Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Travel Through the Airport and Enjoy Local Art

Palm Beach County's Art in Public Places program manages an art display at Palm Beach International Airport. Anyone in the county can apply to this show,  which changes every few months. Many of our members have entered this show. The artwork is seen by thousands of people each day as they pass through the airport. The reception for this show will be April 10 from 5:30 - 7:30 on Level 2 of the Main Terminal. Here is Kathy Morlock's watercolor painting called "Tropical Rainforest."

Friday, March 22, 2013

Have you Been to Jerry's?

 Jerry's Artarama is a great art supply store right here in West Palm Beach. Over a year ago, they moved to this new location at 2505Q Okeechobee Blvd. in the Westward Shopping Center. They have canvas, they have paint, pastels, pencils, and thousands of other art supplies. And, the most important thing, their employees are experts and can answer your trickiest questions. Recently they invited the members of the Wellington Art Society to come in after hours and shop with a nice discount. We love how they support our artists, and many of us took advantage of the evening. Here is store manager Margot Weissman showing off the goodies they had for us that night to Kathy Morlock.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Art in Public Places -- City of Wellington

The City of Wellington has been running an Art in Public Places program for quite some time. The artwork changes about every three months. Anyone is welcome to submit their artwork to this program, and the artwork hangs in various public buildings around the City.

The Wellington Art Society hosted a reception for these artists at the beginning of their January meeting. Here are a few of the artists that night. Left to right: Talia Fradkin, Jeannette Pomeroy Parssi, Joanne Baker MacLeod, and Hildegard Donavan.

Monday, March 18, 2013

See Ursula's Oil Paintings at Whole Foods Market

Ursula Fernandez has a solo show of her artwork at Whole Foods Market through May 31. She's filled their cafe with 19 of her nature-inspired oil paintings.

Friday, March 15, 2013

North end Gallery: Art on Park

The Artists of Palm Beach County (another artist group that we have here) has opened a gallery on Park Avenue called Art on Park. They are doing rotating exhibits, as well as offering co-op and studio space. A few of our members have displayed their artwork there, and I'd like to show you some from the current show.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Art Around Town -- OSGS in Northwood

Have you been around Palm Beach County and noticed that there are a lot of opportunities for artists to display their work? Our members have certainly been getting out and getting noticed. We recently heard of a new gallery that opened in the Northwood area of West Palm Beach. It's called OSGS, and it's located at 500 Northwood Rd. It is the brainchild of Jonathon Ortiz-Smylka, who is an amazing artist in his own right. I guess he figured, the best way to display his art is to do it himself. The rest of the art world benefits with the opening of this gallery in the heart of the busy Northwood area.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Have You Been to a Meeting Lately?

The Wellington Art Society holds meetings the second Wednesday of the month at the Wellington Community Center. If you haven't been in awhile, you might want to check them out. We like to start out at 6:30 with refreshments. We know some members are coming from work, and may be hungry for dinner. The first half hour is reserved for socializing, and that's your chance to catch up with friends you haven't seen in awhile.

We've recently gained quite a few members, so we used that time in February to give them a chance to show off their artwork. Whenever we get a new member, we're so curious to see what kind of artwork they create.

Here is Nancy Brown showing photos from her trips to China. Nancy has also published a book of her photographs, and you can see pictures on her website here.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Say Goodbye to Marie Lentine's Whole Foods Show

March 1 marked the end of Marie Lentine's solo show of her art at Whole Foods Market in Wellington. We enjoyed having her acrylic and watercolor paintings there for the last three months. We celebrated Marie at a reception where Whole Foods provided a musician, wine and refreshments. Here Marie is enjoying talking with one of her guests.