Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wellington Art Society Member Wins First Place

Congratulations to Wellington Art Society member Jim Culveyhouse for his first place win at the annual McMow Art Glass competition!!


Wellington Art Society Members Win Awards

The Wellington Art Society offers congratulations to two of its members ,Joanne MacLeod and Sandra Harmon, for their wins at the Friends of Okeeheelee Natural Wonders of Florida exhibit!!

Laura Willems’ SOLO Exhibit at Whole Foods Market

Public is Welcome To Laura Willems’ SOLO Exhibit at Whole Foods Market On Behalf Of Wellington Art Society

Wellington Art Society announces a Public Reception for abstract artist, Laura Willems will be held on May 29, 2015, in the Cafe Gallery of the Whole Foods Market in Wellington. This SOLO Exhibition has 16 works of art on display, many as diptychs, triptychs and quartets, totaling 36 individual canvases.  Laura’s work has been seen in many juried and invitational exhibitions, including “Art in Public Places” at Palm Beach International Airport. She has also participated in many art shows and done several art demonstrations. Her exhibit will continue through June 15th.The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks here. 







Laura Willems

“Through the scope – a take on inner and outer space”


Friday, May 29, 2015

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7          Wellington, FL


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

Exhibit continues through June 15th

"Thirty Fathoms" by Laura Willems
“Thirty Fathoms” by Laura Willems

Laura Willems, member of the Wellington Art Society is the current SOLO artist at Wellington Whole Foods Market. A Public Reception in her honor will be hosted by Whole Foods on May 29, 2015 from 6:30-8 PM. There will be live music, delicious and creative snacks, special vintage wines and door prizes, including one from the artist. There is a $5 charge at the door goes to help fund the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund.   The Cafe Gallery at Whole Foods Market is located at 2635 State Road 7/441, Wellington, FL 33414, 561-904-4000. Located just south of the Wellington Mall and Forest Hill Blvd., on State Road 7/441.

"Sunset On Solaris" by Laura Willems
“Sunset On Solaris” by Laura Willems

This SOLO Exhibition has 16 works of art on display, many as diptychs, triptychs and quartets, totaling 36 individual canvases.  Paintings from Laura Willems’ Interstellar Series will be shown, in which Laura creates a paint bath of mixed media into which she immerses the canvases. Also represented are selections from her Jackson Pollack and Miro’ periods.  In addition, a collection of 4″ x 4″ mini-panels, which interchange like puzzle pieces, will be shown for the first time.

"Firestorm Quartet" by Laura Willems
“Firestorm Quartet” by Laura Willems
Laura was born and raised in the Midwest, loves sports and the outdoors and spending time with animals. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut. An avid traveler, she has visited all seven continents and has been inspired by the very diverse cultures and landscapes she has experienced as well as the many museums she has visited over the years. 

"The Fires Within" by Laura Willems
“The Fires Within” by Laura Willems

Laura’s art has evolved through those travels and by participating in many classes and seminars in various mediums and artistic styles. She has found guidance from her artist brother, Ira Bruce Reines and many fellow artists. A highly creative and passionate person, she constantly reinvents herself in order to explore new avenues of expression.

Laura Willems at  Wellington City Hall Exhibit with "Slash"
Laura Willems at Wellington City Hall Exhibit with “Slash”
Laura’s art uses the laws of gravity, chemistry and physics to turn the canvases into unique highly kinetic interplays of vivid color that ebb and flow. Each painting is created in a mixed media bath of acrylics, oils, gesso and metallics of different density and liquidity. The canvas is dipped in this bath, then tilted and worked, allowing the mediums to flow and merge into complex patterns and intricate textures. Laura’s paintings can be viewed in any direction and explode in breathtaking brilliant colors.

"Heavy Metals" by Laura Willems
“Heavy Metals” by Laura Willems

Laura tells The Rickie Report,”As in a microcosm or vast universe, the innate laws of physics governing the world are at work as I create my latest series of paintings. For each canvas, I first create a bath of mixed media: acrylics, oils, gessoes, and metallics of different density and liquidity. “

"Life in Europa" by Laura Willems
“Life in Europa” by Laura Willems

Laura says: “Have you ever noticed that looking through a microscope can be similar to looking through a telescope? Is it a star or a piece of sand?  Particles, at the subatomic level, mimic planetary motion. The symmetry of the universe, ruled by the laws of nature, is key to my inspiration.  As I add each color and medium, the disparate chemical make-ups of the mediums react with each other, jockeying for position like rivers flowing along hydro-dynamic lines.”

Laura is a member of several Professional Associations, including Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Artists of Palm Beach County, Wellington Art Society, Lake Worth Art League and International Association of Experimental Artists.

This SOLO Exhibition will conclude on June 15, 2015.

Please call 561-632-8225, for more information.

Works can be specially created to suit your home or office.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

WAS Celebrating Earth Day


April 19, 2015
At the Wellington Amphitheatre
4 - 7 PM

Come and enjoy music, entertainment,
children's activities, demonstrations and free plants!
Food vendors will be there!

Members share the attached flyer with everyone!!
WAS will have a tent at this fun event!!

This is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with your family & friends!
Learn about eco-friendly products & support your community!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

City Hall Artists Reception

Please Join Us in Honoring
Our Wellington Art Society Artists at a
in the Beautiful
Wellington City Hall Gallery 

Tuesday, April 14, 5:30 - 7 pm

There will be 10 featured artists displaying 21 paintings.
The event is FREE.  Light refreshments.
 Door prizes for guests.

This is a wonderful chance to be inspired, talk to artists,
  and support your local artists & our art community!
Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April 8 Meeting

We're On the Move Again!!
We've found a better (quieter) location!!

Our last 2 meetings for this year will be at the
Bootz Culture Camp
420 State Road 7, Suite 120 
(Royal Office Park), 
Royal Palm Beach  33414
Directions:  North of Forest Hill Blvd off St. Road 7/441, the entrance to the Royal Office Park is north of the plaza containing 'Best Buy & Toys R Us'.  The studio is located in the rear - the last room on the northeast side, park on that side of the building.  This will be a more inviting and intimate venue than the gym at Village Park!

This is a Special Meeting...there will be the Election for next year's Board of Directors plus the presentation of Art Scholarships to High School Seniors!!
The students, parents and teachers will be present for the presentation, so please come out to honor them!

We will also have our 'Member Spotlight' to all artists for this meeting! Bring your most recent finished piece of art or one in progress to share with the membership.  We have a great deal of wonderful talent in our group, so let's "let it shine!"

We all love our art raffles!  If you have any new art items to contribute to our raffle, please contact Donna Donelan,
561-801-2144  or
They will be greatly appreciated!!

Our 'Meet & Greet' begins at 6:30pm.
Everyone please bring a hearty snack 
to share for this special evening!!
Our meeting starts at 7pm.

We are looking forward to a new beginning at 
The Bootz Culture Camp!!
You all will be very pleased with this new location!
See you there!!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Plein Air Festival March 12

What’s all the excitement in the air? 
It’s finally here! 
2nd Annual Plein Air Festival
March 12 - 15
By the sea in Palm Beach, 
Jupiter and Tequesta
Plein air painting at Dubois Park  Ted Matz plein air painting  Collectors' Preview

More than 50 nationally renowned, award-winning artists from around the country (as far away as Alaska) will participate in the largest Plein Air Festival in South Florida!  During the four-day event visitors, locals and art collectors enjoy watching the painters and collecting their original art. For a list of artists, click here >>

Plein Air Festival Schedule

Thursday, March 12
Kids’ Paint Out, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Constitution Park
Kids’ Awards,* 5:15 p.m., Museum
Meet the Artists Reception* 5 to 7 p.m., Museum   

Friday, March 13 
Festival Paint Out features Juried  Invited Artists,* 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Watch them paint at the Society of the Four Arts Garden in Palm Beach 
and Harbourside Place and Riverbend Park in Jupiter
First-Day Paintings and Sale 
Collectors’ first look: 5 to 6 p.m.
Open to public: 6 to 7 p.m.,*  Museum

Saturday, March 14 
Festival Paint Out  features Juried  Invited Artists,* 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Watch them paint at the Society of the Four Arts Garden in Palm Beach 
and Harbourside Place and Riverbend Park in Jupiter
Collectors’ Preview and Cocktail Reception 
Meet 50 top, award-winning artists from 18 states. See paintings of our beautiful area created earlier in the day. Collectors’ will have first choice of these paintings.
6 to 8 p.m., Museum, Tickets are $50, also includes a $50 purchase certificate and exclusive early admission to Collector’s First Look on Friday, March 13, from 5 to 6 p.m. Click here to order tickets online or call (561)746-3101.

Sunday, March 15
Quick Draw Paint Out Competition at DuBois Park* 
Anyone can enter, as long as he or she is registered. (First Prize is $1,000!) 
Watch them paint at Dubois Park in Jupiter, 9 a.m. to noon. 
Click here for Quick Draw Paint Out Entry Form, register at the ArtCenter or at Dubois from 8 to 9 a.m.
Reception, Wet-Painting Sales and Awards* 
($10,000 in prizes) 4 to 6 p.m., Museum
Judges are Marisa Pascucci (Curator, Boca Museum of Art), Morgan Samuel Price (Top Plein Air Artist) and Glenn Tomlinson (Curator, Norton Museum of Art). Come and meet the judges and the artists at the reception and see the paintings created during the festival.

March 15 - March 28
Exhibition of Festival’s Paintings, Museum

* Free to the public