Share, Learn and Enjoy with the Poets of the Palm Beaches

The Poets of the Palm Beaches will host five events throughout the month of October, to which the public is welcome.  They take place in different parts of Palm Beach County and are free.  Some Poetry Readings offer Cash prizes.  If you are curious, a beginner, intermediate or advanced poet, this is the organization to get involved with.  The Rickie Report shares the information here.  

 

 

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Wednesday, October 8, (Every Second Wednesday)

 

 7:00 PM

Panera’s Cafe — 771 Village Blvd., West Palm Beach 

Workshop: Open to the public. Original work only. No charge. Bring at least 12 copies of one poem. 

Contact: Ron Rosoff at 561-232-2888.  

 

 

Friday, October 10    (Every Other Second Friday)

 

7:00 to 8:30 PM. 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery   15 South J St.,  Lake Worth FL 

Words, Wine, Cheese: Open Reading. Open to the public. Original work only. No charge. 

 

 

Tuesday, October 14, (Every second Tuesday)

 6:30 PM.

Publix Super Market – Legacy Place, 2nd Floor, 11231 Legacy Ave, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Reading: Open to the public. No charge.  Bring original poems. 

Contact: Marjorie Wolfson at 561-575-2376, or Shirley Kent at brownpelicancay@gmail.com

 

 

Our 3rd Sunday Reading October 19, 2014

 Contest with cash prizes.  Open to the public. Original work only.

 

Palm Beach Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth.  Just a little more than one block South of 10th Ave North. Time:  2:00 PM. (Doors open at 1:45 PM) 

Suggested Donation:  $2 for members and their guests,  $3 for non-members.  Free for high school students.

 

Tuesday, October 21, (Every third Tuesday)

7:00 PM. 

Palm Beach Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth.  Just a little more than one block South of 10th Ave North  

Workshop: Open to the public. Original work only. No charge. Bring at least 10 copies of one poem.  

Contact: John Palozzi at 561-588 -9829. 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

 www.poetsofthepalmbeaches.com

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

October Fall Class Schedule for Lighthouse ArtCenter

School has been is session for over a month.  Is it time for YOU to take a class (or two) and try something new?  The Rickie Report urges you to explore the courses from the Lighthouse ArtCenter which begin October 20th.  Not sure of a technique?  Considering a new hobby?  You can also have a BIRTHDAY ART PARTY here! This is the perfect place to begin!  More details are here.

 

 

 

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 The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art announces its Fall class and workshop schedule, which begin on October 20, 2014.

 

 

 

Mondays

  • Pastels, Drawing in Color
  • Portraiture
  • Beginning Ceramics ( NEW)
  • Realism in Painting
  • Artists’ Choice – Any Medium
  • Art of Collage & Painting  (NEW)
  • Open Studio
  • Drawing
  • Youth Draw and Paint
  • Teen Studio
  • Mixed Media Exploration (NEW)
  • Beginning Wheel (NEW)

 

 

LAC Instructor Cara McKinley with Students

 

 

TUESDAYS

 

  • Beginning Painting
  • Figure Drawing
  • Open Studio
  • Art for the Homeschooled (ages 9-14)
  • Drawing for the Terrified
  • Sculptures in Color (NEW)
  • Beginning/Intermediate Digital Photography
  • Spirited jewelry making (NEW)
  • Youth Wheel

 

LAC Instructor David Randall's Photography Class

 

 

 

WEDNESDAYS

 

  • Beginning Pastels (NEW)
  • Sculpting the Human Figure
  • Wheel II
  • Make Beautiful Jewelry
  • Beginning Watercolor
  • Sculpting the Human Head
  • Open Studio
  • Special Needs Arts
  • Find Your Artistic Self (NEW)
  • Kid’s Clay
  • Realism in Painting
  • Photoshop Elements
  • Open Studio for ART PARTIES

 

LAC Instructor Alessandra Gieffer's Class

 

 

 

THURSDAYS

 

  • Paint What You Like
  • Artist Trading Cards (NEW)
  • Open Studio
  • Mommy and Me: Art and Storytime (NEW)
  • Open Portrait Studio
  • Beginning Landscapes
  • Handbuilt Ceramics
  • Drawing Studio (NEW)
  • Youth Art Tutoring (NEW)

 

LAC Birthday Party!

 

 

FRIDAYS

 

  • Dynamic Composition (NEW)
  • Open Studio
  • Plein Air Painting
  • Beginning/Intermediate Watercolor
  • Abstract Painting

 

LAC Instructor Manon Sander's Class

 

 

SATURDAYS

 

  • Beginning Painting
  • Open Figure Studio
  • Open Studio
  • Special Needs 1st Saturday
  • Intermediate/Advanced Photography
  • Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor
  • Seashells, Sea Glass and Pearls

 

 

 WORKSHOPS

 

  • Freeing the Artist Within
  • Painting with Collage
  • Intensive Painting
  • Painter’s Tool Box
  • Street Painting
  • Holiday Jewelry Making
  • Dyeing with Indigo
  • Watercolor Holiday Cards
  • Fused Glass 

For specific information about times, instructors and details please contact the Lighthouse ArtCenter School at 561-746-3101  or  LighthouseArts.org

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For information please call (561) 748-8737 or visit www.lighthousearts.org.

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“Star Spangled Heroes” Honors Veterans at Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

The West Palm Beach Library Foundation will recognize veterans residing in Palm Beach County  for their exemplary service in the US military or following their time in the service.  A special  photo display which will be part of an exhibition entitled “Star Spangled Heroes”.   The Rickie Report was pleased to be part of the “call for involvement”  last year and is ready to share the details of the completed exhibit here.

 

 

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411 Clematis Street     W. Palm Beach, FL

 

 

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For more information please call 561-822-9972

 

 

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

Cats, Skulls, Evenings on the Avenue PLUS CGMS Studio Update and Scholarship Application

Events in Lake Worth and exciting news from Clay Glass Metal Stone are the focus of this article.  As the City of Lake Worth jumpstarts “season”, art is EVERYWHERE, with new venues popping up.  For senior artists who are interested in pursuing their creativity, there is special information about scholarships.  For art lovers, music lovers  and performance art aficionados, get out your calendars now! J Street in Downtown Lake Worth is rapidly becoming South Florida’s Greenwich Village. The Rickie Report shares a wealth of information in this article.

 

 

 

 

 

October:

 

Cats, Skulls, Evenings on the Avenue

Downtown Lake Worth

 

 

 

 

 

On South J Street, as The Bamboo Room bows out of the music community, Bamboo Shoots springs up every Saturday Evening at CGMS Gallery. As Coastars bids adieu, The Common Grounds Arts Cafe steps in with a stage for performing artists and musicians. Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery can be counted on for some of the areas finest musicians at their art openings every first and third Friday. Top Five Records, a real record store and a rare and special find in any community, has the wonderful and collectable vinyls that so many prefer to today CD’s and MP3s. Callaros, one of Lake Worth’s finest bistros, is located at the corner of J Street and Lake Avenue. Excelsior!, Lake Worth’s first comic book and toy emporium plans events and hosts role playing games and collectable card playing tournaments. Poutine Hot Dogs caters to an arty crowd, and is flooded with French Canadians during season. They have the best Hotdogs and Poutine in the region.

 

 

 

 

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Saturday October 4, 6-10PM, A Cat-O-Strophic Event opens at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street. The event is free, and include paintings, photographs, sculptures and jewelry of CATS in every form and variety. The exhibit continues through October 15. This is a fund-raiser for animal shelters throughout the county. Purchase a work of art, present a card from your favorite shelter, and 10% of the purchase will be contributed.

 

October 9-26 - The Lake Worth Playhouse presents Mame.
The Stonzek Movie Theater shows independent and rare films seen nowhere else in the county. Call 561-586-6410 for listings and schedules.

 

 

Saturday, October 11- Art-Ober Fest, sponsored by Propaganda, springs onto J Street, both north and south of Lake Avenue. An arts and music event, the streets will be filled with tents loaded with original art. The many stages will feature a wide variety of music genre. Propaganda has produced this event for the last five years.

 

 

 

Friday, October 17, is the soft-opening of J Street’s newest coffee house and arts venue. Common Grounds Coffee and Bagel Bar is a Creative Arts Cafe. It will house local bands in a coffee house atmosphere. Game nights will include interactive activities- TV gaming evenings with large screen TVs that increase in size with skill levels. They are building a community book shelf and herb garden.

 

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Friday, October 17, Day(s) of the Dead opens at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery. Paintings, sculpture, photographs and jewelry are personal interpretations of this theme by many local artists. The exhibit extends through November 1st, the actual Day of the Dead. Music and demonstrations play an integral part of this exhibit.

 

 

Friday, October 17, The Creative Arts Academy will have a live, outdoor, acoustic concert. Located at 16 South J Street, these talented young people plan an evening of music, showcasing the skills they are developing.

 

 

Saturday, October 18, The Bamboo Shoots Saturday Cafe opens at 15 South J Street (CGMS Gallery.) This cafe features FREE Coffee, and specialty Vegan treats from Muffins to Ice Cream. Local acoustic musician Ben Brown will entertain. Vegan Chef, Sarah Steinberg will sell her delicacies and take specialty orders. Chain-mail artist, Ryan Delaneuville demonstrates his ancient art form, and makes fitting adjustments on purchased jewelry and chain-mail ware/wear. The Bamboo Shoots Cafe will take place every Saturday at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street in Downtown Lake Worth.

 

 

Parking Lot Arts Happening begin in the 15 South J Street Parking Lot in October. Watch for movies on the wall, a mural to appear for Cat-O-Strophic Events, and Larger than Life Size Sculptures to adorn the lot towards the end of the month. Pop-Up sculptural events and concerts will be regular events on this parking lot.

 

 

Friday, October 31: Lake Worth Goes All Out- Holiday Events in the Plaza and on J Street.
Third Eye Productions presents- Halloween’s Lake Worth Monster Mash with a tribute to the Rocky Picture Horror Show. The fun and registration starts at Brogue’s Down Under from 7-8:30 PM. The crowd then moves to the parking lot at 15 South J Street for a viewing of the Rocky Picture Horror Show on the Parking Lot wall. – Zombie Make Up Artists will have a tent on J Street to make you into the characters you most want to be.- The crowd then moves on to South Shores Tavern for a rollicking Costume Contest.
Common Grounds Arts Cafe holds their Grand Opening on Friday the 31st with a HUGE Halloween Party. There will be face painting, a DJ with live music, and lots of free trick-or treats for everyone.
Pop-Up Swing and Contra Dancing is expected to take place on weekends throughout the month of October. Drop down to J Street on a Friday or Saturday evening and look for a chance to shake a leg or two.

 

 

 

 

CGMSGallery @ Flamingo Clay Studio

 

Studio Update

 

 

 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

15 South J Street- Lake Worth, FL 33460

Flamingo Clay Studio Building

216 South F Street- Lake Worth FL 33460

561-588-8344

 

CGMSGallery@FlamingoClayStudio.org

 

Joyce Brown tells The Rickie Report, “We’ve been working hard on the South F Street Studio space, and inspections will take place. All fire safety and building safety issues have been addressed and installed. This will allow us occupancy of the building and allow us to start putting in the kilns and equipment we have been accumulating.  Our scholarship grant has been secured and an application for this scholarship with a description of what it offers is included at the end of this article.”

 

“We expect a grand opening of the studio mid-November. We could use some help in building tables, stocking shelves, and moving supplies and equipment in. I will be ordering an initial five tons of clay, and would like to meet with participating artists to ascertain the types of clays you will need. Some of this clay is for the scholarship artists, and the rest if for you to purchase at cost. I will be ordering supplies and would like input into this as well.”

 

“This studio will continue to grow in stages. Artists are welcome to come in and work. Although you will pay your dues, they will not be applied until the building officially opens. This gives you a studio for free for a while.  We will be moving the electric kilns in before November. They include kilns of a variety of sizes as well as a front-loader. We have a donation of two Raku kilns and will be purchasing an initial gas reduction kiln. The rest of our gas, salt and wood kilns will be built by us. Gas service has not yet been installed but will be soon. We also have a large glass fusion kiln.”

 

“We have a large slab-roller, extruders and three wheels. The studio has a lot of shelf-storage and some sturdy tables on which to work. We will need room arrangement consultations.  We have a separate room for those of you who work in fused glass and small metals, and an area for those jewelers who work in wax and fine metals. These areas and usages are included for all artists in the gallery and are not a separate fee.”

 

“The studio will be available to 30-40 artists. We are looking at an additional building next door for another 30-40 artists, once we have solidified our operation in the first building. Once we reach our limit we will be establishing a waiting list. We have funds for 10 scholarship artists. Some of this funding can be divided into partial scholarships if you are less needy. This means that two artists can share one of the scholarships and pay ½ of the fees for the month.”

 

 

For those who are not on scholarship, the fees for studio membership and usage are as follows:

  • $150 a month for a cooperative member. This means a minimum of four hours of work a week in the studio/and or gallery- Gallery participation fees are $60 a month. (The gallery is an outlet for the works produced in the studio, if you so wish. Scholarship artists’ gallery fees are paid for the year).

 

 

  • $250 a month if you are a snow-bird and will be using the studio part of the year. The four hour requirement remains.

 

  • $250 a month if you are using the studio year round, bit do not want to put in the cooperative hours.

 

  • These fees include all kiln firings. They also include the studio glazes. You must purchase your own clay, tools, specialty glazes and supplies. There will be many tools available for use as well.

 

  • Those using the studio just for firings will either pay a flat fee of $150 a month or pay a fee each time you fire. You decide which is most economical for you.

 

 

Joyce points out, ‘We still have a lot of money to raise to bring the entire project up to the quality that we all look for in a studio. This will be an on-going process for a while. We especially look forward to those of you who are graduating from art school with no affordable facility in which to work.”

 

 

 

Flamingo Clay Studio/ Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Application Form

Low-Income Senior Citizen One Year Scholarship

Full Studio Access and Supplies

 

 

The Flamingo Clay Studio (dba Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), artist cooperative whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space to 3-D artists.

We have been awarded a generous, one-year grant by the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. This grant will allow ten Low-Income Senior Citizen 3-D artists full access to the newly created community studio arts center at 216 South F Street in Lake Worth. A condition of the grant is that artists produce work for sale that will increase their income levels, and produce the funds, for these individual artists, that will allow them to remain members of the studio in the future.

The Studio should be available for artists to begin work in October with a grand opening in mid-November. Although chosen scholarship recipients may begin using the studio immediately, their scholarship will run from Mid-November 2014 to Mid-November 2015.

The scholarship includes full use of the studio including the clay/ceramics studio, the fused glass studio and the small metals studio.
The scholarship includes all ceramic supplies
The scholarship includes all ceramic and fused glass firings.
The scholarship includes membership in the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery for one year

Because the non-profit Flamingo Clay Studio is a cooperative organization, and as part of the requirements for scholarship, recipients will agree to:

A four hour work commitment each week
That the scholarship recipient be 55 years of age or older
That the scholarship recipient demonstrate a financial need for the offering. (Financial information will not be made public)
That the scholarship recipient be a serious and committed clay, glass and/or small metals artist.
That some of the work produced be for sale in the cooperative gallery
If you have any questions, please contact Joyce:   Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org    or call 
215-205-9441

 

 

 

(Your status as a scholarship member will be made known to the Community Foundation as part of the accountability for this funding. We will otherwise keep your identity confidential, if you wish.)

 

Name: _________________________________________________

Date of Birth: ____________________________________________

Income Level: ___________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________

Phone: Home______________________ Cell: _____________________________

Email Address: _____________________________________________

Social Media Sites:_________________________________________________

Website: ________________________________________________________
May we use your name publicly, for publicity purposes, as a scholarship recipient?

Yes __________ No ____________
Statement: I am an artist working in __________________________. I agree to cooperatively participate in the studio and gallery, contributing at least four hours of work per week, as does every other co-op member of the non-profit organization.
Signature:_____________________________________________________

Please call Joyce, 215-205-9441 to set up an appointment for an interview.
Please email five examples of your work to Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org

 

 

 

 

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

Wellington Art Society Invites You to an Artist Demo with Nancy Tilles

Nancy Tilles, a well known local artist and art teacher, will provide an oil painting demonstration at the upcoming meeting of the Wellington Art Society on October 8th. This is an opportunity for artists to meet other artists and for art lovers to see a demo in a small group setting.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

 

Invites You To

 

Opening Meeting

 

Wednesday, October  8th

 

Meet and Greet 6 – 7 pm

 

Demonstration by Nancy Tilles 7 pm

 

Wellington Community Center

12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. Wellington, FL

 

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society meeting will be held Wednesday, October 8th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. Members and guests are invited to the “Meet and Greet” from 6 – 7 pm. At 7 pm, there will be a demonstration by oil painter, Nancy Tilles. 

 

 

Nancy Tilles' "McKee Water Lilies"

Nancy Tilles’ “McKee Water Lilies”

 

 

Nancy Tilles is an award winning artist, well known for her paintings of sea life, portraits of people and flowers. Her paintings are joyful expressions brought to life through color and form. Influenced by living in South Florida for over 30 years, her images often reflect a tropical theme, rich in color.

 

 

Nancy Tilles' "Cliffs of Moher"

Nancy Tilles’ “Cliffs of Moher”

 

 

 

Nancy enjoys exhibiting her work at art festivals where she can meet people and exchange ideas. She has appeared in festivals throughout Florida including Artigras, Sunfest, Naples Art Fair, and Jupiter Art Fest by the Sea and has been the featured artist at both the Jupiter Art Fest and Artsfest in Stuart.

 

 

 

Nancy Tilles' "Twin Waterlilies"

Nancy Tilles’ “Twin Waterlilies”

 

Originally from New York, Nancy earned her BFA from the University of Miami in 1977. She currently resides in Palm Beach Gardens and spends her time working on commissions and teaching adults who are interested in perfecting their painting skills or learning how to paint for the first time.

 

 

 

Nancy Tilles' "Fantastic Journey Mermaid"

Nancy Tilles’ “Fantastic Journey Mermaid”

 

 

To view the more of Nancy’s paintings visit: www.nancytilles.com

 

 

WAS at Wellington City Hall

CITY HALL EXHIBIT SEPTEMBER 2014 TO JANUARY 2015

 

Congratulations to these WAS Members who have their paintings exhibited at City Hall!

Sandra Barbieri, Betty Brodie, Mimi Delgado, Donna Donelan, Ursula Fernandez, 
Marie Lentine, Joanne MacLeod, Nicole McPherson, Kathryn Morlock, Leslie Pfeiffer, 
Phyllis Silk, Franklin Weiss and Betty Jane Zedonek.

 

Emerging artists, new residents of the area or any artist are welcome to attend the Wellington Art Society meetings. WAS offers a wide variety of venues for members to show and sell their work in the community. For more information about WAS please visit: www.wellingtonartsociety.org   or  http://wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com

 

 

 

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

OSGS Presents Special Jimmy Lee Sudduth Exhibit

OSGS continues to stretch its wings and bring a wide variety of artwork to its walls.  The Rickie Report urges you not to miss the current exhibit of Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s work at this Northwood gallery.  Jimmy Lee’s paintings bring us back to a genre most would call Folk Art.  In fact, his work was prominent at the Smithsonian Institution’s Bicentennial Festival of American Folk Life.  His Alabama roots are intertwined with those of OSGS owners, Evelyn Ortiz-Smykla and Jonathon Ortiz Smykla.  His message is universal.  Paint, create, celebrate life!  Here are the details and a sneak peek.

 

 

 

 

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OSGS

Presents Paintings by

Jimmy Lee Sudduth

 

500 Northwood Road    W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

TRR:

This Jimmy Lee Sudduth Exhibition is different from your previous ones.  Please tell our readers more about its significance.

OSGS:

We recently have had some conversations with a private art collector about a collaboration with OSGS.  The conversation went well enough that we’ve been offered three Jimmy Lee Sudduth paintings to exhibit here at OSGS. The name may not ring a bell (as there are many artists in the world) but he’s an artist that not only hits close to home for myself but also with the trending art market for ‘outsider art’, ‘folk art’, and ‘self-taught Southern artists’.  Jimmy Lee is no longer living as he passed away in 2007 (in his 90s). His connection with OSGS is that we have roots in Alabama and Jimmy Lee was born and raised in Fayette, Alabama which is where he spent his entire life.  Also, our exhibited pieces will not be for sale. 

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Lee Sudduth's "Three Boys"

Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s “Three Boys”

 

 

TRR:

Art lovers will have an unexpected opportunity to see this historically significant artwork at OSGS.   Please share some of the highlights of Sudduth’s contributions to the art world

OSGS:

Jimmy Lee began collecting pigments from clay, earth, rocks and plants for use in his finger paintings. He used his fingers because “they never wore out.” His numerous works were typically executed on found surfaces such as plywood, doors and boards from demolished buildings. He experimented with mixing his pigments with various binders to make them adhere better, including sugar, soft drinks, instant coffee, and caulk.

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Lee Sudduth's "African Princess"

Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s “African Princess”

 

Notable Exhibitions:

1968 – Stillman College (Tuscaloosa, AL) *first exhibition
1971 – Kentuck Festival of the Arts (Northport, AL)
1976 – Smithsonian Institution’s Bicentennial Festival of American Folk Life
*Jimmy Lee played harmonica along with exhibition
1980 – The Today Show & 60 Minutes feature
1995 – Alabama Art Award
1995 – New Orleans Museum of Art (Artist In Residence)
2005 – Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (Montgomery, AL)
Current Collections:
Smithsonian Institution
High Museum of Art
Corcoran Gallery
Birmingham Museum of Art
House of Blues

 

 

We will reference in writing some highlights and are providing a link to the Smithsonian’s website/collection of Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s work: http://www.americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artist/?id=5874

 

 

TRR:

 Many people consider “recycling” and “up-cycling”  a recent phenomenon.  Clearly, this is not the case.

OSGS:

He was one of the early masters of southern self-taught art. Jimmy Lee painted with his finger which he called his brush. That ‘brush’ would never wear out and would die along with him. Although it is commonly believed that Sudduth’s early paintings were executed exclusively in mud and found pigments, such as motor oil or plant juices, in fact, his earliest known paintings contain large amounts of house paint. Anything he could find or get from his helpful neighbors right across the railroad tracks where he worked as a gardener to the Moore family. No one knew, but it was them who really supported Jimmy Lee. His next-door-neighbor, Jack Black, helped Jimmy Lee become the artist he is today through his love and commitment of Alabama art. As his fame grew, dealers advised Sudduth on ways to make his works more permanent and more colorful, and by the 1990s, no longer able to collect his own materials, he began using commercially-sold acrylic paints applied with sponge brushes onto wood panels prepared with a flat black ground.

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Lee Sudduth's, "The Barn"

Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s, “The Barn”

 

TRR:

We understand there is some personal history with Jimmy Lee Sudduth.

OSGS:

Jimmy Lee’s roots and path are all too familiar with both Jonathon and Evelyn’s experiences over the course of 30+ years living in the state of Alabama. Meeting, studying and being a part of Alabama’s fine arts provided first hand insight into the Southern vernacular of life, art and design while engaging in direct relationships with those that were rooted in rural Alabama. The OSGS family was schooled, lived and worked in Northport, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Auburn, and Montgomery, Alabama for around 20 years.

 

 

Jonathon shares, “I was six years old when my Mom was in graduate school at the University of Alabama and she took me to meet Jimmy Lee Sudduth at his home in Fayette, Alabama. I do recall the visit well and remember the home, the dirt roads and his paintings. For me, at that age, it was an experience that was solidified because of the deeply rooted rural Alabama area where he lived and his enthusiasm about his work and our interest in his work.  We are very excited about this opportunity to share art that reflects places and experiences we hold near our hearts”.

 

**some information gathered from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Wikipedia.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other art being shown at OSGS, please contact Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla at

OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio

p: 561-833-2223

e: OSGSart@hotmail.com

www.OSGSart.com

 

Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

 

 

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

Studio Space and Exhibition Space Available in Tequesta

The Artists’ Studios & Gallery of Tequesta announces the availability of studio space as well as separate exhibition spaces.  The location is part of a larger artistic community setting, near other galleries, studios and Lighthouse ArtCenter as well as the popular Gallery Grille Restaurant.  The Rickie Report urges interested artists to read the details and make the call!  This is YOUR opportunity to show your artwork and market yourself!  The timing is perfect, as we gear up for an increase in seasonal visitors and activities in the area.

 

 

The Artists’ Studios & Gallery of Tequesta

385 Tequesta Drive

Tequesta, Florida

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“STUDIO SPACE” AVAILABLE

(annual rental)

also

“WALL SPACE” AVAILABLE

(seasonal or annual rental)

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Please call one of our artists for more information
 or stop by the studio to view the space.

Marie: 203-671-9607
Suzanne: 561-339-3314
Judith: 561-346-8703

 

 

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


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The Rickie Report


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Boca Pen Women Invite You to Tea!

The Boca Branch of the National League of American Pen Women invite you to tea on Thursday, October 16th.  This is an opportunity to meet other female artists, authors and musicians to network and learn more about this great organization.  The group will also pay tribute to Patricia Wilson, a retired newspaper columnist and freelance writer. The Rickie Report urges you to make a reservation.  More details are in this article.

 

 

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BOCA RATON BRANCH

National League of American Pen Women

 

cordially invites you to

 

Three Hats of Pen Women

Tea and Tribute

 

~ Thursday, October 16, 2014 ~

 

One in the afternoon

 

 

Couvert is $25 for both members and guests

 

Reservations MUST be made by Tuesday, October 7

Don your prettiest Chapeau and qualify for a special Prize

 

 

Delray Golf Club, 2200 Highland Avenue, Delray Beach

 

It’s Tea Time  for the Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women.  Every October the Boca branch hosts an elegant Tea, inviting area female Artists, Authors and Musicians to come discover what being a member of Pen Women is all about. This serves as their annual recruitment for new members.

 

The Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women is a prestigious organization of professional women in the Arts – Published Writers, Authors, Poets, Musical Composers and Award winning Artists. The Boca Raton branch is one of the largest in the country and will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015.

 

 

NLAPW’s corporate headquarters is based in Washington, D.C. in an historic building, once the residence of Robert Todd Lincoln, son of President Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. It oversees branches all over the United States. The league boasts membership of such prominent ladies as Eleanor Roosevelt, Erma Bombeck, and Edna Hibel. Vinnie Ream, the only woman to sculpt President Lincoln from life, was an early member of NLAPW. Her statue of Lincoln now stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

 

 

As a qualified member of Art, Letters or Music, each member is exposed to participation in Art Exhibits, Book Talks and various workshops. On the third Thursday of the month – from November to May – luncheons are held with interesting, informative speakers featuring the three Muses ~ Art – Literature – Music! Reservations are required for the Luncheons and Tea!

 

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~ Tribute to Patricia Wilson ~

 

This year’s Tea will feature a Tribute to Patricia Wilson, who has served the Boca Raton Branch of NLAPW as a charter member for 37 of the 39 years the organization has been in existence. She has a lengthy resume, faithfully serving the Pen Women in various offices and capacities since 1977. In 1993, Pat was proclaimed Florida’s Pen Woman of the Year.

 

 

A retired newspaper columnist and freelance writer, Pat has always been involved in community and church activities in the city of Boca Raton, where she resides with her husband, Richard and daughter, Jennifer.  You will discover more about this illustrious lady at the Tea and in this year’s 2014-2015 Yearbook, which has been dedicated to her.

 

Reservation Form

 

Please make my reservation for the Boca Pen Women’s Tea and Tribute.

NAME: (Please print) _______________________________________________________________

ADDRESS: ________________________________________________________________

 

PHONE: _________________________

E-MAIL: _______________________________________

Enclosed is my check for $25 made out to BOCA RATON BRANCH NLAPW

Mail to: Cora Lee Palma-Hayden, 7622 Trapani Lane, Boynton Beach FL 33472

Reservation Deadline: Tuesday, October 7th

 

 

For Tea Reservations and further information regarding

Boca Pen Women contact:

Cora Lee Palma-Hayden, President  561-732-9455 or clpalma35@gmail.com  or visit:

www.bocapenwomen.org

 

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

 

 

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.  

 

 

 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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