New Call For Art: Art Synergy / Art Boca Raton: Open To Martin County And Palm Beach Counties

ArtSynergy has been invited to exhibit at ArtBocaRatonDavid and Lee Ann Lester of Next Level Fairs have launched a new project, the Art Boca Raton Contemporary Art Fair, March 17-21, 2016 to be held in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches in cooperation with Florida Atlantic University.  Showcasing contemporary, modern and emerging art, sculpture, photography, works on paper and installations, the fair will offer a broad range of art to both beginning and seasoned collectors. Deadline for Artists: March 1st.   Art Lovers, Save These Dates:  March 17 – 21st! The Rickie Report shares this exciting news and details, with more to follow!

 

 

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CALL FOR ART

Art Synergy/Art Boca Raton

Deadline: March 1st

 

 

 

 

The Opening Gala Preview

March 17th

To benefit the Boca Raton Museum and Art School  

International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches

3450 NW 8th Avenue   Boca Raton, FL

 (off Spanish River Drive)

 

 

David and Lee Ann Lester of Next Level Fairs have launched a new project, the Art Boca Raton Contemporary Art Fair, March 17-21, 2016 to be held in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches in cooperation with Florida Atlantic University. Showcasing contemporary, modern and emerging art, sculpture, photography, works on paper and installations, the fair will offer a broad range of art to both beginning and seasoned collectors. Art Boca Raton will encompass 60-65 dealers carefully selected by a curatorial committee in order to assure dealer quality and exclusivity.  The International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches will include a 65,000 sq. ft. /6100 sq. meter exhibition hall, a full service restaurant, sculpture garden and lecture hall facility. Ample parking and valet service will be available to fair attendees.

 

 

 

SHOW SCHEDULE


 

 

March 16, 2016 | 12 – 3 PM Drop off work

March 17- 21, 2016-Exhibition Dates

March 21, 2015 | 6 – 7 PM –Pick up work.

 

 

 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES


 

 

 

Art Synergy/Art Boca Raton 2016 Exhibition is open to all professional artists who reside and work in Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

 

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



The non-refundable fee for the online application is $25

Due to limited space, only once piece may be submitted and cannot exceed 36” in width.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2016.

All work to be exhibited must be well conceived, expertly executed, and arrive ready to hang.

If you need a pedestal or monitor YOU MUST PROVIDE IT.

All work should reflect the individuality of the artist.

Giclees reproductions of paintings will not be accepted.

Notification of the jury’s decision for the 2016 show will be posted online at ArtSynergyPBC.com on or before March 7, 2016.

A contract and other forms will be sent to those accepted into the 2016 show.

You must provide a Certified Certificate of Authenticity for each work accepted.

Please double check to make sure you have entered an up-to-date email 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, and Video/Film

 

ENTRY RULES


 

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

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

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

 

 

IMAGES


 

Each applicant may submit (1i) one mage of the work to be shown for consideration by the jury.

The width may not exceed 36 inches.

The depth is flexible.

File format: JPEG only

File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
File resolution: 72 dpi (standard web resolution)

File size: 5 MB maximum
All image files must be labeled with: artist name_title_size.jpg or they will not be considered.

 

Images should be emailed to: artsynergypbc@gmail.com

 

 



JURY DECISIONS


 

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

 

 

 

 

Online Payment:


Payments Online can be made at PayPal to artsynergypbc@gmail.com

Mail-In Payment:


Send a Check, payable to ArtSynergy Inc. to:


Ilene Adams
158 Hampton Place
Jupiter, FL 33458

 

 

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Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Invites You To “Art 2016 Biennial Juried Art Show”

“Art 2016 Biennial Juried Exhibition” opens at the Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton. From a hip-hop dancer to a kaleidoscope of color, sultry black and white scenes to mouth-watering plates of food—”Art 2016″ brings a delightful smorgasbord of works juried into the show from over 430 submissions from around the country. The Free Opening Reception takes place on February 11th.  Whether you love photography, oils, watercolors, pastels, sculptures, 3-D, contemporary, still life, the humorous, the political, the esoteric, the sublime—you’ll find something to catch your eye in this eclectic show.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and urges you to see what the excitement is all about!

 

 

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Opening Reception/Awards Ceremony  

Thursday, February 11, 2016  

4-6 pm  

 

Free, but please RSVP  561.558.2520

The exhibit runs through March 17

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton

 

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

 

 

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“Attitude” by Sydelle Lazar

 

 

 

“Art 2016 Biennial Juried Exhibition” opens at the Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton. Winners of the Art 2016 Biennial Juried Competition will be announced on Thursday, February 11th, at the Opening Reception, 4-6 p.m., at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery. The competition, which drew 432 submissions from around the country, includes original paintings, graphics, mixed media, wood, clay, metal, glass, fiber art, fine beaded jewelry, sculptures and photographs.

 

 

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“Explorations in Blue” by Caryn Kabat

 

 

 

“Art 2016”, founded and sponsored by Sylvia Rosen over twenty years ago, is held every other year. Walter O’Neill, Director of the Art School at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, judged this year’s competition. Awards will be presented at 5 p.m. and include: Best in Show ($1,000), Craft Art Award ($500); 3 Awards of Merit ($250 each) and 3 Honorable Mentions. The reception is free and open to the public—RSVP to 561-558-2520. The exhibit runs through March 17.

 

 

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“Reminisce” by Deborah Rader

 

 

 

 

 

From a hip-hop dancer to a kaleidoscope of color, sultry black and white scenes to mouth-watering plates of food—Art 2016 brings a delightful smorgasbord of works juried into the show from over 430 submissions from around the country. Whether you love photography, oils, watercolors, pastels, sculptures, 3-D, contemporary, still life, the humorous, the political, the esoteric, the sublime—you’ll find something to catch your eye in this eclectic show.

 

 

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“Awesome Table” by Erik Kucera

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery hosts exceptional exhibitions of works by local, national and international artists. Its mission is to encourage understanding of cross-cultural influences in the visual arts and include exhibitions in the visual arts, exhibitions of historical importance, contemporary art, folk art, and mixed media works.

 

 

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“Naamah portrait” by Benjamin Kenagan

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. It is located at 21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

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“On the Easel” by Nadine Saitlin

 

 

 

 

The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.
www.levisjcc.org

 

 

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“Love Can Change The World” At Bootz Cultural Arts Camp, Free Admission and Parking

Bootz Cultural Arts Center invites everyone to enjoy a free evening of art while spreading the message that  “Love Can Change the World”. This exhibition will feature art demonstrations and creations by local artists as well as teachers and students of Bootz Cultural Arts Center. Saturday, February 13 from 5 – 9 pm promises to be a love fest! The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks. The Bootz Cultural Arts Center offers a range of multicultural arts classes to children and adults.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bootz Cultural Art Center

420 South SR 7 Suite 118    Royal Palm Beach, FL 33414

561.290.2753

 

Invites You To:

 

“Love Can Change the World”

February 13, 2016

5 – 9 pm

 

 

Bootz Cultural Arts Camp invites the public to a new event, “Love Can Change The World” on February 13th from 5- 9 pm.  This event will feature the artwork, books and crafts of local artists, including faculty and children. Enjoy the Art demonstrations and meet the artists! The event is Free and there is Free Parking available.

 

 

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Linda Zolet will be doing a floral painting in acrylic demonstration, in addition to exhibiting her paintings.

 

 

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Meet Sandra Barbieri, fine artist and children’s book illustrator

 

 

 

 

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Meet fine artist with a sense of humor, Mark Allen!  He’ll be exhibiting  Coffee mugs, shirts, and greeting cards by Proper Mental Attitude

 

 

 

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Decorative picture frames by Amparo de la Cruz make great house gifts – for yourself or others!

 

 

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Artist Jayne Ives Exhibits her paintings and hand made tiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

bootzculturalartscenter.com

Bootz Cultural Arts Center

420 S. State Rd. 7, #118 Royal Palm Beach, Fl

Contact Mayling Pao at 786.­237.­9167 or Email: info@bootzculturalartscenter.com

 

 

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Whitespace Collect At Art Wynwood In Miami Plus Art Adventure To Tuscany

Join Whitespace in Miami at Art Wynwood!  Presidents Day Weekend, February 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 will be filled with a full array of hand made jewelry, wearable art pieces and more from Col-léct at the Art Wynwood Pavilion.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus sneak peeks and more information about Elayne Mordes’ newest Art Adventure to Tuscany!

 

WHITESPACE    COLLECTION

 

 

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For more information:

 

561.842.4131

info@whitespacecollection.com

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

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Experience Miami Beach With A Special Docent Led Tour From Mandel JCC

The Mandel JCC of Palm Beach Gardens invites you to spend the day exploring the Jewish heritage of Miami Beach on Monday, March 9th.  This bus trip is open to non-members and members.  The morning begins with a walking tour highlighting the Jewish history as well as the Art Deco style of the area. Included is a visit to the Jewish Museum of Florida. The Museum’s mission is to “collect, preserve and interpret the material evidence of the Florida Jewish experience from when Jews were first allowed to settle in 1763 and up to the present and to interpret this history in the context of the American Jewish experience.”  The Rickie Report shares the details and suggests you register early!

 

 

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5221 Hood Rd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

 

 

 

 

Bus Trip:

The Jewish Experience in Miami Beach

 

 

 Wednesday, March 9th

Two Departure Spots:

 

 

Florida 
Palm Beach Gardens:

  8:00am Departure/ 5:30pm

 

Boynton Beach:

8:45 am – 4:45 pm

 

 

$64/Member; $74/Guest

 

 

Make Your Reservations Now!

www.jcconline.com

 561-712-5232

 

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Jewish Museum of Florida

 

 

 

The Jewish Museum’s Core Exhibit “MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida,” opened in the fall of 1996, and while it’s continuously updated, the main features of the exhibit include: a Time Line Wall of Jewish history, a film about the history of Jews in Florida and a Research Center that grows daily. According to its website, it is the “only museum dedicated to telling the story of 250 years of Florida Jewish life, history, arts and culture as well as the generic immigration experience of everyone’s family.”

 

 

 

In order to provide a more personalized experience, the tour will be split into two smaller groups. While one group is inside exploring the museum with a docent, the other group will be outside taking a narrated walking tour with a guide. Both groups will then meet for lunch at the museum, then the morning inside group will tour outside and the morning outside group will explore the museum.  The cost for this trip includes lunch, admission to the museum and tours.

 

 

For more information on the Mandel JCC or this day tour visit our website at www.jcconline.com. Feel free to contact us at 561-712-5232.

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Announces Presentation At Monthly Meeting, City Hall Exhibit, Art Scholarship Applications And Call For Art Teachers

The Wellington Art Society is offering numerous opportunities to get involved in the art scene!  The Rickie Report shares details and some sneak peeks of Pop Artist Nicole Galluccio, Featured Speaker at the February 10th Meeting,  The City Hall Exhibit Featuring artists From WAS,  a Call For Instructors for the Wellington Community Center and information about applying for the WAS Art Scholarships.

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

 

 

FEATURES:

 

POP ARTIST, NICOLE GALLUCCIO

Wednesday, February 10th

6:30 pm

 

Bootz Culture Camp

420 State Road 7 Unit 120

Royal Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society will feature local pop artist Nicole Gallucci at their February 10, 2016 meeting at Bootz Culture Art Center, 420 State Road 7, Suite 118. Meet and greet begins at 6:30, followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. The main attraction will be a demonstration by Nicole Gallucci with a wonderful raffle to end the evening.

 

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“Palm Beach” by Nicole Gallucci

 

 

 

Nicole has been painting and creating her pop art in South Florida for 20 years. She graduated with a BFA in Studio Art from Florida Atlantic University and began creating her own unique style. Her paintings combine 60s mod fashion and style, comic, music and media tabloids and spinning them into a visual explosion of color against a black and white paper collage background.

 

 

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“Internal Gray Reboot” by Nicole Gallucci

 

 

 

She has always been fascinated with the outrageous headlines in tabloid magazines and the exploitation of celebrities and contrasts it with something beautiful in nature: something vibrant and inviting vs. dark and absurd. She often includes headlines and wording that exemplify her emotions as related to that experience. Nicole is constantly evolving and continues to experiment with her technique, beginning to use imagery from other sources, including old children’s books and vintage Life magazines.

 

 

 

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“Falling” by Nicole Gallucci

 

 

Nicole has exhibited at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Continuum Annual Pop Up Art Exhibition ( part of Art Synergy ARTWEEK in conjunction with ArtPalmBeach), Boca Raton Museum of Art Artists’ Guild and several other local galleries. Her most recent pieces shown at Continuum 2016 depict the emotions we feel when falling in love, “Falling In” and further experiencing a deeper connection, “Falling Deeper”.

 

 

Wellington City Hall Gallery

 

Free, Public Reception 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

5:30 – 7 PM

Meet the artists

 

Wellington City Hall

 

12300 Forest Hill Blvd.     Wellington, FL 33414
(561) 791-4000
7:00AM – 6:00PM
Monday – Thursday

 

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Steel and Rock Sculpture by Simon Cherkassi

 

Members of WAS will showcase their latest exciting exhibition in the beautiful gallery at Wellington City Hall. There are fourteen participating artists showcasing 36 outstanding works, including photography,watercolor and oils/acrylic canvases, and featuring a wonderful sculpture by Simon Cherkassi.
This is a fun and unique way to end your day and enjoy refreshments, network with other artists and art lovers, a chance to win a door prize and view first class original art. Many of the artists will be present to discuss their art so come alone or bring a friend and support our local artist community!

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY ART SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is currently accepting applications for several $1,000 art scholarships to be awarded to graduating seniors who live and attend high school in Palm Beach County. The scholarships are available to students planning a college major in visual arts at either a 2 or 4 year institution. On line application information has been sent to all art teachers and guidance counselors at each school or apply on line at www.YouJudgeIt.org/was

 

 

Criteria for the scholarship is as follows:

 

  • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in visual arts and an overall GPA of 2.0
  • Complete at least three art classes.
  •  An artist statement and career goals along
  • 6 jpeg photographs of their art work.
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • An unofficial transcript of the student.

Apply on line at www.YouJudgeIt.org/was

DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2016

 

The Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 and has provided many talented young artists with funds for their art related expenses such as art or photographic supplies, books or tuition for visual arts classes. Proceeds from the Art Society’s art exhibitions, Art Fest on the Green and the Whole Foods Market solo art exhibits help support the scholarship fund.

 

 

Wellington Seeks Talented Instructors

For New Community Center

 

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The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 35th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

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Boca Raton Branch National League Of Pen Women Presents “Portraits Of Our Sages”, Invites You To Special Reception

Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women presents “Portraits of our Sages” on Monday, February 29, 2016. Be sure to enjoy hearing the stories of special moments in the lives of Seven Pen Women Authors and Artists!  Fedora Horowitz, concert pianist, will perform a signature piece for each of the honorees, joined by Sheila Firestone, composer for several of the selections. Selected piano pieces include works of  J.S. Bach,  Bizet, Brahms, Firestone, Hirsch, Mussorgsky, and Wilensky.  The afternoon includes a presentation from the Boca Raton National League of Pen Women followed by a reception with refreshments and display of work to honor these remarkable women.  Suggested donation: $5.00 at the Door.  The Rickie Report congratulates each of these “Sages” and applauds this organization for sharing their treasures!

 

 

 

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Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women

presents:

 

“Portraits of our Sages”

 

 

 

Monday, February 29, 2016

2:00-4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 Suggested Donation At the Door: $5.00

Center for Spiritual Living

2 S.W. 12th Avenue     Boca Raton, FL.

Dr. Barbara Lunde, Hostess

 

 

Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women presents “Portraits of our Sages” on Monday, February 29, 2016. Be sure to enjoy hearing the stories of special moments in the lives of Seven Pen Women Authors and Artists! Fedora Horowitz, concert pianist, will perform a signature piece for each of the honorees, joined by Sheila Firestone, composer for several of the selections. Selected piano pieces include works of J.S. Bach, Bizet, Brahms, Firestone, Hirsch, Mussorgsky, and Wilensky. The afternoon includes a presentation from the Boca Raton National League of Pen Women followed by a reception with refreshments and display of work to honor these remarkable women.

 

 

 

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Hostess Dr. Barbara Lunde with Patron, Louise Mirkin and “Sage” Connie Lefkowitz

 

 

Diane Brenda Bryan turns 93 in January; she has been an actor, author, and regional theater director.

 

Connie Lefkowitz, age 98, retired from being a guidance counselor in Newark N.J. She began to study sculpting at age 62.

 

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Carol White with “Sage”, Dr. Myra Levick

 

Myra Levick, Age 91; Art psychotherapist, artist, author, retired professor and director of three graduate training programs in art, dance/movement, and music therapy.

 

 

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“Sage”, Bea Doone-Merena

 

 

Bea Doone-Merena, 88 years of age; Clothing designer, Renaissance style artist and mother of ten… Graduated from Oakland University and advanced studies at Cranbrook Institute.

 

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“Sage”, Helen Regenstreif

 

Helen Regenstreif, Age 80+  Award-winning Porcelain on Enamel and Watercolor artist.

 

 

Virginia Snyder, age 94, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce.  Private investigator, investigative reporter and author, Women’s Rights activist.

 

 

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(L-R) “Sage”, Mary Twitty with fellow Pen women Vivian Corell and Roxanna Gottschalk

 

 

Mary F. Twitty turns 90 in April.  Mary F. Twitty was a special assistant to two members of Congress. Now retired, her eighth novel was recently published, “Hannah’s Progeny.”

 

 

 

 

The Boca Raton Branch is one of the largest in the country and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015.  For more information about National League of American Pen Women, Boca Chapter:

 

www.bocapenwomen.org

 

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Winners Announced For 7th Annual HotWorks.org Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

The 7th annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ was held January 23 & 24, 2016 in downtown Boca Raton in Sanborn Square Park. This Fine Art and Fine Craft fair, juried by art professionals, is voted one of the top art fairs in the U.S. All artwork was original and personally handmade by the 160 artists who participated in the show.   Sponsored by Hot Works, LLC. and The Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., it focuses on visual arts, diversity, fostering art education among young students, and community enrichment.  The Rickie Report shares the outstanding winners of both the Fine Art Show and the Budding Artist Competition for students in grades 6-12 or ages 9-19.  KUDOS to Patty Narozny’s team!  Save the Date HotWorks.org’s 8th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ January 28 & 29, 2017 in Downtown Boca Raton, on Federal Highway. Deadline for the Budding Artist Competition is December 15, 2016 (Grades 6-12 or Ages 9-19).

 

 

See Art, Love Art, Buy Art!

 

 

Announcing:

Professional Artist Award Winners

And

Budding Artist Award Winners

 

Hotworks.org 7th Annual

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

January 23 & 24, 2016

 

Downtown Boca Raton

 

 

There were 17 Professional Artist Awards. The “Artists Juror” for the show was sculptor/painter Mark Forman. Criteria for judging was based on technique/execution, originality, and booth appearance.

 

The “Prize Patrol” team distributed the awards: 

· Mark Forman, Artist Juror
· Robert S. Weinroth, Deputy Mayor & CRA Committee Member
· Scott Singer, Council Member & Chair, Community Redevelopment Agency
· Jeremy Rodgers, Council Member & CRA Committee Member
· Les Slesnick, Retired Artist, Art Fair and Artist Advocate
· Patty Narozny, Executive Producer, Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

 

 

2016 Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

Professional Artist winners were:

 

 

Two Best of Show Awards:

 

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 Erika Mock, Fiber, Superior, WI

 

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 Kristin Holeman, Jewelry, Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

 

Five Awards of Excellence:

o Kit Karbler, Glass, Denver, CO
o Svetlana Kuznets, Fiber, Cape Coral, FL
o Enmanuel Maldonato & Ben White, Clay, Secane, PA
o C. L. Whiting, Fiber, Singer Island, FL
o Zuxin Yu, Painting, Elgin, IL

 

 

Ten Awards of Distinction:

o Brent Anderson, Photography, Lake Worth, FL
o Veronica & David Bennett, Mixed Media, Winston Salem, NC
o Mike Guyot, Drawing, Strongsville, OH
o Jeannie Maddox, Painting, Dothan, AL
o Armando Pedroso, Painting, Chicago, IL
o Eugene Perry, Sculpture, Whitehall, PA
o John Petrey, Sculpture, Chattanooga, TN
o Petty Shepard & Mary Otieno, Fiber, Kingsport, TN 
o James Stanford & Andrea Cammarata, Glass, St. Augustine, FL
o Steve Wewerka, Photography, St. Paul, MN

 

 Budding Artist Winners:

 

The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ is sponsored by Hot Works, LLC, a professionally produced fine art fair with a national standing and reputation. The Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc. is the associated 501(c)3 non-profit organization which focuses on visual arts, diversity, fostering art education among young students, and community enrichment.

 

 

 

 

Patty Narozny, Show Director tells us, “As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, the Budding Artist Competition for students in grades 6-12 or ages 9-19 is integrated into the art fair. Sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, the competition gives budding, young artists a golden opportunity to begin learning the rules of being part of a professional art show and exhibition. It exposed young artists to the opportunity of creating his or her art for a living – doing something he/she loves to do, and, most importantly, how to do it. The young artists were encouraged to speak with the professional artists in the show, to ask them questions about participating in art shows as a career”.

 

 

 

This year’s Budding Artist contest included 40 applications from 11 area schools. There were $250 in cash awards provided to four young winners, along with a beautiful, colorful two-foot-long ribbon ( the same, largest-size-available gorgeous ribbon that the Professional Artist award winners receive). Painter, Zaki Knapen was the Budding Artist judge; criteria for judging art was based on technique/execution and originality, which is similar to the criteria for the judging of the professional artist awards. Zaki explained why he chose the winners, and provided professional consultation to the Budding Artists who inquired.

 

 

The four winners were as follows:

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$100 Best Budding
Sara Khambalia, Drawing, Age 16, Yeshiva High School
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Representing Sara (pictured left to right): Nathalie Cantaloupe (Best Friend), Malka Schyndel (Mother), Cathy Bonnot (family friend)

 

$50 Budding Artist Awards of Excellence:

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Pierce Hermann, Photography, Age 16, Boca Raton Community High School

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Meir Lazar, Painting, Age 15, Yeshiva High School

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Jessica Pan, Drawing, Age 17, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

 

 

Save the date….

8th HotWorks.org Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

January 28 & 29, 2017

Downtown Boca Raton

 

 

Deadline for the Budding Artist Competition:
December 15, 2016
Grades 6-12 or Ages 9-19

 

 

For more information please contact Patty Narozny, Executive Producer, Boca Raton Fine Art Show
Hot Works, LLC Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows™
President, Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc.

Event Hot Line: 941-755-3088
Event Website: www.HotWorks.org
Event Email: Info@HotWorks.org
Email: Patty@HotWorks.org

www.facebook.com/hotworksllc

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Hobe Sound Festival Of The Arts Brings Original Fine Art, Unique Functional Art And Handmade Affordable Gifts

The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts on February 6 – 7, 2016, will highlight original fine art, unique functional art and handmade affordable gift items.  Enjoy the live music and food plus a separate crafts section and Green Market.  Four blocks along Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery, featuring more than 150 artists from the United States. The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks of three artists:Mike Chamberlain (Metal Art), Monika Fairchild (Jewelry) and Brenda Flynn (Paper/Mixed media).   Complimentary shuttle service from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site will be provided. Admission to the event & Parking are Free.  The official Festival Poster featuring artist Carol Kepp will be sold during the art show.

 

 

 

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15th Annual

Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

 

 

 

 

February 6 – 7, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound

Navigational Address:

11954 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound, FL 33475

 

 

 

 

To Support the Arts, Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce & Local Economy

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

Free shuttle service from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On February 6-7, 2016, enjoy the 15th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts. Four blocks along Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery with original artwork, unique crafts and affordable gift items on Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m  The Festival spans four blocks of Dixie Highway starting at Bridge Road, just west of the Intracoastal Bridge in Hobe Sound. Shuttle buses will provide transportation from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site at no charge. Admission is free and open to the public.

 

Mike Chamberlain – Metal Art
http://www.chamberlinmetalart.com/

 

 

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Metal Artwork by Mike Chamberlain

 

 

Mike shares with The Rickie Report, “These aluminum panels are part of an ongoing experiment that started about ten years ago at my sign shop, Vital Signs, in Verona, Wisconsin. I use a lot of aluminum on signs I build at the shop. I started scratching and grinding the aluminum to help the aluminum elements on the sign stand out and be more visible. With all of the scrap aluminum I had laying around the shop, I started thinking that I could make some wall art out of the aluminum.

 

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Metal Artwork by Mike Chamberlain

 

 

 

By scratching the surface of the aluminum the light reflects off the surface from different angles creating amazing holographic effects of depth and space on a two dimensional object. These pieces are scratched with an array of different tools I use around the shop. The colored pieces are painted with a translucent tint that I mix into an automotive clear coat. These colors can be intermixed to create millions of different colors. Once dried, they are color-sanded and buffed to a high gloss. These pieces need light to bring out their depth and holographic appearance; with that, they begin to change and start to look different if the light is adjusted from bright to dull.  When looking at these pieces from different angles and with different light intensity, their appearance will begin to change right before the viewer’s eyes”.

 

 

 

 

Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce this popular event will feature 150 local and national artists as well as the finest crafters in the country with a wide array of artistic media. This show will have two separate sections appealing to art enthusiasts and collectors looking to add to their collections as well as festival patrons shopping for affordable crafts and unique gift items. The Fine Arts portion of the event will be located on the North side of the street starting at Bridge Road and Dixie Highway, followed by the crafts section and green market.

 

Monika Fairchild – Jewelry
http://www.monikafairchild.com/

 

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Pendant by Monika Fairchild

 

 

Monika Shares, “I am the sole creator of each one of my jewelry designs. The process usually begins by laying out many colorful stones and rare fossils. I move them around until the shapes; colors and textures take on a life of their own, becoming much more as a union than separate elements. The next step is sketching my design idea on paper, adding graceful lines that support the relationship of all pieces. Then each stone gets its own custom bezel made, either out of sterling silver or 14 kt gold bezel wire, which I cut and solder closed and attach onto a flat piece of sterling silver sheet. The thickness of the base varies according to the purpose of the piece of jewelry. For example: earrings are made of lighter gauge, and pendants heavier”.

 

 

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Pendant by Monika Fairchild

 

 

 

 

“I cut shapes out of silver and gold using a hand saw and bend or texture them, mostly with small hand tools like pliers and hammers. Once all elements are attached together through the process of soldering, the job of polishing begins. It is a long, labor intensive and unpleasant process, and it is what differentiates quality work. I use a buffing machine, holding the piece in my hands and pressing against the extremely fast spinning cloth wheel, feeding it with polishing compound every few seconds. Even though I wear a face mask and finger guards and have an exhaust fan, I am still covered with black dirt at the end of the polishing process. The last step is to carefully set the stones in place using a bezel pusher and burnisher. My favorite part of jewelry making process is to see how great my creation looks on the person that has fallen in love with it and the joy it brings to them”.

 

 

 

Brenda Flynn – Paper/Mixed Media
http://www.free-range-art.com/

 

 

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Mosaic by Brenda Flynn

 

 

Brenda explains, “I love to travel, and travel has always been a big inspiration for me personally and professionally. Bohemian in nature, a reincarnated gypsy from days gone by. If I am physically moving – in a car, plane, boat, train – I’m totally happy. I get cabin fever amazingly fast. A day-trip or an art show usually alleviates the feeling of being in one place too long. I am convinced sea water courses through my veins. I pursue my art as a full-time exhibiting artist doing both fine craft and fine art shows, showing both traditional tile and paper mosaics. I also have my work in a few galleries up and down the East Coast”.

 

 

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Mosaic by Brenda Flynn 

 

 

“I continue to write as a contributing columnist and features writer at Sunshine Artist magazine, and have had photographs published in Coastal Living and The Sun magazines. I used to freelance as a travel writer and have a couple of book titles under my belt. Always looking for creative opportunities. I love public art, and have done some tile mosaic projects in Ocala and Cedar Key. Feel free to click on over to www.free-range-van.weebly.com to see both the horse I created for Horse Fever in Ocala, 2011, and the van – which is a continuing labor of love”!

 

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

  • Juried outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art
  • Handmade in America
  • 150 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists and crafters hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All exhibitors on site for duration of festival

 

 

This year’s official festival poster showcases the work of artist Carol Kepp and may be purchased along with other merchandise at the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce booth. Carol will also be judging the annual Children’s Poster Art contest which will once again be organized by The Women’s Club.   

 

The revenue generated from the festival by the Chamber benefits the many programs it runs, including free “Inside Hobe Sound” tours for new residents and two $750 scholarships awarded to graduating seniors of Hobe Sound, as well as the art programs in the city’s elementary schools.

 

Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Alexandria King Street Art Fesitval (Alexandria, VA), Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.

 

 

http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/hobe-sound-festival-arts/artist

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For additional information on the 15th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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WITVA Invites Everyone To A FUNraiser,”Art From Your Heart”

The Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA) Scholarship Committee invites you to attend their annual FUNdraising event on Saturday, February 6th. Begin with a fun art project followed by an elegant sit down luncheon. Participate in a “Pick A Prize” Auction of beautiful gift baskets filled with merchandise and gift certificates, a Silent Auction of Works of Art, and a Grand Prize drawing of items valued over $15, 000.00! Be inspired by guest speaker, Ashley G. Cassens, Scholarship Award Winner of 2015. The Rickie Report shares the details and photos here.  Make your reservations now! Congratulations to Grace Fishenfeld, Scholarship Fund Honoree!

 

 

 

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Invites You To

 

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“ART FROM YOUR HEART”

 

 

 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

10 am to 2 pm

 

 

 Scholarship Fund Honoree:

Grace Fishenfeld

 

 

 

Please join the very welcoming women of WITVA as we celebrate Grace, enjoy a creative day and help raise funds for aspiring young artists. Tickets are $125.00 per person.

 

 

The Boca Country Club

 

17751 Boca Club Blvd.   Boca Raton, FL 33487

 

 

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Graduate Student Scholarship Winners From Left to Right:

Diana M. Garcia; Inga Karelina; Lorna Ruth Galloway; Ashley Gilbert; Susan Maas; Ingrid Barreneche; Samantha McLean

 

 

The Women in the Visual Arts (WITVA) Scholarship Committee invites you to attend their annual FUNdraising event on Saturday, February 6th. The morning begins with a fun art project followed by an elegant sit down luncheon. Throughout the afternoon guests will have the opportunity to participate in a “Pick A Prize” Auction of beautiful gift baskets filled with merchandise and gift certificates, a Silent Auction of Works of Art, and a Grand Prize drawing of items valued over $15, 000.00! You will be inspired by the words of our guest speaker, Ashley G. Cassens, a top graduate scholarship award winner of 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As a non-profit organization, our mission is to promote public interest in the visual arts and to provide financial support to art students attending our local Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University as well as art students attending Palm Beach County High Schools. The proceeds from this event will help us continue our mission.

 

 

Spring Celebration of High School Art (Spring, 2015)

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Erica Doyle and Lynn Travis Stender

 

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Tiara Jackson

 

 

 

This year we are proud to announce Grace Fishenfeld as our Scholarship Fund honoree. Please join the very welcoming women of WITVA as we celebrate Grace, enjoy a creative day and help raise funds for aspiring young artists. Tickets are $125.00 per person.

 

 

Please contact Myrna Rodkin, Event Coordinator at (561) 703-0554 or Email zoomf16mr@gmail.com for more information.

 

 

 

For more information about WITVA:  www.WITVA.org

 

 

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