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Page 10, PGA C.A.N.!                                                 March 2023                                                                                                                                                    March 2023
      Historical Seeds Of The Gardens

       Did You Know?

          The first officers from the Women’s Club of Palm
       Beach Gardens were Inge Bowdre, Natalie Snyder,
       Barbara Bruce, Josephone Saad, Mrs. Bruce Weller, and
       Thurza Branstrom (from left to right). The Palm Beach
       Gardens Women’s Club has been a community service
       organization  with  members  dedicated  to  community
       improvement by enhancing the lives of others through
       voluntary service.
          Arline Kiselewski, the 1976 Woman’s Club president,
       presented a needlepoint, handcrafted crest to the city as
       part of the country’s bicentennial. Every member of the
       club participated in needlepointing a portion of the crest.   a tree to be planted at Lake Catherine Park. Pictures
       Symbolism of the city crest includes the Atlantic Ocean   from this year’s ceremony can be found by visiting the
       and palm tree-lined beaches; the plaid representing John D.   following link: 2023 Arbor day | Flickr (courtesy of the
       MacArthur’s ancestral tartan; the banyan tree marking the   city of Palm Beach Gardens).
       first entrance of the city at MacArthur Boulevard; and the      Interested in supporting the Palm Beach Gardens
       family, illustrating the desire to make this city a wonderful   Historical Society? Whether you volunteer, become a
       place to raise a family. The five stars stand for the five   member, or make a donation, you support our ongoing
       councilmembers who are elected to govern the city.  mission to collect, preserve and share the rich history of
          The Women’s Club proudly participates annually in the   the City of Palm Beach Gardens for the education and
       Palm Beach Gardens Arbor Day ceremony and donates   enjoyment of current and future generations!
      Dan Bi From Ontario, Canada,

      Wins Best Of Show At 2023 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival

         The 2023 ArtiGras Fine Arts                                                                       About Hanley Foundation
      Festival presented by Hanley                                                                            Hanley Foundation combats substance use disorders
      Foundation and produced by the                                                                       within our communities by raising awareness and providing
      Palm Beach North Chamber of                                                                          education  through  quality  substance  use  prevention
      Commerce is proud to announce                                                                        programming in schools and communities in Palm Beach
      Dan Bi from Ontario, Canada,                                                                         and 21 other counties within Florida. Hanley Foundation
      has won Best of Show for his                                                                         is  dedicated  to  working  alongside  community  partners
      mixed media work with fine paper                                                                     to promote healthy lifestyles and to positively influence
      cuttings.                                                                                            attitudes, norms, and values by empowering individuals
         “I’m so surprised and very                                                                        and families while helping supply need-based treatment
      glad,” said Bi about winning Best                                                                    scholarships to individuals with demonstrated needs in
      of Show at the 2023 ArtiGras                                                                         Palm Beach County.
      Fine Arts Festival. This is the                                                                      About Palm Beach North Chamber Of Commerce
      third time Bi has been selected                                                                         The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce is one
      to show at ArtiGras. He won                                                                          of  the  largest  and  most  active  business  organizations
      first place in mixed media at last                                                                   in  Southeast  Florida.  Serving  businesses  in  the  10
      year’s festival. “I’m glad I came  Best Of Show Winner Dan Bi with his Best Of Show Trophy           municipalities that make up Palm Beach North, the chamber
      back to show this year, and will                                                                     fosters a partnership of private, public, educational and
      definitely return next year.”                     Beach Gardens. Ranked as one of the Top 10 art shows   civic organizations working together to ensure Palm Beach
         The winners were selected by three judges who scored   in the United States, ArtiGras showcases a unique juried   North is Florida’s “Prosperity Coast.” The chamber’s four
      each artist and awarded a Best of Show and a first-place   exhibition  of  nearly  300  fine  artists  from  all  over  the   strategic  imperatives  are:  a  prosperous  economy,  high
      winner in each of the 12 categories. The judges also   country.                                      quality of life for all residents, a smart and connected region,
      awarded 11 Judges Awards.                            A portion of the proceeds from ArtiGras goes to support   and regional leadership. For more information visit: www.
         The following is a list of the artists who placed first in   art education in schools throughout Palm Beach County. For
      each category and the Judges Awards:              additional information on ArtiGras visit
      Best Of Show
      Dan Bi - Mixed Media - Markhan, Ontario, Canada
      First Place Awards
      Don McWhorter - Ceramics - Carrollton, Ga.
      Sondra Wampler - Digital Art - Santa Fe, N.M.
      Melissa Helene Bossenbroek - Drawing and Printmaking
      - Silver Cliff, Wis.
      Jean Yao-Fiber Nonwearable - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
      Shekina Rudoy - Fiber Wearable - Princeton, N.J.
      Christopher Jeffries - Glass - Long Beach, Calif.               Upscale Resale
      Don and Serena David - Jewelry - Palm Coast, Fla.
      Stephanie Lavender - Mixed Media - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  Experience The Difference
      William Kwamena-Poh - Painting - Savannah, Ga.
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      Gary Traczyk - Sculpture - Palmetto Bay, Fla.              Complete wallpaper and fabric library for all your design needs.
      Derrick Crossland - Wood - Islamorada, Fla.
      Judges Awards
      Janvier Ngamije - Fiber Nonwearable - Lewisville, Texas
      Nolan Prohaska - Glass - Somerset, Wis.
      Michael Alexander - Jewelry - New York, N.Y.
      Antoni Kozlowski - Jewelry - Shelby Township, Mich.
      Diane Seeman - Mixed Media - Cincinnati, Ohio
      Yu Zhou - Painting - Winter Garden, Fla.
      Arlet Gomez - Painting - Greenacres, Fla.
      JD Dennison - Photography - Troy, Mich.
      Eric Shupe - Sculpture - Hampton, Fla.
      Greg Thomas-Moore - Wood - Deltona, Fla.                                    Call us to sell. See us to buy.
      Magali Cereghino-Groves - Wood - Orlando, Fla.      Over 32,000 sq. ft. in 2 locations to serve you!
         Celebrating 38 years in Palm Beach County, the
      ArtiGras  Fine Arts  Festival  presented  by  Hanley   PALM BEACH GARDENS:                 New Location
      Foundation wrapped up on Sunday, Feb. 19, in Palm
                                                          7700 N Military Trail • 561.694.0964
                                                          WELLINGTON: Wellington Marketplace
                                                          13857 Wellington Trace • 561.798.5222

                                                                                                Nanci Smith, CEO
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