Art On Park Gallery Announces: Exhibit Featuring Edward H. Munoz, Call For Abstract Art, Classes, Free Events In Lake Park. Don’t Miss “Art By The Inch Fundraiser” Coming Soon

Art on Park Gallery announces a special art exhibit featuring Edward H. Munoz, with an Opening Reception on Friday, November 16.  Included in this article is a Call for “Absolutely Abstract 2018”.  Art lovers mark your calendars for that Opening Reception on Friday, December 14.  Hosted by the Artists of Palm Beach County, there are ongoing classes, free events, and workshops. The Rickie Report shares all of the details here about all of them, plus a special FUNdraiser for Student art scholarships!

 

 

 

 

Art on Park Gallery

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com

For Artists by artists of all disciplines, media and price points

Monday through Saturday Noon to 6 PM
800 Park Avenue Lake Park, Florida 33403      561-345-2842

 

 

APBC Art on Park Gallery

Presents:

 The Art of Edward H. Munoz  

Opening Reception:

 Friday, November 16    5 – 8 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALL FOR ARTWORK:

“ABSOLUTELY ABSTRACT” 2018 Exhibit

Free, Public Open Reception:

Friday, December 14, 2018

 

5-8 PM

 

 

Abstract Work created in any medium

Exhibit shows  December 3 – 28, 2018

Submission deadline: November 21, 2018

AWARDING

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details:

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?299

www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org

 

 

“ART     BY      THE     INCH”    FUNdraiser!

 

 

Friday, December 14, 2018, 5‐8 PM

The artworks created in various mediums are:

6 X 6 inches   $50.

8 X 8 inches   $75.

12 X 12 inches  $100.

They are being donated by APBC members.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, Art Salons, studio space or other events:

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

 

 

 

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****Date Changed To Fifth Tuesday, October 30th For Art Salon **** Meet Aurora Molina, Fiber Artist

The Armory Art Center brings so many opportunities not only to artists, but to art lovers. The monthly Art Salons led by Elle Schorr allow all of us to meet and better understand the creative process with internationally, nationally and locally based artists.  Meet figurative fiber sculpture artist, Aurora Molina on Tuesday, October 30th, as she discusses “CULTURAL PORTRAITS IN FIBER AND THREAD” The public is invited.  The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.  Stop and look at the art…hear the creators…share the wonder!  Please note CHANGED DATE for this Art Salon!!!

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY,  October 30, 2018

6:30 -8:30 pm

“CULTURAL PORTRAITS

IN FIBER AND THREAD”

PRESENTED BY

Aurora  Molina

 

IN THE ARMORY ART CENTER MEDIA ROOM

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend.
If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated. Feel free to share this announcement with friends.

Armory Art Center Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Exhibitions are open to the public

Art Salons continue to meet in the Armory Art Center Library on Tuesday nights, usually the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from October through May. Salons are open to anyone who would like to participate in these lively discussions. There is a $10 donation for each salon.

 

 

Art Installation by Aurora Molina

 

 

Aurora Molina is a figurative fiber sculpture artist, using embroidery as a drawing instrument, and fabric as a material for building large sculptural installations, tapestries, marionettes, and small wall drawings that capture people of all ages and backgrounds, and the environments in which they live. Each has its own spirit; some playful, some grotesque, others belligerent and some with a more serious side. Some contain satirical, even subversive political commentaries. Each one tells a story that appeals to our social consciousness and narrates stories, whether about childhood or aging, family, climate change or anthropoid-like creatures with animal instincts, immigration or life in one of the many cultures in which she has lived and worked. She says “The use of fabric and the obsessiveness of embroidery defines my work and honors that centuries-old legacy of women weavers and artisans.”

 

 

 

 

 

Art Installation At FAT Village by Aurora Molina

 

 

 

Photography, video, robotics and more have been utilized in the telling of her many stories. “Whereas society has slowly created “fictions” and “virtual realities” to replace the real, I instead direct the spectator’s attention to the everyday real happenings of ordinary lives.” Some works use stockings to make her creatures appear crude, more visceral, “as if the skin had been removed to reveal what’s beneath, to expose the rawness of tissue and blood”. She says “it is the grotesque nature of these pieces that is meant to invite deeper explorations into the true nature of the character, in order to seduce the spectator to reexamine his or her own psychological vulnerabilities”.

 

 

Figurative Art by Aurora Molina

 

 

 


Aurora Molina was born in La Havana, Cuba, in 1984, and emigrated to the United States at the age of sixteen. She received her BA in Fine Arts from Florida International University, specializing in Mixed Media, and her MFA in Contemporary Art at the Universidad Europea de Madrid, completed in 2009. She currently lives in Miami, where she is a resident artist at the Bakehouse Art Complex, and is represented by Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. She also works as an art educator, teaching art to kids who are often from disadvantaged backgrounds or with developmental disabilities, in Miami, Oaxaca, Mexico, Yogjakarta, Indonesia, and Kota, India, often related to the aesthetics of their own cultural traditions.

 

 

 

Installation art by Aurora Molina

 

 

 

 

 

About Art Salons:

South Florida has become a vibrant center for art and artists, and ART SALONS at the ARMORY ART CENTER in West Palm Beach are a gathering place for artists from throughout in the region. Each month from October to May, Art Salons offer presentations by influential professional artists whose artwork is being shown in museums and galleries in South Florida. Presenters show their work, talk about their influences, and explore the work of artists showing in museums and galleries, followed by stimulating discussions between all who attend. Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. Art Salons also offer the opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, enhance professional development, share useful resources, and network with other artists.

Elle Schorr, a well-known artist / photographer who spends much of her time at museums and art exhibits locally and internationally, has been facilitating the salons, hosted by the Armory Art Center, since 2012.

All are welcome to join in these timely explorations of trends in contemporary art and individual artists’ work.

 

 

 

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS:

All Salons meet in the Media Room of the Armory Art Center, 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach, Florida 3340, in the historic Art Deco Armory building to the left of the garden.

If you’re driving North on I-95, turn right/ east on Belvedere Blvd. Turn left at the light on to Parker Avenue. Continue north to Park Place, just before the new Firehouse. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

If you’re driving South on I-95, turn left / east on Okeechobee Blvd. Turn right on Parker Ave, just before the Convention Center. Continue south past the park and new Firehouse, and turn left on Park Place. The entrance and main parking lot of the Armory Art Center is halfway up the block on the left side.

 

 

 

Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call (561) 832-1776

 

 

 

 

 

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Spooktacular! A Halloween Celebration At Original Elements Art & Gift Gallery Includes Costumes, Music, Two Classes And More On Saturday, October 27th

Join in some “Spooktacular” activities on Saturday, October 27th during the Halloween Celebration at Original Elements Art & Gift Gallery.  Enjoy complimentary lite bites, live music, great art, and accessories. Lorrie Goss, a clay fountain artist will teach a ceramic bisque tile painting class.  Painted tiles will be fired in a kiln and available later for pickup at the gallery. Heather Anderson, an artist/painter will teach a painting class.  Space is limited so you need to RSVP. Experience friendly haunt-ings from our gallery artists and local wellness advocates. Come in your best or scariest Halloween costume because you just might win our costume contest.  This event will be a haunting like no other—so, see you there if you dare!  The Rickie Report dares to share the details about the entire day’s activities.  Sign up for the classes before there are only spaces for ghosts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

387 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL

561.575.1002       originalelementsart@gmail.com

Please Join Us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spooktacular!

A Celebration of Halloween

Saturday Oct. 27th

10 am – 5 pm

~Live Music

~Light Bites

~Lorrie Goss Ceramic Tile Painting Class  11- 2 ***

~Heather Anderson Painting Class 2 -4 ***

~Halloween Costume Contest

~Meet the Artists

***  RSVP for classes: $35. each

Original Elements Art & Gift Gallery

Gallery Square North

387 Tequesta Dr., Tequesta FL 33469

561-575-1002   originalelementsart@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Enjoy complimentary lite bites while enjoying live music, great art and accessories. Lorrie Goss, one of our clay fountain artists will teach a ceramic bisque tile painting class from 11-2 pm. Painted tiles will be fired in a kiln and available later for pickup at the gallery. Heather Anderson, artist and painter will be teaching a painting class from 2-4 pm. The cost of each class is $35, space is limited so RSVP by calling 561-575-1002. Experience friendly haunt-ings from our gallery artists and local wellness advocates. Come in your best or scariest Halloween costume because you just might win our costume contest. is event will be a haunting like no other—so, see you there if you dare!

 

 

Lorrie Goss, one of our accomplished ceramic fountain artists will host a ceramic bisque tile painting class. The tile design can be used for a trivet or insert tile for a backsplash. Participants will be involved with creating designs, pat- terns and pictures using ceramic underglazes. e piece once completed will be red in a kiln and available for the participant to pickup at Original Elements Art & Gift Gallery. Participants are encouraged to bring their own design they wish to create. Or, Lorrie will have designs to choose from: ocean theme or holiday theme. The cost is $35 and will cover the ceramic tile, glazes, and firing the finished glazed tile. Call the gallery at 561-575-1002 for details and to sign up for the painting class.

 

 

 

Heather Anderson, a talented local artist and painter will be teaching a painting class. The class will paint a Loggerhead Turtle. Heather enjoys painting Florida nature and seascapes. The cost for this class is $35 and will cover all supplies to create a work of art. Call the gallery at 561-575-1002 for details and to sign up for the painting class.

 

 

 

 

Original Elements is a unique Art and Gift Gallery showcasing over 50 talented and new artisans from the local area. Works of art include: Original Oil & Acrylic Paintings, Creative Mixed Media Art, Watercolor Paintings, Framed and Matted Fine art Prints, Framed Photographs, Seaside and Tropical Art, Handcrafted Jewelry, Batik and Hand-made Decorated Clothing, Hand Painted Ladies Purses, Fashion Accessories, Home Decor & Accessories, Ceramic Sculptures, Pottery, Painted Ornaments and Artist Greeting Cards.  This is a local eclectic gallery worth visiting. Plus, many other unique handmade fine art pieces and gifts. 

 

 

ART makes the perfect gift for anyone.

Come visit Original Elements today and see for yourself how new art can inspire your life!

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this event, the artists in the gallery, or how to join the gallery:

Original Elements

387 Tequesta Dr.      Tequesta, FL 33469

 561-575-1002

originalelementsart@gmail.com

Original Elements on Facebook

 

 

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Subconscious Memories” Exhibition Features Artist Henriett Anri Michel’s Sculptures And Paintings At Palm Beach State College Gallery

Henriett Anri Michel’s artwork comes intuitively through her love of nature. Beginning to use art as an escape from a demanding childhood in Budapest,  Anri’s story continues to evolve.  She takes us on her journey using an abstract expressionist style for her paintings and sculptures.  Her SOLO Exhibit at Palm Beach State College Gardens Campus Gallery begins on Tuesday, October 30th with an Opening Reception.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Palm Beach State College

3160 PGA Blvd.  Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

 

 

THE  ART  GALLERY

PRESENTS:

” S U B C O N S C I O U S     M E M O R I E S “

BY

HENRIETT  ANRI  MICHEL

OPENING RECEPTION/ MEET THE ARTIST

TUESDAY , OCTOBER 30

5 – 8 PM

Exhibit is available October 30 through December 7, 2018

The Art Gallery Is In The BB Building

 

Palm Beach State College

3160 PGA Blvd.  Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henriett tells The Rickie Report, “Growing up in the heart of Budapest, Hungary, my drawings saved me by providing me an escape from the urgency and demands put on me as a child. I spent most of my time outside exploring nature with my pencil and sketchbook in hand. I will never forget the smell of the forest, the colors of the leaves as they collected on the ground, and the first buds after the long winter”.

 

“Who Do You Think You Are?” by Henriett Michel

 

 

 

 

“When I moved to Florida, I put aside my art for 10 years to devote my time to raising my four children. It wasn’t until the age of 40 that I started exploring the medium of painting. Creating painting helped me to not only find and learn about myself more deeply, but it allowed me to transcend my language barrier and communicate with people without words. Moving to the U.S. was life changing, but my love for nature just grew stronger, as I found it very comforting in times when life became overwhelming. Nature has continued to inspire me as I spend a lot of my time observing the interactions between organic life and the elements.  I am continuously fascinated with how nature is ever-changing and flowing through time gradually. The theme of my work comes from the “power of mother nature” and is reflected through an abstract expressionism style”.

 

 

“Dream Come True” by Henriett Michel

 

 

Henriett continues, “The emotions I recall when I am painting come from my subconscious mind. Before I start working on my canvases, I begin by mixing many shades of colors which reflect my mood of the day. I start applying with no plan or concept… The free movements that explore my subconscious with the absence of controlled exercise… By acting and reacting spontaneously to the canvas, letting it flow, and allowing the colors nearby each other, they carry on intense and emotional conversations. I am always challenging myself with different color combinations, new techniques, styles or just different tools to make marks. This process takes me out of my comfort zone of routine movements and helps me create something exciting and explore something new! Through this process, my focus is to find balance, harmony; sometimes dramatic, sometimes peaceful, but always creating an interesting story through my art”.

 

“Degrading Value” by Henriett Michel

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or other artwork:

Henriett  Anri  Michel, Artist

call: 561-702-4513

www.facebook.com/AnriArts/

www.instagram.com/henriettmichel/

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com     561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts Invites You To A Dark Arts Ball On Friday, October 26th For Art, Magic, Mystery, Potions, Infernos! All Ages With Costumes Welcome!

The Halloween Party at Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts will be like no other! “A Dark Arts Ball” on Friday, October 26th includes a jazz band, Tarot and Ouija readers, photo booth, costume prizes, refreshments, artwork, magic, and the fire spitting infernos!   There is free parking and you pay at the door, if you dare! The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to hear about your eerie experiences!  Cash prizes for best costumes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

1105 2nd Avenue South     Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561.508.7315      benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

H A L L O W E E N       ” A     D A R K     A R T S     B A L L

 

 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

6 – 10 PM

$20. Cover  

Free Parking

 

 

!  DO NOT USE GPS !

It will take you the wrong way.

Instead, follow these easy directions:
Exit I-95 at 6th Ave. South and go East.
Take a Left at South F Street (at the Kwik Stop Store)
Take a Right on 3rd Ave. South to our Large Parking Lot
Enter in Rear of Building

 

 

 

 

For more information:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Lake Worth, Florida

561.508.7315
www.benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Chic ArtFest On The Green Brings Fine Art And Fine Craft To Wellington, The Equestrian Capital Of The World! Artist Deadline Is November 1st!

Space is filling up quickly for Wellington Art Society’s 13th Annual ArtFest On The Green on January 26 & 27, 2019! Artists must apply by November 1st!  This a unique Palm Beach Chic Art Show in Wellington, the Equestrian Capital of the world!   This Fine Art and Fine Craft show brings the entire community together, exhibiting and selling the works of national, regional and local artists.  WAS features a popular Children’s Activity Tent, live music, food trucks and activities for all ages.  Support from participants and sponsors sustain the WAS Scholarship Fund and other Community Art Programs.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply NOW!   Tropical Palm Beach Chic beckons in Wellington!  ART PATRONS: Mark your calendars!

P R E S E N T S:

Fine  Art  and  Fine  Craft  Show

Tropical  Palm  Beach  chic!

January 26 & 27, 2019

 

Deadline to apply:  November 1, 2018

Application fee:  $35

 

 

 

 

Awards:

$2000 in cash awards will be given during Art Fest on the Green.

Best in Show $700

1st Place $500

2nd Place $300

3rd Place $200

3 Honorable Mentions $100 each

Categories:

Drawings

Paintings

Photography

Printmaking

Mixed-media

Ceramics

Fiber

Furniture

Glass

Jewelry

Metal

Wood

 

 

The 13th Annual Juried Art Fest on the Green Fine Art and Fine Craft Show produced by the Wellington Art Society continues its tradition of bringing art and community together to celebrate creativity and artistic excellence.

Support from our Sponsors and Community Partners helps create a favorite family friendly event everyone looks forward to every January. Proceeds from this show will go toward the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship Fund and other Community Art Programs.

Art Fest on the Green features local, regional, and national artists, live music, demonstrations, Children’s Art Activity Tent, food trucks, and activities for all ages in a beautiful setting on the green of the Amphitheater.

The event will be well-publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media.

Located in Palm Beach County, Florida, Wellington is home to the Winter Equestrian Festival, International Polo Capital of the world, and a unique destination for seasonal visitors and residents.

January is the peak season and affluent international visitors and residents of Palm Beach, Martin, and Broward counties fill the event venues in Wellington and return yearly to Art Fest on the Green.

Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats. Live music on the Amphitheater stage, food trucks, and kid’s activities make the festival a fun, interesting, and inspiring experience for everyone.

Apply at: www.wellingtonartsociety.org

For more information contact:

Leslie Pfeiffer, mailto:mysticway1@bellsouth.net

Carolina King: Cbk21@hotmail.com

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Gin Blische’s Creations Are NOT Stuffed Animals! Meet This Master Needle Felter And Her Menagerie On October 19th At Artisans On The Ave

Wool sculptor, Gin Blische has created quite the niche for herself here in Palm Beach County. Needle-felted sculpture is unique in South Florida, but she feels just fine being a big colorful fish in a small tropical pond.  Her commitment to her art is the reason she has an impressive collection of unique creations on display at Artisans On The Ave Gallery in Lake Worth, Florida. Her colorful menagerie of creatures will sometimes have you doing a double take! How did a raccoon get into the Gallery window!  Her sculptures of all things woolen have garnered the interest of collectors from here to Hollywood CA where she was commissioned by FOX TV Network to create two sculptures for a TV show set.  Meet Gin on Friday, October 19th at Artisans on the Ave for their “Fantasy & Fairy Tales” Opening Reception!   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!  

 

 

 

THEY     ARE     NOT     STUFFED!  

Meet The Creations of Gin Blische

 

 

NEXT ART SHOW:

“Fantasy & Fairy Tales”

Featuring Gin Blische, Amelia Costa and Julie Naseef

Friday, October 19  

6 – 9 PM

Artisans On The Ave.  630 Lake Ave, Lake Worth Florida

 (free and open to the public, refreshments)

 

 

 

 

Gin Blische

 

 

 

A multitalented individual, Gin is also a member of INHOUSE, a South Florida based band she founded with her twin Sister. INHOUSE has performed with artists like Fleetwood Mac, Peter Frampton, Bonnie Raitt and Ziggy Marley among others. Recently, she is splitting her time between sculpting and preparing for the INHOUSE, 20th Anniversary Reunion Concert at the Norton Museum of Art’s, Art After Dark on February 22.

 

 

 

 

Display of Gin’s Creations at Artisans On The Ave Gallery

 

Working out of her home studio in Lake Clarke Shores, Florida, Gin surrounds herself with a palette of naturally dyed English sheep’s wool, llama wool and angora, just waiting to be turned into something fantastical!  Gin tells The Rickie Report, “I’m sure I am not alone when I say that expression can be the most important element of any sculpture or painting. When I use the term “expression,” I mean it quite literally, although people express themselves in their art no matter what their subject or medium.  I’m just not that deep with my creations. I create to create emotion, but that emotion comes from the expressions on the faces and posture of each of my sculptures.  Many people have said they see me in my work. My eyes, my expressions, no matter the creation”.

 

 

 

Another creation by Gin Blische

 

 

 

 

 

She goes on to say, “Making creations that look like Gin the bear, Gin the owl, Gin the bird. Before you start thinking of me as a narcissist, please don’t. It may happen inadvertently. I may be creating my twin sister, the woman dearest to my heart.  I’ve stared at my face my entire life without looking in the mirror. It’s no wonder my sculptures look a little like me.  When I look at them though, I see the eyes of my dog Ralph. He had the most sensitive eyes.  I loved to look into them while I pet his brow. He filled me with so much love. I try to recreate that emotion with every piece I create. Sometimes I almost get there. :)”

 

 

 

 

Gin Blische’s Pelican

 

 

 

Gin is the daughter of artist Herbert Weintraub, who is best known for his oil and acrylic cityscapes and nautical and rural American paintings. Perhaps this is why the idea of creating art as a career is not foreign to her. She spent many hours admiring her Dad, hard at work at his easel. Her youth was spent going to art shows in Greenwich Village and Central Park. She studied Fashion Design and Illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York before embarking on a career in Fashion throughout the 1980’s. Her illustrations won over Liz Claiborne before her studies ended at the reputable school.

Gin Blische’s Bongo Bear
Gin tells The Rickie Report, “Commissions have always been challenging considering I am not a portrait artist. Most of the commission work I do, has an element of fantasy to it… almost a caricature of the subject. That style has never steered me wrong. It is my style. Truth is, there is nothing more special than a  creation of someone or something you love. As far as gifts go, it is extremely thoughtful. Which brings me to my next point. If you are looking for something original to give as a gift this holiday, walk into a local gallery. If you don’t see anything you love but you do see a style you like, commission something. Make sure you do it soon…holiday seasons get very busy for most artists”.

 

 

Holiday Pet Portrait Commissions by Gin Blische

 

Pet Portraits:  With the Holiday season around the corner, the perfect gift for someone you love may be a felted one. These collectibles are a unique addition to any home and can include anything from a 3D portrait of your pet’s face in a frame or a small full body portrait.  This is the perfect gift idea for that person who adores their pet(s).  We suggest you get your order in early for Holiday gifts. 

 

 

 

 

Classes Offered:  Gin offers classes to groups of 5 or more ages 10 and up which includes supplies. Contact Gin to book a date for your party. Day or Evening classes available. This is a great idea for Birthday, Retirement, Holiday or just plain Crafter Parties. Gin will travel and teach in your home for an extra fee.

 

 

 

Crafting is a great tool for building confidence, forming friendships, and developing focus.

 

 

 

 

Follow Gin Blische

facebook.com/wullenbyginbee
instagram.com/wullenbyginbee
wullenbyginbee.com

Contact: gin@blische.net
561-543-3458

 

 

 

 

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New Studio For The Visual Arts Announces Classes And Workshops. No Membership Fee. No Registration Fee. Prorating Class Fees Are Available. Learn At Your Own Pace. Learn Your Own Style.

The New Studio for the Visual Arts shares their Fall Class Schedule (drawing, portraiture, oil painting, watercolor, pastels and photography) and events, which begin October 29 and run through December 22, 2018.  Don’t miss a special exhibition by Shawn Escott and meet internationally known artist, Paul Critchley. Enjoy Lunch and Learn with Joan Lipton, Elio Camacho‘s Still Life Oil Painting Demonstration, take Rafael Lima‘s “Writing your life story – a memoir workshop”, or explore encaustic and abstract painting with Heidi Mayfield.  NSVA has a warm, welcoming atmosphere, where learning is FUN!  There is No membership fee, No registration fee, and Prorating Class Fees are available.  The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to see what you create!

 

 

 

 

www.thenewstudiova.net

 

 

 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts mission:

Nurture a vibrant arts community

Foster artistic excellence

Lower the barriers to participation in the arts

Bring people together for a powerful shared experience that inspires a creative exchange of ideas 

 

 

 

November 2018 Classes And Events

 

 

Lunch & Learn with Joan Lipton:

Wednesday, Nov. 7th

12:00 – 2:00pm

$65

“Comparing Masterpieces from the Past to the Present”

Lunch and lecture presentation will be held at the Eastpointe Country Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joan Lipton, Ph.D. is an independent lecturer and art historian who has held numerous workshops in colleges, alumni associations, adult education centers and libraries in New York City and New Jersey. She has an M.A. from Hunter College, New York, with a specialization in the Renaissance and an M.A. and Ph.D. from The Graduate Center of the City of New York, with a specialization in 19th and 20th-century art.

 

 

Rafael Lima “Writing your life story – a memoir workshop”

November 9, 10:00 – 4:00pm

At Jonathan Dickinson State Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This workshop will explore the types of memoirs—coming of age, adversity, relationship, career, and travel – as well as help you develop techniques in writing your life experiences with the finesse of fiction. Additionally the workshop will explore traditional publishing opportunities as well as the new on-line world of publishing and how to gain readership in the new self-publishing marketplace.

Rafael Lima is a Miami novelist, screenwriter, playwright and journalist.  Lima’s first full length play, “El Salvador,” was developed and staged at the Circle Repertory Theater in New York and published by Samuel French and Applause books.  After a successful career as a playwright Lima moved to Los Angeles where he wrote feature screenplays for Paramount, Disney, Castle Rock and Desi-Lu Productions. Rafael teaches writing at the University of Miami and conducts writing seminars and workshops all over the country. His own memoir “Cuba the Trip Back” was an Amazon bestseller.    https://www.facebook.com/limafiction

 

 

Shawn Escott Exhibition:

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 9th

5:30 – 7:30 pm 

Exhibit Available November 5 – November 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View Shawn Escott’s recent figurative and portrait drawings, studio and plein air paintings. Shawn is a master of emotional painting – a playful fusion of joy and discipline that comes through in each stroke and able to infuse life, vitality and energy that shows in subtle brush work, bold color choices, and an innate understanding of the elements that make truly memorable paintings. www.shawnescott.com

 

Meet & Greet with Shawn Escott and Paul Critchley:

Friday, November 9th

5:30 – 7:30  pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for an opportunity to talk first hand with local artist Shawn Escott and Paul Critchley, internationally acclaimed British artist from Farindola, Italy.

 

 

Elio Camacho Still Life Oil Painting Demonstration:

Monday, November 12th

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Suggested donation…$10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a painting instructor, Elio provides students with the foundation necessary to be creative. His goal is to assist students in capturing the particular mood of the moment and to express themselves in a bold and colorful way, while capturing the beauty and spontaneity of nature.   www.colorrelations.com/

Mark your calendar for his workshop: April 1 – April 3, 2019  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

An Evening with Paul Critchley,  Lecture:

Award winning internationally recognized English born artist from Farindola, Italy.

Thursday, November 15th

6:30 – 8:30pm

Suggested donation…$20

Learn about Paul’s creative process in the development of his unique artwork and the origins of his very unique style.  The definition of realism takes on a new meaning when the paintings are shaped in perspective because a ‘realistic’ painting in a square or rectangle relies on the acceptance by the viewer that they are looking at an illusion presented to them in an arbitrarily imposed shape. But when a painting is shaped to look like the object represented when seen in perspective, such as a painting of a door – which actually opens and closes like a real door – then the illusion of reality is intensified. Perhaps it would be more accurate to describe this increased realism as ‘supra-realism’.

He presently is exhibiting with De Twee Pauwen, The Hague, The Netherlands and Bel-Air Fine Art, Miami.  Paul has shown in more than 200 Group Exhibitions, including: The 57th ‘Bienale di Venezia’, Italy, 2017 – Bel-Air Fine Art, Paris, France Maddox Gallery, London, Galerie Blondel, Paris, France, Michelle Rosenfeld Gallery, New York City, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Vladikavkaz, Russia.  Paul has participated in 36 Solo Exhibitions since 1987 and Over 61 International Art Fairs since 1985. Rotterdam Contemporary, The Netherlands,, Art Karlsruhe, Germany (solo), Moniker, London, Art.Fair Cologne, Germany (Solo shows 2014 – 2015), SCOPE, Basel, Switzerland (Solo show 2013).  https://www.saatchiart.com/PaulC

 

 

Heidi Mayfield Encaustic and Abstract Painting Workshop

Encaustic:

Saturday, November 17 – 18th     9:00 am – 4:00 pm   $300

Abstract Painting:  

November 19, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm   $150

Heidi was born in Charlottesville, VA into a family of artists, creators and musicians. Surrounded all her growing years with the ever inspiring beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, her aesthetic sensibilities became acute and her love for natural forms, shapes have been her inspiration for her art. She was first introduced to encaustic wax and oil painting when she watched her mother paint with as a child. Heidi studied pottery, at Piedmont Virginia Community College and then again at Daytona Community College before attending the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, FL where she studied graphic design. Her art training became invaluable in her art career working with interior designers all over South Florida creating custom, commissioned art and murals for their clients. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No membership fee!
No registration fee!
Prorating available!

Sign up today.

Call 561-295-5712

www.thenewstudiova.net

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Marilyn “Bobbin” Salisbury Is Wellington Art Society’s Featured Artist At Whole Foods. Public Reception Takes Place Friday, November 9th

Marilyn “Bobbin” Salisbury is the current Wellington Art Society solo artist at the Wellington Whole Foods Market Gallery.  Wellington Whole Foods Market will hold a reception in her honor on Friday, November 30, 2018. Appetizers and wine will be served and there will be live music. Door prizes will be awarded during the evening. The Wellington Art Society asks a $5 donation to help fund their Scholarship Awards. Bobbin’s exhibit will be on display through November.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Bobbin’s latest colorful abstracts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELLINGTON   ART   SOCIETY

Presents

A   SOLO   EXHIBITION

by

Marilyn “Bobbin” Salisbury

 

PUBLIC    RECEPTION:

Friday, November 30, 2018 

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Whole Foods Market Cafe

2635 SR7 Wellington, FL

561.904.4000

$5. Covers Music, Wine, Food and Donation to WAS Scholarship Fund

Exhibit Is Available Now through November, 2018

 

 

 

“Abstract Orange Poppies” by Marilyn Bobbin Salisbury

 

 

 

Bobbin, originally from New York, has an Associates Degree in Art from Nassau Community College and also studied art at Mallory University.  She has attended classes and workshops in New York and Florida.  She has painted all her life, first in oil and now in watercolor and acrylics after her three year old ruined a number of oil paintings.  She loves painting things in nature: flowers, ocean and trees and never goes anywhere without her paints, brushes and lots of paper!  She enjoys realistic painting but continues to evolve into her own style, trying new products and techniques to produce colorful abstract works.     

 

 

“Golden Note” by Marilyn Bobbin Salisbury

 

 

 

 

Bobbin is a Signature Member of the Palm Beach Watercolor Society and the Wellington Art Society.  She participates in all of their exhibits as well as others, including on line competitions. Bobbin is a member of the ” Sketchbook Project” of the Brooklyn Art Museum.  One of her sketchbooks led to her creation of “Silly Selma”, a children’s picture book series.  She is presently finishing the illustrations and hopes to publish them soon.   She tells The Rickie Report, “I frequently use watercolor and am guided by the spontaneity of creating beautiful new color mixes and shapes on the wet paper”. 

   

 

“Music Goes Round and Round” by Marilyn Bobbin Salisbury

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 37th year.  It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art. 

For further information please visit wellingtonartsociety.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

 

Call For Open Art Exhibit, All Media Except Jewelry. Artists’ Eye Gallery in Lake Worth Brings Established To Emerging Artists To The Public Eye in “Visions” Exhibition

Lake Worth Art League shares an Open Call To Artists for “Visions”!  (There will be no jewelry entries at this event).  Artists, from emerging to established, are encouraged to enter this exhibit. What is your interpretation of “Visions”?   This is the second of 8 judged art exhibitions in LWAL’s Eye-Catching Season of Art, and their first show that is open to all artists! “Meet the Artists” Opening Reception is on Friday, November 2nd at The Artists’ Eye Gallery on Lucerne Avenue.  Enjoy light refreshments and shop in the Boutique for unique items created by artists who happen to live locally!  This show begins October 30th and maybe seen through December 2nd.  ART LOVERS! Save the dates!  Kudos to LWAL for opening this Call up to everyone!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges artists to apply!

 

 

 

 

604 Lucerne Avenue    Lake Worth, FL  33460

561.586.6666     lwartleague.org

 

Gallery Hours:   Tuesday thru Sunday    Noon – 4 pm

Meet the Artists Reception 1st Friday of each month  6-8 pm

Bringing art to the community from the community, since 1941

 

 

 

 

CALL TO ARTISTS!

 

Join us for “VISIONS”, our 1st “Open” judged show of the season in Downtown Lake Worth.

This show is professionally judged for ribbons and awards –  art work is not juried for entry!

Awards:

First Place: Ribbon & $100.00

Second Place: Ribbon & 75.00

Third Place: Ribbon & 50.00

Honorable Mention: Ribbon & 25.00

 

 

 

 

Drop off work with entry fee on Monday, October 29th from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

Public And Artists Are Invited to:

Opening Reception &  Awards:

Friday, November 2nd

6 – 8 pm

This show is available from October 30th through December 2nd

Pick-up: Monday Oct. 29,from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

Entry Fee is $30.00 first piece and $15.00 each additional piece up to 5 max. 2D & 3D.,

No jewelry.

Please go to lwartleague.org under the Rules tab to view Exhibition Rules for Open Shows.

ART LOVERS! Save the dates!

You are invited to  our “Visions” show:

It’s the second of 8 judged art exhibitions in our Eye-Catching Season of Art~

Our first show that is open to all artists!

“Meet the Artists” Opening Reception is on Friday, November 2nd from 6 to 8 pm

Our Exhibits and Receptions are open to the public.

Receptions offer an opportunity to MEET THE ARTISTS, enjoy light refreshment, and shop in our Boutique for unique items created by our artists!  

This show begins October 30th and maybe seen through December 2nd.

We offer two open shows per year, where you do not have to be a member to participate; with just a slightly higher entry fee, ($30. first entry, $15 each additional).

Please go to lwartleague.org to view the rules for exhibition.

Take-in for these two open shows: “Visions” show, Monday, October 29, 2018 and our “Spectacle of Art” show, Monday, February 25, 2019.

Take-in is 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

 

 

 

About Lake Worth Art League and Artists’ Eye gallery:

 

Our gallery is owned and operated by the Lake Worth Art League, the oldest non-profit art organization in Palm Beach County, founded in 1941. The League is comprised of very talented artists from all disciplines.  More good news… it is very inexpensive to join and show!

  • Become a member for just $75. per year and you have the opportunity to show up to 5 pieces of work in each one of our 8 judged “season” exhibits.
  • Each show is judged by a qualified judge who  is not affiliated with the League.
  • We offer cash prizes and ribbons for first, second, third, and honorable mention award winners.
  • We also have a “Peoples Choice” award where the public is the judge!
  • Entry fee for each show is $20. For first entry and $10. For each additional piece.  
  • Summer exhibitions continue with reduced prices for entry.
  • The League retains 20% of all sales, which along with membership, entry fees and our volunteers, helps keep the gallery open and your work visible to the public.
  • A reception with light refreshment is held for each show.
  • All shows are advertised.  
  • Membership offers meetings, discounted classes, social events and the opportunity to sell your work in our Boutique.

For more information  about this exhibit, future exhibits, classes, workshops, or membership:

561.586.6666     lwartleague.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