Monday, October 26, 2015

Wellington Art Society and Lake Worth Art League Joint Exhibit

Gail Erickson
Adrianne Hetherington
Andy Hollimon

The Wellington Art Society and the Lake Worth Art League have joined forces for an art show and exhibit titled Art in Revue at the Lake Worth Art League's Gallery at 604 Lucerne Avenue. A lovely reception and awards ceremony was held on Sunday, October 18 at the gallery.
As the president, I was so proud to award four of our members checks for the following awards:

Kathy Foster - First Place
Esperanza Delgado - Second Place
Greta von Lambert - Third Place
Simon Cherkasski - Honorable Mention

The Gallery is opened Tuesday though Saturday from 10 am until 4 pm. The exhibit runs through November 7. For further information contact the Gallery at 561-586-8666 or Tara Maule at
Kathy Morlock
From Left: Betty Brodie, Kathy Morlock, Shirley Browne and Susan Mosely
Simon Cherkasski and WAS President Sandy Axelrod
Kathy Morlock and Sandy Axelrod

Monday, August 17, 2015

Wellington Art Society Member Wins People's Choice Award

We are so proud of our member Adrianne Hetherington!

Art of Association People's Choice Award Winner
The Lighthouse Art Center is pleased to announce that this year’s Art of Association People’s Choice Award winner is Adrianne Hetherington of Royal Palm Beach. Ms. Hetherington, a member of the Wellington Art Society, entered “Snowy Egret Sunset” in the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 5th Annual Art of Association exhibition. Each Lighthouse ArtCenter visitor was given the opportunity to vote on their favorite artwork on display during the ArtCenter’s 2015 exhibition of 13 arts associations from Palm Beach and Martin Counties. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Art of Association Award Go to 2 W.A.S. Members

Leslie Pfeiffer, “ Green Cay”

Barbara Bailey, “Nightingale’s Nest”
Artists from thirteen Palm Beach and Martin counties art associations, along with art lovers, gathered together on Thursday, June 18, to share in the excitement of the Art of Association exhibition  awards presentation.  

This year’s Art of Association displays more than 250 original works of art by 125 artists. Participating art groups include Artists in Florida, Art Associates of Martin County, Artists Association of Jupiter, Artists of Palm Beach County, Hobe Sound Fine Arts League, Lake Worth Art League, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, North County Art Association, Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association, Plein Air Palm Beach, South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild, Wellington Art Society and Women in the Visual Arts. 

“This exhibition offers art collectors and art lovers an opportunity to see the best our area has to offer from the talented artists in guilds and associations,” said Katie Deits, Lighthouse ArtCenter Executive Director. “At the 3rd Thursday evening event in July, artists will give insights about their inspirations and techniques, accompanied by a visual presentation. It’s a great opportunity to meet the artists and get in-depth knowledge about their art.”

The following awards were presented: Best of Show, Chris Kling (Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild) “Stuart Downtown; Oil and Acrylic category, First Place, Leslie Pfeiffer (Wellington Art Society) “ Green Cay”; Second Place, Patricia Maguire (Plein Air Palm Beach) “Delphiniums”; Third Place, Sheri Gansz (North County Artist Association) “Headed for the Beach”; Fourth Place, Sarah Davis (Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association) “Kristen”; Watercolor/Pastel/Mixed media/Encaustic category, First Place, Michael LasCasas (Artists in Florida) “Boxcar & Graffiti”; Second Place, Jane McIntyre (Women In The Visual Arts) “Lightness and Being”; Third Place, Lorrie B. Turner (Plein Air Palm Beach “Shadows”; 3-D Sculpture/Ceramics/Weaving/Fiber/Glass and Jewelry category, First Place, Jean Williard (Artists Association of Jupiter) “Dressage”, bronze sculpture; Second Place, Phyllis Annunziato (Women In The Visual Arts) “Textured Sterling Silver Necklace”; Photography/Digital Art, First Place, Joanne Urban (Artists in Florida)  “Florida Wetlands II”; and Second Place,Sandy Friedkin (Artists in Florida) ”Protecting the Nest.”

HONORABLE MENTIONS were awarded to: Art Assoc. of Martin County, Sally B. Pearson, “Rest Stop”; Artist Assoc. of Jupiter, Carolyn Austin, “Ebbing Tide”; Artists of Palm Beach County, John Vincent Palozzi, “At the Museum”; Artists in Florida Artist, Jane Saull, “Bubble Dreams”; Hobe Sound Fine Arts League, Lynn Brouillette, “Peaches”; Lake Worth Art League, Lee Krull, “Rooted in Old Florida”;  Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, Jack Rosenberg, “Three Martinis”;  North County Art Association, Julie Beaumont, “Rhino with Butterflies”; Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association, Kris Davis, “Reach”; Plein Air Palm Beach, Dale Stryker, “Shade Trees All Around”; South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild, Bonnie Bruner, “Untitled #2”; Wellington Art Society, Barbara Bailey, “Nightingale’s Nest”; and Women in the Visual, Dodi Sikevitz, “Bride with Pears II.”

The exhibition was judged by Cynthia E. Palmieri, the recently retired Executive Director of the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden in West Palm Beach, Fla.  She has an extensive background in exhibitions. Schooled as a sculptor and drawing major at the prestigious Pratt Institute, Palmieri has juried many shows. The Art of Association exhibition was curated by Barbra Broidy. 
If you go:

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is located at 373 Tequesta Drive in Tequesta. See the Art of Association exhibition through August 13, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 for nonmembers and is free to members and active military. It is free to all on Saturdays.

3rd Thursday for July 16: Meet the Associations Representatives from the art associations will share short presentations enhanced with PowerPoint illustrations about their groups, their member artists, their philanthropic missions and other interesting information. The event, on July 16 from 5:30 to 7:30, is free to Lighthouse ArtCenter members and exhibiting artists and $10 for nonmembers and also features passed hors d’oeuvres and a donation wine bar.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Come See Oscar Rojas' Solo Exhibit at Whole Foods in Wellington

Congratulations to our newest WAS Whole Foods Local Artist – Oscar Rojas
Stop by Whole Foods for a cool drink ,delicious food, and see his  excellent artwork. Tell your friends and spread the word about our latest wonderful WAS Solo Artist Show.

Wow! It’s 4 years now that WAS has been coordinating the Whole Foods Local Artist Program to showcase our artists and provide artwork for our Community to experience and enjoy!

We are very grateful for our wonderful Community Partnership with Whole Foods.
Last month the WAS awarded 5-$1000.00 Scholarships to local High School Students headed for advanced art degrees and art related careers. A large portion of our yearly Scholarship Awards Fund comes from the donations from the Whole Foods sponsored Local Artist Receptions. THANK YOU!

WAS members love bringing art and community together.

Oscar’s artwork will be on display in the CafĂ© from mid- June through mid- September. The date for the Whole Foods Local Artist Reception for Oscar will be announced soon.
Banana Plant
Jupiter Lighthouse
Okeeheelee Cypress

Monday, June 15, 2015

Wellington Art Society Annual Dinner and Installation

On Tuesday, June 2 the Wellington Art Society held its Annual Dinner and Installation at Mayacoo Country Club. After a beautiful meal Donna Donelan, outgoing President, thanked her officers, board of directors and members for all of their hard work. It has been a very productive and creative year for the group. Past President Adrianne Hetherington installed the new officers and board of directors for the 2025-2016 term of office. The newly installed group begins its term on July 1, 2015.
Outgoing Board from left: Leslie Pfeiffer, Corrine Ingerman, Maria Lentine,
Betty Brodie, Sandy Axelrod and Donna Donelan
Newly Installed Board of Directors from left: Leslie Pfeiffer, Faye Ford, Jeanne Bootz-Brown,
Sandy Axelrod, Donna Donelan, Maria Lentine and Betty Brodie
Adrianne Hetherington, Leslie Pfeiffer and Donna Donelan
Donna Donelan and Kathy Morlock
Jeanne Bootz-Brown and Donna Donelan
Donna Donelan and Faye Ford
Donna Donelan passes the gavel to Sandy Axelrod
From left: Shirley Browne, Maria Lentine, Sandy Axelrod, Donna Donelan, Leslie Pfeiffer and Laura Willems
From left: Joanne MacLeod, Corrine Ingerman, Maria Lentine, Jeanne Bootz-Brown, Donna Donelan,
Kathy Morlock, Laura Willems, Adrianne Hetherington, Betty Brodie and Leslie Pfeiffer

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Resource Depot Seeking YOUR Donations

Hello, friends & colleagues! I am Christina Crespo-Davis. For the past 7 years, I have been a member of the Executive Board of Resource Depot, a local not-for-profit creative reuse center located in West Palm Beach. The mission of the organization is to promote creativity, environmental awareness, and community-building through reuse.  Resource Depot's great work in our community largely benefits teachers and students, which is why the School District is such a committed partner and avid supporter.
Resource Depot is currently gearing up for the new school year and would love to stock its shelves with a new cadre of interesting, fun, functional, and useful items.  If you, or anyone you know (including business associates), have such items and would like to make a donation, please contact their Materials Manager, Will Davis, at or 561-882-0090 x. 103. 
You may drop off your items or even schedule a free pickup!
Items that are always in high demand include the following:
PAPERReams or partial reams of printer paper, cardstock, letterhead, construction paper, art paper, small rolls of paper, large rolls of paper, poster board, paper sample books, blueprints,  handmade paper.FABRIC AND NOTIONSFabric (yardage only – 1/2 yard minimum), zippers, buttons, beads, costume jewelry, jewelry pieces, thread, sewing needles, sewing pins, sewing tools, sewing patterns, quilt patterns, ribbon, trim, Velcro, leather, yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, embroidery hoops, wool scraps, felt.ARTIST SUPPLIESMost types of paint, brushes, pastels, glue guns, glue, chalk, ink, carving tools, stencils, transfer letters, crayons, markers, pens, pencils, rulers, clay,  silk screens, canvas (blank and used), easels.CRAFT SUPPLIESPipe cleaners, craft foam, feathers, glitter, sequins, doll supplies, marbles, game and puzzle pieces, silk flowers, corks, pinback buttons, candles, wax, straws, shells, pinecones, trophies, craft wood, stretcher bars, popsicle sticks.COLLAGE & SCRAPBOOKINGStickers, scrapbook paper, embellishments, punches, rubber stamps, stamp pads, die cuts, maps, calendars, select magazines (see list below), postage stamps, photographs, postcards.BOOKS AND MAGAZINESCraft books, vintage magazines, vintage books, National geographic Magazines, Art MagazinesGIFT WRAP & PARTY SUPPLIESWrapping paper on rolls, unused flat folds of wrapping paper,  unused or gently used gift bags, tissue paper, raffia & Easter grass, greeting cards & envelopes, party decorations, ribbon and bows, party supplies.MAT BOARD, FRAMING, SIGN MAKINGMat board, foam core, picture frames, acrylic, Plexiglas, corrugated plastic, sign board, adhesive vinylARCHITECTURE/DESIGNCarpet samples (not glued into books), Formica samples, wallpaper samples, wallpaper books, tile (colorful – 4″x4″ max), paint chip samples, upholstery books, upholstery swatches (8″x8″ or larger), contact paper.OFFICE SUPPLIESPens, pencils, erasers, scissors, hole punches, staplers, staples, staple removers, tape dispensers, tape, file folders (manila, pocket, and hanging), tab dividers, transparencies, rubber bands, paperclips, envelopes,  labels, binders, plastic/metal organizers, note pads, clipboards.CONTAINERSClean baby food jars with lids, baskets, mason jars, decorative tins, jewelry boxes, prescription bottles (no labels), plastic crates, cigar boxes, clean coffee tins, clean oatmeal containers, plastic storage totes with lids, buckets, burlap sacks, vases, wooden crates, plastic stackable drawers, shopping bags, tote bags.PACKING MATERIALSBubble wrap, packing peanuts, packing paper, packing foam, air bags, moving boxes, shipping tubesMEDIA/TECHCDs, CD cases, cassettes, cassette tape cases, VHS, VHS cases, records, film canisters, slides, slide carousels, floppy disks, telephone wire, coated wire, motherboards, photography equipment, overhead projectors, slide projectors, cameras, telephones, remote controls.GARAGE ITEMSBike parts, bicycle tire tubes, yard and garden tools, hand tools, power tools, ornate metal fixtures (hooks, doorknobs, etc.), gears, wheels, clocks, uncoated wire, screws, nails, keys, tools, wooden dowels, small pieces of wood, rope.KITCHEN ITEMSColorful bottle caps, corks, rubber bands, clementine boxes, plastic produce netting, mason jars, clean baby food jarsVINTAGEPhotos, paper ephemera, jewelry, fine china, linens, postcards, magazines, sewing patterns, tools, luggage, trunks, antiques, typewriters, adding machines, cameras, film reels, trinkets, toys, booksHOLIDAYChristmas lights, decorations

Thank you so much!
Christina M. Davis
Recycling & Sustainability Coordinator Environmental & Conservation Services DepartmentExceeding Expectations
School District of Palm Beach County3300 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach, FL 33406Phone 561.688.7602  PX 27602   
FAX 561.687.7035
Please visit our website:

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wellington Art Society Member Wins First Place

Congratulations to Wellington Art Society member Jim Culveyhouse for his first place win at the annual McMow Art Glass competition!!


Wellington Art Society Members Win Awards

The Wellington Art Society offers congratulations to two of its members ,Joanne MacLeod and Sandra Harmon, for their wins at the Friends of Okeeheelee Natural Wonders of Florida exhibit!!

Laura Willems’ SOLO Exhibit at Whole Foods Market

Public is Welcome To Laura Willems’ SOLO Exhibit at Whole Foods Market On Behalf Of Wellington Art Society

Wellington Art Society announces a Public Reception for abstract artist, Laura Willems will be held on May 29, 2015, in the Cafe Gallery of the Whole Foods Market in Wellington. This SOLO Exhibition has 16 works of art on display, many as diptychs, triptychs and quartets, totaling 36 individual canvases.  Laura’s work has been seen in many juried and invitational exhibitions, including “Art in Public Places” at Palm Beach International Airport. She has also participated in many art shows and done several art demonstrations. Her exhibit will continue through June 15th.The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks here. 







Laura Willems

“Through the scope – a take on inner and outer space”


Friday, May 29, 2015

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7          Wellington, FL


$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

Exhibit continues through June 15th

"Thirty Fathoms" by Laura Willems
“Thirty Fathoms” by Laura Willems

Laura Willems, member of the Wellington Art Society is the current SOLO artist at Wellington Whole Foods Market. A Public Reception in her honor will be hosted by Whole Foods on May 29, 2015 from 6:30-8 PM. There will be live music, delicious and creative snacks, special vintage wines and door prizes, including one from the artist. There is a $5 charge at the door goes to help fund the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund.   The Cafe Gallery at Whole Foods Market is located at 2635 State Road 7/441, Wellington, FL 33414, 561-904-4000. Located just south of the Wellington Mall and Forest Hill Blvd., on State Road 7/441.

"Sunset On Solaris" by Laura Willems
“Sunset On Solaris” by Laura Willems

This SOLO Exhibition has 16 works of art on display, many as diptychs, triptychs and quartets, totaling 36 individual canvases.  Paintings from Laura Willems’ Interstellar Series will be shown, in which Laura creates a paint bath of mixed media into which she immerses the canvases. Also represented are selections from her Jackson Pollack and Miro’ periods.  In addition, a collection of 4″ x 4″ mini-panels, which interchange like puzzle pieces, will be shown for the first time.

"Firestorm Quartet" by Laura Willems
“Firestorm Quartet” by Laura Willems
Laura was born and raised in the Midwest, loves sports and the outdoors and spending time with animals. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut. An avid traveler, she has visited all seven continents and has been inspired by the very diverse cultures and landscapes she has experienced as well as the many museums she has visited over the years. 

"The Fires Within" by Laura Willems
“The Fires Within” by Laura Willems

Laura’s art has evolved through those travels and by participating in many classes and seminars in various mediums and artistic styles. She has found guidance from her artist brother, Ira Bruce Reines and many fellow artists. A highly creative and passionate person, she constantly reinvents herself in order to explore new avenues of expression.

Laura Willems at  Wellington City Hall Exhibit with "Slash"
Laura Willems at Wellington City Hall Exhibit with “Slash”
Laura’s art uses the laws of gravity, chemistry and physics to turn the canvases into unique highly kinetic interplays of vivid color that ebb and flow. Each painting is created in a mixed media bath of acrylics, oils, gesso and metallics of different density and liquidity. The canvas is dipped in this bath, then tilted and worked, allowing the mediums to flow and merge into complex patterns and intricate textures. Laura’s paintings can be viewed in any direction and explode in breathtaking brilliant colors.

"Heavy Metals" by Laura Willems
“Heavy Metals” by Laura Willems

Laura tells The Rickie Report,”As in a microcosm or vast universe, the innate laws of physics governing the world are at work as I create my latest series of paintings. For each canvas, I first create a bath of mixed media: acrylics, oils, gessoes, and metallics of different density and liquidity. “

"Life in Europa" by Laura Willems
“Life in Europa” by Laura Willems

Laura says: “Have you ever noticed that looking through a microscope can be similar to looking through a telescope? Is it a star or a piece of sand?  Particles, at the subatomic level, mimic planetary motion. The symmetry of the universe, ruled by the laws of nature, is key to my inspiration.  As I add each color and medium, the disparate chemical make-ups of the mediums react with each other, jockeying for position like rivers flowing along hydro-dynamic lines.”

Laura is a member of several Professional Associations, including Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Artists of Palm Beach County, Wellington Art Society, Lake Worth Art League and International Association of Experimental Artists.

This SOLO Exhibition will conclude on June 15, 2015.

Please call 561-632-8225, for more information.

Works can be specially created to suit your home or office.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

WAS Celebrating Earth Day


April 19, 2015
At the Wellington Amphitheatre
4 - 7 PM

Come and enjoy music, entertainment,
children's activities, demonstrations and free plants!
Food vendors will be there!

Members share the attached flyer with everyone!!
WAS will have a tent at this fun event!!

This is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with your family & friends!
Learn about eco-friendly products & support your community!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

City Hall Artists Reception

Please Join Us in Honoring
Our Wellington Art Society Artists at a
in the Beautiful
Wellington City Hall Gallery 

Tuesday, April 14, 5:30 - 7 pm

There will be 10 featured artists displaying 21 paintings.
The event is FREE.  Light refreshments.
 Door prizes for guests.

This is a wonderful chance to be inspired, talk to artists,
  and support your local artists & our art community!
Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April 8 Meeting

We're On the Move Again!!
We've found a better (quieter) location!!

Our last 2 meetings for this year will be at the
Bootz Culture Camp
420 State Road 7, Suite 120 
(Royal Office Park), 
Royal Palm Beach  33414
Directions:  North of Forest Hill Blvd off St. Road 7/441, the entrance to the Royal Office Park is north of the plaza containing 'Best Buy & Toys R Us'.  The studio is located in the rear - the last room on the northeast side, park on that side of the building.  This will be a more inviting and intimate venue than the gym at Village Park!

This is a Special Meeting...there will be the Election for next year's Board of Directors plus the presentation of Art Scholarships to High School Seniors!!
The students, parents and teachers will be present for the presentation, so please come out to honor them!

We will also have our 'Member Spotlight' to all artists for this meeting! Bring your most recent finished piece of art or one in progress to share with the membership.  We have a great deal of wonderful talent in our group, so let's "let it shine!"

We all love our art raffles!  If you have any new art items to contribute to our raffle, please contact Donna Donelan,
561-801-2144  or
They will be greatly appreciated!!

Our 'Meet & Greet' begins at 6:30pm.
Everyone please bring a hearty snack 
to share for this special evening!!
Our meeting starts at 7pm.

We are looking forward to a new beginning at 
The Bootz Culture Camp!!
You all will be very pleased with this new location!
See you there!!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Plein Air Festival March 12

What’s all the excitement in the air? 
It’s finally here! 
2nd Annual Plein Air Festival
March 12 - 15
By the sea in Palm Beach, 
Jupiter and Tequesta
Plein air painting at Dubois Park  Ted Matz plein air painting  Collectors' Preview

More than 50 nationally renowned, award-winning artists from around the country (as far away as Alaska) will participate in the largest Plein Air Festival in South Florida!  During the four-day event visitors, locals and art collectors enjoy watching the painters and collecting their original art. For a list of artists, click here >>

Plein Air Festival Schedule

Thursday, March 12
Kids’ Paint Out, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Constitution Park
Kids’ Awards,* 5:15 p.m., Museum
Meet the Artists Reception* 5 to 7 p.m., Museum   

Friday, March 13 
Festival Paint Out features Juried  Invited Artists,* 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Watch them paint at the Society of the Four Arts Garden in Palm Beach 
and Harbourside Place and Riverbend Park in Jupiter
First-Day Paintings and Sale 
Collectors’ first look: 5 to 6 p.m.
Open to public: 6 to 7 p.m.,*  Museum

Saturday, March 14 
Festival Paint Out  features Juried  Invited Artists,* 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Watch them paint at the Society of the Four Arts Garden in Palm Beach 
and Harbourside Place and Riverbend Park in Jupiter
Collectors’ Preview and Cocktail Reception 
Meet 50 top, award-winning artists from 18 states. See paintings of our beautiful area created earlier in the day. Collectors’ will have first choice of these paintings.
6 to 8 p.m., Museum, Tickets are $50, also includes a $50 purchase certificate and exclusive early admission to Collector’s First Look on Friday, March 13, from 5 to 6 p.m. Click here to order tickets online or call (561)746-3101.

Sunday, March 15
Quick Draw Paint Out Competition at DuBois Park* 
Anyone can enter, as long as he or she is registered. (First Prize is $1,000!) 
Watch them paint at Dubois Park in Jupiter, 9 a.m. to noon. 
Click here for Quick Draw Paint Out Entry Form, register at the ArtCenter or at Dubois from 8 to 9 a.m.
Reception, Wet-Painting Sales and Awards* 
($10,000 in prizes) 4 to 6 p.m., Museum
Judges are Marisa Pascucci (Curator, Boca Museum of Art), Morgan Samuel Price (Top Plein Air Artist) and Glenn Tomlinson (Curator, Norton Museum of Art). Come and meet the judges and the artists at the reception and see the paintings created during the festival.

March 15 - March 28
Exhibition of Festival’s Paintings, Museum

* Free to the public

Monday, March 9, 2015

Members Meeting Wednesday, March 11

Join Us at
Wellington Art Society's
Wednesday, March 11th Meeting

It will be our 2nd meeting at our NEW location. 
Village Park, 11700 Pierson Road, 
Wellington 33414, 561-791-4005

Directions from South Shore Boulevard: 
go South to Pierson Rd, turn left, go to Village Park, turn right.

Directions from Forest Hill Blvd:
go West to Stribling Way, turn left, follow until road bends & connects to 
Fairlane, follow until it ends at Pierson Rd.
Turn right on Pierson, go to Village Park - on left just past Commerce Park.

The gymnasium is straight ahead as you enter Village Park.  Go to 
the main entrance of the gym.  There will be signs directing you
to the meeting room.

We'd like to get to know our NEW members!
NEW members...please bring 1 or 2 pieces of your art!
Tell us a little about you and your art.

Meeting Details
6:30 - 7, Meet & Greet...Members please bring snacks to share!
7 - 7:30, Club Business/New Member Spotlight
7:30 - 8:45, McMow Glass of Lake Worth will be doing a demonstration!

We're always in need of new Art Raffle donations
for our monthly meetings!
Everyone enjoys winning a piece of art or a new art related item!!
Contact Donna Donelan with details of your donated item.  

Also needed are any type of used or new art supplies for 
Wellington School Art Departments.  Please bring those to our meeting.

All  donated items will be greatly appreciated!

Please email Donna Donelan,
with you Raffle Donation information OR Art Supplies for our local schools.


McMow is family owned and operated and works with each client’s concept to create original pieces of art for residences, commercial buildings or places of worship. They produce the finest in stained, leaded, carved, etched, mosaic and fused glass projects. Their vision is to produce the finest custom art glass that combines old world technique with new design concepts. They offer classes for aspiring glass artists.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

APBC Art on Park Gallery Presents
an exhibit to showcase the Environmental Beauty of Florida
to benefit
the Sierra Club Loxahatchee Group
Giving Back to the Community
15% of sales will be donated

An exhibition of 2D and 3D works by
Palm Beach County Artists

April 1 to May 16, 2015
Art on Park Gallery    
Monday through Saturday 12 PM to 6 PM
800 Park Avenue     Lake Park, Florida 33403     

Opening Reception:
Friday, April 10, 2015   5 - 8 pm
After Party at The Brewhouse Gallery at 8pm
720 Park Ave, Lake Park
(on the next block east of Art on Park Gallery)
The Brewhouse is also donating a percentage of proceeds from that night to the Sierra Club.

Open to all artists who reside in Palm Beach County, FL

The theme of this exhibit is FLORIDA THE BEAUTIFUL. Works should reflect or represent images of the beautiful Florida environment, which the Sierra Club is dedicated to help protect. Animals, plants, seascapes or landscapes found in Florida are welcome. It could be an image, sculpture or a book. Use your imagination and creativity! Multimedia welcomed. Maximum Size: 40" wide x 60" high. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Around Contest!

WAS Members have been invited to participate in a local art contest that challenges us to share peace and hope through our art.
Let your light shine!  
Our / Dance4Art Contest!
clip_image002Theme: With the social unrest that is happening in our world – the Middle East, Africa, Europe and United States, for most this signals that times are changing. If you could use art as a way to shed some warmth on people’s lives, What would you as the artist create? Using either Acrylic, Oil, or Watercolor, represent how “The brush is mightier than the sword.”
Entry is open to ages 15+
Submission info: Contestant may either 1. Drop their works of art at our studio (Dance4Art) or 2. Upload it to our website, Dance4Art, or 3. Email a PDF or JPG image of the artwork to: AND editor@aroundwellington.comThey will all be judged the same!  Please include your: name, mailing address, email address, phone number and name of the artwork when submitting.**
Deadline: The deadline for submissions is Friday, Feb. 27th.  Winners will be announced on under “Contest” on March 1st.
Winner Info:
1st place:
  • $100 Jerry’s Artarama Gift Card
  • Free Art Class for (3x)
2nd place:Soho Acrylic Painting Set, 1 Free Art Class for two, 16 ounce bottle of Artisan Brush Cleaner
Complete acrylic painting set includes:
  • 24, 21ml tubes of SoHo Urban Artist Acrylic Colors
  • 1, 100ml bottle each of Gloss and Gel Mediums
  • 9 SoHo paint brushes
  • 5 plastic palette knives
  • 5-pack of 12 x 16″ SoHo Painting Boards
  • 30-sheet 12 x 16″ disposable paper palette pad
  • 1 double plastic palette cup
  • 1 “Basics of Acrylic Painting” DVD
  • 1 walnut-finish Van Gogh Table Easel
3rd place: 1 Free Art Class
  • 5 Soho Urban Artist Acrylic
  • 4 quality brushes
  • 2, 11”x14″ Artist Canvas Panel
  • 2, 9″x12″ Artist Canvas Panel
  • 2, 8″x10″ Artist Canvas Panel
  • 8 ounce Artisan Brush Cleaner

Sponsors Information
(Professional Fine Arts Classes)
Dance4Art offer’s over 18+ fine arts classes for people of all ages. If you’re a first time artist, beginner or advanced artist, our classes are geared to meet you where your currently at as an artist and to help improve your craftsmanship. We offer full length art classes and demonstrations, for Toddler’s, Kids, Teens, Adult and Art Therapy for disabled.  Our classes cover a large array on how to draw, paint and sculpt. Also, we’re the only art center in Palm BeachCounty that provides Art Therapy classes for both Kids & Adults facing depression, anxiety, lost of a love one, and recovery patients through music therapy and personal 1 on 1 discussion. We’re the official fine Arts instructor for the City of West Palm Beach, Mandel Public Library. If your looking for a center for your kids to play, learn, and use their imagination more often visit Dance4Art today!
11586 Pierson Rd
Wellington Fl, 33414
Suite L9-L10
Website: or Phone: 561-795-7036
Jerry’s Artarama of West Palm Beach
Jerry’s Artarama has been in business since 1968, and they currently have 20 Art Stores (and growing) across the US. Passionate about the arts and local artists, Jerry’s Artarama of West Palm Beach is a one-stop shop for artists. They have over 17,000 sq. feet of fine art supplies to accommodate every artist’s need at the lowest prices available. They offer demonstrations, classes, and yearly in-store art contest/ giveaways. If you’re interested in the arts, a beginner or advanced artist, stop by and check out their full range of fine art supplies. They have knowledgeable, kind and friendly staff  - guaranteed to have you coming back for more! Jerry’s Artarama is truly the “Candy store for Artists.”
Jerry’s Artarama
Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL33409
(In the Office Depot plaza, behind the Pizza Hut on the north hand side of the road) 
As a special to everyone who wishes to participate in the art contest, from February 16th – 28th, we’re offering 10% OFF the total price for all 12 sessions on any class. Not applicable for those using the pay half now/half later system or Independent Study and Open Studio classes.
Call Anthony at Dance4Art with any questions about this contest. 561-795-7036.  Good luck to all!  
For these guidelines also see “” contest page.