Wellington Art Society Opens Season Sept. 11

The first Wellington Art Society meeting of the 2013-14 season promises to be a great one, showcasing artists and unveiling a calendar filled with events, lectures and artist demonstrations.

The meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Greenview Room at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.). Refreshments will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m. The early portion of the meeting will feature a member spotlight. Members are asked to bring one piece of art that they created over the summer. There will a raffle with items perfect for artists and art lovers, which is open to all attendees.

The general meeting begins at 7 p.m., when the year’s events will be discussed, which includes calls to artists, demonstrations by well-known artists, exhibit opportunities, gallery tours and outreach to create an even better art community.

The Wellington Art Society has artwork on display in the society’s exhibit space at the Wellington Municipal Complex and the Wellington Community Center. The group also has ongoing exhibitions at Whole Foods Market.

Once again, the Wellington Art Society will present ArtFest on the Green, a two-day event with artist and vendors from around the county. The event will be held Jan. 25-26, 2014 at the Wellington Amphitheater. More information and applications are available at wellingtonartsociety. blogspot.com.

The presentation for the first meeting will be by JB Berkow. She is not only an internationally known artist, but also an artist who has worked intimately with other artists. At age 26, Berkow founded the cooperative Touchstone Gallery in Washington, D.C. She also founded Frenchman’s Art Gallery & Studio and in 2003, Rosetta Stone Fine Art Gallery in Jupiter. Berkow has always felt a strong need to mentor and promote other artists. She published a book, What They Don’t Teach You in Art School, as a culmination of many years of experience and in-depth research. Books will be available for sale.

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.

A charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in the western communities. For more information, visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.