46th Annual Florida Watercolor Society Convention And Trade Show September 14-17

In preparation for the upcoming Florida Watercolor Society’s (FWS) 2017 Annual State Convention & Trade Show, The Rickie Report shares the details and opportunities to have your work critiqued, get great deals on art supplies and see artist demonstrations.  The events take place in Coral Springs, September 14 – 17th.  In conjunction with the Convention, the 2017 Florida Watercolor Society will hold its 46th Annual Opening Awards Reception/Art Exhibit on September 15th.  Special thanks to Lois Perdue, who interviewed Iain Stewart, one of the workshop presenters.  Get your calendars out and make your reservations!  The Trade Show is free and open to the public on Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16th.  Other instructors include watercolor artists Bev Jozwiak AWS, NWS and Sue Archer Allen AWS, NWS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.floridawatercolorsociety.org

 

 

 

2017 Florida Watercolor Society Convention & Trade Show 2017

September 14th-17th

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Hotel-Coral Springs

11775 Heron Bay Blvd,  Coral Springs, FL 33321  

954-753-5598

 

 

46th Annual Exhibition

 

Opening Awards Reception/ Art Exhibit:

Friday, September 15th

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 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL  33065

954-340-5000

Exhibit dates: Sept. 9th – Nov. 18th

 

 

Detailed information about the Convention and Trade Show as well as opportunities to register for critiques follows this interview of Iain Stewart by Lois Perdue

 

Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart by Lois Perdue

Iain Stewart shares, “Painting my reality is with lines and light.”  It is not only about how the light influences his paintings, but to the award-winning watercolor artist and architectural illustrator, it’s about the lines, too.  Born in Glasgow, Scotland and raised in North Carolina and later, Alabama since the age of six, Stewart holds numerous international awards, is a signature member of the National and American Watercolor Societies and holds a degree in architecture.  For the first time, Stewart, has been invited to be one of three artists who will be teaching a four-day workshop at this year’s Florida Watercolor Society (FWS) Convention & Trade Show. “I get a great deal of satisfaction teaching workshops,” he said. “I can communicate my ideas both vocally and visually in a manner that will, hopefully, remain with the artists and be repeatable by them.”

 

“6th Street Train” by Iain Stewart

 

Now 46-years-old, Stewart was fortunate to have had a head start in the field of art. He grew up familiar with renderings and architectural drawings as his father, Muir Stewart, was a Professor of Architecture at Auburn University until he retired in 1987. In addition, the senior Stewart has been a watercolorist his entire life and still continues an active career as an architectural illustrator and artist.  “There is friendly competition between us,” said Stewart.  Stewart, who will also hold one-on-one critiques during the convention weekend, said he learned some valuable lessons about critiquing art by example.

 

“My father has an uncanny ability to give scathing critiques, but they are correct,” he said. “What I do then is, if it’s fixable, I fix it, or I just start all over again” he said. “We now critique each others’ work which can become quite interesting at times.”  Stewart says, however, his own critiques are gently delivered, also productive and intended to help students learn.  “For myself, I like to use my ruined efforts to start the ‘barbeque’,” he said. “Successful paintings teach us very little. It’s the hand to the hot stove, the sting of the bee–the ruined painting that makes you look inward and seek out where you went wrong. I ask my students to create a written step-by-step process for a ruined painting—to go back and do a plan, find a point of reference of where and why they did it. Then their task is to go back and rework it and try to avoid making the same mistake twice.”

 

“Gothenburg” by Iain Stewart

 

Stewart, who has been published numerous times, most recently in Plein Air Magazine, (April/ May Issue) teaches both studio and plein air workshops on a regular basis throughout the United States and Europe. Other publications in which Stewart has been featured include Watercolor Artist, The Art of Watercolour, Southern Living, Cottage Living, Better Homes & Gardens, The Robb Report and the French publication Pratique des Arts. He also has a three-DVD set available through northlightshop.com.  Always a watercolorist, Stewart enjoys the process of protecting light from the beginning. He admits his real struggle is to capture the initial vision.  “You have to see the works’ glow from the start,” he said.  Stewart added that he is most often motivated by capturing a definitive lighting condition and how it influences shape and value rather than faithfully representing the subject as witnessed. “The lion’s share of my work is accomplished alla prima,” said Stewart. “Watercolor is uniquely suited for the task of capturing light and must be preserved from the first brush strokes and protected throughout the painting process.”

 

 

Watercolor by Iain Stewart

Stewart maintains a studio in Opelika, Alabama for his duo career as a fine art watercolorist alongside his 20-year career as an architectural illustrator with an international clientele. Stewart says he is hired to create scenes that showcase the designer’s intentions in the best way possible. Clients have ranged from the Georgia State Capital to the Dublin Zoo. Once a year he heads to his alma mater, Auburn University, where he is an adjunct professor, to teach a course called “Architecture in Watercolor”.  “The course I teach is reviving and combining the use of watercolor presentation in the age of computer- dominated presentation techniques,” Stewart said.

 

Stewart does agree that his style has changed over the years and says it was gradual.  “I moved away from the tightness of my rendering style to a more expressive way of painting”, he said. “My work changes yearly and I noticed this when I began to focus more on my sketchbooks to bring the liveliness I experience when working in them to my studio work. It is less about accuracy and more about the feeling of being in a certain place. I have moved in a more painterly direction and continue to embrace the changes when they come. If I painted the same way year after year my personal work would become dull very quickly to me. In architectural illustration it’s all about the line work. When I paint for myself I never let a line tell me where to put my brush.”

 

 

“North Queens Ferry” by Iain Stewart

 

Stewart says he ruins more paintings when working on something new as his style changes but there is a benefit in that.  “That means I am on to something new and to follow it as far as it will take me. You would be surprised at how many people think that once you begin receiving awards, jurying, and getting into major publications that you somehow stop creating works that are not up to your idea of what constitutes a good painting,” he said.  To achieve the uniquely dramatic, sometimes moody strokes in his award-winning paintings, Stewart says he often uses imagined atmospheric and lighting conditions in his work and paints from both life and imagination.  “Watercolors are not only a translation of what I see, but more importantly, an expression of how I choose to view the world,” he shares.  As for his workshop teaching style, he believes that some students struggle, but Stewart takes delight in this.  “It is those times when they see the larger picture and have one of those “ah ha moments” and not just see the technical side of the demonstration,” he said.  “A light comes into their eyes and smiles appear on their faces and that is priceless to me,” he said. “It’s the moment of understanding and it’s a wonderful thing to see and be part of.”

 

Iain Stewart’s 4-Day Workshop is Mon., Sept 11-Thur., Sept. 14; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

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Sue Archer Allen’s 1-Day Workshop is Thurs., Sept. 14; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Both workshops have spaces.

Please visit FWS’s website to see about availability.

(Bev Jozwiak’s 4-day Workshop on Mon. Sept. 11 – Thurs., Sept 14 is filled.)

2017 Florida Watercolor Society State-wide

Convention & Trade Show

 

September 14th-17th

PLUS

BEST DEALS ON ART SUPPLIES AT THIS TRADE SHOW

 

Friday, September 15th

 Saturday, September 16th

9 am – 4 pm

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Hotel-Coral Springs

11775 Heron Bay Blvd, Coral Springs, FL 33321

954-753-5598

 

 

Free & Open to the public

 

 

 

“Exhibitors come from all over the United States as well as Europe,” said Rita Szopinski, president of FWS. “It’s a very popular event and a chance for the experienced artist as well as the beginner artist to be introduced to new and exciting products being promoted by the various vendors.”  And, the “price is right” at FWS’s trade show.  “Vendors offer “discounted” pricing to attendees so it is a great opportunity to stock up on art materials,” said Szopinski. “As you get excited about the demos and the products the workshop instructors are using, you can run to the trade show and purchase many of the items from one of the many booths. As you wander through the booths you will find a demo here and there as an added bonus. Visit the FWS website for updates on the trade show and demos.”   Many product experts will be introducing new products, holding demonstrations and answering artists’ questions throughout the weekend of Florida Watercolor Society’s 46th annual state convention.

 

 

46th Annual Awards Reception/ Art Exhibit

Friday, September 15th, 5:30 – 7:30pm  

Coral Springs Museum of Art

                                        2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, 33065

 

This year’s Opening Reception promises to be chic and will not only applaud the exceptional talents of FWS artists but will also celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Coral Springs Museum of Art. Guests will enjoy music, fine wine and server-passed hors d’oeuvres. Ticket prices are $15 per person.  You can purchase your Reception ticket online when you register for the Convention, or when you check in at the hotel. Deadline to purchase tickets is Thursday, September 14th.  

One-on-One Critique: Iain Stewart

Friday, September 15th

Artists who select this opportunity will be asked to submit 10 images either by e-mail or from their website in advance to the artist of their choosing, and will be scheduled for a 30 minute session. This is your chance to obtain valuable feedback so necessary to improve your painting, and increase your chances of being accepted in or receiving awards in national exhibitions. Charge is $50 per session. Scheduling will be mutually convenient.

Digital Critique by Bev Jozwiak

Friday, September 15th

Bev Jozwiak will be leading a critique of art images that have been submitted to the digital director at fws.show.entry@gmail.com specifically for this critique. All artists, members or non members, are welcome to submit up to 2 images by deadline date of September 14, 2017. Each image is $6 which can be paid in online checkout. Images should be cropped and sized according to standard submission rules of 300 DPI and longest edge 1800 pixels. You may have your images prepared for you by the digital director for $5/image, payable at checkout. The critiques will take place on Friday, September 15th.

Exhibit Review With Iain Stewart 

Saturday, September 16th

There is a $6 attendance fee to participate in the Iain Stewart review of the 2017 Annual Exhibition on Saturday, Sept 16th, as space is limited. Please pay the attendance fee with your convention registration. This is your chance to hear first hand how Iain chose this year’s images and learn what a juror may be seeking in judging such a large and competitive show.

One on One Critique: Sue Archer Allen

Saturday, September 16th

Artists who select this opportunity will be asked to submit 10 images either by e-mail or from their website in advance to the artist of their choosing, and will be scheduled for a 30 minute session. This is your chance to obtain valuable feedback so necessary to improve your painting, and increase your chances of being accepted in or receiving awards in national exhibitions. Charge is $50 per session. Scheduling will be mutually convenient, but all critiques will be held on September 16th.

For more information about membership, monthly meetings well as availability of workshops please visit:

www.floridawatercolorsociety.org

 

For media information about the FWS Convention contact Lois Perdue at 954.812.1860 or email her at : runner12@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

 

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“Artist As Entrepreneur Institute” Offers Informational Meeting At Armory Art Center In Palm Beach County

In addition to The Broward County Cultural Division‘s grant making activities, they design and convene training programs and workshops for our area’s cultural not-for-profit organizations and local artists: including visual artists, musical arts, composers, media, theater art, and performing arts.   The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds artists that to succeed, you must have business plan!   To date, more than 680 South Florida artists have graduated from the Institute.  An informational session takes place at the Armory Art Center on Monday, April 10th in the evening.  This is an opportunity for artists to learn more about the upcoming Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) and the various services the Broward Cultural Division offers to artists in the region, including funding, professional development and networking opportunities. Make your reservation for this FREE overview now!

 

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

The  ARMORY  ART  CENTER  

 

INVITES  YOU TO:

 

AN OVERVIEW OF

 

Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute

(AEI)

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, April 10, 2017

5:30  – 6:30 PM

 

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

In the Armory Library

 

This event is Free

Artists residing in ANY County are welcome to attend!

Please RSVP with EventBrite: http://bit.ly/2mg1qpo

 

 

 

 

Broward Cultural Division is a local arts agency, one of thousands across the U.S. providing financial, technical and marketing assistance to artists and arts organizations.  Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) is a course of study designed to assist individual artists, of all disciplines (visual, musicians, writers, media, theater, performing arts), by cultivating and advancing their business skills, and helping them to strengthen their operating infrastructure and expand their business. 

 

 

AEI will be presented from 9 AM – 6 PM on June 3, 10 & 17 and the Business Plan Clinic and Workshop on June 24th, 9 AM – 2 PM., and will offer a curriculum of 20 different class modules over the four Saturdays. The program will be presented at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. The program is designed to help the artist community better understand their enterprise and markets, and strengthen the vitality of the larger urban arts and culture sector.

 

 

 

 

 

The 2017 Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) program page: http://bit.ly/1nufepY

See also background on the AEI by the Miami Herald: http://bit.ly/2012Herald

 

 

For more information about the Armory Art Center meeting contact:

Jeanne Martin, Director of Communications & Marketing

Armory Art Center, (561) 832-1776 ex. 104

 jeanne.martin@armoryart.org

 

 

For more information about The Broward County Cultural Division:

James Shermer, Grants Administrator
Broward County Cultural Division
100 South Andrews Avenue, 6th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1829
jshermer@broward.org
954-357-7502 Desk      954-357-5769 Fax
954-790-2190 Cell
www.broward.org/arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Coral Springs Museum Of Art Features “From OP To POP” With Stanford Slutsky

The Board of Directors of the Coral Springs Museum of Art invites the public to an Artist Reception honoring Stanford Slutsky on Thursday, March 23rd.  After 30 years focusing on and perfecting his Op Art and geometric art techniques, Stanford Slutsky moved into this new territory of Pop Art. Combining the depth of his artistic knowledge with his life long journey with food and eating food, he creates giant size realistic sculptures that are one-of- a- kind larger than life food items with the emphasis on sweet things.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This exhibition continues through May 20, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coral Springs Museum of Art
2855 Coral Springs Drive   Coral Springs, Fl 33065
(954)340-5000
www.coralspringsmuseum.org

 

 

 

 

The Board of Directors of the
Coral Springs Museum of Art

 

invites you to an artist reception honoring

 

STANFORD SLUTSKY

“From OP to POP”

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

6:30pm

Celebration Includes

Light hors d’oeuvres & wine bar
Complimentary Admission

Exhibition runs through May 20, 2017

 

 

 

 

After 30 years focusing on and perfecting his Op Art, short for optical illusion art and geometric art techniques, Stanford Slutsky moved into this new territory of Pop Art as he recalled driving a Good Humor Ice cream Truck in the summer of 1957. Combining the depth of his artistic knowledge with his life long journey with food and eating food, he creates giant size realistic sculptures that are one- of- a- kind larger than life food items with the emphasis on sweet things.

 

Bigger than life-size food sculptures by Stanford Slutsky

 

The American Artist and Sculptor was born in 1941  in Pittsburgh, PA.  Now residing in Boynton beach, FL, he tells The Rickie Report, “When I was a child, there was something about the illusions magicians created that captured my imagination. I want that same vivid sense of illusions to be central in all of my artwork. Today, all of my new works of food are creations of colorful, playful and appetizing-yet calorie free”.

 

“Four Spheres” by Stanford Slutsky

 

 

At a young age, Slutsky unearthed clay to made sculptures. In High school he won many awards in jewelry design and creation.  He moved to Florida 34 years ago where he became a full time working and professional artist. These past years he has had numerous SOLO exhibits including the  Young at Art Museum in Davie, Fl, Coral Springs Museum of Art, The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, The Fort Lauderdale Art Institute,  and Nathan D. Rosen Museum.

 

 

“Radiance” by Stanford Slutsky

 

“Math, admits Slutsky, wasn’t exactly my best subject in high school”.  But since embracing his fascination, a wide variety of geometric-inspired artwork appears to pop off the canvas. “I am a geometric abstract, optical illusion artist,” he explains. “My work creates the illusion of movement and three-dimensionality. Some shapes of color may seem to advance and then recede and others appear to pulsate in waves.”

 

“Round Candy Box” by Stanford Slutsky

 

 

When you bring the art work of Stanford Slutsky to your home or office, you automatically invite joy and whimsy to your walls and space! His artwork is precise yet spontaneous. His perceptions of the world will bring a smile to your heart and engage all of your visitors. Mr. Slutsky’s pieces are original one of a kind optical illusion acrylic on canvas and his food sculptures are larger than life with the emphasis on sweet things. Slutsky says, ”  I am chasing the sweet things in life.”

“Candy Dots on Paper” by Stanford Slutsky

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibition or Stanford’s artwork:

 

www.stanfordslutsky.com

mr-food@att.net

561-865-1285

 

“Taffy Apples” by Stanford Slutsky

 

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13th Annual Coral Springs Festival Of Arts and Crafts Returns March 18 – 19

A celebration of every medium of art is taking place March 18 – 19 during the 13th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts. Held in conjunction with the Coral Springs Art Festival Committee and the City of Coral Springs, the Festival of the Arts and Crafts features life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics, and more during the free, outdoor event. This Howard Alan produced Festival also includes a separate Craft Festival with a full Green Market as well as live cultural entertainment.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

13th Annual

Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts

Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19

 

10 am to 5 pm

The Walk of Coral Springs

Navigational Address: 2874 N. University Drive, FL 33065

Free and open to the public

 

Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, and American Craft Endeavors, the 13th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts 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. Visitors will have the chance to meet with the artists and artisans and discover the process and inspiration behind each handmade piece. Family friendly, the outdoor event also welcomes friendly pets on leashes.

 

 

 

Debra Baraoidan’s mixed-media mosaic “Barnacle Turtles”

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

• Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
• Vetted, affordable craft items
• Original handmade artwork
• More than 150 artists and artisans 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
• Craft festival featuring greenmarket
• Pets on leashes welcome
• Free parking and live entertainment

 

Antwan Ramar’s “Glistening River”


 

 

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.

 

 

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 Downtown Dunedin Art and Craft Festivals (Dunedin, FL), 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.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

 

For additional information on the 13th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts and other Howard Alan Events art shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

The National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

Florida Chapter

Presents:

 

“WELL CHOSEN”

Public Reception:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

6 pm – 8pm

Exhibit Runs: February 27th – March 24, 2017 

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

 

 

 

“Destruction” by Judith Carlin

 

 

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

 

 

“Patowmack” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

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

 

 

 

“Evidence” by Judith Carlin

 

 

 

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

 

 

“And So It Began Again”    AnnetteMargulies

 

 

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

 

 

 

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Vivid Arts App Offers Free Details For Three Florida Art Fairs And Festivals

Vivid Arts will offer a free App experience for three South Florida Events in January.  The culturally curious will now have the digital tools to enjoy Art Synergy at Art Palm Beach Week 2017, Continuum West Palm Beach and Art Fort Lauderdale with the upcoming update in the Vivid Arts iOS app.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Discover | Share | Grow
Empowering The Culturally Curious Through Technology

 

 

Here’s the link: Vivid Arts on the App Store

 

 

Vivid Arts, a digital platform focused on growing the arts and culture community through a connected and unified platform, recently launched an update to their iOS app that integrates events and enhances the user experience. The updated ‘Live Events’ features will act as a digital tour guide and give users the info and tools to know what’s going on at each event. Users will be able to get Google Maps directions directly to the event, see each event’s show lineup as well as the event’s participating artists, and share their photos taken from the Vivid Arts app directly to social media or to their friends.

 

“We’re excited just to be part of these fantastic upcoming South Florida art events,” Edgar Garcia, Founder of Vivid Arts, said. “Vivid Arts is extremely proud to simplify the experience from start to finish for attendees.”

 

 

 

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  • Art Synergy at Art Palm Beach Week 2017 will produce more than 65 exhibitions throughout the nine Palm Beach County Art Districts in January 2017 during Art Palm Beach week. The nine art districts are: Antique Row, Artists Alley, Boynton Beach Art District, Lake Park and North Palm Beach Art District, Lake Worth Arts, Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, and Worth Ave.

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  • Continuum West Palm Beach’s mission is to collaborate different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community. This event will be located in CityPlace at the former Brookstone store and is in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC.

 

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  • Art Fort Lauderdale is a revolutionary art fair hosted at properties on the intracoastal waterways in Fort Lauderdale – incorporating a different approach to view, interact and purchase art. It will be an outlet that will give artists the opportunity to showcase their work whether they are independent or being represented by a gallery.

 

In addition, Vivid Arts is proud to announce it has brought on a Digital Advertising Specialist and a marketing intern to their team, Omer Usta and Deanna Campbell, respectively.  Mr. Usta has a B.A. in Business Administration from Yeditepe University in Istanbul  Turkey, and twelve years of work experience in digital marketing. Most recently, Omer has worked with the Turkish power comparison platform, Seçelektrik, and Ram Marketing Group in Coconut Creek, Fla.  Ms. Campbell has a B.A. in Marketing from Florida Atlantic University. She will take take on some project management and digital marketing responsibilities.

 

 

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29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Brings New Artists To The Scene On October 22nd and 23rd

Produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Las Olas Association, the Las Olas Art Fair, October 22 – 23, will feature 150 of the finest artists in the country as well as many leading locals from South Florida. Admission is free and open to the public.  The displays of original artwork will line Las Olas Boulevard from SE 6th Avenue to SE 11th Avenue. The wide array of handmade art and affordable gift items include diverse styles and media such as paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography, sculptures and much more. Exhibitors will be present for the duration of the festival and welcome the opportunity to discuss their work with art enthusiasts and potential investors. Las Olas Art Fair collectors’ edition posters will be available for purchase onsite at the festival booth located across from the Cheesecake Factory on S.E. 6th.  The Rickie Report introduces three of the artists and shares all of the details here.

 

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29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair

October 22 – 23, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale
Between SE 6th Avenue and SE 11th Avenue

Navigational address: 600 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Support the Arts, the Local Economy, & the Las Olas Association

Free and open to the public

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
  • Original Artwork
  • Handmade in America
  • More than 150 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000 
  • 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

 

Commemorative Festival Posters ($10) & T-shirts ($15) for sale at booth located across from Cheesecake Factory
A portion of the proceeds benefits the Las Olas Association

 

MEET  THE  ARTISTS:

 

Sip Tshun Ng

http://www.tshunart.com

 

“I am Chinese but I was born in Indonesia. I grew up in a small house. Downstairs my parents manufactured noodles that we sold to both restaurants and the public. My grandparents had moved to Indonesia from China in the 1930s to try to make a better life for our family. Being immigrants, we were limited to only the ways of the native Indonesians. We were not permitted to study our heritage or our Chinese language. I spent my youth playing in the lush jungles and on the pure white sandy beaches of the Java Sea and the South Pacific. These colors and surroundings would later become the inspiration for my work”.

 

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3D Artwork by Sip Tshun Ng

 

 

“In elementary school we were given blank paper and directed to paint whatever we wanted to. We would spend 2 hours in school or at home painting in our books. The next day, the teacher would collect our artwork and grade it.  I was fascinated by a circus book we had at home and studied the shapes of the faces and proportions of the bodies. When I took my painting of a seal with his trainer balancing a ball on his nose to school, the teacher wouldn’t believe that I had painted it myself! I painted a picture in school for him to prove that I could do it. The teacher and school were impressed but I thought, ‘I only do this for fun so it’s OK'”.

 

 

“When I wasn’t working in my father’s business after school, I was indulging my passion of painting. My art began to evolve into a pastime of cartoon illustrations. A friend who had seen my work, wrote a book and asked me to illustrate the cover.  I was happy to do it and began to do covers and illustrations for other books as well.  One of my older brothers went into the clothing manufacturing business. He liked my use of color and design, so  I began to produce designs for his clothing and it got to the point where we would get requests for my work. We sold to stores who would buy 12 dozen at a time, sell them all and come back for more! I felt happy and honored that my work was liked so much and to think I only did it for fun! It was then that I knew that art would remain the great passion of my life”.

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3D Artwork by Sip Tshun Ng

 

“In 1998 a crisis economy swept Indonesia creating great unrest. Many of the Chinese people were the target of hatred by the native Indonesians, burning our businesses and homes. Once, we had to hide our hide in the attic of a building for 10 days until the rioting stopped. I made plans to leave Indonesia to get away from the hatred and physical assaults. I was fortunate enough to get out and find refuge in the great country of America. I now live in south Florida, where I am able to continue producing my artwork, which continues to evolve.  My sculptures reflect the simple pleasures that life affords us even amid the hustle and bustle of our daily routines. I draw my inspiration from the present as well as the past. The one constant is time. It is precious and we must live in each moment of it. While we shouldn’t worry about each minute passing, we should be mindful of it and appreciate the whole spectrum of experiences that come with it. Enjoy your journey!”

 

 

 

Roy Rodriguez

www.royrodriguezart.com

 

 

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Artwork by Roy Rodriguez

 

 

Born in Cuba in 1967, Roy discovered his passion for art at an early age. Started his art studies at “Casa de la Cultura” in Havana, Cuba where he later exhibited at the age of seventeen. Accepted in San Alejandro School of Art in Havana, he later left the country, arriving in Miami, Fl in 1985 and continued studies in different art fields. However, Roy is adamant that he is a self-taught individual who has been schooled in the techniques of the great contemporary masters. He seeks his own aesthetic vocabulary and imagination in the use of color and texture to create a sultry palette. “There is something that fascinates me about colors and I love to use it on my canvas. I’m always searching for a rich and translucent texture, obtained through various material and tools that has allowed me to enjoy my mixed medias, acrylics and oils paintings in the pursuit of achieving my subject matter of the woman’s figure and architectural landscape”.

 

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Artwork by Roy Rodriguez

 

 

Using his childhood memories of Cuba, Roy Rodriguez, passionately projects the hedonistic reality of his native island utilizing vibrant colors and exploring the exotic. His work has been exhibited in galleries, cultural events and has been featured in television programs and magazines. Roy is an active community leader who is in the process of creating a new innovative concept to merge social media with art by teaching his techniques to other people with Social Painting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paola Gallardo

http://PAOLAGALLARDOART.COM

 

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Painting by Paola Gallardo

 

Florida – based artist, Paola Gallardo, was born in Bogota, Colombia in the early 70’s. At  age 4 her family moved to Spain. Paola studied art starting with black and white media at the age of 12 at Jose Joaquin’s Studio in Zaragoza, Spain. She explored other techniques at Goymar School of Arts in Madrid, and Graffito and charcoal at Artaquio Studio after she graduated. Paola splashed onto the art scene in the early 90’s and worked as a private teacher for almost 8 years. She enjoyed blending her artistic European influence with the Latin-American artistic movement through collaborations with different artists in Colombia. While living there, she also worked as a tutor for portraiture at El Gorgojo studio. She is always embracing color and texture, which is evident everywhere in her pieces. Her artwork has been on exhibit in Galleries in Spain, Colombia, New Mexico, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

 

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Painting by Paola Gallardo

 

“My artwork communicates with the viewer in a special way. It is what you see and what it makes you feel. Emotions, reactions and even memories. My figurative artwork is part of who I am as a human, and it also becomes part of the viewer’s identity. Today, using oils, and other media, I create my own unique style of art focusing on portraying human identity; I look for the genuine expression of color, shapes, texture and detail to bring it to the audience in the most natural way”.

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 33 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Alexandria King Street Art Festival (Alexandria, VA), the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), the Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.

For additional information on the 29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

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

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces Four Special ArtBus Tours, Open To The Public

The Lighthouse ArtCenter announces four exciting one-day ArtBus Tours, featuring luxury transportation and special docent-led small group tours.  Experience the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Flagler Museum at Christmas for High Tea, Art Basel in Miami and the Boca Museum’s Exhibit “The Art of Hungary” !  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up quickly!

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter
373 Tequesta Drive   Tequesta, FL 33469

561-746-3101

www.LighthouseArts.org

 

ArtBus Tours:

 

 

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, Florida

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Only three seats remaining – register now!

 

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Vizcaya (Photo courtesy of Vizcaya.org)

 

 

 

Lighthouse ArtCenter historian, Evelyne Bates, will escort you for a day bus trip to this opulent Italian Renaissance-style villa, the housing equivalent to a Faberge egg. Built for Industrialist James Deering in 1916, Vizcaya Palace brims with 15th to 19th century furniture, tapestries, paintings and decorative arts. The poetic seaside grounds, which front Biscayne Bay, are full of splendid gardens (including a secret garden), beautiful fountains, sculptures, elegant pools, a charming Florentine gazebo, canals running everywhere and lots of trails.

A luxury chartered bus will leave the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016, and return to Tequesta around 5 p.m.

 

Tickets are $75, and includes Museum admission and docent tour, the bus ride and tip for the driver. Lunch on your own at the beautiful world-class Vizcaya Cafe and Shop, overlooking the swimming pool.
Payment is required at time of reservation. Sorry, no refunds. To reserve your seat, call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

 

Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, Florida

Christmas at Flagler Museum

Docent Tour and High Tea

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

 

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Christmas Tree at the Flagler Museum

Celebrate the holidays in style with a special docent tour of Florida’s first Museum and a National Historic Landmark also known as Whitehall. This holiday tour will include a Gilded Age-style lunch of tea sandwiches, scones, sweets and tea served on exquisite Whitehall Collection china.

 

 

 

A luxury chartered bus will leave the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, and return to Tequesta around 5 p.m.
Tickets are $75, and includes Museum admission, docent tour, High Tea, the bus ride and tip for the driver.
Payment is required at time of reservation. Sorry, no refunds. To reserve your seat, call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

 

ArtBus Tour to Art Basel Miami
Friday, December 2, 2016

 

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Art Basel Miami

 

 

Experience Art Basel in Miami Beach without the stress of dealing with traffic and leave the driving to us. You will enjoy an art-filled day touring the world’s premier modern and contemporary art show, led by Lighthouse ArtCenter Curator, Janeen Mason.

A chartered bus will leave the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016, and return around 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $100 (includes Art Basel ticket, luxury bus ride, tour and tip for the driver. Lunch is on your own in the Convention Center. 
Payment is required at time of reservation. Sorry, no refunds. To reserve your seat, call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

ArtBus Tour to Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

Presenting:
The Art of Hungary
Friday, January 6, 2017

 

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Szonyi , “Villagers” ( Photo courtesy of Boca Museum of Art.org)

 

Enjoy an art-filled day touring the Boca Museum of Art, featuring the Art of Hungary, a suite of four exhibitions of paintings, photography and installations from the turn of the 20th century to the present day. You will view paintings from the collection of Nancy G. Brinker, former U. S. Ambassador to Hungary, along with the private collections of Christian Sauska and Peter Kulloi, two of Hungary’s leading art collectors.

 

The luxury bus will leave the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017, and return around 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are $60 (includes Museum admission, luxury bus ride, docent tour and tip for the driver. Enjoy lunch and shopping on your own in Mizner Park until 3 p.m.
Payment is required at time of reservation. Sorry, no refunds. To reserve your seat, call (561) 746-3101.

 

 

 

For more information about these Artbus Tours, classes, workshops, exhibits please visit:

www.lighthousearts.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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Plantation Art Guild Offers October And November Workshops, Open to Non Members And Members

The Plantation Art Guild is a welcoming group, offering workshops, general meetings, paint-ins and exhibits for everyone to enjoy.  Come and explore three exciting workshops with well regarded instructors, Karen Fletcher Braverman, Marilyn Johansen and Susan Hanssen.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up while there are still spaces available! There is a special discount for early registration and taking more than one workshop.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLANTATION   ART   GUILD’S

2016   FALL   WORKSHOPS

Jim Ward Community Center

 

301 NW 46th Street   Plantation FL 33317

http://www.plantationartguild.org

 

 

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Artwork by Karen Fletcher Braverman

 

“It’s All Relative”

Karen Fletcher Braverman
https://kfbraverman.artspan.com/

10/7/16 (all levels)

RSVP by September 7th

 

In this workshop you will learn to distinguish what makes your painting come alive and what makes it have drama, definition and POP! Sometimes following the rules is not enough, in this watercolor workshop- It’s All Relative!

 

 

 

 

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Artwork by Marilyn Johansen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Texture-Design-Realism”

Marilyn Johansen
www.marilynjohansen.com/

10/21/16 (all levels)

RSVP by September 21st

We will be working wet into wet to create texture with different materials provided, a lesson in design, and finally we’ll add a real image to our textured painting.

 

 

 

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Artwork by Susan Hanssen

 

 

 

 

“From Black And White To WOW!

Susan Hanssen

www.susanhanssen.com/

11/04/16 (all levels)

RSVP by October 4th

 

 

This is a workshop that requires only a willingness to explore the freedom of intuitive drawing and painting. It is a full busy day focused on creating amazing back & white drawings and translating them into color. Of course, there will be a discussion of design, tools and time for questions.

 

 

Registration Info:

Cost $85 Members $95 Non-members
10% discount if paid 30 days prior
15% discount if you take all 3

Contact Info:
Terry Gannet
terrygannett@gmail.com

 

 

 

For more information about the Plantation Art Guild’s memberships, workshops, activities, paint-ins and more:

http://www.plantationartguild.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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Open Call For Juried Art Exhibit Presented by WITVA and Coral Springs Museum Of Art Is Open To Men And Women

Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA) announces an open call for a juried art exhibit, “Artistic Adventures III” at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. This call is open to men and women over the age of 18. Cash prizes will be awarded at the Public Reception on Thursday, September 8th. The Rickie Report is pleased to share this call and recommends that ART PATRONS mark your calendars for an exhibit you will not want to miss. Artist deadline is August 22.

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WOMEN IN THE VISUAL ARTS

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THE CORAL SPRINGS MUSEUM Of ART

ANNOUNCE

“ARTISTIC ADVENTURES III”

August 30-September 26, 2016

 This is an OPEN juried show

Public Reception & Cash Awards:

 

Thursday, September 8, 5:30- 7 pm

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855 Coral Springs Dr.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm 

954-340-5000      www.csmart.org

 

 

DETAILS:

Application deadline: Monday, August 22, 2016

Delivery at Coral Springs Museum of Art Tuesday, August 30, 10am-12 noon

Pick-up Monday, September 26, 11am-noon

 

Eligibility:  OPEN JURIED EXHIBITION of MEN AND WOMEN over 18 (up to 2 entries of work)

No Nudes

 

SUBJECT MATTER: The Coral Springs Museum of Art reserves the right to reject inappropriate works.
Work cannot have been previously shown at the Coral Springs Museum of Art.

 

Size limits: 48” WIDE X 60” HIGH . If concerned, please call Ann Schwartz 561-737-4248

 

Preparation of Pieces:
Paper media must be covered with Plexiglass, have undamaged frames and mats.
Unframed oils/acrylics must be framed or finished on all sides with no staples showing.
All 2-D must be securely wired (please tape ends of wired) No sawtooth hangers.
NO SCULPTURE OR JEWELRY.

All entries must be labeled on back, and all items must be for sale. If sold they must remain for the entire exhibit.
Please note: 10% commission on all sales to WITVA scholarship fund)

 

 

 

 

 

I.D. LABELS: Attach one to the back of each work (upper right corner)

Artist:_______________________________

Title:______________________________________

Medium:__________________________________

Size:_h_______________w________________

Price:________

Cell Phone:_____________________

Artist:______________________________________
Title:_______________________________________
Medium:__________________________________

Size:_h______________w________________
Price:____________Cell Phone____________________

WITVA Exhibition at the Coral Springs Museum of Art “Artistic Adventures III”

Take-in August 30, 2016, 10-12 noon

$35 Non-refundable entry fee payable to WITVA for up to 2 entries.

Application deadline: Monday,August 22, 2016

APPLICATION-CUT BELOW and mail to:

Ann Schwartz, 8261 Muirhead Cir, Boynton Beach, FL 33472
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PLEASE PRINT

Artist_____________________________________C-Phone ( )_______________

e-mail_________________________

Entry #1 title________________________________Medium________________

Size h_____w______Price___________

Entry #2 title________________________________Medium________________

Size h_____w______Price___________

 

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: The undersigned hereby agrees to release and discharge WITVA, its directors and members, the Coral Springs Museum of Art, its directors and staff, from any responsibility for damage or loss of any kind, on all works submitted for the “Artistic Adventures III Exhibition. I am aware that a 10% commission will be taken on any sale of my artwork made during the exhibit for the WITVA Scholarship Fund.
All exhibitors must sign waiver below:

ARTIST’S SIGNATURE_________________________________________Date__________

I will help with:

Check in_____

Reception_______

Take Down_____

Hanging_____

Attaching_labels__________

 

I will help with refreshments: Cookies_____fruit_______wine______other_________________

 

I will attend the Awards Reception, Thursday, September 8th, 5:30-7pm__________# of GUESTS________

 

For more information:

Ann Schwartz 561-737-4248

 

 

 

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