Wellington Art Society, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) corporation and contributions are deductible to the extent of federal law; Tax ID# 20-2246485.
WAS Monthly Meetings
Wellington Art Society meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month September through May at the Wellington Community Center. Our meetings reflect our vibrant, creative spirit. They are fun and interesting, open to the public, and filled with enthusiasm and encouragement.
Before the meeting artists have time to network followed by our Member Spotlight that encourages members to share their most recent artwork, talk about their creative process and share news of their upcoming exhibits, awards and classes.
As part of our Artist Development Program, at our monthly meetings, Professional Artists give demonstrations of different mediums and techniques used in creating their art. Artists also share their professional and business knowledge and experiences of being a successful artist. Professional business/ marketing guidelines, resource information, class and workshop information, are provided for the group by the artists.
Members also enjoy discounts for WAS sponsored shows, discounts, sponsored shows, classes, and workshops.
VIP Invitations are provided to Members for many Previews, Art Receptions, Gallery Tours, Social Events.
Exhibition and Sale Opportunities
Members exhibit their work at juried shows at many local venues including Whole Foods- Wellington, WAS Gallery at Wellington City Hall, Wellington Community Center, the Oak Bistro and other Art Association Shows. Artists Receptions are part of many of the Shows and enjoyed by area visitors and the Community. The artwork is offered for sale at these shows.
Each year the Wellington Art Society presents a 2-day outdoor show, featuring the work of local, regional, and international artists. In 2018, WAS will present its 12th Art Fest on the Green - Annual Juried Fine Art and Fine Craft Show.
WAS is known as a welcoming, supportive group of artists that also use their talents to serve the Community. Our Outreach Programs allow our artists to use their creativity to teach classes, create paintings and murals for local hospitals, mentor children and adults, fulfill wish lists, and provide hands on service and support for community projects.
Scholarships – our legacy for the future
Support from our Members, Sponsors, and Community Partners and Friends help us fund our Scholarship Programs. Scholarships are awarded to local High School Students headed to art colleges and universities for advanced art degrees and art related careers. Each year Summer Art Camp Scholarships are also given to local children.
More WAS Membership Benefits
Each member, who does not have their own website can have their own Gallery Page on the website showcasing their work, current shows and awards, their bio and contact info. Members with a website will have a link to their website.
Membership Directory- listing of all the members with contact information is available to all members.
Group Affiliation and support for other Art and Culture Organizations-
WAS supports the mission and work of the Cultural Council and many other Art Organizations and Programs.
A vote at the Annual Meeting-
Members may cast their vote in the Annual Election of Officers and Directors.
Membership in the Wellington Art Society is open to both artists and art-lovers. Our membership fee is $50 for one year. That fee entitles you to attend all our monthly meetings for free (our meetings are September through May each year); exhibit at WAS members-only shows, including a solo show opportunity every three months, all with no additional fees; apply for our outdoor 2-day art show called ArtFest on the Green for a reduced rate; and receive emails about local Calls to Artists, shows, and social events. Joining our group of over 100 members also provides you with a source of other artists who can help you with your art business, provide you connections, and become new friends.