Mural design by Lynne Barletta. VSOA students will each paint a fish into this mural to raise funds to help trafficked victims.

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More About Our Project and Organization 

Thank you for your generous support of Visionary School of Arts and Catch the Wave of Hope! The children of Visionary School of Arts will be taking part in a large Stuart downtown mural on 2017.

The mural painted by Lynne Barletta and teachers will depict our our river with the fish that were there over 60 years ago. Our young emerging artists will each paint their fish into the mural. Each fish can be sponsored beginning at $100.00. The funds raised will be divided between Visionary School of Arts and Catch The Wave of Hope. 20% will go to VSOA and 80% will go to CWH.  

Giclee Sales: Our students receive net proceeds of giclee sales. Giclees are high quality prints on canvas and may be ordered in various sizes as suggested donations. Students also receive a certificate of sale for their portfolio. Donations above fair market value of giclees are tax deductible. 

Visionary School of Arts:  A non-profit 501c3 organization, which raises up and launches artists of all ages. VSOA teaches leadership, business, community involvement and visual fine art. Students ages 5-18 have won over 400 local, national and international awards since 2011. VSOA currently teaches over 70 semester course students with visual fine art training, shows, competitions, camps and workshops. VSOA also travels to a number of senior homes, business events, and teaches seminars on creativity to executives and leaders. Please see for more information and volunteer opportunities.

Catch the Wave of Hope: A non-profit 501c3 organization, which helps victims of trafficking and abuse through awareness, prevention and restoration.  Current programs include local art programs through the Department of Juvenile Justice, Banner Lake outreaches to underprivileged and at risk children with international workshops and art fundraisers for trafficked children. Visit our website for more information and to donate:

Catch the Wave of Hope Planning Committee: (Let us know if you want to be involved!)

  • Chair: Dawn Connelly Executive business coach, author and speaker
  • Co-Chair: Barb Anderson Executive Director Palm Beach Round Table
  • Lynne Barletta: Founder and Director Visionary School of Arts
  • Janice Norman: Business leader / Chair Stuart / Martin County Chamber of Commerce
  • Mona Salisbury: President Women’s Club  Martin County
  • Shauna Ihle: Women’s Club / Business leader
  • Doug Smith: Martin County Commissioner
  • Dr Lisa Grassam Smith: Business leader / Soroptimist and Women’s Club
  • Donna Linton: Soroptimist  / Business leader
  • Brian Connelly: Business leader
  • Kathy Dreyer: Community Leader
  • Tony Barletta: Business leader
  • Jolinda Portfidio: Business Leader