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

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

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To

 

 

 

WELLINGTON  ART  SOCIETY  MEETING

 

Wednesday,  May 12, 2021

 7 PM

 

 

 

FEATURING:

 ANNUAL     SCHOLARSHIP    AWARDS

 

 

 

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

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

 

 

 

VIRTUAL GALLERY EXHIBIT:

“VIBRANCE” 

 

NOW through June 2, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

The students who will be receiving scholarships this year are Makena Vargo of American Heritage School, Olivia Cunningham of The King’s Academy and Sasha Bass of Dreyfoos School of the Arts (DSOA). The scholarships will be presented by WAS Scholarship Chair, Lynn Doyal. Each student will have the opportunity to share about their work and plans for the future. 

 

The Wellington Art Society (WAS) has been supporting the advancement of arts in the Palm Beach community since 1981 with the intent to encourage young artists to pursue art careers, provide programming that expands art in public places, and to make art accessible within the community daily. 

 

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

 

The WAS Scholarship Program was established in 2001 to provide scholarships to talented young artists for art related College and University expenses and tuition costs.  Over the past 2 decades WAS is proud to have awarded over $100,000 to students within our community. Past recipients of the WAS Scholarship have gone on to become educators, illustrators, authors, curators, artistic directors, professional artists and arts advocates. 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

ARTIST    AWARDS:

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Congratulations to all the winners!

 

 

 

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

For further information about the Wellington Art Society:

 www.wellingtonartsociety.org

or email presidentofwas@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

ANNOUNCES 

VIRTUAL GALLERY EXHIBIT:

“VIBRANCE” 

 

April 2 through June 2, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

ZOOM  AWARDS  RECEPTION

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28

 

7:00  –  8:30 pm

 

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

 

 

“Chance” by Heather Bergstrom

 

 

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

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

A guided tour is also available as an option.

 

 

“Auntie Marie” by Jean Howard

 

 

PARTICIPATING     ARTISTS:

 

 

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

 

 

“Magnolia” by Mauricio Perry

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Images of artworks by Juror, Chris Kling

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

For further information about the Wellington Art Society:

 www.wellingtonartsociety.org

or email presidentofwas@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Wellington Art Society Invites Public To Monthly Meeting Featuring Anita Lovitt On Wednesday, February 12 Plus Two Art Exhibits On Tuesday, February 25.

The Wellington Art Society will feature Anita Lovitt as their demonstrator on Wednesday, February 12 at the Wellington Community Center.  The public is welcome to this free eventMeet and greet will be followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. Anita’s presentation will be the highlight of the meeting followed by an art raffle. On Tuesday, February 25, the public is invited to two art exhibits at the Wellington Community Center and City Hall. Enjoy the free reception and a demonstration by Raymonde Talleyrand.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Check out WAS – it offers fabulous artist networking opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

Wednesday,  February 12, 2020

 

6:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

FEATURING:

ANITA  LOVITT

 

All events open to members and non-members

 

 

 

Anita Lovitt

 

 

Anita Lovitt is a multitalented artist, designer, teacher and author.  She was born and raised in Philadelphia.  Because she was always interested in science she majored in chemistry at Penn State University but after taking a summer art course she changed her major to art and graduated with a BFA in illustration from Philadelphia College of Art.  She began her professional career as an artist with Hallmark in Kansas City.  In order to expand her artistic experience she studied theater design at the University of Kansas and moved to New York City to work as a freelance illustrator and later as a Graphic Design Coordinator at the Shakespeare Festival.

 

 

“Lobster” by Anita Lovitt

 

 

In 2001 Anita moved to Delray Beach.  Using her knowledge from theater school she created the iconic “Dancing Pineapples” mural which made a huge impact on downtown development for Delray Beach.  She now serves on the Public Art Advisory Board of Delray Beach and created the “ArtFans” campaign which gives out wood and paper fans at free events to promote good will and offer information about art in Delray Beach 

 

 

 

 

“Hat People” by Anita Lovitt

 

In 2018, Anita gave a lecture at the Cultural Council of the Palm Beaches entitled “It’s All About Taste” exploring whether food and art are related—YES!  She is a member of the Palm Beach Watercolor Society and has just won a second place prize at their current show in Patch Reef Park .

  

 

 

 

 

 

At The Community  Center

 &  

City Hall Galleries:

 “Season  Of  Light”    and    “Celebrate  Art”

Tuesday, February 25       5 – 7 pm

 

Raymonde Talleyrand will be doing a demonstration at the Community Center

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

“Season of Light” is being exhibited at the Community Center and “Celebrate Art” is the exhibit at City Hall.  The Community Center is located just south of City Hall on Forest Hill Boulevard.  There will be light refreshments, door prizes, an artist demonstration and a People’s Choice Award presentation for each exhibit.  A total of 26 artists are exhibiting 108 pieces of art at the two venues.  Most of the art pieces are for sale and many artists offer prints of their work.  The reception is open to the public, free of charge so come and enjoy original art and meet the artists.

 

 

The artists exhibiting are:

Fawn McNeill Barr

Natalie Bodre

Betty Brodie

Liz Demaree

Hildegard Donavan

Stan Greenfield

Jay Harmon

Patsy Heller

Jean Howard

Laura Jaffe

Sharon Kleiman

Erica Kyle

Marie Lentine

Joanne Baker MacLeod

Susan Mosely

Ana Noble

Susan Oakes

Candace Platz

Rebecca Profitt

Holly Rutchey

Vasantha Siva

Raymonde Talleyrand

Geraldine Weinert

Jean Williard

Betty Jane Zedonek

Hermi Zumado

 

 

Please join us for a free, lovely reception and great art.  Come and bring

Your family, neighbors or your club.  Everyone is welcome!

 

 

 

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

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Wellington Art Society Invites Public To Two Exhibits, Demo With Maxwell Taylor, And Continues Call For Arts Fest On The Green

The Wellington Art Society invites the public to two events in September and continues its Call for Artists for Arts Fest. Enjoy a demonstration by internationally renown artist, Maxwell Taylor on Wednesday, September 11 at the Wellington Community Center. This versatile artist and accomplished technician has become a master of a variety of media.  He is renowned for his ceramics, paintings, and printmaking.  On Tuesday, September 24, WAS hosts a reception for its latest exhibits, ”Spirit of Joy” at the Wellington City Hall Gallery and “Resonance”at the Community Center. These events are free and open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

 

 

Wednesday,  September  11, 2019

 

6:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

MAXWELL  TAYLOR

 All events open to members and non-members

 

 

 

Acrylic Painting by Maxwell Taylor

 

 

 

Maxwell was born on New Providence Island, Bahamas.  His artistic talent was discovered as a young schoolboy and early in life he was apprenticed to the fabled Chelsea Pottery.  He later moved to New York and studied at the Art Students League of New York and took further studies in photo silkscreen at the Pratt Graphic Center and printmaking at The Printmaking Workshop.  His uncompromising commitment to black power artists is evidenced in his woodcuts, etchings and stark canvases.  He admired and was influenced by Daumier, Braque and Picasso.

 

Wood cut print by Maxwell Taylor

 

 

 

Maxwell left New York after 20 years and traveled to South Carolina and Europe, observing the social, economic and political dynamics of many cultures but never forgetting his Bahamian roots.  In 1983 he was one of ten artists selected to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Bahamian Independence. Maxwell has had a one man show in Nassau, was represented in the exhibition “Bahamian Art Today” at Brent Malone’s Matinee Gallery and is found in the collections of Nat King Cole and Sir Harry Christie.  He received the Fellowship Award from the Southern Arts Federation for works on paper by the National Endowment for the Arts.     

 

 

Woodcut print by Maxwell Taylor

 

This versatile artist and accomplished technician has become a master of a variety of media.  He is renowned for his ceramics and paintings but it is in his printmaking that he excels using an ancient technique of cutting wood.  In his career he has explored themes of universality, despair, celebration and atrocities.

 

 

 

 

 

At The Community  Center

 &  

City Hall Galleries:

 

“Spirit Of Joy”    and    “Resonance”

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 24       5 – 7 pm  

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society will host a reception for its latest exhibits, ”Spirit of Joy” at the Wellington City Hall Gallery and “Resonance”at the Community Center on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 5-7 PM.  City Hall is located on Forest Hill Boulevard just west of South Shore Boulevard.  Light refreshments will be served hosted by Wellington Whole Foods Market.  The exhibits will be on display for several months. There will also be drawings for special door prizes and artist Jay Harmon will be doing a demonstration.  A People’s Choice Award will be presented at each venue.  There will be 51 pieces of art work by 26 artists including paintings, sculpture,  jewelry and photography.  Most original art work is for sale and many artists have prints of their work.  This is a wonderful chance to see beautiful art in all mediums and meet the artists.

The following artists will be exhibiting:

Gabriella Bianchini

Joanne Baker MacCleod

Betty Brody

Lara Chapman

Lynn Doyle

Audrey Freedman

Irma Galindo

Jay Harmon

Patricia Heller

Andrew Hollimon

Laura Jaffe

Robin Kasten

Sharon Kleiman

Nancy Lee

Joseph Marcou

Susan Mosely

Charles Moses

Ana Noble

Megan O’Boyle

Leslie Pfeiffer

Candace Platz

Suzanne Redmond

Lois Spatz

Geraldine Weinert

Jean Williard

Betty Jane Zedonek

 

 

Please join us for a free, lovely reception and great art.  Come and bring

Your family, neighbors or your club.  Everyone is welcome!

 

 

14 Annual Art Fest On The Green In Wellington

 Call For Applications

Be Part Of This Celebration Of Creativity And Artistic Excellence!

 

 

The 14 Annual Art Fest on the Green Fine Art and Fine Craft Show produced by the Wellington Art Society  takes place on Saturday, January 25 – Sunday January 26, 2020.  This show continues its tradition of bringing art and community together to celebrate creativity and artistic excellence. Support from Sponsors and Community Partners helps create a favorite family friendly event everyone looks forward to each January. Proceeds from this show go toward the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship Fund and other Community Art Programs.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this CALL For Applications and urges ART PATRONS to MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Cash awards are being offered!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Fest on the Green

 

14th Annual Juried Fine Art & Fine Craft Show

 

 

 

Saturday, January 25, 2020

9 – 5


Sunday, January 26, 2020

10 – 4

 

 

Wellington Amphitheater

Wellington, Florida

 

A Celebration of Creativity and Artistic Excellence

 

 

Painting     Sculpture     Ceramics     Jewelry                 Mixed Media     Photography   and    more!

 

 

Artist Demos     Children’s Art Area

Live Music    Food Trucks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 “Art fairs allow people to interact with the artists face to face and learn about their creative process, inspiration, techniques and, mediums and accomplishments.  Personal contact  with the artists cannot be duplicated through a device in one’s hand. We want people to look up from their screens, meet the creative artists and experience the artwork visually and emotionally at Art Fest on the Green”, shares Leslie Pfeiffer, one of the co-chairs of this event.

 

The Wellington Art Society continues its tradition of bringing art and community together in a beautiful tropical park to celebrate creativity and artistic excellence at this year’s 14th Annual Juried Art Fest on the Green. Art Fest on the Green showcases extraordinary original works across many mediums by 65 artists from around the country. Awards for Excellence, totaling $2000. are presented to Artists for Best in Show, 1st,2nd,3rd, and Honorable Mentions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists look forward to sharing their inspiration and artistic process with art enthusiasts and visitors through art demos and booth chats.This is a great opportunity to take home a fabulous original work of art and have a wonderful artist story to share. Live acoustic music on the Amphitheater Stage, Artist Demonstrations, Children’s Art Activity Tent, Food Trucks, and outstanding original art for sale create a wonderful interactive art experience for everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Located in Palm Beach County, Florida, Wellington is home to the Winter Equestrian Festival, International Polo Capital of the world, and a unique destination for seasonal visitors and residents. January is the peak season and affluent international visitors, tourists, and residents of Palm Beach County and South Florida fill the event venues in Wellington and return yearly to Art Fest on the Green.  Support from our Sponsors and Community Partners helps create a favorite event everyone looks forward to every January. Proceeds from this Show benefit the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Award Programs and other Community Art Programs.

 

 

For more information Contact:

artfestonthegreen@gmail.com

www.WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society Features Fine Art Nature Photographer, Lara Chapman At Whole Foods On May 3. Simultaneous Exhibits On May 14 At Wellington City Hall/ Wellington Community Center, Plus Scholarship Winners

The Wellington Art Society and Wellington Whole Foods Market are currently showing an exhibit by Lara Chapman.  You will find beautiful and unique fine art nature photographs.  The public is invited to the Meet the Artist Reception on May 3rd.  The exhibit is currently on display until the end of June.  In addition, WAS invites the public to the Wellington City Hall Gallery and the Wellington Community Center Gallery exhibits on May 14. The two venues are located on Forest Hill Boulevard just a short walk from each other. Light refreshments will be served at City Hall.  Nancy Yanetti will give an Artist demo.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  Congratulations to the WAS Scholarship winners!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON   ART   SOCIETY

Presents

 

 

A   SOLO   EXHIBITION

 

by

 

 

LARA  CHAPMAN

 

 

 

MEET  THE  ARTIST:

 

FRIDAY, MAY 3  

6:30 – 8 PM

Free and Open to the Public

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

Exhibit Is Available Now through the end of June, 2019

 

 

 

 

“Dipped In Red” by Lara Chapman

 

Lara Chapman was looking for a better way to connect with her local community when she purchased a camera two years ago, and began visiting local parks and attractions.  She found a profound love for nature photography and poetry as seen through a camera lens.  Lara has since written hundreds of poems and taken thousands of photographs and created the “Poetry Picturebook Series”.  Her award winning photographs are on display throughout Palm Beach County and beyond.

 

“Red Hot Lowres” by Lara Chapman

 

 

Lara finds satisfaction in watching her work come to life and does most of her own printing and framing on archival fine art paper.  Her photography is a visual medium for showing the exquisite beauty of nature in the world.  Her work showcases the treasures of the planet boldly and without reservation.  Lara lives in West Palm Beach with her husband, two children, one dog and four cats.           

WAS   SCHOLARSHIP  WINNERS  2019

Photo Courtesy of Lois Spatz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY:

 

 

 

CITY   HALL   &   COMMUNITY   CENTER   RECEPTIONS

 

Tuesday, May 14

 

 

5:00 – 7:00  PM

 

 

Wellington City Hall:     12300 Forest Hill Boulevard

Wellington Community Center:   12150 Forest Hill Boulevard   

 

Refreshments, Door Prizes, Artist Demo, and People’s Choice Award

 

Artwork by Joe Marcou

 

 

 

 

These artists will be exhibiting at one or both venues:

Victoria Albrecht

 Jennie Barnett

Betty Brodie

Jeanette Childress

Donna Donelan

Audrey Freedman

Vivian Gomez

Elizabeth (Betty) Hehmeyer

Laura Jaffe

Robin Kasten

Sharon Kleiman

Yury Lobo

Joanne Baker MacLeod

Joseph Marcou

Todd Mayfield

Susan Mosely

Ana Noble

Leslie Pfeiffer

Candace Platz

Lois Spatz

Raymonde Talleyrand

Edrian Thomidis

Haydee Ullfig

Franklin Weiss

Jean Williard

Nancy Yannetti

Betty Jane Zedonek

 

 

 

 

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

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society Features Edrian Thomidis’ Demo On February 13 And New Exhibit By Members On February 26. Both Events Are Free And Open To The Public

The Wellington Art Society invites the public to two events in February. Enjoy a demonstration by Edrian Thomidis on February 13 at the Wellington Community Center.  We celebrate her imaginative clay creations, which can be found in local, national, and international collections.  On February 26, the public is invited to the Opening Reception of “Equine” and “Viewpoint”. The member exhibit includes over 90 works of art at the Wellington Community Center and City Hall Galleries.  Jean Williard will give a demo. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Is Invited To Wellington Art Society Meeting

Wednesday,  February 13, 2019

 

6:30 pm

 

Wellington  Community  Center

 

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

 

FEATURING:

 

 

EDRIAN  THOMIDIS

 All events open to members and non-members

 

 

 

“Calling” by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

 

Edrian’s artistic talent was recognized at an early age and sent her on to the University of Florida’s New World School of the Arts. After graduation she worked as a Creative Director, designing web sites, original logos, business cards and posters for South Florida businesses.  She moved on to producing web sites for large corporations such as Sony, Pepsi, Discovery and Microsoft.  She became proficient in programming, usability and information architecture.  

 

 

“Secrets” by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

Outside of the corporate world, Edrian illustrated many images used in books, magazines and shirts.  In 2014, she suffered the loss of a loved one and in looking for an outlet for her grief, took a ceramic class at the Armory Art Center.  She found working with clay presented a challenge and led to her creating unique sculptures. Her demonstration will show her evolution as an artist and how she applies decorations and patterns to her sculptures.

 

“Disappointment” by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

Edrian is a member of the Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, the Wellington Art Society, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the Women in the Visual Arts Organization.  Her sculptures are in many private collections around the world and in regional galleries.  She has won many awards for her work.

 

 

 

 

At The Community  Center

 &  

City Hall Galleries:

“EQUINE” and “VIEWPOINT”

 

 

    Reception and Demo by Jean Williard  

Tuesday, February 26       5 – 7 pm  

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

 

Join us for light refreshments, door prizes, a demonstration by Jean Williard and a People’s Choice Award presented.  The exhibit “Equine” is on view at the Wellington Community Center and “Viewpoint” can be seen at Wellington City Hall.  The Community Center and City Hall are located just west of South Shore Boulevard on Forest Hill Boulevard.  The reception is open to the public, free of charge. 

 

“Blue Jumper” by Todd Mayfield

 

 

 

There will be 95 pieces of art by 30 artists including paintings, sculptures and jewelry.  Most original art is for sale and many artists offer prints of their work. This is a wonderful chance to see beautiful art in all mediums and meet the artists. Please join us for a free, lovely reception and great art.  Come and bring your family, your neighbors or your club.  Everyone is welcome!

 

The following artists will be exhibiting:

 

 

Lynne Bernay ◊ Joanne Baker MacLeod ◊ Betty Brodie

Todd Mayfield ◊ Lara Chapman  ◊ Susan Mosely

Buu Truong ◊ Jeanette Childress  ◊ Christopher Mosquera

Hildegard Donavan ◊ Leslie Pfeiffer ◊ Sandra Encaou

George Rhodes ◊ Gail Erikson ◊ Holly Rutchey 

Audrey Freeman ◊ Rekha Shivdasan ◊ Patsy Heller 

Vivian Gomez ◊ Isadore Smith ◊ Stan Greenfield

George Taylor ◊ Elizabeth Hehmeyer ◊ Haydee Ullfig

Cynthia A. Hockaden ◊ Geraldine Weinar ◊ Laura Jaffe

Annamaria Hunt ◊ Jean Williard ◊  Betty Jane Zedonek

 

 

 

 

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

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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Two Wellington Art Society Exhibits Coming Up At Community Center And Reception At Whole Foods

Wellington Art Society invites the public to two events.  Enjoy the Free, Opening Reception of “Instincts”, a juried  exhibition at the Wellington Community Center on Tuesday, November 27.  Stop by Whole Foods in Wellington on Friday, November 30 to meet Bobbin Salisbury at a special reception which benefits the Welling Art Society Scholarship Fund.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY INVITES YOU TO:  

TWO   PUBLIC   RECEPTIONS!

 

 

“INSTINCTS”

 

FREE,   OPENING  RECEPTION:

TUESDAY,  NOVEMBER 27

5  – 7 PM

Wellington  Community  Center

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL 33414

 

 

 

 

Please join us for a free, lovely reception and great art. 

Come and bring your family, your neighbors or your club. 

Everyone is welcome! 

 

 

Dipped In Red” by Lara Chapman

 

 

Light refreshments will be served and there will be drawings for special door prizes.  One of the members will be doing a demonstration piece and a People’s Choice Award will be presented. The reception is open to the public, free of charge. 

 

 

“Medusa”by Susan Encaoua

 

There will be 37 pieces of art by 14 artists including paintings, sculptures and jewelry.  Most original art is for sale and many artists offer prints of their work. This is a wonderful chance to see beautiful art in all mediums and meet the artists.

 

 

The following artists will be exhibiting:

 

 

Lara Chapman                                  Joanne Baker MacLeod

Sandra Encaoua                               Susan Mosely

Laura Jaffe                                         Leslie Pfeiffer

Robin Kasten                                     Rekha Shivdasani

Erica Kyle                                            Buu Truong

Maria Lentine                                    Jean Williard 

Bob MacLeod                                    Betty Jane Zedonek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARILYN   “BOBBIN”   SALISBURY

FEATURED   ARTIST    AT  WHOLE  FOODS  GALLERY

 

RECEPTION:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30

6: 30 – 8 PM

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

 

Marilyn “Bobbin” Salisbury is the current Wellington Art Society solo artist at the Wellington Whole Foods Market Gallery.  Wellington Whole Foods Market will hold a reception in her honor on Friday, November 30, 2018. Appetizers and wine will be served and there will be live music. Door prizes will be awarded during the evening. The Wellington Art Society asks a $5 donation to help fund their Scholarship Awards. Bobbin’s exhibit will be on display through November.  

     

   

“Golden Note” by Marilyn “Bobbin” Salisbury

 

 

 

 

 

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

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

                                  

    

Wellington Art Society Offers Special Reception For Two Public Exhibits On June 26th: City Hall And Community Center

The Wellington Art Society will host a reception for their latest exhibits at the Wellington City Hall and the Wellington Community Center  on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 .  The two venues are located on Forest Hill Boulevard just a short walk from each other. Light refreshments will be served at City Hall. There will be drawings for special door prizes and artists giving demonstrations.  Most of the original art is for sale and many artists offer giclees or prints of their work. This is a wonderful chance to see beautiful  art in all mediums and meet the artists. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY:

CITY HALL AND COMMUNITY CENTER RECEPTION

Wellington City Hall and Community Center 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

5:30 – 7:00  PM

 

Wellington City Hall:     12300 Forest Hill Boulevard

Wellington Community Center:   12150 Forest Hill Boulevard   

Please join us for a free, lovely reception and great art. Come and bring your family, your neighbors or your club.  Everyone is welcome!

These artists will be exhibiting at one or both venues:

Artwork by Jeanette Childress

 

 

Jean Williard

Shirley Browne Choate

Edrian Thomidis

Donna Donelan

Raymonde Talleyrand

Robin Kasten

Joseph Marcou

Susan Mosely

Laura Jaffe

Audrey Freedman

Ana Nobel

Griselda “GG” Gonzalez

Betty Jane Zedonek

Jeanette Childress

Barbara Bailey

Franklin Weiss

Betty Brodie

Joanne Baker MacCloud

Artwork by Edrian Thomidis

 

 

 

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

For further information please visit:

 wellingtonartsociety.org 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Wellington Art Society Announces 2 Gallery Receptions Plus Monthly Meeting With Featured Artist Ralph Papa

The Wellington Art Society will host two Gallery Receptions:  Wellington City Hall Gallery on Tuesday, February 27th and the Equine Exhibit at the Wellington Community Center Gallery on Saturday, March 10th. In addition, the public is also invited to their Monthly Meeting on Wednesday, February 14th, featuring a demo with Ralph Papa.  There is a lot of artwork to see and WAS offers so many opportunities for artists to show their work and network as well.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

The   Public   Is   Invited   To  Three  Events:

 

Monthly Meeting:

February 14, 2018

 

6:30 pm

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

FEATURES:

RALPH  PAPA

  

This is event is open to members and non-members

 

Artwork by Ralph Papa

 

 

Beginning in the 1980’s Ralph began painting on location in the Hudson Valley and the Hamptons on Long Island and since 2002 in Palm Beach County. His subjects are from nature, life experiences and personal reflections of family and friends. In addition to plein air painting, Ralph does studio paintings, many of them larger than life faces creating pensive moods with feelings of isolation and loneliness. His most recent studio works are real and imaginative compositions that link him visually with artists he admires.

 

 

“Loxahatchee” by Ralph Papa

 

Ralph Papa is a passionate art activist, teaching drawing, painting and plein air workshops throughout Palm Beach County. As an art instructor he believes that a fine visual artist must be able to accurately reproduce images with minimum effort which will give them a better chance of success if they are true to who they are in creating something unique.

 

“Sunday Morning Sun” by Ralph Papa

 

 

Ralph is a Signature Member and Past President of the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art and co-founder of Plein Air Palm Beach. His work is in many private and public collections in the United States, Canada and Europe. His art is on display locally at The Neighborhood Gallery in Boynton Beach.  Ralph tells us,“As an artist, I find the process of creating a fine artwork highly energizing and even more fulfilling then the end product”.

 

 

 

 

 CITY    HALL    GALLERY    RECEPTION

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

5 – 7  pm

Light refreshments will be served and there will be drawings for special door prizes. The public is invited.

 

Wellington City Hall on Forest Hill Boulevard

 

 

The Wellington Art Society will host a reception for their latest exhibit on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 5-7 pm at the Wellington City Hall on Forest Hill Boulevard. The exhibit will feature approximately 38 art pieces in their beautiful upstairs and downstairs galleries.

The featured artists are:

Jean Williard

Stan Greenfield

Susan Mosely

Betty Jane Zedonek

Toni Willey

Hildegard Donavan

Lynne Doyal

Donna Donelan

Raymonde Talleyrand

Betty Brodie

Joanne Baker MacCleod

Robert MacCleod

Franklin Weiss

Valentina Rapetskaya

 

 

 COMMUNITY    CENTER    RECEPTION

Saturday, March 10, 2018

10 am – Noon

Equine Exhibit

Light refreshments will be served and there will be drawings for special door prizes. The public is invited for this unique exhibit.

Wellington Community Center on Forest Hill Boulevard just south of Wellington City Hall.

 

The Wellington Art Society will host a reception on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 10-12 n for their outstanding Equine Exhibit now showing at the Wellington Community Center on Forest Hill Boulevard just south of Wellington City Hall. This first Equine Exhibit features fifteen artists including a premier showing of Laurie Snow Hein’s painting “North Dakota Mustangs at Teddy Roosevelt Park”.

 

The featured artists are:

Joanne Baker MacCleod

Robert MacCleod

Raymonde Talleyrand

Susan Tenenbaum

Franklin Weiss

Betty Brodie

Betty Jane Zedonek

Jean Williard

Patricia Heller

Karla Smith

Stan Greenfield

Ana Noble

Valentina Rapetskaya

George Taylor

Laurie Snow Hein

 

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

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

8th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, “Loxahatchee Visions” Is Open To The Public, Including Other Family Activities

The 8th Annual Juried Art Contest – “Loxahatchee Visions” is available for everyone to enjoy!  Sixteen local artists created 25 Everglades-themed works of art that are now on display and available for sale at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. The exhibit will remain on display in the Visitor Center theater until mid-January. Judge Deborah LaFogg-Docherty had difficulty choosing and you will see why!  In addition, there are family activities planned during the holiday break at the Refuge, including Binocular Bootcamp, and the Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 30th (one of the oldest in North America).  This is the perfect time to bring others to experience the real Florida!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Citizen scientists, citizen artists…all good for our world.

 

 

 

“Lily Pads” by Martin Fitzgerald

 

 

Friends of the Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

 

ANNOUNCE:

8th Annual Juried Art Show

“Loxahatchee Visions”

 

 

The Public Is Invited To:

 

View  The  Exhibit

At Visitors Center Auditorium

 

 

The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily

10216 Lee Road Boynton Beach, FL 33473

Main entrance is 2 miles south of Boynton Beach Boulevard, west off US 441/SR7

For information about the Refuge, visit www.loxahatcheefriends.com or call the Visitor Center at 561-734-8303. The Refuge is located at 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, off U.S. 441 between Atlantic Avenue and Boynton Beach Boulevard. Entry fee $5/vehicle.

 

 

 

8th Annual Juried Art Contest – Loxahatchee Visions

 

 

Sixteen local artists created 25 Everglades-themed works of art that are now on display and available for sale at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. The exhibit will remain on display in the Visitor Center theater until mid-January. Judge Deborah LaFogg-Docherty went through the difficult process of selecting the winners:

 

 

1st Place – Tykie Ganz  “Foxy Lady”

2nd Place – Lorrie B. Turner – “Loxahatchee” – Plein Air painting

3rd Place – Holly Rutchey – “Hidden Glades” – tricolored heron

Honorable Mention – Lene Hougaard – “Cypress Trees”

Honorable Mention – Joanne Baker MacLeod – “Loxahatchee Forest” – Raccoons

Honorable Mention – Patricia Maguire – “Morning on the Marsh Trail” – Plein Air painting

 

1st Place – Tykie Ganz  “Foxy Lady” (Photo courtesy of Ruth Weiss)

 

 

Patricia Maguire – “Morning on the Marsh Trail” – Plein Air painting

 

1st Place (Youth) – Nicholas Vogel – “Clouds Are Flying”

2nd Place (Youth) – Madison Andrews – “In Our Midst” – Bobcat 

3rd Place (Youth) – Matthew Vogel – “I See You” – Raccoon

 

Holly Rutchey, “A Hawk’s View”

 

 

CraigWatts  “Mallard Melody”

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Saturday, December 30th

 

9 am – Noon

 

 

 

Registration is requested but not required.

For more information or to register, please contact
Veronica Kelly at 561/735-6020 or by email at Veronica_Kelly@fws.gov.

 

 

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is excited to announce our first ever Christmas Bird Count for Kids which will be held on Saturday, December 30th, 2017 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. The Christmas Bird Count, which began over 100 years ago, is one of the oldest wildlife surveys in not only North America, but the world. Kids and families around Palm Beach County will have a chance to become citizen scientists by taking part in this old tradition with a new twist, the Christmas Bird Count for Kids.

 

A binocular boot camp will kick-off the event in the visitor center auditorium, after which kids will divide into teams and head out into the field with volunteer experts to count and record the species of birds they locate. You may bring your own binoculars or borrow some from the refuge. Teams will meet back at the visitor center after the count for snacks and to tally their results.

This event is designed as a way for families to have fun outdoors and learn more about local birds. Kids of all birding abilities are encouraged to participate. Participants should come dressed for spending time outdoors. Children must be accompanied by their parents.

 

Help Us Grow!

Tell your friends about this hidden treasure! How many of them know we have a piece of the Everglades right here in Palm Beach County? Bring them out, and encourage them to join the Friends. Better yet, give them a gift membership!

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Elinor Williams
Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
www.loxahatcheefriends.com
www.facebook.com/loxahatcheefriends

“There are no other Everglades in the world.” ~Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Celebrate with us, The Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, 1982-2017

 

 

 

 

The refuge is located off U.S. 441/SR 7, two miles south of SR 804 (Boynton Beach Blvd.) and three miles north of SR 806 (Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue). The refuge is currently open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week. Refuge hours change seasonally and are posted at each entrance. The Visitor Center hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., seven days a week. An entrance fee of $5.00 per vehicle or $1.00 per pedestrian or bicyclist is charged. A variety of annual passes, including a $12.00 refuge specific annual pass, are available.

Please visit the refuge website at https://www.fws.gov/refuge/arm_loxahatchee/ and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ARMLoxahatcheeNWR.

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and
enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American
people. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.

 

 

 

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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