Plantation Art Guild Features Workshop With Lois Perdue, “Create BIG Art From Small Abstracts”

The Plantation Art Guild is offering a workshop with Lois Perdue, “Create BIG Art from Small Abstracts” on Friday, October 20th. This class will be an adventure to learn how to easily create abstract paintings beginning with a mini format! For those who have already taken Lois’ popular abstract workshops before and want to further explore abstract design, “go bigger”, experiment with a variety of mediums and/or recycle their unresolved abstract paintings, this workshop is for you!  Beyond abstract paintings, participants will learn new texturing techniques and how to use glazes and layers of paint to create dimension.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOIS PERDUE’S WORKSHOP:

“CREATE “BIG” ART FROM SMALL ABSTRACTS”

PRESENTED BY PLANTATION ART GUILD

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017
(RSVP by October 15th)

9:30 am –  4:00 pm

JIM   WARD   COMMUNITY   CENTER
301 NW 46TH AVE.     PLANTATION, FL 33317

 

 

Lois Perdue tells The Rickie Report, “This class will be an adventure for those wishing to learn how to easily create abstract paintings beginning with a mini format! And, for those who have already taken my abstract workshops before and want to further explore abstract design, “go bigger”, experiment with a variety of mediums and/or recycle their unresolved abstract paintings, this workshop is for you”!

Participants will be provided with sources of inspiration to “kick start” their learning process and have an opportunity to create at least ½ dozen mini abstract paintings.

But this class isn’t just about abstract paintings:

*It is about learning new texturing techniques
*It is about building layers of glazes and paints to create dimension
*And it is about how to use your own failed paintings as collage to make your paintings sizzle!

 

“Colorado” by Lois Perdue

 

 

 

Lois discovered that the technique of painting “smaller formats” has given her greater control over her painting.  This has led to her receiving awards and recognition in national, state and local competitions with her larger format works.  Although Lois paints on watercolor paper, canvas and wood panel, she prefers the magic of a plastic paper called Yupo.  It has a slick surface unlike watercolor paper and when it meets water media, colors virtually explode. She begins all her under first layers with watercolor paints, powdered watercolor pigments, watercolor inks, glazes and markings to establish a foundation and then proceeds to acrylic paints and acrylic inks, charcoal and pen for mark making, oil pastels and, of course, collage! Each of her finished paintings may have 10, 15 or more layers, all each having been “set” with varnish to hold the colors. To see some of her paintings, please visit her website at: www.loisperdue.com

 

“30 Day Challenge” by Lois Perdue

 

Lois has lived in South Florida her entire life and teaches abstract workshops upon request throughout the area.  She is very active in the art community and is a member of Plantation, Weston, Broward and Coral Springs Art Guilds, Florida Watercolor Society, International Society of Experimental Artists, XII Voices, an informal group of 12 professional water media artists who meet monthly to exchange current art information and offer critiques and evaluations from their peers. She is also first vice president and program chair of the Fort Lauderdale Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, an organization comprised of artists,
writers and composers!

 

 

 

 

For cost of workshop and further information please visit: www.plantationartguild.org.

Lois can be reached at runner12@bellsouth.net.

 

The Plantation Art Guild is a small, but very active arts organization founded in 1973 and incorporated in 1986 as a non-profit. PAG, which currently has 102 members, offers workshops, four juried shows with cash awards and monthly meetings. A guest artist demonstrates different techniques at the monthly meetings which are held throughout the season that runs from September to May. PAG also holds regularly scheduled paint-ins.

Since its beginning, Plantation Art Guild has endeavored to award one or more scholarships annually to students who are residents of Plantation or attend a Plantation high school and plan to continue their education in Fine Arts.

 

PAG’s goal is to promote and support artistic and creative endeavors in an exceptionally congenial environment. Visitors are welcome to come to a meeting or a paint-in. For more information and schedules, visit PAG’s website at: www.plantationartguild.org. The first meeting of the season will be held at Deicke Auditorium, 5701 Cypress Rd., Plantation, 33317 on Saturday, September 23rd from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. 

 

 

 

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McMow Art Glass Announces Exciting NEW Class Lineup For All Levels And Interests

Join us at McMow Art Glass for our exciting NEW class lineup beginning in October. McMow offers the very best in art glass education, in a dedicated teaching facility. Learn from the masters, and have some FUN!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  We’re also SAVING THE DATE for Tuesday, December 19th McMow’s Annual Holiday Sale! Details to follow about this One Day Event,  SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT & CHAMPAGNE TOAST!

 

 

 

McMow Art Glass, Inc.
701 North Dixie Hwy.     Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone  (561) 585-9011   Fax Number: (561) 586-2292

www.mcmow.com            https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

To register for class please contact the Retail Department: 561-585-9011 x100

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSING

Wednesday October 4th 6:00 – 8:00 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.

 

 

 

**NEW** FUSED GLASS CLOCKS

Saturday October 7th 9:00am – 3:00 pm $150.00 *Cutting Skills Required*

In this one day session students will create a functional piece of art alongside a trained McMow artisan. Learn how to using the fusing technique to build a functioning clock. Students will be able to pick the style and color of their piece of art. This class includes all materials, kiln firings, and the clock parts required.

 

 

PATTERNED COASTERS

Wednesday October 11th 6:00 – 8:00 pm  $75.00 *Beginner Level*

This is the perfect class for a fusing newby! Learn the basics of kilnforming while creating your very own set of patterned coasters! Tap into a variety of both cathedral and opalescent glass, stringers and rods to create structured or whimsical patterns and designs you will just LOVE!

 

 

**NEW** FUSING DESIGN WORKSHOP w/Phil

Saturday October 14th 9:00am – 3:00 pm $150.00 *Cutting Skills Required*

He’s at it again! Let McMow Master Phil walk you step-by-step through the process of creating a never before seen design! Utilizing a variety of techniques he will teach you how to tap into your inner artisan and focus in on your designer abilities – all materials, kiln firings, and jokes are included in this super creative course.

 

**NEW** GLASS BUGS & BIRDS

Wednesday October 18th 6:00 – 8:00 pm  $75.00 *Beginner Level*

It doesn’t matter if you are new to glass, or skilled artisan – this class is going to be a fun one! Create a variety of adorable bugs and birds using metal inclusion and dichroic glass for added enhancement. Think beetles, ladybugs, bumble bees, owls, flamingos and many more! All materials and kiln firings included.

 

 

FACE TAPING METHOD MOSAICS – PETS!
w/Special Guest Artist, Debbie Davis

Saturday, October 21st 9:00am – 3:00pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*

This class is an introduction to a double direct method of mosaics which uses face taping instead of gluing each piece separately. This method allows for more versatility and a cleaner application. The gluing takes place at the completion of the project. This workshop is open to beginner and intermediate levels.This class includes all materials.

About Debbie Davis: Davis is a mosaic artist from North Palm Beach, Florida. She was accepted as an emerging artist at Artigras 2017. She has trained with several well-known mosaic artists, but is mostly self-taught, drawing from the inspiration of Antoni Gaudí, and other great mosaic artists of the past. Through her art, Debbie would like to inspire others to express passion, love and simplicity in all they do.

 

 

**NEW** SLUMPING & DRAPING TECHNIQUE

Wednesday October 25th 6:00 – 8:00 pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

Explore the technique of utilizing heat and gravity to create functional pieces of art glass. While you may know what these terms are, this class will explore how you can harness the power of the kiln and molds to create unique shapes with your fused art glass. If you LOVE the look of blown glass – now you can achieve it with slumping and draping techniques in your skill set!

 

 

 

**NEW** GHOST VASES & EERIE FACES

Saturday October 28th 9:00am – 12:00 pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

It doesn’t matter if you are new to glass, or a skilled artisan – this class is going to be a fun one! Create two fanciful art glass vases using sheet glass, frit and stringer. Create designs inspired by the holiday spirit! All materials and kiln firings included.

 

CELEBRATE HOWL-A-DAY AT MCMOW ART GLASS!

ALL DAY 9am – 3pm

Special event day with trick-or-treat discounts, yummy holiday snacks and double reward points on ALL purchases!!! More details to come!

 

SELF-PORTRAITS – Tap into your inner artist!

Wednesday November 1st 6:00pm – 9:00pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*

Students in this class will learn how to distort images of themselves in Photoshop to create fun self-portraits. They will be guided through the process of using color and cutting technique to add interest to their fun self-portrait design. The pieces will be tack-fused creating a dimensional piece of art. All materials and kiln firings included.

 

 

MORTON SYSTEM LAB w/Phil

Thursday November 2nd 6:00pm – 9:00pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*

In this three-hour lab students will learn how to effectively use the Morton System for all their glass cutting needs. This is a great way to try the system before you purchase OR learn how to use one you already own. In addition, participants will receive 15% off all Morton System purchases.

SOLD OUT! Back By Popular Demand! Painting Techniques with McMow Artisan Jordan

FOUR-PART COURSE – LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE!

Thursdays Nov 2nd, 9th, 16th, & 30th (please note this class skips Thursday November 23rd for Thanksgiving) 6:00 – 8:00 pm $300.00 *Beginner Level*

In this wildly anticipated course you will learn fundamental painting techniques led by the studio’s lead glass painter and designer. You will cover the basics from understanding your tools, kiln firings, and types of paint and work into more complex design techniques and concepts. Students will complete three pieces which will push their abilities to the next level. Students will also learn how to apply this new knowledge to stained, fused and mosaic art glass. All materials and kiln firings included.

 

 

 

**NEW** Kiln carving Techniques and Holiday Scenes

Saturday November 4th 9:00am – 12:00 pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

Interested in glass fusing?? This is the perfect way to try a new art form while creating a beautiful piece of art! This class is a great introduction to fusing, kilncarving and slumping. If you are already fusing – add this exciting technique to your skill set! Students will create two works of art. Think winter wonderlands, Fall leaves, or wintry forest scenes! Finished piece will be available for pickup a few days after class. No previous experience necessary. Includes all materials and kiln firings

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSING

Wednesday November 8th 6:00 – 8:00 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.

 

 

 

**NEW** MAD SCIENTIST FUSING EXPERIMENTS w/Phil

Saturday November 11th AND November 18th 9:00am – 3:00 pm $300.00 *Fusing Knowledge a Benefit!*

Our McMow Master Artisan has spent ALL Summer developing this EXCITING course just for you! Never before taught at McMow, Phil will guide students through one of the most experimental techniques ever taught! Utilize all forms of raw material including sheet glass, rods, stringer, powder and frit. Gain in-depth knowledge into the scientific world of art glass and create one absolutely spectacular kiln-formed art piece. Students will create one dish and a variety of sample sets. All materials and kiln firings included!

 

 

Colour de Verre with Guest Artist Irene Jalowayski

Wednesday November 15th 6:00 – 9:00pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*

 

Merging the age-old art of glass casting with modern technology and contemporary design, Colour de Verre molds can be filled with glass powders, pate de verre, glass frits, or cut sheet glass. In this class students will create stunning 3-dimensional Colour de Verre cast box. Even better – the class includes the Colour de Verre mold so you can continue to create with this unique technique. All materials and firings included. No experience necessary!

About Irene: Irene has working as a glass artist for the past12 years and owns Palm Beach Smashing Glass. Her art glass has been shown in numerous galleries here and around Florida. Her creations include both fused and cast glass sculptures, jewelry, Judaiica, and items for the home.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd – MCMOW ART GLASS WILL BE CLOSED – AND GIVING THANKS FOR ALL OUR WONDERFUL CUSTOMERS!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24th – FREE WORKSHOP AND DEMO DAY – STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!

 

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25th – SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY –

Support your local small business community on this day and shop local. McMow Art Glass will be giving away a SPECIAL GIFT to EVERY customer who shows us their support! STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS!

 

 

 

 

 

Mastering the Masters – PICASSO & MONDRIAN

Saturday December 2nd 9:00am – 3:00 pm $150.00 *Cutting Skills Required*

Do you love the Masters? In this class, you will learn how to turn selected PICASSO paintings into a workable glass pattern to cut and create your own masterpiece, and play with the techniques required to turn a MONDRIAN canvas into a fused glass piece of art of your own! Cutting experience required.

 

CONNECT!!!

FUSING FORUM – SPECIAL HOLIDAY EDITION

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6th from 6-8pm
Hosted by: Artisans on the Avenue
630 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460

Free and Open to the Public!

PLEASE RSVP by calling 561-585-9011 x100

Join your fellow glass fusing enthusiasts for a night of conversation & connections. ARTISANS on the AVENUE will be inviting fusing artists, hobbyists, and retailers from the local community to discuss fusing technique and ways in which we can continue to support the art glass industry. Bring your kiln-forming successes and failures to discuss you’re your fellow fusers. This is an excellent opportunity to learn, and engage with the art glass community! Refreshments will be served.

Would you like to learn more about joining our Fusing Forum?

Please contact taylor@mcmow.com

 

 

**NEW** SCREEN PRINTING 101 w/ SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST TONY GLANDER!

THIS IS A TWO-PART COURSE!

Saturday December 9th & Sunday December 10th 9:00am – 3:00 pm $450.00 *BEGINNER LEVEL!*

 

 

Want to add a new technique? In this class Tony Glander will show you how to add images you create to your fused or stained glass work. Words, designs or pictures can all be used in this exciting and fun process. Paints and a little Photoshop will be covered.

Tony Glander started working in stained glass in 1989. It didn’t take long for him to become totally hooked on making beautiful art works in colored glass. In 1990 he purchased a stained glass studio, Glass Fantasies in Gaithersburg, MD. “I love every technique from cold glass to hot glass, from

Wanting to further expand the quality of his work, Tony added silk screening to his many skills. “I never really cared for faces done in stained glass so one day I had a brainstorm – use a silk screened photo on the glass.” He tried using a picture of his wife and the results were simply stunning. “After that piece, I was hooked on using screen printing anytime I could. Although I have created a lot of really nice pieces, my best works of art are my young children Maya and Lucas.”

For more information about Tony and his work go to fitzpatrickglassstudios.com

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Tuesday, December 19th McMow’s Annual Holiday Sale!
This one day event will be held from 9am – 7pm – details to follow!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT & CHAMPAGNE TOAST 7 pm – MUST RSVP TO ATTEND!

 

 

For details about these classes,workshops and events and to schedule special tours please contact:

Taylor Materio
McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 x108   Fax: 561-586-2292
taylor@mcmow.com   www.mcmow.com
https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter Faculty Ceramics And 3D Exhibition Opens 2017-18 Season

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art opens the doors to its 2017-18 season with a full media experience that features the work of the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s expanded faculty. Open now through October 28, 2017, a dynamic exhibition that includes a variety of artistic designs and forms will fill the gallery’s 3,500 square feet of well-lit space for patrons to enjoy. Many of the artists’ works will be offered for sale.  The Opening Reception and Awards ceremony on September 21st provides the opportunity for members and guests to enjoy a lovely glass of wine, sample delicious hors d’oeuvres, meet the faculty, view the artwork and talk about the exceptional classes and workshops. This marks the 54th time the Lighthouse ArtCenter has provided Palm Beach and Martin counties a premier gallery and art school to attract visitors, vacationers and local patrons to enjoy, create, collect and relax with a unique variety of art forms.  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101    www.LighthouseArts.org

 

Faculty Ceramics And 3D Exhibition

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony:

Thursday, September 21, 2017

5:30 – 7: 30 p.m.

 

 

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 pm

No charge for members, nonmembers $5.00,   First Saturday of the month is free

Sponsored by the Meyer Law Firm

Exhibition Available now through October 28, 2017

 

 

Check Out The Exhibition:
https://youtu.be/pRw5bTidjhg

 

“This is an exciting launch to the 2017-2018 season,” said Lighthouse ArtCenter Curator, Janeen Mason, “It is certain to inspire the imagination and engage all the senses.”  The opening reception and awards ceremony on September 21, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., provides the opportunity for members and guests to enjoy a lovely glass of wine, sample delicious hors d’oeuvres, visit with the faculty, view the artwork and talk about their exceptional classes and workshops.

The opening of the 2017-18 season marks the 54th time the Lighthouse ArtCenter has provided Palm Beach and Martin counties a premier gallery and art school to attract visitors, vacationers and local patrons to enjoy, create, collect and relax with a unique variety of art forms.  “Our staff and faculty are ready and excited about the new season,” said Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery and School of Art Executive Director Nancy Politsch. “We’ve all shined and polished for another year, and we’re excited to invite the community in. We have the art to make people smile and at the same time to think.”

 

According to curator Mason, many people dream of creating art, however, few are called to the profession early in life. Mason says our cultural heritage depends on both sets of people; those who start young and follow their dreams, and those who wake up one day and say to themselves, “If not now, then when?”

 

Have you wanted to try your hand at sculpting, drawing, painting or ceramics? Make time to visit this exhibition and decide for yourself where to begin the next chapter of your life experiences, check out the Lighthouse ArtCenter online catalog:

www.LighthouseArts.org/uploads/2/1/8/4/21842620/2017early-fall-fall-catalog.pdf

Join this Lighthouse ArtCenter family of artists who learn, laugh, create and collect together. For more information call (561) 746-3101.

 

“The Lighthouse ArtCenter has a gifted group of 35 faculty members with extraordinary talents,” said Politsch. “We are so proud to put their creativity on display to launch our new season. And nobody displays an artist’s work better than our own curator, Janeen Mason.”

 

Among the featured faculty artists are…

® Chad Steve: uniquely creative soda-fired pottery

® Chris Kling: internationally renowned portraits

® Manon Sander: colorfully evocative Plein Air paintings

® Ralph Papa: explores the unlimited landscapes of Plein Air paintings

® Jim Rigg: intriguing art with alcohol inks and watercolor

® Karen Leffel-Massengill: signature status with FWS and Society of Animal Artists

® Danuta Rothschild: provocative surrealism implies a little bit of magic and a lot of soul

® Justin White: multi-media and wire wrap jewelry

® Esther Gordon: collage with texture and design

® Alessandra Gieffers: celebrates life with exquisite pastels

® Eduardo Gomez: introduces his newest figurative sculpture to add to his fame

® Tracey Roedl: beautiful jewelry making with one of the all-time favorite instructors

And a unique opportunity to see very unusual work in the Pop Up gallery….
Kazimierz Kalkowski: one of Poland’s most prestigious ceramists

“The words of the Editor in Chief of Arts and Antiques, Barbara S. Tapp, provide a fitting summation,” said Mason. The more computerized the world becomes, the more important art is, especially that which bears the mark of the hand most clearly – paintings, drawings and sculpture in particular.” When there is a personal story behind the art, we tend to cherish the experience of creating and collecting even more.

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming events and classes:

Lighthouse ArtCenter

373 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, Florida 33469

(561) 746-3101    www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

 

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Lynne Pittard To Be Featured Demonstrator At Opening Of Wellington Art Society Meeting

Internationally known oil painter and teacher, Lynne Pittard, will be the featured demonstrator for the Wellington Art Society’s opening membership meeting of the year on September 13, 2017 in the Wellington Community Center. Attendees will have a Meet and greet, followed by a member spotlight and brief meeting. Lynne’s demo “Tricks and Techniques for all Artists” and a wonderful raffle will finish out the evening.  Artists who are interested in learning about oil painting, networking with potential licensing agents and more should attend this event. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Lynn’s artistry.

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

FEATURES:

 

 

Lynne Pittard

 

 

Wednesday, September 13th

6:30 pm

 

 

Free and Open to The Public

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Boulevard Wellington, FL

 

 

Oil Painting by Lynne Pittard

 

 

Lynne Pittard was born in Augusta, Georgia but moved to Miami as a child. After high school she attended Florida Southern College. She married in 1965 and moved to Palm Beach County with her husband and three children. She spent the next twelve years caring for her family. She first began to paint in oils as a hobby in 1980 but was so gifted that she shortly began teaching at a local high school.

 

Oil Painting by Lynne Pittard

 

 

 

Within her second year of painting she was teaching oils at three local art leagues, three continuing education programs at high schools and one at Palm Beach Junior College (now Palm Beach State College). Lynne is an artist that paints with passion and versatility and her paintings have a subtle softness that created an overwhelming demand for her classes.

 

Oil Painting by Lynne Pittard

 

 

 

Her desire to share her passion for painting led to becoming an instructor on national television “Painting with Pittard” which has aired nationwide for twenty-five years. Her images are licensed and published worldwide and a favorite of collectors and she is also the author of eight books on the art of painting. Lynne shares her love of painting through workshops and seminars, traveling and teaching in over thirty states and abroad.

 

Oil Painting by Lynne Pittard

 

A true visionary and artist’s advocate, Lynne launched a revolutionary concept for television with her Visual Arts Network, a satellite and cable network with the finest art instructions and entertainment programs available worldwide through TV and IPTV.

 

 

WAS:

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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Make Your Reservations For Florida Watercolor Society Annual Convention And Trade Show

The Florida Watercolor Society will be in Coral Springs this year to celebrate its 46th Annual Exhibition, Convention, and Trade Show. FWS is one of very few organizations of its kind in the country to hold an Annual Convention and Trade Show. The Convention kicks off Thursday evening, September 14th  with a two-hour painting demonstration by Iain Stewart. Many more demos, as well as critiques, raffles, silent auctions, and a Paint-Around are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 15th & 16th. All of these events are included with the $20 registration fee. Other instructors include watercolor artists Bev Jozwiak AWS, NWS and Sue Allen AWS, NWS.  The Trade Show is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

The Exhibition judge, artist Iain Stewart AWS, NWS

 

The Exhibition judge, artist Iain Stewart AWS, NWS, reviewed nearly 600 entries to select the 100 watermedia paintings that will show from September 9th through November 17th at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2855 Coral Springs Drive in Coral Springs. Iain also selected 35 paintings from the show to travel on to two additional venues. Bonita Springs Center for the Arts will host the first stop, showing November 21st through December 28th. The second stop will be the Gadsden Art Center & Museum in Quincy, FL, from January 12th through March 24th, 2018. Both Traveling Show venues will host a reception on opening night.

 

WORKSHOPS:

 

Two workshops held in conjunction with the 46th Annual Exhibition still have space available. Iain Stewart’s four-day workshop, held September 11th -14th, 9am – 4pm still has a few spots open. Sue Allen NWS, FWS will teach a one-day workshop on September 14th from 9am-4pm. The workshops will be held at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Resort, 11775 Heron Bay Blvd. in Coral Springs.

 

 

FWS is one of very few organizations of its kind in the country to hold an Annual Convention and Trade Show. The Convention kicks off Thursday evening, September 14th from 7-9pm at the Marriott with a two-hour painting demonstration by Iain Stewart. Many more demos, as well as critiques, raffles, silent auctions, and a Paint-Around are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 15th & 16th. All of these events are included with the $20 registration fee.

 

TRADE  SHOW:

 

 

The Trade Show, held Friday and Saturday, September 15th & 16th from 9-4pm, is free and open to the public. Vendors from around the country will be selling art supplies at significant discounts. Also, vendors will be demonstrating new products and techniques on the Trade Show floor.

 

 

 

About FWS


The purpose of this society is to: Educate the public as to the importance of watercolor as a creative and permanent painting medium. Contribute to the cultural atmosphere and standards of the State of Florida. Support and educate members of FWS and other watercolor organizations in their worthwhile endeavors in watercolor painting.

For more information, a complete schedule of events, and to register, please visit our website:

www.floridawatercolorsociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Individuals, Adults, Children, Organizations Are Invited To World Wide “Chalk 4 Peace” Free Event At Lighthouse ArtCenter September 16th

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is Drawing the World Together, for the first time in Tequesta, Florida on Saturday, September 16th!  Join international chalk artist Jennifer Chaparro, using sidewalk chalk to celebrate International Day for Peace (Sept. 21) and share our hopes of peace for all with the world. This event is FREE and chalk is provided.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to register so there is enough chalk to go around! Groups of kids & adults can come and contribute to the large artwork, or do their own piece (6’x 6’ square).  The goal: is to get schools and groups of kids to participate and think about what global peace means to them and express it in chalk art on the street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C  H  A  L  K  4  P  E  A  C  E

 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

9 am – 3 pm

 

 

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Parking Lot

400 Seabrook Road       Tequesta, FL

 

 

Drawing the World Together, for the first time in Tequesta, Florida!

For young artists of ALL ages. (Ages 6-12 must be accompanied by a teacher or parent)

Join us as we use sidewalk chalk to celebrate International Day for Peace (Sept. 21) and share our hopes of peace for all with the world.

This event is FREE and chalk is provided.

 

You may want to bring:

Knee pads

A small piece of carpet to sit on

Hand Wipes

Water

Your own chalk

To Register and Get  More Info:

http://www.lighthousearts.org/chalk-4-peace.html

 

Entry Deadline: September 13

FREE PARKING LOCATIONS:
• Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive
• Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, 395 Seabrook Road
• Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Parking Lot, 400 Seabrook Road

 

Coordinator and chalk artist extraordinaire, Jennifer Chaparro tells The Rickie Report, “It’s the first time we’ve done it here (or anywhere in South Florida). We want kids and families to come and fill in the giant peace sign, and chalk images of what peace means to them. The national and world wide reaching organization that is run by a fellow chalk/streetpainting friend of mine, John Aaron. Chalk is a great way to get kids involved in thinking about peace on a local and global level”.

 

Jennifer goes on to say, “We’d like groups to apply, but individuals and families can show up without an application, and as long as we have chalk and space, they can participate! It’s free and we will have chalk available, but we recommend they bring knee pads, hand wipes, carpet to sit on, water and their own chalk if they want. People can come and go at any time, but it will probably be cooler in the morning. There is no rain date, but we’ll try, even if it’s lightly raining in the morning, and hope for a nice sunny and cool day”.

 

 

 

 

 

What is CHALK4PEACE?

Chalk4Peace is the global chalk art project about peace. We’re celebrating our twelfth year as a worldwide event. CHALK4PEACE, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization.

We’ve had more than 1000 events in 50 countries and have covered more than 10 miles of pavement with messages and visions of peace in sidewalk chalk. We believe in “Drawing the World Together…”

CHALK4PEACE was part of the Student Peace Day Observance at the United Nations in New York last fall to honor the International Day of Peace.

Our goal: ONE MILLION artists chalking 4 peace at the same time…

 

From its beginnings in 2003 in Arlington, VA, as a Sunday sidewalk chalk project for children, CHALK4PEACE has been recognized and funded by the Arlington Arts Commission, the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities, the DC Mayor’s Office, the Humanities Project of Arlington, Whole Foods Markets, the CSC Invitational Cycling Classic, the Boulder Arts Commission, the Pasadena (CA) Community Foundation, UNICEF, the Clown and Clown Festival (Monte San Giusto, IT), the Gooden School, Beach E.S., Berkeley Earth Day, and hundreds of peace-minded individuals from around the world.

CHALK4PEACE has grown through the efforts of hundreds of events organizers, teachers, parents, community outreach coordinators, libraries, arts centers and other peace minded individuals and organizations.

CHALK4PEACE is not encouraged as an anti-war demonstration; rather, it is a Pro-Peace creative presentation for young artists of all ages.

 

The campaign to make CHALK4PEACE worldwide began on July 16, 2005, the day after the first CHALK4PEACE event at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC. John Aaron, the Global Project Founder of CHALK4PEACE and chalk events coordinator, began a print and email campaign, sending out more than 5,000 personalized emails and 6,000 full color brochures about CHALK4PEACE for 2005-6.  The global campaign spread coast to coast across the United States, to Cape Town, South Africa and in places in Europe.

 

 

CHALK4PEACE Mission Statement:

– To promote the arts by coordinating assemblies of young artists of all ages to draw their vision of peace in public and private spaces with sidewalk chalk as a scheduled worldwide event;

-To advocate for peace in a non-partisan manner such that all people may share their visions and messages of peace without regard to their nationality, ethnicity, or political beliefs;

– To encourage relationships between municipalities and artists so that communities around the world become united in supporting the expression of peace.

 

Questions? Please contact Jennifer at the School of Art or by email at Jennifer@LighthouseArts.org.

More info on Chalk4Peace, a non-profit organization at www.chalk4peace.squarespace.com

For more information about other events, exhibits or classes at the Lighthouse ArtCenter:

www.lighthousearts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Creative Arts School At Old School Square Invites You To An Open House September 9th

Due to Hurricane Irma, plans have changed:  The Creative Arts School at Old School Square’s Open House on Saturday, September 9th has been changed to Friday, October 6th.  The School has expanded their offerings for Fall 2017/Winter 2018. Meet the instructors and learn about all the classes and workshops being offered!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to give your creative side the opportunity to shine!

 

 

 

51 N. Swinton Avenue   Delray Beach, FL  33444

561-243-7922     OldSchoolSquare.org

 

 

 

O  P  E  N           H  O  U  S  E  

Has been changed due to Hurricane Irma to:

 

October 6, 2017 – Dare to be Square… Press Play!

Crest Theatre, Creative Arts School and Fieldhouse

6  – 7:30 p.m.

free admission

The public is invited to a season launch party with a sneak peek of what’s new for the 2017-18 season! Get a glimpse of the shows and lectures in the Crest Theatre; enjoy refreshments in the Producers Lounge and a showcase of works by Creative Arts School students and instructors; upstairs, the Creative Arts School studios and classrooms will be open and instructors will be on hand to talk about the exciting fall offerings. Visit the Fieldhouse, next door, to see one of Palm Beach County’s most unique wedding and event venues, pick up rental information, enjoy entertainment and refreshments. Outside, check out a special Art Walk print-making demo by FAU students in front of the Cornell Art Museum and find out about the Museum’s (post-renovation) Grand Re-Opening! Be sure to stick around for the Free Friday Concert with Turnstiles beginning at 7:30 pm!

 

 

 

 

 

The School offers a wide range of art, photography, digital imaging and writing classes for all levels. Youth classes are also available for kids ages 6 and up.

Seven new instructors have joined the teaching team, many of whom are internationally recognized for their work!

New classes include: Contemporary Painting, Foundations in Oil Painting, Figure Drawing and Expressionism, Urban Mixmedia Textured Abstracts, Advanced Installation Art, Glass Fusing, Jewelry Design with Cold connections, Landscape Photography, Nature & Wildlife Photography and more!

New Workshops include: iPhone Photography 101 and Image Transfer: Metal to Magic

 

 

 

 

 

Download the current catalog at http://OldSchoolSquare.org

or call 561-403-2954

 

 

Creative Arts School at Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach 33444

 

 

(Photo Courtesy Lee Gordon)

 

 

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach and has served as the community’s gathering place for over 25 years. The historic campus welcomes half a million people each year for programs, classes, events and rental activities and includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and shows. The Creative Arts School (2nd floor of the Crest Theatre building) offers art, photography and writing classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on all programs and services, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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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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

561-586-8666

(1 block north of the Cultural Council)

www.lwartleague.orgfacebook.com/lwartleague

 

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
$20.00
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
Cathy.lwartleague@gmail.com

 

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

 

www.lwartleague.orgfacebook.com/lwartleague

 

 

 

 

 

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

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
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School

 

Free And Open To The Public

 

OPEN HOUSE

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

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
561-392-2503

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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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 

Jewelry

Enameling

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
561-582-3300

 

Open 7 days a week

artisansontheave.com

 

 

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

www.thecraftgallery.net
www.dixieArtLoft.com
www.ArtisansOnTheave.com
www.ceramicleaguepalmbeaches.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986