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JUNE 2018
Betty Laur's collage is in our show at The New Studio of the Visual Arts

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Help us save printing and postage costs by bringing your check for $35 for 2011 NCAA dues to our meeting on Monday, December 13th. If you joined recently, please remind Virginia by sending an e-mail to placifan@yahoo.com as dues paid after June will be credited to 2011.

If you are unable to attend, please mail your check to:

Virginia Furey
13222 Saint Tropez Cir
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


BRING YOUR CHECKS FOR 2011 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL(only $35.00) TO THE DECEMBER MEETING OR MAIL THEM TO: Virginia Furey, 13222 St. Tropez Cir., Palm Beach Gardens, Fl.,33410

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.


, 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....


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

Special to the BLOG

Nominations are open for officers in 2011. Nominations will close at the December meeting.
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.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 1, 2010


Katie DiGioia and I were pleased with the show we hung at Northern Trust on Friday. Twenty two artists provided large works that exhibit quite well in their conference room. Katie Deits is exhibiting a bronze head on a pedestal and it adds needed depth to the show. Hopefully, other sculptors will join us in the future.

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



Member News
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


1st Annual Palm Beach Art & Music Festival
NOVEMBER 6th, 2010
Meyer Amphitheatre!

**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


The Village Art Studios and Original Elements presents
The Artists have been busy in their studios.
You're invited to join us for refreshments and live entertainment by
Cal Van Ives.

Those dress in costume get a free door prize ticket.

Visit The Lighthouse Art Center's "Hocus Pocus" exhibit.
Enjoy a Lite Menu at The Gallery Grill.

Thursday, OCTOBER 21st, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Try "Brushstrokes & Bites" Paint your own masterpiece while enjoying
lunch or dinner.
For more information http://artbysilk.weebly.com/ or
call Julie at 310-8499

Friday, October 8, 2010


MONDAY MEETING DEMO CHANGE Due to a cancellation our demonstrator will be artist, Julie Beaumont. She will paint a water scene.


Thursday, October 7, 2010


October marks the beginning of another busy season. Most of us are returning from our travels to cooler climates and exotic places.
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


Only a few weeks more and we'll feel those first bursts of cooler air. I hope that everyone had a pleasant summer and you were able to get away from this heat for at least awhile. To me, as a teacher in my past life, September always starts the new year. Katy DiGioia and I (also a teacher!) have begun planning programs and events for the months ahead.

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: mathisonlr@gmail.com

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
Everyone Welcome!

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


Alan Lesser, a long time member has passed away after a long illness. Alan was a fine watercolorist and an active member until his last illness. He chaired the Boulevard Restaurant's exhibits and actively displayed his art at our venues. He will be greatly missed.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


For artists that exhibited at FAU, please pick up your paintings now from Gerri's Studio at The Village Art Studios in Tequesta. Thank you!


Applications for our annual Town of Jupiter Show are available. You must be a paid member of NCAA to show your work. Please send an email to: mathisonlr@gmail.com if you would like an application.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


The Village Art Studios presents Christmas in July, Thursday, July 15th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Come and enjoy the Celebration!


The dog days of summer seem to be here earlier this year! Thank goodness that the Lighthosue Art Center is having A DOG-GONE ART SHOW to make it seem somehow appealing. Quite a few of our artists are busy painting dogs of many colors and stripes...literally! Entries are due on July 12th and proceeds will benefit the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.

Also, there are two more juried shows at the Lighthouse that can keep us all busy until the weather cools down.

HOCUS POCUS (Halloween inspired) also September 30th-November 2nd

Entries for these shows are available at the Lighthouse Art Center.

NEW VENUE: NORTH PALM BEACH GOLF COURSE on U.S. 1. Thank you to Rod Martter for finding this site to display our Art. This space can hold about six large paintings and local landscapes would be appropriate. Work must be framed and ready to hang. We will be changing paintings every two months.

Thank to Nancy Tilles for her demonstration in June She highlighted her basic approach color theory and form in painting. Nancy is quite an accoumplished artist who travels the show circuit all winter. Her work can be seen at The Village Art Studios.

GET READY: NCAA has two upcoming shows in October
Lake Park Library...installation on October 1st at 11a.m.
Jupiter Town Hall...details in September

The FAU Show had a very successful opening and prizes were awarded to four of our members.
1st...Sue Noonan,"A Cypress Slough in Winter", watercolor
2nd...Lois Barton, "On The Move", acrylic mixed media
3rd...Tess Lindsay, "Fall Tree", oil
Honorable Mention...Karen Reinhart, "Waiting for Dinner", oil

Once again, many thanks to Katy D'Gioia, for the really great job that she did for us. As a result, NCAA has been invited to be the featured group every summer.

Pick up of paintings will be on August 4th at The Village Art Studios. Come in anytime after 12-Noon that day or at your earliest convenience.

This year NCAA awarded a donation of $400 to the Lighthouse Art Center School. This is in appreaciation for all that they do for us and the community. Katie Deits has brought a welcome change to LAC and we look forward to even greater participation in the year ahead.

JULY 12th: NCAA Meeting: BRING A PAINTING...Bring something that you would like to show us...for a critique, to brag about, or for whatever reason you like. Let's enjoy ourselves!

July 8th, 3:00 p.m., Change paintings at Corner Cafe
August 12th, 3:00 p.m., Change paintings at Corner Cafe
August 17th, 2:30 p.m., Change paiantings at the Boulevard


Have a great summer of painting and traveling!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Pickup date for MosArt in Lake Park is WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30th at 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


I have just returned from another wonderful adventure. This time I enjoyed a long visit to Barcelona and really felt that I could savor the remarkable architecture and feast on the flavors of the city. Then it was onto my family roots in Bilbao. I had not visited the city since the Guggenheim Museum was built and to say the least, was not disappointed. It is a visual joy, a jewel. Lastly, a few days in Paris, an old friend...that always amazes. The art that I saw will sustain me, at least, until Art Basel, in Miami, in December! Anyway, back to reality!...and a good reality it is.

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

MINUTES of May Meeting submitted by Virginia Furey

Carol Steinberg led our very enjoyable May meeting and demonstration. Our guest demonstrator was Cynthia McCallister. Although new to our area, her art has already made an impact. Cynthia's specialty is painting waiters in various positions based on croppings of photos taken at some of the best Parisian restaurants. The audience was enthralled by her use of water soluble oil paints. It doesn't seem possible, but these oil paints are miscible in both water and linseed oil. She promised easy water cleanup and a non-toxic benefit. Thanks, Cynthia. We look forward to seeing more of her work.

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.

Joan Afman's New Art

"The Last Time We Were Here", Joan Afman's first novel.
A novel of psychic-intrigue. Available June 1st, 2010 from Wings e-press, Inc.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Delivery for Mos'Art Theatre Friday, April 30th at 1:00 p.m. Please bring 2 large paintings to: 700 Park Avenue in Lake Park.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Note: Corrected address for pictures and bios to be sent to Molly's House is: receptiondesk@mollyshouse.org

The Opening is on May 6th, from 5-7 p.m.

This show runs through May 31st. Pick up date is June 1st.

DELIVERY OF WORK TO MOS'ART is APRIL 30th at 1:00 p.m.; 700 Park Avenue in Lake Park.

MORE GOOD NEWS: We have been accepted to show our "Where the Wild Things Are" at FAU Jupiter Campus this summer. Dates for delivery to follow.

Change Art at the Corner Cafe: Thursday, May 13th at 3:00 p.m.

There are no changes at the Boulevard or Fantasia this month.


The first thing I want to do this month is thank all of you who are helping me keep North County Art Association running smoothly. It's really been a team effort and I hope that members continue to enjoy being a part of this group. Each month we try to find interesting and informative speakers and would ask everyone to help us with this endeavor. Meeting back in the main gallery of the Lighthouse Center has really been much more pleasant and we have Katie Deits to thank for that. Also, Katie has arranged for our May exhibit at the Mos'art Theatre in Lake Park.

The Student-Member show at the Lighthouse Center for the Arts was a great success with 165 entries. Once again, NCAA took home many of the prizes!

Congratulations to: Joseph Pierre, Best In Show

Efrain Fay, Merit Award

Quince Quintaine, Merit Award

Our April meeting was a critique of the show, given by Dori Lemeh, Professor of Art at FAU. We had invited Dori before and asked her back because she gives a thoughtful talk that is very positive and rather inspirational. It gave us the chance to really "look" at the art.

Our May demonstrator will be Cynthia McCallister, a New York painter who has settled in our areal

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


4/12 - NCAA Meeting 7 pm Student/Member Show Critique

4/8 - Corner Cafe 3 pm

4/21 - Fantasia

No change at Boulevard this month.

STUDIO 1608 Exhibition

Lynn Morgan will be participating in a group show at STUDIO 1608 on Saturday, 3/27 from 6-9pm. I've heard that the Studio space and the openings are great.
The website is at Studio1608Exhibition


April is going to be a very busy month for NCAA members interested in displaying their art work. First, and most importantly, is the Student/Member Show at the Lighthouse Center for the Arts. Art should be delivered on March 29th and the show will be from April 2nd-27th. Remember, this is a show for members of LCA (a very good thing to be!) or students in one of their very fine classes.

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

March 2010


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:

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

We depend on your dues for scholarships and the cost of our monthly meetings.


Last call for entries to "Where the Wild Things Are" for a possible show at FAU.

We are really looking for LOOSE and IMAGINATIVE interpretations. Entries being accepted through the first week in March.

Send Jpegs to: Linda Mathison at Lrmathison@msn.com

Last month we had a really interesting demo by Ted Matz on his watercolor technique. I think that Ted was able to interest a number of members in one of his workshops given at the Lighthouse Center for the Arts. I think that the demos given by those who are currently teaching in the area are especially beneficial in that the artists are able to really explain their methods.

February was just so busy with several wonderful openings at the Lighthouse. The auction of bras at the BRA-VO event was a fabulous evening of fun for a very serious cause. Katie Deitz did a terrific job. Next year, I hope that more of you decide to add entries...although, I'm not quite sure how we can top this year's event! The current exhibits at LCAA are not to be missed. There were two outstanding Art and Antique shows at the Convention Center and their opening evenings were quite posh. The Fine Craft Show is the first weekend in March and I'm looking forward to that one to kind of top off the season

Our March artist demonstrator will be Ann Lawtey. Ann is an oil painter who has had a very successful gallery career with monotype prints from her oils.


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



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

The Lighthouse Center for the Arts had its opening of the Contempo Show on January 14th and Linda Mathison dazzled us by being the 2nd place winner in this juried show. Congratulations, Linda!

Lois Barton's impressive show of abstract art and ceramics is at PBG Town Hall. Her work is very strong and beautiful.

DON'T MISS the BRA-VO cocktail party and auction at LCAA on February 11, from 5:30-7:30. First of all, the bras are extraordinary and the evening will be such fun. I think that a few of us will even be wearing interesting "art".

Also, on the "TO DO" list should be the 3rd Thursday events at the Lighthouse Center. January's program was sooo interesting. The Burt Reynold's Institute did an acting demo using audience participants. They were unbelievably good!

The Village Art Studios hold their monthly evening openings on that Thursday as well. The musical entertainment, alone, makes this a fun event.

Katy DiGioia has been busy planning a possible summer show at FAU. They are requiring a theme and submission of a disc with juried entries. She's decided on: "Where the Wild Things Are", and entries need to be a MINIMUM of 24x36 inches. FAU is interested in about 20 large pieces. She will be asking Julie Beaumont to jury for us....this will be all done during February, so start planning and painting!

Recent sales have included several lighthouse prints by Linda Mathison, at the Corner Cafe and Carol Steinberg's landscape at Fantasia. Keelee Wright has been selling quite a few of her lighthouses and lots of tee shirts.

Ted Matz will be demonstrating his oil painting technique at our February meeting in the Lighthouse main gallery. See you then!


Feb. 5 - 12:00 at Riverbend - Plein aire painting
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
Feb. 19 - 12:00 at Riverbend - Plein aire painting

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: joepisc@aol.com, phone 772-223-2048 - or Carol Kepp, email: keppca@bellsouth.net, 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




The December holiday meeting was a very pleasant evening. I think that everyone really enjoyed the film of Joe LaPierre painting with his pallette knife and I will be happy to show it again sometime. We have lost a great person and the opportunity of actually having Joe teach classes in this technique.
Art Basel was a fantastic event again this year. Katie Dietz has asked me to plan a bus trip for next year.....I'll get some of you there yet! I took several hundred pictures of Art at several events, so stop by the Village Art Studios and I'll show the CD.
Our January meeting will be at The Lighthouse Center for the Arts.
Nannette Clapman Blinchikoff will be presenting a program on The Business of Art: Promoting Art with Integrity. She was recommended to us by LCAA so I expect it to be an informative meeting. There will be materials handed out.
There was considerable confusion at the Corner Cafe last month. I will be there at the next change and plan on taking down any paintings that have been hanging for longer than a month. Also, once again, people are requested NOT to hang their own work. It needs to be done in an equitable manner and not be disturbing to any diners.
Camille has requested that we find someone else to take over chairing this venue. Anyone interested?
BRA-VO entries are due at LCAA on Tuesday, January 5th. It's going to be tremendous fun, so be creative and enter your decorated bra! I would think that the opening will be a riot. We need to encourage the Lighthouse to have more exhibits by local artists. They can be among the most creative and lucrative events they have. This show will be from January 7-February 11.
Quite a few of our members were juried in to have their work exhibited at CONTEMPO. Congratulations to all! This show will be from January 7-February 6. Again, the opening should be an exciting event. This show coincides with the contemporary show at the Convention Center in West Palm at the end of January.
We are looking for some really fine painters to do demos for us this Spring....Any ideas??

Plein-aire painting sessions:
Jan. 12, Tues, Riverbend Park 12:00
Jan. 22, Fri., Riverbend Park 12:00
Jan. 26, Tues. Riverbend Park 12:00


On Monday, January 18, 2010, 7:15pm, Ted Matz, visionary artist and contemporary realist, will demonstrate his unique collage techniques for creating collages unlike any you've ever seen. After viewing his mesmerizing presentation, which is open to the public free-of-charge, laymen and professional artists alike will register immediately for his 2-day follow-up workshop offered February 12 and 13, 2010. View his art on his website: www.tedmatz.com.
DEMO: Monday, January 18, 2010, 7:15pm
Hobe Sound Fine Arts Gallery
8879 SE Bridge Road, Marketplace Plaza
Hobe Sound, Florida 33455
772-288-6371 or 772-546-2946


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.








1/18 - HSFA Meeting - Ted Matz demo