The Armory Art Center will present a Retrospective Exhibition of Dennis Aufiery’s artwork. “Chasing The Sun” celebrates the range of work created throughout Dennis’ life. As a community, this is a touching tribute to an artist, teacher and friend to so many. The Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, December 10th. The Rickie Report shares the details here.
Dennis received his Master of Finer Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied with Neil Welliver, Alex Katz, Alfred Leslie, Rackstraw Downs, Yvonne Jacquette and Rudy Buchardt, among a number of New York artists influenced by Abstract Painting. He also studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Dennis’ exhibition history includes The Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Harn Museum of Art, The Portland Museum of Art, The Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Museum of Florida Art, The Elliott Museum and the Court House Cultural Center in Stuart. Dennis’ exhibits in New York include Leo Castelli Gallery, The Bowery Gallery, and presently The First Street Gallery. Dennis received numerous awards for his paintings including the Josef Albers Fellowship to the Skowhegan School, and Thomas Eakins prize from the Pennsylvania Academy. Dennis taught at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach until his death in July, 2015.
About the Armory:
Housed in a historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.
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Artisans On The Ave Gallery is featuring “Men and Women Inspired”. These artists are always creating art for wonderful gifts and for the home! Everyone is invited to the Free Opening Reception on December 16th, offering a chance to meet the artists and enjoy refreshments as you find the perfect gifts for yourself and loved ones. The artists of Artisans On The Ave Gallery are exceptional in their art work. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.
Artisans On The Ave 630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, Florida 33460 561-582-3300
“Men And Women Inspired”
Friday, December 16, 2016
6:00 – 9:00 PM
This is a free event, refreshments will be served
Open 7 days a week Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm Sunday 11am – 6pm
Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth, FL
(Photo courtesy of Durga Garcia)
Artisans On The Ave Gallery is featuring the Men and Women artists who are creating art for wonderful personal gifts and functional art for the home! Using their strength and talents in a variety of ways, the artists of Artisans On The Ave Gallery are exceptional in their art work. Each has discovered the arts in a personal way in their life, sharing exciting creations with everyone. Please join us in celebrating these talented artists as they show us their art, in their own medium, and their finished one of a kind pieces!
Internationally and Nationally Acclaimed Artists Make Their Home Here
(Photo Courtesy of Durga Garcia)
When you give a handmade piece of art to friends and loved ones created by local artists, you are also giving a gift to the artist with your purchase. Supporting local artists helps keep money in your own community!!
(Photo Courtesy of Durga Garcia)
When you visit the 3 showrooms within the gallery you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 artists the gallery features.
(Photo Courtesy of Durga Garcia)
Visit this opening night for an evening of fun.
Meet the artists!!!
View our wonderful art and enjoy yourself!
For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call:
Artisans On The Ave Owners: Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro 561-762-8162 or 561-582-3300 Artisans On The Ave 630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460 www.ArtisansOnTheave.com
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The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) knows a lot about crossing boundaries. As the oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the nation, established in 1889 to empower, support and encourage women artists, breaking down barriers was and remains the name of the game. “Crossing Boundaries” unites NAWA National and NAWA Florida Chapter with a multi media juried exhibition. The Free, Public Opening Reception takes place on Friday, December 9th at the Armory Art Center. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. In addition to this excellent exhibition, NAWA’s 6” x 6” Scholarship Fundraiser is being held ONLY at the Opening Reception.
National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA) Our history is our Future…Be a part of it!
A Multimedia Juried Exhibition with Awards Uniting NAWA National and NAWA Florida Chapter
Friday, December 9, 2016
Exhibit Runs Dec. 9 -29, 2016
1700 Parker Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401
Lore Baer “Orbiting”
Early groundbreakers like Mary Cassatt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and later, Louise Nevelson, Alice Neel and Judy Chicago were just some of the notables that wouldn’t accept exclusion from the male-dominated world of art and art makers. As the first regional chapter in the country, the Florida Chapter is joining forces with the National association in an exciting new juried exhibit at the Armory Art Center, Montgomery Hall, 1700 Park Avenue, in West Palm Beach, December 10th through the 29th. A reception will be held on Friday, December 9, from 6-8 pm, and Awards will be given (First Prize $100, Second Prize $75, Third Prize $50 and two Honorable Mentions $25 each).
Kathryn Posh “Mountain Dream”
By showcasing a number of mediums, including painting, ceramics, sculpture, collage and mixed media pieces, the show will be crossing boundaries in its vision and conceptual approach as well. A number of prominent local artists will be exhibiting their works. Among them are Beth Scher, the president of the Florida Chapter, as well as Carol Staub, Grace Fishenfeld, and Janice Cohen, a past president. An added benefit to the public will be an online exhibit available for viewing after the opening reception. Mark your calendars—this promises to be a memorable arts collaboration.
Lee Rabb “Approaching the Border”, Acrylic
In addition to this excellent exhibition, NAWA’s 6” x 6” Scholarship Fundraiser is being held only at the Opening Reception on December 9th, 6 – 8 PM. Artist members and art students from the Dreyfoos School of the Arts have created artworks on 6” x 6” canvases, which will go on sale for $50 each. The proceeds will benefit three young women from the 2015 Dreyfoos graduating class with college scholarships.
Arline Reitman “Eyrie”
The Florida Chapter of NAWA, established in 1995, was also comprised of exceptional women of vision. Liana Moonie of Palm Beach, a past president of the National organization and Madeline Weiss, the first president of the Florida Chapter set a high standard. Both groups, National and Florida, share the same vision. And those wishing to become part of the Florida Chapter’s continuing work must first be juried into the National organization headquartered in New York City.
Caroll Atanision “Shadows in St. Petersburg”
NAWA welcomes applications from professional women artists as well as emerging and student artists who are U.S. citizens and/or permanent U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older.
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The 1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival at the Armory Art Center presented by PNC Arts Alive is a Must-Attend Event on December 3rd and 4th. It will feature local and out-of-town artists showing and selling fine art and fine crafts, lots of live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages. This Rickie Report shares the details so you don’t miss any of the action!
For the most up-to-date information about the Festival
Fine Art Crafts Jewelry Ceramics Kid’s Activities Food Entertainment Demonstrations
Orchid City Brass Band
“With 158 artists from around the country applying to this juried festival, the exhibitors chosen offer great variety so the festival can serve a wide-range of tastes from youth to sophisticated art buyers,” said Liza Niles, Chief of Education and Exhibitions at the Armory and Festival judge. “This is an ideal family weekend to enjoy quality art and music with perfect timing for holiday shopping!” said Armory Executive Director Dr. Tom Pearson.
The Festival presents music, demonstrations, and food trucks. Featured performers include the Roaring Kelly Band, Orchid City Brass Band, Psychic Ghost, Les Nuages with Frank Cerabino, and PB State College Jazz Quintet, Quartet, & Sextet. From 5:30-7:00 p.m. Bak Middle School of the Arts will perform their chamber concert and Holiday Gala on Saturday in Montgomery Hall.
Art demonstrations will be presented and Armory Art School instructors will run a Kid’s Zone for children from ages 5 to 10 to create holiday crafts while their parents are shopping for holiday gifts of unique art. Parking will be available at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts with a shuttle running to and from the Armory.
West Palm Beach Arts Festival T-shirts and a limited edition commemorative poster will be available at the guest services booth.
“The Armory is proud to be the recipient of the PNC Arts Alive grant. PNC’s commitment to the arts helps our community to be a cultural destination for tourists and locals alike,” noted Ellen Vaughan, Chief of Development at the Armory Art Center. The generous support of the West Palm Beach Arts Festival by our media sponsors will ensure that this is a well-attended event. Media sponsors include The Palm Beach Post, Legend’s 100.3 FM, Jupiter Magazine, The Palm Beacher, WXEL South Florida PBS, WLRN public radio, and Palms West Monthly. The Armory is also grateful for the ongoing support of Ford Harrison, the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council, and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
Saturday, December 3rd
10:05 Urban Youth Impact
10:30 Palm Beach State College Jazz Quintet
11:00 Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media and Printmaking Demonstration
11:30 Roaring Kelly Band
1:00 Blacksmithing Demonstration and Enamel Demonstration
1:45 Palm Beach State College Jazz Quartet
2:30 Raku and Sandcasting Demonstration
3:00 Psychic Ghost
5:30 Bak MSOA Strings, Band, Piano Chamber Concert
Sunday, December 4th
11:00 Les Nuages (“The Clouds”) with Frank Cerabino
11:15 Welding Demonstration and 3-D Printing
11:30 Roaring Kelly Band
1:00 Letter Press Demonstration and Cyanotype Demonstration
2:00 Orchid City Brass Band
2:30 Glass Image Transfer Demonstration and Ceramics: Throwing Large
3:45 Palm Beach State College Sextet
About PNC Arts Alive
Since its debut in 2009, PNC Arts Alive has awarded $13 million in grants to enterprising cultural organizations in Columbus, Ohio, Philadelphia, and St. Louis, communities served by PNC and the PNC Foundation. PNC Arts Alive has supported new exhibitions, art festivals, pop-up theater, music performances, mobile arts vans, family arts programs, and a variety of community arts projects. This award-winning program has earned recognition from Americans for the Arts in New York City along with regional arts organizations. Grant recipients are selected by PNC and a committee composed of officials from arts and community organizations. Applications for the 2017 season will be posted in March. For more information, please visit www.pncartsalive.com
About The Armory Art Center:
The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.
Jen Walls is an artist who inspires so many, with her “take chances” and “try something new” attitude. Jen’s artwork has been influenced by serendipitous meetings of people and we are the beneficiaries of her openness. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Jen’s latest adventure, “Blue Wild – The Art Of Jen Walls”, which marries her artwork with poetry by Mary W. Cox. The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception at ArtServe on December 2nd. Stop by, get your book signed and immerse yourself in Jen’s world!
Blue Wild – the Art of Jen Walls
Opening Reception and Book Signing:
Dec 2, 2016
6 – 8 pm
Free of charge, refreshments will be served
Exhibit is available from December 2-29, 2016
ArtServe 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 954-462-8190
Paper, watercolor, ink brushes piled in kitchen sink notebooks stacked some miles high glue on wings and watch them fly furrowed brow of concentration welcome to imajenation.
Artist, Jen Walls
How the book came to be…
“I met poet, Mary W. Cox in North Carolina several years ago at a gallery crawl and we just CLICKED. She’s been creating haiku poetry in response to my art ever since. Tiny, with sparkling eyes and a quick wit, she enchanted me. I didn’t know her and she didn’t know me. And yet our creative spirits called out to each other and then ran off to play together like lifelong friends. I believe this book was born in that first magical meeting when the universe winked at us”.
“We decided that creating a book together would be fun. Wouldn’t you know, a few weeks later I received a marketing email from Susan, a digital storyteller and book designer. After a brief video chat, we decided it was a perfect fit. She handled all the technology and design aspects (i.e.: we told her “oh, I wish it kinda looked like this…” and she made it happen!) and within three weeks we had a sample copy in our hands! They don’t call her the “art godmother” for no reason! Susan is amazing to work with, and she works remotely quite efficiently”.
“Greta and Gus” by Jen Walls
“Here’s the blue wild,where tiny dreamers ride beasts, speak birdsong, hold the moon.” (by poet Mary W. Cox)
The book was compiled by Susan Nicolai of EyeSusan. Susan’s business is digital storytelling for artists, and she specialized in books, ebooks, interactive content and videos.
Here’s a link to Youtube where Susan posted a video blog
Sometimes the road to an artist’s “true north” isn’t a direct or even an obvious one. Jen Walls, has lived life on her own terms and forged a path that has led her to new creative heights. She left a career as a banking executive to focus on raising a family with her husband, Ron, and to pursue her vision as an artist. After a friend asked her to attend an art class, Jen experienced her “ah-ha” moment.
“Go Fly A Kite” by Jen Walls
“The experience was a revelation of sorts,” Jen shares. “It’s amazing what can happen when you start saying ‘yes’ to new options and step outside of your comfort zone.” Jen’s’ mother is a respected traditional watercolor artist but, while her creative influence is apparent, the stylistic approach of the daughter comes from another place entirely. “What I do could be referred to as ‘outsider art,’” Jen says. “I never preplan and I regularly break the rules. I have complete freedom.”
“Chloe And The Reluctant Steed” by Jen Walls
Jen draws inspiration from a variety of sources, including shamanic folklore and primitive cultures. One particular trek to Portland, Oregon presented an opportunity to spend significant time with a person who drastically influenced her. “I was attending a wedding and found that the groom was an anthropologist,” she said. “He offered to put me in touch with a Native American chief. I was very careful and respectful during our time together and I was able to learn so much about their culture…I was absolutely inspired!”
“Yea and the Magic Blanket” by Jen Walls
Jen, who makes her home in Plantation,FL, believes that it is important to make time for whatever your ‘calling’ may be and to nurture it so that life can be fulfilling and free of many frustrations that can manifest when people neglect their creative urges. Best known for her ink and watercolor work that incorporates tribal patterns, symbolism and primitive markings, the Jen teaches mark making and doodling via the Ciel Gallery in Charlotte, which offers original fine art from local artists plus workshops.
“Rabbit Malarky” by Jen Walls
Jen is active in the local art scene, promoting her work through art exhibits and pop-up shows. She contributes to a Miami, Florida organization that supports the Center for Great Apes. The group provides a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research or who are no longer wanted as pets.
Sources: Phil Perry, Lincoln-Times News; Jen Wall website; Jen Wall personal interview.
We urge you to sign up for Jen’s Facebook page – you will find a smile every time she posts!
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TheENDANGEREDArt & Photography Exhibition announces its Opening Reception on Wednesday, November 30th at the historic offices of Dade Heritage Trust. This exhibit will feature work by leading contemporary artists and photographers focusing on the beauty of endangered species and the threats they face. The Guest Reception with the Artists takes place on Saturday, December 3rd and includes cocktails, canapés, music and an Eco-Fashion Show. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of this premiere art event. Make your reservations now!
The ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition
Featuring work by leading contemporary artists and photographers focusing on the beauty of endangered species and the threats they face.
Wednesday, November 30th – Saturday, December 3rd Wednesday – Friday 9am – 9pm Saturday, 10am – 9pm
“Scorched Earth” by Prelena Soma Owen. All Rights Reserved First Prize Photography ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest 2016
At the historic offices of Dade Heritage Trust
190 SE 12th Terrace Miami, FL 33131
Several parking lots on the block
Guest Reception with the artists Saturday, December 3rd 7-9pm Cocktails, Canapés, DJ and Eco-Fashion Show For tickets contact Lindsey@Art4Apes.com
Cry Freedom Monkey by Anthony Burks. All Rights Reserved.
Collosphaera Huxleyi, Müller DMO Trio Red.
Pendant by Sherry Cordova. All Rights Reserved.
Second Prize Wearable ArtENDANGEREDArt & Photography Contest 2016
Early Morning Fog by Phoenix-Spirit Diva. All Rights Reserved.
Flying Florida Native Sparrow by Agata Ren. All Rights Reserved.
Help a wonderful sanctuary:
The ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition raises funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) Florida-based sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care.
Please visit: www.CenterForGreatApes.org to see why we are supporting this amazing place. We would like to thank all the artists taking part for donating 30% of the price of their art to the Center for Great Apes.
The Center for Great Apes is solely the beneficiary of the funds from this Contest; it has no role in the organization or management of this contest. The Center for Great Apes cannot be held responsible for any issue relating to this Contest.
Generously sponsored by:
With thanks to Jeff and Rickie Leiter for their support and encouragement.
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Art On Park Gallery announces a Call to artists for their upcoming “Members” Exhibition. The Artists of Palm Beach County Members Exhibit will showcase artworks of varied media in both 2D and 3D. The Rickie Report recommends you stop by Art on Park Gallery to take in all of the members’ creative efforts! Everyone is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, January 6th. This Free Exhibit continues through February 4, 2017. We share the details of this CALL FOR ENTRIES here. ART PATRONS: Mark your calendars! If you aren’t a member, please consider joining!! DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: December 21st!
800 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403
Artists of Palm Beach County
CALL FOR ENTRIES
An exhibition of 2D and 3D works
Free, Opening Reception:
Friday, January 6, 2017
5 – 8 pm
Exhibit Runs Through February 4, 2017
800 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403
Submission Deadline: 12/21/2016
* $50 for First Place * $25 for Second Place * Honorable Mentions *
The Rickie Report shares a BIG UPDATE! See Whitespace Collection at the BETSY South Beach for the ultimate boutique experience! See the newest items in Col-lect on Thursday, December 1st, Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd. We share the details in this article.
Stop by on November 26 & 27, 2016, for the 17th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival. 200 artists from the US will transform 4th Avenue, intersecting Atlantic Avenue, in Downtown Delray Beach into an outdoor art gallery with original fine artwork on display and for sale. The artistic media includes paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and mixed media. Kick off the holiday shopping season while exploring the eclectic exhibits and unique gift items. Prices will be suitable to all budgets and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!
Downtown Delray Beach
Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival
Saturday & Sunday, November 26 – 27
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach (Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue)
Navigational Address: 330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483
Free and open to the public
Wesley Rasko – sculpture
The artists, selected from hundreds of applicants, will be set up along 4th Avenue, one block north and south of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach. The artistic media includes paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and mixed media. This art show is an ideal opportunity for shoppers who are eager to kick off the season and get a jump-start on their holiday shopping while exploring the eclectic exhibits in a stress-free family friendly setting.
• 17th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival • November 26 & 27, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm • Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach (Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue) • Navigational Address: 330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483 • Free Admission • Produced by Howard Alan Events • Juried outdoor art showcase • Original Art Handmade in America • 200 artists from 30 different states • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000 • Artists are hand-selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants • All artists are on site for duration of festival • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
Gail Markiewicz – ceramics
About Howard Alan Events:
Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.
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JF Gallery announces its 6th Annual Open Art Competition for established and emerging artists. The Artist’s Deadline is January 5, 2017. Art works in 2D and 3D media are eligible. The Rickie Report shares the details for the artists and reminds ART PATRONS: Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 21, 2017 for the Free, Opening Reception. The Jurors will be: Marisa Pascucci, Curator of Collections at Boca Raton Museum of Art and Brenda Zappitell, Professional Artist and Art Instructor at Old School Square Creative Arts School.
Media Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3 Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (6th Annual Open Competition): $35.00
Open to all established or emerging Artists. Entries must have been completed within the past 2 years and not previously exhibited in JF Gallery.
JURY Marisa Pascucci, Curator of Collections at Boca Raton Museum of Art Brenda Zappitell, Professional Artist and Art Instructor at Old School Square Creative Arts School.
Jury will be looking for technically competent work in all genres and Styles. Artist may submit one (1) to three (3) pieces of artwork. JF Gallery takes a commission of 35% on all sold artwork during exhibit.
MEDIA & SPECIFICATIONS Work in 2D and 3D media is eligible. 2D work must be wired and ready for hanging. Sculptures not to exceed 100 lbs in weight. Fees are non-refundable.
Applications and cds submitted will not be returned (You may send a prepaid envelope if you do wish to have CD sent back to you)
Make checks payable to: JF Gallery
How to save your image file if your entering by mail (Example) LASTNAME_FIRSTINITIAL_TITLE.JPG
ACCEPTANCE Artists whose works are accepted will be notified via email or phone Accepted works may be withheld from exhibition at the Juror’s discretion. This option is seldom exercised, however, in order to insure the quality of the exhibition it must be maintained. Accepted works must remain on exhibit for the duration of the Exhibit NO EXCEPTIONS
DELIVERY & RETURN OF WORK Accepted works may be hand delivered or shipped PRE-PAID. The Artist will assume payment for return shipment. Artists should insure their work during transit. Although all responsible care will be exercised, JF Gallery cannot be responsible for any loss or damage in shipping or while on exhibit. Sending an entry shall limply an agreement on the part of the sender to the conditions set forth in this prospectus.
JF Gallery is not responsible for artwork left unclaimed past pick up date