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

Saturday, December 16, 2017


NCAA Members:   Display Opportunities

We have been asked to show our work at Devonshire in Palm Beach Gardens. This will be a one day display on January 23, from 11-3. If you are interested in having a piece of yours exhibited, send an image to Linda Mathison at: mathisonlr@gmail.com

Your work, and a light weight EASEL, must be dropped off that morning at The Village Art Studios between 8 and 10.  Your card should be attached on the front with title and price.  We will transport the art. Pick up will be between 4 and 5 back at the studio.

Also, we have been asked to show our paintings at the Eissey Theatre for the month of February. A vertical painting is preferred because of space considerations. Send images with size, title, media and price to Linda Mathison. The deadline for entries will be on January 5th.
Delivery to the theatre is on January 30, between 10 and 12.
Pick up is on February 28, 10 to 12.

That's it for now!
Merry Christmas, 🎄🎁

Thursday, November 30, 2017



Our annual Holiday Get Together is on Monday, December 11th, 7PM at the Lighthouse Art Center.

This is when we exchange small artworks in a Christmas grab bag.

So, bring yourself and a wrapped masterpiece to share at our pizza and wine party. Come anyway, even without an art present..We would enjoy your company.

Plein air is happening this month....the weather has been fabulous so far! Thursday's at 10.
November 30...Sawfish Park
December 7......Dubois Park
December 14....Riverbend Park
December 21....Sawfish Park

December 18.....Corner Café Art Exchange 2:30 pm

Art Basel is the first week in December!
The Season has begun🎨

Happy Holidays to all,

Thursday, November 2, 2017


Thursday, November 9th, 9-12

The season really begins this month with our first Plein-Aire sessions.  The group will be meeting on Thursdays at 10 AM. On November 9th we will be at Dubois Park and on the 16th at Riverbend Park.

Our demonstrator at the November meeting will be Adra Brown.  She is a new instructor at the Lighthouse Art Center and will be doing a still life painting.

Katy and I are having a meeting at Devonshire next week.  We will be exploring having a painting session and exhibit there sometime in December...more info to follow at the NCAA meeting.

Quite a few NCAA members are exhibiting this month at the Women in the Arts Exhibit at the Armory Art Center.  Stop by and take a look.

Happy Thanksgiving to all! 🦃

November 9, Thurs.      Pickup Art at the Jupiter Community Center
November 9, Thurs.      Plein-Aire at Dubois Park, 10AM
November 13
, Mon.      NCAA meeting, 7PM Adra Brown demo
November 16,  Thurs.    Plein-Aire at Riverbend Park,10AM
November 20
, Mon.      Exchange Art at Corner Cafe, 2:30

Saturday, September 30, 2017


There are two events this month that you might be interested in entering.
We are going to be trying something a little different and I hope that it is successful enough so that we can explore similar local happenings in the future.  We have been accepted into the Jupiter Fall Fest and are will be having an NCAA booth.

Drop off for our annual Jupiter Community Center show is on this Monday, from 9-12.
The Opening for this show will be on Friday, October 6th, 6-7:30.

Fall Fest will be Under the Indiantown Bridge on Saturday, October 7th, from 12-5.  I will be setting up our booth from about 10:30.
Artwork should be no larger than 18x24 and can be delivered to the site or to the Village Art Studio any time this week.

Our NCAA meeting will be on Monday, October 9th, 7PM at the Lighthouse Art Center.  The painter, Nancy Tilles will be demonstrating.

Art will be changing at the Corner Cafe on October 16th at 2:30.

Have a great month and a terrific start to the season.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017



STAY SAFE and see you next month.


Thursday, August 31, 2017


Welcome to a new art season.  This year we are going to try some new venues for our members. North County Art Association will be taking a booth at the Jupiter Fall Fest on October 7th. This event is happening under the Indiantown bridge and will be from 12 to 5 on that Saturday. The board has decided on a maximum size of 18x24.  Delivery will be right to the site by 11AM that morning. Just let Linda Mathison, mathisonlr@gmail.com know you are coming. Wish us good weather and good luck....if we have a good experience, we will join in other Jupiter town events.

The annual show at the Jupiter Community Center will be from October 6 to November 10. Entry forms are available from Linda Mathison, mathisonlr@gmail.com and are due by September 25th to the Town art committee. Art delivery is on October 2, between 9 and 12. Opening reception will be on Friday, October 6, 6-7:30. This is a show we have been invited to for over twenty years.....I hope we have a great showing.

Katy DiGioia will be running our September meeting.  She has asked Adra Brown to be our demonstrator.  Adra is teaching oil painting at the Lighthouse on Thursdays. Her demo will be about painting shadows, values and colors in still lives.

We all wish our sincere condolences to Carol Steinberg on the passing of her husband Bob.  Carol organized NCAA and was our president for many years.

Have a great month and start painting!


September 11, Monday.       NCAA meeting, 7PM,  Lighthouse Art Center
September 18, Monday.    Change art at Corner Cafe, 2:30

Tuesday, June 6, 2017


With so many members planning on being away during the summer months,  we have decided to cancel the June meeting.

Enjoy your time traveling or concentrating on your Art and we will see you in the Fall at our September meeting.

We will continue to exchange Art at the Corner Café:
Monday, June 19th at 2:30 p.m.
Monday, July 17th at 2:30 p.m.
Monday, August 21st at 2:30 p.m.

Joan Afman sold one of her pieces there this month.

Here are some very good things to do in Palm Beach County:

     Lighthouse Art Center Opening of “Drawn to the Arts”,
     Third Thursday, June 15th, 5:30-7:30
     Village Art Studios exhibit of Sea Creatures….Stop by!
     Palm Beach County Cultural Council Biennial Exhibit Opening 
     June 8th, 5:30-7:30
     Norton Museum’s “Art After Dark”, every Thursday night, 5-9PM


Happy Summer,

Sunday, April 30, 2017


The Lighthouse Art Center Members Show was a big success this year. There were many new faces in the galleries and a lot of interesting work. Our own, Linda Mathison received an Honorable Mention for one of her beautiful naturally dyed pieces.

Their Children’s Show is next on the agenda and NCAA will be giving prizes on the Elementary, Middle School and High School levels. Our very capable judges will be Katy DiGioia and Karen Reinhart. We will also be granting a scholarship this month for tuition to the summer art program.

It is only in the planning stages, but, hopefully, in the fall, we will be having our own NCAA show.  The Board is looking for venues, possibly at one of the Jupiter town events. Any suggestions would be really welcomed.

I have been very pleased by the variety and depth of presenters this season.  It isn’t always easy to find new and interesting people who want to share their stories.  Luckily, Linda Mathison and I are always on the prowl around the county….We enjoy socializing with artists and groups….and it keeps us engaged as artists.

Our speaker this month will be Janeen Mason.  Janeen is quite dynamic, as many of you already know.  I asked her to tell us about her art and career. She has done a fine job at LAC and it will be fun to hear more about her.

I am off to Washington to see the new Museum of African American Art and then on to New York for the Whitney Biennial, The Frieze Show and the Met Fashion Opening.  Next month I will give
a full report!



May 8, Monday                     NCAA Meeting, 7PM, Janeen Mason speaker
May 15, Monday                   Corner Cafe pick up at 2:30

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


We are coming to the end of another season in South Florida and
I am sure that many of you are ready to settle down and make some Art!

The Lighthouse Art Center's late spring and summer catalog is out and I particularly  like the Open Studios for portraiture and figure study. The Member show has been hung and awards will be presented on April 20th, from 5:30-7:30.

Our demonstrator this month is Gary Antonio.  Gary has had a long career as an abstract painter and I am sure that he will have interesting antidotes to entertain us with.

Have very happy holidays in April.


APRIL 10, Monday.           NCAA meeting, 7PM
APRIL 17, Monday.           Change art at Corner Cafe, 2:30
APRIL 20, Thursday.          Member Show Opening, 5:30-7:30
APRIL 27, Thursday.          Pick up art from member show

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


We had a really interesting meeting in February.  Cheryl Maeder was our presenter and she is an artist who has established herself globally.  She said that luck had nothing to do with it!   It was all hard work!

In March I have invited a young woman who is a multi-media artist and is fast becoming well known in South Florida.  Sarah Knouse creates very unusual pieces in equally unusual media  and has a lot to say. Join us!

The opening of the Town of Jupiter Juried Show is on Friday, March 3rd from 6-7:30 at the Community Center.

The current show at the Norton Museum in West Palm is fascinating.  Svenja Deininger is this year’s woman exhibiting in the Recognition of Art by Women series. She is an abstract artist and is really exploring what it is to be an oil painter in 2017. Admission to the museum is free, while under construction, and they have excellent Thursday night programs, with music and drinks in the courtyard.

Another wonderful ongoing program are the Salons at the Armory.  They are presented by Elle Shorr and feature artist talks by interesting local people that she has encountered at events all over South Florida. They are on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30.

The Village Art Studios is having its annual wine tasting and charity event on March 16th…5:30 to 7:30.  This year we are donating to a local dance company and all glasses will be available for a $10 donation. Come and sample wines all around the studio.

Plein air is still happening on Wednesday mornings.  Check with Bill Sabino.

Congratulations to Pam Ayers for her lovely show at Juno Town Hall.

If you haven’t paid your dues, now is the time. We would like to have enough $$$ to generously donate to local art programs.

Have a great month in our beautiful weather!


March 3, Friday                        Opening Reception at Jupiter Community Center, 6-7:30
March 7, Tuesday                     Salon at Armory Art Center, 6:30
March 13, Monday                   NCAA Meeting, 7PM, Sarah Knouse presenting
March 16, Thursday                  Donations and Wine Tasting at Village Art Studios, 5:30
March 20, Monday                    Drop off Art at Corner Cafe, 2:30

Wednesdays                             On going Plein Air, 10AM

Thursday, February 2, 2017


DUES       DUES       DUES

     North County Art Association
     P.O. Box 3672
     Tequesta, FL  33469

It’s February and Florida is beautiful this time of year... and extremely busy.

Plein-Aire on Wednesday mornings has been going great and more of you should consider joining us.
Call Bill Sabino, 757-871-2808 for weekly locations.

The Palm Beach Cultural Council’s list of local events this month is long and interesting:
               Palm Beach Jewelry and Antique Show is from February 15-21 at the Convention Center
               Artigras at Abacoa is from February 18-20
               The International Kinetic Art Exhibit in Boynton Beach is on February 4 and 5
               Society of the Four Arts is exhibiting Watercolors in Paradise and American Folk Art
               The Armory in West Palm is exhibiting Caribbean Artists of South Florida
               South Florida Basket/Fiber Guild Closing Reception February 9th 6-8pm
               Boca Museum is having a Glass Exhibit
               The Norton has speakers and events every Thursday night and it is FREE while they are under construction

Our meeting this month is featuring Cheryl Maeder.  I feel quite lucky to have gotten her to speak to us.  Cheryl is an internationally known photographer and film maker, whose work is shown by several galleries at Art Basel and at the Contemporary Shows that came to West Palm in January. She is witty and fun and has really “made it” in the art world.  I’m sure that her story, and her art, will be wonderful.

The March Celebration of the Arts is being hosted by the Town of Jupiter Art Gallery. It is an exhibit of exotic and native wild animals..land..air..aquatic.  Cash prizes. This is going to be a JURIED SHOW and entry forms can be downloaded by contacting Linda Mathison.  mathisonlr@gmail.com
Respond by February 13th for this March 3 to April 28th show.

The Village Art Studios is having an evening of “Forgeries” on February 16th…3rd Thursday, 5:30-7:30..Stop by!

Oh, Happy Valentine’s Day!


FEBRUARY 8,15,22….               WEDNESDAYS at 10….Plein-Aire
FEBRUARY 13, Monday             NCAA Meeting 7PM…..Cheryl Maeder presentation of her photography and films
FEBRUARY 20, Monday             Change Art at Corner Cafe, 2:30….meet outside the restaurant
FEBRUARY 24, Friday                Pick up Art at Jupiter Community Center, 9-12

Tuesday, January 3, 2017



Here we go…..2017 !!!

Our first meeting of the year will feature two of our members….Joan Afman and Dorothea Talik.
They will give us a private tour of ILLUMINATING THE DEEP on Monday, January 9, at 7PM. As docents at The Lighthouse Art Center, they have really been preparing for this current show. Thank you both, in advance, for what will be a great evening.

The Opening of our rescheduled Jupiter Community Center Show is on Friday, January 6th, 6-7:30.

Many of you got down to Miami for Art Basel and I am sure that you were dazzled.

ART PALM BEACH will be from January 12-15 at the West Palm Beach Convention Center. The season is in full swing and this is always a terrific event. Watch for other Synergy events around the county.

Elle Schorr's Art Salons are the 1st Tuesday of every month at the Armory Art Center 6:30-8:30pm in the library.  These are worthwhile presentations by interesting artists from our area.  I'm sure you'll enjoy attending.  For further information and videos of past presentations visit:  www.elleschorrphotography.com and click Art Salons.

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild is hosting a show The Perspectives in Fiber; Moving Beyond Tradition at the Armory Annex Gallery in Lake Worth January 7-February 9, 2017.  For more information and schedule of events visit:  www.southfloridabasketandfiberguild.org  You'll find some amazing new work in the fiber world including a basket by Linda Mathison.
Plein Aire will be happening on Wednesday mornings.  Contact Bill Sabino about locations.

Please remember that it is time for 2017 DUES…..$35…..Bill will be at our meeting to collect
your cash or checks.

When delivery your art to the Corner Cafe, please wait outside until Gerri or Efrain arrive.  They will hand you your displayed work and then hang your new work.  We don't want to disturb the restaurant patrons.  Thank you.

We try to do good deeds in the local Art community throughout the year and are always open
to suggestions of worthy causes.

Also, any ideas about shows and demonstrators are appreciated.

See you on January 9th.

To good health and inspiration.


January 6, Friday              Opening at Jupiter Community
Center, 6-7:30PM
January 9, Monday            NCAA meeting, 7PM, Lighthouse Art Center
January 6th-February 9th  Perspectives in Fiber;Moving Beyond Tradition 
  Armory Annex Gallery, Lake Worth   
January 11, Wednesday     Plein Aire, 10AM
January 12-15                    Art Palm Beach
January 16, Monday          Change Art at Corner Cafe, 2:30PM
January 18, Wednesday      Plein Aire, 10AM
January 25, Wednesday      Plein Aire, 10AM
February 7th, Tuesday         Elle Schorr's Art Salons, Armory Art Center