Jupiter, Tequesta, Palm Beach Gardens and Lake Park Venues Offer Free Exhibits, Gallery Tours, Open Houses and Demonstrations

Art venues in Jupiter, Tequesta, Palm Beach Gardens and Lake Park are opening their doors to residents and visitors, as ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy’s ARTWEEK 2015 swing into action.  The Rickie Report shares a brief overview of the events everyone can participate in at no charge!

 

 

 

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North Arts and Lake Park Districts

Thursday, January 22, 2015

1:00 -5:00 pm

 

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EASEL ART SUPPLY

810 Park Avenue       Lake Park, FL 33403

 

Stop by this locally owned “Mom and Pop” Art and Drafting Supplies haven. Open House. Enjoy refreshments at this emporium of artist’s tools and supplies, framing shop, art classes and workshops. Artist Demonstrations will take place throughout the afternoon and include: David McEwen (Internationally Renown Equestrian Artist), Drawing with Craig McInnis, Watercolor with Diane Hutchinson, Oil painting with John D’Auria and Acrylic Painting with Dan Remmel. Have your FREE caricature drawn by Captain Cartoon! 20% discount on non-sale art supplies.   

(561) 844-3111 www.facebook.com/easelartpalmbeach

 

 

 

 

3 to 5 p.m.

 

MANDEL JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

5221 Hood Road        Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 

Tour of exhibition “A Family Affair:

The Paintings of Alan and Michael Friedlander”

This exhibition celebrates the art of brothers Alan and Michael Friedlander which includes large-scale abstract watercolors and acrylics. Alan’s portraits and Michael’s watercolors showcase the beauty of their artistry and their bond through art.  Jewish Film Festival various dates and times.  Contact:Talya R Lerman  Cultural Arts Director  Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches  (561) 712-5209 talyal@jcconline.com       561-712-5200 

 

ROSETTA STONE FINE ART GALLERY

1001 Jupiter Park Drive, Suites 121 & 122        Jupiter, Florida 33458

 

Retrospective of JB Berkow artwork with wine and hors d’oeuvres.

 561-743-3340 RosettaStoneFineArt.com   Contact: JoAnne Berkow 561.310.9371

 

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 

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LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER MUSEUM, GALLERY

& SCHOOL OF ART

Gallery Square North    373 Tequesta Drive      Tequesta, FL. 33469

 

Open House with hors d’oeuvres, wine and live music in the Museum and artist demonstrations at the School of Art, including a tour of our ceramics studio. Enjoy Five Exhibitions: “Contempo: Pushing the Limit on Art”, Charlie and Linda Riggs Ceramics, Richard Burkett Ceramics, “En Plein Air” and the Artists’ Guild Gallery.

 

www.lighthousearts.org Contact: Katie Deits, Executive Director or Barbra Broidy, Curator at 561.746.3101

 

THE VILLAGE ART STUDIOS


Gallery Square North    377 Tequesta Drive    Tequesta, FL. 33469

 

Open House Enjoy refreshments at The Village Art Studios, a charming collection of micro-studios and display space in a co-op setting. The diverse nature of the artwork is due to the quantity and quality of artists from Palm Beach County. Come meet them in their studios!

Contact: Julie Silk-Beaumont 561.310.8499

ORIGINAL ELEMENTS

Gallery Square North 387 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, FL. 33469

Open House Enjoy refreshments at this working Art Gallery/Art Studio features Original Artist and Artisans displaying and selling their unique pieces.

561.529.1822 
 Contact: Sandra O’Malley

 

7:30 – 9:00 pm

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Artists of Palm Beach County Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Ave. Lake Park, FL. 33403

Open House at The gallery displays oils paintings, watercolors, acrylic paintings, photography, glass, collage and sculpture. Meet the Artists are working in small studios. In addition, find jewelry, ceramics, and fabric art. Something for everyone!

561.345.2842 www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com
 Contact: John Palozzi, artistsofpbc@gmail.com

 

 

8:00 – 10:00 pm

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The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL. 33403

 

The Brewhouse Gallery is part eclectic hipster lounge, part modern New York art gallery. It’s a creative space to hang out, sip a brew, hold a meeting, share ideas, listens to music, and appreciate local art. Free Wi-Fi and comfortable furniture (that is also for sale) make you feel right at home. Our mission is to support local arts and build community! We serve French Press, Lattes, Cappuccinos, a killer Cuban espresso and other coffee creations made with locally roasted beans sourced directly from the growers. By night we offer craft beer from the finest Florida microbreweries, including Due South, Monk in the Trunk, and Cigar City, along with a selection of favorite wines.
 Musical performances, poetry readings, painting classes, and other assorted nighttime events keep things lively and we are quickly becoming one of the most well-respected live music venues in all of South Florida.

Contact: AJ Brockman: Cofounder – Gallery Curator 561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ARTSYNERGY 2015 please visit: artsynergypbc.com

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Spring Exhibit and Special Book Signings at Artists of Palm Beach County

The Artists of Palm Beach County invite you to a Book Signing at Art on Park Gallery, Friday, May 30th.  This is your chance to meet three authors/illustrators and enjoy the Spring Exhibit.  The Rickie Report knows people of all ages will enjoy this event, as you encounter Daphne the Duck, Katelyn and Gracie the Ghost, A Cookbook of Poetry, and A Book of Poetry and Haiku.  This is a terrific occasion to bring children!

 

 

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Meet the Authors and Illustrators

Friday, May 30th

6 -8 pm

Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue       Lake Park,FL

 

 

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On Friday May 30, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. the Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC) will host a book signing at the Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Avenue in Lake Park. Make sure to get there early and feel free to bring kids as the authors will read excerpts from their books. In addition to the book sale and meeting the authors, everyone is invited to view and purchase the gallery’s art as well as to enjoy drinks and refreshments at this free event.
"The Story of Daphne The Duck" by Maxine Schreiber

“The Story of Daphne The Duck” by Maxine E. Schreiber

Maxine Schreiber, the current featured artist in the gallery’s Spring Exhibit, initiated the event to launch her children’s picture book The Story of DAPHNE the Duck.  If you think Muscovy ducks are ugly or a nuisance, this true story, which she wrote and illustrated, may change your mind.  It’s currently available on Amazon.
"Cook These Poems" by John Vincent Palozzi

“Cook These Poems” by John Vincent Palozzi

John Vincent Palozzi, APBC Vice President and the gallery manager has published a number of books.  “My favorite among them is Cook these Poems: 20 Vegetarian Recipes Disguised as Poetry,” Schreiber states.  “He’s a fabulous artist and a poet, and he also helped me publish my book.”   All nine of John’s books are available in Amazon paperback and Kindle editions.
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Linda Taylor Newton’s “The Adventures of Katelyn, Gracie the Ghost and the Magic Horse

The two invited other APBC published authors to join them for the book signing event. Linda Taylor Newton will be there with The Adventures of Katelyn, Gracie the Ghost and the Magic Horse, her first book in the Amazing Discoveries series. It’s a story of two worlds woven together with the threads of family and friendship, one world of realism, the other of fantasy.
"Mumbo Jumbo" Illustrated by Marilyn 'Bobbin' Salisbury

“Mumbo Jumbo” Illustrated by Marilyn ‘Bobbin’ Salisbury

Marilyn “Bobbin” Salisbury will also be on hand with Mumbo Jumbo: Poetry and Haiku.  Deborah Desser-Herchan wrote this children’s book with Bobbin’s illustrations.  Both the writer and illustrator will be happy to sign books.

Regular gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  For directions or other gallery information, call 561-345-2842 or go towww.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Wellington Art Society Features Ralph Papa Plus Scholarship Winners

The final meeting of their season, the Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation/demonstration by Plein Air artist, Ralph Papa.   In addition, the WAS Scholarships will be awarded.  The public is welcome to attend. The Rickie Report reminds artists that this is a outstanding opportunity to network!  We share the details here.

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

 

Invites You

 

Wednesday, May 14th

    6:30-9:00 pm

 

 

Wellington Community Center

12165 West Forest Hill Blvd.    Wellington, FL

 

 

The Wellington Art Society meeting will be held Wednesday, May 14th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. The last meeting of our season will feature our WAS Scholarship Awards Presentation  along with a presentation/demo by guest Plein Aire Artist Ralph Papa.
The WAS Meeting social time will begin at  6:30 with time to meet the Scholarship Awards Student recipients, their parents and siblings,during our WAS Scholarship Award Reception.  Students will show examples of their work and talk with WAS members about their art and  future plans.  At 7:00 pm, we will award 5 WAS $1000.00 Scholarships  to  5 local High School Students.

 

This year’s recipients are:   Raymond Burks (Suncoast High School), Isabella Pezzulo (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Arnauld Sylvain (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Laura Gordon (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Oliver Pennanen (Dreyfoos School of the Arts).

 

This will be followed by our WAS Member Spotlight,Fabulous Raffle, Announcements, and our guest Artist- Ralph Papa and his En Plein Air Presentation at 7:30-8:30.

 

 

Ralph Papa's Gallery

Ralph Papa’s Gallery

 

Ralph Papa was born and raised in Manhattan and studied art and architecture in New York at Queens College and CCNY and at the Art Students League. His paintings range from studio works composed of real and imagined themes to figurative, portraits and plein air paintings.

 

Loxahatchee Wetlands by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

Loxahatchee Wetlands by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

 

 

Many of his studio works are larger than life faces creating pensive moods with feelings of isolation and loneliness.  Beginning in the mid 1980’s, he painted on-location in New York’s Hudson Valley and Long Island Hamptons and later in Palm Beach County Florida.

 

 

"Bennys on the Beach" by Ralph Papa, (courtesy of his website)

“Bennys on the Beach” by Ralph Papa, (courtesy of his website)

 

The subjects of his paintings are often from nature, life experiences and personal reflections of family and friends. Most recent works are plein air landscapes and studio paintings of imaginative compositions that visually link him with artists he very much admires.

 

 

"Montauk Bluffs" by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

“Montauk Bluffs” by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

 

 

Papa teaches drawing and painting at his Delray studio and at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. He is a member of the Garrison Art Center, the Delray Art League, Past President of the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum and co-founder of ‘Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach’. His works are in public and private collections in the U.S. and Canada and can be seen in galleries in Boynton and in Delray Beach at his studio, the Artists’ Guild Gallery and on his website at www.papagallery.com.

 

"Sunrise" by Ralph Papa - on curved wood panel (courtesy of his website)

“Sunrise” by Ralph Papa – on curved wood panel (courtesy of his website)

 

As always, the evening is for artists and art lovers to hear about all of the exciting projects and initiatives that the art society is involved in and to find out how to participate.

 

Wellington Art Society has ongoing art exhibitions at the beautiful Wellington City Hall gallery. These exhibitions rotate every few months and are juried shows with artwork submitted by Wellington Art Society’s over 100 members. Most of the work is for sale and it is a great  opportunity to see and buy fabulous local art.

 

The current show features 17 WAS members. The artwork includes photography, mixed media, watercolor, oil pastel and acrylic media. Tours are given between 11:00am and noon, and will continue to be offered the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month between 11:00am and noon.

 

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Tours are free to the public and are available for small groups or individuals. Please meet in the lobby Wellington City Hall at 12300 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, Fl 33414. For additional information, please contact: Bobbin Salisbury, 561.762.8654.  Additionally, the Wellington Community Center displays WAS art, original works that are available for sale and are rotated every three months.

 

 

 

WAS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County. For more information, visit their website, www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com .

 

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Artists of Palm Beach County Announces Free Salon, Monthly Meeting and Opportunity to Exhibit at Art on Park

The Artists of Palm Beach County are offering three opportunities to artists and art lovers in the area.  On Saturday, March 8th, everyone is invited to a Free Salon/Discussion Forum.  On March 10th, Debbie Mostel will host the monthly sharing meeting.  These are both perfect opportunities to network, meet artists and gain a better understanding of the creative process.  In addition, there is a Call to Artists for an upcoming exhibit. The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

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Art on Park

800 Park Avenue

Lake Park, FL 33403

 

 561-345-2842

 

 

 

Free Salon

 

Saturday, March 8    2-4 pm

 

 Afternoon Salon/Discussion Forum

 

 

On Saturday, March 8,  2014 from  2 pm until 4 pm The Artists of Palm Beach County will present an interesting and informative afternoon program.  Three of our member artists in the current exhibit entitled “PARTNERS” will discuss their works. The artists who will make up the panel will be Maxine Schreiber, Norman Berman and Debby Mostel.   

 

 

Maxine Schreiber

Maxine Schreiber

 

 

These artists represent divergent styles and media. Maxine Schreiber’s style is representational,  fundamentally landscape images.  Norman Berman’s watercolors and gouache are detailed abstractions and Debbie Mostel’s works are surrealistic assemblages. Each are strikingly different, yet there are consistencies among them they have in common.

 

 

 

Norman Berman

Norman Berman

 

 

 They will each discuss their creative background and training and then they will interact with one another.  There will then be a question and answer period from members of the audience. 

Admission is free but seating will be limited.

 Please RSVP : 561-345-2842

 

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Artist Debbie Mostel hosts

Artists of Palm Beach County Monthly Meeting

Monday, March 10th

7 – 9 pm

6520 East Point Pines    Palm Beach Gardens,FL

Mark your calendar! Each month the Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC), a coalition of professional artists meets for an evening of sharing and inspiration.  On Monday, March 10, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. world-renowned jewelry designer, sculptor, painter, and APBC member Debbie Mostel will be hosting the monthly event at her studio, 6520 East Point Pines Street, Palm Beach Gardens.
Debbie Lee Mostel

Debbie Lee Mostel

Debbie’s education in art spans the globe. Her high-end sterling and glass fashion jewelry were sold in famous venues such as Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom. They were also featured in publications such as the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, and Harpers Bazaar.  Debbie currently incorporates castings of her jewelry elements into her paintings. Most of her work is half painted and half collaged with not just jewelry, but also many other found objects that contain special meaning to the artist.
Debbie Mostel

Debbie Mostel

After seeing Debbie’s work, well-known painter and gallery owner Jo Anne Berkow said “I immediately decided that I wanted to rep her in my gallery. To date her work has caused a lot of excitement. It is fresh, unique and makes a strong statement about the world we live in and the environment.”
Debbie Mostel

Debbie Mostel

Admission is free for members of APBC, but the general public is invited to attend the event for a $5.00 admission fee.  Payment will be collected at the door and will be applied towards the membership fee, if one wishes to join at the meeting.  Artists are encouraged to bring a work of art for sharing/critique as well as refreshments to share with the group.  If you can’t make it to the event, you can see Debbie’s artwork on her website www.debbieleemostel.com.
Debbie Mostel

Debbie Mostel

Directions:  I-95 to Donald Ross Rd west one mile to the entrance of East Point on the left.  State you are with Artists of PBC and show your drivers license at the guest gate.   At the first stop sign, turn left at East Point Pines St.  Debbie’s studio/home is about 1/2 mile on the right at the balloon.

 

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SPRING 2014 EXHIBIT

 

An exhibition of 2D and 3D works

 

 

At Art On Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue     Lake Park, FL

 

 

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINES:

 

Entries will be accepted through midnight (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014.

PLEASE NOTE:  IF you are not yet a member of APBC, you can join and enter!

All entrants are scheduled to be notified by email on or before Friday, March 28th, 2014.

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF
ARTISTS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
Please Read the information below, then:
Fee Payments / Entry Forms:
CLICK TO PAY THE $10 MEMBER ENTRY FEE USING PAYPAL
Members can always access exhibition entry forms from the MEMBERS ONLY PAGE of the APBC Web Site.

By submitting work to this exhibition, you agree to be bound by our terms.
To read those terms, CLICK HERE

 

Event Dates:
Tuesday April 1st, 2014 Through Friday June 27th, 2014
12 PM TO 6 PM

Opening Reception:

Thursday, Apr 10th, 5:00 pm 8:00 PM

Art on Park

800 Park Avenue
Lake Park, FL 33403

Phone: 561-345-2842
E-MAIL THE VENUE

 

 

  • CALL TO ARTISTS submission deadline: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
  • submission to be sent in electronically (JPEG format only no larger than 1MB)
  • Submit Entries at: www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org
  • open to all members of APBC.
  • you may join or renew at: www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org
  • non-refundable entry fee: $10 for up to 3 pieces
  • maximum Size: 40″ wide x 60″ high
  • Accepted Artists will be asked to sign up to help cover the Gallery
  • entry deadline: Tuesday, March 25 (12:00 midnight)
  • Notification to artists by March 28, 2014
  • Juried by the Gallery Management Committee
  • hand delivery of artworks on Saturday, March 29, and Monday, March 31, 2014 12:00 noon ─ 5:00 pm
  • Art Pickup: Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28, 2014 12:00 noon ─ 5:00 pm
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, April 10, 2014 5 ─ 8 pm

1. Artists must be current members of Artists of Palm Beach County.
NON-MEMBERS CLICK HERE for membership information and an application.
Dues must be paid for the year in which the exhibition takes place before your submission can be considered.
MEMBERS CLICK HERE IF YOU NEED TO RENEW YOUR DUES
2. No late entries accepted.
3. Original ideas only – no copying of works.
4. All required entry materials must be included in your submittal.
5. Entry fees are not refundable.
6. If this is a juried exhibition, the decision of the jurors is final.

Fee Payments / Entry Forms:
CLICK TO PAY THE $10 MEMBER ENTRY FEE USING PAYPAL

Members can always access exhibition entry forms from the
MEMBERS ONLY PAGE
of the APBC Web Site.

By submitting work to this exhibition, you agree to be bound by our terms.
To read those terms, CLICK HERE

Entry fees must be paid using the PayPal link above. Images must be submitted through the on-line entry form.
General questions – E-MAIL US HERE
The exhibition committee will respond.

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“pARTners” Opens at Artists of Palm Beach County

The idea behind the winter exhibit, ” pARTners” is that the members of Artists of Palm Beach County are all partners in their efforts to enrich their lives and the community through the creative process. Regardless of their diversity of media and styles, they are unified partners within the organization and with the larger community of Lake Park and beyond.  The message is that art brings us together, and we are all partnered with one another. The Rickie Report invites you to a sneak peek and the Opening Reception on January 28th when you can enjoy discounts on purchases.  More details are in this article.

 

 

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Artists of Palm Beach County

Winter Exhibit: “pARTners”

Opening Reception:  

Tuesday, January 28th  6-8 pm

 

 

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Exhibit Displays January 20 through March 28, 2014

Art on Park

800 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL

 

 

 

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Al Rojas

 

The Artists of Palm Beach County (APBC), a coalition of professional artists all of whom are Palm Beach County residents, is happy to announce their winter exhibit pARTners will be on display January 20 – March 28, 2014 in the Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Avenue, in Lake Park.  An Opening Reception will be held on Tuesday evening, January 28th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited to view and purchase the art as well as enjoy drinks and refreshments at this free event. Purchases at the opening are discounted 10 percent.
Marilyn Samwick

Marilyn Samwick

pARTners, a juried exhibit, presents the work of accomplished APBC artists in a variety of mediums including oils, pastels, photography, ceramics, jewelry, and watercolors as well as mixed media and sculpture. The idea behind the title of pARTners is that the members of APBC are all partners in their efforts to enrich their lives and the community through the creative process. Regardless of their diversity of media and styles, they are unified partners within the organization and with the larger community of Lake Park and beyond.  The message is that art brings us together, and we are all partnered with one another.
Irma Friedman

Irma Friedman

In addition to the current exhibit, the gallery is now the studio home for nine talented resident artists, BJ Collister, Naomi Cordero, Lynda Donigan, Joseph Friedman, Pat Levey, Frances Lynn, Henry Mistretta, Brian Rosen and Dick Yosinoff. Their powerful artwork covers the walls on either side of the gallery and will be on display at the opening reception.  All work is available for purchase.  Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. 
Bob Bloomberg

Bob Bloomberg

Regular gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  For directions or other gallery information, call  561-345-2842.  For more information visit www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Using Your Art Images for Lower Cost Gifts

The Rickie Report receives numerous emails and phone calls from readers asking a variety of questions. We’ve invited Caren Hackman, author of “Graphic Design Exposed”, to be a guest columnist to answer some of them.  Today’s topic is how to use your original images to create lower cost gifts.

 

 

Using Your Images to Create Lower Cost Items

 

 

Question:     I am an artist.  I’d like to give a personal gift that shows my work without giving away a high cost original. I’d also like to offer lower cost gift items, with my art images, that can be purchase during the holiday season.

 

Caren Hackman's "Water Lillies"

Caren Hackman’s “Water Lillies”

 

 

Every holiday season I print notecards and package them for friends, family, and clients. The cards offer me an opportunity to share a favorite image with others.

 

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen (http://deborahbigeleisen.com) an artist who creates large scale paintings on canvas and Nina Fusco, (http://www.nina3dpaper.com) an artist who creates three dimensional sculptures with paper, shared their methods for offering artwork as gifts.

 

 

Deborah Bigeleisen's "Magic"

Deborah Bigeleisen’s “Magic”

 

 

Several years ago Deborah Bigeleisen began sharing her work printed on note-cards, using a fine linen stock with matching envelopes, and elegantly packaged. In addition, Bigeleisen offers archival pigment prints on museum quality paper in sizes up to 13” x 19” priced from $25 to $95. Because her original paintings are large, ranging from 40” x 40” to triptychs that easily exceed 80” wide, and are priced from the mid-$7000s to the mid-$20,000s, the prints and cards are a terrific way to own Deborah’s work at fabulous prices.

 

Nina Fusco explained, “To make my work more affordable, I started photographing it and making notecards. Original work such as “Reach” which is 38” x 26”, sells for $1,000. Signed 5” x 7” cards with deckle edge envelope in a cello bag sell for $5.00 at crafts shows. I never knew what designs would be popular that day. I decided that I didn’t  want to be a card printer and carry inventory. A fellow artist and great painter, Betty Laur, introduced me to Zazzle.com. This is a wonderful venue for artists to upload their artwork and have it printed on notecards, t-shirts, hats, bags, magnets, and even stamps. Zazzle does most of the work to get my artwork out to the public, giving me more time to create.”

 

 

 

Nina Fusco's "Reach"

Nina Fusco’s “Reach”

At no charge to the artist, Zazzle maintains the artists’ stores, takes the orders, and ships the product. All of the products can be personalized by the purchaser. The artists get a small percentage, 10-15% is common. Online vendors such as Shutterfly (http://www.shutterfly.com) and Zazzle are expanding the possibilities for artist. My research turned up many online vendors that will create gifts with art images, however Zazzle was the only one that operated robust marketplace for artist.

 

 

As artists, we should ask ourselves if the quality of the gift item is compares favorably with the original.  Each artist must decide if it is preferable to order the items ourselves to gift or sell, or if we prefer to have an online vendor handle the the store for us.

 

 

Please send your questions, no more than 250 words to:

rickie @therickiereport.com

 

 

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of  a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice. www.carenhackman.com  Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork –  Caren is a talented artist in her own right!  She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

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Nina Fusco in SOLO Exhibit!

For those who have already been to the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, you  probably noticed Nina Fusco’s entry for Arty Bras.  If you  haven’t – don’t miss the smiling doggie!  Nina’s artwork continues to evolve, as she strives to make peoples’ pets into a piece of artwork that becomes a family heirloom.  In addition to her pet portraits made from sculpted and cut paper, she brings world peace, brotherhood, and conquering cancer to a new level of artistry.  The Rickie Report hopes you will stop  in to visit Nina at her SOLO Exhibit at the Institute for Jewish Living in Jupiter.  The details are in this article.

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The Institute for Jewish Living

Presents

An Evening with

Artist, Nina Fusco

Wednesday, October 23rd

5:30 – 7:30 pm

 2581 Jupiter Park Drive    Suite E-18

Jupiter, FL. 33458

 561.372.6188

Public is Invited

 

The Institute for Jewish Living ( IJL) recently opened its office located in Jupiter, FL.  Individuals, students and families wanting to connect with the Jewish world can do so through local events as well as virtual activities.  The  Executive Director, Cantor Bruce Benson, looks forward to sharing the walls of the IJL office with local artists.

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One of the talented artists chosen for the Institute’s premier exhibit is Nina Fusco.  This Jupiter resident is active in a number of community organizations, including the Artists of Palm Beach County.  Nina has shown her work in many venues in Palm Beach County.

 

We love Nina’s upbeat approach to life!  

"Best in Show", Arty Bras entry for the Lighthouse ArtCenter

“Best in Show”, Arty Bras entry for the Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

 

Her sensitivity to the world condition is evident.

 

"Circle of Peace"

“Circle of Peace”

 

 

Her faith is strong.

 

"Hands"

“Hands”

 

Nina’s greeting cards are always a favorite for people looking for a stocking stuffer or house gift.

"Do You Hear What I Hear?"

“Do You Hear What I Hear?”

 

 

   

"Dream" in sign language

“Dream” in sign language


"Let's Go Fishing"

“Let’s Go Fishing”

Nina’s Drawings and Photographs are intense and detailed

Stop by and meet Nina!  If you are interested in one of her pet portraits, be sure to bring a photo of your favorite furry friend.  Nina’s portraits become family heirlooms.

For more information about Nina’s work please contact:  Nina3DPaper.com  or email ninafusco47@gmail.com  or visit  Zazzle.com/Nina3DPaper   or call   561.908.3556

 

If you have any questions, please call  561-372-6188.  For more information about the Institute for Jewish Living please visit:  www.InstituteforJewishLiving.com

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Art Palm Beach Announces “Art Synergy”, January 23-28, 2014

What happens when a grassroots movement brings artists from different associations, guilds, and galleries together?  ART SYNERGY!  The Rickie Report has written previously about the “Think Tank” meetings that began in May, 2013.  With the visionary leadership of a few and the voices of many, we are excited to share ART SYNERGY, which will be part of Art Palm Beach in January, 2014!  There are many opportunities for artists, galleries and groups to become involved.  Read this article for more details!

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ArtPalmBeach

Announces

Art Synergy

Jan. 23-28, 2014

Lee Ann Lester, Organizer of ArtPalmBeach Contemporary Art Fair, announced today the launch of the first “Art Synergy” Art Week during the upcoming ArtPalmBeach art fair.  ART SYNERGY is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community”, explained Craig McInnis, West Palm Beach Art District Coordinator. Initiated by Lee Ann Lester, Fair Organizer and local gallery owners Rolando Barrero, Craig McInnis, and Freddy Hennevelt; “Art Synergy” is a coordinated five day event with over 60 galleries, studios, non-profit art exhibition institutions and museums in six art districts throughout Palm Beach County during the five day fair, Jan. 23-28th.
Rolando Barrero, Director of ActivistArtistA Gallery and Developer of Boynton Beach Arts District; “Since opening my gallery, in a run-down industrial park in 2012, my dream was to develop the area into an art district and cultural center.  It has taken only 2 years to do so. Now that it has been cleaned up, repainted, and nationally branded – it’s ready to be presented to the arts world. Lee Ann Lester is vital to this effort and it’s with much gratitude that I thank her for accepting our proposal to participate under Palm Beach’s flagship art exposition: ART PALM BEACH.”
Lee Ann Lester, Founder and Organizer of ArtPalmBeach, says,“Palm Beach County has a great legacy in supporting the arts and is home to many of Florida’s leading art and cultural institutions. Art Synergy will create a new bridge for winter residents and ArtPalmBeach visitors to explore this cultural legacy and create an annual destination to enjoy Palm Beach County Art Week events.”
The first evening of Art Synergy begins at ART al’ FRESCO at the Boynton Beach Art District, on January 24th 7pm – 1am. ART al’ FRESCO will feature “Sensabilities: Cheryl Maeder and Ali Mirandaat the ActivistArtistA Gallery, a walking tour of the Murals of the Bay Gates Projects, special performances and showcasing of work by local area artists.
Each art district will offer a weekend of scheduled gallery walks, symposiums, open studio visits, special exhibitions, poetry readings, architectural tours, film previews, and art performances.

The Participating Art Districts:

  • Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach
  • Clematis Street & West Palm Beach
  • S. Dixie Highway Arts District, West Palm Beach
  • Palm Beach Worth Avenue
  • Boynton Beach
  • Lake Worth

 

ArtPalmBeach is the most recognized international contemporary art fair held in the Palm Beach County Convention Center established by the IFAE LLC a Florida based art fair organizer. IFAE produces both ArtPalmBeach established in 1997 and The American International Fine Art Fair Palm Beach February 4-9, 2014 established in 1996.

IFAE is celebrating its 25th year as an international fair organizer founded by Lee Ann and David Lester. The company has organized over 100 international art fairs in Chicago, New York, Miami, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Dallas and Palm Beach. IFAE LLC is now based in Miami and Palm Beach. In addition to the two Palm Beach fairs the firm organizes Miami International Art Fair, Miami Art + Design Fair, Art Sarasota, Miami International Jewelry Fair and The Club at SeaFair events in conjunction with Show Management Yacht Shows in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami Beach and Palm Beach.
For more information: www.artpalmbeach.com or
Lee Ann Lester; llester@ifae.com 239 949 5411
or contact District Art Event Coordinators:
  • Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach

Freddy Hennevelt, Hennevelt Gallery, henneveltsgallery@att.net, 561 506 4180

  • Clematis Street, West Palm Beach

Craig McInnis & Trina and Anthony Burkes
ATB Fine Arts, trintasb@atbfineartsts.com 561 842 5724

  • S. Dixie Highway Arts District, West Palm Beach

Jamnea Finlayson; JF Gallery, jamnea@jfgallery.com; 561 478- 8281

  • Palm Beach Worth Avenue

David Ginn; DJT Fine Art; david@djtfa.com; 561 833 4700

  • Boynton Beach

Rolando Barrero; Rolando Chang Barrero Studio; rolandobarrero@mac.com; 786 521 1199

  • Lake Worth

Emily Theodossakos, Lake Worth CRA

  EThedossakos@LakeWorth.org

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Eight Community Artists in Premiere Exhibit at Institute for Jewish Living: Public Reception!

The Rickie Report hopes to see you at the Premiere art exhibition at the office of the Institute for Jewish Living in Jupiter!  Eight community-based artists will take part: Caron Bowman, Tammy Frand, Nina Fusco, Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Fern Samuels, Jan Stein, Raine Teel and Mikki Vicoli.  Each artist will also have a “SOLO Night” during the next three months, to show and sell other pieces of their artwork.  We applaud IJL Director, Cantor Bruce Benson, for opening this new office space to the art community. See you on August 13 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Opening Reception!  More details in this article.

 

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Institute for Jewish Living

Presents

Selected Artworks 

                                           Of Community Artists

Opening Reception

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

5:30 – 7:00 pm

 2581 Jupiter Park Drive    Suite E-18

Jupiter, FL. 33458

 561.372.6188

 

Public is Invited

 

The Institute for Jewish Living ( IJL) recently opened its office located in Jupiter, FL.  Individuals, students and families wanting to connect with the Jewish world can do so through local events as well as virtual activities.  The  Executive Director, Cantor Bruce Benson, looks forward to sharing the walls of the IJL office with local artists.

 

"Determination" Photograph by Mikki Viccoli

“Determination” Photograph by Mikki Vicoli

 IJL will present a rotating art exhibit at its headquarters on a quarterly basis.  The public is invited to a Reception on Tuesday  August 13, 2013 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  

 

"Blue Hamsa"  ceramic by Tammy Frand

“Blue Hamsa” ceramic by Tammy Frand

 

All artwork is for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to IJL’s mission.  In addition, IJL will schedule one-night exhibits with more pieces of work from the artists whose work is selected for that quarter. 

 

"Michael" Mixed Media by Raine Teel

“Michael” Mixed Media by Raine Teel

Among the artists in this Premiere Exhibit are: Caron Bowman, Tammy Frand, Nina Fusco, Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Fern Samuels, Jan Stein, Raine Teel and Mikki Vicoli.    The mediums include ceramics, photography, acrylic, oil mixed media and sculpted paper.

 

"Circle of Peace" Paper Sculpture by Nina Fusco

“Circle of Peace” Paper Sculpture by Nina Fusco

 

If you have any questions, please call  561-372-6188.  For more information about the Institute for Jewish Living please visit:  www.InstituteforJewishLiving.com

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

Nina Fusco’s Paper Cut Pet Portraits Accepted into New York Gallery Exhibit!

The Rickie Report is excited to celebrate with Nina Fusco, whose artwork has just been accepted at a New York Gallery!  Less than 1% of See.Me’s International members will be displayed.  Nina is one of them!!  If you are vacationing in the New York City area or know people who will appreciate Nina’s distinctive paper cut artwork, read and share this article!

 

 

The Story of the Creative


 

The creative force is unstoppable.  It is a force of humanity, of inspiration and dedication.   It is universal.  This summer you are invited to celebrate “The Story of the Creative”.

 

Please join us for the opening reception:

Thursday, July 25th

7p through  11p

The show continues through September 10th

 

Complimentary Cocktails
Provided by Absolut Vodka

 

See.Me is proud to present a selection of our members representing over 100 different nations.  This exquisite collection of work features a diverse range of mediums, styles, influences, and inspirations.  The work displayed will include sculpture, works on paper, and the launch of our newly built digital exhibition room.

See | Exhibition Space

26-19 Jackson Ave.

Long Island City, NY 11101

 

 

See.Me is an international community of over 700,000 artists, photographers, fashion creators, musicians and more, sharing and celebrating what they love at www.see.me

 

Nina's Artwork Will Be Shown Here
Nina’s Artwork Will Be Shown Here

 

 TRR:  Tell our readers how you started focusing on pet portraits

NF:

I’m inspired by Calvin Nichols, who creates magnificent paper sculptures. His intricate animal pieces come to life as they jump out of their mat. You’re intrigued and really want to touch the softness of their fur. I really appreciate and adore his sophisticated white sculptures and talent. We have something in common, patience.  After closely studying his work, I have begun to incorporate fine details in mine. Calvin’s influence has developed my animal portraits to a totally new level. I’ve decided to utilize my paper sculptures to display the love that pet owners have for their beloved pets. They love their furry family members like children. 
The Initial Sketch

The Initial Sketch of “Riley”

I produce unique artwork that will be cherished forever. Their pet pops out in 3D as I lovingly cut the precious pet’s alluring portrait from their photo. Each piece is marvelously displayed in a 12 x 12 classy black shadow box. Prices start at $300.I’ve developed two styles of portraits, using a picture of my neighbors’ shitzu, BeeBop as a sample. My basic design is comprised of larger pieces of textured paper with limited detail. I’m interested in focusing on deluxe portraits that are very detailed, which means I may spend 15 hours just cutting alone.

Meet "Riley"

“Riley”

BeeBop has appeared in several shows. Jason Freeman saw BeeBop and he immediately knew that this was the memorial he had been looking for after loosing Weenie several months before.

"Beebop"

“Beebop”

 

Jason exclaimed, “Nina created the perfect tribute to our Weenie.  Weenie’s paper art portrait hangs in a place of honor on our living room wall and it truly feels like our Weenie is with us once again.  Friends and family, who knew Weenie, are absolutely amazed when they see the piece – its not just a dachshund, it truly captured the essence of Weenie and everyone immediately recognizes that it is her.  Every day when we pass the art piece, I smile a bit – feeling our precious Weenie looking back at us once again.”

 

"Weenie"

“Weenie”

I’m currently working with vets, animal hospitals, groomers, doggie daycare and pet cremations centers. I am member of The Association For Pet Loss And Bereavement and pet loss support.

 

 

I belong to several art associations, and was ecstatic when I receive an invitation from See.Me to exhibit up to three images of my work within the newly installed digital exhibition room of their New York City gallery. The show opens on Thursday, July 25h and will run through the Tuesday September 10th. See.Me is an international community of over 700,000 artists. Less than 1% of the membership was chosen for this show. I feel honored and excited!

 

"Nikko"

“Nikko”

For more information about Nina’s artistry, please visit: PaperPetPortraits.com    or contact Nina ninafusco47@gmail.com     561.908.3556

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291