Wellington Art Society Invites You To City Hall Reception and Monthly Meeting

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) invites the public to the Opening Reception on Tuesday, October 13th at Wellington City Hall.  Enjoy the exhibit of 36 paintings and photographs by WAS artist members.  Lucy Keshavarz, founder of Art & Culture Group, Inc. will be the featured speaker for the Wellington Art Society meeting on October 14th, 2015 at Bootz Culture Camp in Royal Palm Beach. The meet and greet with refreshments begins at 6:30, followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. Lucy’s talk will be the highlight of the meeting. The last item on the agenda is a fabulous raffle. All artists and art lovers are welcome to join us, enjoy meeting fellow artists and learn about the Wellington Art Society.  The Rickie Report shares the details of both events and gives you a glimpse of Lucy’s artistic reach through art into the environment.

 

 

 

 

 

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CITY HALL RECEPTION

 

Open To The Public

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

5:30 – 7 pm

12300 West Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

561-791-4000    www.WellingtonFL.gov

 

The Wellington Art Society will host a reception on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 from 5:30 – 7 pm  to showcase their exciting new exhibit in the beautiful Wellington City Hall Gallery. The reception is free to the public and there will be fun door prizes for guests and light refreshments. The exhibit features thirty six paintings and photographs by thirteen of the Wellington Art Society’s artists.

 

 

MONTHLY   MEETING

Everyone Welcome!

 

Wednesday, October 14th

6:30 – 9:00 pm

Featuring  Lucy Keshavarz

 

Bootz Culture Camp

420 State Road 7         Royal Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

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“Environmentally Engaged”

 

 

Lucy Keshavarz, founder of Art & Culture Group, Inc. will be the featured speaker for the Wellington Art Society meeting on October 14th, 2015 at Bootz Culture Camp, 420 State Road 7, Royal Palm Beach. The meet and greet with refreshments begins at 6:30, followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. Lucy’s talk will be the highlight of the meeting. The last item on the agenda is a fabulous raffle. We invite all artists and art lovers to join us, enjoy meeting fellow artists and learn about the Wellington Art Society.

 

 

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“Native Impressions” by Lucy Keshavarz

Lucy Keshavarz had a vision and passion to create a connection between art and communities. This passion led to the formation of the Art & Culture Group, Inc. in 1999. Since then they have completed arts projects in Palm Beach County and throughout the country. They specialize in bringing project-specific solutions based on the needs of the client and community. This leads to authentic and original results. The group has won two awards for EcoArt projects.

 

 

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Lucy Keshavarz

 

 

 

 

The Art & Culture Group has worked with public, private and nonprofit organizations in facilitating Art in Public Places. They design, fabricate and install Public Art and EcoArt. They promote and manage two multi-media exhibitions by artist Michael Nye, traveling the United States. Lucy has written a guide book used with “Children of Children: Portraits of Teenage Parents”, by artist Michael Nye.  Lucy says that everything she does and all that she comes in contact with, adds to her artistic reservoir that she draws from. She is compelled to capture ideas and concepts that are often overlooked. She says, “My master is our natural world and the creative spirit that resides within”.

 

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Babbling Brook Eco Art Project 

Above photo from Babbling Brook in Westgate Community Redevelopment Agency, Unincorporated Palm Beach County.  Materials: Soil, unite, Pebble Tec, recycled concrete sidewalk slabs and over 70 species of Florida native plants.  Dimensions: 500 ft. by 125 ft.  Commissioned by Westgate CRA.  Location: SW corner of Seminole Blvd & Chickamauga Ave in Westgate CRA.

 

 

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Babbling Brook Eco Art Project

 

 

This was a collaborative project with CRA, civil engineers and native plant experts. Babbling Brook is a stormwater beautification EcoArt project that creates an aesthetically pleasing dry detention area and increases stormwater quality by circulating water from the Central Lake across the street through the Babbling Brook. The remaining portion of the dry detention area is landscaped with over 70 species of native Florida plant species that provide food and shelter for migrating birds and the opportunity for hands-on science (citizen scientist) for community members. This project has received “Urban Oasis Designation” from Audubon of Florida. Recycled concrete slabs taken during sewer renovations in another area of the CRA were used as sculptural pieces to line both sides of the brook channel and create the retaining wall at the head of the brook.

 

 

 

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6 Old Dixie EcoWalk at Seabourn Cove

Materials: Custom concrete butterfly stamps, Florida cap rock boulders, custom plant ID tiles and HDL interpretive panels.  Dimensions: One quarter mile by 50 ft. – on City utility easement.  Commissioned by FM Contract Services, LLC – developers of Seabourn Cove, luxury rental apartments in Boynton Beach, FL.  Location on Old Dixie Highway two blocks north of Gulfstream Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL.

 

 

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“Native Impressions” by Lucy Keshavarz

 

 

 

An EcoArt project that reforests a quarter of a mile utility easement with over 60 species of Florida native plants interwoven with art elements that highlight native butterfly species. The public art elements are interspersed along the quarter of a mile pathway and include: five large rock sculptures, five small rock sculptures, five educational panels on large rock bases, fifty-five custom plant IDs on small rock bases and three butterfly watering holes. And intriguing and educational place that offer people the opportunity to reconnect with the important value natural systems bring to our urban areas. In collaboration with developer, landscape architect, three scientists and City of Boynton Beach.  For more information please visit: www.artculturegroup.com

 

 

 

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

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Wellington Art Society Highlights John Bowen, Nancy Brown and Shares a Call to Artists

The Wellington Art Society is offering two opportunities to meet acclaimed artists as well as sharing a Call to Artists!  John Bowen, award winning watercolorist and author, will give a demonstration at the monthly meeting on  Wednesday, November 12th.  If you have not stopped by Whole Foods in Wellington to see Nancy Brown’s photography exhibit, do it soon!  There will be a public reception at Whole Foods on Friday, November 14th.  Meet this Nikon legend in person and hear about her travels as well as photography! In addition, there are still open spaces for artists to take part in the Annual Art Fest on the Green in the last weekend of January.  The Rickie Report shares all the details here. Did we mention $2,000. in cash prizes?

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Invites You

 

Wednesday, November 12th

 

Meet and Greet 6 – 7 pm

 

Demonstration by John Bowen 7 pm

 

Wellington Community Center

12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. Wellington, FL

 

 

John Bowen's "Viscaya Bayside"

John Bowen’s “Viscaya Bayside”

 

The Wellington Art Society meeting will be held Wednesday, November 12th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. Members and guests are invited to the “Meet and Greet” from 6 – 7 pm. At 7 pm, there will be a demonstration by award winning watercolor artist and author, John Bowen.  This is an opportunity to network with other artists!

 

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John Bowen’s “Antique Car”

 

John Bowen’s book, “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” shares his experiences, some poignant as well as personal views and his illustrations during his deployment to Vietnam. Since leaving the service, John has worked as an advertising artist for the Miami Herald and the Sun-Sentinel. He recently retired from the Sentinel in 2009 and has been working on this book for over 15 years, on and off.

 

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John Bowen’s “Ladies in Waiting”

 

In addition to writing this book, John continues to create magical watercolors, capturing landscapes, seascapes, street scenes and every day life.  His watercolors are best sellers at Vizcaya, in Miami.  He is their premier artist, whose works show various scenes inside and outside this national treasure.

 

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John Bowen’s “Vizcaya Courtyard”

 

John  recently was a speaker at the Mandel Public Library Foundation’s “Star Spangled Heroes” exhibit, speaking about his experiences and sharing his illustrations from his book.  Recently, his memoir won 1 of three Silver Medals from Florida Authors and Publisher’s Association (FAPA). 

 

 

John Bowen's "Eleven Months and Nineteen Days" published by Middle River Press

John Bowen’s “Eleven Months and Nineteen Days” published by Middle River Press

 

For more information about John, please visit: www.johnbowenwatercolorist.com or email john@johnbownwatercolorist.com

 

 

 

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Present:

Artist’s Reception Honoring

Nancy Brown

Friday, November 14, 2014

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market cafe

2635 SR7       Wellington, FL

 

 

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Nancy Brown’s “Venice”

 

The Whole Foods Market on SR7 in Wellington has a large cafe, lined with windows which offer nice natural lighting. It’s a perfect setting to display art and Wellington Art Society is pleased to partner with Whole Foods to bring this show to the community. Whole Foods will provide music, hot and cold appetizers, and drinks. A five-dollar donation is requested which goes to benefit the art society’s scholarship fund. RSVP to Whole Foods 561.904.4000

 

 

Nancy Brown's Photography from her book, "Simply China"

Nancy Brown’s Photography from her book, “Simply China”

 

Nancy Brown has been a commercial photographer for over thirty years, specializing in lifestyle and beauty images for advertising agencies, magazines, design firms, book publishers, and pharmaceutical agencies. After working out of her New York studio for thirty years, she now works from Boca Raton, Florida. Nancy has had four photography books published and was made a Nikon Legend in 2001. Getty Images is her stock agency. Since her first visit to the country in 2005, China has become her favorite beauty subject.

 

 

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Nancy Brown’s Photography from her book, “Simply China”

 

Five years and five additional trips later, Nancy has released a 289-page large- sized coffee table photography book, “Simply China”. In the book’s introduction, which contains text in both Chinese and English, Nancy explains how the deep kindness of the Chinese people, their pervasive warmth to a stranger in their midst, and the glorious beauty of China’s landscape, architecture, and art continues to move her.  She also explains why, with the exception of the Forbidden City, she tends to head for the rural areas – what she calls “the real China” – where not many non-Chinese go.

 

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Nancy Brown’s “Suzanne Floating”

 

 

For more information visit:  www.nancybrown.com or email  nbrown50@bellsouth.net.

 

 

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS

 

Applications due DECEMBER 15, 2014

The Wellington Art Society is sending out a Call to Artists for their 9th Annual ArtFest on the Green. This outdoor show is well attended and has been the starting point for many emerging artists to take their next big step in the local and national art scene. The Rickie Report shares the information and applications – for members and non-members. Cash prizes, recognition, and networking with art patrons…we know what a terrific opportunity this is and urge you to apply!

 

ArtFest on the Green

January 31st & February 1, 2015

Wellington, Florida

 

 

  • The Wellington Art Society presents its 9th Annual Juried Fine Art and Fine Craft Show, ArtFest on the Green, to be held at the Wellington Amphitheater Saturday, January 31, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, February 1, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Proceeds from this show will go toward the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship Fund as well as other community programs.
  • Fees to the artist include a $25 non-refundable application fee and a $175 booth fee. Artists will be judged for originality, creativity, technique, and booth design by an independent team of judges. This show will award $2,000 in cash prizes.
  • Artists will be juried in. All Fine Art and Fine Craft work must be designed and created by the artist. Prints and duplications of your original artwork will be allowed, but the majority of the booth must be original art created by the artist. Painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, textiles, woodworking, photography and other mediums will be considered.
  • This show will take place at the beautiful Wellington Amphitheater at 12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington, Florida during the peak Equestrian and Tourist Season and is free to the public. The Amphitheater includes an outdoor stage featuring live and recorded music throughout the event. Food vendors and a youth art activity area will also be present. Saturday morning, the City of Wellington will feature its Green Market in the adjacent parking lot.
  • Set up will occur Friday afternoon, January 30th, 2015. Security will be provided overnight Friday and Saturday. Artists will provide and set up their own 10’ x 10’ white tent, closing the sides overnight.
  • The Wellington Art Society will be advertising this event in the Palm Beach Post and the Town-Crier newspapers, as well as to over 1,200 local Chamber of Commerce members, The Rickie Report, “Where the Shows Are” and extensive social media. Artists will have the opportunity to purchase ads in the event booklet, which will be offered free to art show attendees.

 

For more information, contact Adrianne Hetherington at Tilemaker@aol.com or by calling 561-301-4498 or Leslie Pfeiffer at: mysticway1@bellsouth.net or by calling 561-632-3677

 

 

 

ArtFest on the Green

9th Annual Fine Art and Fine Craft Show Non-Member Application

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

SET UP is on FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 1:00 – 6:00 PM

TEARDOWN is on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Wellington Amphitheater, 12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, FL 33414

Application Fee (non-refundable) – $25

Booth Fee (one 10×10 Space) – $175

REQUIREMENTS

10 x 10 Artist Tents with sides (no tent stakes; weights must be used), tables, chairs and other displays are the responsibility of the artist. Booths must look professional, and spaces are to be attended at all times. Security will be provided overnight Friday and Saturday. This is an outdoor event, rain or shine. Artist is responsible for Florida sales tax. Liability for loss/damage to any property/artwork is that of the artist. Accepted art includes but is not limited to: pottery, sculpture, painting, photography, jewelry, glass, and woodworking. Refunds are not provided for accepted artists who are unable to participate in the show. Artists will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, technique, and booth design, by an independent team of judges. This show will offer $2,000 in cash prizes. One artist represented per booth. Artists notified by email of acceptance or rejection.

SUBMITTAL DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 15, 2014.

 

ARTIST NAME: ______________________________________________

MEDIUM:_______________________________

BUSINESS NAME: __________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS: ____________________________________________

CITY, STATE & Zip:_______________________________

PHONE#: _________________ OR _________________

EMAIL: _____________________________________________

Please include 5 photos of your art work and one photo of your set up. CD’s accepted.
Photos will be reviewed for quality of fine art, fine craft and booth presentation.
Mail this portion of form with fees payable to: Wellington Art Society, Inc.
WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY, P.O. BOX 212943, ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL. 33421-2943

Please write Attention: ArtFest on the envelope.

Wellington Art Society, Inc., is a 501 © (3) non-profit organization.

 

 

Emerging artists, new residents of the area or any artist are welcome to attend the Wellington Art Society meetings. WAS offers a wide variety of venues for members to show and sell their work in the community. For more information about WAS please visit: www.wellingtonartsociety.org or http://wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Rolando Chang Barrero Speaks at Wellington Art Society Meeting

The Wellington Art Society is starting 2014 off with a fabulous meeting!  Rolando Chang Barrero, Director of ActivistArtistA Gallery and Developer of Boynton Beach Arts District and Art Synergy Co-Developer will speak.  The Rickie Report knows how helpful Rolando’s expertise can be and urges all artists to attend this meeting.  More details are in this article.

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Wellington Art Society

 

Meeting January 8, 2014

 

6:30 pm  

Featuring:   Rolando Chang Barrero

Director of ActivistArtistA Gallery and Developer of Boynton Beach Arts District and Art Synergy Co-Developer

Wellington Community Center

12165 West Forest Hill Blvd       Wellington, FL

 

 

 

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The W.A.S. meeting will be held Wednesday, January 8th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. The meeting begin at 6:30pm with some time for socializing and the general meeting begins at 7:00PM. Guests are welcome for a $5 fee. There will also be a raffle with fabulous prizes and the proceeds will go to the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund.

Rolando Chang Barrero will be the guest speaker, talking about his life, his work and the role of the artist as an activist.   He began his career in the late 70’s as graphic designer creating T-shirts for some of the trendiest in New York City, Hollywood, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, and Detroit.

 

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In the late 1980’s Rolando worked as both an art’s writer and in galleries.  In 1991 he retuned home to South Beach in Florida where he established his first gallery, The Ground Level on Lincoln Road, with fellow artist Jenny Person. The early part of the 90’s were spent exhibiting his work throughout the US, and traveling through Europe, Latin America, and Asia. His career was interrupted abruptly in 1994 when he was diagnosed with brain cancer.

 

 

While the remainder of the 90’s and the early part of this century was spent confronting medical issues and complications in 2008 Rolando returned to the art world as a freelance photographer in Austin, Texas working on a documentary series of nightlife images. In 2009, Rolando returned to South Beach and by 2010 went moved north to Palm Beach County where he opened The ActivistArtistA Studio and Gallery and Established the Boynton Beach Art District. “Since opening my gallery, in a run-down industrial park in 2012, my dream was to develop the area into an art district and cultural center.  It has taken only 2 years to do so. Now that it has been cleaned up, repainted, and nationally branded – it’s ready to be presented to the arts world.

 

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Rolando’s most recent effort is ArtSynergy.  ART SYNERGY is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community.  With a coordinated five-day event that includes over 60 galleries, studios, non-profit art exhibition institutions and museums in six art districts throughout Palm Beach County during the five-day fair, Jan. 23-28th. He will talk about the exciting art events happening in Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

Rolando will discuss the symbolism behind the imagery in his work and the influences that the Art Brut movement has had on his work.  He will have some of his work available for purchase.  As always, the evening is for artists and art lovers to hear about all of the exciting projects and initiatives that the art society is involved in and to find out how to participate.

 

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Wellington Art Society has ongoing art exhibitions at the beautiful Wellington City Hall gallery. These exhibitions rotate every few months and are juried shows with artwork submitted by Wellington Art Societies over 100 members. Most of the work is for sale and it is a great opportunity to see and buy fabulous local art.

 

 

 

The current show features 17 WAS members. The artwork includes photography, mixed media, watercolor, oil pastel and acrylic media. Tours are given between 11:00am and noon, and will continue to be offered the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month between 11:00am and noon.

 

 

 

Tours are free to the public and are available for small groups or individuals. Please meet in the lobby Wellington City Hall at 12300 Forest Hill Blvd,Wellington, Fl 33414. For additional information, please contact: Bobbin Salisbury, 561.762.8652.

 

 

 

Additionally, the Wellington Community Center has a permanent display of WAS art, original works that are available for sale and are rotated quarterly as part of the village’s Art in Public Places program.  WAS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and  productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County. For more information, visit their website, www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com .

 

 

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County.

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

 561-537-0291