Brigitte Balbinot Shares “A Summer Night” at AR Gallery in Delray Beach

Internationally known artist, Brigitte Balbinot, will exhibit her paintings in a group exhibit at AR Gallery in Delray Beach.  The exhibit, “A Summer Night”, will feature some of Balbinot’s latest works, including paintings from her most recent series ‘Minority’ which was recently featured at the Cornell Museum of Art in Florida.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and knows that you will be intrigued with Brigitte’s unique vision.

 

 

SOUTH FLORIDA BASED ARTIST

 

BRIGITTE BALBINOT

 

SHARES

“A SUMMER NIGHT”

Opening Reception:

Thursday, July 17th

 

 

6 – 9 pm

 

AT

AR GALLERY

340 NE 4 Street

 

ARTISTS ALLEY

 

DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA

 

 

 

"New Horizon" by Brigitte Balbinot  Oil on Canvas  36 x 36

“New Horizon” by Brigitte Balbinot                       Oil on Canvas 36 x 36

 

 

 

The AR Gallery at 340 NE 4 Street in Delray Beach, FL will open its doors to a summer group show, to include guest  International Artist Brigitte Balbinot on July 17  from 6 – 9PM.  The exhibit titled ‘A Summer Night’ will feature some of Balbinot’s latest works, including paintings from her most recent series Minority which was recently featured at the Cornell Museum of Art in Florida.

 

 

"Red Vine" by Brigitte Balbinot  Oil on Canvas

“Red Vine” by Brigitte Balbinot                             Oil on Canvas

 

 

 

Swiss by birth, Brigitte Balbinot is now based in South Florida and travels regularly to the Province of Quebec where she also maintains an art studio. Her work, simple and complex all at the same time, reflects a minimalist approach. Each piece of artwork comprises 30-40 layers of oil paint. The use of various mediums allows the Artist to create rich textures and interesting visual affects that translate her unique vision onto the canvas.

 

 

"Joy" by Brigitte Balbinot  Oil/Wax on Canvas  18x 18

“Joy” by Brigitte Balbinot                              Oil/Wax on Canvas 18x 18

 

In her statement, Balbinot says: “I favor abstract painting and use a minimalistic approach in my work. To me simplicity is about bringing order to complexity. When the work is streamlined, it enables the mind to expand. Only then can imagination happen. I love depth and textures; they remind me of what once was.”  

 

"Marrakech" by Brigitte Balbinot  Oil/Resin on canvas  20 X 20

“Marrakech” by Brigitte Balbinot                Oil/Resin on canvas 20 X 20

 

Brigitte goes on to say, “The philosophy Wabi-Sabi from the Zen Buddhist culture that is centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection plays a definite role in my creative process. My paintings sometimes appear to be “scarred” and “worn”, survivors of a long journey having a story to tell… Working with oil paint, pigments and various mediums allow me to create a work that is rich in substance and interesting to look at. I prefer to work large as it creates a stronger focal point that captures the viewer’s attention.”

 

 

 

 

"Angelized" by Brigitte Balbinot  Oil/Resin on Canvas  24 x 24

“Angelized” by Brigitte Balbinot                  Oil/Resin on Canvas 24 x 24

 

 

In a review by Carrie Turner, editor of Fine Art Views (March, 2013), art critic Brian Sherwin is cited, “The compositional structure and use of raw texture in Balbinot’s paintings allow the imagination of the viewer to decipher meaning based on what he or she brings, psychologically speaking, to the viewing experience”.

 

 

 

"Granite III" by Brigitte Balbinot  Oil on Canvas  36 x 36

“Granite III” by Brigitte Balbinot                           Oil on Canvas 36 x 36

 

 

For more information about Brigitte Balbinot’s art work please visit :  www.brigittebalbinot.com

 

 

ABOUT  AR GALLERY

 

AR Gallery presents exhibitions through out the year featuring original artwork by emerging and established artists whose work embody contemporary, abstract and modernist aesthetics. Assembling powerful events, and introducing collectors to pricing that makes a difference to support the arts and artists at large. All in a working studio gallery in Artists Alley, Delray Beach, Florida. Gallery hours of business are Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 12-5 PM. Every Third Thursday of Each Month 6-9 PM and by appointment. Contact Info: Tel.:  561.444.9989  -561.289.4542 – 9AM-9PM.

 

 

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Port St. Lucie Unveils New Photographic Exhibit by BRBarbara

BRBarbara will be exhibiting in a SOLO show at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center’s Art Gallery.  She is a digital artist/photographer, serves on the board of the Palm Beach Photographic Center and has shown in juried exhibits throughout Palm Beach County.  There will be a Free Public Reception on July 17th at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center’s Art Gallery.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peaks.

 

 

 

 

 

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Port St. Lucie Civic Center Art Gallery

Presents A

SOLO Exhibition by:

BRBarbara

 

Opening Reception  

Thursday, July 17th    6-8 pm

Exhibit Runs Through September 11th

Monday through Friday  8:15 am – 4:15 pm

Free admission and Free Parking

9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, southeast corner of U.S. Highway 1 and Walton Road

BRBarbara will be highlighted in a SOLO exhibit at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, showing her varied photographs.  She is a digital artist/photographer who serves on the board of the Palm Beach Photographic Center.  She has shown in other juried exhibits throughout Palm Beach County.  There will be a Free Public Reception on July 17th at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center’s Art Gallery from 6 – 8 pm. The exhibit continues July 18th through September 11th, Monday – Friday.  The Gallery is closed on weekends.

"Green and Yellow" by BDBarbara

“Green and Yellow” by BRBarbara

 

 

BRBarbara studied at Brookdale Community College, International Photographic Center, Palm Beach Photographic Center, Armory Art Center, Palm Beach State College and Florida Atlantic University.  Her juried exhibitions include Jensen Beach, Okeeheelee Nature Center, Life Long Learning at Florida Atlantic University and Jonathan Dickinson State Park.

 

 

 

"Cape Coral" by BDBarbara

“Cape Coral” by BRBarbara

 

BRBarbara’s work encompasses different catagories of fine art photography. In addition to her own artwork, BRBarbara promotes the work of other talented artists.  The selections of prints available are of a broad spectrum and available on her website. 

 

"Glass Building" by BDBarbara

“Glass Building” by BRBarbara

 

BRBarbara’s subject matter is diverse.  Two pieces of her artwork are placed in Municipal buildings in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens.  BRBarbara’s capturing of shadows is particularly entertaining, with every-day objects taking center stage.  The beauty of her photography is how she captures what we normally pass by without thinking – and makes us take a second look. 

 

 

"Shimmer" by BDBarbara

“Shimmer” by BRBarbara

 

 

BRBarbara is a member of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre and serves on their Marketing Committee.  She was most recently Honorary Host of the prestigious Members’ Juried Show Reception.

 

"Look Through" by BDBarbara

“Look Through” by BRBarbara

 

BRBarbara’s work will also be shown at upcoming exhibits including: A Focus on Flags at the Lake Park Library (November-December), Art Express, Palm Beach Gardens (November 15 – January 15) and at the Art Gallery in Tequesta.

 

"Tribute" bu BDBarbara

“Tribute” by BRBarbara

 

For more information about BRBarbara’s own photography and digital art or representation of other artists, please contact her at:  BRBarbara@BRBarbara.com.  or www.BRBarbara.com.

 

 

 

For more information about the Port St. Lucie Civic Center Art Gallery contact: 

Kelly A. Tiger, Recreation Manager
Port St. Lucie Civic Center
City of Port St. Lucie
(772) 807-4467

 

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Art of Association Breaks All Records in the Spirit of Cooperation

 Collaboration and cooperation are key to the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s latest exhibition, Art of Association showing now through August 14. Featuring juried works from 13 art associations throughout Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast,  Art of Association celebrates its fourth year.  The common goal of each organization sharing the experience of the visual arts promises visitors an exciting artistic experience that will have something for everyone. Additionally, visitors can purchase most of the art on display.  The Rickie Report shares the details for the upcoming Third Thursday Reception and Program on July 17th.

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

Presents:

 

The Art Of Association

 

 

 

Gallery Square North

373 Tequesta Drive       Tequesta

 

 

The public is welcome to the  Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 3rd Thursday event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m on July 17th.  Admission is free to members and $5. for non-members.  Refreshments are served.

 

Art of Association Award Winners, 2014

Art of Association Award Winners, 2014

 

Participating art groups include Art Associates of Martin County, Artist Association of Jupiter, Artists of Palm Beach County, Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, Hobe Sound Fine Art League, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, North County Art Association, Plein Air Palm Beach, Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association, Palm City Art Associates, Port St. Lucie Art League, South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild and Wellington Art Society.

 

 

Best of Show

Best of Show:  ”Gemma” by Kris Davis                                                                                     (Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association)

Art of Association heralds 276 original works of art from 146 exhibiting artists.   Alphabetical list of winners: Cindy Bartosek, Norman Berman,  Jane Blatt,  Nancy Brown David Craft,  Eileen Curtis, Kris Davis,  Sarah Davis, Durga Garcia, Patricia Hoshino, Diane Hutchinson, Carol Kepp, Chris Kling,  Rick Lewis, Floyd Markowitz,  Debbie Lee Mostel, Pamela Acheson Myers, Deborah Neuhaus, John Vincent Palozzi, Sally B. Pearson, Bobbin Salisbury, Lorrie B. Turner, Carolyn Walsh, Tanya Witzel,  Betty Usdan Zwickler.

 

 

Cindy Bartosek "Dawn Seat" (South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild)

Cindy Bartosek “Dawn Seat” (South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild)

 

 

 

“This is an exhibition in which art lovers and collectors can see, as well as purchase, the best work by members of art associations in our region. There are outstanding pieces of art ranging from representational and abstract paintings to photography to ceramic sculptures to fiber art,” said Executive Director Katie Deits. “The openings, lectures and exhibition this summer also offer the participating artists an opportunity to network, share ideas and expand their horizons.”

 

 

First Place Painting: Rick Lewis "Egrets and Sabals" (North

First Place Painting: Rick Lewis “Egrets and Sabals”                                                                  (North County Art Association)

            

 Meet the Judge:

Ms. Jenifer Mangione Vogt      

 

 

Jenifer Mangione Vogt is the founder and creative director of JMV Media Group, an integrated marketing firm with specialization in: art, healthcare, financial services, nonprofits and Italian culture. She has 20+ years of experience in corporate and nonprofit marketing for Fortune 500 companies, including Mastercard International and The Bank of New York, as well as healthcare organizations, including Westchester Medical Center and sports, entertainment and art organizations, including the PGA TOUR and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She’s developed annual marketing plans and managed budgets in excess of $1 million and managed relationships with leading public relations and creative firms.

 

 

First Place Photography: Nancy Brown, "Floating Market Bankok" (Wellington Art Society)

First Place Photography: Nancy Brown, “Floating Market Bankok”                           (Wellington Art Society)

 

 

 

Jenifer received her bachelor’s from Purchase College in Humanities with an art history concentration. In 2005, she began writing about art on a freelance basis for art and culture publications in New York and South Florida. Her writing work and press placements have appeared in many publications, including Entrepreneur, CFO Magazine, The Palm Beach Post, Risk Waters, JetSet Magazine, ArtLog, ArtPulse, ArtDistricts, ArtInfo, The Art Newspaper, ArtDaily, Bloomberg, Daily News, Palm Beach Arts Paper, Palm Beach Art + Culture, Ambassador (NIAF), Knight Arts Blog, Tutto NIAF Blog, The Italian Tribune, The Journal News and The Scarsdale Inquirer. Her photographs have been featured in Bloomberg’s BusinessWeek, Catholic New York, Hospital Magazine, The Journal News, The Daily News and Palm Beach Art + Culture.

 

 

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“Jonah 2″ by Cory Daust                                                                                                                                     (Port St. Lucie Art League)

 

 

Prior to graduation from college, Jenifer completed internships in the Estates & Appraisals Department at Christie’s, the Education Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Public Relations Department at the Neuberger Museum of Art, as an editorial assistant at Art in America and on the restoration of a room at the 1890 House in Cortland, NY.  Jenifer is a thyroid cancer survivor and an advocate for awareness of, and more comprehensive education about, this form of cancer, the fastest growing cancer among people under 40 in the US.

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter:


The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a member-supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) community arts organization, providing excellence in art exhibitions, instruction, education and outreach for all ages. Programs are funded in part by the Palm Beach County Cultural Council, the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners.

 

 

 

For information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit LighthouseArts.org or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is at Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Fla., one-half mile west of U.S. Highway 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 Monday through Friday. Free admission on Saturday. As part of the national Blue Star Museum initiative, free admission to active military and their families from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.   Closed Sunday.

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

OSGS Gallery Features Ilene Adams for BYOC Lecture

 OSGS Gallery is keeping the summer hopping and the arts alive with their BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Lecture Series. OSGS Works of Art and Custom Framing (Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio) is located in the heart of Northwood Village.  Their free lectures take place in conjunction with the free Northwood Village ArtWalk Gallery Tours on the 2nd Saturday of every month, the first lecture beginning Saturday, July 12 with Ilene Gruber Adams.  She will be speaking about  her work and her involvement in the local arts community.  Who says there isn’t anything going on in West Palm Beach in the summer?  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

 

 

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

You’re invited

 

  BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair)

 Lecture Series

 7 pm

 

 

Meet Ilene Adams

Painter and Photographer

Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio

500 Northwood  Village  West Palm Beach, FL

Corner of Spruce and Northwood Road

 

 

"On The Road" by Ilene Adams

“On The Road” by Ilene Adams

 

 

During the Summer Lecture Series, each speaker will share their passion for the arts and their identity as an artist.  You will discover how each began their incredible artistic journey, their background, techniques, mentors, what drives and/or motivates them and where they see their work taking them into the future.  If you have not attended one of our lectures prior to now you are in for a fabulous treat and will, at the same time, learn something new in the process.

 

 

 

 

"Perpective" by Ilene Adams

“Perspective” by Ilene Adams

 

You do not have to be signed up for the Free ArtWalk tour to attend the Free Lecture.  Although it is encouraged to not miss out on the Free VIP Guided Tour through the many art spaces in Northwood Village.  If you wish to take the tour, please sign-up at http://www.northwoodartwalk.com/  The Lectures will begin at the end of the first ArtWalk tour, around 7pm.    There are many fabulous restaurants in the area with many of them offering live music, so plan to have a bite to eat or enjoy a glass of wine before or after the lecture.

 

"Remember Me l" by Ilene Adams

“Remember Me l” by Ilene Adams

 

 

Ilene Adams has over 25 years professional experience in various businesses in the art field.  She studied graphic design at Tyler School of Art, Temple University and then continued on to study printmaking and fine art at Tyler School of Art in Rome.  After completing college, Ilene worked in New York City in advertising, illustration and fabric design. She has continued studying many art disciplines throughout her career at schools such as Harvard, The School of Visual Arts and faux finishing schools. 

 

 

 

"Pretty Junk" by Ilene Adams

“Pretty Junk” by Ilene Adams

After working in the corporate world as owner/CEO of a national broadcast marketing company, Ilene  turned her attention back to design and has been creating wonderful, warm environments for homes and businesses from New York to Miami.  Ilene has been featured in many design magazines in the New York metropolitan area and the Palm Beaches, as well as winning several awards for her art. 

 

"Remember Me ll" by Ilene Adams

“Remember Me ll” by Ilene Adams

 

 Ilene’ s involvement in the community’s art scene has made quite an impact.  She has served as a member of organization boards, including  Wellington Art Society, Artists of Palm Beach County, the Cultural Affairs Committee for West Palm Beach and has been an active leader in Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach.

 

Currently, Ilene has a marketing and graphic design business, The Marketing Works, that caters to businesses, non-profits and artists.  When time permits, Ilene works on her paintings and photographs and shows her work in galleries and exhibitions,  winning several awards for her art.  Ilene’s work can be found at www.ileneadamsinc.com and www.ileneadamsfineart.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this program or other exhibits at OSGS please contact:

Evelyn Ortiz-Smykla/Jonathan Ortiz-Smykla, OSGS Gallery 561-833-2223; OSGSArt@hotmail.com

 

Art runs in the veins of gallery curators Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla. OSGS, is the embodiment of their love of art, and for sharing the work of talented artists. On any given day, a visit to their gallery sends guests crossing paths with a variety of works in many mediums that include modern-art paintings, sculptures, and home wares. The team also does their own creating inside the studio: custom framing is available with a large number of options for materials, glass, matting, and mounting. The gallery also brings in guest speakers for the Bring Your Own Chair lecture series, whose dates are published on the gallery’s website. The gallery is located at 500 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach.

 

 

For more information about OSGS:  Visit our website for more information about the gallery visit: http://www.osgsart.com/

    Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla     OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio  p: 561-833-2223 OSGSart@hotmail.com      www.OSGSart.com

       https://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

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Art Auction Promises Terrific Opportunities to Support Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Artists

The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park presents an exhibit of nature-themed art that includes forty-four artists and almost 90 pieces of work. The Kimbell Center Gallery will host an Opening Reception Friday July 11th.   In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be an art auction.  You can leave your bid and be assured that you’ll be able to keep track of the auction on line.  The exhibition is open to the public with admission to the park. There will also be a People’s Choice award given at the Closing Reception on August 15th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and knows you will not want to miss this!

 

 

 

The Friends of  Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Announces

 

Art Auction through August 15

In Person at the Gallery or On-Line

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 11  at 6:30PM

Closing Reception: Friday August 15th  6:30 pm

Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Kimbell Center Gallery

16450 SE Federal Highway               Hobe Sound, FL 33455

 

 

 

"Belted King Fisher" Sculpture by  David Cericola

 

 

 

The Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park presents an exhibition of nature-themed art. This is sure to be a great exhibition with submission made from artists throughout the state .  Forty-four artists were selected to display their art with close to 90 pieces in the show with various media represented, including standard and creative photography, paintings, drawings, multi-media, and sculpture. The work will represent nature from parks, all created with each individual artists own interpretation.

 

"Perspective" by Ilene Adams

 

Work will be exhibited at the Kimbell Center Gallery with an Opening Reception Friday July 11 at 6:30PM.  The exhibition will be up through August 15th and is open to the public with admission to the park. There will be a People’s Choice award that will be presented at the Closing Reception on August 15th at 6:30 pm.

 

"Cry of the Wild" by Wendy Somero Bello

 

In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be an auction from June 21 – August 15th. Visitors can bid on items at the center, any day between 9:00 and 5:00, or there will be bidding online at www.friendsofjdsp.com. with a catalog of all available artwork. Proceeds from the show will benefit the artists and the Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park, which supports programs at the park.

 

"Egret Wings Spread" by Mary Taylor

 

 

The Friends of JDSP is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization advocating for the historical, educational, and ecological enhancement of the park. Its mission is to assist park management in meeting the natural and cultural resource management objectives established for the park.

"The Wave" by Gabriel Kraus

 

The park is located at 16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455. For details, visit www.floridastateparks.org/jonathandickinson , email friendsjdsp@gmail.com, or call the Kimbell Center 561-745-5551.

 

 

"Calla Lily" by Wendy Klein

“Calla Lily” by Wendy Klein

 

"The Oracle" by Steve daPonte

“The Oracle” by Steve daPonte

 

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Kari Chapin Offers Personalized Approach to Marketing and a FREE Giveaway

Kari Chapin is a small business “how to” guru.  Her newest book offers crafters and artisans and  small businesses owners marketing basics.  She includes advertising and publicity, social media, selling online, in brick-and-mortar stores, and at fairs. She gives the one-woman business everything needed to become successful. The Rickie Report interviewed Kari, who lives in Portland,OR  for this article.  In addition to sharing her business suggestions, we are offering a FREE COPY of her book to our readers!  Kari will be offering a FREE webinar on July 5 & 6.  More details are in this article.

 

 

 

Kari Chapin’s

THE HANDMADE MARKETPLACE:

How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally and Online!  

 

 

THE HANDMADE MARKETPLACE is aimed specifically at crafters, but the advice is universal.  This is an exceedingly practical guide on how to start a small business. (For example, the chapter entitled Establishing Basic Business Practices covers sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations; getting a tax ID number; basic bookkeeping; collecting money; pricing work; hiring professionals such as lawyers, accountants and publicists.)  You may work at home alone but you’ll feel like the CEO of a Fortune 500 firm!

 

 

 

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In 2010, Kari Chapin worked as a manager and buyer for an upscale store in the Berkshires (MA).  She was looking for high-end textiles with a partiality toward recycled fabrics.  By contacting sellers through Etsy, she was able to find the pieces she needed.  However,  she found it difficult to get them to stock their work in her store.

 

 

 

She tells The Rickie Report, “I saw that they didn’t have the business skills necessary to market themselves to the fullest of their potential.”    Kari is an activist!  She began working with those sellers and creators forming a business plan to help them sell their goods both wholesale and retails.  She helped them market themselves!

 

 

 

When the store she was working at closed, Kari decided to draw on her own dream of being a writer.  The result is her helpful and insightful book.  Kari speaks to the psyche of the crafter and the artist.  Owning a creative business is different than other retail businesses.  ”Crafters and artists are selling something very personal, almost a part of themselves.  Their mittens or paintings are not just another commodity”, she explains.

 

 

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Photo courtesy of KariChapin.com

 

This is Kari’s second book, an updated version of the first.  This is a DIY crash course in entrepreneurship.  She has broken the book’s lessons/activities into three parts: “Getting to know yourself and your business; Spreading the word and images; and Getting down to selling.” There are tips from business cards, pricing, photographing your work to blogging and being your own boss.  This is an easy-to-read helpful and insightful book.

 

 

 

Kari Chapin

Kari Chapin

 

Kari believes that certain areas of the United States are more conducive to successful creativity.  ”Anecdotally, I see that highly creative people across generational lines are successful when they live in an environment that promotes and supports handmade products.”  The Rickie Report believes that Southeast Florida is one of those areas.  Which is why we will be offering a FREE copy of Kari’s book to our readers!

 

 

To Enter the Drawing for a FREE Copy  of Kari’s Book:

  • Send your best business suggestion and 1 jpg of your work to: rickie@therickiereport.com
  • Put “FREE book drawing” in Subject line
  • All suggestions will be entered into the drawing
  • The drawing will take place August 14th at 5pm
  • One winner will be picked from the drawing and notified by email
  • All entries will be considered for inclusion in a future article in The Rickie Report, giving proper identification to each suggestion.
  • Please include your email address, phone number and website

 

The next  CreativeLive Broadcast will take place July 5 & 6th. For more information go to:  http://karichapin.com/creativelive/     

Or  visit karichapin.com .  

You may also contact us at:karichapincommunity@gmail.com 

 

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Herman Schreiber: A Retrospective Shows “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree”

Sometimes an old adage bears repeating.  ”The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree” is a life lesson for the Schreiber family.  The Weisman Delray Community Center is happy to announce the opening of a solo exibition, Herman Schreiber: A Retrospective.  The show will run from June 30 until the end of August.  Herman Schreiber, an award-winning member of the Delray Art League, passed away in 1995.  Lorrie Turner, an accomplished artist and Weisman Center curator, made this exhibition possible with the help of his daughters.  Maxine Schreiber, an artist/writer and her sister Janet Schreiber, are proud to exhibit their father’s work.  An Opening Reception will take place on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at which time both daughters will be on hand to lead tours and answer questions about their dad’s masterful work. The public is welcome and The Rickie Report urges you to attend.

The Weisman Delray Community Center

Herman Schreiber: A Retrospective

Opening Reception:

 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

3:00 – 5:00 p.m

 

 

Exhibit runs June 30th until August 31st

 

 

7091 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida

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The Weisman Delray Community Center is happy to announce the opening of a solo exibition, Herman Schreiber: A Retrospective.  The show will run from June 30 until August 31, 2014 at 7091 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida.  Herman Schreiber, an award-winning member of the Delray Art League, passed away in 1995.  Lorrie Turner, an accomplished artist and Weisman Center curator, made this exhibition possible with the help of his daughters.  Maxine Schreiber, an artist/writer and her sister Janet Schreiber, are proud to exhibit their father’s work.  An opening reception will take place on Sunday, July 13, 2014, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at which time both daughters will be on hand to lead tours and answer questions about their dad’s masterful work.
Herman Scheiber at a Delray Art League Exhibit

Herman Scheiber at a Delray Art League Exhibit

Born in Newark, New Jersey, Herman Schreiber graduated from the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts in 1934. An artist who used pastels exclusively, he was a disciple of the “School of Ultra Realistic Painting.”  He created his pictures delicately and meticulously rendering the final products, which capture both images and emotions.  His landscapes, portraits, and figurative works are often mistaken for actual photographs.
"Alpine Village"

“Alpine Village”

During his lifetime, Herman exhibited his work in gallleries and museums in New Jersey where he won many awards including First Place at the South Orange Annual Art Show, Bloomfield College, and Montclair State College exhibits.  In Florida as a member of the Delray Art League 1988 – 1995, he exhibited in shows at Old School Square and other Delray sites and won numerous Blue, Red, and White Ribbons.  In 1994 & 1995 his work was in the 55th & 56th Annual Juried Exhibitions at the Society of Four Arts in Palm Beach.
"We're Not Talking"

“We’re Not Talking”

This exibit fills the lobby, hallways, and activity room in the Weisman Center and includes over forty of his exquisite pastel paintings.  Maxine’s book The SCHREIBERS: The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree, which is published on Amazon.com, will be a available for sale at the opening event.
"Audience of One"

“Audience of One”

 
Maxine tells us, “Art has been an important part of my life as far back as I can remember.  My dad, Herman Schreiber, was a master artist, a true “Renaissance man.”  To support our family, he worked as a jeweler, a trumpet player, an optician, and a tax accountant. But he was always a visual artist, and his creative ability and temperament were a major influence on me.  When I was young, we spent hours looking through his treasured book World Famous Paintings, and he taught me how to draw.”

 

"Begonia Leaf"

“Begonia Leaf”

In 1993, he said, “I’m 79 years old and have a back-log of requests to last me until I’m 120.  I take my time and work at my own pace.  If I had deadlines to worry about, I wouldn’t enjoy it.  After all, I’m retired I’m not working for a living.  I had to give up playing the trumpet.  My front teeth and lips gave out, but my hands are steady, my imagination is vivid, and I enjoy painting.”
"Wakodahatchee Sunset" by Maxine Schreiber

“Wakodahatchee Sunset” by Maxine Schreiber

And the adage is true….Maxine Schreiber is a fine artist in her own right.  She exhibits her own work and is a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County, WITVA, NAWA and Armory Art Center.  Maxine’s newest creative work is a children’s book which she wrote and illustrated, “The Story of Daphne the Duck”.
"The Story of Daphne the Duck" by Maxine Schreiber

“The Story of Daphne the Duck” by Maxine Schreiber

For more information about this exhibit, books or other artwork available  please contact  Maxine Schreiber at www.schreiberstudio.com

 

 

 

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What’s All the BUZZ About Exhibition is Here

“What’s All the Buzz About?” is a Juried Exhibition of contemporary works, that explores the relationship between the artist and the environment.  The spotlight of this exhibition will be on the vital role of the bee in the South Florida eco-system. The exhibition is presented by The Artists of Palm Beach County and ActivistArtistA II .  The exhibition, a benefit for Palm Beach Beekeepers Association, will include a special guest presentation by the PBBA president Al Salopeck.  The Rickie Report knows the BUZZiest place to be is Art on Park Gallery July 11th for the Opening Reception! Don’t miss the APBC’s General meeting July 14th, with Jean Hutchison as the hostess.  Plus FREE event at Art on Park July 18th.  There is a LOT going on- take part and enjoy!  Details are here.

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What’s All the BUZZ About Exhibition

Opening Reception on July 11, 2014 | 5-8 PM

Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Ave.

Lake Park, Florida

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Curator, Rolando Chang Barrero has his eyes set on Lake Park, he says,”This is going to be the place to hang out, buy art, and listen to great music this summer!” As a member of the Artists of Palm Beach County, it seems only perfect that the ActivistArtistA Galleries director inaugurate the season with “What’s All the BUZZ about?”.
Buzzing Bee (Photo Courtesy of Rolando Chang Barrero)

Buzzing Bee (Photo Courtesy of Rolando Chang Barrero)

“What’s All the Buzz About?” is a Juried Exhibition of contemporary works, in all media., that will explores the relationship between the artist and the environment.  The spotlight of this exhibition will be on the vital role of the bee in the South Florida eco-system.   The exhibition is presented by The Artists of Palm Beach County and ActivistArtistA II .
Jon Greco Band (Photo Couretesy of Matt Sturgess)

Jon Greco Band (Photo Couretesy of Matt Sturgess)

The exhibition, a benefit for Palm Beach Beekeepers Association, will include a special guest presentation by the PBBA president Al Salopeck. Live music will play a part in the festivities with the Jon Greco Band performing.  This exhibit is sponsored by PureHoney Magazine, who’s editor Steev Rulmann helped jury the exhibition.

Artists of Palm Beach County Invite You to

Their July General Meeting

 Monday, July 14  7pm 

On Monday July 14 at 7:00 p.m. Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) member Jean Hutchison will host the APBC General Meeting at her home located at NW 3rd Avenue in Delray Beach. Each year Jean has hosted an event and challenged artist members to share a piece of art.  This occasion is no exception, and she is especially interested in art with unusual techniques.  If you arrive early, Jean will do a tour of her botanical garden.
Visitors will enjoy the wealth of art that fills her home.  Many of her works include portraits of primates.   She will share her fascination with monkeys and answer questions about her own unexpected techniques.  Admission is free for members of APBC, but the general public is invited to attend the event for a $5.00 admission fee.  Payment will be collected at the door and will be applied towards the APBC membership fee, if one wishes to join at the meeting.  If you choose to bring wine, other drinks, or snacks to share it will be appreciated.
To get to the venue take I-95 to Atlantic Avenue and go east .9 miles to Swinton.  Make a left and head north .9 miles to NW 9th Street, west 3 blocks to NW 3rd Avenue. Turn left.  811 is the first house on the left facing the street. Parking is available on the street.  For more information call (561) 278-4479.

 

July’s Free Event:

Words, Wine & Food

An Open Poetry Reading

at Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Ave., Lake Park FL

Friday, July 18, 2014

from 7 to 9 pm

Presented by:

The Poets of the Palm Beaches

Bring a selection of your best poetry to share,

or just come to listen to original poetry by local poets.

Bring guests with you. No charge. Refreshments served.

 

For more information about this exhibit please Contact:  Rolando Chang Barrero at  786-521-1199.  For information about the Palm Beach Beekeepers Association please contact:  www.palmbeachbeekeepers.com  For more information  about Artists of Palm Beach County please visit:  www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com  or call 561-345-2842.

 

 

 

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

 

Poets of the Palm Beaches Offers Five Events to Share in July

The Poets of the Palm Beaches will offer 5 opportunities in July to listen and participate – one with cash prizes!  Their mission is to support and encourage the creation of original poetry in Palm Beach County, Florida.  The Rickie Report urges you to take part in any or all of their events. We share May, 2014′s winning poems.

 

 

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1)      Second Tuesday Open Reading:

 July 8, 2014

6:30 PM

 

Publix Super Market – Legacy Place, 11231 Legacy Ave, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, 2nd floor.

  • Open to the public.
  • No charge.
  • Bring original poems.

 

Contact: Shirley Kent at brownpelicancay@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

2)    Second Wednesday Critique Workshop:

July 9, 2014

6:30 PM.

 

Panera’s Cafe — 771 Village Blvd., West Palm Beach. 

  • Open to the public.
  • Original work only.
  • No charge.
  • Bring at least 12 copies of one poem

Contact: Ron Rosoff at 561-232-2888

 

 

 

 

3)      Third Tuesday Critique Workshop:  

July 15, 2014

7:00 PM.

Palm Beach Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth. 

Just a little more than one block South of 10th Ave North 

  • Open to the public.
  • Original work only.
  • No charge.
  • Bring at least 10 copies of one poem.

 

Contact: John Palozzi at 561-588 -9829.

 

 

 

4)     Words, Wine & Cheese:  An Open Poetry Reading

Friday, July 18, 2014

7 to 9 pm

 

Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Ave., Lake Park FL

 

Bring a selection of your best poetry to share, or just come to listen to original poetry by local poets.

  • Bring guests with you.
  • No charge.
  • Refreshments served.

5)   Third Sunday Open Reading: July 20, 2014

2:00 PM. (Doors open at 1:45 PM)

Featured reader is Beata Ballard

 

  • Contest with cash prizes.
  • Open to the public.
  • Original work only.
  • Free for high school students.

Palm Beach Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth.  Just a little more than one block South of 10th Ave North.Suggested Donation:  $2 for members and their guests,  $3 for non-members.

 

 

Winning Poems: May 2014

Featured Reader & Judge: Bob Alman

First Place:

WHILE ROME TWINKLES AND BURNS

by Charles Scheitler

 

Light now is falling

On the tall apartment building next door–

Light once fell

On a mountain covering that spot–

 

In a twinkling

The bridge has opened–

A sailboat has glided through–

Eternity is opening and closing

And disappearing–

 

My house is a complexity of cobwebs

And chambers in thin pieces of toast–

I am fostering unimaginable worlds–

God, what are you up to’?

The universe is exploding

In gossimer clouds

And something is burning!

 

Second Place:

 Normandy Links

by R. Baylor

At Normandy the play is slow.

In sight, the crosses, row on row,

observe the shots, and from the rough

where once we slept, we cry, “Enough!

Must poppies wait their turn to blow?”

 

We are the dead. An age ago

we lived, saw battle ebb and flow,

stood by friends with whom we lie

where foursomes test

 

their skills against a golfer’s foes.

They pause, remark the torch we throw,

then loft a ball into the sky

where watchful larks still singing fly

and wonder at the scene below.

 

Honorable Mention:

SOUVENIR

by Riva Dunaief

My stone collection sings

siren songs from other places.

One is almost round, deep red,

sanded smooth in Brighton,

holes bored through by time

and salt water. I hold the stone

 

and it is May in England.

Spring was cold that year.

Children ran, red-cheeked,

laughing, making stones fly.

I picked one up, peered through

 

holes at wind-swept seas.

My yellow slicker whipped

around my legs, we laughed,

ran with the children. Today

 

I take that stone, place it

on your grave stone, to tell you

I am here and I remember.

 

Honorable Mention

The Wounded Soldier

by Mary Kelly McCormick

It’s Mother’s Day and I receive a warm call

from my oldest son. He wishes me well

and asks what we will be doing today.

I turn from the phone and admire

flowers from my two other sons and

cards from my daughters.

The third and special card

comes from a blind date many years ago, a wounded

soldier, crutches by his side, who said “mmm”,

as I hung my coat. I saw his eyes crinkle and laugh.

“Call me tomorrow if you need a ride,” he said. I called.

 

The soldier had stepped on a hand grenade in Korea,

was in the hospital for a year and was not discharged yet.

He would always remember Pork Chop Hill.

I was wounded too, having lost my mother and beloved brother,

who was a paratrooper back from Japan two years.

He drowned in a boating accident.

When the soldier held me I felt safe, like I had come home.

I married the soldier a year later,

and together we healed.

 

 

For more information please visit:

 www.poetsofthepalmbeaches.com

 

 

 

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Sharon Segal SOLO Exhibit and Reception

Sharon Segal is a Florida-based artist whose artwork makes people smile.  Using various mediums, her works combine bright colors, shapes and textures. Her love for animals has led to the creation of novel, playful and unconventional cartoon-like creatures. Their eyes are so large, you just have to grin. They are so lovable, you want to take them home! A member of the Wellington Art Society, Sharon is the Featured Artist at a SOLO exhibition at Whole Foods in Wellington through August.  The Public is invited to a Reception on Friday, July 18th.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

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Public Reception Honoring

Sharon Segal

Friday, July 18, 2014

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Art Exhibit Continues Thru August

Whole Foods Market cafe

2635 SR7     Wellington, FL

 

 

The Whole Foods Market on SR7 in Wellington has a large cafe, lined with windows which offer nice natural lighting. It’s a perfect setting to display art and Wellington Art Society is pleased to partner with Whole Foods to bring this show to the communityWhole Foods will provide music, hot and cold appetizers, and drinks.  A five-dollar donation is requested which goes to benefit the Art Society’s scholarship fund.    RSVP to Whole Foods  561.904.4000.   This year the Art Society presented five $1,000 to area high school seniors who are planning to study art in college. 

 

 

 

"Diver Owl" by Sharon Segal

“Diver Owl” by Sharon Segal

 

Born and raised in Florida, Sharon comes from an artistic and talented family.  She describes herself as a “self-taught” artist, “I’ve been doodling/drawing since I was little, but only recently thought it would be a good idea to pick up a paint brush.”  Her musical abilities enhance her creativity.

 

 

"Octopus" by Sharon Segal

Octopus” by Sharon Segal

 

 

Do you ever feel like you’re being watched?  Sharon Segal tells The Rickie Report, “My whimsical characters come to life when I envision their excessively large eyes watching over us.”  Part of her education includes a degree in computer animation, which she “feels comes out in my artwork with the those big eyes.”

 

 

"Pablo" by Sharon Segal

“Pablo” by Sharon Segal

 

 

Her experience with animation lends itself to give personality to each of her creations.  Sharon started seriously painting when she won the poster contest for the signature artist for the Coral Springs Art Fair in 2010.  ”I won a free booth at the fair…and I panicked because I had no other paintings!  So I went home and painted for the next couple of months so I would have something to hang up at the booth.  It was such a great experience! ”  

 

"Kevin" by Sharon Segal

“Kevin” by Sharon Segal

 

She goes on to explain, “Using various mediums allows me to link animation with other art forms. Sharon has degrees in advertising/public relations, graphic design, computer animation and education.  She develops logos and designs for varied businesses  throughout the community. Currently Sharon is a sixth grade math teacher who integrates the arts into her classroom curriculum to enhance the learning experience for her students.   

"Pajama Party" by Sharon Segal

“Pajama Party” by Sharon Segal

Sharon’s art is whimsical, fun and young at heart. “My art really has one purpose…to make someone smile.  I love watching the reaction of people looking at my artwork!  It makes me feel so good that I made someone happy.  It’s great to forget and escape from the crazies of daily life and have even a small moment of ‘happy’…I feel my art does that for people…and it doesn’t matter their age!” Sharon looks forward to writing and illustrating a children’s book in the future.  This exhibit at Whole Foods is an ideal opportunity to introduce children to art as children will especially love her work.  


"Maria" by Sharon Segal

“Maria” by Sharon Segal


 


For more information about 
Sharon Segal’s artwork, please visit her website:

www.sharonsegalart.com

In its 34th year, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art.  Both local and regional artists can display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County. Membership forms will be available if you would like to become a member.  A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County.

 

 

For more information  please visit  www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsocietyblogspot.com .or contact W.A.S. President, Donna Donelan at:  dwdonelan325@comcast.net

 

 

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291