2014 Poster Image


2014 Winter Park Paint Out Poster
"A Polasek Welcome" by Berto Ortega
Acrylic on Board


In celebration of the life and art of Berto Ortega, the Winter Park Paint Out has selected "A Polasek Welcome" as our poster image for 2014. Berto was a talented teacher, friend and paint out veteran. This year's poster image was painted by him during the 2011 Paint Out and truly captures the inviting spirit of the Polasek gardens. The image also appeared on the cover of the July 2011 issue of Winter Park Magazine (see link below).

Berto participated in four of the past five paint outs here in Winter Park as well as numerous other plein air events in Central Florida. His works were admired by collectors as well as other artists. A small sample of the Berto's artworks can be found on the following web pages:

2013 Winter Park Paint Out
2011 Winter Park Paint Out
2010 Winter Park Paint Out
Winter Park Magazine, July 2011 Issue

Berto was a wonderful friend and mentor to so many in the Central Florida arts community. His generous personality, incredible talent and warm smile will be missed by us all.