Wellington Art Society Invites You to Adrianne Hetherington’s Exhibit/Reception at Whole Foods

On Friday, November 8, Whole Foods and the Wellington Art Society will host an Artist’s Reception in honor of Adrianne Hetherington in the Café.  The Rickie Report hopes you will attend to celebrate Adrianne’s creativity and accomplishments. We love Adrianne’s artwork, especially because she is never stagnant!  She is willing to try new mediums and discover new creativity within herself.  Please RSVP for the reception.  In addition, everyone is invited to the next monthly meeting of WAS, to hear a presentation by Tracy Rosof-Petersen, a ceramic artist and well-known creator of Art in Public Spaces.  Tracy will speak about the process of applying for a Palm Beach County public art project, getting the award and creating the sculpted clay tile murals for Southwinds Golf Course in Boca.  It will also include an overview of Tracy’s other collaborative public art projects in Palm Beach County. Details are in this article.

 

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Artists Reception Honoring

Adrianne Hetherington

Friday, November 8, 2013

6:30 – 8:00 pm

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 Lauren Belinsky of Whole Foods to bring this show to the communityWhole Foods will provide music, hot and cold appetizers, and drinks. Please RSVP to Suzanne Redmond at sredmond75@comcast.net

 

Adrianne’s artwork will be displayed in the Cafe, which is on the left side of the market. Artists often bring limited editions and prints to sell the evening of their reception.  There is a $5. fee to attend, which is used for WAS Scholarships for local art students pursuing a higher degree in art.

 

 

Adrianne Hetherington has been painting professionally since 1972.  She received an  Associate in Arts degree from Miami-Dade College, 1971.  She began her career as a textile art designer for Serbin Fashions in Miami, FL where she worked for six years.

 

In 1978 Adrianne opened HandPainted Originals and continued to design prints for the interior design trade and hand painted hundreds of yards of silk and cotton fabrics, rolls of wall paper, furniture, wall murals and faux finishes.  Her sample prints were on display in several design showrooms in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta and the DCOTA Building in Dania, FL.  In 1992, due to hurricane Andrew and an aching back, Adrianne closed HandPainted Originals and pursued the art of tile making.  She became a member of the Ceramic League of Miami and eventually a tile art instructor at the CLM.  Her unique technique of carving designs into hand cut clay tiles, firing them in a kiln and then glazing them with a special glass glaze, made for a very popular class.

 

Paper Collage, "Horse"

Paper Collage, “Horse”

 

In 2001 Adrianne and her husband moved to Royal Palm Beach, Florida to retire.  In 2002, Adrianne became a member of the Wellington Art Society and later served as W.A.S. president from 2008 – 2010.  Adrianne’s painting was chosen for the cover of the first issue of the Palms West Almanac Magazine, 2003.

 

Paper Collage, "Serenity Island"

Paper Collage, “Serenity Island”

Adrianne has exhibited her ceramic tile art in the Ceramic League of Miami’s Annual Members’ Exhibitions.  And since moving to Palm Beach County, she has exhibited not only her ceramic art but also paintings and collages.  She received the “Peoples Choice” award for her chair sculpture, “Chair with Points and Balls”.  Adrianne has attended workshops by renowned ceramic artists Robin Hopper and Lana Wilson and water colorist Tom Lynch.   Adrianne has not limited herself to one genre.  Mixed media collage continues to excite her in addition to hand painting silk scarves, ponchos and pillows.

 

 

 

 You Are Invited to:

Wellington Art Society

General  Meeting

November 13th

 

Presentation by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

Ceramic Artist and  Well-known Creator of Art in Public Places

6:30 pm

Wellington Community Center

12165 West Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

 

The W.A.S. meeting will be held Wednesday, September 8th in the Card Room at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. Light refreshments will be served beginning at 6:30pm. The general meeting begins at 7:00PM.

 

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.  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.

 

Front Entry Scene by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

Front Entry Scene by Tracy Rosof-Petersen

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.

 

Tracy’s presentation will begin at 7:30. Tracy Rosof-Petersen, creates Art for public spaces, facilitates creative clay and craft workshops and is a teaching artist for the Center for Creative Education. Tracy has studied at the University of Central Florida, California State University and the University of Madrid. Her studies include functional ceramics, sculptural ceramics, sculpted murals and arts integration.

 

The presentation will be on the process of applying for a PBC public art project, getting the award and creating the sculpted clay tile murals for Southwinds Golf Course in Boca.  It will also include an overview of Tracy’s other collaborative public art projects in Palm Beach County.

 

Sene from Tracy Rosof-Petersen's Art in Public Spaces

Scene from Tracy Rosof-Petersen’s Art in Public Spaces

 

“Serenity Shared” created for Palm Beach Co. AIPP, at Southwinds Golf Clubhouse, Boca Raton FL, is a series of 16 murals, depicting the native Florida flora and fauna. The course is host to wading birds, mammals and butterfly habitats. The 16 murals range in size: 2 main front entry murals at 4’tall x 9’wide, 2 heron front entry murals at 4’t x 2.25’w and 12 column murals at 4’t x 1’w.  The mural was created to entertain, educate and amuse.  Tracy wants the viewer to discover and “be surprised” each time they pass by.  Her intention is to fully capture the beauty and serenity of the natural environments and habitats that are maintained to exist and be shared by the visitors to Southwinds Golf Course.  Over 50 plant and animal species were incorporated.

 

 

 

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. Membership forms will be available if you would like to become a member and your $5 guest fee will be applied toward it.

 

 

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, Florida.  For more information about the Wellington Art Society, visit, www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com or call W.A.S. President Leslie Pfeiffer at 561-791-3676.

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Opening Meeting Welcomes JB Burkow

The first regular meeting of the 2013-2014 season of the Wellington Art Society promises to be a great one, showcasing many artists and unveiling the calendar filled with events, lectures and artist demonstrations.  The Rickie Report urges you to attend the presentation of JB Berkow.   She has had an unusual background of not only being an internationally known artist, but also an artist that has worked intimately with other artists.  Details are in this article.

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Wellington Art Society

First Meeting of the Season

Open House For the Public

 

Presentation by JB Berkow

 

September 11th

6:30pm

Greenview Room at the Wellington Community Center

12150 West Forest Hill Blvd.

 

 

The first regular meeting of the 2013-2014 season for the Wellington Art Society promises to be a great one, showcasing our many artists and unveiling the calendar filled with events, lectures and artist demonstrations.

 

This evening is a chance for artists and art lovers to hear about the exciting new offerings that the Wellington Art Society has planned for the coming year. Fabulous artwork is on display in the Society’s exhibit space at the Wellington City Hall and the Wellington Community Center. These original works are available for sale and are rotated quarterly. The art society also has ongoing exhibitions at the Wellington Whole Foods that feature art society members for a three month long show.

 

The W.A.S. meeting will be held Wednesday, September 11th, at 6:30pm, in the Greenview Room at the Wellington Community Center, 12150 West Forest Hill Blvd. Refreshments will be served beginning at 6:30pm when we will feature our Member Spotlight and have an opportunity to view their work. Members are asked to bring one piece of art that they created over the summer. There will a raffle with fabulous items perfect for artists and art lovers, which is open to all attendees.

 

The general meeting begins at 7:00PM when the year’s events will be discussed, which includes calls to artists, exciting demonstrations by well-known artists, exhibit opportunities, gallery tours, and outreach to create an even better art community. Once again, WAS will also present ArtFest on the Green, a 2-day event with artist and vendors from around the county.  The event will be held January 25 and 26, 2013 at the Wellington Amphitheater.  More information and applications are available at wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com

 

The presentation for the first meeting will be by JB Berkow. She has had an unusual background of not only being an internationally known artist, but also an artist that has worked intimately with other artists.  At the age of 26, Berkow founded the cooperative gallery in Washington, DC, Touchstone Gallery.  She also founded Frenchman’s Art Gallery and Studio, Inc. and in 2003, Rosetta Stone Fine Art Gallery in Jupiter.  She has always felt a strong need to mentor and promote other artists. She published a book, “What They Don’t Teach You in Art School”, a culmination of many years of experience and in-depth research. Her books will be available for sale.

 

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. Membership forms will be available at the Open House 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 the western communities.

 

For more information, visit  www.wellingtonartsociety.org or wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com .

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Judy Eisinger SOLO Exhibit and Reception – You are Invited!

The Rickie Report loves that the Wellington Art Society and Whole Foods market in Wellington are supporting the arts together!  Whole Foods is sponsoring a public Reception to meet community-based artist, Judy Eisinger, whose work is displayed in the Cafe Area.  Mark your calendars and call to RSVP (great food and beverages) for the August 16th event. Judy is a fine artist as well as a graphic designer.  We love giving her “Tinook” line of baby art to parents of newborns!  More details about Judy and the Reception are in this article.

 

 

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Artists Reception Honoring

Judy Eisinger

Friday, August 16, 2013

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe

  2635 SR7     Wellington, FL

 RSVP to Whole Foods Customer Service at: 561-904-4000

 

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 Lauren Belinsky of Whole Foods to bring this show to the communityWhole Foods will provide music, hot and cold appetizers, and drinks. 

 

image001-1 Judy’s artwork will be displayed in the Cafe, which is on the left side of the market. Artists often bring limited editions and prints to sell the evening of their reception.  There is a $5. fee to attend, which is used for WAS Scholarships for local art students pursuing a higher degree in art.

 

French Pastry

French Pastry

Judy (Yudit) Eisinger is a fine artist, graphic designer, owner and creative lead of Yudit Design yudit.com.  Born in Budapest, Hungary, and escaping that Communist country in 1956, Judy moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she began painting at an early age.  At age 13, she took first place for the design of the City Holiday Card.

Key West

Key West

Judy studied fine art at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cooper School of Art, which led to a four-year scholarship to Kent State University. After graduating with honors, Judy began her painting career by showing her colorful paintings at the Shaker Heights Artist’s Cooperative Gallery. Her work soon became sought after and now hangs in private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Israel.

 

Soon after moving to Florida, Judy was commissioned to paint 24 paintings for the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. Over the years, Judy’s talent and wealth of experience has brought an open-minded adaptive process to her paintings, which have earned her a covey of Regional and National awards.

 

Judy is the owner and creative lead at Yudit Design, a full-service advertising and graphic design firm located in Wellington, Florida (www.yudit.com).  Because of her belief that fine art is the essence of graphic design, Judy has received recognition both for her paintings and for her graphic design work which has garnered several Advertising Federation Silver Addy’s.

 

“Impressionism is not a movement; it is a philosophy of life.” Max Libermann

 

Copenhagen

Copenhagen

Judy tells The Rickie Report, “For me, art has always evolved from impressions of life, rather than a strict rendering of a given subject. In every new painting, I love the ebb and flow of line and bold colors, the power of less is more, and the ways simplicity and boldness together can magically evoke sensation.”

 

Feet

Feet

“To make these wonderful discoveries and impressions, I’ve created a unique process that I like to call “multi-media” — traditional paper and pencil emboldened by techniques using new technology. This method gives me the freedom to focus on being truly imaginative and unbounded, in my approach to the subject, in my process, in my technique.”

 

Parrot Lady

Parrot Lady

“Typically, I begin with an idea, traditional paper and pencil, and an original drawing. I then use computer software to ‘paint’ the solid, bold colors and print my work to canvas. Once on canvas, I complete the piece with brush and paint, making each painting a one-of-a-kind work of art, she explains.”

 

Judy’s style of painting may have changed over the years, but her fascination with the human condition as a subject matter has not.  She shares, “My favorite figure painting was done in college—an aging female model wearing the scars of life. The first painting I ever sold in the early ‘70s was of a homeless man in the depth of a Cleveland winter.  I paint because it’s what I love to do, and always have.  My first painting was in third grade. My last one, thankfully, is yet to come.”

 

For more information please contact 

Judith K. Eisinger,  

Yudit Design

P: 561.333.7850

C: 561.236.6033

judy@yudit.com   or visit

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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. Membership forms will be available if you would like to become a member and your $5 guest fee will be applied toward it.

 

This group of artists not only offers scholarships for students pursuing their art careers, but also reaches out with their creativity to the Palms West Hospital.    Twenty-two WAS Artists presented their paintings for the new Children’s Hospital Unit.  WAS President,Leslie Pfeiffer, tells The Rickie Report, ” It has been a joy for us to join hearts and hands together  in creating paintings to inspire and comfort the children and their families”.

 

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, Florida.  For more information about the Wellington Art Society, visit, www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com or call W.A.S. President Leslie Pfeiffer at 561-791-3676.

 

 

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

Wellington Art Society Invites You to Learn How to Photograph Your Work; Meet Scholarship Winners!

The Rickie Report enjoys sharing the latest news from The Wellington Art Society.  Their next meeting is May 8th, so mark your calendars. Meet some emerging artists who just received scholarships from WAS to pursue their art careers – WAS has given five $1,000. scholarships! Plus photographer, Cliff Finley, will talk about how to photograph your art to prepare for Art Show applications.

 

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 Wellington Art Society

 Wellington Art Society Monthly Meeting and Scholarship Presentation

Wellington Art Society Awards $5000 in scholarships to Palm Beach County Art Students

 

Wednesday May 8, 2013

6:30 – 9:00 pm

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Presentation by:

Cliff Finley of Finman Photography

 

Grand Cypress Room of the Wellington Community Center

12150 West Forest Hill Boulevard  Wellington, FL


The W.A.S. meeting will be held Wednesday, May 8th at the Wellington Community Center, 12150 West Forest Hill Blvd. There will be a special presentation spotlighting this year’s scholarship recipients.  This year, for the first time, WAS was able to expand the scholarship program and offer five $1000 scholarships to local art students. The presentation will begin at 6:30.

This year’s recipients are:

Marisa Waddle, Dreyfoos

Taylor Goldenberg, Dreyfoos

Kathia St. Hilaire, Dreyfoos

Lauren Escalada, Seminole Ridge

Cindy Perdomo, Dreyfoos


At 7:00PM, the monthly meeting will begin with an introduction of new members, when they will have an opportunity to show their work, followed by the business meeting. There will a raffle with fabulous items perfect for artists and art lovers, which is open to all attendees. The meeting is open to the public with a guest fee of $5.00, which can be applied to an art society membership.

 

At 7:30, local photographer Cliff Finley of Finman Photography will discuss the importance of quality images of your artwork and how to photograph them for submission to shows, exhibitions and galleries.

 

This will be followed with an artist development program discussing the business of marketing your art, including how to create an inventory, the benefits of a website or blog, how to write an artist’s statement and options on how to sell your art.

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“Snow Birds”, Part of WAS Gift to Palms West Hospital Pediatric Unit

WAS is a busy group!  In April, thirty-nine paintings created  by twenty-two WAS artists were donated to the Pediatric Unit at Palms West HospitalSince 2008 , over 100 paintings by WAS artists have been created to comfort and inspire the imaginations of the young patients.
Art for Pediatric Unit at Palms West Hospital

Art for Pediatric Unit at Palms West Hospital

At Whole Foods, over  60 people came to the Reception for a wonderful Celebration on WAS artist, Ursula Fernandez.  It was a fun evening together, sharing our support and appreciation of Ursula and each other p plus adding to the WAS Scholarship Fund.
Art Donation for Pediatric Unit of Palms West Hospital

Art Donation for Pediatric Unit of Palms West Hospital

President, Leslie Peiffer, said, “Thank you to all our WAS Artists for sharing your artwork, artist experiences, and creative process with us at our April Member Spotlight. We were excited by your creative use of mediums,masterful techniques, and original artistic expression.   The Member Spotlight has revealed the  passion for art and the creative process of our Members. Your work has informed, inspired, and enriched our lives.  We are getting to know you and learn about your artistic insights, accomplishments, and aspirations. You have stirred our emotions, evoked our interest and curiosity and we are eager to support and encourage  your discovery and pursuit of personal artistic expression and excellence. Show us more!!”
Wed., May 8th   WAS Membership Meeting-  Spotlight, Artist Program & Fabulous Raffle.  Showcasing 5 WAS Scholarship Recipients- meet our young artists,  see their artwork, and offer your encouragement and artist insights.
Art Donation for Palms West Hospital Pediatric Unit

Art Donation for Palms West Hospital Pediatric Unit

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. Membership forms will be available if you would like to become a member and your $5 guest fee will be applied toward it.

 

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, Florida.  For more information about the Wellington Art Society:  www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com or call W.A.S. President Leslie Pfeiffer at 561-791-3676

 

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

Ursula Fernandez Artist Reception at Whole Foods Gallery in Wellington

Ursula Fernandez’s oil paintings are on display at Whole Foods in Wellington.  A public reception will be held in her honor on April 26th. The Rickie Report senses that this exhibit is timed perfectly for April’s Earth Day celebrations because many of Ursula’s subjects are endangered plants!  Make a reservation and enjoy!

 

 

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Artists Reception Honoring

Ursula Fernandez

Friday, April 26, 2013

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market cafe

  2635 SR7     Wellington, FL

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 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 Lauren Belinsky of Whole Foods to bring this show to the communityWhole Foods will provide music, hot and cold appetizers, and drinks. Please RSVP to Suzanne Redmond at sredmond75@comcast.net

 

Ursula’s artwork will be displayed in the Cafe, which is on the left side of the market. Artists often bring limited editions and prints to sell the evening of their reception.  There is a $5. fee to attend, which is used for WAS Scholarships for local art students pursuing a higher degree in art.

 

Ursula was born in Havana, Cuba and began sketching at the age of 15.  Her neighbor, Felix de Cossio, a recognized portrait painter,  was a major influence on Ursula.  As she observed him at work, he taught her valuable tips and techniques.  She tells us, “This planted a deep seated love for painting”.

 

For many years, Ursula dedicated her life to her career and family, raising four children.  She never forgot her passion for painting.  In 1979, she picked up a brush and followed her heart.  By 1981, she completed her first portrait!  Coming from a family of artists, she was eager to strike out on her own.

Years later, while living in Florida, never leaving her art, she enrolled in a course taught by her long time childhood neighbor, Felix de Cossio!  He had made a successful career painting portraits of famous socialites in New York City.  Spending more time with her mentor, Ursula acquired the techniques and qualities that would serve her well throughout her own career as an artist.

 

One can see that Ursula’s ballet and dance teaching experience enhances her appreciation for and discernment for typical details when she paints these particular subjects.  The majority of her work is inspired by her tropical roots.  Her paintings are rich in texture and color.  Her own warmth comes through each piece.

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While she still favors painting with oil, Ursula takes life by the hand and is eager to try new techniques and mediums.  She has great success with her portraitures and many of her florals are dedicated to endangered plants.

 

 

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She is an award-winning artist and many of her pieces can be found in private collections. 

Ursula has also painted murals at several local sites. She tells us, “I love painting and teaching art, which has been my life long passion. Born from a family of artists and with the inspiration of my neighbor, whom I watched while at work, I was able to pursue this dream at a much later stage in my life. Please come in and read all about it, browse my portfolio, and if you like what you see, drop me an email, I will surely appreciate it!”

Ursula offers painting classes and is available for portraits.  When one is commissioned, she likes to meet the person and also works from 3-4 photos.  She is a well respected member of the Wellington Art Society and is happy to be painting in her own studio.  To see Ursula’s website and complete portfolio, please visit   www.ursulafernandez.com  0r call her at 561-301-6848.

 

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. Membership forms will be available if you would like to become a member and your $5 guest fee will be applied toward it.

 

This group of artists not only offers scholarships for students pursuing their art careers, but also reaches out with their creativity to the Palms West Hospital.     Twenty-two WAS Artists will presented their paintings for the new Children’s Hospital Unit.  Leslie Pfeiffer tells The Rickie Report, ” It has been a joy for us to join hearts and hands together  in creating paintings to inspire and comfort the children and their families”.

 

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, Florida.  For more information about the Wellington Art Society, visit, www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com or call W.A.S. President Leslie Pfeiffer at 561-791-3676.

 

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Ted Matz Offers Demonstration at Wellington Art Society Meeting

The Wellington Art Society always looks to inform and nurture its members.  Renown artist, Ted Matz, will present a demonstration at their monthly meeting in April  The Rickie Report knows you will want to be there not only to meet Ted, but to be part of this terrific artist networking group!

 

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 Wellington Art Society

Presents Ted Matz

Wednesday April 10, 2013

6:30 – 9:00 pm

Grand Cypress Room of the Wellington Community Center

12150 West Forest Hill Boulevard  Wellington, FL

 

 

The Wellington Art Society meeting will be held Wednesday, April 10th, at 6:30pm, in the Grand Cypress Room at the Wellington Community Center, 12150 West Forest Hill Blvd. Refreshments will be served beginning at 6:30pm when we will feature our Member Spotlight  and have an opportunity to view their work. There will a raffle with fabulous items perfect for artists and art lovers, which is open to all attendees. The general meeting begins at 7:00PM. The meeting is open to the public with a guest fee of $5.00, which can be used toward annual dues of $40.

 

Watercolor by Ted Matz

Watercolor by Ted Matz

 

At 7:30pm, there will be an artist demonstration by nationally recognized, Award winner Ted Matz. Ted, a contemporary realist, paints in a relatively representational style, while his paintings also express delight in the patterns of light, color, and shapes found in the everyday world. He will present a watercolor demonstration and discuss planning and building a stronger composition, making more impressive color choices, as well as how to make your watercolor pigment more powerful, vibrant and concentrated.

Watercolor by Ted Matz

Watercolor by Ted Matz

 

Matz shared, “I am in constant awe of all the wonderful forms, structures, colors and patterns that nature produces. All of these amazing natural elements have always inspired me to create as an artist. My hope is that my artwork will draw attention to the beauty most people overlook and take for granted in their daily lives.” 

 

His artwork has received numerous awards in regional art competitions and he has shown his work in group and one-man shows in New York City, the Midwest and New England. Ted is dedicated to developing a better understanding of the arts through adult art education programs. He currently teaches at the Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta, Florida, and conducts summer workshops at SnowFarm, Williamsburg, Massachusetts. His teaching experience also includes art centers in Michigan and Vermont. Ted teaches watercolor and creativity classes, as well as, “Drawing for the Absolutely Terrified”, an introductory course for the understanding of the basic principles of art and artistic expression through drawing.

 

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. Membership forms will be available if you would like to become a member and your $5 guest fee will be applied toward it.

 

This group of artists not only offers scholarships for students pursuing their art careers, but also reaches out with their creativity to the Palms West Hospital.  On Thurs. April 11th, there will be a Presentation Ceremony at Palms West Hospital.   Twenty-two WAS Artists will present their paintings for the new Children’s Hospital Unit.  Leslie Pfeiffer tells The Rickie Report, ” It has been a joy for us to join hearts and hands together  in creating paintings to inspire and comfort the children and their families”.

 

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, Florida.

For more information about the Wellington Art Society, visit, www.wellingtonartsociety.org, wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com or call W.A.S. President Leslie Pfeiffer at 561-791-3676.

 

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

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Wellington Art Society Offering Art Scholarships, Yupo Demo

Leave it to the Wellington Art Society to find another fascinating demonstration for their next meeting – Carol Ann Sherman will demonstrate a watercolor technique, “Yupo”.  In addition, their Annual Art Scholarship forms are ready to be filled out by deserving young artists.  The Rickie Report hopes you will share this article with anyone who works in a school, teaches art, with friends and family.  Don’t miss this opportunity for a scholarship – and DON’T miss Yupo!  W.A.S. events are open to the public.  Members are encouraged to bring a piece of their newest artwork to this meeting.

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

Monthly Meeting Presents

Carol Ann Sherman:

Yupo Demonstration

March  13th

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Wellington Community Center  

2150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.  Wellington, FL

Members free: Guests $5. ( can be applied toward membership)

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Carol Ann Sherman, “Princess of Yupo”

 

Carol Ann considers her life “as a major work of art ~ full of whimsy and lush colors.”  When The Rickie Report looks at her art work, you can feel her high energy and effervescent personality! Her paintings have been described as being “characterized by a strength of composition, a recognizable line quality, and a layering of color on color and tone on tone. Somewhat of an experimental artist, Carol Ann’s style is contemporary representationalism.”

 

Carol Ann is a well known instructor who travels around the United States.  She is going to demonstrate and share some of her techniques using traditional watercolor, batik on rice paper, watercolor on Yupo, and drawing. She is currently working on a series of books and videos demonstrating her amazing watercolor skills and techniques.

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Carol Ann shares, ” My paintings focus on the basic elements of style which I consider to be important, in two dimensional art. There is nothing more imperative than composition and to relay the message on two dimensional surface. A majority of my work is executed on Yupo which is a synthetic paper, originally made for printing purposes.”

 Sherman explains that ,”because this paper has no cotton content it is non-absorbing. This means that whatever pigment I apply to the paper remains on the surface of the paper and doesn’t fade away. I have selected this non-traditional type of watercolor painting because it allows me the freedom to record my inner emotions in a manner acceptable and understandable to most viewers.”


She adds, “I like to live on the wild, funky, whimsical, irreverent side of life and like to take my paintings there with me.”

In addition to their monthly meeting, WAS is sending out its Annual Scholarship forms to all the Palm Beach County public high schools. The applications are due April 12, and WAS will be giving $500 – $1,000 scholarships.  The Rickie Report had an opportunity to meet one of 2011 scholarship winners, Flannery Winchester. You’ve probably seen Flannery’s artwork on the walls of Palm Beach International Airport!

Wellington Art Society Offers Art Scholarships

 

The Wellington Art Society is currently accepting applications for its one-time $500 to $1,000 college art scholarships for graduating seniors who live in and attend high school in Palm Beach County.

 

  • The scholarship is available to students planning a college major in visual arts at either a 2 or 4-year institution. Applications may be obtained from their school art teachers or from the Wellington Art Society by contacting Suzanne Redmond at sredmond75@comcast.net

 

  • Requirements for the scholarship are as follows: Students must reside in and attend high school in Palm Beach County. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in visual arts and an overall GPA of 2.0. Three art classes in high school must have been completed. An artist’s statement and career goal must be submitted along with 7-10 photographs for viewing, a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, and the transcript of the student.

 

  • The application package for the scholarship is due April 12, 2013 and should be sent to the Wellington Art Society, P.O. Box 212943, Royal Palm Beach, FL  33421-2943.

 

The Wellington Art Society Scholarship, established in 2001, has provided 25 talented young artists with funds for their art-related expenses such as art/photographic supplies and books or tuition for visual art classes. Proceeds from the Art Society’s annual art exhibitions and sales, such as ArtFest on the Green and Whole Foods Market Art Shows, support the scholarship fund and its other programs.

 

Flannery is now a member of WAS and is currently enrolled in the Maryland Institute College of Art. You may have seen her artwork around town. She has exhibited at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in Lake Worth; ArtsGarage in Delray Beach; and she has artwork through February 27 at the Palm Beach International Airport and through May 1 at the Wellington City Hall. It is with great pleasure that the Wellington Art Society awards scholarships to such deserving individuals, and we are thrilled to see Flannery’s artwork around the county.

 

 

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Painting by Flannery Winchester

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Beginning March 1 through May 31st, WAS member, Ursula Fernandez will have her work exhibited at Whole Foods in Wellington.  There will be a special Artists Reception on Friday, April 26 from 6:30 – 8:00. People are asked to RSVP to Whole Foods so they can get a headcount: 561-904-4000.  More details will follow!

 

The public is invited to Wellington Art Society Meetings. Guests are charged $5, which can be put toward the annual dues payment of $40. Members of WAS attend free of charge. Please visit: http://www.wellingtonartsociety.org , wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com  or call W.A.S. President Leslie Pfeiffer at 561-791-3676.

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

Wellington Art Society Invites You to a Paper Sculpture Demo

Trying to figure out how an artist creates their specialty is often similar to understanding how a magic trick works!  The Wellington Art Society invites you to watch as Nina Fusco demonstrates her outstanding paper sculpture art pieces on Wednesday February 13th.  The Rickie Report suggests you bring a photo of your favorite pet!

 Wellington Art Society

February 13, 2013

6:30- 8:30 pm

Featuring

Paper Sculpture Art Demo

By

Nina Fusco

 

 Wellington Community Center

 12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.

 Wellington, FL.

 

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. Membership forms will be available at the membership meeting if you would like to become a member.

 

The W.A.S. meeting opens with a social ½-hour at 6:30 where we will welcome ten new members and see some of their work. There will also be a raffle of art and art related items with the proceeds going to the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund. 

The Wellington Art Society meets at the Wellington Community Center which is located at 12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington, FL.  A short business meeting and refreshments will precede Nina’s talk and a practical explanation of her artistic technique.  

The Rickie Report knows what a difference being part of a networking group can make in anyone’s career.  This is an upbeat organization that not only helps fellow artists but the general community as well.

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Doggie in the Window!  Nina is the featured artist until March 9th at The Great Frame Up in Jupiter.  (The TJ Maxx, Office Depot, Shoe Carnival Plaza)

 

Nina Fusco’s paper sculpture passion began 20 years ago. Self-taught, she creates 3D paper sculptures by manipulating the flat surface of paper to give it life. She cuts, scores and bends the paper to create her 3D paper sculptures. Nina explores the contrast between light and dark shadows in her 3D paper sculptures. Numerous 3D paper sculpture creations by Nina, utilize hands to send a message of love, hope and working together to reach new heights. Nina’s awarding winning 3D paper sculpture pieces, collages, pencil drawings and photography have been exhibited in Palm Beach County galleries. 

 

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Nina Fusco is no stranger to the art scene in Palm Beach and Martin Counties.  She is actively involved in her community and belongs to a number of associations, including:  associations: Artists of Palm Beach County, Lighthouse ArtCenter and North County Artists Association.  Nina has been an Art Ambassador for the Lighthouse ArtCenter, donating her time for “Artist in the Window” at Gardens Mall.  She has given demonstrations of her technique at the North County Artist Association as well as Jerry’s Artarama. Local Treasures (Tequesta) and Art on Park (Lake Park) sell Nina’s work.

 

Nina is an accomplished Graphic Designer who also enjoys drawing.  Her most recent work has focused on pets, which bring joy and support to so many people.  Nina is available for commissioned pieces to portray one’s special pet in a unique type of pet portrait, using paper sculpture.

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In addition:
  •  Artists of Palm Beach County’s new gallery, Art on Park, will be featuring Nina giving a FREE  Demo Tuesday, February 19th from  6:30 – 8:30 pm.  The gallery is located at 800 Park Avenue in Lake Park  (561-355-0300) www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org
  • Nina’s work will be exhibited at the Town of Jupiter’s Pet Show. The opening reception takes place on Friday, March 1st, from  6:00 – 8:00 pm.  The exhibit runs through April 26th and is located at 210 Military Trail, Jupiter by the Police station.
  •  Nina will be offering a Workshop at Jerry’s Artarama on March 3rd from 1:00 – 4:00 pm ($25 + Materials: For details contact Jerry’s or Nina). Jerry’s  Artarama is located at 2505 Okeechobee Blvd in West Palm Beach (561-684-7036).  westpalm.jerrysartaramastores.com
  • Art on Park Gallery, Lake Park is another venue for a workshop with Nina. ($25. plus materials) on 
    on Tues March 5th – from 6 – 8pm.    Space is limited – call 561.908.3556

    For more information about these shows, workshops, Nina’s personalized pet portraits and other artwork please visit : Nina3DPaper.com  Nina frames her 3D work, offers different price points and also makes some images available as greeting cards.

The public is invited to attend the Wellington Art Society Meetings. Guests are charged $5, which can be put toward the annual dues payment of $40. Members of WAS attend free of charge. For more information: http://www.wellingtonartsociety.org     wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com  or call W.A.S. President Leslie Pfeiffer at 561-791-3676.

 

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 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

561-537-029

Shopping at Whole Foods Is an Artful Experience in Wellington!

Who would not enjoy multi-tasking when it comes to grocery shopping and looking at artwork?  Whole Foods in Wellington makes it a habit to support community-based artists.  They’ve partnered with Wellington Art Society by offering exhibit space and a catered reception for a member of WAS.  The next one is February 15th!  The Rickie Report knows you won’t want to miss Marie Letine’s artwork, so get your grocery list ready and we’ll see you at Whole Foods in Wellington! As you will read in this article, Marie is a multi-tasker, too! Her life philosophy keeps her focused end energized.

 

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Artists Reception Honoring Marie Lentine

Friday, February 15th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market cafe

  2635 SR7     Wellington, FL

Exhibit Runs Through February 28

 

 

Congratulations to Wellington Art Society member Marie Lentine who currently has a solo show of her artwork at Whole Foods Market!  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 Lauren Belinsky of Whole Foods to bring this show to the communityWhole Foods will provide music, hot and cold appetizers, and drinks. Please RSVP to Suzanne Redmond at sredmond75@comcast.net

 

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A Little Bit of Heaven

 

Marie’s artwork will be displayed in the Cafe, which is on the left side of the market. Marie paints in acrylic and watercolors and has a dozen paintings in this show.  In addition, artists often bring limited editions and prints to sell the evening of their reception.  Marie’s artwork will be on display until February 28th.  Mark your calendars now for Friday, February 15 from 6:30 – 8:00. Whole Foods will provide a reception and yummy snacks and drinks. There is a $5. fee to attend, which is used for WAS Scholarships for local art students pursuing a higher degree in art.

 

Marie Lentine is an artist, yoga instructor and Holistic Health Educator.  She began painting in 1981 and is primarily self-taught.  Understanding that learning through others is an integral part of being an artist, Marie is a member of Pen Women of America, Palm Beach Watercolor Society, the Boca Museum, Armory Art Center and Wellington Art Society.  She tells us, ” I have acquired knowledge and techniques along the way from very gifted artists regarding surface design and watercolor.  My style is light, colorful, playful and sometimes considered provoking.”

 
     

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Tools of My Trade

                                          

As Marie worked and traveled with Club Med teaching English, the sunrises each morning, the colors of nature and the tranquility of the tropical landscape left a lasting impression on her soul.   She shares, “Wherever I went, in whatever country, with whatever language or people, sunrises, sunsets, the realness, aliveness and joy of nature were a constant…a message to me about Life…and Spirit!”

 

Marie’s passion and distinctive character are one with her art.  She tells The Rickie Report, ” Through my artwork, I am able to see and understand all sides of my personality…watercolor reflects the more serious and adult side, while batik lets the child come out and play…I think that the medium of acrylic on canvas is a happy blend of the two and also the philosopher in me shows up!”
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Out of The Quagmire Into Clarity

“What I have found, is that I paint because I have to…before realizing this about myself, I was not really content from the inside out, and as soon as I gave myself permission to just do what came through from inspiration to canvas, my whole world changed, I became ME.”

 

For Marie, art is not only what goes onto a canvas, it also includes language. Her  “The Life is not all Black and White” series holds much meaning for me.  While painting the first in this series, a poem emerged which expresses further the thought.  She tells us, “…Goes like this…”Life is not all black and white, tho some folks think it so, to live in the have tos, can nots and shoulds, instead of the SUPPOSE!…. and goes on….”

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Bold and Beautiful

Marie explains more about her involved lifestyle. “Coming from a very creative family, I am fortunate to have some innate talent, which I first discovered and used during the many years that I was a Hair Stylist and co-owner of a Beauty School in Boston.  For the past 30 years while living in Florida, I have worked with interior designers and clients creating hand painted fabrics, murals and custom commissioned paintings.  For several years my artwork took a back seat while I was directing Art Galleries, Antique Shops and teaching Yoga in Palm Beach.”    

Marie’s painting arm was shattered and reconstructed after an accident in 2001.  How did she cope with this?  She tells The Rickie Report, “painting and making jewelry again emerged as a healing method to regain my mobility and motor skills.  With Yoga, I was able to rehab not only my body but my entire being…and use that life lesson as a transformative experience……” We can see how her inner strength and strong sense of creative purpose motivated her.  

She has been practicing yoga for 45 years and teaching since 1975.  Marie enjoys working with those that have special needs, rehabbing  either physically or emotionally or dealing with cronic illnesses.  Marie is devoting more time to painting and sharing Yoga as a way of life! She teaches seniors in different communities and also at “gentle Yoga class” at Moksha Yoga Studio in Wellington.  

“I am available for commissioned paintings and murals as well as private yoga classes. ….Living Yoga and Art are who I am…  My intention is to continue sharing this with others…”

 

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Gathering Hope Along the River of Life

Although I use different techniques, there is continuity in my work that comes from deep within that wants to express the beauty of life and seems to reflect life’s little lessons that are not always apparent.   Flowers are not just flowers, trees are not just trees, black and white is not just that…they are friends, family….memories…lessons and philosophies…!

 

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Opening To The Fruits of Life

 

WAS and Whole Foods will have a new artist SOLO exhibit every three months. Artists must apply for this show, must be Wellington Art Society members, and submit at least 12 paintings for display. The minimum size is 16″ x 20″.   Since some of the spaces are large, 2 – 3 paintings may fit near each other. For more information about joining WAS or their events, http://wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com/  or go to: 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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

When “Local” Has “International” Caliber: Expectations Exceed at 7th ArtFest on the Green in Wellington

Why should you go to a local art fair?   The Rickie Report uses the term “local artists” because many of the creative folks we profile live in our area. We understand that some people prefer “museum quality” art. So, we are compelled to ask where those artists whose work is now in museums began showing and selling?   Palm Beach County residents and visitors are blessed with an abundance of great artists.  The Wellington Art Society (WAS) exceeds expectations when it comes to their 7th Annual Juried Fine Art and Fine Craft Fair this year!  Give your self enough time to immerse yourself in this creative venture.  You’ll be amazed at what you find locally…

 

 7th Annual ArtFest on the Green

 

Saturday January 5th   8:00 – 5:00  

Sunday January 6th     10:00 – 5:00

Wellington Amphitheater

Free Admission and Parking

 

The Wellington Art Society is excited and proud to announce this year’s juried art show to be held January 5th and 6th at the Wellington Amphitheatre. The show, which was previously called the Fall Fling, expanded to include artists from around the state and has been renamed ArtFest on the Green.

 

The response for booth space was enormous and the 40 plus artists participating have been juried in.  The works include glass, jewelry, sculpture, photography, painting and ceramics.

This is also the first year that prize money will be awarded with the judging being done by two well-known professionals in the art world, Jamnea Finlayson owner of JF Gallery in West Palm Beach and Ted Matz, accomplished artist and art instructor.  $1500 in prizes will be awarded.

 

Additionally, art students from Palm Beach County schools will be exhibiting in the student exhibit with ribbons awarded to elementary, middle and high school students. Along with the youth art exhibit will be art activities for children to participate in.

 

The fun-filled weekend will also have a full schedule of live music on stage and food vendors, including BBQ chicken and pork, seafood, conch salad and much more. On Saturday, the ArtFest will open early so that visitors will be able to enjoy the Wellington Green Market and all that it has to offer.

 

The event hours are Saturday, January 5 from 8:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, January 6 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The ArtFest is free to the public and ample parking is available.  The location is the Wellington Amphitheater next to Wellington Town Hall at 12100 West Forest Hill Boulevard. For questions, visitwww.wellingtonartsocietyblogspot.org or call Adrianne Hetherington at 561-301-4498 or Ilene Adams at 561.346.0172.

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to all Palm Beach County 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. Membership forms are online or at monthly meetings held on the third Wednesday of the month at the Wellington Community Center.

 

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 the western communities.

 

For more information, visit their website, www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com  or call W.A.S. President Tony Baker  at 561-722-3657.

 

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291