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

 

 

 

 

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Joanne Slattery in Juried Exhibit, “Contempo” at Lighthouse ArtCenter

The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s “Contempo” is a juried exhibition displaying recently completed contemporary art of all media. With an eye toward the unexpected, visitors will see works that demonstrate innovative use of materials, unusual treatment of subject matter, unconventional mediums and edgy techniques. The goal of this exhibit is to showcase benchmarks of excellence in contemporary art that demonstrates superior technique and original concept and design…this is NOT your grandfather’s art exhibit, so leave your expectations for traditional portraits and landscapes at home! The juror was Elayne Mordes, of Whitespace Collection, a private contemporary art exhibition space located in West Palm Beach, FL.  The Rickie Report showcases Joanne Slattery’s artwork here (her exuberance is appealing!) and gives more details about the public reception for “Contempo”.  

 

JOANNE SLATTERY

AT

 Lighthouse ArtCenter’s

“Contempo”

Opening reception/Awards presentation:

Thursday, January 15th

 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Meet the Artists

 

Exhibit Continues through March 7th

Lighthouse ArtCenter  Museum & Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL 33469

 

 

"Oper Act I Interrupted" by Joanne Slattery

“Opera Act I Interrupted” by Joanne Slattery

 

 

Joanne Slattery tells The Rickie Report, ” I am inspired by places in the world that have grasped my attention.  Challenging subjects and how to accomplish their particular atmosphere intrigue me. Some subjects just cry pastel for its intensity, blending capabilities and as an abstract rendering tool, others call for a faster method as with acrylic. Both demand constant choices of brush and stroke direction to accomplish their particular action and atmosphere. With each piece I am always learning how to see and how to execute”.

 

 

"Waves" by Joanne Slattery

“Waves” by Joanne Slattery

 

“Creating is entering a fluid area where what is happening on the canvas is as important as what is in my mind. Sometimes media cannot be used in the traditional sense; I use my fingers, rub in dirt, whatever is called for.  The excitement is seeing what happens. It’s pure mind travel. Risks and Courage…”, Joanne goes on to explain.

 

"Voodoo Box" by Joanne Slattery

“Voodoo Box” by Joanne Slattery

 Note: This is the piece that was accepted in CONTEMPO

“This is one of my assemblages, which is painted and uses found objects. I did a lot of research on New Orleans White Voodoo and incorporated most of the elements that one would use in Voodoo Rituals and the many gifts to the gods”.

 

 

“I enjoy working in found objects and materials from nature plus pastels, acrylics, pencil, interference paints, dyes and powder pigments including ground minerals. You experience my pieces: you have a dialogue with them as you wander into them. They leave you feeling, wondering, wanting to be there, and wanting to know more”. 

 

 

"Marsh, St. Simons" by Joanne Slattery

“Marsh, St. Simons” by Joanne Slattery

 

Joanne received a BFA with 4 majors including Studio Art, History of Art, and Printmaking. She studied printmaking, painting, sculpture, and Art History at Marymount Manhattan College; Figure Painting at The Art Students League; Art History at The New School; and Web Design at Parsons School of the Arts and San Diego City College.

 

"Ecola Park Fog" by Joanne Slattery

“Ecola Park Fog” by Joanne Slattery  (Ecola State Park, OR)

 

In the last 10 years, Joanne has begun to paint in series. “When I am inspired by a place I execute perhaps 5-10 pieces of the subject in different mediums, techniques and views. I recently traveled to Georgia where I became enamored by the Marshes. Upon returning to Florida, I began painting them but at the same time took a look at our own unique environment of swamps and everglades and am beginning to paint them. Because I feel I am always improving and learning, I will return to subjects as I feel I have not profoundly conquered in retrospect. Also, my approach to painting is changing to a more impressionistic expression, so I need to revisit my favorite places and share this different way I am seeing things. It just never stops!”

 

 

"Dreaming Under Starry Skies" by Joanne Slattery

“Dreaming Under Starry Skies” by Joanne Slattery

Joanne did a series of “The Dreamer” which is based on Places I’d Rather Be. The Dreamer is on the beach, dreaming of Starry Skies. This is a good example of her mixed media pieces where the water is painted cellophane, the stars are painted nails, the clouds are iridescent powder pigment, she’s incorporated sand and a coral tree as well as gold-leaf cut out fish”.

 

 

"Riverbend" by Joanne Slattery

“Riverbend” by Joanne Slattery

 

 

Joanne didn’t show her fine artwork until recently and is now an award recipient from many exhibits. Her art work is in private collections throughout the United States and Europe. Joanne worked in Manhattan for 25 years as an Art Director for a few select companies: PBS, Scholastic and CHANEL, where she grew extensively in the fields of publishing, marketing and branding. While working she mentored college graduates in Graphic Design. She won innumerable awards during her career. 

 

ARTIST SHOWINGS:

 

  • ART in the I-ZONE* (West Palm Beach, Fl), 2008  Invitational Show
  • Jupiter Gallery of Art/ Jupiter Community Center , 2010 Juried Photography Show
  • Dixie Art LOFT*  (Lake Worth, FL) “Out on a Limb”, 2010  Juried Show
  • Dixie Art LOFT  (Lake Worth) “Heads Up”, 2011  Invitational Show
  • Lighthouse ArtCenter* (Tequesta,FL) “Contempo”, 2011  Juried Art Show
  • Boca Museum of Art* (Boca Raton, FL) “60th Annual All Florida , 2011 Juried Competition and Exhibit “Best in Florida”
  • A Unique Gallery* (Jupiter, FL) “Black White and In Between”, 2011 Juried Art Show
  • Lighthouse ArtCenter* (Tequesta, FL) “Landscapes 2011” Juried Art Show
  • Lighthouse ArtCenter* (Tequesta,FL) “Landscapes 2012” Juried Art Show – 2 pieces:  AWARD: Honorable Mention
  • Wally Findlay Gallery (Palm Beach, FL) “Masque Art”, 2013 Invitational Show
  • Richeson75 International Art (Kimberly, WI), 2013 Seascape & Architectural 2013 Juried Art Show   AWARD: Meritorious
  • Armory Art Center  (W.Palm Beach,FL) “50/50 Annual Artist Showcase”, 2013 Juried Art Show  SOLD
  • Lighthouse ArtCenter* (Tequesta, FL) “Spotlight on New Talent”, 2014 Juried Art Show – 2 pieces
  • Loxahatchee Natural Refuge (Boynton Beach, FL) October 2014 – January 2015
  • Lighthouse ArtCenter* (Tequesta, FL) “D’Art for Art”, 2014
  • Lighthouse ArtCenter (Tequesta, FL) “Contempo” 2015

 

 

For more information about Joanne’s fascinating artwork, please visit:

http://creativejoanne.com/art/

 

 

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OSGS Gallery Features Ilene Adams for BYOC Lecture

 OSGS Gallery is keeping the summer hopping and the arts alive with their BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Lecture Series. OSGS Works of Art and Custom Framing (Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio) is located in the heart of Northwood Village.  Their free lectures take place in conjunction with the free Northwood Village ArtWalk Gallery Tours on the 2nd Saturday of every month, the first lecture beginning Saturday, July 12 with Ilene Gruber Adams.  She will be speaking about  her work and her involvement in the local arts community.  Who says there isn’t anything going on in West Palm Beach in the summer?  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

You’re invited

 

  BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair)

 Lecture Series

 7 pm

 

 

Meet Ilene Adams

Painter and Photographer

Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio

500 Northwood  Village  West Palm Beach, FL

Corner of Spruce and Northwood Road

 

 

"On The Road" by Ilene Adams

“On The Road” by Ilene Adams

 

 

During the Summer Lecture Series, each speaker will share their passion for the arts and their identity as an artist.  You will discover how each began their incredible artistic journey, their background, techniques, mentors, what drives and/or motivates them and where they see their work taking them into the future.  If you have not attended one of our lectures prior to now you are in for a fabulous treat and will, at the same time, learn something new in the process.

 

 

 

 

"Perpective" by Ilene Adams

“Perspective” by Ilene Adams

 

You do not have to be signed up for the Free ArtWalk tour to attend the Free Lecture.  Although it is encouraged to not miss out on the Free VIP Guided Tour through the many art spaces in Northwood Village.  If you wish to take the tour, please sign-up at http://www.northwoodartwalk.com/  The Lectures will begin at the end of the first ArtWalk tour, around 7pm.    There are many fabulous restaurants in the area with many of them offering live music, so plan to have a bite to eat or enjoy a glass of wine before or after the lecture.

 

"Remember Me l" by Ilene Adams

“Remember Me l” by Ilene Adams

 

 

Ilene Adams has over 25 years professional experience in various businesses in the art field.  She studied graphic design at Tyler School of Art, Temple University and then continued on to study printmaking and fine art at Tyler School of Art in Rome.  After completing college, Ilene worked in New York City in advertising, illustration and fabric design. She has continued studying many art disciplines throughout her career at schools such as Harvard, The School of Visual Arts and faux finishing schools. 

 

 

 

"Pretty Junk" by Ilene Adams

“Pretty Junk” by Ilene Adams

After working in the corporate world as owner/CEO of a national broadcast marketing company, Ilene  turned her attention back to design and has been creating wonderful, warm environments for homes and businesses from New York to Miami.  Ilene has been featured in many design magazines in the New York metropolitan area and the Palm Beaches, as well as winning several awards for her art. 

 

"Remember Me ll" by Ilene Adams

“Remember Me ll” by Ilene Adams

 

 Ilene’ s involvement in the community’s art scene has made quite an impact.  She has served as a member of organization boards, including  Wellington Art Society, Artists of Palm Beach County, the Cultural Affairs Committee for West Palm Beach and has been an active leader in Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach.

 

Currently, Ilene has a marketing and graphic design business, The Marketing Works, that caters to businesses, non-profits and artists.  When time permits, Ilene works on her paintings and photographs and shows her work in galleries and exhibitions,  winning several awards for her art.  Ilene’s work can be found at www.ileneadamsinc.com and www.ileneadamsfineart.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this program or other exhibits at OSGS please contact:

Evelyn Ortiz-Smykla/Jonathan Ortiz-Smykla, OSGS Gallery 561-833-2223; OSGSArt@hotmail.com

 

Art runs in the veins of gallery curators Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla. OSGS, is the embodiment of their love of art, and for sharing the work of talented artists. On any given day, a visit to their gallery sends guests crossing paths with a variety of works in many mediums that include modern-art paintings, sculptures, and home wares. The team also does their own creating inside the studio: custom framing is available with a large number of options for materials, glass, matting, and mounting. The gallery also brings in guest speakers for the Bring Your Own Chair lecture series, whose dates are published on the gallery’s website. The gallery is located at 500 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach.

 

 

For more information about OSGS:  Visit our website for more information about the gallery visit: http://www.osgsart.com/

    Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla     OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio  p: 561-833-2223 OSGSart@hotmail.com      www.OSGSart.com

       https://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

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