Real Mail Fridays, Book Arts 101 Among Offerings From Jaffe Center for Book Arts

Remember receiving real letters in the mail?  Maybe you wrote to a pen pal overseas, or a thank you note for a gift.  The Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University’s Wimberly Library in Boca Raton, Florida  is the place to capture or recapture this art!  “Real Mail Fridays” takes place the first Friday of every month.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this and Book Arts 101.

 

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We’re already sick of summer. So are lots of other people, apparently, because folks are already registering for our October introductory immersion (and no wonder, it’s always our most popular… which is why we offer it twice).

 

BOOK ARTS 101: Hist Whist
Instructor John Cutrone

Your choice of two sessions:
Saturday October 25, 2014 or Sunday October 26, 2014
1 to 4:30 PM
Tuition schedule: Self-determined (your tuition is a gift to the JCBA Education Fund).

 

 

This Book Arts 101 workshop begins with the All Hallow’s Eve magic of “Hist Whist” by poet e.e. cummings. We tune into that Halloween spirit by turning our eye toward the spookier items in the Jaffe Collection followed by a visit to our haunted print shop as we work our spell to transmogrify you into a book artist, at least for an afternoon. Is anything what it seems? Who knows.

 

 

 

We’ll begin with a screening of a 20-minute video about JCBA and the amazing collection of artists’ books that is at its core. We’ll follow this with an in-depth viewing of some of the artists’ books in the collection––books that will entertain, inspire, and astound. We’ll honor the season and Halloween by finding some particularly spooky and autumnal books from the collection, and you can expect a local ghost story or two, as well, from the instructor’s cache of Convivio Dispatches from Lake Worth.
After a necessary break for coffee and cookies, we’ll move on to the JCBA Letterpress Studio, where each participant will print a sheet of paper from type set by hand out of JCBA’s collection of historic wood type. These sheets will be the covers for the books we’ll make, a brief history of the book arts that we’ll bind by hand in the Single Signature Pamphlet stitch, a simple bookbinding technique that you can use again and again in your own book projects. You’ll go home with a book you made yourself––one that you can read as sleep calls later that night, as you reflect on the new outlook on books (and maybe even life) that you’ve found earlier that evening at JCBA. “For there is great joy in knowing how to do things.” All levels.

 

 

To register:
http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/book_arts_101_histwhist.php>
Should that link not work for you, go to www.jaffecollection.org and click WORKSHOPS.

 

 

BOOK ARTS 101: Still Summer
Instructor John Cutrone
Saturday September 13, 2014
1 to 4:30 PM
Tuition schedule: Self-determined (your tuition is a gift to the JCBA Education Fund).

 

This Book Arts 101 workshop is full but we are ready to start a waiting list in case we get cancelations. The theme of this one is “Still Summer” because here in Florida, summer takes all its sweet time leaving, and in these parts, September is no different from July or August. This workshop is designed to turn you into a book artist for a day, while we celebrate that summerness and even conjure some thoughts to show summer the door.

To add your name to that waiting list:
http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/workshops/book_arts_101_stillsummer.php
Should that link not work for you, go to www.jaffecollection.org and click WORKSHOPS.
REAL MAIL FRIDAYS
Every First Friday of the Month
3 to 6 PM (come when you can, leave when you must)
JCBA’s Book Arts Gallery
Donation: $10

http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/JaffeCenter/events/real_mail_fridays.php

 

Our next letterwriting social is next week on Friday September 5th, beginning at 3 in the afternoon and ending at 6. You supply 10 bucks, we supply everything you need to write great letters: papers (commercial papers, handmade papers), pens (all kinds of them, from ballpoint pens to dipping pens), rubber stamps and other mark-making supplies, cookies, coffee, tea, cocoa, postage stamps, good music and good company.

Visitors park in metered parking in the library lot. Parking is typically pretty easy on Friday afternoons!

For more information please contact:

John Cutrone, Director
JCBA: Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Florida Atlantic University Wimberly Library
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33431

www.jaffecollection.org
www.facebook.com/jaffecenterforbookarts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TON3PORRDQ

 

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Call for Entries: “Loxahatchee Visions”

The Friends of  the Friends’ of Laxahatchee announces their Fifth Annual “Loxahatchee Visions” juried art contest.  This contest is open to all artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details for this Call to Artists.  We suggest art patrons mark Sunday, October 26 at 1:00 on their calendars for the Opening Reception at the Visitor Center Auditorium.  After the presentation, entries will be displayed in the Auditorium and will be available for purchase.  Artists, please share your good news when you are accepted to this show!  Prizes will be awarded in 2 categories – Novice (to age 18) and Adult (age 18 and older).  First prize – $250; Second prize – $150; Third prize – $100. 

 

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES:

“LOXAHATCHEE VISIONS”

 

 

"Lily Pads" by Martin Fitzgerald

“Lily Pads” by Martin Fitzgerald

 

 

 

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For more information go to:
loxahatcheefriends.com/upload/Lox2014ArtContestForm.pdf

 

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Jewelry Trends to Consider

Look at any fashion magazine: You will see jewelry and accessories to go with the new season’s clothing.  What to create for the fashion-conscious art patron?  The Rickie Report shares some insight into Jewelry Trends.  

 

 

 

 Jewelry Trends

 

 

From large, massive pieces of jewelry to a simple pair of stud earrings, it is clear that jewelry as an accessory is here to stay.  For artists who create jewelry pieces, it is important to understand the latest trends but at the same time, stay true to your own artistic self!   Thankfully, we live in an era where variety is not only accepted but embraced.  

 

 

METALS

 

  • Gold has always been the standard, but metals ( think silver, steel, bronze) are hot.  For those working with non-metallic mediums, think of these in terms of a color palette.  

 

  • Metal tubes ( check out your local hardware store or plumbing supplier)

 

  • Chains!  Even better: Multiple chains!

 

  • Watch parts and keys are still big influences

 

  • Wire – wrapped gemstones, cabachons, shells

 

  • Bent wire.  So you’re not into wire-wrapping.  A simple twist of metal is sometimes just enough to enhance a bracelet.
  • Stacked rings ( make them interchangeable, so your clients come back for more)

 

 

Organic

 

  • Be Colorful!

 

  • Consider different fibers  and various textures (check out a local knitting shop) 

 

  • Embroidery floss

 

  • Love a piece of fabric?  Make a wide bracelet!   (Addition of rhinestones or other bling is optional)

 

  • Bohemian styles

 

  • Native American styles

 

  • Woven with chevrons or intricate patterns

 

  • Stop during your walk at the beach and look for shells with natural holes

 

  • Up-cycle scrabble tiles, papers, photos, bottle caps

 

 

Leather, Wood, Etc.

 

  • Think male!

 

  • Think female!

 

  • Wide cuff bracelets with or without metal accents

 

  • Wood beads on leather

 

  • Wood beads with chain

 

  • Wood beads with rubber “O” rings ( get thee to your hardware store!)

 

  • A small portion of a driftwood branch can be wire-wrapped and hang as a simple pendant

 

 

Things to consider:

 

BODY JEWELRY

 

  • Think ABOVE the elbow for bracelets

 

  • Consider the FULL FOOT instead of just the toe rings

 

  • Arm cuffs

 

  • Bib necklaces

 

  • Ankle chains with charms

 

  • Long necklaces that can be worn in front OR in back ( to highlight some of the back-baring fashions)

 

  • Pearls NEVER go out of fashion!

 

 

There is no “right” or “wrong” with jewelry design.  We point out that as concern for easing neck pain and back pain increases, lighter – weight neck pieces are going to become “hot”.  Your patrons may have metal allergies, so be prepared to offer different earring wires.  AND don’t forget those who may not have pierced ears.  It is easy to convert pierced earrings into clips.

 

The Rickie Report looks forward

to sharing

YOUR jewelry creations with our readers.

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Exhibition Opportunity at Art Palm Beach 2015

The Rickie Report is pleased to share the first piece of information regarding the Exhibition Opportunity at Art Palm Beach, 2015!  This will be a Call for all artists who are residents of Palm Beach County.  Be part of the 18th Anniversary of Art Palm Beach, from January 22-25, 2015 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.  We will share specifics about applications in the next few weeks. In the meantime, check out these details. 

 

 

 

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SPECIAL ANNOUCEMENT


Exhibition Opportunity

at Art Palm Beach 2015

 

For All Palm Beach County artists

 

Art Synergy 2015: Show your work at the 18th Anniversary of Art Palm Beach, from January 22-25, 2015 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

 

ArtPalmBeach is considered one of the most influential contemporary art fairs on Florida’s Gold Coast by both critics and art enthusiasts. Over 80 international galleries will be exhibiting contemporary and emerging artists.
All applications by professional artists residing in Palm Beach County will be considered for exhibition at ART SYNERGY 2014 on January 22-25, 2015. We will be presenting a selection of the best contemporary artists’ work to this international stage and offer end-to-end presentation, no-strings-attached representation, access to collectors, dealers, and gallerists, and a dedicated staff. Selections will be made by the world’s first and most advanced Digital JuryingTM and application system provided by Juried Art Services. We encourage both emerging and established artists to apply.

 

Information about ART SYNERGY 2015 and how to apply online will be announced soon.

For more information about ART SYNERGY, please visit facebook.com.artsynergypbc or artsyngergypbc.com.

 

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Ray Neubert Teaches Class at New Armory Art Center Branch in Lake Worth

 The Armory Art Center will open its second location called the Armory Art Center Annex in downtown Lake Worth.  It allows the Art Center opportunities to enhance the growing Lake Worth art community already in place. The Rickie Report is pleased to announce  that Ray Neubert will be teaching one of the first classes at this new facility!  The class, “Being the Artist You Were Meant to Be” is for  artists who are tired of being told what and how to create.  We urge you to consider this course and find YOUR OWN artistic voice!  Details are in this article.

 

 

                                          Ray Neubert

 

Being the Artist

You Were Meant to Be

 

 

Armory Art Center Annex


Tuesday class begins September 2    3:00-5:00 pm

 

Classes are 8 weeks

1121 Lucerne Avenue           Lake Worth, FL

 

 

 

The Armory Art Center will open its second location called the Armory Art Center Annex in downtown Lake Worth. Formally the shuffleboard center, this 5,000 square foot building, is located at 1121 Lucerne Avenue.  The year-long lease was awarded to the Armory by the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency. It allows the Art Center the opportunity to enhance the growing Lake Worth art community already in place. 

 

 

 

 

"You Take Such Liberties" by Raymond P. Neubert

“You Take Such Liberties” by Raymond P. Neubert

Ray Neubert will be teaching a new course called “Being The Artist You Were Meant To Be”, at The Armory’s new facility in Lake Worth.  This class is meant for artists who are tired of being told what and how to create and keep ending with their art looking like the teacher’s work or other more famous artists. The class begins on September 2nd – October 21st and run for 8 weeks.  
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Ray explains, “Each week we will have an assigned task which we will review at the beginning of the next lesson.  This is not a class in how to make great art but to focus on what individual great art is in each of us and how to tap into our life experiences to uncover it.  I will not tell you what your journey is but encourage you to explore the possibilities the journey can be.  Personal experiences from all participants will be explored.  Each week will begin with a discussion, continue with exploration of the topics in our personal experience with our art and end with an assignment to be worked on for the following week.”
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by Raymond P. Neubert

“Such subjects as…Honesty…Personal Preferences…’The Outliers’…’Cosmos’…Surviving Critiquing…Successes & Failures…Likes and Dislikes…Problem Solving and Best Time To Work.  New topics will be explored as they arise.  Our first assignment will be to bring sketching materials and at least one large object for group sketching to the first class.  In eight weeks we will each create a personal work of art which we will use to begin to explore and document what we each are meant to be as an honest and unique artist.  We will also compile a list of long term and short term goals” Ray says. 
The artist at work

The artist at work

The Tuesday class is from 3:00-5:00pm The eight week class is $200.00.  Contact The Armory Art Center to register at 561-832-1776.

Ray Neubert’s work ” is influenced by my father’s word play, comics of all genres and heroic Propaganda Art.  My NeuArt began in 2009 when I combined drawing, colored ink and word play on lined paper in saturated colors.  I continue with Metamorphosis in acrylics on canvas.”

 

 

 

For more information about Raymond’s artwork, including photography, poetry, assemblage and paintings, please call  561-313-6080 or email  Neuray1@aol.com   or visit  www.subrealart.com

 

The Armory Art Center Annex will serve the local community in the following ways:

  • focus on and feature local artists through exhibitions and teaching opportunities
  • provide outreach programs for youth and adults
  • offer classes and workshops during the day, at night, and on weekends
  • serve an audience from Lake Worth and the surrounding west and southern areas
  • make available studio space for 2D artists

 

 

The schedule will include exhibitions, one-time Art on the Go! classes and eight week classes. Armory instructors will teach classes in drawing, mixed media painting, oil painting and photography for adults and drawing and BAK and Dreyfoos prep classes for youth. Exhibitions by local artists will include Bob Vail and MeiWei Goethe, Lisette Cedeno, Kenneth Gryzmala, Nune Asatryan and Lisa Solon.

 

For more information about the Armory Art Center classes or exhibits call 561-832-1776  or visit  www.ArmoryArt.org

 

 

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561-537-0291

 

“The Art of Association” Special Sale and “Third” Thursday Event and Preview of Next Season at Lighthouse ArtCenter

When is Third Thursday REALLY Second Thursday? The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s normal Third Thursday will temporarily change to SECOND Thursday this month!  “The Art of Association” exhibit ends on Thursday, August 14.  There are SPECIAL Discounts on artwork and important information on upcoming events for this season - including: Art Basel bus trip, 2nd Annual Plein Air Festival, workshops, fundraisers (ArtyBras, D’Art for Art, Art Tea, Art-Dine & Dance Experience, Empty Bowls) Exhibitions (ArtyBras, D’Art for Art, Best of the Clubs, Plein Air from Italy & Maine, Go Figure, En Plein Air Juried Exhibition, Contempo, Vive la France at the Maltz-Jupiter Theatre, and more.)  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

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“Art of Association”

“3rd Thursday (really SECOND Thursdayin August”

 

Thursday  August 14th

5:30-7:30 PM

Gallery Square North

373 Tequesta Drive       Tequesta, FL

 

 

 

 

Art Associates of Martin County, Artist Association of Jupiter, Artists of Palm Beach County, Ceramic League of the Palm Beaches, Hobe Sound Fine Art League, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, North County Art Association, Plein Air Palm Beach, Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association, Palm City Art Associates, Port St. Lucie Art League, South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild and the Wellington Art Society are represented in the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 4th Annual Art of Association.    The Public is welcome to the Closing Reception on August 14th at 5:30, with passed hors d’oeuvres and a donation wine bar.  

 

LAC2014 Art of Assoc FLYER for 3rdThursday 8-14-14

 

 

The other “big” thing about 2nd Thursday, is that we’ll be doing a preview presentation on everything that is coming up for the next season – including:

  • Art Basel bus trip
  • 2nd Annual Plein Air Festival
  • ArtyBras
  • D’Art for Art
  • Art Tea
  • Art-Dine & Dance Experience
  • Empty Bowls
  • Best of the Clubs
  • Plein Air from Italy & Maine
  • Go Figure
  • En Plein Air Juried Exhibition
  • Contempo
  • Vive la France at the Maltz-Jupiter Theatre
  • Workshops
  • Fundraisers
  • Exhibitions
  • More!

 

Art of Association 2015 Dates are tentatively scheduled as follows:

Art drop-off Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9-11a.m.

Opening date Monday, June 1, 2015

3rd Thursday Opening Reception & Awards, June 18, 2015

 

 

 

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER

 

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 Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art is located at 395 Seabrook Road in Tequesta, Fla. For information please call (561) 748-8737 or visit www.lighthousearts.org.

 

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Call for Artists – Artists Association Of Jupiter and A Unique Art Gallery

The Rickie Report is pleased to share this Call for Artists!  The Artists Association of Jupiter is looking for artists who work in a wide variety of mediums, to be part of their gallery.  A Unique Art Gallery in Jupiter is more than walls and shelves.  This is a space where artists and the greater community come together.  We’ve attended their Opening Receptions where the space is packed with art patrons and people wait patiently to make their purchases.  Here are the details.

 

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter

and

A Unique Art Gallery

226 Center St A-8

Jupiter     Florida  33458 

 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter is looking for artists of various mediums to send in their works to be juried into our gallery, A Unique Art Gallery in Jupiter. The gallery currently represents over 20 artists and we are always seeking additional qualified artists. Please send in jpegs of your work and a bio for our artists to review by August 20th.   Space will be available starting the 1st of September. Artists rent their space and there are no commissions taken on their sales. We are looking for artists who will be able to participate in gallery time and our events. 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010.  

 

The gallery is approximately 1500 square feet and offers both working and exhibition space. It is located at 226 Center Street, Suite 8 in Jupiter, Florida near some of Florida’s finest beaches and tourist destinations. The gallery is staffed and operated with the help of volunteer gallery artists. Each month on the second Wednesday, the Gallery hosts special exhibits with a wine and cheese reception. We feature one or more of our artists with a portion of all sales benefiting different local charities.  The gallery is equipped with work and class space a small kitchen area, bathroom and a desk area in the front of the exhibition space.  There is ample parking space directly in front of the gallery to accommodate events and routine gallery traffic. Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website.

 

For more information:

www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 561-529-2748   

info@artistsassociationofjupiter.com  

 

 

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Ice Cream Social Eases the Summer Blahs At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

The artists at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery invite you to take a break from the heat on Friday, August 15th.  Cold drinks, brownies, ice cream and all of the fixings, will be served to ease the summer doldrums and give a break from the oppressive heat.  Some new “pocket art” creations will be unveiled and sell for $10. and a Special Summer Discount is being offered as well.  The Rickie Report shares the scoop in this article!

 

 

 

 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery 

Presents

An Ice Cream Social to Ease the Summer Doldrums 

Friday, August 15  6-9 PM

15 South “J” Street     Lake Worth, FL

 

 

 

 

Chain Maille Earrings

Chain Maille Earrings 

 

 

 

The artists in the gallery have been busy creating “Pocket Art,” an original art made of smaller pieces, jewelry and sculptures, that can be sold for $10 and popped into your pockets.  For this event there will be hundreds if pieces of original art for $10.  In addition, there will be a 10% (or higher) discount on all art in the gallery over $30.

 

 

 

Lady Bugs for Your Pocket

Lady Bugs for Your Pocket

 

If you want to create a large ice cream sundae, purchase one of the dozens of $10, handcrafted bowls or mugs, and fill them up with the ice cream and any of the fixings.

 

 

Mugs and Bowls are Plentiful

Mugs and Bowls are Plentiful

 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.  The gallery is located at 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth. Hours are Sunday thru Wednesday, 10AM-4PM. Friday and Saturday, 10AM-10PM.   Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between.  For information call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or  JCLay6@aol.com.  Gallery phone: 561-588-8344.

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OSGS + BYOC (Translation: Ortiz Smykla|Gallery Studio Presents Bring Your Own Chair Lecture Series)

Irene Jalowayski will be the Featured Artist for OSGS’s second BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) lecture series.  From a glass hobbyist to an award-winning artist, Irene continues to learn and expand her repertoire in this fascinating medium.  Now is your chance to meet her, ask questions and see her newest creations right from the kiln!  Stay in the neighborhood and have a bite to eat after.  The Rickie Report already has our chairs ready to go!  For more details and a sneak peek, read this article.

 

 

 

 

 

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OSGS Gallery in Northwood

 Summer Lecture Series

BYOC* (Bring Your Own Chair)  free lectures

by Exhibiting Artists!

Meet Irene Jalowayski,

Glass Artist

Saturday, August 9th   7 pm

500 Northwood Road         W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

Irene Jalowayski's Newest Glass Necklace and Earrings

Irene Jalowayski’s Newest Glass Necklace and Earrings

 

 

OSGS Gallery is keeping the summer hopping and the arts alive with their BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Lecture Series. OSGS Works of Art and Custom Framing (Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio) is located in the heart of Northwood Village.  This year OSGS brings you FREE lectures in conjunction with the FREE Northwood Village ArtWalk Gallery Tours on the 2nd Saturday of every month.

 

 

"What Were You Thinking?" by Irene Jalowayski

“What Were You Thinking?” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

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

 

 

Christmas Plate by Irene Jalowatski

Christmas Plate by Irene Jalowatski

 

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

 

 

Irene Jalowayski's Seder Plate

Irene Jalowayski’s Seder Plate

 

Irene Jalowayski  specializes in fused glass and silver jewelery including gorgeous pendants, earrings and bracelets.  New in her line is a series of bib necklaces made from cast glass beads with matching earrings.   Irene casts these beads from ground glass in specially made molds.  The glass is fired at about 1400 degrees.  
Cobalt blue glass beads and silver beads in Necklace and Earrings by Irene Jalowayski

Cobalt blue glass beads and silver beads in Necklace and Earrings by Irene Jalowayski

Irene’s pendants and cabochon earrings are also fused and are made with a lot of dichroic glass.  The dichroic glass gives her pieces a shine and sparkle that is enhanced by the silver findings that  are used to finish them.  Each piece of Irene’s is different and one of a kind.  They make for wonderful gifts or gorgeous additions to any lady’s jewelery wardrobe.

 

 

 

 

Dichroic Glass Candlesticks by Irene jalowayski

Dichroic Glass Candlesticks by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

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

 

 

For more information about OSGS:  Visit  http://www.osgsart.com/

 

Previews of their work can be seen on the OSGS web site at www.OSGSart.com.

 

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

http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

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HotWorks™ Announces 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

The 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ on January 24 & 25, 2015 is held in a premium location in the heart of downtown Boca Raton on Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road.  Show Promoter, Patty Narozny shares the application information as well as details about this show every artist wants to know.  The Rickie Report is eager to hear when you are accepted into this Show so we can share your good news! You still have time to apply!!!

Hot Works™, LLC Fine Art & Craft Shows Presents

6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

Downtown Boca Raton

On Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road

January 24 & 25, 2015

Deadline September 5, 2014

Notifications by September 16, 2014

 https://www.zapplication.org/event-info-public.php?fair_id=3329

 

 

 

 

 

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Event Summary

 

The 6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ on January 24 & 25, 2015 is held in a premium location in the heart of downtown Boca Raton on Federal Highway at Palmetto Park Road. The location has an effect on the type of patrons it draws, who trend toward affluence with “money to spend”.  In its third year, this art fair was voted #68 in the country by Art Fair Sourcebook.

 

 

 

As part of the Hot Works™ family of events, the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ has earned a reputation for quality and profitability in a relatively short time, having just celebrated its 5th Anniversary earlier this year. Patty Narozny is a wonderful promoter who cares about the artists. Strong crowds and sales are reasons most artists will return. In 2014, average reported sales were $4,709.91, which included a painter who zeroed out. Great selection of artists with high quality work. All work is original and personally handmade by the artist in the show. Hot Works events are juried by art professionals who each have more than 30 years of art education and art fair experience. Supreme advertising and promotional campaign on broadcast TV, radio, print, social media, banners, posters, post cards, and more.

TESTIMONIALS

 

 

“Nobody cares more about the quality of her shows and the honesty and integrity of her artists than Patty Narozny.”

Les Slesnick, Retired Photographer, Orlando, FL

 

“Thanks so much for all that you do to put on a great show.  I especially appreciate your personal attention.  You are among the finest show promoters in the business; you always consider artists’ needs first and that is rare.”

John Wayne Jackson, Sculpture, Black Mountain, NC

 

“Park understands the serious effort and dedication required to produce a successful art show. Moreover, she had very kind words for a person whom she sees as a leader in that regard. The show promoter who is hands down the most concerned about the well-being of her artists and consistently puts on a great show is….Patty Narozny (of) Hot Works.”

Herion Park, Fiber, Sarasota, FL, June 2014 – Sunshine Artist Magazine

 

 

“We very much enjoy working with you and participating in your events. Just let us know if there is anything we can do to help grow your business, so that we can do more shows with you. You are a breath of fresh air in an industry that typically see no problem taking advantage of artists for their own financial gratification – whether it’s other private promoters or “non-profit” groups that use artists to “fundraise” for their own purposes.”

Lee Wilson, Painting, Nashville, TN

 

 

The Community

 

 

Boca Raton, FL is centrally located along South Florida’s east coast, equidistant from West Palm Beach to the north and Fort Lauderdale to the south. The City of Boca Raton provides a unique blend of urban and suburban lifestyles. The 24th most populous city in Florida, Boca Raton covers over 29 square miles and enjoys five miles of oceanfront. The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ is held outdoors in the heart of the city, Downtown Boca, on north Federal Highway, between Palmetto Park Road and N.E. 2nd Street, within Sanborn Square Park. The location has an effect on the type of patrons it draws, who trend toward affluence with “money to spend”. In its third year, this art fair was voted #68 in the country by Art Fair Sourcebook™, one of the nation’s leading art festival periodicals.

 

The City of Boca Raton has become a regional business leader attracting cutting edge businesses and corporate headquarters over the last several decades benefiting from a stable business environment. However, this is not the time to simply rest on one’s laurels. Increased competition and global economic conditions require a pro-active approach to future economic development. Attracting and retaining successful businesses means that Boca Raton will continue to have the high quality of life that makes it the premier community in South Florida. In the next year, more than 1,000 residences will be added to Downtown Boca by 2015.

 

 

• 30 years of event and media experience

• Focus is on visual arts and juried by art professionals

• Every effort made to eliminate buy/sell

• Enormous advertising campaigns – TV, Radio, Print, Social Media, Posters, Banners, Post Cards, etc.

• A Promoter who cares about the artists

• Several shows to choose from throughout the year – dealing with one organization

• Professionally managed

• Friendly and experienced professional event crew

• Booth sitters available

• Artist awards in every event

• Overnight security provided

• Friday move-in

• Complimentary cold water throughout the event

• Ease of drive in and move out; large trucks welcome

• More!

 

 

 

Artist Awards

 

 

There is $1,500 in artist awards: two $500 Purchase Award Prizes, and five $100 Awards of Excellence. In addition, there are five non-monetary Awards of Distinction, of which the purpose is to increase sales for five additional artists. All award winners, regardless of award level, receive one of our eye-catching, gorgeous two-foot-long ribbons that draw people into the booth. Awards are given at judges’ discretion based on same rules for jurying, which is technique/execution, quality, originality and booth appearance. The winning artists are automatically invited to participate in the following year’s event and the jury fee is waived.

 

 

Youth Art Competition

As part of our commitment to include art education in the Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ and the southeast Florida community as a whole, a youth art competition for grades 6-12 or ages 9-19 is integrated into the art fair. Sponsored by Hot Works, LLC and the Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization, young artists are invited to apply with their original and personally handmade art. The competition gives budding, young artists a golden opportunity to begin learning the rules of being part of a professional art show and exhibition. This youth art competition is provided with prime space within the show to display all of the youth art entries, and $250 in cash awards is provided for the young winners.

 

As art programs are being dramatically cut and eliminated in schools nationwide, the need for such initiatives is made even more relevant. Students are encouraged to speak with the professional artists in the show, and to ask them questions about participating in art shows as a career. They are asked not to interrupt an artist if he/she is busy with a patron in the booth. The art fair provides these students with an unmatched learning experience, and exposes family to art work that they would not have otherwise seen. Criteria for judging the youth art are based on technique/execution and originality.

The Promise

We are committed to your success. Please feel free to call with any questions or concerns at any time. We are artist-focused and seek to provide a venue that enhances your work and simplifies your participation. At Hot Works™, your success is our success!
Please keep us in mind for any of our Hot Works™ Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows including:

November 15 & 16, 2014
14th Bi-Annual Estero Fine Art Show™ (Miromar Outlet Mall, Estero, FL) - outdoor

January 3 & 4, 2015
15th Bi-Annual Estero Fine Art Show™ (Miromar Design Center, Estero, FL) – outdoor

January 24 & 25, 2015
6th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ (FL) – outdoor
Voted #68 in the country by Art Fair SourceBoook 

 

 

The Rickie Report urges all artists to request being placed on HotWorks.org™’s application list.  This show brings crowds and offers prize monies as well as sale opportunities.   For more information about HotWorks.org™ please contact:  Patty Narozny, Executive Director Boca Raton Fine Art Show™  www.HotWorks.org  or at patty@hotworks.org  or call 941-755-3088

 

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