Friday, January 15, 2016

10th Annual Art Fest on the Green

The Wellington Art Society will present its 10th Annual Art Fest on the Green at the Wellington Amphitheater at 12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington on Saturday, January 30th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, January 31st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Art Fest is a celebration of art, life, and bringing art and community together in a beautiful outdoor setting.
     The juried fine art and craft show will feature artists from around the country showing off unique designs across multiple mediums, including painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, textiles, photography and more.
     The goal is to bring art and community together.  Art Fest gives the community an opportunity to interact with the artists, learn more about their creative process, different mediums and techniques and learn about the artists’ lives.
     Several artists will be working on site and the 50 fine artists participating in the festival were selected for their creativity, mastery of the technique and level of excellence.
     The four co-chairs for Art Fest, Leslie Pfeiffer, Adrianne Hetherington, Faye Ford, President Sandy Axelrod and WAS Volunteers will be on hand to assist visitors as they navigate through a children’s art activity area where art can be created, shared and taken home, as well as through the fine art selection by professional and emerging artists from across the country displaying their original artwork.  With a wide variety of original art for sale there is something for everyone in the show. It is a fantastic opportunity to take home an original work of art and a have a great story to share about the artist.  

Live acoustic music will be performed by Bobby G. and his friends during Show hours. Food Trucks will be on site offering a delicious variety of food.

    The 100 members of the Wellington Art Society, founded in 1981, represent a wide variety of mediums and experience.  The group is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists a platform to share their work, learn more about their craft, and serve the community through their art. 
      The proceeds from Art Fest help finance the Wellington Art Society’s long standing Scholarship Program.  

Thursday, January 14, 2016

February Members Meeting

Nicole Galluccio
Galluccio is a mixed media pop artist from Lake Worth.
With a BFA from Florida Atlantic University in Studio Art,
Nicole has been painting and creating in South Florida for 
20 years. Throughout her career, she has exhibited at the
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Continuum Annual 
Pop Up Art Exhibition, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, 
Artists' Guild and a host of other galleries in Palm Beach County.
She currently has work available through RCB Fine Art Gallery
in Lake Worth and a 13 foot mural at the Boynton Beach
Arts District.

"I find inspiration for my floral pieces from nature as well as from 
vintage fabrics, 60s mod fashion and style, comic and street art and 
spinning them into heavily exaggerated illustrative pop paintings."

January Members Meeting

Robert Swinson - Photographer
The Wellington Art Society Invites You to
Come Join Us for an Evening of Information & Inspiration

Our Next Members Meeting is
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Bootz Culture Camp
420 South State Rd. 7, Suite 118
Use the new direct entrance from the parking lot!
Royal Palm Beach

Socialize, meet new members, enjoy some delicious
nibbles, hear about all the exciting things we have planned
for this year, possibly win a great raffle prize and be
inspired by our fabulous guest speaker:

 Robert Swinson 
With over thirty five years experience in photography encompassing 35mm through large format studio cameras Robert has been involved with many artistic and commercial uses of photography and graphics arts. His professional roles have included commercial publishing, color separation for the printing industry, studio photography for both large products and portraiture, location in fashion and product to now include video and film production work with lighting and sets.

“I am attracted to organic form and energy whether it is found in nature, figure or movement. There is an energy in dance I am attracted to, something that takes over the dancer through their movements. This energy can also be found in a static form of living things. Sometimes it is used to convey a feeling or mood, other times to make a statement.”

Monday, October 26, 2015

Wellington Art Society and Lake Worth Art League Joint Exhibit

Gail Erickson
Adrianne Hetherington
Andy Hollimon

The Wellington Art Society and the Lake Worth Art League have joined forces for an art show and exhibit titled Art in Revue at the Lake Worth Art League's Gallery at 604 Lucerne Avenue. A lovely reception and awards ceremony was held on Sunday, October 18 at the gallery.
As the president, I was so proud to award four of our members checks for the following awards:

Kathy Foster - First Place
Esperanza Delgado - Second Place
Greta von Lambert - Third Place
Simon Cherkasski - Honorable Mention

The Gallery is opened Tuesday though Saturday from 10 am until 4 pm. The exhibit runs through November 7. For further information contact the Gallery at 561-586-8666 or Tara Maule at
Kathy Morlock
From Left: Betty Brodie, Kathy Morlock, Shirley Browne and Susan Mosely
Simon Cherkasski and WAS President Sandy Axelrod
Kathy Morlock and Sandy Axelrod

Monday, August 17, 2015

Wellington Art Society Member Wins People's Choice Award

We are so proud of our member Adrianne Hetherington!

Art of Association People's Choice Award Winner
The Lighthouse Art Center is pleased to announce that this year’s Art of Association People’s Choice Award winner is Adrianne Hetherington of Royal Palm Beach. Ms. Hetherington, a member of the Wellington Art Society, entered “Snowy Egret Sunset” in the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 5th Annual Art of Association exhibition. Each Lighthouse ArtCenter visitor was given the opportunity to vote on their favorite artwork on display during the ArtCenter’s 2015 exhibition of 13 arts associations from Palm Beach and Martin Counties. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Art of Association Award Go to 2 W.A.S. Members

Leslie Pfeiffer, “ Green Cay”

Barbara Bailey, “Nightingale’s Nest”
Artists from thirteen Palm Beach and Martin counties art associations, along with art lovers, gathered together on Thursday, June 18, to share in the excitement of the Art of Association exhibition  awards presentation.  

This year’s Art of Association displays more than 250 original works of art by 125 artists. Participating art groups include Artists in Florida, Art Associates of Martin County, Artists Association of Jupiter, Artists of Palm Beach County, Hobe Sound Fine Arts League, Lake Worth Art League, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, North County Art Association, Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association, Plein Air Palm Beach, South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild, Wellington Art Society and Women in the Visual Arts. 

“This exhibition offers art collectors and art lovers an opportunity to see the best our area has to offer from the talented artists in guilds and associations,” said Katie Deits, Lighthouse ArtCenter Executive Director. “At the 3rd Thursday evening event in July, artists will give insights about their inspirations and techniques, accompanied by a visual presentation. It’s a great opportunity to meet the artists and get in-depth knowledge about their art.”

The following awards were presented: Best of Show, Chris Kling (Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild) “Stuart Downtown; Oil and Acrylic category, First Place, Leslie Pfeiffer (Wellington Art Society) “ Green Cay”; Second Place, Patricia Maguire (Plein Air Palm Beach) “Delphiniums”; Third Place, Sheri Gansz (North County Artist Association) “Headed for the Beach”; Fourth Place, Sarah Davis (Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association) “Kristen”; Watercolor/Pastel/Mixed media/Encaustic category, First Place, Michael LasCasas (Artists in Florida) “Boxcar & Graffiti”; Second Place, Jane McIntyre (Women In The Visual Arts) “Lightness and Being”; Third Place, Lorrie B. Turner (Plein Air Palm Beach “Shadows”; 3-D Sculpture/Ceramics/Weaving/Fiber/Glass and Jewelry category, First Place, Jean Williard (Artists Association of Jupiter) “Dressage”, bronze sculpture; Second Place, Phyllis Annunziato (Women In The Visual Arts) “Textured Sterling Silver Necklace”; Photography/Digital Art, First Place, Joanne Urban (Artists in Florida)  “Florida Wetlands II”; and Second Place,Sandy Friedkin (Artists in Florida) ”Protecting the Nest.”

HONORABLE MENTIONS were awarded to: Art Assoc. of Martin County, Sally B. Pearson, “Rest Stop”; Artist Assoc. of Jupiter, Carolyn Austin, “Ebbing Tide”; Artists of Palm Beach County, John Vincent Palozzi, “At the Museum”; Artists in Florida Artist, Jane Saull, “Bubble Dreams”; Hobe Sound Fine Arts League, Lynn Brouillette, “Peaches”; Lake Worth Art League, Lee Krull, “Rooted in Old Florida”;  Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, Jack Rosenberg, “Three Martinis”;  North County Art Association, Julie Beaumont, “Rhino with Butterflies”; Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association, Kris Davis, “Reach”; Plein Air Palm Beach, Dale Stryker, “Shade Trees All Around”; South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild, Bonnie Bruner, “Untitled #2”; Wellington Art Society, Barbara Bailey, “Nightingale’s Nest”; and Women in the Visual, Dodi Sikevitz, “Bride with Pears II.”

The exhibition was judged by Cynthia E. Palmieri, the recently retired Executive Director of the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden in West Palm Beach, Fla.  She has an extensive background in exhibitions. Schooled as a sculptor and drawing major at the prestigious Pratt Institute, Palmieri has juried many shows. The Art of Association exhibition was curated by Barbra Broidy. 
If you go:

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is located at 373 Tequesta Drive in Tequesta. See the Art of Association exhibition through August 13, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 for nonmembers and is free to members and active military. It is free to all on Saturdays.

3rd Thursday for July 16: Meet the Associations Representatives from the art associations will share short presentations enhanced with PowerPoint illustrations about their groups, their member artists, their philanthropic missions and other interesting information. The event, on July 16 from 5:30 to 7:30, is free to Lighthouse ArtCenter members and exhibiting artists and $10 for nonmembers and also features passed hors d’oeuvres and a donation wine bar.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Come See Oscar Rojas' Solo Exhibit at Whole Foods in Wellington

Congratulations to our newest WAS Whole Foods Local Artist – Oscar Rojas
Stop by Whole Foods for a cool drink ,delicious food, and see his  excellent artwork. Tell your friends and spread the word about our latest wonderful WAS Solo Artist Show.

Wow! It’s 4 years now that WAS has been coordinating the Whole Foods Local Artist Program to showcase our artists and provide artwork for our Community to experience and enjoy!

We are very grateful for our wonderful Community Partnership with Whole Foods.
Last month the WAS awarded 5-$1000.00 Scholarships to local High School Students headed for advanced art degrees and art related careers. A large portion of our yearly Scholarship Awards Fund comes from the donations from the Whole Foods sponsored Local Artist Receptions. THANK YOU!

WAS members love bringing art and community together.

Oscar’s artwork will be on display in the CafĂ© from mid- June through mid- September. The date for the Whole Foods Local Artist Reception for Oscar will be announced soon.
Banana Plant
Jupiter Lighthouse
Okeeheelee Cypress