Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces Open House To Meet Faculty, Including Janet Onofrey And Renee Plevy

The Boca Raton Museum Art School announces the addition of two new instructors, Janet Onofrey and Renée Plevy.  These accomplished artists and teachers will offer an array of classes beginning September 9th, for the Fall Semester.  The public is invited to a Free, Open House on Saturday, August 26th to meet all of the faculty at the school.  The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces the newest faculty members here.

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

MEET   THE    FACULTY

OPEN   HOUSE

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

1 – 4 PM

Fall classes start September 6, 2017

 

 

 

MEET   THE   NEWEST   FACULTY:

 

JANET  ONOFREY

 

 

“Ditto” by Janet Onofrey

 

Janet Onofrey started teaching this summer at the Boca Raton Museum. In the fall she will be teaching painting on Fridays and an evening class on perspective drawing. Janet is a perceptual painter, painting from direct observation. Her paintings capture the specific light and mood of South Florida.

 

Beginning Drawing With Janet Onofrey

 

 

 

She seeks out the silent spaces of early morning back alleys or quiet suburban neighborhoods. Her paintings were feature in the Cultural Quarterly Magazine last summer after she was awarded the prestigious South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship.

 

 

Still Life Set-Up with Janet Onofrey

 

Janet is a natural teacher, she loves sharing her technique with students and delights in those moments when the students ‘get it’, when they understand her lessons on drawing and color and put it altogether.  For beginners Janet sets up still-lifes designed for students to learn how color interacts and the pleasure of successfully painting what you see.

For more information on Janet’s artwork visit her website http://www.janetonofrey.com

 

 

 

 

 

RENÉE PLEVY

 

“Racquel” by Renée Plevy

 

 

Starting in September, Renée Plevy will be teaching portrait painting using oils. In oil paint you can capture the light and subtleties of skin tone that cannot be achieved with quick drying acrylics. With years of experience teaching, Renée presents a simplified method of block out the form and building up tones that even the absolute beginner feels confident in painting their first portrait.

 

 

 

 
Renée Plevy is an acclaimed portrait painter that has painted hundreds of commissioned portraits over the past 30 years. Like many accomplished artists, Renée studied with a number of leading figurative painters in New York to glean from each of them in order to develop her own style. 

 

 

” Countess de Hoernle” by Renée Plevy

She maintained a studio at 41 Union Square and taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City before relocating to South Florida.  In 2012 Renée founded the “Portrait of a Woman” charitable event that honors women community leaders. Renée has painted 23 portraits of the honorees include the Countess de Hoernle.

 

For more information about Renée’s artwork please visit  http://reneeplevy.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about these classes and more:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave Invitational And Juried Exhibition “The Art of Expression”, Explores Freedom Of Expression Through 2D and 3D Art

Artisans On The Ave Gallery invites the public to a Free Invitational and Juried Exhibition, “ART of EXPRESSION” on Friday, July 21st.  The creative works of 2D and 3D art displayed focus on the “freedom of expression.”  The Rickie Report was hard pressed to choose the images to share – there are so many!  You will be touched, want to chuckle, and be amazed at the diverse artworks on display.   Here are the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300       561-762-8162

 

Artisans  On  The  Ave

Presents:

“ART of EXPRESSION”

Invitational and Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 21, 2017

6:00 – 9: 00 PM

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

 

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

www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

Featured Guest Artists:

A’rturo Avila-Garcia ◊ Alvaro Rojas ◊ Andrew Robins ◊ Andy Rogers ◊ Arthur Kravets Barbara Powell ◊ Barbara Tuck ◊ Bernard Franz ◊ Carl Schneider ◊ Dana Lois Axel ◊David Willson ◊ Debra Fritts ◊ Dorothy Garfinkel ◊Elaine Budnick ◊ Joanne Urban Karen Provence ◊Lisa Lewis ◊Louise Noakes ◊Noreen Rubin ◊Penny Czarnecki ◊Sharon R Dash ◊Susie Easley ◊ Ying Zhou

 

 

 

“EXPRESSION”!!!!!

Featuring WONDERFUL local residing artists!

 

 

 

 

An invitational and juried exhibit displaying works of ART that illustrate
“freedom of expression.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex*pres*sion : noun : the act of making your thoughts, feelings, etc., known by speech, writing, or some other method : the act of expressing something : a word or a phrase : the way someone’s face looks that shows emotions and feelings.

 

When you give a handmade piece of art to friends and loved ones created by local artists, you are also giving a gift to the artist. Infuse your community by supporting local artists!

 

 

Artisans on the Ave boasts 3 showrooms within our gallery with an amazing selection of exquisite art created by our more then 40 featured artists.
Visit this opening night for an evening of fun.

 

 

 

Meet the artists!!! Celebrate our wonderful art and enjoy yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460

www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Features Exhibition And Public Reception At Wellington Community Center On July 20th

The Wellington Art Society will host a reception for their latest exhibit on Thursday July 20, 2017  at the Gallery located in the Wellington Community Center. The free exhibit will feature twenty-seven paintings by ten well known artists.  Light refreshments will be served and there will be drawings for special door prizes. This is a wonderful chance to see beautiful art and meet the artists. You may even find a special painting for you as all pieces are for sale.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

INVITES THE PUBLIC:

RECEPTION AT COMMUNITY CENTER

Thursday July 20, 2017

5:00 – 6:45 pm

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Boulevard Wellington, FL

On Forest Hill Boulevard just south of Wellington City Hall

 

 

 

“Be Transformed” by Lynn Doyal

 

 

 

FEATURED ARTISTS:

Ana Noble

Kathryn Morlock

Raymonde Talleyrand

Toni Willey

Joseph Marcou

Bernie Habicht

Bob MacLeod

Joanne Baker MacLeod

Betty Brodie

Lynn Doyal

 

“Chimera” by Joseph Marcou

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 36th 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 please visit WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

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46th Annual Florida Watercolor Society Convention And Trade Show September 14-17

In preparation for the upcoming Florida Watercolor Society’s (FWS) 2017 Annual State Convention & Trade Show, The Rickie Report shares the details and opportunities to have your work critiqued, get great deals on art supplies and see artist demonstrations.  The events take place in Coral Springs, September 14 – 17th.  In conjunction with the Convention, the 2017 Florida Watercolor Society will hold its 46th Annual Opening Awards Reception/Art Exhibit on September 15th.  Special thanks to Lois Perdue, who interviewed Iain Stewart, one of the workshop presenters.  Get your calendars out and make your reservations!  The Trade Show is free and open to the public on Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16th.  Other instructors include watercolor artists Bev Jozwiak AWS, NWS and Sue Archer Allen AWS, NWS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.floridawatercolorsociety.org

 

 

 

2017 Florida Watercolor Society Convention & Trade Show 2017

September 14th-17th

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Hotel-Coral Springs

11775 Heron Bay Blvd,  Coral Springs, FL 33321  

954-753-5598

 

 

46th Annual Exhibition

 

Opening Awards Reception/ Art Exhibit:

Friday, September 15th

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 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL  33065

954-340-5000

Exhibit dates: Sept. 9th – Nov. 18th

 

 

Detailed information about the Convention and Trade Show as well as opportunities to register for critiques follows this interview of Iain Stewart by Lois Perdue

 

Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart by Lois Perdue

Iain Stewart shares, “Painting my reality is with lines and light.”  It is not only about how the light influences his paintings, but to the award-winning watercolor artist and architectural illustrator, it’s about the lines, too.  Born in Glasgow, Scotland and raised in North Carolina and later, Alabama since the age of six, Stewart holds numerous international awards, is a signature member of the National and American Watercolor Societies and holds a degree in architecture.  For the first time, Stewart, has been invited to be one of three artists who will be teaching a four-day workshop at this year’s Florida Watercolor Society (FWS) Convention & Trade Show. “I get a great deal of satisfaction teaching workshops,” he said. “I can communicate my ideas both vocally and visually in a manner that will, hopefully, remain with the artists and be repeatable by them.”

 

“6th Street Train” by Iain Stewart

 

Now 46-years-old, Stewart was fortunate to have had a head start in the field of art. He grew up familiar with renderings and architectural drawings as his father, Muir Stewart, was a Professor of Architecture at Auburn University until he retired in 1987. In addition, the senior Stewart has been a watercolorist his entire life and still continues an active career as an architectural illustrator and artist.  “There is friendly competition between us,” said Stewart.  Stewart, who will also hold one-on-one critiques during the convention weekend, said he learned some valuable lessons about critiquing art by example.

 

“My father has an uncanny ability to give scathing critiques, but they are correct,” he said. “What I do then is, if it’s fixable, I fix it, or I just start all over again” he said. “We now critique each others’ work which can become quite interesting at times.”  Stewart says, however, his own critiques are gently delivered, also productive and intended to help students learn.  “For myself, I like to use my ruined efforts to start the ‘barbeque’,” he said. “Successful paintings teach us very little. It’s the hand to the hot stove, the sting of the bee–the ruined painting that makes you look inward and seek out where you went wrong. I ask my students to create a written step-by-step process for a ruined painting—to go back and do a plan, find a point of reference of where and why they did it. Then their task is to go back and rework it and try to avoid making the same mistake twice.”

 

“Gothenburg” by Iain Stewart

 

Stewart, who has been published numerous times, most recently in Plein Air Magazine, (April/ May Issue) teaches both studio and plein air workshops on a regular basis throughout the United States and Europe. Other publications in which Stewart has been featured include Watercolor Artist, The Art of Watercolour, Southern Living, Cottage Living, Better Homes & Gardens, The Robb Report and the French publication Pratique des Arts. He also has a three-DVD set available through northlightshop.com.  Always a watercolorist, Stewart enjoys the process of protecting light from the beginning. He admits his real struggle is to capture the initial vision.  “You have to see the works’ glow from the start,” he said.  Stewart added that he is most often motivated by capturing a definitive lighting condition and how it influences shape and value rather than faithfully representing the subject as witnessed. “The lion’s share of my work is accomplished alla prima,” said Stewart. “Watercolor is uniquely suited for the task of capturing light and must be preserved from the first brush strokes and protected throughout the painting process.”

 

 

Watercolor by Iain Stewart

Stewart maintains a studio in Opelika, Alabama for his duo career as a fine art watercolorist alongside his 20-year career as an architectural illustrator with an international clientele. Stewart says he is hired to create scenes that showcase the designer’s intentions in the best way possible. Clients have ranged from the Georgia State Capital to the Dublin Zoo. Once a year he heads to his alma mater, Auburn University, where he is an adjunct professor, to teach a course called “Architecture in Watercolor”.  “The course I teach is reviving and combining the use of watercolor presentation in the age of computer- dominated presentation techniques,” Stewart said.

 

Stewart does agree that his style has changed over the years and says it was gradual.  “I moved away from the tightness of my rendering style to a more expressive way of painting”, he said. “My work changes yearly and I noticed this when I began to focus more on my sketchbooks to bring the liveliness I experience when working in them to my studio work. It is less about accuracy and more about the feeling of being in a certain place. I have moved in a more painterly direction and continue to embrace the changes when they come. If I painted the same way year after year my personal work would become dull very quickly to me. In architectural illustration it’s all about the line work. When I paint for myself I never let a line tell me where to put my brush.”

 

 

“North Queens Ferry” by Iain Stewart

 

Stewart says he ruins more paintings when working on something new as his style changes but there is a benefit in that.  “That means I am on to something new and to follow it as far as it will take me. You would be surprised at how many people think that once you begin receiving awards, jurying, and getting into major publications that you somehow stop creating works that are not up to your idea of what constitutes a good painting,” he said.  To achieve the uniquely dramatic, sometimes moody strokes in his award-winning paintings, Stewart says he often uses imagined atmospheric and lighting conditions in his work and paints from both life and imagination.  “Watercolors are not only a translation of what I see, but more importantly, an expression of how I choose to view the world,” he shares.  As for his workshop teaching style, he believes that some students struggle, but Stewart takes delight in this.  “It is those times when they see the larger picture and have one of those “ah ha moments” and not just see the technical side of the demonstration,” he said.  “A light comes into their eyes and smiles appear on their faces and that is priceless to me,” he said. “It’s the moment of understanding and it’s a wonderful thing to see and be part of.”

 

Iain Stewart’s 4-Day Workshop is Mon., Sept 11-Thur., Sept. 14; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

&

Sue Archer Allen’s 1-Day Workshop is Thurs., Sept. 14; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Both workshops have spaces.

Please visit FWS’s website to see about availability.

(Bev Jozwiak’s 4-day Workshop on Mon. Sept. 11 – Thurs., Sept 14 is filled.)

2017 Florida Watercolor Society State-wide

Convention & Trade Show

 

September 14th-17th

PLUS

BEST DEALS ON ART SUPPLIES AT THIS TRADE SHOW

 

Friday, September 15th

 Saturday, September 16th

9 am – 4 pm

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Hotel-Coral Springs

11775 Heron Bay Blvd, Coral Springs, FL 33321

954-753-5598

 

 

Free & Open to the public

 

 

 

“Exhibitors come from all over the United States as well as Europe,” said Rita Szopinski, president of FWS. “It’s a very popular event and a chance for the experienced artist as well as the beginner artist to be introduced to new and exciting products being promoted by the various vendors.”  And, the “price is right” at FWS’s trade show.  “Vendors offer “discounted” pricing to attendees so it is a great opportunity to stock up on art materials,” said Szopinski. “As you get excited about the demos and the products the workshop instructors are using, you can run to the trade show and purchase many of the items from one of the many booths. As you wander through the booths you will find a demo here and there as an added bonus. Visit the FWS website for updates on the trade show and demos.”   Many product experts will be introducing new products, holding demonstrations and answering artists’ questions throughout the weekend of Florida Watercolor Society’s 46th annual state convention.

 

 

46th Annual Awards Reception/ Art Exhibit

Friday, September 15th, 5:30 – 7:30pm  

Coral Springs Museum of Art

                                        2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, 33065

 

This year’s Opening Reception promises to be chic and will not only applaud the exceptional talents of FWS artists but will also celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Coral Springs Museum of Art. Guests will enjoy music, fine wine and server-passed hors d’oeuvres. Ticket prices are $15 per person.  You can purchase your Reception ticket online when you register for the Convention, or when you check in at the hotel. Deadline to purchase tickets is Thursday, September 14th.  

One-on-One Critique: Iain Stewart

Friday, September 15th

Artists who select this opportunity will be asked to submit 10 images either by e-mail or from their website in advance to the artist of their choosing, and will be scheduled for a 30 minute session. This is your chance to obtain valuable feedback so necessary to improve your painting, and increase your chances of being accepted in or receiving awards in national exhibitions. Charge is $50 per session. Scheduling will be mutually convenient.

Digital Critique by Bev Jozwiak

Friday, September 15th

Bev Jozwiak will be leading a critique of art images that have been submitted to the digital director at fws.show.entry@gmail.com specifically for this critique. All artists, members or non members, are welcome to submit up to 2 images by deadline date of September 14, 2017. Each image is $6 which can be paid in online checkout. Images should be cropped and sized according to standard submission rules of 300 DPI and longest edge 1800 pixels. You may have your images prepared for you by the digital director for $5/image, payable at checkout. The critiques will take place on Friday, September 15th.

Exhibit Review With Iain Stewart 

Saturday, September 16th

There is a $6 attendance fee to participate in the Iain Stewart review of the 2017 Annual Exhibition on Saturday, Sept 16th, as space is limited. Please pay the attendance fee with your convention registration. This is your chance to hear first hand how Iain chose this year’s images and learn what a juror may be seeking in judging such a large and competitive show.

One on One Critique: Sue Archer Allen

Saturday, September 16th

Artists who select this opportunity will be asked to submit 10 images either by e-mail or from their website in advance to the artist of their choosing, and will be scheduled for a 30 minute session. This is your chance to obtain valuable feedback so necessary to improve your painting, and increase your chances of being accepted in or receiving awards in national exhibitions. Charge is $50 per session. Scheduling will be mutually convenient, but all critiques will be held on September 16th.

For more information about membership, monthly meetings well as availability of workshops please visit:

www.floridawatercolorsociety.org

 

For media information about the FWS Convention contact Lois Perdue at 954.812.1860 or email her at : runner12@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

 

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Armory Art Center Announces 2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival Call to Artists

Artists are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival presented by the Armory Art Center on December 2-3, 2017.  It will feature local and out-of-town artists, live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages. This call to artists is open to local, regional, and national artists working in ceramics, drawing, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media, and painting. Last year’s festival brought 6,000 affluent visitors and 86 artists. This event will be well-publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges locally based as  well as out-of-town based artists to apply!  Deadline is August 31st.  Art Patrons: Mark your calendars now for this event!

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

 

December 2-3, 2017

10 am to 5 pm

 

 

Armory Art Center Campus
811 Park Place     W.Palm Beach, FL

www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

 

 

 

 

The Armory Art Center campus hosts space for ninety-five 10’x10’ tents throughout the Armory’s campus. Tents will be located outdoors in the campus sculpture garden and parking lot.

 

The Armory Art Center is on the south end of Howard Park within walking distance of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Palm Beach Convention Center, Hilton West Palm Beach, and CityPlace—a premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.

 

Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, vendors will reach affluent Palm Beach and Broward County residents, and engage our large seasonal tourist population.

Last year’s festival brought 6,000 affluent visitors and 86 artists. This event will be well-publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media.

 

 

Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats. Live music, food, and kid’s activities make the festival a perfect experience for all.

 

 

Set up is on Friday, December 1, 2017.

Artists parking will be available.

 

 

To participate go to www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

 

 

• Submit three jpegs of the artwork you plan to sell and a picture of your booth display along with your application.
• Application deadline is August 31, 2017.
• There is a $35 artist application fee • Booths are 10’x10’ for $185 each.

Tent Requirements: Tents must be 10’x10’ and made to withstand wind and rain.

The tent color must be white to remain consistent with event standards. Recommended brands are Light Done, Show Off, and Flourish. There is a minimum of 50 lbs. of weight per corner required to meet quality standards.

Tent Rental: “Tents 4 Events” is offering tents for rent with set-up and breakdown included. Please log on to www.Tents4Events.us or call 954-675-7634 directly to setup your tent rental.

 

 

 

About the Armory Art Center:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 12 exhibitions throughout the year in four galleries. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bruce Webber Gallery Announces “It’s The End Of An Era Art Sale” Starting Today In Lake Worth, Offering Art, Business Equipment, Ready Made Frames And Much More

The Art Shop/Bruce Webber Gallery has announced it’s closing so that Bruce Webber can spend more time with his family.  As the doors close, there will be an “End of an Era Sale” beginning TODAY.  After 61 years in business, everything must go! The art community sends Bruce and Maryanne good wishes on the next part of their journey.  These two creative souls brought art to life in Palm Beach County and specifically to Lake Worth.  When you attend the famous Street Painting Festival – remember who started it!    The Rickie Report shares the details here.  

 

 

 

 

We are honored to share the letter from Bruce:

 

 

For more information please contact Bruce Webber:  561.582.1045

 

 

 

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Art On Park Gallery Announces Call For 2D and 3D work For “Absolutely Abstract 2017” With Juror Jean Hutchison

“Absolutely Abstract 2017” will be an Exhibit of Work, any subject, any medium, created by artists who live in Palm Beach County, FL. Hosted by the Artists of Palm Beach County at their gallery, Art on Park in Lake Park, FL, this promises to encourage emerging and established artists to show their creativity. Art lovers: Mark Your Calendars for the Free, Opening Reception on August 11th. The Rickie Report shares the details here and hopes our readers will share this CALL for Art with others! The Deadline for submissions is July 26th.  This Call for artists is open to non-members and will be juried by Jean Hutchison, for cash prizes.  Check out APBC’s website for details of upcoming classes and the free events.

 

 

 

 

Art on Park Gallery

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

For Artists by artists of all disciplines, media and price points

Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 PM
800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403      561-345-2842

 

 

APBC Art on Park Gallery

Presents

 

“ABSOLUTELY ABSTRACT” 2017 Exhibit

Free, Public Open Reception:

Friday, 08/11/2017

 

 

Abstract Work created in any medium

Exhibit shows  8/7  – 9/8/2017

Submission deadline: Wednesday, 07/26/2017

AWARDING

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

Our judge is: Jean Hutchison. Jean began to draw as soon as she could hold a crayon, and as a child attended the Art Institute of Chicago for summer lessons. She later graduated from the University of Wisconsin with an English major, and Art and Science minors. Her large painting, “Birds of the World”, won the $5000 Best of Show at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, Florida. Her work has been shown at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Milwaukee Art Museum and The West Bend Art Museum in West Bend, Wisconsin. An exhibitor in national juried shows, she has won numerous awards, and her work hangs in many public and private collections. A resident of Florida since 1986, her paintings are currently being featured in galleries, collections and museums throughout the state.

Event Description:

Entry Fee: $15 (Non-members $35) for up to 3 works of art.
Entry Deadline: Midnight, Wednesday July 26th. 2017
Notification to Artists: Saturday July 29th, 2017
Art drop off: Friday August 4th, 2017 – 12:00 pm through 5:00 PM
Art pick up: Friday September 8th, 2017 – 12:00 pm through 5:00 PM

Rules for Eligible Work:

• All Artists are eligible to submit work to this exhibition. Membership is not required.
• Work previously displayed in Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.
• Original ideas only.
• Only original works will be accepted. No giclees of original work unless the original is a digital image.
• Maximum Size: 60″ wide x 60″ high.
• No late entries accepted.
• Entry fees are not refundable.
• The decision of the jurors is final.
• Images of works must be submitted to be juried in an electronic JPG format, no larger than 3MB each, via the link on the ArtistsofPalmBeachCounty.org website. File names should contain the name of the work. Make sure the file names match the names listed on the entry form.
• Any required entry fees must be paid before submissions will be accepted.
• Unframed pieces in any medium must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.
• No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.
• All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure. All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back.
• 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.

Fee Payments / Entry Forms:

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, Art Salons, studio space or other events:

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

 

 

 

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As “Season” Slows Down, What Happens To Our Local “Art Scene”? Hint: It Doesn’t Stop!

Less traffic on the road and less waiting for dining reservations is a sure sign that “season” is winding down. What happens to the “art scene”, which has had you trying to find a way to see three opening receptions on the same date for the past few months?  This Rickie Report article looks at the situation and shares some thoughts for artists AND art lovers!

 

 

 

“The Art Scene” After “Season”

As “Season” slows down:

  • Artists continue to create

  • Galleries still exhibit

  • Arts organizations continue to program

  • Museums remain open

  • Classes To Learn Art Techniques are being taught 

  • Original Art and Handmade Fine Crafts Are Still Available!

 

A Word To Art Lovers and Art Patrons:

 

Stop by galleries and art exhibits in “off season”.

They’ll be less crowded with visitors – and you’ll have a chance to linger!

This is a terrific time to hone your own art skills, learn a new technique or make a creative play date with friends!

Check The Rickie Report and search for “classes”, “workshops”, “meet the artists” and remember to look at our interactive Calendar of Events!  If you see something that interests you, click on the event. You’ll be brought to the original article for all of the details.  

We might not be publishing daily, but we still have the information you need to stay active in the art scene!

 

Sharing Some Thoughts With Artists:

 

NOW is a good time for artists who have been scurrying to meet too many overlapping deadlines for the past six months to organize themselves!

Calls For Entries To Artists continue to appear and now is the time to prepare for the annual events for next “season” 

 

Business Cards:  

It is time to revisit the wording, font size or photos on them.

Do you have enough cards to get you through the next 12 months? (NO ONE wants to run out in the middle of their busy time…Do it now)!

I make notes on business card ( galleries, exhibits, or organizations I’ll recommend the artist connect with; what is exceptional about their artwork)…

So, consider this before choosing shiny paper and having too many words/photos on your business cards.

 

Artwork:

Staying organized is one of the hardest parts of returning to your studio after an exhibit or show and putting everything away.

Staying organized for the next event is KEY!

Check your written files to make sure they are up to date.

Mark pieces “SOLD” from your inventory (it makes paying taxes easier for next year).

Is a piece of artwork missing?  Find it now, before the exhibitor or gallery takes possession of it.  (Read the fine print whenever you enter to see what their policy is for work that is left)

 

Wear And Tear:

Bringing artwork of any kind to exhibits, shows, and galleries produces wear and tear.
Check all frames for nicks and marks that need repair.
Check mats and glass to be sure everything is in proper position and in good condition.
Check all hanging devices.

Inventory:

Update your inventory list.

Take a moment for a mental inventory.

Are you happy with what you are creating?

Is it time to try a new technique that you just haven’t had time for?

Now is a perfect time to take a short-term class or workshop!

Schedule some networking time with other artists.

Talk about how this “season” has been for you. Sharing insights can be helpful, if you don’t get into a round of grousing. If something didn’t “work”, now you have time to reflect on what you can control – how can you react and plan differently?

 

Outline your business goals – YES! If you are selling your artwork, you are “in business”!

Look at a 2018 Calendar:

Start by marking the dates of all exhibit and show deadlines you are applying to in RED.

NOW: Mark the dates of those acceptance announcements and drop offs in BLUE.

 

The Rickie Report is interested in sharing your good news!

As soon as you get the acceptance notice, send us an email about the event!

The Rickie Report is already booking dates through December, 2017, so don’t hesitate to contact us!
You may not have all of the details, but we can save you a spot in the publication queue.
To get your article published, let us know 3-6 weeks before the Exhibition or Opening Reception.
Last minute openings are possible, but please do not plan on that, especially during “season”.
Giving us 6 weeks advance notice in “season” gives you more opportunities to choose a timely date for your publication.

An article includes: Who (you/art organization), What (Type of Event), When ( Dates of exhibit and specific dates and time of Receptions, including Hours of Operation), Where (Street address, contact name and phone number to ask more questions), Why ( if this is a fundraiser or for a charity, we will highlight the organization and include their website and social media addresses). Also: 5 jpegs, artist statement, brief bio, website address, social media addresses and anything else you want our readers to know about your artwork and creative process.

 

It is FREE to subscribe to The Rickie Report.

We will bill you for articles. There is no word maximum. Call for current rates.
Invest in your art business and take a monthly ad. With 3 rotations of jpegs (change them out at no charge monthly), you bring more readers (art lovers and art patrons, gallerists, museum personnel, show directors world wide) to your website. Your ad is seen with every article we publish. Call for current rates.

 

Not Sure Where To Go From Here?

Rickie Leiter and Ilene Adams regularly lead “Art Marketing Seminars”. We’re preparing for our next one soon.
Our “graduates” have a high rate of new acceptances to exhibits, shows and awards, plus SALES.
We book these seminars with arts organizations or galleries, so please contact Rickie if you are interested.

 

Individual Consulting:

Rickie is available for individual consultation on an hourly basis. Topics can include, but are not restricted to: Refining your particular marketing tools, Pricing your artwork, Where to network with other artists, Find exhibits and galleries specific for your artistry, Edit your artist statement, and Polish your website presence.

 

 

 

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

 

Artisans On The Ave Invites Everyone To “Father’s Night Out” On June 16th

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is celebrating a “Fathers Night Out” with over 40 talented artists’ creations. Located in quaint and quirky artistic downtown Lake Worth, it is nestled among shops and restaurants that are unique and one of a kind. The artists will take you and the father figure in your life on a visual vacation as you enjoy the many works of their art in the Gallery’s 3 wonderful showrooms. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This is also a terrific venue to shop for graduation gifts!

 

 

630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162     561-582-3300

 

ARTISANS  ON  THE  AVE

INVITES  YOU  TO:

 

“Fathers Night Out”

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 16, 2017

6:00 – 9:00 PM

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 9am – 6pm

“Fathers Night Out”

Handmade Wood Bottle Openers and Stoppers by Howard Fleischer

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is celebrating a Fathers Night Out with our 40 talented artists Creations. Artisans On The Ave gallery is located in a quaint and quirky artistic downtown nestled among shops and restaurants that are unique and one of a kind.

 

Lake Worth Street Painting Festival Photography by Adriano Ficarelli

 

The artists will take you and Dad on a visual vacation as you enjoy the many works of their art in our gallery’s 3 wonderful showrooms. The talents of our artists are endless!

 

Handmade Exotic Wood Cutting Board by Robert Hunter

A “father” is more than the biological paternal source of our being. He is a person who cares and provides for us. He is a person who helps to set the standards, the family values and the example. So, add to this group, step fathers and other men who willingly and eagerly accept and cherish the role.  Whether biological, adopted or informally, if they are the father figure to you, give him some recognition today and don’t hesitate to call him “Dad”.

 

Handmade Pottery buy Jim McCoy

 

 

 

A day to honor Dad? NO. Rather, it is a day to enjoy time with Dad and appreciate all he does for you. What Dad really wants is healthy, happy and successful kids. And, he wants you to spend a few moments with him on Father’s Day. Today’s life style is busy for both dads and kids. A little time with Dad on Father’s Day could be what he wants….So check out our selection of exquisite art handcrafted ART by local artists. Visit this opening night for an evening of fun, bring your Dad!! Meet the artists!!!

 
For more in formation about this event or becoming part of the Artisans On The Ave community please contact:

Artisans On The Ave Owners,
Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro

630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162   561-582-3300

www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Call for “Undiscovered” Artists Ages 18 – 25 At Art On Park Gallery. All Media, Cash Prizes

“Undiscovered  Artists 2017” will be an Exhibit of Work, any subject, any medium, created by artists who are 18 to 25 years old, who live in Palm Beach County, FL.  Hosted by the Artists of Palm Beach County at their gallery, Art on Park in Lake Park, FL, this promises to encourage emerging artists to show their creativity. Art lovers: Mark Your Calendars for the Free, Opening Reception on July 21st.  The Rickie Report shares the details here and hopes our readers will share this CALL for Art with others!  The Deadline for submissions is July 5th.

 

 

800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842 

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday 12 PM to 6 PM

“Undiscovered Artists 2017”  EXHIBIT

Free, OPENING RECEPTION:

Friday, July 21st

5 – 8 PM

 

APPLICATIONS DUE:  JULY 5th

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

 

Hand delivery of artwork: Friday and Saturday, 07/14 or 07/15/2017 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, 07/21/2017 from 5 – 8 pm
Art Pickup: Friday and Saturday, 08/04 or 08/05/2017, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm

Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County between the ages of 18 and 25. 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 UNDISCOVERED ARTISTS 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 UNDISCOVERED ARTISTS 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 website. File names should contain the name of the WORK.

09) Unframed pieces in any medium must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.
10) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.
11) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure.

All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back.
12) 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.
13) Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non Members will receive 65% of the gross sale.  Please price your work accordingly.
14) 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 about Joining APBC, Calls for Art, Exhibitions, Artists Space, Classes:

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