Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Dear Friends,
This is an exciting event taking place at my new non-profit fine art fabrication center in Lake Worth.  My team has worked tirelessly to make this opening a reality and we would all love you to be a part of the festivities.  There are two openings going on:  This one which takes place on Friday, January 23rd from 7PM to 10PM and one the next day from 2PM to 5PM.  If you can't make one, we hope you will be able to make the other!
JB Berkow, Founder and President
Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, Inc.

Our Own Gail Erickson Featured Artist

Happy New Year to All!

I am the featured artist at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery
15 South J St. Lake Worth on 
February 6th from 6-10 pm.  

I will be showing a new series of work, an invitation is attached.

Thanks for your support and encouragement over the years.

Gail Erickson

Monday, January 5, 2015

OIL or ACRYLIC PAINTING Classes for Adults

New Adult Painting Classes begin January 6th and 7th! 
Show your art in our March Art Exhibition!

Because of the success of my other classes I am now adding an
Afternoon class on Tuesdays from 1:00-4:00 pm. 

2014 City of Palm Beach Gardens Adult Student Art Exhibition

OIL or ACRYLIC PAINTING Classes for Adults

Days: Choice of Tuesdays or Wednesdays (once a week)
Time: 9:30 am -12:30 am and Tuesday afternoons 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Palm Beach Gardens Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens

Class size limited!  Individualized Instruction.  Adults only.  3 hour classes

Beginners ,   Medium ,  Advanced

Private Lessons Available 

Learn to paint even if you have never painted before! No matter what your level is, you can become a better artist!

To register for classes call 561-630-1100.  You can reach me at: 561-889-1010

As a professional artist, I have been showing, selling and teaching painting to adults in my studio for the past 11 years.  For the last two years I have been offering classes through Palm Beach Gardens Recreation Center on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays from 9:30-12:30 am. Due to the popularity of the classes, I am adding a Tuesday afternoon painting class from 1 to 4 pm.

I have met wonderful artists, from all over the world. Many have become my good friends. Some of the artists that I have taught were quite accomplished and others were beginners. Now quite a few have blossomed to become serious professional artists, showing and selling their paintings, winning awards and publishing their work. 

If you have never taken an art class and would like to how to paint, why don't you give it a try!  You will be pleasantly surprised at what you can accomplish. If you are already a practicing artist you will have the chance to make your drawings and paintings more accurate and more exciting.

Classes are limited in size and you will receive plenty of individualized instruction.  Thrive on the company of other artists and enjoy exchanging creative thoughts and ideas.

January !4, 2015 Members Meeting

H A P P Y     2 0 1 5 ! !
Start Out Your New Year with Creative Inspiration & Great People
at our January 14th W.A.S. Meeting

Meeting Details:
Wellington Community Center
6:30-7pm    Meet & Greet other Members....please bring a snack to share!
7pm  Meeting begins

Watercolor artist & member Bobbin Salisbury will give a watercolor demo 
on using negative space in a painting.

Everyone loves our meeting raffles!! The money raised is used for our scholarship fund.
If you have any new art items to contribute to our raffle. 
 Let's keep the momentun going!
Contact Donna Donelan at 801-2144 or

ArtFest January 31-Feb.1st will be a wonderful event!! 
50+ artists will be participating, displaying & selling their art.
There will also be food & entertainment.  More details will be given at the meeting.
We need your help to make this event a huge success!

Hope to see you all Wednesday January 14th!

Bobbin (aka Marilyn) Salisbury is an artist and instructor of Fine Art, FUN Art besides being a published Author and Art Illustrator.  The Wellington Art Society welcomes one of their own to present a demonstration at their next monthly meeting on January 14th.  The public is welcome as well as new and emerging artists. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

WAS 9th Annual ArtFest Call to Artists

With your help and support our WAS 9th Annual Art Fest   will be a fantastic event for  our artists, community, and visitors from around the world. 
Now is the time to participate in making  Art Fest on the Green 2015 our best show ever.
WAS Artists and Artists from all over Florida and many other states are submitting their Art Fest Applications.
The crowd pleasing, award-winning artwork is exciting,original ,and shows a high level of mastery and excellence in many mediums. 
Here’s how you can help make Art Fest a wonderful success:
 -Submit your application nowThis is your Show and time to SHINE . $2000.00 in prizes!  Member applications attached
- Share this opportunity with artists you admireNon –member applications attached or online 
- Post  Art Fest  info on your website, Facebook and  other social media   Art Fest Flyer attached
- Sell Booklet ads -ask your daily/weekly contacts ( i.e. nail/hair salon/ spa/local small businesses) to place an ad in the booklet- 
                               Place your ad in the booklet, too. Booklet Ad Form attached
- Sell Sponsorships-  Entertainment, Children’s art area, other- Contact Leslie to meet with you and  potential Sponsors 
 Volunteer -  help with Event planning, set-up, Welcome Tent  - event  planning meetings will be announced  
Looking forward to working together to make Art Fest 2015 a fun, fabulous , wonderfully successful ART SHOW for all! 
Art Fest Committee Chairs
Donna Donelan 
Adrianne Hetherington
Leslie Pfeiffer

Monday, December 8, 2014

If you are looking for something a little extra to do....the Norton Museum Store is looking for a few good volunteers!! 
January - April is a very busy season at the Norton Museum!
It is a beautiful museum with fabulous art and nice people!  A wonderful environment for an artist!

The museum store has items ranging from $1 - $8,000.  Some benefits to volunteering in the store: working with nice people, lovely merchandise, a beautiful museum, you get to see spectacular art and help your local museum.

Here are a few details:

--To volunteer you must be a Norton Museum member.
--Volunteer shifts available are January - April, 1:30-5pm,  Tuesday-Sunday (museum closed Mondays).  Most volunteers do one, 3 1/2hr shift, same day, every week.
--Retail experience helpful.  Must like working with people.
--Computer knowledge essential to operate cash register.
--Must have a good energy level & be mobile.
--Must be committed to your 'shift'.  Store personnel would count on you.

If anyone is interested or has any questions...please email Kathy Morlock at
for Fun & Celebration!!
At Our Holiday Party & Meeting
Dec. 10th, Wed. 6:00pm 
Wellington Community Center

We'll have food & refreshments at 6:00, followed by our meeting!!

Resource Depot will present an art demonstration.  They'll show us various ideas, materials & stages of construction,  of how they create art from re-used & re-purposed materials. 

In the spirit of the Holidays, lets have another of our fabulous raffles!!
If you have an art item you'd like to donate, call or email Donna Donelan.

Just a reminder...there are still openings for Art Fest! Consider participating & telling your art friends!

*Members please remember to bring a favorite holiday "goodie" to share.

Hope to See You All on Wednesday!