Call For Art From Lake Worth Art League For “Homage La Femme” Exhibit At Compass Community Center, Open To The Public

The Lake Worth Art League is curating a special exhibit, “‘Homage a la Femme’ which will be displayed at the Compass Community Center in Lake Worth.  This is open to all mediums of 2D original artwork.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Tuesday, September 5th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and  urges all artists to apply.



Lake Worth Art League
604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth Fl 33460
(1 block north of the Cultural Council)   561-586-8666


201 N. Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL 33460

The Lake Worth Art League is curating a special exhibit to be displayed at the Compass Community Center in Lake Worth







Opening Reception:

Tuesday,  September 5th

5:00  –  8:00PM


201 N. Dixie Hwy.   Lake Worth, FL 33460



Exhibit runs August 28th – September 29, 2017

Oil painting by Judy Harris 

Dates & Details For Applications: 


• 2D original artwork. All mediums including photography welcome.

• Coverage  must be Plexi. Damage waiver may be signed for smaller pieces.

• Exhibit will hang from August 28 to September 29.

• A reception with a wine and nibbles will be held at Compass (201 N Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth FL 33460) Tuesday, September 5th from 5:00 to 8pm.

• Exhibit cost is $20 for one piece / $30 for two pieces + 30% donation to Compass on all sales.

• All artwork must be for sale.
• Deadline for submitting is noon August 25th. Artists will be emailed decision no later than August 26th.

• Please, email small jpg to curator at Include artist’s name, address, and phone number, size of piece, and medium.

• Drop off and payment will be Sunday August 27th 10:00 AM-2:00PM in the Lake Worth Art League Gallery – 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL 33460.

• Pickup at Compass, Monday October 2nd, 10:00AM-2:00PM. (If necessary, alternate arrangements may be available. Discuss at take-

• Cash, check, and credit cards accepted.

• This exhibit will not be judged. No ribbons or awards given.




For more information about this exhibit, upcoming events or membership:

Lake Worth Art League
604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth Fl 33460
(1 block north of the Cultural Council)
561-586-8666 •






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Bright And Colorful Modern Day Impressionist Art By Caryl Pomales Is Featured At Harbourside Place in Jupiter

Good news for all of us! Caryl Pomales’s passion for painting shares vibrant oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings locally!  An exhibit of some of her modern day impressionist work can be seen at Harbourside in Jupiter courtesy of the Town Of Jupiter Art Committee.  As you enter or exit the SE parking garage near Another Broken Egg Cafe, you can’t miss these wonderful paintings, available through the end of September.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to stop by.  




Caryl   Pomales   Fine   Art


Harbourside Place, Jupiter FL
200 North US Highway 1     Jupiter, Florida 33458



For limited time only, Paintings by Caryl Pomales on display/sale!



Town of Jupiter Art Gallery display is located near SE parking garage and Another Broke Egg Cafe.  


Caryl tells The Rickie Report, “My creative journey began as a child with oil painting lessons, and continued through my college years with an emphasis on graphic design. I enjoyed a career in graphic design, marketing and printing sales as a young adult. After moving to Florida 20+ years ago, I established and enjoyed a very successful career in real estate sales”.


Cary Pomales “Everglades Couche de Soleil”



She continues, “Within the past few years I have been blessed to have the opportunity to retire from my full time career and without hesitation I have reengaged my creative self by taking various painting classes and workshops to include Acrylic, Oil and Watercolor classes with many accomplished artists. I have rekindled my passion to paint”!



Caryl Pomales “Floral bol en verre”


The beauty of her natural surroundings, fauna and flora inspire Caryl. “The vivid color and pronounced texture I see are key elements that are demonstrated within my paintings.  Travel and photography as my second passion has afforded me the opportunity to capture many exhilarating scenes throughout the United States, Europe and southern Africa. I often refer to my travel photographs as my inspiration”.


Cary Pomales “Bandoola of Botswana”





Excitedly, Caryl shares, “I am currently painting a series of small paintings in oils, which reflect my recent visit to the Tuscany and Umbria regions of Italy. My viewers recognize my paintings by my utilization of vibrant color choices and pronounced impasto texture or prominent brush stroke. A sense of joy and passion is implemented and identified within my body of work”.



Caryl Pomales “Cinque Picora”



Caryl resides in Stuart Florida with her husband and family of pets.  She says, “I am grateful as well as influenced by the remarkable aqua blue ocean, spectacular cloud formations, striking sunrise and sunsets as well as the unique fauna and flora of the Indian River Lagoon”.


Caryl Pomales  “Champ de coquelicots”



Caryl has studied with many accomplished artists including, Alessandra Gieffers, Julia Kelly, Peggy Kirkwood, Nancy Medina, Dennis Perrin, Dreama Toll Perry, & Mary Bentz-Gilkerson.  Recent recognitions include an award for her impressionistic style, bold brush stroke and vivid color painting, “Picasso-Le Chat” from the 39th Annual Members’ Show at the Lighthouse ArtCenter/Gallery. Her paintings were exhibited at the Members 6th Art of Association collaborative-juried exhibit featuring artists from sixteen Art Associations located throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties in Florida and one of 27 artists featured in “Size Matters”, at The Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL.  In addition, she was honored to be invited as a SOLO artist to exhibit at the Sewall’s Point Town Hall in Sewall’s Point/Stuart, FL.  Caryl is an active member of Artists of Florida-LLC, North County Art Association, Benefactor and Artists’ Guild Member of the Lighthouse Art Center, The Arts Council of Martin County FL, Elliott Museum/ Stuart, FL, The Lake Worth Art League, Wellington Art Society, Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park and The Audubon Society, Martin County FL Chapter.



For more information about Caryl’s artwork:

Caryl Pomales







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Celebrate International Plein Air Painters’ “Paint Out” At Palm Beach Zoo Sunday September 10th With Lake Worth Art League

Animals, birds, and fauna too, artists invade the Palm Beach Zoo!  In honor of the International Plein Air Painters Organization’s worldwide “Paint-Out” weekend, The Lake Worth Art League is hosting a morning of plein air at The Palm Beach Zoo.  This is open to all artists and plein air art enthusiasts ( Paint, graphite, photography…).  Meet at the entry gate of the Palm Beach Zoo on Sunday, September 10th.  This is great preparation for the upcoming LWAL exhibit “Creatures Great & Small”. The Rickie Report shares all the details here.




Lake Worth Art League
604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL 33462


(1 block north of the Cultural Council)


NEW Gallery Hours:

Tuesday thru Friday 11:00 am until 7:00 pm.

Saturday 10:00 am until 4:00 pm

Sunday Noon until 4:00 pm

Closed Monday



Celebrate International Plein Air Painters’ Paint Out Weekend!

Sunday, September 10, 2017
9:00 AM – Noonish
Meet at the entry gate at 8:45 AM

The Palm Beach Zoo
1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Payment to LWAL due by August 23, 2017
Price includes admission and LWAL Members receive 1 free take-in for Sept. 18th exhibit,
‘Creatures Big & Small’. Non-Members get a donation to their affiliated art organization if applicable.

Artists responsible for bringing their own equipment and materials.

Mail checks for zoo event payable to:
Lake Worth Art League
PO Box 949, Lake Worth FL 33460
Cash or credit card payments in person at the LWAL Gallery: 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth
Credit card payments can also be made via telephone at 561-586-8666.




With payment, please, provide:
Name/s of attending artist/s, phone & email, and local art association membership if applicable.
Payment to LWAL due by August 23, 2017



Questions, please, contact Cathy Turk


For more information about the Lake Worth Art League’s events, exhibits, and membership visit:






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2017 PoP-uP Call to Exhibit “Artist? Environmentalist? Activist? Which Inspires Which?” At Artisans On The Ave In Lake Worth

Artisans On The Ave shares a “2017 PoP-uP” Call to Exhibit. The theme is “Artist? Environmentalist? Activist?  Which Inspires Which?”.  The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 5th.  Art Patrons, Mark Your CALENDARS for the OPENING RECEPTION on Friday, September 15th.  The People’s Choice Best Of Show  winner in this exhibit will receive ONE MONTH FREE exhibition space at the gallery!  The Rickie Report shares the details.



630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300 561-762-8162





“2017 PoP-uP”

“Artist? Environmentalist? Activist? Which Inspires Which?”




Opening Reception:

Friday, September 15th

6 to 9pm

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday 9 am – 7 pm

Show Dates: September 12 to October 1



Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 (midnight)

Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 6 to 9pm

Drop Off Artwork: Monday, September 11, 9 to 11am

Pick-up Artwork: Monday, October 2, 9 to 11am

Contact: Betty Wilson 561-762-8162

Peoples Choice Best of Show Award:
One month free exhibition space for October 2017
$150. value

Application Fee: $55 (check payable to Craft Gallery)

Show Dates: September 12 to October 1


Exhibition Benefits: Ever think about what you get for your $55 admission fee? Besides getting the opportunity to display your art in a well-known, well-regarded gallery in a prime location in downtown Lake Worth, you also get:

  • Cross-promotion with Facebook, email newsletter, posting in the Rickie Report, PR in various media outlets (newspaper, magazines, radio, etc.) as well as marketing to area businesses
  • Three weeks of exposure PLUS a gallery opening where you get a chance to meet other artists, potential buyers and collectors
  • Presence among other Florida artists, many of whom have a loyal following (some of that may rub off on you!)
  • Opportunity to support the gallery and other artists
  • Chance to win a free month of gallery space!



What is it that inspires you to create? This exhibition is all about inspiration and how your art evolves.

  •   Does being an artist inspire your activism?

  •   Or, does being an activist inspire your art?

  •   Is it your passion for the environment, your love of animals, the way colormakes you feel, your desire to make the world a better place?

  •   Or is it your creative process that pushes you to get involved in a particularcause?Exhibition Benefits: Ever think about what you get for your $55 admission fee? Besides getting the opportunity to display your art in a well-known, well-regarded gallery in a prime location in downtown Lake Worth, you also get:

  •   Cross-promotion with , email newsletter, posting in the Rickie Report, PR in various media outlets (newspaper, magazines, radio, etc.) as well as marketing to area businesses

  •   Three weeks of exposure PLUS a gallery opening where you get a chance to meet other artists, potential buyers and collectors

  •   Presence among other Florida artists, many of whom have a loyal following (some of that may rub off on you!)

  •   Opportunity to support the gallery and other artists

  •   Chance to win a free month of gallery space

    How You Can Help: We encourage guest artists to help contribute to thesuccess of the exhibition. Here are some suggestions:

  •   Donate food and/or wine for the event (and bring your friends!)

  • “Like us” and share posts on Facebook

  •   Use social media before, during and after an event (Twitter, Instagram…)

  •   Mention us on your website (link to our site, too)

EXHIBITION APPLICATION Artist? Environmentalist? Activist?

Artisans On The Ave Gallery

630 Lake Avenue • Lake Worth, FL 33460 • 561-762-8162 • 561-582-3300








Briefly describe your work:

Submit 3 digital images representative of the work you would like to submit. Include details below.

Or, call Betty Wilson at 561-762-8162 to show your art in person.



Image #1

Title/ Medium

Price/ Size/Dimensions

Image #2

Title/ Medium

Price/ Size/Dimensions

Image #3

Title/ Medium

Price/ Size/Dimensions



Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 (midnight) Artwork Drop-off: Monday, September 11, 2017 (9-11 am) Artwork Pickup: Monday, October 2, 2017 (9-11 am) Application Fee: $55 (check payable to Craft Gallery)

All decisions of the curator/jurors are final. If you are accepted, by submitting your entry, you give Betty Wilson the right to publish your images for publicity purposes for the art show. We may ask select artists to provide higher resolution images suitable for publishing.

30% of each piece sold goes to Artisans On The Ave Gallery – 70% to the artist!

I, the undersigned, hereby lend the aforementioned work only for the exhibition and sale. I hereby release Artisans On The Ave Gallery, the Craft Gallery and Betty Wilson, curator and organizers from any responsibility for loss or damage while the work(s) is in possession of the Artisans On The Ave exhibit.






For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460





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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986


Open House On August 26 And New Fall Classes For Teens, Adults, Children At Boca Raton Museum Art School

Back to School isn’t just for kids!  The Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School announces an OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, August 26th. It will be a fun afternoon to meet teachers, visit the studios, see demonstrations of art techniques such as drawing, painting, pottery, making sculpture, and jewelry making. Enter the Free raffle for art supplies. Experience the free life drawing workshop. PLUS: Register for a fall class during Open House AND receive $20 off. (If you can’t make to open house, you can register on line on this date, August 26, and get the $20 off !   Fall classes for adults, teens, and children 
begin Tuesday, September 5. The Rickie Report shares the details!



Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486



Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School


Free And Open To The Public






1 – 4 PM

Studio Visits!

Meet the Faculty!

$20 Discount on Registration!



Free Life Drawing Workshop

 1 to 3:30pm


Free Raffle Drawing for Art Supplies!



Meet the faculty



The Art School is increasing its evening and Saturday classes and expanding it ceramics department, offering additional pottery classes and Figurative Clay Sculpture class. The Art School is a community of people interested in art.




 Visit the studios!



With over 100 classes each month there is something for everyone from absolute beginners to experienced artist. Studio classes are conducted in seven studio areas: ceramics, drawing, jewelry arts, painting, photography, sculpture and textiles.




Classes for Teens, Adults, Children!

The Art School is the teaching branch of the cultural campus comprised of the Art School, Artists’ Guild and Museum. Originally the Artists’ Guild conducted classes in Mizner-designed Boca Raton Hotel. In 1962 the Guild constructed the building on West Palmetto Park Road which served as Museum and Art School until 2001 when the Museum opened in Mizner Park.




For more information about these classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486









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“Outside The Box4” Offers Cash Prizes To Artists And Promises Exciting Installation Art For Art Lovers At Whitespace The Mordes Collection

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection announces a Call For Art for the upcoming “OUTSIDE THE BOX4”, curated by Lisa Rockford. This 4th biennial exhibition of outdoor, site-specific art in Palm Beach County offers unique and alternative formats, situated at the prestigious Whitespace – The Mordes Collection. It features innovative, contemporary installations and performances that interact with the landscape & outdoor environment. Whitespace is located at 2805 N. Australian Avenue in West Palm Beach. This acclaimed art event takes place March 9-11, 2018. Art Patrons, mark your calendars now! Cash prizes of $1500, including Best in Show and First Place are being offered. The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to apply!







Outside the Box 4, a Biennial of Outdoor Site-specific art & Performances

Deadline: October 1, 2017

Prizes total $1500, including $1000 Best in Show, $500 First place.


Outside The Box 3 Installation by Lucinda Lindermand and Kerry Phillips





Open call for proposals from artists within reasonable driving distance of South Florida* (*Artists must be able to be on site for all dates listed below).
· Installation Art, Sculpture/Mixed Media, Inflatables, Video Art, New Media, Sound, And Performances are ideal.
· The curator will give preference to installations that include interactive and/or multi-sensory elements, and incorporate or adapt well to the site.
· All Installations should incorporate a light source and have visual impact/high aesthetic appeal.
Site-specific art = Artwork created to exist in a certain place. The artist takes the location into account while planning and creating the artwork.



Outside The Box 3 Installation by Martin Casuso




The Site

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection is located on a lake waterfront with a sand beach, and features a landscape with a long stretch of grass, elements of bushes and trees and a building with concrete walls and a wrap around tarmac.

Before creating your proposal, we recommend viewing images from the previous OUTSIDE THE BOX3 exhibit here:


Outside The Box 3 installation by Frank Hyder

Important Dates

· Proposals will not be accepted after October 1, 2017.

Selected artists must be available for the following dates:
Site Visits: Site visits are required. All Artists must be available to meet with the curator on site to view and discuss the assigned space on either October 27, 28, or 29, 2017.

Installation Dates: All artists install artwork between March 7 – 9, 2018.
(Installation must be completed by 5pm on March 9).

Earlier installation may be possible upon request if the setup requires more than 8 hours of installation time.





Exhibition Dates: Friday, March 9, 2018 (7:30 – 10:30pm) & Saturday, March 10 (5pm – 10:30pm)

Ticketed VIP Tours with the Curator & Artists will be on Saturday, March 10, 2pm – 5pm

De-Installation: Sunday March 11, 2016 by 3:00 p.m.



For full submission instructions and application form, go to
or email





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Art Lofts Of West Village In Lake Worth Announces Purchase Assistance To Artist Households

The Art Lofts of West Village in Lake Worth announces purchase assistance is available.  Eight new townhomes with ground level studios are under construction and will be sold to Artist households. Purchase assistance is available to qualified buyers, if you or a member of your household is an artist and can afford a mortgage of approximately $150,000.  This is phase 2 of 20 total live-work townhomes in the West Village located at the corner of Lucerne Avenue and F Street across from the Lake Worth Arts Center. 





“Artist” – an individual with a record of professional accomplishment demonstrated through continuous public presentation and peer acceptance as either an emerging artist of outstanding promise or as an established artist with a recognized body of work. A determination of “artist” status is dependent on experience, reputation and achievements verified through a resume, letters of recommendation and support materials. Determination can also be made by the applicant’s job description and years working in an art-related field. This could include such trades or occupations as architect, graphic and web designers, theater, teaching in an art-related field, writers, interior decorators and others that work in an art-professional field. An “artist” does not have to work full-time as an artist but those that do not must have a professional and recognized body of work. Presentation to a screening committee is required.




The Rickie Report shares this Call for Artists to join 12 current resident artists in the West Village of Lake Worth. Each townhome includes street level studio space with attached garage, 2 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths. Delivery is planned for Early 2018. We share the details here and contact information. This is an amazing opportunity!




Construction is underway!









Please visit our website to find out more about the property.

Michael Pecar
Real Estate Development Director
Neighborhood Renaissance, Inc.
cell (305) 401-7405







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The Craft Gallery Invites You To Discover, Create And Explore Different Art Forms! Betty Wilson Offers The Perfect Trifecta Of Classes And Galleries In Palm Beach County

This is your chance to Discover, Create and Explore at The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach!  From beginners to experienced artist, everyone is welcome.  The Summer Special offers four classes for the price of three!   Use found ingredients to make wax textures and patterns, learn about encaustic art and pottery as well as fused glass and lost wax glass techniques.  This is the perfect place for a birthday party, where everyone goes home with special memories and someone thing they made themselves! Kiln rentals are also available!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos.






The Craft Gallery
5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405
561 585 7744 or 561 762 8162



Discover, Create and Explore

at The Craft Gallery !



Fused Glass 

Hand pulled glass stringers

Lost wax cast glass

Hand-building Pottery 

Wheel throwing Pottery 



Silver clay

Polymer Clay 


Call now to reserve your space for Mondays 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Pay for 3 classes and receive one class FREE!! $225. + tax

(Ask about pricing for our one day workshops!!!!!)

Beginner to experienced artists are welcome.



Wax Textures! Colors! Patterns!



These elements are everywhere, especially in art. Discover how to combine these rich “ingredients” to create beautiful works of art. Using rust in surfaces treatments combined with vibrant layers of warm encaustic wax colors and mixed media patterns gives a wonderful look to your art creation.

Bring ideas/sketches/photos from home and favorite places that inspire you.

We will create on boards, using various mixed media techniques.

Enjoy while you explore the wonderful surfaces that inspire you.

You will learn the following techniques:
Warm encaustic wax basics, mark-making, writing into wax, carving and scraping back layers, mono-printing with wax.
Mixed media techniques (all compatible with wax): graphite/pigment/oil pastel “rubs”, rusting surfaces, impressions with found objects, embedding small found objects, use of alcohol and water-based inks.
Making texture using the following: wax, wall spackle, paper, lace, cheesecloth, sand, shells, string, dried plants and etc.
stencils for wax
Tools, scrapers, wood burning tools for texture-makers, heat guns and torches
Shellac and wood glue
Includes Encaustic Wax and some supplies




Pottery Class (Photo Courtesy of Cecilia VanWert)



The Craft Gallery artists also teach Fused Glass workshops, Making hand pulled glass stringers and Lost wax cast glass.
Hand-building and Wheel throwing Pottery classes. Workshops in Jewelry, Enameling, Silver clay and Polymer Clay Workshops.



Tracy Rosof-Petersen Working with Clay


Or have a group party and make or paint pottery!



Call now to enjoy a class for one hour for $35.

Experience and have FUN creating your own art TODAY!

Great place to buy your clay, tools, glazes, kilns and encaustic wax supplies.

We also rent our kilns for your personal firing needs.


Visit the Dixie Art Loft to see the latest creations!








Visit our other gallery location: Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth!





Artisans on The Ave, 630 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460


Open 7 days a week



An Eclectic Mix of Art for Every Taste

Located on Lake Avenue in the heart of downtown Lake Worth, Artisans on the Ave is one of those galleries you’ll come back to time and again. Once you wander inside this gallery, you are immediately engaged as you meander through the three rooms brimming with amazing art from 40 local artists. There are ceramic faces and figures that catch your eye as well as mixed media pieces which incorporate basketry, pieces of nature and a myriad of found objects. You’ll find multiple creations from glass and wood artisans filling the shelves and pottery with unique adornments. Colorful paintings abound and you’ll see many jeweled creations using metal, polymer clay, beads, gemstones, fibers, sea glass and paper. The eclectic nature of the gallery brings in artists from every ilk, including one artist who uses raw wool to create unusual, colorful creatures sure to make you grin. Whether searching for something to adorn your home or looking for a one-of-a-kind gift, this enthralling gallery is THE place to shop.




For more information about classes, workshops, rentals, The Craft Gallery, Dixie ArtLoft or Artisans On The Ave contact:

Betty Wilson

561-585-7744    561-762-8162







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WAS And Whole Foods Wellington Feature International Fine Artist Laurie Snow Hein

The Wellington Art Society in conjunction with Whole Foods Market Wellington features internationally licensed fine artist, Laurie Snow Hein. The public is invited to attend a Meet The Artist Reception on Friday, August 25th. Whole Foods Market Wellington will provide delicious appetizers, wine and live music. In addition, there will be special door prizes. The Wellington Art Society requests a $5 per person donation to go toward their Scholarship Fund. Her paintings are on exhibition now through September. Combining art food, wine and music is a wonderful way to begin your weekend! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

















Friday, August 25th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

Exhibit Is Available Now through September

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL



Laurie Snow Hein “Blue Cypress Lake Osprey”



Laurie Snow Hein is published and licensed worldwide as an award winning artist and illustrator.  She has been painting all her life. Both her parents, her grandmother and her brother were also artists. When she was 12, Laurie started studying with Graham Ingels, a retired illustrator and portrait painter in Lantana. After high school she won a full scholarship to Columbus College. Laurie married and enjoyed painting part time but at age 40 after her husband lost his job, she began teaching and accepting portrait commissions in order to support her family.


Laurie Snow Hein, “Beauty Parlor”



Laurie’s paintings were noticed by a national publisher and her successful career in art publishing and licensing was launched. You can find her licensed products in Walmart, Target, Cracker Barrel and specialty shops. She is proud she was able to support her six children with her art. Her painting style is “Old World Realism”, which is highlighted in her Southern landscapes, Everglades imagery, tropical plants and seascapes. Her paintings are alive with vibrant color and light. She is also known for her creative portraits of children, adults and animals. Laurie is a successful oil painter, illustrator of several books, art instructor and portrait artist.




Laurie Snow Hein “Golden Morning St. Augustine”



Laurie teaches art classes, conducts workshops and displays her art in top festivals throughout the country. She is listed in “Who’s Who in American Art”, “Who’s Who in America” and “Who’s Who Of American Women”. She has painted executive portraits for Furman College, Palm Beach Atlantic College and St. Vincent Hospital. Avon Company commissioned her to paint the Mothers Day plate in 2009 which sold out. Her newest collection “Freedom’s Spirit” was started to raise awareness of the plight of the wild mustangs of America.



For more information about Laurie Snow Hein’s artwork:



To sign up for Laurie’s blog:





Laurie Snow Hein “Wood storks Breakfast club”


The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 36th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit






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Deborah Bigeleisen’s “Sublime Chaos Realism To Abstraction” – Change Of Venue And Date Opens At 501 Fern Street August 24- 26

“Sublime Chaos: a journey from realism to abstraction”, featuring 25 amazing paintings by internationally renowned artist Deborah Bigeleisen will be at 501 Fern Street in West Palm Beach. As Deborah says, “I never dreamed the title would apply to more than just my art”!   The public is invited to the Opening Reception on August 24th. The exhibit runs through August 26, 2017. A portion of the proceeds from sales will be donated to Soroptimist International of the Palm Beaches. The Rickie Report shares the details of the exhibit, a behind-the-scenes discussion with the artist, and some sneak peeks. Fans of Bigeleisen’s works can experience her new style and share her artistic stretch! Food and wine will be sponsored by The Wine Scene.







“Sublime Chaos:
a journey from realism to abstraction”

Paintings by Deborah Bigeleisen



Opening Reception:

Thursday, August 24th

5:00 – 10:00 PM

501 Fern Street W. Palm Beach, FL

The exhibition will run until August 26th.  

Gallery Hours:  5 – 10 pm

A portion of sales will be donated to Soroptimist International of the Palm Beaches.



“Energy” by Deborah Bigeleisen



Behind-The-Scenes With Artist, Deborah Bigeleisen

Deborah tells The Rickie Report, “Throughout my art career, and my life, I have continually looked for new challenges. Artistically, this has resulted in finding new voices within me. After working for more than four years on groups of conceptual paintings in analogous tonalities, tones of grays and beiges, and blacks and whites, I was looking for ‘what’s next’. My discovery of fractals had transformed my vision of a flower by progressively magnifying the subject thousands of times to the point of pure abstraction. Never having considered myself an abstract thinker, I began my exploration into abstract art… a journey I call “Sublime Chaos”, because at the onset, my vision and my studio were in utter chaos”.




“Dynamism” by Deborah Bigeleisen



She explains, “As an artist who has always used natural forms as my subject and began my career by painting Rembrandt-like portraits of white roses, my interest in Chaos Theory and fascination with one of its components – fractals – has permanently transformed my artistic vision. In the early days of my career, after creating more than 60 variations and compositions of portraits of white roses I felt that I had given the subject everything I could. I had to a find a new perspective. At first, I moved in for more close up views; then I transitioned through various magnifications ultimately evolving to the conceptual work with its foundation in the principles of fractals. Theses abstract realities were the serendipitous outcome of showing my art to a relative, a physician, who mentioned that the macro views reminded him of fractals. Never having heard the term before, I delved into extensive research – wanting to understand what he saw. This was not a concept to be grasped in an hour! The research was fun because it took me way outside my comfort zone. The principles are rooted in mathematics which definitely is not my strong suit. I was surprised by the fact that I was grasping the concepts. And the exciting part was that it gave me a totally new way of looking at my subject – my vision was truly was transformed”.


“The Swan 3” by Deborah Bigeleisen



To paraphrase William Blake, Deborah “sees the world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wild flower, holds infinity in the palm of her hand, and eternity in an hour.” Her subject is no longer simply a flower. Bigeleisen has discovered an inexhaustible richness of the structure that goes beyond what is recognizable to the naked eye. “By peeling away the layers and magnifying the image to its core, I’ve gained a deeper insight into the universal properties of all natural phenomena because I’ve uncovered a dynamic system whose pattern repeats in other phenomena. This is where my work takes the literal definition of a fractal – the self-similarity of an object of nature that is repeated thousands of times at different magnifications (picture a head of broccoli) – and broadens the scope beyond a single object. It is not my objective to convey every orifice and streak of my subject’s surface, but rather to capture its character and essence with the ultimate objective to immortalize the transitory nature of life.”


Untitled No. 26 by Deborah Bigeleisen




“I’ve had many serendipitous events impact my art career. Stumbling upon the inspiration for the abstracts was just the latest in a long line of such occurrences. At Art Miami in December, 2015, I came across a color- field painting on unprimed canvas by a lesser known artist of the period – Irene Monat Stern. I was immediately awestruck and captivated by everything about the painting. Although the colors were very dull, it did not matter; it was the big bold forms, how she layered her colors, and the texture that excited me. The fact that the painting loosely suggested a flower drew me to the work even more”.


“Vortex 2” by Deborah Bigeleisen




To achieve these effects, Deborah had to switch to acrylic paint. “After working in oils for 16 years, making that switch was a major commitment! It involved turning my studio and my painting process upside down including learning how to manipulate the paint, using different mediums, different brushes, and working on a flat surface instead of an easel. Was the same time, I was researching the color-field artists, their materials, their painting techniques, and solving some technical issues related to painting on unprimed canvas – which I am really drawn to because of how the paint interacts with the canvas.


“Glacier Bay Horizontal” by Deborah Bigeleisen




“I’ve always loved working with color. I felt this was the time to break away from the subtle transitions of color that I’d worked with for so long and go after something completely new – creating bold multi-color vibrant paintings. Paul Jenkins’ work appeals to my artist senses – his colors, the movement, the spontaneity, and the ‘happy accidents.’ Initially I felt that by replicating some of Jenkins’ work on primed canvas it would give me the creative road map to a destination of abstract work I hadn’t yet defined. By emulating his bold splashes of color, the bleeding water color effects, the drippy paint, and other elements of his work, I thought it would teach me a freedom with the paint that I had never experimented with before”.


“Venus” by Deborah Bigeleisen





“Now I was at the point of how do I bring my own voice into the work? (I had no intentions of channeling Jenkins forever… his work was a learning tool). The more I played with the paint, and became more comfortable with everything, I started ‘letting go,’ and my own voice surfaced. The whole transition ignited an entirely new artistic inventiveness and spontaneity that I never knew I possessed. Yet, the key elements that have defined my work – my brush work, my expertise with layered transparencies, and my innate sense of color are merging into the abstracts, and giving the work a distinctive and unique expression. I’m still captivated with working on unprimed canvas, and intend to continue experimenting. For now though, I feel that I have barely touched the surface with working on primed canvas. It’s a whole new creative paradigm for me and I love the newness, the challenge, the unending discoveries, and the unpredictability of what’s down that creative road”.


“Dynamism 5” by Deborah Bigeleisen




Flowers and nature have been the inspiration for Deborah’s artistic expression since childhood, and are the common thread that weave through both her careers: first as a textile print designer and founder of her own global design company in NYC, and later as a fine artist which she began in 1998 upon moving to West Palm Beach, FL. In the early years of her painting career she was mentored by acclaimed technical master Sam Perry and guided by renowned visionary Gordon Parks. She also completed rigorous training through Master Artist Workshops.


“Turning Point 32” by Deborah Bigeleisen




From early on, Ms. Bigeleisen’s work gained the attention of fine art dealers across the U.S. from San Francisco and Austin to New York City and Southampton. Her paintings are collected worldwide both privately and publicly, enhancing the corporate collections of American Airlines, Beauté Therapies Inc., Hilton International, The Koury Corporation and more. Her paintings have been accepted into numerous museum exhibitions including the Society of the Four Arts, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, and the Williamsburg [Brooklyn, NY] Historical Center; have received awards in international competitions; and have graced the covers and interior pages of publications including Michael K. Corbin’s three part series “A Collector’s Journal,” Florida Design, New Art International, and Art & Antiques. In addition, her conceptual work in fractals has been published in the prestigious journal Science Creative Quarterly.


“Point Of View Too” by Deborah Bigeleisen



“As my images became more abstracted, there was a major shift in my brushwork because I was dealing with much larger areas with far less information. I had to find a way to make the space more interesting. The outcome was a totally new energy in my brushwork, which had a significant effect not only the more conceptual work but on the realism as well. Consistent throughout all my paintings is the use of richly layered transparencies, often upwards of 20 coats at different viscosities. In the hyper-realism paintings and the work with analogous tonalities, I deliberately play warm hues against cool hues to achieve astonishing richness and depth in the darkest areas and vibrant luminosity in the highlights. I apply the same principles to the colorful abstract work but the contrasts are more striking. Whether creating evocative representational images or bold abstracts, I work with a very limited palette of up to eight colors – a practice started early in my career with the implementation of the techniques of the Dutch master artists”.


“Yin and Yang” by Deborah Bigeleisen



Deborah assures us, “I do not subscribe to rules, although I do adhere to a few classic principles for establishing the forms. Though I have a general vision at the onset of every new painting, I have had so many unexpected occurrences during the process that have taken the finished work somewhere that I never foresaw initially. Just as my senses are challenged, I look to seduce the viewer into the myriad of complexities and stimulate their imagination and emotions. Every painting is a fresh beginning and a new journey; and I cherish the unpredictability. I continue to push my vision to new depths and to create work that feeds my spirit; work that is engaging and provocative with the complexity to withstand the test of time – especially in today’s culture where trends are in and out in a nano-second. In this short attention span, instant gratification, digitally driven culture that we live in I am asking viewers to put their devices down, to take the time to pause and really look at what is in front of them, look at what is around them, and to see and question more than meets the eye”.


Deborah Bigeleisen with a collector

Deborah Bigeleisen grew up in Los Angeles and attended college at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Whether painting highly representational images, or more abstracted visions, Bigeleisen’s dynamic and evocative paintings of flowers stand alone in the contemporary fine art arena. Deborah’s work is represented by fine art galleries throughout the U.S. and is prominently featured in international Contemporary and Fine Art Fairs.


“Dynamism 8” by Deborah Bigeleisen



Her work has been widely published in journals and books ranging from Science Creative Quarterly, to Michael K. Corbin’s trilogy ‘A Collector’s Journal,’ to New Art International and Studio Visit. Her paintings have graced the covers and interior pages of international publications including Florida Design, Miami Home & Décor, and Art and Antiques. Deborah’s work is collected world-wide both privately and publicly, and enhances the corporate collections of American Airlines, Beauté Therapies Inc., The Koury Corp., Hilton International, and LBC Design & Construction to name just a few. Her paintings have received awards, and have been exhibited in numerous museum shows including the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Platt/Bornstein Galleries at American Jewish University in Los Angeles, and the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY.

“Serpentine” by Deborah Bigeleisen


Ms. Bigeleisen’s paintings have sold at numerous locations including the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, ArtHamptons, the Chicago International Art Show, the LA Art Show, the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show and the Shanghai Art Fair. She is a long standing member of the National Association of Women Artists. She served as chair person for Art and Public Places for the City of West Palm Beach for ten years. She is an active member of Soroptimist International; and is a former member of Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, and former board member of the Palm Beach County Women’s Chamber of Commerce.




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