The Wellington Art Society will present its 12th annual Art Fest on the Green at the Wellington Amphitheater on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 28 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, explained co-chairs Leslie Pfeiffer and Toni Willey. Support from community partners and sponsors helps create a family-friendly event that many people look forward to every year.
The juried fine art and fine craft show will feature artists from around the country showing original artwork across multiple mediums, including painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, textiles, photography and more. Awards will be presented to artists for best in show, first place, second place, third place and honorable mentions.
Art Fest on the Green gives the community an opportunity to interact with the artists, learn more about their creative process, different mediums and techniques, and hear about the artists’ inspiration and accomplishments.
Children will have a great time creating their own work of art to take home at the children’s art activity area. Live acoustic music will be performed by popular local and regional musicians during show hours, and food trucks will be on site offering a variety of delicious food.
Proceeds from Art Fest on the Green help fund the Wellington Art Society’s scholarship program and other art outreach programs.
Many artists will be working on site. The 55 fine artists participating in the festival were selected for their creativity, mastery of the technique and level of excellence.
This year, several artists will be presenting their latest art work exclusively at the show, offering originals and limited editions for sale.
Manny Jomok, a plein air watercolorist, will present his recent captivating Palm Beach landscapes painted on site at popular area locations, such as the Society of the Four Arts, Old Key Lime House, the Grassy Waters Preserve, the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Mounts Botanical Garden and more.
Many of his paintings are done with other artists as part of meet-ups he helps organize with Plein Air Palm Beach (www.pleinairpalmbeach.com). Jomok teaches watercolor and exhibits in Florida and Maine. His artwork is found in corporate and private collections around the world. For more info., visit www.mannyjart.com.
Sheree Blum, a Wellington-based glass artist, will introduce her latest Palm Beach-inspired glass plates, bowls and decorative pieces.
Using a glass process that allows her to translate her ideas and designs into vibrant functional pieces, she fulfills her need to create. “Why else would a glass artist get up at 4 a.m. to check the kiln to see the magic of her design work done 12 hours before?” she asked.
Her glasswork has been featured in Epicurious America’s Best Recipes (2014), People magazine (Jennie Garth tabletop décor, 2014), Coastal Living (2015) and Southern Lady (2017).
Blum’s glass bowls, dessert plates and cake stands have been sold in Anthropologie stores across the United States, the United Kingdom and online. She participates in many fine art and craft shows throughout the country and accepts commissions for special edition pieces. For more info., visit www.kickingglassbysheree.com.
Tim Gaydos, an award-winning artist in several mediums, will present his recent paintings of reflections in nature.
“In recent years, I have been moving more and more toward abstracting the landscape by eliminating detail, simplifying shapes, exaggerating colors with the intent of creating stronger composition,” he explained.
Gaydos has been a master pastelist of the Pastel Society of America since 1987. He has received more than 200 awards, most notably the American Watercolor Society Gold Medal of Honor. He has had many solo exhibitions and his work is in the public collections at Rutgers University, the Butler Institute of American Art, the Metropolitan Opera, L.L. Bean Corporation and Tides Institute & Museum. For more info., visit www.timgaydos.com.
Co-chairs Pfeiffer and Willey, along with many Wellington Art Society volunteers, will be on hand to assist visitors as they navigate through the fine art selection by professional and emerging artists from across the country, as well as the children’s art activity area, where art can be created, shared and taken home.
With a wide variety of original art for sale, there will be something for everyone at Art Fest on the Green.
The Wellington Amphitheater is located at 12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd. For more information about Art Fest on the Green, contact Leslie Pfeiffer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (561) 632-3677, or Toni Willey at email@example.com or (561) 389-4798. To learn more, visit www.wellingtonartsociety.org.