Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) Hosts 26th Annual Spring Celebration Of High School Art With Free Virtual Access April 8 And A Member’s Exhibit At Sugar Sand Park April 4 – May 2

Women in the Virtual Arts, (WITVA) will host two art exhibitions in April.  The 26th annual “Spring Celebration of High School Art” begins April 8, 2022 on WITVA’s YouTube channel. It showcases 75 students from 8 High Schools in Palm Beach County and 25 teachers. WITVA’s “Spring Into Art” at Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton, FL will offer an in-person exhibit running from April 4 – May 2, 2022.  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds you that WITVA is an artist networking organization and new members are always welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

26th Annual “Spring Celebration of

High  School  Art

 

“My Friend in a Tree” by Schaefer

 

 

 

 

April 8, 2022   Visit: WITVA

 

 

 

 

“Rising” by Dunn


 

 

 

“Johanna” by Wilson

 

  Showcasing:

    75     Students

    25     Teachers

8 Palm Beach County High Schools

 

 

 

 

“An Indistinct Muse” by Dominquez

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ~  Join us for a celebration of Spring

and

The talented artists of Women in the Visual Arts  ~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT   AT   SUGAR   SAND   PARK

300 South Military Trail     Boca Raton, FL

 

Park Hours:  Mon – Sat: 8AM – 10PM   Sun: 8AM – 5PM

300 S Military Trail  Boca Raton, FL 33486

Phone 561-347-3900

 

 

 

 

Since the nineteen eighties, Women In The Visual Arts, has been an organization for artists of South Florida as an important link for our surrounding art community including our neighboring art students. Our organization has gone through changes  but what remains is that we have always been an organization with “heart”. Our members tell us that the community knows us as, “A very friendly group of women”, Vice President Sandy Ryter tells The Rickie Report.  

She shares, “We are planning to exhibit; showing our painters, sculptures, fine crafters and decorative artists.  We have fund-raising activities, arrange group painting sessions and craft times, and create art works to donate to community centers, hospitals and other facilities”. Check out our latest newsletter for updated events and where you can see some of our members’ work (virtually for now). WITVA is looking forward learning about other organizations to build a mutually satisfying relationship that will benefit all of us.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about us:   WITVA.Org

 

 

 

BECOMING A MEMBER:

 

 

Members shall be classified in one or five categories, namely: Artist Member, Life Member, Honorary Member, Associate Member and Adjunct Member. 

1. Artist Member: A women who has met all qualifications as stated in Article II, Section 1, and whose annual dues are paid up to date. This Artist Member may apply for exhibition in all shows. The Artist Member shall have all voting rights, privileges and benefits of membership. 

2. Life Member: An Artist Member may become a Life Member by paying a lump sum, designated by the Board, in a lump sum. A Life Member may apply for exhibition in all the shows.

3. Honorary Member: Past Presidents who have served two or more years shall be Honorary Members and shall maintain all voting rights and privileges without the payment of any further dues. Honorary Members may apply for all shows.

4. Associate Member: Any woman member of the general public who is interested in supporting the aims of WITVA is an Associate Member. This Associate Member may only apply for exhibitions in large, open juried shows as determined by the Board.

5. Adjunct Member: Friends and family members, male or female, may become an Adjunct Member as a supporter. This Adjunct Member may participate in general meetings, educational seminars and lectures, artist circles and other events as deemed appropriate by the Board. The Adjunct Member does not have voting privileges and is not eligible to hold office.

 

 

 

To learn even more about us, we invite you to visit WITVA.Org

 

 

 

WOMEN IN THE VISUAL ARTS, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 organization and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  All Solicitations and donations are retained 100% by the organization. #SC-12388.  A Copy of the Official Registration and Financial Information May be Obtained from The Division of Consumer Services by Calling Toll-Free (800-435-7352) Within the State. Registration Does Not Imply Endorsement, Approval or Recommendation by the State.

 

 

 

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WITVA Auction, Open To The Public, Offering Blimp Ride, Golf Packages, Artwork. On-Line Bidding Opens Now~!

Join the Women in the Visual Arts 30th Annual Year of Giving Luncheon’s Silent Auction and help reach their goal of $7500. for High School and College Graduate art scholarships.  Beginning NOW until February 6 you can bid on-line for a Goodyear Blimp Ride for 2, multiple golf packages, and artwork!  Everyone is invited to make reservation for the Luncheon on February 9 to get the final tallies.The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t think of a better way to put the FUN into a FUNdraiser!   Kudos to WITVA’s leadership to  bringing this to the public!

 

 

 

 

 

30th  YEAR

CELEBRATION  OF   GIVING

Your support to this event will enable WITVA to continue our important work to foster local talent, allowing merit and need based students to pursue their education in the Fine Arts. 

 

Join us for the fun LIVE!

The celebration luncheon is on February 9th, at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.

For more information, email WITVALuncheon@gmail.com with your contact information.

WITVA Online Silent Auction:

 

Details you need to know:

 – The auction can be found here: https://www.32auctions.com/WITVA

 – This online auction will be open for bidding until February 6, 11:45 pm. 

– Then winning online bids will be transferred to the live silent auction at the luncheon on February 9th. 

– If you have the winning online bid, you will be asked to participate in person (if attending) or by proxy (via phone) in the live silent auction. 

 – If your bid is the highest, YOU WIN!

– Winning bidder information will be collected at the end of the live silent auction and instructions provided on how to claim the winning item. 

– Bid payment can be made by either credit card or check at the event or credit card upon notification. 

– If shipping is necessary, the winning bidder will be responsible for shipping costs.

 

 

Items up for auction include:

 

 

1 -Blimp Ride for 2

 

 

 

 

This is a ride for 2 persons from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company Pompano Beach Base on Wingfoot One. 

Launched in 2014, Wingfoot One has adorned the skies between Orlando and Miami capturing the wonder of South Florida. Based in Pompano Beach, Florida, and named aptly for the company’s trademark, this blimp ride for two will take you where few have gone before. Get a true bird’s eye view of the beautiful coastline while soaring at an approximate speed of 35mph and experiencing an adventure like you never thought possible.

Blimp riders must comply with Goodyear’s passenger guidelines and passenger waiver before riding on the blimp.

 

 

 

2 – Boca Raton Resort and Club Stay & Golf Package

 

 

 

Boca Raton Resort Golf Description:
This item is for a 3 day, 2 night stay in Cloister estate room including one round of golf for 4.
ARV: $2,500

Located next to the intracoastal waterway and just a few steps from the stunning south Florida coastline, the Boca Raton Resort and Club, is your luxurious home away from home. The two award winning golf courses offer a golfer’s perfect outing featuring signature water features and challenging turf.

 

 

3 – Broken Sound Country Club Golf Package, Boca Raton Florida

 

 

Broken Sound Golf Description:
This item is a 4 person golf package and 4 person lunch at the Broken Sound club.
ARV: $600

Tee off on one of South Florida’s premier golf courses with a twosome of golf and lunch at Broken Sound Country Club. This club has two signature golf courses that are GEO Certified (the international mark of sustainability assurance of the Golf Environment Organization) and Audubon Sanctuary Certified.

 

 

 

4 – Golf package for two at Bocaire Club, Boca Raton

 

 

Bocaire Golf Package:
This item is for a foursome golf package with carts.
ARV: $400

Recently redesigned by Kipp Schulties, the Bocaire Club (located in Boca Raton) course is known for including: beauty; variety in holes of the same par; thought provoking green complexes; limited forced carries for the developing players while creating a 7,000 yard all-you-can-handle championship golf experience from the back tees. 

 

 

 

5 – Oil painting by Tim Foreman

 

“Barefoot beach Fog” by Tim Foreman

 

 

This item is a framed 11×14 oil painting.

This is a gorgeous oil painting of a tropical seaside. Tim Foreman’s painting process begins with observing the beauty of nature. Painting in layers with both knife and brush, he creates his landscapes to portray the splendor and simplicity of the natural world around us.

 

 

6 – Private Wine Class for 20

 

 

 

 

This item is a private wine class for 20 hosted at Total Wine & More. 

Total Wine & More will host an event that is certain to impress you and your guests. Taste a variety of our premium, hand-selected wines and discover hidden treasures from the wine region of your choosing. Your guests will enjoy a tour of the land and learn about the famed appellations and grape varietals that make each region so unforgettable. One of our wine experts will be on hand to present and discuss each delicious wine during your two hour tasting, which can be arranged as a seated class-style or more casual walk-around event. Total Wine & More will provide all necessary stemware and educational handouts for tasting notes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on events, membership, or supporting WITVA, please visit:

 

www.witva.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

 

Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) Invites You To Cruise To Cuba In November! Have Fun And Continue The Legacy: 30 Years Of Scholarships To High School And College Students

Join the Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) for their 30th Anniversary FUNdraiser on a Cruise to Cuba this November, 2019!  Over the past 30 years, WITVA has given almost $400,000 in scholarships to talented and deserving high school and college students.  Can’t make the cruise?  Please consider a donation to WITVA’s 30 for 30 Scholarship Campaign.  Some cabin categories are being sold out!  Deposits are fully refundable until July, 2019.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make your plans now!  Kudos to WITVA, for supporting the visual arts by educating the next generations.  You do not have to be a member of WITVA to cruise!  A portion of the cruise price includes a tax deductible donation to WITVA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For information about the cruise or the 30 for 30 please contact Sandy Ryter at 561-391-9109.

Although it is almost a year away, some cabin categories are being sold out! Deposits are fully refundable until July of 2019 ($50.00 processing fee applies).  For information about how to join Women In The Visual Arts please go to: www.WITVA.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WITVA has given almost $400,000 in scholarships to talented and deserving high school and college students. Can’t make the cruise? Please consider donating to our 30 for 30 scholarship campaign.

 

For information about how to join Women In The Visual Arts, this event, or other programs please go to: www.WITVA.org

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Announces Presentation At Monthly Meeting, City Hall Exhibit, Art Scholarship Applications And Call For Art Teachers

The Wellington Art Society is offering numerous opportunities to get involved in the art scene!  The Rickie Report shares details and some sneak peeks of Pop Artist Nicole Galluccio, Featured Speaker at the February 10th Meeting,  The City Hall Exhibit Featuring artists From WAS,  a Call For Instructors for the Wellington Community Center and information about applying for the WAS Art Scholarships.

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

 

 

FEATURES:

 

POP ARTIST, NICOLE GALLUCCIO

Wednesday, February 10th

6:30 pm

 

Bootz Culture Camp

420 State Road 7 Unit 120

Royal Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society will feature local pop artist Nicole Gallucci at their February 10, 2016 meeting at Bootz Culture Art Center, 420 State Road 7, Suite 118. Meet and greet begins at 6:30, followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. The main attraction will be a demonstration by Nicole Gallucci with a wonderful raffle to end the evening.

 

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“Palm Beach” by Nicole Gallucci

 

 

 

Nicole has been painting and creating her pop art in South Florida for 20 years. She graduated with a BFA in Studio Art from Florida Atlantic University and began creating her own unique style. Her paintings combine 60s mod fashion and style, comic, music and media tabloids and spinning them into a visual explosion of color against a black and white paper collage background.

 

 

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“Internal Gray Reboot” by Nicole Gallucci

 

 

 

She has always been fascinated with the outrageous headlines in tabloid magazines and the exploitation of celebrities and contrasts it with something beautiful in nature: something vibrant and inviting vs. dark and absurd. She often includes headlines and wording that exemplify her emotions as related to that experience. Nicole is constantly evolving and continues to experiment with her technique, beginning to use imagery from other sources, including old children’s books and vintage Life magazines.

 

 

 

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“Falling” by Nicole Gallucci

 

 

Nicole has exhibited at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Continuum Annual Pop Up Art Exhibition ( part of Art Synergy ARTWEEK in conjunction with ArtPalmBeach), Boca Raton Museum of Art Artists’ Guild and several other local galleries. Her most recent pieces shown at Continuum 2016 depict the emotions we feel when falling in love, “Falling In” and further experiencing a deeper connection, “Falling Deeper”.

 

 

Wellington City Hall Gallery

 

Free, Public Reception 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

5:30 – 7 PM

Meet the artists

 

Wellington City Hall

 

12300 Forest Hill Blvd.     Wellington, FL 33414
(561) 791-4000
7:00AM – 6:00PM
Monday – Thursday

 

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Steel and Rock Sculpture by Simon Cherkassi

 

Members of WAS will showcase their latest exciting exhibition in the beautiful gallery at Wellington City Hall. There are fourteen participating artists showcasing 36 outstanding works, including photography,watercolor and oils/acrylic canvases, and featuring a wonderful sculpture by Simon Cherkassi.
This is a fun and unique way to end your day and enjoy refreshments, network with other artists and art lovers, a chance to win a door prize and view first class original art. Many of the artists will be present to discuss their art so come alone or bring a friend and support our local artist community!

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY ART SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is currently accepting applications for several $1,000 art scholarships to be awarded to graduating seniors who live and attend high school in Palm Beach County. The scholarships are available to students planning a college major in visual arts at either a 2 or 4 year institution. On line application information has been sent to all art teachers and guidance counselors at each school or apply on line at www.YouJudgeIt.org/was

 

 

Criteria for the scholarship is as follows:

 

  • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in visual arts and an overall GPA of 2.0
  • Complete at least three art classes.
  •  An artist statement and career goals along
  • 6 jpeg photographs of their art work.
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • An unofficial transcript of the student.

Apply on line at www.YouJudgeIt.org/was

DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2016

 

The Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 and has provided many talented young artists with funds for their art related expenses such as art or photographic supplies, books or tuition for visual arts classes. Proceeds from the Art Society’s art exhibitions, Art Fest on the Green and the Whole Foods Market solo art exhibits help support the scholarship fund.

 

 

Wellington Seeks Talented Instructors

For New Community Center

 

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The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 35th 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 visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

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