murals and explores how public art has helped to revitalize downtowns and create landmarks in Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

Koskoff works exclusively in acrylic, water-based paints for her public murals. She also creates collage and public art installations using found objects. Koskoff says that she likes to “…collect things that I know one day will be useful to me… I can see the potential in someone else’s discards.” She draws her inspiration from teaching, embracing the challenges of new commissions and working within her community.

 

 

Sharon Koskoff’s book, “Art Deco of the Palm Beaches”

 

 

Koskoff is a Muse Award Winner for Arts Educator of the Year 2014-16 from the Cultural Council of PBC. She is a well-known tour guide and lecturer on the architecture and styling of Twentieth Century design as seen in her book, Art Deco of the Palm Beaches.  Mentored by Miami Beach’s “Queen of Art Deco”, Barbara Baer Capitman, she is the founding president of the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches (ADSPB), a non-for-profit historic preservation organization established in 1987, celebrating 34 years of service.

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit 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

 

Wellington Art Society Announces Virtual Art Show, “Vibrance” Showcasing Over 65 Original Works Of Art. Sales Benefit Scholarship And Community Outreach Programs. Opens April 2 With Zoom Awards Reception April 28

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) presents “Vibrance”, a juried virtual art show April 2 to June 2, 2021. It features 20 artists and 65 original works of art by WAS members, including painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, and more. All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds goes toward WAS Scholarship and Outreach Programs. Awards will be presented by distinguished judge, Chris Kling at a Zoom Awards Ceremony and Reception on Wednesday, April 28. The public is invited to this free event.  The winning artists will talk about their works, inspiration and creative process at the Awards Reception. The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

ANNOUNCES 

VIRTUAL GALLERY EXHIBIT:

“VIBRANCE” 

 

April 2 through June 2, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

ZOOM  AWARDS  RECEPTION

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28

 

7:00  –  8:30 pm

 

EMAIL:  presidentofwas@gmail.com for the FREE Zoom link. 

 

 

“Chance” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

“Vibrance” Virtual Art Show is a free on-line event which will be presented through Kunstmatrix, which is a unique and innovative platform that enables artists to create beautiful and realistic 3D versions of their artwork, displayed in a sophisticated virtual exhibition space.

Visitors can view artwork one of several ways, including moving themselves around the exhibit using the arrows that appear on screen or by using the cursor.

A guided tour is also available as an option.

 

 

“Auntie Marie” by Jean Howard

 

 

PARTICIPATING     ARTISTS:

 

 

Victoria Albrecht ⋅ Heather Bergstrom ⋅ David Ciofalo ⋅ Donna Donelan ⋅ Sandra Encaoua ⋅ Del Foxton ⋅ Marcia Greene ⋅ Jean Howard ⋅ Laura Jaffe ⋅ Liza Karsai ⋅ Sharon Kleiman ⋅ Vivian Koppelman ⋅ Lou Ann LaBohn ⋅ Rachael Laub ⋅ Joanne MacLeod ⋅ Joseph Marcou ⋅ Charles Moses ⋅ Susan Oakes ⋅ Mauricio Perry ⋅ Nancy Tilles

 

 

“Magnolia” by Mauricio Perry

 

 

Awards will be presented by distinguished judge, Chris Kling at a Zoom Awards Ceremony and Reception on Wednesday, April 28, 7:00-8:30 pm. The public is invited to this free event. The awards that will be given out are as follows: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place with Honorable Mentions. In addition, there will be a special prize awarded to one of the exhibiting artists based on a random drawing: a one-hour consultation with Rickie Leiter publisher of The Rickie Report  www.TheRickieReport.com. The winning artists will talk about their works, inspiration and creative process at the Awards Reception.

 

WAS is delighted to have Chris Kling, an award-winning artist, instructor, and gallery owner as the judge for “Vibrance”. She is represented by Palm City Art and Frame, and is the owner of Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor of Stuart, Florida. She is also on the faculty of the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, Florida.

 

Chris tells The Rickie Report, “Being an artist is not just my career. It is an integral part of who I am and is something that I am compelled to do. I work in oil primarily in a traditional manner but with a contemporary flair through color, composition, value, and application of paint. Color sings to me and I try to use its harmony to evoke an emotional connection with others.  I love to paint plein air which helps my studio work retain an authenticity that only comes from observation of life.  Painting, to me, is reaching out to find the common emotional connection between all of us.”

 

 

 

Images of artworks by Juror, Chris Kling

 

Chris has received numerous awards for her landscapes and portraiture through the United States and with the portrait Society of America. She has been honored with back to back “Best of Show” awards in festivals and competitions. Her commissions for oil portraits and landscapes are held in private and corporate collections both nationally and internationally.

 

 

Chris Kling served as one of the “Florida’s Finest Ambassadors” for the Forgotten Coast en Plein Air Fun Fest 2019 and was an invited artist the last three years in the New Smyrna Paint Out, Delray Plein Fun Fest 2019, and won Best Seascape in the Lighthouse Plein Air Festival 2019.  She currently teachers Oil Portraiture, Figurative, and Plein Air Workshops through the Artist’s Nook in Stuart and the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta.  She is a member of the Portrait Society of America, American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, NOAPS, Martin Artisans Guild, and Plein Air Palm Beach.  Her work is in several galleries in Florida.  She is represented by Palm City Art and Frame and is the owner, along with her family, of Kling Gallery, Wine & Decor in Stuart, FL. Follow her on Facebook @chrisklingstudio and visit her website at www.chrisklingartist.com.

 

 

 

 

For more information about “Vibrance”, or to learn more about the featured artists, please visit: https://www.kunstmatrix.com/en/wellington-art-society.

 

 

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 art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information about the Wellington Art Society:

 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 Artists Anthony Burks And Trina Slade Burks For Their March 10 Meeting

The Wellington Art Society presents an art demonstration by Anthony Burks and Trina Slade Burks at their Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, March 10The public is invited to this FREE event.  The Rickie Report shares these details, some sneak peeks of these award-winning art visionaries’ artworks. RSVP to get the Zoom link!

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  March 10, 2021

 7 PM

 

 

FEATURING:  

 

 

ANTHONY  BURKS

&  

TRINA  SLADE  BURKS

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Please RSVP to: presidentofwas@gmail.com

for the Zoom Link to attend

 

 

 

“Mermaids” by Trina Slade Burks

 

Anthony Burks, a native Floridian, is a conceptual fine and commercial artist.  His vibrant artwork employs numerous forms of media including pen and ink, pastels, watercolor and color pencil. After graduating from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale (AIFL), Anthony has gone on to have a successful career as a freelance graphic designer as well as win many prestigious awards and grants for his fine art. He has also exhibited his artwork at various galleries, museums and events over the years.

 

 

 

“Rooted Ground Red lion” by Anthony Burks

 

 

In 2020, Anthony landed a major public art commission with the Canopy Hilton Hotel in West Palm Beach.  Recently awarded the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County Artist Innovation Fellowship, Anthony will be exhibiting as a Cultural Council Fellow this summer at the Council’s Gallery. He is presently working on a major series as well as a coffee table art book at his studio hosted by Zero Empty Spaces. For more information, please visit his website at https://www.anthonyburkscollection.com/.

 

 

 

Anthony and his wife, Trina Slade Burks, strive to encourage artistic youth to further pursue their own creative talents and to help promote the arts.  Together, they are joint founders of ATB Fine Art Group, Inc.™, Soul Poetry™, Continuum PB Arts Fair and Collaboration by ATB Fine Art Group, Inc. Art Showcase.

 

 

 

“Ramel Jasir” by Anthony Burks

 

 

Trina Slade Burks’ multimedia influences include creative writing, visual arts, music and theatrical artistic art disciplines, which she incorporates into her works of painting, drawing and writing poetry.  Trina says, “Being a multidiscipline artist allows me to express my soul in many facets and allows my mind to expand my creative self to a larger audience.”

 

 

Arts in integration has been Trina’s passion for 30 years. She has worked with numerous institutions, organizations and programs teaching art appreciation, enrichment, history and technique to children and adults alike.  She has worked in at-risk communities and juvenile prisons as well as public and parochial schools in New York City and South Florida. Trina has also been involved in the public art schools of the Palm Beach County School District, BAK Middle School of the Arts and Dreyfoos High School of the Arts; helping young artists prepare for auditions.

 

 

 

 

 

Trina is a founding member and board member of the Artists of Palm Beach County and a former board member and committee chair of the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. In 2018, she established a 501(c)3 called the No More Starving Artist Foundation in order to build legacies for artists in Palm Beach County.

 

 

Trina has been honored with many awards and grants over the years including Women of Excellence in the Arts. Recently, she was selected as one of the artists to be featured in The Commons: 15 Artists, 15 Spaces Project. Her interactive installation at The Commons will be on exhibit at Coleman Park in West Palm Beach until June. She is also presently working on a series of collaborative workshops on the therapeutic use of art and music for treating mental illness. 

 

 

The Burks’ son, Raymond, received the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship in 2014. Among other projects, he is involved in the management and development of ATB’s Ethnic Mermaid brand designed by Anthony Burks and is presently in the stages of writing two books.

 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit 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

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society Opens Art Scholarship Applications Through March 13. Public Is Welcome To Monthly Meeting Featuring Barbara Powell, Ceramic Artist On February 10

The Wellington Art Society presents an art demonstration by Barbara Powell of saggar-fired ceramics at their Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, February 10The public is invited to this FREE event.  The Rickie Report shares these details, some sneak peeks of Barbara’s artwork. RSVP to get the Zoom link!  In addition, WAS shares the opening of Art Scholarship Applications!  Please share the information about Art Scholarships with friends, family, neighbors, and teachers – applications are open until March 13, 2021!

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  February 10, 2021

 7 PM

 

 

FEATURING:  

 

 

B A R B A R A          P O W E L L

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

Please RSVP to: presidentofwas@gmail.com

for the Zoom Link to attend

 

 

Sagger fired pottery by Barbara Powell

 

 

Originally from Western Massachusetts, Barbara’s professional career focused on environmental protections. She is now centered on clay and enjoying the local south Florida art scene. Barbara gets her inspiration from “nature and the ancient forces of water and time on the varied geology.”  About her process she says, “I mostly wheel-throw my pottery and depending on the surface of the clay and firing methods, I can create either brilliant dimensions of color or subtle earthly palettes. I love working between these two extremes.”  She muses that even after working in this medium for many years and developing an in-depth knowledge of the materials, “the final outcome will always remain largely unforeseen – as the fire itself has the final signature”.

 

 

 

Raku Vessel by Barbara Powell

 

 

In addition to working at her home studio, Barbara teaches wheel-throwing classes at the City of Palm Beach Gardens, Hand-Building classes at the Wycliffe Gold Resort in Wellington and workshops at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.

 

 

 

Ceramic Pot by Barbara Powell

 

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of Barbara’s classes are temporarily on hold. However, she is offering several fun “Fire Friday” events at the Lighthouse ArtCenter. Most of the work is done in an open-air environment, since a kiln is used. For more information about “Fire Friday” and many more fun opportunities, please visit https://www.lighthousearts.org/select-fridays.html.

 

 

Barbara is a previous director for the Wellington Art Society, Wellington, FL and Women in the Visual Arts, Boca Raton, FL.  Currently, she is a member of the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, and the Partners for Art and Design in Miami, FL. 

 

Ceramic Pot with Lid by Barbara Powell

 

 

Enjoy her art on her website: http://www.powellceramicart.com; or follow her on Facebook @bpowellceramicart; or Instagram @bpowellceramicart. Barbara may be contacted directly by phone at (561) 685-7325 or email  at powellceramicart@gmail.com. 

 

 

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Previous Wellington Art Society Scholarship Recipients

 

 

The Wellington Art Society  has been supporting the advancement of art in the Palm Beach County community since 1981.  In 2001 the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Program was established to provide scholarships to talented young artists living and attending school in Palm Beach County for art related expenses and college tuition costs. In 2018 the scholarship program added the opportunity for Florida Atlantic University (FAU) students to apply for a scholarship in their Sophomore or Junior year.  Since 2001, the WAS is proud to have awarded over $100,000 to students within our community.  

 

Applications for multiple awards of $1,500 scholarships in the 2021 year will open on January 12 and close on March 19.  Winners will be notified by April 6 with presentation (in person or virtually) taking place May 12.

 

For consideration of a Wellington Art Society scholarship, students must apply via: www.CallForEntry.org and register on-line.  There is no charge to register.

 

Once registered, applicants should search for the Wellington Art Society Scholarship and complete the on-line application. Up to 6 images of the student’s 2D or 3D work may be uploaded in JPEG format only, with each image no smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side. The resolution for each image must be 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution) and each file size must not exceed 5 MB. In addition, applicants must upload their unofficial high school transcript in a Microsoft Word or PDF file format.

 

For additional information contact: WAS Scholarship Chair- Lynn Doyal, LynnMDoyal@gmail.com 

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit 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