Call For Entries: “Outside The Box3″ At Whitespace – The Mordes Collection

Esteemed collector Elayne Mordes is gearing up for the next installment of “outside the box” artworks, in a biennial of outdoor, site-specific art. “OUTSIDE THE BOX 3″ is the third biennial to be hosted at the perfectly situated scenic waterfront site of her enviable collection, Whitespace, in Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report shares the details for this Call For Entries here.  You will be the toast of the town at this esteemed exhibit plus be in the running for Cash Prizes!

 

 

 

Whitespace Collection

Seeking Artists for

“OUTSIDE THE BOX 3″:

Outdoor Art Installation Biennial

Whitespace–The Mordes Collection

Send inquiries to:
Lisa Rockford,

Outsidetheboxcurator@gmail.com

Whitespace – The Mordes Collection

2805 N. Australian Avenue

West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

T: 561.842.4131

 

 

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The Outside the Box2 biennial event in 2014, featured installations by 37 artists from throughout Florida, attracted hundreds of art enthusiasts, and was covered extensively in local and Southeast Florida media.

 

 
The call for entries has just been released (deadline of November 1, 2015). Artists wishing to apply may find the application at: www.whitespacecollection.com.

 

Thirty five artists with the best proposals will be selected, and this call is offering even more in Best in Show monetary prizes. This temporary outdoor art happening will take place April 1 & 2, 2016, as part of the closing weekend festivities of Whitespace.

 

 

 

 
The distinctive and alternative format of the exhibit asks artists to propose a temporary work, suitable for outdoors that will respond creatively to the site, or be interactive in nature. The installations should interact with the unique landscape & outdoor environment, ranging from large-scale sculptures, interactive installations, inflatables, video art, performances, and more.

 

 

 

 

Lisa Rockford, an exhibiting artist & professor at Broward College, has worked with over 100 artists from South Florida and beyond. She has curated many Contemporary group exhibitions including The Triumph of Detritus, Humoritorium: The Art of Whimsy, and Appropriated Gender among others. Lisa Rockford was named a “Rising Star” in Gold Coast Magazine’s 2014 article, “40 under 40,” for her community building art events.

 

 

 
One of the most talked about works was a video installation by Cat Del Buono, titled “Swimming upstream.” Many onlookers did not realize they were not looking at a real pool of water in the ground. Video art by Cat Del Buono will be featured in Whitespace’s next annual exhibit which will open in November 2015. Please check the website www.whitespacecollection.com for up-to-date seasonal programming.

 

 

 
The Outside the Box Biennial is sure to become one of the most significant and indispensable celebrations of visual art in South Florida, and will clearly be a spectacle of visual delights for all who attend. Artists who wish to participate may view examples from the 2012 and 2014 projects on www.whitespacecollection.com – Gallery special projects.

 

 

 

For more information about Whitespace Collection please contact:

Elayne Mordes, ASID AAA

Whitespace Art Adventures

2805 N. Australian Avenue  West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

T:561.842.4131 F:561.842.4132 E: 2805@mordes.net
www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

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Time To Submit Unusual Antiques And Ancient Artifacts To Griffin Gallery Of Ancient Art For Consignment

This summer it’s time to dust off that unique antique or ancient artifact in your home or office to see if there is a possible consignment with Griffin Gallery Ancient Art.  Please join Griffin Gallery on Saturday, August 08, 2015 for refreshments as you’ll have the opportunity to submit your unusual antiques and ancient artifacts for consignment. Please note that only accepted submissions will be provided with a retail appraisal. The Rickie Report shares the details of the August 8th event and some sneak peeks of consigned pieces here. 

 

 

 

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YOU ARE INVITED:

Saturday, August 8th

11 am – 4 pm

Accepting Consignments of

Unique Antique and Ancient Art

(Prior to the 20th Century)

Artifacts, Sculpture, Art, Jewelry, Etc.

If you are unable to attend this gala event, please submit your photographs with detailed descriptions to griffingallery18@yahoo.com

 

Griffin Gallery Ancient Art

Gallery Center

608 Banyan Trail  Boca Raton, FL 33431
561.994.0811    fax: 561.994.1855

 

 

 

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Various Consigned Pieces With Griffin Gallery Ancient Art

Griffin Gallery specializes in museum quality Ancient Art. Our holdings include over five hundred authentic artifacts that reflect a spectrum of the cultures of Antiquity in addition to Contemporary Fine Works of Art. Among our treasures are pieces from Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Far East, the Near East, the Holy Land, Pre-Columbian cultures, and pre historic Native America.

Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
Gallery Center, 608 Banyan Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561.994.0811, fax: 561.994.1855
www.griffingallery.net
griffingallery18@yahoo.com

 

 

Sponsored by: Beiner,Inkeles & Horvitz, P.A. 2000 Glades Road, Ste. 110, Boca Raton, FL, 33431, (561) 750-1800

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C & S Bead Show Is Back In Palm Beach Gardens With Free Admission

At C & S Bead Shows you can interact with the people who not only make beautiful jewelry, but often make the beads themselves! If you are not a jewelry-maker yourself looking for supplies, there will be plenty of hand-made pieces of jewelry to choose from! Come and see the newest trends of Fashion Jewelry at their upcoming show in Palm Beach Gardens, July 24,25,26th.  The Rickie Report shares the details in this article. FREE admission, a wealth of ideas and a 3-day show!

 

 

C & S Bead Show

Quality Bead Shows

Across South Florida

July 24, 25, 26th,  2015

Friday 10-5 pm

Sat 10-5 pm

Sun 10-4 pm

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

AMARA SHRINERS

3650 RCA Blvd Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 754-581-6836

 

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Bead Selection!

 

 

 

Robert and Susan Onderlinde, of C & S Bead Shows, are returning to Palm Beach Gardens for a three day event on July 24, 25, 26th. The vendors include jewelry designers, bead manufacturers and dealers direct from world wide wholesalers!  The event takes place at the Amara Shriners 3650 RCA Blvd in Palm Beach Gardens.

 

 

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Beads and Chains!

 

 

Directions:  I-95 Exit #79  – EAST on PGA Blvd.  Take a RIGHT at the GAS STATION.  GO to STOP SIGN and TURN LEFT. GO STRAIGHT 1/2 MILE over the TRACKS. The AMARA STRINERS is on RIGHT SIDE.  GO to the WEST BACK SIDE for entry.

 

 

 

Strands of Beads Plus Read-Made Jewelry!

Strands of Beads Plus Read-Made Jewelry!

 

 

 

Local bead artists will be promoting their handblown, lamp work beads and specialty beads as well as ready-made jewelry! Nationally known bead artists will bring special jewelry kits and fabulous new ideas!

 

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Chains, Pewter and Silver Beads!

 

The merchandise for sale includes from Pearls, 14K Gold Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry, Gemstones, Seed Beads, Pewter Beads and Findings, Pendants, Magnetic Clasps, Pavé Beads, Findings and much much more!

 

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Jewelry Findings!

 

 

 

OTHER FLORIDA SHOWS:

 

AUGUST 28, 29, 30 2015

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL.

MARRIOTT NORTH

6650 NORTH ANDREWS AVE.   FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33309

DIRECTIONS: I-95 EXIT CYPRESS CREEK RD WEST TO ANDREWS
TURN RIGHT GO 1/4 MILE IT SETS BACK IN THE TREES ON THE RIGHT SIDE.  ENTER THROUGH PARKING GARAGE. ROOM IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE.

 

Multi-Strand Beads!

Multi-Strand Beads!

 

 

OCTOBER 23, 24, 25 2015

VERO BEACH FLORIDA 2015

HERITAGE CENTER

2140 14TH AVENUE       VERO BEACH FL 32960  

DIRECTIONS:  I-95 EXIT EAST ON SR 60.  Go EAST TO 14TH AVE.  TURN LEFT TO 1.5 BLOCKS. THE HERITAGE CENTER IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE.

 

 

 

For more information, please contact Robert or Susan Onderlinde at 754-581-6835 or 754-581-6836 or visit csbeadshows.com or email: onderlir@bellsouth.net

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

First Encounters With Art – Part Two

Welcome to Part II of “First Encounters With Art”, as we continue to look at ways to teach and be role models for future art appreciators and future artists!   The Rickie Report invited Caren Hackman to investigate how to best introduce young people to art experiences and at what age. This is the second section of a two part article, for which Caren consulted with three experts. We are grateful to Glenn Tomlinson and Lyda Barrera and Christina Barrera for taking the time to share their experiences with our readers. Caren Hackman is a fine artist, graphic designer and author of “Graphic Design Exposed”. We hope you will share these articles with friends, family and neighbors. Let’s Keep The Arts Alive!

 

 

First Encounters With Art

Part II

 

Glenn Tomlinson has served as the William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education at the Norton Museum of Art since January, 2001. (www.norton.org) Prior to that time he worked in museum education at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He lives in Jupiter with his family. 
Lyda Barrera has taught elementary school art in the Palm Beach County School District for 25 years. She and her daughter, Christina Barrera, also work privately with students to prepare them for auditions at Bak Middle School of the Arts (http://www.bakmsoa.com) and Dreyfoos School of the Arts (http://www.awdsoa.org).

 

Christina Barrera, a professional artist, is an Undergraduate Admissions Counselor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City (http://www.sva.edu). She spent two years working as a Museum Educator at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland (https://www.thewalters.org).

 

 

CH: What kind of programs does the Norton Museum have for young children?

GT: Every Saturday, from 10:30am-12:30pm, the Norton Museum of Art now offers a program called Family Studio http://www.norton.org/familystudio. Children, ages 5-12, and accompanying grown-ups participate in a gallery tour and a related art workshop. Because of demand for the 25 spaces in each week’s class, pre-registration on our website is required www.norton.org, but Museum admission is free to all Palm Beach County residents every Saturday.  The expansion of Family Studio and Free Saturdays are made possible thanks to the generosity of Damon and Katherine Mezzacappa.

At particular times throughout the year – especially during the summer months and during school breaks – we offer DIY Art Projects at Art After Dark http://www.norton.org/artafterdark .  These programs, on select Thursdays from 6-8 pm are drop-in art projects related to special exhibitions and collection themes.  On Thursday nights during the summer we have served over 100 children in these programs!  Similar projects with a Chinese theme are offered at our Moon Festival and Chinese New Year Celebrations.

Like Family Studio programs we want DIYs to be an opportunity for children to explore, play, make and learn with their elders who visit the Museum with them, whether they are parents, grandparents, aunt and uncles, whomever.  We find that the intergenerational activity is a very special part of the process.

For families that visit at other times, we offer ArtCards  in English and Spanish that suggest simple looking activities that children and accompanying adults can enjoy together.  Prompts can be about finding certain animals in the Chinese art galleries and learning why they are important, or looking across the collections for works that “tell stories,” “look like a dream,” “use warm or cool colors,” or “make you smile.”  Simple prompts like these can inspire closer looking and great conversations among family members.

Beyond our family programs, we also serve school and summer camp audiences http://www.norton.org/school-tours  or http://www.norton.org/summercamp . These begin with children as young as 5 (kindergarten age).  While the majority of school programs are single visits, the Museum hosts Norton School Partnerships that introduce young students to art through multiple visit programs.

Our PACE program http://www.norton.org/pace serves children as young as 5 as well.  Through this program we work with community organizations in underserved neighborhoods around Palm Beach County to provide quality arts education to hundreds of children year ‘round.

 

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Young visitors examine Stuart Davis’ painting at the Norton Museum of Art Photo Courtesy of LILA

 

 

 

CH: At what age do you believe that it is appropriate to introduce young people to art?

GT: The sooner the better!  Young children delight in discovering new things and art has so much to offer in this regard.  Their great capacity for imagination can also spur terrific conversations with just a single question or prompt from an older person. And when parents or caretakers stay engaged with the child’s responses, a really memorable experience can take shape.  The validation and encouragement of an older person can turn a single Museum visit into a lifelong interest.

 

 

CH: How do you approach the introduction to art? Example: through gallery shows and explanations or through hands on projects?

GT: Both of these avenues can be exciting and creative. Through tours we strive to make the experience an interactive one (for all ages) so rather than having staff and docents “explain” the art on view, the children discover the works, describe what they see and what they think about what they see.  These age-appropriate conversations about artworks are much more fulfilling and impactful than just passive listening. Our talented Museum docents guide the conversation and add important information about the work or artist as appropriate to the goals of the lesson and the students’ age and interest.

 

 

CH: Are there basic principles to which beginners should always be introduced as a first exposure or lesson? Or do you work with exhibits that are available in the galleries?

GT: There are so many points of entry into art.  One of the ways that we like to work is by developing literacy skills and critical thinking skills.  Exploring the elements of art (line, color, shape/form, space, texture) is a good way to help develop a vocabulary for looking at art (and everything else, by the way!).  Then, by discussing how the elements of art work together to create composition, for example, you exercise a child’s critical thinking skills.  Take it one level further, by looking at a second artwork, and comparing the second to the first… learning can happen in such meaningful ways through this kind of process.  And we can use a wide variety of artworks for these lessons, so we do use special exhibitions and the collection.

 

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice: http://www.carenhackman.com/book/. Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork – Caren is a talented artist in her own right! She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

www.carenhackman.com

 

 

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

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

First Encounters With Art – Caren Hackman Interviews Glenn Tomlinson, Lyda Barrera and Christina Barrera-Part One

To ensure continuity within The Arts, we need to teach and model each generation. The Rickie Report invited Caren Hackman to investigate how to best introduce young people to art experiences and at what age.  This is the first section of a two part article. For this article, Caren consulted with three experts. We are grateful to Glenn Tomlinson, Lyda Barrera and Christina Barrera for taking the time to share their experiences with our readers.  Caren Hackman is a fine artist, graphic designer and author of “Graphic Design Exposed”.  We hope you will share these articles with friends, family and neighbors.  Let’s Keep The Arts Alive!

 

 

First Encounters With Art

Part I

 

 

Glenn Tomlinson has served as the William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education at the Norton Museum of Art since January, 2001.  (www.norton.org)   Prior to that time he worked in museum education at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He lives in Jupiter with his family. The Q and A with Glenn will appear in The Rickie Report tomorrow.

Lyda Barrera has taught elementary school art in the Palm Beach County School District for 25 years. She and her daughter, Christina Barrera, also work privately with students to prepare them for auditions at Bak Middle School of the Arts (http://www.bakmsoa.com) and Dreyfoos School of the Arts (http://www.awdsoa.org).

Christina Barrera, a professional artist, is an Undergraduate Admissions Counselor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City (http://www.sva.edu). She spent two years working as a Museum Educator at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland (https://www.thewalters.org).

 

 

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Lyda Barrera’s Bird Project

 

CH:  How do you begin a first art encounter with your kindergarten students?

LB:  Shapes.  I start by holding their hands through basic shapes to make a bird. I give them a structured lesson, with steps, so that they can begin to see how you can draw a real bird with simple shapes. I show them photographs of birds and also samples of drawn birds. They can choose whatever colors they want for their projects. The lesson takes up about four classes and they get introduced to paint when they create a background, but not color mixing yet.

CB: There was another lesson I remember we did in the first grade, teaching vertical and horizontal lines, primary colors, and shapes. We used our fingers to measure equal spaces and learned the difference between horizontal and vertical lines to draw straight lines in a grid. Then we used stamps of different shapes that we stamped in a pattern with primary colors. It taught us about line, color, and patterns all at once.

 

CH: How long are the art classes at school? Is the length of time appropriate?

LB: All the classes are 40 minutes long. 40 minutes is enough for kindergarten and first grade, but later an hour would be better, or even longer would be ideal.

 

CH: Christina, with what age children did you work at the Walters?

CB: In the museum, we had different programs ranging from infants to adults. We had programs for 1-12 months, 12-24 months, 2-4 years, 4-6 years, 6-8 years, 9-13 years, teens, and adults. They start in the galleries and then go downstairs for some kind of activity, usually an art project, although for the babies it’s just free play, and the adults usually don’t go into the studio.

 

CH: How young are the children who visit the Walters when they begin to create artwork based on observations from the exhibits?

CB: The youngest we ever had in the Art Babies program was a four month old! They were typically closer to six months to a year at the youngest. They’re not making art yet, just looking, touching, and interacting with their caretakers.

The Art Tots toddler program, for two to three year olds, is the first program where, after their gallery visit and gallery activities, they make artwork related to what they saw in the museum. Each session has a theme such as animals, story telling, celebrations, food, and many others. During each gallery visit we viewed three works of art that pertained to main idea or theme. The art project that followed was based on the theme so that they could connect what they saw in the galleries and their own experiences to create a work of art just like the artists in the museum.

The primary goal was to make the art project something that had easily definable steps and was as simple as possible.  We want them to put most of their energy toward personalizing their work of art and being creative, as opposed to spending all their time trying to build it the right way or follow a series of complicated steps. Often we tried to have the basis of the project be so simple that we didn’t make a sample, so they didn’t have anything to copy. That meant they were free to make it in whatever way occurred to them.

 

 

 

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Lyda Barrera’s Student with Award winning Artwork

 

CH: You’ve told me that most children draw freely without instruction before they begin taking classes and that you ask them to draw from observation.

LB: Drawing from observation engages the brain in a different way than free expressive art, which is also important but is not engaging their brains the same way.

CB: It’s important to make sure that young kids be told that there is no wrong way to make art! Later, I think it’s important for students to gain skills and challenge their brains to learn to analyze what they’re seeing and draw from observation, but it’s also so important to tell kids that there’s no wrong way to make art — it can’t be “right or wrong.” They should be free to make whatever they want; however they want. This freedom is especially important for a child who likes to make art but might not be that dedicated or skilled. It helps prevent them from getting discouraged because a project doesn’t look “right” or they’re “not good”.  Seeing and making art, developing motor skills and creativity are all important parts of development and can enrich someone’s life forever if their creativity isn’t invalidated early on.

LB: A lot of teaching young children is teaching in a group so that they see what the others are doing and are learning from each other. Also it helps motivate them because the interested students motivate each other to work harder and improve. Students who are talented but haven’t had much of a challenge can have a hard time adjusting to observational drawing with higher standards because it takes more work and practice than free drawing.

 

CH: I’ve watched you teach students. One of things that I admire the most is how well you explain each project’s techniques and objectives.

LB: I have been teaching 25 years.  I learned early on that it is important to be totally precise in your directions. Students can behave like a swarm of bees and they all follow wherever you go. You have to have the experience to learn how to instruct in a very specific, clear way so as not to mislead. The more times you teach a project, the better you get at explaining it.

 

The Rickie Report shares Part II tomorrow.

 

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice: http://www.carenhackman.com/book/. Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork – Caren is a talented artist in her own right! She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

www.carenhackman.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Lantana Library Features Renee Plevy Presenting A Portrait Demonstration

The Lantana Library will present well known portrait and fine artist, Renee Plevy on Tuesday, July 21st for a demonstration.  There is no charge to attend, but you must RSVP to reserve a space. Renee will be demonstrating how to paint a portrait by creating an oil sketch of an audience member!  She will also share personal anecdotes about the famous people she has painted and her experiences as part of the New York Art Scene.  The Rickie Report highly recommends making your reservation now!  We share the details, Renee’s portraits ( including animals) and her personal history.

 

 

PORTRAIT DEMONSTRATION

WITH 

RENEE PLEVY

 

 

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Tuesday, July 21st

2:00 pm

Lantana Road Library

4020 Lantana Road     Lake Worth, FL 33462
(561) 304-4500

www.pbclibrary.org

 

The Lantana Road Library is please to announce a special program featuring renown artist, Renee Plevy. This award-winning artist will demonstrate how to paint a portrait by creating an oil sketch of an audience member, while sharing personal anecdotes about the famous people she’s painted and being part of the New York arts scene.   This event is FREE and OPEN to the public, but you must RSVP to reserve a space.  The event takes place on Tuesday, July 21st at 2pm.  

 

 

 

Renee Plevy presents an oil portrait

Renee Plevy presents oil portrait

A lifelong artist, Renee has painted many well-known persons for their private collections, and has had one person shows in museums, galleries, and has shown in Lincoln Center, NYC. She has been in over 68 Galleries and Juried Art Shows.  

 

 

Portrait of A Woman Committee with Renee Plevy

Portrait of A Woman Committee with Renee Plevy

 

 

 

Known for her “Portrait of a Woman” Organization wherein she has painted 23 oil portraits of famous Women Community Leaders from throughout Palm Beach County who have been honored at a Palm Beach Luncheon for the last four years. Renee has completed 23 oil Portraits of Prominent Palm Beach County Women Community Leaders for Portrait Of A Woman Legacy Series.

For more information please visit:

www.facebook.com/PortraitOfAWoman?fref=photo

 

 

In NYC, Renee studied with internationally known portrait painters at the Art Student League, The School of Visual Arts and Parsons. At the same time she taught portraiture at the School of Visual Arts and was prominent with National Artist’s Equity.  Renee currently paints in Palm Beach County, FL focusing on commissioned work, private classes, personal portraits and pet portraits.  

 

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Renee has always had the ability to capture the soul and spirit of her subject. As a colorist, she has used her medium to portray the essence of a person’s personality. An award winning member of the Boca Raton Museum’s Artist Guild and Women of the Visual Arts, she won First Prize with the Guild for her painting “Excursion” exhibited at the Nathan D. Rosen Biannual Exhibit.

 

Renee Plevy has a long list of accomplishments in the art world, including award winning exhibitions from the Northeast to Florida.  She has been involved with numerous art-related organizations, giving her time and expertise. In addition, her artwork has been included in government projects, such as the Paterson Courthouse WPA Mural Restoration, Paterson, NJ. Plevy’s teaching affiliations continue to grow and she is gracious in volunteering her time for demonstrations such as the one at the Lantana Road Library.

 

For more information about Renee Plevy’s artwork please contact her at:

T 561.736-8108 C 561.302.1380 F 561.736.8108

Renee@ReneePlevy.com

or visit:

www.reneeplevy.com and www.Portraitofawoman.net

www.facebook.com/renee.plevy?fref=ts

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

HOT! HOT! HOT! And COOL~COOL~ COOL At Artisans On The Ave

Join Artisans On The Ave Gallery for an evening of COOL ART on a HOT NIGHT! Artisans On The Ave Gallery features many passionate local artists who use the element of fire in their original art creations. Torched sculptures, fused glass, encaustic hot wax, fired ceramics and pottery will all be available. The Rickie Report suggests you Beat The Heat and meet some of the coolest local artists around at this Free event! Receive COOL information on creating art with fire and remember to fill in YOUR page in their Gift Registry!

 

 

 

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HOT HOT HOT!!! CALIENTE!!!!
KEEP COOL ~COOL ~COOL

Friday July 17th, 2015

6 – 9 pm

Free Event

Artisans On The Ave

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, Florida 33460

561-582-3300 or 561-762-8162

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

Please join us for an evening of cool art on a hot night, Friday, July 17th from 6 – 9 pm! Artisans On The Ave Gallery features many passionate local artists who use the element of fire in their original art creations. Beat the heat and please join us for this wonderful event and meet some of the coolest local artists around!

Tracy Rosof-Peterson Removing a large ceramic bowl from the kiln

Tracy Rosof-Petersen Removing a large ceramic bowl from the kiln

The technique of Raku pottery happens when art is removed from a gas kiln at around 1800 degrees with gloved hands and tongs lifted from burning flame, dropped into a metal container with combustibles. The glaze crackles from the heat of the flame.

Marcia Barbieri's Fused Glass Plate

Marsha Barbier’s Fused Glass Plate

Ceramic artists form their art using clay and prominent, striking glazes that are fired in a kiln numerous times. Exciting, magnificent colors are produced when glazes are applied to bisque clay, re-fired up to 2300 degrees in a red hot kiln.

Ceramic by Joan Carew

Ceramic by Joan Carew

Encaustic wax is an age old process using hot wax and oils. Hot wax painting involves beeswax to which colored pigments are added and kept molten on a heated palette. After being applied to an absorbent surface, you create an original piece of art. The fun part of encaustic wax is adding mixed media inclusions, photos or any absorbent material. The possibilities are endless.

 

"Past The Garden Gate"

“Past The Garden Gate”, Encaustic Painting by Lois Barton

 

 

 

A metal artist using a welding torch combines the cool metal pieces to the heat of the torch to create sculptures or functional pieces such as lamps and furniture. Some of our paper artists brandish the edges of their finished assemblages to give them an aged antique look as the heat of the flames burns the edges.

 

Metal Sculpture by Kelly Dean Manganero

Metal Sculpture by Kelly Dean Manganero

 

Jewelry artists achieve an individual look in their pieces by using heat. When jewelry is connected together with a soldering tool the heat presses against the cool metal to join the pieces. A different patina is created with flame and various chemicals used make each piece a unique form of art to wear.

 

 

Glass Beaded Necklace by Irene Jalowayski

Glass Beaded Necklace by Irene Jalowayski

 

Artists that work with various woods can create a very different effect with a selected branding or engraving tool. The wood branded with the heat tool will then achieve an interesting design or sometimes a personalized engraving. The finished piece has a special look that compliments the wood used.

 

"Cool Jazz" Fused Glass by Betty Wilson

“Cool Jazz” Fused Glass by Betty Wilson

Our glass artists use various techniques such as glass formed with the HOT flame of a torch, glass blowing, casting and fused glass in a kiln firing. Fused glass is one of the oldest, sophisticated techniques in hot glass sometimes referred to as “warm glass”. It is an exciting interplay of light and color to look in the glowing red hot kiln and see the soft molten liquid melting together in brilliant form.

 

Gabriele Kraus' Ceramic Sculpture

Gabriele Kraus’ Ceramic Sculpture

One of the biggest thrills of firing a kiln is fifteen hours later when the artist opens the kiln lid and views the fascinating and extraordinary design that has emerged! Due to the handcrafted nature of many techniques used and the multiple series of kiln firings at temperatures ranging from 1200 to 2300 degrees, this makes ceramics and glass one of a kind art  – where no two pieces are ever alike.

 

 

Hand Sculpted Artwork by Mary Ellen Dohrs

Hand Sculpted Artwork by Mary Ellen Dohrs

Please inquire at Artisans On The Ave about our various workshops and techniques to creating your own art.  We offer a variety of classes and workshops that will suit your personal needs.  For more information: www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

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Artists Of Palm Beach County Members Exhibition Includes 2D and 3D Artworks

The Artists of Palm Beach County Members Exhibit 2015 showcases artworks of varied media in both 2D and 3D.  The Rickie Report recommends you stop by Art on Park Gallery to take in all of the members’ creative efforts!  Everyone is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, July 10th.  There will be an After Party down the block at Brewhouse Gallery. This Free Exhibit continues through August 8th. We share the details here.

 

 

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Artists of Palm Beach County

Members Exhibit 2015

An exhibition of 2D and 3D works

Public Invited

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 10, 2015

5 – 8 pm

Exhibit Runs Through August 8, 2015

800 Park Avenue     Lake Park, FL  33403

 

 

 

After Party at The Brewhouse Gallery
starting at 8pm
720 Park Ave, Lake Park
(on the next block east of Art on Park Gallery)

 

 

 

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The Artists of Palm Beach County invite you to an exhibition of 2D and 3D works showcasing the talent of member artists.  A wide variety of media and styles will be shown. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, July 11th from 5 – 8 pm.  Art on Park Gallery is located at 800 Park Avenue in Lake Park, FL 33403.  The Exhibition continues through August 18th.  

 

Some of the participating artists include: Norman Berman, Jean Hutchison, Frances Lynn, Linda Ronzoni, Thomas Schmidt and Tanya Witzel and more.  Everyone is invited to the After Party at the Brewhouse Gallery, down the block, at 8 pm.  

 

 

Artists of Palm Beach County welcomes new members.  APBC offers gallery and studio space, exhibitions, opportunities to network with other artists, space for classes and professional development.  For more information please visit:

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

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Third Thursday Celebration At Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Focus Is “Art Of Association”

This year’s “Art of Association” at the Lighthouse ArtCenter displays more than 250 original works of art by 125 artists. For its 3rd Thursday Celebration on July 16th, you can Meet the Associations Representatives.  Each Art Association will share a short presentation enhanced with PowerPoint illustrations about their group, their member artists, their philanthropic missions and other interesting information.  The Rickie Report believes this is one of the finest chances to network with other artists and art organizations!  We urge artists not to work in a vacuum and this is a professional opportunity!  We share the details here.

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter

5th Annual

“Art Of Association” Exhibition

Meet the Artist Associations

Thursday, July 16th

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Exhibition Continues Through August 13th

Gallery Square North

373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta,FL

(561) 746-3101 LighthouseArts.org

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is located at 373 Tequesta Drive in Tequesta. See the Art of Association exhibition through August 13, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 for nonmembers and is free to members and active military. It is free to all on Saturdays.

 

 

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On 3rd Thursday for July 16: Meet the Associations Representatives from the Art Associations will share short presentations enhanced with PowerPoint illustrations about their groups, their member artists, their philanthropic missions and other interesting information. The event, on July 16 from 5:30 to 7:30, is free to Lighthouse ArtCenter members and exhibiting artists and $10 for nonmembers and also features passed hors d’oeuvres and a donation wine bar.

 

 

 

 

This year’s Art of Association displays more than 250 original works of art by 125 artists. Participating art groups include Artists in Florida, Art Associates of Martin County, Artists Association of Jupiter, Artists of Palm Beach County, Hobe Sound Fine Arts League, Lake Worth Art League, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, North County Art Association, Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association, Plein Air Palm Beach, South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild, Wellington Art Society and Women in the Visual Arts.

 

 

 

 
Opening and awards reception was held June 18,
 during ArtCenter’s 3rd Thursday event. Artists from thirteen Palm Beach and Martin counties art associations, along with art lovers, gathered together on Thursday, June 18, to share in the excitement of the Art of Association exhibition awards presentation.

 

 

“This exhibition offers art collectors and art lovers an opportunity to see the best our area has to offer from the talented artists in guilds and associations,” said Katie Deits, Lighthouse ArtCenter Executive Director. “At the 3rd Thursday evening event in July, artists will give insights about their inspirations and techniques, accompanied by a visual presentation. It’s a great opportunity to meet the artists and get in-depth knowledge about their art.”

 

 

"Downtown Stuart" by Chris Kling

“Downtown Stuart” by Chris Kling, Best of Show Award

The following awards were presented: Best of Show, Chris Kling (Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild) “Stuart Downtown; Oil and Acrylic category, First Place, Leslie Pfeiffer (Wellington Art Society) “ Green Cay”; Second Place, Patricia Maguire (Plein Air Palm Beach) “Delphiniums”; Third Place, Sheri Gansz (North County Artist Association) “Headed for the Beach”; Fourth Place, Sarah Davis (Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association) “Kristen”; Watercolor/Pastel/Mixed media/Encaustic category, First Place, Michael LasCasas (Artists in Florida) “Boxcar & Graffiti”; Second Place, Jane McIntyre (Women In The Visual Arts) “Lightness and Being”; Third Place, Lorrie B. Turner (Plein Air Palm Beach “Shadows”; 3-D Sculpture/Ceramics/Weaving/Fiber/Glass and Jewelry category, First Place, Jean Williard (Artists Association of Jupiter) “Dressage”, bronze sculpture; Second Place, Phyllis Annunziato (Women In The Visual Arts) “Textured Sterling Silver Necklace”; Photography/Digital Art, First Place, Joanne Urban (Artists in Florida) “Florida Wetlands II”; and Second Place, Sandy Friedkin (Artists in Florida) ”Protecting the Nest.”

 

 

Lighthouse Artenter Art of Association 2015 Award Winners

Lighthouse Artenter Art of Association 2015 Award Winners

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS were awarded to: Art Assoc. of Martin County, Sally B. Pearson, “Rest Stop”; Artist Assoc. of Jupiter, Carolyn Austin, “Ebbing Tide”; Artists of Palm Beach County, John Vincent Palozzi, “At the Museum”; Artists in Florida Artist, Jane Saull, “Bubble Dreams”; Hobe Sound Fine Arts League, Lynn Brouillette, “Peaches”; Lake Worth Art League, Lee Krull, “Rooted in Old Florida”; Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, Jack Rosenberg, “Three Martinis”; North County Art Association, Julie Beaumont, “Rhino with Butterflies”; Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association, Kris Davis, “Reach”; Plein Air Palm Beach, Dale Stryker, “Shade Trees All Around”; South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild, Bonnie Bruner, “Untitled #2”; Wellington Art Society, Barbara Bailey, “Nightingale’s Nest”; and Women in the Visual, Dodi Sikevitz, “Bride with Pears II.”

 

Chris Kling Receives Best Of Show Award from Katie Deits, Lighthouse ArtCenter Director

Chris Kling Receives Best Of Show Award from Katie Deits, Lighthouse ArtCenter Director

 

 

The exhibition was judged by Cynthia E. Palmieri, the recently retired Executive Director of the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden in West Palm Beach, Fla.  She has an extensive background in exhibitions. Schooled as a sculptor and drawing major at the prestigious Pratt Institute, Palmieri has juried many shows. The Art of Association exhibition was curated by Barbra Broidy.

 

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER
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The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities. The School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For information, call (561) 746-3101 or visit www.LighthouseArts.org.

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Add To Your Summer Fun With Aya Fiber Studio’s Offerings

Aya Fiber Studio Dyehouse’s Suzanne Connors is bringing back new techniques and knowledge from a recent two week Fiber Immersion workshop at world renown Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts!  The Rickie Report shares her July Workshop Schedule and possibilities for your own studio time or group visits.  Located within Port Salerno’s Fish House Art Center, it is in the hub of other artists’ studios and good dining options.  NOTE TO FIBER ARTISTS/INSTRUCTORS: Suzanne is putting together the Fall and Winter Schedule.  Contact Suzanne if you are interested in being an instructor. NOTE to Indigo Lovers – Aya Studios offers ready made tote bags, clothing, bedding and more! Click here for details.

 

 

 

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Aya Fiber Studio

Fish House Art Center

4745 SE Desoto Ave

Port Salerno, Florida 34997

STUDIO and BOUTIQUE OPEN: Tuesday- Saturday

and by appointment: 336-693-4606

 

 

Fiber Stitching Workshop at Aya Studio

Fiber Stitching Workshop at Aya Studio

 

Aya Fiber Studio DYEHOUSE
JULY workshops
4 workshops offered at Aya Fiber DYEHOUSE during July:

 

 

  • Japanese Shibori Dyeing

  • Intro to Shibori Stitching (2 day)

  • Intro to Indigo

  • Alternative Dye Methods

 

 

  • These are hands on workshops- not demonstrations: expect to get your hands wet and be sure to bring an apron. 
  • In order for everyone to get a true hands on experience there will be a limit of 4 participants for each workshop.  

 

These classes fill quickly so please inquire early to reserve your date.

 

There will also be an Indigo Play-Day on Sunday July 26th – so bring those items you have been working on and plan to play with like minded fiber artists for a day in the vat!

 

Alternative Dying Methods at Aya Fiber Studio

Alternative Dying Methods at Aya Fiber Studio

 

 

 

Weekly and monthly WORKSHOPS are available for all ages and all levels from absolute beginners to experienced craftspeople looking to hone their skills. Teachers and speakers include local artists as well as experienced “visiting artists” from the Fiber world!

 

Hand dyed fabric tote with pockets and leather straps by Aya Fiber Studio

Hand dyed fabric tote with pockets and leather straps by Aya Fiber Studio

Rent studio space by the hour, day, week or month to practice your new skills. It is a great opportunity to create in an intimate fully furnished waterfront studio environment in South Florida! Use onion skins and beets for natural dyes!

 

WORKSHOPS

Indigo Workshops: July 13, Aug 3
Intro to Stitching 2 day workshops: July 19-20, Aug 9-10
Thursday Mornings @ Aya Fiber Studio- Suzanne will lead an Open Studio Session presenting different techniques.
REGISTER TODAY: http://www.ayafiberstudio.com/indigo-workshops/

 

 

Studio equipped with:

sewing machines
serger
large cutting and work tables
irons/ironing boards
dress forms
wet area with sinks
dye equipment
drying rack and indoor lines
silk and batik frames
steamer
4 harness Leclerc floor loom
Tapestry Loom
Marbling equipment
Reference library
Computer and printer
Wi-fi also available

 

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO MAKE TODAY?

 

 

Shibori Scarf from Aya Fiber Studio

Shibori Scarf from Aya Fiber Studio

 

 

Suzanne explains to The Rickie Report, “What I love about fiber art is the surprise element – the mixture of the fabric, the dye and the resist create different combinations of results that are only revealed at the final step…the magic when the freshly dyed indigo comes out of the vat and turns from green to blue right before your eyes! It is always a surprise when I unwrap a freshly dyed piece of fabric! I currently specialize in Shibori and Batik. For me, these art forms are an excuse to use vibrant colors and simple shapes to produce designs, without having to worry too much about the details –just as in life, there are no “mistakes” with fiber, and everything is always subject to change. The imperfections are all part of the creative process. I’m always learning new techniques and experimenting so I can share them with my students. Every piece created is a unique one of a kind original!”

 

For more information please contact Suzanne Connors at:(336) 693-4606 or visit www.ayafiberstudio.com

or visit:

www.facebook.com/ayafiberstudio?fref=ts

 

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