Don’t Miss A Minute Of ArtSynergy Events In Conjunction With ArtPalmBeach2016

The Palm Beaches will be vibrating with art when ArtPalmBeach returns on January 20, 2016 to celebrate its 19th year at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The fair will feature 85 international exhibitors, installation projects, art video labs, and SCULPT Palm Beach featuring a major large scale public art sculpture on the Palm Beach County Convention Center entrance plaza.  Art Synergy in collaboration with ArtPalmBeach will produce more than 65 exhibitions, January 15 – 30th throughout the nine Palm Beach County Art Districts during Art Palm Beach week. The nine art districts are: Antique Row, Artists Alley Delray, Boynton Beach Art District, Lake Park and North Palm Beach Art District, Lake Worth Arts, Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, and Worth Avenue.  The Rickie Report shares Highlights

 

 

 

 

 

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Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery: ArtSynergy presents ‘Mixing It Up’ at Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery All Media Group Exhibition. Reception on Friday, January 22nd (6pm to 8:30pm) – $10 Entry Donation. Sponsored by Civil Society Brewing and the West Palm Beach CRA. In conjunction with ArtSynergy, ArtPalmBeach and the Northwood ArtX ArtWalks. Featured Artists Include: Julie Silk Beaumont, Steve Brouse, Anthony Burks Sr., Robert Catapano, M.C. Desorcy, Ren Dittfield, David Hayes, Greg Matthews, Craig McInnis, Henriett Michel, John Rachell, Barry Seidman…
Exhibition runs from January 5th to January 30th and is Free during regular Gallery Hours – Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm.

 

 

Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery will be presenting “Wet Foot / Dry Foot : 4 Cubans Conditions and Contributions.” Opening Reception January 15, 2016 | 6-9 PM. Continues through ArtWeek2016 in collaboration with Art Synergy and ArtPalmBeach.

 

 

 

The Urban Arts Lofts presents “Art Junction” on Saturday, January 23rd. The artists at the Urban Arts Lofts (UAL) invite you to an evening of sculpture, metalworking, photography, ceramics & custom built wood workings. The Lofts will feature several nationally known artists.For more information log onto: www.lakewortharts.com Studios open at noon. Special reception from 6-9 pm.Free Event!

 

 

 

ActivistArtistA Gallery presents “Snapshots! The Artist Gaze, opening reception January 28, 2016 6-10 PM.

 

 

 

Back Alley Art Festival The Lake Park Art District In conjunction with Art Palm Beach and ART Synergy we will be hosting The Back Alley Art Festival (Hopefully first annual)! Live painting and murals all night long.  Much more info coming so please stay tuned.  Food from Diner Dogs Inc. & Woodys Burgers Florida.

 

 

 

CONTINUUM is a pop-up art exhibition by Art Synergy in the Arts & Entertainment District in downtown West Palm Beach that takes place during ArtPalmBeach Week. Jan. 21 to Jan. 30 at 522 Clematis Street.

 

 

 

The Armory Center will be featuring three exhibitions during Art Palm Beach Week “The Women of Vision”, Rising Waters: an exhibition of recent works by Mags Harries and River: an installation by Mags Harries and Lajos Heder. “The Women of Vision” will feature sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics and mixed media. Rising Waters is an exhibition by Boston based artist Mag Harries it is an ironic and poignant commentary on the dilemma of “Rising Waters”-our inability to grasp it on an individual level and our societal refusal to deal with the effects of global warming already so evident in South Florida. River, the installation by Boston based artists Mags Harries and Lajos Heder of water, light, and shadow creates an apparition of a river from one bucket of water. January 16- February 12, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts will be featuring a glass blowing demonstration with contemporary glass artist Laura Donefer. Donefer has been a driving force in the Canadian glass movement for 18 years, she has curated many exhibits to show Canadian work including a major one in Tucson, Arizona entitled “North of the Border”.  Partners in this venture are McMow Art Glass and Habatat Galleries.  Artists will be selling their hand made fine crafts from 2 – 9 pm.

 

 

 

Bold Beauty Project, ArtPalmBeach has partnered with the Bold Beauty Project and famed photographer Robert Zuckerman to bring the Bold Beauty Project photography exhibit to Art Palm Beach 2016. This innovative visual arts event showcases women who dare to expose their disabilities. The models boldly face the photographer’s lens, and through the process, they uncover their beauty, sensuality and strength to break the molds of conventional beauty.

 

 

 

FOTOfusion at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre is the International Festival of Photography and Digital Imaging. In its 21st year it will feature Portfolio Reviews by 100 Experts, Mini FOTOshoots, seminars & panel discussions, hands-on computer labs, multimedia presentations, photography & digital art exhibitions, book signings & gallery walks and fuse and schmooze parties. Jan.19- Jan. 23.

 

 

 

Whitespace Collection: Collectors Breakfast featuring artist Rita Montlack and her exhibition “XXL Photographs; A Historical Survey of Contemporary Photography”. This private collection art exhibition space will be open to the public for the annual Art Palm Beach Collectors Breakfast and viewing of this private collection and featured exhibition January 24, Breakfast- 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, collection will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Whitespace will also have a booth at ArtPalmbeach in the Convention Center.

 

 

 

Norton Museum of Art will be exhibiting Vincent van Gogh’s “The Poplars at Saint-Rémy , the piece was painted in the same community, and in the same year, as The Starry Night, during a period when van Gogh was hospitalized. Additionally, the Norton will be exhibiting the “Portrait of Mademoiselle Hortense Valpinçon”, which has been rarely – if ever – been exhibited in the southeast United States.

 

 

 

Society of the Four Arts Exhibition on Screen: “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” Hailed as the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history, you can now catch “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” at the Four Arts”, featuring exclusive new footage from The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Acclaimed British actor Simon Russell Beale brings insight and emotion to the words of Henri Matisse himself, while actor Rupert Young (Merlin) narrates. Saturday, January 23, 2016 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the Society of the Four Arts.

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art presents Dames: Portraits by Norman Sunshine. During a period of convalescence when he could not paint as he once was able to do, Sunshine delved into the digital world of art making and searched for subjects of style and substance. In doing so he was taken with notable women; their poise, their composure, and their self-assurance. Among those who have posed for him are art patron Agnes Gund, philanthropist Nancy Kissinger, and Anne Sutherland Fuchs, former publisher of Vogue, Woman’s Day, and Elle.

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter: “The Manoogian Collection: Two Centuries of American Art”. Considered to be one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. This landmark exhibition includes 19th and 20th-century American paintings. Dr. Anne Palumbo lecture, “The Statue of Liberty as an American Icon” Thursday, January 21, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

For more information please visit: www.artsynergypbc.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery Presents ‘Mixing It Up,’ An All-Media Group Exhibition In Conjunction With ArtSynergy ARTWEEK 2016

The Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery at Center for Creative Education collaborates with ArtSynergy ARTWORK 2016.  The Gallery presents ‘Mixing It Up,’ an All-Media Group Exhibition. The public is invited to a Reception on Friday, January 22nd evening- $10 Entry Donation.  This event takes place in conjunction with ArtSynergy, ArtPalmBeach and the Northwood ArtX ArtWalks.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

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425 24th St.  West Palm Beach, FL 33407

 

You Are Invited:

 

“Mixing It Up”

An All Media Exhibition 

Reception:

Friday, January 22

6 -8 pm

Entry Donation $10.

 

 

Exhibition runs through January 30th and is FREE during regular Gallery Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm

 

 

 

 

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The Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery at Center for Creative Education collaborates with ArtSynergyARTWEEK2016, presenting ‘Mixing It Up,’ an All-Media Group Exhibition. The public is invited to a Reception on Friday, January 22nd (6pm to 8:30pm) – $10 Entry Donation.The Exhibit is Sponsored by Civil Society Brewing, ArtJazz Argentine Restaurant, and the West Palm Beach CRA. In conjunction with ArtSynergy, ArtPalmBeach and the Northwood ArtX ArtWalks.

 

 

 

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Sculpture by Henriett Michel

Featured Artists Include:

Julie Silk Beaumont

Steve Brouse

Anthony Burks Sr.

Robert Catapano

M.C. Desorcy

Ren Dittfield

Greg Matthews

Craig McInnis

Henriett Michel

John Rachell

Barry Seidman

 

 

 

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Don’t miss a selection of David Hayes small artworks inside,highlighting small works From the Estate of David Hayes, Modern American Master (1931-2013). Painted Welded Steel works and Gouache and Ink on Paper Studies.  You can enjoy his large art works which are part of an outdoor installation around Northwood Village.  David Hayes is a Modern American Master with works in public collections including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Solomon Guggenheim Museum (New York), University of Notre Dame, to name a few.

 

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 Fine Art Photography by Barry Seidman

 

 

 

This Exhibition runs from January 5th to January 30th and is FREE during regular Gallery Hours – Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm.

 

 

 

Sponsors:

 

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For more information please visit:

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Continuum WPB ARTS Pop-Up Gallery Offers Exciting Events January 20 – 30th

CONTINUUM WPB Arts, a pop-up gallery and performance space is presented by West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents and ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. Taking place in conjunction with Art Synergy ARTWEEK2016 and ArtPalmBeach, all of the events held at  522 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach (formerly Authentic Provence). The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks and urges you to Mark Your Calendars!

 

 

 

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522 Clematis Street WPB, FL 33401

(formerly Authentic Provence)

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • Over 50 artists
  • Two Charities
  • VIP Night Black Tie & Sneakers
  • Live Art Installation
  • Celebrate the Artists
  • Body Painting Battle 2016
  • Quarter Auction/ Artist Market Place
  • Art Cake Battle
  • KeyFrame Motion- Art In Motion
  • Brunch and Lecture
  • Panel Discussion
  • Refreshments
  • Entertainment
  • Benefit Sneaker Auction

 

SUPPORT THE ARTS!

Artists for 2016

 

Agata Ren  ◊ Alvaro Rojas ◊ Amy LaBonte ◊ Anthony Burks Sr. ◊  ◊Anthony Hernandez  ◊ Barry Seidman  ◊ Bonnie Bruner  ◊  Brian Wood  ◊  Carole Lebrun ◊ Caron Bowman ◊ Chad Steve ◊ Craig McInnis ◊ David German ◊ Dena Lyons
  ◊ Doreen Grasso ◊ Eduardo Mendieta◊
◊E. B. Fromkes ◊  Gary Kroman ◊  Genie Fritchey ◊  Georgeta Fondos ◊
Gisele Weisman ◊ Greg Matthews  ◊  Henriett Michel  ◊ Ilene Adams
◊ James Rabidoux ◊  Jane Ehrlich  ◊ Jena Thomas
 ◊ Joanne Urban ◊
◊Joel Cohen  ◊  Julia Longwell ◊ Karla Walter ◊ Kat Elagina◊ 
◊Kimberley Maxwell  ◊ Kristin Pavlick ◊ Leo Arbeznik ◊ 
◊ Lynn Doyal ◊  Mark “Bulks” Rupprecht ◊  Mark Walnock ◊ Melo ◊
◊Nicole Galluccio ◊ Orlando Chiang ◊ Paola Gracey ◊ Patricia Schwimmer ◊ Patrick Foucault ◊ Robin Wolfenden ◊
◊ Rolando Chang Barrero ◊ Sandi Pfeifer ◊ Sarah Knouse ◊
◊ Tracy Guiteau ◊ Tristyn Bustamante ◊ Victoria Bronfman◊
◊ Zbigniew  Kijak ◊

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATES – Event Calendar

 

 

 

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VIP Night Black Tie & Sneakers

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Private Preview 6:00 – 7:00pm
Open to the Public 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

 

 

  • The public is invited to join to the charitable event by donating a pair of sneakers, which will be donated to Faith’s Place Center for Education Inc. 
  • Music entertainment by Mr. Trombone
  • DJ – Smooth Bounce Entertainment
  • Steel Drum performance by the students from Faith’s Place under the musical direction of Noble Lockhart-Mays
  • Silent auction featuring hand-painted sneakers for men, women and children with all proceeds being donated to Faith’s Place.
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages

 

Curators

Curators of “Continuum”  Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks, Craig McInnis

Celebrate the Artist

Friday, January 22, 2016   6:00 – 10:00pm

 

  • Enjoy music by DJ Cole.
  • This event benefits the Center for Creative Education, Inc.
  • 100% of donations at the door goes to the charity. 
  • Must be 18 years of age or older to attend.
  • Award Ceremony for the Artists
  • Live body painting by Raquel McInnis
  • Live Art installation – Battle of the Cubes, Sponsored by Canvas Art Charities
  • Celebrity Bartender – Cecily Mathis
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages (Tito’s Vodka)

 

 

 

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Greg Matthews’  “Hounds of Wynwood”

 

Meet the Artists of “CONTINUUM”

Saturday, January 23, 2016   

 4:00 – 6:00pm

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Body Painters

Body Painting Competition and Fashion Show by Fashion Week West Palm Beach Inc.

Saturday, January 23, 2016   6:00 – 10:00pm

 

 

Body Painting Battle 2016
This year “CONTINUUM WPB” will be combining the Body Painting Contest & The Fashion Show. All four finished models (painted by 4 different artists) will participate in the fashion show after the body painting portion of the event.

 

 

Here are the competitors in the Body Painting Battle :

  • Sahily Perez, Mayling Pao, Kirsten George & Harold Caudio.
  • One prize of $400 for the winning team 
  • The prize will be presented after the fashion show.
  • Designers and Artists come together to create custom wearable art
  • Enjoy fashion
  • Music entertainment by DJ Cole 
  • Live Body Painting Competition Complimentary beverages (Perfect Vodka)

 

 

 

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Mr. Trombone

 

 

 

Quarter Auction/ Artist Market Place

Thursday, January 28, 2016 – 6:00 – 9:00 pm

A quarter auction is part raffle, auction, fundraiser and sales bingo-style event.

 

 

  • A great opportunity have fun 
  • Raise money for a deserving charity
  • Win affordable art while patronizing the artists’ booths
  • Hosted by Cecily Mathis of the Jewelry Jamboree Quarter Auction.
  • Artists’ marketplace displaying moderately priced items by CONTINUUM’s exhibiting artists.
  • Charitable event to benefit Faith’s Place Center for Creative Education Inc.
  • Enjoy an evening of art and music entertainment by DJ Cole and DJ Kyle of Smooth Bounce
  • Entertainment

 

 

KeyFrame Motion

Friday, January 29, 2016   9:00am – 6:00pm

 

Join us for the one-day festival which showcases a year-long, regionally focused program of events concentrating on motion design and interactivity.

KeyFrame Motion will present motion graphics work created by talented artists locally and abroad.

Participate in contest and all day workshops.

This event is produced by Grapeseeker Advertising and Design.

 
For more information about KeyFrame Motion, please call (561)603-9647 or email info@keyframemotion.com.

Live Music – Acoustic Guitar by Craig McInnis

7:00   – 10:00pm

 

 

 

 

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Brunch and Lecture

Saturday, January 30, 2016    11:30am – 1:00pm

Spend your afternoon attending a panel discussion of art professionals who service the art community. Brunch will be served.

 

Moderator:Barbara Cheives

Panelists:

Durga Garcia
Gregory Dillard
Jane Grandusky
JoAnne Berkow
Raphael Clemente
Robert Guerrier
Suzanne Redmond

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Panel discussion of art professionals who service the art community. 

  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages

 

 

 

 

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Studio View from E.B.Fromkes

 

 

 

 

Meet the Artists of CONTINUUM

Sponsored by the Armory Art Center

Saturday, January 30, 2016 1:15  – 3:15pm

Learn about the exhibiting artists discussing their inspirations & creations of their work who are teaching artists from the Armory Art Center.

Dessert and coffee will be served.

 

 

 

Art Cake Battle

Saturday, January 30, 2016    6:00 – 10:00pm

  • Custom cake decorations
  • Combining the creative nature of art into custom designed cakes.
  • Cakes will be auctioned off after the winner is announced. 
  • Proceeds of the auction will benefit Faith’s Place Center for Creative Education Inc.
  • Local sponsor / Local celebrity judges
  • DJ Kyle of Smooth Bounce Entertainment

Suggested donations for sampling of cake (additional sheet of cake will be available for sampling)

 

 

About The Center For Creative Education:

 

The Center for Creative Education is an educational nonprofit that strengthens the presence of the arts in the classrooms of Palm Beach County, Florida. Today, our Teaching Artists work with thousands of children in schools and after-school programs throughout the County, as well as at our Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. A majority of the students we work with are considered “at risk” of educational failure. The arts-based programs we provide are a very powerful way to improve these students’ chances of success; both academically and personally. CCE also works with advanced students who benefit from the opportunity to delve deeply into subjects through the arts and develop their creative thinking and problem solving skills. At our Center, in the Northwood Village section of West Palm Beach,we provide arts instruction for children and adults, we host art shows in our Gallery and serve as a base for many community activities. It’s also home to our administrative offices.  For more information: www.cceflorida.org

 

 

About Faith’s Place Center For Arts & Education:

For the last 2 years we have partnered with a thriving music program in Pleasant City call Faith’s Place Center For Arts & Education. Faith’s Place is an organization that provides educational services to the community. We offer pre-shcool (VPK), homework assistance, FCAT tutorials and after school arts enrichment programs. We also provide S.T.E.A.M. (science. technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) lessons through Prime Time.  CONTINUUM WPB Arts Art Fair hosts a VIP Black Tie & Sneaker Fundraiser during our opening, where we auction hand-painted sneakers by our local artists. Proceeds for the sale of the shoes will go to the the charity. Admission into the event that night is a brand new pair of sneakers. (Formal attire with sneakers as footwear.) For more information about the Faith’s Place, Please their website http://www.faithsplacecenter.org/

 

 

For more information about Continuum please visit:

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Art Synergy Announces Participating Artists Of 3rd Annual Palm Beach Art Exhibition at ArtPalmBeach 2016

ART SYNERGY will be host to the 3rd Annual Palm Beach Art Exhibition at ArtPalmBeach from January 20-24th, 2016 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. This exhibit will present a selection of the best contemporary artists’ work to this international stage. The jurors of the this year’s exhibition were Richard Beaulieu, Debby Coles Dobay and Jane Harris.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this exciting exhibition and the participating artists .  ART LOVERS: Tickets are now available to attend ArtPalmBeach!

 

 

 

 

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January 20-24th, 2016

Palm Beach County Convention Center

650 Okeechobee Boulevard

West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

 

 

Tickets Now Available:

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“ART SYNERGY will be presenting a selection of the best contemporary artists’ work to this international stage and offer representation, access to collectors, dealers, gallerists, and a dedicated staff,” Rolando Chang Barrero told The Rickie Report.  Curator and co-founder of Art Synergy, Rolando Chang Barrero expressed his gratitude to the jurors of the this year’s exhibition: Richard Beaulieu, Debby Coles Dobay and Jane Harris.

 

Selected Artists Include:

Gary Kroman, John Rachell, Manon Sander, Barry Seidman, Cangshu Gran,
Enid Blechman, Emmanuel Gonzales, Mark Allen, Laura Jacobs, Tony Arruza,
Jerome Glickman, Karen Curtis, Kris Davis, Craig McInnis, Ilene Adams,
Deborah Bigeleisen, Helen Kagan, Sidney Escowitz, Susan Oakes, Erin Fromkes, Carol Erenrich, Leo Arbeznik, Natalya Laskis, Debbie Mostel

 

 

About the Jurors: 

 

 

Richard Beau Lieu, Artist and Art Appraiser

Richard Beau Lieu & Associates Fine Art Appraisers has been serving the fine art appraisal, restoration and collection needs of the community since our inception in 1986. He says, “We are certified and passionate appraisers with the goal of keeping art alive and accessible to the public. Over our nearly 25 years of serving the art community, we’re known for the integrity of our principles and mission. Our certified fine art appraisals are accurate and trustworthy. We strive to meet the aesthetic needs of the public through our art services. We offer consulting, restoration, and memorial commissions, as well as a contemporary fine art gallery, which is full of original, carefully selected artwork by featured artists both local and international”.

 

 

Debby Coles Dobay, Artist, Public Art administrator

 

 

Debby Coles Dobay manages the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places Program. In this position she serves as liaison to the Arts Commission, City and Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) staff, developers, planners architects, artists, design professionals and the general public. Since August 2007, Debby has facilitated nine development and eleven City/CRA projects, the annual Avenue of the Arts program which features art works that are on loan to the many of which are purchased for permanent placement in the City. She also coordinates a series of rotating exhibits in City facilities and developed the Swing Space program which places artwork on exhibit in vacant store fronts of shopping plazas. She took a leadership role in the Arts Commission’s visioning plan that includes the 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium. She is currently assisting artists in developing an industrial area Arts District the first of its kind in Palm Beach County and the commissioning of public art to attract visitors and businesses to the Civic/Cultural area of Boynton Beach. Debby is actively involved in the City’s rebranding initiative and the nation’s first of two City Green Building Programs.

 

 

Jane Harris, Artist and Gallerist

 

Jane Harris is a visual artist and founder of Harris Art Gallery with over 30 years of experience working in Miami, Florida. HARRISART is a warehouse-style gallery and working studio of Jane Harris. Centrally located in the heart of Miami’s Bird Road Art District. HARRISART often presents guests artists as well as special programs and interactive projects. Jane Harris was an original member of the South Florida Art Center in South Beach, later relocating her studio to the burgeoning arts enclave, the Bird Road Art District.

 

 

 

About Art Synergy

 

 

ART SYNERGY is a county-wide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community. In early 2013 Rolando Barrero, Craig McInnis and Freddy Hennevelt (local artists and activists themselves) created a THINK TANK at the urging of Frank Basta Jr., a nationally known artist/activist. Dedicated to finding solutions instead of dwelling on problems, the THINK TANK was a forum for local artists of all kinds to come together and discuss ideas to help the local scene grow.
Palm Beach: ART WEEK and Art Synergy’s Annual Palm Beach Art Exhibition at Art Palm Beach, both produced by Art Synergy in collaboration ArtPalmBeach have become the highest regarded showcases of local art. Palm Beach: ART WEEK 2016 (calendar of events) is a program of events surrounding ArtPalmBeach – considered one of the most influential contemporary art fairs on Florida’s Gold Coast by both critics and art enthusiasts, with over 80 international galleries exhibiting contemporary and emerging artists.

 

About ArtPalmBeach

 

ArtPalmBeach is internationally renowned as the premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast by both art critics and enthusiasts. Celebrating its 19th year, it is Palm Beach County’s longest running fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern master works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Over 85 international galleries will be exhibiting paintings, sculpture, as well as functional and innovative design. Video, new technologies, performance art, art installations have become a unique feature offering collectors exposure to today’s emerging art trends.

 

For more information about Art Synergy:

http://artsynergypbc.blogspot.com/2015/12/ArtSynergy2016Artists.html

Rolando Chang Barrero
Art Synergy PBC
Email: artsynergypbc@gmail.com
Web: www.artsynergypbc.com
Blog: http://artsynergypbc.blogspot.com/

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Barry Seidman Shares “A Feast for the Eyes” at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Gallery

It’s a perfect match! “Feast for the Eyes” art/photo series by renown fine art photographer, Barry Seidman, is a tribute to local Florida farmers and farmers’ markets. Foodies and photo enthusiasts love the “portraits” of vegetables and the suggestive poses and relationships between them. Seidman finds his subjects at Palm Beach County Greenmarkets and has developed a deep appreciation for the farmers who take pride in the beauty of their produce. Currently being exhibited in Swifty’s Restaurant in New York, it attracted the attention of notables in the industry including Eric Ripert and Donatella Arpaia, who attended Barry’s opening in Chelsea this past fall. The series will be making its debut in Florida at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County March 21 to April 18. The private opening is March 19 for VIPs.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

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Opening Reception:

 

Thursday, March 19th

  5:30-7:30pm

 

An Artist Talk will be held April 4, at 3:00 p.m.

Exhibit runs March 21 – April 18, 2015

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue        Lake Worth, FL.

 

PH: 561-471-2901

info@palmbeachculture.com

 

 

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Renowned, still life photographer Barry Seidman exhibited his latest series, “Feast for the Eyes” at Swifty’s Restaurant located in New York City. This show followed the recent successful debut of Seidman’s intriguing photographic series at the Gallery at Fotocare, in Chelsea, which dazzled photography enthusiasts as well as food world luminaries.  The series will be making its debut in Florida at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County March 21 to April 18. The private opening is March 19 for VIPs. In addition, Seidman will present an Artist Talk on April 4th, which is Open to the Public.

 

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“Daikon Radish” by Barry Seidman

 

Seidman tells The Rickie Report, “Inspiration is sometimes so illusive, but then there it is – like magic – in the splendor of nature!  ‘Feast for the Eyes’ took me on a voyage through the voluptuous shapes, pure colors and beautiful textures found at local greenmarkets. When you take the time to examine freshly harvested fruits and vegetables, they are extraordinary. They look different, feel different and taste better than the store-bought ordinary variety”.  

 

 

“Visiting greenmarkets became an obsession. While I would study the produce with my eyes, my wife would study with her taste buds. Fortunately, she is a gourmet cook, so my feast for the eyes also became a feast for the palate.  As I study and choreograph my subjects, I find sensuous curves, hidden personalities and relationships of form: some are beautiful, some are strange, but all unique.  With this series, I hope to bring attention and appreciation to those who plant, grow, harvest and make these feasts for the eyes available to us at our local greenmarkets and farms”.

 

 

Recognized as one of the top, still-life photographers in the country, Seidman continues to exhibit his fine art photography in numerous, one-man, fine art shows in New York City and South Florida and has contributed to numerous group shows.

 

 

"Brown Eggplant" by Barry Seidman

“Brown Eggplant” by Barry Seidman

 

Seidman’s subjects became extraordinarily alive. In this series, Seidman creates relationships between his subjects …sensuous, sexy and voluptuous … bringing them to life.

 

 

"Tall Mushroom" by Barry Seidman

“Tall Mushroom” by Barry Seidman

 

 

Barry Seidman grew up in New York’s fast-paced advertising business establishing him as one of the top advertising print media photographers in the country. He specialized in still-life photography and worked for the top major brands in the world, eventually expanding his work to include celebrity photography and directing television commercials. Recognition for his work includes every possible industry award including Clios, Tellys, Addys and the Art Directors Club Award.

 

 

Seidman then started to devote his time to fine art photography, using his vast techniques and knowledge of lighting and design as a foundation. This led to various solo and group exhibitions all while still connected to the advertising business.

 

Barry Seidman

Barry Seidman

 

A few years ago, Seidman, and long-time business partner and wife, Mary Ann Kurasz, relocated to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida where he built a studio to focus on his fine art work. He also maintains a studio presence in New York where he continues to shoot for advertising clients.  Seidman’s fine art exhibitions have included: Bagged; Aperture Art; Three Sides of Seidman; Selections from Six; Excerpts; Drinks and Smoke; Me, Now; Handscapes; New Eyes and Feast for the Eyes.

 

‘New Eyes’ is also the title of his 338-page photo-biography, a compilation of his fine-art photographic series. The large, illustrative book presents 14 of his fine-art series in a signed and numbered, limited edition.

 

 For more information, please call (561) 630-5745

or visit

www.barryseidman.com/fineart

or

https://www.facebook.com/barry.seidman.7

 

palmbeachculture.com

 

 

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561-537-0291

Flying? The Art Exhibit at the Airport Will Surprise You!

Images of air travel can bring anxiety and stress.  When you walk through Palm Beach International Airport, the art images from Palm Beach County artists will surely ease those feelings.  The public is invited to a Reception to Meet the Artists on January 15th.  The Rickie Report urges you to take a few minutes to look at the artwork that helps make PBIA different than any other airport in the world!

 

“Art at the Airport” Exhibition at

Palm Beach International Airport

 

The public is invited

 

Artist Reception 

 

January 15, 2014

 

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

 

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 The public is invited to a Reception on Wednesday, January 15th to meet the artists.  Twenty works selected by the County’s Public Art Committee are currently on exhibition in the Airport’s Concession Level 2.  The Reception will be held from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  

 

"Woman's World" by  Kucera

“Woman’s World” by Erik Kucera

 

Artists interested in receiving “Calls to Artists” for upcoming airport exhibitions and other Art in Public Places projects can submit their contact information through the Artists’ Registry page of Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places website http://www.pbcgov.com/art/FDORegistry.aspx  or contact Elayna Toby Singer (561) 233-0235

 

by Therien

“Summer Escape” by Joan Therien

 

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Ocean Festival at Lighthouse ArtCenter: Meet Justin Riney, Open Ceramic Studio, Family Fun Event

Justin Riney, Founder of Mother Ocean, will be at the Lighthouse ArtCenter on Sunday, May 26th!  Justin will share his adventures of circumnavigating Florida by paddle board.  In addition, there will be Open Ceramic Studio, Raku Firing,  An Ocean-themed art exhibit, Art Contest for Children, Interactive Mural Painting, Refreshments, Raffles and Music!  The Rickie Report will see you there!

 

 

 Lighthouse ArtCenter

Presents

Mother Ocean Festival, featuring Justin Riney

Mark the Arrival of Expedition Florida 500 in Tequesta

Florida Artists celebrate ocean-themed art

 

Sunday, May 26, 2013  11:30 am – 2:30 pm

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art

395 Seabrook Drive, Tequesta

Free admission

 

Justin at Pavilion photo by

Justin at Pavilion (photo by Constance Mier)

The Lighthouse ArtCenter will be presenting an ocean-themed festival on Sunday, May 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This community celebration for all ages will feature an art contest for children, open ceramic studio, interactive mural painting, raku firing, raffle, music and refreshments.

 

Justin Riney, founder of Mother Ocean, will share the tales of his adventure of circumnavigating Florida on a standup paddleboard. He will be arriving in Tequesta on Day 147 of his 365-day journey. Riney will present a slide show about Mother Ocean’s Expedition Florida 500 (“XF500”) at 1 p.m., followed by a question, discussion, photo opportunity and autograph signing.

 

The children’s art contest will be judged at 2 p.m. The grand prize winner receives a 1 week scholarship at the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 42nd Annual Summer Enrichment ArtCamp. Raffle drawing for a one-of-a-kind raku-fired Florida inspired pottery created in the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s kiln will be at 2:30 p.m.

 

An invitational exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery & School of Art showcases ocean- and water-inspired art created by Florida artists. The works of art highlight humanity’s deep connection to waterways in Florida, and will celebrate the arrival of Justin Riney to Tequesta.

Justin Riney

Justin Riney (Photo by Jackson Berger)

 

A signature event of VIVA Florida 500, XF500 is a modern-day exploration of Florida’s coastlines and aquatic ecosystem, as seen through the eyes of waterman Justin Riney. As founder of Mother Ocean, a non-profit foundation, Riney is “creating, inspiring and empowering ocean advocates worldwide.”

 

As Riney explores Florida on a standup paddleboard, he focuses attention around the state on environmental challenges within coastal communities, as well as honoring the local history and culture.

 

As Floridians, our lives are deeply connected to the water. It’s our need for healthy oceans for our livelihoods, recreation and inspiration that makes XF500 such a powerful project. “It is our passion that leads to action, and the desire to protect what we love and believe in,” says Riney. Follow his journey at www.facebook.com/XF500.

 

The Mother Ocean Invitational Exhibit will be spotlight select pieces in various media, including paintings by Gerri Aurre, Julie Silk Beaumont, Jackson Berger, Judith Boland-Caruso, Tony Cisek, Gwen Eyeington, Duane Hatfield, Ashton Howard, Jack Keough, Deborah Lawrence, Ted Matz, Deborah Neuhaus, Lisa Leffler Riney, Manon Sander, Randall Scott, Roseanne Williams. Also included will be mixed media works by Judy Flescher, Debbie Mostel, Paul Slater and David Willison. Photographers include Tony Arruza (surfboard art), Malcolm MacKenzie, Melinda Moore, Greg Panas, Ruth Petzold and Barry Seidman. Norman Gitzen’s famous mermaid sculpture, “The Siren,” will grace the School of Art’s front yard.

 

Justin Riney

Justin Riney (Photo by Billy King Kraus)

Justin Riney’s original Mother Ocean Tahoe standup paddleboard, which he rode from Pensacola to Key West, will be on display. The 14-foot custom paddleboard carried more than 130 pounds of gear, and shows the wear and tear of hundreds of miles of rough passage. The board features an original painting of a whale’s tale by famed ocean artist Wyland.

 

Justin and Wyland, Islamorada

Justin and Wyland, Islamorada

Children and adults will be inspired by the ocean art on display, as well as informed about Riney’s environmentally focused adventure.

 

Following the festivities at the Lighthouse ArtCenter, there will be a group paddle on kayaks and paddleboards. The public is invited to join Riney on the water, leaving from Tequesta at 3:30, and arriving at Guanabanas Restaurant, 960 A1A, Jupiter, for an early evening reception. Call Cynthia Trone regarding launch details (561) 629-3765.

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery & School of Art, a member-supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities.   Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, 395 Seabrook Drive, Tequesta, Fla, 33469. (561) 748-8737. www.lighthousearts.org.

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

 

The Eye Behind The Camera: Barry Seidman

The Rickie Report is pleased to share a series of discussions with well known local professional photographer, Barry Seidman.  Entering Seidman’s studio, one is flooded with images of images, props, equipment, a working jukebox that plays 45’s and an instant sense of curiosity mixed with excitement.

 

Equipment & Entertainment

Barry’s attention to minute details has garnered him accolades as a person who has influenced American culture.  Until eight years ago, Seidman and his wife, Mary Ann, lived in the fast paced New York advertising community. 

Barry Seidman talks about his exhibit at the Harris Private Bank

 

Barry’s advertisements include Levi’s Jeans, Smirnoff Vodka, Panasonic, Coca Cola.  His expertise has long been sought out by movie stars and celebrities for not only print media campaigns, but videos as well. He has won every possible industry award including Clios, Tellys, Addys, and the Art Directors Club.  His generosity within the community is legendary. He served on the Board of To Make The World A Better Place ( a national photographic and literacy mentoring program).

Mary Ann and Barry Seidman

TRR:  How did you get started?

BS:  As a child, I would carefully arrange my vegetables and food around my plate.  One of my uncles would chide me and suggest I take a picture so it would last longer!  I guess I took him up on it! “I actually ended up making a living by taking pictures of food,” he says, showing us a bag of props like fake ice cubes and what looks like a puddle of newly spilled milk.

Seidman’s first job was in 1978 in an advertising firms’ mail room.  Later he moved to the mat room and soon was assistant to the art director.  One day someone came in and asked if anyone knew how to use the camera that was in the office.  Barry didn’t, but he tried and he became the internal house photographer!   While he had never worked professionally with a camera before, he was paid $75 for a photo of a soap product.  He is mostly self taught and has a collection of every shoot he has done since then.  “I love what I do!”

 

TRR:  How did you come to Palm Beach, FL?

BS:  Mary Ann and I needed to get away from the rat race and when we visited this area, we fell in love with it.  “The atmosphere is family-friendly and down-to-earth”.  They moved here in 2004 and not one to retire, Barry became involved in the Palm Beach Cultural Council and Lighthouse ArtCenter.  “I liked being able to work on my own terms and explore other avenues of my craft for myself”.

 

TRR:  You have a lot of quotes written on pieces of paper in your studio.  Can you tell us about them?
 BS:  My favorite is by Marcel  Proust:”The real voyage of discovery consists of not seeking new landscapes but having new eyes”.  My eyes have seen many landscapes, both real and engineered.  He explains that a newly poured drink in a glass can be a landscape as one watches it sweat.  Or as the lemon peel slowly drifts into the eddy as it is stirred.  Another quote Barry shares is from his high school year book, “Life takes you where you don’t expect”.

 

TRR:  You mentioned that you still take commercial work.  How do you find a balance?

 

BS:  I take less work now than I used to.  Mary Ann and I are enjoying life.  When we go on a trip, I am always bringing back artifacts and using them to create new photographs.  We came home from Sante Fe schlepping twenty-five bags of rocks.  Good thing we drove!  His geological series, “Tagged” reminds us of totems and trail markers.  Barry will not tell you what their meanings are.  That is for each individual person to decide for themselves.

 

“Tagged” Series

TRR:  There is a hypersensitivity in your photographs.  You make us notice the minutea as well as the bigger picture.

BS:  I tend to be methodical as I look at objects.  Each one is mesmerizing in its own right.  I try to understand relationships and I love having the ability to take stuff I find on the side of the road and see it with a different view point.  “You make a picture.  You don’t take a picture”  he explains.

 

TRR:  The equipment has certainly changed since you started this adventure.

BS:  I have to laugh when I think about all of the equipment I would lug around.  I still take different cameras and filters but instead of all of those rolls of film, I can take 900 photos with these small discs.  He shows us a 2″x 4″ plastic container with hard drive discs that he will be taking on his next vacation in Italy.  ” The equipment doesn’t really matter. Anything can be made into a picture. I use photo shop as a tool, just as an oil painter uses a brush to create his image on canvas”.

Archival film: A Thing of the Past

TRR: Your photos evoke so many questions: How did you catch the ice splash in that cocktail glass?  How did you make the smoke trails look like naked women modeling for you?

 

Inside the Studio

BS: Nothing is random. Everything is well planned. That said, imagination starts to help me see things that were never there.  I take liberties by using digital augmentation.  This permits me to enhance the truth of images.

TRR: If our readers do an Internet search of Barry Seidman, they will find television interviews where he shares his secret to making bubbles stay where he wants them in a glass of wine (a fine dropper of Dawn dish liquid). His comedic style puts everyone at ease.  Seidman can share dozens of techniques for preparing food for the camera.  We are personally taken with his Paper Bag series. 

 

These bubbles are not random!

TRR: What advise do you give to young people who are interested in photography?

BS: Take one good, thoughtful roll of film.  Be good at what you do and do it as perfectly as you can.  Don’t judge someone by one picture.  You may have a preconceived idea, but be open to others. Do not rely on trends.  Be true to yourself.

TRR: Barry Seidman’s current exhibit, New Eyes, at the Harris Private Bank in West Palm Beach is a compilation of his fine-art photographic series and represents the latest illustrative book, a photo biography of sorts, New Eyes.  It is a limited edition, signed and numbered book which  pulls you back to page after page of breathlessness and beautyTell us more about a photo biography:

 

“New Eyes” and Author/Photographer Barry Seidman

As one of the top, recognized still-life photographers in the country, Seidman’s autobiography is a compilation of photographs taken from the thousands of images he has photographed over the course of his career.  

“This book is a reflection of who I am, as an artist and a person, through my work over the last few decades,” Seidman said.

The book’s title New Eyes is inspired by Seidman’s favorite quote by Marcel Proust which reads: “The real voyage of discovery consists not of seeking new landscapes, but having new eyes.”  Throughout the book Seidman’s masterful technique and keen eye focuses on common objects seen in his unique way.

“I want others to see the object the way I see it. The details are compelling and draw the viewer in – they become a landscape, to walk inside and examine.”

Bloomers

The book opens with one of my most popular series, Bloomers, which when seen in person is gallery-wrapped on canvas and more than eight feet in length.  Other series take organic subjects, and through anthropomorphism, create relationships between them. This is seen with vegetables in Hot Peppers and flowers in Anthurium.  My newest series Handscapes, magnifies images of the hand until they become ambiguous abstractions, created by the curves, shapes and textures.

 

“New Eyes” with Different Lenses

As one can see the development of an artist through a retrospective in a gallery, New Eyes offers the viewer the same opportunity to see Seidman’s work all in one place…at one time. It is an opportunity to explore examples of his entire body of work with “New Eyes.”   For more information please call: 561-630-5745, visit www.barryseidman.com or contact the Lighthouse ArtCenter at 561-746-3101.

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291