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:

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

 

 

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society Features Luxury Industry Designer Rose Gong Monier To Speak About “Ceramics, Easy Peasy!” At Meeting On Wednesday, February 14, 2024. The Public Is Welcome

The Wellington Art Society features Rose Gong Monier presenting “Ceramics, Easy Peasy!” for their Wednesday, February 14th Meeting at the Wellington Community Center. Having worked  with industry giants such as Ralph Lauren and Hendredon Furniture, Rose has a vast background to share. The event includes a meet and greet, member spotlight, brief meeting and Rose’s presentation. There is still time to visit the two 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, February 14, 2024

 

5:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

PRESENTING: 

 

ROSE   GONG   MONIER

 

 

 

 

 

“Ceramics,  Easy  Peasy!”

 

 

 

 

Platter by Rose Gong Monier

 

 

 

 

 

There are artists who work in ceramics and artists who design products for living spaces, Rose Gong Monier fuses the two with a passion that is indisputable throughout her 25-year long career. A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Rose has worked with furnishing giants like Ralph Lauren, Henredon, Karastan, Reed & Barton, and Waterford-Wedgewood; companies that represent lifestyle and luxury.

 

 

 

“Beauty in a Bowl” by Rose Gong Monier

 

Rose and her handpicked team of designers were directly responsible for the creation of the Polo Sport men’s fragrance bottle and packaging.  Using clay as her favorite medium, Rose’s work is focused on the creative process constructing a vision that is both expressive and distinctly unique. Rose will celebrate Valentines Day with a fun, thoughtful, and perhaps romantic project and demonstrate how ceramics can be “easy peasy!”

 

 

 

“Florentine Serpent Roared” by Rose Gong Monier

 

 

For more information on Rose Gong Monier, please follow the links below:

https://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/rosegongmonier

http://www.rosegongmonier.com

https://www.instagram.com/rosegongmonier/

 

TWO Art Exhibitions:

 

 

“Joyful” and “Thankful”

 

 

 

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

 

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

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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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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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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:

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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

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

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

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  April 13 , 2022

 

 

5:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:  

MARCIA   GREENE

 

Stained glass by Marcia Greene

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

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

 

 

Social  distancing  will  be  observed  and  masks  are  required

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Stained glass by Marcia Greene

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 artynurse@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Opening     Reception:

Two     Spring     Exhibitions

 

 

 

Tuesday , April 26, 2022

5:00  –  7:00 pm

 

“Dazzle”  – Wellington  City  Hall

“Love  4  Art”  – Wellington  Community  Center

 

 

 

Two    venues    –    ONE    great   night!

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

 

Hartley Barnes

Betty Brodie

Neil Byrden

Laura Jaffe

Susan Mosely

Susan Oakes

Leslie Pfeiffer

Cindi Taylor

Elaine Weber

Linda Zolet

 

 

 

MEET    THE    ARTISTS:

 

 

Hartley Barnes ⋅ Audrey Freedman ⋅ Charles Moses ⋅

Cindi Taylor ⋅ Heather Bergstrom ⋅ Stan Greenfield ⋅

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

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

Janine Sabinsky ⋅ Tammy Wolfson ⋅ David Ciofalo ⋅

Susan Mosely ⋅ Barry Stefan ⋅ Linda Zolet

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 40th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their artwork in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information about the Wellington Art Society, please visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org or email presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

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