The Art of Display Part III

Preparing for exhibits and art shows takes much forethought.  In this article, The Rickie Report will look at lighting issues and quantities of merchandise.  Is natural sunlight enough to showcase your work at an outdoor exhibit?  How much inventory should you have on hand and how much should you display at one time?  Display Part III highlights what you need to consider.

 

 

The Art of Display Part III

 

 

Lighting

 

  • Lighting serves many purposes. You will need to consider each one depending on what you are displaying
  • Lighting creates an ambiance ( just like in your home)
  • High end creations, such as jewelry, need bright light sources
  • If you have closed cases, you can install lighting inside
  • We have found that small, tabletop self-powered lights can diminish rather than enhance your display.
  • Make sure that your application includes your electrical needs!  No one wants to arrive and set up only to realize you have no power.
  • Flameless candles are popular and set a mood, but cannot be relied upon for brightening your space.  If you are selling candles, these are a good option especially when you are at an outdoor show. They give the effect of your own candles without the worry or danger of an open flame.
  • Consider bringing your own generator to outdoor shows. Have enough fuel to power all of your electrical needs, considering the extra time for setting up and taking down, when you will want lighting.
  • If you are selling vintage pieces, a few older standing lamps can not only provide lighting, but set the tone of your display.
  •  Experiment with different light bulbs before your event
  • The quality of your lighting is just as important as the art objects you have created.
  • There are good quality, battery operated lights for 2 dimensional artwork hanging on walls.  Your investment is worthwhile!
  • Using mirrors for reflection is also a good use of light, whether natural or electrical.
  • Thinking about reflectivity: make sure your lights are not shining into the eyes of your visitors!
  • We have seen some exhibitors close off their booths with dark cloth. Once you step into their booth, their lighting truly enhances their artwork.  The sense of secrecy heightens the aura of their display and art pieces. This is especially effective when their work involves light and fiber optics.
  • Consider spot lights, flood lights, down lighting and valance lighting depending on your exhibit space and budget.
  • A word about CORDS:   SAFETY !!!   Make your best efforts to keep cords out of the walk ways in your space.  Does this mean you will need more outlets?  More extension cords?  IF you have to run cords  within your walking space, use heavy duty duct tape to keep them flat. (This is where a floor cloth or carpet comes in handy – it can minimize the “bump” of cords).

 

 

How Much to Display?

 

  • Don’t feel that you need to display all of your inventory at the same time
  • Remember to leave “white space” for your visitor’s eyes to rest between glances at your artistic works.
  • Showcasing a particular style of pottery:  If your exhibit space is large enough, show one of each color.  If not, show only a few AND have a color chart showing the various glazes you offer in that style.
  • Wood working:  Most of your pieces will vary according to the type and grain of wood as well as any finish or stain you’ve used.  Keep complimentary shapes together so clients’ eyes can see the variations in one spot.  Remember to use varying heights to bring interest to your display.
  • Jewelry…some people think “the more, the better”.  Depending on your creations’ colors you might want to rethink this.  We’ve been so overwhelmed by the cacophony of colors in some exhibits, that we have walked out.  Consider groupings by type ( rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings)  and even by color or gemstone families.   A mishmash is hard to focus on. With lack of focus comes lack of sales.
  • Wall art should be hung so viewers can see the details you have painstakingly created. Not too high and not too low.
  • Consider placing some pieces on easels – both on the floor and smaller ones on table tops. Be sure the easels are stable!
  • Art pieces also are displayed on shelves, especially if they are small and can be grouped with books or other objects.
  • Have a sign indicating that you have more inventory that is not displayed. Encourage people to ask to see what else you have.  The mere act of you opening some packaging for someone else evokes a certain sense of excitement and anticipation ( like opening a gift).  Your actions will also bring more people to your exhibit space (they want to see what had previously been hidden and is about to be revealed, too!)
  • As your supply diminishes, replenish and move items around.  Showcasing smaller objects in a large basket?  Move them to a smaller basket. The smaller basket will look fuller.
  • What if you actually SELL OUT???
  • This is why you have a photo album!
  • If no replacements are available, you can rearrange your walls and displays so your lack of inventory is not so obvious.
  • Consider keeping the price and label for the item already sold and placing a “SOLD” sign  above it in large font.  Leave an obvious space.  (Customer’s remorse can play a strategic role when you are back in the area again.  They will be sure to come to your booth early next time!)
  • We urge you to display work on all sides of your walls ( especially the outside walls, which passersby see).
  • For a multi-day event, we suggest you change your wall displays. People who have attended the show on a previous day may not have noticed some of your pieces. Being in a different position, it may stand out and call to them!
  • Another use for outside walls is to hang your signage.  Let people know who and what is being exhibited and sold in your booth before they make the next step and are in front of you.

 

 The Rickie Report looks forward to sharing your news, when you are taking part in an exhibit or a show.  

An article in The Rickie Report is an opportunity to showcase

YOUR OWN CREATIVITY.  

 

 

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Palm Beach Watercolor Society Announces Workshop with Don Andrews

The Palm Beach Watercolor Society announces a three day workshop in early December with renown watercolorist  Don Andrews.  An artist and author, Don’s classes are very much in demand. He is featured in the Watson Guptill publication “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Watercolor” and has had numerous feature articles published in American Artist Watercolor magazine. The Rickie Report shares the information here and urges you to make your reservations.

 

 

 

Palm Beach Watercolor Society

The Palm Beach Watercolor Society has invited Don Andrews to lead workshops on December 10, 11 and 12th.  An internationally known watercolor artist and workshop instructor,  Don is a graduate of Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, FL, and past board director of the American Watercolor Society. His paintings have received numerous awards in watercolor competitions, including three awards from the American Watercolor Society. Over the past 30 years, Don has conducted painting workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe.

 

 

 

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For more information about the Palm Beach Watercolor Society,

please contact  Flora Zolin at  561- 865- 0013

or visit

www.palmbeachwatercolorsociety.org

 

 

 

 

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Hennevelt’s Gallery and Bohemia AG Offer Fantasy and Sci-Fi Art Show

Fans of fantasy and sci-fi art will not want to miss the extraordinary exhibit being produced by Hennevelt’s Gallery and Bohemia AG in Northwood.   Coinciding with Palm Con (comic book and collectibles show, being held at the Palm Beach Convention Center), the public is invited to a reception on Saturday, September 27th at these two galleries.  Art lovers will see original art from world famous illustration artists and for the first time, it will include amazing fantasy and sci-fi art from a number of local artists.  You can expect to see over 40 original paintings from a private collection.  This is a great opportunity to buy new pieces for your illustration art collection or to explore this special kind of art and start your own collection. The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

Hennevelt’s Gallery and Bohemia AG

Present

2nd Fantasy and Sci-Fi Art Show

 

 

Opening Reception

 

Saturday, September 27, 2014  6-9pm

at

 

Hennevelt’s Gallery   510 Northwood Road

 

and

 

Bohemia AG    536 Northwood Road

 

 

West Palm Beach

 

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Donato Giancola’s “Protector”

 

 

The public is invited to an Opening Reception on Saturday September 27, 2014 from 6-9 pm at Hennevelt’s Gallery, 510 Northwood Road and Bohemia AG, 536 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach. This fantastic show is a collaboration between Hennevelt’s Gallery and Bohemia AG and coincides with Palm Con (comic book and collectibles show) at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

 

 

 

Jasmine Beckett-Griffith's

Jasmine Beckett-Griffith’s “Autumn Night Fairy”

 

This year’s exhibit features original art from world famous illustration artists and different from last year’s show, it will include amazing fantasy and sci-fi art from a number of local artists.

 

 

 

 

Erick Marquez'

Erick Marquez’, “Dark Elf”

 

Visitors will see over 40 original paintings from a private collection. This wonderful exhibition of art comes from world renowned illustration artists like Donato Giancola, Stephen Hickman, Dave Leri, Jasmine Beckett-Griffith, Raoul Vitale, Simon Bisley and Marc Potts. Most of these artists have won prestigious awards and their art is used for book covers, Magic the Gathering cards and is highly sought after by collectors all over the world. All works of art will now be available to the public.

 

 

 

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Marc Potts’ ” Wyldwood King”

 

 

Palm Beach County is home to some very creative artist in the fantasy and sci-fi genre. Hennevelt’s Gallery and Bohemia AG are pleased to include exciting art work from local artists Erick Marquez, Jeff Schutte, Wayne Smith, Christian Bentall, Scott White, Freddy Hennevelt and Abigail Marie. During the reception opening they will be present and you will be able to ask them questions about their work. Wayne Smith (glass art) and Christian Bentall (cyber punk upcycled art) will provide live demonstrations.

 

 

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Filip Burburan’s ” Scuttling Doom’s Engine”

A beautiful pastel painting from artist Tammy Mae Moon will be raffled off and we’ll give away signed posters during the reception opening.  This is a great opportunity to buy new pieces for your illustration art collection or to explore this special kind of art and start your own collection.

 

 

 

Abigail Marie works on her drawing

Abigail Marie works on her drawing

 

 

For more information about this exhibtion please contact Freddy at 561-506-4108 or visit www.hennevelts.com or Paul at 561-302-5568 or email BohemiaAG@gmail.com

 

 

Don’t Forget:  NEW!! Historic Northwood Art Walk Second Saturday each month!!

Details: www.NorthwoodArtWalk.com

 

 

 

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Artistic Youth Event Launches at A Unique Art Gallery

The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) is proud to launch “The Artistic Youth” event, featuring a Solo Exhibition by artist Ashley Marie Brooks. 
Each month a young artist will be showcased, sharing their vision and their entrepreneurial creativeness.
 The talent of our young artists is so inspirational, their ideas and imagination leads many into seeing beyond form or vision.  This month AAOJ is proud to showcase Ashley Marie Brooks a wonderful Caricature artist and so much more.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this exhibit and how artists can contact AAOJ for future exhibits.

 

 

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter

Presents the Premiere of

“Artistic Youth”

SOLO Exhibit  by

Ashley Marie Brooks

Free, Public Reception

Friday, September 26   5:30 – 7:30 pm

A Unique Art Gallery

226 Center Street    Suite 8          Jupiter, FL

 

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This event will be held on Friday September 26th, from 5:30-7:30 at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center Street #8 in Jupiter. For more information please call A Unique Art Gallery at 561-529-2748 or go to our web site www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com If you have a young budding artist and want to showcase their work at our gallery please contact Tia Crystal. Tia@tiacrystal.com

 

Meet Ashley Marie

 

 

“I was born Ashley Marie in Washington D.C., an only child in the Brooks family. At the age of two I contracted a seemingly minor illness, which rendered me nearly totally deaf, permanently having to depend on my other four senses to compensate. Just beginning to mature, my view of and interaction with the world around me would forever be different from that which ordinary persons experience. Fortunately, my mother sacrificed her burgeoning professional career and became my full time mentor and teacher, coaching and orchestrating the long dedicated hours required for me to acquire the fundamental learning skills to successfully navigate life. Thankfully, our Creator so graciously endowed and blessed me with multiple talents, skills and abilities; intellectual, athletic and artistic.”

 

 
“Initially I received accolades playing basketball with Boca Hoops as a talented player who excelled despite the additional challenge of my hearing impairment. I was a star travel soccer player in SABR, Soccer Association of Boca Raton, but later decided to get involved in competitive tennis starting at excelling with Chris Evert Camp, then matriculating to Nick Bolliettieri Camp. After being sidelined by an injury, my education and art became the fundamental cornerstones which have grounded my life, and provided an avenue for my innermost expressions. I discovered my true passion! My life’s calling.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“For as long as I can remember I’ve had a vivid and phantasmagorical imagination and a desire to share with people. Enrolling in art programs at Florida Atlantic University, attaining a BFA degree in graphic design (with honors) as well as graduating cum laude and inducted in the Phi Beta Kappa National honor society in my junior year, provided me the tools necessary to visualize and express the intricacies of my imagination.”

 

 
“Art enables me to facilitate a wild and free imagination rife with color and texture that emblazons my consciousness with beaming prism color hues onto paper and or tangible means for others to enjoy.  I work as a free-lance graphic designer and fine artist. I was the major artist contributor for the Deerfield Beach Rotary Club major philanthropic event. I have also contributed my talents to the Tri County Humane Society.”

 

 

 

Marie Ashley is a published illustrator of three books and  is currently working on two more: a historical fiction of the forty-four U.S. Presidents, and a children’s comprised of six stories.  She can be reached at dreamdesign10@yahoo.com

 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010. The gallery is staffed and operated with the help of volunteer gallery artists. Each month on the second Wednesday, the Gallery hosts special exhibits with a wine and cheese reception. We feature one or more of our artists with a portion of all sales and a 50/50 Raffle benefiting different local not for profit charities.

Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com.   For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at  561-529-2748 or info@artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

 

 

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International Kinetic Art Exhibit/Symposium in Boynton Beach!

The Rickie Report is pleased to share that from February 6-8, 2015, everyone will be able to partake in the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium.  This is the second FREE biennial event. This event will connect you to one-of-a-kind visual experiences.  
  • Tour 16 iconic kinetic artworks installed outdoor in east Boynton Beach.
  • Participate in the first Kinetic Connection, a community based created kinetic artwork.
  • Join special S.T.E.A.M. learning based youth workshops and see the Solar Tree kinetic art student exhibit!
  • Enjoy over 60 Indoor kinetic artworks and site specific installations.
  • Interact with kinetic art influenced inventions and technological innovations.
  • Attend engaging and educational presentations.
  • Meet international kinetic artists

Kinetic artists seek to propel the mind to wonder and to encourage viewers to appreciate art forms in motion and learn about other ways they can benefit society. Kinetic Art is created by artists who push the boundaries of traditional, static art forms to introduce visual experiences that will engage the audience and profoundly change the course of modern art

 

 

 

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Jerzy

Jerzy

 

“Kinetic artists seek to propel the mind to wonder and to encourage viewers to appreciate the Art in Motion. Kinetic art is created by artists who push the boundaries of traditional, static art forms to introduce visual experiences that are engaging, benefit society and profoundly change our lives.”

 

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Edwin Cheong, “Bloomer Tree”

Meet Some of the Artists

EDWIN CHEONG – SINGAPORE

Bloomer Tree

EdwinCheong.com

Edwin@ EdwinCheong.com

PAUL DANIEL – MD

Sun Tattler

PaulDanielSculpture.blogspot.com

PDaniel2@verizon.net

LIN EMERY – LA

Lyric

LinEmery.com

Lin@LinEmery.com

JEFF KAHN – PA

Transcending Tides

JeffKahnSculpture.com

JKahn3@verizon.net

JOHN KING – CO

Butterfly Tree ll

JohnKingArts.com

John1King2@msn.com

RALFONSO – WPB & SWITZERLAND

Twist

Ralfonso.com

Ralfonso@Ralfonso.com

For information about the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium visit: www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org.

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John King

John King

February 6-8, 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium created by the Boynton Beach Arts Commission produced by the City of Boynton Beach through its Art in Public Places program. It’s a signature cultural event for the City’s Strategic Plan and is key to it’s economic development planning.

The objectives of this biennial Symposium are to:

  • The goal is to deliver an Art and Cultural event that transcended typical art fairs, delivers international attention to the City of Boynton Beach and educated and engaged a diverse audience about public art.
  • Celebrate the dynamic and compelling aspects of today’s kinetic art to the general public, public art professionals, as well as art and museum curators, and gallerists.
  • Build public and private interest in collecting and/or commissioning kinetic art through exposure to its rich historical context and through exhibitions of its various contemporary forms.
  • Motivate educators to incorporate kinetic art into the S.T.E.A.M. curriculum. The importance of adding “art” to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is to utilize both sides of the brain and to make learning “fun.”
  • Stimulate creative applications of various technologies in kinetic art, including “green” technologies in concert with the City’s Green Building Program.
  • Create a highly visible, bi-annual, international event that nurtures an exciting contemporary art form, while stimulating the local economy, creating an important cultural destination, and revitalizing a local community.
Jeff Kahn

Jeff Kahn

_________________________________________________________Boynton Beach Art in Public Places MISSION/VISION

? Why Art in Public Places

Our mission is to integrate the arts into the greater community. The purpose is to stimulate cultural interaction, education and economic development by selecting, siting, installing and maintaining public art.

 

:How We are Funded

The Art in Public Places program is funded through a one-percent public art impact fee. As development occurs, public art is integrated into the architecture, infrastructure, landscape and greenways throughout Boynton Beach.

 

Our Successes:

54 Public art in development projects www.BoyntonBeachArts.org

Art in Public Places videos 2012 & 2013 www.BoyntonBeachArts.org

International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org

Kinetic videos 2013 Kinetic Art Video | 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit & Symposium

6th year Avenue of the Arts Avenue of the Arts – City of Boynton Beach

Exhibits in City facilities

BBAD, Boynton Beach Arts District

Face Book: Boynton Beach Art District

 

Our Dream:

The vision for Art in Public Places  Program is to connect the cultural environment in Boynton Beach with the global community.

 

Like us on Face book Boynton Beach Art in Public Places

The Art in Public Places Program provides jobs for artists and art related businesses, attracts visitors, creative placemaking and contributes to economic development.

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Lin Emery

 

For more information please contact Debby Coles-Dobay, City of Boynton Beach Public Art Administrator, at 561-742-6026.
Visit Boynton Beach Art in Public Places or www.boyntonbeacharts.org.

 

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New Artwork and Events at Brewhouse Gallery

September marks the first changeover of artwork on the walls of the Brewhouse Gallery! A serene space for chatting with a friend over a cup of fresh brewed coffees and a well-respected live venue for music, comedy, poetry readings  and killer trivia games – The Rickie Report suggests you take a look at their monthly line-up to make your plans now.  We normally give you a sneak peek to see the newest artwork hanging on the walls (which you can buy for YOUR walls at affordable prices), but this time we’re letting you be surprised!  Stop by and meet the artists for an Open House on September 25th.   

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday through Sunday

10 am – 11 pm

720 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Brewhouse Gallery is part eclectic hipster lounge, part modern New York art gallery. It’s a creative space to hang out, sip a brew, hold a meeting, share ideas, listen to music, and appreciate local art. Free Wi-Fi and comfortable furniture (that is also for sale) make you feel right at home. Above all, our mission is to support local arts and build community!

 

 

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We proudly serve French Press, Lattes, Cappuccinos, and other coffee creations made with locally roasted beans sourced directly from the growers. We also whip up a killer Cuban espresso.  By night we offer craft beer from the finest Florida microbreweries, including Due South, Monk in the Trunk, and Cigar City, along with a selection of favorite wines. 

 

 

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Hungry? Although we don’t cook food, we have food trucks stopping by every Friday and Saturday evening, and throughout the week you can order from local restaurants that deliver right to our door. Check out the gourmet snacks on hand all the time!

 

 

 

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Musical performances, poetry readings, painting classes, and other assorted nighttime events keep things lively and we are quickly becoming one of the most well-respected live music venues in all of South Florida. Check our Events page to see what’s brewin’ next.

 

 

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Plan Your Week!

Monday – Art, brews, and BBQ.
Tuesday – Karaoke starting in August.
Wednesday – Trivia Night.
Thursday – Open Mic and Poetry.
Friday and Saturday – live music and food trucks.
Sunday – Comedy

 

 

For more information about The Brewhouse Gallery please contact :

info@BrewhouseGallery.com or call 561.771.1641

Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

Somethins’ Brewin at 720 Park Ave., Lake Park, FL 33403

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Shares Ideas for Presenting And Selling Wearable Art: Clothing, Accessories, Jewelry

As we gear up for art shows, art fairs, craft fairs and exhibits of all kinds, The Rickie Report shares some ideas for successful aspects of presenting wearable art: including clothing, accessories and jewelry.  

 

Wearable Art

 

Showing your wearable art creations should consist of more than placing them on a hanger, jewelry bust or a mannequin form.  While these are practical, the object of showing your merchandise is to sell it!  Be a creative merchandiser!

 

  • Static arrangements can be creative.  An oversized, endearing stuffed animal can be draped with scarves or show off numerous brooches.
  • Hang a (DRY) dye vat upside down and have your fabrics flowing from it’s handles.
  • Hang earrings from an upturned wire fruit ripener with “S” hooks or from their own wires.
  • Show off clip earrings on a magnetic board shaped like an ear.
  • A set of metal mesh bookends can show off earrings in a small space.
  • Selling hat pins?  Show them off not only on hats, but large oversized pin cushions.
  • Bring a live model to your event!   Walking through the show with a small hand-held computer printed sign will guide visitors to your booth to check out more of your creations!  Ask the show promoter for permission to have your model hand out your business cards with your booth number.
  • In your photo album: show your accessories and wearable art on real people!  It is easier for the potential customer to imagine a hand sewn jacket on themselves.  Vary your models’ sizes, shapes and height.
  • Bring a small weaving loom so people gain a better understanding of how intricate your creations are!
  • Always have a mirror on hand!
  • Arm cuffs fit nicely around swimming noodles.  Hang the noodles horizontally in your space.
  • Watching an artist creating anything is a sure draw for an audience.  Take advantage of these teachable moments.  A well educated consumer = a better art patron!

 

 

 

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Pat Levey Has Gone to the Horse Races With Benefit Auction!

Artist Patricia Levey confirms her ability to create a wide range of artwork with her latest piece! She teamed up with Polo America and brings us a whimsical 3D polo pony and rider. The Rickie Report shares photos of the process and the finished piece, which will be auctioned off to benefit the injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Kudos to Pat!

 

Pat Levey

 

Equine Art

 

 

 

 

To celebrate Polo America’s 25th Anniversary in 2014, the organization hosted an original art exhibition.  Renowned artists from around the world painted a limited number of fiberglass polo players on horseback. The statues measure 5 feet 6 inches and were displayed at a number of art exhibitions around the country.  The artists had the option of showing the horse and rider as realistic team or they could be painted at the artist’s discretion, while keeping the structural integrity of the form intact.  Patricia Levey’s agent, Jeanne Chisolm suggested Pat answer a “call for entries” for a 3D polo pony and rider.

 

 

 

 

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Pat tells The Rickie Report, ‘I answered a ‘Call to Artists’ and was accepted to paint a whimsical horse shopping on Worth Avenue and Rodeo Drive. He was shown on April 19th at a Large Polo Exhibition game and party in Wellington,FL, traveled to Georgia for 45 days, and then on to San Diego where he will be auctioned off. As an artist I get a % of the proceeds and the rest goes to the Marines “Semper Fi” charity for their wounded warriors.”

 

Pat takes The Rickie Report readers through the process of her creation:

 

Pat started planning the placement of the images she has chosen

Pat Levey starts planning the placement of the images she has chosen

 

 

 

 

 

Close-Up of Pat's design

Close-Up of Pat Levey’s design

 

Pat painted the horse gold.  The leather is copper, while the polo player ‘s skin and boots are silver.  Using bronze to accent his clothing lets the colors of the ladies  shopping and the shopping bags themselves stand out.

 

 

 

 

Close-up of the Polo Player

Close-up of the Polo Player by Pat Levey

 

 

The polo player’s helmet is a bright blue and the buttons on his clothing is gold.  Pat used red for an accent color. She integrated the clocks on Worth Avenue in her design as well.

 

 

 

Pat Levey's Polo Player

Pat Levey’s Polo Player

 

 

The Rickie Report spoke with Mr. Randy Russell, Director of Polo America. He shared, “Pat’s horse is whimsical! Her concept to use actual shopping bags from stores on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach,FL  plus Rodeo Drive in CA was brilliant. We look forward to the auction, where people from around the world will bid on all of the entries.”

 

 

Pat Levey's Polo Player on display at Augusta International Airport

Pat Levey’s Polo Player on display at Augusta International Airport

 

For more information about placing a bid on this or other entries, please visit: www.poloamerica.com or call (803) 652-1181

 

For more information about Pat Levey’s artwork and jewelry please call (561) 844-8904 or
patleveyfinearts@me.com  or visit: www.patleveyfinearts.com

 

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“Vintage Fantasy” Opens at Artisans on the Ave

See the one-of-a-kind artwork from the creative minds of Tara Mals and Linda Manganaro at Artisans on the Ave.  This boutique-like gallery has been bringing us innovative artistry since its inception.  The Opening Reception for “Vintage Fantasy” is Saturday, September 20th and is FREE and Open to The Public.  The Rickie Report encourages you to stop by and see how everything old is new again!
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Artisans On The Ave

 

Presents

“Vintage Fantasy”

 

September 20, 2014

Saturday 6 – 9 pm

630 Lake Avenue

Lake Worth, Fl. 33460

561-582-3300

For more info call 561-762-8162

 

Join Artisans on the Ave for a special exhibit, “Vintage Fantasies”.  The opening Reception is FREE and open to the public.  Festivities begin at  6 pm on Saturday, September 20th.  Step back in time and enjoy complimentary old favorite refreshments from the past. View a bit of nostalgia and take home a memory that will make you smile!!    Vintage items given a new twist!! See the one of a kind art from the creative minds of Tara Mals and Linda Manganaro.   They have transformed old pieces into amazing ART treasures.
Tara Mals with her display at Artisans on the Ave

Tara Mals with her display at Artisans on the Ave

Tara Mals uses unwanted pieces, trays, boxes and furniture, and then paints with a Folk art style. From the nautical world to Halloween, her pieces can once again be treasured.
Close-up of Tara Mals' baskets

Close-up of Tara Mals’ baskets

Tara, with a lifelong passion for Halloween, has never stopped creating Halloween.  Growing up near Pittsburgh PA, with an artistic family, art, antiques, and being creative were instilled early on.  Tara takes “recycling” to a new height.  Not everything is Halloween related.  She is prolific and offers many options from playful to practical.
Tara Mals and her Skel-e-mingos

Tara Mals and her Skel-e-mingos

 

 

Tara explains, ” HAUNTITURE     (hawnt-a chur)  n. 1. cleverly hand painted eerily creepy articles (such as tables, chairs, beds, trunks, etc. ) …which are necessary possessions for a room or house.  2. one-of-a-kind charmingly bizarre pieces conjured up by Tara Mals.   Each piece is unique, one of a kind because they are painted on items that have been discarded then given new life. If this obscure taste is a must for you, be warned, it can become an obsession when you are attracting all eyez!  You can never have too many, these pieces will grow on you.  It will be difficult, not letting them take over, in a haunting sense. Let’s just say, they bring new life.”
Tara Mals'  Handpainted table with map of the Caribbean

Tara Mals’ Handpainted table with map of the Caribbean

Linda Manganero

Linda Manganaro’s “I Am Not Worthy of Your Love”

Linda Manganaro sees art in the most unexpected items.  She then creates the acquired found objects into an art form.  Her assemblages are thoughtful, thought provoking and whimsical.
"Towers" by Linda Mangenaro

“Towers” by Linda Manganaro

She turns various wood pieces turned into a towering 6 foot sculpture, or an assemblage that tells a visual story to the onlooker made from wire, paper, old buttons and antique parts.  Then she leaves it up to your imagination to finish the story.
Assemblage by Linda Manganergo

Assemblage by Linda Manganaro

Linda tells The Rickie Report, ” I rescue treasures and locate homes for them!”   Interior designers and home owners alike, love Linda’s creations.

Artisans On The Ave Gallery

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is located at 630 Lake Avenue in the middle of downtown Lake Worth, Florida.  Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 11 AM – 6 PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 11 AM – 9 PM.   Our Gallery features the work of 25 local artists working in all media.  For information on becoming an artist with two or three-dimensional art in our gallery please call Betty Wilson  561-762-8162 or Linda Manganaro  561-308-7263.  Gallery phone: 561-582-3300.

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

New Exhibit at Palm Beach International Airport: Did You Know Art is For Sale?

There will be a PUBLIC RECEPTION to honor artists whose work has been chosen for exhibit at the Palm Beach International Airport.  “Art in Public Places”  gives local artists an opportunity for their artistry to be seen by travelers, employees and greeters.  What a fabulous way to welcome people to Palm Beach County!  The Rickie Report urges you to slow down and take a look as you walk through the airport.  On September 17th, the public is invited to view notable works of photography, painting and mixed media by twenty of Palm Beach County’s finest emerging and professional artists.  This is a unique and FREE opportunity to interact with the artists while they share stories about their works and cultural inspirations.  More details and a sneak peek are in this article and remember – Art at the Airport is for sale!

 

 

 

Palm Beach County’s

Art in Public Places

 

Invites You To

 

Meet the Artists

 

Wednesday, September 17th

 

5:30 – 7 pm

 

Palm Beach International Airport

Level 2

 

 

 The exhibition runs through October 8th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priscilla A. Taylor, Mayor and Paulette Burdick, Vice Mayor join the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners  Hal R. Valeche, Shelley Vana,  Steven L. Abrams, Mary Lou Berger, Jess R. Santamaria and County Administrator Robert Weisman, P.E. in congratulating all of the exhibiting artists.

 

 

 

Nancy Brown

Nancy Brown’s “Horsemen in Inner Mongolia”

 

After a life-changing trip to China in 2005 Boca Raton photographer Nancy Brown focused her lens on the country and its people. “Horsemen in Inner Mongolia” emerges from Brown’s desire to share her love of China with the local community. 

 

 

Navarrete's

Frank Navarrete’s, “Determination in Adversity”

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On September 17, from 5:30-7:00pm the public is invited to view notable works of photography, painting and mixed media by twenty of Palm Beach County’s finest emerging and professional artists.  This is a unique opportunity to interact with the artists while they share stories about their works and cultural inspirations. 

 

 

Kianga Jinaki's

Kianga Jinaki’s “Adowa”

 

 

Reflecting an appreciation of her heritage, West Palm Beach resident Kianga Jinaki incorporates African textiles, beads, bones, artifacts, and song verse into her work. Jinaki brings African art and cultural influences to the Palm Beach International Airport with her quilt entitled “Adowa.”

 

 

Craig McInnis' "BABA"

Craig McInnis’ “BABA”

 

Featured artists include:

 

Nancy Brown and Kandy Lopez from Boca Raton; David Bogia and Patricia Turo from Boynton Beach; Irwin Goldman and Brenda Gordon from Delray Beach; Rick Lewis from Jupiter; Armando Hernandez from Lantana; Frank Navarrete from Loxahatchee; Genie Fritchey, Jody Lane, and Betty Laur from Palm Beach Gardens; Cynthia Conley, Tracy Guiteau, Kianga Jinaki, Andrea Krausz, Craig McInnis, E.J. Morales, Ricardo Morales-Hendry, and Annie Yarensky-Seaberry from West Palm Beach.

 

 

For more information about  Art in Public Places and be placed on the list for upcoming exhibits, please contact:

 

Elayna Toby Singer,    Palm Beach County Art in Public Places
2633 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Ph (561) 233-0235   Fax (561) 233-0206
http://www.pbcgov.com/fdo/ART       or      esinger@pbcgov.org

Conley's "Earl"

Cynthia Conley’s “Earl”

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291