Middle River Press Celebrates Three National Publication Awards!

Middle River Press, a custom publishing company located in Oakland Park, FL has been awarded three silver medals from the Florida Authors and Publisher’s Association (FAPA).  The Rickie Report is pleased to celebrate Middle River Press’ accomplishments and share some artwork from each of the winning entries.  For authors who are looking for assistance with their books, Middle River Press is a great option! Congratulations to Middle River Press, the authors and illustrators of these books!

 

 

Judy Borich of Middle River Press

Judy Borich of Middle River Press 

 

 

Middle River Press, a custom publishing company in Oakland Park, Florida has a motto—“We do it right!”   That must be true because they just won three silver medals in the Florida Authors and Publisher’s Association (FAPA) President’s Book Awards competition.  

 

 

"Songs From Solitude"

“Songs From Solitude, Poetry From a Southwestern Florida Hammock”

 

The competition recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content and production in 32 categories for North American authors and publishers. This year Middle River Press was the recipient of three silver medals.

 

 

"Eleven Months and Nineteen Days"

Eleven Months and Nineteen Days”

 

The winners included Eleven Months and Nineteen Days: A Vietnam Illustrator’s Memoir by John Bowen; A poetry book titled Songs From Solitude: Poetry From A Southwestern Florida Hammock by Robert H. Gore III, and, in the Coffee Table Book category, Sailin’ on the Stranahan: A Brief History of the Lauderdale Yacht Club 1938-2013, coedited by William G. Crawford and Dr. Claire Crawford.

 

"Sailin on the Stranahan"

Sailin on the Stranahan: A Brief History of the Lauderdale Yacht Club 1938 – 2013″

 

 

Middle River Press is a custom publishing company founded by Judy and Bruce Borich, in its tenth year of producing award-winning books. For more information on these and other great books, go to www.middleriverpress.com

 

 

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561-537-0291

 

Third Annual “50/50″ is a Win/Win/Win for the Armory Art Center, Art Lovers and Artists

Everyone is invited to attend the Armory’s 3rd annual 50/50 — a live art event and auction. Watch 50 emerging and established artists create one piece each…then­ bid on the art the same night! Starting bids are only $50. Admission includes wine and beer with food truck on-site. The Rickie Report suggests you mark your calendars for September 13th and get ready to bid with guest auctioneer Jennifer Ross!  Tickets are now on sale – don’t get closed out of this FUNdraising event!

 

 

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The Armory Art Center

Invites You to Their

Third Annual 50/50

Saturday, September 13, 2014

5:30–9:00 p.m.

$25 in advance. $30 at the door

1700 Parker Avenue | West Palm Beach, FL

 

VISIT ARMORYART.ORG OR CALL 561.832.1776 X 33

TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

 

 

 

Jennifer Ross, Auctioneer

Jennifer Ross, Auctioneer

 

 

Jennifer Ross has been in the South Florida radio market for 33 years! No wonder she is looked upon as an icon, not only in the radio local radio industry, but in the market as a whole. Jennifer is a huge Ohio State Buckeye fan (her alma mater), the New England Patriots, the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Celtics. Can you tell she’s from New England?

She’s the proud mom of 2 beautiful daughters, loves all her animals (2 horses, 6 dogs, 3 cats, an annoying cow named Karma, 2 snakes, 2 bearded dragons and a couple of killer goldfish) and would marry George Clooney in a heartbeat.  

Jennifer loves to cook and eat Italian food, anything seafood, especially Maine lobster, enjoys horseback riding, gardening and reading. Jennifer sits on the board for LEAF (Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation) a charity that provides financial support to Palm Beach County police officers injured or killed in the line of duty. She has been involved with the March Of Dimes since 1981. For 2-years, she co-chaired the Saks 5th Avenue “Key To The Cure” event, which benefits breast cancer awareness, and currently sits on the board. She’s also involved with the ARC of Martin County, The Arthritis Foundation, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, JDRF, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Program and many more….

 

 

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Tickets are now on sale now: 50 artist 50 bucks!   You’re invited to join the Armory’s 3rd annual 50/50 — a live art event and auction. Watch 50 emerging and established artists create one piece each…then­ bid on the art the same night! Starting bids are only $50. Admission includes wine and beer with food truck on-site.   The event takes place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 5:30–9:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased $25 in advance. $30 at the door.  (Ages 12 and under admitted free.)  The event takes place at the ARMORY ART CENTER  located at 1700 Parker Avenue in West Palm Beach, FL.  It is Open to the Public.

 

For more information or to order tickets

please visit:  ARMORYART.ORG or CALL 561.832.1776 X 33

TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

Keith Kanouse’s Artistic Journey: Nationally Renown Lawyer Exhibits Paintings in Boca Raton

While Keith Kanouse has a national reputation as a franchise attorney, most of his colleagues, acquaintances and clients do not know that he also paints! The Rickie Report is pleased to share an invitation to his first SOLO Exhibition,  August 27th through September 29, 2014 at the Art Gallery in the downtown Boca Raton Library.  The public is invited to a Reception on Friday, September 12th.  More details and a sneak peek are here.

 

 

 

 

 

Painting by Keith

Kollection by Keith

 

 

The Kollection by Keith

 

 

Your are cordially invited

 

Meet the Artist Reception

 

Keith J. Kanouse

Friday, September 12, 2014

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

Art Gallery of the Downtown Boca Raton Library

 

Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres

Please e-mail your RSVP: Keith@Kanouse.com

 

400 N.W. 2nd Avenue  Boca Raton, FL 33432

 

 

 

Keith Kanouse tells The Rickie Report, ” Though have no formal training in art and have never taken an art class, I have always loved art. One of my favorite courses in college was Art History. As one of the audience, my favorite period of art is French Impressionism. As an artist, my favorite paintings have the combination of geometry and various colors of the light prism giving a painting movement and 3 dimensionality.”

 

 

“My artistic journey began after graduating from the University of Notre Dame School of Law in 1974, when I moved to Buffalo, New York. While visiting the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and their modern art exhibits and was inspired. I went to an art store and bought a canvas and some acrylic paint and began. That artistic journey continues, after significant periods of inactivity, to this day with renewed intensity, confidence, and creativity.”

 

The Kollection

 Kollection by Keith

 

 

Keith’s paintings bring the viewer in, with his depth of colors and dimensionality of design.  Most often, his inspirations come from objects or events in every day life. A favorite silk tie or commemorating of our country’s Bi-Centennial in 1976.   At this point, Keith put his paint brushes down and focused on work and his family.

 

Kollection by Keith

Kollection by Keith

 

 

In 1988, a new home with barren walls beckoned.  A space over the fireplace turned to inspire another new painting for the dining room.  He shares, ” My inspiration was my wife’s, Susan’s limited edition Dior fine china called “Dior Rose” having a pattern of pinks and blues being the primary colors. Using these colors and others,  I used 14 equal squares at each side with the 14 squares becoming smaller and smaller until appearing to reach infinity in the center of the painting. “Whirlpool to Infinity” still hangs in our dining room and is my wife’s favorite. By starting your eye at the clue colors on the top of the painting and following the circular pattern round and round, you get the feeling of the whirlpool and falling into infinity.

 

 

 

Kollection by Keith

Kollection by Keith

 

 

 

When Keith’s daughter, Laura moved to Gainesville as a freshman at the University of Florida, she asked him to paint a painting for her dormitory room as a birthday present to her. “Her only instructions were to paint something in pink and orange.  That painting, “Laura’s 19th – Golden Sunset on Lake”  is shown above.  The photo does not do the painting justice as to the brilliancy of the colors, the setting sun and the waves below the golden shimmer, he explains.” 

 

Kollection by Keith

Kollection by Keith

 

 

Keith relates, ” Now that I had more time as an “empty nester, my creative juices began running and I am creating a new painting on a regular basis. I like to get a feel of the place where the painting will hang to give me inspiration of its design and colors. There were 2 areas in our family room, left and right of the bay window, that could use paintings sized 24” x 48”. One of the areas was next to our large main stone wall in the family room that gave me inspiration for my painting “Stacked Stones.” I also back-lit it, giving a nice effect in the evening.”

 

 

 

 

Everyone knows that moving out of your “comfort zone” takes courage.  Keith has done just that, with a more impressionistic painting.  He says, ” I dreaded beginning to paint my next painting because it was, as you see, well outside of my comfort zone. My inspiration was a scene on Lake Oconee near Reynolds Plantation, Georgia at sunset. This was my first venture into post-impressionism painting.”

 

Kollection by Keith

Kollection by Keith

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other paintings by Keith Kanouse, please email Keith@Kanouse.com    or visit   www.Kanouse.com

or call   561-451-8090 x 1

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

Three Calls to Artists for October in Lake Worth

What a great opportunity to share THREE Calls to Artists for different exhibits all happening in Lake Worth!  The Rickie Report hopes you enter these exhibits and share your artistry!  Let us know your good news when you get accepted! 

 

 

 

October in Downtown Lake Worth

Three Calls to Artists 

 

 Three Artist Events in October

 

on J Street in Downtown Lake Worth

 

J Street in Downtown Lake Worth will be the epicenter of Arts Activities throughout the month of October.  Calls are going out to artists throughout the county for two artist exhibits and a major Arts Streets Festival that will span the entire downtown J Street blocks, North and South. 

 

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS #1-  A Cat-O-Strophic Event-   (Interpretations of Cats in Any Arts Medium)  Hosted by Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth.

Open to 2D and 3D Artists in all mediums.  Artists may enter up to 2 pieces of current work  (40 artists will be accepted.)  The exhibition will open on Saturday, October 4 and run through Tuesday, October 14.  It will be open during Art-Ober Fest, which draws huge crowds to the street and gallery.  5000 postcards and invitations are being  printed and distributed to every animal shop, clinic, shelter and veterinarian in the county.  Expected in attendance are cat art lovers from all over. For an application, contact Joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org or visit CGMS Gallery, 15 South J Street- Lake Worth FL 33460.   

 

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS #2- Art-Ober Fest 

This popular street arts Festival will be expanding to J Street, both North and South of Lake Avenue. Four performance areas are being planned. Affordable booth space is available for hundreds of artists.  The festival will take place on Saturday, October 11.  Contact Propaganda for an application. Booking@PropagandLW.com

 

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS #3- Day(s) of the Dead (Open to all Interpretations) Hosted by Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth.

 

The Day of the Dead is celebrated annually in Mexico on November 1st, coinciding with the observation of All Saint’s Day. The Day of the Dead is a uniquely Mexican celebration, a cultural festival resembling Halloween in many ways, but with more cultural and spiritual meaning. The holiday combines elements of Catholicism with ancient Aztec symbolism, and honors the spirits of departed ancestors and loved ones who are believed to return to earth to join in the celebrations.  The  exhibit begins on Friday, October 17 and continues through November 4. Open to 2D and 3D Artists in all mediums.  Artists may enter up to 2 pieces of current work.  For an application, contact Joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org or visit CGMS Gallery, 15 South J Street- Lake Worth FL 33460.   

 

 

ClayGlassMetalStone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.  The gallery is located at 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth. Hours are Sunday thru Wednesday, 10AM-4PM. Friday and Saturday, 10AM-10PM.   Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between.  For information call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

 

Ilene Adams on the Road

There is still time for vacation!  The Rickie Report was happy to share some suggestions of art-related places for Ilene Adams to visit as she and her husband, Norm, drove north ending up in Massachusetts.  Ilene, a multi-talented artist in her own right, helps other artists market their work.  Ilene’s artwork can be found at Art on Park (Lake Park) and OSGS (Northwood). She shares her travelogue with our readers as well as some fascinating exhibits and sites.

 

 

 

Ilene Adams On The Road

 

 

Every summer, my husband drives to New Jersey to see his father.  I did that trip in reverse 22 years ago, when one daughter was 3 and I was pregnant with the other one.  I swore I would never do it again.  This year we were invited to one of my best friends son’s wedding in Massachusetts so it made sense that we would combine the trips and drive.  I did my best martyr routine and said I would bite the bullet and make the drive up with my husband. To cope with the long ride decided I would make the most of it and visit old friends, New York and some museums and Mass MoCA in the Berkshires near where the wedding was to be.

 

 

 

 

Armed with Sirius radio and a 1000+ page book on my Nook, we began the journey north on Father’s Day.  We stopped in Jacksonville for lunch to see my youngest daughter (the one I was pregnant with) and then headed up to North Carolina for our midway stop and arrived in New Jersey on Monday.  Tuesday morning I woke up early, eager to visit my old stomping grounds in NYC and took New Jersey Transit to meet my older daughter, Kayla. We visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art where there were several exhibitions I looked forward to seeing.  

 

 

Sculpture from "The Lost Kingdoms"

Sculpture from “The Lost Kingdoms”

 

 

Lost Kingdoms, an exhibit of Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia was one of them. There were about 160 sculptures on loan from the earliest kingdoms of Southeast Asia known as the “lost kingdoms”. It was an amazing collection to see and a once in a lifetime opportunity as it was never seen before in its entirety and most likely won’t be again.

 

 

 

Next stop was the inaugural exhibition at the newly renovated Costume Institute that examined the career of legendary twentieth-century Anglo-American couturier Charles James (1906–1978. It explored James’s design process, specifically his use of sculptural, scientific, and mathematical approaches to construct revolutionary ball gowns and innovative tailoring that continue to influence designers today. The retrospective features approximately sixty-five of the most notable designs James produced over the course of his career, from the 1920s until his death in 1978.   It was beautifully curated and used high tech analytical animations along with text, x-rays, and vintage images to tell the story of each gown’s intricate construction and history. 

 

 

 

Quote from Charles James

Quote from Charles James

 

 

 

 

 

The rooftop installation by Dan Graham is the second in a new series of site-specific commissions for the Museum’s Roof Garden. Comprising curves of steel and two-way mirrored glass set between ivy hedgerows, Graham’s structure is part garden maze, part modernist skyscraper facade. Viewers who enter the work are transformed into performers; in glimpsing their own reflections, they are also made acutely aware of the act of looking.

 

 

 

Dan Graham Exhibit @ Met

Dan Graham Exhibit @ Met

 

 

 

Leaving the museum we strolled through Central Park and had the chance to see Swiss artist Olaf Breuning’s Clouds at the southeast entrance of Central Park, at 5th Avenue and 60th Street. They are 35 feet tall held aloft among the trees. The six bright blue clouds are made of polished and painted aluminum.

 

 

"Clouds"

Olaf Breuning’s “Clouds”

 

 

After dinner in New Jersey with the family, we went back to New York on Wednesday to visit Kayla in her new apartment by Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. I had been to the New York Botanical Gardens many times but had never been to Brooklyn’s and was pleasantly  surprised by its size and beauty.

 

 

At the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

At the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

 

The Botanical Garden, called the premier horticultural attraction in the region by The New York Times, is New York City’s natural wonder, where no matter what the season, something is always in bloom. There are many different gardens with different themes including the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, the fragrant Cranford Rose Garden, the children’s Discovery Garden, and  the Steinhardt Conservatory, containing the world famous C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum. Everything was in bloom and there was a constant riot of color where ever one looked.

 

We spent a few days in New  Jersey visiting friends and then we headed to Lenox, Massachusetts to a great bed and breakfast and a fabulous meal.  After living in Florida for 11 years I was enthralled with the mountains, the trees, the winding roads the fresh air and the quaint shops and galleries. 

 

 

MassMoCa

MassMoCa

 

Saturday morning after a delicious breakfast we jumped in the car and headed to North Adams and Mass MoCA, a museum that did not exist when I lived in Massachusetts and one I have been wanting to visit. I surprised at the size of the complex and what an incredible job was done in converting the factories into a magnificent art space. The design and architecture alone is worth the trip. 

 

 

MassMoCa Tower

MassMoCa Tower

 

Mass MoCa is housed in a converted manufacturing facility that is a vast complex of 19th-century factory buildings. The site’s 26 buildings form an elaborate system of interlocking courtyards and passageways rich with historical association. Bridges, viaducts, elevated walkways, and red brick facades lend a distinct architectural ambiance to the complex. 

 

 

 

Upside Down Tree Sculpture at MassMoCa

Upside Down Tree Sculpture at MassMoCa

 

 

There were several exhibits throughout the complex as well as outside sculptures and installations. Occupying one of the large buildings, a historic mill, with three floors of work is the Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective. Taking nearly six months of intensive drafting and painting by a team of some sixty-five artists and art students, Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective installed the show and it will remain on view for twenty-five years.

 

 

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Sol LeWitt Exhibit

 

Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective comprises 105 of LeWitt’s large-scale wall drawings, spanning the artist’s career from 1969 to 2007. These occupy nearly an acre of specially built interior walls that have been installed—per LeWitt’s own specifications. It is unbelievable to see the scope and intricacies of this work.

 

 

 

T Fernandez Exhibit

Teresita Fernandez Exhibit, “As Above So Below”

Teresita Fernández: “As Above So Below”  exhibit combines graphite and gold to create a series of immersive, interconnected installations whose scale shifts from intimate to vast, from miniature to panoramic. Fernández’s largest solo exhibition to date, As Above So Below is made up entirely of new works.

 

Detail of Fernandez Exhibit

Detail of Fernandez’ Exhibit “Sfumato”

 

 

 

Fernandez’s “Sfumato” (Epic), is a large-scale site-specific installation that spreads across the walls of the museum’s central galleries like an organic swarm. The work consists of over 40,000 small rocks of raw, mined graphite – each with a small, hand-drawn, graphite mark, almost like a cosmic trail – emanating from each fragment. In its entirety, “Epic” functions as a constellation. Up close, individual graphite elements and clusters become miniaturized landscapes of their own.

 

 

Darren Waterston, "Filthy Lucre"

Darren Waterston, “Filthy Lucre”

 

Darren Waterston: Uncertain Beauty is the painter’s D installation “Filthy Lucre” — the centerpiece of Uncertain Beauty — is a contemporary re-imagining of James McNeill Whistler’s 1876 decorative masterpiece Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room. Waterston became fascinated with The Peacock Room both for its unrivaled union of painting and architecture and for its dramatic story of patronage and artistic ego.The artist reimagines and transforms the room into one of decaying extravagance.

 

 

 

Patkin Rug

Izhar Patkin Rug from “The Wandering Veil”

 

 

 

Izhar Patkin: ” The Wandering Veil” is the long-awaited survey of works by the Israeli-born, New York-based artist Izhar Patkin takes over the museum’s largest gallery. This is a fascinating exhibition of the artists works on sheer materials. 

 

 

"Dead Shoshana"

“Dead Shoshana” from The Wandering Veil Exhibit

 

 

 

Many of the works are room-sized images printed on fabrics and and are based on the poems of Agha Shahid Ali. There are several rooms wall size paintings in ink on pleated illusion (tulle curtains), 14 x 22 x 28 each.  There were also some of his sculpture and smaller paintings including Persian rugs painted on screening and other works on various fabrics. http://www.izharpatkin.com/ 

 

 

 

Izhar Patkin Sculpture

Izhar Patkin Sculpture

 

 

There were several other artists’ works shown as well including Mark Dion’s The Octagon Room, In Transit: Between Image and Object, Anselm Kiefer; The Dying of the Light; Film as Medium and Metaphor and Franz West sculptures. I have included some of the images and images of the other parts of Mass MoCa and you can go towww.MassMoCa.org to see more.

 

 

All in all , after 3400 miles, it was a great trip and I had the opportunity to see a wide variety of art , friends, family and landscapes. Maybe I won’t wait 22 years for the next trip!

 

Art-Related Links

 

 

http://www.bbg.org/ (Brooklyn Botanical Gardens)

For more information about Ilene Adams’ artwork or professional art services, please visit:

www.IleneAdamsInc.com

www.IleneAdamsFineArt.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

September at Art on Park Offers Many, Varied Events for All Ages and Interests

The Artists of Palm Beach County start off September with a wide assortment of activities!  Get ready for art demonstrations, book readings, learn how to create a book art sculpture, poetry readings and a remarkable lecture with world renown Nancy Brown. Don’t miss coloring and collage-making for children and the  LITERARTURE Exhibit!  The Rickie Report shares the details and dates here.  All events are FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC!

 

 

 

 

 

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Artists of Palm Beach County Invite you to:

 

September at Art on Park

 

800 Park Avenue      Lake Park, FL

 

 

 

 

The Artists of Palm Beach County have an assortment of activities lined up for September that coordinate with their LITERARTURE EXHIBIT.  All events are being held at APBC Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Ave., Lake Park 33403. All events are free and open to the public.

 

 

Saturday, September 6th at 2pm:

 

Book Art Demonstration with Betty Laur and Cora Lee Palma-Hayden. Both artists will show and tell how they create book art sculpture.

 

 

 

Saturday, September 13th at 6pm:

Wine & Cheese Book Reading and Signing.

Five artists will discuss and read from their books:

 

 

Sandra Barbieri, “Cristal and the Secret of the Enchanted Forest”

“Thorn Boy”, by John Klingel

Maxine Schreiber, “The Story of Daphne the Duck”

“The Adventures of Katelyn, Gracie the Ghost, and the Magic Horse” by Linda Taylor Newton

John Vincent Palozzi, “Cook These Poems”

 

 

Friday, September 19th at 7pm:

 

 

Words, Wine & Cheese Open Poetry Reading with the Poets of the Palm Beaches. You bring the poems, we’ll bring the wine and cheese! Original work only please. Bring several poems and we will keep reading around the circle until we run out of time or words!

 

 

Saturday, September 20th at 2 pm:

 

 

SIMPLY CHINA with Nancy Brown

 

A Renowned photographer, Nancy toured China and put together a remarkable book of her travels with full color photos and words in both English and Chinese. She will tell us about her travels, answer questions and autograph her books, which are priced especially for this exhibit.

 

 

Saturday, September 27th at 1 pm:

 

Drawing and Collage – for kids from 9 to 90!

Join us for a fun afternoon of drawing and collage making. There’s only one rule: your image must represent your FAVORITE BOOK! We will provide all materials, so there’s nothing for you to bring but your ideas. Children, parents and grandparents are all welcome!

 

Please come to one or all of these special events brought to you by the LITERARTURE 2014 EXHIBIT benefiting the Friends of the Lake Park public Library at Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Ave. 561-345-2842

 

For more information about the Artists of Palm Beach County, these events or

any exhibits at Art on Park

please call  561- 345-2842

 or visit www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

The Art of Display, Part I

Artists who create 2 Dimensional and 3 Dimensional work need to consider how they display their artistry.  This is part of marketing your business and can take different directions depending on the pieces being displayed, the area of your display, and your environment.  The Rickie Report looks at different aspects of displaying your work in this article, Part I of III.

 

 

The Art of Display

 

 

Easy to Read Signage

 

  • Are your signs eye catching?
  • Do not rely on hand written signs unless you are calligrapher (and we urge caution even then)
  • Avery and other companies offer labels of varying sizes which can be computer printed
  • Use an easy to read font
  • Consider that the font you pick will be read differently in print than on a computer screen 
  • Use a large type (Try different options)

                    this is 18 in Comic Sans ( great for reading an artist bio)

 
      this is 24 in Menlo
 
            this is 36 in Casual  (while it is larger than 24, it is smaller to read due to the font itself )
 
     this is 48 in Chalkboard
  • Be consistent. You can use the same font in different sizes, depending on the sign you need
  • Consider the color  you print with: yellow is difficult to see on a white background
  • Arial font, with rounded lines not only prints well but when enlarged, it is ideal for larger signs
  • 48 or 72 point font sizes are easier to read from a distance

 

 

What message do your signs convey?

 

  • Signs tell who you are and what you are selling at a quick glance
  • Patrons are more apt to stop by a display where they can easily identify what your product is
  • Your name,  your business name, and what you are selling should be easy to ascertain
  • Signs can convey messages using words as well as images
  • Will your business logo translate to an easy-to-read sign?
  • Having your logo on signage deepens the branding of your business.
  • If you are offering a % discount, have a sign with the details
  • Encourage people to sign your Guest Book.  Promise that you will not share email addresses or inundate them with mail.  The purpose of a Guest Book is to contact interested patrons  with your e-newsletter or dates of exhibition when you are back in the area.  It is also an opportunity for them to write comments about specific items you are selling.

 

Descriptions and Prices

 

  • Hand made does not mean hand written
  • Titles, medium and prices should be easy to find 
  • Without the basic information about the product, the materials and the cost, a patron may walk away rather than ask for help
  • An interesting tid-bit about your art can pique a customer’s curiosity
  • Have your business cards easily available for anyone who enters the booth
  • Have a photo album of your previous work.
  • Show your art pieces in context ( in homes, offices, yachts). It makes it easier for people to imagine in their own space. 
  • If you offer private commission art pieces, indicate that!

 

 

 

Look for The Art of Display Part II in an upcoming Rickie Report, where we will focus on other aspects of displaying your artistic creations!

 

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

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D’Art for Art at Lighthouse ArtCenter = Opportunities for Artists and Art Lovers

The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s annual D’Art for Art is a major FUNdraiser!  For art lovers, it is a chance to enjoy a sumptuous cocktail and dinner party when ticketed guests take home a fabulous piece of art.  The donated art is judged by a well-known art expert and awards are given at the Artists’ Appreciation and Collector’s Party.  Your artwork will be displayed in some of the area’s most beautiful homes and best art collections.  There are NEW details for not only donating a piece of artwork, but SELLING a piece as well.  The Rickie Report shares the information here for artists and art lovers.

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Presents

D’Art for Art 2014

 

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The best ART party of the year! Enjoy an open bar, cocktails with hors d’oeuvres and a delicious gourmet dinner, plus leave with a fabulous work of art, all for the price of the ticket!

 

 

The ArtCenter is filled with exceptional artwork, jewelry and more, donated by local and national
artists. Drink, dine and when your name is called, “Dart” to an outstanding piece of art to take
home as the ultimate party favor!

New This Year!

 

Donating artists will also have an opportunity to SELL a work of art at the Artists’ Appreciation and Collector’s Party on Sunday, November 1st.  The art must be 8 inch x 8 inch finished size for 2D work or no larger than an 8 inch x 8 inch size for 3D work.  You will be provided blank canvases at NO CHARGE!! Commission on all sales will be 60% to the artist and 40% to LAC.

 

IMPORTANT: LAC is inviting collectors to attend the Artists’ Party and on that night only, they will be able to meet the artists and purchase a work of art!

 

This is a rare opportunity to have your work showcased in such a way.  The Rickie Report URGES you to look at the information and take part!

 

 

For more information contact Lighthouse ArtCenter at 561-746-3101 or www.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.

 

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

Florida Watercolor Society Hosts 43rd Annual State Convention In Deerfield Beach

Attending the convention of an organization guarantees interacting with like-interested people, hearing high-level speakers and experiencing unusual workshops. The Florida Watercolor Society Announces it 43rd Annual State Convention.  The events begin on September 15th with Pre-Convention workshops.  There will be a trade show, Gala Dinner, demonstrations and meetings.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  We hope you will take advantage of seeing the exceptional exhibit at the Delray Center for the Arts/Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture and all of the activities of this exciting convention taking place!  Meet the Exhibition juror Frank Webb.  With over 1,100 members, FWS is one of the largest state-based watercolor societies in the United States.  Membership is open to all artists residing in the State of Florida.

 

 

 

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You are invited to Participate

 

Florida Watercolor Society’s

43rd Annual State Convention 2014

 

 

* All events take place at the Deerfield Beach/Boca Raton Doubletree Hilton Hotel  100 Fairway Dr., Deerfield Beach

UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

 

 

Pre-Convention Workshops

 

September  15- 18

 

Convention, Exhibition Reception, Gala Dinner and Trade Show

 

September 19 – 21

 

 

The Florida Watercolor Society’s 43rd Annual State Convention will kick off with an  Opening Night Reception/Art Exhibit from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19th at the Delray Center for the Arts/Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444.   The fee to attend  the exhibit as well as the four-day convention is $20.

 

 

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Top Winner

 

 

Attendees at this year’s Florida Watercolor Society (FWS) Conference will be able to experience not only the art and philosophy of the Society’s Exhibition Juror, Frank Webb, but gather the knowledge of his life experiences.  Frank Webb is a Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society and a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society.  He teaches and judges art exhibitions for these organizations and other State and Regional Societies.

 

 

 Webb will kick off the convention on Thursday night, September 18th with a dramatic demonstration featuring his unique painting style. Prior to that, he will teach a workshop and host a review of the exhibition during the convention. In words and pictures, he will reveal the unique philosophy and technical process behind his work.

 

 

 

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The 43rd Annual FWS Exhibition will be held September 4 – November 15, 2014 at the Delray Center for the Arts/Cornell  Museum of Art and American Culture. It is located at 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444. The display will feature 100 of the best paintings by Florida’s top watercolor artists.

 

Convention

 

  • Demonstrations by 22 different artists, featuring both new techniques and genres
  • Critiques from award-winning artists
  • An extensive tradeshow with vendors from across the United States offering products at exclusive prices 
  • Demonstrating artists will include Myrna Wacknov, Anne Abgott, Kathleen Mailing, Robin Lee Makowski, Carol Frye, Dottie Hutton, Jane Collin, Cole Wolford, Susan Hanssen, Judy Nunno, Libit Jones, Joseph Melancon,  Atlee Harmon,  Lynn Kroll, Pat Weaver, Janet King and Carol Brody.
  • Critiques of the 2014 Exhibition  from juror Frank Webb.  
  • Myrna Wacknov and  Sue Archer will critique submitted paintings plus a panel of experts. 
  • There are also ‘One on One Critiques’ available with Miles Batt and Myrna Wacknov for artists who are trying to take their art to the next level.

 

 

 

Top Winner

Top Winner

 

 

Exhibition awards will be presented at the Gala Dinner on September 20th.  The cost to attend the dinner is $55. Registration for all other convention events is only $20, plus small additional attendance fees for critiques and the Juror’s Exhibition review.

 

 Workshops

 

Prior to the Convention, internationally known artists Frank Webb and Myrna Wacknov will hold workshops from September 15 through 18, also at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel.   The fee is $395 for members and $450 for non-members for the Workshops. Registration can also be made through the FWS website.  For more on Myrna Wacknov, visit her website at www.myrnawacknov.com.

 

 

Judy Nunno, One of the Workshop Leaders

Judy Nunno, One of the Workshop Leaders

 

“Capturing Crystal”

 

"Lemon Cello" by Judy Nunno

“Lemon Cello” by Judy Nunno

 

Judy Nunno is an award-winning watercolor artist who specializes in painting crystal and glass.  She is a Signature Member of FWS and  a member of several art guilds. Her paintings have been featured in “Watercolor Artist” magazine and she has won Honorable Mention twice in the Watercolor Media Showcase Competitions.

 

"Afternoon Snack" by Judy Nunno

“Afternoon Snack” by Judy Nunno

 

 

Judy will be demonstrating her process for setting up and painting an exciting crystal still life and will share her secrets for capturing the sparkle of crystal and refracted light. Judy will be demonstrating at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 19th at the Double Tree/Deerfield Beach/Boca Raton Hotel. For more Information visit www.floridawatercolorsociety.org or call Marilyn Johansen at 954-943-5492.

 

 

 

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“Wild to Wonderful”

Saturday, September 20  9:15 am

 

 

Award-winning artist Susan Hanssen will be making a digital presentation, “Wild to Wonderful” at 9:15 a.m., Sat., Sept.20th at Florida Watercolor Society’s four-day state convention to be held at the Deerfield Beach/Boca Raton Doubletree. For more information, visit www.floridawatercolorsociety.org or call Marilyn Johansen at 954-646-8698 to RSVP.

 

"Waiting Patiently" by Susan Hanssen

“Waiting Patiently” by Susan Hanssen

 

 

After a long career as an art director in New York and Dallas, Susan and her husband moved to Florida in 1999 and there she began to paint. She works primarily in watercolor and gouache. Her paintings are generally figurative, although recently she has been exploring non-objective painting. Her “Sheep Series” continues to be a favorite, combining allegory and whimsy in a variety of executions. The collection, “On the Subject of Sheep” was exhibited at the Coral Springs Museum of Art in March of 2008. The show ran three months and included 17 paintings. A painting from the series, “She’s Come Undone”  was part of the National Watercolor Traveling Exhibition  in 2009. 

 

 

 

"The Scribble" by Susan Hanssen

“The Scribble” by Susan Hanssen

 

 

Susan is a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Florida Watercolor Society and Gold Coast Watercolor Society. Her painting “Foiled Again” won the Gold Award at the Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition in 2010 and appears in “Splash 13.” In 2013 she won the Gold Award again with her painting “Waiting Patiently.” Both pieces were featured among the Best Paintings of the Year in “Watercolor” Magazine.

 

After twelve years of teaching at the Boca Raton Museum School, Susan decided to retire this year and is focusing on workshops and teaching privately in her studio. Her work can be seen at the Rossetti Fine Art Gallery in Fort Lauderdale.  For more information about her artistry please visit     www.susanhanssen.com

 

 

Details about conference registration can be found at the FWS website.  Visit www.floridawatercolorsociety.org  for more information or call Marilyn Johansen at 954-943-5492.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Global Call for Endangered Art Exhibit at Art Basel

What is “endangered”?  Ecosystems, animals, plants and the environment.  This is your opportunity to share your concern in the world of Art Basel – an International Art Fair in Miami.  The Rickie Report shared a Call to Artists last year, for Art Basel and the Endangered Art Show which benefits the Center for Great Apes.  The response was tremendous.  This year, we share this GLOBAL Call which has been expanded to Artwork, Photography and Wearable Art!  We urge everyone to respond and keep us posted so we can share your good news!  If your artwork does not relate to this subject and you know other artists who work does, please share this Call!

 

 

 

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CALL FOR ENTRIES !

ENDANGERED ART FOR APES

ART, PHOTOGRAPHY, WEARABLE ART

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 3rd

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Please see full details at http://www.art4apes.com

 

 

 

 

Knuckles

Knuckles

 

 

Meet Knuckles:

My Character:  Special, Inspirational, Engaging

My Birthday: October 4, 1999

My Story

Knuckles arrived at the Center for Great Apes from a California entertainment compound when he was only two years old. He was believed to have been affected with cerebral palsy due to a lack of oxygen during his birth. His challenges were motor and muscle control, a weakness on the left side, and a lazy eye that didn’t allow him to focus on things.

 

 

 

Most two-year-old chimpanzees swing around actively and climb to tall heights, but Knuckles could not climb and barely walked when he arrived. When he was placed somewhere, he would just sit there until someone moved him. Although he couldn’t easily feed himself, he would eat if someone fed him.

 

 

Early MRI tests and EEG scans suggested that he was not likely to advance much and would stay the same or get worse. However, Knuckles has made steady progress and our expectations for him are all good.

 

 

 

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Center for Great Apes Sanctuary

 

After years of help from several dedicated volunteers and staff… as well as therapy from occupational and physical therapists who donated their time to help Knuckles, he has learned to feed himself, climb up and down steps, and pull himself up on special swings to hang upside down and play. He walks wherever he wants to go and occasionally runs when playing games of chase with other chimpanzees. He is very aware and cognizant of activities around him, likes to play and be tickled, and is very affectionate.

 

 

From the time of his arrival, he was introduced to Grub’s group through the mesh while still an infant. Grub, Toddy, Kenya, Brooks, and Noelle seemed to know Knuckles was “special” and have always been gentle with him. He eventually began having play sessions one-on-one inside the habitat with each of these chimpanzees, and can now tolerate about an hour of play, grooming, and running before he is exhausted. Every day, Knuckles spends time with Grub’s group standing outside the habitat where they can see him and touch him. Grub and Noelle are especially good with Knuckles and spend sitting next to him frequently grooming him. When the little female chimpanzee Kodua arrived from Hollywood at age two, she was introduced to the then 5-year-old Knuckles, and she also became one of his frequent playmates.

 

 

Three-Story Chimp Habitat

Three-Story Chimp Habitat

 

Our goal has always been to get Knuckles to the point where he can have the companionship of other chimpanzees. Now an adolescent (and is more than 120 pounds), his therapy from staff is limited. But with the recent construction of a special indoor/outdoor enclosure suited to the needs of handicapped and geriatric apes, Knuckles has the opportunity to live in his own habitat where the other chimpanzees can spend all day next to him, or short periods inside the enclosure playing with him… or even overnight visits in Knuckles’ nighthouse.

 

Taking on the challenge of raising a severely handicapped chimpanzee had to be carefully considered when we were approached to take Knuckles at the sanctuary. But, he has continued to exceed most expectations of his potential and abilities and has enriched the lives of not only the chimpanzees he interacts with, but also the staff, volunteers, and visitors who have been inspired by him.

 

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Orangutans play in 25 foot tall arch with far reaching view

 

 

All proceeds, including entry fee, will go directly to the Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees . This is a great opportunity for artists to highlight what they feel is ENDANGERED, be a part of the excitement of Art Basel week and support a wonderful sanctuary.

 

The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. The Center for Great Apes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law. www.centerforgreatapes.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