Wellington Art Society Annual Dinner Restropective

The Wellington Art Society’s Annual Dinner was filled with appreciation for a job well-done and enthusiasm for the upcoming year.  The Rickie Report was honored to be invited to be part of this welcoming, nurturing and involved network of artists.  We share some of the highlights here.

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society President, Leslie Pfeiffer, welcomed everyone to the WAS Annual Dinner. It was a time for saying “thank you” to her Board of Directors and fellow volunteers, as she gave each one a special token of appreciation.  

 

 

 

Leslie Pfeiffer, Laura Willems, Ursula Fernandez (Photo courtesy of

Leslie Pfeiffer, Laura Willems, Ursula Fernandez (Photo courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

 

 

Ursula Fernandez, Leslie Pfeiffer and Laura Willems were honored with the WAS Signature Member, WASSM designation.  This is awarded to active WAS member artists who have met the criteria and earned the required points through their participation and accomplishments in WAS sponsored Programs and Events. Points are earned through participation in Community Art projects, Exhibition Opportunities or Special recognition, i.e. Best in Show, doing a demonstration at a meeting.   The following WAS members attained WASSM  status and received WASSM pins in May, 2014:  Bobbin Salisbury and Joanne Baker MacLeod.    Artists may use the WASSM designation on their artwork, applications and resumes.

 

 

Nancy Brown and Rickie Leiter (Photo courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

Nancy Brown and Rickie Leiter (Photo courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

 

 

Rickie Leiter, publisher of The Rickie Report was honored for promoting art related activities, events and organizations.  She was gifted with a special book of Nancy Brown’s photography, “Simply China”, and a membership in WAS.

 

 

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Corinne Ingerman, Sandra Barbieri, Marie Lentine, Betty Brodie, Sharon Segal, Sandy Axelrod, Donna Donelan, Leslie Pfeiffer, Ursula Fernandez   (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

The Incoming Board is Installed by Ursula Fernandez

Incoming President, Donna Donelan, presented Leslie Pfeiffer with an oil portrait painted by Ursula Fernandez.
Donna Donelan and Leslie Pfeiffer (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

Donna Donelan and Leslie Pfeiffer (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

Ursula Fernandez and Leslie Pfeiffer (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

Ursula Fernandez and Leslie Pfeiffer (Photo Courtesy of Denise Fleischman)

 
Special Thanks to DENISE FLEISCHMAN,  News Cat
PHOTOGRAPHER/COMMUNITY EVENTS and SOCIAL SCENE REPORTER for all of these photographs.
If an emerging artist, a new resident of the area of any artist is looking for a group to belong to, Wellington Art Society is an easy recommendation.  They can be described as warm, professional and welcoming.   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

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

 

Sharon Segal SOLO Exhibit and Reception

Sharon Segal is a Florida-based artist whose artwork makes people smile.  Using various mediums, her works combine bright colors, shapes and textures. Her love for animals has led to the creation of novel, playful and unconventional cartoon-like creatures. Their eyes are so large, you just have to grin. They are so lovable, you want to take them home! A member of the Wellington Art Society, Sharon is the Featured Artist at a SOLO exhibition at Whole Foods in Wellington through August.  The Public is invited to a Reception on Friday, July 18th.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

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Public Reception Honoring

Sharon Segal

Friday, July 18, 2014

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Art Exhibit Continues Thru August

Whole Foods Market cafe

2635 SR7     Wellington, FL

 

 

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 communityWhole 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.   This year the Art Society presented five $1,000 to area high school seniors who are planning to study art in college. 

 

 

 

"Diver Owl" by Sharon Segal

“Diver Owl” by Sharon Segal

 

Born and raised in Florida, Sharon comes from an artistic and talented family.  She describes herself as a “self-taught” artist, “I’ve been doodling/drawing since I was little, but only recently thought it would be a good idea to pick up a paint brush.”  Her musical abilities enhance her creativity.

 

 

"Octopus" by Sharon Segal

Octopus” by Sharon Segal

 

 

Do you ever feel like you’re being watched?  Sharon Segal tells The Rickie Report, “My whimsical characters come to life when I envision their excessively large eyes watching over us.”  Part of her education includes a degree in computer animation, which she “feels comes out in my artwork with the those big eyes.”

 

 

"Pablo" by Sharon Segal

“Pablo” by Sharon Segal

 

 

Her experience with animation lends itself to give personality to each of her creations.  Sharon started seriously painting when she won the poster contest for the signature artist for the Coral Springs Art Fair in 2010.  “I won a free booth at the fair…and I panicked because I had no other paintings!  So I went home and painted for the next couple of months so I would have something to hang up at the booth.  It was such a great experience! ”  

 

"Kevin" by Sharon Segal

“Kevin” by Sharon Segal

 

She goes on to explain, “Using various mediums allows me to link animation with other art forms. Sharon has degrees in advertising/public relations, graphic design, computer animation and education.  She develops logos and designs for varied businesses  throughout the community. Currently Sharon is a sixth grade math teacher who integrates the arts into her classroom curriculum to enhance the learning experience for her students.   

"Pajama Party" by Sharon Segal

“Pajama Party” by Sharon Segal

Sharon’s art is whimsical, fun and young at heart. “My art really has one purpose…to make someone smile.  I love watching the reaction of people looking at my artwork!  It makes me feel so good that I made someone happy.  It’s great to forget and escape from the crazies of daily life and have even a small moment of ‘happy’…I feel my art does that for people…and it doesn’t matter their age!” Sharon looks forward to writing and illustrating a children’s book in the future.  This exhibit at Whole Foods is an ideal opportunity to introduce children to art as children will especially love her work.  


"Maria" by Sharon Segal

“Maria” by Sharon Segal


 


For more information about 
Sharon Segal’s artwork, please visit her website:

www.sharonsegalart.com

In its 34th year, 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.  Both local and regional artists can display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County. Membership forms will be available if you would like to become a member.  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  please visit  www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsocietyblogspot.com .or contact W.A.S. President, Donna Donelan at:  dwdonelan325@comcast.net

 

 

 

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