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

Sunday, December 1, 2013


DUES ARE DUE FOR 2014 !!!!!
It's that time again.  Send your $35 to:    NCAA
                                                                       P.O. Box 3672, Tequesta, FL 33469
Or bring your checks to the December meeting.
As you all know, our dues pay for our many contributions and scholarships to the local art community, our demonstrators at monthly meetings and refreshments.
Also, NCAA is able to offer members various venues throughout the year for displaying and selling their artwork.
Last year we had a very successful pizza party and gift exchange. ....Let's do it again!
Bring a small painting or art piece that you have created, wrap it up and take home a piece from one of your fellow artists.
See you on the 9th.
At our November Board meeting the slate for 2014 was decided.  Most of us will all be aboard again, but we would really like to see new faces and ideas.
Our newest member, Billy Selesnick, will be chairing the Boulevard Restaurant, which we will be doing again on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2:30.
Jackie Meshil has offered to help Linda Mathison create an NCAA WEBSITE.
If you are interested in an office or committee, jump right in.  Nominations are open until the December meeting.
President:  Gerri Aurre
VP Venues: Katy DiGioia
VP Publicity: Linda Mathison
VP Refreshments: Karen Reinhart and Linda Hastings (NEW)
Secretary: Virginia Furey
Treasurer: Bill Sabino
Plein Aire in December: Contact Bill Sabino, 575-3442
As many of you already know, our dear friend, Penny Robb, was in a terrible accident several weeks ago.
Penny is still in ICU at St. Mary's Hospital and is making slow, but steady progress towards recovery.
Her daughters are with her and do a daily "Penny Report" on line.
Cards, etc. can be sent to her home :  275 Murcia Drive, Jupiter 33458
Have very happy and HEALTHY holidays!


DECEMBER 4-8                              Art Basel, Miami
DECEMBER 9, Monday                 NCAA Christmas Party, 7PM   Lighthouse Art Center.....Bring a piece of your art!
DECEMBER 10, Tuesday              Bring paintings to Boulevard Restaurant, Palm Beach Gardens, 2:30
DECEMBER 16, Monday               Change art at Corner Cafe, 2:30

Sunday, October 27, 2013


Thank you to all artists who donated to D'Art for Art this year....A bigger "Thank You" to those who gave more than one piece!
Recently, someone told me that they were hesitant to donate too much of their work because they felt that they were giving it away. I found this disturbing, and it took me a few minutes to figure out why and how to respond. Then I recalled that at the start of each season at the Kravitz Center, the General Manager comes onto the stage and tells the audience that the price of their ticket does not cover costs.  They depend on donors in order to serve the community.
To me, the Lighthouse Center serves our community extremely well.  I cannot be a large dollar donator, but I can give generously through my art.   D'Art is a fund raising event that helps pays the bills! Also, giving better pieces makes me proud to have my work shown in someone's home and this is GOOD ADVERTISING.
Yes, be selective in choosing where you donate.
The Lighthouse Art Center is MY number one choice.
The show this month at the Jupiter Community Center is another venue that gets a lot of local attention.  Everyone who attends classes or goes to community meetings walks by.  I attended a special showing that was part of a cocktail party given by the town the other night and the feedback was very good.  I hope that even more of you participate next year.
Paint something about FOOD and bring it to Kitchen Works, on Indiantown Road, on November 12th.
NCAA had a very good meeting last month.  Sibel Kocabasi did a video presentation of her body of work.  It was interesting watching her journey through years of artistic development and the changes that came about in her Art.

This month Ted Matz is going to discuss color and talk about his Plein-aire painting.  It should also be a fine evening.
NOVEMBER 2, Saturday               D'Art Artists Party, 5:30-7:30
NOVEMBER 5, Tuesday                Plein-aire painting, Dubois Park, 10AM
NOVEMBER 7, Thursday               Pick up at Eissey Theatre, 10-12
NOVEMBER 9, Saturday                National Oil Painters Paintout 9AM Grassy Waters                  Contact Manon Sanders: 415-606-7685 

NOVEMBER 9, Saturday               D'Art For Art, 6-10

NOVEMBER 11, Monday              NCAA Meeting, 7:PM, LAC Museum, Ted Matz demonstrator

NOVEMBER 12, Tuesday              Pick up at Jupiter Community Center, 9-12
    Drop off of Art at Kitchen Works,     11AM...Art about food is best

NOVEMBER 18,Monday               Board Meeting, Noon, Village Art Studios
                                                        Drop off Corner Cafe, 2:30
NOVEMBER 19, Tuesday             Plein-aire painting, behind Lighthouse History Museum, 10AM

Sunday, October 13, 2013


D'Art this year is going to be bigger than ever!
This fantastic event has grown and is a major fundraising event for the Lighthouse Art Center.
.....Therefore, more of your very special donations are needed.
Please be generous and bring an extra piece of your finest artwork to Monday's NCAA meeting.
Thank you all,

Dear Artist,
As Palm Beach County’s oldest art center, the Lighthouse ArtCenter needs your help. One of our major fundraisers, D’Art for Art, is a cocktail and dinner party in which ticketed guests choose and take home a work of original art, such as paintings, drawings, sculpture and jewelry. Each year, our artist friends support the event by donating their art that they are proud to display in the museum and have placed in the hands of collectors.

We expect to sell out the event, and we need more art than ever before!
We would greatly appreciate it if you would donate a piece of your signed original art to the 7th Annual D’Art for Art fundraiser. Your artwork will be on exhibit in the museum. We are also listing all participating artists on our website, at the exhibit and in the printed event program.

We throw a great party for donating artists called the “Artists’ Appreciation & Collectors’ Party” on Saturday, November 2. This event is a big “thank you” for every donating artist and his or her guest. Delicious food is provided by “In the Kitchen,” there’s an open bar, and we also give awards to the winning artists that evening and send out a press release about the artists. (The Artists’ Appreciation & Collectors’ Party” is sponsored by Key Private Bank.)
Please drop off your artwork any day before October 24, 2013. (Our hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or by appointment.) Two-dimensional work should be framed, edge-finished or gallery-wrapped, and wired ready to hang.

If you have any questions, please contact our curator Barbra Broidy at (561) 746-3101 or Barbra@lighthousearts.org.
On behalf of the Lighthouse ArtCenter and the “D’arting” art patrons, we thank you in advance for your support! We can’t do it without you!


Katie Deits
Executive Director
Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery & School of Art
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469
Museum: (561) 746-3101 School of Art: (561) 748-8737
Visit www.LighthouseArts.org

Saturday, October 5, 2013


Here are some important dates on our October calendar:
October 10, Thursday      Drop off entries at Eissey Campus Theatre, 10AM to 12
October 14, Monday        NCAA meeting, 7PM at the Lighthouse Art Center.  This will be a joint meeting of the Artists of Palm Beach County.
Sibel Kocabasi will be presenting an overview of her work.  She is quite well known throughout the South Florida area and has exhibited internationally.
October 21, Monday   Change art at the Corner Cafe, 2:30
The Lighthouse Art Center is still accepting donations for D'Art.

The Artybra Fashion Show is on October 22nd at 5:30
The Village Art Studios will be having a Costume Party on 3RD Thursday, October 17th, 5:30-7:30.

Prizes will be awarded for the best costume! JOIN US.

Oil Painters of America is having their 9th Annual Nationwide Plein-air paint-out.  Manon Sanders will be the host for the South Florida portion of the event.  It will be on November 9th, raindate, November 10th, 9 a.m. at Grassy Waters in West Palm Beach, 8264 Northlake Blvd.  Non-members are welcome to join.  Anyone who would like to join please call Manon at 415-606-7685 or manondesigns@comcast.net   More information www.oilpainteramerica.com/paintouts.  For paint-out locations click on West Palm Beach.
Sadly, Tess Lindsay's husband, Don, passed away recently.
A memorial service is being held on Tuesday, October 8th, at 11AM.
St. Paul of the Cross Church (in the Chapel)
10970 Jack Nicklaus Drive, North Palm Beach
(PGA Blvd., behind Oakbrooke Square Shopping Center)

Sunday, September 1, 2013


Some updates and reminders for your calendars:

 Monday, September 9th, NCAA Meeting at 7PM at the Lighthouse Art Center.

Our speaker will be plein-aire artist Ralph Papa.  He will be speaking on “An Artist’s Perspective”.  I’m sure you will all find his presentation interesting and informative.

Artybra at the Lighthouse Art Center has a September 4th deadline. Applications are available at LCA. The show opens on September 9th and the Fashion Show is on October 22. For more information visit www.lighthousearts.org

Monday, September 16th  Drop off art at Corner Cafe, 2:30

Jupiter Community Center Art Show: September 30-November 12. Deadline for applications is September 20th. Delivery is Monday, September 30th, 9-12. Opening reception is on Friday, October 4, 6-8PM. Contact Linda for entry form at: mathisonLR@gmail.com

D'Art for Art donations need to be dropped off by October 24th.
I recommend that you buy a ticket to D'Art......What fun!  D'Art is on Saturday, November 9th.

Drop off information for Eissey in the our October BLOG.

Sunday, August 11, 2013


I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer and keeping busy by creating new interesting work.  Here we are in August and NCAA already has lots of events planned for the Fall season.
Be sure to take notes and get your entries in on time. 
1.  Pick up for the Art of Association Show is:  Thursday, August 15, 8:00-8:30 (after 3rd Thursday) or Friday, August 16, 10-5 and Saturday, August 17, 10-2. 
2.  NCAA Exhibit at Eissey Theatre at Palm Beach State College:  October 10- November 7.  We have been on their list of exhibitions for over four years.  The deadline for entries is August 23rd and is limited.  Please choose a moderately sized entry.   Contact Linda at:  MathisonLR@gmail.com for an entry form.
3.  Artybra at the Lighthouse Art Center has a September 4th deadline.   Applications  are available at LCA.  The show opens on September 9th and the Fashion Show is on October 22.  For more information visit www.lighthousearts.org
4.  Jupiter Community Center Art Show:  September 30-November 12.  This has been an NCAA tradition for many years and we have sales every year.  Deadline for applications is September 20th.  Delivery is Monday, September 30th, 9-12.   Opening reception is on Friday, October 4, 6-8PM.  Contact Linda for entry form at:  mathisonLR@gmail.com
5.  D'Art for Art donations need to be dropped off by October 24th.  Applications are available on line at:  www.lighthousearts.org .  This is a truly memorable event and I strongly urge members to donate really fine work.  This is a venue that puts your work into collections and offers very good exposure.   I am also recommending that you buy a ticket to D'Art......What fun!     D'Art is on Saturday, November 9th. 
6.  The Lighthouse Art Center is offering two wonderful trips this Fall and we should plan on enjoying both.   On Wednesday, October 16, there is a trip to the Elliot Museum in Stuart.  Thursday, December 5th there will be a bus to Art Basel in Miami.  Katie Deits and I will be offering personal tours.   More information below:
On Wednesday, October 16, 2013 join your escort Evelyne Bates and your friends from Lighthouse ArtCenter for a one-day trip to the new Elliott Museum in Stuart.
The bus will depart from the ArtCenter at 10:30 a.m. You’ll enjoy lunch (not included in price) at the museum’s Outrigger Café and a private docent tour of “Celebrating Viva Florida 500.”
After the guided tour, you will have time to explore on your own before heading back, arriving in Tequesta at 4 p.m.
Tickets are $38 (which includes the tour, bus trip, plus a tip for the bus driver).
Want to experience Art Basel/Miami without the stress of travel, plus have a personal tour with Lighthouse ArtCenter Executive Director Katie Deits and artist Gerri Aurre.
A luxurious bus will leave at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2013. You’ll enjoy lunch on the famous Lincoln Road and then see the latest in Contemporary Art. After an interesting art-filled day, relax and have a glass of wine on the bus ride back to Tequesta (arriving back at 7 p.m.).
Tickets are $55 (includes Art Basel ticket, bus ride and tour. Lunch and tip for driver are additional).
For each ArtTrip, space is limited to 32 guests, and reservations are required. To purchase your tickets, call (561) 746-3101 or visit LighthouseArts.org.
 Monday, September 9                   NCAA Meeting at 7PM at the Lighthouse.
Monday, September 16                  Drop off art at Corner Cafe, 2:30
Monday, October 14                       NCAA and The Artists of Palm Beach County will be holding their monthly meeting together at the Lighthouse ArtCenter.
I think that we have so many fine opportunities to show our work and to enjoy the art experience in South Florida. Every year seems to expand our options and enhance our understanding of the art world around us.
Keep creating!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


      ....  at the next NCAA MEETING on Monday, July 8th
Let's discuss ideas.......Bring a piece of your ART........For a critique or just to show off to your friends.
Congratulations to: Linda Mathison, First Place winner at Art of Association Show !!!!!! and to Lois Barton for her Honorable Mention.  WHAT A GREAT SHOW.

The Juno Beach opening for our artists was very well attended.  Please stop by to see the work of Effrian Fay, Carol Frezza, Linda Hastings and Bill Sabino   This show will be open until October.
NCAA is again invited to show their work at the Jupiter Community Center in October.  Entry forms will be available at the meeting or by emailing Linda at:  mathisonLR@gmail.com

NO MEETING in August. 


July 8, Monday                 7PM, NCAA Meeting, Lighthouse Art Center
July 15, Monday              2:30 change art at Corner Cafe

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Linda and I just spent two days in St. Pete and really enjoyed the Dali Museum and the waterfront cafes. It's fun to do short trips around Florida.
Now I am ready for my European jaunt.  Katy DiGioia emailed me that the yachts were outrageous in Venice. I guess that everyone "important" was there for the opening of the Biennale.  Maybe they will wait for me to get there! I've been reading the reviews and am quite excited.  I expect to scour the city finding all the hidden venues in addition to the main ones at the Arsenale and Guardini.
Anyway, back to reality. 
We have several major attractions right here in Palm Beach County.
Our summer show at the Juno Town Hall will open on Friday, June 14th.  The reception is from 5:30 to 7:00 and I hope that many of you can attend.  The artwork of Effrian Fay, Carol Frezza, Linda Hastings and Bill Sabino will be featured this year. This show will be open until October 8th.
The Art of Association at the Lighthouse Art Center has opened with 19 of our artists featured. It is really interesting to see what is happening among the many groups in this area. The Reception and Awards will be on Thursday, June 20th.  This show runs through August 15.
Our demonstration this month will be by painter and NCAA member, Manon Sander.  She has begun teaching classes at LAC to rave reviews.
The All Florida Juried Show at the Boca Museum will be on through June and part of July.
It is usually quite interesting and contemporary.  Judy Fleisher's work is featured this year.
Also, check out the plein aire painters group that is showing their work at Art of Association.  This  group gets together through Meetup.com
Oh, D'Art for Art tickets are selling quickly..(GREAT!!!)  Contributing artists are receiving quite a discount this year. Make your art pledge and and purchase a ticket for $250.  It is an AMAZING event!!!!
Start creating your entries.... Artybra is returning in September! 
Please let us know about your adventures, artistic or otherwise.

Happy  Summer!

 JUNE 10, Monday            NCAA meeting, 7PM, Manon Sander demo
JUNE 14, Friday               Opening at Juno Town Hall,  5:30-7:00
JUNE 17, Monday            Change paintings at Corner Cafe, 2:30
JUNE 20, Thursday          Opening and Awards, Art of Association Show, 5:30-7:30

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


This month brings the Art of Association Show at the Lighthouse Art Center.   We are so lucky to have this opportunity...again, Thank you, Katie Deits!  We've received the entries and drop-off of art is set for May 29th.  I will be contacting all entrants by Email to gather all pertinent information. This exhibit will run from June 3 to August 16 and includes many groups from all around South Florida.
We have been invited to have four of our artists display their work at the Juno Town Hall this summer. The four artists this year will be: Efrian Fay, Carol Frezza, Linda Hastings and Bill Sabino.  They were selected because work should look well together. The Opening date will be in our June issue.
The artists who have been hanging work at " Kitchen Works" will be having a cooking session there on Thursday night...should be fun!
The All Florida Juried Art Show is opening at the Boca Museum on May 8th.  This is a chance to see very current, high quality work from around the state. It's well worth the trip.
For those of you who haven't joined the Norton Museum recently, I would suggest that you check out their website. They have really expanded their program of lectures and gallery talks. Also, their" Museum After Dark " Thursday nights offer music as well as art and will take place all summer.
Our demonstrator this month is April Davis.  She paints extremely large Florida landscapes and has her studio on US 1 in Tequesta.  April is busy all winter on the art show circuit around the state.
I am looking forward to my June trip to the Venice Biennale!!!  It is the most prestigious art show in the world and should be very exciting.!!!!! Over seventy countries are invited this year and each will send one very avant-garde artist to represent them.  Lately the art has mainly been
huge installation work and the city is just bursting with it.  Many world famous artists received their initial recognition after showing in Venice. If I am able to take good pictures of the art,  I will do a Venice night when I return.
Happy travels to many of you.
Please let us know if you have good news to share......won awards, sold work, gone somewhere special.
May 13, Monday        NCAA Meeting, 7PM    April Davis, demonstrator
May 20, Monday        Drop off art at Corner Cafe, 2:30
May, 29, Wednesday  Drop off art for Art of Association Show            

Monday, April 1, 2013


The winter season will be ending by late April and I think that will mean that many of us can actually spend more time painting!

We have had a wealth of art activities at the Convention Center and many fine local exhibits.
Those of us who do Plein-aire Tuesdays will continue through April.  It's one of my favorite activities each week and I expect to attend open studio on Wednesdays at the Lighthouse Art Center through the summer.
Two of our members received awards at the Student / Member Show.
Congratulations to: Suzanne Todd, 1st Place, Watercolor
                                   Joe Pierre, 2nd Place, Portraits
The next exhibition opportunity for NCAA is the Art of Association at the Lighthouse Center.
This show will be from June 3 to August 15.
Please send up to 3 images to Linda at
MathisonLR@gmail.com by May 1st.
We will let you know which entries will be included in the show and then we will ask for checks by
May 18th.
Entry is $20 for LAC members, $30 for non members.
We have also been invited to exhibit the work of four NCAA artists at the Juno Town Hall this summer.  The Board will choose artists whose work we feel will show well together.
Our demonstrator this month will be Dawn Miller from Vero.  She is a pastel artist and she will be talking about luminous landscapes.  Check out her website.
Enjoy the weather!
APRIL 8, Monday               NCAA meeting, 7PM
APRIL 9, Tuesday               Plein-aire, 10AM, behind Jetty's Restaurant
APRIL 15, Monday             Change paintings at Corner Cafe, 2:30
APRIL 16, Tuesday            Plein-aire, 10AM, Jupiter Yacht Club, US1
APRIL 22, Monday            Pick up Student/Member Show
APRIL 23, Tuesday            Plein-aire, 10AM, Juno Pier
MAY 1, Wednesday            Deadline for entries to Art of Association to Linda

Sunday, March 10, 2013


NCAA has several special events this month.

On March 23rd we are invited to have an art show at the Lighthouse Historical Museum at the Jupiter Lighthouse.
This show will take place on their back porch and on the lawn facing the Jupiter Inlet.
Artists should bring easels (I will try to get some extras) and can even come prepared to paint.
This event will be from 10 to 2 and the Historical Society will be doing publicity.
March is their busy season so we can expect many visitors to stop by.
The annual Member and Students Show at the Lighthouse Art Center will be from March 21 to April 20.
The opening and awards reception for this show will be on March 21st at 5:30 in the museum.
Lastly, our demonstrator this month will be Rose Shaw.  She will be doing a Mandala Class.
Mandalas are a tool for gaining wisdom and compassion and is depicted in complex geometric patterns.
Mandalas are widely used in Nepal and Tibet.
We will be making one our own so come to our meeting ready to create......all supplies will be provided.
DUES, DUES, DUES............Please pay your 2013 dues............$35..........What a deal!
Join us at Plein-Aire on Tuesday mornings.

MARCH 11, Monday                     NCAA meeting, 7PM, Rose Shaw and Mandalas
MARCH 12, Tuesday                    Plein-Aire painting at 10, Cynthia's river house, 114W Riverside Drive, Jupiter
MARCH 15, Friday                        Drop off art for Member-Student Show at LAC
MARCH 18, Monday                     Exchange paintings at Corner Cafe, 2:30
MARCH 19, Tuesday                    Plein-Aire painting at 10, under the bridge on Indiantown Road
MARCH 21, Thursday                   Opening and Awards at Lighthouse Art Center, 5:30- 7:30
MARCH 23, Saturday                   Art Show at the Jupiter Lighthouse, 10-2
MARCH 26, Tuesday                    Plein-Aire at 10, Juno Pier


Manon Sanders will have an exhibit at the Palm Beach Cultural Council, 601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth.  March 15-April 13th.   
Joan Afman has a new book published, Kingsley Woods, available on Amazon.
Bill Sabino is showing his work at Molly’s House in Stuart through March.


Sunday, February 3, 2013


DUES ARE DUE FOR 2013  !!!!!  
      Our dues cover the cost of demonstrations, refreshments, scholarships and gifts
      We have been doing very well financially and want to keep up the good work!
Please send checks for $35 to: Virginia Furey
                                                        13222 St. Tropez Circle
                                                        Palm Beach Gardens, Fl. 33410
I just love this time of year in South Florida.  The weather is fabulous and there are so many things to do. The Art Shows have arrived at the Convention Center and will continue throughout the month.  Their lecture series at these shows bring in experts from around the country and are offered free of charge every day.
In addition, there are the continuing activities at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach throughout the season. They are generally moderate in price and quite wonderful.
Some of us have been going to the Norton's "Art After Dark" on Thursday nights and they are usually a fun evening. Last week was Italian night, with Frank Cerabino playing the accordian, a lecture on Renaissance Art and arias by the Palm Beach Opera.
Our own Lighthouse Art Center is constantly bringing us a wide range of cultural activities....check out their calendar!
Bruce Bain will be our presenter this month at the NCAA meeting.  Bruce has a presentation about taking better pictures. This should be of interest, not only to photographers, but particularly to painters who are always battling with composition and light.
It's been a good winter so far for Plein-air painting.....Join us!
This month we will revisit the vegetable and flower garden at Abacoa, where Linda Hastings spends much of her time.   It is right next to the Allegro assisted living complex.  (that's the best direction I can give you...google it)
We also are planning on a day of river views from Cynthia McCallister's house on Riverside Drive.
There will be a special Plein-air day at the base of the Jupiter Lighthouse on Friday, February 22....Let's really do ourselves proud and represent NCAA that day.  This will be followed up by an exhibition day at the Historical Site on March 23rd.
Enjoy it all!

FEBRUARY 5, Tuesday            Plein-air painting at Abacoa garden, 10AM
FEBRUARY 6-10                       American International Art FairWest Palm Beach Convention Center, Lectures every afternoon at 3:00
FEBRUARY 11, Monday          NCAA meeting, 7:00. Bruce Bain on Photography
FEBRUARY 12, Tuesday        Plein-air painting, 10AM   Cynthia's on Riverside Drive
FEBRUARY 15-19                    Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show
FEBRUARY 18, Monday         Change art at Corner Cafe, 2:30
FEBRUARY 19, Tuesday        Change art at Boulevard, 2:00
FEBRUARY 21, Thursday       Change art at Kitchen Works, 11AM
FEBRUARY 21, Thursday       Jake Fernandez talk at the Lighthouse Art Center, 5:30
FEBRUARY 22, Friday              Plein-air day at the Jupiter Lighthouse ...... 10AM
FEBRUARY 23, Saturday        Wine tasting at the Village Art Studios, 5:30-8:30
                                                     Opera night at Lighthouse Art Center, 7:30


Bill Sabino will be showing at Molly's House in March of 2013. Opening night is March 7, 2013 from 5:30 t0 7:00 PM.


Monday, January 7, 2013


I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday.
I had the most amazing time on Easter Island, at the glaciers in Patagonia and in beautiful Buenos Aires....I am addicted to Tango!  
Are you ready for new artistic challenges in the new year?!!
Business first:   2013 NCAA DUES renewal is this month.
Please bring your $35 to the January meeting or mail them to:
Virginia Furey
13222 St. Tropez Circle
Palm Beach Gardens, Fl. 33410
Katy DiGioia and Linda Mathison reported that the December meeting was a great success.   Members seemed pleased to become collectors!  When I returned from South America, I found that my gift was a painting by Manon Sanders.  I love the little bird and it  hangs in my
 living room.....I think that this should become a tradition!
Deadline for entries to the Jupiter Town Hall Show of favorite pet or animal art is January 14th.
They have reduced the entry fee to $5 for NCAA members.  Contact Linda at MathisonLR@gmail.com for an entry form.
The two big Art Shows are returning to the Palm Beach Convention Center. 
Art Palm Beach is from January 24th to the 28th.
Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show isFebruary 15-19.
Last year I especially enjoyed the lectures that were featured each day.  I just paid the daily $5 parking fee and had really interesting afternoons.
We have two events planned at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse in the coming months. 
There will be a Plein-aire Day, right at the base of the Lighthouse, on February 22nd, from

10 to 2.
On March 23rd , which is during Spring Training and a very busy time at the Lighthouse.....We have been invited to paint and display our work on the lawn...also, from 10 to 2.
In advance of these events we have been invited to donate art about the Lighthouse for their February 9th, "Rock the Light" Dinner Dance. Just bring your piece of art to the Lighthouse Shop and it will be auctioned that night.
At the January meeting I will show pictures from Art Basel Miami.  Many of you were there so there should be lots of input.

See you on the 14th.
JANUARY 14, Monday                     NCAA Meeting, 7PM, Lighthouse Art Center              

JANUARY 14th, Monday               Deadline for entries to Pet and Animal Art, Jupiter Community Center

JANUARY 15, Tuesday                   Plein-aire painting, Abacoa Community Garden, 10AM
JANUARY 17, Thursday                  3rd Thursday events at Gallery Square North
JANUARY 21, Monday                    Drop off art at Corner Cafe, 2:30
JANUARY 22, Tuesday                   Plein-aire painting, behind Jetty's Restaurant, 10AM
JANUARY 24-28                              ART PALM BEACH, Convention Center, 12-7
JANUARY 29, Tuesday                  Plein-aire painting, Square Grouper, 9:30- 11


Nina Fusco will be exhibiting at the Armory pARTicipation show - Opens Dec 14th – January 11th.
Manon Sanders has 30 painting on display at the Juno Beach Town Center and 8 pieces at the new Ortiz-Smykla Gallery in Northwood Village.