Lighthouse ArtCenter Announces Plein Air Festival Events

Fifty world-class artists will compete at 3rd Annual Plein Air Festival held by Lighthouse ArtCenter March 10 -13th. They are coming to compete for $10,000 in prize money and to be a part of what is rapidly becoming one of the most prestigious Plein Air art events in the country. The art, painted on location, will be brought back to the gallery at Lighthouse ArtCenter. Each painter will have gallery space to exhibit and make their works available to the public.  There are opportunities starting now, to get involved through workshops and lectures.  On Thursday, February 18th, Violeta de la Serna will speak about ” Your Art Palette – How to Develop Your Collection While Your Discerning Tastes Grow”.  This 3rd Thursday and all events are open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

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373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta

(561)746-3101

www.lighthousearts.org

 

 

 

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Lighthouse ArtCenter 

 Announces

3rd Annual Plein Air Festival Events

March 10 -13th

Workshops and Lectures Pre- Festival

Thursday, February 18th

5:30 -7:30 pm

 

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Violeta de la Serna:

” Your Art Palette – How to Develop Your Collection While Your Discerning Tastes Grow”.

Free to Members, $10 Nonmembers

On the 3rd Thursday evening of each month, enjoy a wine and passed hors d’ oeuvres reception featuring fun, social activities, such as concerts, lectures, art demonstrations, live performances and gallery talks. It’s a perfect opportunity to broaden your knowledge of the arts and mingle with other art enthusiasts and Lighthouse ArtCenter members.   Sponsored by the Meyer Law Firm. 

 

Violeta tells The Rickie Report, “In a world where we can relate to food and wine, often times , more than we can relate to Art, we’ll discuss how to acquire new works as your taste develops. Our taste in Art changes with exposure and time…”

 

During this presentation, Violeta will address how developing your Art Palette will help you grow with your art investments. From where to view Art, how to look at it, how to relate and how to make better decisions in who or what to collect while staying in your comfort zone or, stepping outside of it in order to diversify your portfolio.

 

 

 

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Explosion of Color” by Carl Bretzke

 

 

 

Pre-Festival  Plein Air Workshops

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is thrilled to welcome internationally renowned artists. The members of the ArtCenter are continuing to grow as artists, and we are pleased to offer extraordinary opportunities to study exclusively with dynamic and prestigious instructors! Register online or call (561) 748-7014.

 

 

 

3rd Annual Plein Air Festival Events

March 10 -13th

 

 

 

The Plein Air Festival literally brings the art out to the people of South Florida. It documents disappearing and historic areas, and aspects of South Florida. As well as, capturing iconic locations and landscapes that don’t exists anywhere else in the world. All this, through the eyes and talents of world-class artists from around the world!  

 

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Art Patrons at Plein Air Festival, 2015

 

Daily “Reception and Art Sale”

The artists will paint in various locations on March 10-12 and bring their art back each day to the Lighthouse ArtCenter at 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta (561)746-3101.

The art is available for viewing and for purchase from 5:30-7:30pm

 

 

 

This year’s judge will be the renowned artist Jim McVicker. His talents were recently recognized as the $15,000 Grand Prize Winner of the 4th Annual PleinAir Salon.    JimMcVicker.com

 

 

 

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“Suni Sands Home” by Ted Matz

​A Message From the Ted Matz,

3rd Annual Plein Air Festival Chairman

“Contemporary plein air painters are recording the past and the present for the future to see.  It is such an honor to be the Chairman of the 3rd Annual Plein Air Festival at the Lighthouse Art Center. I am proud to present the 50 nationally and internationally recognized artists that will be participating in the Plein Air Festival. The quality of the work that these artists represent is absolutely amazing and will totally astound the attending viewers. The artists represent a wide range of painting styles in oils, watercolor and pastels. You will not want to miss this interactive event that allows you to view the artists in action out in the field as they paint. You will also not want to miss out on this opportunity to purchase their high quality art.”

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2016 Schedule:

 

 

Wednesday, March 9

• Private Reception for Juried Artists, Hosts, Sponsors, Patrons and Board of Directors
Lighthouse ArtCenter, 5 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 10

• Festival PaintOut with Juried Artists* Multiple Locations
• Meet the Festival Artists Reception*
Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 11

• Festival PaintOut with Juried Artists* Multiple Locations
• Reception and Art Sale, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.* Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum

Saturday, March 12

• Festival PaintOut with Juried Artists* Multiple Locations

• Kids’ Paint Out and Awards* School of Art

• Patron, Sponsor and Collectors’ Cocktail Reception (Ticketed event)

ArtCenter Museum, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

 Sunday, March 13

• Quick Draw Painting Competition at DuBois Park*
9 a.m. to noon.

Registration required for artists.

• Wet-Painting Sales and Award Presentation*

Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, 4 to 6 p.m.

*Open to the public

All photos are courtesy Lighthouse ArtCenter

 

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Plein Air Artist at Society Of Four Arts, 2015

 

 

 

 

2016 Participating Artists

Natalia Andreeva
Carl Bretzke
Thomas Buchs
Michele Byrne
John Caggiano
Dee Beard Dean
Ken DeWaard
Charles Dickinson
Katie Dobson Cundiff
Fran Ellisor
Kevin Feary
Francesco Fontana
Michelle D. Held
Scott Hiestand
Karen Ann Hitt
Kathleen Hudson
Neal Hughes
Shelby Keefe
Monique Lazard
Gretha Lindwood
Gregory Little
Susan Lynn
Jeffrey Markowsky
Spencer Meagher
Dan Mondloch
Kathie Odom
Joseph Palmerio
Ralph Papa
Randy Pitts
Jason Prigge
Devin Roberts
Lawrence Rudolech
Jason Sacran
Morgan Samuel Price
Manon Sander
Patrick Saunders
David Savellano
Robert J. Simone
Mary O. Smith
Richard Sneary
R. Gregory Summers
Melanie Thompson
Lorrie Turner
George Van Hook
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Cory Wright
Stephen Wysocki
Vladislav Yeliseyev
Dennis Young
Luis Zaldivar

 For complete details and more information please visit:  

www.pleinairlac.org

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Whitespace Collect At Art Wynwood In Miami Plus Art Adventure To Tuscany

Join Whitespace in Miami at Art Wynwood!  Presidents Day Weekend, February 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 will be filled with a full array of hand made jewelry, wearable art pieces and more from Col-léct at the Art Wynwood Pavilion.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus sneak peeks and more information about Elayne Mordes’ newest Art Adventure to Tuscany!

 

WHITESPACE    COLLECTION

 

 

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For more information:

 

561.842.4131

info@whitespacecollection.com

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

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561-537-0291

 

Experience Miami Beach With A Special Docent Led Tour From Mandel JCC

The Mandel JCC of Palm Beach Gardens invites you to spend the day exploring the Jewish heritage of Miami Beach on Monday, March 9th.  This bus trip is open to non-members and members.  The morning begins with a walking tour highlighting the Jewish history as well as the Art Deco style of the area. Included is a visit to the Jewish Museum of Florida. The Museum’s mission is to “collect, preserve and interpret the material evidence of the Florida Jewish experience from when Jews were first allowed to settle in 1763 and up to the present and to interpret this history in the context of the American Jewish experience.”  The Rickie Report shares the details and suggests you register early!

 

 

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5221 Hood Rd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

 

 

 

 

Bus Trip:

The Jewish Experience in Miami Beach

 

 

 Wednesday, March 9th

Two Departure Spots:

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens:

  8:00am Departure/ 5:30pm

 

Boynton Beach:

8:45 am – 4:45 pm

 

 

$64/Member; $74/Guest

 

 

Make Your Reservations Now!

www.jcconline.com

 561-712-5232

 

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Jewish Museum of Florida

 

 

 

The Jewish Museum’s Core Exhibit “MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida,” opened in the fall of 1996, and while it’s continuously updated, the main features of the exhibit include: a Time Line Wall of Jewish history, a film about the history of Jews in Florida and a Research Center that grows daily. According to its website, it is the “only museum dedicated to telling the story of 250 years of Florida Jewish life, history, arts and culture as well as the generic immigration experience of everyone’s family.”

 

 

 

In order to provide a more personalized experience, the tour will be split into two smaller groups. While one group is inside exploring the museum with a docent, the other group will be outside taking a narrated walking tour with a guide. Both groups will then meet for lunch at the museum, then the morning inside group will tour outside and the morning outside group will explore the museum.  The cost for this trip includes lunch, admission to the museum and tours.

 

 

For more information on the Mandel JCC or this day tour visit our website at www.jcconline.com. Feel free to contact us at 561-712-5232.

 

 

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561-537-0291

Creative Arts School At Old School Square In Delray Beach Announces February Workshops

Each year the Creative Arts School at Old School Square presents a variety of workshops led by resident and visiting artists. Learn more about Plein Air painting with Ralph Papa, Plein Air Figure Painting with Eli Cedrone, Building an abstract Series with Brenda Hope Zappitell, Abstract Workshop with Sally Cooper, or Creativity and Style for Artists with Ralph Papa.  The Rickie Report shares the details about these One-Day and Two-Day Workshops and urges you to sign up , as spaces are limited!

 

 

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51 N. Swinton Avenue        Delray Beach, FL 33444
Http://OldSchoolSquare.org
561.243.7922

 

 

 

The Creative Arts School

at Old School Square

Presents February Workshops

Workshops meet at the Creative Arts School, located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre building at Old School Square.

 

 

Plein Air Painting with Ralph Papa

Friday, February 5th

9:00 am to 3:30 pm

 

 

 

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“Riverbed” by Ralph Papa

 

This one-day workshop, part of the Resident Artist Workshop Series, is for artists at all levels who wish to improve their ability to sketch and paint outdoors. This one-day workshop includes instructor demonstrations, scene selection criteria, tools of the trade, setup, composition, perspective, color selection and mixing followed by a critique and Q&A session. Fee is $165.

 

 

 

Figure Painting En Plein Air with Eli Cedrone

Friday and Saturday, February 12 & 13

9:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

 

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“En Plein Air Figures” by Eli Cedrone

 

 

This workshop is part of the Visiting Artist Workshop Series for professional and serious amateur artists. Learn the fundamentals of painting from the live model in an outdoor setting. We’ll be working with well-lit models in quick poses, moving to longer poses as the class progresses. Topics include outdoor lighting conditions (direct, ambient and reflected light), how sunlight affects color, seeing color and value as a unit, and developing the ability to paint quickly and accurately. Fee is $375.

 

 

 

 

Building an abstract Series with Brenda Hope Zappitell

Tuesday-Thursday, February 23 – 25

9:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

 

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Abstract by Brenda Hope Zappitell

 

 

This intensive workshop is part of the Visiting Artist Workshop Series for professional and serious amateur artists and focuses on creating a series by learning how to paint three or more paintings a day, using acrylic paint. Topics also include color theory, composition and suggestions for creating your own “painting process.” There will be daily meditation and painting demonstrations. Fee is $540.

 

 

 

Creativity and Style for Artists with Ralph Papa

Friday, February 26th

 9 am to 3:30 pm

 

 

 

 

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This one day workshop, part of the Resident Artist Workshop Series, is for intermediate and advanced artists. Take your artwork to the next level! Included will be methods of constructive critiquing, demonstrations and exercises to show how your work can improve. Fee is $165.

 

 

 

 

Abstract Workshop with Sally Cooper

Saturday, February 27th

 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

 

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Abstract by Sally Cooper

 

 

This workshop is part of the Resident Artist Workshop Series. Jump start your creativity and push your painting experience to new levels in this energized, intensive workshop where emphasis is on an intuitive, fearless approach, experimentation and individual creativity. Fee is $185.

 

About The Faculty:

 

 

ELI CEDRONE began her career in Bermuda at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising. She teaches workshops nationally and in Bermuda, California and Italy. She has always been influenced by the power of images to express ideas and emotions and believes painting is a process of discovery and decision making where disparate elements pull together until the image is clearly expressed. She works primarily in oils and is drawn to the human form, where figures exist both in representational and painterly worlds. She describes her style as Contemporary Impressionism.

 

 

 

SALLY COOPER has been painting all her life and began actively pursuing her creative talents in the late eighties.  In 1990 she was awarded an annual Art Award from Broward Community College.  In the mid 90’s she moved from detailed representational work and began to seek the abstract.  By 2000 image reference was left behind and her style evolved into explosions of color, markings and movement.  Her work has been included in numerous regional and national competitive exhibitions receiving awards in most.  She is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society.  In 2005 her painting “Life Force II” received Honorable Mention in Watercolor Magic Magazine’s national competition.

 

 

 

RALPH PAPA teaches drawing and painting at his Delray studio and at the Creative Arts School. He is a member of the Garrison Art Center, the Delray Art League, Past President of the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum and co-founder of Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach. His paintings range from studio works composed of real and imagined themes to figurative, portraits and plein air paintings. His works are in public and private collections in the U.S. and Canada.

 

 

 

BRENDA HOPE ZAPPITELL creates abstract expressionist works born out of intuition and serendipitously influenced by nature and life experiences. Her work is in both private and public collections and she is represented in galleries all over the U.S. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions in NYC, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, and New Orleans as well as in other locations. Zappitell is a contributing writer for Professional Artist Magazine and writes an ongoing blog for their website. She has taught many workshops to artists from all over the country.

 

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Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach. Celebrating 25 years as the community’s gathering place, the historic campus includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The Creative Arts School (located on the second floor of the Crest Theatre) offers art, photography, writing and performance classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events.

 

For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

 

 

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Amy Broderick Is Featured At Armory Art Salon And Offers Separate Critique Session

There are two special opportunities to spend time with Amy Broderick at the Armory Art Center in the next week. She’ll be critiquing artists work at the EVENING CRITIQUE SEMINAR this Wednesday from 6- 8, as well as talking at the next ART SALON on Tuesday, February 2nd.  Armory Art Salons offer stimulating conversations with other artists and meetings to discuss, display, and share the work of the participants and/or invited guests. All salons are $10 payable at the door and meet in the Armory Library.  On Tuesday, February 2nd, Amy Broderick will focus on “Real Idea Development: Failure, Resilience, Serendipity, and Success”. The Rickie Report shares more details about this international acclaimed artist. We applaud Art Salon facilitator, Elle Schorr, and urge you to attend this learning/networking opportunity.

 

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

Armory Art Center Presents

AMY BRODERICK:

 

Wednesday,  January 27th,  6-8 pm

 

 

 

 ART CRITIQUE SEMINAR:

Information and Register For ART CRITIQUE

 

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ART SALON:

AMY BRODERICK:

 

Real Idea Development:

Failure, Resilience, Serendipity, and Success

 

 

 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

 

There’s a $10 fee to attend. Pay at the door.

Please share this announcement with friends. If you’d like to bring some snacks or drinks to share, that would be much appreciated.

 

 

 

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Artwork by Amy Broderick

 

 

 

Amy Broderick’s creative practice encompasses studio production, art writing, excellence in teaching, and academic leadership. She uses the processes of drawing and paper construction to explore the methods we humans use to locate ourselves relative to our physical and information environments. Amy teaches her students to do what all scholars (and responsible citizens) do: engage passionately with the world and with their field; devour new knowledge, influences, and inspiration; integrate and own all of these, weaving them into their scholarly selves; and then articulate their knowledge, passions, and questions through sincere, honest, researched, and elegant original works.

 

Amy earned her BA in Studio Art at the College of William and Mary, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her MFA in Painting at the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she studied with Grace Hartigan. In 2000, Amy joined the faculty at Florida Atlantic University as Assistant Professor of Art in the Wilkes Honors College. She was the first fine artist on the new college’s faculty.

 

 

Over the course of four years, Amy developed and implemented a fine arts curriculum and concentration within the Honors College’s interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum. She was then invited to lead the redevelopment of the foundations curriculum in FAU’s School of the Arts, where she earned tenure and now serves as Associate Professor of Drawing and Painting and Foundations Program Coordinator.

 

Amy has won numerous awards for teaching and scholarly activity, including the Award for Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching (FAU), Master Teacher Award (FAU), Honors Faculty Fellowship (FAU), Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, and South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists. She was recently awarded an Emerging Arts Administrator Fellowship by the National Council of Arts Administrators (NCAA).

 

 

Amy has exhibited extensively at venues that include Miami Art Museum, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt University, School 33 in Baltimore, and Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. She has also published scholarly articles and exhibition reviews in SECAC Review, FATE in Review, and the Palm Beach ArtsPaper.

 

 

Amy serves on the Board of Directors of the Southeast College Art Conference as the board’s Florida representative. She also serves on the Alumni Council of the Maryland Institute College of Art, and she represents Miami and Palm Beach on the council’s Regional Initiatives Committee. Amy lives in Jupiter, Florida with her husband, Mark, and their sons.

 

Amy Broderick’s Web Site www.amybroderick.com/

 

Please visit www.armoryart.org for more information about classes, workshops, lectures and exhibits.

 

 

 

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Whitespace Art Adventures Announces New Destinations In Tuscany

Elayne Mordes, of Whitespace Collection and Art Adventures announces “Tuscany Art Travels”.  Experience Milan, Florence, Verona and the wine region, Valpolicella seeing private art collections, experiencing Museums with docent led tours and so much more!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make your reservations, as these trips sell out quickly!

 

 

 

 

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For more information please contact:

The Mordes Collection

2805 N. Australian Avenue

West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

T: 561.842.4131 F: 561.842.4132
E: info@whitespacecollection.com
W: whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Stop By Eissey Campus Theater Lobby To See Manon Sander’s SOLO Exhibit

Manon Sander‘s SOLO Exhibit at the Eissey Campus Theater Lobby Gallery opens today.  While theater-goers will have an opportunity to see her work, The Rickie Report reminds you that her Exhibit is Open to the Public and Free, Monday through Friday from 10 am – 5pm!    In addition, everyone is welcome to the Opening Reception on Wednesday, January 27th from 5 – 7 pm. Manon’s Exhibit will be a mix of plein air and studio work, with an array of subject matter, but everything is tied together by what her paintings are all about: “Capturing the light and the feeling a scene or a still-life evokes”.  We share some sneak peeks and all of the details about this Exhibit and other venues where you can see Manon’s artwork.

 

 

 

 

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SOLO EXHIBIT

 

 

 

 

Opening Public Reception:

 

Wednesday, January 27 from 5 -7 pm

 

 

Palm Beach State College

Eissey Campus Theater Lobby Gallery

11051 Campus Drive (off PGA Blvd., behind the library)
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Exhibit Runs:  January 21 – February 29, 2016

The Lobby Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 10am – 5pm and at all performances.

Admission is free.

 

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“Right Turn” by Manon Sander

 

 

 

Born in West Berlin, Germany, Manon grew up in Berlin and Bavaria. Being exposed to the best of both worlds led to Manon’s appreciation for a metropolitan city’s cultural riches but also to her intimate connection to the outdoors of beautiful Bavaria with its lakes, mountains and quaint little villages. Her childhood days were mostly spent either drawing and painting or roaming around outside. Parents who would frequently point out the importance of never to lose one’s sense of wonder in regards to nature’s beauty planted the seed in Manon to pay attention to details of her surroundings, making it easy for her to find inspiration where ever she goes. Creating art to this day never feels like a pastime but like a necessity.

 

 

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“Aiming for Birdie” by Manon Sander

 

 

After moving with her husband to Chicago, Manon pursued her love of painting by painting murals which are represented in numerous private homes and stores in Illinois, Michigan, Florida and California. Getting introduced to the work of well- known Californian impressionist painters as well as moving to the San Francisco area in 2006 were the igniting sparks to plunge herself into plein air and studio painting in oil. Living in Marin County provided a unique opportunity to study with the best and to finally combine Manon’s love of the outdoors with the portability of oil paints to create on the spot. Oils became quickly her favorite medium, allowing her to have an ongoing conversation with her subject. Under the watch of distinguished and renowned artists, Manon studied how to make a painting that combines rich texture and vivid color while capturing the expression of her subject and the impression it left on her.

 

 

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“Squawk Squad” by Manon Sander

 

 

 

In 2010 painting Marin’s vast variety of water, hills, incredible flora and fauna, unique structures and last but not least that almost palpable golden Californian light was replaced by all that sunny, buggy, and wonderful Florida has to offer. Manon and her family moved to Palm Beach County, where she dipped right into painting the trademarks of a tropical setting which proves to provide her with a never-ending stream of inspiration and an almost magnetic attraction to the ocean and its surroundings.

 

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Paint Out at Highland Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manon using her skis as the easel

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to painting en plein air, Manon often picks random objects like items found in a tool box or Oreo cookies and a glass of milk for a still life set-up. To Manon it doesn’t matter so much what she paints, since she is mostly interested in the effect the light has on an object. Capturing the light is what drives Manon to make a painting.

 

 

 

 

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“Comfort Zone” by Manon Sander

 

 

Manon puts down her impressions in thick juicy oil paint, applied with gusto and bold brushstrokes: the sunlight that creates lavender shadows on the white clothing of people walking by the water’s edge deep in conversation; surfers and paddle boarders catching an aquamarine wave; boats at rest and on a journey; sea creatures and birds that call Florida their home, are among the countless things that get her so excited that she can’t wait to get out her paints and easel to capture them on canvas. It is happiness and love of life Manon aims to share with the viewer in paintings that reflect the color, light and joy that she is surrounded by and is ever so grateful for.

 

 

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“Lifesaver” by Manon Sander

 

 

 

 

 

Manon is very active in the “plein air scene” and has been juried into the 3rd annual Plein Air Festival at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta from March 9-13 which attracts top national talent and is not to be missed!  She will also participate in “Plein Fun”, a painting competition in Delray Beach February 20th, and the Winter Park “Paint Out” by the Albin Polasek Museum from April 24-30.

 

You can also see Manon’s Artwork at:

 

  • ArtPalmBeach2016 in the ArtSynergy booth from January 21-24, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach.

  • “Wild Florida” at the Cornell Museum in Delray Beach from January 14 – April 17.

  • “Nostalgic Delray” at the Delray Beach Historical Society

  • “Floral Fusion 2016” at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, January 15th to February 28 .

  • Manon has four paintings in Jim Snyder’s new book: “James D. Snyder: A Trip Down the Loxahatchee”, focusing on the river’s history and beauty in paintings and photographs. Pharos Books, 2015. p. 12, 16, 96, 97

 

Manon tells The Rickie Report,”Painting is my way to bring attention to the beauty found everywhere in our immediate surroundings, seen by those who are willing to slow down and look.  I find inspiration for my next painting not necessarily in an object considered beautiful in the conventional sense since my desire to paint is mostly ignited by watching the light hitting an object a certain way. Illuminating something in all its brilliance while creating wonderful colors and designs in the shadows, light has the power to elevate an object from the mundane to the exquisite. How light influences color has been a source of endless fascination for me. Expressing my joie de vivre through loose brushstrokes in combination with a well thought-through design and a vibrant color choice translates into a painting that resonates not only with me as artist but also with the viewer, offering him a view of things that might otherwise have gone unnoticed”.

 

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“Tall Stack” by Manon Sander

 

 

Manon’s paintings continue to be exhibited in numerous juried exhibitions in California and Florida, have won awards and are in private collections on three continents. She teaches oil painting through the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, FL. She is a member of Oil Painters of America, North County Art Association and Artists’ Guild of Lighthouse ArtCenter.

For more information about Manon Sander’s artwork, classes, workshops:

 

 

The Village Art Studios
Gallery Square North   
377 Tequesta Dr.   Tequesta, FL 33469

Or Call   415-606-7685

email:  manondesigns@comcast.net

website: www.ManonSander.com
www.facebook.com/ManonSanderArt, twitter ManonSanderArt

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

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Don’t Miss A Minute Of ArtSynergy Events In Conjunction With ArtPalmBeach2016

The Palm Beaches will be vibrating with art when ArtPalmBeach returns on January 20, 2016 to celebrate its 19th year at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The fair will feature 85 international exhibitors, installation projects, art video labs, and SCULPT Palm Beach featuring a major large scale public art sculpture on the Palm Beach County Convention Center entrance plaza.  Art Synergy in collaboration with ArtPalmBeach will produce more than 65 exhibitions, January 15 – 30th throughout the nine Palm Beach County Art Districts during Art Palm Beach week. The nine art districts are: Antique Row, Artists Alley Delray, Boynton Beach Art District, Lake Park and North Palm Beach Art District, Lake Worth Arts, Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, and Worth Avenue.  The Rickie Report shares Highlights

 

 

 

 

 

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Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery: ArtSynergy presents ‘Mixing It Up’ at Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery All Media Group Exhibition. Reception on Friday, January 22nd (6pm to 8:30pm) – $10 Entry Donation. Sponsored by Civil Society Brewing and the West Palm Beach CRA. In conjunction with ArtSynergy, ArtPalmBeach and the Northwood ArtX ArtWalks. Featured Artists Include: Julie Silk Beaumont, Steve Brouse, Anthony Burks Sr., Robert Catapano, M.C. Desorcy, Ren Dittfield, David Hayes, Greg Matthews, Craig McInnis, Henriett Michel, John Rachell, Barry Seidman…
Exhibition runs from January 5th to January 30th and is Free during regular Gallery Hours – Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm.

 

 

Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery will be presenting “Wet Foot / Dry Foot : 4 Cubans Conditions and Contributions.” Opening Reception January 15, 2016 | 6-9 PM. Continues through ArtWeek2016 in collaboration with Art Synergy and ArtPalmBeach.

 

 

 

The Urban Arts Lofts presents “Art Junction” on Saturday, January 23rd. The artists at the Urban Arts Lofts (UAL) invite you to an evening of sculpture, metalworking, photography, ceramics & custom built wood workings. The Lofts will feature several nationally known artists.For more information log onto: www.lakewortharts.com Studios open at noon. Special reception from 6-9 pm.Free Event!

 

 

 

ActivistArtistA Gallery presents “Snapshots! The Artist Gaze, opening reception January 28, 2016 6-10 PM.

 

 

 

Back Alley Art Festival The Lake Park Art District In conjunction with Art Palm Beach and ART Synergy we will be hosting The Back Alley Art Festival (Hopefully first annual)! Live painting and murals all night long.  Much more info coming so please stay tuned.  Food from Diner Dogs Inc. & Woodys Burgers Florida.

 

 

 

CONTINUUM is a pop-up art exhibition by Art Synergy in the Arts & Entertainment District in downtown West Palm Beach that takes place during ArtPalmBeach Week. Jan. 21 to Jan. 30 at 522 Clematis Street.

 

 

 

The Armory Center will be featuring three exhibitions during Art Palm Beach Week “The Women of Vision”, Rising Waters: an exhibition of recent works by Mags Harries and River: an installation by Mags Harries and Lajos Heder. “The Women of Vision” will feature sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics and mixed media. Rising Waters is an exhibition by Boston based artist Mag Harries it is an ironic and poignant commentary on the dilemma of “Rising Waters”-our inability to grasp it on an individual level and our societal refusal to deal with the effects of global warming already so evident in South Florida. River, the installation by Boston based artists Mags Harries and Lajos Heder of water, light, and shadow creates an apparition of a river from one bucket of water. January 16- February 12, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts will be featuring a glass blowing demonstration with contemporary glass artist Laura Donefer. Donefer has been a driving force in the Canadian glass movement for 18 years, she has curated many exhibits to show Canadian work including a major one in Tucson, Arizona entitled “North of the Border”.  Partners in this venture are McMow Art Glass and Habatat Galleries.  Artists will be selling their hand made fine crafts from 2 – 9 pm.

 

 

 

Bold Beauty Project, ArtPalmBeach has partnered with the Bold Beauty Project and famed photographer Robert Zuckerman to bring the Bold Beauty Project photography exhibit to Art Palm Beach 2016. This innovative visual arts event showcases women who dare to expose their disabilities. The models boldly face the photographer’s lens, and through the process, they uncover their beauty, sensuality and strength to break the molds of conventional beauty.

 

 

 

FOTOfusion at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre is the International Festival of Photography and Digital Imaging. In its 21st year it will feature Portfolio Reviews by 100 Experts, Mini FOTOshoots, seminars & panel discussions, hands-on computer labs, multimedia presentations, photography & digital art exhibitions, book signings & gallery walks and fuse and schmooze parties. Jan.19- Jan. 23.

 

 

 

Whitespace Collection: Collectors Breakfast featuring artist Rita Montlack and her exhibition “XXL Photographs; A Historical Survey of Contemporary Photography”. This private collection art exhibition space will be open to the public for the annual Art Palm Beach Collectors Breakfast and viewing of this private collection and featured exhibition January 24, Breakfast- 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, collection will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Whitespace will also have a booth at ArtPalmbeach in the Convention Center.

 

 

 

Norton Museum of Art will be exhibiting Vincent van Gogh’s “The Poplars at Saint-Rémy , the piece was painted in the same community, and in the same year, as The Starry Night, during a period when van Gogh was hospitalized. Additionally, the Norton will be exhibiting the “Portrait of Mademoiselle Hortense Valpinçon”, which has been rarely – if ever – been exhibited in the southeast United States.

 

 

 

Society of the Four Arts Exhibition on Screen: “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” Hailed as the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history, you can now catch “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” at the Four Arts”, featuring exclusive new footage from The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Acclaimed British actor Simon Russell Beale brings insight and emotion to the words of Henri Matisse himself, while actor Rupert Young (Merlin) narrates. Saturday, January 23, 2016 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the Society of the Four Arts.

 

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art presents Dames: Portraits by Norman Sunshine. During a period of convalescence when he could not paint as he once was able to do, Sunshine delved into the digital world of art making and searched for subjects of style and substance. In doing so he was taken with notable women; their poise, their composure, and their self-assurance. Among those who have posed for him are art patron Agnes Gund, philanthropist Nancy Kissinger, and Anne Sutherland Fuchs, former publisher of Vogue, Woman’s Day, and Elle.

 

 

 

The Lighthouse ArtCenter: “The Manoogian Collection: Two Centuries of American Art”. Considered to be one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. This landmark exhibition includes 19th and 20th-century American paintings. Dr. Anne Palumbo lecture, “The Statue of Liberty as an American Icon” Thursday, January 21, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

For more information please visit: www.artsynergypbc.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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

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

 

 

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You Are Invited!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

2 -9 pm

FREE   ART   EVENTS

 

 

 

Meet the Artists:

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

 

 

Laura Donefer Glass-blowing Demo

4 – 6pm

 

 

ArtSynergy2016 Awards Ceremony

8 pm

 

 

1105 2nd Avenue South

Lake Worth, Florida 33460

561.508.7315 | aholmes@benzaitencenter.org

 

 

 

Award Recipients:

 

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

 

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Laura Donefer Creating

 

 

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

 

 

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Laura Donefer’s “Phoenix”

 

 

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

 

 

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“Grande Basket” by Laura Donefer

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

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Glass artist, Laura Donefer

 

 

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

 

 

 

For more information about

Art Synergy 2016 please visit:

 

 

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

For more information about McMow Art Glass:

www.mcmow.com

For more information about Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts:

www.benzaitencenter.org

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Whitespace Features Special Exhibit At ArtPalmBeach 2016 And Annual Brunch

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection, invites you to Col-léct at ArtPalmBeach 2016 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center! Beginning January 20th through January 24th, meet international jewelry artists, Jennifer Merchant (USA), Petra Meiren (Germany) and Annemieke Broenink (Netherlands). In addition, make your reservation for Whitespace’s Annual ArtPalmBeach Brunch which takes place at Whitespace! The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. See you there!

 

 

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For more information please contact:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291