Art On Park Gallery Announces: Exhibit Featuring Edward H. Munoz, Call For Abstract Art, Classes, Free Events In Lake Park. Don’t Miss “Art By The Inch Fundraiser” Coming Soon

Art on Park Gallery announces a special art exhibit featuring Edward H. Munoz, with an Opening Reception on Friday, November 16.  Included in this article is a Call for “Absolutely Abstract 2018”.  Art lovers mark your calendars for that Opening Reception on Friday, December 14.  Hosted by the Artists of Palm Beach County, there are ongoing classes, free events, and workshops. The Rickie Report shares all of the details here about all of them, plus a special FUNdraiser for Student art scholarships!





Art on Park Gallery

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


 The Art of Edward H. Munoz  

Opening Reception:

 Friday, November 16    5 – 8 PM











Free, Public Open Reception:

Friday, December 14, 2018


5-8 PM



Abstract Work created in any medium

Exhibit shows  December 3 – 28, 2018

Submission deadline: November 21, 2018


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











“ART     BY      THE     INCH”    FUNdraiser!



Friday, December 14, 2018, 5‐8 PM

The artworks created in various mediums are:

6 X 6 inches   $50.

8 X 8 inches   $75.

12 X 12 inches  $100.

They are being donated by APBC members.








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




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Whitespace Col-Lect Announces Pop-Up Show In Chicago November 2-4, 2018

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection, is taking Col-lect on the road to Chicago!  Stop by the Four Seasons Hotel on November 2nd, 3rd,and 4th, 2018 to see the newest curated wearable art exhibition!  Be Unique! Buy Unique! Give Unique!  The Rickie Report shares the details plus some sneak peeks!  Local art lovers, mark your calendars for the Opening Weekend at Whitespace in West Palm Beach starting November 9th through 11th.






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****Date Changed To Fifth Tuesday, October 30th For Art Salon **** Meet Aurora Molina, Fiber Artist

The Armory Art Center brings so many opportunities not only to artists, but to art lovers. The monthly Art Salons led by Elle Schorr allow all of us to meet and better understand the creative process with internationally, nationally and locally based artists.  Meet figurative fiber sculpture artist, Aurora Molina on Tuesday, October 30th, as she discusses “CULTURAL PORTRAITS IN FIBER AND THREAD” The public is invited.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!  Please note CHANGED DATE for this Art Salon!!!



811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776



TUESDAY,  October 30, 2018

6:30 -8:30 pm




Aurora  Molina




There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. There is a $10 donation for each salon.



Art Installation by Aurora Molina



Aurora Molina is a figurative fiber sculpture artist, using embroidery as a drawing instrument, and fabric as a material for building large sculptural installations, tapestries, marionettes, and small wall drawings that capture people of all ages and backgrounds, and the environments in which they live. Each has its own spirit; some playful, some grotesque, others belligerent and some with a more serious side. Some contain satirical, even subversive political commentaries. Each one tells a story that appeals to our social consciousness and narrates stories, whether about childhood or aging, family, climate change or anthropoid-like creatures with animal instincts, immigration or life in one of the many cultures in which she has lived and worked. She says “The use of fabric and the obsessiveness of embroidery defines my work and honors that centuries-old legacy of women weavers and artisans.”






Art Installation At FAT Village by Aurora Molina




Photography, video, robotics and more have been utilized in the telling of her many stories. “Whereas society has slowly created “fictions” and “virtual realities” to replace the real, I instead direct the spectator’s attention to the everyday real happenings of ordinary lives.” Some works use stockings to make her creatures appear crude, more visceral, “as if the skin had been removed to reveal what’s beneath, to expose the rawness of tissue and blood”. She says “it is the grotesque nature of these pieces that is meant to invite deeper explorations into the true nature of the character, in order to seduce the spectator to reexamine his or her own psychological vulnerabilities”.



Figurative Art by Aurora Molina




Aurora Molina was born in La Havana, Cuba, in 1984, and emigrated to the United States at the age of sixteen. She received her BA in Fine Arts from Florida International University, specializing in Mixed Media, and her MFA in Contemporary Art at the Universidad Europea de Madrid, completed in 2009. She currently lives in Miami, where she is a resident artist at the Bakehouse Art Complex, and is represented by Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. She also works as an art educator, teaching art to kids who are often from disadvantaged backgrounds or with developmental disabilities, in Miami, Oaxaca, Mexico, Yogjakarta, Indonesia, and Kota, India, often related to the aesthetics of their own cultural traditions.




Installation art by Aurora Molina






About Art Salons:

South Florida has become a vibrant center for art and artists, and ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach are a gathering place for artists from throughout in the region. Each month from October to May, Art Salons offer presentations by influential professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida. Presenters show their work, talk about their influences, and explore the work of artists showing in museums and galleries, followed by stimulating discussions between all who attend. Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. Art Salons also offer the opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, enhance professional development, share useful resources, and network with other artists.

Elle Schorr, a well-known artist / photographer who spends much of her time at museums and art exhibits locally and internationally, has been facilitating the salons, hosted by the Armory Art Center, since 2012.

All are welcome to join in these timely explorations of trends in contemporary art and individual artists’ work.





All Salons meet in the Media Room of the Armory Art Center, 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, Florida 3340, in the historic Art Deco Armory building to the left of the garden.

If you’re driving North on I-95, turn right/ east on Belvedere Blvd. Turn left at the light on to Parker Avenue. Continue north to Park Place, just before the new Firehouse. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

If you’re driving South on I-95, turn left / east on Okeechobee Blvd. Turn right on Parker Ave, just before the Convention Center. Continue south past the park and new Firehouse, and turn left on Park Place. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.




Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

For more information, visit or call (561) 832-1776






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Spooktacular! A Halloween Celebration At Original Elements Art & Gift Gallery Includes Costumes, Music, Two Classes And More On Saturday, October 27th

Join in some “Spooktacular” activities on Saturday, October 27th during the Halloween Celebration at Original Elements Art & Gift Gallery.  Enjoy complimentary lite bites, live music, great art, and accessories. Lorrie Goss, a clay fountain artist will teach a ceramic bisque tile painting class.  Painted tiles will be fired in a kiln and available later for pickup at the gallery. Heather Anderson, an artist/painter will teach a painting class.  Space is limited so you need to RSVP. Experience friendly haunt-ings from our gallery artists and local wellness advocates. Come in your best or scariest Halloween costume because you just might win our costume contest.  This event will be a haunting like no other—so, see you there if you dare!  The Rickie Report dares to share the details about the entire day’s activities.  Sign up for the classes before there are only spaces for ghosts!







387 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL


Please Join Us!










A Celebration of Halloween

Saturday Oct. 27th

10 am – 5 pm

~Live Music

~Light Bites

~Lorrie Goss Ceramic Tile Painting Class  11- 2 ***

~Heather Anderson Painting Class 2 -4 ***

~Halloween Costume Contest

~Meet the Artists

***  RSVP for classes: $35. each

Original Elements Art & Gift Gallery

Gallery Square North

387 Tequesta Dr., Tequesta FL 33469






Enjoy complimentary lite bites while enjoying live music, great art and accessories. Lorrie Goss, one of our clay fountain artists will teach a ceramic bisque tile painting class from 11-2 pm. Painted tiles will be fired in a kiln and available later for pickup at the gallery. Heather Anderson, artist and painter will be teaching a painting class from 2-4 pm. The cost of each class is $35, space is limited so RSVP by calling 561-575-1002. Experience friendly haunt-ings from our gallery artists and local wellness advocates. Come in your best or scariest Halloween costume because you just might win our costume contest. is event will be a haunting like no other—so, see you there if you dare!



Lorrie Goss, one of our accomplished ceramic fountain artists will host a ceramic bisque tile painting class. The tile design can be used for a trivet or insert tile for a backsplash. Participants will be involved with creating designs, pat- terns and pictures using ceramic underglazes. e piece once completed will be red in a kiln and available for the participant to pickup at Original Elements Art & Gift Gallery. Participants are encouraged to bring their own design they wish to create. Or, Lorrie will have designs to choose from: ocean theme or holiday theme. The cost is $35 and will cover the ceramic tile, glazes, and firing the finished glazed tile. Call the gallery at 561-575-1002 for details and to sign up for the painting class.




Heather Anderson, a talented local artist and painter will be teaching a painting class. The class will paint a Loggerhead Turtle. Heather enjoys painting Florida nature and seascapes. The cost for this class is $35 and will cover all supplies to create a work of art. Call the gallery at 561-575-1002 for details and to sign up for the painting class.





Original Elements is a unique Art and Gift Gallery showcasing over 50 talented and new artisans from the local area. Works of art include: Original Oil & Acrylic Paintings, Creative Mixed Media Art, Watercolor Paintings, Framed and Matted Fine art Prints, Framed Photographs, Seaside and Tropical Art, Handcrafted Jewelry, Batik and Hand-made Decorated Clothing, Hand Painted Ladies Purses, Fashion Accessories, Home Decor & Accessories, Ceramic Sculptures, Pottery, Painted Ornaments and Artist Greeting Cards.  This is a local eclectic gallery worth visiting. Plus, many other unique handmade fine art pieces and gifts. 



ART makes the perfect gift for anyone.

Come visit Original Elements today and see for yourself how new art can inspire your life!






For more information about this event, the artists in the gallery, or how to join the gallery:

Original Elements

387 Tequesta Dr.      Tequesta, FL 33469


Original Elements on Facebook



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Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Invites You To A Dark Arts Ball On Friday, October 26th For Art, Magic, Mystery, Potions, Infernos! All Ages With Costumes Welcome!

The Halloween Party at Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts will be like no other! “A Dark Arts Ball” on Friday, October 26th includes a jazz band, Tarot and Ouija readers, photo booth, costume prizes, refreshments, artwork, magic, and the fire spitting infernos!   There is free parking and you pay at the door, if you dare! The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to hear about your eerie experiences!  Cash prizes for best costumes!







1105 2nd Avenue South     Lake Worth, Florida 33460






H A L L O W E E N       ” A     D A R K     A R T S     B A L L





6 – 10 PM

$20. Cover  

Free Parking




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





For more information:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Lake Worth, Florida








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Palm Beach Chic ArtFest On The Green Brings Fine Art And Fine Craft To Wellington, The Equestrian Capital Of The World! Artist Deadline Is November 1st!

Space is filling up quickly for Wellington Art Society’s 13th Annual ArtFest On The Green on January 26 & 27, 2019! Artists must apply by November 1st!  This a unique Palm Beach Chic Art Show in Wellington, the Equestrian Capital of the world!   This Fine Art and Fine Craft show brings the entire community together, exhibiting and selling the works of national, regional and local artists.  WAS features a popular Children’s Activity Tent, live music, food trucks and activities for all ages.  Support from participants and sponsors sustain the WAS Scholarship Fund and other Community Art Programs.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply NOW!   Tropical Palm Beach Chic beckons in Wellington!  ART PATRONS: Mark your calendars!

P R E S E N T S:

Fine  Art  and  Fine  Craft  Show

Tropical  Palm  Beach  chic!

January 26 & 27, 2019


Deadline to apply:  November 1, 2018

Application fee:  $35






$2000 in cash awards will be given during Art Fest on the Green.

Best in Show $700

1st Place $500

2nd Place $300

3rd Place $200

3 Honorable Mentions $100 each
















The 13th Annual Juried Art Fest on the Green Fine Art and Fine Craft Show produced by the Wellington Art Society continues its tradition of bringing art and community together to celebrate creativity and artistic excellence.

Support from our Sponsors and Community Partners helps create a favorite family friendly event everyone looks forward to every January. Proceeds from this show will go toward the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship Fund and other Community Art Programs.

Art Fest on the Green features local, regional, and national artists, live music, demonstrations, Children’s Art Activity Tent, food trucks, and activities for all ages in a beautiful setting on the green of the Amphitheater.

The event will be well-publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media.

Located in Palm Beach County, Florida, Wellington is home to the Winter Equestrian Festival, International Polo Capital of the world, and a unique destination for seasonal visitors and residents.

January is the peak season and affluent international visitors and residents of Palm Beach, Martin, and Broward counties fill the event venues in Wellington and return yearly to Art Fest on the Green.

Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats. Live music on the Amphitheater stage, food trucks, and kid’s activities make the festival a fun, interesting, and inspiring experience for everyone.

Apply at:

For more information contact:

Leslie Pfeiffer,

Carolina King:

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Howard Alan Events Launches “Live Well Be Well Tour” Presented by FPL SolarNow™ During The  31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair October 20 – 21 

Ancient Greeks understood – and recent science has proven – that art, the environment, and a healthy body all work together to promote longevity and a better life. This knowledge inspired the nation’s top art festival producer to create a one-of-a-kind event launching this season. The Howard Alan Events’ Live Well Be Well Tour presented by FPL SolarNow™ premieres October 20 – 21 during the 31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair.  Joining nearly 300 artists’ booths along iconic Las Olas Boulevard will be an entire “festival-within-a-festival” with a dedicated area of booths offering information and demonstrations on current health and medical practices, sustainable energy alternatives, organic foods, homeopathic treatments, state-of-the-art exercise equipment and other vendors dedicated to providing tools for healthy living.  Kudos to Howard and Debbie for being pioneers and visionaries once again!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the fine art.

















Howard Alan Events Launches Inaugural “Live Well Be Well Tour”

Presented by FPL SolarNow™ during the

31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Fall)

Saturday, October 20


Sunday, October 21

 10 am to 5 pm

  Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

Navigational Address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

 Free and open to the public


Sao Paulo, Brazil painter Dennis Esteves makes his Las Olas premiere during the 31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair (oil on canvas “Hope”)






“I actually began my career decades ago in medicine, and opened one of the first organic fast food restaurants in the state,” says longtime producer Howard Alan. “My wife and I have always been health-conscious, and know the value of a healthy body boosting creativity and longevity. Most of our regular art festival patrons are just as particular about the environment, their health and lifestyle choices as they are about their art.” This observation over the years led to Alan being among the first to incorporate recycling options and natural food offerings into his art festivals, and eventually, to the creation of the “Live Well Be Well Tour”.






Studies have recently proven that exercise and a healthy lifestyle not only stave off dementia, but also stimulate the Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), which encourages the creation of new brain cells in the hippocampus. This is the same part of the brain that is critical for long-term memory retention and creative thinking.  “Most of our longtime artists themselves have adopted a healthy regimen in order to do the tours, which can be physically grueling, and they say it keeps them creatively inspired. They also draw key inspiration from our environment, so sustainability is as critical to them as it is to our patrons,” continues Alan. “A healthy lifestyle allows us to think creatively, the environment sustains us, and art enables us to bring that creativity to life and to inspire others. All these things working together define what it means to live well and to be well.”



IL glass artist Edward Martin casts, fuses slump glass within shadowboxes to create one of a kind wall art.


The 31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair represents stunning works from across the globe in a prestigious show encompassing fine jewelry, exquisite works of art and hand-crafted apparel and decor. The highly anticipated commemorative show poster winner will be announced soon and on sale during the 31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair (Part 1) January 5 – 6, 2019.

The free, outdoor pet-friendly event features a fully vetted, juried selection of fine art. Considered an annual tradition in South Florida, the Las Olas Art Fair also offers the opportunity to meet with the artists, ask about techniques, commission a specific piece and discover the inspiration behind each magnificent creation.




Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
Original Artwork Handmade in America
300 artists from 30 different states
Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $40,000
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


Tampa’s Michael Braun’s original abstracts are handpainted virtually using more than 400 digital brushes, layers and lighting.





The “Live Well Be Well Tour” presented by FPL SolarNow™ takes place during:

The 31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair on October 20 – 21.

The tour continues during the 19th Annual Delray Beach Art Festival on November 24th & 25th, 2018

The 32nd Annual Boca Fest at the Town Center Mall on January 12th & 13th, 2019

The 29th Annual Stuart Art Festival on February 23rd & 24th, 2019

The 9th Annual West Palm Beach Art Festival City Place April 6th & 7th.

All shows are free to the public and run from 10 am to 5 pm.


Humana is the exclusive health insurance sponsor of the Howard Alan Events “Live Well Be Well Tour” presented by FPL Solar Now.

Exhibitor and sponsor spaces are still available by calling Debra Caicedo at 561-746-6615 or emailing  Visit for details and directions.

Miami jewelry artisan Sandra Erden creates one-of-a-kind pieces using 925 sterling silver blackened and 14K gold plating with natural, semi-precious stones.

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.

About FPL SolarNow™:

FPL SolarNow™ provides FPL customers with an easy way to help bring more solar into local Florida communities. From solar trees and solar canopies to walkways, these solar arrays provide shade and generate clean, emissions-free energy that flows to the grid and benefits the entire community.   These clean energy arrays seamlessly integrate into the landscape to create a unique space where family and friends can interact and learn more about solar energy. And, depending on their location, they provide additional seating, shade and serve as a convenient charging station.  To learn how you can get involved visit



For additional information on the 31st Annual Las Olas Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit or call 561-746-6615.







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New Studio For The Visual Arts Announces Classes And Workshops. No Membership Fee. No Registration Fee. Prorating Class Fees Are Available. Learn At Your Own Pace. Learn Your Own Style.

The New Studio for the Visual Arts shares their Fall Class Schedule (drawing, portraiture, oil painting, watercolor, pastels and photography) and events, which begin October 29 and run through December 22, 2018.  Don’t miss a special exhibition by Shawn Escott and meet internationally known artist, Paul Critchley. Enjoy Lunch and Learn with Joan Lipton, Elio Camacho‘s Still Life Oil Painting Demonstration, take Rafael Lima‘s “Writing your life story – a memoir workshop”, or explore encaustic and abstract painting with Heidi Mayfield.  NSVA has a warm, welcoming atmosphere, where learning is FUN!  There is No membership fee, No registration fee, and Prorating Class Fees are available.  The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to see what you create!





The New Studio for the Visual Arts mission:

Nurture a vibrant arts community

Foster artistic excellence

Lower the barriers to participation in the arts

Bring people together for a powerful shared experience that inspires a creative exchange of ideas 




November 2018 Classes And Events



Lunch & Learn with Joan Lipton:

Wednesday, Nov. 7th

12:00 – 2:00pm


“Comparing Masterpieces from the Past to the Present”

Lunch and lecture presentation will be held at the Eastpointe Country Club.














Joan Lipton, Ph.D. is an independent lecturer and art historian who has held numerous workshops in colleges, alumni associations, adult education centers and libraries in New York City and New Jersey. She has an M.A. from Hunter College, New York, with a specialization in the Renaissance and an M.A. and Ph.D. from The Graduate Center of the City of New York, with a specialization in 19th and 20th-century art.



Rafael Lima “Writing your life story – a memoir workshop”

November 9, 10:00 – 4:00pm

At Jonathan Dickinson State Park










This workshop will explore the types of memoirs—coming of age, adversity, relationship, career, and travel – as well as help you develop techniques in writing your life experiences with the finesse of fiction. Additionally the workshop will explore traditional publishing opportunities as well as the new on-line world of publishing and how to gain readership in the new self-publishing marketplace.

Rafael Lima is a Miami novelist, screenwriter, playwright and journalist.  Lima’s first full length play, “El Salvador,” was developed and staged at the Circle Repertory Theater in New York and published by Samuel French and Applause books.  After a successful career as a playwright Lima moved to Los Angeles where he wrote feature screenplays for Paramount, Disney, Castle Rock and Desi-Lu Productions. Rafael teaches writing at the University of Miami and conducts writing seminars and workshops all over the country. His own memoir “Cuba the Trip Back” was an Amazon bestseller.



Shawn Escott Exhibition:

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 9th

5:30 – 7:30 pm 

Exhibit Available November 5 – November 30












View Shawn Escott’s recent figurative and portrait drawings, studio and plein air paintings. Shawn is a master of emotional painting – a playful fusion of joy and discipline that comes through in each stroke and able to infuse life, vitality and energy that shows in subtle brush work, bold color choices, and an innate understanding of the elements that make truly memorable paintings.


Meet & Greet with Shawn Escott and Paul Critchley:

Friday, November 9th

5:30 – 7:30  pm









Join us for an opportunity to talk first hand with local artist Shawn Escott and Paul Critchley, internationally acclaimed British artist from Farindola, Italy.



Elio Camacho Still Life Oil Painting Demonstration:

Monday, November 12th

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Suggested donation…$10











As a painting instructor, Elio provides students with the foundation necessary to be creative. His goal is to assist students in capturing the particular mood of the moment and to express themselves in a bold and colorful way, while capturing the beauty and spontaneity of nature.

Mark your calendar for his workshop: April 1 – April 3, 2019  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

An Evening with Paul Critchley,  Lecture:

Award winning internationally recognized English born artist from Farindola, Italy.

Thursday, November 15th

6:30 – 8:30pm

Suggested donation…$20

Learn about Paul’s creative process in the development of his unique artwork and the origins of his very unique style.  The definition of realism takes on a new meaning when the paintings are shaped in perspective because a ‘realistic’ painting in a square or rectangle relies on the acceptance by the viewer that they are looking at an illusion presented to them in an arbitrarily imposed shape. But when a painting is shaped to look like the object represented when seen in perspective, such as a painting of a door – which actually opens and closes like a real door – then the illusion of reality is intensified. Perhaps it would be more accurate to describe this increased realism as ‘supra-realism’.

He presently is exhibiting with De Twee Pauwen, The Hague, The Netherlands and Bel-Air Fine Art, Miami.  Paul has shown in more than 200 Group Exhibitions, including: The 57th ‘Bienale di Venezia’, Italy, 2017 – Bel-Air Fine Art, Paris, France Maddox Gallery, London, Galerie Blondel, Paris, France, Michelle Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Vladikavkaz, Russia.  Paul has participated in 36 Solo Exhibitions since 1987 and Over 61 International Art Fairs since 1985. Rotterdam Contemporary, The Netherlands,, Art Karlsruhe, Germany (solo), Moniker, London, Art.Fair Cologne, Germany (Solo shows 2014 – 2015), SCOPE, Basel, Switzerland (Solo show 2013).



Heidi Mayfield Encaustic and Abstract Painting Workshop


Saturday, November 17 – 18th     9:00 am – 4:00 pm   $300

Abstract Painting:  

November 19, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm   $150

Heidi was born in Charlottesville, VA into a family of artists, creators and musicians. Surrounded all her growing years with the ever inspiring beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, her aesthetic sensibilities became acute and her love for natural forms, shapes have been her inspiration for her art. She was first introduced to encaustic wax and oil painting when she watched her mother paint with as a child. Heidi studied pottery, at Piedmont Virginia Community College and then again at Daytona Community College before attending the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, FL where she studied graphic design. Her art training became invaluable in her art career working with interior designers all over South Florida creating custom, commissioned art and murals for their clients. 







No membership fee!
No registration fee!
Prorating available!

Sign up today.

Call 561-295-5712






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Marilyn “Bobbin” Salisbury Is Wellington Art Society’s Featured Artist At Whole Foods. Public Reception Takes Place Friday, November 9th

Marilyn “Bobbin” Salisbury is the current Wellington Art Society solo artist at the Wellington Whole Foods Market Gallery.  Wellington Whole Foods Market will hold a reception in her honor on Friday, November 30, 2018. Appetizers and wine will be served and there will be live music. Door prizes will be awarded during the evening. The Wellington Art Society asks a $5 donation to help fund their Scholarship Awards. Bobbin’s exhibit will be on display through November.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Bobbin’s latest colorful abstracts.



















Marilyn “Bobbin” Salisbury



Friday, November 30, 2018 

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL


$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

Exhibit Is Available Now through November, 2018




“Abstract Orange Poppies” by Marilyn Bobbin Salisbury




Bobbin, originally from New York, has an Associates Degree in Art from Nassau Community College and also studied art at Mallory University.  She has attended classes and workshops in New York and Florida.  She has painted all her life, first in oil and now in watercolor and acrylics after her three year old ruined a number of oil paintings.  She loves painting things in nature: flowers, ocean and trees and never goes anywhere without her paints, brushes and lots of paper!  She enjoys realistic painting but continues to evolve into her own style, trying new products and techniques to produce colorful abstract works.     



“Golden Note” by Marilyn Bobbin Salisbury





Bobbin is a Signature Member of the Palm Beach Watercolor Society and the Wellington Art Society.  She participates in all of their exhibits as well as others, including on line competitions. Bobbin is a member of the ” Sketchbook Project” of the Brooklyn Art Museum.  One of her sketchbooks led to her creation of “Silly Selma”, a children’s picture book series.  She is presently finishing the illustrations and hopes to publish them soon.   She tells The Rickie Report, “I frequently use watercolor and am guided by the spontaneity of creating beautiful new color mixes and shapes on the wet paper”. 



“Music Goes Round and Round” by Marilyn Bobbin Salisbury

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 37th 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. 

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Whitespace Announces Special Artcation to Italy. Enjoy Venice Biennale, La Fenici Opera, Milan And More!

Enjoy  a special Artcation in Venice from May 19 – 26th with Whitespace curator, Elayne Mordes!  Experience the magic of the Venice Biennale, an evening at the La Fenici Opera and more!  The Rickie Report shares the details.




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