Poets Of The Palm Beaches Welcomes You To July Events, Including Poetry Contest With Cash Prizes

The Poets of the Palm Beaches will host three events in July. All events are open to the public and take place in different parts of Palm Beach County. Some Poetry Readings offer Cash prizes. Submissions for the 2016 Poetry Anthology are open!  If you are curious, a beginner, intermediate or advanced poet, this is the organization to get involved with. Their mission is to support and encourage the creation of original poetry in Palm Beach County, FL. The Rickie Report shares the information here.

 

 

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CALL for SUBMISSIONS:

2016  Poetry Anthology

 

2016 Anthology SUBMISSION RULES (Members Only)

1) Please submit your Best Poem (within the guidelines) (only one).

2) The Maximum Length is 35 lines, including blank lines.
3) The Maximum Width is 50 spaces, including blank spaces.
4) Please put your name and phone number on your poem, upper right.
5) Your poem must have a Title.
6) Your poem must be neatly typed on 8 1/2 X 11 white paper in 12-point font or higher if you are submitting through the US mail or in person at the reading. No Handwritten Entries Please. You are encouraged to E-MAIL your poem. Put the poem in the body of the email or attached as a WORD .doc, .docx, .pdf or .rtf to: poetsofthepalmbeaches@gmail.com.
7) DO NOT TYPE YOUR POEM IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.

8) NO fancy, italic or script fonts, nor any art work, please.

9) The DEADLINE is postmark Sept. 19, 2016, or in person at the Monthly Reading on Sep. 18th .
10) All emails will be acknowledged, but if you send it via USPS, send a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope) if you want confirmation that your poem has been received.

11) If you are not e-mailing your poem, send your entry to: PO Box 1434 Lake Worth FL 33460.
12) Poems will not be returned — do not send your only copy.

You may pick up your copy at the Anthology Party at our 3rd Sunday Reading on December 18, 2016. Every paid member will receive one free copy of the Anthology. If you cannot attend the Reading, your book will be mailed to you. Extra copies will be available for sale at $10 each. It is our goal to have every member represented in this book. Please submit in a timely manner.

 

2016 EARTH DAY POETRY CONTEST WINNERS:

1st Place:

Bill Pearl for “At Risk”

2nd Place:

Rosemary Von Wald for “What Does Earth Mean to Me”

Honorable Mentions:
Janice Sussman for “The Day the Earth Stood Still”

Angela Margolis for “The Dead Tree Keeps Calling Me”

Charles Scheitler for “A Worm Poem Trilogy”

Vera Ripp Hirshhorn for “Trees Are People Too!”

 

 

 

 

 

POETS OF THE PALM BEACHES

JULY, 2016   MEETINGS:

2nd Wednesday Workshop

July 13, 2016

7:00 pm

 

 

Place: Panera’s Cafe — 771 Village Blvd., West Palm Beach 33409

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

Contact: Ron Rosoff at 561-232-2888.

 

 

 

 

3rd Sunday Reading

July 17, 2016

2:00 PM

Place: Palm Beach Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth. Just a little more than one block South of 10th Ave North.

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

Contest with cash prizes.

Featured Reader is Sherry Kessel

Form is: Rondeau
Prompt: Write a poem to one of your favorite poets

Open to the public. Original work only.

Third Sunday Reading Rules:

(1) Original work only. (2) One poem per round. (3) No poem more than one 8 1/2 x 11 page, in normal 12-point font. (4) Prose Poems no more than 250 words in normal 12-point font. (5) No introductions please. State your name, the name of your poem, and the form of your poem. All present may enter the contest, which is judged by the featured reader. Submission of a poem automatically conveys permission to print it in this newsletter, on our website and on YouTube if it wins. All rights revert to the authors upon publication. After the first round will be the Special Contest. The same rules apply as just stated, except that it must be the designated FORM. All present who have a poem written in the form may enter the contest, even if they entered the first round contest. For the third round, the same rules apply, or up to 3 poems, if none is over 5 lines. There is no contest for the third round.

Suggested Donation: $2 for members and their guests, $3 for non-members. Free for high school students.

For details please contact John Palozzi at 561-588 -9829

 

 

3rd Tuesday Workshop

July 19, 2016

7:00 pm

 

Place: Palm Beach Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth 33460 Just a little more than one block South of 10th Ave North

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

Contact: John Palozzi at 561-588 -9829.

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.poetsofthepalmbeaches.com
http://www.facebook.com/PoetsOfThePalmBeaches?fref=ts

 

 

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‘Illustrated: Modern Pop Art’ At Center For Creative Education Offers Special Workshop Plus Special Event At Macy’s

The Center For Creative Education is offering two events that you will want to be part of.  Both are in conjunction with ‘Illustrated: Modern Pop Art’ featuring Jose Delbo that is currently on view in The Gallery at Center for Creative Education until July 22nd.  Join Macy’s for a VIP Event on Friday, July 8th and sign up for a Master Cartoon Workshop with Jose Delbo on Saturday, July 16th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to register quickly!  Kudos to the CCE and Jonathon Ortiz Smykla for bringing this to our area!

 

 

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425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
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www.cceflorida.org

PRESENTS:

 

 

 

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About Jose Delbo (from JoseDelbo.com) :

“Remember the 60’s when the Beatles saved Pepperland from the Blue Meanies in the Yellow Submarine? Well, I was the cartoonist responsible for illustrating the Fab Four with Gold Key Comics does. I am an Argentinian born artist who published my first work at the age of only 16. I was inspired by the American cowboy westerns, moved to the States and began work on classics like Billy the Kid, Judge Colt and the Lone Ranger. Then in the 70’s, I brought a host of television shows to comic book form with titles such as the The Twilight Zone, The Brady Bunch, Hogan’s Heroes, Buck Rogers, The Monkees and the Mod Squad”.

 

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“Back in the 80’s, long before the modern superhero dominated the big screen, I worked for the likes of DC and Marvel Comics who penciled the published adventures of Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Green Arrow, The Transformers and The Thundercats. Then in the 90’s, when the focus fell on the environment, I helped the country go green when I drew the first issues of Captain Planet and the Planeteers and Brute Force. I continued to be the go-to-guy for cartoon classics like Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, Little Mermaid and the Mighty Ducks. When the NFL needed a superhero, I drew the NFL Superior who ran around with Spiderman fighting crime in the big city”.

 

 

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Macy’s VIP Pop-Up Art Exhibition

Join Macy’s and Center for Creative Education, a local children’s charity, for a look at select gallery pieces from ‘Illustrated: Modern Pop Art’ featuring Jose Delbo. A group Art Exhibition that showcases a collection of ideas that fill the everyday lives of. Enjoy lite bites and refreshments as we join the fusion of art and fashion and celebrate these fantastic artists. Ticket includes access to food and wine!

 

Opening Night:

Friday, July 8th

5:30pm to 8:00pm

Food and Beverage cost is $10.00

Tickets can be found at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gallery-preview-tickets-25744825466?aff=es2

Ticket purchases include Macy’s Annual Shop-For-A-Cause pass that gets you exclusive discounts at Macy’s 8/25-8/28. Coupon to be given at check-in.

 

 

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A Jam Packed Cartoon Workshop Taught By Renowned Cartoonist Jose Delbo

The Center for Creative Education is pleased to announce a workshop designed for novice, professional and motivated artists who wish to learn more! This workshop will provide you with basic cartooning techniques with an emphasis on personal expression in realistic and cartoon style. You will also learn body proportions, how to draw figures in motion, interpret storytelling, create superheroes and more.

 

 

 

 

Saturday, July 16th – 1:00pm to 3:00pm
The cost is $15.00

Tickets can be found here:
http://cceflorida.org/events/josedelboworkshop/

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, 
Gallery and Events Manager

425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
t (561) 805 9927 ext. 160    f (561) 805 9929
www.cceflorida.org

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Caren Hackman Yoga Paintings Featured At Art On Park Gallery During “Still Life 2016” Exhibit

Caren Hackman shares her “Yoga Series” and “Yoga Icons” with the public. The “Still Life 2016” Exhibit and Caren’s Solo Exhibition open at Art On Park Gallery in Lake Park on July 5th.  The public is invited to the Free Opening Reception on July 8th. Find out how yoga saved Caren’s life after an injury and unsuccessful surgery.  The Rickie Report shares a sneak peek of “Still Life”and Caren’s amazing story…how does yoga intersect with Andy Warhol?  Stop by!

 

 

 

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800 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL

561.345.2842

Gallery Hours:

12 PM – 6 PM Monday – Saturday

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CAREN  HACKMAN’S  SOLO EXHIBIT,

 

“YOGA SERIES”   “YOGA ICONS”

Free Opening Reception:

Friday,  July 8 from 5 – 8 PM

Meet The Artists

Exhibit Runs July 5 – August 9, 2016

 

Caren tells The Rickie Report, “I love my work as a graphic designer and fine artist. I am always happy to be in the studio. However, very few of my projects have filled me with as much drive and energy as the “Yoga Series” and “Yoga Icons.” There are so many reasons why this series of work is deeply meaningful to me”. 

 

 

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• ONE: Yoga saved my life. After an injury in 2008 and unsuccessful back surgery, I was in pain and side-lined for two years. Thanks to the great training I received from my first yoga instructor, Anna Lee Sanders, and all the wonderful teachers since, I live a full, active life. This series of paintings shows my gratitude, love, and respect for the practice. I hope that viewers can feel that love, and connect with the spiritual and physical aspects of yoga.

 

 

 

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“Karen in Red” by Caren Hackman

• TWO: I can feel the body positions while I am painting. The breath work, distribution of weight, and muscle exertion are with me as I create the art.

 

 

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“Shelby, Child Pose” by Caren Hackman

• THREE: Anytime that I have the opportunity to combine media or skills in graphic design and fine art, I am happily energized. Working the images back and forth between the digital world and the paintbrush on canvas world makes for greater artistic expression.

 

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“Karen in Blue” by Caren Hackman

 

“The yoga artwork takes two forms. One group of pieces on which I am working are acrylic paintings on canvas. The painterly realism of the brushstrokes and lighting show the energy and spirit of the asanas or poses. To further the feeling of freedom, I’ve elected not to “constrain” the pieces in a classic frame. The pieces hang, scroll-style, from a support at the top of each painting”.

 

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“Shanti Scroll” by Caren Hackman

 

“The other suite of artwork combines digital painting and archival printing on canvas with hand embellished accents. I have coined this suite of paintings “Yoga Icons” as homage to Andy Warhol, who had a knack for depicting well-known personalities as “pop icons”. Warhol’s line work and use of bright, flat colors in his silk screened portraits, made an impression on me when I visited an exhibition of his work at the Boca Museum of Art. I created my own stylized color and line work in this yoga series”.

 

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” Namaste Scroll”  by Caren Hackman

 

 

 

 

“Many thanks to my first models, Karen Burnett and Shelby Grant of Yoga Palm Beach who are my first yoga pop icons!  I am so happy to have been invited to judge the Artists of Beach County “Still Life” show and to be offered a Solo Exhibition area for my latest figurative and spiritual yoga pieces”.

 

For more information about Caren Hackman, this exhibit and her other artwork please visit:

www.carenhackman.com
561-622-4884 studio

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Still Life by Jacqueline Medeiros

 

For more information about Art On Park Gallery and Artists Of Palm Beach County please visit:

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

 

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Delray Art League Announces Free Summer Events

 The Delray Art League Shares its plans for Summer Events, including a Nature Photography Exhibit by Mary Taylor, The Sights Of Delray Beach Exhibit, a New Member’s Exhibit, plus an Exhibit at the Milagro Center. The Rickie Report shares the details of this art-packed summer with some sneak peeks.

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FINE  ART  EXHIBITS

 

 

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

 

BY   MARY   TAYLOR

 

 

Now thru July 15th

At Delray Beach City Hall Gallery

100 NW First Avenue      Delray Beach, Florida
City Hall Hours: Monday – Friday  8:00am to 5:00pm

Admission is free

 

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Now thru August 31st

At Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

140 NE 1st Street
Delray Beach, Florida
City Hall Hours: Monday – Friday  8:00am to 5:00pm

Admission is free

 

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Opening July 16th thru September 16th

At Delray Beach City Hall Gallery

100 NW First Avenue
Delray Beach, Florida
City Hall Hours: Monday – Friday  8:00am to 5:00pm

Admission is free.

 

 

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Opening August 28th thru October 21st At Milagro Center

695 Auburn Ave.     Delray Beach, Florida

Admission is free.

 

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Carolyn Barth has a painting in “The Art of Associations” show at the Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, FL, June 7 – Aug 11, 2016

 

Kathryn Carlyle won 1st place for her mixed media painting ‘Agartha’ at the Boca Raton Art Museum Artists Guild, June 2016’ Exhibition at 512 E Atlantic. Ave. In May, CarlyleGibbs produced a show at Casa Capricorn in Lake Worth highlighting 12 Major South Florida Artists. The event was also a Tri-County Animal (no kill) fundraiser that successfully raised several thousand dollars. CarlyleGibbs also shows at The Butterfield Art Garage Gallery in St Augustine and has been there successfully for six years, their current new show will run through
July 2016.

 

Reed Dixon is represented at the Plum Gallery in Saint Augustine, The Derek Gores Gallery in Melbourne, FL and will be having a show opening at The City Folk Gallery in Lancaster, PA on July 1st

Stan Dornfest has been selected as one of five emerging artists featured in “Summer Showcase-5×5” Five Artists, Five works each artist. Exhibit is at the Boca Museum-The Art School on Palmetto Park Road through July 6

Eugene Ettlinger received an Honorable Mention, at the WITVA, June 5th, 2016 for his exhibit of “Cup Overflowith”. His medium was acrylic on archival paper.

Irwin Goldman’s paintings are currently in the Greater Delray Chamber of Commerce Exhibit and in the Cornell Museum Extraodinary 6 x 6 Exhibit

Claudia Hafner’s watercolor paintings are on display in the Swimming with Watercolor Exhibit at Nova Southeastern University – Alvin Sherman Library through August 20th, the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Exhibition through August 31, the Extraordinary 6×6 Art Sale at Old School Square Cornell Art Museum Exhibit July 1 – 28, Sale July 28, 6-8pm and Studio 18, Pembroke Pines – Through Women’s Eyes Exhibit July 19 – August 31st. http://www.ClaudiaHafnerWatercolor.com

Karen Hudgin’s painting “The Great Egret” won first place in the 2016 Ocean Ridge Coastal Artists Exhibit, her 1st public showing. http://Clearwaterstudios.ca

Jacqueline Mederios works are on exhibit in the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce “Sites of Delray” Exhibit through August 31st

Marcia Paige – A fund raiser to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Palm Beach County witll be held at iMatter Adult Day Care Center located at 3427 West Woolbright Road in Boynton Beach, FL on July 21, 2016 from 4:30 to 7:00PM. It will feature the works of Acrylic artist Marcia Paige of the Delray Art League. Refreshments will be served.

Karen Zuk Rosenblatt is having a solo exhibition, “Whimsical Cats” June 27 – August 13 in the Gallery at the Spanish River Library located at 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd, Boca Raton · (561) 393-7852. https://www.facebook.com/ArtByZuk/photos/a.174735169287068.41725.171029082991010/1060396 564054253/?type=3&theater and Karen’s oil painting “Everglades Evening” won a Juror’s Recognition Award at the current Living Room Theater Exhibition located on Glades Road at FAU in Boca Raton, FL.

Marilyn Witkowski recently completed a portrait for a new website that launched in June 2016. To see Marilyn’s digital illustration of Janis Berman, visit www.jbontheweb.com. Three of Marilyn’s silkscreen prints were chosen for the special summer exhibit at the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. (www.marilynwitkowski.com)

 

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Box Gallery Calls For Art: New Exhibition, “Flora And Fauna: River Of Grass And Beyond”

Rolando Chang Barrero, of Box Gallery shares a Call For Artwork for the next exhibition, “Flora and Fauna: The River of Grass and Beyond”.  “Flora and fauna” refer to plant and wildlife, respectively. The term is often used to refer to the indigenous plant and wildlife of a geographical area. This exhibition is open to all professional artists working in the following mediums: Visual Art: 2D, 3D, 4D (Kinetic-Movement , sound, light Performance Art, Video, Film, and Musical Performance. All work under 10 feet in height will be considered. The Rickie Report shares the details  as the Application DEADLINE is August 15th. ART LOVERS: Mark your calendars for the September 9th Opening Reception!

 

 

 

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The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road     W. Palm Beach, Florida 33405

www.TheBoxGallery.Info

786-521-1199

PalmBeachFineArtGallery@gmail.com

 

 

 

“Florida: Flora and Fauna”
The River of Grass and Beyond

Opening Reception:

Friday September 9, 2016 | 7-11 p.m.

Exhibition Dates:

September 9 through October 2, 2016

 

 

 

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Application Dates:
Now Through August 15, 2016

Application Fee: $25.00 per submission (3 works per submission)

Notification Date:
On OR Before August 20, 2016

 

FLORA and FAUNA:

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

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

This exhibition is open to all professional artists working in the following mediums:
Visual Art: 2D, 3D ,4D (Kinetic-Movement , sound, light Performance Art, Video, Film, and Musical Performance)
All work under 10 feet in height will be considered.

Artist may be responsible for installation of their work depending on complexity. All work must arrive ready to hang.

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

The non-refundable fee for the online application is $25
per submission as follows:
2D works one image per work, up to 3 works per submission.
3D works 2 images per work, up to 3 works per submission.

Kinetic work, sound installations, video, film, performance art, and music must send 1 link and support material.

The deadline to apply is August 15, 2016.

All work to be exhibited must be well conceived, expertly executed, and arrive ready to hang or professionally presented.
All work should reflect the individuality of the artist or group presenting.

-Please No giclée’s,
-Photography, lithographs, works created in series, etc must be numbered and accompanied by certificate of authenticity by artist.

Notification of acceptance to the exhibition will be sent via email on or before September 20, 2016.

All work must be delivered to The Box Gallery within 10 days (AUGUST 30, 2016) of notification of acceptance and must be picked up from The Box Gallery on October 2, 2016.

Works not picked within a 10 day grace period, will incur a $10 storage fee starting on October 2, 2016 which must be paid at time of pick up. All work left after October 12, 2016 becomes the property of The Box Gallery and may be donated, sold, or dispersed of.

A contract and other forms will be provided to those accepted upon delivery of artwork.

Please double check to make sure you have entered an up-to-date email address, phone number, and mailing 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, 4D (Kinetic/Time Based), Sound, Video/Film, Music, and Performance Art

ENTRY RULES:

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

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

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

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:

IMAGES and FOLDERS VIA Drop Box

Drop Box Link should be emailed to: PalmBeachFineArtGallery@gmail.com
Drop Box Folder Must Be Labeled in this manner:

MAIN FOLDER: FloraFauna_YOUR NAME

3 SUB FOLDERS: IMAGES, LINKS, ARTIST INFO

IMAGES FOLDER
All image files must be labeled with: artist name_title_size.jpg or they will not be considered.
Each individual or group may submit a max. of 3 separate works for consideration.
File format: JPEG only
File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
File resolution: 300 dpi
File size:no lager than 5” x 7”
Price list of all work submitted (Gallery will retains 50% commission on all sales)
In such case where performances. special presentations and or screenings a donation may be suggested and split with artist or group 50/50.

LINKS FOLDER
PDF with links and Support Materials
ARTIST INFO FOLDER
C.V.
Artist Statement
Your photo- High Resolution
Bibliography of reviews and press

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

Online Payment:
Payments Online can be made at PayPal.com to PalmBeachFineArtGallery@gmail.com

Mail-In Payment:
Send a Check, payable to The Box Gallery. to:

The Box Gallery
c/o Rolando Chang Barrero
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

SECURITY:

The Box Gallery will be provided reasonable security (alarm when closed, personnel while gallery is open) on the premises at 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida throughout the exhibition, however, each artist exhibits at his or her own risk and should carry appropriate insurance. The Box Gallery will not be held responsible for damage, theft, or loss of your work.

 

 

Rolando Chang Barrero
The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival Call To Artists Produced By Armory Art Center

Artists are invited to participate in the 1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival produced by the Armory Art Center on December 3rd and 4th. This will feature local and out-of-town artists, live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages. This event will be well-publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media. Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, vendors will reach affluent Palm Beach and Broward County residents, plus engage our large seasonal tourist population.  This Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply now!  ART LOVERS: Mark these dates on your calendars now!

 

 

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1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

Saturday, December 3

Sunday, December 4

10 am – 5 pm

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Festival Activities:

Fine Art
Crafts
Jewelry
Ceramics
Kid’s Activities
Food
Entertainment
Demonstrations

 

 

The campus hosts space for 180 10’x10’ tents throughout the Armory’s sprawling campus.

 

Tents will be located outdoors in the courtyard, in the front parking lot, and in Montgomery Hall which is inside the Armory Art Center’s historic art deco building.

 

The Armory Art Center is on the south end of Howard Park within walking distance of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Palm Beach Convention Center, Hilton West Palm Beach, and CityPlace—a premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.
Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats. Live music, food, and kid’s activities make the festival a perfect experience for all.
Set up is on Friday, December 2nd. Artists parking will be available.

To participate go to www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

 

 

 

  •  Submit three jpegs of the artwork you plan to sell along with your application.
  •  There is a $25 artist application fee until November 25, 2016
  •  $35 late deadline fee between November 26 and December 1, 2016.
  •  Booths are 10’x10’ for the premiere year special price of $125 each.
  • After acceptance into the festival, instructions for booth payment will be provided. Booth fees will be due within three weeks after acceptance until November 4th and due immediately after acceptance after November 4th.
  • Tent Requirements: Tents must be 10’x10’ and made to withstand wind and rain. The tent color must be white to remain consistent with event standards. Recommended brands are Light Done, Show Off, and Flourish.
  • There is a minimum of 50 lbs. of weight per corner required to meet quality standards.
    Tent Rental: “Tents 4 Events” is offering tents for rent with set-up and breakdown included. Please log on to www.Tents4Events.us or call 954-675-7634 directly to setup your tent rental.

 

 

 

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. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt’s Cats Will Tickle Your Fancy At Spanish River Library & Community Center Exhibit

Award winning artist Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt has many talents and a great sense of humor! Music  and art are her passions as well as….. cats! Her charming portraits of cats playing MahJongg or eyeing a fish bowl will surely bring a smile to your face.  The public is invited to see her exhibition at the Friends Art Gallery located in the Spanish River Library & Community Center in Boca Raton starting Sunday, June 26 through August 13th. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and the details.  This exhibit is Free and Open to the public.  

 

 

Friends Art Gallery

Spanish River Library & Community Center

Featuring:  Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt

 

June 26 – August 13, 2016

 

 

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1501 NW Spanish River Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33431

561.393.7852

Free Exhibit

Hours:

Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday noon – 6:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Meow-Jong” by Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt

 

 

Karen tells The Rickie Report, “Until about 10 years ago I was painting mostly landscapes and animals. Although I enjoyed the subject matter I needed a niche that would set my work apart. I asked myself what is it that I love to paint and never tire of. The answer was “cats”. I find them truly mesmerizing, magical creatures. I never have far to look for inspiration. Ideas come to me as I watch my own cats and just let my imagination loose as I am continually charmed by them”.

 

 

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Karen “Zuk”Rosenblatt, “Siam I Am”

 

 

Karen Rosenblatt, a former pianist and teacher, transitioned to art after a strained finger forced her from the concert stage. “I can say that the creative spark finds a way to go on… Just let it burn”. Her father, a commercial artist/illustrator, passed on and left her his supplies. She took his signature (“Zuk”) a shortened version of the family name (“Zukoff”) and began her journey.

 

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Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt  “Mouse House”

 

 

After studying various mediums she entered her first art show and won First Place in Oils. A new career was born! She also studied Advertising Art and Design at SUNY and began doing pen & ink renderings for real estate ads, magazine illustrations and pet portraits.

 

 

 

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Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt “Catotonic”

 

 

 

 

Karen has had one-woman shows, exhibits in galleries, museums, outdoor shows and online venues. She has won awards in watercolors, oils, pastels and photography and her work is in collections worldwide.  Memberships include The Delray Art League and The Artist’s Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art (Signature Member and past Executive BOD).

 

 

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Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt “Mirror Mirror On The Wall”

 

 

 

 

 

Although most of her work is realistic she enjoys adding a bit of humor (realism with a twist). Animals (especially cats) are her favorite subject, and her hope is that people who see her work will be inspired to treat them all with kindness and dignity.  “I soon realized that my love for cats was the constant evolving inspiration for most of my work. I particularly enjoy sharing their beauty, mystery and whimsical nature”.

 

 

 

 

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Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt  “Kinship”

 

In her meticulously constructed paintings, Karen presents the viewer with the zany and mischievous world of cats. While her playful perspectives are amusingly distorted, the narratives created are refreshingly familiar. Her painting demonstrates the artist’s true ability to capture exciting concepts. It strays from an adherence to the pseudo-reality of photographic work and dashes into the realm of the artist’s imagination”.

 

 

Awards:

Made In China – First Place – Artists’ Guild Gallery
Made In China – Honorable Mention – Delray Art League Autumn Showcase
Mouse House – First Place – Living Room Theater
Siam I Am – First Place – Wyndham Hotel (Boca Festival Days)
Ferret and Friends – First Place – Living Room Theater
Mirror, Mirror On The Wall – Second Place – Living Room Theater
Catatonic – Third Place – Delray Art League Winter Interlude
Catatonic – Honorable Mention – Boca Raton Community Center
Catatonic – Honorable Mention – Living Room Theater
Catatonic – Honorable Mention – Ocean Ridge Town Hall
Dragonfly and Cat – Third Place – Living Room Theater
Eye to Eye – Special Merit – Light Space Time Gallery
Everglades Evening – Honorable Mention – Living Room Theater
Loxahatchee Sunset – Honorable Mention – Loxahatchee Visions Art Show
Simon – Honorable Mention – Artists’ Guild Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

For More Information about Karen “Zuk” Rosenblatt’s artwork, please visit:

www.KarenZukRosenblatt.com
www.checkadvantage.com/karen-zuk-rosenblatt
www.facebook.com/ArtByZuk
www.zazzle.com/artbyzukcreations

 

 

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

New Artwork At Brewhouse Gallery Offers Eclectic Styles And Mediums

The Brewhouse Gallery celebrates its new resident artists on the Thursday, June 30th. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting in a night completely devoted to the artists with a meet and greet, creative talks and much more! The Brewhouse is a community art gallery and craft beer oasis! Sit back with a locally roasted coffee, specialty soda or wine. The Brewhouse is one of the most well-respected live music venues in all of South Florida. It’s a creative space to share ideas & get inspired. The Rickie Report shares the details, which includes information for artists to display their work and for the public to rent the facility.

 

 

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BREWHOUSE GALLERY

720 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403

561.469.8930

HOURS:

MONDAY – TUESDAY
Closed
WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY
3:00PM – Midnight
SATURDAY – SUNDAY
Noon – Midnight

 

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MEET OUR GALLERY ARTISTS:

Thursday, June 30th 6 – 9 pm

AJ Brockman ◊ Joseph LaPierre ◊ Family561 ◊ Craig McInnis  ◊ Jasper Asher ◊ Del Foxton ◊ Ivy & Oak Tattoo ◊ Lukas Mora ◊ Neil McConney ◊ Jacklyn Kovach ◊ Thornton Henry ◊ Leo Arbeznik ◊ Johnol Jones ◊ Debbie Davis ◊ Thomas Chrpa ◊ Sarah LaPierre ◊ Phil Fung

 

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Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting.
Everyone who purchases a piece of art (no price minimum) will receive a ticket for a $50 Gift Certificate drawing to The Brewhouse Gallery.

2D and 3D Artworks For Sale

Diner Dogs And Other Foods!

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Want To Share Your Artwork?

Would you like to display your artwork at The Brewhouse Gallery? We offer excellent terms. No commission for a 3-month run, and unlike traditional artist co-ops, you are not required to put in volunteer time running the gallery. For more information, send us an email: art@brewhousegallery.com

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Wednesday – Trivia Night 7 to 9 Join us for Trivia where you and your friends can win free giveaways, drinks, and even a gift certificate for the top two teams each night. Save up those gift certificates and even by some original art… No other place offers that! Try to outsmart your friends and put all that useless knowledge to use. 7 to 9 every Wednesday! Food by Diner Dogs Inc. Newcomers Always Welcome!!!! Join a team and have fun!

 

 

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Thursday – Open Mic Night 8 to 11 Join us for our Thursday open mic night hosted by professional comedian Wayne Felber! Sign-ups start around 7 and performers take the stage around 8 pm. We have an in-house PA (limited microphones, cables, etc.) so please bring your equipment. It is a great mix of guitarists, spoken word poetry, vocalists, keyboard, drums, Improv & more. Food by Diner Dogs Inc.

Friday *FEATURED* Live Music, 8 to 11 The house will be rocking! Check the latest line-up details. Happy Hour Poker at 6:30pm

Saturday *FEATURED* Live Music, 8 to 11 A knee slapping good time! Featuring guest appearances by members of different bands, friends, family, neighbors, hell, Sasquatch and the Yeti are even rumored to be cookin’ up a few songs as a duo. If you miss this one, it’s a damn shame!

 

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A SUNDAY KINDA BLUES (UNPLUGGED)

Every Other Sunday, 2 – 4 pm

 

 

Sunday is off to a great start at the Brewhouse! We’re already having great fun with some of our friends, but we would really love it if you came in to see us, too! All musicians are welcome but we require a blues Influence and this is more of an open jam set up. The performers are requested to arrive about a half an hour early to set up. Spectators welcome!

 

 

Rent the Space!

 

 

Host your next shindig with us!

We have private and semi private party rental options for every occasion:

 

Baby Shower   ⇔  Retirement Party  ⇔  Birthday  

You name it… We would love to have you.

Please contact our party coordinator: info@BrewhouseGallery.com

 

 

For up-to-the-minute listings of events visit:

www.brewhousegallery.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheBrewhouseGallery

 

 

 

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

“Created By The Hands Of Man” Group Exhibition Opens June 17th At Artisans On The Ave

Artisans On The Ave presents, “Created By The Hands Of Man”, a group exhibit celebrating the artistry of its male artists, who, with determination, share the vision of their talented hands. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of creations by Robert Ben Kline, Howard Fleischer, Carl Schneider, Robert Hunter, Herbert Weintraub and EJ Morales.  What a great opportunity to shop for one-of-a-kind gifts for Father’s Day, Graduations and Wedding Gifts! Stop by this Free Reception and meet the artists!

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300

 

You Are Invited To:

“Created by The Hands of Man”

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 17, 2016

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Meet The Artists!

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9 am – 7 pm

 

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300

 

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Hand carved Pens and Corkscrew by Howard Fleischer

 

These male artists create with the determined focus of their vision and the strength of their talented hands. A potter uses a gentle touch to form his clay and molds it into a perfectly formed vase or bowl. The piece is finished after he decides on a glazing color from a vast spectrum of choices and then goes in the kiln to be fired.

 

 

 

 

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Original Fine Art by  Herbert Weintraub

 

 

The painter is inspired by his surroundings and dreams that dance in his head in an abstract manner. He then gently or boldly holds his brush and applies the strokes to his choice of canvas, paper or other mediums. The photographer holds the camera with his hands and sees the images through his eyes and then transfers them onto a selected background.  The poet and writer grips the pen as the words flow to the paper, grabbing the reader’s attention and taking them to a distant place as their eyes read his thoughts. The pen was made by the artist’s creative hands.

 

 

 

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Photography by EJ Morales

 

The artist who makes one of a kind wearable art such as jewelry or fiber pieces  uses his hands with precision to make his art, sometimes applying jewels and gems. The powerful touch of the artist can turn steel into sculpture with the torch and fire used to sculpt raw beams into works of art. His strong hands work as he welds together heavy pieces that can also transform found objects into functional art, such as mirrors and lamps.

 

 

 

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Hand carved bowl by Carl Schneider

 

The woodworker carves works of beauty from the bare pieces of a tree limbs or trunk that was be found in the woods or given to him by friends. His hands touch the sometimes exotic patterns and grains and he foresees the object it will become. His hands grip the tools to make intricate designs. The hands of the wood-turner work combine with the wood on a lathe and the raw wood transforms into an object of beauty. The scars and lines on the artist’s hands reveal the true passion and struggles which allow each of us to enjoy and be thankful for his artistry.

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave Gallery 

Proudly Exhibits the Creations of these talented artists:

 

 

HOWARD FLEISCHER

 

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Hand carved wood pens, bottle cap removers, cork screws, letter openers

 

Howard Fleischer is passionate about his art which involves working with beautiful pieces of wood. Each piece has one of a kind grains that are visible on its surfaces. He enjoys making one of a kind exotic crafting pens, letter openers, wine stoppers and corkscrews. Each one is original and handmade. These functional pieces are sure to make great gifts to that special someone or yourself!

 

 

CARL SCHNEIDER

 

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“Peacock” Wood turned Vessel by Carl Schneider

 

Teacher of wood turning and award winning artist, Carl Schneider began woodturning in 1997. Carl is gratified by creating many types of pieces, enhancing the natural character of wood and experimenting with texturing, carving and coloring. He loves collaborating with Mother Nature to create useful and beautiful objects from wood. As someone said these objects combine the “art of nature and the nature of the artist”. Carl shares, “After trees are cut down for various reasons I extend their lives by creating useful and beautiful objects that people will enjoy forever”.

 

ROBERT HUNTER

 

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Exotic Hand made Wood cutting boards by Robert Hunter

 

 

 

As a young boy, Robert started woodworking. It was under  his father’s guidance this that he learned the disciplines of this fine craft… Not to rush the work and work with the wood. Let the wood tell you what you have to do,” Robert of  Blu Paw Woodworking, tells us.  “I still use the lessons I learned long ago and today rely heavily on grains and colors in my work. Whether it be a cutting board or a coffee table, these grains and colors are my focus. I am fascinated with what causes the different patterns to occur in the woods; from wind or rain; too much or too little sun or tiny insects that boar the holes that cause the streaks in Ambrosia Maple. With the exotic woods I work with, each piece is always one of a kind. I will always be surprised by what I find under the bark of a tree and how it will lend itself to the beauty of that creation”.

 

 

HERBERT WEINTRAUB

 

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Rural winter scene by Herbert Weintraub

 

 

 

Herbert Weintraub has built a reputation for being one of the top-rated artists in his field. His work represents New York City as it was in the middle part of the 20th century, as well as rural landscapes and seascapes of some of our country’s most beautiful surroundings. Through his use of oil and acrylics, Herbert prides himself in creating collectible original paintings. Each work draws from a rich history of his personal experiences and tours throughout the United States. Herbert Weintraub studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He holds numerous art awards. His work adorns the walls of many large well known corporate office buildings throughout the nation. His work is collected by many which include sports journalists, Hollywood actors and actresses, rock stars and politicians, among others.

 

EJ  MORALES

 

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Undersea Memorabilia, Photography by EJ Morales

 

To EJ Morales, the camera is a unique window to the world he sees; a filter, if you will…. Its magic enables him to share his vision with others. Often literal, his photography carries an abstract flavor seeking to convey emotional meaning. EJ has  been taking photographs from a very early age. His work has evolved and ranges from merely documenting the literal to more sublime pursuits. He covers subjects from wildlife both above and below the water as well as land/cityscapes, all the while endeavoring to imprint the images with his own unique artistic flavor.

 

 

ROBERT BEN KLINE

 

 

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Exotic Dog Sculpture by Robert ben Kline

 

Robert has worked in clay for nearly 20 years. His work is comical, humorous, and perhaps a tad absurd. An exotic dancing dog in a “gentleman’s club” for dogs, no less! A Harley-Davidson unicycle! A giant apple with an equally giant worm, having a rather human face! He mixes a variety of techniques, from wheel thrown to hand building to sculpture. He is forever exploring new subject matter, so that his first pieces in a subject may be straight forward… and as it evolves, his artistic voice comes through. Something will look off kilter; that strange pose… The person is part of a bicycle…Something is different… Something seems slightly odd… After all, this is art, not a mere replication of life!

 

 

 

When you visit the 3 showrooms within our gallery you will be amazed at the selection of exquisite art handcrafted by 40 local artists.

Visit Artisans On The Ave for Opening Night, enjoy an evening of fun and meet the artists!!!

 

For more information please contact:

Artisans On The Ave Gallery
Owners
Betty Wilson
Linda Manganaro

561-762-8162
561-582-3300

www.ArtisansOnTheave.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

TRR Talks About “How To Get Framed And Not Lose Your Shirt”!

CJR Fine Arts & Frame’s retail gallery and framing facility is offering wholesale framing prices to the public.  Finding the piece of artwork you love is only part of the hunt.  And, while many people think of framing as a necessary afterthought, this article looks at how framing can enhance a piece of artwork or take ordinary objects and elevate them to cherished heirlooms.  The Rickie Report speaks with master framer, Richard Mauseth and owner, Jack Rosen about taking the fear factor out of custom framing.  Now is the time – Graduations, Father’s Day, Proms, Senior portraits, Diplomas, Wedding invitations, Sports items, War memorabilia…and of course, artwork! This article is for art lovers AND artists!

 

 

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CJR Fine Arts & Frame
514B North State Road 7    Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
Tel 561-333-9472
Email mail@cjrfinearts.com

 

 

 

WHOLESALE FRAMING TO THE PUBLIC!

WE BEAT ALL COMPETITOR’S COUPON PRICING!

 

 

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“Vista Italiano”  by Alex Zwarenstein

 

 

 

TRR:  Tell us more about matting and its importance when having artwork or memorabilia framed.

CJR:

CJR Fine Arts & Frame offers artists and art lovers economical and professional framing services.  Using only acid neutralized matting (Conservation matting) turns out to be a better value when framing.  

 

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Gary Benfield, “Spirit III”

Instead of using the regular liner, a small frame was placed next to the piece, and then the liner was added. It makes the piece stand out even more. 

TRR: We hear from many artists that they want to save money when framing pieces for exhibition. While understanding their fiscal issue, there are many exhibits we attend and believe that art pieces could be more sale-able with better matting and framing choices.  What do you recommend?

 

CJR:

We understand the predicament of artists trying to frame many pieces and still staying within their budget. We offer professional and economical framing at wholesale prices and are eager to help artists not only frame their work appropriately but within their budget. One suggestion is for artists to use the same size canvas or paper and offer framed and unframed prices, using a universal type of frame. That said, first impressions ( of the framed piece) can make or break a sale.  If the client does not like that particular frame, they can take the artwork unframed and choose framing more to their liking.  Now, the artist can use that frame for another creation of the same size.

 

 

 

We offer “family style” framing.  Our customers are like friends, with whom we share good advice.  It is a huge asset just being in our space as we offer over 700 art pieces on the walls as real life examples of possibilities.  Richard Mauseth, our in-house master framer, is our “frame psychologist”. Framing objects can be a very emotional experience, depending on the item.  He grew up in the art world, with a grandmother who was a successful artist and art professor. Her work is in museum collections throughout the Mid-West. Richard’s mother is a graphic artist and his father a dark room printing technician.

 

 

Richard has a vivid imagination!  He’s worked on cruise ships’ art auction programs and in galleries around the world.  Jack Rosen and Richard met while Richard was the gallery manager of Art Marketplace in Delray Beach.  As Jack says, “the rest is history…”

 

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Silver frame, black mat, silver filet

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Gold frame, black mat and gold filet 

TRR:  Take us through the process of choosing a frame.

CJR:

 

We pride ourselves on our personalized customer service, so spending an average of 45 minutes to work out the logistics is not unusual.  Finding a piece of artwork you love is the hardest part – framing is the easiest!  You can make a $5. poster look like a $5,000. piece of art and visa versa.  Our part of the equation is to get to know our customer, find out more about the space where the art will hang, and do whatever we can to enhance the art itself.  A good framer acts as a guide.  Richard says, ” My name and reputation is on the line.  No place in our building is off limits. We want you to feel comfortable exploring the art we are displaying because it may spark an idea about your own framing project”.

 

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Silver Frame with black filet and red liner. Artwork by Shawn Mackey

 

 

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Black Frame with silver frame. Artwork by Shawn Mackey

Notice that the inner silver frame’s hatch marks echo the feeling of the artwork itself.

 

 

 

 

 

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Silver frame corner on left, with narrow silver frame.

Gold frame corner on right, with black linen liner.

Artwork by Yana Rafael

 

 

 

 

There are a number of option in varying price ranges for frames.  We have to see what works and we like to offer the customer different options.  We keep your artwork and budget a priority.  For example, the difference of a 1/4″ in a mat size can take you up to the next pricing level.  Is it worth it, if the artwork looks good without that extra mat?  It is something we’ll discuss with you.

 

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This piece has 6 openings plus the words cut out using the computerized Wizard Mat Cutter. The drama of the matting catches the excitement of the game!

 

TRR:  Can you explain different mat and glass options?

CJR:

 

There are acid neutralized and archival mats, which are the only type we use, as we provide framing for galleries around the world as well as local clients. Our Wizard mat cutter offers multiple openings and designs within the mats themselves.  There are glass options, plexiglass, UV Plexiglass, and Museum Plexiglass.  Again, it depends on where you are hanging your art and what the art is.

 

 

 

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“Love” by Peter Max

This Peter Max piece has been floated on a colored mat, then bordered by a filet, matted and framed.

 

 

We frame everything and anything, including 2 dimensional art and 3 dimensional objects.  There are other components to enhance your works of art beyond mats.  Filets and liners can add depth to a piece of artwork.  We also custom frame beveled and non-beveled mirrors. We don’t want you to become overwhelmed, so once we see what you are framing, we can guide you to the best option.

 

 

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Close-up of Charles Fazzino “Along The Sunshine State”

 

 

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Charles Fazinno  “Along The Sunshine State”  This  internationally renown 3D artist’s images call for matting and framing that do not distract from the intricate design.

 

 

Framing takes time and we want to make sure it is right for the art and for you. We will come to your home or office to consult about location, space and dimensions to take the worry out of the process.  We’ll also come and hang the art for you!

 

 

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Mat colors offer the opportunity to pick up a color or tone in the artwork, to highlight it.  Choosing a neutral toned mat can bring the viewer right into the artwork without distractions.  CJR literally has hundreds of mat choices including fabric and suede. However the 80/20 rule applies here. In 80% of our framing we use only from 20% of the selection we have. This is because they are more economical and are quite beautiful. Also too may choices sometimes clouds things and makes a decision very difficult. 

 

TRR:  Tell us about some of the more unusual items you have framed

CJR:

 

One of the most outstanding experiences was framing wedding invitation, reception menu and bridal veil!  Taking part in the process of creating a future family heirloom was so meaningful for all of us.  Creating a unique montage of baby shoes and a christening outfit was another special moment.  Creating a collage of photos and special memorabilia is truly gratifying.  Recently, we framed a full size American flag that an artist hand crocheted in wire, with 3D stars. Her artwork is a masterpiece! We love challenges like golf clubs, golf balls, baseballs and bats or tennis rackets.  We get as much pleasure from our customers’ happiness with a finished framed photo or original piece of art.

 

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President of Rotary with Sneakers Shadow Boxed

 

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This frame with special mat makes a statement about professional pride in displaying a diploma.

 

TRR:  Any words of advice for professionals about framing diplomas or special awards?

CJR:

 

What is the first thing clients look at when they are in a professional’s office?  The diplomas! We want to be part of your professional success, meaning the care you take in framing the documents showing your professional expertise says a lot about you.  Half of a first impression is perception…do your professional documents look impressive?

 

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“Remember When” by Pino.  Framed with an off white linen liner and ornate gold frame.

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.cjrfinearts.com

561.333.9472

or email: mail@cjrfinearts.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