Wellington Art Society Open House Sept. 12

The Wellington Art Society will host first regular meeting of the 2012-13 season Wednesday, Sept. 12 in the Grand Cypress room at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.).

This evening is a chance for artists and art lovers to hear about the exciting new offerings that the Wellington Art Society has planned for the coming year.

Fabulous artwork is on display in the society’s new exhibit space in the Wellington Municipal Complex. These original works are available for sale and are rotated quarterly.

The art society also has ongoing exhibitions at Whole Foods Market in Wellington, which feature art society members for three-month-long shows.

Refreshments will be served beginning at 6 p.m. and there will a raffle that is open to all attendees. At 6:15 p.m. there will be a special presentation by Wellington to 14 local students receiving congressional certificates awarded by Congressman Ted Deutch for an art show they participated in sponsored by the village. Each year, the Wellington Art Society awards scholarships to Palm Beach County graduating seniors who will be attending art schools All money raised by the Wellington Art Society go toward these scholarships.

The general meeting begins at 7 p.m. when the year’s calendar will be revealed, which includes calls to artists, workshops, exciting demonstrations by well-known artists and opportunities to create an even better art community. This year, the society will also present ArtFest on the Green, a two-day event with artist and vendors from around the county. The event will be held Jan. 5-6, 2013 at the Wellington Amphitheater.

More information and applications are available at wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com.