Friday, January 15, 2016

10th Annual Art Fest on the Green

The Wellington Art Society will present its 10th Annual Art Fest on the Green at the Wellington Amphitheater at 12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington on Saturday, January 30th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, January 31st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Art Fest is a celebration of art, life, and bringing art and community together in a beautiful outdoor setting.
     The juried fine art and craft show will feature artists from around the country showing off unique designs across multiple mediums, including painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, textiles, photography and more.
     The goal is to bring art and community together.  Art Fest gives the community an opportunity to interact with the artists, learn more about their creative process, different mediums and techniques and learn about the artists’ lives.
     Several artists will be working on site and the 50 fine artists participating in the festival were selected for their creativity, mastery of the technique and level of excellence.
     The four co-chairs for Art Fest, Leslie Pfeiffer, Adrianne Hetherington, Faye Ford, President Sandy Axelrod and WAS Volunteers will be on hand to assist visitors as they navigate through a children’s art activity area where art can be created, shared and taken home, as well as through the fine art selection by professional and emerging artists from across the country displaying their original artwork.  With a wide variety of original art for sale there is something for everyone in the show. It is a fantastic opportunity to take home an original work of art and a have a great story to share about the artist.  

Live acoustic music will be performed by Bobby G. and his friends during Show hours. Food Trucks will be on site offering a delicious variety of food.

    The 100 members of the Wellington Art Society, founded in 1981, represent a wide variety of mediums and experience.  The group is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists a platform to share their work, learn more about their craft, and serve the community through their art. 
      The proceeds from Art Fest help finance the Wellington Art Society’s long standing Scholarship Program.  

Thursday, January 14, 2016

February Members Meeting

Nicole Galluccio
Galluccio is a mixed media pop artist from Lake Worth.
With a BFA from Florida Atlantic University in Studio Art,
Nicole has been painting and creating in South Florida for 
20 years. Throughout her career, she has exhibited at the
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Continuum Annual 
Pop Up Art Exhibition, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, 
Artists' Guild and a host of other galleries in Palm Beach County.
She currently has work available through RCB Fine Art Gallery
in Lake Worth and a 13 foot mural at the Boynton Beach
Arts District.

"I find inspiration for my floral pieces from nature as well as from 
vintage fabrics, 60s mod fashion and style, comic and street art and 
spinning them into heavily exaggerated illustrative pop paintings."

January Members Meeting

Robert Swinson - Photographer
The Wellington Art Society Invites You to
Come Join Us for an Evening of Information & Inspiration

Our Next Members Meeting is
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Bootz Culture Camp
420 South State Rd. 7, Suite 118
Use the new direct entrance from the parking lot!
Royal Palm Beach

Socialize, meet new members, enjoy some delicious
nibbles, hear about all the exciting things we have planned
for this year, possibly win a great raffle prize and be
inspired by our fabulous guest speaker:

 Robert Swinson 
With over thirty five years experience in photography encompassing 35mm through large format studio cameras Robert has been involved with many artistic and commercial uses of photography and graphics arts. His professional roles have included commercial publishing, color separation for the printing industry, studio photography for both large products and portraiture, location in fashion and product to now include video and film production work with lighting and sets.

“I am attracted to organic form and energy whether it is found in nature, figure or movement. There is an energy in dance I am attracted to, something that takes over the dancer through their movements. This energy can also be found in a static form of living things. Sometimes it is used to convey a feeling or mood, other times to make a statement.”