Carolyn Austin demonstrating the etched glass process.

Sunday, December 4, 2016


We had a really nice meeting at Carolyn Austin’s glass studio in November.  Carolyn had much to say about the art of glass etching and fusing….What a process!

The dates of the rescheduled Jupiter Community Center Show will be from January 3 to February 24. Opening reception is on Friday, January 6th, 6-7:30.

Plein-Air is starting again in December….on Wednesday mornings at 10 this year. Bill Sabino is the person to contact:  757-871-2808

The Board met and has the slate ready.  Nominations continue to be open until the December meeting and we welcome anyone interested in helping out. It would be great if some of you brought fresh thoughts about display areas and possible shows.

President:     Gerri Aurre
Exec. VP:     Katy DiGioia
Publicity:      Linda Mathison
Treasurer:     Bill Sabino
Refreshments:     Karen Reinhart, Camille Babusik
Chair Corner Cafe:    Efrian Fay

We will be having our annual Holiday meeting on Monday, December 12th. Please bring a small wrapped painting or sculpture that you have created for the Art exchange….This has become a tradition! Again, Bill will be bringing the pizzas.

It’s December, so it is time to think about DUES for 2017…..$35.
Besides hosting our monthly meetings and demonstrations, NCAA participates in the local and county Cultural Councils. We make contributions to worthwhile community Art groups and various children’s programs. Join us once again.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

December 7, Wednesday             Plein-Air under the bridge in Jupiter, 10AM
December 12, Monday                Holiday Get-Together at Lighthouse Art Center, 7PM
December 14, Wednesday           Plein-Air at Riverbend Park, 10AM
December 19, Monday                Change Art at Corner Cafe, 2:30PM

Sunday, November 6, 2016



This month we are going to have our NCAA meeting at UNIQUE GLASS ART.


Carolyn Austin is going to talk to us about how she creates her etched, carved and fused glass. It should be an interesting and fun evening.

The canceled show at the Jupiter Community Center has been rescheduled for January. The Jupiter Art Committee has really made an effort to include us in their schedule. We will each be able to submit one piece to this show. If you have submitted payment you will need to contact Linda at:, by Friday, November 18th with the title of the piece you would like included. The committee has not cashed your check as of yet, so if you prefer, you can just withdraw from this show.

December will mean it is again time for our elections….Please contact me, Linda or Katy if you are interested in getting more involved….that would be great.  New ideas are certainly welcome! We also would love to have a chair person for the Corner Cafe…. Any ideas about places to display our work???

Board meeting at Village Art Studios, Wednesday, November 16th at noon.

Hope you join us at Unique Glass Art on Monday, November 14th.

Happy Thanksgiving to All.

NOVEMBER 14, Monday                 7PM meeting at Unique Glass Art

NOVEMBER 16, Wednesday           Board Meeting Village Art Studios-Noon

NOVEMBER 17, Thursday                Opening: 6X6 Show at the Lighthouse Art Center, 5:30-7:30PM….several of our members are in this show

NOVEMBER 21, Monday                   Change art at Corner Cafe, 2:30PM

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Our meeting for Monday, October 10th is cancelled.

We will meet the following Monday, October 17th, 7PM at the Lighthouse Art Center.
Hope to see you then.


Saturday, September 3, 2016


Here we are again about to look forward to the Fall and a new season of Art here in South Florida.

First, CONGRATULATIONS to our members Bill Jones, 2nd place and Carolyn Austin , 3rd place for their art work in the LAC Art of Association show!

The NCAA show at the Jupiter Community Center is approaching and applications can be downloaded by contacting Linda Mathison,  The exhibition runs October 7-November 13, 2016.  Space is limited.  Deadline to apply is Friday, September 30th.  Further instructions are on the entry form. 

The Jupiter Art Committee has supported us and sponsored this show for many years….Let’s have a good showing!

As quiet as the Summer is, there are a number of fine shows going on right now. First of all, during rebuilding, the Norton Museum is open and free to the public.  This is a two year massive project and they are striving to remain relevant during the process. I attended a terrific discussion about a Matisse sculpture one afternoon last week.  Check out the schedule for their latest events.

The "All Florida Show" is at the Boca Museum is until September 25th.  It is very well presented and I thought that there were some important works exhibited.  This museum seems to be doing some good things lately. The same can be said for the Ft. Lauderdale Museum under the leadership of  Bonnie Clearwater from Miami.

The shows at the Cultural Council in Lake Worth are also both very worthwhile visiting…and they had a wonderful Opening. NCAA has become a member again and so we are invited to their events. "Women in the Visual Arts” is exhibiting there until October 1st. The "Armory Faculty Show" runs until October 29th and these local artists made quite an effort to show new work.

In general, the Art community in our area is alive and very well.  I think that in the next few years South Florida will continue to emerge as an important contributor to the American Art scene.

Our first meeting this season, at the newly refreshed Lighthouse Art Center, is on Monday, September 12th at 7:00 p.m.  Cindy Bartosek will be demonstrating eco printing. ( Printing plant material on fabric and paper.)  She will be offering classes at the Lighthouse Art Center School and has a lot to show us.

The photography show, " Eyes Wide Open"  will open at LAC on September 1st with an Opening Reception scheduled for September 15th. 

“Size Matters: 6x6” will be a show from November 17 to December 15…that’s 6 INCHES OR 6 FEET... Entries can be submitted with Juried Art Services right now.

Lots is happening…..Lots to do!!

September 12, Monday           NCAA meeting, 7PM, LAC 
                                                Cindy Bartosek demonstrating
September 30, Friday              Applications due for
                                                Town of Jupiter Show
September 15, Thursday         Opening “Eyes Wide Open”, 
                                                 Lighthouse Art Center, 5:30-7:30
September 19, Monday           Change Art at Corner Cafe, 2:30
September 26, Monday           Pick up Art at Eissey Theatre, 10-12

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Just a reminder:
Lighthouse ArtCenter Closing reception for Art of Association, Thursday, August 8, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  No charge for members, Nonmembers $10.

 Artists are welcome to check-out with artwork following our 8/11/16 closing reception.  Gallery will be open for artwork check-out Friday, 8/12/16  from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  & Saturday, 8/13/16, 10a.m.  - 2 p.m.

Please consider donating a piece of your original artwork to our D’Art for Art fundraiser.  We could not accomplish everything we do without the support of artists in our community.  We will be accepting D’Art donations during this closing reception.

Monday, June 6, 2016


Two great shows were hung this week. ..The Eissey Theatre lobby and Art of Association at the Lighthouse.  I think that the work is interesting and we are well represented. Hanging such diverse pieces is a challenge but really quite fun.  Julie Beaumont, Linda Mathison and I put in a full day at the Lighthouse and, of course, treated ourselves to a fine lunch in the middle of it all.

Katy DiGioia will run our June 13th meeting and members will have a chance to discuss their piece at Art of Association. Come ready to tell us all about your inspiration.The opening reception for this show will be on June 16th, 5:30-7:30.

 Try to stop by the Eissey Theatre sometime this summer as well.  This show is there until September 26th.

The children’s show at the Lighthouse was very good this year.  Katy DiGioia and Karen Reinhardt awarded the five prizes from NCAA and we made a $100 donation to Martin County Special Needs.

NCAA is also sponsoring a week of Summer Art camp for an 8 to 12 year old.

I am off and running for the summer, as are many of you.  Enjoy, and come back ready to create!



JUNE 13, Monday                      NCAA meeting,7:00,Discussion of your artwork at Art of Association with Katy DiGioia
JUNE 16, Thursday                    Opening of Art of Association with prizes, 5:30-7:30
AUGUST 11, Thursday              Closing reception Art of Association
AUGUST 12&13                        Pick up art at Art of Association
SEPTEMBER 12, Monday         NCAA meeting
SEPTEMBER 26, Monday         Pick up art at Eissey Theatre

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Now is the time for entries to be submitted for TWO upcoming Summer shows.

The Call to Artists for Art of Association is NOW.  Deadline for sending images to Linda Mathison -  is 5/21/2016. You don’t send images to the Lighthouse, as the entries will be judged by NCAA. You can download the entry forms or pick them up at the Village Art Studios. NCAA members will be assured of having one piece in the show because of the limited space.  Your NCAA dues must be paid to participate.

Please submit payment directly to the Lighthouse Art Center:  $20 for LAC members or $30 for non-members. This should be done by 5/21/16 as well.

All pertinent information is on the Call to Artists. 

Delivery of art work will be on June 2, 10am-2pm

We have also been asked to have a show at the Eissey Theatre from June 1 to September 26.
Please send your images to by May 16th.  List title, size, media and price. We have to send all pertinent information to Eissey before the show. Drop off to the Eissey Theatre will be on June 1, between 10 and 12.

This month’s speaker will be photographer, Bruce Bain.  Bruce will give a talk about composition and offer us some insights into how he markets his images.  He has had a long career in photography and has much to say. I expect that the key to ANY successful art is basically good composition!

There will be a Board Meeting on Wednesday, May 18th at Noon, at the Village Art Studios.

Enjoy the breezes and the last few weeks of Plein Air…call Bill Sabino about locations.

Apologies to David Huebsch.  He won and Honorable Mention in the Oil-Acrylic category of the LAC Members Show.  Congratulations!



MAY 9, Monday          NCAA Meeting, 7PM, Lighthouse Art Center, Bruce Bain speaking about composition

MAY 16, Monday        Drop off Art at Corner Cafe, 2:30

MAY 18, Wednesday   Board Meeting, 12 Noon at the Village Art Studios
MAY 21, Saturday       Deadline for submitting images for show at Eissey Theatre
MAY 21, Saturday       Deadline for submitting images to Linda Mathison for Art of Association