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                          Join PBCATA 2014-2015

We have a great year of workshops at discount prices, members' only art shows, and art exhibits that showcase the work created by your talented students. 

PBCATA raises money which goes directly to our scholarship fund.  Every year, two scholarships are awarded in the amount of $1,000 each to students pursuing a college degree in the Visual Arts.

Along with raising money for the scholarships, PBCATA also sponsors ribbons annually for the South Florida Fair and the Palm Beach County School District Annual K-12 Student Art Exhibition.

Call To Artists
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Art of Association 
5th Annual Exhibition
June 1, 2015 - August 13, 2015

Application Deadline: Friday, May 22

Drop Off: Thursday, M
ay 28, 9-11 a.m.

Opening and Awards Reception: Thursday, June 18 
from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Last Day of Exhibition: Thursday, August 13
Pick Up: Friday, August 14 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and 
Saturday August 15 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Lighthouse ArtCenter
373 Tequesta Drive
Tequesta, FL 33469

n Deadline:  
Friday, May 22, 2015

Each artist will need to complete the following items:
PBCATA Exhibition Agreement Entry Form
Digital Images of the work to be displayed
All fees sent to Nicole Crane

All entry forms and digital images must be submitted by May 22, 2015 to SARAH DAVIS, PBCATA Vice President 

All entry fees MUST be sent directly via PONY or mail to Nicole Crane, PBCATA Treasurer, at Elbridge Gale Elementary 
The address is:
Elbridge Gale Elementary
1915 Royal Fern Dr.
Wellington, Fl 33414

Costs are:
  1. $20 for up to three entries (Lighthouse ArtCenter Members)
  2. $30 for  up to three entries (Non-Lighthouse ArtCenter Members)

 Art without a wire to hang will be turned away. 
- Space is limited
- Artwork sale prices should be included on your application 
- Please make all checks payable to PBCATA 
- 3D artwork is 
-Artwork must be recent (within a calendar year)
-All mediums will be considered for juried prizes
-Artwork must not have been shown in a previous Lighthouse Exhibit

The Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33486

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Participating Artists 
Ashley Giannangeli
Bonnie Bruner
Mary Cavaioli
Sarah Davis
Sharon Salansky
Anita Smith
Will Buchanan
     Jennifer Gironda  
   Christine Lyons 

At the 2013 Florida Art Education Association (FAEA) conference in October, five local art educators were selected as FAEA board members by their peers. Each of the representatives are also members of the Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association (PBCATA). Dr. Nicole Crane, PBCATA Treasurer and FAEA President Elect had the following to say, “We are honored to serve on the Florida Arts Education Association Board of Directors. The number of local art teachers on the Board demonstrates the strength and quality of arts education in Palm Beach County. As board members, we plan to continue the momentum of arts advocacy and increase the quality of arts education in our county and throughout Florida.”

2014-2016 FAEA Board from Palm Beach County

Karen Nobel- President

Nicole Crane- President-Elect

Susannah Brown- Higher Education Division Director

Britt Feingold- K-12 Student Virtual Art Exhibition and Awards Chair


It is the mission of the Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association to support art education and to promote art as a means of communication for each individual. It is the right of each individual to develop his own creativity and aesthetic potential. It is our purpose to strengthen the position of art education in Palm Beach County. We support programs in art which meet the needs, interests and abilities of each individual student. We will promote and maintain the highest quality of art education in Palm Beach County.


Florida Art Education Association (FAEA) is a membership association dedicated to providing visual art educators in Florida with the knowledge, skills and support that will ensure the highest quality instruction possible to all students in Florida. Serving visual art teachers, professors, administrators, museum educators and students, the Florida Art Education Association: encourages research in art education; holds public discussions; sponsors institutes and conferences; publishes articles, reports and surveys; honors outstanding art educators and supporters; and works with other related agencies in support of visual arts education. FAEA is also the only organization for visual art educators in Florida which actively participates in a program for government relations on behalf of visual arts education. When arts education is discussed in the legislature in Tallahassee, FAEA is working to support your programs.

Please contact Karen Nobel at or

561-656-5440 for more information.

Join us at the Norton!

Come participate in PBCATA's monthly member meeting the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Norton Museum of Art

After the meeting, stay and enjoy the "Art After Dark" program.

4:30 PM

Standard admission applies.


 Next PBCATA Meeting:


May 14, 2015

Norton Museum of Art

1451 S. Olive Avenue,
West Palm Beach, FL 33401