Sunday, October 16, 2016

Reception for Joe Marcou WAS Artist At Whole Foods Gallery

The Wellington Art Society and its community partner Whole Foods Market Wellington features solo artist, Joseph Marcou.  The public is invited to see his work currently on display and to attend a Meet The Artist Reception on Friday, November 4th. Whole Foods Market Wellington will provide delicious appetizers, wine and live music. In addition, there will be special door prizes. The Wellington Art Society requests a $5 per person donation to go toward their Scholarship Fund. His paintings will be on exhibit through December. Combining art food, wine and music is a wonderful way to begin your weekend!  





Joseph Marcou


Friday, November 4th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe  

2635 SR7    Wellington, FL


“Wildfire” by Joseph Marcou

Joseph Marcou was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. His mother was a teacher and a talented artist, so art was always a part of his life. He began drawing and making things at an early age. His parents died young and at 16 he moved to Mexico with his uncle who was a comptroller of a U.S. Commission. One night while at a concert he sketched the pianist. He showed it to his uncle’s friend, the artist Enrique Asunsolo, who realized his talent and suggested that Joe make art his career. This was his defining moment. 

“Starlight Gardenia” by Joseph Marcou

Joe attended the Art School of New York State Tech, majoring in commercial art, now called graphic design. He served as Art Director at several design firms before becoming National Director over four International Paper Company package design studios. His last position was Revlon’s Director of Package Design.

“Golden Calla” by Joseph Marcou

He then opened Joseph Marcou Design Inc. which he ran for 33 years, specializing in package design, logo and trademark development, corporate brochures and annual reports. Some of his clients were Gorton’s of Gloucester, Johnson and Johnson, and Perillo Tours, to mention a few.

“Red Poppy” by Joseph Marcou

Throughout his long design career, Joe continued fine art painting for himself. When he finally retired from the corporate world , he was able to turn to the sheer enjoyment of creating art full time. He is particularly well known for his extraordinary floral paintings, capturing their essence with drama and unusual style. His paintings are in many private national and international collections. He has been represented by the Farnsworth Gallery and exhibits his work in many outdoor art fairs.  Joe says he is inspired by the resilience of nature and what its limitless imagination and whimsy creates. 

Wellington Art Society October 19th Meeting

White Rose by Deborah Bigeleisen
On Wednesday, October 19 the Wellington Art Society invites its members, their guests and the public to enjoy its monthly meeting at 6:30pm at the new Wellington Community Center Lakeview East Room, 12150 Forest Hill Boulevard.

Energy by Deborah Bigeleisen
Serpentine by Deborah Bigeleisen
Come socialize, meet a great artist, enjoy some delicious food and hear about all of the exciting things we have planned for the year. Our guest demonstrator this month will be Debbie Bigeleisen.
Debbie earned her degree in textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and founded her own global print design company in Manhattan. After moving to Florida, she was eager to learn oil painting, “the medium of the Masters”. Early in her career, Deborah was represented by a local gallery where she painted beautiful roses using the techniques of the Dutch masters. Awed by the beauty, complexity and mystery of flowers, she continues to follow her passion.

Joint Artists Reception at City Hall and Wellington Community Center

Artist Betty Brodie with her artwork
Artist Lynn Doyal with her work
Gallery Chairs Shirley Browne and Susan Mosely (on right) welcome guests

On Tuesday, September 27 the Wellington Art Society welcomed guests to the brand new Wellington Community Center and to City Hall for a reception to preview the artwork of its many talented members. Visitors enjoyed the short walk between the two facilities to view the galleries. At each venue their were artists doing demonstrations.

Artist Relly Peckett with Steve Axelrod
Photographer GG Gonzalez with her husband and mother
The Wellington Art Society welcomes both artists and art lovers to be part of its wonderful organization. We help with artist development as well as inspiration. Our monthly meetings always feature a talented artist who demonstrates their artistic techniques to the attendees

Artist Andy Hollimon's Demonstration
Artist Toni Willey's Demonstration

Friday, September 9, 2016

Wellington Art Society Welcomes Members and Public To September Meeting, With Featured Artist, Vickie Siegel

Mixed Media artist Vicki Siegel will be giving a demonstration at the first meeting of the season for the members of the Wellington Art Society and guests. The meeting will be held in the Lakeview East Room of the new Wellington Community Center at 6:30pm. The Community Center is located just south of the Wellington City Hall at 12150 Forest Hill Boulevard.

A social hour will be followed by a member spotlight showing their recent works and a brief meeting The featured demonstrator for the evening will be Vickie Siegel, contemporary artist, whose mixes media paintings and photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality.

Vickie’s art combines painting and photography, blending the two art forms in a process that results in images both real and imaginary. These works are transformed by using acrylic paint and image transfers from her photographs. The details are found in layers often revealing something forgotten or missing from actual experiences.  Her works are in many private and corporate collections. She shows in many South Florida exhibits and galleries and is a member of many art organizations.

 The Wellington Art Society is a terrific artist networking organization for artists and art lovers. 

Artist Reception for Toni Willey

WAS Member Toni Willey with her Polar Bear
From Left: Chairwomen Donna Donelan and Marie Lentine with WAS President Sandy Axelrod 
On Friday, August 26 Whole Foods Market Wellington and the Wellington Art Society hosted a reception for art society member Toni Willey's Solo Artist Show. The Wellington Art Society community partner Whole Foods Market provided appetizers, wine and music for this lovely, well attended event. One hundred percent of the $5 donation at the door goes to the WAS Scholarship fund.
From Left: Betty Brodie, Leslie Pfeiffer, Gael Hahn and Donna Donelan
From Left: Toni Willey, Betty Brodie and Hildegard Donovan

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New Art Show at Oak Bistro and Wine Bar


Enjoy our new WAS Artists’ Show at the Oak Bistro and Wine Bar!
  Featuring WAS Artists
Amparo de La Cruz
Gail Erickson
Griselda “GG”Gonzalez
Lindy May
Phyllis Silk
Owners Brian and Lisa Jacobsen  invite you and your friends to come in and say “hello”.
Stop in and see the wonderful artwork of these talented artists at this fun, upbeat place to meet friends.
Share some delicious appetizers , tapas, and daily specials along with a selection of fine wines and craft beers.

11051 Southern Blvd.  Royal Palm Beach, FL    Next to Stein Mart in the Costco Shopping Center

Toni Willey is Our Solo Artist at Whole Foods Market Wellington

Wellington Art Society member Toni Willey is the current featured solo artist at Whole Foods Market Wellington CafĂ©. A Public Reception will be held at and hosted by the Whole Foods Market Wellington Staff on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 6:30pm until 8pm. Delicious appetizers and wine will be served along with live music and door prizes. The Art Society asks a $5 donation which will go to their Scholarship Fund. It will be a lovely reception for the artist and friends and a great way to start the weekend! Toni is a highly accomplished artist and will be showing her series of endangered species entitled “The Vanishing”.  The Exhibit is open now.   
Toni Willey began drawing at an early age but her exceptional talent surfaced when she began painting. Her teachers said she painted the way Mozart played music; it just rolled off her fingers. After high school she received a National Scholastic Award of Merit from the St. Louis Art Museum. She attended Art Institute and Foundation classes at Washington University and St. Louis University, where she studied all the fine art disciplines. Her painting style is photo realistic and semi abstract done in acrylics, mixed media and watercolor.