“Blurring Distinctions” Paintings and Artworks by Vicki Siegel and Leora Klaymer Stewart At Eissey Campus Art Gallery, Palm Beach State College

Artists Vicki Siegel and Leora Klaymer Stewart present “Blurring Distinctions” a two person exhibition of paintings and artworks at the Art Gallery at Eissey Campus located on the campus of Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. The free, Public Opening Reception takes place on February 16th, as the exhibit runs through March 18th.  Using metaphor is common ground for the artworks of both artists. Stewart and Siegel present works that are an exploration of their preferred mediums of fiber (Stewart) and acrylic paint (Siegel). Both artists’ works push the boundaries of their chosen materials to new forms. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

ART  GALLERY

EISSEY  CAMPUS

PALM  BEACH  STATE  COLLEGE

PRESENTS:

 

“Blurring Distinctions”

Featuring:

Vicki Siegel

Leora Klaymer Stewart

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

5:30-7:30 PM

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm.

 

3160 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

For more information call 561 207-5015.

Exhibit runs February 16, 2016 t0 March 18th, 2016

 

 

 

 

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Vicki Siegel’s paintings explore painting and photography combined. Blending the two art forms is a process that results in images that are both real and imaginary. In these colorful figurative works, a boundary becomes a metaphor for the point where two things become different. Human and natural forms are transformed by the use of acrylic paint, image transfers from Siegel’s photographs, and paint skins.  For the first time Siegel will also be exhibiting paint skin sculptures that combine found materials, light and paint. Vicki Siegel explains these new works, “It is through the use of paint as sculptural material that I hope to bring new ideas to the medium of acrylic paint”.

 

 

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“Out Of Bounds” Detail by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Leora Klaymer Stewart works primarily in 3 dimensions using a variety of textile and digital photo techniques to construct her fiber forms and installations. These “sculptural” forms are constructed of natural and manmade fibrous materials to create pieces that are metaphors for the environment, specifically water as a source for life. Klaymer’s works remind us that the oceans, waterfalls, mangroves, and underwater sea life are endangered and represent the fragility of life on earth.

 

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“Uncharted” Detail by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

 

For this show, Stewart has created an installation which is a collaboration between Leora Klaymer Stewart, Steve Spring and Sandra Kuba. “Coral Sea” was created using Steve Springs’ photographic images of coral reefs and digitally printed on silk panels along with suspended sea life forms constructed in mixed media by fiber artist, Sandra Kuba. “Blurring Distinctions” is curated by Karla Walter, Director of the Eissey Gallery at Palm Beach State Campus, PGA.

 

 

 

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL is a contemporary artist whose mixed media paintings, photography and sculpture explore the connection between memory and reality. She was an art director and creative director in advertising in Milan, Italy, Chicago, and South Florida. Vicki is a full time working artist who exhibits extensively. Her works can be found in many private collections. Vicki Siegel has studied towards a M.F.A. at Tyler School of Art, Rome and holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois. She is a passionate instructor of painting. Vicki Siegel is a Golden Artist Educator (GAEP), a member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), and a signature member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild among other organizations. Her studio is in Delray Beach, Florida. Vickisiegelart.com

 

 

 

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“Mangrove” Detail by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

 

LEORA KLAYMER STEWART has been creating and constructing fiber artworks since the 1960’s, receiving her BFA and MFA from the school of the Art Institute, Chicago. Leora has a long history of national and international exhibitions as well as architectural commissions and has curated several exhibitions and has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. She has taught fiber arts at prestigious schools throughout the United States. Leora currently teaches fiber arts at the Armory Art Center in W. Palm Beach Florida. Her work has been reviewed and written about in many publication and can be seen at www.leorakstewart.com.

 

 

 

Leora and Vicki will be discussing their work at the Art Salon at the Armory Art Center on Tuesday March 1,2016 at 6 pm.  For more information visit: www.armoryart.org

 

 

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Artist, Maria P. Martin (Azucena), Is Featured Artist At Whole Foods In Wellington

The Wellington Art Society will hold a Public Reception for internationally acclaimed  and published artist, Maria P.Martin (professional name Azucena) on Friday, February 19th, 2016 at the Whole Foods Gallery in Wellington. Whole Foods will host the evening with delicious canapés, wine and live music. The Art Society asks for a donation of $5 which goes to the Scholarship Fund. It will be a lovely reception for the artist and friends and a great way to start the weekend!  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds you that this exhibit is available now.  Food shop, art shop!

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Presents

A SOLO EXHIBITION

by

MARIA P. MARTIN

PUBLIC RECEPTION:

Friday, February 19th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

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

Exhibit Is Available At This Time

 

 

 

 

Maria tells The Rickie Report, “I started painting early in life, using first oil as a way of expression, followed by acrylic and mixed media. My academic formation has been completed with many workshops. I use brushes and sometimes the knife. My style, once classic and realistic has been much influenced by impressionism. In my constant evolution, abstract and expressionism have opened a new horizon and they are now part of my creative path”.

 

 

 

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“Those Shells Are Awesome!” by Maria P. Martin

 

 

 

 

“Nature has always been a source of inspiration, which since my childhood has brought me much joy. It’s limitless forms, colours, sizes, textures and changing lights, inspire and thrill me. Born in Spain I have shared my life between that country, Canada and the U.S. and this has very much influenced my work. Sometimes I add the human shape in movement. Subject variety is important to my creative soul and botanicals add color to my palette. I want to transmit the joy I feel in my creations and I invite the follower to use his imagination to share with me this sensation of harmony and beauty, produced by art”.

 

 

 

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“Garden Glory” by Maria P. Martin

 

 

 

Born in Madrid, Spain, Maria studied Fine Arts and foreign languages and started painting at fifteen. In Canada since 1966, she has completed courses in Fashion Design, Jewelry making and Interior Design. She has also worked in the fashion industry and successfully created a jewelry design and manufacturing company. Her creations have been distributed across Canada and the United States and her work has been often mentioned in specialized, as well as in popular magazines.

 

 

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“It’s Quiet Up There” by Maria P. Martin

 

 

 

 

Since 1991, Maria has concentrated her efforts and creativity in the fine painting discipline (oil, acrylic and mixed media), following additional Fine Arts courses at the reputable School “Mission Renaissance”, attending different workshops, as well as walking an autodidactic venue.

 

 

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“Hold Me Tight!” by Maria P. Martin

 

 

 

A classic and realistic artist by formation, Maria is influenced by impressionism, using the brush as well as the spatula. She likes variety and abstract is part of her world now. Her love for nature is reflected in her work, where different shapes, textures and light are her sources of inspiration, trying to capture the feeling created by a particular moment in time and space. Her life is shared between Canada, Spain and the United States, which, no doubt influences her work. Her art has been commented upon and published in newspapers and magazines. She has been part of numerous exhibitions, Solo and Group. Honourable mention and a member of various associations, her paintings are found in England, Spain, Canada and the United States. Several of her works are reproduced and distributed by Ëditions Bégin of Québec.

 

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“Caribbean Lights” by Maria P. Martin

 

 

 

 

For more information about Maria’s artwork please contact her at (561) 649 7648 or (561) 236 9671 or azucenamar@hotmail.ca

www.azucenamar.com

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 34th 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 more information visit: WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

 

 

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Call For Artists, Crafters At Upcoming New Monthly Art Events In Northwood Village

Northwood Village ART Night Out will be every Last Friday of each month will be extra special with live music in the Village. Sponsored by the Merchant’s Association of Northwood Village and the West Palm Beach CRA.  Art and Craft Vendors are welcome on the last Friday night monthly from 6pm – 9pm in Northwood Village, located one mile north of Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. on Northwood Road, 24th, and 25th Streets between N. Dixie Hwy and Broadway.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to APPLY NOW!

 

 

 

NORTHWOOD VILLAGE

ART & CRAFT VENDORS WELCOME!

 

 

 

Starting Friday, Feb. 26, 2016

 

 

Northwood Village Art Night Out Dates 2016:

February 26, 2016
March 25, 2016
April 29, 2016
May 27, 2016
June 24, 2016
July 29, 2016
August 26, 2016
September 30, 2016
October 28, 2016
November 25, 2016
December 30, 2016

 

 

All vendors must be approved by the Northwood Merchant Committee. The artwork must be an originally created and produced product of the displaying vendor. Items such as Mary Kay, Avon, or diet products are NOT permitted or Buy/sell resale vendors are STRICTLY prohibited.

 

 

How to Apply:

Deadline to apply will be the 15th of each month.

Online Application Form:
http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/O6Scq0aXDfBt5m

 

 

  • Applicants must submit a minimum of three photos of work or products they intend to exhibit.

 

  • Digital photos, as well as the online application, are accepted online only all Vendor terms and agreements are on the online application.

 

  • Applications received by Tuesday will be notified of acceptance status before Friday of the same week.

 

  • After approval you will receive an official vendor booth sign that will need to be visible at your booth each time you set up. Vendors are limited to approximately 10’ of street/sidewalk space to display their work. All vendors must provide their own means to display their products such as tables, tablecloth, chairs, and lighting. Limited area available for tents. Setup material have to be sturdy enough to withstand crowds, winds, and other weather conditions.

 

 

  • All vendor booth set up locations will be on sidewalks. The streets will not be closed off for traffic unless there is a major event planned and funding is in place to close the street.

 

 

  • All vendors are required to be registered and approved to set up in Northwood Village.

 

 

  • This event is currently FREE to approved vendors (subject to change with advance notice). However, to make our visitors happy and have them talk to their friends about our event, we require every vendor to donate a small item or gift certificate to be given away for prizes to shoppers in Northwood Village (item or gift certificate not to exceed $10.00 value). Gift certificates can have your name on it so you will have the opportunity to sell more to the lucky winner.

 

 

  • In order to attract as many visitors as we can we encourage all vendors to invite their followers and let them know that you will be set up in charming Northwood Village. A media kit for your use will be emailed to you so you can share on your websites, newsletters and social media. The more everyone shares the more business you and others may get. Research shows that word of mouth is the best form of advertisement so talk about it and spread the word!

 

  • Contact for more information Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm the City of West Palm Beach Marketing Associate Community Redevelopment Agency: Email: cra@wpb.org Phone: (561)-822-1554

 

 

Monday – Friday 6pm – 10pm or Saturday and Sundays 11am – 10pm Contract information: Nickie Hennevelt 561-215-1634 NorthwoodArtWalk@gmail.com
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Nickie & Freddy Hennevelt

Co-Owners
Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts on the Go
Tel: 561 506 4108
www.hennevelts.com

Co-founders of the ArtX Artwalk
Details: www.NorthwoodArtWalk.com

Nickie and Freddy’s Photography Website:
www.NWSPictures.com

nhdesign4u
www.hennevelts.com/nhdesign4u.html

ArtSynergy Co-founders / District Leaders
http://artsynergypbc.com/

 

Nickie’s full time employment: West Palm Beach Library Foundation
Supporting the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
http://www.wpblf.org/

 

 

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561-537-0291

Artisans On The Ave Presents “The Vanishing Series” Art Exhibit Featuring Toni G. Willey

Toni G. Willey considers herself an artist/activist and her paintings reflect her thoughts and world issues. She admires many of the “Street Artists” who express themselves as she does. She shares  feelings and passion in her art, revealing an everyday truth that is before everybody’s eyes… but how many keep walking by, missing the point?  Artisans On The Ave features Toni’s artwork through her “Vanishing Series”.  The Rickie Report shares details and some sneak peeks.  The Exhibit opens on Saturday, February 13th with a Free Public Reception.

 

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162  or  561-582-3300

 

 

 

 

 

“The Vanishing Series” Art Exhibit

by

Toni G. Willey

Opening Reception:

Saturday, February 13, 2016

 

 

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Gallery Hours:  Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

 

 

 

 

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

 

 

 

 

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“Elephant” by Tony G. Willey

 

 

 

Toni G. Willey found that colored pencils and a tablet had been appendages as far back as she can remember, then one day, fate intervened and drawing turned to painting at the age of seven. Teachers said she painted the way Mozart played music; it just rolled off her fingers and made her compelled to paint.

 

 

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“Monarch” by Toni G. Willey

 

 

She considers herself an artist/activist and her paintings reflect her thoughts and world issues. She admires many of the “Street Artists” who express themselves, as she does… with feeling and passion that shows their art revealing an everyday truth that is before everybody’s eyes, but people just keep walking by everyday… missing the point….

 

 

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“Green Turtle” by Toni G. Willey

 

 

Her latest form of artistic activism happens on the canvas with “The Vanishing Series”, which uses those inhabitants of earth who are facing extinction. Toni paints with a style that brings her images to life with her choice of realistic colors and techniques. Her own rendition of the animals she paints remind us of the images that early man etched on the walls of a cave in past prehistoric times. When looking at her “African Animal Series”, it is as if you are actually walking through the depths of the jungle and seeing the massive strength and beauty of its inhabitants.

 

 

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“See Horses” by Toni G. Willey

 

 

 

You get a true sense of being one with these wonderfully marvelous animals she portrays and paints on her canvas. Her paintings reveal the likeness of each of the animals she paints and when looking at and admiring her “Vanishing Series” you become aware of the tragedy of the loss and extinction of each one of these beautiful animals that are so important to us.

 

 

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“Lion” by Toni G. Willey

 

 

 

 

Toni a vegan, states “I am an avid animal lover and rescuer and have two rescue dogs of my own”. With the knowledge and vision that Toni exposes to us in her art she hopes that each one of us can become aware of how important it is to try and save what is left of these beautiful creatures that we might not see on the earth one day. We are sure after seeing Toni G Willey’s meaningful art exhibit “Vanishing Series” you will hold a place in your heart for these rare and special creatures.

 

For more information please contact:

Artisans On The Ave
Owners
Betty Wilson 561-762-8162
Linda Manganaro 561-308-7263
www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

 

 

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Yury Lobo Announces SOLO Exhibition and Documentary

Yury Lobo, has been dubbed “Jack The Whipper” by his fellow American artists. He was raised in a small rural town in Russia, in a conservative environment, where the signs “No Trespassing” hung on every door. By pure chance in 1959, at the age of 12, he and his mother attended the first American Exhibition in Moscow. Besides Cadillac cars and Coca Cola, Yury was particularly struck by the action painting, “Cathedral” by American abstract expressionist, Jackson Pollock ( Jack The Dripper). That day changed the trajectory of his life forever. Pushing boundaries, ignoring all “No Trespassing” signs internally and externally, Yury found freedom in the United States. He has finally fully opened up to new heights of artistic expression. The race to catch up with Pollock is ongoing… The Rickie Report shares details of his SOLO Exhibition at Artworks International in West Palm Beach, FL, February 12-13thThe public is invited to this Free Exhibit and there is ample free parking.  

 

 

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Y U R Y       L O B O

 

 

Since his early childhood, Yury Slobodenuk has been fascinated with the world of wild colors and the art of collage. However, he never considered becoming a professional artist partly due to the lack of encouragement from his parents and partly due to the general disapproval of this “degenerate art” by the Soviet authorities. What stands out in his memory is a visit to the first American National Exhibition with his mother in July, 1959, featuring among others, Jackson Pollock’s “Cathedral”. Yury was shocked and amazed at the same time. He tells The Rickie Report, “Most visitors considered it a joke..in bad taste. But the impact on my subconscious at the age of 12 was life changing. That is why my interests centered later on with more avant-garde artists. I appreciate Van Gogh, Chagall, Kandinsky, Malevich, Picasso, Matisse, Miro, Brague, Warhol, Rothko, Klimt, Shiele, Modigliani and of course, Pollock.”

 

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“Composition #2” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Kasimir Malevich

Acrylic on Canvas

48″ x 60″

 

Yury created a few paintings for close friends and family, trusting his inner instincts. Back then, in the USSR he didn’t have the courage to paint and share his passion for abstract expressionism and collage publicly. Keeping his painting mostly to himself, he pursued a career that was more economically sound. He received a Masters degree in German and English, studied the history of art and worked as a licensed multilingual guide at the majors art museums in the former USSR. He became a journalist, interpreter, German teacher, TV script writer.

 

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“Yellow Tulips after a violent snowstorm in May” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Vincent Van Gogh

Acrylic on Board

24″ x 36″

 

Having fled the USSR in 1991 for political reasons, Yury first established himself in Miami and pursued his journalism career, working for several Russian-American newspapers. Later, he started one of his own, but sold it in 2007 and moved to West Palm Beach, where he continues his career as a German teacher and now a contemporary artist. The freedom of expression in America has motivated and inspired Yury to fulfill the dream of his youth – sharing his creative side publicly. His artistic name, “Lobo” is a shortened form of his long Ukrainian last name, “Slobodenyuk”, which translates to ” a free man”. “Lobo” means “wolf”, the symbol of the tireless will, yearning for freedom.

 

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“Infinity At My Fingertips” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Jackson Pollock

Acrylic on Board 27″ x 32″

 

 

 

 

Yury tells The Rickie Report, ” My fellow countryman, Kasimir Malevich once said, ‘Comrades, arise, free yourselves from the tyranny of objects!’ In this sense, I, like him, consider myself an abstract artist and a revolutionary. My battle cry is ‘Stop copying the world! Create a new one!’ Whoever is afraid of bright colors is afraid of life, which I am not”. Furthermore, Yuri confesses, ” I know it sounds nuts, but I consider myself a kind of modern reincarnation of the late Jackson Pollock who, in his own words was a “cowboy” painter. Like him, I’m painting “from the hip”, creating huge abstract compositions within minutes, using brusque wild strokes of bold colors. Some of my colleagues (part joking, part serious) are dubbing me “Jack The Whipper” for whipping that canvas with paint instead of dripping it as Jack The Dripper (Jackson Pollock) did”.

 

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“Americana” by Yury Lobo

Homage to Elvis and Marilyn

Mixed Media on Board

29″ x 35″

 

 

 

Yury goes on to explain, “In the art of collage, I represent a completely different point of view. My slightly distorted collages are pretty close to reality and filled with hidden ironies and sometimes tragic messages. Being a history buff, I can’t help but act as the mocking bird, laughing at the human inability to learn from history…which of course sees that such ignorance is doomed to repeat itself. Every collage is a “time capsule” with a message to future generations. A true artist is about the inner energy which he or she tunnels to the public through the art. If there is no reaction at the receiving end, then the energy was either poor or lost in artistic translation”.

 

 

 

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“American Mosaic” by Yury Lobo

Collage

21″ x 36″

 

 

Yury’s artwork is currently being featured at:

Artworks International

420 6th Street   West Palm Beach, FL

February 13 – 14th

The Singer Island Corporate Center

2655 North Ocean Drive

Singer Island, FL

and

Art On Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL

For more information about Yury’s artwork and up coming exhibits, please email:

yuryslobo@yahoo.com

Visit Yury’s website:

www.yurylobo.com

(Currently Under Construction)

 

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New Call For Art: Art Synergy / Art Boca Raton: Open To Martin County And Palm Beach Counties

ArtSynergy has been invited to exhibit at ArtBocaRatonDavid and Lee Ann Lester of Next Level Fairs have launched a new project, the Art Boca Raton Contemporary Art Fair, March 17-21, 2016 to be held in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches in cooperation with Florida Atlantic University.  Showcasing contemporary, modern and emerging art, sculpture, photography, works on paper and installations, the fair will offer a broad range of art to both beginning and seasoned collectors. Deadline for Artists: March 1st.   Art Lovers, Save These Dates:  March 17 – 21st! The Rickie Report shares this exciting news and details, with more to follow!

 

 

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CALL FOR ART

Art Synergy/Art Boca Raton

Deadline: March 1st

 

 

 

 

The Opening Gala Preview

March 17th

To benefit the Boca Raton Museum and Art School  

International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches

3450 NW 8th Avenue   Boca Raton, FL

 (off Spanish River Drive)

 

 

David and Lee Ann Lester of Next Level Fairs have launched a new project, the Art Boca Raton Contemporary Art Fair, March 17-21, 2016 to be held in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches in cooperation with Florida Atlantic University. Showcasing contemporary, modern and emerging art, sculpture, photography, works on paper and installations, the fair will offer a broad range of art to both beginning and seasoned collectors. Art Boca Raton will encompass 60-65 dealers carefully selected by a curatorial committee in order to assure dealer quality and exclusivity.  The International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches will include a 65,000 sq. ft. /6100 sq. meter exhibition hall, a full service restaurant, sculpture garden and lecture hall facility. Ample parking and valet service will be available to fair attendees.

 

 

 

SHOW SCHEDULE


 

 

March 16, 2016 | 12 – 3 PM Drop off work

March 17- 21, 2016-Exhibition Dates

March 21, 2015 | 6 – 7 PM –Pick up work.

 

 

 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES


 

 

 

Art Synergy/Art Boca Raton 2016 Exhibition is open to all professional artists who reside and work in Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

 

All artists wishing to participate are required to submit an application to the jury and must apply online.



The non-refundable fee for the online application is $25

Due to limited space, only once piece may be submitted and cannot exceed 36” in width.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2016.

All work to be exhibited must be well conceived, expertly executed, and arrive ready to hang.

If you need a pedestal or monitor YOU MUST PROVIDE IT.

All work should reflect the individuality of the artist.

Giclees reproductions of paintings will not be accepted.

Notification of the jury’s decision for the 2016 show will be posted online at ArtSynergyPBC.com on or before March 7, 2016.

A contract and other forms will be sent to those accepted into the 2016 show.

You must provide a Certified Certificate of Authenticity for each work accepted.

Please double check to make sure you have entered an up-to-date email address on your application.

**All submitted 2D or hanging works must be wired and ready for hanging, loose flat work not framed (I.e. prints, photographs, etc.) will not be acceptable entries.**

 



CATEGORIES

 

2D, 3D, and Video/Film

 

ENTRY RULES


 

The images submitted must fully reflect the work to be exhibited in the booth.

An artist who works in more than one media category, must submit an application in each category.

If one application is accepted, only work in that category may be exhibited.

 

 

IMAGES


 

Each applicant may submit (1i) one mage of the work to be shown for consideration by the jury.

The width may not exceed 36 inches.

The depth is flexible.

File format: JPEG only

File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
File resolution: 72 dpi (standard web resolution)

File size: 5 MB maximum
All image files must be labeled with: artist name_title_size.jpg or they will not be considered.

 

Images should be emailed to: artsynergypbc@gmail.com

 

 



JURY DECISIONS


 

Jurors’ selections are based on the level of technical skill, quality of workmanship, and originality of design as represented in the images submitted.
  Jurors:
TBA

 

 

 

 

Online Payment:


Payments Online can be made at PayPal to artsynergypbc@gmail.com

Mail-In Payment:


Send a Check, payable to ArtSynergy Inc. to:


Ilene Adams
158 Hampton Place
Jupiter, FL 33458

 

 

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Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Invites You To “Art 2016 Biennial Juried Art Show”

“Art 2016 Biennial Juried Exhibition” opens at the Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton. From a hip-hop dancer to a kaleidoscope of color, sultry black and white scenes to mouth-watering plates of food—”Art 2016″ brings a delightful smorgasbord of works juried into the show from over 430 submissions from around the country. The Free Opening Reception takes place on February 11th.  Whether you love photography, oils, watercolors, pastels, sculptures, 3-D, contemporary, still life, the humorous, the political, the esoteric, the sublime—you’ll find something to catch your eye in this eclectic show.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and urges you to see what the excitement is all about!

 

 

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Opening Reception/Awards Ceremony  

Thursday, February 11, 2016  

4-6 pm  

 

Free, but please RSVP  561.558.2520

The exhibit runs through March 17

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton

 

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

 

 

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“Attitude” by Sydelle Lazar

 

 

 

“Art 2016 Biennial Juried Exhibition” opens at the Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton. Winners of the Art 2016 Biennial Juried Competition will be announced on Thursday, February 11th, at the Opening Reception, 4-6 p.m., at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery. The competition, which drew 432 submissions from around the country, includes original paintings, graphics, mixed media, wood, clay, metal, glass, fiber art, fine beaded jewelry, sculptures and photographs.

 

 

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“Explorations in Blue” by Caryn Kabat

 

 

 

“Art 2016”, founded and sponsored by Sylvia Rosen over twenty years ago, is held every other year. Walter O’Neill, Director of the Art School at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, judged this year’s competition. Awards will be presented at 5 p.m. and include: Best in Show ($1,000), Craft Art Award ($500); 3 Awards of Merit ($250 each) and 3 Honorable Mentions. The reception is free and open to the public—RSVP to 561-558-2520. The exhibit runs through March 17.

 

 

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“Reminisce” by Deborah Rader

 

 

 

 

 

From a hip-hop dancer to a kaleidoscope of color, sultry black and white scenes to mouth-watering plates of food—Art 2016 brings a delightful smorgasbord of works juried into the show from over 430 submissions from around the country. Whether you love photography, oils, watercolors, pastels, sculptures, 3-D, contemporary, still life, the humorous, the political, the esoteric, the sublime—you’ll find something to catch your eye in this eclectic show.

 

 

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“Awesome Table” by Erik Kucera

 

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

 

 

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“Naamah portrait” by Benjamin Kenagan

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. It is located at 21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

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“On the Easel” by Nadine Saitlin

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“Love Can Change The World” At Bootz Cultural Arts Camp, Free Admission and Parking

Bootz Cultural Arts Center invites everyone to enjoy a free evening of art while spreading the message that  “Love Can Change the World”. This exhibition will feature art demonstrations and creations by local artists as well as teachers and students of Bootz Cultural Arts Center. Saturday, February 13 from 5 – 9 pm promises to be a love fest! The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks. The Bootz Cultural Arts Center offers a range of multicultural arts classes to children and adults.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bootz Cultural Art Center

420 South SR 7 Suite 118    Royal Palm Beach, FL 33414

561.290.2753

 

Invites You To:

 

“Love Can Change the World”

February 13, 2016

5 – 9 pm

 

 

Bootz Cultural Arts Camp invites the public to a new event, “Love Can Change The World” on February 13th from 5- 9 pm.  This event will feature the artwork, books and crafts of local artists, including faculty and children. Enjoy the Art demonstrations and meet the artists! The event is Free and there is Free Parking available.

 

 

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Linda Zolet will be doing a floral painting in acrylic demonstration, in addition to exhibiting her paintings.

 

 

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Meet Sandra Barbieri, fine artist and children’s book illustrator

 

 

 

 

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Meet fine artist with a sense of humor, Mark Allen!  He’ll be exhibiting  Coffee mugs, shirts, and greeting cards by Proper Mental Attitude

 

 

 

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Decorative picture frames by Amparo de la Cruz make great house gifts – for yourself or others!

 

 

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Artist Jayne Ives Exhibits her paintings and hand made tiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

bootzculturalartscenter.com

Bootz Cultural Arts Center

420 S. State Rd. 7, #118 Royal Palm Beach, Fl

Contact Mayling Pao at 786.­237.­9167 or Email: info@bootzculturalartscenter.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Whitespace Collect At Art Wynwood In Miami Plus Art Adventure To Tuscany

Join Whitespace in Miami at Art Wynwood!  Presidents Day Weekend, February 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 will be filled with a full array of hand made jewelry, wearable art pieces and more from Col-léct at the Art Wynwood Pavilion.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus sneak peeks and more information about Elayne Mordes’ newest Art Adventure to Tuscany!

 

WHITESPACE    COLLECTION

 

 

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For more information:

 

561.842.4131

info@whitespacecollection.com

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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561-537-0291

 

Bill Farran Shares Unique Linocuts: A Combined Love Of History, Geography And His Roots

Bill Farran is showing his unique linocut prints at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Biennial Juried Art Exhibit (Opening Reception Feb.11), ArtiGras in Jupiter (Feb. 13- 15) and Chabad House in Manalapan (Feb. 21)  After retiring as a history and culinary arts teacher, Bill Farran became a Florida snowbird.  With the guidance of several art teachers he pursued portraits and outdoor landscapes before he rediscovered his love of block prints. He enjoys working backward and in reverse! Combining his art with his love of history, Bill’s versatility shows as his subjects range from Pop Art to social commentary and his Jewish roots. In addition, Bill is an author and an internationally sought-after speaker.  The Rickie Report shares Bill’s story, his upcoming Exhibits and speaking engagements plus some sneak peeks.  Bill’s abundant knowledge, including more of his artwork as well videos, resources and a vast history lesson can be found on his website.  

 

 

 

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Meet The Artist:

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

“Art 2016”  Biennial Juried Art Exhibit

Public Opening Reception:

 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

4:00 – 6:00 PM:

Exhibit runs through Friday, March 18, 2016

Gallery Hours:  Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Levis JCC Sandler Center
21050 95th Avenue S.     Boca Raton, FL 33428
(located off Glades Road at 95th Avenue S., West of the Florida Turnpike)

 

 

 

ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival

 


February 13, 14 & 15, 2016

Saturday 10am to 6pm


Sunday 10am to 6pm


Monday 10am to 5pm


Abacoa Town Center in Jupiter, Florida

Central Boulevard between Main Street Circle and Fredrick Small Circle & University Boulevard

 

 

 

Chabad of South Palm Beach

 

Sunday, February 21

 4-6 PM

 

 

 

Plaza Del Mar  224 S. Ocean Blvd.  

Manalapan, FL 33462

Gallery Show runs February 21st  thru March

 

 

 

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“Flowers”, Linocut by Bill Farran

 

 

It all started in 1968 with the need for a quick gift. Bill Farran made a woodcut, and framed it. After that, he created a woodcut or linocut each Jewish New Year. His two children were announced to the world via woodcuts. As the years passed and postage increased, Jewish New Year Cards became less frequent.

 

 

 

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“Klezmer Singer, Elizabeth Schwartz” by Bill Farran

 

 

 

Bill tells The Rickie Report, “Then in 2011 two things happened. First, I made a Jewish New Card and posted it on Youtube for my friends and family. In the past I incorporated the usual images; apples and honey, views of the Jerusalem skyline, Chassids dancing, men holding the torah or blowing the shofer. In 2012, I made a linocut Jewish New Year Card of the Gvozdetz wooden synagogue (Gwoździec, Poland is now Hvfzdets, Ukraine). It must have been fate”.

 

 

 

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Jewish New Year Linocut by Bill Farran

 

 

Bill met a group of men in Century Village who were members of the woodcarving club. They were a mixed group, liberals and conservatives, religious Jews and non-religious Jews, Americans and Canadians. “I decided to make a Jewish New Years video, as I would carve and print my linocuts with them each Tuesday morning. I never did make the video. As one thing always leads to another, before I knew it I’d created over 20 Wooden Synagogue linocuts, spent untold hours researching and learning about Eastern European history, had entered shows, and began to speak about “Lost Treasures: Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe”.

 

 

 

“My wooden synagogue series has become a labor of love. It brings together many aspects of myself. My love of history and geography, my love affair with Jewish genealogy, my love of art, and my love of my wife who helps me research and write”.

 

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Wooden Synagogue of Novyy Yarychiv, Ukraine by Bill Farran

 

 

TRR: Take us through the process of a linocut:

BF:

 

A linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for the relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller (called a brayer), and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with a press.

 

 

The process begins with finding a photo or drawing of a wooden synagogue. They were all destroyed by the end of World War II, and very few images have survived. We research the history of the towns or shetles, to learn about the synagogue, how the people lived and finally how the Jewish presence came to an end. We often become very emotional, but it is my way of not forgetting the past. Then I transfer the image to a linoleum block and carve. I work backwards, only “what I leave behind” prints. The next stage is to make a print from the block. I have to ink the block and place a sheet of acid free paper over it and burnish the image. All my prints are hand printed. Each print is ever so slightly different and I create limited editions.

 

 

 

 

Bill explains, “My artistic focus and inspiration flow from two sources. First, I love my medium, block printing. The feel of the wood or linoleum under the carving tools transports me to another plain. The process of working backwards and in reverse is an enjoyable challenge. In block printing one has to remove surface, leaving behind the surface that will accept the ink and print. When adding color a second block has to be carved. Hand printing in itself is an art”.

 

 

 

“Second, I love my subject love – the wooden synagogues of Eastern Europe and their importance in Jewish cultural history. Depicting them as linocuts and woodcuts, began with creating a simple Jewish new year’s card has become a journey reinventing my life. Wooden synagogues are gone from Eastern Europe, victims of fire, war, old age and the Holocaust. Through art I try to bring back these wonderful Jewish wooden synagogues, to give us a glimpse of the past”.

 

 

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City View of Vitebsk, Belarus by Bill Farran

 

 

TRR:  How did you get started creating your art work?

 BF:

I needed a quick last minute gift for my Mom and decided to make a wood cut. I based it on Vincent Van Gogh’s Postman Joseph Roulin. Everyone said it looked like a rabbi, so I used it as a Jewish New Year Card. After that card I made a woodcut or linocut each Jewish New Year.

 

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Prienai,Lithuania by Bill Farran

 

 

TRR:  Tell us about your lectures.

 BF:

 

I use my Art to educate my audience about Jewish history is Eastern Europe from 900 AD to the present. My goal is to impart that Jews were fairly well off until the Partition of Poland, in 1772-1794.

 

Topics:
• Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania
• The Art of Wooden Synagogues, What motivates the Artist
• The Jews under the rule of the Tsars
• Rise and Fall of the Shtetl
• Yom Ha Shoah
• Kristallnacht

 

 

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Lost Souls of the Ghetto by Bill Farran

 

 

TRR: We understand that you have lectured internationally and in the US.

 BF:

 

I love the art and the knowledge that I acquired, and I have a passion to share them with people.My next lecture will be on February 21, 2016 at Chabad of South Palm Beach.

Most recently:

• November, 2015 92nd Street Y, New York, NY “The Jews under the rule of the Tzars”
• August, 2015 Neptune Towers Co-op, Long Beach NY “Rise and Fall of the Shtetl”
• August 2015 92nd Street Y, New York, NY “Rise and Fall of the Shtetl”
• April, 2015 Temple Beth Shalom, Melville NY: “Yom Ha Shoah Commemoration”
• April, 2015 Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, “Yom Ha Shoah Commemoration”
• March, 2015 Jewish Genealogy Society of Palm Beach; Florida
• September 2014 Temple Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek,Chester, CT “Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”
• January 13, 2014 Na’amat Movement Of Working Woman And Volunteers, Valencia Lakes, Boynton Beach, Florida “Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”
• August, 2014 International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) 33rd International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; Boston MA “Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”
• July, 2014 Tomek Wisniewski’s Studio Of Film, Sound and Photography, Michalowo Poland. “A Day of Jewish Culture. Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”.
• November, 2014 Long Beach. NY Public Library “Kristallnacht‎”
• March, 2013 Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island; NY “Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”
• March, 2013 Adolph And Rose Levis JCC, Boca Raton, Florida “Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”
• January 2013 Century Village Art Club, Boca Raton, Florida “The Art of the Wooden Synagogue”

 

 

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“Sugar” by Bill Farran

 

 

TRR:  Where have you exhibited your Art?

BF:

ArtiGras is my first professional Exhibition, as I am now a full-time artist.  Previously my work has been seen at:  Huntington Arts Council, “Artie Techie Show”, Huntington NY July, 2015; Huntington Arts Council “Don’t Eat This” Art Show  Huntington NY May, 2015;  Ocean Ridge Coastal Artist Exhibition, Ocean Ridge, FL March 2015;  Temple Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek Gallery, Chester, CT August-October 2014;  Anti-Defamation League of Palm Beach; Florida Artworks: “Justice, Advocacy & Art” November 14, 2013;  The Opera and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Podlasie-European Centre for the Arts, Bialystok, Poland August 19 – September 20. 2014; The Studio of Film, Sound and Photography, Michalowo, Poland July 7, 2014-August 7, 2014;  Arts Arena Gallery, Delray Beach, Florida January 2013 and the Public Library, Long Beach NY October-November 2012.

 

 

 

Bill continues to write for various newsletters, including the most recent “The Towns of Our Ancestors”.  He is available for small groups, synagogues, organizations, museums and special events.

 

 

 

TRR: What sustains your creative energy?

BF:

I’m always learning and discovering new things about both block printing and Jewish history.

 

 

TRR:  What challenges you face as an emerging artist and what would you share with other emerging artists?

BF: 

It’s a challenge to find a balance between creating and marketing.  Keep working and promoting yourself!

 

 

For more information please contact:

www.billfarran.com

www.facebook.com/bill.farran

 516-869-4049

E-mail: billfarran@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291