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!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

In the Spotlight... 
WAS member Jeanne Bootz and Bootz Culture Camp are featured in the Around Wellington Spotlight this month in the on-line magazine Around Wellington:    Congratulations Jeanne!
Check out this fun, interesting,  informative magazine featuring  art and culture,health and wellbeing articles, coupons, events calendar, photos, and local business index- something for every member of your family!
Subscribe for free and keep track of all that’s going on in Wellington.   
Thank you to Krista Martinelli, Editor of Around Wellington, for a great interview with Jeanne and the Around Wellington staff for keeping us up to date about all that’s happening in Wellington.  

To All Our Talented and Inspiring Artists, 

We Wish All of You a Wonderful, Happy and Healthy 

Thanksgiving Day!!

We are all thankful we live in a country free of war, to be well fed and enjoying this lovely warm climate.  Please count your blessings on this Thanksgiving Day.  Pray for all those brave men and women who will celebrate this holiday far from home, so that we may enjoy Thanksgiving Day in our homes.

Best wishes from W.A.S. Board of Directors

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Meditation on Canvas Classes Start Today

Look at this beautiful foliage.  What emotions do you feel 
when you see beautiful things?  Would you like to be able 
to artistically describe those emotions with paint?  Don't 
have any talent in that department?  Well, guess what you
 don't have to.  Our MEDITATION ON CANVAS CLASS 
is designed to show you the way to not only paint your 
emotions but also how to relieve stress all at the same 
time.  This will ignite your creativity and start you on a 
journey to serenity.  Need this in your life?  Sign up now 
classes are small and space is limited. 

Class includes instruction on meditation and watercolor
Meditation lead by Jana Costa
Art Instructor Bobbin Salsbury
Classes start:   Thursday, November 13

Time:   6pm til 9pm

Investment:   $50.00 per class bring a friend save 10%

Call:   Jana at (561)249-7002 or (561)255-8271

Don't forget it! 
Copyright © 2014 Palm Beach Home Interiors...Art & Design,
All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Palm Beach Home Interiors...Art & Design
706 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, Fl 33460Fl 33460

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Members Meeting Wednesday, November 12


Wellington Art Society Invites You


Wednesday, November 12th

Meet and Greet 6 – 7 pm

Demonstration by John Bowen 7 pm

Wellington Community Center

12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. Wellington, FL

John Bowen "Antique Car"

John Bowen "Ladies in Waiting"

John Bowen "Vizcaya Courtyard"

John Bowen "Vizcaya Bayside"

Artist Reception for Nancy Brown

Join us for a great evening of inspiring,beautiful art, fun, laughter, food, wine, and music!
Please RSVP Whole Foods Customer Service by Thursday: 561-904-4000 




Artist’s Reception Honoring

Nancy Brown

Friday, November 14, 2014

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7       Wellington, FL


It's time for a new star to shine with a solo exhibit at the beautiful Whole Foods Gallery in Wellington.  This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your art and enjoy a music, wine and cheese reception hosted by Whole Foods.  The gallery space has many visitors passing through each day.  You will need 12-14 good size paintings properly framed or gallery wrapped and wire on the back for hanging.  No glass on any art work, Plexiglas only.  The gallery is a family area so no inappropriate subjects will be accepted.  The exhibit will be up for three months beginning in early December.  Applications and photos of your work are due by Wednesday, November 26, 2014.   Please be sure to read and attach the separate Whole Foods release.  The application and release are attached and should be sent to WAS, P.O. Box 212943, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33421-2943.
If you have submitted before and not been accepted, please send it again.  We welcome paintings from all WAS artists!
For further information contact Donna Donelan at or 561-801-2144.   

Monday, November 3, 2014

Watercolorist Nancy Tilles Shows the Wellington Art Society her Technique

On Wednesday, October 8 the Wellington Art Society hosted a members meeting at the Wellington Community Center. Everyone enjoyed an evening of refreshments and art. After our artists showing us their new work a brief meeting was held which was followed by an enchanting demonstration by the very talented watercolor artist Nancy Tilles. She demonstrated for us her technique for a portrait. Using a photo from her grandson's first birthday Nancy took us through her routine. It is always so enriching to see art take shape right before your eyes.
Nancy Tilles Watercolor Portrait Demonstration
The Center Panel of a Tryptic by Nancy Tilles
Detail of a Watercolor by Nancy Tilles

Wellington Art Society Open House

On Wednesday, September 10 the Wellington Art Society held its annual open house welcoming members back after the summer and inviting guests to join. Any artist living in Palm Beach County is welcome to join this wonderful group of talented people. The ongoing exchange of ideas and techniques is quite inspirational to say the least.

Members were encouraged to bring a new work of art for our version of Show and Tell. Below is just a smattering of the talent that we are so proud to have in our membership.

Joanne MacLeod with her raccoons.

Ursula Fernandez show off her art.

Laura Willems with her colorful origami.

Sandra Barbieri wants us to help save the bees and the world around us.

Whole Foods Exhibit and Reception

Whole Foods Market in Wellington and the Wellington Art Society invite everyone to explore the wonderful world of Nancy Brown's photography. The world renowned artist who is a member of the Wellington Art Society is having a solo exhibit at the Café at Whole Foods which is currently up and running until December 1. A reception will be held with refreshments on Friday, November 14 from 6:30 until 8 pm. A $5 donation to attend goes to the WAS Scholarship Fund which awards scholarships to high school seniors who are furthering their education in art.

Below are just a couple of Nancy Brown's photos to give you a slight taste of what is in the Café for you to enjoy.

Photograph by Nancy Brown

Photograph by Nancy Brown

Meet the Artist at City Hall

On Tuesday, October 14 a reception was held at the Wellington City Hall to meet the artists currently exhibiting there. The Wellington Art Society has 12 artists whose work is on display for visitors to enjoy. These artists are Sandra Barbieri, Betty Brody, Donna Donelan, Mimi Delgado, Ursula Fernandez, Marie Lentine, Joanne MacLeod, Nicole Mcpherson, Kathy Morlock, Leslie Pfeiffer, Phyllis Silk and Franklin Weiss. The exhibit runs for approximately three months.

Back row left to right: Nicole McPherson, Donna Donelan, Marie Lentine,
Betty Brody, Franklin Weiss and Mimi Delgado
Front row left to right: Sandra Barbieri, Leslie Pfeiffer, Kathy Morlock and Joanne MacLeod

Art Fest on the Green 2015 Call to Artists

Wellington Art Society Members the Call to Artists for our fabulous 2 day WAS Art Fest on the Green 2015 is listed in The Rickie Report (see below), Where the Shows Are, Art Fair Calendar, social media and Art Associations .

Every day we are receiving applications from amazing artists and encourage you to submit your applications now as space is filling up quickly.  Remember- $2000. in cash prizes too! 
Be sure to make plans now to be part of our WAS 9th Annual Juried Fine Art and Fine Craft Show at the beautiful Wellington Amphitheater –
timed to attract local, regional, and international visitors here to experience Palm Beach’s finest Art Shows and Attractions.
As a benefit of WAS Membership, you are entitled to receive the special WAS Member Artist rate- a savings of $75.00.
Attached are the WAS Member Application with Contact Information and the WAS Art Fest on the Green Call to Artists.
Your participation and support as an Artist or Volunteer assures our WAS Art Fest on the Green 2015 will be fun,  inspiring, and wonderfully successful. Thank you
WAS Art Fest on the Green 2015 Committee Chairs
Donna Donelan
Adrianne Hetherington 
Leslie Pfeiffer 

Holiday Exhibit At APBC Art on Park Gallery

The HOLIDAY EXHIBIT at APBC Art on Park Gallery is now open to ALL ARTISTS who reside in Palm Beach County. Do you have any arts or crafts appropriate to give to children as Holiday presents? They could be images, sculpture, books, toys, dolls, etc. Use your imagination and creativity! Items should be priced no more than $99. This is a Holiday Exhibit, and will be promoted as an opportunity to purchase holiday gifts for children. Our objective is to SELL your work, so please consider what you enter, and be guided accordingly.
Submission begin date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Submission deadline: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Submissions and payments to be sent in electronically via our website.
          Opening Reception:  Thursday, November 20, 2014   5 - 8 pm
To access the submission form go to: 
to benefit
Alliance For Kids
Bringing the Community Together for Hospitalized Kids
Palm Beach Children’s Hospital
at St. Mary’s Medical Center
For more info please call John at the Gallery, 561-345-2842. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Two Parties in One!

We hope that you can make it to this incredibly
fun event...two openings...two parties in one!
RosettaStone Fine Art Gallery and the new
Douglas Stephenson Marble and Tile showroom,
which has just opened are joining forces to create
a splendid splash of a Season Opener.
This will be a first class event, and one that we hope
you will share with your friends and clients

New Works by Brigitte Balbinot

New Works ... New Gallery ... 
Presenting new works by Visual Artist, Brigitte Balbinot

NEWS! Brigitte Balbinot is now a Resident Artist at AR Gallery in Artists Alley, Delray Beach, Fl.

EVENTS: Opening Reception "A Masked Affair
" at AR Gallery in Delray Beach, October 31 to benefit Habitat for Humanity! Guests are encouraged to wear masks... Join us for a night of music, food, fun and ART!
For more info click here.
Yin I & II, Oil / resin on canvas 12x36
For more new work, show schedule and events, go to THE STUDIO 

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- B. Balbinot, ArtisTPainter

Thursday, October 16, 2014

D'Art for Art Supports the Lighthouse ArtCenter

The Wellington Art Society recently received the informative letter from the Lighthouse ArtCenter that I thought was worth sharing.

Dear “Art of Association” Artists,

Thank you for participating in our annual “Art of Association” exhibition. It is such a wonderful showcase for the many talented artists here in South Florida. We are happy to be able to present the exhibit each year.

As you know, the continued success of the Lighthouse ArtCenter is dependent on our members, donors and our fundraisers. D’Art for Art is one of our major fundraisers, and it is made possible by the generous donations from artists in our community. Tickets guests at the event leave with the ultimate party favor – a beautiful piece of art!

We hope that you will consider donating a piece of art to D’Art for Art this year. Your contributions make this successful event possible!

If you haven’t yet donated yet, we need your help!  Please donate a piece of signed original art, ceramics or photography, as well as hand-crafted furniture, jewelry or fiber art. 

Your artwork will be on exhibit in the museum from November 1 through November 7.The exhibit will be judged and awards will be presented on November 1.

You will be invited to our Artists’ Appreciation and Collectors’ Preview Party on Saturday, November 1, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. It's to thank donating artists (and guest) who will enjoy delicious food and an open bar

Please say “yes” and bring your donation to the museum on or before October 24, 2014.
Kindly respond to this email to confirm your commitment!

Thank you for your support!  We can’t do it without you!


Katie Deits                                                         
Executive Director

Monday, October 6, 2014

Customer Appreciation Night at Jerry's Artarama

WAS Members,

Our Community Partner and Sponsor, Jerry’s Artarama has invited us for another WAS Appreciation Day.

Manager Laurie will be doing an exciting demo on EBRU  a centuries old style of water painting- very cool!

Refreshments and wonderful $avings are part of the festivities. Invite a friend, carpool , join the fun!

Please see the attached invitation . Save the date! Sunday, October 12th, 2- 4 pm 

Please reply e-mail your RSVP to  Donna Donelan at so we can plan accordingly.

Laurie DeLaprym - Manager
Jerry's Artarama
2505 - Q  Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL  33409
P- 561.684.7036
F-  561.684.7054