Glass, Art, Entertainment, Fine Crafts All Await At Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts On Saturday, January 23rd!

Where will you be on Saturday, January 23, 2016? Don’t miss a mega-event in conjunction with ArtSynergy 2016 at the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts! Visitors will enjoy wine/beer/soda, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment. Watch glass blowing and browse professional and emerging artists & galleries in one location! World renown glass artist, Laura Donefer will demo!  Kudos to McMow Art Glass, Habatat Galleries and Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts for bringing the arts community together for this event!  Individual artists, galleries and arts organizations will have items for sale the entire time.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks of Laura Donefer’s amazing glass work and all of the details!

 

 

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You Are Invited!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

2 -9 pm

FREE   ART   EVENTS

 

 

 

Meet the Artists:

Taylor Materio ◊ Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art  ◊  Sami Makela Fine Art  ◊ Bruce Webber Gallery  ◊  Artisans On The Ave  ◊  Abby Funk  ◊  Mitchel Gold  ◊  Barbara Powell  ◊  Armory Art Center Annex ◊  Maria Paz ◊  Cindy Snowhite  ◊  Madeline Hinken  ◊  Gail Erickson  ◊  Christine Ellinghaisen  ◊  Bonnie Bruner  ◊  Lisa Lewis  ◊  Adriana Ficarelli  ◊  Michael Raimen ◊  Miriam Mikhail ◊  

 

 

Laura Donefer Glass-blowing Demo

4 – 6pm

 

 

ArtSynergy2016 Awards Ceremony

8 pm

 

 

1105 2nd Avenue South

Lake Worth, Florida 33460

561.508.7315 | aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

Award Recipients:

 

* Lee Ann Lester-Cultural ArtPalmBeach
* Doreen Grasso-Board Development
* Rickie Leiter-Media Partner
* Continuum/ ATB- Art Synergy Partner
* Benzaiten- Art Synergy Partner
* Debby Coles-Dobay- Juror
* Richard Beau-Lieu- Juror
* Jane Harris- Juror
* Center for Creative Education- Exhibition Partnership
* Nickie Hennevelt- Volunteer Development and Coordination

 

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Laura Donefer Creating

 

 

The hot new place to be this season is located in an Historic FEC Train Depot building in the heart of the City of Lake Worth, Florida. The 14,000 square foot Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts is attracting hundreds of interested people to its brand new hot shop. With three glory holes and two furnaces they have been scheduling back-to-back classes ever since they reopened in October.

 

 

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Laura Donefer’s “Phoenix”

 

 

Throughout the summer, Founder, JB Berkow along with Anita Holmes, Executive Director and Rick Eggert, Creative Director have worked hard to design an impressive line up of programming for the upcoming season.  They have four outstanding, world renowned Visiting Glass Artists coming to the center in 2016. These events will be three-day affairs. Thursday nights will be a private sit-down-dinner party where the artist will talk about their processes and inspirations. Friday nights will be a gallery opening centering around the visiting artist’s works and featuring two dimensional works by local artists.

 

 

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“Grande Basket” by Laura Donefer

 

 

Finally, Saturday will be an afternoon demonstration by the visiting artist. Never before has there been this type of opportunity for Palm Beach County residents to meet and greet four of the top glass artists in the world and have the rare chance to learn about their processes, inspirations and actually see them creating. Visit the Center’s website to view the details and to register and pay for the Thursday and Friday night events.

 

 

 

 

The first of these events will coincide with the Lake Worth Art Synergy Event, which the Benzaiten Center is hosting for the second year in a row. Last year they had 32 local artists and organizations taking part in a mini-art-fair within the empty 5,000 square foot space of the building that will eventually house their fine art metal foundry. This year the highlight and kick-off to the event will be world-renowned glass artist, Laura Donefer, conducting a glass-blowing demo from 4pm to 6pm on Saturday, January 23. After that, will be an Art Synergy Awards Ceremony. Festivities will continue until 8pm with live music, light nibbles, wine and beer and is open to the public free of charge.

 

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Glass artist, Laura Donefer

 

 

They also have a stimulating series of lectures every first Tuesday of the month from 6pm – 8pm. Every second Wednesday of the month they hold a Hump of the Hump Happy Hour from 5:30pm – 7:30pm in the evening featuring a glass blowing demo, wine, beer, and live entertainment. There are several fundraisers planned for the 2016 season including their signature event, ‘Glasstronomique,’ a ‘Casablanca Casino Night,’ and a cocktail party in the home of a major glass collector. They will also hold a community ‘Summer Solstice’ party in June. Again, check  website for dates, times and registration details.

 

 

 

For more information about

Art Synergy 2016 please visit:

 

 

Art Synergy PBC
Email: artsynergypbc@gmail.com
Web: www.artsynergypbc.com
http://artsynergypbc.blogspot.com/

For more information about McMow Art Glass:

www.mcmow.com

For more information about Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts:

www.benzaitencenter.org

 

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

Continuum WPB ARTS Pop-Up Gallery Offers Exciting Events January 20 – 30th

CONTINUUM WPB Arts, a pop-up gallery and performance space is presented by West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents and ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. Taking place in conjunction with Art Synergy ARTWEEK2016 and ArtPalmBeach, all of the events held at  522 Clematis Street in West Palm Beach (formerly Authentic Provence). The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks and urges you to Mark Your Calendars!

 

 

 

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522 Clematis Street WPB, FL 33401

(formerly Authentic Provence)

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • Over 50 artists
  • Two Charities
  • VIP Night Black Tie & Sneakers
  • Live Art Installation
  • Celebrate the Artists
  • Body Painting Battle 2016
  • Quarter Auction/ Artist Market Place
  • Art Cake Battle
  • KeyFrame Motion- Art In Motion
  • Brunch and Lecture
  • Panel Discussion
  • Refreshments
  • Entertainment
  • Benefit Sneaker Auction

 

SUPPORT THE ARTS!

Artists for 2016

 

Agata Ren  ◊ Alvaro Rojas ◊ Amy LaBonte ◊ Anthony Burks Sr. ◊  ◊Anthony Hernandez  ◊ Barry Seidman  ◊ Bonnie Bruner  ◊  Brian Wood  ◊  Carole Lebrun ◊ Caron Bowman ◊ Chad Steve ◊ Craig McInnis ◊ David German ◊ Dena Lyons
  ◊ Doreen Grasso ◊ Eduardo Mendieta◊
◊E. B. Fromkes ◊  Gary Kroman ◊  Genie Fritchey ◊  Georgeta Fondos ◊
Gisele Weisman ◊ Greg Matthews  ◊  Henriett Michel  ◊ Ilene Adams
◊ James Rabidoux ◊  Jane Ehrlich  ◊ Jena Thomas
 ◊ Joanne Urban ◊
◊Joel Cohen  ◊  Julia Longwell ◊ Karla Walter ◊ Kat Elagina◊ 
◊Kimberley Maxwell  ◊ Kristin Pavlick ◊ Leo Arbeznik ◊ 
◊ Lynn Doyal ◊  Mark “Bulks” Rupprecht ◊  Mark Walnock ◊ Melo ◊
◊Nicole Galluccio ◊ Orlando Chiang ◊ Paola Gracey ◊ Patricia Schwimmer ◊ Patrick Foucault ◊ Robin Wolfenden ◊
◊ Rolando Chang Barrero ◊ Sandi Pfeifer ◊ Sarah Knouse ◊
◊ Tracy Guiteau ◊ Tristyn Bustamante ◊ Victoria Bronfman◊
◊ Zbigniew  Kijak ◊

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATES – Event Calendar

 

 

 

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VIP Night Black Tie & Sneakers

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Private Preview 6:00 – 7:00pm
Open to the Public 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

 

 

  • The public is invited to join to the charitable event by donating a pair of sneakers, which will be donated to Faith’s Place Center for Education Inc. 
  • Music entertainment by Mr. Trombone
  • DJ – Smooth Bounce Entertainment
  • Steel Drum performance by the students from Faith’s Place under the musical direction of Noble Lockhart-Mays
  • Silent auction featuring hand-painted sneakers for men, women and children with all proceeds being donated to Faith’s Place.
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages

 

Curators

Curators of “Continuum”  Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks, Craig McInnis

Celebrate the Artist

Friday, January 22, 2016   6:00 – 10:00pm

 

  • Enjoy music by DJ Cole.
  • This event benefits the Center for Creative Education, Inc.
  • 100% of donations at the door goes to the charity. 
  • Must be 18 years of age or older to attend.
  • Award Ceremony for the Artists
  • Live body painting by Raquel McInnis
  • Live Art installation – Battle of the Cubes, Sponsored by Canvas Art Charities
  • Celebrity Bartender – Cecily Mathis
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages (Tito’s Vodka)

 

 

 

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Greg Matthews’  “Hounds of Wynwood”

 

Meet the Artists of “CONTINUUM”

Saturday, January 23, 2016   

 4:00 – 6:00pm

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Body Painters

Body Painting Competition and Fashion Show by Fashion Week West Palm Beach Inc.

Saturday, January 23, 2016   6:00 – 10:00pm

 

 

Body Painting Battle 2016
This year “CONTINUUM WPB” will be combining the Body Painting Contest & The Fashion Show. All four finished models (painted by 4 different artists) will participate in the fashion show after the body painting portion of the event.

 

 

Here are the competitors in the Body Painting Battle :

  • Sahily Perez, Mayling Pao, Kirsten George & Harold Caudio.
  • One prize of $400 for the winning team 
  • The prize will be presented after the fashion show.
  • Designers and Artists come together to create custom wearable art
  • Enjoy fashion
  • Music entertainment by DJ Cole 
  • Live Body Painting Competition Complimentary beverages (Perfect Vodka)

 

 

 

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Mr. Trombone

 

 

 

Quarter Auction/ Artist Market Place

Thursday, January 28, 2016 – 6:00 – 9:00 pm

A quarter auction is part raffle, auction, fundraiser and sales bingo-style event.

 

 

  • A great opportunity have fun 
  • Raise money for a deserving charity
  • Win affordable art while patronizing the artists’ booths
  • Hosted by Cecily Mathis of the Jewelry Jamboree Quarter Auction.
  • Artists’ marketplace displaying moderately priced items by CONTINUUM’s exhibiting artists.
  • Charitable event to benefit Faith’s Place Center for Creative Education Inc.
  • Enjoy an evening of art and music entertainment by DJ Cole and DJ Kyle of Smooth Bounce
  • Entertainment

 

 

KeyFrame Motion

Friday, January 29, 2016   9:00am – 6:00pm

 

Join us for the one-day festival which showcases a year-long, regionally focused program of events concentrating on motion design and interactivity.

KeyFrame Motion will present motion graphics work created by talented artists locally and abroad.

Participate in contest and all day workshops.

This event is produced by Grapeseeker Advertising and Design.

 
For more information about KeyFrame Motion, please call (561)603-9647 or email info@keyframemotion.com.

Live Music – Acoustic Guitar by Craig McInnis

7:00   – 10:00pm

 

 

 

 

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Brunch and Lecture

Saturday, January 30, 2016    11:30am – 1:00pm

Spend your afternoon attending a panel discussion of art professionals who service the art community. Brunch will be served.

 

Moderator:Barbara Cheives

Panelists:

Durga Garcia
Gregory Dillard
Jane Grandusky
JoAnne Berkow
Raphael Clemente
Robert Guerrier
Suzanne Redmond

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Panel discussion of art professionals who service the art community. 

  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages

 

 

 

 

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Studio View from E.B.Fromkes

 

 

 

 

Meet the Artists of CONTINUUM

Sponsored by the Armory Art Center

Saturday, January 30, 2016 1:15  – 3:15pm

Learn about the exhibiting artists discussing their inspirations & creations of their work who are teaching artists from the Armory Art Center.

Dessert and coffee will be served.

 

 

 

Art Cake Battle

Saturday, January 30, 2016    6:00 – 10:00pm

  • Custom cake decorations
  • Combining the creative nature of art into custom designed cakes.
  • Cakes will be auctioned off after the winner is announced. 
  • Proceeds of the auction will benefit Faith’s Place Center for Creative Education Inc.
  • Local sponsor / Local celebrity judges
  • DJ Kyle of Smooth Bounce Entertainment

Suggested donations for sampling of cake (additional sheet of cake will be available for sampling)

 

 

About The Center For Creative Education:

 

The Center for Creative Education is an educational nonprofit that strengthens the presence of the arts in the classrooms of Palm Beach County, Florida. Today, our Teaching Artists work with thousands of children in schools and after-school programs throughout the County, as well as at our Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. A majority of the students we work with are considered “at risk” of educational failure. The arts-based programs we provide are a very powerful way to improve these students’ chances of success; both academically and personally. CCE also works with advanced students who benefit from the opportunity to delve deeply into subjects through the arts and develop their creative thinking and problem solving skills. At our Center, in the Northwood Village section of West Palm Beach,we provide arts instruction for children and adults, we host art shows in our Gallery and serve as a base for many community activities. It’s also home to our administrative offices.  For more information: www.cceflorida.org

 

 

About Faith’s Place Center For Arts & Education:

For the last 2 years we have partnered with a thriving music program in Pleasant City call Faith’s Place Center For Arts & Education. Faith’s Place is an organization that provides educational services to the community. We offer pre-shcool (VPK), homework assistance, FCAT tutorials and after school arts enrichment programs. We also provide S.T.E.A.M. (science. technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) lessons through Prime Time.  CONTINUUM WPB Arts Art Fair hosts a VIP Black Tie & Sneaker Fundraiser during our opening, where we auction hand-painted sneakers by our local artists. Proceeds for the sale of the shoes will go to the the charity. Admission into the event that night is a brand new pair of sneakers. (Formal attire with sneakers as footwear.) For more information about the Faith’s Place, Please their website http://www.faithsplacecenter.org/

 

 

For more information about Continuum please visit:

continuumwpb.blogspot.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

Anthony Burks’ Award Winning Artwork Available As Wearable Art

Displaying artist Anthony Burks Sr.’s artwork in a unique fashion has been a goal for ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. Wearable art has been in their repertoire for 15 years. You can find their designs on t-shirts, tote bags and even in tattoo designs. The Rickie Report shares Anthony’s latest wearable art on magnificent scarves.  We share some of the designs here and tell you where to find them.  Each scarf makes a special gift for art lovers, naturalists, bird lovers and more!

 

 

 

 

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Anthony Burks Sr.'s Parrot Scarf

Anthony Burks Sr.’s Parrot Scarf

ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC

Presents:

 

ANTHONY BURKS SR.

WEARABLE ART

 

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Close-up of Anthony Burks Sr.’s Parrot Scarf

 

Anthony Burks, Sr. launched his first silk scarf collection in the Spring, 2015. The imagery includes some of the nature series that he has been known for two decades.

 

 

 

Close-up of Anthony Burks Sr.'s Heron Scarf

Close-up of Anthony Burks Sr.’s Heron Scarf

 

 

The 14”x 72” elegant wearable art pieces are being printed in the USA, something that has been very important to the artist. In addition to keeping American businesses flourishing, this has also allowed for better quality control on the garments as well reliability of delivery dates. Scarves are currently available with blue heron, parrot, owl and three different butterfly designs.

 

 

Anthony Burks Sr. at work

Anthony Burks Sr. at work

 

 

You can find Anthony’s scarves online.  They will soon be available in exclusive shops and boutiques nationally in the Fall.

http://www.atbfineartists.com/p/anthony-burks-collections-scarves.html

 

Close-up of Anthony Burks Sr.'s Butterfly Scarf (One of Three Different Designs)

Close-up of Anthony Burks Sr.’s Butterfly Scarf (One of Three Different Designs)

 

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

Special Raffle Fundraiser Event For Two Worthy Artists – Help Save Their Home!

For over 20 years, Anthony Burks and Trina Slade-Burks have supported Palm Beach County artists through their company ATB Fine Artists & Designers. They have curated and hosted art shows, giving emerging artists the opportunity to sell their works. The African Diaspora Exhibition at the Armory Art Center and later at Palm Beach State College brought large numbers of viewers from beyond this area. Their CONTINUUM Gallery was one of the highlights of Art Palm Beach/Art Synergy for the past two years.  The Rickie Report shares an opportunity for a WIN-WIN:  You get to choose which art-related raffle items you want to bid on.  The money raised helps the Burks family Save Their Home!  Attention Art Lovers:  This is an amazing opportunity to purchase fine art and fine crafts!  Read the details for this fundraiser at the Brewhouse Gallery on  Saturday, May 23rd.

 

 

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Save Our Home Fundraiser

For

Trina and Anthony Burks

Saturday, May 23, 2015

6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Avenue   Lake Park,FL

 

The fundraiser will take place at The Brewhouse Gallery in Lake Park on Saturday, May 23. Artists are donating small artworks that will be raffled off that night, and donations will be accepted. In addition, AJ Brockman of Brewhouse Gallery will be donating a portion of the proceeds from that day. The public is encouraged to attend! There is no cover charge. Food, coffees, soft drinks and a wide variety of craft beers will be available for purchase. Live music begins at 8pm. Home made tacos and dips from Tacos don Pepe are on the menu!

 

 

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Anthony and Trina Burks

 

 

 

You would be hard-pressed to find an artist in Palm Beach County that has not benefitted from the hard work of Trina and Anthony Burks. Unfortunately, the Burks family now needs our help. Due to a job loss and unexpected medical issues, they are now at risk of losing their family home.

 

Save Our Home!

Save Our Home!

 

 

By the end of May, they may have to leave the house which has served as their business office, studio, and home for many years. Artists have asked how they can help Trina and Anthony. Their friend Suzanne Redmond has decided to host a fundraiser for their benefit so that we can gather their friends and fellow artists together to show our support.

 

Trina Burks and Original Artwork

Trina Burks and Original Artwork

 

 

Anthony and Trina Burks, throughout their difficult journey, continue to work with emerging and established professional artists in our area.  From banner painting on Clematis Street, to hosting Artists Lunches and Lectures (which bring professionals in the business and legal world together with artists), they continue to give of themselves.  Tonight is the Opening Night of their collaboration with Barbara Cheives.   

 

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Both Trina and Anthony’s artwork will be available for purchase at Kimono Show.

 

 

"Kimono Doll" by Trina Burkes

“Kimono Doll” Mixed Media by Trina Burkes

 

 

"Rhino" Painting on Wood by Anthony Burks

“Rhino” Painting on Wood by Anthony Burks

 

 Anthony Burks also provides graphic design services for artists, designing their postcards, flyers, logos, and business cards.

 

Anthony Burks working on a painting

Anthony Burks working on a painting

 

 

How Does This Raffle Work?

 

You purchase as many raffle tickets as you want.  Place  tickets in the container in front of the art object you want to win. Place as many tickets as you want in each container. The more tickets you place in any one container, the better your chances are of winning! 

 

"Endangered" by Anthony Burks

“Endangered” by Anthony Burks

 

Brewhouse has coffee, drinks, and now is offering food from  Live music will start at 8:00, so stay and enjoy the band.

If you’d like to donate art items for the raffle, contact Suzanne Redmond at 561-801-6952

 

Here is where Anthony has his artwork now:

Cultural Council
Kimono Show
The Brewhouse Gallery
Creme de la Creme (Northwood)

You can also see his scarves at: http://www.atbfineartists.com/

and his paintings at: http://www.anthonyburkscollection.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

Upcoming Art And Kimono Exhibit: Lectures, Sales Of Wearable Art, Fabrics And More

 Barbara Cheives of Afrasia Design Studio has partnered with Anthony and Trina Burks of ATB Fine Art to bring an Art and Kimono Exhibit and Sale to Palm Beach County. This exhibit and shopping event includes vintage kimono, haori jackets, and obi along with décor items, and wearable art created from vintage Japanese textiles. This is a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating story of kimono while learning to wear and decorate with the garments and the textiles. World renown kimono researcher and merchant, Les Kozuki will be on hand! The Rickie Report knows this will appeal to history buffs, Asian art lovers, textile junkies and fabric hounds. Bring your Fabric Guild and Quilting Buddies! We share a few sneak peeks and suggest you mark your calendars now for Friday, May 15th through Sunday, May 17th! Ronald Shaffer Interiors will host this event. The kimono is a simple garment with a complex history. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more!

 

 

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Art & Kimono Exhibit & Sale

History of Kimono & Japanese Textiles Lectures

Hosted by

The Paint Store at Ronald Shaffer Interiors

1800 Upland Road West Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

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Kimono Tomesode

 

 

 

 This exhibit and shopping event includes vintage kimono, haori jackets, and obi along with décor items, and wearable art created from vintage Japanese textiles.

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Kimono

This is a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating story of kimono while learning to wear and decorate with the garments and the textiles.

 

 

SCHEDULE:

Friday, May 15th

6:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Opening Night Celebration
Be among the first to experience a unique blend of the Asian experience with the contemporary art!

Saturday, May 16th

Interactive Lectures
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – “The Evolution of Kimono: Cracking the Kimono Code”
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – “Kimono Redux: Modern Adaptations”

The Exhibit is open 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

6:00 – 8:00 Jazz at the Gallery with the Unorthodox Duo – SAMM with Jamie Ousley

Sunday, May 17th

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Interactive Student Lecture
“What the Heck is Kimono? A Colorful Conversation about Vintage Japanese Garments as Art”

1:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Sunday Afternoon at the Exhibit

 

10% of all sales will be donated to the following local nonprofit organizations: Community Partners, U.B. Kinsey Education & Community Center, YWCA of Palm Beach County

 

 

"Uchikake"

“Uchikake”

 

Leslie Kozuki has been fascinated by Vintage Kimono for most of his adult life, which has lead him to spend most of the last 30 years actively selling and researching Vintage Kimono, Obi, as well as other Asian textiles and Art.

 

 

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Les Kuz, World Renown Kimono Expert

 

 

Born and raised in Hawaii, Les was immersed in multi-culturalism. Being Japanese American, kimono were easily accessible. His research began with questioning his parents and older family members, then extended to books, and participation in cultural interest groups. Les considers himself a merchant/researcher and is perhaps the most widely travelled Kimono salesman in the USA. His trunk show and lecture circuit has ranged throughout the United States Mainland. For the past six years, his focus has been in Hawaii, including the islands of Kauai, Maui and Oahu. He is tracking the evolution of the Kimono and its fabric, right here in the United States.

 

 

Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio

Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio

 

Barbara Chieves tells The Rickie Report, “Back in the 90’s I accompanied Les to several of his shows, most notably the Houston International Quilt Festival. Through Les’ tutelage I developed an appreciation for the garments, art and culture of Japan. I also have a natural affinity for the African culture and discovered that many of the colors and textures of the African textiles formed a beautiful “marriage” with Japanese textiles. This union resulted in the birth of my artist’s moniker – “Afrasia”.

 

 

"Krazy Kimono" by Barbara Cheives

“Krazy Kimono” by Barbara Cheives

 

 

Barbara goes on to say, “Though the Japanese garments are vintage and no longer being worn, the beauty of the textiles are timeless. It seems natural to re-purpose these fabrics into wearable art – scarves and purses and decorative art – pillows, runners and wall hangings. Not wanting to lose an inch of the silks, I make use of the scraps to design small collages and greeting cards. Embellished with African & Asian inspired trims, beads, and “found” items my art is a form of ‘Multi-cultural Recycling’!”

 

 

Purple and Orange by Barbara Cheives

Purple and Orange by Barbara Cheives

 

Completing and complimenting the theme of multiculturalism, Anthony Burks Sr.will be exhibiting his mixed media paintings. He is one of the most unique conceptual artists in America. His paintings mix colored pencils, watercolor, pen, and ink, and are characterized by his unusual choice of colors.

 

 

 

"Sancha McBurnie" by Anthony Burks

“Sancha McBurnie” by Anthony Burks

 

 

A graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Anthony has exhibited at galleries, museums, and events for over twenty years. His painting “Freedom 2001” can be found in the Cornell Museum Permanent Collection. Anthony mentors fellow artists young and old, teaching them his techniques and encouraging them to pursue their own creative talents. He is also the co-founder of A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers where he curates shows for other artists and promotes the local arts scene. He is presently working on a coffee table book of his paintings and drawings.

 

 

 

Anthony Burks drawing

Anthony Burks drawing

 

 

Whether depicting birds, animals, or people, Anthony is able to convey the intertwining of their beauty and their strength. He chooses his subjects because of what they mean to him, and he tells their stories through his combination of realistic forms, bright colors, and abstract images.

 

 

"Never Along" by Anthony Burks

“Never Along” by Anthony Burks

 

Anthony tells The Rickie Report, “My works result from the blending of my mind and heart. It is a gift from God that I love and cherish immensely. Whether choosing a bird, animal or beautiful woman as my subject, I achieve diversity by incorporating into my art bright colors and abstract images. I want my audience to be as free in viewing my work as I am in creating it. Change is a challenge for many artists, but I have learned to embrace it. I am constantly inspired by the artists that I mentor and the shows that I curate. My artwork evolves as I create new collections that tell new stories. I am eager to tackle the next stage of my artistic journey.”

 

 

 

Trina Slade-Burks

Trina Slade-Burks

 

Trina Slade Burks tells us, “Sewing and working with fabric was always something that I was fascinated with since I was a little girl. My mother would create fabulous outfits using patterns and designs either store-bought or from her own artistic creations. I personally did not have an interest in using the sewing machine, however, I did learn how to do basic hand sewing. I was always intrigued by lace and other types of trim and I temporarily considered fashion design as a career path.”

 

"Doll Baby" by Trina Slade-Burks

“Doll Baby” by Trina Slade-Burks

 

 

Trina’s mixed media dolls show her love of drawing and painting combined with fabric artistry.  Trina also has a long personal and professional history with trims, lace and fabrics.

 

Trim Basket from Trina Slade-Burk

Trim Basket from Trina Slade-Burk

 

 

For more information about this event please contact Barbara Cheives at: barbara@convergeandassociates.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

 

Art And Kimono Exhibit Will Offer Lectures And Sales Of Wearable Art

The kimono is a simple garment with a complex history of weaving, dyeing, and embroidery techniques reflecting the cultural changes of Japan. Barbara Cheives of Afrasia Design Studio and Anthony and Trina Burks of ATB Fine Art are bringing  an Art and Kimono Exhibit and Sale to Palm Beach County.  This exhibit and shopping event includes vintage kimono, haori jackets, and obi along with décor items, and wearable art created from vintage Japanese textiles.  This is a unique opportunity to experience the fascinating story of kimono while learning to wear and decorate with the garments and the textiles.  World renown kimono researcher and merchant, Les Kozuki will be on hand!  The Rickie Report knows this will appeal to history buffs, Asian art lovers, textile junkies and fabric hounds.  Bring your Fabric Guild and Quilting Buddies! We share a few sneak peeks and suggest you mark your calendars now for Friday, May 15th through Sunday, May 17th!  Ronald Shaffer Interiors will host this event.

 

 

 

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Art & Kimono Exhibit & Sale

History of Kimono & Japanese Textiles Lectures

Hosted by

The Paint Store at Ronald Shaffer Interiors

1800 Upland Road   West Palm Beach, FL

SCHEDULE:

Friday, May 15th

6:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Opening Night Celebration
Be among the first to experience a unique blend of
the Asian experience with the contemporary art

 

Saturday, May 16th

Interactive Lectures
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon – “The Evolution of Kimono: Cracking the Kimono Code”
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – “Kimono Redux: Modern Adaptations”

The Exhibit is open 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

6:00 – 8:00 Jazz at the Gallery with the Unorthodox Duo – SAMM with Jamie Ousley

 

 

Sunday, May 17th

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Interactive Student Lecture
“What the Heck is Kimono? A Colorful Conversation about Vintage Japanese Garments as Art”

1:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Sunday Afternoon at the Exhibit

 

10% of all sales will be donated to the following local nonprofit organizations: Community Partners, U.B. Kinsey Education & Community Center, YWCA of Palm Beach County

 

 

 

 

"Uchikake"

“Uchikake”

 

 

Vintage Kimono has fascinated Leslie Kozuki for most of his adult life. This fascination has lead him to spend most of the last 30 years actively selling and researching Vintage Kimono, Obi, as well as other Asian textiles and Art.

 

Les Kuz

Les Kozuki, World Renown Kimono Expert

 

 

Born and raised in Hawaii, Les was immersed in multi-culturalism.  Being Japanese American, kimono were easily accessible. His research began with questioning his parents and older family members, then extended to books, and participation in cultural interest groups. Les considers himself a merchant/researcher and is perhaps the most widely travelled Kimono salesman in the USA. His trunk show and lecture circuit has ranged throughout the United States Mainland. For the past six years, his focus has been in Hawaii, including the islands of Kauai, Maui and Oahu. He is tracking the evolution of the Kimono and its fabric, right here in the United States. 

 

 

Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio

Barbara Cheives, of Afrasia Design Studio

 

Barbara tells The Rickie Report, “Back in the 90’s I accompanied Les to several of his shows, most notably the Houston International Quilt Festival. Through Les’ tutelage I developed an appreciation for the garments, art and culture of Japan. I also have a natural affinity for the African culture and discovered that many of the colors and textures of the African textiles formed a beautiful “marriage” with Japanese textiles. This union resulted in the birth of my artist’s moniker – “Afrasia”.

 

"Krazy Kimono" by Barbara Cheives

“Krazy Kimono” by Barbara Cheives

“Though the Japanese garments are vintage and no longer being worn, the beauty of the textiles are timeless. It seems natural to re-purpose these fabrics into wearable art – scarves and purses and decorative art – pillows, runners and wall hangings. Not wanting to lose an inch of the silks, I make use of the scraps to design small collages and greeting cards. Embellished with African & Asian inspired trims, beads, and “found” items my art is a form of ‘Multi-cultural Recycling’!”

 

 

"Sancha McBurnie" by Anthony Burks

“Sancha McBurnie” by Anthony Burks

 

Completing and complimenting the theme of multiculturalism, Anthony Burks will be exhibiting his mixed media paintings.  He is one of the most unique conceptual artists in America. His paintings mix colored pencils, watercolor, pen, and ink, and are characterized by his unusual choice of colors. Whether depicting birds, animals, or people, Anthony is able to convey the intertwining of their beauty and their strength. He chooses his subjects because of what they mean to him, and he tells their stories through his combination of realistic forms, bright colors, and abstract images.  A graduate of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Anthony has exhibited at galleries, museums, and events for over twenty years. His painting “Freedom 2001” can be found in the Cornell Museum Permanent Collection.  Anthony mentors fellow artists young and old, teaching them his techniques and encouraging them to pursue their own creative talents. He is also the co-founder of A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers where he curates shows for other artists and promotes the local arts scene. He is presently working on a coffee table book of his paintings and drawings.

 

"Never Along" by Anthony Burks

“Never Along” by Anthony Burks

 

 

Anthony tells The Rickie Report,My works result from the blending of my mind and heart. It is a gift from God that I love and cherish immensely. Whether choosing a bird, animal or beautiful woman as my subject, I achieve diversity by incorporating into my art bright colors and abstract images. I want my audience to be as free in viewing my work as I am in creating it. Change is a challenge for many artists, but I have learned to embrace it. I am constantly inspired by the artists that I mentor and the shows that I curate. My artwork evolves as I create new collections that tell new stories. I am eager to tackle the next stage of my artistic journey.”

 

For more information about this event please contact Barbara Cheives at:   barbara@convergeandassociates.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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

“Continuum” Presents Vibrant Pop-Up Art Gallery in W. Palm Beach

Mark your calendars! Taking place from January 21st thru February 7th, CONTINUUM, a large pop-up gallery/performance space will be bursting with artworks by some of Palm Beach County’s most exciting artists and art businesses, along with an array of performances and events that will showcase a wide variety of exceptional local talent.  CONTINUUM WPB Arts, in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC., is a pop-up exhibition and performance space located at 501 Fern Street in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artwork by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events showcase on a wide variety of exceptional local talent. CONTINUUM is proud to be a part of Art Synergy, a countywide gallery exhibition taking place in nine art districts in Palm Beach County, coinciding with and in partnership with ArtPalmBeach. ART SYNERGY is a countywide movement focused on highlighting the talents of local artists.

 

 

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CONTINUUM WPB Arts Art Fair 2015

501 Fern St., W. Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Grand opening and VIP night, Black Tie & Sneakers Charity Event

Admission is one new pair of sneakers, which will be donated to Faith’s Place.
Silent auction of decorated sneakers and sneaker-themed artwork.
Live Body Painting by Raquel McInnis
Steel Drums performance by the students from Faith’s Place Center for Education Inc with musical direction by Noble Lockhart-Mays
Vocal performance by Vanya Allen
Music by DJ Thought of Smooth Bounce Entertainment

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Business Networking Event Hosted by the Armory Art Center
Some of the Armory’s teaching artists who are on exhibit will be there to discuss their artwork and promote it to individual and business buyers.

Friday, January 23, 2015  6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

An evening with Bombay Sapphire.
Event to benefit Center for Creative Education, Inc.
$10 suggested donation at the door. 100% of donation at the door goes to the charity.
Music by DJ Cole of C-Keys

Saturday, January 24, 2015  6:00 – 10:00pm

Jazz with Samm.
View art and enjoy the music.

Sunday, January 25, 2015  Noon – 6:00 p.m.

West Palm Beach Art Sunday.
Collaboration with Whitespace and Northwood to host a food and art tour of our three locations. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015  6:00 – 10:00pm.

Fashion Show by Fashion Week West Palm Beach Inc.
Music by DJ Thought of Smooth Bounce Entertainment

Friday, January 30, 2015 Noon – 11:00 p.m.

KeyFrame Motion.
The one day festival showcases a year-long, regionally focused program of events focusing on motion design and interactivity. KeyFrame Motion will present motion graphics work created by talented artists locally and abroad.

Contest and all day workshops. Produced by Grapeseekers. For more information about KeyFrame Motion call 561-603-9647 or email info@keyframemotion.com.

Saturday, January 31, 2015  11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Brunch and Lecture.
Discussion panel with art professionals who service the art community.

Friday, February 6, 2015   5:00 – 10:00 p.m.

 Body Painting Contest

Music by DJ Cole of C-Keys

 

Saturday, February 7, 2015   Noon  – 9:00 p.m.

 

Closing reception. Artists’ marketplace displaying moderately priced items by CONTINUUM’s Exhibiting artists.

 

For more information call:
Trina Slade-Burks
ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC
561-714-6674
continuum@atbfineartists.com
http://continuumwpb.blogspot.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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Art Synergy Announces Events During ArtPalmBeach in Nine Districts: Welcome to ARTWEEK 2015!

ArtPalmBeach is internationally renowned as the premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast by both art critics and enthusiasts. Celebrating its 18th year, it is Palm Beach County’s longest running fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern master works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Over 85 international galleries will be exhibiting paintings, sculpture, functional and innovative design. Video, new technologies, performance art and art installations have become a unique feature offering collectors exposure to today’s emerging art trends.  ArtSynergy:  In conjunction with ArtPalmBeach, nine County-wide Art Districts and local cultural institutions will offer exhibitions and events in the surrounding area, creating a unique exciting region wide art week.  

The Rickie Report is pleased to provide you with the daily highlights.  Please note that schedules are subject to change, so consult the appropriate websites provided. Events may take place at the same time in various sites.  Don’t miss the special offer from UBER!

 

 

 

Art Synergy2015 at Art Palm Beach

ARTPALMBEACH/ ART SYNERGY

Palm Beach County Convention Center

First View, Collectors’ Invitational

& VIP Reception :

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Public Hours

Thursday, Jan 22 -­ 12 pm -­ 7 pm
Friday, Jan 23 ­- 12 pm ­- 7 pm
Saturday, Jan 24 -­ 12 pm -­ 7 pm
Sunday, Jan 25 ­- 12 pm -­ 6 pm

650 Okeechobee Boulevard    West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

VIP Reception and Premiere

“ART SYNERGY’s Palm Beach Art”

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

6 – 10 pm  

Booth # 718

Exhibit Dates January 21-25, 2015 

 

“Art Synergy’s 2nd Annual Palm Beach Art,” is a juried exhibition of works by professional artists residing in Palm Beach County has been juried by Paul Fisher and Rolando Chang Barrero.

 

Artwork by Erin B. Fromkes Courtesy of Art Synergy

Artwork by Erin B. Fromkes Courtesy of Art Synergy

 

“This exhibition is an exploration of the aesthetic and scope of work created in South Florida.  Twenty selected works will be on display at ArtPalmBeach, which is internationally renowned as the premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast by both art critics and enthusiasts”, explains Rolando Chang Barrero.  

 

 

Whitespace Collection

Wednesday January 21st at 8:00 pm                                Thursday, Friday, Saturday January 22,23,24  at 3:00 pm    Sunday January 25th at 2:00 pm

At Whitespace Collection Booth #715 International Performance artist, Beatriz Millar will present “Plastic Dorian in Love”.  There is limited seating available.

 

ART DISTRICTS

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ART SYNERGY/ARTWEEK 2015 EVENTS

 

Thursday January, 22, 2015

 

Lake Park District

1:00 -5:00 pm

 

Stop by this locally owned “Mom and Pop” Art and Drafting Supplies haven. Open House. Enjoy refreshments at this emporium of artist’s tools and supplies, framing shop, art classes and workshops. Artist Demonstrations will take place throughout the afternoon and include:  David McEwen (Internationally Renown Equestrian Artist), Drawing with Craig McInnis, Watercolor with Diane Hutchinson, Oil painting with John D’Auria and Acrylic Painting with Dan Remmel.  Have your FREE caricature drawn by Captain Cartoon!   20% discount on non-sale art supplies. 

 Easel Art Supply

810 Park Avenue        Lake Park, FL 33403

(561) 844-3111    www.facebook.com/easelartpalmbeach

7:30 – 9:00 pm

 

Open House at The gallery displays oils paintings, watercolors, acrylic paintings, photography, glass, collage and sculpture.  Meet the Artists are working in small studios. In addition, find jewelry, ceramics, and fabric art.  Something for everyone!

Artists of Palm Beach County Art on Park Gallery

800 Park Ave.    Lake Park, FL. 33403

561.345.2842   artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com   Contact: John Palozzi, artistsofpbc@gmail.com

 8:00 – 10:00 pm

The Brewhouse Gallery


 720 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL. 33403

The Brewhouse Gallery is part eclectic hipster lounge, part modern New York art gallery. It’s a creative space to hang out, sip a brew, hold a meeting, share ideas, listens to music, and appreciate local art. Free Wi-Fi and comfortable furniture (that is also for sale) make you feel right at home. Our mission is to support local arts and build community!  We serve French Press, Lattes, Cappuccinos, a killer Cuban espresso and other coffee creations made with locally roasted beans sourced directly from the growers. By night we offer craft beer from the finest Florida microbreweries, including Due South, Monk in the Trunk, and Cigar City, along with a selection of favorite wines.
 Musical performances, poetry readings, painting classes, and other assorted nighttime events keep things lively and we are quickly becoming one of the most well-respected live music venues in all of South Florida.

Contact: AJ Brockman: Cofounder – Gallery Curator  561.771.1641 | Facebook | BrewhouseGallery.com

 

North District

3 to 5 p.m.

Tour of exhibit: “A Family Affair: The Paintings of Alan and Michael Friedlander”

Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches

5221 Hood Road    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 • 561-712-5200

This exhibition celebrates the art of brothers Alan and Michael Friedlander which includes large-scale abstract watercolors and acrylics. Alan’s portraits and Michael’s watercolors showcase the beauty of their artistry and their bond through art.  There is also a Jewish Film Festival with various dates and times.  Contact: Talya R Lerman  Cultural Arts Director Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches   (561) 712-5209  talyal@jcconline.com

 

3 to 5 pm

 

Retrospective of JB Berkow artwork with wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Rosetta Stone Fine Art Gallery

1001 Jupiter Park Drive, Suites 121 & 122   Jupiter, FL 33458

 RosettaStoneFineArt.com  Contact: JoAnne Berkow, Owner, Cell 561.310.9371 or Gallery: 561.743.3340 

 

 

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Open House with hors d’oeuvres, wine and live music in the Museum and artist demonstrations at the School of Art, including a tour of our ceramics studio.  Enjoy Five Exhibitions:  “Contempo: Pushing the Limit on Art”, Charlie and Linda Riggs Ceramics, Richard Burkett Ceramics, “En Plein Air” and the Artists’ Guild Gallery.

LIGHTHOUSE ARTCENTER MUSEUM, GALLERY & SCHOOL OF ART

Gallery Square North     373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL. 33469

 www.lighthousearts.org   Contact: Katie Deits, Executive Director or Barbra Broidy, Curator at 561.746.3101

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Open House Enjoy refreshments at The Village Art Studios, a charming collection of micro-studios and display space in a co-op setting. The diverse nature of the artwork is due to the quantity and quality of artists from Palm Beach County.  Come meet them in their studios!

THE VILLAGE ART STUDIOS


Gallery Square North   377 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, FL. 33469

Contact: Julie Silk-Beaumont 561.310.8499

 

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Open House Enjoy refreshments at this working Art Gallery/Art Studio features Original Artist and Artisans displaying and selling their unique pieces.

ORIGINAL ELEMENTS

Gallery Square North     387 Tequesta Drive     Tequesta, FL. 33469

561.529.1822  
 Contact: Sandra O’Malley

 

 

WEST PALM ARTS DISTRICT

CONTINUUM

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

510 Fern Street  W.Palm Beach, FL

Business Networking Event Hosted by the Armory Art Center at CONTINUUM.  Some of the Armory’s teaching artists who are on exhibit will be there to discuss their artwork and promote it to individual and business buyers.

West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents CONTINUUM WPB Arts in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. CONTINUUM WPB Arts is a pop-up exhibition and performance space located at 501 Fern Street in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artwork by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events showcase on a wide variety of exceptional local talent. For more details: Trina Slade-Burks  ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC    561-714-6674  continuum@atbfineartists.com   http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/

 

 Friday, January 23, 2015

 

Lake Worth District

 

11 am – 4 pm

 

Art Walk/Open Galleries and Studios:

Lake Worth Galleries District is home to South Florida’s largest concentration of Fine Art and Craft Galleries in Palm Beach County. Galleries are located along Lucerne and Lake Worth Avenue. Maps will be available .

Armory Art Center Annex Gallery

Enjoy an exhibit of our Artists in Residence and Department Directors       1121 Lucerne Avenue  561.832.1776

 

Lake Worth Art League                                                                                                           604 Lucerne Ave.   info@lwartleague.org

 

Rolando Chang Barrero Gallery:
711 Lucerne Ave.
Post War Depression Imagery of Serafima Sokolov 
RCBFineArt@gmail.com

 

Bruce Webber Gallery
705 Lucerne Ave.
Thorvald Sanchez Alberto Ulloa, Rosemary Otto Exhibition

 

Artisans on the Ave
630 Lake Avenue   561.582.3300

An Art Boutique and Gallery of local, national and internationally acclaimed artists.

 

Clay Metal Glass Stone Gallery/ Flamingo Clay Studio

15 South J Street  AND 216 South F Street

3D Art, clay, sculpture, paintings, chain maille, pottery, new artists’ studios and kiln facility with live demonstrations

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

601 Lake Avenue

“Paws and Claws” Exhibit

 

7 – 10 pm

 

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts

Joanne Berkow – jbberkow@dsli.com   Anita Holmes  aholmes@benzaitencenter.org
http://www.benzaitencenter.org

1105 2nd Avenue South          561.315.1446

Shelley Muzylowski and Rik Allen  will conduct a fiery display of their glassblowing prowess for your entertainment and edification. Benzaiten’s Creative Director, Rick Eggert, will be narrating the event so each complicated step in the process will be easy to follow and understand. More of this couple’s incredible artwork will be on display in the center’s 1,500 square foot gallery along with works by Rick Eggert and Steve Funk.

In addition, there will be a marketplace of artists, local, national and internationally acclaimed.  McMow Art Glass and Habatat Galleries are co-hosts.  The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is Sponsor.  Other fun features of this event will include a continuous loop of shorts produced by Palm Beach County filmmakers and put together by the Lake Worth Playhouse.

Antique Row District

 

5 – 9 pm

Antique Row Art Walk

Considered the “antique design center” of Florida, West Palm Beach Antique Row is home to over fifty shops & Art Galleries offering an impressive selection of 17th to 20th century antiques, fine Art and decorative arts, period deco and modern furnishings. Architectural Digest, The New York Times, Art & Antiques, and House Beautiful have all heralded Antique Row as one of the east coast’s premier antique shopping districts; a key source for the world’s best interior designers.

 

For directions or questions please contact Jamnea Finlayson (Treasurer of South Dixie Antique Row and owner of JF Gallery) at 561.478.8281

Participating Galleries:

Sean Rush Atelier


 3700 S. Dixie Hwy
 Featuring classical figure drawings and Equine series paintings by Sean Rush. 
sean@seanrush.com

Mary Woerner Fine Arts

3700 S. Dixie Hwy #7
 Contemporary paintings, drawings, sculpture, collage, photography and original graphics.
   mary@marywoernerfinearts.com

Cashmere Buffalo


3709 S. Dixie Hwy  Featuring the monochromatic works of Charlene Goldstein

JF Gallery

 
3901 S. Dixie Hwy
Contemporary Gallery featuring mainly Abstract and Abstract Expressionism   
info@jfgallery.com

Objects 20c


3611 S. Dixie Hwy 
info@modernauctions.com

 

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Worth Ave District

January 22 – 25

Contact: David Ginn 561.833.4700 for more details or contact each gallery

 

Arcature Fine Art

318 Worth Avenue  Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                                                              561.805.9388  Contact – Ryan Ross  arcaturefineart@mac.com

 

Holden Luntz Gallery

332 Worth Avenue  Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                            561.805.9550  Contact – Jodi   jodi@oldenluntz.com

 

 

Mark Borghi Fine Art

255 Worth Avenue  Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                         561.328.9504   Contact – Mark Borghi   mark@borghi.org

 

 Gallery Biba

224A Worth Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                        561.651.1371   Contact – Biba   biba@bibagallery.com

 

DTR Modern Galleries

440 South County Rd at Worth Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480                   561.366.9387   Contact – Bryan Walsh   bwalsh@dtrmodern.com

 

Wally Findlay Galleries International

165 Worth Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                          561.655.2090  Contact – lars   lars@wallyfindlay.com

 

 Taglialatella Galleries

313 ½ Worth Avenue   In the Via Bice   Palm Beach, FL 33480                     561.833.4700  Contact – David Ginn  david@djtfa.com  or dave@djtfa.com

 

Russek Gallery

203 Worth Avenue  Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                          561.832.4811   Contact – Sloane Russek   info@russek.com

 

Gavlak Gallery

249B Worth Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480                                                    561.833.0583  Contact- Karene    karene@gavlakgallery.com

 

Surovek Gallery

349 Worth Avenue    12 Via Parigi    Palm Beach, FL 33480                             561.655.2665   Contact- Clay Surovek    clay@surovekgallery.com

 

Gasiunasen Gallery

400 Worth Avenue at Peruvian Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480               561.820.8920   Contact – Donna Tribby   arijart@bellsouth.net

 

Galleria of Sculpture

11 Via Parigi| Worth Avenue   Palm Beach, FL 33480                                       561.659.7557   Contact – Cheryl Sundell   info@galeriaofsculpture.com

 

Liman Studio Gallery

139 N County Rd| The historic Paramount Building   Palm Beach, FL 33480         561.659.7050  Contact – Ellen Liman  T6060@yahoo.com

 

WEST PALM ARTS DISTRICT

CONTINUUM

 6:00p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

510 Fern Street  W.Palm Beach, FL

An evening with Bombay Sapphire. Event to benefit Center for Creative Education, Inc.  $10 suggested donation at the door. 100% of donation at the door goes to the charity.  Music by DJ Cole of C-Keys

West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents CONTINUUM WPB Arts in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. CONTINUUM WPB Arts is a pop-up exhibition and performance space located at 501 Fern Street in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artwork by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events showcase on a wide variety of exceptional local talent.   Trina Slade-Burks ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC 561-714-6674  continuum@atbfineartists.com http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/

Saturday, January 24th

Lake Worth District

 

10:00 – 11:00 am

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FREE PRESENTATIONS

‘Back to Basics’
with Mike Glotfelty of Jen-Ken Kilns

Learn the basics of kiln operation from one of the best kiln manufacturers in the business. A wide variety of topics will be covered including shelf wash procedure, programming, kiln loading, and many more! This will be an interactive presentation fueled but your questions so please come prepared with questions and issues to troubleshoot.

 

1:00 – 3:00 PM

‘Special Effects in Fused Glass’
with Amy Ferber of Bullseye Glass Co.

McMow Art Glass is proud and extremely excited to announce that Amy Ferber of Bullseye Glass Co. will be joining us all the way from Portland, Oregon! She will be doing a presentation about the Special Effects you can achieve with Bullseye’s extensive palette of reactive glass styles complete with a video & slideshow presentation, samples, and a quiz wrap it all up! Don’t miss out on this extra special learning opportunity.

INCREDIBLE DISCOUNTS WILL BE OFFERED ON RELATED CLASSES AND PRODUCTS DESCRIBED & USED IN BOTH PRESENTATIONS!

For more information about McMow Art Glass and these events please visit: www.mcmow.com

701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL. 33460
 561.585.9011 EXT 106

 

 

Boynton Beach Art District

4 – 10 pm

 

410 – 422 West Industrial Avenue  Boynton Beach, FL

 

Winner of the Best Art Walk in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, BBAD is Palm Beach County’s most exciting artists hub. BBAD will be host to Art Synergy and Art Palm Guests from 4-10 pm., featuring gallery exhibitions, live bands, open studios, vendors and food trucks! Art Synergy co-founder, Rolando Chang Barrero invites you to attend the ActivistArtistA Gallery’s “Take a Piece of My Heart” exhibition, tour the Bay Gates Project Murals, and the City of Boynton Beach’s Avenue of the Arts Kinetic Sculpture showcase. activistartista.blogspot.com/

 

 

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Artists Alley/Delray
Artists District

Noon – 10 pm

 

Welcome to our thriving art colony!  We have 21 spaces that provide studio and exhibition space to 31 Delray Beach Artists all within one village block. Here you’ll find lots of painting, pottery, sculpture, photography, fashion and works of art.  We will be open on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 from noon to 10 pm with a bonfire to follow!  Come and meet the artists, explore their studios and discover that perfect something.

Two Live Art events: Live Mural Painting by Amanda Johnson, and A. Funk Studio will be open to the Public for throwing demonstrations, and visitors are welcome to try the potters wheel and throw a pot!

ARTISTS ALLEY is located in downtown Delray Beach, Florida, three blocks north of Atlantic Avenue and 2 blocks west of Federal Highway/US 1. DIRECTIONS: From Federal Highway/US 1 in Delray Beach, go west on N.E. 4th Street. Cross over the railroad tracks and proceed 80 feet. Turn left onto Artists Alley. The studios and galleries will be on your left in the warehouse bays.

 

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Cacace Fine Art, CacaceArt.com 561-276-1177 or 561-523-5300

Linda White Gallery, BocaArtGallery.com 561-394-2833

Laszlo’s Painting Studio, LaszloJanoska.com 561-330-2203

Cloud House Pottery, CloudHousePottery.com 561-862-9222

Amanda Johnson, www.etsy.com/shop/AmandaChristabel 443-823-5057

Amy Reshefsky Gallery, AR Gallery  561.444.9989 or 561-289-4542

A. Funk Studio, Etsy.com/shop/afunkstudio 718-312-2304

Vladimir Prodanovich Studio, VPStudios.net 305-304-2120

Jeff Whyman Studio, 314 NE 3rd Ave., 561-322-8867

 

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WEST PALM ARTS DISTRICT

CONTINUUM

6:00p.m.-10:00pm

Jazz with Samm. View art and enjoy the music.

510 Fern Street     W.Palm Beach, FL

West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents CONTINUUM WPB Arts in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. CONTINUUM WPB Arts is a pop-up exhibition and performance space located at 501 Fern Street in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artwork by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events showcase on a wide variety of exceptional local talent. Trina Slade-Burks ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC 561-714-6674 continuum@atbfineartists.com http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/

Sunday, January 25

 Northwood District

 

10:00 am – Noon

 

Complimentary Breakfast and Gallery Tour at Whitespace Collection

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Free Admission to Whitespace Collection

Whitespace Collection

Whitespace Collection is located on Australian Avenue 
between Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard and 45th Street. West Palm Beach


For further information: contact 
561.842.4131
http://www.whitespacecollection.com/
https://www.facebook.com/WhitespaceCollection

 

Tour times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm

The ArtX Historic Northwood Village Guided Gallery Walking Tour

 

ArtX Galleries of Northwood Village

OSGS GALLERY|STUDIO

500 Northwood Rd.
Unit 1
     West Palm Beach, FL 33407
www.osgsart.com    561.833.2223
 

OSGS [Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio] provides Contemporary Art by working Local and National Artists alike. OSGS also provides affordable, custom framing to the public. Works exhibited include, but are not limited to Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Clay, Prints, and Glass Art. For up-to-date exhibit information and current events happening in the gallery space please visit our website and Facebook pages.  Contact: Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla  osgs@hotmail.com

 

ARTHOUSE429

429   25th Street      W.Palm Beach, FL 33407    561.231.0429

The gallery has been custom designed by owner/artist William Halliday to offer the best possible interior exhibition environment for a variety of contemporary art, plus an exciting landscaped sculpture garden and an open air special events and reception area on the second floor terrace. The completely renovated showplace is at the center of renewed activity and energy on the street, exhibiting first class innovative works of art that parallel and exemplify the fresh spirit in this neighborhood.

Halliday fabricates and assembles his intriguing and original metal sculptural forms.  He has taken the best of his experiences and poured them into sculptural objects, producing polished, surrealist steel and aluminum forms that allow the viewer to literally reflect on the form, while enjoying a 360 degree inspection.   Contact: William Halliday  Arthouse429.com 

 

AFRICA NOW

508 A. Northwood Rd.     W. Palm Beach, FL  33407

Africa now is a Contemporary African Art Gallery located in the heart of Northwood Village. We carry a mix of Decorative and Traditional Fashion, Jewelry, Paintings and books.  Contact Annie Kadji   info@africanowgallery.com  561.209.5008

 

BOHEMIA AG

ArtHaus & Gelateria

536 Northwood Rd.      W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Gallery: Fine Art Centered around the Local Unique & Alternative Art Community, while featuring National and International Artist of a Unique Caliber.  Atelier: A Creative Workspace for Artists to Share there Art!  Parlour: Organic Ice Cream / Artisan Gelato featuring Unique Flavours not seen at an average parlor.  Independent Apparel Designers Including but not limited to Bohemïa AG.  Contact : Paul Agnirucklov   BohemiaAG@gmail.com     561.302.5568

 

 

CENTER for CREATIVE EDUCATION

425 24th Street    W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Creative approaches are infused into classroom curriculum and after school settings, to enhance the teaching of traditional academic subjects – improving each child’s learning potential and academic performance, increasing overall enthusiasm about school and shaping more productive, responsible community members that exercise creative problem solving throughout life. Transformation of communities, institutions and educators is at the heart of CCE as it strives for authentic, sustainable, systemic change.  Contact:  Robert L Hamon, CEO bobh@cceflorida.org     561.805.9927 ext. 12

C-KEYS

523 Northwood Rd.   W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

The C-KEYS Philosophy Music . One word that means so much to many. The founder of CKEYS knows the strength and power of music: not only its ability to attract and bring together the masses, but most importantly sooth the soul. CKEYS was founded on the principal of creating, producing, promoting, and making music that affects the world. Reinforcing the core mentality of the production of only the highest quality music, CKEYS main focus is simply that the production of music. Working with the people and giving back to the world is the main goal of the company. Love and passion for music founded this company, but its astounding effect on the masses fuels it to keep going.  Contact: Cole Rippe  Cole.rippe@me.com    305.303.8978

GALLERY 418

418 Northwood Rd.  W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Contact: Jeffrey Thompson   northwoodantiques@hotmail.com  561.833.1019

HAROLDS’S COFFEE LOUNGE ART

509 Northwood Rd.   W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Imagine yourself in a comfortable nook, surfing the web (Free WiFi), holding a business meeting, hanging out with friends, listening to great music (sometimes LIVE), admiring local art, catching some rays on our patio, participating in open mic night, hearing a poetry reading, enjoying a quick cup of joe before or after work and you will understand the draw and excitement of HAROLD’S A COFFEE LOUNGE.

Please stop by soon! Harold’s is open 7 days a week. Serving the finest coffees, teas, and pastries in South Florida. We are not exaggerating… our coffee is incredible and our vibe is unlike any other coffee spot you have seen…It’s not your Corporate Cup of Joe! {best beans in the universe}   Contact: Keith Palagye   Haroldscoffee@gmail.com   561.833.6366

HENNEVELT’S GALLERY ON THE GO

Eclectic Art Gallery Local & International Artists

Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts On The Go is a Pop-up Art Gallery and Gift Shop originally opened its brick and mortar doors on Northwood Rd. June 1, 2011 with a hand full of local artist and has now grown to featuring more than 25 local, national & international artists. You will find Hennevelt’s Gallery & Gifts on the Go to be a breath of fresh air to the traditional galleries. As of Jan. 1, 2015 in closing our brick and mortar store front we have opened a new door in the art world as a Gallery on the Go! A Pop-Up Gallery bringing art to art lovers alike. As we offer a selection of eclectic & colorful one of a kind works of art the exhibit will be a mobile and ever changing experience. For detail on our next Pop-Up Gallery check out our website www.hennevelts.com  Contact: Freddy & Nickie Hennevelt  henneveltsgallery@att.net     561.506.4108

 

 

NORTHWOOD GLASS ART & GIFTS

524 Northwood Rd.       W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Retail, Classes in fused and mosaic glass.  Contact: Karen Campbell  kscamp3605@aol.com  561.302.5568

THE HAROOKI GALLERY

508 B Northwood Rd.   W. Palm Beach, FL 33407

Eclectic Photo, Art Vintage, Modern Furniture, Groovy Prints, Architectural Abstracts, Driftwood Furniture & Pieces.  Contact: Brian Lee  brl@harooki.com  561.843.4109

NORTHWOOD VILLAGE MURAL PROJECT

We are proud to announce the start of the Northwood Village Mural Project creating the village with beautiful murals. They are looking for local businesses to also help by sponsoring murals, donating exterior wall space, and funding. The community can also help with fundraising and support.  Initially there will be 4-5 murals painted on buildings located on Northwood Road, Spruce Avenue and 25th Street. The goal is to beautify and bring more vitality to the neighborhood. Each mural will be painted by a different artist.  Artist List:  Craig McInnis @ 2417 Spruce Ave  Eduardo Mendieta @ 441 25th Street   Amanda Valdes

Contact OSGS for more information about the newest Mural CALL FOR ARTISTS!

 

Explore an artistic side of Historic Northwood Village Arts District by taking a historic guided gallery walking tour. (The tour is a one & half hour guided walking tour of West Palm Beach’s Historic Northwood Village Arts District that normally occurs only on the second Saturday of each month). 

 

 

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Tours will begin at the corner of Spruce and Northwood Road at the VIP / Information Tent.  So Sign up Early as Space is limited to 16 people per tour.   Sign up our website: www.northwoodartwalk.com

 

Our tour guides will start with a short intro on the history of Northwood Village and will then take you into the heart of what has quickly become a vibrant arts district offering an eclectic mix of gallery spaces, boutique shops and favorite local restaurants.  The tour focuses on the exhibited art within a number of the galleries found throughout Historic Northwood Village. The art includes a generous mix of local, national, and international artist, both emerging and established. Meet and greet art, live demonstrations, lectures and more.

 

The Historic Northwood Village Arts District continues the day with Art Walks throughout the day and into the evening which are free VIP guided Art and Gallery tours hosted by the collective ArtX galleries. Celebrate with the award winning restaurants of Northwood Village as they tantalize your taste buds with the “Art of Eating”. 

 

 

Free transportation with trolleys looping the West Palm Beach Art Sunday will travel from White Space Gallery at 2805 N. Australian Ave, to the Historic Northwood Village Arts District located just two miles north of downtown West Palm Beach, West of North Dixie Hwy. in between Northwood Rd. And 25th St, and to Continuum Gallery at 501 Fern Street.  There is also *Free parking all day on Sundays in West Palm Beach*.

 

 

We suggest dining out while you are in Northwood Village. Tantalize your taste buds with the “Art of Eating” Northwood Village style. From breakfast to lunch to dinner you will enjoy dining at its best!  Make your restaurants reservations and join the guided tour today!

 List of Northwood restaurants can be found at:  www.northwoodartwalk.com

Also visit Northwood Art Walk on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtXArtWalk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtXArtWalk

Lake Worth District

Noon – 7 pm

 

Visit the Urban Arts Lofts and Downtown Galleries 
located at Lucerne Avenue and F Street in Lake Worth, FL.  (see listing under Friday, January 23).  Artists and the Lofts invite you to come and experience a day of Art Loft living
.  The walk will include live art demonstrations, assemblage of sculpture, musical and dance performances, ceramic creations, handmade drums and custom built furniture.

 LULA check out www.lakewortharts.com or call 561.493.2550

 

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CONTINUUM WPB

Noon – 6:00 pm

501 Fern Street   Suite 103
    W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

Collaboration with Whitespace and Northwood to host a food and art tour of our three locations. Trolley service will be provided, with stops including Clematis Street.

Arts, a large pop-up exhibition/performance space located at 501 Fern Street in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artworks by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events that will showcase a wide variety of exceptional local talent.  For more information call:
Trina Slade-Burks  ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC
561.714.6674  continuum@atbfineartists.com  http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/
 

 

Paul Fisher Gallery
218 Clematis  Street   W. Palm Beach, FL
PaulFisher.com

 

CRASH!  has been part of numerous museum and gallery shows around the world focusing on Graffiti and Street Art, and has works in many permanent museum collections. Visually iconic, he has partnered with many companies for projects including Absolut Vodka, Fender Guitars, SoBella Handbags, Levi’s, and most recently, Tumi luggage and Morphik.

 

UBER

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Arrive in Style with Uber!

 

We’re thrilled to partner with Uber to provide new Uber users a free ride (up to $20) to or from Art Synergy!

How does it work? Using Uber’s free iPhone/Android/Windows app, you can request a pickup and a car driven by a personal driver will show up in minutes. Your credit card is billed directly for your trip and there’s no need to tip, so you won’t need to carry cash. You can even see the car coming towards you on a map!

Follow these simple steps to get $20 off your ride:

1) Download the free Uber iPhone/Android/Windows app (or sign up at www.uber.com/go/ARTSYNERGY)

2) Enter your information in the Uber app and promo code “ARTSYNERGY” when you sign up.

3) Request a ride 5 – 15 minutes before you need one. $20 will be applied towards your first ride on uberX, uberXL, or uberSELECT (not valid on uberTAXI, expires 2/28/15).

Questions? Check out uber.com/miami   or   supportmiami@uber.com.

 

 CONTINUUM CONTINUES……

 510 Fern Street  W.Palm Beach, FL  33401

 

 

West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District presents CONTINUUM WPB Arts in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC. CONTINUUM WPB Arts is a pop-up exhibition and performance space located at 501 Fern Street in historic downtown West Palm Beach, just a few blocks from ArtPalmBeach at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The event will be brimming with artwork by some of South Florida’s most exciting artists, along with an array of performances and events showcase on a wide variety of exceptional local talent. For more information contact:Trina Slade-Burks ATB Fine Artists & Designers, LLC  at  561-714-6674 continuum@atbfineartists.com http://continuumwpb.blogspot.com/

 

 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

6:00p.m.-10:00pm.

Fashion Show by Fashion Week West Palm Beach Inc.  Music by DJ Thought of Smooth Bounce Entertainment

 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Noon -11:00 p.m.

KeyFrame Motion

The one day festival showcases a year-long, regionally focused program of events focusing on motion design and interactivity. KeyFrame Motion will present motion graphics work created by talented artists locally and abroad.  Contest and all day workshops. Produced by Grapeseekers. For more information about KeyFrame Motion call 561-603-9647 or email info@keyframemotion.com.

 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Brunch and Lecture.  Discussion panel with art professionals who service the art community.

 

Friday, February 6, 2015

5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Body Painting Contest  and Music by DJ Cole of C-Keys

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Noon – 9:00 p.m.

Closing reception. Artists’ marketplace displaying moderately priced items by CONTINUUM’s Exhibiting artists.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ARTSYNERGY 2015 please visit: artsynergypbc.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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Second Artist’s Lunch & Lecture Series With Trina Slade-Burks

Trina Slade-Burks, of A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC presents an artist networking opportunity at a local restaurant in the thriving art community of Northwood.  “Artists Lunch & Lecture Series” is your opportunity to take part in the next of the series.  The goal is to help artists network with their peers and other businesses that may be able help them grow professionally. The Rickie Report continually urges artists to step out of their studios and network!  Learn about grants, loans and other topics.  Become the entrepreneurs  you need to be to sell your artwork!  Today is “National Boss’ Day”.  Be your own boss!    

 

 

 

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Date and Place: TBA

 

For Contact Information and Registration see end of this article

 

For those who missed the first seminar, The Rickie Report can tell you that networking like this is priceless!

 

 

For the last decade, there has been an influx of artists, who have expressed the need for the same professional opportunities that other businesses are able to take advantage of.

  Business networking groups are always available, but they tend to miss the connection with artists, who also can utilize these opportunities for their professional growth, development and longevity. Business breakfasts, business lunches, power lunches, business workshops are all great occasions, but when you sit and listen, one normally does not hear the words “This too can be utilized for your artistic careers.”

 

 

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Trina shares, ” I’ve attended a women’s business lunch workshop in West Palm Beach for the past 15 years. At this workshop these women were representing other companies.  Of the twenty or so professional women in that room, seven of them were actually artists. The irony was that only one, other than me, was representing herself as an artist. The women there started out feeling empowered, but as I did my presentation the seven women who were artists asked me what motivated me to pursue this as a profession. My answer to them was, “It was what I was meant to do. I could have been the accountant that my father wanted me to be. Or I could be true to myself and what I needed to be.”

 

 

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I realized that these types of meetings are really needed for our artists! We need to start getting our art community more empowered!  

I decided to speak to some of my professional friends in other  careers to find out what they can offer for the art community to help them achieve the same goals and opportunities that other entrepreneurs strive for. To my surprise, many of my professional friends who are attorneys, magazine directors, restaurateurs and CPAs really want to be part of the process!

 

 

 

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Organizations both for-profit and nonprofit, municipalities and politicians have been opening their eyes and arms to working closer to the artist community at large.

 One problem has always been making the connection. How do we get these two obviously different groups of people to meet in the middle? That is where A.T.B Fine Artists & Designers LLC can help. For 22 years our mission has always been to connect everyone and build relationships within the most unique circumstances.

 

 

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The Artists’ Lunch & Lecture idea emerged as a way to implement these business networking lunches for artists, to get the proper information needed to enhance their career path as professional artists.

 The first lecture was the artist choice on topics. The survey went out asking the artists what are the most important topics that you would like to see talked about at this first lecture. Everything from the opportunities for grants and financial support, legal opportunities, copyrights for artists, collaboration opportunities and simply ways to network with other artists. 

The goal is to have empowered artists in Palm Beach County with strong entrepreneurial skills. This is the beginning of a very important and much-needed trend, which will be starting in the Northwood district of West Palm Beach.

 

 

To Register:

https://www.eventbrite.com/directory?q=trina+burks&loc=Palm+Beach+Gardens%2C+FL 

We have a date for the next Artists Lunch & Lecture. The tickets will be ready next week however click the FB link to  RSVP now

https://www.facebook.com/events/715606865161007/

Please note: You must purchase a ticket to attend.

http://www.atbfineartists.com/

For more information call:
Trina Slade-Burks
561-714-6674
info@atbfineartists.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

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291