Call for Installation Art: “Outside The Box 4” Biennial Outdoor Site-Specific Art & Performances 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 7 – 9, 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!

 

 

 

 

 

CALL FOR ART:

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

Deadline: October 1, 2017

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

 

Outside The Box 3 Installation by Frank Hyder

 

Eligibility
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: http://rockfordprojects.weebly.com/outside-the-box-3.html

Outside The Box 3 installation by Michael Bauman

 

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.

Outside The Box 3 Installation by Lucinda Linderman and Kerry Phillips

 

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 http://rockfordprojects.weebly.com/
or email outsidetheboxcurator@gmail.com

 

 

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New Classes At McMow Art Glass For All Levels Plus “Free Workshop Wednesdays” All Summer

McMow Art Glass announces Free Workshop Wednesdays all summer long, including a discount on all purchases.  The July, August and September Class Schedule is ready for you to register.  Mark your calendars for the Special LABOR DAY SALE on Saturday, September 2nd.  The Rickie Report shares the details and photos of what you can create!  These are hands-on opportunities to learn new techniques with supportive and knowledgable staff. All levels of experience are welcome.  

 

 

 

701 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011     F: 561-586-2292
www.mcmow.com

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAYS in JULY & AUGUST: 

FREE Workshop Wednesdays all Summer-long

Enjoy free workshop time from 9am – 4pm and 10% off all purchases!

 

 

 

JULY,  AUGUST  &  SEPTEMBER  2017

SPECIALTY   CLASSES

 

 

 

 

JULY

 

Back by Popular Demand! LANDSCAPES with Frits & Powders
Saturday, July 22nd from 9am – 3p m $150.00
Be inspired by the beautiful landscapes and let your imagination create a serene scene made entirely of glass frits & powders. Students will learn fusing basics, as well as how to use fusing accessories such as stringers, frits and powders to bring life to their landscape. All materials and kiln firings are included.

LEARN!!!   INTRO TO FUSING
Wednesday July 26th 6:30 – 8:30 pm $70.00 *Beginner Level*
In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included.

 

 

 

FUSED GLASS CORAL VASES w/ Patti
Saturday July 29th 9am – 12 pm $150.00 *Cutting Experience Required*
Create a stunning Coral vase after learning about strip cutting technique. Select a color palette of your choice and create TWO functional art pieces, including kiln-firings and all materials.

AUGUST

WEDNESDAYS in AUGUST: FREE Workshop Wednesdays all Summer-long. Enjoy free workshop time from 9am – 4pm and 10% off all purchases!

 

AS SEEN AT GLASS QUEST!!!!!

NEW! Drawing with Vitrigraph Stringers

You become the artists!
  Saturday, August 5th 9am-12pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*

This concept was created by Bullseye Glass Co. in Portland, Oregon. First learn how this artistic concept began with the creation of the Vitrigraph kiln, and then learn to pull this unique type of stringer. Each student will be given half-sheets of white glass, a diverse pile of vitrigraph stringers, and time to draw with those stringers. We will give students a little help by providing them with a list of words they could use for inspiration – and then the rest is up to you!

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSING
Wednesday, August 9th 6:30-8:30pm $70.00 *Beginner Level*
Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

INTERMEDIATE FUSING
Saturday, August 12th 9am-3pm $150 .00 *Experience Required*
Take your fused glass skills to the next level in this full day course! Cutting techniques, kiln preparation, firing schedules, and compatibility & COE are just a few of the necessary fusing concepts that will be covered. Students are encouraged to focus on, and consider design when creating their choice of a fused & slumped plate or sushi platter. Introduction to Fused Glass (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. All materials are included

DESIGN & CREATE!!!

NEW! OPEN FUSING WORKSHOP with Patti & Phil 
Saturday, August 26th from 10am – 2pm FREE!!!! *Cutting and Fusing Experience Required*

Create a STUNNING fused glass project of your choice! Come in with your idea, and Patti or Phil will help you make your dream project a reality. They will help you determine design, materials, and kiln firings – which you can pay for separately. Experience is required – both beginning fusing knowledge and cutting experience is required.

 

FREE WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY – 10% off all purchases for participate

SEPTEMBER

 

 

 

LABOR DAY SALE: Saturday September 2nd from 9am – 3pm:

Enjoy special sale items to be announced via email!

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE – THIS ONE SELLS OUT FAST!
Wednesday September 6th 5:30 – 8:30PM $85.00 *Beginner Level*

 

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

 

AS SEEN AT GLASS QUEST!!!!!

 

 NEW! The Wardell Tattoo Goo Stencil System – Never before taught, anywhere!
Saturday, September 9th 9am – 12pm $250 *Beginner Level*

 

Create and learn from a Master! Learn how to manipulate the newly introduced tattoo stencil system from the creator himself. Think this product is just for stencils? Think again! This is a diverse NEW product that allows you to take your fused art glass to the next level. Work alongside Randy learning three never before seen techniques and create three individual projects in this all-inclusive class. Special pricing on the Tattoo Stencils and Goo – this day only!

 


INTRODUCTION TO FUSING
Wednesday, September 13th 6:30-8:30pm $70.00 *Beginner Level*
Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 


Fish Pendant Necklace & Cabochon – includes Pewter Findings for Head & Tail!
Saturday, September 16th 10am – 12pm $85.00 *Beginner Level*

 

In this two hour class create several fused glass cabochons using iridescent and dichroic fused glass. Then learn how to attach your glass art piece to custom pewter findings created by Marcie Preisler with Flamingo Art Center! The class includes all materials; one set of findings and kiln firings. Additional findings will be available for sale at a discounted price!

 

 

MOSAIC STEPPING STONES w/Taylor
Saturday September 23rd 9am-3pm $175.00 *Cutting Skill Required*

Dimensional, art glass mosaic for Beginners!!!! All materials included. Learn the indirect method of pouring mosaic stones and cutting and designing beautiful, functioning art glass! All materials included.

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL CAMING with McMow Master Jurgen – THIS ONE SELLS OUT FAST!
Saturday, September 30th 9am -3pm $150.00
If you are an intermediate student looking to take your work larger OR create professional looking panels, then this class is for you! With more than 30 years of experience, Jurgen will walk you through this ancient process step-by-step. Glass and came is supplied, but you will need to bring your stained glass tools. Leave the class knowing the techniques of Old World Masters and with your very own leaded panel. This is an intermediate level stained glass class; students must be proficient in cutting & soldering techniques. Additional tools may need to be purchased.

 

 

For more information:

McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 Fax: 561-586-2292

www.mcmow.com         www.facebook.com/mcmowartglass

Office Hours:
Wednesday- Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday – 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday – 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday-Monday – Closed

 

 

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces Open House To Meet Faculty, Including Janet Onofrey And Renee Plevy

The Boca Raton Museum Art School announces the addition of two new instructors, Janet Onofrey and Renée Plevy.  These accomplished artists and teachers will offer an array of classes beginning September 9th, for the Fall Semester.  The public is invited to a Free, Open House on Saturday, August 26th to meet all of the faculty at the school.  The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces the newest faculty members here.

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

MEET   THE    FACULTY

OPEN   HOUSE

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

1 – 4 PM

Fall classes start September 6, 2017

 

 

 

MEET   THE   NEWEST   FACULTY:

 

JANET  ONOFREY

 

 

“Ditto” by Janet Onofrey

 

Janet Onofrey started teaching this summer at the Boca Raton Museum. In the fall she will be teaching painting on Fridays and an evening class on perspective drawing. Janet is a perceptual painter, painting from direct observation. Her paintings capture the specific light and mood of South Florida.

 

Beginning Drawing With Janet Onofrey

 

 

 

She seeks out the silent spaces of early morning back alleys or quiet suburban neighborhoods. Her paintings were feature in the Cultural Quarterly Magazine last summer after she was awarded the prestigious South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship.

 

 

Still Life Set-Up with Janet Onofrey

 

Janet is a natural teacher, she loves sharing her technique with students and delights in those moments when the students ‘get it’, when they understand her lessons on drawing and color and put it altogether.  For beginners Janet sets up still-lifes designed for students to learn how color interacts and the pleasure of successfully painting what you see.

For more information on Janet’s artwork visit her website http://www.janetonofrey.com

 

 

 

 

 

RENÉE PLEVY

 

“Racquel” by Renée Plevy

 

 

Starting in September, Renée Plevy will be teaching portrait painting using oils. In oil paint you can capture the light and subtleties of skin tone that cannot be achieved with quick drying acrylics. With years of experience teaching, Renée presents a simplified method of block out the form and building up tones that even the absolute beginner feels confident in painting their first portrait.

 

 

 

 
Renée Plevy is an acclaimed portrait painter that has painted hundreds of commissioned portraits over the past 30 years. Like many accomplished artists, Renée studied with a number of leading figurative painters in New York to glean from each of them in order to develop her own style. 

 

 

” Countess de Hoernle” by Renée Plevy

She maintained a studio at 41 Union Square and taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City before relocating to South Florida.  In 2012 Renée founded the “Portrait of a Woman” charitable event that honors women community leaders. Renée has painted 23 portraits of the honorees include the Countess de Hoernle.

 

For more information about Renée’s artwork please visit  http://reneeplevy.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about these classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave Invitational And Juried Exhibition “The Art of Expression”, Explores Freedom Of Expression Through 2D and 3D Art

Artisans On The Ave Gallery invites the public to a Free Invitational and Juried Exhibition, “ART of EXPRESSION” on Friday, July 21st.  The creative works of 2D and 3D art displayed focus on the “freedom of expression.”  The Rickie Report was hard pressed to choose the images to share – there are so many!  You will be touched, want to chuckle, and be amazed at the diverse artworks on display.   Here are the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

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

 

Artisans  On  The  Ave

Presents:

“ART of EXPRESSION”

Invitational and Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 21, 2017

6:00 – 9: 00 PM

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

www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

Featured Guest Artists:

A’rturo Avila-Garcia ◊ Alvaro Rojas ◊ Andrew Robins ◊ Andy Rogers ◊ Arthur Kravets Barbara Powell ◊ Barbara Tuck ◊ Bernard Franz ◊ Carl Schneider ◊ Dana Lois Axel ◊David Willson ◊ Debra Fritts ◊ Dorothy Garfinkel ◊Elaine Budnick ◊ Joanne Urban Karen Provence ◊Lisa Lewis ◊Louise Noakes ◊Noreen Rubin ◊Penny Czarnecki ◊Sharon R Dash ◊Susie Easley ◊ Ying Zhou

 

 

 

“EXPRESSION”!!!!!

Featuring WONDERFUL local residing artists!

 

 

 

 

An invitational and juried exhibit displaying works of ART that illustrate
“freedom of expression.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex*pres*sion : noun : the act of making your thoughts, feelings, etc., known by speech, writing, or some other method : the act of expressing something : a word or a phrase : the way someone’s face looks that shows emotions and feelings.

 

When you give a handmade piece of art to friends and loved ones created by local artists, you are also giving a gift to the artist. Infuse your community by supporting local artists!

 

 

Artisans on the Ave boasts 3 showrooms within our gallery with an amazing selection of exquisite art created by our more then 40 featured artists.
Visit this opening night for an evening of fun.

 

 

 

Meet the artists!!! Celebrate our wonderful art and enjoy yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Features Exhibition And Public Reception At Wellington Community Center On July 20th

The Wellington Art Society will host a reception for their latest exhibit on Thursday July 20, 2017  at the Gallery located in the Wellington Community Center. The free exhibit will feature twenty-seven paintings by ten well known artists.  Light refreshments will be served and there will be drawings for special door prizes. This is a wonderful chance to see beautiful art and meet the artists. You may even find a special painting for you as all pieces are for sale.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

INVITES THE PUBLIC:

RECEPTION AT COMMUNITY CENTER

Thursday July 20, 2017

5:00 – 6:45 pm

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Boulevard Wellington, FL

On Forest Hill Boulevard just south of Wellington City Hall

 

 

 

“Be Transformed” by Lynn Doyal

 

 

 

FEATURED ARTISTS:

Ana Noble

Kathryn Morlock

Raymonde Talleyrand

Toni Willey

Joseph Marcou

Bernie Habicht

Bob MacLeod

Joanne Baker MacLeod

Betty Brodie

Lynn Doyal

 

“Chimera” by Joseph Marcou

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

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 WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center’s 3D Adult Student Summer Show Opens Friday, July 14th With Free Public Reception

The Armor Art Center’s Adult Student 3D Summer Exhibition will inspire you to create!  The public is invited to the Free, Opening Reception on Friday, July 14th. Meet the artists and see their works in ceramics, glass, jewelry/metalsmithing, and sculpture.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This event is Free. The exhibition continues through August 11th.

 

 

 

811 Park Place      W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776        armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Presents:

3D Adult Student Summer Show 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, July 14, 2017

6 – 8 pm

Exhibit is available July 14 – August 11, 2017

Armory Art Center’s East Gallery

EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm | Saturday 9 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

“We are excited to present this student exhibition. There is a diversity of work that shares an underlying current of a creative and inquisitive spirit,” said Liza Niles, Chief of Education and Exhibitions.

 

Handmade Jewelry by Ana Hernandez

 

Sculpture by Michael Formica

Ceramics by Sally McNamara

Glass by Bob Levin

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, and sculpture. Exhibitions are hosted throughout the year in four galleries.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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46th Annual Florida Watercolor Society Convention And Trade Show September 14-17

In preparation for the upcoming Florida Watercolor Society’s (FWS) 2017 Annual State Convention & Trade Show, The Rickie Report shares the details and opportunities to have your work critiqued, get great deals on art supplies and see artist demonstrations.  The events take place in Coral Springs, September 14 – 17th.  In conjunction with the Convention, the 2017 Florida Watercolor Society will hold its 46th Annual Opening Awards Reception/Art Exhibit on September 15th.  Special thanks to Lois Perdue, who interviewed Iain Stewart, one of the workshop presenters.  Get your calendars out and make your reservations!  The Trade Show is free and open to the public on Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16th.  Other instructors include watercolor artists Bev Jozwiak AWS, NWS and Sue Archer Allen AWS, NWS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.floridawatercolorsociety.org

 

 

 

2017 Florida Watercolor Society Convention & Trade Show 2017

September 14th-17th

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Hotel-Coral Springs

11775 Heron Bay Blvd,  Coral Springs, FL 33321  

954-753-5598

 

 

46th Annual Exhibition

 

Opening Awards Reception/ Art Exhibit:

Friday, September 15th

\

 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL  33065

954-340-5000

Exhibit dates: Sept. 9th – Nov. 18th

 

 

Detailed information about the Convention and Trade Show as well as opportunities to register for critiques follows this interview of Iain Stewart by Lois Perdue

 

Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart by Lois Perdue

Iain Stewart shares, “Painting my reality is with lines and light.”  It is not only about how the light influences his paintings, but to the award-winning watercolor artist and architectural illustrator, it’s about the lines, too.  Born in Glasgow, Scotland and raised in North Carolina and later, Alabama since the age of six, Stewart holds numerous international awards, is a signature member of the National and American Watercolor Societies and holds a degree in architecture.  For the first time, Stewart, has been invited to be one of three artists who will be teaching a four-day workshop at this year’s Florida Watercolor Society (FWS) Convention & Trade Show. “I get a great deal of satisfaction teaching workshops,” he said. “I can communicate my ideas both vocally and visually in a manner that will, hopefully, remain with the artists and be repeatable by them.”

 

“6th Street Train” by Iain Stewart

 

Now 46-years-old, Stewart was fortunate to have had a head start in the field of art. He grew up familiar with renderings and architectural drawings as his father, Muir Stewart, was a Professor of Architecture at Auburn University until he retired in 1987. In addition, the senior Stewart has been a watercolorist his entire life and still continues an active career as an architectural illustrator and artist.  “There is friendly competition between us,” said Stewart.  Stewart, who will also hold one-on-one critiques during the convention weekend, said he learned some valuable lessons about critiquing art by example.

 

“My father has an uncanny ability to give scathing critiques, but they are correct,” he said. “What I do then is, if it’s fixable, I fix it, or I just start all over again” he said. “We now critique each others’ work which can become quite interesting at times.”  Stewart says, however, his own critiques are gently delivered, also productive and intended to help students learn.  “For myself, I like to use my ruined efforts to start the ‘barbeque’,” he said. “Successful paintings teach us very little. It’s the hand to the hot stove, the sting of the bee–the ruined painting that makes you look inward and seek out where you went wrong. I ask my students to create a written step-by-step process for a ruined painting—to go back and do a plan, find a point of reference of where and why they did it. Then their task is to go back and rework it and try to avoid making the same mistake twice.”

 

“Gothenburg” by Iain Stewart

 

Stewart, who has been published numerous times, most recently in Plein Air Magazine, (April/ May Issue) teaches both studio and plein air workshops on a regular basis throughout the United States and Europe. Other publications in which Stewart has been featured include Watercolor Artist, The Art of Watercolour, Southern Living, Cottage Living, Better Homes & Gardens, The Robb Report and the French publication Pratique des Arts. He also has a three-DVD set available through northlightshop.com.  Always a watercolorist, Stewart enjoys the process of protecting light from the beginning. He admits his real struggle is to capture the initial vision.  “You have to see the works’ glow from the start,” he said.  Stewart added that he is most often motivated by capturing a definitive lighting condition and how it influences shape and value rather than faithfully representing the subject as witnessed. “The lion’s share of my work is accomplished alla prima,” said Stewart. “Watercolor is uniquely suited for the task of capturing light and must be preserved from the first brush strokes and protected throughout the painting process.”

 

 

Watercolor by Iain Stewart

Stewart maintains a studio in Opelika, Alabama for his duo career as a fine art watercolorist alongside his 20-year career as an architectural illustrator with an international clientele. Stewart says he is hired to create scenes that showcase the designer’s intentions in the best way possible. Clients have ranged from the Georgia State Capital to the Dublin Zoo. Once a year he heads to his alma mater, Auburn University, where he is an adjunct professor, to teach a course called “Architecture in Watercolor”.  “The course I teach is reviving and combining the use of watercolor presentation in the age of computer- dominated presentation techniques,” Stewart said.

 

Stewart does agree that his style has changed over the years and says it was gradual.  “I moved away from the tightness of my rendering style to a more expressive way of painting”, he said. “My work changes yearly and I noticed this when I began to focus more on my sketchbooks to bring the liveliness I experience when working in them to my studio work. It is less about accuracy and more about the feeling of being in a certain place. I have moved in a more painterly direction and continue to embrace the changes when they come. If I painted the same way year after year my personal work would become dull very quickly to me. In architectural illustration it’s all about the line work. When I paint for myself I never let a line tell me where to put my brush.”

 

 

“North Queens Ferry” by Iain Stewart

 

Stewart says he ruins more paintings when working on something new as his style changes but there is a benefit in that.  “That means I am on to something new and to follow it as far as it will take me. You would be surprised at how many people think that once you begin receiving awards, jurying, and getting into major publications that you somehow stop creating works that are not up to your idea of what constitutes a good painting,” he said.  To achieve the uniquely dramatic, sometimes moody strokes in his award-winning paintings, Stewart says he often uses imagined atmospheric and lighting conditions in his work and paints from both life and imagination.  “Watercolors are not only a translation of what I see, but more importantly, an expression of how I choose to view the world,” he shares.  As for his workshop teaching style, he believes that some students struggle, but Stewart takes delight in this.  “It is those times when they see the larger picture and have one of those “ah ha moments” and not just see the technical side of the demonstration,” he said.  “A light comes into their eyes and smiles appear on their faces and that is priceless to me,” he said. “It’s the moment of understanding and it’s a wonderful thing to see and be part of.”

 

Iain Stewart’s 4-Day Workshop is Mon., Sept 11-Thur., Sept. 14; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

&

Sue Archer Allen’s 1-Day Workshop is Thurs., Sept. 14; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Both workshops have spaces.

Please visit FWS’s website to see about availability.

(Bev Jozwiak’s 4-day Workshop on Mon. Sept. 11 – Thurs., Sept 14 is filled.)

2017 Florida Watercolor Society State-wide

Convention & Trade Show

 

September 14th-17th

PLUS

BEST DEALS ON ART SUPPLIES AT THIS TRADE SHOW

 

Friday, September 15th

 Saturday, September 16th

9 am – 4 pm

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Hotel-Coral Springs

11775 Heron Bay Blvd, Coral Springs, FL 33321

954-753-5598

 

 

Free & Open to the public

 

 

 

“Exhibitors come from all over the United States as well as Europe,” said Rita Szopinski, president of FWS. “It’s a very popular event and a chance for the experienced artist as well as the beginner artist to be introduced to new and exciting products being promoted by the various vendors.”  And, the “price is right” at FWS’s trade show.  “Vendors offer “discounted” pricing to attendees so it is a great opportunity to stock up on art materials,” said Szopinski. “As you get excited about the demos and the products the workshop instructors are using, you can run to the trade show and purchase many of the items from one of the many booths. As you wander through the booths you will find a demo here and there as an added bonus. Visit the FWS website for updates on the trade show and demos.”   Many product experts will be introducing new products, holding demonstrations and answering artists’ questions throughout the weekend of Florida Watercolor Society’s 46th annual state convention.

 

 

46th Annual Awards Reception/ Art Exhibit

Friday, September 15th, 5:30 – 7:30pm  

Coral Springs Museum of Art

                                        2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, 33065

 

This year’s Opening Reception promises to be chic and will not only applaud the exceptional talents of FWS artists but will also celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Coral Springs Museum of Art. Guests will enjoy music, fine wine and server-passed hors d’oeuvres. Ticket prices are $15 per person.  You can purchase your Reception ticket online when you register for the Convention, or when you check in at the hotel. Deadline to purchase tickets is Thursday, September 14th.  

One-on-One Critique: Iain Stewart

Friday, September 15th

Artists who select this opportunity will be asked to submit 10 images either by e-mail or from their website in advance to the artist of their choosing, and will be scheduled for a 30 minute session. This is your chance to obtain valuable feedback so necessary to improve your painting, and increase your chances of being accepted in or receiving awards in national exhibitions. Charge is $50 per session. Scheduling will be mutually convenient.

Digital Critique by Bev Jozwiak

Friday, September 15th

Bev Jozwiak will be leading a critique of art images that have been submitted to the digital director at fws.show.entry@gmail.com specifically for this critique. All artists, members or non members, are welcome to submit up to 2 images by deadline date of September 14, 2017. Each image is $6 which can be paid in online checkout. Images should be cropped and sized according to standard submission rules of 300 DPI and longest edge 1800 pixels. You may have your images prepared for you by the digital director for $5/image, payable at checkout. The critiques will take place on Friday, September 15th.

Exhibit Review With Iain Stewart 

Saturday, September 16th

There is a $6 attendance fee to participate in the Iain Stewart review of the 2017 Annual Exhibition on Saturday, Sept 16th, as space is limited. Please pay the attendance fee with your convention registration. This is your chance to hear first hand how Iain chose this year’s images and learn what a juror may be seeking in judging such a large and competitive show.

One on One Critique: Sue Archer Allen

Saturday, September 16th

Artists who select this opportunity will be asked to submit 10 images either by e-mail or from their website in advance to the artist of their choosing, and will be scheduled for a 30 minute session. This is your chance to obtain valuable feedback so necessary to improve your painting, and increase your chances of being accepted in or receiving awards in national exhibitions. Charge is $50 per session. Scheduling will be mutually convenient, but all critiques will be held on September 16th.

For more information about membership, monthly meetings well as availability of workshops please visit:

www.floridawatercolorsociety.org

 

For media information about the FWS Convention contact Lois Perdue at 954.812.1860 or email her at : runner12@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

 

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Levis JCC’s Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Features “Collaborations: Don And Ann Schwartz”

How does it work when both a husband and wife are artists? In the case of Don and Ann Schwartz, collaboration and mutual support is the key.  The Levis JCC Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center Presents: “Collaborations by Don and Ann Schwartz” on Sunday, July 16. The Opening Reception is free and Open to the Public.  This exhibit features works they have produced independently and collaboratively. Ann creates mixed media collages and sculptures. Don works in wood and uses point-and-shoot for his nature and travel photography.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  There will also be an artists talk during the Reception.

 

 

 

21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL  33428

(enter off Glades Rd)

561-558-2504 

 

Levis JCC in Boca Raton’s Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center Presents:

 

 

 

“Collaborations by Don and Ann Schwartz”

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Opening Reception 1 -3 pm

Artists’ Talk 1:30 pm

Free and open to the public

RSVP to 561-558-2520

Exhibit Runs July 16 through August 31

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery is free and open to the public.

 

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery hosts exceptional exhibitions of works by local, national and international artists. Its mission is to encourage understanding of cross-cultural influences in the visual arts and include exhibitions in the visual arts, exhibitions of historical importance, contemporary art, folk art, and mixed media works.

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences.

 

 

 

Don Schwartz

 

Photograph by Don Schwartz

 

 

A Boynton Beach resident for 16 years, Don hails from Brooklyn. Fascinated by how things work, he has always likes to take things apart and see if he can reassemble them—sometimes successfully, sometimes not. Lesson learned: “with wood as the medium, you can always buy a new piece if things don’t work out, or change your design a bit.”

 

 

Wood Guitar carved by Don Schwartz

 

As a wood carver, his motto is “Think about what you’re going to do twice and cut once.” Don is a member of the Palm Beach County Woodturners. Known for his fabulous wood guitars, he has created themed computer bench, fine tables, a chess table, and themed clocks.

 

“Heron” , Photograph by Don Schwartz 

 

Don is also a photographer, and specializes in nature and travel photography. He uses a point- and-shoot camera, relying on persistence, patience and a steady hand until the image he wants lines up exactly. His unretouched, non-Photoshopped photographs are a refreshing change.

 

 

 

Ann Schwartz

Found wood Sculpture by Ann Schwartz

 

 

Well-known locally for her work with WITVA (Women in the Visual Arts) and internationally through her lectures on cruise ships, Ann creates engaging mixed media collages and sculptures just begging to be touched. Some of her materials come from Don’s leftover pieces! Ann looks to her environment for her inspiration. “I go to museums, walk around galleries and go to exhibits to get ideas. Watching other artists grow and achieve gives me happiness.  Sculptor Louise Nevelson is an inspiration, as well as North Carolina watercolorist, Jeffrey Jakub. After seeing the kinetic art exhibit in Boynton Beach, I was inspired to create my own 6-foot-tall metal kinetic sculpture for my own back yard.”

 

“Roseate Spoonbills” by Ann Schwartz

 

 

Ann Schwartz received her B.A. from the University of Florida, Gainesville. A former teacher, she is currently an award winning artist, curator and lecturer and a Past-President of Women in the Visual Arts. With her outstanding communicative skills, she has conducted programs for many organizations in the surrounding communities. A speaker since 1980 on historical events, ancient and contemporary art, her talks are innovative and diversified. She brings to life the history, people and culture that make each location unique.

 

Watercolor by Ann Schwartz

 

 

Ann has served as a destination Lecturer and provided Hands-on Art and Design Workshops on cruise ships since November, 2003. She has done over 250 lectures and workshops on over 75 sailings, with lectures specifically on the countries she has traveled to. For over ten years she had written a column “Art Happenings” for the Aberdeen Times.

 

 

 

The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

www.levisjcc.org

https://www.facebook.com/levisjccsandlercenter/

www.facebook.com/Adolph.Rose.LevisJCC

 

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center Announces 2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival Call to Artists

Artists are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival presented by the Armory Art Center on December 2-3, 2017.  It will feature local and out-of-town artists, live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages. This call to artists is open to local, regional, and national artists working in ceramics, drawing, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media, and painting. Last year’s festival brought 6,000 affluent visitors and 86 artists. This event will be well-publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges locally based as  well as out-of-town based artists to apply!  Deadline is August 31st.  Art Patrons: Mark your calendars now for this event!

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

 

December 2-3, 2017

10 am to 5 pm

 

 

Armory Art Center Campus
811 Park Place     W.Palm Beach, FL

www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

 

 

 

 

The Armory Art Center campus hosts space for ninety-five 10’x10’ tents throughout the Armory’s campus. Tents will be located outdoors in the campus sculpture garden and parking lot.

 

The Armory Art Center is on the south end of Howard Park within walking distance of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Palm Beach Convention Center, Hilton West Palm Beach, and CityPlace—a premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.

 

Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, vendors will reach affluent Palm Beach and Broward County residents, and engage our large seasonal tourist population.

Last year’s festival brought 6,000 affluent visitors and 86 artists. This event will be well-publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media.

 

 

Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats. Live music, food, and kid’s activities make the festival a perfect experience for all.

 

 

Set up is on Friday, December 1, 2017.

Artists parking will be available.

 

 

To participate go to www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

 

 

• Submit three jpegs of the artwork you plan to sell and a picture of your booth display along with your application.
• Application deadline is August 31, 2017.
• There is a $35 artist application fee • Booths are 10’x10’ for $185 each.

Tent Requirements: Tents must be 10’x10’ and made to withstand wind and rain.

The tent color must be white to remain consistent with event standards. Recommended brands are Light Done, Show Off, and Flourish. There is a minimum of 50 lbs. of weight per corner required to meet quality standards.

Tent Rental: “Tents 4 Events” is offering tents for rent with set-up and breakdown included. Please log on to www.Tents4Events.us or call 954-675-7634 directly to setup your tent rental.

 

 

 

About the Armory Art Center:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 12 exhibitions throughout the year in four galleries. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bruce Webber Gallery Announces “It’s The End Of An Era Art Sale” Starting Today In Lake Worth, Offering Art, Business Equipment, Ready Made Frames And Much More

The Art Shop/Bruce Webber Gallery has announced it’s closing so that Bruce Webber can spend more time with his family.  As the doors close, there will be an “End of an Era Sale” beginning TODAY.  After 61 years in business, everything must go! The art community sends Bruce and Maryanne good wishes on the next part of their journey.  These two creative souls brought art to life in Palm Beach County and specifically to Lake Worth.  When you attend the famous Street Painting Festival – remember who started it!    The Rickie Report shares the details here.  

 

 

 

 

We are honored to share the letter from Bruce:

 

 

For more information please contact Bruce Webber:  561.582.1045

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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