Art On Park Gallery Announces: Exhibit Featuring Edward H. Munoz, Call For Abstract Art, Classes, Free Events In Lake Park. Don’t Miss “Art By The Inch Fundraiser” Coming Soon

Art on Park Gallery announces a special art exhibit featuring Edward H. Munoz, with an Opening Reception on Friday, November 16.  Included in this article is a Call for “Absolutely Abstract 2018”.  Art lovers mark your calendars for that Opening Reception on Friday, December 14.  Hosted by the Artists of Palm Beach County, there are ongoing classes, free events, and workshops. The Rickie Report shares all of the details here about all of them, plus a special FUNdraiser for Student art scholarships!

 

 

 

 

Art on Park Gallery

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

For Artists by artists of all disciplines, media and price points

Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 PM
800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403      561-345-2842

 

 

APBC Art on Park Gallery

Presents:

 The Art of Edward H. Munoz  

Opening Reception:

 Friday, November 16    5 – 8 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL FOR ARTWORK:

“ABSOLUTELY ABSTRACT” 2018 Exhibit

Free, Public Open Reception:

Friday, December 14, 2018

 

5-8 PM

 

 

Abstract Work created in any medium

Exhibit shows  December 3 – 28, 2018

Submission deadline: November 21, 2018

AWARDING

* $50 for First Place * $25 for Second Place * Honorable Mentions *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details:

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?299

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org

 

 

“ART     BY      THE     INCH”    FUNdraiser!

 

 

Friday, December 14, 2018, 5‐8 PM

The artworks created in various mediums are:

6 X 6 inches   $50.

8 X 8 inches   $75.

12 X 12 inches  $100.

They are being donated by APBC members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, Art Salons, studio space or other events:

APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403
561-345-2842
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

 

 

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****Date Changed To Fifth Tuesday, October 30th For Art Salon **** Meet Aurora Molina, Fiber Artist

The Armory Art Center brings so many opportunities not only to artists, but to art lovers. The monthly Art Salons led by Elle Schorr allow all of us to meet and better understand the creative process with internationally, nationally and locally based artists.  Meet figurative fiber sculpture artist, Aurora Molina on Tuesday, October 30th, as she discusses “CULTURAL PORTRAITS IN FIBER AND THREAD” The public is invited.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!  Please note CHANGED DATE for this Art Salon!!!

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY,  October 30, 2018

6:30 -8:30 pm

“CULTURAL PORTRAITS

IN FIBER AND THREAD”

PRESENTED BY

Aurora  Molina

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER MEDIA ROOM

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. There is a $10 donation for each salon.

 

 

Art Installation by Aurora Molina

 

 

Aurora Molina is a figurative fiber sculpture artist, using embroidery as a drawing instrument, and fabric as a material for building large sculptural installations, tapestries, marionettes, and small wall drawings that capture people of all ages and backgrounds, and the environments in which they live. Each has its own spirit; some playful, some grotesque, others belligerent and some with a more serious side. Some contain satirical, even subversive political commentaries. Each one tells a story that appeals to our social consciousness and narrates stories, whether about childhood or aging, family, climate change or anthropoid-like creatures with animal instincts, immigration or life in one of the many cultures in which she has lived and worked. She says “The use of fabric and the obsessiveness of embroidery defines my work and honors that centuries-old legacy of women weavers and artisans.”

 

 

 

 

 

Art Installation At FAT Village by Aurora Molina

 

 

 

Photography, video, robotics and more have been utilized in the telling of her many stories. “Whereas society has slowly created “fictions” and “virtual realities” to replace the real, I instead direct the spectator’s attention to the everyday real happenings of ordinary lives.” Some works use stockings to make her creatures appear crude, more visceral, “as if the skin had been removed to reveal what’s beneath, to expose the rawness of tissue and blood”. She says “it is the grotesque nature of these pieces that is meant to invite deeper explorations into the true nature of the character, in order to seduce the spectator to reexamine his or her own psychological vulnerabilities”.

 

 

Figurative Art by Aurora Molina

 

 

 


Aurora Molina was born in La Havana, Cuba, in 1984, and emigrated to the United States at the age of sixteen. She received her BA in Fine Arts from Florida International University, specializing in Mixed Media, and her MFA in Contemporary Art at the Universidad Europea de Madrid, completed in 2009. She currently lives in Miami, where she is a resident artist at the Bakehouse Art Complex, and is represented by Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. She also works as an art educator, teaching art to kids who are often from disadvantaged backgrounds or with developmental disabilities, in Miami, Oaxaca, Mexico, Yogjakarta, Indonesia, and Kota, India, often related to the aesthetics of their own cultural traditions.

 

 

 

Installation art by Aurora Molina

 

 

 

 

 

About Art Salons:

South Florida has become a vibrant center for art and artists, and ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach are a gathering place for artists from throughout in the region. Each month from October to May, Art Salons offer presentations by influential professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida. Presenters show their work, talk about their influences, and explore the work of artists showing in museums and galleries, followed by stimulating discussions between all who attend. Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. Art Salons also offer the opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, enhance professional development, share useful resources, and network with other artists.

Elle Schorr, a well-known artist / photographer who spends much of her time at museums and art exhibits locally and internationally, has been facilitating the salons, hosted by the Armory Art Center, since 2012.

All are welcome to join in these timely explorations of trends in contemporary art and individual artists’ work.

 

 

 

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS:

All Salons meet in the Media Room of the Armory Art Center, 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, Florida 3340, in the historic Art Deco Armory building to the left of the garden.

If you’re driving North on I-95, turn right/ east on Belvedere Blvd. Turn left at the light on to Parker Avenue. Continue north to Park Place, just before the new Firehouse. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

If you’re driving South on I-95, turn left / east on Okeechobee Blvd. Turn right on Parker Ave, just before the Convention Center. Continue south past the park and new Firehouse, and turn left on Park Place. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

 

 

 

Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Invites You To A Dark Arts Ball On Friday, October 26th For Art, Magic, Mystery, Potions, Infernos! All Ages With Costumes Welcome!

The Halloween Party at Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts will be like no other! “A Dark Arts Ball” on Friday, October 26th includes a jazz band, Tarot and Ouija readers, photo booth, costume prizes, refreshments, artwork, magic, and the fire spitting infernos!   There is free parking and you pay at the door, if you dare! The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to hear about your eerie experiences!  Cash prizes for best costumes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

1105 2nd Avenue South     Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561.508.7315      benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

H A L L O W E E N       ” A     D A R K     A R T S     B A L L

 

 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

6 – 10 PM

$20. Cover  

Free Parking

 

 

!  DO NOT USE GPS !

It will take you the wrong way.

Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Lake Worth, Florida

561.508.7315
www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Studio For The Visual Arts Announces Classes And Workshops. No Membership Fee. No Registration Fee. Prorating Class Fees Are Available. Learn At Your Own Pace. Learn Your Own Style.

The New Studio for the Visual Arts shares their Fall Class Schedule (drawing, portraiture, oil painting, watercolor, pastels and photography) and events, which begin October 29 and run through December 22, 2018.  Don’t miss a special exhibition by Shawn Escott and meet internationally known artist, Paul Critchley. Enjoy Lunch and Learn with Joan Lipton, Elio Camacho‘s Still Life Oil Painting Demonstration, take Rafael Lima‘s “Writing your life story – a memoir workshop”, or explore encaustic and abstract painting with Heidi Mayfield.  NSVA has a warm, welcoming atmosphere, where learning is FUN!  There is No membership fee, No registration fee, and Prorating Class Fees are available.  The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to see what you create!

 

 

 

 

www.thenewstudiova.net

 

 

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts mission:

Nurture a vibrant arts community

Foster artistic excellence

Lower the barriers to participation in the arts

Bring people together for a powerful shared experience that inspires a creative exchange of ideas 

 

 

 

November 2018 Classes And Events

 

 

Lunch & Learn with Joan Lipton:

Wednesday, Nov. 7th

12:00 – 2:00pm

$65

“Comparing Masterpieces from the Past to the Present”

Lunch and lecture presentation will be held at the Eastpointe Country Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joan Lipton, Ph.D. is an independent lecturer and art historian who has held numerous workshops in colleges, alumni associations, adult education centers and libraries in New York City and New Jersey. She has an M.A. from Hunter College, New York, with a specialization in the Renaissance and an M.A. and Ph.D. from The Graduate Center of the City of New York, with a specialization in 19th and 20th-century art.

 

 

Rafael Lima “Writing your life story – a memoir workshop”

November 9, 10:00 – 4:00pm

At Jonathan Dickinson State Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This workshop will explore the types of memoirs—coming of age, adversity, relationship, career, and travel – as well as help you develop techniques in writing your life experiences with the finesse of fiction. Additionally the workshop will explore traditional publishing opportunities as well as the new on-line world of publishing and how to gain readership in the new self-publishing marketplace.

Rafael Lima is a Miami novelist, screenwriter, playwright and journalist.  Lima’s first full length play, “El Salvador,” was developed and staged at the Circle Repertory Theater in New York and published by Samuel French and Applause books.  After a successful career as a playwright Lima moved to Los Angeles where he wrote feature screenplays for Paramount, Disney, Castle Rock and Desi-Lu Productions. Rafael teaches writing at the University of Miami and conducts writing seminars and workshops all over the country. His own memoir “Cuba the Trip Back” was an Amazon bestseller.    https://www.facebook.com/limafiction

 

 

Shawn Escott Exhibition:

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 9th

5:30 – 7:30 pm 

Exhibit Available November 5 – November 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View Shawn Escott’s recent figurative and portrait drawings, studio and plein air paintings. Shawn is a master of emotional painting – a playful fusion of joy and discipline that comes through in each stroke and able to infuse life, vitality and energy that shows in subtle brush work, bold color choices, and an innate understanding of the elements that make truly memorable paintings. www.shawnescott.com

 

Meet & Greet with Shawn Escott and Paul Critchley:

Friday, November 9th

5:30 – 7:30  pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for an opportunity to talk first hand with local artist Shawn Escott and Paul Critchley, internationally acclaimed British artist from Farindola, Italy.

 

 

Elio Camacho Still Life Oil Painting Demonstration:

Monday, November 12th

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Suggested donation…$10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a painting instructor, Elio provides students with the foundation necessary to be creative. His goal is to assist students in capturing the particular mood of the moment and to express themselves in a bold and colorful way, while capturing the beauty and spontaneity of nature.   www.colorrelations.com/

Mark your calendar for his workshop: April 1 – April 3, 2019  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

An Evening with Paul Critchley,  Lecture:

Award winning internationally recognized English born artist from Farindola, Italy.

Thursday, November 15th

6:30 – 8:30pm

Suggested donation…$20

Learn about Paul’s creative process in the development of his unique artwork and the origins of his very unique style.  The definition of realism takes on a new meaning when the paintings are shaped in perspective because a ‘realistic’ painting in a square or rectangle relies on the acceptance by the viewer that they are looking at an illusion presented to them in an arbitrarily imposed shape. But when a painting is shaped to look like the object represented when seen in perspective, such as a painting of a door – which actually opens and closes like a real door – then the illusion of reality is intensified. Perhaps it would be more accurate to describe this increased realism as ‘supra-realism’.

He presently is exhibiting with De Twee Pauwen, The Hague, The Netherlands and Bel-Air Fine Art, Miami.  Paul has shown in more than 200 Group Exhibitions, including: The 57th ‘Bienale di Venezia’, Italy, 2017 – Bel-Air Fine Art, Paris, France Maddox Gallery, London, Galerie Blondel, Paris, France, Michelle Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Vladikavkaz, Russia.  Paul has participated in 36 Solo Exhibitions since 1987 and Over 61 International Art Fairs since 1985. Rotterdam Contemporary, The Netherlands,, Art Karlsruhe, Germany (solo), Moniker, London, Art.Fair Cologne, Germany (Solo shows 2014 – 2015), SCOPE, Basel, Switzerland (Solo show 2013).  https://www.saatchiart.com/PaulC

 

 

Heidi Mayfield Encaustic and Abstract Painting Workshop

Encaustic:

Saturday, November 17 – 18th     9:00 am – 4:00 pm   $300

Abstract Painting:  

November 19, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm   $150

Heidi was born in Charlottesville, VA into a family of artists, creators and musicians. Surrounded all her growing years with the ever inspiring beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, her aesthetic sensibilities became acute and her love for natural forms, shapes have been her inspiration for her art. She was first introduced to encaustic wax and oil painting when she watched her mother paint with as a child. Heidi studied pottery, at Piedmont Virginia Community College and then again at Daytona Community College before attending the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, FL where she studied graphic design. Her art training became invaluable in her art career working with interior designers all over South Florida creating custom, commissioned art and murals for their clients. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No membership fee!
No registration fee!
Prorating available!

Sign up today.

Call 561-295-5712

www.thenewstudiova.net

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Wellington Art Society Features Leader Of The Light Painting Movement, Jason Page At October 17th Meeting. Open to Artists and Art Lovers!

The Wellington Art Society will feature local artist Jason Page at their Wednesday, October 17, 2018 meeting at the Wellington Community Center.  Artists and art lovers are invited to the Meet and Greet, followed by a member spotlight and brief meeting.  Jason’s demonstration will be the highlight of the meeting.  Jason is best known as the leader in the light painting movement.  A raffle of art donations will follow with proceeds going to the Scholarship Fund.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Jason’s artwork!  

 

 

Wednesday,  October 17, 2018

 

6:30 pm

12150 Forest Hill Blvd.   Wellington, FL

FEATURES:

J A S O N       P A G E

 

This is event is open to members and non-members

 

 

 

 

Light Painting Vlog by Jason Page

 

 

 

Jason’s father was an avid photographer, who moved his family to Palm Beach when Jason was very young.  After high school he went on to study film production in college and focused his cinematography on his love of surfing.  He produced, shot and edited four feature length award winning films.  Jason tells The Rickie Report, “Light painting is its own art form, just as drawing is an art form or painting is an art form.  Calling light painting a ‘photographic technique’ would be the same thing as calling painting a canvas technique”.

 

 

Light Painting by Jason Page

 

 

 

Jason discovered light painting by accident when shooting a full moon and he bumped his camera.  When he checked the image and saw the streak that the moon left across the sky it was his epiphany and from that moment on he was a light painter!  He is widely recognized as a leader in the light painting movement and has created ground breaking images.  He uses both digital and film but prefers shooting film whenever he can.  He uses his camera as an instrument for recording light and all of his paintings are created in real time and captured on the camera in one single photographic frame.  Jason creates his images in total darkness and paints with light just as a traditional  painter would with oils or acrylics.

 

Light Painting with Janelle Monae by Jason Page

 

 

Jason Pages’s paintings have been exhibited in many cities in Europe and India as well as the United States and throughout Florida.  Light painting is created in real time, captured to the camera in one single photographic frame using the Light Painting Brushes.  

For  more information about Jason’s artistry:

Jasondpage.com

Lightpaintingphotography.com

Lightpaintingbrushes.com

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 37th 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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Pelican Central Mosaic Arts Studio/Gallery Announces Grand Opening In Art-Friendly Fort Pierce On Saturday, October 13th

The mosaic ladies have arrived in Fort Pierce! If you’re interested in mosaics, you’ve heard of Diane Concepcion and Asia Booth! They’ve been creating/teaching mosaic art in Martin County for years. Diane and Asia have had studios in several locations, including an urban farm! Their journey has led them to Fort Pierce, which is experiencing a true renaissance.  The new studio, Pelican Central Mosaic Arts announces the Grand Opening Party on Saturday,  October 13th.  The studio is a special place that includes a gallery, plenty of classroom space, and resident artist Christine Fitzgerald of Christine’s Coastal Treasures. The new space is available for other artists to teach as well!   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Meet and greet the artists, take a look at the great studio space, ask about the classes, create a ‘Make and Take’, and share some refreshments.  While you are in Ft. Pierce, you’ll want to explore the Saturday farmers market, live music, water front, restaurants and many other art galleries in town.

 

 

 

Pelican Central Mosaic Arts

220 Orange Avenue     Ft. Pierce, Florida

Diane Concepcion    Asia Booth    Christine Fitzgerald 

 

 

 

 

Pelican Central Mosaic Arts

Announces   Its   Grand   Opening   Celebration

Saturday, October 13th

Noon – 6 pm

220 Orange Ave. Ft Pierce, FL    

 

 

Asia Booth and Diane Concepcion

 

 

Fort Pierce, the home of the A.E.Backus Museum and Florida’s beloved Highwaymen, is synonymous with art.   The city is alive with new restaurants, craft breweries, art galleries, art co-ops and all kinds of unique shops.  The long standing Saturday Farmers’ Market on the waterfront is as busy as ever. Every Saturday, not just during snowbird season-but all year long, you will find art vendors, food vendors, a green market with fresh local produce plus a big selection of artisanal food products and live music. The market has been a local tradition since 1997. Diane Concepcion and Asia Booth have both previously exhibited/sold their mosaics at the Art Connection, in the historic Arcade Building, an artist owned co-op with 30 plus artists of all types of media. Lively Fort Pierce’s downtown has an ever expanding art community and calendar of unique city events, like the Monthly Art Walk. That convinced them to stay!

 

 

 

Downtown Fort Pierce

 

 

The new studio, Pelican Central Mosaic Arts, has been open since September 1st, but the official Grand Opening party is Saturday, October 13th.  The new studio is a special place that includes a gallery, plenty of classroom space, and resident artist Christine Fitzgerald of Christine’s Coastal Treasures.  Diane, the founder of the original mosaic studio, was essentially self-taught until she retired and found time to study at the Union Square Art Cooperative in NYC. She continued working with the most highly regarded artists in the mosaic community. Diane loves mosaic garden art (stepping stones, flower pots, gazing balls) or functional art (house numbers, picture frames, table tops) but to sooth her artistic soul, it’s usually a pelican. Hence the name of the studio!

 

 

 

Pelican Mosaic by Diane Concepcion

 

 

 

Asia found her passion for mosaic art in high school. All it took was one project in a studio art class to have her hooked. From there she began to experiment with glass, and began creating stained glass mosaics in her spare time. Before she met Diane, she had been working out of her home and selling her art at fairs and shows. Now with more time and space to devote to mosaics, she loves to recreate video game characters, peacocks, and especially dragons out of glass. She also enjoys helping self- proclaimed “non-crafty” people to find their inner artist.

 

Mosaic by Asia Booth

 

 

 

Christine Fitzgerald has been a teaching artist for over 30 years. Her passion is helping her students to get their creative juices flowing…for them to enjoy creating…and not to be intimidated…all in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Christine has taught all over the world on high end cruise ships for the last 18 years. She also started an art program at a local nonprofit, teaching adults with special needs to express themselves through art. Christine recently closed her coastal store and classroom in Jensen Beach, and is now excited to have an art studio in her own community of Ft. Pierce. Her resin art classes are all the rage, and fill up quickly, so don’t miss out! Come play, learn and create with Christine.

 

 

 

 

Christine Fitzgerald with one of her resin mosaic creations

 

 

 

 

 

The creatives of Pelican Central Mosaic Arts all give one-on-one or group instruction. There are studio hours by appointment or on ‘drop in days’. They have developed several classes which they give in the studio or ‘Out and About’ at locations around Martin and St Lucie counties, such as the highly popular Mosaic Jewelry class. Another fun ‘ladies night; class is the ever popular Coastal Shapes. In a 3 hour all-inclusive class you’ll make a fun coastal wall hanging in the shape of a seahorse, turtle, pineapple, mermaid or one of the many other shapes available.  The new space in Fort Pierce is available for other artists to come and teach as well!

 

 

Mosaic Jewelry Class

 

 

Tropical Shapes Class

 

 

 

For more information:

Diane Concepcion 732 804-4715

Asia Booth  772 682-9180

Christine Fitzgerald  561 601-9157

Look for more info and upcoming classes on our Facebook page

www.facebook.com/PelicanCentral

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Martin Arts Council Announces Volunteer Opportunities And Chances To Plan Parties, Meet Artists, Be Cultural Ambassadors And More! Get Involved In Your Arts Community – You’ll Wonder Why You Waited So Long!

The Martin Arts Council is sharing a call for volunteers!  If you enjoy planning parties, want to be a cultural ambassador, can give a few hours a month to do light office work, have the brawn to help hang artwork, or just love being part of the creative scene: This is for you!  The depth of your involvement is up to you, as there are MANY events to help out with. The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you ( and your friends and neighbors) to call and sign up!  Kudos to the volunteers who have helped grow this essential organization! Kudos to those who sign up to continue this important work, you will not only GIVE, but you will GET so much from these experiences!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Court House Cultural Center

80 E Ocean Blvd      Stuart, FL 34994

772-287-6676       martinarts.org

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

 

Volunteer at the Court House Cultural Center:

Located in the historic  Court House Cultural Center  80 E Ocean Blvd Stuart, FL 34994  772-287-6676  martinarts.org

 

 

 

 

 

  • CHCC Gallery Committee: Work with Artists to help plan and executve exhibitions in the Gallery
  • Like to plan PARTIES? We need a party crew to help with set up and implementation of our many receptions, workshops and events held at the CHCC.  We bring the food, you bring the creativity! 

 

Volunteer at one of our Events and Share your Passion for the Arts in the Community!

 

 

 

  • ArtsFest© | February 9 & 10, 2019: A two-day celebration of the arts held in Memorial Park and along E Ocean Boulevard, historic downtown Stuart to celebrate the arts – music, art, dance, kids’ activities and more!   Volunteer on the steering committee to plan the event or on the days of the festival.  

 

 

  • mARTies Awards | Oct 25, 2018: Held since 2003, this event showcases and honors artists, community leaders and businesses who are responsible for the success of the arts in our community.  Volunteer committee members solicit sponsorships, help with the nomination and selection process, coordinate the show and assist with the many other duties related to producing an event.

 

 

 

 

Be a part of our Arts in Education Programs!

  • Marvin S Cone Annual High School Juried Art Show: An annual exhibition, since 1988, featuring the artwork of local high school students.  Volunteers help coordinate and install the show as well as provide assistance during the awards ceremony in April 2019. 
  • ARTS Day: Volunteers assist with coordinating student / teacher registrations, coordinate artists and on the day of work with the artists and students to maintain a student/adult ratio of approximately 3:1.  This all-day event is held in various Martin County locations with artists teaching in a variety of media including acrylics, pastels, pen & ink, photography and watercolors.  
  • Arts Education Committee: new committee being established to support our many arts education projects and outreach to the youth in our community. 

Other Committees & Activities:

  • Fund Development Committee: volunteers are responsible for on-going outreach for new members.  May include special receptions/functions and solicitation of new audiences. 
  • Cultural Ambassadors: Sign up to visit our many galleries, arts organizations, museums and performing arts venues to distribute current Arts Council information and bring back current information for our Information Center. 
  • Office Support: Volunteers are needed to assist with basic office functions, including filing, data entry, mailing invitations/newsletters, and tasks related to social media, website updating and other communications strategies.  

 

Contact us at (772) 287-6676 or info@martinarts.org to sign up today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Call To Artists For 4th Annual Plein Air Palm Beach Plein Fun Fest In Delray Beach February 1,2,3 2019

Plein Air Palm Beach and Old School Square in Downtown Delray Beach is hosting the 4th Annual “Plein Air Fun Fest” on February 1, 2 and 3, 2019.  It is time for artists to apply to participate!  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds you that there are over $2,000 in cash prizesKudos to Plein Air Palm Beach ! Art lovers are welcome to watch as these artists create, so Mark Your Calendars!! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL TO ARTISTS

Plein Air Palm Beach –Plein Fun Fest – Delray Beach, Florida

February 1, 2, 3, 2019

Let’s keep the FUN in our 4th Annual Plein Fun Fest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us as we paint beautiful Delray Beach, Florida, known as the “Most Fun Small Town”. 

This is a 3 event with the competition on Saturday, February 2. 

Judging and awards of over $2000 cash, plus merchandise awards. 

Awards and Collectors’ reception will be co-hosted by Old School Square. 

Limited to 50 artists. Exhibit & Sale!

 

 

 

Events Dates:  February 1, 2, 3, 2019

Friday, February 1-  Paint-out with Critique

Paint -out and critique for those Artists who want to join in the FUN but not interested in competition, includes hospitality suite. This Plein Air Paint-out allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public. Paintings from this day may be part of the Silent Auction that concludes at the Saturday reception in the Ocean Breeze room.

Saturday, February 2 – Plein Fun Fest – Painting Competition

Cash awards , Awards ceremony,  reception, Silent Auction and Sale 

Sunday, February 3 – Paint the Beach for FUN

Early Registration: November 30, 2018 

Deadline:  December 29, 2018 

PLEIN FUN FEST WEEKEND SCHEDULE:

Friday: Paint-out & Critique

On Friday, Feb 1, 2019 – There will be a Paint-out with Critique for those Artists who want to join in the FUN but not interested in competition. There is a charge of $20 which includes hospitality suite. Artists may bring 1-2 guests at $10/per person. Because of the popularity of PAPB’s paint-out with critique that is run by Manny Jomok we decided to make it part of Plein Fun Fest. Registered Artists will meet at Old School Square at 9 AM and decide where to paint. Critique leaders will be available to offer assistance to those who are new to plein air. This Plein Air Paint-out allows artists the opportunity to enjoy not only painting but sharing their creativity with the public. To the viewers, this art form can be very exciting because it invites them into the creative process: the sight, sound, and even smell of the artists´ world. One of the best parts of plein air painting is the congeniality of artists. Paintings must be back by 12 noon to be part of the Silent Auction.

At 12 PM all will meet again at Old School Square Field House for an Artist Hospitality Suite. From there we will break into groups of no more than 10 for a shared art critique. And, as last year there will be a fabulous luncheon buffet for participating artists. After critique, artists will have time to tweek paintings if they wish, and frame them for hanging in the Silent Auction, but they must be completed and framed by 3-3:30. Framing is to take place on tables after table cloths are removed.

Paintings from this day may be part of the Silent Auction that concludes at the Saturday reception in the Ocean Breeze room. They are not part of the judging.

Saturday: Plein Air Competition

Plein Fun Fest – Painting Competition
Plein Air Competition: Saturday February 2, 2019,Juried Artists have been selected to compete in this event that will take place in Delray Beach, FL on Saturday February 2, 2019. Awards ceremony and reception February 2, 2019 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Cash awards will be given as follows: 1st Place, 2nd Place; 3rd Place; Judges’ Recognition and Honorable Mention. Sales of paintings resulting from this exhibition are subject to a 30% commission.

8 to 9 AM: Artists check in at the south side of the Crest Theater at Old School Square at 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL. Once participating artists have their canvases or painting surfaces stamped at check-in. Artists may have stamped as many painting surfaces as they wish but may only submit up to two artworks in the competition.

The Plein Air Painting Locations:
After check in artists can then begin painting at location of their choice anywhere within the boundaries Delray Beach. Each artist of will be given a map that delineates the competition boundaries and suggested painting locations for those artists unfamiliar with the area. Artists will be able to choose their own location from a thoughtfully compiled list of suggestions. Locations include marinas, historic buildings and monuments, gardens, architecture, ocean, intracoastal waterway views, small shops and much more. In case of rain, covered locations with views that artists can paint will also be identified.

Artists must paint within the competition boundaries and without the assistance of photographs. Any medium may be used, although photography is not acceptable in this competition. For the purposes of this event, plein air painting is defined as predominantly completed on site (80%) with minor tweaking of less than 20%.

3-4 PM: Paintings must be back at 3:00 to be photographed and framed.  Then they are to hang on the fencing under their names.  Artist will then enjoy reception and Hospitality room which will be open until 5:00. An area for framing and photgraphing artwork will be setup in the Music Room of the Crest Theater. There will also be a hospitality suite exclusively for competing artists in the Library of the Crest Theater. Artists may bring 1-2 guests at $10/per person. Competing artists can turn in up to two framed and wired, ready to hang artworks which will be displayed along the fencing designated by artist name in the Loge Walkway of Old School Square. Artworks must be completed by 3 pm and on display by 4 pm. Paintings not returned on time will be disqualified for jurying and show/sale.

4:30 PM Judging

5:30 – 7:30 PM Artists & Collectors Reception and Awards Ceremony. Exhibit, awards and sale will take place in the Ocean Breeze room and the Loge walkway connecting to the Cornell Museum

The Awards

Cash awards based on the judges selections will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place, Juror’s Recognition and Honorable Mention Awards.
1st Place $1000.
2nd Place $500.
3rd Place $200.
Juror’s Recognition $150.
Honorable Mention $150.
Additional awards may be presented at the committee’s discretion.

 

Sunday Paint the Beach for FUN

We had a great time last year painting the beach, so we are planning to do so again. Like before we will at the pavilion at the end of Atlantic Ave. There will be coffee and donuts. The city of Delray Beach does not require a permit for our paint-out that could have upwards of 50 plus plein air painters but asks us not to congregate in one place. Imagine the visual of all the plein air painters stretched out along the beach. NIrvana. This is just a painting for the shear joy of it as Delray Beach prohibits selling of anything at the beach.

 

 

For more information :

E-mail: info@pleinairpalmbeach.com

Website & Full Prospectus:  www.pleinairpalmbeach.com

Contact:  Donna Walsh   561.499.0346 

    Lorrie Turner   561.632.2914

 

 

 

 

 

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Palm Beach County Quilters’ Guild Announces Vendors And Events At 2018 Quilt Show October 12 & 13. Free Parking At South FL Fairgrounds

Palm Beach County Quilters Guild (PBCQG) presents “Quilts of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” at the 2018 Quilt Show on October 12 & 13th.  The event takes place at the South Florida Fairgrounds and will offer quilts for sale, a quilt exhibition, a boutique for quilters, vendors, door prizes, a small quilt silent auction, and an opportunity quilt.  Parking is free with admission.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone from emerging quilters to experienced quilters to stop by!  Fabric lovers, mark these dates on your calendars! 

 

 

 

Promoting the art of quilt-making since 1984

 

 

 

 

Palm Beach County Quilters Guild

Presents

“Quilts of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”

 

 

 

 

2018   Q U I L T      S H O W

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12TH

10:00 AM  – 5 :00 PM

&

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

South Florida Fairgrounds 

9067 Southern Blvd.    West Palm Beach, FL 33411

ENTER AT GATE 8

Two-Day Admission: $10.00 

FREE Parking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCLUDES:

Door Prizes

Opportunity Quilt

Vendors

Small Quilt Silent Auction

Basket Raffle

Quilters Boutique

Quilts for Sale

 

 

Announcing The 2019 Opportunity Quilt, “Old Florida”

 

 

 

VENDORS

Purse – o – Nalities

Quilt a Bit

Material Girlz of Florida

Bold Notion Quilting

Grannie Suzannie Designs

Kianga Aftrican Art

Marilou’s Quilting

Laura’s Sewing

Stitchcraft

Red Thread Studio

Kits by Karla

Origami Owl Custom Jewelry

Redfern Enterprises

SPECIAL EXHIBITS

SAQA Florida

Quilters Innovative Design

 Palm Beach Quilt Guild Strip Tease 111 Challenge

 

 

 

 

About the PBCQG:

Do you like to work on projectAprils in your own home? We have directions available for our Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County Welcome Home quilts, and for Project Linus quilts. We also have directions posted for a great name badge holder you can make for your name tag, the PBCQG logo patch, and pin. Or, you can sew interesting items for the Boutique committee as they dream up new items to offer in the Boutique at our Guild meetings or at our shows.

Do you prefer to work in a group? We gather after meetings several times a year for community outreach “sew-ins” where you can cut, press, sort, sew, bind, or quilt projects for veterans, Habitat for Humanity partner families, and other Palm Beach County community services. Additionally, many members gather in small groups around town to work together on community projects. See the list in each month’s newsletter.

Do you like to help children learn about quilt-making? We love helping children (and their parents) learn about and appreciate quilt-making. Our largest project is our Kids’ Corner throughout the seventeen days of the South Florida Fair each year. We have offered different activities over the last 30 years, but all of them involve a way for children – even the young ones – to make something related to quilt-making. Currently, the children use crayons to draw designs on light-colored fabric that we heat-set and make into small Project Linus quilts – often right there at the Fair. Children and parents often stop by later the same day to see the quilt that their block is in. These quilts are distributed to community-based organizations throughout Palm Beach County – many are carried on fire trucks and used to comfort children in crisis situations. The Fair lasts for seventeen days each January and we always need members (and their friends and family) to help with Kid’s Corner and with other tasks such as demonstrating hand-quilting, machine-quilting, and offering opportunities to win the special theme quilt available that year. Get free admission the day you work!

Sign up to work a shift of your choosing at any Fall Guild meeting or by contacting Nancy Ialacci or Donna Jesse. We especially need volunteers to work the evening shifts – that way, you can enjoy the Fair during the less-crowded daytime, have dinner, and then work the booth from 6-10 pm

Another way we help children learn about quilt-making is to conduct special programs, such as the quilt-making class at the Fair’s summer camp in Yesteryear Village. Children, 8-12 learn what life was like in “the old days” and they learn basic sewing and quilting skills.

Do you like to learn new skills? Most Guild meetings include a program, which teaches a quilt-making skill or concept. During the year, we have several workshops with talented local, regional, and national instructors on tradition, modern, and art quilt-making. See the newsletter for the latest information on programs and workshops.

Do you enjoy sharing your quilt-making knowledge with others? Let the Guild vice president or workshop chair know that you are interested in teaching a short program or a long workshop.

Would you like working with our wonderful library of quilt-making books and videos? You can help the library committee catalog new acquisitions, lend and receive the books and videos, or help members find ones related to their quilt-making interests.

Would you enjoy helping with our annual challenge, or the construction of our annual Fair and “opportunity” quilts? Contact the committee chairs and let them know.

How about assembling membership packets? Preparing Birthday Basket fat-quarters? Holding quilts up for display during Show and Tell? Just contact the committee chair – they would love, love, love your help!

And, there is always a lot to do before each meeting. If you find joining a new group a bit awkward, pitching in and working along side someone is an easy way to break the ice. Sign up to be the “Gate Greeter,” from 9:15 – 10 am, and provide wagons for members and guests to use for their heavy items. This way, you get to meet everyone coming into the meeting. Just sign up on the clip-board circulated during each meeting. Join us in the Bink Museum at 8:30 am any meeting day and help set up the tables and chairs and be part of the camaraderie that forms as we work together. Join Us!

For Quilt Show information, membership details, meetings and other events please visit:

PalmBeachQuilters.org

 

https://www.facebook.com/PBCQuiltersGuild/

 

 

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What Is CERF+? How Can Its Resources Help You Before And After A Disaster? Here Is CERF+ A Safety Net for Artists’ Emergencies

What happens when a disaster strikes?  We see images and hear stories of people who have lost their homes, livelihoods and loved ones.  We rarely see coverage of artists who have lost their studios, galleries, and income.  Today, Caren Hackman reports about CERF+, which comes to the aid of those creatives who need immediate relief.  When it was discovered that there was virtually no safety net for artists and their work, the Craft Emergency Relief Fund was established.  The Rickie Report shares the resources that CERF+ offers!  We hope that this article is just the beginning of a conversation with artists, galleries and other arts-related organizations.  How can each be involved, in a small, but powerful way?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists are one group that misses all the attention when disaster strikes. It may be fire, a hurricane, a flood, or an earthquake.

 

 

Unless a museum is involved, no one seems to notice that great artworks are lost without compensation to the maker.

 

At last there is a resource with CERF+, a very unique organization that has come to the rescue of artists as a kind of safety net for their fragile careers. They know there is no way to recover from major damage to supplies and inventory.

 

When the events of life become oppressive, there is someone to help. 

 

 

 

 

As such, CERF+ advocates preparedness so that artists of all types are ready before an unforeseen event arrives. This could be a health crisis such as a personal illness or debility. Their website, CERFplus.org (https://cerfplus.org), is devoted to preserving careers through “Studio Protector” and the “Wellness for Makers” programs. Much is loaded into the comprehensive site so that artists and craftspeople can get information on grant writing, health insurance, disaster preparedness and more. New or long-term creatives can find advice on a variety of relevant topics.

 

 

A few of the artists who have been helped by CERF+

 

 

Director of Programs and Outreach, Jennifer Simon, describes the organization’s philosophy as “everything that can help the artist enjoy a sustainable and resilient career. We attempt not to duplicate information already available to artists from other worthy organizations; instead, we try to focus on ‘filling the gaps.’” She points out that the new website is actually a merging of two previous ones: CERF and Studio Protector. The result is a guide to emergency relief assistance and recovery. 

 

 

 

 

It all came about when it was discovered that there was virtually no safety net for artists and their work. Carol Sedestrom Ross, President of American Craft Enterprises in 1985 and glassblower, Josh Simpson, joined forces in the mid 80’s to establish the Craft Emergency Relief Fund. It was based on the known generosity of artists to help their community when in trouble. They formalized the former “pass the hat” tradition to an organized donation system. Lacking a website, of course, they depended on people passing through exhibitions and shows.   

 

 

 

Artists are notoriously loyal and before long, the fund grew along with the organization. They felt that “needs to be a greater presence of artists at the table when it comes to emergency assistance in general.” Artists and musicians of all callings periodically face times of dire need. And so the National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response was born whose members included the Actors Fund, Music Cares, South Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. It is a tight knit group that is in constant communication to share ideas on resources and communal activities. 

 

 

 

 

Jenifer brings me up to date on the contemporary version of CERF+. “Our goal is to not only motivate artists to look at the website, but to implement some of the recommendations.” The organization likes to show different ways that artists can talk about sustaining resilient careers. Some are beneficiaries of $500 Get Ready Grants that enable artists to practice preparedness to mitigate disaster. She explains that “preparing for disasters is not an attractive topic for most artists, many of whom are focused on more immediate concerns such as earning a living, finding health insurance, and getting jobs. It is a challenge to get “preparedness” on an artist’s radar.” 

 

 

 

 

The site is apparently a work in process and is becoming more personalized and easy to navigate with tabs like “Studio Protector” and “Plan Ahead”. Artists are asked to focus on what they can ill afford to lose in a disaster. An explainer video helps visitors with its step-by-step approach to recovery including documenting artwork and avoiding health hazards. Jenifer Simon recounts a time when she had stored prints in her parents’ basement. After it flooded, the artwork was water logged. An article on CERF+ instructed her on damage control by placing the artwork in the freezer to reduce mold. 

 

 

 

Practical advice and vital information on topics often neglected by artists such as insurance populate the valuable website pages. Artists seldom stop their creative sessions to think about risk reduction and safety. They are also taught how to value their work in terms of cost of materials so that they understand their true profit after sales. With people like Jenifer at the helm, CERF+ has incredible reach and import. It is a wonderful mutual aid society that relies on consistent donations. In actuality, 62% of the donations come from artists; the rest is from grants! 

 

 

 

 

CERF+ has a clear future in coming to the aid of those who need immediate relief. The Federal budget does not include art supplies and musical instruments. With their thoughtful foresight, the founders of this worthy organization have created a legacy that will sustain artists well into the future to ensure the longevity of creative endeavor.    Jenifer Simon is currently working as CERF+’s Outreach Coordinator. For more information about CERF+’s programs, contact programs@cerfplus.org

 

 

If you would like to donate to CERF+ please visit https://cerfplus.org/donate.

Here are some helpful links:

Studio Protector

https://cerfplus.org/get-ready/studio-protector/

Crafting a Career

https://cerfplus.org/get-ready/craft-a-career/

8 Tips to Start Archiving Your Artwork

https://cerfplus.org/news/8-tips-to-start-archiving-your-artwork/

Shipping Artwork: Trial + Tribulation

https://cerfplus.org/news/shipping-artwork-trial-tribulation/

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Caren Hackman:

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice: http://www.carenhackman.com/book/.

Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork – Caren is a talented artist in her own right! She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

www.carenhackman.com

 yogapainter.com

 

 

 

 

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

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