ArtServe Offers “Beyond Small Abstracts” Workshop Featuring Award Winning Artist, Lois Perdue March 13

Learn how to create your own bold, vibrant abstracts in Lois Perdue’s popular “Beyond Small Abstracts” workshop on Monday, March 13th.   Lois will instruct students on how to begin an abstract painting, how to expand smaller works to larger paintings and how to incorporate a variety of intriguing textures and techniques onto Yupo paper.  The workshop will be held at ArtServe.  The Rickie Report shares the details of how to register and some sneak peeks of Lois’ award winning artwork.

 

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.,     Ft. Lauderdale, 33304 

 

 

ArtServe Presents:

LOIS  PERDUE

“Beyond  Small Abstracts”  Workshop

Monday, March 13, 2017

10 am – 2 pm

Class size is limited so please register before Wednesday, March 8th.

To Register:  

Email Lois: runner12@bellsouth.net

 

 

Workshop takes place at

ArtServe

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, 33304

 

 

 

Lois Perdue at the easel

 

Learn how to create your own bold, vibrant abstracts in Lois Perdue’s popular “Beyond Small Abstracts” workshop.  She will be teaching new methods of applying textures.  Students of all stages are welcome to this workshop, as Lois will instruct you on how to begin an abstract painting, how to expand smaller works to larger paintings and how to incorporate a variety of intriguing textures and techniques onto Yupo paper!

 

“Mountain Climbing” by Lois Perdue, Acrylic on Watercolor Paper

 

Lois, who has lived in South Florida her entire life, has been recognized in National, State and Local juried art competitions.  Her colorful, abstract expressionist paintings have won many awards.   Lois regularly takes workshop classes with Nationally recognized artists who provide their expertise and enthusiasm for her to continue her passion for painting!

 

 

” Neptune’s Reef” by Lois Perdue, Mixed media on Yupo

 

 

Lois tells The Rickie Report, “After years of working in other creative fields, I discovered a passion for Abstract painting. I had briefly studied oil painting, sculpting and weaving, but entering that first abstract class was the beginning of an amazing journey. Here I could creatively use my energy, spontaneity and vision. I discovered this process is more than just painting reality. It is the opportunity to paint where nothing is ever “wrong” and there are no rules. I use feelings, fantasy and imagination combined with colors, shapes, materials, concepts and design to create my own way of expressing myself through Abstract Art”.

 

“Beach” by Lois Perdue, Mixed media on Yupo

 

 

Many of Lois’ abstract paintings begin on wood panel, watercolor paper or synthetic paper called Yupo with a textural layering to create dimension. She explains, “I apply thin washes of watercolor first and many translucent glazes as the under painting. Then I use bold, vibrant acrylics and inks along with the markings of calligraphy and brush strokes. Abstract Expressionism is a technique that is generally based on free and automatic “action painting”. As I begin to paint my experimental abstracts–sometimes intuitively, sometimes instinctively–I often approach the canvas with a mix of emotions. It is a very personal journey I take when I paint that hopefully, conveys a variety of emotions in viewers”.

 

” Moody Blues ” by Lois Perdue, Mixed media on Yupo

 

Lois is an active member of a number of art-related local, State and National art organizations including the Florida Watercolor Society, Gold Coast Watercolor Societies, Weston Art Guild, Plantation Art Guilds, National League of American Pen Women/Ft. Lauderdale Branch, International Society of Experimental Artists, ArtServe and 12 Voices, an organization of professional artists.

 

 

 

 

To see more of her artwork, please visit her website at: www.loisperdue.com.

For more information about the class and cost, please contact her directly at: runner12@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

 

 

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NAWA Welcomes Public To “Well Chosen” A Free Multi Media Exhibition At ArtServe

The National Association Of Women Artists, Inc. Florida Chapter is presenting a multi-media exhibition, “Well Chosen”, which will be hosted by ArtServe located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The public is invited to a Reception on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The exhibition will be on view from February 27 through March 24, 2017.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

The National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

Florida Chapter

Presents:

 

“WELL CHOSEN”

Public Reception:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

6 pm – 8pm

Exhibit Runs: February 27th – March 24, 2017 

ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Blvd   Fort Lauderdale 33304
Contact: Janet Gold 954-465-3033  Email: janetegold@aol.com

 

 

 

“Destruction” by Judith Carlin

 

 

Janet Gold award winning collage artist is the venue and exhibition coordinator for the event, and the N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter is very excited that abstract expressionist and galley owner Tom Rossetti hung the show and is the judge for this exhibition. Tom Rossetti is a native Floridian, born in Fort Lauderdale in 1963. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 1986 with B.F.A degrees in Fine Art and Art History. His career has been divided as both professional artist and art dealer. Mr. Rossetti has directed several of the most prestigious galleries in South Florida and is the current owner and director of Rossetti Fine Art located in Pompano Beach, FL. He has sold major works of art by Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Salvador Dali. With all his experience and the talent of the N.A.W.A. artists, the exhibit will indeed be well chosen.

 

 

“Patowmack” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

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

 

 

 

“Evidence” by Judith Carlin

 

 

 

ArtServe, centrally located in Fort Lauderdale, shares its 25,000 sq. ft. venue with a Broward County branch library. This multi-purpose facility provides low-cost space where artists, non-profits and the public can hold classes, workshops, performances, meetings, events, and conduct business. It is proud to be a venue for this premier fine arts organization.

 

 

“And So It Began Again”    AnnetteMargulies

 

 

For more information on the N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter please go to http://nawafl.org where the chapter is pleased that an online exhibition will be available following the opening reception.

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Announces Three Workshops, Open To Everyone

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society  (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced. GCWS offers Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch; Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists; An annual membership show; Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses; Paint-ins with live models; Lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists; Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues plus Plein air painting opportunities.  The Rickie Report shares the details of three workshops: Diane Nance (Getting a Handle on Color), Celia Buchanan ( Encaustic Mixed Media) and Laurin McCracken ( Painting Realism in Watercolor). These are open to non members and we urge you to network with this organization to further your techniques and achievements.

 

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society 

ArtServe

1350 Sunrise Blvd.     Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

 

Please Join Us!

Meetings are held
October through May
3rd Tuesday of each month 
7:00 p.m. at ArtServe

 

 

Three  Upcoming  W O R K S H O P S :

 

 

 

DIANE  NANCE,  NWS

 

FEBRUARY  22, 2017

 

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“GETTING A HANDLE  ON COLOR”

 

 

 

CELIA BUCHANAN

 

FEBRUARY 23, 2017

 

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“ENCAUSTIC  MIXED  MEDIA”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAURIN  McCRACKEN, NWS, AWS

 

MARCH 20 – 23, 2017

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“PAINTING REALISM IN WATERCOLOR”

 

 

 

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For additional information contact Claudia Hafner at
membership@goldcoastwatercolor.com or visit: www.goldcoastwatercolor.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate The Art Of Jen Walls In Newly Published Book, “Blue Wild” At Free Book Signing And Reception

Jen Walls is an artist who inspires so many, with her “take chances” and “try something new” attitude. Jen’s artwork has been influenced by serendipitous meetings of people and we are the beneficiaries of her openness.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Jen’s latest adventure, “Blue Wild – The Art Of Jen Walls”, which marries her artwork with poetry by Mary W. Cox.  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception at ArtServe on December 2nd.  Stop by, get your book signed and immerse yourself in Jen’s world!

 

 

 

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Blue Wild – the Art of Jen Walls

Opening Reception and Book Signing:

Dec 2, 2016

 6 – 8 pm

 

 

Free of charge, refreshments will be served

Exhibit is available from December 2-29, 2016

ArtServe
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.  Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
954-462-8190

 

 

 

Blue Wild Book Cover

 

 

 

Paper, watercolor, ink
brushes piled in kitchen sink
notebooks stacked some miles high
glue on wings and watch them fly
furrowed brow of concentration
welcome to imajenation.

 

 

 

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Artist, Jen Walls

 

 

How the book came to be…

“I met poet, Mary W. Cox in North Carolina several years ago at a gallery crawl and we just CLICKED. She’s been creating haiku poetry in response to my art ever since.  Tiny, with sparkling eyes and a quick wit, she enchanted me. I didn’t know her and she didn’t know me. And yet our creative spirits called out to each other and then ran off to play together like lifelong friends. I believe this book was born in that first magical meeting when the universe winked at us”.

 

 

 

“We decided that creating a book together would be fun. Wouldn’t you know, a few weeks later I received a marketing email from Susan, a digital storyteller and book designer. After a brief video chat, we decided it was a perfect fit. She handled all the technology and design aspects (i.e.: we told her “oh, I wish it kinda looked like this…” and she made it happen!) and within three weeks we had a sample copy in our hands! They don’t call her the “art godmother” for no reason! Susan is amazing to work with, and she works remotely quite efficiently”.

 

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“Greta and Gus” by Jen Walls

 

 

“Here’s the blue wild,where
tiny dreamers ride beasts, speak
birdsong, hold the moon.”
(by poet Mary W. Cox)

 

 

 

 

The book was compiled by Susan Nicolai of EyeSusan. Susan’s business is digital storytelling for artists, and she specialized in books, ebooks, interactive content and videos.

 

Here’s a link to Youtube where Susan posted a video blog

 

www.EyeSusan.com

 

 

About Jen Walls:

 

Sometimes the road to an artist’s “true north” isn’t a direct or even an obvious one. Jen Walls, has lived life on her own terms and forged a path that has led her to new creative heights.  She left a career as a banking executive to focus on raising a family with her husband, Ron, and to pursue her vision as an artist.   After a friend asked her to attend an art class, Jen experienced her “ah-ha” moment.

 

 

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“Go Fly A Kite” by Jen Walls

 

“The experience was a revelation of sorts,” Jen shares. “It’s amazing what can happen when you start saying ‘yes’ to new options  and step outside of  your comfort zone.”  Jen’s’ mother is a respected traditional watercolor artist but, while her creative influence is apparent, the stylistic approach of the daughter comes from another place entirely.  “What I do could be referred to as ‘outsider art,’” Jen says. “I never preplan and I regularly break the rules. I have complete freedom.”

 

 

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“Chloe And The Reluctant Steed” by Jen Walls

Jen draws inspiration from a variety of sources, including shamanic folklore and primitive cultures. One particular trek to Portland, Oregon presented an opportunity to spend significant time with a person who drastically influenced her.  “I was attending a wedding and found that the groom was an anthropologist,” she said. “He offered to put me in touch with a Native American chief. I was very careful and respectful during our time together and I was able to learn so much about their culture…I was absolutely inspired!”

 

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“Yea and the Magic Blanket” by Jen Walls

Jen, who makes her home in Plantation,FL, believes that it is important to make time for whatever your ‘calling’ may be and to nurture it so that life can be fulfilling and free of many frustrations that can manifest when people neglect their creative urges.  Best known for her ink and watercolor work that incorporates tribal patterns, symbolism and primitive markings, the Jen teaches mark making and doodling via the Ciel Gallery in Charlotte, which offers original fine art from local artists plus workshops.

 

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“Rabbit Malarky” by Jen Walls

Jen is active in the local art scene, promoting her work through art exhibits and pop-up shows. She contributes to a Miami, Florida organization that supports the Center for Great Apes.  The group provides a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research or who are no longer wanted as pets.

Sources:  Phil Perry, Lincoln-Times News; Jen Wall website; Jen Wall personal interview.

 

We urge you to sign up for Jen’s Facebook page – you will find a smile every time she posts!

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or Jen’s art:

Jen Walls,
Mixed Media Art and Malarkey

Member, Ciel Gallery

www.jenwalls.weebly.com
www.artfinder.com/jen-walls
www.etsy.com/shop/imajenation
twitter.com/jenjovanwalls
instagram.com/jenjovanwalls

 

 

 

 

 

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Maurizio Battifora Solo Exhibit At Art Serve Makes Its Point With Modern Interpretations

Maurizio Battifora is showing his pointillist original artworks at a SOLO Exhibit at Art Serve through the month of August.  The public is invited to a Gallery Reception on Friday, August 19th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Maurizio’s artistry brings modern themes to this art form, which we know you will enjoy.

 

 

 

ART  SERVE

1350  East  Sunrise  Blvd.   Ft. Lauderdale, FL 

www.ArtServe.org

 

 

PRESENTS  A  SOLO  EXHIBIT:

 

M A U R I Z I O

 

B  A  T  T  I  F  O  R  A

 

GALLERY  RECEPTION:

 

Friday,  August  19th

6 – 8 pm

Gallery Hours: M – F 9 am – 8pm; Sat. 10 am – 6 pm

 

 

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“Ladylike/Wolf”  by Maurizio Battifora

 

 

 

 

 

Art Serve welcomes the public to a SOLO Exhibition by “The Pointillist”, Maurizio Battifora which runs now through August 31st.  There will be a Free, Gallery Reception held on Friday, August 19 from 6 – 8 pm. The Gallery is located at 1350 East Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  For questions about this event, please contact http://www.artserve.org.

 

 

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“An Afternoon With Bacco” by Maurizio Battifora

 

 

Maurizio shares with The Rickie Report, “Although I was painting anything and everything I could as a child, I always thought I wanted to become a theater director or choreographer when I grew up. My parents encouraged my talent for painting and drawing so I became an illustrator for children’s books while attending art school. Like many other artists before me, I was encouraged by my art teachers to observe and imitate the masters that I admired”.

 

 

 

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“Venus And The Men In Blue” by Maurizio Battifora

 

 

He goes on to say, “My inspiration still comes from Baroque and Renaissance painters. I was fascinated by the exaggerated motion, drama and tension of the paintings. It wasn’t until 2007 that I began searching for my own identity as an artist, and I evolved into a pointillist painter. Over 80% of my work is a result of empirical and intuitive development. My main body of work includes large dots of acrylic on canvas with a high contrast pointillist technique, not to be confused with Seurat’s pointillism. My technique is more graphic and bold”.

 

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“Dare” by Maurizio Battifora

 

 

 

“I developed a pointillist style based on 5 main colors that I mix and juxtapose. I am a nomadic person and artist. I work on a small series and then move to the next idea as easily as I go back to an old one. It may take me more than 40 hours to finish a 36″ x48″ canvas. I want to communicate directly with the viewer as if they are part of the painting and not a simple spectator”, Maurizio shares.  Rather than making statements, Maurizio listens to the opinion and appreciates those who contemplate his work. “To me, that’s when Art closes the circle. My idea touches someone else’s soul and then comes back to me with their own interpretation”.

 

 

For more information

And see more of Maurizio’s paintings

( both figurative and fauna)

please visit:

http://www.mbattifora.com

 

 

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Deborah LaFogg Docherty, Wildlife/Landscape Artist Featured At ArtServe Exhibition

Deborah LaFogg Docherty, an internationally and nationally renown, award winning wildlife and landscape artist, will be featured at “CATALYST dba…” , an all media exhibition at Art Serve in Ft. Lauderdale. The public is invited to the Exhibit June 4 – 24th and a Meet the Artist Reception on June 9th. For eight years the celebrated DBA…Doing Business as Artist Entrepreneurs exhibitions have showcased a dynamic group of South Florida’s rising artists. The Rickie Report celebrates Deborah’s artwork and shares the details here.

 

 

ArtServe Inc.

 

Deborah LaFogg Docherty

 

 

“Catalyst dab: doing business as…”

 

 

 

Meet the Artist Reception

June 9th     6 – 8 pm

 

 

 

 

Exhibit dates: June 4 – 24, 2016

 

1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

For general inquiries: (954) 462-8190

information@artserve.org

Hours: Monday – Friday 9a-8p | Saturday 10a-6p

 

 

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Deborah LaFogg Docherty, AFC, IAPS/MC, PSA
Wildlife/Landscape Artist

 

 

Deborah loves working in pastels, oils and acrylics. Her paintings have been in various shows, galleries and several museums around the country and have won numerous national and international awards. She has been published in many national and International magazines and newspapers.

 

 

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Deborah LaFogg Docherty, “Bathed In Morning Light”

 

 

LaFogg’s 2015 solo shows included the J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge January through February 2015 and the Everglades National Park’s Ernest F. Coe Gallery in the Visitors Center for the month of November 2015.  Her membership affiliations include: Signature member of the Artists for Conservation, the Pastel Society of America, The Salmagundi Art Club in NYC, an elected member of the Audubon Artists, an associate member of the Society of Animal Artists, the Oil Painters of America, member of the International Guild of Realism and the Women Artists of the West.

 

 

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Deborah LaFogg Docherty, “Pink Waters”

 

 

 

About this Exhibit:

For eight years the celebrated DBA…Doing Business as Artist Entrepreneurs exhibitions have showcased a dynamic group of South Florida’s rising artists. All graduates of the Artist as Entrepreneur Institute, DBA artists have put principles learned in the workshop into practice to create their own vehicle for artistic success. This year they present CATALYST, an all-media exhibition highlighting select works from this accomplished group.  Curators of the Exhibit are Michael Harris and Timothy Leistner.

 

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Deborah LaFogg Docherty, “Follow The Leader”

 

 

 

Deborah’s Recent awards:

  • 2016 2nd Place at the Delray Affair Art and Craft Festival, Delray Beach FL
  • 2016 Award of Merit National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society On-Line International Exhibit
  • Second place in the Delray Art Societies Autumn show, November 2015.
  • Merit Award in the St. Augustine Nature and Wildlife Art Show July 2015
  • Second place in the Beaux-Arts Réaliste Pastel International Online Pastel Competition 2015
  • First Place, Artfest on the Green, Wellington, FL January 2015
  • 2015 Finalist in the Art Renewal Salon Center for the Arts in Wildlife/Animal Category
  • Two Honorable Mentions in the Animal & Wildlife category of the 16th Annual Pastel 100 Competition held by the Pastel Journal, printed in the April 2015 issue.

 

Recent shows:

  • 2016 100 Years of the National Park Service exhibition at The Brush Art Gallery and Studios in Lowell Mass.
  • 2016 Twenty-Sixth International Exhibition on Animals in Art, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, LA
  • 2016 ‘Wild’ Show at the Cornel Art Museum by the Palm Beach Plein Air Artist.

 

 

Please view Deborah’s website upcoming events/Shows/demos/workshops and pastel classes.

 

 

Deborah LaFogg Docherty, AFC, IAPS/MC, PSA
Wildlife/Landscape Artist
www.lafogg.com

 

 

 

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The Gold Coast Watercolor Society Presents Workshop Smorgasbord February 16 – 18th

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society presents a Workshop Smorgasbord from February 16 – 18th!  The Rickie Report shares the details, including “Test Drive Sampler Workshop” with Mike Grecian, “Courage Looks Good” with Dianne Nance, NWS and “Water/Mixed Media Marbling Frenzy With a Blast of Brusho” with Jacquard National Artist Educator, Celia Buchanan.  There is member/non-member pricing,so this is a great opportunity to network with other artists!

 

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For more information please contact:

www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Calls For Entries To “Apparently Watercolor” Exhibit, Open To Non-Members

Gold Coast Watercolor Society is calling for water media entries to their upcoming Exhibition, “Apparently Watercolor”.  The exhibit will be judged by Soon Y. Warren, NWS, AWS, TWSA. Cash and Merchandise Awards will be given.  This Exhibit is open to members and non-members.  Entry deadline is February 12th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to apply!  The Public is welcome to the Exhibit, beginning with the Opening Reception on Thursday, March 3rd.

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society

Call for Entries:

“Apparently Watercolor”

 

 

Public Opening Reception / Awards:

Thursday, March 3rd

 6 – 8 pm

 Exhibit  Open March 3 – 12, 2016

at

Art Serve

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.     Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

 

 

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“Apparently Watercolor”, Best In Show 2015
“The Red Veil” by Susan Hanssen

Important Dates/Exhibition Calendar

  • February 12th – Friday – Entry deadline (postmarked)
  • February 20th – Saturday – Delivery of Artwork, 10 am to Noon
  • March 3rd – Thursday – Reception & Awards, 6 –8:00 pm
  • March 12th – Saturday – Pick up, 10 am- 11 am

 

Judged by:  SOON Y. WARREN, NWS, AWS, TWSA

Since beginning her career as a full time artist in 1998, Soon has had many exhibitions and won extensive numbers of awards. With her vibrant watercolor technique she has become much sought after as a teacher and author and has published a number of instructional books and dvd’s. Her paintings are in the permanent collection of several museums, including the National Watercolor Museum, as well as in many private collections.

 

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AWARDS

Lillian Feldman- Best in Show: $ 500 First Place: $400
Second Place: $300
Third Place: $200

Honorable Mention: Merchandise Award Judge’s Recognition: Merchandise Award Jean Moore Award: $50 (emerging artist) Member’s Choice -Award will be given at the Opening Reception.

 

 

Eligibility:

Please read entry form in its entirety

 

Florida artists and GCWS Members may enter.

Watermedia may include any combination of  watercolor, tempera, gouache, opaque watercolor, acrylic, casein, ink, charcoal, gesso, watercolor crayons, pencils and pens including metallic.

One must exclude water-soluble oils as well as any other similar substance.

Acceptable surfaces for watercolor are substrates created for watermedia. For example: paper, clay coated surfaces (Clayboard, Aquaboard, Ampersand), synthetic surfaces, (Yupo, Tiger Rag), illustration board and flat watercolor canvas.

Watercolor Collage is acceptable, but newspaper, magazine or non-watercolor material cutouts will not be accepted.

Works must be original i.e., not done under class instruction, critiqued and changed, not a copy of another artist’s work.

Work must be done by a single artist not a collaborative work.

Work must have been completed within the last three years; any submitted work must not have been previously displayed in a GCWS judged show.

Tasteful nudes will be accepted into this show.

 

 

Entry and fees:

Artists may enter one or two paintings. A non-refundable fee of $30 for GCWS members, $35 for non-members, must accompany the entry form. No changes can be made after entry is received. No refunds will be made.

 

 

Sizing and framing requirements:

All types of frames and mats are acceptable except those that are ornate or heavy.

Saw tooth hangers are not permitted.

Maximum size frame is less than 48”in any direction.

Work must be sturdily framed under Plexiglas, wired and ready for hanging.

Please cross brace large pieces. (work will be rejected if it does not comply and fees will NOT be refunded.)

 

 

Conditions and liabilities:

The submission of entries to this competition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the terms and conditions as set forth in this prospectus.

 

Entry Tag 1

Attach to back of entry, upper right. Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________ Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale

Entry Tag 2

Attach to back of entry, upper right. Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________ Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale

 

Entry form

Please print entry and send with payment. $30 for Members or $35 for non-Members, payable to GCWS (Gold coast watercolor society). Entries must be postmarked by February 12th 2016.

Mail to: Linda Stoddard Tel. 954-584-9754
1101 S.W.74th Terrace   Plantation, FL 33317     stoddard_linda@yahoo.com

Name: ____________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________

City: _____________________________________________

State: ___________ Zip Code: ____________________

Phone: ___________________cell___________________

Email: ____________________________________________

Title 1:_______________________________________ Value: $____________

Title 2:_______________________________________ Value: $____________

Waiver of liability: The undersigned herby agrees to release and forever discharge the Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Inc, its Directors, members and agents, and the management and staff of Art Serve, from any responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for sale or exhibition. The gold coast watercolor society reserves the right to photograph works for publicity and promotion. Insurance of artwork is the responsibility of the submitting artist.

Signature: ____________________________________________

Date: _______________________________

 

 

Who we are:

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced,. We are proud to be the largest watercolor group in Florida with over 200 members. The Society was incorporated in February,1976 and its founder and first President was Jerry McClish, a noted watercolorist. 

GCWS offers:

 ◊ Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch
◊ Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists
◊ An annual membership show
◊ Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses
◊ Paint-ins with live models
◊ Lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists
◊ Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues
◊ Plein air painting opportunities

Please Join Us!

Meetings are held October through May on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33304

Visit us online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com
Like us on Facebook!

 

 

 

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

National Association Of Women Artists, Inc. Florida Chapter, Presents Multi-Media Exhibition “Taking Artistic License”, Hosted by ArtServe In Ft. Lauderdale

The National Association Of Women Artists (NAWA), Inc., Florida Chapter is presenting a multi-media exhibition titled “Taking Artistic License”. It will be hosted by ArtServe located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The public is invited to a Reception on Saturday, November 7th, at which time First, Second, Third Place, and Judge’s Recognition awards will be announced. The Juried art exhibit will be on view from November 7 through Friday, November 20, 2015.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges women artists to consider applying to NAWA, a prestigious art organization that promotes education and networking.

 

 

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National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

“TAKING ARTISTIC LICENSE”

 

Public Reception:

Saturday, November 7, 2015

3 pm – 5pm

Exhibit runs: November 7 –  20, 2015

ArtServe

1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.   Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33304

Contact: Janet Gold 954-465-3033
janetegold@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

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“Galapagos Experience” by Maxine Schreiber

 

 

The National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA), Florida Chapter will present a multi-media exhibition titled “Taking Artistic License”. It will be hosted by ArtServe located at 1350 East Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The public is invited to a reception on Saturday, November 7th, 3 – 5 pm, at which time First, Second, Third Place, and Judge’s Recognition awards will be announced. The Juried exhibit will be on view from November 7 through Friday, November 20, 2015.

 

Sea Bed

“Sea Bed” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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“The Journey” by Maxine Schreiber

 

 

 

ArtServe was originally conceived and established in 1991 to improve business involvement in the arts. It is centrally located in Fort Lauderdale and shares its 25,000 sq. ft. venue with a Broward County branch library. This multi-purpose facility provides low-cost space where artists, non-profits and the public can hold classes, workshops, performances, meetings, events, and conduct business. The Florida Chapter exhibition coordinator, Janet Gold, obtained this venue for the NAWA event.

 

 

 

 

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“Mountain Stream” by Karen Salup

 

 

 

 

Janet Gold is an award-winning artist in her own right who works in a number of mediums, among them pastels, photography, and collage. She states, “I have been a collector for as long as I can remember. Rusty objects, prison art, sock monkeys…objects with an innate sense of design, sense of history, and flavor to the material.” She intentionally works on an intimate scale, which entices the viewer into close proximity to see her integration of found objects, fabrics, papers, and stitching. Her work will be on view.

 

 

 

 

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“Sin City” by Maxine Schreiber

Timothy Leistner, is the judge for this exhibition. In addition to being an artist and photographer whose artworks have won numerous awards and have been exhibited throughout the USA, Leistner is an author and educator. He was awarded the 2013 Broward County “Teaching Artist of the Year Award” as well as the 2008 “Artist of the Year for Community Impact” Award at ArtServe’s annual Encore Awards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cay Chain

“Cay Chain” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

For more information on the N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter please go to:  http://nawafl.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

Call for Watermedia Entries from Gold Coast Watercolor Society

All watercolorists are eligible to enter their paintings for the Gold Coast Watercolor Society’s upcoming exhibit, “Apparently Watercolor”.  The juried exhibit will take place February 23rd through March 13th.  A wide variety of watermedia is encouraged, as the entries will be juried by Jeannie McGuire, AWS.  Her painting, “Kenneth” was chosen as the American Watercolor Society’s 144th Gold Medal of Honor selection.  The exhibit will take place at Art Serve in Fort Lauderdale.  The Rickie Report shares the details and application as well as some views of previous exhibitors.  Deadline for this exhibit is February 14th!  The public is welcome to the Reception and Awards Ceremony on February 26th.

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society

 

CALL FOR ENTRIES:

 

“Apparently Watercolor”


Public Reception & Awards:

Thursday, February 26th 

6pm –8:00 pm

 

Exhibit: February 23rd – March 13th, 2015

 

Judged by: Jeannie McGuire, aws


Art Serve


1350 E. Sunrise Blvd    Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33304

 

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A Pittsburgh-based artist, Jeannie strives to invoke individual interpretation through her artwork, which impressively utilizes a free application of paint and stylistic forms of expression.  Stories and feelings are communicated in such works as “Kenneth,” the American Watercolor Society’s 144th Gold Medal of Honor selection.  McGuire uses her own photography, acquired snapshots and life drawings to spark her creativity.

 

 

 

 

Important Dates:

  • February 14th – Friday- Entry deadline (postmarked)
  • February 21st – Saturday – Delivery of Artwork 10am to Noon
  • February 26th – Thursday- Reception & Awards 6pm –8:00 pm
  • March 14th – Saturday Pick up, 10 am-11am

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AWARDS

 

Lillian Feldman- Best in Show: $ 500

First Place: $400

Second Place: $300

Third Place: $200

Merit: Merchandise Award

Honorable Mention: Merchandise Award

Judge’s Recognition: Merchandise Award

Jean Moore Award: $50 (emerging artist)

Member’s Choice -Award will be given at the opening reception.

 

Eligibility: Please read entry form in its entirety

 

  • All Florida artist and GCWS Members may enter.

 

  • Watermedia may include any combination of watercolor, tempera, gouache, opaque watercolor, acrylic, casein, ink, charcoal, gesso, watercolor crayons, pencils and pens including metallic.

 

  • One must exclude water-soluble oils as well as any other similar substance. Acceptable surfaces for watercolor are substrates created for watermedia. For example: paper, clay coated surfaces (Clayboard, Aquaboard, Ampersand), synthetic surfaces, (Yupo, Tiger Rag), illustration board and flat watercolor canvas.

 

 

  • Watercolor Collage is acceptable, but newspaper, magazine or non-watercolor material cutouts will not be accepted.

 

 

  • Works must be original i.e., not done under class instruction, critiqued and changed, not a copy of another artist’s work.

 

 

  • Work must be done by a single artist not a collaborative work.

 

 

  • Work must have been completed within the last three years; any submitted work must not have been previously displayed in a GCWS judged show.

 

  • NO NUDES PLEASE

Entry and fees:

Artists may enter one or two paintings. A non-refundable fee of $25 for GCWS members, $30 for non-members, must accompany the entry form. No changes can be made after entry is received. No refunds will be made.

 

Sizing and framing requirements:

All types off frames and mats are acceptable except those that are ornate or heavy. Saw tooth hangers are not permitted. Maximum size frame is less than 48”in any direction. Work must be sturdily framed under Plexiglas, wired and ready for hanging. Please cross brace large pieces. (work will be rejected) if it does not comply and fees will NOT be refunded.)

 

Conditions and liabilities:

The submission of entries to this competition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the terms and conditions as set forth in this prospectus.

Entry Tag 1
Attach to back of entry, upper right.

Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________

Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale

 

Entry Tag 1
Attach to back of entry, upper right.

Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________

Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale

 

Entry Tag 2
Attach to back of entry, upper right.

Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________

Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale

 

Entry Tag 2
Attach to back of entry, upper right.

Name:_________________________________

Phone:________________________________

Title:_________________________________

Value: $____________
___ For Sale ____ Not For Sale

 

Entry form

Please print entry and send with payment. $30 for Non-Members or $25 for Members, payable to GCWS (Gold coast watercolor society). Entries must be postmarked by February 14th , 2015.

Gold Coast Watercolor Society
1101 S.W.74th terrace
Plantation, FL 33317

Name: _______________________________________
Address: ____________________________________
City: ________________________________________
State: ___________ Zip Code: _______________
Phone: _______________________________________
Email: ________________________________________

Title 1:_______________________________________
Values: $____________for sale___ not for sale___

Title 2:_______________________________________
Values: $____________ for sale___ not for sale___

Waiver of liability: The undersigned herby agrees to release and forever discharge the Gold Coast Watercolor Society, Inc, its Directors, members and agents, and the management and staff of ArtServe, from any responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for sale or exhibition. The gold coast watercolor society reserves the right to photograph works for publicity and promotion.

Signature: ________________________________________Date:_________

 

About the Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS):

 

 The Gold Coast Watercolor Society (GCWS) is a resource for artists, both new and experienced. We are proud to be the largest watercolor group in Florida with over 200 members. The Society was incorporated in February,1976 and its founder and first President was Jerry McClish, a noted watercolorist.

GCWS offers:
Opportunities to learn, paint and sketch
Workshops taught by nationally recognized artists
An annual membership show
Juried shows in venues such as museums, galleries and local businesses
Paint-ins with live models
Lectures and demonstrations, showing “how it’s done” by selected artists
Non-juried group shows in local libraries and other public venues
Plein air painting opportunities

Please Join Us!
Meetings are held October through May on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33304

 

Visit us online at www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com
Like us on Facebook!

 

 

 

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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291