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

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

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

INVITES THE PUBLIC:

RECEPTION AT COMMUNITY CENTER

Thursday July 20, 2017

5:00 – 6:45 pm

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Boulevard Wellington, FL

On Forest Hill Boulevard just south of Wellington City Hall

 

 

 

“Be Transformed” by Lynn Doyal

 

 

 

FEATURED ARTISTS:

Ana Noble

Kathryn Morlock

Raymonde Talleyrand

Toni Willey

Joseph Marcou

Bernie Habicht

Bob MacLeod

Joanne Baker MacLeod

Betty Brodie

Lynn Doyal

 

“Chimera” by Joseph Marcou

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization in its 36th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information please visit WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.floridawatercolorsociety.org

 

 

 

2017 Florida Watercolor Society Convention & Trade Show 2017

September 14th-17th

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Hotel-Coral Springs

11775 Heron Bay Blvd,  Coral Springs, FL 33321  

954-753-5598

 

 

46th Annual Exhibition

 

Opening Awards Reception/ Art Exhibit:

Friday, September 15th

\

 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL  33065

954-340-5000

Exhibit dates: Sept. 9th – Nov. 18th

 

 

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

 

Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart by Lois Perdue

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

 

“6th Street Train” by Iain Stewart

 

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

 

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

 

“Gothenburg” by Iain Stewart

 

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

 

 

Watercolor by Iain Stewart

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

 

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

 

 

“North Queens Ferry” by Iain Stewart

 

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

 

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

&

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

Please visit FWS’s website to see about availability.

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

2017 Florida Watercolor Society State-wide

Convention & Trade Show

 

September 14th-17th

PLUS

BEST DEALS ON ART SUPPLIES AT THIS TRADE SHOW

 

Friday, September 15th

 Saturday, September 16th

9 am – 4 pm

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Hotel-Coral Springs

11775 Heron Bay Blvd, Coral Springs, FL 33321

954-753-5598

 

 

Free & Open to the public

 

 

 

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

 

 

46th Annual Awards Reception/ Art Exhibit

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

Coral Springs Museum of Art

                                        2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, 33065

 

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

One-on-One Critique: Iain Stewart

Friday, September 15th

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

Digital Critique by Bev Jozwiak

Friday, September 15th

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

Exhibit Review With Iain Stewart 

Saturday, September 16th

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

One on One Critique: Sue Archer Allen

Saturday, September 16th

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

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

www.floridawatercolorsociety.org

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Levis JCC’s Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Features “Collaborations: Don And Ann Schwartz”

How does it work when both a husband and wife are artists? In the case of Don and Ann Schwartz, collaboration and mutual support is the key.  The Levis JCC Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center Presents: “Collaborations by Don and Ann Schwartz” on Sunday, July 16. The Opening Reception is free and Open to the Public.  This exhibit features works they have produced independently and collaboratively. Ann creates mixed media collages and sculptures. Don works in wood and uses point-and-shoot for his nature and travel photography.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  There will also be an artists talk during the Reception.

 

 

 

21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL  33428

(enter off Glades Rd)

561-558-2504 

 

Levis JCC in Boca Raton’s Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center Presents:

 

 

 

“Collaborations by Don and Ann Schwartz”

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Opening Reception 1 -3 pm

Artists’ Talk 1:30 pm

Free and open to the public

RSVP to 561-558-2520

Exhibit Runs July 16 through August 31

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery is free and open to the public.

 

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery hosts exceptional exhibitions of works by local, national and international artists. Its mission is to encourage understanding of cross-cultural influences in the visual arts and include exhibitions in the visual arts, exhibitions of historical importance, contemporary art, folk art, and mixed media works.

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences.

 

 

 

Don Schwartz

 

Photograph by Don Schwartz

 

 

A Boynton Beach resident for 16 years, Don hails from Brooklyn. Fascinated by how things work, he has always likes to take things apart and see if he can reassemble them—sometimes successfully, sometimes not. Lesson learned: “with wood as the medium, you can always buy a new piece if things don’t work out, or change your design a bit.”

 

 

Wood Guitar carved by Don Schwartz

 

As a wood carver, his motto is “Think about what you’re going to do twice and cut once.” Don is a member of the Palm Beach County Woodturners. Known for his fabulous wood guitars, he has created themed computer bench, fine tables, a chess table, and themed clocks.

 

“Heron” , Photograph by Don Schwartz 

 

Don is also a photographer, and specializes in nature and travel photography. He uses a point- and-shoot camera, relying on persistence, patience and a steady hand until the image he wants lines up exactly. His unretouched, non-Photoshopped photographs are a refreshing change.

 

 

 

Ann Schwartz

Found wood Sculpture by Ann Schwartz

 

 

Well-known locally for her work with WITVA (Women in the Visual Arts) and internationally through her lectures on cruise ships, Ann creates engaging mixed media collages and sculptures just begging to be touched. Some of her materials come from Don’s leftover pieces! Ann looks to her environment for her inspiration. “I go to museums, walk around galleries and go to exhibits to get ideas. Watching other artists grow and achieve gives me happiness.  Sculptor Louise Nevelson is an inspiration, as well as North Carolina watercolorist, Jeffrey Jakub. After seeing the kinetic art exhibit in Boynton Beach, I was inspired to create my own 6-foot-tall metal kinetic sculpture for my own back yard.”

 

“Roseate Spoonbills” by Ann Schwartz

 

 

Ann Schwartz received her B.A. from the University of Florida, Gainesville. A former teacher, she is currently an award winning artist, curator and lecturer and a Past-President of Women in the Visual Arts. With her outstanding communicative skills, she has conducted programs for many organizations in the surrounding communities. A speaker since 1980 on historical events, ancient and contemporary art, her talks are innovative and diversified. She brings to life the history, people and culture that make each location unique.

 

Watercolor by Ann Schwartz

 

 

Ann has served as a destination Lecturer and provided Hands-on Art and Design Workshops on cruise ships since November, 2003. She has done over 250 lectures and workshops on over 75 sailings, with lectures specifically on the countries she has traveled to. For over ten years she had written a column “Art Happenings” for the Aberdeen Times.

 

 

 

The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.

www.levisjcc.org

https://www.facebook.com/levisjccsandlercenter/

www.facebook.com/Adolph.Rose.LevisJCC

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

Art on Park Gallery

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

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

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

 

 

APBC Art on Park Gallery

Presents

 

“ABSOLUTELY ABSTRACT” 2017 Exhibit

Free, Public Open Reception:

Friday, 08/11/2017

 

 

Abstract Work created in any medium

Exhibit shows  8/7  – 9/8/2017

Submission deadline: Wednesday, 07/26/2017

AWARDING

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

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

Event Description:

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

Rules for Eligible Work:

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

Fee Payments / Entry Forms:

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842 

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday 12 PM to 6 PM

“Undiscovered Artists 2017”  EXHIBIT

Free, OPENING RECEPTION:

Friday, July 21st

5 – 8 PM

 

APPLICATIONS DUE:  JULY 5th

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

 

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

Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County between the ages of 18 and 25. Multimedia, 2D and 3D work welcomed.

Work previously displayed in Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.

Please do not submit work that will not be ready to hang by the drop off date.

Submissions and payments to be sent in electronically via www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org. APBC Members non-refundable entry fee: $15 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)
Non Members non-refundable entry fee: $35 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)

IMPORTANT: Members will receive 75% of the gross sale.
Non Members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.
Juried by the Art on Park Gallery Management Committee
To access the submission form go to: http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?284

Please read these entire instructions before you proceed:
IF YOU ARE ALREADY A MEMBER (OR HAVE BEEN) LOG IN FIRST BEFORE YOU TRY TO ENTER.
If you want to join APBC please follow the “Become a Member” link BEFORE you enter the exhibit.
Or you can renew your membership if it has lapsed. After you pay the membership fee ($50 for one year), please make sure you complete the registration process by following the provided links and email instructions to fill in your user name/password and contact details.
Go to the “APBC Exhibitions” tab on the left side column of the Home page. Go to the UNDISCOVERED ARTISTS 2017 event and click on the provided link.
After you enter/edit the information fields, go to the bottom of the page to: “Exhibition Name” “Select an Exhibition Name.” Select UNDISCOVERED ARTISTS 2017, then click the last link: “proceed to Submit . . .” You should have your images ready to upload (JPEG format only, no larger than 3 MB each). After you have chosen ALL your images click the UPLOAD button. You will then be asked to fill in the name, medium, size and price of each image. When this is complete you have reached the final step. Click the button. You should receive an email telling you of the successful submission.
IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THIS PROCESS or have any questions, please call John Palozzi at the Gallery for help, 561-345-2842, or email: artistsofpbc@gmail.com

Terms:

01) Work previously displayed in Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.
02) Original ideas only.
03) Only original works will be accepted. No giclees of original work unless the original is a digital image.

04) Maximum Size: 60″ wide x 60″ high.
05) No late entries accepted.
06) Entry fees are not refundable.
07) The decision of the jurors is final.
08) Images of works must be submitted to be juried in an electronic JPG format, no larger than 3MB each, via the link on the APBC website. File names should contain the name of the WORK.

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

All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back.
12) All entries must be labeled on the back of the work, base of sculpture, or somehow attached to artwork with artist name and title of work.
13) Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non Members will receive 65% of the gross sale.  Please price your work accordingly.
14) APBC, Inc. carries liability insurance for the Art on Park Gallery which does not extend to your artwork.

APBC, Inc. will do its best to safeguard against theft, loss, breakage, or other damage, but will not be financially responsible for reimbursement of lost or damaged work.

 

 

For more information about Joining APBC, Calls for Art, Exhibitions, Artists Space, Classes:

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Call To 2D And 3D Artists For Popular “Shoe Fetish/ Foot Fetish” Exhibit At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery announces a Call for “Shoe Fetish/Foot Fetish”. All media, including 2D and 3D artistic works are welcome! The Free, Public Opening Reception takes place on Friday, July 7th. The Rickie Report shares the details here.  ART PATRONS: Mark your calendars! ARTISTS: Applications are now open.

 

 

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery

15 South J Street Lake Worth, Florida 33460

CALL: 215-205-9441

Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org

 

 

CALL FOR ART

UPCOMING EXHIBIT:

“Shoe Fetish/Foot Fetish”

ART PATRONS:

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 7th

6- 10 PM

Exhibit runs July 7th to July 19th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist’s Application:

 

This year our application fee is $35. If you decide to participate in three or more shows, you application fee is $25 per show.

Art Teachers: If any of your students want to participate in any of our exhibits, they may do so without any fee. We welcome your participation, as an artist, as well.

Questions? Call or email Joyce
215-205-9441
Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org

Application Form for Multiple Exhibitions

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery
15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
APPLICATION for“Pick Your Event(s)”
(For Early Entries- Duplicate this Form for each entry)
Phone 561 588-8344

E-MAIL cgmsgallery@flamingoclaystudio.org
or mail: CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth 33460
We suggest 2 entries per artist- We may accept up to 4 if less than 40 artists participate in a show:

Please PRINT legibly!
Name_________________________________________________________________________
Address________________________________________________________________________
City________________________________State_____Zip_________ Phone_________________
E-mail address ________________________________

Web address__________________________

ARTISTS, PLEASE BE CERTAIN THAT YOUR SUBMITTED IMAGES CORRESPOND TO THE NUMBER BELOW

1. Title__________________________________________________________________________

Dimensions____________________________________________Price______________________

Description: _________________________________________________________________________

2. Title_________________________________________________________________________

Dimensions____________________________________________Price_____________________
Description_____________________________________________________________________

WAIVER of LIABILITY: Submission of my application constitutes my agreement to comply with all of the conditions and terms set forth in the prospectus. I release and discharge Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and its owners and employee’s from all responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for the exhibition named above. Works must arrive at the gallery on the dates mentioned on each individual “call to artist” that will be sent out- Always the Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the show. Works MUST be picked up on the last day of the show- All works picked up late are subject to a $5 a day storage fee.

SIGNATURE________________________________________DATE__________________

 

 

For more information about this event, workshops, classes or becoming a member of the Gallery:

Email Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

15 South J Street Lake Worth, FL

561.588.8344 or 215-205-9441

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Third Annual Summer In Paradise Transforms West Palm Beach Waterfront Into Artistic Storybook Setting

The City of West Palm Beach will celebrate the return of its popular Summer in Paradise (S.I.P) annual celebration beginning June 1 through August 31, 2017. This free, summer-long promotion will transport residents and visitors into a colorful collection of classic tales and treasured life-lessons along the waterfront. New elements include the debut of Aesop’s Tables, a whimsical art installation featuring 25 picnic tables painted to depict one of Aesop’s fables. A direct tie to Mayor Jeri Muonio’s pledge declaring West Palm Beach as a City of Kindness, the storybook setting provides an opportunity for all to connect, explore local art, share their own stories and enjoy family friendly activities on the West Palm Beach waterfront.  The Rickie Report shares the details. ENJOY!  

 

 

 

 

 

NEW ART INSTALLATION ON THE WATERFRONT
Presented by the City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places, Aesop’s Tables celebrates the talents of local artists and features 25 painted picnic tables illustrating a timeless Aesop fable, such as The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Tortoise and the Hare, and more. Just as Aesop’s fables have reached across centuries, continents and cultures, Aesop’s Tables invites visitors to enjoy light-hearted lessons, laughter and conversations on the waterfront. The summer long outdoor art installation makes its waterfront debut on Thursday, June 1, 2017 during the S.I.P kickoff at Clematis by Night. Additional programming for the art installation will include nightly music and pop-up performances, storytelling, poetry readings, games and interactive programming all summer long and a weekly Aesop’s Tables Artist Showcase at the Waterfront Visitor Center.

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES
NEW Create your own story in StoryVille-Children create their own life-size fairy tale using giant cut-outs of traditional storybook characters. Free activity is open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the waterfront.

Let the games begin! Beginning June 1, the community is invited to participate in some friendly competition in larger than life versions of their favorite games like human foosball and life-sized Jenga. Game balls, Jenga pieces and a selection of table-top board games are available to be checked out for free. Guests can also play Glow FORE it Mini Golf, 9 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf along the Intracoastal Waterway for $2.50 per person per round. All games are open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Game balls, golf clubs and board games are located at the Waterfront Activity Station near the course. For more information: http://wpb.org/events

ONGOING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Additional highlights planned during this summer of fun include free community events: Clematis by Night, 4th on Flagler, Screen on the Green, BBQ, Brews & Blues, a Food Truck Roll Out, Art Night Out, the Northwood Mango Heritage Festival, the NEW Northwood Village Green Market and The Palm Beach Post Sunday on the Waterfront. The SIP grand finale takes place on August 31 at Clematis by Night featuring a national recording artist and a live auction benefitting 25 local charities. A complete listing of Summer in Paradise events include:

Clematis by Night
Thursdays, June 1 – August 31
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
FREE
West Palm Beach Waterfront
During Clematis by Night, guests will enjoy extended hours and two bands every Thursday throughout the summer. For more information: http://wpb.org/events.
June 1 Summer In Paradise Kickoff Featuring Debut of AESOP’S TABLES and performances by Man in the Mirror with opening act Replay (Pop/Dance)
Man in the Mirror, is billed as the Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute. Replay is a powerful, high energy dance band that covers a wide selection of the most popular dance music.

Screen on the Green
Second Friday of each month: June 9, July 14, August 11
8:00 p.m. to 11: 00 p.m.
FREE
West Palm Beach Waterfront
The Waterfront transforms into an outdoor theater where guests enjoy family friendly films under the stars. Blankets and lawn chairs are recommended. For more information: http://wpb.org/events
June 9 Sing (Rated PG)
July 14 Boss Baby (Rated PG)
August 11 Moana (Rated PG)

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Aesop’s Fables Reader’s Theatre
Wednesdays and Fridays starting June 14-July 28
1:00 p.m. to 3:30pm FREE
411 Clematis St.
Fourth and fifth grade students are invited to create their own Aesop’s Fable at the Mandel Public Library! Participants will work together to write the script, rehearse and stage their original play. The final performances will take place on Friday, July 28. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561-868-7703 to register.

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Children’s StoryTime
Wednesdays: June 14 to July 26
10:15 a.m. FREE
411 Clematis St.
Bring the family and enjoy readings of classic tales and fables during Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach weekly storytime. For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org.

Northwood Village Food Truck Roll-Out
Sunday, June 18 – Father’s Day
10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Spruce Avenue between 24th & 25th Streets
FREE
Bring Dad to the ultimate food truck invasion on the west end of Northwood Road with a variety of culinary experiences, live music, and an artist colony featuring live art and artisan vendors.
For more information: http://northwoodvillage.com/ or facebook.com/northwoodvillagefanpage

The Palm Beach Post Sunday on the Waterfront
Third Sunday of each month: June 18, July 16, August 20
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
FREE
Meyer Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach Waterfront
This monthly concert series is a perfect weekend outing and a fantastic way to relax and unwind with friends and family on a Sunday afternoon. For more information: http://wpb.org/events
June 18 Let it Be-Tribute to The Beatles
July 16 Show Biz Kids-Tribute to Steely Dan
August 11 42-Tribute to Coldplay
Northwood Village Summer Green Market
Saturdays, June 3 through June 17
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
FREE
Dixie Highway between 24th and 25th Streets
Guests are invited to shop at their favorite market vendors and take a stroll through the Village to discover all of treasures in this WPB neighborhood. For more information: http://northwoodvillage.com/ or facebook.com/northwoodvillagefanpage

Northwood Mango Heritage Festival
Saturday, June 24
12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Northwood Road, West Palm Beach
FREE
This tropical festival brings a taste of summer and all things mangoes to Northwood Village. The all-day affair includes live reggae, Latin fusion and Caribbean music along with mango-infused food and beverages, chef demonstrations and activities for the whole family. For more information, visit northwoodmangofest.com

Northwood Village Art Night Out
Last Friday of each month: June 30, July 28, August 25
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Northwood Road, West Palm Beach
FREE
Guests can experience the creative lifestyle in Northwood Village as they stroll down Northwood Road. See local art and craft vendors and live street-side performers while shopping at the unique boutiques and galleries. For more information: http://northwoodvillage.com/ or facebook.com/northwoodvillagefanpage

BBQ, Brews & Blues
Saturday, July 1
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
FREE
Historic Northwest District, three blocks north of Clematis St. on Rosemary Ave.
Guests can enjoy free samples of delicious southern soul food and craft beers by local vendors (while supplies last) at this savory event. It’s the area’s best blues & R&B music in a family-friendly outdoor atmosphere featuring Dave Scott and The Reckless Shots, and soulful blues powerhouse Cece Teneal. Trolley service will be available from downtown West Palm Beach and free parking is available onsite. For more information: wpb.org/cra

4th on Flagler
Tuesday, July 4
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
FREE
West Palm Beach Waterfront
South Florida’s largest free outdoor Independence Day celebration features two stages of LIVE entertainment, children’s activities, giant games, military honor ceremony and an 18-minute fireworks extravaganza over the Intracoastal Waterway. For more information: http://wpb.org/events

Summer in Paradise Grand Finale at Clematis by Night
Thursday, August 31
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
FREE
West Palm Beach Waterfront
See the live auction of Aesop’s Tables to benefit 25 local charities, play giant versions of your favorite games and enjoy a free concert by a national recording artist (TBA) during the Summer in Paradise finale at Clematis by Night. For more information: http://wpb.org/events

To make any “Summer In Paradise” complete, there are also plenty of activities for residents to enjoy on the water. From kayak and paddleboard tours and rentals, sunset catamaran tours, to Jet Ski rentals and snorkeling trips, Visit Palm Beach will have daily excursions on the Intracoastal Waterway as well as bicycle tours and exclusive Summer In Paradise specials. A complete list of aquatic events and activities are available at the Waterfront Visitor Information Center, online at visitpalmbeach.com or by phone (561) 881-9757.

For additional information on Summer in Paradise, visit wpb.org/events.

SUMMER IN PARADISE Sponsors as of date include: City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places Program, The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach Daily News, Coca-Cola, West Palm Beach Marriott, WPBF News 25, 97.9 WRMF, 103.1 WIRK, SUNNY 107.9, X 102.3, 850 AM, 640AM, Beatz, Discover the Palm Beaches, Visit Palm Beach, Downtown Development Authority, Northwood Village, the Historic Northwest, the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the Hilton West Palm Beach, Best Western Palm Beach Lakes, All My Sons Moving and Storage, Jet Ride and the Cultural Council of the Palm Beaches.

For updates and promotions: https://www.facebook.com/CityofWPB

 

 

More About City of West Palm Beach Summer In Paradise:

SUMMER IN PARADISE is a partnership between The City of West Palm Beach, the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, Visit Palm Beach, Northwood Village, Historic Northwest Neighborhood, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and Discover the Palm Beaches showcasing West Palm Beach as an international destination full of events, activities, art, entertainment and fun. Summer in Paradise collectively includes 90 days of nonstop events and happenings in the Northwest Neighborhood, Northwood Village and Downtown West Palm Beach starting June 1, 2017 through the end of August.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Call For 2D and 3D Art For “Hook, Line And Sinker” Exhibit At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery announces a Call for “Hook, Line and Sinker”. All media, including 2D and 3D artistic works are welcome! The Free, Public Opening Reception takes place on Friday, June 23rd and promises to be a fishy affair! The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery

15 South J Street       Lake Worth, Florida 33460

CALL: 215-205-9441

Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org

 

 

CALL   FOR   UPCOMING   ART   EXHIBIT:

“HOOK, LINE AND SINKER”

ART PATRONS:

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 23rd

6- 10 PM

Exhibit runs June 23 through July 5th

 

 

 

Artist Application:

This year our application fee is $35. If you decide to participate in three or more shows, you application fee is $25 per show.

Art Teachers: If any of your students want to participate in any of our exhibits, they may do so without any fee. We welcome your participation, as an artist, as well.

Questions? Call or email Joyce
215-205-9441
Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org

Application Form for Multiple Exhibitions

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery
15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
APPLICATION for“Pick Your Event(s)”
(For Early Entries- Duplicate this Form for each entry)
Phone 561 588-8344

E-MAIL cgmsgallery@flamingoclaystudio.org
or mail: CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth 33460
We suggest 2 entries per artist- We may accept up to 4 if less than 40 artists participate in a show:

Please PRINT legibly!
Name__________________________________________________________________________
Address________________________________________________________________________
City________________________________State_____Zip_________ Phone___________________
E-mail address ________________________________

Web address__________________________

ARTISTS, PLEASE BE CERTAIN THAT YOUR SUBMITTED IMAGES CORRESPOND TO THE NUMBER BELOW

1. Title_______________________________________________________________________

Dimensions____________________________________________Price__________________

Description: _________________________________________________________________________

2. Title______________________________________________________________________

Dimensions____________________________________________Price_________________
Description__________________________________________________________________

WAIVER of LIABILITY: Submission of my application constitutes my agreement to comply with all of the conditions and terms set forth in the prospectus. I release and discharge Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and its owners and employee’s from all responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for the exhibition named above. Works must arrive at the gallery on the dates mentioned on each individual “call to artist” that will be sent out- Always the Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the show. Works MUST be picked up on the last day of the show- All works picked up late are subject to a $5 a day storage fee.

SIGNATURE________________________________________DATE__________________

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, becoming a member of the gallery or future exhibits and workshops:

Email Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

15 South J Street Lake Worth, FL

561.588.8344 or 215-205-9441

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Public Invited To Norman Berman”s “My Art/ My Faith – Revisited” At Art On Park Gallery

Norman Berman, award winning and nationally known artist and photographer, considers himself a young 81! He turned 81 last October, but he doesn’t seem to be slowing down. An Exhibit of his works from the 1980’s to the present will be at the Artists of Palm Beach County’s Art On Park Gallery from May 22 until June 10.  The Public is Invited to the Free, Opening Reception on May 25th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and an interview with Norman, as well as some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

800 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842   www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

Artists of Palm Beach County

Art on Park Gallery

Presents:

 

 

Norman Berman

“My Art/My Faith – Revisited”

Opening Reception:

Thursday, May 25th

5 – 8 pm

Exhibit Runs May 22 – June 10, 2017

 

Artist, Norman Berman

 

 

Berman’s subject matter ranges from Abstractions to Heritage themes.. He’s been creating artwork professionally for over 55 years.  He tells The Rickie Report, “For me, creating art is a challenge.  As I look at a work surface, I begin my conversation with it.  The surface says to me, ’Create something, I dare you!’  Therefore, my adventure begins!”  As one listens to Norman Berman share his life-stories, you must pay attention to details.  Looking at his artwork, that should be no surprise… It is these tidbits that make the whole.

 

 

“Silent Sound” by Norman Berman

 

 

TRR:  What were your early artistic influences?
NB:

My introduction to art was at age four, when I accompanied my father, a shipping clerk in a mens’ wear company, to work. The women in the office gave me a piece of paper, a red pencil, a black pencil and plopped me in a chair with the instructions to ‘draw something’.  I drew the American flag to keep myself occupied.  Over the years, I started to copy and draw comic book characters (Disney, Superman, and Batman, etc.). My father would take these drawings and hang them in his workplace and change them around – it was my first public gallery!

 

As the United States entered WWII, I was fascinated by US military aircraft, so I wrote to all of the aircraft companies for pictures.  They would send me these gorgeous lithographic prints!  My favorite was the P38, a double fuselage plane and very impressive to look at.  Around the same time, there was a kid in our neighborhood who was already in high school and must have been an art major. I would show him my airplane drawings and he showed me how to create perspective images: not linear perspective images going to a vanishing point, but looking down at buildings as if you were in an airplane.

When I was 10 years old, I broke my elbow.  It was probably the beginning of my escapades with brittle bone disease, but we didn’t know about that until much, much later. While at Israel Zion Hospital (now Maimonides), I used to draw the nurses in profile, with their little caps.  In elementary school, my art was always hanging in the classroom and the halls.

 

 

As a Junior High School student, one of my teachers recommended that I attend the High School of Music & Art. Living in Brooklyn, it was an hour and a half subway ride in the morning and evening rush hours which my parents weren’t happy about. We happened to live close to the neighborhood high school, Abraham Lincoln High School.  As a result, I ended up going to Lincoln which had a fabulous art department! That’s where I got my real training, in my approach to art.  In 10th grade, Herbert W. Yates got me interested in the importance of art history.

I started saving articles from “Life Magazine” that related to art and artists.  My father would pick up a copy at the newsstand every Saturday. I finally convinced him that it would be more convenient and less expensive to get a subscription!  After reading the entire magazine, I categorized the pictures with my own filing system into red envelopes.  My mother, a voracious reader, would buy other magazines like ‘McCall’s’ and ‘Ladies Home Journal’.  Those magazines happen to have some of the top-notched illustrators of the time.

 

“Heaven’s Gate2” by Norman Berman

 

TRR:  Norman shares his “beshert” (Yiddish for “meant to be”) moment as he takes us back to 1950.

NB:
Leon Friend Chaired the Art Department and I was sitting in his Graphic Arts class – last row, second seat.   Leon says,’ DO YOU KNOW WHO SAT IN YOUR SEAT? ‘  I said, ‘No.’  Friend said, ‘Alex Steinweiss’.  This was like mentioning God!   Alex Steinweiss was an early graduate from Lincoln, who after graduating from Parsons School of Design, worked for Columbia Records. Steinweiss convinced his employers to change their marketing strategy to sell their long playing records.  Instead of wrapping the records in brown paper, they should create a book with the record inside.  Each book would have artwork on its cover.  Alex Steinweiss was responsible for the entire industry of record albums cover designs!

During my senior year, I sent my portfolio to the School Art League.  Mr. Friend comes into class and asks ‘who we think should be the happiest person in the room today’.  And then he says, ‘Norman, it’s you!  You just won the scholarship to Parsons School of Design! ‘I’m thinking…I’m following in the steps of Alex Steinweiss! I literally “fell out of my chair”! (With no cell phones), I got home and shared my good news, which my mother thought was very nice.  Then we waited until my father came home to tell him.  I’d already been accepted to tuition-free Brooklyn College.  What to do…  His father, a product of the Great Depression, didn’t want Norman to accept the scholarship.  (What if it wasn’t renewed after a year? They couldn’t afford tuition…What about the cost of supplies? They also wanted to send his brother to college in just more three years).

 

“Caves Of Qumran” by Norman Berman

 

TRR: Norman returned to tell Mr. Friend the news. This dedicated teacher stayed until 7 pm the next evening to meet with Norman’s father in an attempt to convince him, even offering an extra $100. from the “Art Squad” to help defray costs. The answer was the same.  Norman’s father understood the need to be pragmatic. Norman would go to college, become a teacher and get a job.

NB:
That summer I didn’t have a job. I walked the streets telling myself that I was going to Brooklyn College.  I psyched myself up about meeting new people and having new experiences. I had four good years at BC.

 

TRR:  Norman went back to his alma mater, Abraham Lincoln High School to student teach and his teaching career started in 1956. In September, 1960, Norman was set up by his brother’s fiancée on a blind date with a girl named Ethel.  The rest is history!  They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. Ethel and Norman were married for almost 52 years. As Norman points out, if he had gone to Parsons, he would not have ended up being introduced to his “beshert”, Ethel.  His first date was on Ethel’s birthday. They were married for 52 years… She passed away in July of 2013.

NB:
After graduating with my BA and MA from Brooklyn College, I taught Junior High and then High School.  I taught painting as part of the curriculum, along with art history and color theory. From my own experiences, I encouraged my students to learn and research their subjects.  Research is an essential part of any good piece of artwork!  My favorite part of the curriculum was teaching painting.  I was privileged to have a number of students from the “Art Talent Classes”.  I eventually became a supervisor (Assistant Principal).  I taught in a few different schools and in 1983 was awarded the ‘Art Educator Award’ from the New York City Art Teacher’s Association/UFT and the Art Chairman’s Association in recognition of my outstanding service and commitment to art education.  I also held the rank of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art at Queensborough College where I taught painting, drawing, two-dimensional design, and art history.  I retired in January, 1991.

 

“Neshama” by Norman Berman

 

 

TRR:  Tell us more about your own artwork.  On your website, you differentiate between two different types of art.
NB:
There is an interrelationship.  Some of my larger paintings incorporate Hebrew words from Jewish prayers.  The ‘Lecha Dodi’  piece that is part of my current show, welcomes the Sabbath, as a bride.  Another powerful piece of bright yellow hues titled ‘Aveenu Malkeinu’ (Our Father, Our King), comes from the High Holy Day liturgy.

During my studies at Brooklyn College, three or four faculty members really influenced me: Jimmy Ernst (son of Max), Carl Robert Holty (a disciple of Mondrian), and Harry Holtzman and Mark Rothko.  Stylistically, Jimmy showed me how calligraphy and linear work can influence a piece of artwork; how to allow just enough, without overpowering the piece.  Holty was a great “colorist”.  He taught me to take Mondrian’s rectangles and squares and change their edges from white to various tints and shades of color, allowing work to “float” in one plane over the other.  He helped me capture my creative imagination through color relationships.  Holty subscribed to Hans Hoffman’s theory of “Push and Pull”.  Holtzman, who never taught studio, explained the theory of modern art, abstract theory and how to analyze what the creative process was all about.  He was one of the people who managed to help Mondrian get into the U.S.  The faculty of Brooklyn College in the 50′s and 60′s were influential artists, bringing new ideas and changes to the art world. They were the top names in the Abstract Expressionist Movement.  Having Mark Rothko as a teacher certainly influenced me. I subscribe to the Abstract Art Movement’s credo “The act of painting is more important than the product.  As Mark Rothko says, “My paintings are made to engulf you.” There is a definitive biography of Rothko and I like one of his quotes which is “ART IS AN ADVENTURE INTO AN UNKNOWN WORLD, WHICH CAN BE EXPLORED ONLY BY THOSE WILLING TO TAKE RISKS.” Each time I start a new work, I am moving into an unknown world and taking new risks. That is what keeps me going!

At the same time as I was teaching, I was also creating and showing my own work.  I believe strongly that to be able to teach art, you must be involved in the creative process yourself!  You have to live through the agony of that blank canvas and the ecstasy of a finished piece of art.

 

 

“By The Rivers of Babylon” by Norman Berman

 

TRR:  Does your art tell a story?

NB:
Good question!  Usually, my art does not tell a story because I normally don’t create narrative pieces of work. My piece, ‘Lake of Snow Moon’ is unusual in that aspect, for me. The initial little study for it (which I rarely do) was based on the weeds and reeds that I see every day from my kitchen window. When I decided to enlarge it to a full size watercolor the weeds and reeds became snow-covered pine trees. The title “The Lake of the Snow Moon” comes from the fact that the nickname for the full moon in February/March is called the “Snow Moon”. This painting took an award at the 2014 Art of Association Show at the Lighthouse ArtCenter.  The toughest part of being an abstract painter is when people ask me , ‘well, what is that supposed to be?’  If my response is that I can’t tell them and they have to determine that for themselves, it sounds dismissive.  I don’t want to be that way.  The spectator has to be willing to engage and think and wonder ‘what does that look like?’ ‘what does it tell me’? I can’t do that for them.  I like the subtlety of color relationships and that shows in a majority of my work.  Even after graduation from Brooklyn College, I would go to Carl Holty’s studio and show him my work and talk about these theories.  Then I started to show my work in galleries in Greenwich Village.

 

“Gateway to the Golden Medina” by Norman Berman

 

 

TRR:  What is your favorite part of being an artist?

NB:

When the piece is ready to sign!  Once I do that, I never go back to rework the painting.  I also like to see my work in a venue other than the walls in my house. The works look totally different in a gallery. I’ve exhibited widely in the New York Metropolitan area and my work appears in numerous private collections across the country.  The Queensborough Community College Gallery has my work in its permanent collection.  My work has been displayed in libraries, synagogues and churches in Nassau and Suffolk Counties in New York as well as the Polish Consulate in Manhattan, the GE Gallery in Schenectady, NY and the SONY Gallery in New York City.

 

TRR:  What tips would you give beginning artists?

NB:
Don’t be afraid to do what you want to do!  Your images will grow and your style will develop. That is OK.  For me, selling my work is a secondary thought.  I love what I do.  But, at the same time, don’t be afraid to market yourself.  I know this is difficult because one is fearful thinking about it.  Most artists aren’t trained to sell their work.

 

“Heavens Gate1” by Norman Berman

 

TRR:  Can you take us through the process of a painting?

NB:

Now I use watercolor, starting with a blank sheet of paper and add floating colors next.  Then I bring in wide calligraphic lines, getting thinner and thinner to create an intricate ‘lace-like’ network. The final effort is to come up with a title.  I rarely work from sketches or small studies. I don’t buy this notion that art is for self-enjoyment. (That is for the hobbyist who is “making pictures”). Art is a challenge and hard work. I have to let my mind and brain create images through my hand that I find pleasing, interesting and challenging.  The one thing in the 1950′s and 1960′s about theories expounding at Brooklyn College was that the act of painting was more important than the product.  If you finish the product and you like it, sign and you’re done.  Fine.  If you finish a product that you don’t like, it is also fine to rip it up and throw it away.   In fact, in Mark Rothko’s class, he would have you create a piece of art, then tear it up and reconstruct it!

 

When I am finished with a painting, I sign it and that’s it!  That’s not a “beshert” moment.  It is an “Aha !” moment.   When you look at your piece and know that it is enough, you are done.  If you’re not sure, stop painting and turn the piece facing the wall.  Turn it around and look at it in another 6 weeks.  Look at it with fresh eyes.  My best and most instant critic was Ethel…

 

“To Everything There Is A Season” by Norman Berman

 

TRR:  How do you recharge your creativity?

NB:
I like read about “art” whether in fiction or non-fiction.  When I reread two of my favorite books, “My Name is Asher Lev” and “The Gift of Asher Lev” by Chaim Potok, the words deeply move me. While I was not as prolific as the fictional Asher Lev, I had many of the same experiences as he did, growing up in Brooklyn and although locales were “fictionalized” I knew exactly where they were.  I also enjoy Daniel Silva whose protagonist is Gabriel Alon, an Israeli Mossad agent as well as a world famous art restorer.  I read books about artists. Their concepts and approaches to creativity help me to recharge my own creativity. As an adjunct to my paintings I am a serious amateur photographer. My approach to photography is similar to my approach to my paintings. I look for the abstract elements in the subjects that I photograph. That is a way that I am constantly aware of the visual world around which eventually can be incorporated into my works.

TRR:  Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?

NB:
I do have a physical limitation, which prevents me from working on large canvases, which I used to do in oils and in acrylics. I was diagnosed with ‘brittle bone disease’ (osteogenesisimperfecta). Because of my disability, I limit myself to working on full sheet or a double elephant size Arches’ Bright White 300 lb. Cold Press paper or 140 lb. Arches Bright White paper. In reading a research paper about OI, it stated that those with the disease tend to be very optimistic people, with strong motivations.  We get up.  We do.  We are positive.  I hope more people find out about the OI Foundation.www.OIF.org

 

 

For more information, please contact Norman Berman  561.434.0605
www.normanberman.com    or  normberman12@gmail.com

About Artists of Palm Beach County:

 

For more information about Joining APBC, Calls for Art, Exhibitions, Artists Space, Classes:

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

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Get Ready For World Wide Knit In Public Day On June 10th! Fantastic Fibers Miami Invites All Fiber Artists To Participate!

Pamela Palma of Fantastic Fibers Miami has a goal of making the world a better place, one thread at a time!  She invites all fiber artists (knitting, weaving, stitching, crochet,fabric painting, dyeing, felting, mixed media, etc) to join in World Wide Knit In Public Day (WWKIP DAY) at a Free gathering in Miami on June 10th. WWKIP DAY is unique, in that it’s the largest knitter run event in the world. Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers.  The Rickie Report shares a short history of WWKIP DAY and how to RSVP for the Miami meet-up at the Perez Museum.  We hope you will share this with fiber friends world wide so they can make their own connections! This event is Free and Open to all ages!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday,  June 10th

Noon – 5pm

Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

 

1103 Biscayne Blvd.      Miami, FL 33132

 

FREE, BUT PLEASE 

RSVP: Pamela Palma   786.897.8856

Open to the public: Hang out, knit, see some art, make new friends, bond over yarn.

 

 

World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Knitting is such a solitary act that it’s easy to knit alone somewhere and sink into your work without thinking about all the other knitters out there. Neighbors could spend all their lives never knowing that the other knits. This a specific day to get out of your house and go to a local event (with your knitting in tow) just for you and people like you. Who knows you might even bump into your neighbor! Consider this a spark, to ignite a fire; getting all of the closeted knitters out into fresh air.

 

WHAT IS A “KIP”?

A KIP is a Knitter In Public!

Astrid Salling from Copenhagen, Denmark – organizer of WWKIPDAY since 2011.

 

THE NUMBER OF KIPS AND COUNTRIES INVOLVED IN 2016:

Total KIPs around the world was 1015 !!

…And 57 Countries were involved !!

 

In Miami, at the Perez Museum, people were knitting, crocheting, felting, making lace and weaving (2016).

 

In January, 2016 Pamela Palma, a Miami-based fiber artist, launched Fantastic Fibers Miami for the purpose of creating community. She tells The Rickie Report, “We are a diverse group of serious textile artists making the world a better place, one thread at a time. We work in harmony to bring awareness of the myriad forms of fiber art as well as the historical and contemporary importance of textiles, to South Florida audiences. Through our programs, projects, and events, guild members are building bodies of work for future exhibitions. We welcome opportunities to show our work”.

 

Then they yarn bombed one of the chairs. Fun!

 

Learn to knit ~ create decorative fabric for our two upcoming Yarn Bombing events:

Saturday October 28 from 12 – 5 we will Yarn Bomb Omni Park, in downtown Miami in collaboration with PAMM’s education team. Free! Food trucks will be on site.

Friday January 26, 2018 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, in conjunction with Jazz at MoCA and their education programs, we will yarn bomb the building columns on 123rd Street.

 

 

In Wausau, Wisconsin, Beth Paustian of The Black Purl, LLC created this piece of Public Art!(@BlackPurl,llc)

 

In Ontario, at the Highland Grounds Coffee Shop, world renown yarn purveyor, Richard Devrieze stopped by to knit! (@YarnsByRichardDevrieze)

 

Fantastic Fibers Miami meets on the 4th Saturday of each month at Studio 41 at the Bakehouse Art Complex, Wynwood/Miami. Guests are welcome. Membership applications and information about the guild are available online. 

 

About the Founding Director: Pamela Palma is a creative force in the world of fiber art who has been advancing the field for with 30 years. She teaches weaving at her studio and has taught design at numerous organizations in South Florida. She exhibits her work in museums, galleries and private collections locally, nationally and internationally. Active in arts communities, she has fundraised for museums, colleges, and arts organizations. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the American Tapestry Alliance. 

 

 

Fantastic Fibers Miami is a member supported fiber art guild for weavers, knitters, crocheters, stitchers, surface designers, mixed media fiber artists, dyers, printers, felters, and more. We meet on the 4th Saturday of every month at 2:00. Please RSVP!

Contact: Pamela Palma   786.897.8856

email pamela@pamelapalmadesigns.com

Pamela Palma Designs pamelapalmadesigns.com

Fantastic Fibers Miami fantasticfibersmiami.com

 

For more information about WWKIP:

World Wide Knit In Public Day:  www.wwkipday.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986