Category: Strawbridge Art League (SAL)


My acrylic painting “Tempest” will be among the artwork on display at the Strawbridge Art League’s Vision 2012 art show.    The show, at The Henegar Center for the Arts, located at 625 E. New Haven Avenue in Melbourne, Fl.  is opening  on February 11th at 5:30 pm. with an Academy Award style ceremony.   Tickets for the show are $5.

A free reception follows at 6:30   Come join me for an evening with the art and artists.

Tempest

 I’m inviting everyone to like my artist page on facebook and also to like my page on the Abstract Artist website.  (Of course that’s if you actually find you do like them.)   You can do it by simply going to www.facebook.com/HelenWheatley.Artist  and  www.abstractartistgallery.org/Helen-Wheatley/  and clicking the like button.  Feel free to share my pages with whoever you think might like to see them as well.  My book, “Driven to Abstraction”, is supposed to arrive on Friday and the waiting is driving me crazy.  Why didn’t I spring for the express delivery?  I guess I thought I’d save a buck or two, which I’d much more happily spend on art supplies.  Oh well.

I’ll be heading down to the Henegar Center on Saturday bringing artwork to submit for Strawbridge Art League’s annual Vision Show.  Vision 2012 promises to be an exciting show with lots of talented artists entering their best works.  You must be a member to enter, but you can join at the take-in.  The Henegar Center for the Arts is located at 625 E. New Haven Ave. in Melbourne, Florida.  Take-in is scheduled for this Friday 2-6 pm & Saturday 10 am – 2 pm.

Acrylic on illustration board

Night Tide

acrylic on paper
Masquerade Ball

My latest series of paintings is on display now at Art Gallery of Viera, located at The Avenue, Viera.

The Celebration Series includes “Masquerade Ball” (at right), “Opening Night”, and “Bon Voyage”.  Mingled in with these larger paintings are some of my smaller acrylic abstracts including my latest works, “Humanity Sea”, “The Crossing”, and “Awaiting the Storm”.
Last weekend, one of my small abstracts, “Night Tide” above left, received a Merit Award at Strawbridge Art League’s juried show, Water.  It can be seen at the Henegar Center for the Arts, located at 625 E. New Haven Ave. in Melbourne, Florida through January 22nd, 2012.
This weekend, I am exhibiting with the Central Brevard Art Association at their 6th annual Heritage Isle Holiday Art Show.  The show is at the Heritage Isle Community Clubhouse, (a beautiful ballroom setting) at 6800 Legacy Boulevard, Viera, Florida. To get there, take the Wickham Rd. exit from I-95 and go west past the traffic circle. Continue west and you’ll find the Heritage Isle community on the right side of Wickham. The show will be open Saturday, November 12th from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm and on Sunday the 13th from noon till 4:00 pm. 
 
 
Watercolor on paper
Beach Baby

My beautiful “Beach Baby” painting sold at Art Gallery of Viera today and will be living at the ocean where he belongs.

This painting was accepted into SAL’s juried “Go Green” show and was exhibited at the Brevard Art Museum as well as FIT library.  He won 2nd place in 2009 CBAA show and was used to promote the show the following year.  Bye bye, Beach Baby.
Acrylic abstract

Fire on the Water

Just when I thought things couldn’t get any better…
“Fire on the Water” took 3rd Place at Central Brevard Art Association’s
inaugural show at the Cocoa Beach Country Club.
Later, I went down to the Henegar Center for the Opening reception and award ceremony for Strawbridge Art League’s Mini-Vision show and found one of my paintings had won a merit award.  When I talk to people at the shows, I’m amazed at the amount of positive comments I’m getting.  I’ve even had a few folks say they don’t usually like abstract work, but they really like my new pieces.
Acrylic painting on canvas

Top of the World

The three paintings I submitted to Strawbridge Art League’s Mini Vision juried show have been accepted!  Mini Vision is a version of SAL’s annual juried show featuring smaller works of art.  Paintings were limited to no more than 96″  total all around.  Be sure to see Top of the World, Celebration, and Grafitti at the Henegar Center for the Arts, located at 625 E. New Haven Avenue in the heart of downtown,  Melbourne, Florida.  Exhibit dates are February 12th – March 9th, 2011.
The awards presentation and reception will be held on February 12th from 2-4 pm.  All are welcome. See you there!

Both of my submissions to Strawbridge Art League’s “Go Green” Juried Show have been accepted.  Look for them (“Beach Baby”, watercolor & “Bottlebrush Pruned!” ,wood sculpture) at the opening of the show scheduled for Saturday, November 6th from 3-5 pm at the Brevard Art Museum.

Watercolor Painting

Beach Baby