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Lynne's Story

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, Light of the World Charities and many public art venues all the way to Singapore.

In 2001, Lynne was ordained through Covenant Center International and began Visionary Church in Stuart, Florida.
An apostolic church, Visionary Church is a Spirit-filled church that raises up families, leaders, and organizations.
Lynne founded Visionary School of Arts (VSOA), in Stuart, Florida in 2010. with an after-school semester course and camp program for ages 5-18 that includes fine art and leadership with widespread community involvement, shows, internship programs, and competitions. VSOA students, ages 5-17 have won over 600 local, national, and international awards since 2010. Adult and senior programs were launched in 2012.

Catch the Wave of Hope was formed by Lynne in 2015. Catchthewaveofhope.org is an organization to fight child sex trafficking. Lynne became the face of South Florida news for 3 years to help warn parents and communities about traffickers. She worked with trafficked girls for 2 years in the Juvenile Justice system, and she has pioneered a new approach to help trafficked survivors overcome trauma and receive healing called the Power of Art.
Lynne has produced The Power of Art Youth Leadership video courses for youth groups, The Power of Art Creative Leadership, Adults, and Children. The video courses are offered online for homeschoolers, schools, and organizations. Lynne is the author of the book No Stress Zone, which is her personal story of her journey out of fear.
Lynne and Tony Barletta have pastored Visionary Church together since 2004 and conducted regional bible studies for leaders. They have 4 boys and 4 grandchildren.


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




Lynne Barletta addressed the judicial committee of the State House of Florida to support House Representative Toby Overdorf and help present bill 851 with a unanimous vote in their favor. The bill was passed in July of 2019. Lynne was awarded the Watchman on the Wall award by the Treasure Coast Alliance (See news clip)

Lynne Barletta Artist in Stuart, Florida for Catch the Wave of Hope
Lynne Barletta Artist in Stuart, Florida for Catch the Wave of Hope
Lynne Barletta Artist in Stuart, Florida for Catch the Wave of Hope
Lynne Barletta Artist in Stuart, Florida for Catch the Wave of Hope
Lynne Barletta Artist in Stuart, Florida for Catch the Wave of Hope
Lynne Barletta News Article CtwoHope
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