Karen H. Salup Is Featured Artist At Palm Beach Cultural Council Gallery February 16 – May 12, 2018

As an abstract expressionist, Karen H. Salup concentrates on the action of painting as opposed to a recognizable concrete image. The brushstrokes act like vibrations of color making her paintings come alive!  The public is invited to her exhibit, “Art & Decor” at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, opening February 16 through May 12.  She concentrates on canvas and works on paper, “avoiding the pretty.” Karen invites the viewer to experience what seems to be her private interpretation of her landscapes, with rhythm and imagery.  Salup has exhibited nationally and has won multiple awards for her work. The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and details here.

 

 

KAREN SALUP

 

SOLO Exhibition

 

February 16 – May 12, 2018 

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
561 471-2901

Parking is available on Lake Avenue or make a right on “L” Street and there is a free lot on the left.

This Event Is Open To The Public

 

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm

 

Exhibit Runs until May 12, 2018

 

 

 

For three decades, Karen H. Salup has been intriguing audiences across the country with her paintings. A native New Yorker, Karen’s work has been featured in several galleries and exhibits throughout Florida and New York with solo shows at Viridian and Jain Marunouchi Galleries.  Using acrylic, watercolor, and pastels on canvas and paper, Karen H. Salup creates a world that vibrates with bold colors and bright light paired with brushstrokes that evoke a strong sense of movement and energy. Her paintings begin with a theme of nature, but invariably evolve into an imaginative creation that invites interpretation from the audience. Karen’s work is influenced from Impressionism to Deconstructionism to Abstract Expressionism.

 

“Dancing Waters” by Karen H Salup

 

 

Karen tells us, “As with artists of every era, I suppose I’m searching for a kind of underlying unity and order that takes into account the materials on hand, a method, and a fairly clear personal point of view. Form, space, content and especially the qualities of colour and light. As a painting evolves, I find myself making changes which when made, then reveal and suggest other possible directions. Thus, there is an ongoing shift of centers of interest, if not in the basic structure itself.  The works vibrate with color, come alive with brushstrokes, images fight to appear and references to nature seem apparent. The freshness of the gesture allows the viewer to feel the painting develop as though we were making the decisions to add, subtract, change colors and play with the space.”

 

“My Picasso” by Karen H Salup

 

 

Karen studied at CW Post and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.  Her mentor, artist and sculptor, Jerry Okimoto, motivated her to become an “action painter”.  Her main artistic influences are Jackson Pollock and Willem de Koonig.  Karen is extremely active in the art community, serving on the Board of Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA), membership in the Palm Beach Watercolor Society, National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) and the Boca Raton Artist Guild Association.

 

 

“Fields of Gold” by Karen H Salup

 

Karen’s artistry has been exhibited nationwide, with many awards as well as SOLO and Group exhibitions. Her artwork has been included and reviewed in numerous national as well as local publications.  Karen’s artwork is in Corporate Collections of Reynolds Metal Inc., VA; Boston Corporate Art; Merchants Bank of New York City; Amalgamated Bank of New York City.

 

 “Untitled Landscape” by Karen H Salup

 

For more information about Karen’s artwork, please visit:

http://www.karenhsalup.com

 

 

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Susan Kronowitz’s Artistry Is Featured At Three South Florida Juried Art Exhibits

Susan Kronowitz, a prolific artist and teacher, has several pieces in juried art exhibits in South Florida at the moment.  The public is welcome to see her works at the Coral Springs Museum of  Art, The Center For Creative Education and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. Susan’s creative passion serves as a role model for so many…It is NEVER to LATE to tap into your creative side!  She currently teaches at The Grove  in Boynton Beach  and is available to teach elsewhere ( both group and private classes).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

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S U S A N     K R O N O W I T Z

 

 

 

 

Susan Kronowitz 

 

ONE   ARTIST:

THREE   JURIED   EXHIBITS:

 

 Coral Springs Museum of Art presents

“Artistic Explorations”  WITVA Juried exhibition

Now through January 7, 2018

 

Tuesday Through Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
SUNDAY AND MONDAY: CLOSED

2855 Coral Springs Drive    Coral Springs, Florida 33065
Phone: (954) 340-5000    coralspringsmuseum.org

Center For Creative Education:

“Artistic Dimensions” WITVA Juried Exhibition

Now through January 20, 2018

 

 

Gallery hours: 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday
Also Available by Appointment.

425 24th Street     West Palm Beach, FL 33407-5401

Phone 561-805-9927   www.cceflorida.org

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

40th Anniversary Show “ Ruby “

Now through February 13

Public Hours: Tuesday-Saturday  10 am – 5 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

601 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: (561) 471-2901   palmbeachculture.com

 

 

“Reflections” by Susan Kronowitz

 

 

Anyone who knows Susan Kronowitz knows that Thursday morning is her teaching day, both in her Illinois Del Webb Community and her home in Boynton Beach, FL.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I had many years of experience as a painter and studying the disciplines & methods of art as well as art history,  but no formal teaching education. When the opportunity arose, I was excited and love this new chapter in my life!

 

 

“Berries and Cream” by Susan Kronowitz

 

 

Susan’s artist mission includes,”The spirit of the place or scene is what I wish to reproduce.  Colors are often altered and painted completely different from what I observe…larger-than-life flowers capture the spirit of the garden in which the actual flowers are growing.  I feel that capturing the fleeing light and its effects, the shadows, is what creates a mood in all paintings.  I was inspired by Monet’s gardens on a trip to Giverny and knew that someday, I too, must paint the gifts of my garden.”

 

 

Floral by Susan Kronowitz

 

Susan shares with us, “I feel completely connected to all of my paintings, as they all began with a photograph of a place where I have visited”.  Traveling extensively opens the possibilities of a series of paintings and inspiration for new pieces of artwork just waiting to be released onto the canvas or paper.  Using the College of Lake County as her studio for over 25 years, Susan has been developing her own individual style, gaining experience and honing her craft.  Her artwork can be found in the permanent collection of CLC.

 

“Fruits” by Susan Kronowitz

 

 

Many of her students never had the chance to study art when they were younger, as they were all pursuing career. They are like sponges, ready to learn! “My students give me so much energy and it is amazing what they are creating!  The highlight of the year of the Annual Student Afternoon of Fine Art, a professionally presented exhibition showcase for the entire community to see what these students have accomplished in our classes together”.

 

Having studied with so many different art instructors over the years, Susan has developed her own style of teaching. “I give the students  the fundamentals and the first two classes are devoted to this.  We study color theory, mixing of paints and making a color chart.  I show them the basics and give them the space to create.  It is always amazing to see what they accomplish”!

 

“Prairie Voices” by Susan Kronowitz

 

In 2003, “Prairie Voices: A Collection of Student Writing/Art” was published  through the College of Lake County, highlighting Susan’s artistry. The Disappearing Barns of Illinois   “I actually was proud at one time to say that I don’t paint barns, but then they called me”.  Susan started her “Barn series” in response to the many farms being lost to developers in Lake County and the surrounding area.  Her paintings have become a “record of the barns that inhabited the land before the subdivisions that are now the urban landscape”.

 

“Disappearing Illinois Barns” by Susan Kronowitz

 

 

 

 

Students share, “From the first day I met her, I knew Susan was the teacher for us.  With her flexible attitude and ability to listen to our needs, each student has embraced painting and discovered abilities they didn’t even realize they possessed”!  May students had never drawn or painted before coming to Susan’s class.  It is remarkable the talent people have hidden within them. Susan teaches and encourages each student with a positive attitude. Through the years, she’s changed direction, depending on the groups’ needs. She invited inspiring artists to speak and arranges field trips to underline the necessity of nurturing while opening a new world to their eyes”.

 

Susan Kronowitz’ Art Work Published

 

 

 

Susan tells us, “The medium of Colored pencil lends itself so nicely to express food such as fruits and vegetables.  The style I developed is a painterly effect, obliterating the pencil mark and making images appear to be painted.  I was beyond thrilled to be included in “The Best Of Colored Pencil 1 and 2”, published by the Colored Pencil Association of America.  Imagine having my image chosen for the outside of The Gift Set of Colored Pencil I & II!

 

 

Susan Kronowitz’ Collection at Vida

 

For Susan’s 70th birthday, her younger daughter compiled a 193 page book, with professional photos, of Susan’s “Creative Lifetime Journey”.   Even as this article publishes, Susan continues to create and find new outlets for her beautiful paintings. Her latest endeavor is a collaboration with the Vida Company, which creates original, inspiring apparel based on Susan’s artwork.  Together, with Vida, Susan has created pillows, scarves, wraps, totes,and fashionable tops, all featuring her original designs.  Susan has received many awards for her artwork and her paintings have been exhibited in numerous shows, and can be found in several public and private collections.  In addition to working in colored pencil and oil painting, Susan brings her unique visual eye to beaded artistry as well.

 

 

For more information about Susan Kronowitz:

susan@kronowitz.com

FineArtAmerica.com/Susan Kronowitz 

Phone:  847 910 3764

Check out my wearable designs at :

http://rwrd.io/muydj4a

 

(Use search for Susan)

https://www.facebook.com/The-Art-of-Susan-Kronowitz-368872723534258/

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 17 -21,  2018

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

 

 

Artwork by Laurent Dareau

 

 

 

The 2 Main Events are:

Wednesday, January 17

 6  – 10 PM

Art Synergy at ArtPalmBeach

650 Okeechobee Blvd.   West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

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

 

2018 Artists:

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

 

Art by Diane Lubinski

 

 

 

Thursday, January 18

 Noon – 7 PM

Art Synergy: West Palm Beach
Continuum Pop-up Exhibition

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

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

 

Art by Chad Steve

Friday, January 19, 2018

6 – 10 PM

Art Synergy: Lake Worth
Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts

1105 2nd Avenue South   Lake Worth, FL 33460

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

 

 

Art Synergy: Lake Park
Kelsey Theater

8 PM

700 Park Ave.   Lake Park, FL 33403

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

 

 

Art by Jacklyn Coyne

 

Saturday, January 20

Noon – 7 PM
Art Synergy: Delray Beach

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

51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444

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

Sunday, January 21

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

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

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

The Boynton Beach Art District
ActivistArtistA Bay Gate Mural Project

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

 

 

DROP  OFF  SCHOOL SUPPLIES:

Tuesdays- Saturday 12-5 PM

Rolando Chang Barrero

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

 

 

To Benefit:  Eagle  Arts Academy  Charter School For The Arts

 

 

 

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

 

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

http://eagleartsacademy.com/

For more information:

www.artsynergy.org

 

 

 

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Tanya Witzel’s “Illusion” Exhibition Will Stimulate The Eye And Intellect Of Viewers At Cultural Council Of Palm Beach County

Tanya Witzel will be featured at a SOLO Exhibition at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County from November 4th through December 2nd.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Saturday, November 4th.  Tanya’s geometric forms take on depth and dimension, drawing the viewer down corridors, through archways and between columns. Stimulating the eye and the intellect this is one show not to miss!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

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 “Reflections” by Tanya Witzel

 

SOLO  EXHIBIT

Free Public Opening Reception:

 

Saturday, November 4th

 

3 – 5  pm

 

Exhibit Runs Through December 2nd

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue       Lake Worth, FL 33460

 (561) 471-2901

Public Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

 

Parking:
There is free, 4-hour parking along Lake Worth’s Downtown streets. There is also a public parking lot on the east side of “L” Street, across from the Cultural Council’s building.

 

 

 

“Third Day” by Tanya Witzel

 

 

 

After receiving a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois, Tanya pursued additional training at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology. The emphasis on color and design studies at I.I.T has had a marked impact on the direction of her work. It led to the use of multiple gradations of value which cause geometrical forms to take on depth and dimension. The result conveys the sensation of going beyond the canvas, drawing the viewer into the painting, down corridors, through archways and between columns.  Thus, they stimulate both the eye and the intellect.

 

“Phantasia” by Tanya Witzel

 

 

 

Tanya  taught high school in Chicago, Washington DC and Maryland while continuing to paint and exhibit. She also exhibited in the New York area and Los Angeles before moving to Florida.  She is an award winning artist who has also had her artwork published in American Home Magazine, The Designer (Cover), Interiors Magazine, Arts Magazine, Galleries Magazine (Washington DC) and Potomac Magazine (Washington Post).

 

“Archways” by Tanya Witzel

 

Inspired by travel, the “Illusion” theme was nurtured resulting in paintings of columns and pillars as abstractions of Greco-Roman architecture. The application of the subtle color gradation, light and shadow, plus the use of perspective, allows an infinite number of variations on the basic architectural fantasy theme. This variation is clearly demonstrated by a series combining architectural structure and form with the broadening dimension of textural surfaces, patterns and nature’s vistas. The result for the viewer is a contemporary glimpse of illusionary forms that hover between past, present and future, drawing the viewer into a fantastic voyage

 

“Ornamentasia” by Tanya Witzel

 

 

 

Tanya is a member of the Boca Raton Artist Guild, Lighthouse ArtCenter, North County Art Association, Artists of Palm Beach County, Women in the Arts and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

 

For more information about Tanya’s artwork:

tanyawitzel.com

email:  tanyart1@comcast.net

561.775.8305

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

601 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth

 561-471-2901

 

 

Florida Artists Group (FLAG)  Area II

Opening Reception:

Saturday, August 12, 2017

3 – 5 pm

Carol Grillo “Dragonfly”

 

 

All Exhibits are free and open to the public

 

 

Lynn Morgan, “The Far Side”

 

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

 

Exhibit runs August 12 to September 23, 2017

 

Joan Lustig  “Angles and Triangles II”

 

Participating Artists:

Sami Davidson, Boca Raton

Carol Grillo, Jupiter

Cecily Hangen, West Palm Beach

Joan Lustig, North Palm Beach

Lynn Morgan, Palm Beach Gardens

Nadine Meyers Saitlin, Boca Raton

Karen H. Salup, Boynton Beach

Carol Staub, Port St. Lucie

Susan Stair Stevens, Palm Beach

Lorrie Williamson, Jupiter

 

Lorrie Williamson  “Ascending”

 

 

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

 

 

 

Carol Staub  “Breakout”

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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