Behind-The-Scenes At A Batik Workshop With Caren Hackman

What happens after a Rickie Report article announcing a class or workshop is published?  On March 2, 2018, we published “Cynthia Head And Sally Pearson Offer 1 Day Workshops To Create A Take-Home Batik Painting”.  Today, Caren Hackman reports on her own and other workshop attendees’ experiences and shares their exciting results in this article.  The Rickie Report shares this behind-the-scenes experience with our readers!

 

BEHIND   THE   SCENES    WITH  CAREN  HACKMAN:

 

Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper  1 day Workshop

 

 

Caren Hackman at Batik Workshop

 

It is great to get out of my own studio and take workshop to learn new skills or a new process. A one-day-Saturday workshop, suited me fine. I invited my sister, Naomi, friend Mara and her daughter Sarah, to take a watercolor-batik workshop with me.

 

I learned about the workshop through The Rickie Report. Rickie’s initial article about the workshop stated that all participants, regardless of experience, would be able to create a stunning work of art. The workshop was instructed by artists Sally Browning Pearson and Cynthia Head, and took place in Sally’s well-lit Port St. Lucie studio. The skill level of the 6 participants spanned from experienced watercolorists, to individuals with almost no painting experience. For the designs, Cindy and Sally offer tried and true patterns or the option to create your own design. I chose to use my own design.

 

I asked several of the workshop participants why they had chose to attend.  Barbara shared, “I was looking for something fun and I know Sally, so I knew this would be fun”.  Both Mara, an artist and instructor and Kendra, a longtime student of Sally’s, said that they were hoping the workshop would jumpstart some new creative endeavors.

 

The project begins by drawing the image on rice paper that is shot through with Mylar threads. I don’t want to give away too many of the secrets of this wonderful process, but there is a point when we crumpled our beautiful, delicate projects into fist sized balls!

 

 

Barb and Mara crumbling their paper

 

After the crumbling and another watercolor wash, we ironed the artwork to remove all of the wax. The results were delightful and varied. Each workshop participant adhered their rice paper art to a 16” x 20” stretched canvas support. I skipped this stage because I wanted to I attached my watercolor batik to a canvas scroll, as I’ve been doing for all my YogaPainter artworks.

 

 

As the workshop progressed, I asked the two least experienced “artists” in our group what they thought of their projects.  Naomi said, ” I was anxious about taking this workshop because I am a perfectionist, but I am not an artist. I absolutely love what I made”!  Sarah told me, “This is the best piece of art that I have ever created”!

 

ONE   DAY   BATIK   PAINTING   WORKSHOPS

To Register or get more information contact: cynthia.head@gmail.com or sallybpearson@gmail.com

For more information about Caren Hackman:

Caren Hackman is a graphic designer and fine artist living in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. and author of a book about Graphic Design and Good Business practice: http://www.carenhackman.com/book/.

Be sure to check out Caren’s wonderful artwork – Caren is a talented artist in her own right! She is a founding member of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

www.carenhackman.com

 yogapainter.com

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Handcrafted Creations Fill Downtown Stuart During 21st Annual Craft Festival April 14 – 15

The sunny, seaside town of Stuart, Florida is set to see thousands of creative creations during the 21st Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival taking place April 14 – 15.  Nearly 100 craft artisans from around Florida and the nation will line Osceola Street.  Residents and visitors can peruse thousands of handcrafted-in-the-USA items. Whether looking for pet products, folk art, pottery, jewelry, paintings, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products or other specialty green market items, the annual craft festival has something to suit every taste and every budget. Parking is free and friendly pets on leashes are welcome.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

21st Annual Downtown Stuart Craft Festival

Saturday & Sunday, April 14 – 15

10 am – 5 pm   Both Days

26 SW Osceola St., Stuart, FL 34994

Free and open to the public

 

VA artisan Susan Werling transforms retro and antique books into one-of-a-kind handbags.

 

 

The Downtown Stuart Craft Festival is presented by American Craft Endeavors (ACE), which produces some of the nation’s most exciting, high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations. 

 

 

 

Sunny Isles Beach painter Mykola Khodorovskyi’s work is painted on wood and coated with resin

 

There will be a vast array of craft mediums from folk art, pet products, pottery, handmade jewelry and paintings, to personalized gifts, handmade clothing, scented soaps and body products. Prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000.  

 

 

Stuart residents Stephanie and Donald Rinzel craft beautiful beaded utensils

 

 

Festival At-A-Glance:

Free Admission

Produced by American Craft Endeavors

Juried outdoor craft showcase

Green Market within the Festival

Original Art & Crafts Handmade in America

Prices set to suit all budgets

All crafters are on site for duration of festival

Pet friendly (leashed pets)

 

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors: American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.

For additional information on the Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the state, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

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Helping People Succeed Shares Call For “2019 Art For Living Calendar” Images Of Original Artwork

Helping People Succeed shares their Call for Artists for the 2019 Art for Living Calendar.  Helping People Succeed helps improve the community’s economic viability and diversity through programs that assist children to become ready for school and adults find and maintain employment.  This Call is open to artists in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. Only original artwork will be accepted. There will be an Artist Reception & Calendar Signing reception held in November, 2018.  Artists will be available that evening to autograph calendars and are invited to display a limited number of art pieces for sale. Artist Calendar Signing events take place at Barnes & Noble Booksellers on December 8th, 2018 and the Hobe Sound Christmas Parade on December 1st, 2018.  The Rickie Report shares the details.  Thirteen artists will be chosen!  DEADLINE:  May 4, 2018.

 

 

 

 

Helping People Succeed

1601 NE Braille Place    Jensen Beach, FL 34957

www.hpsfl.org     772.320.0778

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please review the guidelines for your calendar submission. Helping People Succeed looks forward to receiving your application, reviewing your artwork and coordinating the 2019 calendar project with 13 artists who will be selected by our judges.

CALENDAR GUIDELINES FOR 2019 SUBMISSIONS

Judging of submissions will be in two phases – digital jpeg submissions for the first round and actual paintings, unframed, for the second round.

Your own digital photo in high resolution may be submitted in a jpeg format, or you may have your submission scanned at Southeastern Printing. (Artists are responsible for scanning fees.)

If emailing your submission, please include the completed artist application (attached). The application fee ($25) may be dropped off or mailed to our office. (Please note our office has moved!): 1601 NE Braille Place, Jensen Beach, FL 34957.

Specs for e-mail submissions:
• 300 dpi image, 10” wide horizontal, RGB color & jpeg format. No frame or glass should be included.
• Include title, size of original (X” wide by X” high), medium and retail price of the submission.

Final judging will be from original artwork. Slides, photos, or other reproductions will not be considered in the second review. Artists will be notified by e-mail if their artwork is selected for the final phase of judging. Original artwork can be delivered to the Helping People Succeed’s office.

Submission Guidelines:
Open to artists in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties.
• Only the artist who created the original work may apply.

Horizontal artwork format only. Calendar measures 15.5” w by 12.5” h (Paintings at 16” x 12”, 24” x 18”, etc.)
• Framed artwork no larger than 48” wide.
• Final selections are based on quality, format, suitability for reproduction and subject matter.

Subject matter should be tropical and/or local scenery (Examples: fish, birds, trees, beaches). Local scenes may include Indian River Lagoon, St. Lucie or Loxahatchee Rivers, covered bridge roads, the Savannas and views of nature or historical sites.
• Applicants to submit a 300-word biography by e-mail with the jpeg artwork.
• Original artwork to be available for sale by Helping People Succeed from the time of acceptance through December 31, 2018.
• Artwork may be submitted framed or unframed. Artists will be responsible for delivering unframed artwork to be scanned, picking up when notified, reframing, and delivering to Helping People Succeed.
• Artists not chosen for the 2019 Calendar will be notified to pick up their artwork at Helping People Succeed’s office.
• Special consideration may be made if artwork delivery schedules conflict. Helping People Succeed reserves the right to make decisions for special consideration.
• E-mailed submissions will be considered once the application and fee have been received.

ARTISTS SELECTED FOR THE 2019 CALENDAR

Artists are required to participate in the following events:

Artist Reception & Calendar Signing: This reception will be held in November 2018. Artists will be notified once a date has been determined. Artists will be available that evening to autograph calendars and are invited to display a limited number of art pieces for sale.

Artist Calendar Signing events at Barnes & Noble Booksellers on December 8th, 2018 and the Hobe Sound Christmas Parade on December 1st, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: Artists must be more than 18 years old to submit an entry for the 2019 Art for Living Calendar.

HELPING PEOPLE SUCCEED WILL:
• Insure all artwork while in its possession.
• Retain 35% commission of retail price for the sale of the selected calendar artwork as well as for any artwork sold at the Artist Reception in November 2018.
• Handle all sales and cover all costs of sales, including credit card fees, etc.

SUBMISSION CHECKLIST:
_____Completed application
_____Check for $25 made payable to Helping People Succeed Foundation
_____Original artwork jpeg for first review by judges
_____300 word bio in the body of the e-mail or attached as a Word document

SCHEDULE:

• Artwork e-mailed & materials must be received by 5:00 pm, Friday, May 4th, 2018.

Selection Committee will review the first-phase selections of the artwork during the following week, with notification to artists of accepted originals by phone or email. Original paintings (unframed) will be delivered to the Helping People Succeed office during the next week. (Please label your work with all of your contact information & artwork information on the back of your original.)
• Selection Committee will decide on the final art pieces for the 2019 Art for Living Calendar from the original paintings, including identifying placement and acceptance within the calendar.
• Artists of paintings not accepted for the Calendar will be notified by email or phone for pickup.
• Artists will be notified when scanning and color-correction are completed.

 

ARTIST APPLICATION SUBMISSION FORM

To be submitted by Friday, May 4th, 2018

Name _________________________________________________________________
Address __________________________________City_____________ ZIP_________
Phone _______________________ E-mail ____________________________________
Title of Artwork __________________________________________________________
Medium ______________________ Retail Price_________________________________
Size of Image ______w x ______h Size of Frame ______w x ______h

 

I have read, understand, and agree with all of the rules for consideration for the 2019 Art for Living Calendar. Please accept my application for consideration and my non-refundable Entry Fee of $25 (per entry). The payment may be provided by check, credit card or online at www.hpsfl.org I am also including a bio and digital art file as per the guidelines provided.

Signature of artist: _______________________________________________________

Print your name: ________________________________________________________

Date__________________________ Check #______________________________

Credit Card Info (VISA / MasterCard / American Express):

#________________________________ Expiration Date____________________

Security Number (3 numbers) on the back of the card _______________________________

Signature: ____________________________________________________________

Mail to or hand-deliver to:
Helping People Succeed
Art for Living Calendar
1601 NE Braille Place, Jensen Beach, FL 34957

Submit calendar entries to Glenna Parris
gparris@hpsfl.org

Questions? Contact Glenna at 772.320.0778

 

Helping People Succeed

1601 NE Braille Place    Jensen Beach, FL 34957

 gparris@hpsfl.org

Contact Glenna at 772.320.0778

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Cynthia Head And Sally Pearson Offer 1 Day Workshops To Create A Take-Home Batik Painting

Join Sally Pearson and Cynthia Head in an exciting one day workshop at Sally’s home studio in Stuart, FL and create your own Batik painting!  In addition to learning about batik on rice paper –design and color application – they will also show you how to mount your picture over canvas. You will go home with a picture ready to hang!  They supply the coffee and wine ( at the end of the day) in a small group setting.  Beginners are very welcome and for those of you thinking “I’m not creative”… this is FOR YOU!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the Batik images, Cynthia’s original watercolors, and her own “Batik in a Bag©” kits.

 

One Day Batik Painting Workshop

 

ONE   DAY   BATIK   PAINTING   WORKSHOPS

 

Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper

1 day Workshop

Available:   Thursday, Friday or Saturday

 

“Birches”Batik © by Cynthia Head

 

Join Sally Pearson and Cynthia Head in this exciting one day workshop in Sally’s home studio!

Wear old clothes, bring a lunch, we supply coffee and lemonade, and wine at the end of day.

Cost: $75.00 payable by cash or check

 597 SW Kaabe Avenue   Port St Lucie, FL

Time: 9:30 – 3:30

To Register or get more information contact: cynthia.head@gmail.com or sallybpearson@gmail.com

 

 

Bring your own photo reference or choose one of our drawings to use in this exciting workshop.

Two teachers for 5 students provide more individual instruction.

In addition to learning about batik on rice paper –design and color application – we will also show you how to mount your picture over canvas.

You will go home with a picture ready to hang!

Materials provided include:

· Rice paper · Drawing and or pattern · Watercolors · Designated brushes · Pens · Hot wax · Canvas · Matt medium and rollers to mount your picture

 

 

About Batik

Cynthia’s most recent work incorporate watercolor on rice paper using the ancient batik method.  Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied traditionally to whole cloth originating in Indonesia. Batik is made by drawing wax dots and lines of resist with a tool called a canting or by printing with resist with a copper stamp called a cap. The wax resists dyes and allows color to selectively soak into the cloth. Boiling water is used to remove the wax.

Cynthia tells us that wax resist dyeing of fabric is an ancient art form. It already existed in Egypt in the 400 BC, where it was used to wrap mummies, and was practiced in Asia, China, India, Japan as well as in Africa.  Different resists were used, depending on the availability of resources.  Indonesian batik from the island of Java is the best known. In October 2009, UNESCO designated Indonesian batik a a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.  Handmade Unyru paper is made from the highly renewable resource, the mulberry tree. The particular paper I use has strands of gold or silver, pre-consumable, recycled, mylar added to it, adding interest to each piece.

 

 

Below are some patterns available for students – more being developed every week !

 

 

 

“Sidekick©” Batik  by Cynthia Head

 

 

 

“Hibiscus”Batik© by Cynthia Head

 


Cynthia shares, “Combining the vibrancy and versatility of watercolor, with the spontaneity of the batik process, embraces a sense of perfect imperfection. There is a joy in working through each piece that energizes me. It motivates me to share this artistic journey by teaching others. My goal is to work with freer, more intuitive expression”.

 

“Hydrangeas” Original Watercolor by Cynthia Head


“Having finished a career in teaching high school, I am fortunate to be able focus fully on studio art and teaching adult watercolor batik workshops. My degrees in history and education, along with fine arts courses and workshops, provide a firm basis in design, color, and composition. Living in Florida and Canada, and traveling extensively, supplies me with constant inspiration. It’s always uplifting to be able to get out with a sketch book and camera to view the world anew. My work is based on my own photography, sketch books, and imagination”, she explains.

 

“Just Leaves” Original Watercolor by Cynthia Head

 

INTRODUCING:

BATIK IN A BAG©  – Take home a DIY

Each kit contains patterns and instructions, canvas, pen, and wax, to complete a
8 X 10 canvas gallery wrapped – ready to hang – picture!

$28.00

 

 

 

 

To learn more about Batik on watercolor, Batik in a Bag© and to see more of Cynthia’s work go to her website:

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Cynthia-Head-Studio-330599384092514/?ref=bookmarks

Website:

https://cynthiaheadstudio.wixsite.com/mysite

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/cynthia_head_studio

 

 

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Lighthouse ArtCenter 5th Annual Plein Air Festival Invites Kids, Adults, Art Lovers To Events March 3 – 11

5th Annual Plein Air Festival returns on March 3-11. Thirty-five of the top, award-winning artists from all over the U.S. will paint the beautiful south Florida landscape, from Sunday through noon on Friday. This is the 5th year for the largest Plein Air Festival in South Florida. Nancy Tankersley, last year’s Grand Prize winner, will serve as judge. Included in the participants are Plein Air Magazines Salon winners Kathleen Hudson and Carl Bretzke, along with nationally-acclaimed artists from throughout the United States and Italy. The gallery will be free and open to the public during the week of the festival to view and purchase the wet paintings. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Check website daily for newly completed paintings available for sale in the gallery.

Also, check the website for daily demo sites.

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

 

 

Ralph Papa teaches Kid’s Paint Out 2017

 

 

EVENT: Kid’s Paint Out, Saturday, March 3, 2018, 1 to 3 pm

Location: Constitution Park, Tequesta, Florida. Ralph Papa will teach kids, ages 5-15, how to create their own plein air painting in the park. This event is free, please register online, or at the event. All paints and canvases will be supplied.

Quick Draw-2017 First Place Winner Eli Cedrone Photo by Craig Houdeshell

EVENT: Quick Draw, Sunday, March 4, 2018, 9 am to 2 pm

Location: Flagler Park, Downtown Stuart, Florida. Artists should fill out an application (available online at www.PleinAirLAC.org). Cost is $40 to apply. Or they can come between 8 and 9 am to register and get their canvas stamped. Artists will have 2 hours to paint “en plein air”. Artists will then present their works on their easels for judging by Nancy Tankersley, last year’s Grand Prize winner, and prizes will be awarded at 12 noon. $500 cash for first place. The public can come and watch the artists paint, and then have the opportunity to purchase the paintings on the spot, after the judging, until 2pm.

 

 

 Artist Meet and Greet

EVENT: Artist Meet and Greet

Wednesday, March 7, 2018  5:30 to 7:30 pm. Free to the public, paintings for sale and light refreshments.

 

 

 VIP Collector’s Party

 

EVENT: VIP Collector’s Party, Friday, March 9, 2018, 5 to 9 pm

Location: Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, Florida
VIP Tickets: $100 per person (*includes a $100 coupon towards the purchase of one painting) Awards will be awarded at 4:30 p.m., and the doors will open at 5 p.m. for VIP’s.
General Admission Tickets: $25 6:30 – 9 p.m. (*includes a $25 coupon towards the purchase of one painting). Enjoy delicious food from local eateries and a wine and beer bar while you peruse the amazing selection of wet paintings done over the last week.

 Wet Paintings On Display And For Sale

 

EVENT:  Wet Paintings on display and for sale

Saturday, March 10, 2018 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wet Paintings on display and for sale at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery.

Sunday, March 11, 2018 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wet Paintings on display and for sale at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery.

 

For more information please visit:   www.PleinAirLAC.org

 

 

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

World-Class Art Festival Returns To Beautiful Downtown Stuart 
February 24 and 25 With Over 200 Artists

Downtown Stuart will be transformed as more than 200 artists and their creations fill Osceola Street along the merchant circle. The gallery-style booths will be filled with every medium of fine art during the 28th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival. The popular free, outdoor event takes place on February 24 and 25. Proceeds from the Art Festival benefit the Stuart Main Street program. Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, the Downtown Stuart Art Festival represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

28th Annual Downtown Stuart Art Festival

Saturday, February 24

&

Sunday, February 25

10 am to 5 pm Both Days

26 SW Osceola St., Stuart, FL 34994

Free and open to the public.  Parking is free and pets on leashes are always welcome

 

 

Martha Quigley  “Lobster”

 

 

 

Residents and visitors are invited to stroll amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more.

 

 

 

Metal Sculpture “Bird” by Steve Anderson

 

Over 200 artists from around the country are eager to talk about their creative process. Handmade in the USA

Handmade Pottery by Jim and Susie Huckaby

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

• Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
• Original handmade artwork
• More than 200 artists from 30 different states
• Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
• All artists on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
• Free parking and pets on leashes welcome
• Benefits the Main Street program

Inspired by his last tour to Florida, Chicago’s renowned mixed media artist Xavier Nuez created a new technique of photography ‘painting’ with light as in this “Escape Route.”

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

For additional information on the Downtown Stuart Art Festival and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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Sandhill Cove 5th Annual Indoor Art Sale And Show Features Professional Artists And Artisans on Saturday, February 24th Free Admission And Parking

Enjoy a FREE juried indoor Art Sale and Show with Professional Artists on Saturday, February 24th at Sandhill Cove Retirement Living.  Their facility was so packed last year, that this year they added a tent to allow even MORE artists to participate! 10% of all sales will benefit Helping People Succeed. Free parking. The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 


 

For more details:

 

Helping People Succeed is a comprehensive organization that has recognized that many populations within our society need strength based services that lead to self sufficiency, personal responsibility, and the ability to lead an everyday life. Helping People Succeed’s goal is to help each person to reach their potential so they may have a successful future, enjoying their life fully and participating as productive taxpaying citizens. Helping People Succeed also helps improve the community’s economic viability and diversity through programs that assist children to become ready for school and adults find and maintain employment.

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact Jill Burton  772.220.1090

  Or email: jillb@sandhillcove.com

 

For more information about: Helping People Succeed

 

 www.hpsfl.org

 

 

 

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Hobe Sound Fine Arts League Offers 4 Day Workshop With Kathleen Conover, “Watercolor: From Chaos to Order”. Open to Non-Members

The Hobe Sound Arts League is offering a special 4 day workshop with renowned watercolor artist, Kathleen Conover.  “Watercolor: from Chaos to Order” will enhance your watercolor skills.  The Workshop takes place March 14 – 17th.  Register NOW, as there are only 14 spots open!  This is open to non-members and the general public.  The Rickie Report shares the details.  This is another artist networking opportunity we hope you will take advantage of!

 

 

Hobe Sound Fine Arts League
8879 SE Bridge Road   Hobe Sound, FL 33455

 

4 Day Workshop

KATHLEEN  CONOVER

“WATERCOLOR:  FROM  CHAOS  TO  ORDER”

 

Wednesday thru Saturday, March 14 – 17, 2018

Hobe Sound Fine Arts League
8879 SE Bridge Road   Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Cost is $400/ non-members   $360/ members

14 Seats Available!

“Poppy Parade” by Kathleen Conover

 

Kathleen shares, “Starting a painting with color, texture, gestural marks and layers may seem like “chaos”, but it delivers vital energy that is both fun and intuitive. Great design and composition are the elements that bring “order” to the rich start and turn your painting into an attention-getting and expressive finish. Applying strong design and compositional skills are the focus. Beginner or advanced, you are encouraged to discover and explore your unique expression and personal imagery in realism, abstraction or non-objective”.

KATHLEEN CONOVER’S MATERIALS LIST:  www.kathleenconover.com


To sign up, or for more information, call or email:

Linda Hirvonen

 772-291-3041 (cell)
772-546-2946 (studio)
lindahirvonen@hotmail.com

 

 

About the Hobe Sound Arts League:

Our mission is to foster, assist, and encourage creative fine arts. Our membership is made up, not only of the exhibiting professional and amateur artists, but of those who appreciate art and the league’s endeavors.

Location:    The Market Place at Hobe Sound (between WinnDixie and Scooter’s restaurant)

8879 SE Bridge Road, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Call  772.546.2946. Email: hobesoundartists@att.net

Demonstrations by local well known artists at each meeting, follow-up workshops, weekly art classes in drawing, colored pencils, water colors, oils and acrylics. Call gallery for more information.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HSFAL/about

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arts Council Of Martin County’s ArtsFest 2018 Blossoms For 31st Year In Stuart, February 10 -11. Includes Visual And Performing Arts For All Ages

How do you produce one of the most successful art and music festivals in the entire southeast for 31 years running? Well, if you’re the Arts Council of Martin County you do it by tweaking and improving and listening to feedback so that ArtsFest blossoms into an event that no one on the Treasure Coast wants to miss! This year ArtsFest 2018, which takes place on February 10-11, offers innovative additions and returning favorites to ensure another blockbuster of a weekend.  The Rickie Report shares the details (Cracker, Stuart CHOPPED, wand building at the Kids Zone, Comedy, Live Music, Puppetry, Live Entertainment, and SO MUCH MORE!)

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday and Sunday,  February 10 & 11

10 am – 5pm  Both Days

Memorial Park  Stuart, FL

300 SE Ocean Blvd    Stuart, FL 34994

Tickets:  ArtsFestStuart.org

“Cracker”

 

Excitement spread fast with news that Cracker will appear on February 10. The duet’s co-founders Lowery and Hickman have a quarter century’s worth of hit music and sold-out live performances. Special guests Abby Owens and Big Pine open the show at 6pm.   Advanced tickets can be purchased online at ArtsFestStuart.Eventbrite.com or at Earthtones, 43 S.W. Osceola Street in downtown Stuart.

 

 

Stuart CHOPPED, Jake Reynolds, 2017 CHOPPED Winner

 

That event with good taste, Stuart CHOPPED, returns for its fourth annual Culinary Challenge! Sponsors include The Arts Council and Paul Nunley, Financial Advisor. Chefs scheduled to appear include Jose Peralta of Chef’s Table, Jason Maldonado of Ellie’s Deli and Cody Harvey of The Gafford.  Enjoy watching these masters of cuisine compete, preparing a gourmet meal from a mystery basket of ingredients, much like the popular TV show Chopped.

The preliminary is Saturday at 11 a.m.

The final showdown Sunday at 11 a.m.

 

Kids Zone

 

The wizarding world of Harry Potter takes over PNC Community & Kids Zone, with wand-building workshops, spell classes and more.  

Also for kids of all ages, Duck in the Truck will return with puppet-making mastery.

Atlantic Classical Orchestra will also charm the young ones with instruments made from everyday items.

You’ll laugh out loud at an updated presentation of “Friends Welcome,” which was an undisputed hit last year on the Literary Village stage. “Friends Welcome,

The One with All the Boxes,” will be performed at 1 p.m. both days.

Daily performances include Florida Aerial Dance and Circus Arts, a Tai Chi workshop with Floridians Fighting Falls on Saturday, and a Poi workshop with

Spread the Flow on Sunday starting at 10:30AM.

Among the other live performers, you won’t want to miss Main Stage acts include Ben Childs and the Wails, The Melinda Elena Band, The String Assassins, and more!

Over on the Literary Village Stage, singer/songwriters Deal James, Xander James, and Summer Gill and Eliza Novella will be holding forth.

ArtsFest takes place along East Ocean Boulevard and in Memorial Park, Stuart

 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on February 10-11

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the gate.

Call 772-287-6676 or visit www.martinarts.org for more information

 

 

 

 

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Call To Artists For “Quick Draw” For 5th Annual Plein Air Festival On March 4th. Cash Prize Awards And Public Invited

Call to Artists! Plein Air Quick Draw applications are now being accepted for Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Flagler Park in Stuart, Florida.   Artists will have 2 hours to paint “en plein air”. Artists will then present their works on their easels for judging by Nancy Tankersley, last year’s Grand Prize winner, and prizes will be awarded. Awards include cash and prizes worth almost $2,000 total for all awards, first place is $500 cash, second is $150, and third is $50. The public can come and watch the artists paint, and then have the opportunity to purchase the paintings on the spot, after the judging.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUICK   DRAW   APPLICATIONS   BEING   ACCEPTED  NOW!

SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018

9 AM – 2 PM

FLAGLER PARK

201 SW Flagler Ave.    Stuart, FL 34994

FREE FOR PUBLIC TO WATCH ARTISTS/ PURCHASE ARTWORK

 

 

 

Call to Artists! Plein Air Quick Draw applications are now being accepted. Event is Sunday, March 4, 2018, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a new location – Flagler Park in Stuart, Florida. Artists should fill out an application (available online at www.PleinAirLAC.org). Cost is $40 to apply. Or they can come between 8 and 9 am to register and get their canvas stamped. Artists will have 2 hours to paint “en plein air”.

 

Artists will then present their works on their easels for judging by Nancy Tankersley, last year’s Grand Prize winner, and prizes will be awarded at 12 noon. Awards include cash and prizes worth almost $2,000 total for all awards, first place is $500 cash, second is $150, and third is $50. The public can come and watch the artists paint, and then have the opportunity to purchase the paintings on the spot, after the judging, until 2pm.

 

 

 

For more information please visit:   www.PleinAirLAC.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986