Art On Park Gallery Offers Classes, Free Events, Current Art Exhibit Plus Calls To Artists For “Scapes and Plein Air”

Art on Park Gallery is teeming with activities for all ages, artists and art lovers alike!  The “Mixed Media/Collage 2018” Exhibit, thought provoking and imaginative, is available through February 23rd.  Admission to the Gallery is free, with free parking.  The Artists of Palm Beach County offer free demos, workshops, classes, a poetry reading, and live model drawing sessions.  These are open to non-members as well as members.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

SEE THE CURRENT EXHIBIT:

 

 

 

 

 

CLASSES, FREE POETRY READINGS,  FREE DEMOS,  ART SALON,  LIVE MODEL DRAWING:

 

 

MARSHA’S CLASSES:

Marsha offers classes in studio at Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park, Florida
Call 561- 507-4527 to schedule and for availability.  CLASSES ARE 2 HOURS EACH SESSION Classes are currently held on Saturday mornings from 9:30am to 11:30am.

Classes in Drawing, Painting and Calligraphy
• Start new projects
• Complete works in progress
• Learn new mediums and techniques
• Small class size
• Get individual attention
• Move at your pace

In Studio Classes (Lake Park, Florida): (per person). Participants must pay for 4 classes in advance to reserve seats.
$140.00 for 4 sessions (8 hours a $17.50 per hour)

Students MUST call Marsha at 561 507 4527 to register.   https://www.littlefirestudios.info/classes

 

CALL TO ARTISTS FOR “SCAPES AND PLEIN AIR”

 

Scapes & Plein Air 2018 EXHIBIT CALL TO ARTISTS:

An exhibit of original art composed of Landscapes, Seascapes, Cityscapes, Skyscapes in any medium, including Plein art.

 

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR BEST, MOST RECENT WORK.  

NO PREVIOUSLY DISPLAYED AT APBC ART ON PARK GALLERY ALLOWED.

 

Submission deadline: Wednesday, 03/14/2018
Notification to artists on or before Saturday, 03/17/2018
Hand delivery of artwork: Friday & Saturday, 03/23 & 24/2018 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, 04/06/2018 from 5 – 8 pm
Art Pickup: Friday & Saturday, 04/20 & 21/2018, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm

Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Multimedia, 2D and 3D work welcomed.

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?293

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 MIXED COLLAGE 2018 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 MIXED COLLAGE 2018, 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.org website. File names should contain the name of the work. Make sure the file names match the names listed on the entry form.
09) Any required entry fees must be paid before submissions will be accepted.
10) Unframed pieces in any medium must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.
11) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.
12) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure. All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back. 13) 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.
14) Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non-Members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.
15) 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:
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

Art On Park Gallery Calls For Mixed Media and Collage Art. Free Public Reception February 9th

Art On Park Gallery, home of Artists of Palm Beach County announces a CALL for Mixed Media & Collage Artwork.  This is open to residents of Palm Beach County, including artists who are not members of APBC.  Submissions can be 2D or 3D, with Cash prizes being awarded.  The Free, Opening Public Reception takes place on Friday, February 9th.  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842

 

MIXED MEDIA & COLLAGE  EXHIBIT 2018

Free, Public  OPENING RECEPTION:

Friday, February 9th

5 – 8 PM

Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday  Noon – 6pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIXED & COLLAGE 2018 EXHIBIT CALL TO ARTISTS

An exhibit of original work composed of a combination of more than one medium. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR BEST, MOST RECENT WORK. NO PREVIOUSLY WORK DISPLAYED AT APBC ART ON PARK GALLERY ALLOWED.

Submission deadline: Wednesday, 01/17/2018
Notification to artists on or before Saturday, 01/20/2018
Hand delivery of artwork: Friday & Saturday, 01/26 & 27/2018 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, 02/09/2018 from 5 – 8 pm
Art Pickup: Friday & Saturday, 02/23 & 24/2018, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Multimedia, 2D and 3D work welcomed.
Work previously displayed at APBC 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?292

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 MIXED COLLAGE 2018 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 MIXED COLLAGE 2018, 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.org website. File names should contain the name of the work. Make sure the file names match the names listed on the entry form.
09) Any required entry fees must be paid before submissions will be accepted.
10) Unframed pieces in any medium must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.
11) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.
12) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure. All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back. 13) 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.
14) Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non-Members will receive 65% of the gross sale. Please price your work accordingly.
15) 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 this exhibit, the current exhibit, art classes, jewelry classes, drawing classes with live model, free workshops, Art Salons, or membership:

 

Art On Park Gallery

Artists of Palm Beach County

800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842

 

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

Art On Park Gallery Offers Live Model Painting & Drawing In January, Open To Members And Non-Members, Discount For Lake Park Residents

Artists of Palm Beach County is presenting “Live Model Painting and Drawing” at APBC Art on Park Gallery, a day of painting and drawing with friends, on Monday, January 22 and Monday, January 29th.  This is an opportunity for you to paint or draw from a live model in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, pencil, charcoal, colored pencil or any other medium you desire. Photographers are also welcome.  The Rickie Report shares the details about this learning, networking opportunity , which is Open to Members and Non-Members. Lake Park Residents receive a discount. NOTE: This is the traditional method of improving or maintaining your skill (the artist’s version of working out at the gym). Reservations are necessary.

 

 

 

800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842     artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

 

Live Model Painting & Drawing 

at

APBC Art on Park Gallery

 

Monday January 22, 2018 1 – 4 pm

and
Monday January 29, 2018 1 – 4 pm

There will be a model posing twice a month on Monday afternoons from 1 to 4 PM.
The model will be clothed in a colorful costume.
This pose is in one position for two weeks.

This is the traditional method of improving or maintaining your skill, the artist’s version of working out at the gym.

 

Bring your own easel and materials.
$10 for APBC members
$20 for nonmembers
$15 for Lake Park Residents
for each session.

Reservations are required.

The number of participants is limited.
Tel: 561-345-2842

 

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

Art On Park Gallery Announces Free Classes, Demos, New Exhibition Opening, Poetry Reading, Jewelry Class And More

The Artists of Palm Beach County Art on Park Gallery is offering a Free Collage Class on Saturday, December 23rd; a Bead Weaving Class on Tuesday, January 2nd; The Free Opening Reception of “Members Exhibit 2018” on Friday, January 12th; a Free and Open Poetry Reading on Saturday, January 13th; and a Free Glass Lampwork Demo on Saturday, January 20th.  These events are open to members and non-members, plus Lake Park Residents receive a Discount off any events with fees!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone of all ages and creative abilities to stop by!  Are you an artist looking for networking opportunities, studio space or a place to offer classes?  Check out Art On Park Gallery!

 

 

 

800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842     artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

  ~   FREE DEMOS   ~  OPENING RECEPTION ~  POETRY  

COLLAGE  ~  JEWELRY   CLASSES ~

 

 

 

Saturday, December 23rd   2 pm

FREE COLLAGE CLASS

Come make a Holiday Card, or whatever you like. Young people of all ages welcome!

Tuesday, January 2nd  6- 8 pm

Learn Bead Weaving with Kelley Allen

Take home a bracelet that you make! $40 per person ($20 per person if you are a resident of Lake Park).

 RSVP please!

Friday, JANUARY 12th

OPENING RECEPTION  “MEMBERS EXHIBIT 2018”   5 – 8 PM. FREE, Open to the Public

Refreshments, Raffle. (The Friends of APBC are raising money for our Scholarship Fund that will be awarded to a graduating Lake Park senior who is going to pursue ART in Collage or University.)

 

Saturday, JANUARY 13   2pm

Open Poetry Reading

FREE, Refreshments. Come share your original work with other poets and the public. Listeners welcome!

Saturday, January 20th (contact gallery for time)

FREE  Glass Lampwork Demo.

Come see how Kelley Allen makes the glass beads for her jewelry. 

 

 

For more information:

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

Art Synergy V Announces Events, Participating Artists January 17 -21, 2018 And A School Supply Drive

A snapshot of events coming up for art Synergy V ArtPalmBeach from January 17 through 21st includes several exciting  additions to the schedule of events!  We’ll partner with Old School Square in bringing a hands-on art project for children to the Convention Center where they will be able to create art and exhibit in the booth during the show! We will be offering free tickets to the fair for the children and their parents.  Each evening after the close of the fair, we have scheduled events with our District Partners in Lake Worth, Delray, West Palm and Lake Park.  The Rickie Report shares the details and the list of artists accepted to art Synergy V’s Exhibit which takes place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach. Art Synergy has partnered with Eagle Arts Academy in Wellington to gather donations for school supplies for the children that have come to South Florida from Puerto Rico.  The new logo says it all….“art Synergy  We Aspire To Inspire”.  Kudos to all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 17 -21,  2018

Here is a snapshot of the calendar of events.
More details to follow….

 

 

Artwork by Laurent Dareau

 

 

 

The 2 Main Events are:

Wednesday, January 17

 6  – 10 PM

Art Synergy at ArtPalmBeach

650 Okeechobee Blvd.   West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

Opening Reception Art Synergy V at Art Palm Beach
Opening Reception of Art Synergy and Old School Square “Messy Hands” Children’s Atelier

 

2018 Artists:

Lee Andre
Brian Cattelle
Jacklyn Coyne
Laurent Dareau
Nate Ditzler
Diane Lublinski
Lenore Robins
Barry Seidman
Chad Steve
Melissa Vlahos
Marilyn Walter
Tanya Witzel

 

Art by Diane Lubinski

 

 

 

Thursday, January 18

 Noon – 7 PM

Art Synergy: West Palm Beach
Continuum Pop-up Exhibition

701 S Rosemary Ave. Suite 112 West Palm Beach, FL 33401

V.I.P. Black Tie and Venetian Mask Fundraiser Gala

 

Art by Chad Steve

Friday, January 19, 2018

6 – 10 PM

Art Synergy: Lake Worth
Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts

1105 2nd Avenue South   Lake Worth, FL 33460

A unique gallery Show, live music, wine, appetizers, and GLASS BLOWING BY Benzaiten artists: Rick Eggert and David Peterson. We will also have 2 Visiting Artists joining us for Special Demos: Ross Richmond, Glass Blower and Chadd Lacy, Flameworker.

 

 

Art Synergy: Lake Park
Kelsey Theater

8 PM

700 Park Ave.   Lake Park, FL 33403

Performance by Ordinary Boys: A Tribute To The Smiths & Morrissey

 

 

Art by Jacklyn Coyne

 

Saturday, January 20

Noon – 7 PM
Art Synergy: Delray Beach

Art Synergy VIP Gala Fundraiser at Old School Square- Delray Beach

51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Meet the artists of the Art Synergy V Exhibition and enjoy a magical evening of art and music featuring “Looking Glass”, a group exhibition currently featuring contemporary artwork that immerses the viewer into the piece by creating their own reflection. The viewer and space around the piece become a part of the work itself. Later join us at the adjacent Pavilion for “UNLEASHED DELRAY” a night of high energy music and drink.

Sunday, January 21

Noon – 6 PM
Art Synergy: Boynton Beach
Albert Paley on The Avenue of the Arts

Ocean Avenue from Seacrest Boulevard to Federal Highway.
The national exhibit is an easy-to-walk, self-guided, 30-minute tour along E. Ocean Avenue in the City’s Cultural District. Albert Paley’s descriptive commentary of each of his sculptures can be accessed via a smartphone connecting with a QR code on each of the artwork plaques.

http://www.boynton-beach.org/departments/public_art/avenue_of_the_arts/index.php

The Boynton Beach Art District
ActivistArtistA Bay Gate Mural Project

404-410 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach Fl 33426
Self-guided tour

 

 

DROP  OFF  SCHOOL SUPPLIES:

Tuesdays- Saturday 12-5 PM

Rolando Chang Barrero

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road   West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

 

 

To Benefit:  Eagle  Arts Academy  Charter School For The Arts

 

 

 

Art Synergy has partnered with Eagle Arts Academy in Wellington to gather donations for school supplies for the children that have come to South Florida from Puerto Rico. As of this week, Eagle Arts Academy has received 35 children from Puerto Rico, including 16 this week alone. They have spent over $5K in hotel housing support, funded by a GoFundMe account, to house the new families that were devastated by Hurricane Maria. The school is K_* and are in need of backpacks and supplies for these children. You can drop them off at The Box Gallery during business hours.

 

Backpacks (age appropriate)
#2 Pencils
24 – Crayons
Glue Sticks
Box of Tissues
Pink Eraser
Broad Tip Markers
Pair of list Scissors
Pencil Case
Wide Ruled Spiral Bound Notebooks
Pocket Folders
White Glue
Pkg. Washable Felt Markers
Pkg. Lined Paper
Pkg. Plain Paper
Blue Pens
Red Pens
Ruler
1″ Binders
Subject Dividers
Scientific Calculator
Geometry Set
Pocket Dictionary
Thesaurus
Pencil Sharpener
Highlighter Pens
Agenda Book/Student Planner
Stapler
Staple Remover

http://eagleartsacademy.com/

For more information:

www.artsynergy.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

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

APBC Art On Park Gallery Announces 5th Anniversary Members 2018 Exhibit With Call For Art And Free Public Reception

APBC Art on Park Gallery Presents its 5th Anniversary “MEMBERS 2018” Exhibit, An Exhibit of the Best Work of Artists of Palm Beach County Members.  Not a member yet?  This is the perfect time to gift yourself or someone else a membership!  This artist networking organization offers exhibits, classes and studio space.  The Public Reception takes place on January 12, 2018.  The Juror for prizes will be Lucy Keshavarz, a leader in the Eco art movement and public art projects.  The Rickie Report shares the details.  Artist Deadline is December 20th.

 

Art on Park Gallery (Monday through Saturday 12 PM to 6 PM)
800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403

561-345-2842

5th  ANNIVERSARY  MEMBERS 2018 EXHIBIT

 

Free, Public Opening Reception:

January 12, 2018

Exhibit runs 01/02/2018 to 01/26/2018

Submission Deadline: 12/20/2017

 

AWARDING
* $50 for First Place * $25 for Second Place * Honorable Mentions *
Our judge is: Lucy Keshavarz

 

Lucy grew up in Titusville, FL and remained in Palm Beach County after receiving her BFA from Florida Atlantic University. Her artistic journey includes opening Art & Culture Group, Inc. in 1999, which has allowed her to embrace numerous art forms and to work in many facets of arts administration. Lucy is a founding member of APBC and served as President from 2006 – 2008. In 2004, she began transitioning from primarily arts consulting and facilitating public art projects to creating integrated public art and EcoArt as well as creating works in clay and mixed media. Lucy has completed three public art projects in various locations of Palm Beach County in 2017 and is leading “Ripple” an EcoArt project in Martin County that has been partially funded through NEA Our Town Grants. She continues to expand her work by studying “green” technologies and finding collaborative opportunities as one of eight artists in the Viridis Art Collective.

To access the submission form go to:
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?291

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Overview Of Classes, Workshops, Free Events At Art on Park Gallery: All Open To The Public

Art on Park Gallery is a busy place! Tonight is the Opening Reception for: Kenneth Earl Dempsey’s SOLO Exhibition, and there are Free classes, poetry workshops, jewelry classes, drawing classes and Art Salons as well!  The Rickie report shares all the details and reminds artists to submit for the upcoming exhibit: “Drawing and Pulled Prints”.  Art Lovers:  What a plethora of events to take advantage of!

 

 

 

800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842      www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

APBC   Art On Park Gallery

Presents:

Kenneth Earl Dempsey

 “Across the Pond and Back Again – Positano +50”

 

 

Opening Reception:  Friday, November 10th

 5  – 8 PM

 Free Admission, Free Parking

 

 

 

NOW TAKING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE “DRAWING/PULLED PRINTS EXHIBIT”:

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?289

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Saturday, November 11 at 2 PM: Open Poetry Reading

Saturday, November 25 at 2 PM: Free Collage Class

Monday, November 27 at 6 PM: Art Salon

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, future exhibits, classes and workshops please visit:

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

Kenneth Earl Dempsey is Featured Artist At Art on Park Gallery

Kenneth Earl Dempsey shares his lifetime love of artistry with us as his artwork and poetry are featured at Art On Park Gallery in Lake Park, FL.  The public is invited to meet the artist and enjoy the Opening Reception on Friday, November 10th.  The exhibit continues through Nov. 24th.  In addition to his art and classical studies, Kenneth was a critical care Registered Nurse in Afghanistan and Iraq as a career Officer, bringing a new level of care to soldiers abroad fighting for our freedoms.  As we approach Veterans Day, The Rickie Report is honored to be publishing this article.  We need to see beyond the uniform and the battle to find the spark of creativity within. Here are the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842      www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

 

 

APBC   Art On Park Gallery

 

 

Presents:

Kenneth Earl Dempsey

“Across the Pond and Back Again – Positano +50”

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 10th

5  – 8 PM

Free Admission, Free Parking

 

 

 

Kenneth spent his formative years in rural and semi-rural New England, witnessing the splendor of the four seasons, occasionally drawing insects and then later people and places. Periodically, Ken would take out pen or brush and record what he observed in natural landscapes. A product of Parochial schooling, Ken had a strong foundation in the classics and in a patriotic view of America.

 

 

Artwork by Kenneth Earl Dempsey

 

 

 

After his family moved to various parts of New York, Ken decided to attend Art School at New York Institute of Technology in Olde Westbury. In his third year, Ken decided to attend a summer session at the Positano Art Workshop on the Amalfi Coast south of Naples at age 19. This would be an artistic and emotional awakening as he travelled about Europe witnessing art and beauty everywhere, and vowing to learn those languages he was hearing, and to see more of the world! Ken is now fluent in German and very good in Italian, still reading, and now writing poetry, in these languages.

 

Artwork by Kenneth Earl Dempsey

 

 

 

The art education was interrupted after three years by his country’s call, when he entered the U.S. Air Force in support of the War in Southeast Asia. Putting brushes aside, Ken would serve for five years, ending up in Southern Italy once more, and picking up pencils and brushes in his spare time, doing watercolors and experimenting with oils, while listening to Russian and other Classical music.  The next two decades would be marked by studies and work in Health Care, as a Respiratory Therapist then Registered Nurse in several venues including San Francisco, South Florida, Nuremberg, Germany and San Antonio, Texas. Ken studied stained glass making in Erlangen, Germany, and sketched scenes from travels in Europe.

 

 

 

After marrying and having four wonderful children, Ken resumed his military career. The Critical Care would come to the fore as Ken was commissioned in the Air Force, eventually deploying to Afghanistan, Iraq and Germany as cart of a Critical Care Air Transport Team, treating and resuscitating critically injured soldiers and marines in several parts of Asia, and creating an Intensive Care Unit in the sky, in the back of C-130, C-141 and C-17 aircraft. In down time, Ken studied Afghan faces and sketched them in graphite and conte crayon, further developing his skills in drawing portraits. In Europe and Asia and North Africa, Ken would study and record faces of people and works in galleries.

 

Artwork by Kenneth Earl Dempsey

 

 

 

Witnessing the suffering in Central Asia, while repairing broken bodies and souls, Ken began to draw and paint, and eventually to write poetry in honor of his children and family, and to express the anguish of war. Poetry and art have become cathartic for the artist, enabling a deeper exploration of the human condition, in an attempt to understand human nature and suffering after having experienced horrific loss personally and in the wartime experiences. A book of poetry is soon to be released entitled ‘Death at 50,000 feet and other stories of war’, recounting true and personal experiences. Other volumes of poetry are in development including a personal journey through grief to hope, entitled ‘Lamentosa e Speranza . Other poems reflect upon the seasons and man’s responsibility to safeguard God’s great creation – the Earth. Ken has recently expanded to sculpture (“Wounded Warrior”) and after discovering Haiku, has begun to merge art and poetry with philosophy and nature in newer works exploring morality and meditation.

 

 

Ken continues to serve fellow veterans, after retiring from the USAF, working at a VA Medical Center, and lives with his family in Wellington, FL and part time in Maggie Valley, NC. Ken travels with wife, Karen, to Europe and other places whenever possible. Seeing the world as an essentially beautiful place, a gift from God, Ken continues to look optimistically at life and love, hoping to make a contribution to mankind while instilling respect for the environment and culture.

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, future exhibits, classes and workshops please visit:

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

 

 

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Arturo Avila Garcia, Internationally Acclaimed Artist, Shows Work At Art On Park Gallery

Art On Park Gallery in Lake Park, FL. will be showing  the artwork of Arturo Avila-Garcia, an award winning Colombian-American painter born in Bogotá. Chosen by The Museum of Modern Art in Bogota for their biannual exhibition as one of the most influential young artists, Arturo’s journey of self discovery through painting brings the viewer a variety of colors and images.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Lake Park is an “art happening”!

 

 

 

ARTURO  AVILA-GARCIA

JOURNEY  THROUGH  ART

AT

ART ON  PARK  GALLERY

800 Park Avenue  Lake Park, FL  33403

Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 PM

561-345-2842

 

 

 

 

Arturo Avila-Garcia

 

 

 

 

Arturo Avila-Garcia spent his first years of college studying psychology which inspired him to express himself by painting. After two years of embracing the notion that “reality has no limits to examine our certainties about ourselves and our community”, he changed careers to focus on a BFA with concentration on painting. In 1992 he was chosen by The Museum of Modern Art in Bogota for their biannual exhibition as one of the most influential young artists. Previously, he participated at an Art convocation from the Institute that promotes higher education (ICFES) and was awarded Honorable Mention for an installation that feature painting, sculpture and neon lights. The following year he had his first SOLO exhibition at the Santa Gallery, title “Idols”.

 

 

“Blues IX” by Arturo Avila-Garcia

 

 

With a BFA and a lot of expectations, he came to the US and has resided in Florida for 25 years. Over time, it became very clear that he was getting into his second journey of “self discovery”. He’s been earning a living through the construction, retail, hospitality and education industries, always keeping the concentration in developing a language and identity as a painter.  He uses various mediums such as pencil, chalk, acrylic and oil on canvas. Arturo, being true to his passion, has also taken on visual decorative and freelance custom paintings projects for companies like Bloomingdales and private collectors. In 2005 he graduated with a Masters in Education with concentration in Curriculum and Instruction and accepted an art teaching position at Olympic Heights Community High School in Boca Raton, Florida.

Custom Installation at Bloomingdales by Arturo Avila-Garcia

 

Arturo has been in collective exhibitions with Broward Art Guild, Boca Raton Art Guild and the Artists of Palm Beach County where he was won awards for his paintings.  He tells The Rickie Report, “The passion of how I approach the painting process gives me an outlet to communicate with people in a non-verbal level”.  He expresses himself through images and ideas relative to paint and color, to deliver a visual message of his life journey, resulting in his latest project titled “Blues”. The series is inspired by “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, a novel by Gábriel Garcia Marquez and his own personal journey.

 

“Blues V” by Arturo Avila-Garcia

 

 

He shares, ” The narrative in my paintings combines abstract realism or figurativism and magic realism or realistic fiction. I am inspired by my surroundings, elements and objects. Also by images of people and their inner sensations and sentiments. During the exploration of elements of dreams, fantasy and reality, I found the world of magic realism from García Márquez’s Macondo, where magic comes naturally, as a simple, everyday occurrence in which fantastical things are treated not just as possible, but also as realistic. Ordinary objects and events are enchanted. As the gypsy Melquíades says in the first paragraph of the Garcia Marquez’s novel, “Things have a life of their own. It’s simply a question of waking up their souls.”

 


“Grandfather Playing Violin” by Arturo Avila-Garcia

 

 

Arturo explains, “My paintings often have vibrant colors, reminiscent of the tropical colors from the equatorial location of Colombia with flowing lines like the mountain landscape, creating figures attaching the lines and forms to the composition.   This creative exploration you may think, is a contradiction between magic realism and realistic fiction.  After all, how can something be both magical and real? Magic isn’t real – or is it? In Latin America, the continent from which the genre of magical realism was cultivated, there is an attitude that anything can happen –  even miracles. My interpretation of magical realism is closely connected to my Catholic religious background, which believes in miracles and other spontaneous and indescribable abstract phenomena.  In my work this abstract element is determined by the expression and by the form”.

” Dualism has been an influence on every aspect of my artistic development, interpreting and balancing two realities. The same narrative could be applicable to the immigrant artist like myself in another country with a different culture and language… two different worlds, two realities are a continuous challenge that enriched individuality. My interest is a visual balance of realism or figurative art and abstract art”.

 

 

“Centaurs” by Arturo Avila-Garcia

 

 

 

Arturo’s artwork has been exhibited  end awarded at: The Museum of Modern Art in Bogota, ICFES (Colombian Institution for Higher Education) , Artists of Palm Beach County, Santa Gallery, (“Idols”), University Gallery Bogotá, Broward Art Guild, Boca Raton Art Guild, Artisans on the Ave., and APBC Art on Park Gallery

 

For more information please visit:

 www.avilagarciaart2ro.com

or call 561-389-9731

 

 

 

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Art On Park Gallery Announces “Drawing Exhibit 2017” With Call To Artists And Public Reception

“Drawings 2017” will be an exhibit 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, it encourages emerging and established artists to show their creativity. Art lovers: Mark Your Calendars for the Free, Opening Reception on December 1st. The Rickie Report shares the details here and hopes our readers will share this CALL for Art with others! The Deadline for submissions is November 15th. This Call for artists is open to non-members and will be juried for cash prizes by Myrtha Barris, BFA.   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

“Drawings 2017” Exhibit

 

Free, Public Open Reception:

Friday, December 1, 2017

5 – 8 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About The Juror:

Myrtha Barris  is known as an accomplished artist and is a resident of Juno Beach. She holds a BFA from Florida Atlantic University in Studio Art. She is Founder of the Academy of Fine Art and studio. She has taught a community of artist for sixteen years. She offers abroad studies in Spain, Italy, France and China. Her work is grounded in her masterful use of color. She teaches all genre any style or drawing techniques. Come visit her Gallery and Art School in her new location 748c Park Ave. Lake Park or call 561 707 7908.

 

Details For Entering:

 

DRAWING 2017 EXHIBIT CALL TO ARTISTS

Drawings or Pulled Prints of any subject in Dry media, black & white or color. Ink pens and felt tip markers are acceptable. NO computer generated work allowed.

Submission deadline: Wednesday, 11/15/2017
Notification to artists on or before Saturday, 11/18/2017
Hand delivery of artwork: Friday and Saturday, 11/24 or 11/25/2017 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Opening Reception: Friday, 12/01/2017 from 5 – 8 pm
Art Pickup: Friday, 12/29/2017, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County.
Work previously displayed at APBC 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 each) Non Members non-refundable entry fee: $35 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB each)

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?289

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 DRAWING 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 DRAWING 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 at APBC Art on Park Gallery is not allowed. 02) Original ideas only.
03) Only original works will be accepted.
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.org 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 with the artist’s name and title of the 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 APBC 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 this exhibit, classes, Art Salons, studio space or other events:

Art Salon: Monday, October 23, 2017 from 6 to 8 PM.

Free, All are welcome. Bring one piece of your original, recent art to show and tell. Light refreshments will be served.

 

 

FREE COLLAGE CLASS
Saturday, October 28th at 2 PM

 

 

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