Rising Star Art Show – “Save Our River”

What an awesome event – “Save Our River ” Show  on Friday, December 5th and Saturday, December 6th.  Over 50 award winning students and teachers presented an art show with a powerful message to SAVE OUR RIVER.  Each artist panted the river from their point of view.  IMG_1688 IMG_1696

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Our SPRING 2014  Semester Art Class registration has Begus.  We do accept new students mid-semester.

Please pick up your Registration Form at the VSA, at 1724 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL  34997.

We look forward to seeing you there!



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VSA Students Take Top Honors in Audubon and Turtlefest Contests


Visionary School of Arts is thrilled to announce that five of their art students have taken top honors in the “My Favorite Bird” Art Contest presented by Audubon of Martin County, Linda Wishney, Education Director.

Lynne Barletta with Audubon Winners

The winners are:  Grand Prize, Avinash Kumar, “Snowy Egret” in pastel.  In the Third Grade category:1st Place: Christopher Carnes, “Flamingo” in acryclic; 2nd Place: David Archuleta, “Osprey” in watercolor; 3rd Place: Tiffany Miller, “Great Blue Heron” in pastel.  In the 4th Grade Category: 1st Place: Jade Nunez, “Flamingo” in pastel.

Congratulations to all the wonderfully talented students who submitted art to this contest.

Pictured here with VSA Director, Lynne Barletta, are (from left to right): Christopher Carnes, Jade Nunez, Akash Kumar, Tiffany Miller and David Archuleta.


For the 2nd year Visionary School of Arts, located in Stuart, FL, has students taking top honors in the TurtleFest Art Contest  The 2013 winners were just announced and 8 VSA Students placed with top honors including: Best in Show winner, HS Senior Kelly McMahon.  Also taking top honors in the High School division are 2nd Place, Danielle Keller, 9th grade; 3rd Place, Emily Royo, 9th grade; Honorable Mention, Madisyn DeRita, 9th grade.

Middle School division winners are 1st Place, River Hassett, 6th grade.  In the Elementary School division are 1st Place, Alexander Goodwin-Elam, 4th grade; 2nd Place, Devon Barbour, 3rd grade; and 3rd Place, Hanna Kristensen, 4th grade.

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Lynne Barletta honored by Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce

October 2012:  Lynne Barletta received the President’s Award from the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce in recognition of her leadership role as a board member of the Chamber of Commerce and beginning a new tradition in fine art with the 26th Annual Home and Garden Show, March 2 – 3, 2013.

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Visionary School of Arts is now offering Group Lessons!  Come join the fun.  It has been proven that right brain activity in the arts develops creative thinking.  Tired of the old, been there – done that team building?  Let us plan a team building art class for your office.  Moms, need to relieve your stress?  Come enjoy a few hours with other moms you know and have fun being creative in a new way.  Mother/Daughter or Father/Son groups, what a great way to enjoy some quality time together.

Church groups, we can come to your church for an art seminar (for any age) using spiritual principles.  Exodus 31:3 “…And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, to design artistic works, to work in gold, in silver, in bronze…”

Contact us at office@visionaryschoolofARTS.com for more information on how we can plan a fabulous, creative group session for you!

Here’s a pic of one of our recent Mother/Daughter groups:
Quality time with our Daughters…CHECK!! Our Monthly Mother and Daughter date was so much fun today…2 hours of Art instruction teaching us to draw upside down to activate the right side of our brain AND pulling all the moms out of their comfort zone to paint watercolors.  LOVED IT!

SO much fun watching the mothers and daughters bond! Especially loved hearing the positive comments each mom and daughter had to say about their art. Quality time is a CHOICE!



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Rising Star Artist Exhibit Dec. 1, 2012

On Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 5 to 7 PM, Visionary School of Arts (VSA) will present their Rising Star Artist Series of Gallery Exhibitions featuring VSA S tudent Intern Evan Rosato and other award-winning VSA student-artists.  Light refreshments will be served, and Tony Solomon, Full House Entertainment, will be providing delightful music.  Join us at the Chamber of Commerce building for a fun-filled evening as we celebrate our awesome emerging artists.

Each student may submit 2 pieces of art.   The deadline for submission is Wednesday, November 28th.  We’ll soon be busy photographing your child’s work so that art patrons wishing to purchase prints of your child’s original art work may do so through our new online gallery (coming soon).  We will make these prints available for a cost of $17.50.  Our cost per print is $10 and the artist will receive $7.50 per print.  Each print will be approx. 11X14 in size, on watercolor paper, in full color, and will be in a sealed, protective plastic wrap.

You may also place your child’s original art work for sale in our new online gallery (coming soon).  (We will consult with you on correct pricing.)

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Recent Artwork

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Award Winners – Visionary School of Arts

Evan Rosato: First and Second Place for all Martin County High Schools art contest Keizer University, 2012. Third Place Tom Rooney Congressional Award 2011, Nominated for mARTies awards by his High School Teacher.

Emily Smith: First Place International contest patriotic award 2010

Madisyn Derita: Marine Life Loggerhead Center featured artist 2012

Sascha Pedzy Johnston: First place for oils and second place for watercolors out of 5000 entries for Christian Schools state awards 2010.

Kelly McMahon: nominated for mARTies awards by her high school teacher for 2012.

Hanna Christiansen: First place Martin County Schools art contest for featured artist on all summer camp t-shirts, 2012

Christopher Carnes. First place Bessy Creek Elementary, first place regional, and currently a finalist in the public school state competition, for his painting of “Diversity.” 2012

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Congratulations to Award Winners for Marine Life Loggerhead Center Area Art Contest

We are proud to announce that 100% of all VSA Entries were accepted into the Marine Life Loggerhead Art Contest at the beginning of Spring Semester. There were many eliminations from the Palm Beach County area schools, from grade 4 through High School, but even though our students had to enter from 4th grade level and up, our youngest artists at ages 6-9 were all accepted at this level into the overall show and displayed for one month at the Loggerhead Marine Life Center. This has been an amazing honor for each child.


The following students have received an award that will be announced at a re-scheduled upcoming reception. (Turtle Fest was cancelled due to weather)
River Hassett Age 10
Jade Nunez Age 8
Grace Hulen Age 7
Christopher Carnes Age 7
Solana Rudnitsky Age 8
Kiera Carbo Age 7
Gabby Carbo Age 12
Katie Berger Age 8
Marie Cullen Age 11
Katie St. Thomas Age 11
Alda Matos Age 11
Sascha Pedzy Johnston Age 13
Jewell Jeanes Age 14
Makana Clark Age 12
Madisyn Derita Age 12
Emily Smith Age 12
Kate McMahon Age 14
Kelly McMahon Age 16

Loggerhead Marine Life Center
14200 U.S. Highway One Juno Beach, FL 33408
(561) 627-8280



Emily won the Sixth grade 2012 national grand prize of $500.00 for her watercolor eagle painting sponsored by the Grand Aerie Fraternal Order of Eagles based out of Grove City Ohio. Emily also won first place in 2011 for fifth graders. She has studied with VSA for 3 years and demonstrates a consistent love of art as well as great talent. We are looking to a bright future for Emily and her art!

Pride and Patriotism by Emily Smith.

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