What Is A Book? Jaffe Center For Book Arts Offers Workshops, Classes And Tours. Make Your Own Book On April 28th

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is located at Florida Atlantic University’s Wimberly Library in Boca Raton, Florida. The Rickie Report wants to thank Paula Marcus for bringing this gem to our attention. An excursion to the Center gave us a lot of food for thought: What IS a book? Director, John Cutrone, introduces visitors to a bevy of possibilities. The Rickie Report shares an overview of the Center and suggests you ( individually or with a small group) take a tour or sign up for some of the fascinating classes. Spread the word – Books are here in all shapes, sizes, materials — and beyond your imagination!  Sign up to create your own book on April 28th!  Details below – register now!

 

 

THE ESSENTIAL FOCUS OF THE COLLECTION IS ON ARTISTS’ BOOKS

777 Glades Road Boca Raton, Florida 33431   561.297.0226  

 

 

Books As Aesthetic Objects

Arthur and Mata Jaffe donated their collection of books as aesthetic objects, built for over 50 years, to FAU in 1998. Rather than being the end of something, that donation was an inspired beginning, garnering an enthusiastic group of loyal supporters that grows with each passing year. Arthur was a graduate of Penn State University and was a partner in Jaffe Department Stores (Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania) before he and Mata moved to Boca Raton in the 1980s. Mata died in 2001, soon after the Jaffe Collection opened, but Arthur continued to build the collection until his death in 2015––a task that Director John Cutrone continues to this day.

 

 

One of the many PopUp Books in the Jaffe Collection (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

 

There is great breadth to this collection. It encompasses not just artists’ books and limited editions, but also books that just appealed to the collecting sensibilities of the Jaffes. As such, there is much here that would be found in traditional libraries.

“Prayer Book” from the Jaffe Collection (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

 

There is great focus given to the artists’ book and on all aspects of the Book Arts: artists using the book as a means of artistic expression, fine bindings, limited edition printings, hand paper making and paper decoration, and indeed any of the handcrafts that artisans use to create books.

John Cutrone shows incised and hand written pages of Book (Photo courtesy of Candace Kahan)

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BOOK ARTS CLASS

BOOK ARTS 101: Vernal
Instructor John Cutrone
Saturday Afternoon, April 28, 2018
1 to 4:30 PM

Jaffe Center for Book Arts at FAU’s Wimberly Library
Book Arts Gallery, Letterpress Studio 351H, & Bindery 350C

Class Limit: 18 (you must register ahead of time!)
Tuition schedule: Self-determined
(Tuition is by open donation to JCBA’s Education Fund––you choose what you’d like to give.)

 

Become a book artist for a day through this three and a half hour immersion in the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. We’ll begin with a screening of a 7-minute video that will introduce you to Arthur Jaffe and the Jaffe Center for Book Arts 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. And since spring is in the air, we’ll be sure to bring a few appropriately vernal books into the mix. Expect a little springtide story or two, as well, from the instructor’s cache of Convivio Dispatches from Lake Worth: perhaps the tale of the fearful ushers at St. Bernard’s and the April Fool’s Day paper cup tower at Minnie’s Diner.

 

 

 

After a leisurely break for coffee and tea and treats, we’ll move on to the JCBA Letterpress Studio, where each participant will print a sheet of paper from type set by hand from 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 in the day at JCBA. “For there is great joy in knowing how to do things.” All levels.

 

 

 

Instructor:

John Cutrone is Director of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. He is a graduate of the MFA in the Book Arts Program a the University of Alabama. Aside from his work at JCBA, he is also a writer and a partner in Lake Worth’s Convivio Bookworks, a book arts studio specializing in limited edition letterpress printed books and broadsides (www.conviviobookworks.com). He is the author of the Convivio Book of Days blog, which explores the quirkier side of seasonal traditions, encouraging us to live the ceremony of each day (www.conviviobookworks.com/blog).

Registration
Advance registration is required for all JCBA workshops. To register, email JCBA Director John Cutrone at jcutrone@fau.edu.

John Cutrone Shows Pages of a Book, created with heat and fire (Photo Courtesy of Rickie Leiter)

 

 

John Cutrone displays small books that have been removed from medication containers (Photo Courtesy of Candace Kahan)

 

 

John Cutrone Demonstrates Book Pages flapping – part of the story this book tells (Photo Courtesy Caren Hackman)

 

John Cutrone shows one end of symbol story book           

Arthur Jaffe holds end of symbol story book (Photos courtesy of Rickie Leiter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Cutrone shows postcard book, personalized by the artist. (Photo courtesy of Candace Kahan)

 

For more information about classes or tours, 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
Instagram: @jaffecenterforbookarts

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Art On Park Gallery Calls For Still Life Exhibit, Announces Classes, Art Salon, Poetry, Free Events In Lake Park

Art On Park Gallery’s “SCAPES/ Plein Air” exhibit is open and ready for you to enjoy!  Stop by this busy Lake Park gallery for classes in  jewelry making and drawing.  Don’t miss the free poetry readings, collage class, Art Salon, and lampwork jewelry demonstration.  There is also a special Palm Beach Gardens High School Student Exhibit (April 27)! The Rickie Report shares the details as well as the Call for “Still Life” ( Artist Deadline is April 11th!)

 

Art on Park Gallery (Monday through Saturday 12 PM to 6 PM)

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403

561-345-2842

CURRENT EXHIBIT:

 

 

UPCOMING  EVENTS:

 

Saturday, 04/14 at 2 PM
Open Poetry Reading
Bring your original poetry
Listeners welcome

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Monday, 04/16 at 6 PM
Art Salon
FREE
Bring a sample of your work for show & tell

 

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Saturday, 04/21 at 2 PM: Free Glass Lampwork Demo
How does Kelley make her jewelry?

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PALM BEACH GARDENS  HS STUDENT  EXHIBIT

APRIL  23 -27TH

CLOSING  RECEPTION

APRIL 27 TH

5 – 8 PM

FREE,  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Collage by Nicholas Martin

Saturday, April 28

2PM

FREE  Collage Class

All ages welcome. Materials provided!

 

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Mandala by Marsha Bhagwansingh

 

Class Schedule for Marsha Bhagwansingh
Saturdays 9:30am – 11:30am

Marsha offers classes in studio at Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park, Florida

Call 561- 507-4527 to schedule and for availability.

CLASSES ARE 2 HOURS EACH SESSION Classes are currently held on Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30am.

Classes in Drawing, Painting and Calligraphy

Start new projects

Complete works in progress

Learn new mediums and techniques

Small class size

Get individual attention

Move at your pace

In Studio Classes (Lake Park, Florida):

(per person). Participants must pay for 4 classes

in advance to reserve seats.

$140.00 for 4 sessions (8 hours a $17.50 per hour)

Students MUST call Marsha at 561 507 4527 to register.

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“STILL LIFE EXHIBIT” 2018
NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS
See below For Details:

 

APBC Art on Park Gallery PresentsSTILL LIFE 2018 Exhibit

Images of Posed Objects, and Medium

Free, Open Reception: Friday, 05/04/2018

Exhibit available April 30 – May 18, 2018

Our judge is: to be announced

AWARDING

* $50 for First Place * $25 for Second Place * Honorable Mentions *

 

An exhibit of original work in any medium by Palm Beach County Artists depicting Images of Posed Objects.

Submission deadline: Wednesday, 04/11/2018
Notification to artists on or before Saturday, 04/14/2018
Hand delivery of artwork: Friday and Saturday, 04/28/2018 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Opening Reception: Friday, 05/04/2018 from 5 – 8 pm
Art Pickup: Friday and Saturday, 05/18 or 18/2018, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County. Multimedia, 2D and 3D work welcomed. Work previously displayed in Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.
Please do not submit work that will not be ready to hang by the drop off date.
Submissions and payments to be sent in electronically via www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org. APBC Members non-refundable entry fee: $15 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)
Non Members non-refundable entry fee: $35 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)

IMPORTANT: Members will receive 75% of the gross sale.
Non Members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.
Juried by the Art on Park Gallery Management Committee
To access the submission form go to: http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?294

Please read these entire instructions before you proceed:
IF YOU ARE ALREADY A MEMBER (OR HAVE BEEN) LOG IN FIRST BEFORE YOU TRY TO ENTER.
If you want to join APBC please follow the “Become a Member” link BEFORE you enter the exhibit.
Or you can renew your membership if it has lapsed. After you pay the membership fee ($50 for one year), please make sure you complete the registration process by following the provided links and email instructions to fill in your user name/password and contact details.
Go to the “APBC Exhibitions” tab on the left side column of the Home page. Go to the STILL LIFE 2017 event and click on the provided link.
After you enter/edit the information fields, go to the bottom of the page to: “Exhibition Name” “Select an Exhibition Name.” Select STILL LIFE 2017, then click the last link: “proceed to Submit . . .”
You should have your images ready to upload (JPEG format only, no larger than 3 MB each). After you have chosen ALL your images click the UPLOAD button. You will then be asked to fill in the name, medium, size and price of each image. When this is complete you have reached the final step. Click the button. You should receive an email telling you of the successful submission.
IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THIS PROCESS or have any questions, please call John Palozzi at the Gallery for help, 561-345-2842, or email: artistsofpbc@gmail.com

Terms:

01) Work previously displayed in Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.
02) Original ideas only.
03) Only original works will be accepted. No giclees of original work unless the original is a digital image.
04) Maximum Size: 60″ wide x 60″ high.
05) No late entries accepted.
06) Entry fees are not refundable.
07) The decision of the jurors is final.
08) Images of works must be submitted to be juried in an electronic JPG format, no larger than 3MB each, via the link on the APBC.org website. File names should contain the name of the work. Make sure the file names match the names listed on the entry form.
09) Any required entry fees must be paid before submissions will be accepted.
10) Unframed pieces in any medium must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.
11) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.
12) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure. All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back. 13) All entries must be labeled on the back of the work, base of sculpture, or somehow attached to artwork with artist name and title of work.
14) Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non-Members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.
15) APBC, Inc. carries liability insurance for the Art on Park Gallery which does not extend to your artwork. APBC, Inc. will do its best to safeguard against theft, loss, breakage, or other damage, but will not be financially responsible for reimbursement of lost or damaged work.

 

For more information:
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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Caren Hackman’s “4 Tips For Completing Projects On Schedule” Are Helpful For Everyone (Not Only Artists)

Award winning fine artist, graphic designer and author, Caren Hackman, shares Four Tips for Completing Projects on Schedule.  The Rickie Report shares these with our readers, knowing that this advice pertains to everyone, not only artists!

 

 

Caren  Hackman:

My 4 tips for completing projects on schedule

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I like to complete client projects on time or in advance of the deadline. I avoid working on last-minute projects, but, if it is within my power to help out a client I will work on a project with a short timeline. However, I do try to avoid the frantic round-the-clock-all-nighter project mode of work. I don’t think any of us do our best work when we are emotional or sleep deprived. Following are some steps I take to help me complete projects on schedule. Although I’ve described the tasks as being part of a graphic design marketing or visual communications project, the steps can apply to nearly any project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONE: Review the entire scope of the project with the client.

TWO: Develop a timeline by breaking the project into phases and setting a deadline for each.

A. In addition to setting a deadline when all work must be complete by me, I set reasonable deadlines for the client to review each phase of the work I turn into them. I include their review time and turnarounds for project modifications in the timeline.

B. If certain tasks are dependent upon the work of others, I take into account this possible extra time.

C. I determine two phases during the project development where I compare project components’ compatibility with the final output requirements. This might involve phone calls to outside vendors such as a printer; a production company for trade show or; an online source where I might want to check placement, browser compatibility and loading time. Checking for compatibility, running a test or trial or submitting a rough concept to those involved in the projects’ production will eliminate last minute unpleasant revelations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THREE:  Allow ample time for proofreading. Ask someone who has not yet reviewed the project to look at it for substance and clarity. Individuals with an insiders’ familiarity with the project might consider a piece of information common knowledge and thus, overlook explanations that others will require. Occasionally, during multiple revisions of a project, tiny errors can occur such as an incorrect URL or missing phone number. Having an outsider, or member of the target market group review the communications piece will make the end product more effective.

 

FOUR:  Be vigilant about adhering to the timeline. Check often to be certain that all involved are keeping up with the planned goals and their individual timelines for each phase. Reevaluate and troubleshoot, when needed.

Do you have tips for completing projects on schedule without entering the panic mode near the finish line? If so, please comment.  

 

For more information about Caren Hackman:

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

 yogapainter.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Retrospective , SOLO Exhibit Of Internationally Acclaimed Visual Artist And Collagist, Yury Lobo Includes Documentary Movie On March 28th

Yury Lobo‘s artwork, book, and film, “Catching Up With Pollock” will be featured at the Wine Scene Gallery in West Palm Beach on Wednesday, March 28th.  The public is welcome to this retrospective show focusing on Lobo’s art, posters, collage work and the documentary movie which tells his life story.  Enjoy live entertainment, Flamenco guitar music, and meet the artist! Renowned Florida Artist and art critic Bruce Helander adds commentary in the film. The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Presented by Artworks International, partial proceeds of all art sales will benefit the Multilingual Language & Cultural Society.

 

 

Artworks International & Multilingual Language & Cultural Society 

PRESENT:

 

Retrospective Solo Exhibit of Internationally Acclaimed  Visual Artist & Collagist:

YURY    LOBO

 

Wednesday, March 28th

6:30 PM

Wine Scene Gallery

501 Fern Street  City place  West Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Yury’s artwork and up coming exhibits, please email:

yuryslobo@yahoo.com

Visit Yury’s website:

www.yuryloboart.com

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 Artworks International

420 6th Street   W. Palm Beach, Fl 33401   

561.833.9165

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Multilingual Language & Cultural Society

 210 S. Olive Avenue  W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

www.multilingualsociety.org   561.228.1688

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection Announces Sale And Seasonal Closing Date On March 24

Stop by Whitespace Collection and enjoy cutting edge contemporary artwork as well as 20% off their entire inventory!  Seasonal Closing Weekend Celebrations take place on March 24th and 25th. The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

For more information:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Art On Park Gallery Announces “Still Life” Exhibit And Call To Artists, Classes, Art Salons

Art on Park Gallery announces more activities for all ages, artists and art lovers alike!  The public is invited to view the current Exhibit:  Joe And Irma Friedman” through March 23rd.  We share the Call for the “Still Life 2018” Exhibit, which will open on May 4th. Admission to the Gallery is free, with free parking.  The Artists of Palm Beach County offer free demos, workshops, classes, a poetry reading, and live model drawing sessions.  These are open to non-members as well as members.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

Art on Park Gallery

Monday through Saturday 12 PM to 6 PM

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403

561-345-2842

 

 

 

 

 VIEW  THE  CURRENT  EXHIBIT:

 

CALL FOR STILL LIFE  EXHIBIT:

Free, Opening Reception:

Friday, May 4, 2018

 6 – 9 pm

 

 

Exhibit will be available 04/23/2018 to 05/18/2018

 

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 04/05/2017

Juror TBA

To access the submission form go to: http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?284

AWARDING:

* $50 for First Place * $25 for Second Place * Honorable Mentions *

 

STILL LIFE 2018 EXHIBIT CALL TO ARTISTS

An exhibit of original work in any medium by Palm Beach County Artists depicting Images of Posed Objects.

Submission deadline: Wednesday, 04/11/2018
Notification to artists on or before Saturday, 04/14/2018
Hand delivery of artwork: Friday and Saturday, 04/20 or 21/2018 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Opening Reception: Friday, 05/04/2018 from 5 – 8 pm
Art Pickup: Friday and Saturday, 05/18 or 18/2018, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County. Multimedia, 2D and 3D work welcomed. Work previously displayed in Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.
Please do not submit work that will not be ready to hang by the drop off date.
Submissions and payments to be sent in electronically via www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org. APBC Members non-refundable entry fee: $15 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)
Non Members non-refundable entry fee: $35 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)

IMPORTANT: Members will receive 75% of the gross sale.
Non Members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.
Juried by the Art on Park Gallery Management Committee
To access the submission form go to: http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?284

Please read these entire instructions before you proceed:
IF YOU ARE ALREADY A MEMBER (OR HAVE BEEN) LOG IN FIRST BEFORE YOU TRY TO ENTER.
If you want to join APBC please follow the “Become a Member” link BEFORE you enter the exhibit.
Or you can renew your membership if it has lapsed. After you pay the membership fee ($50 for one year), please make sure you complete the registration process by following the provided links and email instructions to fill in your user name/password and contact details.
Go to the “APBC Exhibitions” tab on the left side column of the Home page. Go to the STILL LIFE 2017 event and click on the provided link.
After you enter/edit the information fields, go to the bottom of the page to: “Exhibition Name” “Select an Exhibition Name.” Select STILL LIFE 2017, then click the last link: “proceed to Submit . . .”
You should have your images ready to upload (JPEG format only, no larger than 3 MB each). After you have chosen ALL your images click the UPLOAD button. You will then be asked to fill in the name, medium, size and price of each image. When this is complete you have reached the final step. Click the button. You should receive an email telling you of the successful submission.
IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THIS PROCESS or have any questions, please call John Palozzi at the Gallery for help, 561-345-2842, or email: artistsofpbc@gmail.com

Terms:

01) Work previously displayed in Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.
02) Original ideas only.
03) Only original works will be accepted. No giclees of original work unless the original is a digital image.
04) Maximum Size: 60″ wide x 60″ high.
05) No late entries accepted.
06) Entry fees are not refundable.
07) The decision of the jurors is final.
08) Images of works must be submitted to be juried in an electronic JPG format, no larger than 3MB each, via the link on the APBC.org website. File names should contain the name of the work. Make sure the file names match the names listed on the entry form.
09) Any required entry fees must be paid before submissions will be accepted.
10) Unframed pieces in any medium must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.
11) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.
12) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure. All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back. 13) All entries must be labeled on the back of the work, base of sculpture, or somehow attached to artwork with artist name and title of work.
14) Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non-Members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.
15) APBC, Inc. carries liability insurance for the Art on Park Gallery which does not extend to your artwork. APBC, Inc. will do its best to safeguard against theft, loss, breakage, or other damage, but will not be financially responsible for reimbursement of lost or damaged work.

 

 

 

CLASSES, FREE POETRY READINGS,  FREE DEMOS,  ART SALON,  LIVE MODEL DRAWING:

 

 

 

MARSHA’S CLASSES:

 

 

 

 

Mandala by Marsha Bhagwansingh

 

Marsha offers classes in studio at Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park, Florida
Call 561- 507-4527 to schedule and for availability.  CLASSES ARE 2 HOURS EACH SESSION Classes are currently held on Saturday mornings from 9:30am to 11:30am.

Classes in Drawing, Painting and Calligraphy
• Start new projects
• Complete works in progress
• Learn new mediums and techniques
• Small class size
• Get individual attention
• Move at your pace

In Studio Classes (Lake Park, Florida): (per person). Participants must pay for 4 classes in advance to reserve seats.
$140.00 for 4 sessions (8 hours a $17.50 per hour)

Students MUST call Marsha at 561 507 4527 to register.   https://www.littlefirestudios.info/classes

 

 

 

For more information:
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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

14th Annual Coral Springs Festival Returns March 17 – 18 With Fine Art, Contemporary Craft, Live Performances And More

A celebration of every medium of art is taking place on March 17 – 18 during the 14th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts.  Held in conjunction with the Coral Springs Art Festival Committee and the City of Coral Springs, it features life-size sculptures, paintings, one-of-a-kind jewelry, photography, ceramics and more during the free, outdoor event.  It includes a separate Green Market as well as live, cultural entertainment.  Presented by Howard Alan Events, producer of the nation’s top outdoor art festivals, 150 artists from 30 different states and dozens of diverse mediums will line the Walk of Coral Springs. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

14th Annual Coral Springs Festival

 

Saturday, March 17

&

Sunday, March 18

 

10 am to 5 pm  Both Days

 

Handmade One-Of-Kind Jewelry by Mike and Liz Rose

The Walk of Coral Springs

Navigational Address: 2874 N. University Drive  33065

Free and open to the public.  Pets on leashes welcome.

 

Reinhard Herzog (MO) Handblown Glass

 

 

EVENT AT-A-GLANCE:

Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists

Original Artwork Handmade in America

More than 150 artists from 30 different states

Prices set to suit all budgets

Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants

All artists on site for duration of festival

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

Green Market

Cultural Entertainment

 

Ana Aguerrevere (FL) Still Life Painting

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, from Colorado to Florida, Howard Alan Events produces award winning arts and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year.

For additional information on the 30th Annual Las Olas Art Fair 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

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society Announces Pat Dews’ Demo And Annual Art-Related Flea Market On March 20

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society, a watermedia group, invites the public to a free event on Tuesday, March 20th.  Join us for our Annual Flea Market of new and used art supplies. Biggest year yet!  Fundraising with raffles and our ANNUAL FLEA MARKET supports our “Young at Art Museum” Summer Camp Program. Contemporary artist, Pat Dews will give a demo and everyone can buy new and used art supplies to benefit the Young At Art Summer Camp Program!  Donations are still coming in, so we can’t list everything here.  Stop by the Artsetrve Auditorium! The Rickie Report shares the details of the annual Flea Market which is open to non- members. We urge you to network with this organization to further your techniques and achievements.

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society – A Watermedia Group

ArtServe
 1350 Sunrise Blvd,   Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

 

Annual Flea Market Finds!

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society

ANNUAL FLEA MARKET

 

Tuesday,  March 20, 2018

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Flea Market Art Supplies!

 

A Watermedia Group Meeting & Demonstration by

Abstract artist Pat Dews starts at 7:15 – 9 pm

Paints!

Used and New Art Supplies For Sale

Art -Books & Magazines, easels, watercolors, acrylics and mediums, brushes, Illustration board, watercolor paper, colored pencils, pens, pastels, frames, mats, stencil and stamps, drawing papers, charcoal, collage materials, ETC. donations coming in weekly

Benefits  Young At Art Museum Summer Camp Program!

Stamps!

Artserve Auditorium

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd Ft Lauderdale, Fl 33304

954-560-8665

Books!

Fundraising with raffles and our ANNUAL FLEA MARKET supports the Young At Art Museum summer Camp Program.  Join us for the fun!  GCWS offers opportunities to learn, paint and sketch, workshops taught by nationally recognized artists; annual juried shows in venues such as museums and galleries; lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists; paint ins with live models.

 

 

 

Please Join Us!
Meetings are held
 October through May


 3rd Tuesday of each month

 
7:00 p.m. at Artserve

 

 

For more information about GCWS and these workshops, meetings or other opportunities:

www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Abstract Artist, Eileen Shaloum Is Featured In SOLO Exhibition At Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Beginning March 23rd

Abstract artist, Eileen Shaloum‘s SOLO Exhibition at the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts opens Friday, March 23, 2018 through April 5, 2018.  Her latest body of work, “Invisible Cities,” is inspired by the book of the same title by Italo Calvino. Eileen was moved to interpret those descriptions into fantastic landscapes, which she calls  “Dreamscapes.” Get lost in the villages, climb the stairs and ladders to nowhere, and wind your way over the roads that bring you deep into these colorful works of art! In some of these pieces, there are thoughts, reflections, and musings with which the viewer might identify, as well.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and details here about two receptions on Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th and opportunities to meet the artist! 

 

 

 

 

1105 2nd Ave. South    Lake Worth, FL 33460          561-508-7315

 www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

The Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts

 

 

FEATURES  a  SOLO Exhibition BY:

 

 

Abstract Artist, Eileen Shaloum

 

 

WEARABLE  ART  SHOW  RECEPTION:

FRIDAY,  MARCH 23

6 – 10 PM

Live music, cocktail reception, art vendors, fashion show, live glassblowing

$50.

FREE  OPEN  TO  THE  PUBLIC  RECEPTION :

SATURDAY,  MARCH 24

2 – 5 PM

Glassblowing demonstrations and refreshments.

 

Directions:  DO NOT USE GPS!

It will take you the wrong way. Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

GALLERY  HOURS:

Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment. Please call 561.508.7315 for more information.

This Exhibition is Available March 23, 2018 through April 5, 2018

 

 

 

“Threads” by Eileen Shaloum

 

 

Eileen Shaloum will be exhibiting her hangings, as well as some abstracts on stretched canvas at Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts from March 23, 2018 through April 5, 2018. Her exhibit coincides with the Center’s fundraiser, “The Wearable Art Show,” on Friday, March 23rd  6- 10 pm, which is an event with live music, cocktail reception, wearable art vendors, fashion show, and glassblowing demonstrations. The event raises money for children’s programs and scholarship funding. The cost for that event is $50 per person.   A second, FREE, Open to the Public Reception takes place on Saturday, March 24 from 2 – 5 PM. There will be glassblowing demonstrations and refreshments.

 

“Reflections” by Eileen Shaloum

 

Eileen is a painter and mixed media artist who finds the whimsical in her subject matter. Her latest body of work, a group of abstract compositions on un-stretched canvas, is an extension of her “Invisible Cities” series. These hangings, constructed by sewing and gluing canvas pieces together, are then layered with paint and textural components, such as fabric, papers, string, beads, and found objects. By using canvas in a variety of shapes, she is not limited to the confines of a square or rectangular picture plane. The joyful and imaginary quality of her style invites the viewer to interact with the themes of these spirited compositions. Her use of bright colors, mark making and layering paint with textural components, show great spontaneity and freedom.

 

 

“Dip in the Pool” by Eileen Shaloum

 

 

 

Eileen tells The Rickie Report, “I am an abstract painter and mixed media artist who enjoys working with a variety of  subjects,  real, surreal or pure abstraction.  I bury images under layers of paint, pastel, charcoal, found objects, cloth, photographs and collaged paper.  I frequently use written passages, which may include poetry, quotes or old letters, in support of my message.  I play with line, shape, texture and color trying to draw the viewer in to interact with the themes in my spirited compositions.  Reflection on life is what inspires me.  I base my themes on the world around me.  Whether it is women’s issues, the everyday trials and tribulations of humanity, or my travels to awe-inspiring and exotic locations, my work is a reflection of things that are important to me”.

 


 

“Zaira” by Eileen Shaloum

 

 

Eileen earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art Education and her Masters in Art History at Hofstra University, Hempstead NY.  To further her knowledge and skills as an artist, she has participated in workshops in the United States and in Italy.  Eileen is an active member of numerous art-related organizations, including: Florida Artists Group (FLAG), National Association of Women Artists, ​National Association of Women Artists (Florida Chapter), Art League of Long Island, WITVA-Women in the Visual Arts, Boca Museum Artists’ Guild, and the Delray Beach Art League.

 

 

For more details about Eileen’s artistry please visit:

  Eileenshaloum.com

 

 

For more information about this event:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts:

1105 2nd Avenue South    Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561.508.7315 | aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Whitespace Announces End Of Seasonal Hours For Museum And Special Col-lect Sale

Art lovers can still visit Whitespace Collection and enjoy cutting edge contemporary artwork as well as 20% off their entire inventory!  Closing Weekend Celebrations take place on March 24th and 25th. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to stop by before Whitespace Collection closes for the season.

 

 

For more information:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986