Wellington Art Society To Meet May 8

The Wellington Art Society will meet Wednesday, May 8 at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.).

The meeting will feature a special presentation spotlighting this year’s scholarship recipients. This year, for the first time, the Wellington Art Society was able to expand the scholarship program and offer five $1,000 scholarships to local art students. The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s recipients are Marisa Waddle, Taylor Goldenberg, Kathia St. Hilaire and Cindy Perdomo of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts, and Lauren Escalada of Seminole Ridge High School.

The monthly meeting will begin at 7 p.m. with an introduction of new members, who will have an opportunity to show their work, followed by the business meeting. There will be a raffle, open to all attendees, with items perfect for artists and art lovers. The meeting is open to the public with a guest fee of $5, which can be applied to an art society membership.

At 7:30 p.m., local photographer Cliff Finley of Finman Photography will discuss the importance of quality images of your artwork and how to photograph them for submission to shows, exhibitions and galleries.

This will be followed with an artist development program discussing the business of marketing your art, including how to create an inventory, the benefits of a web site or blog, how to write an artist’s statement and options on how to sell your art.

Founded in 1981, the Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County. Membership forms will be available.

A charitable organization, the society’s mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among members and youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in the western communities. For more information about the Wellington Art Society, visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org, wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com or call President Leslie Pfeiffer at (561) 791-3676.