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.

For our February meeting, we invited paper artist Nina Fusco to speak. We were fascinated by her intricately cut paper creations.

Unbelievably, Nina is completely self-taught. Lately she's been making these amazing dog sculptures, and she is currently exhibiting them at the Town of Jupiter Gallery of Art. You can see more at her website here.

We also met quite a few other new members who showed their work. Here is Gloria Hirjak with her pastels and paintings.

Heather Stewart is showing off her handmade cards.

Monica Dionisio makes beautiful jewelry. Every piece must take hours to make.

Leslie Pfeiffer is holding up one of Nanci Burnside's paintings. They are absolutely beautiful, and you can see more at her website here.

Sharon Segal also brought a few of her pieces. She's promised to make a painting to donate to the Children's Hospital at Palms West Hospital, and we're sure it will fit right in.

New member Susan Bilheimer brought in some of her drawings, which are inspired by zentangle techniques. Zentangle is a doodling craze that has taken the mixed media world by storm. You can read more about it here. 

In January, we welcomed Rickie Leiter to our meeting. She talked about the many ways you can market your artwork and exhibits.

For those of you who don't know, Rickie publishes an online newsletter called The Rickie Report. She reports on art exhibits, receptions, Calls to Artists, and showcases specific artists in her articles. If you want to know what's going on in the Palm Beach County art scene, her website is the one to visit. She is also so generous in promoting artists' work. You can visit her website here, and be sure and sign up for her email notices of new posts, which are quite frequent. We are so thrilled with her coverage of WAS events, that we gave her an honorary membership. Here is Leslie Pfeiffer presenting her with this.

We hope to see you at an upcoming meeting, where you'll meet interesting artists and maybe learn some new techniques. Tonight's meeting features Carol Ann Sherman, and on April 10, we'll have Ted Matz.

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