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

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

 

 

 

800 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842   www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

Artists of Palm Beach County

Art on Park Gallery

Presents:

 

 

Norman Berman

“My Art/My Faith – Revisited”

Opening Reception:

Thursday, May 25th

5 – 8 pm

Exhibit Runs May 22 – June 10, 2017

 

Artist, Norman Berman

 

 

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

 

 

“Silent Sound” by Norman Berman

 

 

TRR:  What were your early artistic influences?
NB:

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

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

 

“Heaven’s Gate2” by Norman Berman

 

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

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

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

 

“Caves Of Qumran” by Norman Berman

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

“Neshama” by Norman Berman

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

“By The Rivers of Babylon” by Norman Berman

 

TRR:  Does your art tell a story?

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

 

“Gateway to the Golden Medina” by Norman Berman

 

 

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

NB:

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

 

TRR:  What tips would you give beginning artists?

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

 

“Heavens Gate1” by Norman Berman

 

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

NB:

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

 

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

 

“To Everything There Is A Season” by Norman Berman

 

TRR:  How do you recharge your creativity?

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

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

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

 

 

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

About Artists of Palm Beach County:

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Art On Park Gallery Announces “Digital Art” Call, “Still Life” Exhibit And Reception Plus Featured Artist, Barry Seidman

Art On Park Gallery, the home of Artists Of Palm Beach County is bustling!  In this article, we share a CALL for “Digital Art 2017”, details of the Free Opening Reception of the juried  “Still Life 2017” Exhibit, announce that Barry Seidman will be the Featured Artist, and introduce the newest resident artists, Karen Karmazin, Lynn Smythe and Edward Munoz.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  

 

 

800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday 12 PM to 6 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

“S  T  I  L  L      L  I  F  E    2 0 1 7”   EXHIBT

OPENING  RECEPTION:

Friday, April 21st

5 – 8 PM

 

F E A T U R E D   A R T I S T :  B A R R Y  S E I D M A N

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

C  A  L  L      T  O     A  R  T  I  S  T  S:

“DIGITAL PAINTING 2017” Exhibit

Work created using digital software, printed on any medium.

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 05/31/2017

Open Reception: Friday, 06/16/2017

Exhibit runs  06/12/2017 to 07/14/2017

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

To access the submission form:

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?283

 

 

MEET    NEW     RESIDENT    ARTISTS:

 

 

Gallery Director, John Vincent Palozzi shares with The Rickie Report, ” Let me introduce you to our newest Resident Artists: Karen Karmazin, Edward H. Munoze and Lynn Smythe. Their work looks much better in real life than in these pictures, so come in to see them”.

 

Karen S. Karmazin

 

Lynn Smythe

 

Edward H.Munoz

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

Art On Park Features Internationally Acclaimed Artist, Apollonia Heim Silver, Announces Call For “Still Life” Art Exhibit And “Art Sharing ” Event

The Artists of Palm Beach County are pleased to present a SOLO exhibit by Apollonia Heim Silver, internationally renowned artist who paints in a contemporary and semi-impressionist style.  The Free, Opening Reception takes place on Thursday, March 30th and the exhibit continues through April 14th.  In addition to these details, The Rickie Report shares a Call For Art for ” Still Life”, plus  information about AVAILABLE Studio SPACE and a FREE “Art Sharing” event on Monday, March 27th.  Lake Park is art-centric!  Stop by! 

 

 

 

800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842

Gallery Hours:  Monday through Saturday 12 PM to 6 PM

 

Art On Park Gallery

Home of 

Artists Of Palm Beach County

Presents:

APOLLONIA HEIM SILVER

Free, Opening Reception:

Thursday, March 30th

5 to 8 PM

Exhibit runs March 27, 2017 to April 14, 2017

 

 

 

 

Apollonia was born in Mainz, Germany in 1935 and managed to survive Mainz being reduced to a burned out cinder by the Royal Air Force. Apollonia came to New York in 1956. In 1974 she moved to the Island of Bermuda and continued to extensively travel the world, painting in several countries. Apollonia now makes her home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and Niederheimbach, Germany.

 

“ArizonA” by Apollonia Heim Silver

 

 

Apollonia is a graduate of the Metropolitan Institute of Design. Apollonia has painted with Luce Felts in Palm Springs California, participated in workshops throughout Europe and the United States painting with Ted Baxter, Charles Movalli, Theodore Goerchner, Stanley Maltzman, Hugh O’Neil, and Keith Ward.

 

 

 

“Abstract” by Apollonia Heim Silver

 

 

Having been semi-retired for several years, Apollonia has, with the recent opening of her new studio in Germany, resumed her passion for painting and exploring the abstract world as only she sees it. Apollonia’s primary medium is oil and occasionally watercolor. Apollonia’s unique impressionistic style has become recognized for her ability to blend vibrant colors into her landscapes and still life works. Apollonia sees the world in her own, very different way, so when observing Apollonia’s works, one is able to have a unique glimpse of the world as only Apollonia sees it, in a contemporary and semi-impressionistic way. Apollonia is a member of the Art Society of Bermuda and Southampton and of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

 

“Harbor Night” by Apollonia Heim Silver

 

Apollonia’s highly acclaimed works have been formally exhibited from Palm Springs to Bermuda including an exclusive exhibit at the prestigious Rogers Library in Southampton, New York. Many of Apollonia’s works are owned by private collectors throughout the world.

 

 

Art Salon:

Monday, March 27, 2017  6 to 8 PM

Free, All are welcome.

Bring one piece of your original, recent art to show and talk about.

Light refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

 C A L L      F O R      A R T:

 

APBC Art on Park Gallery Presents:

STILL LIFE 2017 Exhibit
Images of Posed Objects:

04/17/2017 to 05/20/2017

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 04/05/2017

Open Reception: Friday, 04/21/2017

AWARDING

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

Our judge is: TBA

To access the submission form go to:
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?282

 

 

 

 

S T U D I O   S P A C E    A V A I L A B L E :

 

 

 

 

Studio Space Available:

The space is approximately 5′ wide, 5′ deep and 10′ high on the back wall.

A second space is for display only, about 4’ wide, 6’ tall and has 6 shelves, 3 on each side. This space is suitable for ceramics, glass or any 3D art.

The fee is $75/month for a 6 month lease for the working/dispay space, and $50/month for the 3D display wall. First and last required to start. The artist must be a member of APBC.

Please reply to this email with 5 images of your work if you are interested.
The Gallery Management Committee will pick which artists will be approved.

 

For more information about exhibits, calls for artists, classes, workshops and how to become involved:

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

Comprehensive Overview Of ArtPalmBeach, Art Synergy ARTWEEK 2017

The Rickie Report shares a comprehensive overview of the ArtPalmBeach Art Synergy ARTWEEK events.  Future articles will focus on individual venues.  There is a superabundance of art-related events in Palm Beach and Martin Counties featuring thousands of international, national and local acclaim.  Don’t miss the emerging artists!  Get your calendars ready for a whirlwind of ART !

 

 

 

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A R T W E E K     2 0 1 7

 

 

The Art Synergy sponsored Art Palm Beach Week Events begin with the opening reception of The Art Synergy IV Exhibition at the Palm Beach County Convention Center during the gala reception and celebration of Art Palm Beach: First View and 20th Anniversary.

 

All events are produced in partnership between Art Synergy and our host Art Palm Beach and with the cooperation and support of the City of West Palm Beach, The DDA West Palm Beach,The City of Lake Worth, The City of Boynton Beach, The City of Delray Beach, and various other government and arts organizations of various cities in both Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

 

Websites:

Main: http://www.artsynergy.org/
Palm Beach Art Week 2017 Guide online: http://www.palmbeachartweek2017.com/
Other links are here: LIST OF EVENTS and SPONSORS   www.palmbeachartweek2017.com/

Tickets:

Art Palm Beach:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-palm-beach-2017-tickets-29704268266

Art Synergy IV Exhibition:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-synergy-at-art-palm-beach-tickets-30167044442

Art Florida 2017:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artfl2017-curators-choices-tickets-27935303244
The Box Gallery Blog: http://palmbeachfineartgallery.blogspot.com/
The Box Gallery Website: http://www.theboxgallery.info/

ULEASHED Art Fair:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unleashed-art-fair-tickets-29959637081

Continuum:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/continuum-wpb-arts-2017-tickets-30329032954?aff=es2
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/continuumwpb/?fref=ts

Art Palm Beach:

https://www.facebook.com/ArtPalmBeach/?fref=ts

Art Synergy

https://www.facebook.com/artsynergypbc/

Art Synergy Art Guide

https://www.facebook.com/PalmBeachArtWeek2017/

The Box Gallery

https://www.facebook.com/TheBoxGalleryFL/

UNLEASHED ( New Arts Venue )

https://www.facebook.com/NewArtsVenue/

 

Instagram:

Art Palm Beach
https://www.instagram.com/artpalmbeachfair/
Art Synergy
https://www.instagram.com/artsynergypbc/
The Box Gallery
https://www.instagram.com/theboxgalleryfl/
UNLEASHED ( New Arts Venue )
https://www.instagram.com/newartsvenue/
Continuum
https://www.instagram.com/continuumwpbarts/

Twitter:

Art Palm Beach
https://twitter.com/ArtPalmBeach
Art Synergy
https://twitter.com/artsynergypbc
The Box Gallery
https://twitter.com/TheBoxGalleryFL
UNLEASHED ( New Arts Venue )
https://twitter.com/NewArtsVenue
Continuum
https://twitter.com/ContinuumWPB

 

Art Synergy is a 501 (c) 3, not for profit arts organization founded in 2013. The fruit of the labors of Rolando Chang Barrero, Craig McInnis and Freddy Hennevelt grew out of the original Think Tank,. It has flourished through grassroots efforts beginning with a partnership with Art Palm Beach.  Currently, Rolando Chang Barrero, President and Ilene Gruber Adams, Vice President are managing the organization along with the support of many artists and art lovers in the community. Volunteers and board members are always welcome.

 

By March 2017, Art Synergy will have organized 6 juried exhibition that have provided Florida based artists to have their work seen, and collected by national and international collectors and art patrons. Also, Art Synergy assists nine Florida art districts organize, promote and market over 65 exhibitions in each year throughout the Palm Beach and Martin County durning Art Palm Beach week which was initiated January 2014.

 

 

The nine art districts are: Antique Row Art District,Boynton Beach Art District,Delray Art Art District,Lake ParkArt District,North Palm Beach Art District,Lake Worth Art District,Northwood Village Art District,West Palm Beach Art District,Palm Beach Art District.

 

 

In 2016 Art Synergy was classified as a 501 (c) 3 not for profit arts organization which will allow for contributions and donations to a fund currently being created to allow needy families join experiential cultural experiences. This was possible because of the generosity of David and Lee Ann Lester of Next Level Fairs who donate exhibition spaces (Booths) at 2 of the Next Level Fairs: Art Palm Beach and Art Boca Raton.

 

 

ART SYNERGY is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community. ART SYNERGY’s future goals include events that will happen periodically throughout the year, the addition of more participating art districts, and initiatives that help unify the many diverse art entities, and talented artists that Palm Beach County has to offer. With the help of local CRAs, Public Arts Departments, the DDA in WPB and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County (to name a few), ART SYNERGY has only one place to go… onward and upward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIST OF EVENTS and SPONSORS

Highlights include:

 

WEDNESDAY JAN.18.2017

ART PALM BEACH VIP RECEPTION

ART SYNERGY IV EXHIBITION AT ART PALM BEACH

AFTER PARTY AT CITY PLACE

THURSDAY JAN.19.2017

ART PALM BEACH

ART SYNERGY IV EXHIBITION AT ART PALM BEACH

CONTINUUM: Opening: V.I.P. Black Tie & Sneakers Fundraiser

NORTON MUSEUM OF ART: A CLOSER LOOK/THE MANTLEPIECE, 1926    http://www.norton.org

THE KRAVIS CENTER: NORMANDIE  http://www.kravis.org

FRIDAY JAN.20.2017

ART PALM BEACH

ART SYNERGY IV EXHIBITION AT ART PALM BEACH

THE BOX GALLERY: ART FLORIDA 2017 THE CURATORS CHOICE

SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS: MARGUERITE  http://www.fourarts.org

SATURDAY JAN.21.2017

ART PALM BEACH

ART SYNERGY IV EXHIBITION AT ART PALM BEACH

UNLEASHED ART FAIR: THE ALTERNATIVE ART FAIR

Courtesy of New Arts Venue ( Installation: Salt Art by Giannina Coppiano Dwin )

BENZAITEN CENTER FOR CREATIVE ARTS: RICK EGGERT VISITING ARTISTS  www.benzaitencenter.org

LAKE WORTH ART WALK  http://www.lakewortharts.com/

MARTIN COUNTY OPEN STUDIO TOUR  http://www.mcost.org

JF GALLERY 6TH ANNUAL ART EXHIBIT  www.jfgallery.com

SUNDAY JAN.22.2017

 

ART PALM BEACH

ART SYNERGY IV EXHIBITION AT ART PALM BEACH

WHITESPACE COLLECTION BRUNCH AND VIEWING: XXX-PHOTO  www.whitespacecollection.com

SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS: VERONA QUARTET  www.fourarts.org

MARTIN COUNTY OPEN STUDIO TOUR http://www.mcost.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Synergy, Administrative  Office

811 Belvedere Road

West Palm Beach,Florida 33405

Email: ArtSynergyPBC@gmail.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

 

 

Call For Student’s Artwork For Juried Exhibition At Art On Park Gallery

Art On Park Gallery, home of Artists of Palm Beach County, shares a new Call for artwork by Students ages 12 – 17 who are residents of Palm Beach County. This juried exhibit includes cash prizes as well as a Free Opening Public Reception to meet the artists on February 10, 2017.  Lake Park is becoming an ARTS DESTINATION!! The Rickie Report shares the details. This event is open to members and non-members!  Caron Bowman will be the juror for prizes, including cash and honorable mention.  ART PATRONS: Mark your Calendars for Feb. 10th‘s Reception!  Artists: Your deadline is January 25, 2017.

 

 

 

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Art on Park Gallery

Monday through Saturday Noon – 6 PM
800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403

561-345-2842

 

 

 

 

 

CALL FOR  STUDENT  ARTWORK

 

2D and 3D Accepted

 

Artist Deadline:  January 25, 2017

 

 

Opening Reception:

 

Friday, February 10, 2017

 

5 – 8 pm

Free and Open To The Public

 

This exhibit runs February 6 – 18, 2017

 

FOR EXHIBITION AND APPLICATION:

 

 

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

Our judge is Caron Bowman, who is a multi-disciplined artist who uses a diverse spectrum of mediums. She has been profiled by fashion photographer Nick Knight’s -SHOWstudio, Smithsonian American Latino Museum and Beck’s Greenbox Series, was a featured artist in the Wynwood Miami Mix Art Fair, Art Palm Beach satellite Continuum Art Fair, was selected by Bombay Sapphire Corporation /Russell and Danny Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Art Foundation to be included in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, and has received international recognition in various museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

To access the submission form go to:
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?280

 

 

 

For more information about ongoing Classes, Workshops and other events at Art on Park 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

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Art On Park Gallery Calls For Art And Announces Free Public Opening Reception

Art On Park Gallery announces a Call to artists for their upcoming “Members” Exhibition.  The Artists of Palm Beach County Members Exhibit will showcase artworks of varied media in both 2D and 3D. The Rickie Report recommends you stop by Art on Park Gallery to take in all of the members’ creative efforts! Everyone is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, January 6th.  This Free Exhibit continues through February 4, 2017. We share the details of this CALL FOR ENTRIES here.  ART PATRONS: Mark your calendars!  If you aren’t a member, please consider joining!! DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: December 21st!

 

 

 

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800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists of Palm Beach County

 CALL FOR ENTRIES

 

“Members Exhibit” 

An exhibition of 2D and 3D works

Public Invited

Free, Opening Reception:

Friday, January 6, 2017

5 – 8 pm

Exhibit Runs Through February 4, 2017

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403

 

 

 

 

Submission Deadline: 12/21/2016

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

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?279

 

 

 

 

Artists of Palm Beach County welcomes new members.

APBC offers gallery and studio space, exhibitions, opportunities to network with other artists, space for classes and professional development. For more information please visit:

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 The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way  Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

Call For “Small Works Of Art” Juried Exhibit At Art On Park Gallery

Art On Park Gallery, home of Artists of Palm Beach County, shares a new Call for Small Works Of Art.  This juried exhibit includes cash prizes as well as a Free Opening Reception for the public to meet the artists on Friday, November 18th. Join everyone for the AfterParty at the Brewhouse Gallery down the street.  Lake Park is becoming an ARTS DESTINATION!!  The Rickie Report shares the details. This event is open to members and non-members!

 

 

 

 

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Art On Park Gallery

800 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL 33403

 

 

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FOR EXHIBITION AND APPLICATION:

 

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?278

 

 

For more information about ongoing Classes, Workshops and other events at Art on Park 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

The Rickie Report

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Call For “Abstract 2016” Artwork For Exhibition At Art On Park Gallery With Cash Prizes And Public Reception

Art On Park Gallery, home of Artists of Palm Beach County, announces a Call for Abstract Art.  All mediums are acceptable, including 2D and 3D artworks.  This is open to residents of Palm Beach County.  There will be an Open Public Reception on Friday, October 7th. Cash prizes will be awarded by Juror, Clarence, “Skip” Measelle. The Rickie Report shares the details here. Art lovers: Mark your calendars!  Artists – let the submissions begin!  Everyone is invited to the After Party at the Brewhouse Gallery down the block!  

 

 

 

 

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800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

 

 

“ABSTRACT 2016”

 

 

 

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OPENING RECEPTION:

Friday, October 7th

5 – 8 pm

AFTER PARTY:

Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue  Lake Park, FL

 

 

ABSTRACT 2016 EXHIBIT

CALL TO ARTISTS

An exhibit of original abstract images in any medium.

 

Details:

Submission deadline: Wednesday, 09/21/2016
Notification to artists on or before Saturday, 09/24/2016
Hand delivery of artwork: Friday, 09/30/2016 or Saturday 10/01/2016 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Opening Reception: Friday, 10/07/2016 from 5 – 8 pm
Art Pickup: Friday, 11/11/2016, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County, Florida
Submissions should be original abstract images in any medium.
Multimedia, 2D and 3D work welcomed.
Work previously displayed in Art on Park Gallery is not allowed.
Please do not submit work that will not be ready to hang by the drop off date.
Submissions and payments to be sent in electronically via www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org.
APBC Members non-refundable entry fee: $15 for up to three pieces (.jpg up to 3 MB)
Non-Members non-refundable entry fee: $25 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
Submission form: http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?277

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 ABSTRACT 2016 event and click on the provided link. Please check the appropriate link for member or non-member submission fee.
After you enter/edit the information fields, go to the bottom of the page to: “Exhibition Name” “Select an Exhibition Name.” Select ABSTRACT 2016, then click the last link: “proceed to Submit . . .”
You should have your images resized (72dpi) and ready to upload (JPEG format only, no larger than 3 MB). 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) Unframed pieces in any medium must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.
10) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.
11) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure. All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back.
12) All entries must be labeled on the back of the work, base of sculpture, or somehow attached to artwork with artist name and title of work.
13) Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non-members will receive 65% of the gross sale.
Please price your work accordingly.
14) APBC, Inc. carries liability insurance for the Art on Park Gallery which does not extend to your artwork. APBC, Inc. will do its best to safeguard against theft, loss, breakage, or other damage, but will not be financially responsible for reimbursement of lost or damaged work.

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Call For Original Unaltered Photography For Art On Park’s Upcoming Exhibit

Art On Park Gallery, the home of Artists of Palm Beach County announces a call for “PHOTOGRAPHY 2016”.  This is open to all residents of Palm Beach County for  original unaltered photographic images or any subject printed on any media.  Submission deadline: Wednesday, August 3rd.  ART LOVERS mark your calendars for the Free, Opening Reception: Friday, August 19th.  The Rickie Report shares the details for this juried, cash prize exhibition. It is open to members and non-members.

 

 

 

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800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842

 Gallery Hours:

Monday – Saturday Noon – 6pm

 

 

Free, Public Opening Reception:

Friday, August 19  5 -8 pm

 

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DETAILS:

Notification to artists on or before Saturday, 08/06/2016
Hand delivery of artwork: Friday, 08/12/2016 or Saturday 08/13/2016 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Opening Reception: Friday, 08/19/2016 from 5 – 8 pm
Art Pickup: Friday, 09/30/2016, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Open to all artists who live in Palm Beach County, Florida
Submissions should be an unaltered photograph, of any subject printed on any media.
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: $25 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?276

 

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 PHOTOGRAPHY 2016 event and click on the provided link. Please check the appropriate link for member or non-member submission fee. After you enter/edit the information fields, go to the bottom of the page to: “Exhibition Name” “Select an Exhibition Name.” Select PHOTOGRAPHY 2016, then click the last link: “proceed to Submit . . .”
You should have your images resized (72dpi) and ready to upload (JPEG format only, no larger than 3 MB). 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:

1) No late entries accepted. 2) Original ideas only.

3) Maximum Size: 36″ wide x 60″ high.
4) Entry fees are not refundable.
5) The decision of the jurors is final.
6) Images of works must be submitted to be juried in an electronic JPG format, no larger than 3MB, 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.

7) Unframed pieces in any medium must be finished on all sides – no staples showing.
8) No damaged frames or mats; mats must be clean.
9) All installation methods, such as wire attached to frames, must be secure. All 2D pieces MUST be wired on the back.
10) 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.
11) Members will receive 75% of the gross sale. Non-members will receive 65% of the gross sale.
Please price your work accordingly.
12) 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 coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Caren Hackman Yoga Paintings Featured At Art On Park Gallery During “Still Life 2016” Exhibit

Caren Hackman shares her “Yoga Series” and “Yoga Icons” with the public. The “Still Life 2016” Exhibit and Caren’s Solo Exhibition open at Art On Park Gallery in Lake Park on July 5th.  The public is invited to the Free Opening Reception on July 8th. Find out how yoga saved Caren’s life after an injury and unsuccessful surgery.  The Rickie Report shares a sneak peek of “Still Life”and Caren’s amazing story…how does yoga intersect with Andy Warhol?  Stop by!

 

 

 

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800 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL

561.345.2842

Gallery Hours:

12 PM – 6 PM Monday – Saturday

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Still Life by Frances Lynn

“STILL  LIFE  EXHIBIT 2016”

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CAREN  HACKMAN’S  SOLO EXHIBIT,

 

“YOGA SERIES”   “YOGA ICONS”

Free Opening Reception:

Friday,  July 8 from 5 – 8 PM

Meet The Artists

Exhibit Runs July 5 – August 9, 2016

 

Caren tells The Rickie Report, “I love my work as a graphic designer and fine artist. I am always happy to be in the studio. However, very few of my projects have filled me with as much drive and energy as the “Yoga Series” and “Yoga Icons.” There are so many reasons why this series of work is deeply meaningful to me”. 

 

 

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• ONE: Yoga saved my life. After an injury in 2008 and unsuccessful back surgery, I was in pain and side-lined for two years. Thanks to the great training I received from my first yoga instructor, Anna Lee Sanders, and all the wonderful teachers since, I live a full, active life. This series of paintings shows my gratitude, love, and respect for the practice. I hope that viewers can feel that love, and connect with the spiritual and physical aspects of yoga.

 

 

 

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“Karen in Red” by Caren Hackman

• TWO: I can feel the body positions while I am painting. The breath work, distribution of weight, and muscle exertion are with me as I create the art.

 

 

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“Shelby, Child Pose” by Caren Hackman

• THREE: Anytime that I have the opportunity to combine media or skills in graphic design and fine art, I am happily energized. Working the images back and forth between the digital world and the paintbrush on canvas world makes for greater artistic expression.

 

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“Karen in Blue” by Caren Hackman

 

“The yoga artwork takes two forms. One group of pieces on which I am working are acrylic paintings on canvas. The painterly realism of the brushstrokes and lighting show the energy and spirit of the asanas or poses. To further the feeling of freedom, I’ve elected not to “constrain” the pieces in a classic frame. The pieces hang, scroll-style, from a support at the top of each painting”.

 

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“Shanti Scroll” by Caren Hackman

 

“The other suite of artwork combines digital painting and archival printing on canvas with hand embellished accents. I have coined this suite of paintings “Yoga Icons” as homage to Andy Warhol, who had a knack for depicting well-known personalities as “pop icons”. Warhol’s line work and use of bright, flat colors in his silk screened portraits, made an impression on me when I visited an exhibition of his work at the Boca Museum of Art. I created my own stylized color and line work in this yoga series”.

 

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” Namaste Scroll”  by Caren Hackman

 

 

 

 

“Many thanks to my first models, Karen Burnett and Shelby Grant of Yoga Palm Beach who are my first yoga pop icons!  I am so happy to have been invited to judge the Artists of Beach County “Still Life” show and to be offered a Solo Exhibition area for my latest figurative and spiritual yoga pieces”.

 

For more information about Caren Hackman, this exhibit and her other artwork please visit:

www.carenhackman.com
561-622-4884 studio

561-818-9273 mobile 

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Still Life by Jacqueline Medeiros

 

For more information about Art On Park Gallery and Artists Of Palm Beach County 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

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291