2017 PoP-uP Call to Exhibit “Artist? Environmentalist? Activist? Which Inspires Which?” At Artisans On The Ave In Lake Worth

Artisans On The Ave shares a “2017 PoP-uP” Call to Exhibit. The theme is “Artist? Environmentalist? Activist?  Which Inspires Which?”.  The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 5th.  Art Patrons, Mark Your CALENDARS for the OPENING RECEPTION on Friday, September 15th.  The People’s Choice Best Of Show  winner in this exhibit will receive ONE MONTH FREE exhibition space at the gallery!  The Rickie Report shares the details.

 

 

630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300 561-762-8162

www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

 

 

“2017 PoP-uP”

“Artist? Environmentalist? Activist? Which Inspires Which?”

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, September 15th

6 to 9pm

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday 9 am – 7 pm

Show Dates: September 12 to October 1

DETAILS  AND  APPLICATION:

 

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 (midnight)

Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 6 to 9pm

Drop Off Artwork: Monday, September 11, 9 to 11am

Pick-up Artwork: Monday, October 2, 9 to 11am

Contact: Betty Wilson 561-762-8162

Peoples Choice Best of Show Award:
One month free exhibition space for October 2017
$150. value

Application Fee: $55 (check payable to Craft Gallery)

Show Dates: September 12 to October 1

 

Exhibition Benefits: Ever think about what you get for your $55 admission fee? Besides getting the opportunity to display your art in a well-known, well-regarded gallery in a prime location in downtown Lake Worth, you also get:

  • Cross-promotion with Facebook, email newsletter, posting in the Rickie Report, PR in various media outlets (newspaper, magazines, radio, etc.) as well as marketing to area businesses
  • Three weeks of exposure PLUS a gallery opening where you get a chance to meet other artists, potential buyers and collectors
  • Presence among other Florida artists, many of whom have a loyal following (some of that may rub off on you!)
  • Opportunity to support the gallery and other artists
  • Chance to win a free month of gallery space!

 

Description:

What is it that inspires you to create? This exhibition is all about inspiration and how your art evolves.

  •   Does being an artist inspire your activism?

  •   Or, does being an activist inspire your art?

  •   Is it your passion for the environment, your love of animals, the way colormakes you feel, your desire to make the world a better place?

  •   Or is it your creative process that pushes you to get involved in a particularcause?Exhibition Benefits: Ever think about what you get for your $55 admission fee? Besides getting the opportunity to display your art in a well-known, well-regarded gallery in a prime location in downtown Lake Worth, you also get:

  •   Cross-promotion with , email newsletter, posting in the Rickie Report, PR in various media outlets (newspaper, magazines, radio, etc.) as well as marketing to area businesses

  •   Three weeks of exposure PLUS a gallery opening where you get a chance to meet other artists, potential buyers and collectors

  •   Presence among other Florida artists, many of whom have a loyal following (some of that may rub off on you!)

  •   Opportunity to support the gallery and other artists

  •   Chance to win a free month of gallery spa

    How You Can Help: We encourage guest artists to help contribute to thesuccess of the exhibition. Here are some suggestions:

  •   Donate food and/or wine for the event (and bring your friends!)

  • “Like us” and share posts on Facebook

  •   Use social media before, during and after an event (Twitter, Instagram…)

  •   Mention us on your website (link to our site, too)

EXHIBITION APPLICATION Artist? Environmentalist? Activist?

Artisans On The Ave Gallery

630 Lake Avenue • Lake Worth, FL 33460 • 561-762-8162 • 561-582-3300

 

 

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY

Name

Address

Email

Phone

Briefly describe your work:

Submit 3 digital images representative of the work you would like to submit. Include details below.

Or, call Betty Wilson at 561-762-8162 to show your art in person.

 

 

Image #1

Title/ Medium

Price/ Size/Dimensions

Image #2

Title/ Medium

Price/ Size/Dimensions

Image #3

Title/ Medium

Price/ Size/Dimensions

 

 

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 (midnight) Artwork Drop-off: Monday, September 11, 2017 (9-11 am) Artwork Pickup: Monday, October 2, 2017 (9-11 am) Application Fee: $55 (check payable to Craft Gallery)

All decisions of the curator/jurors are final. If you are accepted, by submitting your entry, you give Betty Wilson the right to publish your images for publicity purposes for the art show. We may ask select artists to provide higher resolution images suitable for publishing.

30% of each piece sold goes to Artisans On The Ave Gallery – 70% to the artist!

I, the undersigned, hereby lend the aforementioned work only for the exhibition and sale. I hereby release Artisans On The Ave Gallery, the Craft Gallery and Betty Wilson, curator and organizers from any responsibility for loss or damage while the work(s) is in possession of the Artisans On The Ave exhibit.

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Date

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For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460

www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

 

 

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The Craft Gallery Invites You To Discover, Create And Explore Different Art Forms! Betty Wilson Offers The Perfect Trifecta Of Classes And Galleries In Palm Beach County

This is your chance to Discover, Create and Explore at The Craft Gallery in West Palm Beach!  From beginners to experienced artist, everyone is welcome.  The Summer Special offers four classes for the price of three!   Use found ingredients to make wax textures and patterns, learn about encaustic art and pottery as well as fused glass and lost wax glass techniques.  This is the perfect place for a birthday party, where everyone goes home with special memories and someone thing they made themselves! Kiln rentals are also available!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos.

 

 

 

 

 

The Craft Gallery
5911 South Dixie Hwy.    West Palm Beach, FL 33405
561 585 7744 or 561 762 8162

 

 

Discover, Create and Explore

at The Craft Gallery !

 

 

Fused Glass 

Hand pulled glass stringers

Lost wax cast glass

Hand-building Pottery 

Wheel throwing Pottery 

Jewelry

Enameling

Silver clay

Polymer Clay 

 

Call now to reserve your space for Mondays 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Pay for 3 classes and receive one class FREE!! $225. + tax

(Ask about pricing for our one day workshops!!!!!)

Beginner to experienced artists are welcome.

 

 

Wax Textures! Colors! Patterns!

 

 

These elements are everywhere, especially in art. Discover how to combine these rich “ingredients” to create beautiful works of art. Using rust in surfaces treatments combined with vibrant layers of warm encaustic wax colors and mixed media patterns gives a wonderful look to your art creation.

Bring ideas/sketches/photos from home and favorite places that inspire you.

We will create on boards, using various mixed media techniques.

Enjoy while you explore the wonderful surfaces that inspire you.

You will learn the following techniques:
Warm encaustic wax basics, mark-making, writing into wax, carving and scraping back layers, mono-printing with wax.
Mixed media techniques (all compatible with wax): graphite/pigment/oil pastel “rubs”, rusting surfaces, impressions with found objects, embedding small found objects, use of alcohol and water-based inks.
Making texture using the following: wax, wall spackle, paper, lace, cheesecloth, sand, shells, string, dried plants and etc.
stencils for wax
Tools, scrapers, wood burning tools for texture-makers, heat guns and torches
Shellac and wood glue
Includes Encaustic Wax and some supplies

 

 

 

Pottery Class (Photo Courtesy of Cecilia VanWert)

 

 

The Craft Gallery artists also teach Fused Glass workshops, Making hand pulled glass stringers and Lost wax cast glass.
Hand-building and Wheel throwing Pottery classes. Workshops in Jewelry, Enameling, Silver clay and Polymer Clay Workshops.

 

 

Tracy Rosof-Petersen Working with Clay

 

Or have a group party and make or paint pottery!

 

 

Call now to enjoy a class for one hour for $35.

Experience and have FUN creating your own art TODAY!

Great place to buy your clay, tools, glazes, kilns and encaustic wax supplies.

We also rent our kilns for your personal firing needs.

 

Visit the Dixie Art Loft to see the latest creations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit our other gallery location: Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth!

 

 

 

 

Artisans on The Ave, 630 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-582-3300

 

Open 7 days a week

artisansontheave.com

 

 

An Eclectic Mix of Art for Every Taste

Located on Lake Avenue in the heart of downtown Lake Worth, Artisans on the Ave is one of those galleries you’ll come back to time and again. Once you wander inside this gallery, you are immediately engaged as you meander through the three rooms brimming with amazing art from 40 local artists. There are ceramic faces and figures that catch your eye as well as mixed media pieces which incorporate basketry, pieces of nature and a myriad of found objects. You’ll find multiple creations from glass and wood artisans filling the shelves and pottery with unique adornments. Colorful paintings abound and you’ll see many jeweled creations using metal, polymer clay, beads, gemstones, fibers, sea glass and paper. The eclectic nature of the gallery brings in artists from every ilk, including one artist who uses raw wool to create unusual, colorful creatures sure to make you grin. Whether searching for something to adorn your home or looking for a one-of-a-kind gift, this enthralling gallery is THE place to shop.

 

 

 

For more information about classes, workshops, rentals, The Craft Gallery, Dixie ArtLoft or Artisans On The Ave contact:

Betty Wilson

561-585-7744    561-762-8162

www.thecraftgallery.net
www.dixieArtLoft.com
www.ArtisansOnTheave.com
www.ceramicleaguepalmbeaches.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

WAS And Whole Foods Wellington Feature International Fine Artist Laurie Snow Hein

The Wellington Art Society in conjunction with Whole Foods Market Wellington features internationally licensed fine artist, Laurie Snow Hein. The public is invited to attend a Meet The Artist Reception on Friday, August 25th. 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 September. 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

LAURIE  SNOW  HEIN

PUBLIC RECEPTION:

Friday, August 25th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

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

Exhibit Is Available Now through September

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

 

Laurie Snow Hein “Blue Cypress Lake Osprey”

 

 

Laurie Snow Hein is published and licensed worldwide as an award winning artist and illustrator.  She has been painting all her life. Both her parents, her grandmother and her brother were also artists. When she was 12, Laurie started studying with Graham Ingels, a retired illustrator and portrait painter in Lantana. After high school she won a full scholarship to Columbus College. Laurie married and enjoyed painting part time but at age 40 after her husband lost his job, she began teaching and accepting portrait commissions in order to support her family.

 

Laurie Snow Hein, “Beauty Parlor”

 

 

Laurie’s paintings were noticed by a national publisher and her successful career in art publishing and licensing was launched. You can find her licensed products in Walmart, Target, Cracker Barrel and specialty shops. She is proud she was able to support her six children with her art. Her painting style is “Old World Realism”, which is highlighted in her Southern landscapes, Everglades imagery, tropical plants and seascapes. Her paintings are alive with vibrant color and light. She is also known for her creative portraits of children, adults and animals. Laurie is a successful oil painter, illustrator of several books, art instructor and portrait artist.

 

 

 

Laurie Snow Hein “Golden Morning St. Augustine”

 

 

Laurie teaches art classes, conducts workshops and displays her art in top festivals throughout the country. She is listed in “Who’s Who in American Art”, “Who’s Who in America” and “Who’s Who Of American Women”. She has painted executive portraits for Furman College, Palm Beach Atlantic College and St. Vincent Hospital. Avon Company commissioned her to paint the Mothers Day plate in 2009 which sold out. Her newest collection “Freedom’s Spirit” was started to raise awareness of the plight of the wild mustangs of America.

 

 

For more information about Laurie Snow Hein’s artwork: 

artistlsh@gmail.com

lauriesnowhein.com

https://www.facebook.com/CollectFineArt/

561.324.0100 

 

To sign up for Laurie’s blog:

https://goo.gl/uu898Q

 

 

 

 

Laurie Snow Hein “Wood storks Breakfast club”

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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Florida Artists Group Announces Contemporary Art Exhibit At Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County, Free And Open To The Public

The Florida Artists Group (FLAG) was incorporated as a non-profit organization of professional artists in 1949. Made up of artists whose work has attained national or state-wide recognition, the purpose of the group is to stimulate attainment of the highest standards of creative art within the State of Florida. FLAG Area II artists from Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, and Palm Beach Counties will present a Contemporary Art Exhibit by its members at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth. The public is invited to the exhibit which runs August 12 – September 23, 2017.  There will be a reception on August 12th to meet the artists.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

601 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth

 561-471-2901

 

 

Florida Artists Group (FLAG)  Area II

Opening Reception:

Saturday, August 12, 2017

3 – 5 pm

Carol Grillo “Dragonfly”

 

 

All Exhibits are free and open to the public

 

 

Lynn Morgan, “The Far Side”

 

Gallery Hours:  Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm

 

Exhibit runs August 12 to September 23, 2017

 

Joan Lustig  “Angles and Triangles II”

 

Participating Artists:

Sami Davidson, Boca Raton

Carol Grillo, Jupiter

Cecily Hangen, West Palm Beach

Joan Lustig, North Palm Beach

Lynn Morgan, Palm Beach Gardens

Nadine Meyers Saitlin, Boca Raton

Karen H. Salup, Boynton Beach

Carol Staub, Port St. Lucie

Susan Stair Stevens, Palm Beach

Lorrie Williamson, Jupiter

 

Lorrie Williamson  “Ascending”

 

 

Founded in 1949 FLAG is Florida’s oldest professional artist’s organization. Their mission is to promote the highest standard of creative art throughout the state of Florida. Made up of artists whose work has attained national or state-wide recognition, the purpose of the group is to stimulate attainment of the highest standards of creative art within the State of Florida.  Members are juried in.   The State of Florida is divided into 8 geographical areas.

 

 

 

Carol Staub  “Breakout”

 

Every year a Symposium/Exhibition is held in a different Florida city. The Norton Museum of Art, Jacksonville Art Museum and St. Petersburg Museum of Art are some of the venues. Lorrie Williamson is President of FLAG and Cecily Hangen is Area Chairman.

For more information:  Cecily Hangen (561) 385-9708

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Deborah Bigeleisen’s “Sublime Chaos Realism To Abstraction” Opens At 501 Fern Street August 24- 26

“Sublime Chaos: a journey from realism to abstraction”, featuring 25 amazing paintings by internationally renowned artist Deborah Bigeleisen will be at 501 Fern Street in West Palm Beach.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on August 24th.  The exhibit runs through August 26, 2017.  A portion of the proceeds from sales will be donated to Soroptimist International of the Palm Beaches.  The Rickie Report shares the details of the exhibit, a behind-the-scenes discussion with the artist, and some sneak peeks.  Fans of Bigeleisen’s works can experience her new style and share her artistic stretch!  Food and wine will be sponsored by Wine Scene.

 

 

“Sublime Chaos:
a journey from realism to abstraction”

Paintings by Deborah Bigeleisen

Opening Reception:

 

Thursday, August 24th

 

5:00 – 10:00 PM

 

 

501 Fern  Street   W. Palm Beach, FL

The exhibition will run until August 26th.

A portion of sales will be donated to Soroptimist International of the Palm Beaches.

 

 

 

 

 

“Energy” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

 

 

 

Behind-The-Scenes With Artist, Deborah Bigeleisen

 

Deborah tells The Rickie Report, “Throughout my art career, and my life, I have continually looked for new challenges. Artistically, this has resulted in finding new voices within me. After working for more than four years on groups of conceptual paintings in analogous tonalities, tones of grays and beiges, and blacks and whites, I was looking for ‘what’s next’. My discovery of fractals had transformed my vision of a flower by progressively magnifying the subject thousands of times to the point of pure abstraction. Never having considered myself an abstract thinker, I began my exploration into abstract art… a journey I call “Sublime Chaos”, because at the onset, my vision and my studio were in utter chaos”.

 

“Dynamism” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

She explains, “As an artist who has always used natural forms as my subject and began my career by painting Rembrandt-like portraits of white roses, my interest in Chaos Theory and fascination with one of its components – fractals – has permanently transformed my artistic vision. In the early days of my career, after creating more than 60 variations and compositions of portraits of white roses I felt that I had given the subject everything I could. I had to a find a new perspective. At first, I moved in for more close up views; then I transitioned through various magnifications ultimately evolving to the conceptual work with its foundation in the principles of fractals. Theses abstract realities were the serendipitous outcome of showing my art to a relative, a physician, who mentioned that the macro views reminded him of fractals. Never having heard the term before, I delved into extensive research – wanting to understand what he saw. This was not a concept to be grasped in an hour! The research was fun because it took me way outside my comfort zone. The principles are rooted in mathematics which definitely is not my strong suit. I was surprised by the fact that I was grasping the concepts. And the exciting part was that it gave me a totally new way of looking at my subject – my vision was truly was transformed”.

 

         “The Swan 3”  by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

To paraphrase William Blake, Deborah “sees the world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wild flower, holds infinity in the palm of her hand, and eternity in an hour.” Her subject is no longer simply a flower. Bigeleisen has discovered an inexhaustible richness of the structure that goes beyond what is recognizable to the naked eye. “By peeling away the layers and magnifying the image to its core, I’ve gained a deeper insight into the universal properties of all natural phenomena because I’ve uncovered a dynamic system whose pattern repeats in other phenomena. This is where my work takes the literal definition of a fractal – the self-similarity of an object of nature that is repeated thousands of times at different magnifications (picture a head of broccoli) – and broadens the scope beyond a single object. It is not my objective to convey every orifice and streak of my subject’s surface, but rather to capture its character and essence with the ultimate objective to immortalize the transitory nature of life.”

 

Untitled No. 26 by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

 

“I’ve had many serendipitous events impact my art career. Stumbling upon the inspiration for the abstracts was just the latest in a long line of such occurrences. At Art Miami in December, 2015, I came across a color- field painting on unprimed canvas by a lesser known artist of the period – Irene Monat Stern. I was immediately awestruck and captivated by everything about the painting. Although the colors were very dull, it did not matter; it was the big bold forms, how she layered her colors, and the texture that excited me. The fact that the painting loosely suggested a flower drew me to the work even more”.

 

“Vortex 2” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

To achieve these effects, Deborah had to switch to acrylic paint. “After working in oils for 16 years, making that switch was a major commitment! It involved turning my studio and my painting process upside down including learning how to manipulate the paint, using different mediums, different brushes, and working on a flat surface instead of an easel. Was the same time, I was researching the color-field artists, their materials, their painting techniques, and solving some technical issues related to painting on unprimed canvas – which I am really drawn to because of how the paint interacts with the canvas.

 

“Glacier Bay Horizontal” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

 

“I’ve always loved working with color. I felt this was the time to break away from the subtle transitions of color that I’d worked with for so long and go after something completely new – creating bold multi-color vibrant paintings. Paul Jenkins’ work appeals to my artist senses – his colors, the movement, the spontaneity, and the ‘happy accidents.’ Initially I felt that by replicating some of Jenkins’ work on primed canvas it would give me the creative road map to a destination of abstract work I hadn’t yet defined. By emulating his bold splashes of color, the bleeding water color effects, the drippy paint, and other elements of his work, I thought it would teach me a freedom with the paint that I had never experimented with before”.

 

“Venus” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

 

“Now I was at the point of how do I bring my own voice into the work? (I had no intentions of channeling Jenkins forever… his work was a learning tool). The more I played with the paint, and became more comfortable with everything, I started ‘letting go,’ and my own voice surfaced. The whole transition ignited an entirely new artistic inventiveness and spontaneity that I never knew I possessed. Yet, the key elements that have defined my work – my brush work, my expertise with layered transparencies, and my innate sense of color are merging into the abstracts, and giving the work a distinctive and unique expression. I’m still captivated with working on unprimed canvas, and intend to continue experimenting. For now though, I feel that I have barely touched the surface with working on primed canvas. It’s a whole new creative paradigm for me and I love the newness, the challenge, the unending discoveries, and the unpredictability of what’s down that creative road”.

 

“Dynamism 5” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

 

Flowers and nature have been the inspiration for Deborah’s artistic expression since childhood, and are the common thread that weave through both her careers: first as a textile print designer and founder of her own global design company in NYC, and later as a fine artist which she began in 1998 upon moving to West Palm Beach, FL. In the early years of her painting career she was mentored by acclaimed technical master Sam Perry and guided by renowned visionary Gordon Parks. She also completed rigorous training through Master Artist Workshops.

 

“Turning Point 32″by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

 

From early on, Ms. Bigeleisen’s work gained the attention of fine art dealers across the U.S. from San Francisco and Austin to New York City and Southampton. Her paintings are collected worldwide both privately and publicly, enhancing the corporate collections of American Airlines, Beauté Therapies Inc., Hilton International, The Koury Corporation and more. Her paintings have been accepted into numerous museum exhibitions including the Society of the Four Arts, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, and the Williamsburg [Brooklyn, NY] Historical Center; have received awards in international competitions; and have graced the covers and interior pages of publications including Michael K. Corbin’s three part series “A Collector’s Journal,” Florida Design, New Art International, and Art & Antiques. In addition, her conceptual work in fractals has been published in the prestigious journal Science Creative Quarterly.

 

“Point Of View Too” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

“As my images became more abstracted, there was a major shift in my brushwork because I was dealing with much larger areas with far less information. I had to find a way to make the space more interesting. The outcome was a totally new energy in my brushwork, which had a significant effect not only the more conceptual work but on the realism as well. Consistent throughout all my paintings is the use of richly layered transparencies, often upwards of 20 coats at different viscosities. In the hyper-realism paintings and the work with analogous tonalities, I deliberately play warm hues against cool hues to achieve astonishing richness and depth in the darkest areas and vibrant luminosity in the highlights. I apply the same principles to the colorful abstract work but the contrasts are more striking. Whether creating evocative representational images or bold abstracts, I work with a very limited palette of up to eight colors – a practice started early in my career with the implementation of the techniques of the Dutch master artists”.

 

“Yin and Yang” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

 

Deborah assures us, “I do not subscribe to rules, although I do adhere to a few classic principles for establishing the forms. Though I have a general vision at the onset of every new painting, I have had so many unexpected occurrences during the process that have taken the finished work somewhere that I never foresaw initially. Just as my senses are challenged, I look to seduce the viewer into the myriad of complexities and stimulate their imagination and emotions. Every painting is a fresh beginning and a new journey; and I cherish the unpredictability. I continue to push my vision to new depths and to create work that feeds my spirit; work that is engaging and provocative with the complexity to withstand the test of time – especially in today’s culture where trends are in and out in a nano-second. In this short attention span, instant gratification, digitally driven culture that we live in I am asking viewers to put their devices down, to take the time to pause and really look at what is in front of them, look at what is around them, and to see and question more than meets the eye”.

 

Deborah Bigeleisen with a collector

 

Deborah Bigeleisen grew up in Los Angeles and attended college at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Whether painting highly representational images, or more abstracted visions, Bigeleisen’s dynamic and evocative paintings of flowers stand alone in the contemporary fine art arena. Deborah’s work is represented by fine art galleries throughout the U.S. and is prominently featured in international Contemporary and Fine Art Fairs.

 

 

“Dynamism 8” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

Her work has been widely published in journals and books ranging from Science Creative Quarterly, to Michael K. Corbin’s trilogy ‘A Collector’s Journal,’ to New Art International and Studio Visit. Her paintings have graced the covers and interior pages of international publications including Florida Design, Miami Home & Décor, and Art and Antiques. Deborah’s work is collected world-wide both privately and publicly, and enhances the corporate collections of American Airlines, Beauté Therapies Inc., The Koury Corp., Hilton International, and LBC Design & Construction to name just a few. Her paintings have received awards, and have been exhibited in numerous museum shows including the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Platt/Bornstein Galleries at American Jewish University in Los Angeles, and the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY.

 

 

 

“Serpentine” by Deborah Bigeleisen

 

Ms. Bigeleisen’s paintings have sold at numerous locations including the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, ArtHamptons, the Chicago International Art Show, the LA Art Show, the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show and the Shanghai Art Fair. She is a long standing member of the National Association of Women Artists. She served as chair person for Art and Public Places for the City of West Palm Beach for ten years. She is an active member of Soroptimist International; and is a former member of Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, and former board member of the Palm Beach County Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Deborah Bigeleisen
Artist
Art Consultant
Visiting Educator

STUDIO: 561.689.7748
mobile: 561.351.8755
deborah@deborahbigeleisen.com
www.deborahbigeleisen.com

 

 

Soroptimist is a global women’s organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Approximately 76,000 Soroptimists in over 120 countries and territories support community–based and global projects benefiting women and girls. The organization is particularly concerned with providing women and girls access to education, as this is the most effective path to self-determination.  The name, Soroptimist, means “best for women,” and that’s what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimist’s are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best.  For more information please call: (561) 309-8743

 

 

 

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Susan Schanerman’s SOLO “heART” Exhibition At Spanish River Library In Boca Raton Radiates Color And Creativity

For Susan Schanerman, the idea of “heARTmatters: There’s ART in Every heART” is basic to her very core.  Her new SOLO Exhibition at the Spanish River Library in Boca Raton brings pops of color and inspires the creativity she believes resides in every one of us.  The Exhibit is free and open to the public, running now through September 9th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Spanish River Library

2nd floor Gallery
1501 NW Spanish River Blvd.     Boca Raton, FL 33431

 

Spanish River Library

Presents:

 

SOLO Exhibition by

SUSAN  SCHANERMAN

“heARTmatters: It’s Never Too Late to Create”

Gallery Hours:

Mon. & Wed. 9 – 9

Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat. 9 – 6

Sun. 12 – 5

FREE and open to the public

 

Exhibit runs now thru Sept. 9, 2017

 

 

 

“Oodles of Doodles” by Susan Schanerman

 

 

 

Don’t miss the Solo exhibition featuring the artistic accomplishments of 70 year old Susan Schanerman. An artist and writer who has overcome many obstacles in her life stemming from a paralyzing case of polio at age 7, Susan considers herself “a very late bloomer.” She didn’t pick up her first paint brush until 1995 . . . and then it took another 20 years to “put herself and her work out there.”

 

“Rainbow Woods” by Susan Schanerman

 

 

Susan’s work, or “heART”, as she likes to call it, is playful, whimsical, uplifting, inspiring and FUN. She uses vibrant color and the child-like tone speaks for the child within us all . . . the child who still knows freedom, innocence and joy . . . “I can only hope that my “heART” can add just a little bit of light and joy to a very dark world.”

 

“Flower Extravaganza” by Susan Schanerman

 

 

Susan’s “heART” is now her passion. She believes there is creativity in us all. It’s our very nature and acts as a means of communication, heart to heart, soul to soul. In 2004, Susan came up with the idea of “heARTmatters: There’s ART in Every heART”.   She has now expanded on that idea . . . and so the title of this show . . . “heARTmatters: It’s Never Too Late to Create. “There is more and more evidence supporting the idea that any kind of art-making is actually good for your health!” Schanerman says.

 

“The Glory Of Creation” by Susan Schanerman

 

This will be Susan’s second Solo Exhibition of her heART. Her first Solo Show was hosted by VSA Palm Beach County.   It is her deepest desire that her work “Touches Your Heart, Stirs Your Soul and Puts a Smile on Your Face!!”

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other opportunities to purchase Susan’s artwork:

Contact: Susan Schanerman 561-419-8199

Email: susanschanerman@att.net

www.susanschanermanart.com

 www.artfinder.com/susan-schanerman

 

 

 

 

 

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Lake Worth Art League’s Call To Artists Focuses On “The Sea”- Open To Local And Non-Local Artists, 2D and 3D Works Of Art

The Lake Worth Art League (LWAL) is looking for both 2D & 3D artwork for the exhibition, “All About The Sea”. Local and non-local artists are invited to apply by sending photos of their work.  The Public is invited to the Free Opening Reception on Sunday, August 27th.  Enjoy wine, nibbles, entertainment and meet the artists!  The Exhibit will hang from August 21 to September 18. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone to apply for this opportunity to show and sell your artwork!

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Worth Art League
604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL   33462

561-586-8666

(1 block of the Cultural Council)

www.lwartleague.orgfacebook.com/lwartleague

 

 

 

 ‘All About the Sea’

Free, Opening Reception:

Sunday, August 27

3  to 5 pm.

Enjoy wine and nibbles along with entertainment and meet the artists!

Exhibit will hang from August 21 to September 18.

NEW Gallery Hours:

Tuesday  thru Friday  11:00 am until 7:00 pm.

Saturday   10:00 am until 4:00 pm

Sunday  Noon until 4:00 pm

Closed Monday

 

 

Call   For   Art:

“All About The Sea”

 

DETAILS:

Open to 2D works of art

Open to 3D works of art

Open to local and non-local artists

If shipping artwork, artist must be prepared to pay for return shipping if item is not sold.

Non-members can submit 2 images for $30. (Become a member for $75 a year and the $30 will be waived).

Payment of check, credit card, and cash will be taken after acceptance, at time of drop off.  

IF items are being shipped, payment should be made before shipping.

 
Deadline for submitting is Wednesday, August 16th by 11:59pm.

Please email small jpg at 72 dpi or 4×6 inch to lwartleague@gmail.com

Artists will be contacted by email on or before Friday, August 18.

Drop off is Monday, August 21 from 10:30am to 2:00pm.

Some exceptions can be made if contacted in advance to lwartleague@gmail.com.

An Important Reminder from our Hanging Committee:

Entries must be suitably framed or “gallery wrapped”.

They must be wired for hanging, with tape over the wire ends.

No saw-toothed hangers will be permitted.

If matted, the mats must be clean and well cut.

No glass is permitted (must use plexiglass).

The maximum size for works is 48″, including the frame.

They must weigh no more than 30 lbs.

Before Take In, on the back upper right hand corner, place a label with the following information: Artist’s Name, Title of the work, Medium, Price, and Artist’s phone number.

 

 

Prominent experienced local artist, Mark Allen, will be judging this show for awards.

(1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention ribbons only – no cash awards in off-season)

 

 

For more information about The Lake Worth Art League, please visit:

www.lwartleague.orgfacebook.com/lwartleague

 

 

 

 

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Palm Beach County Art Teacher’s Association Fine Art Exhibit At Center For Creative Education Is Free And Open To The Public

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education presents a Palm Beach County Art Teacher’s Association Fine Art Exhibition Sponsored by Whole Foods Market.  The exhibit is available through August 12th and is free and open for the public to enjoy.  The PBCATA gives scholarships to 2 graduating seniors who are continuing their education in the arts.  These professionals support each other as colleagues in education as well as practicing artists. Many of our current and past board members are in positions to support art educators at the state (FAEA and FAAE) and national (NAEA) levels. Dr. Nicole Crane, the current Treasurer is also the current President of FAEA.  Kudos to all of these teachers and artists!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

The Gallery at CCE
425 24th St.       West Palm Beach, FL 33407
561-805-9927

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibition will run until August 12, 2017

Free and Open to the Public during regular Gallery hours:
Tuesdays through Saturdays
10:00am to 5:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association Members Exhibiting:

Jeanne Bootz – Teacher, Cholee Lake Elementary, Bootz Culture Camp

Jerilyn Brown – Teacher, Wellington High School

Bobbie Brubaker – PB School District, Curriculum Department Fine Arts

Bonnie Bruner – Armory Arts Teacher

Brent Bludworth – Teacher, Lake Worth High

William “Bill” Buchanan – Armory Arts Teacher

Kris Davis – Teacher, Somerset Academy (JFK)

Sarah Davis – Teacher, The Benjamin School

Britt Feingold – Teacher, Hammock Pointe Elementary

Jennifer Love Gironda – Teacher, Lake Worth High School

Astrid Mora – Teacher, Berkshire Elementary

Sharon Salansky– Media Specialist Palmetto Elementary

Rose Shaw – Teacher, U.B. Kinsey Elementary

Linda Stevenson – Teacher, North Grade Elementary

Chrisanthy Vargo – Teacher, Olympic Heights High School

Mary Kay Westhoven – Teacher, Palmetto Elementary

 

 

 

 

Along with raising money for the scholarships, PBCATA also sponsors ribbons annually for the South Florida Fair and the Palm Beach County School District Annual K-12 Student Art Shows.  We support each other as colleagues in education as well as practicing artists. It is the mission of the Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association to support art education and to promote art as a means of communication for each individual. It is the right of each individual to develop his own creativity and aesthetic potential. It is our purpose to strengthen the position of art education in Palm Beach County. We support programs in art which meet the needs, interests and abilities of each individual student. We will promote and maintain the highest quality of art education in Palm Beach County.

 

 

 

 

 

One of our favorite workshop/gatherings is Raku Under a Blue Moon. Many of our current and past board members are in positions to support art educators at the state (FAEA and FAAE) and national (NAEA) levels. Dr. Nicole Crane, our current Treasurer is also the current President of FAEA.

 

 

For more information about PBCATA’s events or to join:

www.pbcata.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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Public Is Invited To Exhibit Featuring Ana Noble At Lake Worth Art League Gallery Reception On July 30th

The Lake Worth Art League (LWAL) will celebrate the work of long-time member and instructor, Ana Noble.  The Opening Reception which is Free and Open to the Public takes place on Sunday, July 30th.  Enjoy the art, music, refreshments and meet the artist!  Ana’s exhibit  will be on display in the League’s Gallery July 25th – August 20th in conjunction with the LWAL Members’ Exhibit, “Blurred Lines”.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

Lake Worth Art League
604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL 33462

(1 block of the Cultural Council)

561-586-8666

www.lwartleague.orgfacebook.com/lwartleague

 

NEW Gallery Hours:

Tuesday thru Friday 11:00 am until 7:00 pm.

Saturday 10:00 am until 4:00 pm    Sunday Noon until 4:00 pm

Closed Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A N A       N O B L E

Opening Reception:

Sunday, July 30th

 3 – 5 PM

Join us for the art, music, refreshments and meet the artists!

 

 

Artist and Art Instructor, Ana Noble

 

Ana was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. At the age of 14 she started painting under Professor Fran Cervoni. Her early area of concentration was in still life oil painting. She later expanded her interest towards watercolors and acrylics.

 

“Street Scene From Puerto Rico” by Ana Noble

 

 

Her painting career accelerated when she continued her studies under the noted Spanish watercolorist and longtime resident of Puerto Rico, Guillermo Sureda. His exquisite style has had a great influence on her watercolor subject matter.   Ana Noble’s specialties include typical scenes of Puerto Rico, especially Old San Juan. 

 

 

 

“Poinciana” by Ana Noble

 

 

 

Her original paintings and her reproductions are in great demand for gifts and personal enjoyment because they recapture fond remembrances of beautiful Puerto Rico.  Ana shares her passion, skill, and vast experience with students at the LWAL where she teaches Friday afternoons. Ana and her husband of 54 years, Peter Noble, are residents of Greenacres. They have three children and three grandchildren.

 

“Street Scene of Puerto Rico” by Ana Noble 

The Lake Worth Art League’s mission is fostering community involvement and appreciation of art while providing opportunities for artists of every skill level to explore, develop, and sell their creations!

 

Lake Worth Art League
Gallery: 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL
(One block north of the Cultural Council)
561-586-8666
Lwartleague@gmail.com
www.lwartleague.org
facebook.com/lwartleague

 

 

 

 

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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New Classes At McMow Art Glass For All Levels Plus “Free Workshop Wednesdays” All Summer

McMow Art Glass announces Free Workshop Wednesdays all summer long, including a discount on all purchases.  The July, August and September Class Schedule is ready for you to register.  Mark your calendars for the Special LABOR DAY SALE on Saturday, September 2nd.  The Rickie Report shares the details and photos of what you can create!  These are hands-on opportunities to learn new techniques with supportive and knowledgable staff. All levels of experience are welcome.  

 

 

 

701 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011     F: 561-586-2292
www.mcmow.com

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAYS in JULY & AUGUST: 

FREE Workshop Wednesdays all Summer-long

Enjoy free workshop time from 9am – 4pm and 10% off all purchases!

 

 

 

JULY,  AUGUST  &  SEPTEMBER  2017

SPECIALTY   CLASSES

 

 

 

 

JULY

 

Back by Popular Demand! LANDSCAPES with Frits & Powders
Saturday, July 22nd from 9am – 3p m $150.00
Be inspired by the beautiful landscapes and let your imagination create a serene scene made entirely of glass frits & powders. Students will learn fusing basics, as well as how to use fusing accessories such as stringers, frits and powders to bring life to their landscape. All materials and kiln firings are included.

LEARN!!!   INTRO TO FUSING
Wednesday July 26th 6:30 – 8:30 pm $70.00 *Beginner Level*
In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included.

 

 

 

FUSED GLASS CORAL VASES w/ Patti
Saturday July 29th 9am – 12 pm $150.00 *Cutting Experience Required*
Create a stunning Coral vase after learning about strip cutting technique. Select a color palette of your choice and create TWO functional art pieces, including kiln-firings and all materials.

AUGUST

WEDNESDAYS in AUGUST: FREE Workshop Wednesdays all Summer-long. Enjoy free workshop time from 9am – 4pm and 10% off all purchases!

 

AS SEEN AT GLASS QUEST!!!!!

NEW! Drawing with Vitrigraph Stringers

You become the artists!
  Saturday, August 5th 9am-12pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*

This concept was created by Bullseye Glass Co. in Portland, Oregon. First learn how this artistic concept began with the creation of the Vitrigraph kiln, and then learn to pull this unique type of stringer. Each student will be given half-sheets of white glass, a diverse pile of vitrigraph stringers, and time to draw with those stringers. We will give students a little help by providing them with a list of words they could use for inspiration – and then the rest is up to you!

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSING
Wednesday, August 9th 6:30-8:30pm $70.00 *Beginner Level*
Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

INTERMEDIATE FUSING
Saturday, August 12th 9am-3pm $150 .00 *Experience Required*
Take your fused glass skills to the next level in this full day course! Cutting techniques, kiln preparation, firing schedules, and compatibility & COE are just a few of the necessary fusing concepts that will be covered. Students are encouraged to focus on, and consider design when creating their choice of a fused & slumped plate or sushi platter. Introduction to Fused Glass (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. All materials are included

DESIGN & CREATE!!!

NEW! OPEN FUSING WORKSHOP with Patti & Phil 
Saturday, August 26th from 10am – 2pm FREE!!!! *Cutting and Fusing Experience Required*

Create a STUNNING fused glass project of your choice! Come in with your idea, and Patti or Phil will help you make your dream project a reality. They will help you determine design, materials, and kiln firings – which you can pay for separately. Experience is required – both beginning fusing knowledge and cutting experience is required.

 

FREE WORKSHOP WEDNESDAY – 10% off all purchases for participate

SEPTEMBER

 

 

 

LABOR DAY SALE: Saturday September 2nd from 9am – 3pm:

Enjoy special sale items to be announced via email!

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE – THIS ONE SELLS OUT FAST!
Wednesday September 6th 5:30 – 8:30PM $85.00 *Beginner Level*

 

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

 

AS SEEN AT GLASS QUEST!!!!!

 

 NEW! The Wardell Tattoo Goo Stencil System – Never before taught, anywhere!
Saturday, September 9th 9am – 12pm $250 *Beginner Level*

 

Create and learn from a Master! Learn how to manipulate the newly introduced tattoo stencil system from the creator himself. Think this product is just for stencils? Think again! This is a diverse NEW product that allows you to take your fused art glass to the next level. Work alongside Randy learning three never before seen techniques and create three individual projects in this all-inclusive class. Special pricing on the Tattoo Stencils and Goo – this day only!

 


INTRODUCTION TO FUSING
Wednesday, September 13th 6:30-8:30pm $70.00 *Beginner Level*
Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 


Fish Pendant Necklace & Cabochon – includes Pewter Findings for Head & Tail!
Saturday, September 16th 10am – 12pm $85.00 *Beginner Level*

 

In this two hour class create several fused glass cabochons using iridescent and dichroic fused glass. Then learn how to attach your glass art piece to custom pewter findings created by Marcie Preisler with Flamingo Art Center! The class includes all materials; one set of findings and kiln firings. Additional findings will be available for sale at a discounted price!

 

 

MOSAIC STEPPING STONES w/Taylor
Saturday September 23rd 9am-3pm $175.00 *Cutting Skill Required*

Dimensional, art glass mosaic for Beginners!!!! All materials included. Learn the indirect method of pouring mosaic stones and cutting and designing beautiful, functioning art glass! All materials included.

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL CAMING with McMow Master Jurgen – THIS ONE SELLS OUT FAST!
Saturday, September 30th 9am -3pm $150.00
If you are an intermediate student looking to take your work larger OR create professional looking panels, then this class is for you! With more than 30 years of experience, Jurgen will walk you through this ancient process step-by-step. Glass and came is supplied, but you will need to bring your stained glass tools. Leave the class knowing the techniques of Old World Masters and with your very own leaded panel. This is an intermediate level stained glass class; students must be proficient in cutting & soldering techniques. Additional tools may need to be purchased.

 

 

For more information:

McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 Fax: 561-586-2292

www.mcmow.com         www.facebook.com/mcmowartglass

Office Hours:
Wednesday- Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday – 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday – 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday-Monday – Closed

 

 

 

 

 

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