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.
Bamboo
Banana Plant
Jupiter Lighthouse
Okeeheelee Cypress

Monday, June 15, 2015

Wellington Art Society Annual Dinner and Installation


On Tuesday, June 2 the Wellington Art Society held its Annual Dinner and Installation at Mayacoo Country Club. After a beautiful meal Donna Donelan, outgoing President, thanked her officers, board of directors and members for all of their hard work. It has been a very productive and creative year for the group. Past President Adrianne Hetherington installed the new officers and board of directors for the 2025-2016 term of office. The newly installed group begins its term on July 1, 2015.
Outgoing Board from left: Leslie Pfeiffer, Corrine Ingerman, Maria Lentine,
Betty Brodie, Sandy Axelrod and Donna Donelan
Newly Installed Board of Directors from left: Leslie Pfeiffer, Faye Ford, Jeanne Bootz-Brown,
Sandy Axelrod, Donna Donelan, Maria Lentine and Betty Brodie
Adrianne Hetherington, Leslie Pfeiffer and Donna Donelan
Donna Donelan and Kathy Morlock
Jeanne Bootz-Brown and Donna Donelan
Donna Donelan and Faye Ford
Donna Donelan passes the gavel to Sandy Axelrod
From left: Shirley Browne, Maria Lentine, Sandy Axelrod, Donna Donelan, Leslie Pfeiffer and Laura Willems
From left: Joanne MacLeod, Corrine Ingerman, Maria Lentine, Jeanne Bootz-Brown, Donna Donelan,
Kathy Morlock, Laura Willems, Adrianne Hetherington, Betty Brodie and Leslie Pfeiffer

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Resource Depot Seeking YOUR Donations

Hello, friends & colleagues! I am Christina Crespo-Davis. For the past 7 years, I have been a member of the Executive Board of Resource Depot, a local not-for-profit creative reuse center located in West Palm Beach. The mission of the organization is to promote creativity, environmental awareness, and community-building through reuse.  Resource Depot's great work in our community largely benefits teachers and students, which is why the School District is such a committed partner and avid supporter.
Resource Depot is currently gearing up for the new school year and would love to stock its shelves with a new cadre of interesting, fun, functional, and useful items.  If you, or anyone you know (including business associates), have such items and would like to make a donation, please contact their Materials Manager, Will Davis, at wdavis@resourcedepot.net or 561-882-0090 x. 103. 
You may drop off your items or even schedule a free pickup!
Items that are always in high demand include the following:
PAPERReams or partial reams of printer paper, cardstock, letterhead, construction paper, art paper, small rolls of paper, large rolls of paper, poster board, paper sample books, blueprints,  handmade paper.FABRIC AND NOTIONSFabric (yardage only – 1/2 yard minimum), zippers, buttons, beads, costume jewelry, jewelry pieces, thread, sewing needles, sewing pins, sewing tools, sewing patterns, quilt patterns, ribbon, trim, Velcro, leather, yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, embroidery hoops, wool scraps, felt.ARTIST SUPPLIESMost types of paint, brushes, pastels, glue guns, glue, chalk, ink, carving tools, stencils, transfer letters, crayons, markers, pens, pencils, rulers, clay,  silk screens, canvas (blank and used), easels.CRAFT SUPPLIESPipe cleaners, craft foam, feathers, glitter, sequins, doll supplies, marbles, game and puzzle pieces, silk flowers, corks, pinback buttons, candles, wax, straws, shells, pinecones, trophies, craft wood, stretcher bars, popsicle sticks.COLLAGE & SCRAPBOOKINGStickers, scrapbook paper, embellishments, punches, rubber stamps, stamp pads, die cuts, maps, calendars, select magazines (see list below), postage stamps, photographs, postcards.BOOKS AND MAGAZINESCraft books, vintage magazines, vintage books, National geographic Magazines, Art MagazinesGIFT WRAP & PARTY SUPPLIESWrapping paper on rolls, unused flat folds of wrapping paper,  unused or gently used gift bags, tissue paper, raffia & Easter grass, greeting cards & envelopes, party decorations, ribbon and bows, party supplies.MAT BOARD, FRAMING, SIGN MAKINGMat board, foam core, picture frames, acrylic, Plexiglas, corrugated plastic, sign board, adhesive vinylARCHITECTURE/DESIGNCarpet samples (not glued into books), Formica samples, wallpaper samples, wallpaper books, tile (colorful – 4″x4″ max), paint chip samples, upholstery books, upholstery swatches (8″x8″ or larger), contact paper.OFFICE SUPPLIESPens, pencils, erasers, scissors, hole punches, staplers, staples, staple removers, tape dispensers, tape, file folders (manila, pocket, and hanging), tab dividers, transparencies, rubber bands, paperclips, envelopes,  labels, binders, plastic/metal organizers, note pads, clipboards.CONTAINERSClean baby food jars with lids, baskets, mason jars, decorative tins, jewelry boxes, prescription bottles (no labels), plastic crates, cigar boxes, clean coffee tins, clean oatmeal containers, plastic storage totes with lids, buckets, burlap sacks, vases, wooden crates, plastic stackable drawers, shopping bags, tote bags.PACKING MATERIALSBubble wrap, packing peanuts, packing paper, packing foam, air bags, moving boxes, shipping tubesMEDIA/TECHCDs, CD cases, cassettes, cassette tape cases, VHS, VHS cases, records, film canisters, slides, slide carousels, floppy disks, telephone wire, coated wire, motherboards, photography equipment, overhead projectors, slide projectors, cameras, telephones, remote controls.GARAGE ITEMSBike parts, bicycle tire tubes, yard and garden tools, hand tools, power tools, ornate metal fixtures (hooks, doorknobs, etc.), gears, wheels, clocks, uncoated wire, screws, nails, keys, tools, wooden dowels, small pieces of wood, rope.KITCHEN ITEMSColorful bottle caps, corks, rubber bands, clementine boxes, plastic produce netting, mason jars, clean baby food jarsVINTAGEPhotos, paper ephemera, jewelry, fine china, linens, postcards, magazines, sewing patterns, tools, luggage, trunks, antiques, typewriters, adding machines, cameras, film reels, trinkets, toys, booksHOLIDAYChristmas lights, decorations


Thank you so much!
Christina M. Davis
Recycling & Sustainability Coordinator Environmental & Conservation Services DepartmentExceeding Expectations
School District of Palm Beach County3300 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach, FL 33406Phone 561.688.7602  PX 27602   
FAX 561.687.7035   christina.davis.1@palmbeachschools.org
Please visit our website: http://www.palmbeachschools.org/ecs/


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. 


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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Presents

A SOLO EXHIBITION

by

Laura Willems

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


PUBLIC RECEPTION


Friday, May 29, 2015

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7          Wellington, FL


561.904.4000

$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.

Visit:

 laura.willems@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/laura-reines-willems