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Betty Laur's collage is in our show at The New Studio of the Visual Arts

Monday, December 7, 2009


Message from the editor:

The following news items were received after the December newsletter was published, if you have news to be included try to get it in during the last week of the month. Thanks! Doreen

Judith Boland-Caruso was also accepted into the Elliott Museum show and she sold her painting at the Corner Cafe! Congrats to Judy!

Also, Judy wanted to post a message about the Holiday Open House at Gallery Square North on the 11th from 7-9. Gallery Square South is also participating in the Open House. All the shops in Gallery Square South, directly across from the Lighthouse Center for the Arts, will be open and have refreshments. We're hoping people will wander over to our side of the street for some Christmas cheer!

Jane Blatt reports an opening coming up at the Hobe Sound Fine Arts League:

On Sunday, December 20, 2009, 2:00-4:00pm, Hobe Sound Fine Arts League December "Artist-of-the-Month", Evelyn Browning, will host a Christmas "Angels and Art" reception featuring her seven angel paintings, apropos of the holiday season. Ms. Browning is a multi-talented artist who will also be exhibiting her oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel art while wearing her magnificent jewelry---not to be missed. She has note cards for last-minute shoppers and will even offer door prizes for the lucky few! The Hobe Sound Fine Arts League is a non-profit organization. Therefore, all proceeds after expenses benefit Children's Outreach Programs.
WHERE: The Hobe Sound Fine Arts Gallery
8879 SE Bridge Road, Marketplace Plaza
Hobe Sound, Florida 33455
772-288-6371 or 772-546-2946

Thursday, December 3, 2009

December 2009

Message From the President, Gerri Aurre:

The December 14th meeting will be a Christmas party at The Village Art Studios. We'll socialize until about 7:30 and then watch the Joe LaPierre palette knife film. It should be fun. I think that I will invite Katie Dietz, the new director of the Lighthouse Center for the Arts.
December is, as always, a very busy month and this year is no exception. December 2-6 is Art Basel in Miami. This is an event that I try not to miss. In fact, I expect to drive down each day. I cannot think of any art event, ANYWHERE, that is quite so comprehensive and exciting. The show at the Convention Center is just the beginning. Art Miami is in the Wynwood District, as are so many of the other venues. Truly, it is very easy to get down there and takes about an hour and a half. Wynwood is just south on 95 and then, east on 195, take the first exit onto N.Miami Ave....and you're there.

LCA Christmas Shop is all day on Sunday, December 6th.

There will be a Holiday Open House at Gallery Square North on the 11th from 7-9. This is a very festive event that shouldn't be missed.

Our first outdoor painting session is planned at Busch Wildlife Sanctuary on Tuesday, December 8th at 12 noon. Brenda, their Master Naturalist, is great, and will show us around and help find the best spots to work. Generally, plein-aire sessions will be on Fridays, but they are busy with school groups then. There will be more destinations in January...One at a local tropical garden center.

There are two exceptional member exhibits this month:
Tess Lindsay is at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center.
The Seabranch Art League has a beautiful show going on in Stuart, and many of our members are participating.

Also, Doreen Lepore's pastel painting "Dune" was accepted into the Elliott Museum show in Stuart, Reception 12/10 5:30-7:00 PM. The show runs from Dec. 11 - Jan 17.

BRA-VO will be an exhibition at the Lighthouse Center starting on January 5th. Artists are asked to bring a decorated bra for auction to benefit breast cancer research. Besides this being a very good cause, it should be alot of fun.
Pick up entry forms at LCAA or get it online.

Change art at:

Baccio's on Wed. Dec. 9th at 3:00.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Correction - Tess Lindsay Exhibit

The Public Art Advisory Board of Port St. Lucie informs me that they noticed on the CONNECTIONS Member News that Tess Lindsay is exhibiting there. The location is not the Community Center, but the new PSL CIVIC CENTER,

Main number: (772) 807-4488.

The address is: 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie FL

Tess Lindsay will be having a show at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center from 11/6 to 12/10. The opening reception will be from 6 - 8 pm on 11/5.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

November 2009

Message from the President, Gerri Aurre

November is when you will all be receiving your membership renewals in the mail. Please send in your checks as quickly as possible.

In fact, you can send them in right now to:

Virginia Furey
13222 Saint Tropez Circle
Palm Beach Gardens, Fl 33410

NCAA held its Board meeting on October 22 and we felt that we accomplished a number of things for the 2010 season. Everyone seemed to enjoy having lunch first at the Gallery Grill. Please remember that all members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

We've established a slate of officers and will vote on them at the December meeting. If anyone is interested in helping out, we would love for you to add your name. We'll even CREATE a position for you!

President: Gerri Aurre
Vice President: Carol Steinberg
Secretary and Membership: Virginia Furey
Treasurer: Mel Schumacher
Blog Editor: Doreen Lepore
Publicity: Linda Mathison
Email: Betty Laur
Shows and Venues: Katie D'Gioia
Refreshments: Karen Reinhart and Tess Lindsay

Check the Lighthouse Center for the Arts website for details and entry forms for upcoming shows, such as CONTEMPO and BRA-VO: http://www.lighthousearts.org/

The CONTEMPO SHOW in January at the Lighthouse Center for the Arts is a juried show and a wonderful opportunity for our members. The deadline is early in November.
Bra-Vo details were on the blog last month and are also on their website
February and March: We are working on these. Any ideas?????

April: Student and Member Show at the Lighthouse Center

May: Exhibit at Molly's House in Stuart

Our November demonstrator will be Pam Carmen. Pam is an artist at the Village Art Studios and works with Polimer Clay. She does beautiful glass painting as well and I will ask her to bring these along too.

Starting this month we'll include news from the Hobe Sound Fine Arts League. Their next monthly meeting is on Monday, November 16, 2009, 7:15pm, located at the Marketplace Plaza (Winn Dixie),
8879 SE Bridge Road, Hobe Sound, FL (phone: 772-546-2946 ) Their guest artist will be the famous and gifted Hugh O'Neill. Hugh will be demonstrating using the Impressionist Palette and he will be giving a 2 day workshop Jan. 29 & 30, which is filling up fast. http://www.oneillgalleries.com/.

In December, we will be having our Christmas Party at the Village Art Studios. We will be showing a video of Joe LaPierre doing a demo of his palette knife painting technique. As soon as Joe moved into the studio, I had planned on asking him to do something for the Christmas meeting. Joe's passing has certainly been a very sad turn of events, but all of us, luckily, can still gain from Joe's fun spirit and wisdom.

The Lake Park Library Exhibit has been extended through November. We'll take it down on November 30th.

Pick up at Jupiter Town Hall will be on November 9th, between 9 and 12.
We are very fortunate that this hard working group has convinced the powers that be, that it should be moved to the Community Center. The show has MUCH more exposure in this space since all classes pass down this hall every week.

Mark Your Calendars:
Sunday, November 8th, 5:30-7:30 D'ART Cocktail Party
Monday, November 9th 9:00-noon pick up at Jupiter Town Hall
Monday, November 9th, 7:00PM NCAA Monthly Meeting - Pam Carmen Demonstrates
Thursday, November 12, 3:00 PM Corner Cafe
Saturday, November 14th D'ART Evening Gala....tickets still available
Monday, November 16th, 7:15 PM Hobe Sound Fine Art League - Hugh O'Neill Demonstrates
Tuesday, November 17, 2:30 PM Boulevard Rest.
November 28th: Tree decorating at the Studio
November 3oth Pick up at Lake Park Library

And, lastly, Do join us at the Village Art Studios, this Saturday, October 31st for a gala Halloween. We'll be there all day, in costume, doing all sorts of Art.


North County Art Association, Inc.

2010 Dues Renewal

Your North County Art Association has been working hard throughout 2009, providing all of our members with excellent monthly demonstrations, numerous opportunities to display and sell your artwork, while networking with other artists and art lovers.

Please take this opportunity to renew your membership by completing this form and returning it along with your check payable to the NCAA Inc. Please note that your dues are paid through December 31, 2009. If 2010 dues are not paid by February 1, you will be dropped from the active membership list. Of course, we will gladly reinstate you whenever we receive your dues.


________$35 Single
________ $50 Couple

Our newsletter will continue to be sent via The Web in 2010. Please be sure to submit your correct Email address.

Name: ___________________________________________________________________________


Please indicate if you do not have Email

Website name:______________________________________________________________________

Local address:

Local Telephone#:

Primary Art medium:

Please mail this completed form with your check (payable to NCAA, Inc.) to the following address:

North County Art Association, Inc.
C/o Gerri Aurre
1721 17th Court
Jupiter, Florida 33477

Thank you for your continued support. And remember, our monthly meetings are at the

Lighthouse Center School on Seabrook Ave. in Tequesta
2nd Monday of each month at 7pm

Monday, October 5, 2009

Call to Artists Indian River

Deadline: November 20, 2009


As one of only 10 selected artist’s you will have the unique opportunity to paint, sculpt, adorn, or otherwise artistically transform one of 10 blank, approximately 12” High and 8.5” from toe to heel, western style boots. Hand sculpted and kiln fired by Veros’ acclaimed clay artist Heidi Hill.

Each artist whose boot design is approved and sponsored will be awarded an honorarium of $150.00 upon completion and delivery of the approved boot. The boots will be auctioned at the “Stetsons & Stiletto’s” fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society in March 2010.

The boots are intended as permanent works of art to be proudly displayed in a home or office.Each application will consist of an entry form, proposal description and a concept drawing. No more than two (2) design submissions per artist.

This event will offer artists an opportunity to gain diversified media exposure for their work, earn an honorarium and support the American Cancer Society in the quest to “Give Cancer the Boot”.

Entry Deadline: Applications and required supporting documents are due by November 20, 2009. Selected Artist Notified: November 24, 2009. Artists’ transform boots: Nov.2009 thru Jan. 2010. Publicity, promotion and recognition of artists and artwork: Nov. thru February 2010. March 2010 “ACS “Stetsons & Stilettos” Event. *Political, religious, sexual and commercial messages and icons are prohibited and all designs will need to be approved by the IRC-ACS Art Committee.

Contact for Artist Package: Ruth Ann Holt Chairman “Call To Artists” email:mailto:snrholt47@bellsouth.netor call 772-770-2321 American Cancer Society Treasure Coast Area 3375 20th Street, Suite 100 - Vero Beach, Florida 32960

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Call To Artists - BRA-VO

Call to Artists!

Dear Artist of the Community,

The Lighthouse Center for the Arts will be hosting Bra-Vo, an exhibition and auction
to help support the fight against breast cancer. The event is being held in honor of
our very own Evelyne Bates, who battled and won her breast cancer fight in 2008.

A portion of the gallery will be dedicated to a collection of “art bras” created by the
artists of our community. The bras will be on display from January 7 – February 11,
2010 in conjunction with the Komen Race for the Cure. At the conclusion of the
exhibition, the bras will be auctioned off and the proceeds will go to benefit breast
cancer research.

We are looking for artists to commit to designing a bra for this very important cause.
The bras can be as crazy and creative or as elegant and beautiful as you wish. Visit
the link below to see examples of “art bras.”


We want each garment to be its own piece of wearable art. Please view the
participation requirements below.

Participation Requirements

  • Artists are asked to supply their bra for decorating. LCA is not responsible for supplying your bra.

  • Bra is to be submitted on a padded satin hanger for display purposes. Artists are to supply hanger when submitting bra.
  • The displayed bras are considered a tax deductible donation to the extent of the law and all net proceeds will go to benefit breast cancer research.
  • Bras must be submitted on January 5, 2010.

  • Any bras not purchased at the auction will remain property of LCA to use for future raffles, auctions, displays, etc.
If you would like to be a part of this creative and worthy event, please fill out the
attached paperwork. We look forward to your participation!


Shannon Scott
Curatorial Assistant


Artist Name:



Title of bra:

Special dedication:

By signing and submitting this form, I am giving my commitment to the Lighthouse
Center for the Arts to design and create an original art bra for the Bra-Vo exhibition
and auction to be held January 7 - February 11, 2010.

• I understand and acknowledge that it is my responsibility to supply the bra that I will
decorate as well as the padded, satin hanger on which my bra will be displayed.
LCA does not take responsibility for supplying these items.

• I understand and acknowledge that displaying a piece in the exhibition is
considered a tax deductible donation to the extent of the law and that all proceeds
will go to benefit breast cancer research.

• I understand and acknowledge that if my piece is not purchased at the auction, it
remains property of LCA to use in a future auction, raffle, sale, etc.

• I will submit my art bra to the center on January 5, 2010 between the hours of
10:00am - 4:30pm.

Artist’s Signature: x

This letter serves as your Record of Donation for tax purposes.
Lighthouse Center for the Arts is a Not-For-Profit 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Reg. # CH1856

Sunday, September 27, 2009

October 2009

Lazy Loxahatchee - Pastel

Message from the President, Gerri Aurre:

First of all, I am very happy to report that Carol Steinberg is recovering at an astonishing rate from her recent surgery. I'm sure that she will be back to normal and better than ever, within weeks.

Everyone who was at the September meeting has reported that they really enjoyed Doreen Lepore's pastel demo. Her approach was to take a cue from the cooking shows and prepare the "dish" by having the end result magically appear from the oven! What fun.

Our October meeting will feature Mary D'Avanzo, who will discuss how she creates her beautiful collages from found treasures and adds an Asian quality to them.

Egypt is still very much on my mind as we start the Fall season and I have already added impressions of the trip to my abstract painting. My first love, though, has to be Plein-aire. There is nothing more inspiring than to be outside with the view in front of me, ready for the challenge of my interpretation. Once the weather cools down, we'll start finding wonderful spots around our area to paint and enjoy.

Upcoming events include:

  • Show at the Lake Park Library, delivery on Oct. 1, 2 to 5 - Opening Oct 5, 5-7 PM
  • 3rd Thursday....October 15th.....at the Lighthouse Center for the Arts - This will be when "The Village Art Studios" will be in costume for Halloween....join us!
  • We will be in costume again, all day, on the 31st, as we paint the day away....join us again!
  • D'Art for Art donations to be delivered by Oct. 30th and tickets are still available for the event on Nov. 14th.

Member News

Tess Lindsay will be having a show at the Port St. Lucie Community Center, 2195 SE Airoso Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL from 11/6 to 12/10. The opening reception will be from 6 - 8 pm on 11/5.

One of Lynn Morgan's paintings, "Sail", a pastel on sanded paper, has been selected for the upcoming "Solar Abstractions" Exhibit at the Palm Beach International Airport. The Exhibit runs from Friday September 18 through Wednesday December 16. Works will hang on the Concession Level. There will be an Artists' Reception on Thursday, November 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., which is free and open to the public.

Studio Space available across from the Lighthouse Center - contact Judy Boland-Caruso for info at 561-346-8703.

Mark Your Calendars

Sept 28 - 9AM - noon - deliver work to Jupiter Town Hall (see entry form for details)

Oct 1 - 2 - 5 PM Deliver Paintings to Lake Park Library

Oct 2 - 6 - 8 PM - Jupiter Town Hall - Opening Reception

Oct 5 - 5 - 7 PM Lake Park Library Opening Reception

Oct 12 - 7 PM NCAA Meeting

Oct 15 - 3 PM Corner Cafe

Oct 20 - 2:30 PM Boulevard Rest.

Oct 22 - NCAA Board Meeting, Thursday, Oct. 22 - lunch first at: Gallery Grill, 1:00 (bring coupons) - Meeting at: Village Art Studios, 2:30

No Change in Oct at Bacio's

Call to Artists:

  • The NCAA will be exhibiting at Molly's House, Stuart, FL in May 2010. Please submit your name, a brief statement about yourself and your art as well as a jpeg of one of your paintings to Doreen Lepore as soon as you can if you would like to be in this exhibit. Use the following email address: doreenstudio@gmail.com. Thanks.
  • Elliot Museum, Stuart FL - 6th Annual Juried Art Show - Deadline 11/2 - click here for entry form, rules, etc. - you'll have to click on their link on the right hand side of the page once there.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lake Park Library Show

Lake Park Library Show - October 1 - November 30, 2009

10/1 - 2pm - 5 pm deliver work to Lake Park Library, 529 Park Ave., Lake Park, FL

Participating artists should bring 2 pieces each (small to medium size). If you have a larger piece that you want to exhibit, bring it with you to see if it can be accommodated.

10/5 - 5pm - 7pm Opening Reception - Schuyler Room

Joe Pierre is the contact for this show. 775-6165

Directions: If traveling south on Rt. 1 - take right onto Park Ave. - the library is located between 5th and 6th Sts. on the right - parking in the rear.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September 2009

Message from the President, Gerri Aurre:

I spent too many years as an Art teacher, thinking of September as the start of the year, to change now. This summer was spent on the lookout for creative and varied programs for this coming season and hope that you all will join in for what, I think, will be varied and creative demonstrations. Our September artist will be Doreen Lepore, our BLOG editor. Doreen teaches pastels at the Hobe Sound Art League and her style is relaxed and lovely. Be sure to join us on September 14th at 7P.M. at the Lighthouse school.

The Lighthouse Center for the Arts is in the midst of searching for a new director. We look forward to a continued close relationship with this gem of a local mecca of the arts. (I can't say enough good things). The Lighthouse is responsible for us all "finding" each other and being able to enjoy the artist in all of us!! This summer was lifted from the doldrums by the "Chairity Show" at the Lighthouse. Basha Stone and Mary D'Avanzo, with their team at the Seabranch Art League, have worked tirelessly to make this a successful event. It was just fabulous and highlighted the huge talents of our local artists. Bravo!

As many of you know, Julie Beaumont and I have moved our studio space once again. This time we have hit the jackpot with "The Village Art Studios", right next to the LCA, in Gallery Square North. Julie is quite a force and just fearlessly jumped right into this venture. We have 16 artists in the space and are hoping to involve many of you in our creative community. Our Monthly Challenges will be kicking off with creating costumes for a Halloween party at the studio, on Saturday, October 31. MAKE a costume and come and have a frightening good time!

Unfortunately, there has been one tragic aspect to our opening month at the studio. Joe LaPierre, the very well known Palm Beach County artist, passed away quite suddenly. We were so fortunate in having Joe as our signature artist in the front feature space. Joe was enthusiastic and highly supportive of us. We all enjoyed his larger than life presence and will really miss him. Joe's wife, Melody, plans on keeping some of his work with us and his daughter, Sarah, will be coming in to paint in her Dad's space. I was planning on asking Joe to do a demo for us. Fortunately, he left a video of himself doing his palette knife technique and I would like to show it at the studio for our December, Christmas meeting.

The NCAA has had a surprizingly good summer, considering the economy, selling our work locally. Linda Prinz and Betty Laur sold work at the Corner Cafe and Rod Martter at the Boulevard. I also saw work by Emalee Andre on display at the Boca Museum Guild space in Delray.

Upcoming shows: in October, Jupiter Town Hall- October 2 thru November 6, North Palm Beach Library- news to follow from Chairman: Joe Pierre, D'Art for Art will be on Saturday, November 14th.....DO donate a piece for this show to support the Lighthouse Center for the Arts. There is an OUTSTANDING Opening Party! Stop over at the Lighthouse to designate a piece. Fall classes at the Lighthouse will be beginning in early September. This year they are having open figure sessions on Tuesday mornings and nude sessions on Wednesday mornings. They are both wonderful opportunities.

Right now I'm off on my next adventure to Jordan and Egypt. Considering all the places I've been lucky enough to go to, I don't know how I've waited so long to venture into Egypt. Actually, it's the drive through Jordan that seems most fascinating to me. We'll be going into Beduoin camps in the desert wadis. This is Lawrence of Arabia territory. And I can't wait to take the hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings in Egypt...the last time I did this, in East Africa, we thumped down and were dragged along in the basket before a dusty stop. I figure that time is running out for me on this sort of thing! I will take too many pictures and subject anyone I can, to seeing them at the studio, when I return.

Mark Your Calendars:

Sept 14 - 7PM NCAA Meeting - Doreen Lepore

Sept 17 - 3PM Corner Cafe

Sept 22 - 2:30 PM Boulevard Restuarant

Sept 23 - 3 PM Bacio's

Sept 28 - 9AM - noon - deliver work to Jupiter Town Hall (see entry form for details)

Oct 2 - 6 - 8 PM - Jupiter Town Hall - Opening Reception

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Workshop News


Affordable international workshop in Ireland

With Irish born master of color Hugh O'Neill

Watch him paint and paint along side the master

Price $300 per person for 5 days teaching - 9 am -3 pm

Not included:

Accommodations - You can stay in cheap B & B's or whatever you want in Newcastle,county down

Flights - Get Direct flight from New York to Belfast

plus small land transportation fees

More info: 561 -797-8630

Hugh O'Neill

Art- Workshop -Gallery

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Hugh O'Neill's Ireland Workshop registration info is on his website:


The trip is planned for Oct.4-10, 2009.


Go to his website for complete details!

Monday, June 29, 2009

July 2009

At our June 9th meeting, 20 members enjoyed a demonstration by Quince Quaintance, who paints on linen canvas with oils. Quince considers himself a natural Florida painter and modeled his demo painting on the PGA wet-lands. Experience enhanced technique was displayed from start to “dessert” (the little extras that bring his art to life). Thanks to Quince for sharing his talent with us.

Tess Lindsay arranged the Juno Beach Town Hall exhibit. The opening on Friday, June 12th was a huge success. This year our artists are: Marilyn Tucker, Karen Reinhart, Linda Mathison, Alan Lesser, Lynn Morgan and Augusta Schumacher.

The exhibit will be available for viewing throughout the summer. Thank you Tess!

Mark Your Calendars:

July 13 - 7PM NCAA Meeting - Hugh O'Neill

July 16 - 3PM Corner Cafe

July 21 - 2:30 PM Boulevard Restuarant

July 22 - 3 PM Bacio's

Sunday, May 24, 2009

June 2009

Letter from the President - Gerri Aurre

This month the NCAA gave out it's scholarships and endowments to local art programs.

$500 to the Summer Program at the Lighthouse Center for the Arts
$200 to Molly's House in Stuart
$200 to Martin County Special Needs Training Art Program
$100 to Artists Showcase of the Palm Beaches

There are so many worthy causes in our area so we are making an effort to offer assistance to a greater variety of arts venues.

In addition, the NCAA awarded $25 each to the following students at the Lighthouse Center Elementary/Secondary Students Annual Art Show:

Vicente Alpizar, Pine Jog Elementary School, 4th Grade
"Recycle for a Brighter World", multi-media

Anjelique Stelwagon, Independence Middle School, 6th Grade
"Companion", tempera

Kiera Pelletier, South Fork High School, 11th Grade
" Escape", photograph

At our May meeting, members seemed to enjoy getting in touch with their inner child and generally being messy with papier-mache. I do hope that some of you join me, with your work, on May 31st, at my studio from 4 to 6.

I had forgotten how much I enjoy the medium and expect that somehow I will incorporate papier-mache into future work. I used Plaster Cloth, ordered from Jerry's Arterama. It is much less messy than the newspaper and wallpaper paste version.

Next month our demonstrator will be Quince Quaintance. I've asked Quince to bring along some examples of his beautiful landscapes and it should be wonderful learning about some of his techniques.

Space available at new VILLAGE ARTISANS, being established in the gallery space adjacent to the Lighthouse Center for the Arts (The Cloutier Gallery space)
Contact: Julie Beaumont at: 561-310-8499

Mark your calendars:

June 1 - Pick up at Molly's House is on Monday, June 1st.
June 8 - 7 PM - NCAA Meeting: Quince Quaintance
June 11 - 10 AM Selected Exhibitors Deliver paintings to Juno Town Hall
June 12 - Opening Reception, Friday, June 12, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Show Runs through October 7th.

No changes at restaurants this month

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Call to Artists

Call to Artists from the SeaBranch Art League


Each artists paints, embellishes, wraps or chooses whatever artistic media they wish, to make their choice of chair or chairs a work of ART. These CHAIRity ART chairs will then be exhibited at the Lighthouse Center Gallery (Tequesta, FL) for one month beginning on July 20th. The chairs will then be auctioned at an event approximately one month later on August 27th. Eighty percent of the proceeds will benefit the 2009 Summer Student/Intern Art Program @ the Lighthouse Center for the Arts. This event is expected to be promoted with significant PR and marketing.

** In addition each artist will receive a special benefit of being allowed wall space, adjacent to their chair, to exhibit a few pieces of their art!

** 20% off the top of the auction price for each chair goes to the artist.

SAL Members Participation Fee: $15.00 per artist.

Non -Members Participation Fee: $50.00 per artist (includes current year membership to Seabranch ART League).

For more info: Basha Stone: 1-917-714-1400; Mary D’Avanzo: 772-545-7229



Phone______________________ Email__________________

# of Chairs______

Media/brief Description _____________________

Saturday, May 2, 2009

May 2009

Message from the President, Gerri Aurre:

Doreen Lepore had a beautiful show at Molly's House last month and she arranged for NCAA to have one there during May. This is a group that does wonderful things for their community in Stuart. It is run very much like a Ronald McDonald type house where the families of Martin Memorial patients can stay for a very nominal fee. Right now we have about 8 artists who will be displaying their art all through the house. The opening is on May 7th, from 4 to 7.

Our demonstrator this month was Cynthia Cooper from The Framery in Hobe Sound. Every time I've seen Cynthia's work I've always wondered exactly what her technique was. She gave a lively and informative session and explained it all for us.

The process of attaching the green leaves to the surface if the canvas can't be rushed. She works flat and uses framers glue and silicon chauking before adding about 8 coats of waterbased paint. In her beach scenes, Cynthia uses white sand from her yard and mixes KILZ paint with her acrylics. She seals her pieces with Minwax Polyacrylic for a high gloss finish. Her miniatures on heavy weight watercolor papers are lovely as well. It was a fun evening that left us with lots of ideas.

The Student-Member Show at the Lighthouse Center for the Arts was a very successful event with over 400 people attending the Opening. Linda Matheson sold her beautiful piece that evening. 33 of our members exhibited and we did very well in the judging.

Congratulations to:
Quince Quaintance who received a 3rd Place Award.
Tess Lindsay and Jack Keogh earned Awards of Merit.
Joseph Pierre received Honorable Mention.

Tess also sold a painting at Fantasia this month!
Nancy Leonetti sold one at the Corner Cafe.

Julie Beaumont and I will be having an Open House at our studio on Sunday, April 26th from 4 to 6. The theme this month will be Wearable Art. Please get creative and join us.....or just come by for a nice time. We're at: 221 Old Dixie, Jupiter/Tequesta, Suite 6

Next month, on Sunday May 31, we will be exhibiting Papier-Mache work.... I mentioned this at the April NCAA meeting and there seemed to be interest in learning more about this media. Since I was an Elementary Art teacher, I have YEARS of experience.! and will do a demonstration at the May meeting. I use Paris-Craft, which is the material doctors use on casts so it won't be TOO messy. Bring a smock or apron and be prepared to dig in. Also, you might bring some ideas with you as well.

Lastly, another fun event will be CHAIRITY, sponsored by the SeaBranch Art League. Each artist paints, embellishes, wraps, etc. on a chair of their choice. The chairs will be displayed at the Lighthouse Center for one month beginning June 15th. They will be auctioned on July 15th. Each artist will have wall space to exhibit a few of their paintings as well. Most of the proceeds will benefit the 2009 Summer Program.
For more info: Basha Stone 1-917-714-1400; Mary D'Avanzo 772-545-7229

Mark Your Calendars:

May 7 - Molly's House Opening Reception 4-7 pm - 530 SE Osceola St., Stuart

May 11 - NCAA Meeting

May 14 - 3 PM Corner Cafe

May 19 - 2:30 Boulevard Rest.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

April 2009

Message from the President:

I just returned from a wonderful trip to Central America, where I enjoyed climbing pyramids and soaking up the Mayan culture. There must be several paintings inside me, waiting to emerge!

This season the local museums and art centers have been having terrific Impressionist exhibits. Try not to miss the Society of the Four Arts works of American Impressionism from the Phillips Collection...until April 15. The Norton's exhibit will be on view through April.

Our April meeting will offer a demonstration by multi-media artist Cynthia Cooper from Hobe Sound.

Please, please wait for co-ordinator, Camille Babusik, before hanging art at the Corner Cafe. And, don't overlook our other venues!

Message from the Vice President:







Mark Your Calendars

April 2 - 4-7 pm Molly's House, Stuart, FL Opening Reception, Doreen E. Lepore
April 2 - 5:30-7:30 pm Lighthouse Center Member/Student Opening Reception
April 3 - 5:30-7:30 pm Juno Beach Town Center Gallery Opening Judith Boland-Caruso
April 13 - 7 PM NCAA - Cynthia Cooper Demo
April 16 - 3 pm Corner Cafe
April 21 - 2:30 pm Boulevard Rest.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Member News

You're invited:

Molly's Gallery located at Molly's House, 430 SE Osceola St., Stuart, FL is hosting an artists reception Thursday, April 2, 2009 from 4 - 7 pm, with music by pianist Barbara Gomulka, for Hobe Sound artist, Doreen E. Lepore. The show features the paintings done as a result of "The Hobe Sound Project" and will be there throughout April. Gallery Hours are 10 am to 7 pm daily. A large portion of any sales will be donated to Molly's House.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Special Invitation

Saturday - March 21 - 11:30 AM until noon

Hugh O'Neill will be giving a short talk on Irish Impressionism in conjunction with the current exhibit at his gallery. Admission Free - RSVP only:


Hugh O'Neill Art Workshops Gallery
385 Tequesta Drive
TequestaFlorida, 33469


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Member News

Friends Of The Arts Of Juno Beach




Judith Boland-Caruso

April 3 – June 3, 2009

Opening Reception
Friday, April 3, 2009
5:30 to 7:30 pm

Juno Beach Town Center Gallery
340 Ocean Drive
Juno Beach
Gallery Hours: 9 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Member Exhibit

The Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches is having an exhibition at Eaton Fine Art in West Palm Beach to benefit the Leagues Scholarship Fund. Works by member Lois Barton will be on exhibit.

Fine Print:

Reception Thurs. March 12 - 5-8 pm

Show Fri. March 6 - March 14 10am - 5 pm - closed Sunday & Monday

Eaton Fine Art - www.eatonart.net - eatonart@aol.com

435 Gardenia St., WPB


Saturday, February 21, 2009

March 2009

Message from the President, Gerri Aurre:

Hugh O'Neill did a particularly fine demonstration for us at the February meeting. Hugh concentrates on tonal form, much as the Impressionists did. They studied color, exclusively, without thought to other aspects in painting. Hugh likes to surprise audiences with quotes from the masters that you wouldn't necessarily expect. "I don't invent the painting"..Van Gogh.
Hugh paints what he sees, he says, without being inventive. He feels that confidence brings freedom and his work is about cool and warm color to define space. What we particularly enjoyed was his luscious, thick use of paint that was put down on the canvas at a sure and rapid pace.

Treat yourselves to a few of our Saturday sessions with Hugh. Contact Carol: 744-9490


The Jupiter Town Hall exhibit had it's usual fine opening on Feb. 12 with many of our members works on display.


The Art, Antique and Jewelry Show at the Convention Center was fabulous. Watch for the next big event there, The Fine Craft Show, on the first weekend in March.


There are three other "must see" shows currently in our area. Long Island Impressionists from the North Fork are at the Lighthouse Center for the Arts. They are also hosting several terrific free programs in conjunction with their exhibits.

The Impressionist Landscapes at the the Norton is a very beautiful show that seems to specialize in work that simply oozes off the canvas. (Can you tell that I am an admirer of the thick, heavy brushstroke?) Their quite extensive Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams show is worth a visit to the museum.

A few of us really treated ourselves to a special day at the Flagler Museum on Palm Beach. We started with the High Tea luncheon in the Pavilion and then saw the Children in Art exhibit in the mansion.

"Season" is exhausting! We'll wait until April to return to the Friday plein-aire sessions.

March Demo: John Bettinger, pastel landscapes/seascapes

Mark Your Calendar

3/9 - 7 pm - NCAA Meeting - John Bettinger
3/12 - 3 pm Corner Cafe - Change Paintings
3/16 - 9-12 - Jupiter Town Hall - Pick up paintings
3/17 - 2:30 PM Boulevard Restaurant - Change Paintings
3/25 - 3 pm Fantasia - Change Painting

Be on the lookout for the April dates of the Member/Student Show at the Lighthouse

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

February 2009

Letter from President, Gerri Aurre:

We're still waiting for dues from a number of people....Don't forget !!!

Many members were at the January meeting where I thoroughly enjoyed talking about Modernism in Art. It seemed timely, in that the NCAA was having its first juried Abstract Art show. This event had been planned, with the Lighthouse Center, to co-ordinate with the Modern Art being shown in January, at "Palm Beach 3" at the Convention Center.

Our three winners: Emalee Andre, Camille Babusik and Tanya Witzel have a wonderful exhibit that has been extended through March....don't miss it !

February brings the Jupiter Town Hall Show. Space is limited,so send in your applications. Work should be delivered on Monday, February 9, 9-12. The opening is on Feb. 13, 6-8. Their exhibit area has been reduced, but the Art committee has been making plans to move their shows to the Jupiter Community Center, where it will have much more public exposure.

We had a Board Meeting on January 22 and discussed becoming more involved in giving scholarships to the Lighthouse Summer Program as well as other local charitable organizations.
It was nice having Nancy Leonetti join us at the meeting. We're always looking for people with new ideas!
Please contact me if you have any thoughts on new venues for displaying our work.
Hugh O'Neil is the February demonstrator.
Saturday Plein-Aire painting: 10-12:30, Dubois Park, $20 a session with Charles Gruppe or Hugh O'Neil - Contact Carol Steinberg: 744-9490
Friday Plein-Aire : 11A.M. at Riverbend Park, Jupiter
Contact Gerri Aurre: 776-5425
No change at Fantasia this month.
PLEASE remember to pick up paintings monthly at our venues. Paintings will not remain up for longer than a month.

Announcement!!! This is fun!

Heathcote Botanical Gardens
Presents Artist Days 2009

4-Dates and 4-Different Locations

For an application and more information contact: www.heathcotebotanicalgardens.org
or call (772) 464-4672

1. Heathcote Gardens in Ft. Pierce
(Includes Plein Air Painting Workshop)
Monday, February 23rd 8am to 5pm
Registration deadline: Friday, February 13th

2. Edenlawn Plantation in Jensen Beach
Saturday, March 14th 8am to 5pm
Registration deadline: Friday, March 6

3. Hackberry Hammock in Ft. Pierce
Monday, March 30th 8am to 4pm
Registration Deadline: Friday March 20

4. Adams Ranch in Ft. Pierce
Saturday, April 25 - 7am to 4pm
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 17th

Registration is $35 per participant per Day
Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch


2/5 - 4-7PM Molly's House Champagne Reception - Seabranch Art League, Bruce Carr/Cynthia Cooper/and Marsha Mark (all North County members) are exhibiting at Molly's House for the month of February - the Champagne Reception is Feb 5th from 4-7pm. Exhibit runs Feb 1 - Feb 28

2/9 - 9-noon Town of Jupiter Show - Deliver Paintings

2/9 - 7pm NCAA Meeting - Hugh O'Neill

2/12 - 3 pm - Corner Cafe - change paintings

2/13 - 6-8 pm - Town of Jupiter Show Opening

2/17 - 2:30 pm - Boulevard Rest. - change paintings

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Member News an Exhibit and Call to Artists

Member News:

Doreen E. Lepore (that's me) will be the new instructor of the soft pastels class at the Hobe Sound Fine Arts League in Hobe Sound. Classes will run for 5 weeks and are planned for Wednesdays 9am - noon. The class will benefit beginners and intermediate level pastelists. Topics will include: current materials and techniques with pastel and charcoal, the importance of values, working with photographs, painting from life - in the studio and plein air, and current underpainting techniques. If you know anyone that would be interested please let them know. Call Doreen for further details (561)222-9215.


The Hobe Sound Fine Arts League is currently exhibiting at Molly's House in Stuart. Their opening was Thursday night and was very nice. You should try to go there sometime this month to get a feel for the space since NCAA will be exhibiting there in May. They will be having an outdoor exhibit that includes more of the HSFA membership on Sat. Jan. 17 and Sun. Jan. 18 from 10am-5pm. 430 SE Osceola St., Stuart, FL

Call to Artists:

I received this and thought I'd pass it on:

It is that time of year again! I would like to personally invite you to be a part of Southern Open 2009 by sending in your submission today.

Juried by Eleanor Heartney, an accomplished art critic from New York, Southern Open 2009 will be held May 9 – July 25 at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Southern Open is a competitive juried exhibition that showcases the best of southern arts and crafts. Our Main Gallery consisting over 5,000 square feet is the perfect setting for alltypes of mediums: painting, photography, crafts, sculpture and multi-media installations.

Once again, the exhibition is open to visual artists over 18 years of age currently residing in one of the following southern states: Texas,Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. No students, please.

Submissions for Southern Open 2009 are only $25 for three entries, additional submissions, up to 10 total, are $5 each.Remember, if you join the AcA as a member during the submission process, you get two extra submissions. Individual AcA memberships are $50 for one year. If accepted into the exhibition, AcA artist members will receive a complementary exhibition catalog, a $35 value!

Visit www.AcadianaCenterfortheArts.org to download the exhibition prospectus, and remember that the postmark deadline for submissions is February 13, 2009. Please forward this message along to anyone who might be interested in participating this year.

I hope that you will join me for another spectacular show that’s sure to be full of southern flair!

Rose M. Courville, Curator of Exhibitions, Events Coordinator
101 West Vermilion Street
Lafayette, LA 70501