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

 

 

 

 

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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/

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

Wellington Art Society Invites Public To Reception And Exhibit Featuring Joanne Baker MacLeod At Wellington Whole Foods Market

The Wellington Art Society in conjunction with Whole Foods Market Wellington features Artist, Joanne Baker MacLeod. The public is invited to attend a Meet The Artist Reception on Friday, May 26. Whole Foods Market Wellington will provide delicious appetizers, wine and live music. In addition, there will be special door prizes. The Wellington Art Society requests a $5 per person donation to go toward their Scholarship Fund. Her paintings are on exhibition now through June. Combining art food, wine and music is a wonderful way to begin your weekend! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

Presents

A SOLO EXHIBITION

 

by

JOANNE  BAKER  MACLEOD

 

PUBLIC RECEPTION:

Friday, May 26th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

 

 

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

Exhibit Is Available At This Time

 

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7     Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

 

“Mounts Botanical Gardens” by Joanne Baker MacLeod

 

 

The current Wellington Art Society Whole Foods exhibitor is well known and highly accomplished local artist Joanne Baker MacLeod. She will be showing many of her beautiful nature paintings at the Wellington Whole Foods Market Gallery through June.  

 

“Riverbend” by Joanne Baker MacLeod

 

 

Joanne graduated from Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh PA with a Fine Art Degree in Commercial Art. Following graduation she worked for American Greetings Card Company until she married. She continued painting while raising three children, moving around the country finally to Wellington in 1997.

 

 

 

“Two Raccoons In Okeeheelee Park” by Joanne Baker MacLeod

 

 

Joanne continues to be a working artist and is well known for her beautiful oil paintings of animals, landscapes, flowers and people. Her paintings have a softness to them and lovely muted colors of nature. She has won many awards wherever she has lived including several Best in Show and First Place. Locally she shows her paintings at the Wellington City Hall Gallery, Community Center Gallery, the Lake Worth Art League and Art in Public Places. She is a long time member of the Wellington Art Society and Lake Worth Art League. Her paintings are found in private collections throughout the United States.

 

 

 

“Everglades” by Joanne Baker MacLeod

 

A reception for Joanne will be held at and hosted by Wellington Whole Foods Market on Friday, May 26, 2017 from 6:30-8 PM. Delicious appetizers and wine will be served and there will be live music and door prizes. The Art Society asks a $5 donation which will go to their Scholarship Fund. This year the Art Society awarded seven $1,500 scholarships to graduating local seniors who will be majoring in art in college. This will be a lovely reception for the artist and is open to the public. It is a great way to start the weekend!

 

About 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 more information visit WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

 

 

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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“Envisioning New Pathways” Multi Media Art Exhibit By National Association Of Women Artists Inc., Florida Chapter Premieres At Eissey Campus Gallery

The National Association of Women Artists, Inc.(Florida Chapter) will exhibit for the first time at the Eissey Campus Gallery in Palm Beach Gardens. The Public is invited to the free, Opening Reception to “Envisioning New Pathways” on Tuesday, May 16th. The Exhibition runs from May 16 through September 5th. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This is a wonderful networking opportunity for artists and art lovers!

 

 

NAWA

 

NATIONAL  ASSOCIATION  OF  WOMEN  ARTISTS, INC.

FLORIDA  CHAPTER

 

PRESENTS:

 

“ENVISIONING  NEW  PATHWAYS”

 

Free, Public Opening Reception:

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

6 – 8 PM

Exhibit runs May 16-September 4, 2017

Eissey Campus Gallery
Palm Beach State College
3160 PGA Boulevard   Bldg BB113     Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Telephone: 561-201-5015

For more information: Beth Scher   email:  bscher774@gmail.com

 

 

 

“Golden Girl” by Jane McIntyre

 

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS, INC FLORIDA CHAPTER (NAWA)’s members are nationally and internationally acclaimed award winning artists who exhibit extensively. The purpose of NAWA is to mentor women artists, help them market their artwork, and support each other through networking. NAWA provides scholarships for women to pursue their art careers.

 

 

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS, INC FLORIDA CHAPTER (NAWA) is presenting a multi-media exhibition, “Envisioning New Pathways,” at the Eissey Campus of the Palm Beach State College, 3160 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. This is the first time that NAWA will exhibit at this gallery. Over 20 works of art will be on view from May 16 through September 5, 2017. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on May 16, 2017 from 6-8 PM at which time First, Second, Third Place and Judge’s Recognition awards will be announced. Everyone is invited to view and purchase the art, as well as enjoy non-alcoholic beverages and refreshments at this free event. 

 

 

 

“Orbital” by Carol Staub

 

 

Exhibition Chair, Beth Scher, is among the impressive artists whose work will be exhibited. Beth Scher’s work is deeply rooted in themes of femininity, feminism and the roles of women in the military theater. During travels in Israel, she became deeply sympathetic to the plight of women conscripted into military service. She is concerned about what their challenges can mean for women of the world. Ms. Scher graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with an MFA in Studio Art in December of 2013. Since then, she has appeared in many group shows and exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Virginia and Florida, including a recent show “Fabricated” at the Cornell Museum in Delray Beach. She has been featured in the Arts and Culture Section of the July 23, 2014 issue of the Huffington Post and the October/November 2014 issue of Bust Magazine.

 

“Out of the Sketchbook”by Nadine Saitlin

 

 

NAWA is the oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the United States, and the Florida Chapter of NAWA was the first regional chapter in the country. It was founded in 1995 by Liana Moonie, recently deceased resident of Palm Beach, a past president of the National organization and Madeline Weiss, the first president of the Florida Chapter. All artists wishing to join the prestigious Florida Chapter must first be juried into the Association Headquarters in New York City.

 

“Botanical Remnants, Fishtail” by Andrea Huffman

 

 

 

For more information about the NAWA Florida Chapter please go to http://nawafl.org

 

 

 

 

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All Media Call For “Birds Of A Feather” Exhibit At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery announces a Call for “Birds Of A Feather”.  All media, including 2D and 3D artistic works are welcome!  The Free, Public Opening Reception takes place on Friday, May 26th and promises to be a fine feathered 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  ART  

UPCOMING EXHIBIT:

 

“BIRDS  OF  A  FEATHER”

ART PATRONS:

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, May 26th  

6- 10 PM

Exhibit runs May 26 through June 7th

 

 

 

“Birds of a Feather”  This show is opened to photographers, painters, sculptors, potters, jewelers and all fine artists who love our feathered friends. Again, if this does not evoke “bird” in you, and you can interpret this in any other way, your works are welcome!

 

 

Artists 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 these events:

Email Joyce@FlamingoClayStudio.org

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

15 South J Street Lake Worth, FL

561.588.8344 or 215-205-9441

 

 

 

 

 

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Watercolorist And Plein Air Artist, Manny Jomock Offers Demo At May 10th Wellington Art Society Meeting

The Wellington Art Society features well-known plein air artist and instructor, Manny Jomock, as their demonstrator for their final meeting of the season on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017. The meeting will be held at the Wellington Community Center. A “Meet and Greet” is followed by a member spotlight and brief meeting. The evening will conclude with Manny’s demo and a wonderful raffle. The meeting is open to all members and guests. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This is an opportunity for art lovers to meet and network with artists!

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

FEATURES:

Manny Jomock

Wednesday, May 10th

6:30 pm

Free and Open to The Public

Wellington Community Center

12150 Forest Hill Boulevard      Wellington, FL

 

Manny Jomock’s “Breakfast at Cafe Bleu”

 

 

 

Manny graduated from Monmouth College with a degree in art education. After a short tour as a Navy photographer, he taught underprivileged children in social service and recreational programs in New Jersey, Maryland and Maine. As Manny later studied watercolors with Pat Dews and Sally Brandenburg, he developed his artistic style of plein air painting through his involvement with the Plein Air Painters of the Jersey Coast. Manny was influenced by watercolor masters such as Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, David Curtis and Joseph Zbukvic as well as many artists he studied under. In 2006 he started his career as a professional artist under the name “MannyJArt”.

 

 

Manny retired from the USPS in 2008, sold his home in NJ, and with his wife bought an RV to tour the country. Along the way, Manny painted with artists and joined art groups in San Antonio, Maine, Ontario and Delray Beach. After four and a half years of RVing, Manny and his wife settled in Boynton Beach in the winter and Mt. Desert Island and Bar Harbor, Maine in the summer.

 

 

Manny says, “The attempt to capture in my paintings how light affects the color, forms, atmosphere and mood found outdoors on site, becomes an alluring challenge to me. Watercolor’s transparency, subtle and gentile effects can produce a creative expression that’s unique and captivating.”

 

 

Manny now teaches watercolor for the Palm Beach County Adult Ed Program and is a faculty member of the Delray Art League. He also teaches privately, individuals and small groups for beginning and intermediate watercolor painting. His paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. He exhibits regularly in Florida and Maine. He is a member of Florida Watercolor Society, Plein Air Palm Beach, Delray Art League, Watercolor Society of America, International Plein Air Painters and several other art societies.

 

 

About WAS:

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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“Picture Perception” Features Photography By Students From Dreyfoos School Of Arts, Lot 23 And Isabel Saad, Curated By Bruce Helander

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education presents “Picture Perception : A Student Exhibition” featuring works by A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts Photography Students, Isabel Saad and Lot23 Student Artworks. The exhibition was curated by Guest Curator, Bruce Helander.  The Public is invited to the Opening Reception on May 6th.  The Exhibit continues through May 27th.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and urges you to see these amazing images!

 

425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
t (561) 805 9927    f (561) 805 9929
www.cceflorida.org

 

 

PRESENTS:

“Picture Perception : A Student Exhibition”

Opening Reception:

Saturday, May 6th
6:00 – 8:30pm

$10 Entry to support the charitable mission of the Center for Creative Education

Exhibition runs from May 6 to May 27

Exhibition is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays – 10:00AM to 5:00PM.

 

 

 

Mission:

The Center for Creative Education’s mission is to empower our students to grow academically, creatively and socially through arts-based education.

 

“Nikk” by Isabel Saad

 

Vision:

CCE envisions a world where each child has the opportunity to learn and grow in the way that meets their needs, and allows them to reach their full potential as citizens and contributors to society.

 

“Untitled” by Bethany Stinnett

 

History:

In the early 1990’s a group of leaders at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach became concerned about the trend to cut back on arts education in schools. Visual arts, dance and music programs were being slashed to balance budgets. The Council commissioned a study, funded in part by the MacArthur Foundation and the Chastain Charitable Foundation, to find a way to help fill the void.

 

“Untitled” by Sarah Sherman

 

In 1994 that county-wide study led to the creation of the nonprofit, Center for Creative Education. Its mission was to train teachers how to bring the arts back into schools, by integrating art into other classroom studies. This “Arts Integration” is still the basis for what we do today. For more than two decades CCE has been partnering with schools and after-school sites in Palm Beach County to provide quality, creative educational opportunities, using the arts as the foundation.

 

“Shoes” by Isabel Saad

 

 

The Center:

Surprisingly, the Center for Creative Education’s first office was an un-used exam room at Good Samaritan Hospital. These creative accommodations were courtesy of the chairman of the committee that created CCE, Dr. Robert Brodner, a neurosurgeon who practices at the hospital.

Today, thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have our own beautiful Center in Northwood Village in West Palm Beach. The building was a roller rink back in the 1950’s and 60’s, so it is once again a place to delight children! The Center features an art gallery, classrooms, meeting rooms and is home to our administrative offices. Construction is currently underway on two art studios

 

“Untitled” by Sam Sturznickel 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, workshops or other events at CCE please contact:

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery and Marketing Manager
Center for Creative Education

425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
t (561) 805 9927 ext. 160    f (561) 805 9929
www.cceflorida.org

Empowering Students to Grow Academically, Creatively and Socially Through Arts-Based Education

 

 

 

 

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U.S. Debut Of “Israeli Discoveries That Influenced The World” Photo Exhibition In West Palm Beach

A powerful and fascinating photography exhibit highlighting scores of Israeli discoveries make its US debut during Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County’s annual “IsraelDays: A Festival of Arts & Culture”. The photo exhibit, “Israeli Discoveries that Influenced the World”, is free and open to the public, with a Grand Opening Reception on Tuesday, May, 2nd.  The exhibit includes groundbreaking discoveries in agriculture, medicine (INNOVATIONS FOR PARKINSON’S PATIENTS), robotics, computerization (WAZE and the USB FLASH DRIVE), archeology, space, mathematics and social sciences, to name a few.  The high-tech photography will be on display at the Palm Beach Outlets (near Saks OFF 5TH, space #W407) in W. Palm Beach from April 30 through May 7. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

IsraelDays:

A Festival of Arts & Culture

PRESENTS:

 

“Israeli Discoveries that Influenced the World”

Photo Exhibition

Grand Opening Reception:

Tuesday, May 2nd

6:00 pm

At The Palm Beach Outlets

(near Saks OFF 5TH, space #W407)

1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd   W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

Sunday, April 30th  through Sunday, May 7th 

Free and Open to the Public

Curated by  Ilene Gruber Adams

 

“WAZE”

Waze, a GPS-based geographical navigation application program for smartphones provides turn-by-turn information and user-submitted travel times and route details.  The mobile telephone network Waze Ltd., which was founded in 2008 in Israel by Uri Levine, software engineer Ehud Shabtai and Amir Shiner, and is now available in over 100 countries, was acquired by Google. (en.wikipidea.org)

 

The exhibit, from Israel’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Space, displays 47 photographs highlighting groundbreaking discoveries in agriculture, medicine, robotics, computerization, archeology, space, mathematics and social sciences. Examples include the development of Waze, the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app; innovative treatments for Parkinson’s disease; and the essential office gadget, the USB flash drive.

 

ROBOTICS IN SURGERY

Surgeons who utilize Mazor Robotics Renaissance generally specialize in orthopedic surgery or neurosurgery.  Mazor Robotics believes in healing through innovation by developing and introducing revolutionary technology and products aimed at redefining the gold standard of quality care. Mazor Robotics Guidance Systems enables surgeons to conduct spine and brain procedures in a precise manner in the United States and throughout the world. (www.mazorrobotics.com)

 

 

The photography was supplied by the Israeli government and originally displayed at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport in Israel. For the U.S. debut, the exhibit space was donated by Palm Beach Outlets and curated by Ilene Gruber Adams.  “It’s an incredible honor to curate such an important exhibition for the Jewish Federation. Scientific research serves as a bridge between cultures and nations. I look forward to seeing the positive reaction of the community,” added Adams.

 

 

 

“SEEDLESS GRAPES”

Seedless grapes are generally preferred by consumers for fresh consumption. The development of new seedless selections has been recognized as a key factor in breeding programs throughout the world. Israel’s Volcani Center is actively involved in breeding seedless grapes. Special emphasis is given to the time of ripening, firmness, high sugar content, special aromas, loose and uniform bunches, natural big berries, good shelf life and reduced labor costs world wide.  (www.ishs.org)

 

 

 

“This dynamic, international exhibit offers residents and visitors the opportunity to form deeper connections to Israel through visual arts and learning about prolific scientific achievements. We are thrilled to bring this thought-provoking exhibition to the community and showcase some of the amazing inventions that have come from Israel,” said Bar Sananes, Jewish Federation’s Israeli emissary.

 

NANO-GHOST TECHNOLOGY IN MEDICINE

Nano-Ghosts technology offers a versatile and highly selective targeted delivery system to combat cancer and other diseases, thanks to scientists Marcelle Machluf and colleagues at the Technion Israel of Technology. (www.technion.ac.il)

 

 

“IsraelDays: A Festival of Arts & Culture” is produced in collaboration with The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival and the Mandel JCC Book Festival, and in cooperation with Mandel JCC; Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service; PJ Library; Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy; Palm Beach Outlets; Art Synergy and IAC. Funding is provided by OneWorld Davis Tolerance Project.  Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County works to transform, inspire and save lives in the Palm Beaches, Israel and 70 countries around the world.

 

 

The Israeli Discoveries that Influenced the World photography exhibit is free and open to the public.

For a complete event schedule for IsraelDays, visit jewishpalmbeach.org/israeldays or call Bar Sananes at 561.615.4974

 

 

 

 

For More Information About This Exhibit:

Ilene Adams, The Marketing Works:

561-346-0172

IleneAdams@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Scholarships Available For Cultural Summer Camp Programs. Deadline To Apply Is May 1st

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County has published its 2017 Cultural Camp Guide – a comprehensive online listing of art and cultural summer programs in The Palm Beaches – and announced that 30 camp scholarships totaling $9,000 are available to those who apply on or before May 1.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  Please share with families who can benefit!

 

 

 

 


601 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460
PalmBeachCulture.com

 

 

Families may click on palmbeachculture.com/camps to select programs that interest their children. There are opportunities for children to learn dance, music, visual arts, theater, nature/science and writing. Camp dates, age requirements and fee information are all available on the Cultural Council’s site along with directions on how to apply online for scholarships before the May 1 with a 11:59 p.m. deadline. Scholarships will be awarded by lottery, based upon need.

A Sampling Of Summer Fun Opportunities:

 

Bob Carter’s Actor’s Workshop & Repertory Theatre Co.
Boca Raton Museum Art School
Educational Gallery Group
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Lake Worth Playhouse
Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery & School of Art
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Palm Beach Atlantic University Dance Department
Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
Spady Museum
Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County
“The Cultural Council is delighted to work with so many arts and cultural organizations in Palm Beach County to promote outstanding programming that will keep the arts alive for children of every age all summer. The scholarship program means that families at every income level will have a chance to experience art and culture first-hand,” said Trish Halverson, manager of arts and cultural education at the Cultural Council.

 

For more information:

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
601 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460
PalmBeachCulture.com      (561) 471-2901

 

 

 

 

 

 

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