Lynne Barletta addressed the judicial committee of the State House of Florida to support Tony Overdorf present bill 851 with a unanimous vote in their favor. The billing was passed in July of 2019.
Lynne Barletta began her professional art career at age 14 and has been teaching art and writing curriculum for after-school programs for over 30 years. She has sold her work internationally and created murals as a fundraiser for trafficked children. Lynne’s clientele includes Coors Beer, The Denver Broncos, US Sugar, the Juvenile Justice Department of Florida, and many public art venues all the way to Singapore.
Lynne founded Visionary School of Arts, Stuart, Florida in 2010. The student base grew to over 150 in 5 years, with widespread community involvement, shows, internship programs, and competitions. Senior outreach programs developed through VSOA in 2012, encompassing retirement homes in Martin County and the Council for the Aging.
VSOA semester course students, ages 5-17 have won over 400 local national and international awards, with some students receiving college scholarships either in the arts or utilizing art alongside other careers.
Catch the Wave of Hope was formed by Lynne in 2015. Catchthewaveofhope.org is an organization to abolish human trafficking. Lynne has pioneered a new approach to help trafficked survivors overcome trauma and receive healing called the Power of Art III. She has also produced the Power of Art II for At-Risk Children, The Power of Art for Youth Groups, and The Power of Art for Leadership, Adults, and Children. Lynne is the author of the book No Stress Zone, which is her personal story of her journey out of fear.
Twenty years of speaking and traveling to conduct business seminars, women’s seminars, leadership workshops with her “Drawing it Forward” techniques and global ministry is marked by her creative approach and anointing to teach.
Lynne has pastored Visionary Center International Church with her husband Tony since 2004. They have 4 boys and 3 grandsons.
University of Northern Colorado / Ordained with Ministry and Leadership Degree 2001
Covenant Centre International School of Ministry, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Trained in inner healing SOZO, Bethel Church, California Christ For the Nations
Certified in Life Restoration Inner Healing Dr. Larry Duetchman
Organizations, Honors, Awards, and Highlights
Director Visionary School of Arts 2010-2020
President’s Award 2012 Stuart Martin County Chamber of Commerce for achievement in joining arts and business in Martin County. Stuart /Martin County Chamber of Commerce
Leadership 2011 Stuart / Martin County Chamber of Commerce
Judge for National Congressional High School Art Competition 2010, 2011, 2014
Woman of the year nomination 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015 Soroptimist Society
Arts Achievement Award 2011 2012 for The Power of Art Program Banner Lake, Hobe Sound
Featured artist mARTies Awards 2014
Arts Council mARTies Awards 2016 “Excellence in Arts Education” annual award for Martin County.
Awarded largest mural ever completed 2017-2018 on the ATT building downtown Stuart.
CBS Channel 12 Extraordinary People Award Nov 2017
Annual Watchman on the Wall Award Treasure Coast Business, Leaders and Ministry Coalition December
Keynote Speaker One Billion Rising 2020