If you haven’t been to the Lighthouse ArtCenter lately, you are missing their Annual Member, Student, Faculty Exhibit. The Rickie Report suggests you stop by on April 18 for their Third Thursday Reception and see the exhibition before April 20th!
2013 Member, Student and Faculty Exhibition
Third Thursday Reception
Thursday, April 18, 2013
5:30- 7:30 pm
On Display Through April 20th
Join winning artists from the current Celebrate the Arts exhibition as they discuss their inspirations, techniques and development as artists. Opportunity to ask questions. Enhanced by a PowerPoint presentation. Passed snacks available to all. Wine available for a small donation. No entry fee for exhibiting artists or Lighthouse ArtCenter members in good standing. A nominal fee of $5 for non-members to attend.
On the 3rd Thursday evening of each month, The Lighthouse ArtCenter features fun, social activities such as concerts, lectures, art demonstrations, live performances and gallery talks. It’s a perfect opportunity to broaden your knowledge of the arts and mingle with other art enthusiasts.
Member-Student Award Winners
The Lighthouse ArtCenter has opened its 35th Annual Celebrate the Arts Exhibition, highlighting works by its members, adult students and faculty. The exhibition showcases art of all media from drawing, painting and photography to ceramics, sculpture and fiber art, giving artists a chance to show off their talents and creativity. The exhibition will be on display through April 20.
Jacques de Beaufort, a professor at Palm Beach State College, was the judge of the exhibition. “I was very impressed by the variety, originality and technical excellence of the work that you presented. It seems that many artists in the exhibition have established very coherent and unique creative visions that are readily apparent from the pieces on display,” he said. “I selected work for recognition that resonated with me as a viewer on a personal level, but was also objectively in possession of a high level of artistic identity and accomplishment.”
Best of Show was awarded to John Cooksey for his oil painting called “Ancestors.”
Linda McVay’s “Mary Makes a Grand Canyon Wish” -
In the Portrait Category awards were presented to Linda McVay, first place for “Mary Makes a Grand Canyon Wish,” second place to Joseph Pierre for “Reinforcements for Act I,” and third place to Barbara Danenberg for a portrait of a young red-headed boy named “Henry Blackwell.”
Suzanne Todd’s “End of Day”
Awards for the watercolor category were first place for Suzanne Todd’s, “End of Day,” second place for Shirley Steffen’s “Shelling,” and third place for Sharon Ferina’s “Nature’s Orchestra.”
In the Oil/Acrylic Category, Barry Zelikson won first place for “Market in Romania,” Gail Brater was awarded second place for “Motif #1, Rockport, Massachusetts,” third place went to Kathleen Kauss for “Keeping Calm,” and honorable mentions were presented to Joy Kasun for “Palms at Dawn” and Donna Walling for “Strings & Horns.”
David Shea’s “Guardian”
In the mixed category the awards were first place to David Shea for a sculpture called “Guardian,” second place for a photograph by John P. Kearns, “Ferris Wheel at Sunset,” third place to Nina Fusco, “Reach,” Paper, and honorable mentions to Malcolm MacKenzie for a photograph “Bristlecone Pine,” and Joan Lustig for a monotype print, “Sea-Saw Series V.”
The Executive Director’s Award chosen by Katie Deits was presented to Christine Fogel for a collage called “Self Portrait.” ”The member, student and faculty art exhibition and sale is a chance for people to see the tremendous amount of talent in our area; from professional artists, many of whom learned there skills at our School of Art, to beginning students who are showing their first works,” Ms. Deits said. “It is also a great opportunity to purchase art for one’s home or office.”
The Lighthouse ArtCenter (LAC) is a member supported non-profit community arts center, provides a bridge to the visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities.
For more information about the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery & School of Art, visit www.LighthouseArts.org, or call (561) 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is located in Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida, one-half mile west of U.S. Highway 1. Museum hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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