Lake Worth Art League Announces “Blooms” And “Plein Air” Exhibits With Calls To Artists And Receptions At Newly Named “Artist’s Eye Gallery & Boutique”

The Lake Worth Art League announces two exciting events plus a newly named gallery space!  Art lovers mark your calendars for the “Blooms” Reception on Friday, April 6th.  For Plein Air painters, LWAL is sponsoring a Paint Out at the Palm Beach Zoo on Sunday, March 25th.  The artistry from that field trip will be at the Gallery on Friday, April 6th.  This is open to ALL ARTISTS!  Stop by the Artist’s Eye Gallery & Boutique for wearable art, 2D art, 3D art, functional art pieces and decorative art pieces!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  







Artist’s Eye Gallery & Boutique: 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL
(1 block of the Cultural Council)



Animals, birds, and fauna too, Artists invade the Palm Beach Zoo!


 LWAL hosts PLEIN  AIR  at the Palm Beach Zoo


Open to all artists!
Paint, graphite, photography…

Sunday, March 25, 2017
9:00 AM – Noonish

Meet at the entry gate at 8:45 AM.

The Palm Beach Zoo
1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Payment to LWAL due by March 20, 2018:  $30.00 **


Price includes zoo admission and one piece you create will be included in a Special Exhibit at the Artist’s Eye Gallery & Boutique April 3rd – April 29th.

Take-In for the Special Exhibit is Monday April 2, 10:30-2:30

Opening Reception:

Friday, April 6th

6 — 8  PM

Wine & Nibbles, Open and free to the public.

** Mail checks for zoo event payable to:
Lake Worth Art League
PO Box 949, Lake Worth FL 33460
Cash or credit card payments in person at:
Artist’ Eye Gallery and Boutique: 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth
Credit card payments can also be made via telephone at:
With payment, please, provide:
Name of attending artist, phone & email.

Artists are responsible for bringing their own equipment and materials to the zoo.










6  – 8  PM



• LWAL is looking for both 2D &3D artwork to be exhibited. Local and non-local artists are invited.
• Exhibit will hang from April 3 – April 29.
• A reception with a wine and nibbles will be held on Friday, April 6th 6:00-8:00PM. Free and open to the public.
• Non-Art League Members can enter 2 pieces for $30 each. Payment made at time of drop off. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.
• The League retains 20% of all items sold.
• League Rules of Exhibition can be found on our website at
• 2D items must be wired for hanging. No saw tooth mechanisms will be accepted.
• Please email small jpg at 72 dpi or 4×6 inch along with medium and size to Deadline for submitting is Wednesday, March 28th by 11:59pm.
• Artists will be contacted by email on or before Friday, March 30th.
• Drop off is Monday, April 2nd from 10:30am to 2:00pm at: The Artist’s Eye Gallery & Boutique at 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth. Some exceptions can be made if contacted in advance to
• Awards include $100 first place, $75 second place, $50 third place, $25 honorable mention. People’s Choice award is given a ribbon and a prominent location in our next exhibit at no additional fee.




For more information about the ‘Blooms’ exhibit, Plein Air at Palm Beach Zoo, classes, or membership:

Contact the League at 561-586-8666

Visit the Gallery at 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Sunday, noon-4:00 pm





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Palms, Palms and More Palms! Use Palm Branches and Leaves to Create a One-of-a-Kind Basket!

The basket artistry of Mary Catello and Teri Salomoni  is awesome – but NOT impossible!   They will teach YOU techniques and designs that will bring branches and leaves to life again! Mary is offering a special three-part workshop in December. The Rickie Report shares the details here. This will make a great holiday gift – a class where they will learn how create their own designs!








EarthArt Creative Baskets



maryTropical Basket Art




The featured weaving material is queen palm inflorescence that has been carefully selected, then cleaned and dried over several weeks. The woods used for turning can be found curbside or purchased from an exotic collection. Each and every sculpture starts with the gathering and preparation of material, always mindful not to bruise or harm any trees or plants. The artistic workmanship is a combination of weaving and turning and the process may take weeks based on the complexity of the design.






Mary and Teri

Mary and Teri


Mary Catello


Mary has always enjoyed expressing her creativity. She was a trendsetting salon owner and stylist in New York City where creating masterpieces of tresses was her art form. Simultaneously, she opened The MaryGrace Institute; the first accredited Nail Technology School in New York. At MaryGrace students were taught, along with basic nail theory and practical lessons, award-winning techniques in airbrushing, 3-dimensional and multi-media nail art.




"Lady" by Mary Catello

“Lady” by Mary Catello

In 1994, after selling her salon and school, Mary relocated to South Florida and began taking classes in sketching, acrylics and water colors. But her true passion began when she met a basket weaver in Sedona, Arizona. Mary was inspired and a fiber artist was born!
Mary took only two basket weaving classes with internationally-known weavers, Flo Hoppe and Mary Hetts. She was introduced to palm inflorescence by Judy Briscoe, another basket weaver. On her own she began to experiment with size and materials determined to transform the traditional basket into art, and art it is! Her work is unique and identifiable.



Collaboration by Mary and Teri

Collaboration by Mary and Teri



Teri Salomoni


Teri has experienced both commercial and community recognition. She worked with Saks Fifth Avenue designing and decorating their floor and window displays at the Boca Raton, Worth Avenue and Palm Beach Gardens locations. She designed windows at the Nicole Miller boutiques in South Beach and Boca Raton. At sea, she was commissioned by Princess Cruise Lines to decorate their fleet for the holidays. 
In 2002, she partnered in a public art project “Flamingos in the Gables” and, in 2003, Teri assisted a local ceramic artist with an installation to beautify parks in urban areas. Also, that year, Teri was commissioned by the Broward County Art Teacher Association to make metal sculptures for their annual conferences.




Artwork by Terri Salmoni

Artwork by Teri Salomoni

In recent years, Teri found her passion in wood turning. To learn this art, Teri, studied with three local masters — Tim Rowe, Gerhard Schwenke and Lee Sky. She also studied with national masters, Bonnie Klien and Mark St. Ledger, and international master Marilyn Cambell. Teri’s mom taught her the basics of weaving but Teri took that to a new level by adding her love of wood. This mixed medium, wood and palm inflorescence, combined with the skills of weaving and wood turning, makes each one of Teri’s vessels truly unique!






Currently their work is on permanent display at:



  • Artisans on the Ave. in Lake Worth,
  • Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St Petersburg
  • The Stranahan House in Ft Lauderdale.
  • Annually at The Barn Gallery for the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation event.



Their work has been selected to be displayed at The Fairchild Garden and the Miami Botanical Gardens Art Shows, both in Miami, and the Mounts Botanical Garden in Palm Beach. In February 2013, they received the Elizabeth Geisler Award for Excellence and a First Place ribbon by the Venetian Basket Weavers Guild in Venice Florida for 2 pieces. Mary also presides over the newly- formed South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild which meets monthly. It is a great opportunity to network with other people interested in fiber arts and basketry.



For private commission work, customizations, exhibition requests or price inquiries, contact

561 665 0092 or email



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