Art Society To Feature Photographer Durga Garcia

The Wellington Art Society will meet Wednesday, March 12 at the Wellington Community Center. The meeting will feature a demonstration by photographer Durga Garcia.

A meet-and-mingle will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a raffle and the member spotlight. The general meeting begins at 7 p.m. with the presentation and demo to follow. Guests are welcome for a $5 fee.

Garcia is a published, internationally shown, award-winning photographer of fine art images and portraits. Her images are in numerous public and private collections. Based in South Florida, she is a freelance professional photographer of projects, art for artists and portraits, with several long-term projects and books to her credit.

Garcia brings an uncommon background to her pictures, with a past that has had her living in many countries and across America, working as a racehorse trainer, steeplechase jockey, equine veterinary paramedic, certified art appraiser, yoga teacher and member of the U.S. International Pistol Team.

Garcia has parlayed her years of experience as a certified art appraiser into a special talent for conveying those nuanced details.

“I strive to make an image that people want to look at closely. To notice subtle nuances, created with light and shadows,” she said. “My fine art images rarely show identity, have a timeless quality, with often the unexpected, gestures, textures, emotions and are hopefully thought-provoking.”

Learn more about her work at

The current WAS Member Art Show at the Gallery at City Hall features 17 artists and 36 works of art. Wellington and the Wellington Art Society will host a “Celebrate Creativity” artists’ reception on Tuesday, March 25, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Gallery at City Hall. The WAS Member Art Show continues through April 30.

The new WAS Members’ Art Showcase, beginning March 11 at the Wellington Community Center’s lower level, is sure to inspire people of all ages. A wide variety of mediums and techniques reveal the creative artistic expressions and mastery of members. The showcase will continue through mid-June.

The Wellington Community Center displays original works that are available for sale and are rotated every three months.

The Wellington Art Society is a nonprofit organization that works to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County. For more information, visit