Sunday, December 12, 2010
If you are unable to attend, please mail your check to:
13222 Saint Tropez Cir
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
The Slate of Officers for 2011 is:
President - Gerri Aurre
VP, Programming - Katy DiGioia
VP, Blog and Information - Linda Mathison
VP, Hospitality (2) - Karen Reinhart, Tess Lindsay
Treasurer - Bill Sabino
Recording Secretary and Membership - Virginia Furey
Corresponding Secretary - Augusta Schumacher
Nominations are open until the December meeting.
Update on Busch Wildlife Day Saturday, February 12th: 11AM - 6PM
This will be a day to paint and to display local scenes and wildlife.
Homemade cookies and cupcakes will be offered for sale throughout the day.
Join us for a worthwhile cause and a nice day. Katy will be posting further updates. Start painting!
Our demonstrator at the December Holiday Meeting will be Lynn Morgan. Lynn will show pictures from her recent pastel trip to France and bring several of the finished pieces. The 10-day painting workshop was with Terri Ford, a California pastelist, in the Southwestern France countryside, near Puy L’Eveque, which is about 1½ hours from Toulouse. She stayed at Domaine du Haut Baran and painted in many of the small towns and villages near there. There were only 3 artists in the workshop – all pastelists. After the workshop,she took a train to Paris where she spent another 4 days.
CALENDAR FOR DECEMBER:
DECEMBER 10, Friday " Contempo" Entries due at Lighthouse Art Center
DECEMBER 13, Monday Holiday Meeting, 7PM, Lighthouse Art Center, Main Gallery
Speaker, Lynn Morgan
DECEMBER 16, Thursday Corner Cafe, 3PM
DECEMBER 16, Third Thursday Party at Village Art Studio, 5:30 - 8:30
DECEMBER 21, Tuesday Boulevard Restaurant, 2:45
December is a very busy for everyone so we will start Plein-Aire Painting in January.
I am off to Art Basel in Miami this week and will have plenty to report at our Holiday Meeting....
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL !
Lynn Morgan just returned from New York where she was inducted as a full professional member into the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA). While there, she attended the Opening Reception of the New Members’ Exhibit at the NAWA Gallery on Fifth Avenue. Her painting, “Market Day, Sarlat”, is in the exhibit and was done en plein air while on her trip to France.
Friday, November 19, 2010
The following members were nominated at this month's board meeting
President: Gerri Aurre
Vice President, Programming and Events: Katy DiGioia
VP, Blog Editor and Community Information: Linda Mathison
VP, Hospitality (2): Karen Reinhart, Tess Lindsay
Treasurer: Bill Sabino
Recording Secretary and Membership: Virginia Furey
Corresponding Secretary: Augusta Schumacher
Bill Sabino has volunteered to take over as Treasurer, thus saving the NCAA a huge part of our deficit problem...Thank you, Bill!
In an effort towards economy, please bring your $35 membership dues for 2011 to the December meeting!!!!!.....This will save on mailing reminders.
Reminder: Pick up of Art at Northern Trust is on Tuesday, November 30, between 10 and 12.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Plans are in the works for a February 12th Artists Day at the Busch Wildlife Center in Jupiter. Brenda Nicholas, who is an NCAA member and the Education Director at Busch, is very anxious for this to be a successful in-season event. We are hoping that many of you will be a part of the day. Wildlife art will be displayed under the roof in the entrance picnic area and we look forward to artists setting up their easels and painting around the animal areas. Busch will be handling the sales for us and each artist can designate what percentage they wish to donate to the Center. February 12th is a Saturday and should be busy. We are considering offering Valentine cupcakes and other refreshments for sale. There will be wine after 4:30 and a Bird Release at 5:30. All in all, we are excited about this event and want to give you plenty of advance notice so that you can start painting! Katie DiGioia will be telling us more about planning at the November meeting.
Our November demonstrator is Ted Matz, who teaches at the Lighthouse Art Center, and he will be talking about painting with acrylics. Ted will be followed by a presentation by Augusta Schumacher, our newly appointed Corresponding Secretary. Augusta wants NCAA to explore avenues available to us as a non-profit organization.
Thank you so much to every artist who has donated their work to the D'Art for Art event at LAC. I'll see you all at the Artist Appreciation Party on November 7th. Tickets are still available to D'Art and it should be a fabulous evening. This year's theme is "The Thomas Crown Affair" and there will be lots of surprises!...It's on November 13th...Treat yourselves!!
For those of you who want to see all that there is possible and happening in Art today: ART BASEL is in Miami, December 1-5.....and there are so many more events that fill the city. I am staying in Miami for the week and will report back with lots of pictures. It is a thrilling experience, believe me!
NOVEMBER 7: Artist Appreciation Party, 5:30-7:30pm Lighthouse Art Center, by invitation
NOVEMBER 8: NCAA Meeting, 7:00pm Ted Matz demonstrating acrylic painting. Presentation by Augusta Schumacher.
NOVEMBER 13: D'ART for ART, 6-10pm, Lighthouse Art Center
NOVEMBER 15: Pick-up of artwork at Jupiter Civic Center, 9-12pm
NOVEMBER 16: Change art at Boulevard Restaurant, 2:45pm
NOVEMBER 17: Board meeting, 1PM lunch at Gallery Grill, 2PM meeting at Village Art Studios
NOVEMBER 18: Change art at Corner Cafe, 3:00pm
NOVEMBER 18: 3rd Thursday, Anniversary Party at Village Art Studios, 5:30-7:30pm
NOVEMBER 30: Pick-up at Northern Trust, 10AM
DECEMBER 1-5: ART BASEL, MIAMI
Barbara Knauf has received the Pinnacle Achievement Book Award for writing and illustrating a children’s book “The Wiener Dog and the Bear”. Purchase information on Barbara’s website.
Monday, October 25, 2010
NOVEMBER 6th, 2010
**Want to be part of the festival???**
...DEADLINE has been EXTENDED until OCTOBER 31st!!!
For art, craft, and food VENDOR APPLICATIONS please go to the Art Nouveau Events website at
www.ArtNouveauEvents.com or to go there directly:
Monday, October 18, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
I had a wonderful trekking adventure in Nepal and came home with thoughts of mountains and prayer flags. I think that my paintings are going to reflect this fascinating place.
We are starting with a month filled with exhibits and activities. Get busy painting and join in as often as you can.
I want to mention again that D'ART FOR ART is "happening" on November 13th. This has to be the BEST event scheduled at the Lighthouse Art Center. I encourage everyone to consider attending...REALLY!... I have gone home with beautiful art after a fantastic cocktail party and delicious dinner.
MORE IMPORTANTLY, though, I am urging all artists to donate a piece of their art to this event. It is a major fund raiser for the Lighthouse and I will be Emailing and calling in the next few weeks to confirm your donations. An invitation to the Artist Appreciation Party, on November 7th, is extended to all of you who donate and it is QUITE an evening!
OCTOBER 8: Opening NCAA Art Show at the Jupiter Community Center, 6 to 8P.M.
OCTOBER 11: North County Art Association meeting, 7P.M., LCA main gallery
Demo by Robert Swinton, Photographer
He will be discussing his classes offered at the Lighthouse School.
OCTOBER 14: Bring Art to the Corner Cafe, 3P.M.
OCTOBER 19: Bring Art to the Boulevard Restaurant, 3P.M.
OCTOBER 20: Changed date of NCAA Board Meeting, 1P.M. lunch at Gallery Grill, 2P.M.
meeting at Village Art Studios. Everyone welcome.
OCTOBER 21: HALLOWEEN PARTIES at the Lighthouse Art Center and the Village Art
Studios, 5:30--7:30+ Come in a costume!
OCTOBER 29: Pick up at Lake Park Library before 1P.M.
OCTOBER 29: Drop off of Art to Northern Trust Bank, US 1, NPB, between 10 and 12.
Work should be no smaller than 18x24.
Have a great month.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
SEPTEMBER 9th: Dropoff of Art to the Corner Cafe, 3PM....One piece of work
SEPTEMBER 13th: NCAA MEETING, 7PM ....Meetings are always on the second Monday
of the month at the Lighthouse Art Center
Demonstration by pastel artist: Dawn Miller
SEPTEMBER 14th: Dropoff of Art to the BOULEVARD RESTAURANT, 3PM...Florida Scenes
SEPTEMBER 16th: 3RD Thursday at The Village Art Studio, 5:30-7:30
OCTOBER 1st: Dropoff for exhibit at the Lake Park Library, 11AM
Information about the opening night to follow shortly
OCTOBER 4th: Dropoff of Art to Jupiter Community Center, 9AM-12 NOON
Opening Reception, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 6-8PM
Pick-up, MONDAY, NOV. 15, 9AM
Entry forms available from: firstname.lastname@example.org
OCTOBER 13: NCAA BOARD MEETING, 1PM Lunch at the Gallery Grill, 2PM meeting at The
Village Art Studios......Discussion of slate of officers for 2011
OCTOBER 21th: Halloween Party at The Village Art Studios.....Wear Costumes!, 5:30-7:30
OCTOBER 29th: Dropoff of Art to Northern Trust Bank, US 1, Palm Beach Gardens, 10AM-12
Exhibit to run OCTOBER 1-29
Pick-up on NOVEMBER 30th, 10AM
Each artist is asked to bring one large piece of work....minimum size: 18x24
BY OCTOBER 29th: Dropoff of Art to D'ART FOR ART, 10AM-4PM anyday
NOVEMBER 7th: Over-the-top Artists' Appreciation Party at the Lighthouse Art Center for
donating artists to D'ART FOR ART
NOVEMBER 13th: D'ART FOR ART, 6 to 10PM at the Lighthouse Art Center
Lastly, I want to urge all members to donate a piece of their artwork to D'ART FOR ART and encourage you to attend this fantastic event as well.
This is a major fundraising event for the Lighthouse Art Center and is, without a doubt, the most enjoyable evening of the season.
This is the party that will make each of you not only an artist, but an art collector as well. This year's party is being themed as THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR and MANY surprises are in store. The dinner for this evening will be delicious and, obviously, I am a major fan of D'ART.
Contact The Lighthouse Art Center for tickets.
Check out the opportunities for entry into the juried art shows at The Lighthouse Art Center. This is a welcome addition to their programming. Augusta Pearl (Schumacher), one of our members, won the First Place ribbon in the Dog Gone Art Show this summer....CONGRATULATIONS!
The Lighthouse School is offering several new classes in Photography this Fall....They sound great.
I think that's all the news this month!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
As soon as I returned, Katy DiGioia and I delivered paintings by 18 of our members to the FAU Campus. This show is having its' Opening Reception on June 9th from 5:30-7PM. We would love to see a huge turnout for this fine event. Katie did such a wonderful job and as a result we have been asked to make it an annual event at the college. The show is in the central atrium in the library building. Go west on Donald Ross Road to the campus entrance, turn right, then turn right into the first parking lot.
Katie Deits is doing the publicity for us at the Mos'Art Theatre exhibit in Lake Park. Again, quite a few members participated. We decorated the lobby of the theatre and our work will be there through June. I would also suggest seeing some of the fine films being shown at Mos'Art.
Our June demonstrator will be Nancy Tilles. Nancy is a fine portraitist and painter of great detail and depth. I think that she will have a lot to show us and discuss. Also, Nancy has just joined us at The Village Art Studios.
For the July meeting, let's plan on bringing one of our own paintings and we can each talk about what motivates us in our work.
Change at the Corner Cafe - June 10th, 3:00pm
Change at the Boulevard - June 15th, 2:30 pm
Pick up paintings for the summer at Fantasia - June 16th, 3:00 pm
Katy DiGioia gave a very precise presentation on the upcoming FAU exhibit. Please don't forget to sign the "hold harmless" form required by FAU. The dates are: 5/14-Artist Statements due; 5/24-Deliver Art to Gerri's Studio; 6/9 Reception at FAU Atrium 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; 8/4-pick-up art.
Thanks to all who have paid their dues for 2010. It's never too late if you haven't.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Molly's House - 430 SE Osceola Street, Stuart, FL
Delivery: May 1-May3rd between 9a.m.-8p.m.
For our publicity please submit ASAP your bios and jpeg pictures to:
A tentative date for delivery to Mos'Art Theatre in Lake Park is April 30th.....more info to follow.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Additionally, Katie Deits, Lighthouse Director and member of NCAA, has arranged for us to have a show in April at the Mos-Art Theatre in Lake Park. It will run from mid-April through May. Exact dates will be available in the next week or two.
Ann Lawtey gave a very interesting demo at our March meeting, and as a result there was interest in Ann giving a workshop on her Monoprint technique. She manipulates oil paint on a lucite surface and then transfers the images onto paper. It seemed like an idea that could go even further in the workshop setting. Let me know if you would like to be included in the workshop.
The Third Thursday events at Gallery Square North were especially well attended this month. The theme was Opera Night and it was fantastic at all the venues. I think that we are going to become a real "Destination" in our area. The Lighthouse Center, especially, has expanded its offerings and is THE place to be! We all have Katie Deits to thank for that. She has provided a very welcoming change! And, of course, there is Julie Beaumont...What energy and enthusiasm! BRAVO to both!!!
Welcome and Good Luck to Linda Mathison who is taking over editing of our BLOG. And Thank You So Much to Doreen LePore, who created it and has done such a fine job for us.
Our meeting this month is going to be a critique of the Student/Member Show. Come prepared to move around the galleries. It should be fun.
Monday, March 1, 2010
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT, GERRI AURRE
As always, February is a short month that is long on activities and seems to fly by faster than its 28 days!
Please send your $35 dues for 2010 to:
Last call for entries to "Where the Wild Things Are" for a possible show at FAU.
Send Jpegs to: Linda Mathison at Lrmathison@msn.com
3/8 - NCAA Meeting 7 pm Ann Lawtey demo
3/11 - Corner Cafe - 3 pm
2/12 - Riverbend Park - 12:00 Plein Air
3/16 - Boulevard Rest. 2:30 pm
3/19 - Riverbend Park - 12:00 Plein Air
Sunday, January 31, 2010
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT, GERRI AURRE:
It's been a busy January art scene and that is a good thing for all of us! The Palm Beach Contemporary Art Show was just fantastic and everyone I spoke to agreed. There was a lot of diversity and truly awesome art. The American International Fine Art Fair will be from February 3-8 at the Convention Center and I highly recommend that show as well. Free tickets can be downloaded.: www.aifaf.com
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Feb. 8 - 7PM - NCAA Monthly Meeting - Ted Matz demo
Feb. 9 - 12:00 at Riverbend - Plein aire painting
Feb. 11 - 3 PM Corner Cafe
Feb 16 - 2:30 PM Boulevard
Feb 17 - 3 PM Fantasia
Hobe Sound Fine Arts League News:
There will be a painting on silk demo by Angela LoTufo and Palma Spiegel at the next monthly meeting 2/15 at 7:15 PM.
The Hobe Sound Fine Arts League invites you to join them and other area art leagues to take part in an art fair "Art in the Courtyard" that will be held Sunday, Feb.21 from 12:00 to 5:00 PM. The location is the courtyard next to the Courtyard Grill on South Dixie Hwy. If you are interested or need more info. contact either Joe Pisciotta, email: email@example.com, phone 772-223-2048 - or Carol Kepp, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 772-288-6371.
Heathcote Botanical Gardens has recently mailed out their brochures for this year's Artist Days and they are:
Heathcote Botanical Gardens - Mon. 2/22 - 8-5 - register by 2/12
Edenlawn Plantation - Wed. 3/10 - 8-5 - register by 3/3
Hackberry Hammock - Mon. 3/22 - 8-4 - register by 3/12
Adams Ranch - Sat. 4/24 - 7-4 - register by 4/16
Heathcote: 772-464-4672 www.heathcotebotanicalgardens.org
Monday, January 4, 2010
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT, GERRI AURRE:
HOBE SOUND NEWS:
NCAA member Lois Barton will be exhibiting her Ceramic Sculpture and Acrylic Paintings
at Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Lobby. Exhibit dates January 11 – February 17, 2010.
Reception: Art & Music in the Gardens Wednesday, January 13, 6:00-8:00pm
Location: 10500 North Military Trail. City Hall is open from 8:00am to 5: pm Monday-Friday.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
1/5 - BRAVO ENTRIES DUE TO LCA
1/7 - BRAVO AND CONTEMPO SHOWS AT LCA
1/11 - NCAA MEETING 7PM - LCA GALLERY - BLINCHIKOFF
1/12 - NOON PLEIN AIRE AT RIVERBEND PARK
1/13 - 6-8PM LOIS BARTON - PALM BEACH GARDENS CITY HALL(EXHIBIT 1/11-2/17)
1/14 - CAFE EXHIBIT CHANGE - 3PM
1/18 - HSFA Meeting - Ted Matz demo
1/19 - BOULEVARD EXHIBIT CHANGE - 2:30 PM
1/22 - NOON PLEIN AIRE AT RIVERBEND PARK
1/26 - NOON PLEIN AIRE AT RIVERBEND PARK