****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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Pelican Central Mosaic Arts Studio/Gallery Announces Grand Opening In Art-Friendly Fort Pierce On Saturday, October 13th

The mosaic ladies have arrived in Fort Pierce! If you’re interested in mosaics, you’ve heard of Diane Concepcion and Asia Booth! They’ve been creating/teaching mosaic art in Martin County for years. Diane and Asia have had studios in several locations, including an urban farm! Their journey has led them to Fort Pierce, which is experiencing a true renaissance.  The new studio, Pelican Central Mosaic Arts announces the Grand Opening Party on Saturday,  October 13th.  The studio is a special place that includes a gallery, plenty of classroom space, and resident artist Christine Fitzgerald of Christine’s Coastal Treasures. The new space is available for other artists to teach as well!   The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  Meet and greet the artists, take a look at the great studio space, ask about the classes, create a ‘Make and Take’, and share some refreshments.  While you are in Ft. Pierce, you’ll want to explore the Saturday farmers market, live music, water front, restaurants and many other art galleries in town.

 

 

 

Pelican Central Mosaic Arts

220 Orange Avenue     Ft. Pierce, Florida

Diane Concepcion    Asia Booth    Christine Fitzgerald 

 

 

 

 

Pelican Central Mosaic Arts

Announces   Its   Grand   Opening   Celebration

Saturday, October 13th

Noon – 6 pm

220 Orange Ave. Ft Pierce, FL    

 

 

Asia Booth and Diane Concepcion

 

 

Fort Pierce, the home of the A.E.Backus Museum and Florida’s beloved Highwaymen, is synonymous with art.   The city is alive with new restaurants, craft breweries, art galleries, art co-ops and all kinds of unique shops.  The long standing Saturday Farmers’ Market on the waterfront is as busy as ever. Every Saturday, not just during snowbird season-but all year long, you will find art vendors, food vendors, a green market with fresh local produce plus a big selection of artisanal food products and live music. The market has been a local tradition since 1997. Diane Concepcion and Asia Booth have both previously exhibited/sold their mosaics at the Art Connection, in the historic Arcade Building, an artist owned co-op with 30 plus artists of all types of media. Lively Fort Pierce’s downtown has an ever expanding art community and calendar of unique city events, like the Monthly Art Walk. That convinced them to stay!

 

 

 

Downtown Fort Pierce

 

 

The new studio, Pelican Central Mosaic Arts, has been open since September 1st, but the official Grand Opening party is Saturday, October 13th.  The new studio is a special place that includes a gallery, plenty of classroom space, and resident artist Christine Fitzgerald of Christine’s Coastal Treasures.  Diane, the founder of the original mosaic studio, was essentially self-taught until she retired and found time to study at the Union Square Art Cooperative in NYC. She continued working with the most highly regarded artists in the mosaic community. Diane loves mosaic garden art (stepping stones, flower pots, gazing balls) or functional art (house numbers, picture frames, table tops) but to sooth her artistic soul, it’s usually a pelican. Hence the name of the studio!

 

 

 

Pelican Mosaic by Diane Concepcion

 

 

 

Asia found her passion for mosaic art in high school. All it took was one project in a studio art class to have her hooked. From there she began to experiment with glass, and began creating stained glass mosaics in her spare time. Before she met Diane, she had been working out of her home and selling her art at fairs and shows. Now with more time and space to devote to mosaics, she loves to recreate video game characters, peacocks, and especially dragons out of glass. She also enjoys helping self- proclaimed “non-crafty” people to find their inner artist.

 

Mosaic by Asia Booth

 

 

 

Christine Fitzgerald has been a teaching artist for over 30 years. Her passion is helping her students to get their creative juices flowing…for them to enjoy creating…and not to be intimidated…all in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Christine has taught all over the world on high end cruise ships for the last 18 years. She also started an art program at a local nonprofit, teaching adults with special needs to express themselves through art. Christine recently closed her coastal store and classroom in Jensen Beach, and is now excited to have an art studio in her own community of Ft. Pierce. Her resin art classes are all the rage, and fill up quickly, so don’t miss out! Come play, learn and create with Christine.

 

 

 

 

Christine Fitzgerald with one of her resin mosaic creations

 

 

 

 

 

The creatives of Pelican Central Mosaic Arts all give one-on-one or group instruction. There are studio hours by appointment or on ‘drop in days’. They have developed several classes which they give in the studio or ‘Out and About’ at locations around Martin and St Lucie counties, such as the highly popular Mosaic Jewelry class. Another fun ‘ladies night; class is the ever popular Coastal Shapes. In a 3 hour all-inclusive class you’ll make a fun coastal wall hanging in the shape of a seahorse, turtle, pineapple, mermaid or one of the many other shapes available.  The new space in Fort Pierce is available for other artists to come and teach as well!

 

 

Mosaic Jewelry Class

 

 

Tropical Shapes Class

 

 

 

For more information:

Diane Concepcion 732 804-4715

Asia Booth  772 682-9180

Christine Fitzgerald  561 601-9157

Look for more info and upcoming classes on our Facebook page

www.facebook.com/PelicanCentral

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What Is CERF+? How Can Its Resources Help You Before And After A Disaster? Here Is CERF+ A Safety Net for Artists’ Emergencies

What happens when a disaster strikes?  We see images and hear stories of people who have lost their homes, livelihoods and loved ones.  We rarely see coverage of artists who have lost their studios, galleries, and income.  Today, Caren Hackman reports about CERF+, which comes to the aid of those creatives who need immediate relief.  When it was discovered that there was virtually no safety net for artists and their work, the Craft Emergency Relief Fund was established.  The Rickie Report shares the resources that CERF+ offers!  We hope that this article is just the beginning of a conversation with artists, galleries and other arts-related organizations.  How can each be involved, in a small, but powerful way?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists are one group that misses all the attention when disaster strikes. It may be fire, a hurricane, a flood, or an earthquake.

 

 

Unless a museum is involved, no one seems to notice that great artworks are lost without compensation to the maker.

 

At last there is a resource with CERF+, a very unique organization that has come to the rescue of artists as a kind of safety net for their fragile careers. They know there is no way to recover from major damage to supplies and inventory.

 

When the events of life become oppressive, there is someone to help. 

 

 

 

 

As such, CERF+ advocates preparedness so that artists of all types are ready before an unforeseen event arrives. This could be a health crisis such as a personal illness or debility. Their website, CERFplus.org (https://cerfplus.org), is devoted to preserving careers through “Studio Protector” and the “Wellness for Makers” programs. Much is loaded into the comprehensive site so that artists and craftspeople can get information on grant writing, health insurance, disaster preparedness and more. New or long-term creatives can find advice on a variety of relevant topics.

 

 

A few of the artists who have been helped by CERF+

 

 

Director of Programs and Outreach, Jennifer Simon, describes the organization’s philosophy as “everything that can help the artist enjoy a sustainable and resilient career. We attempt not to duplicate information already available to artists from other worthy organizations; instead, we try to focus on ‘filling the gaps.’” She points out that the new website is actually a merging of two previous ones: CERF and Studio Protector. The result is a guide to emergency relief assistance and recovery. 

 

 

 

 

It all came about when it was discovered that there was virtually no safety net for artists and their work. Carol Sedestrom Ross, President of American Craft Enterprises in 1985 and glassblower, Josh Simpson, joined forces in the mid 80’s to establish the Craft Emergency Relief Fund. It was based on the known generosity of artists to help their community when in trouble. They formalized the former “pass the hat” tradition to an organized donation system. Lacking a website, of course, they depended on people passing through exhibitions and shows.   

 

 

 

Artists are notoriously loyal and before long, the fund grew along with the organization. They felt that “needs to be a greater presence of artists at the table when it comes to emergency assistance in general.” Artists and musicians of all callings periodically face times of dire need. And so the National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response was born whose members included the Actors Fund, Music Cares, South Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. It is a tight knit group that is in constant communication to share ideas on resources and communal activities. 

 

 

 

 

Jenifer brings me up to date on the contemporary version of CERF+. “Our goal is to not only motivate artists to look at the website, but to implement some of the recommendations.” The organization likes to show different ways that artists can talk about sustaining resilient careers. Some are beneficiaries of $500 Get Ready Grants that enable artists to practice preparedness to mitigate disaster. She explains that “preparing for disasters is not an attractive topic for most artists, many of whom are focused on more immediate concerns such as earning a living, finding health insurance, and getting jobs. It is a challenge to get “preparedness” on an artist’s radar.” 

 

 

 

 

The site is apparently a work in process and is becoming more personalized and easy to navigate with tabs like “Studio Protector” and “Plan Ahead”. Artists are asked to focus on what they can ill afford to lose in a disaster. An explainer video helps visitors with its step-by-step approach to recovery including documenting artwork and avoiding health hazards. Jenifer Simon recounts a time when she had stored prints in her parents’ basement. After it flooded, the artwork was water logged. An article on CERF+ instructed her on damage control by placing the artwork in the freezer to reduce mold. 

 

 

 

Practical advice and vital information on topics often neglected by artists such as insurance populate the valuable website pages. Artists seldom stop their creative sessions to think about risk reduction and safety. They are also taught how to value their work in terms of cost of materials so that they understand their true profit after sales. With people like Jenifer at the helm, CERF+ has incredible reach and import. It is a wonderful mutual aid society that relies on consistent donations. In actuality, 62% of the donations come from artists; the rest is from grants! 

 

 

 

 

CERF+ has a clear future in coming to the aid of those who need immediate relief. The Federal budget does not include art supplies and musical instruments. With their thoughtful foresight, the founders of this worthy organization have created a legacy that will sustain artists well into the future to ensure the longevity of creative endeavor.    Jenifer Simon is currently working as CERF+’s Outreach Coordinator. For more information about CERF+’s programs, contact programs@cerfplus.org

 

 

If you would like to donate to CERF+ please visit https://cerfplus.org/donate.

Here are some helpful links:

Studio Protector

https://cerfplus.org/get-ready/studio-protector/

Crafting a Career

https://cerfplus.org/get-ready/craft-a-career/

8 Tips to Start Archiving Your Artwork

https://cerfplus.org/news/8-tips-to-start-archiving-your-artwork/

Shipping Artwork: Trial + Tribulation

https://cerfplus.org/news/shipping-artwork-trial-tribulation/

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Caren Hackman:

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

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

www.carenhackman.com

 yogapainter.com

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Lake Worth Art League Announces An “Eye Catching Season Of Art” At Artist’s Eye Gallery Boutique. Now Accepting Work From ALL Artists, Emerging To Professional!

Artist’s Eye Gallery Boutique, the home of the Lake Worth Art League, announces its season kick off with the exhibit, “Feast Your Eyes”.  The Opening Reception on Friday, October 5th is free and open to the public.  The Gallery is also sending a Call to ALL artists, from emerging to professionally established, to join this encouraging environment.  In addition to eight new judged exhibits throughout the season, visitors can browse the boutique.   Meet the artists who happen to live locally, and are nationally and internationally recognized!  The Rickie Report shares the details and a peek at some of the art.  A new group of artist-leaders is bringing positive changes to Lake Worth’s art scene!

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

“F  e  a  s  t       Y o  u r        E   y  e  s”    

Opening  Reception:  

Friday,  October 5th

    6 – 8 PM  

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.

Still skeptical?

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, Mon. Oct 29 and our “Spectacle of Art” show, Mon. Feb. 25. Take-in is 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

 

 

 

 

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

561.586.6666     lwartleague.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces October Events, Group Exhibits, SOLO Exhibit, And New Classes For All Levels And Ages

The Boca Raton Museum Art School is busy with on-site exhibitions and events!  The short Term 1B (4 weeks) starts on Oct. 1st and Term 2 starts on October 29th.  Everyone is invited to the 5th Annual Boca Photo Exhibit on Sunday, October 7th. Join Allan Pierce, instructor/professional photographer, for a day of informal discussions and workshops on photography led by advanced students of the Art School.   The first Student’s Exhibition Opening Reception takes place on Tuesday, October 16th.  Celebrate the first term student’s artwork at the Art School main gallery. In the Focus Gallery, you can view a Solo exhibit by Iryna Oliinyk, a dedicated student of Painting classes with instructors Scherer and Ouporov.  All of the art will be on view until November 7th.   We also announce some new Teen Classes!  The Rickie Report brings you all the details and some sneak peeks!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486
561-392-2503

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

October  Around  the  Art  School:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum Art School is a busy place with on-site exhibitions and events programed for this month as well as the beginning of a short Term 1B of 4 weeks, starting on Oct. 1st and Term 2 starting on October 29th.

 

Check out our website to find new and popular classes such as; Introduction to Drawing, Colored Pencil Drawing, Drawing and Perspective, Graphic Novels, Watercolor Painting, Painting Acrylic or Oil, Collage, Oil Pastels, Textile Transformation, Ikebana Japanese Flowers Design, and much more.

 

 

 

Exhibitions and Events At The Boca Raton Museum Art School:

 

5th Annual Boca Photo Exhibit

Sunday, October 7, 2018 / 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

 

Join Allan Pierce, instructor and professional photographer, for a day of informal discussions and workshops on photography led by advanced students of the Art School.

Hilda Mirwis – The Photographic Eye: An Emotional Journey

Dennis Sperling – Double Take

Donna Wells – Taking Flight

Photographs from our presenters and advanced photography students will concurrently be displayed at the Art School Gallery. Complimentary bagels and coffee will be served.

Free and open to the public. Space is limited.

Call for reservations 561-392-2503

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographs by Donna Wells

 

 

 

Student’s Exhibition # 1

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 16th

5:30 to 7:30 PM 

 

Join us in celebrating the first term student’s artwork at the Art School main gallery, art will be on view until November 7th.   

In the Focus Gallery, enjoy the SOLO exhibition by Iryna Oliinyk, a dedicated student of Painting classes with Instructors Scherer and Ouporov.

  

 

Paintings by Iryna Oliinyk

 

Terms  2  – 5  Classes/ Workshops:

Our new catalog contains 5 terms spanning from Fall 2018 to Spring 2019. 

Registration is open online or by calling 561-392-2503.  

Here are some of our featured classes:

 

 

 

Open Figure Drawing 

Saturdays from 1 -3:45 PM

Eager for more model time in the studio? Artists and adult students can join this un-instructed drawing workshop, available every Saturday. Now until April 13th 2019.

Public: $20.  Currently enrolled Art School students: $15. 

For more information email to artschool@bocamuseum.org or call 561-392-2503.

 

 

 

Exploring Acrylics with Instructor Vicki Siegel:

The class focuses on various foundation skills for painting in a creative atmosphere. Learn how to get started, setup a palette and mix color, brushwork, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, glazing, layering, texture, and how to use gels and mediums. The class will work from both a set up and instructor photographs until you develop your own ideas as your painting skills improve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Painting by Vicki Siegel

 

 

 

Watercolor with Instructor Ted Matz:

Explore the pleasures and challenges of watercolor. Learn a variety of techniques, including wet-on-wet and dry brush, as you learn to paint primarily from still-life setups. Demonstration of techniques and discussion of the principles of color mixing and composition are an essential part of this course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watercolor Painting by Instructor Ted Matz

 

 

Bead Embroidered Jewelry with Instructor Fin McNiel:

Create beautiful wearable art jewelry by using bead embroidery techniques. Suitable for beginning and intermediate students. $20 material fee paid to the instructor on the first day of class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piece by Instructor Fin McNiel

 

 

 

Throwing on Potter’s Wheel – Beginners

Learn the basics with an emphasis on centering, trimming, additions, and glazing using the wheel. Create Mugs, bowls, plates and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piece by Instructor Cynthia Zmetronak

 

Pet Portrait Painting with Instructor Renee Plevy

Working from your own photographs or iPad images, learn drawing and color mixing skills to obtain accurate proportions using oil paint. Animal anatomy, paint handling, and the use of light will be discussed. Clear instruction is given through demonstrations and one on-one guidance. Students learn the advantages of painting with oils to create lifelike portraits of their pets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pet Portrait by Renee Plevy

Youth and Teen Classes Highlights:

 Figure Drawing,  Pottery,  Digital Photography, Teen Portfolio Development, Explorations of Art

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor Maria Weiss Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Instructor Rita Daire Class

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor Lew Lautin Class                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor Chris Lyons Class

 

 

 

For information go to:

website http://www.bocamuseum.org

or call 561-392-2503

801 West Palmetto Park Rd. Boca Raton FL 33486

https://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Suzanne Redmond Announces Art Business Podcast, “The Left Brain Artist”, Providing Inspiration And Business Tips Through Artist Interviews

Suzanne Redmond, an artist who works with artists and their businesses, has started a podcast called “The Left Brain Artist”. Suzanne interviews one artist every Wednesday, to talk about their beginnings in the art world and how they have created a successful business.  The hour-long interview is filled with practical tips and inspiring information that other artists can use. Every Friday, Suzanne posts a mini bonus episode about various business topics relevant to artists.  A podcast is an online audio program that posts new episodes weekly and can be downloaded and accessed at no charge. Enjoy listening to these accomplished artists who are happy to share the keys to their success with you. Kudos to Suzanne for sharing!

 

 

S  U  Z  A  N  N  E          R  E  D  M  O  N  D:

 

 

 

 


 

Suzanne Redmond 

 

 

 

 

Every Friday, Suzanne posts a mini bonus episode where she talks about various business topics relevant to artists. Recent episodes include How to Find and Approach Galleries (episode 4), What is a Call to Artists and How do you Respond to It? (episode 14), and How to Keep Track of Your Art Inventory (episode 20). She interviews both local artists and national artists so that others may learn from their success and how they run their business. On Suzanne’s website, she includes Show Notes for every episode that includes links to the artist’s website and social media; photos of their artwork; and links to galleries, classes, and other aspects of their art business.

Suzanne Redmond has a degree in accounting, and has worked in business in Palm Beach County since 1986. She is an artist herself, specializing in jewelry but dabbling in painting. She is a past president of the Wellington Art Society and has worked with ATB Fine Artists & Designers on their Continuum pop-up gallery shows. For the past few years, she has worked with artists and curators to develop their website content, maintain their finances, and managed numerous Calls to Artists.

A podcast is an online audio program that posts new episodes every week. The episodes can be downloaded and listened to for free, and you can also subscribe to the podcast for free. Suzanne’s podcast,” The Left Brain Artist”, can be found on her website, suzanneredmond.com, or through iTunes, Castbox, and other apps where you can download podcasts. Podcast episodes remain available long after they are recorded.

 

 

 

 

Some of the local artists that have been interviewed are:

 

 

Anthony Burks and Trina Slade-Burks     Episodes 27 and 29

 

 

 

Nicole Galluccio     Episode 7

 

 

 

 

Craig McInnis     Episode 33

 

About Suzanne Redmond:

With Suzanne Redmond’s background in accounting, finance, and exhibiting art, she knows what it takes to get your artwork seen and sold. She’s chosen artists for her podcasts who are working their business – exhibiting their art, teaching others, and finding unusual opportunities. You’ll hear from some unsung artists who are extremely talented and creative. Hopefully you’ll look up their work and be inspired by what they do, or purchase their art to support them.  Artists really do the coolest things, and they do this while running a family, traveling, and living an art-filled life! Enjoy listening to these successful artists who are happy to share the keys to their success with you.  

Suzanne Redmond has that unique combination of an artsy right brain, and an awesome left brain for business. She uses the skills she’s honed as an accountant and art show organizer to give artists the best tools for making more money and getting their work seen. Her business background started with a degree in accounting, and years working in financial and contract management. Later, she switched gears and began to work her artistic side, selling her jewelry and paintings. As she became more connected with the arts community, she found herself organizing art shows, helping artists with their business and writing tasks, and interviewing them for her podcast.

 

For More Information about these podcasts or other art services, please contact Suzanne Redmond

suzanneredmond.com  or  email: sredmond75@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Annual Pen Women Membership Luncheon & Silent Auction Takes Place October 18th. New Members Welcome!

The Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) is hosting its annual membership luncheon at the Gleneagles County Club on October 18, 2018. We’ll be kicking off our new 2018-2019 season of programs and special events. Join NLAPW and learn how the Boca Raton Pen Women can enrich your life with art, music, books, poetry, drama, and much more. Are you a writer, artist, composer or patron/lover of the arts?  You’ll find interesting and inspiring programs and events, and new friends.  Enjoy opportunities to present your creative work in public forums, network with other creatives, expand your reach in the local community, participate in national webinars that offer valuable information, and enter challenging contests.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to check out this wonderful networking organization!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual  Pen Women Membership Luncheon

& Silent Auction

 

 

 

Thursday, October 18

12:00 Noon

Gleneagles Country Club

 7667 Victory Lane    Delray Beach, FL 33446

Directions: www.gleneagles.cc  561-498-3606

 

 

 

The Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) is hosting its annual membership luncheon at the Gleneagles County Club on October 18, 2018. We’ll be kicking off our new 2018-2019 season of programs and special events.

Join us for this annual event and learn how the Boca Raton Pen Women can enrich your life with art, music, books, poetry, drama, and much more. If you are a writer, artist, composer or patron/lover of the arts, you’ll find interesting and inspiring programs and events, and new friends.

Opportunities to present your creative work in public forums are arranged by our Art, Letters and Music Committees. You’ll network with our creative members and expand your reach in the local community. You can participate in national webinars that offer valuable information, and enter challenging contests.

You won’t want to miss this once-a-year membership event. Enjoy a lavish buffet luncheon, including soup, salad bars, omelet station, carving station, fresh breads, dessert station with fresh fruit and pastries, and beverages.

We are featuring a fabulous Silent Auction. You can bid on member art pieces, gift baskets, theater tickets, unique items and much more. Proceeds from the auction will fund our achievement awards program for high school and college women pursuing careers in the arts. Checks or Cash ONLY for auction items.

 

Boca Raton Branch National League of American Pen Women

Annual Membership Luncheon Thursday, October 18, 2018 12:00 Noon

Gleneagles Country Club – 7667 Victory Lane – Delray Beach, FL 33446 

 

 

——-CLIP COUPON AND RETURN WITH YOUR CHECK——-

Members: $28 – Non-members: $30

Checks payable to: Boca Raton Branch NLAPW

Send to: Elaine Hutt, 7666 Majestic Palm Drive, Boynton Beach FL 33437

Email Elaine Bossik for more information: elainebossik@yahoo.com

NAME: (Print) ____________________________________

Email ________________________

GUEST:__________________________________

Email________________________________

GUESTS: How did you hear about us?_______________________________________________

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF CHECKS: October 11, 2018

Note: We cannot accept checks after the deadline.

 

 

 

 

 

About The National League of American Pen Women:

The Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) is an organization of professional women in the arts – writers, artists and musical composers. Established 43 years ago, the Boca Raton Branch is one of the largest branches in the country.

Members have opportunities to interact with other professional women and showcase their creative work in public forums. Workshops, art exhibits, lectures, music programs, competitions and special events are offered. The Branch supports the local community through outreach programs and scholarships awards.

The National League, headquartered in Washington, D.C, is the oldest women’s organization in the U.S. Throughout its 120-year-history, the NLAPW has attracted many prominent women to its rosters, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Pearl Buck, Erma Bombeck and Edna Hibel. Vinnie Ream, whose statue of President Lincoln stands in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, was an early member of the NLAPW.

From October to April, the Boca Raton Branch holds luncheon programs, featuring interesting and inspiring speakers. Guests are welcome to attend the luncheons and meet our creative members. To register for a luncheon, visit our Web site and download a reservation form.

www.bocapenwomen.org

 

 

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Assemblage Artist And Sculptor, Phillip Estlund, Speaks About “Derelict Nature” At Armory Art Center’s Opening Art Salon On October 2nd

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 assemblage artist and sculptor, Phillip Estlund on Tuesday, October 2nd, as he discusses “Derelict Nature 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!

 

 

811 Park Place   West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

(561) 832-1776     armoryart.org

 

AT THE ART SALON:

TUESDAY,  October 2, 2018

6:30 -8:30 pm

“Derelict Nature”

PRESENTED BY

Phillip Estlund

 

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.

 

 

“Adventures in Interior Design” by Phillip Estlund

 

 

Phillip Estlund makes sculptures and assemblages using detritus from his immediate surroundings. These works are reflective of the present day, tenuous natural environmental and financial climate. Estlund’s work is made from ordinary materials collected from demolition sites – all in advanced stages of decrepitude, further hastened by the volatile South Florida climate. Ever yielding to the inevitability and finality of decay, through these sculptures the artist embraces attrition and the resulting degeneration as a force of both inevitable annihilation and potential growth. He has also created heavily tactile landscape paintings, as well as transforming mid century pieces of furniture through addition of botanical and field guide images, and real but inverted cypress knees. Inspired by the sequential devastating hurricanes that preceded the housing crash nearly a decade ago, and through the use of a menagerie of man-made, natural, and synthetic-chemical materials, Estlund is addressing the visual/physical stew that is our contemporary landscape and examining the complexities of living in such a place.

 

 

“Home Invasion” by Phillip Estlund

 

 

Phillip Estlund was born in Athens, Greece and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He received his BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and studied in the Netherlands at the Academie voor Beeldende Vorming, Tilburg. He received a South Florida Cultural Consortium Grant in 2011, and has been included in exhibitions at Cheim and Reid, Gagosian, Eleven Rivington, Work/Space at ACME, Los Angeles, MOCA North Miami, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Schmitt Gallery at FAU, The Norton Museum (The Triumph of Love / The Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection), and the Bunker Artspace Inaugural Exhibition of the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, (where he is also a co-curator). Estlund is represented by Gavlak Gallery in Palm Beach, and will have work in “Sea and Sky” there this fall. One of his installations can currently be seen at the Culture Lab (formerly Macy’s) in West Palm Beach.

 

 

Installation Art at North Miami MOCA by Phillip Estlund

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.

 

 

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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Award-Winning Artist, Lois Perdue Answers Your Questions About Abstract Art

Lois Perdue, an award-winning abstract artist, answers some questions about this exciting and sometimes challenging genre. Lois addresses issues for artists and art patrons, as The Rickie Report shares her responses and some sneak peeks at her latest works of art.

 

L O I S         P E R D U E:

 

UNDERSTANDING    ABSTRACT    ART

 

 

Lois Perdue  explains to The Rickie Report, “As an abstract expressionist, I am frequently asked the same two questions about my paintings:  ‘How do you start one of those paintings?’ And, the next one is usually: ‘How do you know when it is finished?’  Maybe for those reasons alone, buying abstract art is a challenge!  But with a better understanding of this exciting genre and its potential investment opportunities, collecting abstract art can be a win-win”.

First, What is Abstract Art?

The most important difference between abstract art and representational or subjective art is that you just cannot find a subject in an abstract painting.

It doesn’t relate to anyone or anything or try to resemble something. Instead, color and form are the subjects of the painting.

 

 

 

“Chasing The Blues Away” Mixed Media on Yupo Best Of  Show Florida Gold Coast Watercolor Society 2018, by Lois Perdue

 

What to Look for in Original Abstract Art:

New art collectors should look for vibrant colors, rich brush strokes, intriguing designs, intricate details, touchable textures and a focal point.

If the work is painted on canvas, even the smell of an original work is an experience, particularly if it is an oil painting.

But what sets original abstract artwork apart so you can begin to make wise decisions?

There are dozens of well-known abstract artists, including Picasso, Klee, Mitchell and Diebenkorn, to name a few. A quick search on the Internet will familiarize you with dozens of different artists and their techniques of painting.

 

How Do You Want to Use Your Abstract Art?

Here are some questions to ponder in order to find the best placement for your purchases.

Have you started noticing abstract artists whose work you admire? Each has a distinct style.

Have you thought about beginning to collect this type of art? Or do you simply want the paintings to complete the interior design plan of your home’s new modern/contemporary concept?

Are you working with an interior designer to find art for your yacht? Or is it for corporate use for offices, hospitals or the hospitality industries to furnish hotels or restaurants?


“Antelope Canyon” by Lois Perdue

Why Buy Original Abstract Art: An Emotion or an Investment?

A majority of art professionals (86 percent) surveyed said clients buy art and collect art for emotional reasons, but also focus on investment value, according to Deloitte’s Art & Finance Report 2017.

Wealth managers (54 percent) sell art as a way to safeguard value — up 3 percent since 2016.

And 88 percent of wealth managers surveyed (up 10 percent) think art and collection should be included as part of their investment strategies.

“People buy because they simply love the painting or it connects with them on an emotional level,” said. Linda Jerrell, co-owner of Heritage Art Galleries. “Others buy art because of its ‘worth’ or what it will be worth in the future.”

Co-owner Claudio Tomassone believes people buy abstract art because it is a matter of taste.

“Some people just prefer not to have a conventional shape or form in their artwork,” he said. “Others look at textures or the strokes in the paint, etc. And in some cases when a painting is being purchased for a public space, an abstract is preferred because it will bring ‘warmth’ to a space while keeping a ‘neutral’ feeling. Abstract art leaves more room for one’s imagination.”

 

“Pieces of 8”, Mixed Media on Yupo, “Honorable Mention” at 42nd Annual Members’ “Love Watercolor” Gold Coast Watercolor Society 2017, by Lois Perdue

 

Where to Buy Abstract Art: Directly from a Gallery?

One of the best ways to find an artist who works locally is at art galleries around the cities in which they live.

When buying from a gallery, they have done the leg work for you, vetting the artists they represent.

According to Linda, their gallery invests in local artists because it helps to support the local art and cultural communities.

“We also look for artists who stand out while always keeping trends and clients’ aesthetic desires in mind,” she said.

“Whether we are representing new or established talent, we do a great deal of research to determine if their art is marketable and a good investment. We look at their current following, pricing and level of interest in their work.”

Claudio added that they look for the most talented, accomplished artists. Heritage not only represents local artists, but their collection includes artists such as Turkey, Erte, Schluss and Treby, to name a few.  Buying from a gallery also provides services such as art restoration, framing and custom framing, according to Ian Jerrell, co-owner and head of the restorations and framing at Heritage.  “It’s not only how the framing and restoration are going to look, but the preservation of your artwork so its beauty continues to bring joy for many years.”

Or Do You Buy Directly from the Artist?

If you don’t go to a gallery, where will you find those artists whose work appeals to you?

You may find them at local art exhibits, libraries, festivals, museums and other venues.  I belong to more than half a dozen local art guilds and art societies in my area, and each of them hosts about half a dozen or more art exhibits each year at a variety of places that are free and open to the public.

Check your online local media’s weekend listings, library and museum listings, too. You will soon see the same artists appearing multiple times and you can begin tracking favorite ones on your way to buying/collecting.

Sometimes, the artists are at the venue and you can meet them in person to discuss their techniques, prices, etc.

Most of the time, they will have a business card or brochure near their artwork so you can reach them for further talks. Check out their websites and Instagram/Facebook profiles to see more of their collections.

“Blue Like Jazz” by Lois Perdue

Putting a Price on an Original Abstract Painting:

Whether you work with an art gallery or buy directly from the artist, it is best to set a budget first.

“A lot of factors go into the pricing of a work of art. When dealing with local artists, it is a one-on-one agreement between us and the artist,” Claudio said. “As for established and renowned artists’ originals and prints, we study the market and find out what their art is generally selling for on an international level and price accordingly,” he said.

Navigating the Cost: Sticker Shock! Crossing the Threshold Toward Buying

How do you approach an artist about the price of the work?

It is an emotional purchase. A lot of passion and hard work have gone into the artwork. Sometimes, it is difficult to put a price on an elusive emotion, but hopefully, there is a sticker attached!

The prospective buyer has to have confidence in the artist from whom they are making the purchase. The buyer can begin keeping detailed information about a favorite artist and his or her creative process; this information can most often be found on the artists’ websites along, with their resume and list of their other artistic activities.

Another confidence-builder before you go start collecting artwork is to ask for referrals from friends or associates who collect art, particularly from those who know the artists.

Does a local venue have any of the artist’s work on display? Are there any published articles about the artist and exhibits in which they have appeared?

For example, I let my clients know when and where I am going to be exhibiting on my Facebook page, Instagram and through emails — numerous times. I ask them to tell their friends and neighbors to come and see the exhibits.

I also talk about my unique techniques whenever I can, including the 10 to 15 layers of paint I use in each piece of artwork, the unusual tools I use to “paint” with, including shower squeegees and kitchen spatulas, and how and why I use certain paints.

Many of my abstract paintings begin on a plastic paper called Yupo that first has been given textural layerings to create dimension.

I apply thin washes of watercolor, many translucent glazes and then use vibrant acrylic paints, inks and nontraditional tools to create unique brush strokes and markings.

I focus on landscapes that I describe as “big, organic and intense,” reflecting my proximity to the ocean and experiences traveling worldwide.

My audience often is fascinated with the “how” and “why” and always want to hear my back story about how I wanted to paint since I was a child but didn’t pick up a paint brush (or squeeguee!) until nine years ago, when I retired!

 

 

“Time for a Cool Change” by Lois Perdue

Solving Clients’ Pay Concerns (Other Issues):

 

Clients may think that the artwork is “out of their budget” or the price too high. Remember that everyone deserves to have beauty every day in front of them!

To make it easier for some clients to buy art, some artists have credit card options or PayPal available rather taking cash or checks. Some artists will even make arrangements for credit card installment payments. Some artists lease their work on a monthly or other scheduled basis to make “beauty” more affordable in the home, workplace or on their yacht! Ask them if they have these arrangements.

And what if clients say your artwork will “clash” with their decor? Show them a similar piece with a different color palette, or offer to paint another (commissioned piece) with just the exact colors they request at the same price as the one they saw for sale at your venue. Remind them that your artwork will make the room “pop,” not the sofa!

And if a client can’t make up his or her mind, offer a gift certificate. They may not be able to select a painting or choose a color palette or whether it should be a canvas or framed painting.

By selling gift certificates in certain dollar amounts, recipients can redeem them for their preferences whenever they want. It is just smart business and oh-so-convenient!

Negotiating and/or Discounting for Art?

While these two words make most artists and gallery owners feel faint, some artists love the idea of negotiating.

I, personally, think that offering discounts devalues my work. I already have established a price based on my time, techniques, expertise, size of work, competition and uniqueness.

If I discount, then there is the notion that the price already was inflated; however, there are some artists who are ready and eager to negotiate, and you shouldn’t hesitate to inquire.

Give abstract art a look! While it is beautiful as well as mystifying, you always will find something speaking to you from within the painting if you seek it out.

This type of art should not be missed!

 

 

 

Lois Perdue is a nationally acclaimed abstract expressionist retired from communications. She is represented by Heritage Art Galleries.  Lois, who has Signature Membership in Gold Coast Watercolor Society,  has been recognized in national,  local and state juried art exhibits. She is also a member of Florida Watercolor Society, International Society for Experimental Artists, Weston and Plantation Art Guilds, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, Coral Springs Museum of Art,  ArtServe, National League of American Pen Women, Fort Lauderdale Branch, XII Voices, “Voices Speaking for Art”, an organization of professional artists and Plantation Chamber of Commerce.  In 2017 Lois completed Broward County’s Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute.  Lois teaches workshops to veterans and beginning artists who want to learn how to “start and “finish” Abstract paintings throughout South Florida upon request!

 

 

For more information about Lois Perdue’s abstract art: 

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Lois Perdue 

 

 

 

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Palm Beach County Quilters Guild Is Accepting Entries And Vendors For 2018 Quilt Show, October 12 & 13th

Palm Beach County Quilters Guild (PBCQG) presents “Quilts of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” at the 2018 Quilt Show on October 12 & 13th.  The event takes place at the South Florida Fairgrounds and will offer quilts for sale, a quilt exhibition, a boutique for quilters, vendors, door prizes, a small quilt silent auction, and an opportunity quilt.  Parking is free with admission.  The Rickie Report shares the details of how to enter your quilt and urges everyone from emerging quilters to experienced quilters, to enter!  If you don’t live nearby, shipping your quilt to enter the show is acceptable.  Fabric lovers, mark these dates on your calendars!  There will be cash awards!

 

 

 

Promoting the art of quilt-making since 1984

 

 

 

 

Palm Beach County Quilters Guild

Presents

“Quilts of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”

2018   Q U I L T      S H O W

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12TH

10:00 AM  – 5 :00 PM

&

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

South Florida Fairgrounds 

9067 Southern Blvd.    West Palm Beach, FL 33411

ENTER AT GATE 8

Two-Day Admission: $10.00 

FREE Parking

 

 

INCLUDES:

  • Door Prizes

  • Opportunity Quilt

  • Vendors

  • Small Quilt Silent Auction

  • Basket Raffle

  • Quilters Boutique

  • Quilts for Sale

 

2018 Opportunity Quilt, showing different modes of transportation

 

All Entries are Accepted Unless Otherwise Notified. 

Entries will not be accepted after the deadline of 9/15/2018.

Entries Received by mail must be postmarked by September 15, 2018.

The Guild reserves the right, for whatever reason, to accept or reject any entry.

No “Special handling” items will be accepted.

Any questions, contact: Patty Sullivan sun364flower@aol.com

ENTRY & DEADLINE:

All entry forms for quilts judged and exhibited must be sent to: Palm Beach County Quilters’ Guild, Attention:  Patty Sullivan, Registration Chair    P.O. Box 18276   West Palm Beach, FL 33416

Must be received by SEPTEMBER 15, 2018.

HAND DELIVERY & INTAKE DATE:  SATURDAY OCT 6 between 12 Noon & 3 PM in Building # 2 on the South Florida Fairgrounds. 

PBCQG reserves the right for whatever reason, to reject any submitted entry or to change its category if necessary. Entries received past the deadline will be rejected.

SHIPPING:

If unable to deliver your entry on October 6, you may ship it. Entries must arrive at the address listed below by midnight October 5, 2018

For confirmation of receipt of your entry, enclose an addressed stamped envelope with your entry.

Hot Air Balloon Quilt

PALM BEACH COUNTY QUILT GUILD SHOW OFFICIAL REGISTRATION FORM

PRINT OR TYPE LEGIBLY:

EXHIBITOR’S NAME: _________________________________________________

EXHIBITOR’S STREET ADDRESS: __________________________________________    CITY: ____________________________________ST______ZIP________

PHONE: ___________________    EMAIL: ___________________________

QUILT NAME: ___________________________________

PREDOMINANT COLOR: ___________________________________

SIZE: W_______L _______CATEGORY ________DESIGNER IF NOT ORIGINAL PATTERN ______________________________

MADE BY (LIST ALL CONTRIBUTORS IF GROUP OR 2-PERSON QUILT)

__________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________

IS QUILT FOR SALE?
 YES  Price: $____________ (NOTE: Price should include 20% for Guild)     NO

CHECK ONE BOX:   JUDGED : $15  MEMBER JUDGED $10 EXHIBIT ONLY : $8

PAYMENT : CHECK ONE BOX:    CASH    CHECK

VALUE OF QUILT:$ ____________    COPY OF APPRAISAL ATTACHED:

 

ARTIST’S STATEMENT: In 50 words or less, describe history, interesting facts, and/or inspiration:  (Attach separate sheet if necessary). Please print or write legibly!

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO : Palm Beach County Quilters’ Guild

MAIL REGISTRATION FORM TO:  PBCQG PO Box 18276   West Palm Beach, Florida 33416

EMAIL QUESTIONS – Patty Sullivan sun364flower@aol.com

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RECEIPT OF QUILT: To be filled in at Intake October 6, 2018

CONDITION OF QUILT AS RECEIVED:

OWNER’S INITIALS __________INTAKE INITIAL __________

 

DO NOT FILL IN:

CATEGORY:_______________

NUMBER ________________

QUILT NAME: _____________________

EXHIBITOR: ____________________

 

RECOMMENDED PACKAGING FOR SHIPMENT:

Place fabric bag into plastic bag and then in a sturdy reusable carton. Use strapping tape to close. Your entry will be returned in the same carton. If we are to ship the entry after the show, enclose a pre-addressed return label and check payable to PBCQG for return shipping and insurance. Place this information in an envelope inside the carton.

INSURANCE:

Insurance coverage will be provided while items are in the possession of the Guild. The maximum limit for insurance coverage is $300 for small quilts, and $600 for large quilts unless a copy of a certified appraisal of a higher value is presented with the registration form.

PICKUP AFTER SHOW CLOSING:  Saturday, OCTOBER 13

South Florida Fairground 9067 Southern Blvd.  W.P all beach, FL 33411

Items will not be released without the receipt.

Items not picked up will be returned by UPS at the entrant’s expense unless other arrangements are made in advance.

CATEGORIES

LP – Large pieced. Entirely pieced with the outside perimeter more than 120 inches

SP – Small pieced. Entirely pieced outside perimeter must be 120 inches or less

SA-Small .Applique Majority of quilt must be applique with the outside perimeter less than 120 inches.

LA – Large Applique.  Majority of quilt must be applique techniques.  Any Size from 120 inches to king size

MO- Modern. Quilt should embody principles of modern design with bold color, contrast, graphic areas of color, negative space etc.  May be a single maker, duo or group effort.

M I- Miniature. Any technique. Must be a miniaturization of a full quilt design, including binding. Width plus length must be no greater than 40 inches. No single blocks.

DL – Duet Large. A quilt that has two persons involved in its completion. Includes all techniques as well as quilting by a person other than the maker of the top. Must be greater than 280” in perimeter.

DS- DUET SMALL. A quilt made by two persons with perimeter between 96” and 280”.

A – Art.  Original design – any techniques, any size. Must be made of fabric, have three layers, and contain quilting. A quilt based on traditional patterns and designs should be entered in another category. No commercial patterns, kits, or copies of previous works.

E-EXHIBIT ONLY.  Whole cloth, crazy quilts, embroidery of all kinds (hand and machine) antique, all sizes. Exhibit only and appropriate for hanging.

No Kit Quilts, Tied Quilts, Yo-Yo, Cathedral Window, Home Dec (Pillows, Table Runners, etc.)

CATEGORIES

LP – Large pieced. Entirely pieced with the outside perimeter more than 120 inches

SP – Small pieced. Entirely pieced outside perimeter must be 120 inches or less

SA-Small .Applique Majority of quilt must be applique with the outside perimeter less than 120 inches.

LA – Large Applique.  Majority of quilt must be applique techniques.  Any Size from 120 inches to king size

MO- Modern. Quilt should embody principles of modern design with bold color, contrast, graphic areas of color, negative space etc.  May be a single maker, duo or group effort.

M I- Miniature. Any technique. Must be a miniaturization of a full quilt design, including binding. Width plus length must be no greater than 40 inches. No single blocks.

DL – Duet Large. A quilt that has two persons involved in its completion. Includes all techniques as well as quilting by a person other than the maker of the top. Must be greater than 280” in perimeter.

DS- DUET SMALL. A quilt made by two persons with perimeter between 96” and 280”.

A – Art.  Original design – any techniques, any size. Must be made of fabric, have three layers, and contain quilting. A quilt based on traditional patterns and designs should be entered in another category. No commercial patterns, kits, or copies of previous works.

E-EXHIBIT ONLY.  Whole cloth, crazy quilts, embroidery of all kinds (hand and machine) antique, all sizes. Exhibit only and appropriate for hanging.

No Kit Quilts, Tied Quilts, Yo-Yo, Cathedral Window, Home Dec (Pillows, Table Runners, etc.)

AWARDS:

Ribbons and cash awards of $75, $50, and $25 for First, Second and Third place in all categories. Each prize will be awarded at the judge’s discretion. Not all prizes in all categories may be awarded. Ribbons will be awarded for Honorable Mentions.

The Best of Show will receive $100.00.  Ribbons and $25 cash will be awarded for Best Hand Quilting, Best Machine Quilting, Judge’s Choice, and Viewers’ Choice.

RULES:

(1)   Any individual or group may enter. All persons involved in the construction or quilting must be listed on the entry form.

(2)  There is a limit of two entries per category per person or group for judged quilts. A separate entry form and photo is required for each entry. Form may be photocopied.  Entry fees: $15.00 for judging as a non-member, $10 for our Guild members and $8.00 for exhibit only.

(3)   A non-returnable color photograph of the item must accompany each entry form for purposes of identification and insurance.

(4)  Entries must remain on display for the duration of the show 4:00pm October 13, 2018

(5)  Each entry must have a label on the lower back right hand corner with the maker/owner’s name and address. The label must be covered with a removable piece of fabric for judging.

(6)  Each entry must have a four (4) inch wide sleeve stitched to the top of the quilt except miniatures which must have a two (2) inch wide sleeve. This sleeve must be attached on both top and bottom edges of the sleeve. Bed-sized quilts must have an additional sleeve, the top of which must be attached 85″ from the bottom edge of the quilt so that the quilt will not touch the floor. Sleeve must be attached in a way that it will not show when the quilt is hanging.

(7) Each entry must be enclosed in a separate fabric bag or pillowcase with the entrant’s name clearly written on the bag. No Plastic bags please.

(8)  Quilts must be clean and in excellent condition.

(9)   Quilt size (width and length) must be listed on entry form. Accurate measurements are a must.

(10)   All judged quilts must have been made within the last five years.

 

PREPARING YOUR QUILT CHECKLIST

1. Quilt Maker(s) : All persons involved in the construction or quilting must be listed on the entry form. Quilts constructed by two persons or more must be placed in the category DUET Person/persons involved in the construction of my quilt are listed on the form.

2. A non-returnable colored photograph of the item must accompany each entry form Photo attached

3. Entry fees can be made by check or cash
 Check # ________________ Cash _______________

4. Category : There is a limit of two entries per category per person or group for judged quilts. Refer to brochure for category definition
 Category for this quilt : _______________________________________

5. Label : Each quilt must have a label on the lower back right hand corner with the maker/owner’sname and address. Labels must be covered with a removable piece of fabric for judging

 Label Attached

 Label Covered with fabric
6. Sleeve : Each entry must have a four (4) inch wide sleeve stitched to the top of the quilt except miniatures which must have a two (2) inch wide sleeve. This sleeve must be attached on both top and bottom edges of the sleeve. Bed-size quilts must have an additional sleeve the top of which must be attached 85” from the bottom edge of the quit so that the quilt will not touch the floor. Sleeve must be attached in a way that it will not show when the quilt is hanging.

 Sleeve attached at top and bottom to back of quilt

 Bed size only : additional sleeve attached 85 inches from the bottom edge
7. Carrying bag for Entry : Each entry must be enclosed in a separate fabric bag or pillow case with entrant’s name clearly written on the bag. Be sure bag is big enough for the quilt

 Carrying bag of adequate size
 Name and Address of entrant on edge

8. Quilt Size : Length and width of each entry must be listed on the entry form. Accurate measurements are a must!

 Length and width are recorded on form

9. Age of Quilt

 This quilt was made within the last five years

10. Value of the Quilt must be stated on the form

 Value is stated

 Appraisal of quilt attached (if applicable)
11. Payment : payment can be made by check or cash. Indicate on each entry whether quilt is judged or for exhibit and the correct amount due for each individual entry

 Check the appropriate box : judged or exhibit
 Check the appropriate box : paying by cash or check

After the show ends, doors will be closed for ‘take-down.” This process usually takes about anhour to an hour and a half. Please be patient. You must present this receipt to receive your quilt.

 

Habitat For Humanity New Homeowner’s Quilt, A Gift from PBCQG

About the PBCQG:

Do you like to work on projectAprils in your own home? We have directions available for our Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County Welcome Home quilts, and for Project Linus quilts. We also have directions posted for a great name badge holder you can make for your name tag, the PBCQG logo patch, and pin. Or, you can sew interesting items for the Boutique committee as they dream up new items to offer in the Boutique at our Guild meetings or at our shows.

Do you prefer to work in a group? We gather after meetings several times a year for community outreach “sew-ins” where you can cut, press, sort, sew, bind, or quilt projects for veterans, Habitat for Humanity partner families, and other Palm Beach County community services. Additionally, many members gather in small groups around town to work together on community projects. See the list in each month’s newsletter.

Do you like to help children learn about quilt-making? We love helping children (and their parents) learn about and appreciate quilt-making. Our largest project is our Kids’ Corner throughout the seventeen days of the South Florida Fair each year. We have offered different activities over the last 30 years, but all of them involve a way for children – even the young ones – to make something related to quilt-making. Currently, the children use crayons to draw designs on light-colored fabric that we heat-set and make into small Project Linus quilts – often right there at the Fair. Children and parents often stop by later the same day to see the quilt that their block is in. These quilts are distributed to community-based organizations throughout Palm Beach County – many are carried on fire trucks and used to comfort children in crisis situations. The Fair lasts for seventeen days each January and we always need members (and their friends and family) to help with Kid’s Corner and with other tasks such as demonstrating hand-quilting, machine-quilting, and offering opportunities to win the special theme quilt available that year. Get free admission the day you work!

Sign up to work a shift of your choosing at any Fall Guild meeting or by contacting Nancy Ialacci or Donna Jesse. We especially need volunteers to work the evening shifts – that way, you can enjoy the Fair during the less-crowded daytime, have dinner, and then work the booth from 6-10 pm

Another way we help children learn about quilt-making is to conduct special programs, such as the quilt-making class at the Fair’s summer camp in Yesteryear Village. Children, 8-12 learn what life was like in “the old days” and they learn basic sewing and quilting skills.

Do you like to learn new skills? Most Guild meetings include a program, which teaches a quilt-making skill or concept. During the year, we have several workshops with talented local, regional, and national instructors on tradition, modern, and art quilt-making. See the newsletter for the latest information on programs and workshops.

Do you enjoy sharing your quilt-making knowledge with others? Let the Guild vice president or workshop chair know that you are interested in teaching a short program or a long workshop.

Would you like working with our wonderful library of quilt-making books and videos? You can help the library committee catalog new acquisitions, lend and receive the books and videos, or help members find ones related to their quilt-making interests.

Would you enjoy helping with our annual challenge, or the construction of our annual Fair and “opportunity” quilts? Contact the committee chairs and let them know.

How about assembling membership packets? Preparing Birthday Basket fat-quarters? Holding quilts up for display during Show and Tell? Just contact the committee chair – they would love, love, love your help!

And, there is always a lot to do before each meeting. If you find joining a new group a bit awkward, pitching in and working along side someone is an easy way to break the ice. Sign up to be the “Gate Greeter,” from 9:15 – 10 am, and provide wagons for members and guests to use for their heavy items. This way, you get to meet everyone coming into the meeting. Just sign up on the clip-board circulated during each meeting. Join us in the Bink Museum at 8:30 am any meeting day and help set up the tables and chairs and be part of the camaraderie that forms as we work together. Join Us!

For Quilt Show information, membership details, meetings and other events please visit:

PalmBeachQuilters.org

 

https://www.facebook.com/PBCQuiltersGuild/ 

 

 

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