Patricia Maguire, the Artist Behind The Scene of 2014′s “Savor the Avenue”

Patricia Maguire’s painting was chosen by the Delray Downtown Development Authority as the official poster for 2014 “Savor The Avenue” celebration on March 27th.  The goal of Savor the Avenue is to showcase Downtown Delray Beach’s diverse collection of restaurants in a fun and unique way – one of the nation’s longest dining tables on one street!  All proceeds from the sale of Patricia’s poster and the original painting will go toward building the Delray Beach Pavilion.  The Rickie Report is pleased to introduce you to Patricia’s colorful and insightful work!  

 

 

Meeting Patricia Maguire

 

"Delray Image" by Patricia Maguire

“Delray Image” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

Patricia Maguire has been painting in Palm Beach county for 30 years.  ”Delray Image” captures the essence of Delray Beach’s “Savor The Avenue” celebrations with vibrant colors.  All proceeds from the sale of her posters and the original painting will go toward the building of the Delray Beach Pavilion which is part of the beach beautification effort.  For more information about Savor the Avenue please contact The Downtown Development Authority at 561-243-1077.

 

 

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“Grace” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

Patricia was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  She tells The Rickie Report, “ I consider myself fortunate to have learned about art from some very good teachers, beginning with the classical masters at museums and galleries in Buenos Aires as a child. Later, while living in Rio de Janeiro and Caracas, I was exposed to modern and vibrant art everywhere I turned”. 

 

"Amor Loco" by Patricia Maguire

“Amor Loco” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

We can see that Patricia has the ability to capture not only the natural beauty of a scene, but also its emotion. Her formal art education began at Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY) where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Studio Art and continued with some Master level classes at Syracuse University. She also holds an MBA from FAU.

 

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Patricia Maguire, plein air painting at Jupiter Lighthouse

“South Florida has been my home now for over 30 years. I am the recipient of numerous awards for my oil, acrylic and enamel paintings and my work has been exhibited at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Coral Springs Museum of Art, The Cornell Museum in Delray Beach  and other art venues throughout South Florida. My paintings hang in galleries in Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale , New York, Cleveland, as well as in private and corporate collections in Brazil, Venezuela, Canada and throughout the USA”, she tells us.

 

"Evening Stroll" by Patricia Maguire

“Evening Stroll” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

Patricia’s paintings reflect her passion to capture light and shadows.  She teaches at the Delray Beach Center For The Arts and is a Signature Member of the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Delray Art League, the Women In The Visual Arts (WITVA), The American Society of Impressionist Painters. Patricia is also the founder of the Florida ‘Scape Artists.  Beyond the beauty of South Florida, she sketches and takes photographs for later reference wherever she travels. 

 

"View From Chair 17" by Patricia Maguire

“View From Chair 17″ by Patricia Maguire

 

Patricia’s recent exhibition highlights include: Art Expo New York 2013, Red Dot Miami 2012 and The Boca Raton Museum of Art Artists’ Guild Biennial Show 2011.  When not on location, she paints out of her studio in Delray Beach.

 

"A Bridge in Florence"

“A Bridge in Florence” by Patricia Maguire

 

Patricia Maguire’s artwork has been included in numerous Publications, including:  Explore Palm Beach (Issue 1, 2013, Cover Photo),  Travel Host Magazine ( Spring 2013, page 32, Full page article),  Our Art, 2013 – Boca Raton Museum of Art (ISBN 978-1-4675-5749-8  page 50),  The Artist Showcase (Winter 2012, page 98, Full page article),  The Artist Showcase ( Fall 2012, pages 64-65 ),  Florida ‘Scape Artists  - A Collection Of  Plein Air Paintings (2011),  Art & Culture Magazine (Spring 2011 “Boca Bacchanal Art Competition Winner”, page 73),  Atlantic Ave Magazine (June 2011 “First Avenue Studio – Work In Progress”  page 90),  www.atlanticavemagazine.com and  A World Of Artists – Michael Joseph Publishing – 2010, page 99.

 

"Morning Breeze" by Patricia Maguire

“Morning Breeze” by Patricia Maguire

 

 

For more information about Patricia Maguire’s paintings or classes  please call 561-716-5686.  Please visit  www.patimaguire.com     or   www.facebook.com/patimaguirespaintings   or Fineartamerica.com/profiles/Patricia-Maguire.html

 

 

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561-537-0291

 

Artists’ Guild of Boca Museum of Art Exhibits with Boca Raton High School Students

 The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art in partnership with Boca Raton Community High School is providing students the opportunity to exhibit their artistic creations along with local professional artists at the Boca Raton High School 2014 Spring Exhibition.  The Rickie Report celebrates the 10th Anniversary of this collaboration and hopes you stop by to see the exhibit!

 

 

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The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art

and

Boca Raton Community High School Students

Collaborative Juried Art Exhibit 

Boca Raton Community High School main office on Monday through Friday after 2:30 PM.

BRCHS is located at 1501 NW 15th Court, Boca Raton

Exhibition continues through May 8

 

 

 

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art in partnership with Boca Raton Community High School is providing students the opportunity to exhibit their artistic creations along with local professional artists at the Boca Raton High School 2014 Spring Exhibition.

 

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Boca Artists’ Guild President, Roni DiSabello  with First Place winner Mohona Ahmed and Lori Turner

 

 

In its 10th year, this juried art exhibit held three times annually is a collaborative production offering students a chance to experience what it takes to put on an art show. The 2014 Spring Exhibition will be on view through May 8th at Boca Raton Community High School.  A reception and award ceremony was held on March 13 for artists, students, school staff, and families.

 

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Vania Marshall at the Opening Reception

 

“This was my first exhibit,” said Vania Marshall, whose photograph, A New Day, won a Jurors Recognition award. “It is exciting and felt good to get the recognition.”

 

Hege Holm Johannessen

Art teacher, Hege Holm Johannessen

 

 

“The three annual shows are a tool for inspiration, and gives the students a sense of pride and accomplishment,” said Hege Holm-Johannessen, the traditional media instructor at Boca Raton Community High School.

 

Brittany Warner

Brittany Warner at the Opening Reception

 

First, second, and third place along with a Juror’s Recognition and Honorable Mention awards are given to students and Artists’ Guild members alike. Art materials and class scholarships to The Art School of the Boca Museum of Art and are awarded to students with winning artworks at the exhibition.

 

Judith Hochroth

Guild Artist, Judith Hochroth

 

“It is wonderful that the Guild works with the talented students,” said Lori Turner, Guild chairperson. “I find it very rewarding.”

 

Student Awards:

 

 

First Place: Mohona Ahmed – In Safe Hands
Second Place: Mimi Diep – Washed Understatements
Third Place: Brittany Warren – Vast Expanse
Juror’s Recognition: Vania Marshall – A New Day
Honorable Mention: Eva Sailly – Dino Invasion

 

Guild Member Awards:

First Place: Patricia Maguire – A Little Night Music
Second Place: Grace Fishenfeld – Twelve Tribes
Third Place: Judith Hochroth – Lido Cemetery
Juror’s Recognition: Vivienne Wilson – Colored Pencils
Honorable Mention: Robbie Matthews – Can’t Touch That

 

The Boca Raton High School 2014 Spring Exhibition can be viewed at the Boca Raton Community High School main office on Monday through Friday after 2:30 PM. BRCHS is located at 1501 NW 15th Court, Boca Raton. For more information, contact Lorrie Turner at 954.575.2211.

 

 

Guild President, DiSabello and members, Grace Fishenfeld and Turner

Guild President, Roni DiSabello and members, Grace Fishenfeld and Lori Turner as Grace receives her award

 

 

The Artists’ Guild is an auxiliary of the Boca Museum of Art. The Guild is an active organization of artists, art lovers, and supporters of the arts. Its goals are to support the mission of the Museum and provide an association of artists in all media to interchange ideas, support and educate members and to provide quality venues for the exhibition of their original fine art.

 

 

Visit their website to learn more about the Artists’ Guild:  www.bocaguild.com or visit the Artists’ Guild Gallery at 512 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach FL 561 278-7877.

 

The Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton has developed into one of the leading cultural institutions in South Florida. For more information call 561.392.2500 or visit www.bocamuseum.org.

 

 

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561-537-0291

Vicki Siegel Exhibits Acrylic and Mixed Media Paintings at Multiple Venues

With work in multiple venues, including a SOLO show, artist Vicki Siegel has been pouring her creative energy into new work and organizing a SOLO exhibit with a range of work from the last ten years.  Her paintings include images of both collective and personal memories. The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details of her exhibits and hopes you will stop by to view some of her wonderful, dreamlike creations.

 

 

 

VICKI SIEGEL EXHIBITS AT MULTIPLE VENUES 

 

 

 

Vicki Siegel’s paintings are informed by memory, both personal and collective. “Memories are imperfect representations of the past that are altered, fragmented, reconstructed and reinterpreted over time” says Siegel. “In my narrations details are found in layers often revealing something forgotten or missing from actual experiences or by the collective memories we share”.

 

"Gioia"

“Gioia” by Vicki Siegel (Acrylic and Image Transfer)

 

 

 

 

In her first SOLO show, “Journeys”, artist Vicki Siegel takes the viewer on an artistic journey from the outside world to a world that exists in the imagination. The exhibition takes place at the Weisman Delray Community Center, January 21, 2014- March 2, 2014. The Center is located at 7091 W. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach. Hours are Monday – Thurs. 9 am – 5 pm, Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. A reception with a brief artist talk will be held Sunday, February 16th from 2-4 pm. Free and open to the public. Call 561-558-2100.  “Journeys” runs January 21, 2014- March 2, 2014. 

 

 

 

With over twenty five paintings on display, from landscapes to figurative, these colorful works of art reflect the artist’s focus on both the spiritual and natural worlds. Many have a dreamlike calming atmosphere. Expressive use of acrylic paint with overlays of pencil, charcoal, and oil stick drawing, along with image transfers of photographs will delight the viewer.

 

A portion of the sales will benefit The Weisman Delray Community Center. It is part of the Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service. The Center is located at 7091 W. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach. Call 561-558-2100 for more information. 

 

 

"To Have and To Hold" by Vicki Siegel

“To Have and To Hold” by Vicki Siegel (Acrylic)

 

Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service (JFS) offers help, hope and humanity through a comprehensive range of programs and services which support people of all ages and beliefs. With locations in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, JFS programs and services include food and financial assistance, senior services, counseling and mental health services and many volunteer opportunities. Funding is provided by private and corporate support, grants, special events and individuals who reach thousands in need each year. For more information, contact 561-852-3333 or visit www.ruthralesjfs.org.

 

 

 

Don’t miss the chance to see Vicki Siegel’s brand new work at Art al’FRESCO. Rolando Chang Barrero, owner of ArtistActivistA Gallery, invited Vicki Siegel to exhibit at ART al’FRESCO on Friday January 24. ART al’FRESCO is a part of Art Synergy which are six satellite exhibitions for ART PALM BEACH 2014.

 

"Reach for the Sky" by Vicki Siegel

“Reach for the Sky” by Vicki Siegel (Acrylic)

 

 

Hosted by the Boynton Beach Arts District (BBAD), ARTal’FRESCO is a one night art, fashion and cultural exhibition which will feature unique art experiences at BBAD, including live, interactive painting in artist’s studio settings; plein air painting; contemporary sculpture installations; a glass blowing demonstration; painting and photography exhibitions; and video projection. Participants will be entertained by the South Florida Symphony Brass Ensemble; Illuminated Performance by Philosiphiers; Fusion: Fashion and Art’s Living Sculptures and graffiti artists painting on “ActivistArtistA Bay Gates” doors and walls.

 

 

ART al FRESCO (Part of Art Synergy) Boynton Beach Art District (BBAD), 422 West Industrial Ave, Boynton Beach, FL, United States 33426. BBAD is Located in the Boynton Beach Industrial Park, One block west of exit 57 on I 95 (Boynton Beach Blvd. exit), Friday, January 24th, 7-10 pm. For more information visit:  www.artsynergypbc.com

 

 

"Bridge to the Past" by Vicki Siegel

“Bridge to the Past” by Vicki Siegel

 

You can see “Stairway to Heaven”, an installation piece, at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery. It is part of “Art 2014″, a group Show at the Levis JCC Sandler Center. This show was juried by Steven Maklansky, the director of the Boca Museum of Art. The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery; Levis JCC Sandler Center is located at 21050 95th Ave. S., Boca Raton, FL 33428 The Show runs thru March 20, 2014. Call 558-2504 for hours 

 

 

Siegel has two works in “Visionaries”, The National Association of Women Artists’ (NAWA) Group Show at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. ”Eclipse ” and “The Key” are both acrylic with image transfer that have an environmental theme. Marco Island Center for the Arts is located at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145 thru until January 25, 2014

 

When walking the “Avenue” in Delray Beach, be sure to stop in to see two works Vicki has on exhibit at the  Artists’ Guild Gallery. 512 E. Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483. Until  Feb 15, 2014

 

For more information about Vicki’s exhibits or art work please contact her   vickisiegelart.com  or vickisiegelart@gmail.com

 

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561-537-0291

Griffin Gallery Presents “Prized Possessions” and Presentation by Steven Maklansky

Steven Maklansky, Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art will be the featured Guest Speaker at Griffin Gallery’s Open House this week.  ”Prized Possessions”  will feature a pair of multicolored Balustrade Porcelain Vases (China, 1940)as well as other Chinese Porcelain, Pottery and Cloisonné samples.  The Rickie Report urges you to attend the Public Reception to hear the speaker and see pieces of history close-up.  More details are in this article.

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PRIZED POSSESSIONS

CHINESE PORCELAIN, POTTERY, & CLOISONNE’

Featuring a Pair of Multicolored

Balustrade Porcelain Vases

China, 1940

 

Opening Reception

Thursday, January 09, 2014

6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

 

Gallery Center608 Banyan Trail

Boca Raton, FL 33431

The prominent Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Steven Maklansky will be guest speaker addressing the merits of gifting artwork to museums. The informative topic begins at 6:00 P.M.  The PRIZED POSSESSIONS exhibition continues through February 12, 2014. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 A.M. until 5 P.M., Monday by appointment only and closed Sunday.
Chinese Baluster Vases

Chinese Baluster Vases

THE PORCELAIN TRADE
By Mary Murphy-Gnatz, University of Minnesota, James Ford Bell Library
In his writings Juan de Mendoza of Spain described the Chinese porcelain found in many of China’s shops in 1586:  “There be also shops full of earthen vessels of divers making: redde, greene, yellow, and gilt … they made them of very strong earth … they put them into their kilns and burne them … and … [they are] brought into Portugal and carried into Peru and Nova Espana, and into other parts of the world.”
By the time Mendoza observed these wares, the Chinese had been exporting pottery for at least thirteen hundred years and had been making it for at least 5500 years. Estimates are that painted pottery was first made in China in approximately 4000 B.C.  Specimens of Chinese pottery were found in the Malay Archipelago dating back to the third century A.D., T’ang Dynasty (621-907 A.D.) pottery, of the white ware, high-fired, porcelain type, was found at an archaeological dig in Samarra, (836-883 A.D.) Mesopotamia. Speculations are that this high-fired ware originated in China around 500 B.C.
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19th Century Japanese Imari Porcelain Charger

In China high-fired ware is known as T’zu as opposed to low-fired ware known as T’ao. The type of clays used in pottery determines the temperature at which it can be fired. The finest T’zu or porcelain as we know it is a composite of kaolin clay, which fires white, and a feldspathic stone called pe-tun-tse; both these materials are found in abundance throughout China. When mixed at specific proportions, and fired at a minimum of 1300 C, a vitreous, translucent porcelain is produced. Some other advantages of this ware are that it can be shaped thin, into very intricate designs, and it “rings well” (similar to crystal). Fired, unglazed, pottery is known as “biscuit,”and is not considered as aesthetically pleasing as glazed porcelain. The glaze is usually made from some combination of limestone, quartz, feldspar, clay or woodash.
T’zu seems to have been first produced during the T’ang dynasty in Kiangsi province either at Ching te Chen, Jao-chou, or Chi-chou on the Kan river. China kept the secret of making fine porcelain for at least a thousand years. During that time, Chinese porcelains traveled via ship along China’s eastern coast to the Malay Archipelago, and overland via the Silk Road. During the Middle Ages, it was shipped to Japan, India, Arabia, and Africa via the Philippines. However, the very finest pieces were reserved for the Emperor’s private use, for his own household or for redistribution to worthy subjects and important visitors.
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Monumental Chinese Cloisonne’ Urn Avian Motif

The Portuguese were the first to carry Chinese porcelain directly to Europe, in the sixteenth century, after they entered Asia via the sea route around the Cape of Good Hope in 1498. The first Portuguese ship arrived in Canton, China in 1513. The Dutch later expanded the export in porcelain in the seventeenth century. As a result of the capture of two Portuguese ships carrying large consignments, the European wo/man on the street was to see Chinese porcelain for the first time. For example, in 1604 when the Catherina was captured, she was carrying 100,000 pieces of porcelain. These goods were sold to buyers from all over Western Europe at a public sale in Holland. Some of the buyers represented Henry IV of France and James I of England. This sale presumably started the European craze for Chinese porcelain. Between 1604 and 1657 over 3 million pieces of Chinese porcelain reached Europe. In 1700 “East Indiamen” ships unloaded 146,748 pieces in a European port in one day alone as the market for porcelain grew insatiable.
The growing demand for porcelain spawned a desire for Europeans to produce their own “china.” A French Jesuit missionary, Pere D’Entrecolles, as a result of a little industrial espionage inside the Chinese porcelain factories at Ching-te-chen, sent a report back to Europe. His report of the process and needed materials was accurate, but he inadvertently mixed up the names of the clays. Fortunately, prior to the circulation of D’Entrecolles’ letters in Europe, Johann Friedrich Bottger and Walther Von Tschirnhaus had produced the formula in Germany on their own. Shortly after, a large source of kaolin was found near Meissen in Saxony. Porcelain was being produced in Europe by 1710 under the patronage of Augustus of Saxony that was so hard it could be “cut and polished like a jewel.”
Decorative Chinese Porcelain Dogs

Decorative Chinese Ceramic Foo Dogs

 

Despite Europe’s success at producing its own porcelain, trade in Chinese porcelain continued to thrive. Orders for 305,000 pieces to be carried by two ships, the Essex and the Townsend were placed in 1717. Four British ships delivered over 800,000 pieces in 1721. In the year 1741 French, British, Swedish, and Danish ships brought approximately 1,200,000 pieces of Chinese porcelain to Europe.
Chinese porcelain did find a European rival in Louis XV’s France. Through a series of royal decrees and restrictions in France and the employment of master artists including goldsmiths, Vincennes orSevres porcelain started to be produced in 1750. The color quality could not be equaled by any porcelain producer including those of China and Japan, and many pieces were lavishly decorated with gold. Early Sevres made of “soft paste,” a glass composite and not true porcelain, and fired at lower temperatures, absorbed colors better, produced dazzling whites and more brilliant glazes. This was the Sevres porcelain that was in such great demand by kings, emperors and princes. Catherine the Greats’ service cost an equivalent of £375,000 (value in pounds in 1971). To produce such exquisite beauty, there was much wastage of materials (soft paste is much harder to handle and the King wanted perfection). Even after the Sevres works turned to production of “true” porcelain, the production process was a heavy consumer of human life. Many workmen died of silicosis and lead poisoning in Louis XV’s porcelain factories. Little thought was given to such “hidden” costs, then or now.
Works of art disentangle themselves from their age and live serenely for other times and other men.  Ancient and modern porcelain from China, Japan, and Europe is still sold worldwide, still commands exorbitant prices; hopefully not as exorbitant as Sevres under Louis XV, and is still found as prized possessions in museums (including that found in the historic home of George Washington), fine restaurants, and in the homes of “commoners” as well as royalty.
Griffin Gallery specializes in museum quality Ancient Art. Our holdings include over five hundred authentic artifacts that reflect a spectrum of the cultures of Antiquity in addition to Contemporary Fine Works of Art. Among our treasures are pieces from Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Far East, the Near East, the Holy Land, Pre-Columbian cultures, and pre historic Native America.
SAVE THE DATE
The Original Miami Beach Antique Show
Miami Beach Convention Center     Booth 3008
January 30, 2014 – February 03, 2014

 

Griffin Gallery Ancient Art  is located at  Gallery Center608 Banyan Trail  in Boca Raton, FL 33431.  For more information please contact:  561.994.0811, fax: 561.994.1855  www.griffingallery.net
Sponsored by: Beiner,Inkeles & Horvitz, P.A. 2000 Glades Road, Ste. 110, Boca Raton, FL, 33431, (561) 750-1800

 

 

 

Frances Lynn’s Artistry Takes the Palm Beaches by Storm With Multiple Exhibits and SOLO Show

Frances Lynn will have her artwork featured in a number of different venues around Palm Beach County this winter!  A native of West Palm Beach, Frances is an award-winning oil painter.  The Rickie Report celebrates Frances’ creativity and warmth as we bring you details of her upcoming exhibits in this article.

 

 

Frances Lynn

 

 

This winter, local artist Frances Lynn takes the Palm Beaches by Storm!  West Palm Beach artist, Frances Lynn is scurrying to finish paintings for multiple exhibits in a number of local venues this winter. The award-winning oil painter is a true local. She grew up in West Palm Beach in the 1950s, graduated Palm Beach High School in 1968, and earned a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Florida. After a successful corporate career, she returned to the area a few years ago and is active in several community art groups.

 

 

"Garden Landscape"

“Garden Landscape”

 

 

Her stunning oil paintings will hang in a SOLO show at Northern Trust, 11301 U.S. Hwy One, North Palm Beach from Jan 2-29, 2014. The show will include about 40 Florida and Georgia landscapes, as well as recent plein air work. The public is invited to visit during bank hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Please call 561-622-4600 to be sure the exhibit space is not reserved for a special event.

 

 

"Riverbend Bridge"

“Riverbend Bridge”

 

She is a signature member of the prestigious Artists Guild of Boca Raton Museum of Art and on the Board of Directors of Artists of Palm Beach County, where she is also an Artist-in-Residence at the group’s Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Avenue, Lake Park. There she can be found working at her easel in a gallery space that holds at least a dozen of her masterful Florida landscapes as well as many plein air paintings.

 

 

"West Palm Station"

“West Palm Station”

 

In connection with Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places program, her painting “West Palm Station” hangs at Palm Beach International Airport through Feb. 2014. The public is invited to an artist reception Jan. 15 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on the second level of PBIA.

 

"Spanish Stucco"

“Spanish Stucco”

 

As a key member of Plein Air Palm Beach, she paints outdoors throughout Palm Beach County at various public parks and places, including downtown Delray Beach, Lake Worth, the Society of Four Arts Gardens, and Grassy Waters. The Palm Beach Cultural Center will host a show of the group’s plein air work in February.

 

 

"House on Riceville Road"

“House on Riceville Road”

 

“I’m fascinated by the constant change in what we consider our secure and familiar environment, and I find most satisfaction from painting live, on location,” she tell The Rickie Report. “I hope to capture the energy and essence of what appears right now, particularly those everyday scenes that are so much a part of our lives and that we take for granted until they disappear. Painting from direct observation is to me the most real and honest way to live in that moment.”

 

For more information please contact: Frances Lynn  at falynn.artist@gmail.com  or www.franceslynn.com  or call 678-677-5222

 

 

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561-537-0291

Stanley Dornfest’s Rich Landscapes Are Exhibiting at Linda White Gallery

Stanley Dornfest’s rich landscapes are being exhibited at the Linda White Gallery in Artists Alley located in Delray Beach.  The Rickie Report met Stanley at an “On the Avenue” event and was drawn to his tropical artwork.  Artists Alley’s monthly Open Studios is December 19th.  We hope you will stop by and meet Stanley and relish in his work!  More details are in this article.

Stanley Dornfest

 

Artists Alley

 

OPEN STUDIOS

 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

6 – 9 pm

 

 

Stan Dornfest

Stan Dornfest

 

Stanley Dornfest’s paintings are being exhibited at the Linda White Gallery located in Artists Alley in Delray Beach.  Each month, on the third Thursday, all of the Artists’ Studios and Galleries are Open to the Public.  Enjoy refreshments while you walk from one studio to another, meeting the artists who create everything you are seeing.  The next Open Studios takes place on Thursday, December 19th from 6- 9 pm.

 

"Springtime Begins"

“Springtime Begins”

 

 

Stanley received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Cooper Union. While pursuing his career as a Creative/Art Director in the New York Advertising Industry, he continued to explore his passion for painting.  In New York, Stanley’s SOLO shows include: The Donald Gallery (Dobbs Ferry, NY) and Heritage Frame  (Tarrytown, NY). Stanley was also a member of the Faculty at Parsons School of Design.

Stanley shares, “I have always felt most spiritual when I am physically and emotionally enveloped by a landscape. The mystical state of mind that these inspiring locales transport me to, is what I strive to reflect in my painting”.

 

"Green Cay"

“Green Cay”

 

“For me, rather than merely documenting topography, painting is more about expressing the spiritual journey that the world of nature transports me to”, he says.

 

TRR:    Do you prefer oil or acrylic? 

SD:

I paint in Acrylics because I actually like the quick drying time, the versatility of the mediums and the quick clean up time which fits into my life.

 

TRR:  What did you teach at Parsons? 

SD:

I developed and taught a course for design students called:”Art Direction-Expanding Your Options” . The course explored different career paths that Design/Art  students could take.

 

"Spring Awakening"

“Spring Awakening”

 

TRR:   Were you artistic as a child? 

SD:

My elementary school teacher summoned my mother to the classroom to explain to her that she felt that I was very talented in Art. She offered to loan me her oil paints over the summer so that I could continue painting. My mother explained to her that she could afford to purchase a set of oil paints for me. Not only did my mother buy the paints, but she researched and found courses for me to take on Saturdays at The Brooklyn Museum Art School and Brooklyn College, which nurtured my life long passion for painting.

 

From an early age, I was always painting. After High School, I was fortunate to get accepted to The Cooper Union Art School. After Cooper, I pursued a long, successful career as an Advertising Creative/Art Director but during that time – I continued to paint. As my advertising career tapered off-my painting endeavors expanded.

"Across The Pond"

“Across The Pond”

In Florida, Stanley’s paintings have been exhibited at The Boca Museum of Art, The Coral Springs Center for the Arts, Loxahatchee National Wildlife Center, Lighthouse ArtCenter, The Armory Art Center and the Rosen Museum Gallery.  He was also featured in Travel Host Magazine.   He is a Participating Signature Member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild and a Founding Member of the Florida Scape Artists. Stanley’s work is represented in both Public and Private Collections.

 

For more information about Stanley Dornfest’s paintings, please visit   standornfest.com or call  561-865-7077

ARTISTS ALLEY is an independent group of accomplished artists collaborating to establish a grass roots working colony with a vibrant marketplace for “Art created in Delray Beach”. This exciting new, warehouse arts area is in the Pineapple Grove Arts District in downtown Delray Beach. Check out the website- ArtistsAlleyDelray.com

LOCATION - The alley runs north and south between NE 3rd and 4th Streets, east of 3rd Avenue and west of the RR tracks.

EASY DIRECTIONS - From Atlantic Ave. go north on Federal Hwy., go west on NE 4th St., cross the RR tracks, go 80 feet and make a left into Artists Alley. Make your second or third left into the warehouses. You can print a map at www.CacaceArt.com

FREE PARKING - in the city lot on NE 3rd Avenue just south of NE 4th St. This is the best parking for our events. It’s a well lit parking lot a half a block away.

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Artists’ Guild of Boca Museum of Art Prepares for Annual Silent Auction

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art is planning its annual Silent Auction. Guests will enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while submitting their winning silent auction bids.  The event is free and open to the public.  The Rickie Report has already put the date on our calendar – January 11, 2014!  More details are in this article.

 

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Save the Date!

January 11, 2014

The Artists’ Guild Annual Silent Auction

 

 

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art is hosting its annual silent auction Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 6-9 pm, at the the Artists’ Guild Gallery located at 512 E Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. Celebrating the work of signature members and raising necessary funds to support its display of fine artwork year round, this fun event is the perfect time to purchase fine art painting, sculpture and photography.  Guests will enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while submitting their winning silent auction bids The event is free and open to the public. Call the Artists’ Guild Gallery for more information 561 278-7877 or visit our website at or Bocaguild.com.

 

 

Perusing the Auction Items

Previewing the Auction Items

 

The public is invited to meet the artists, enjoy light refreshments, view and bid on featured artworks from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Winning bidders can claim their selections between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM, when the art will be wrapped and ready to hang.

 

One of the Winning Bids!

One of the Winning Bids!

 

“The silent auction will feature a variety of art that will excite all art lovers, from landscapes, seascapes, abstracts, sculptures, to photography” said Judith Hochroth, Chair of the Silent Auction. “The proceeds will go to replace the Gallery lighting system.”

 

Artwork by     Hocroth

“Summer Sunrise” by Judith Hocroth

 

The Artists’ Guild, is an auxiliary of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The Guild is an active organization of artists, art lovers, and supporters of the arts. Its goals are to support the mission of the Museum and provide an association of artists in all media to interchange ideas, support and educate members and to provide quality venues for the exhibition of their original fine art. The Artists’ Guild Gallery is located at 512 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL. For more information contact the Gallery Director, Glenn Heino at 561.278.7877 or email gallerydirector@bocaguild.com

 

 

The Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton has developed into one of the leading cultural institutions in South Florida. For more information call 561.392.2500 or visit www.bocamuseum.org.

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Cheryl Maeder’s Artistry is Featured on Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Guide

Cheryl Maeder’s reputation as an international artist is well known, but her latest art reveal was very local!  The Rickie Report sent out a Call to Artists, which Cheryl answered.  Her photograph was chosen for the cover of the Annual Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Guide!  While you can see her art work in Paris or London, you won’t have to go that far. We are pleased to share some of Cheryl’s accomplishments in this article and tell you about some of her local upcoming exhibits!

 

Cheryl Maeder

 

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Cheryl Maeder began her photography studies while living in Switzerland at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich.  She left Switzerland and returned to the United States. After much hard work and perseverance, Maeder opened her photography studio in San Francisco. For the next 15 years, she worked as a national fine art and advertising photographer shooting campaigns for clients such as Sony, AT&T, Visa, Calvin Klein and Marriott Hotels among others. Her work was the inspiration for the Dove Campaign on “Real Women, Real Beauty”, which was shown in the United States and throughout the world.

 

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Gary Antonio, Mayor of West Palm Beach, Jeri Muoio, Cheryl Maeder

 

Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Director, Laurel Baker shares, “Cheryl is such a nice person and SO enthusiastic – just what Palm Beach needs:  the guide theme this year is ENJOY Palm Beach – as you can see from the attached, the image, in her very special style, is of Mar-a-Lago – what greater center for enjoyment since its creation – AND the ocean site of the wreck of the Providencia from which the cocoanuts came.”

 

Greg Beletsky,Manager of

Greg Beletsky,Manager of Ralph Lauren, Worth Avenue and President of Merchants of Worth Avenue, Mayor of Palm Beach, Gail Cogniglio, Mayor Jeri Muoio of West Palm Beach, Cheryl Maeder

 

Baker goes on to say, “The image was selected for its originality, its capturing of the essence of Palm Beach – grandeur, beauty – the quintessential image of enjoyment that tantalizes all of ones senses.   This is the ninth year that the chamber has had original art for its cover – we are really looking forward to next year for a decade of art!” 

 

Maeder’s photography work is in the permanent collection of the Frost Museum and exhibited at Boca Museum of Art, Norton Museum and Florida Museum for Women Artists. Her work has been awarded the Artoteque Biennial Contemporary Art Award of Excellence, International Color Awards Photography Masters Cup, Women in Photography International, Hasselblad Lurzer’s International Screenings Award and was a finalist in Art Takes Miami 2012, Juried Competition by Artists Wanted & Scope Art Fair.  Her photographs have been auctioned in Sotheby’s and are collected worldwide, including Shanghai, Singapore,  Paris, London, Istanbul, Miami and Toronto.

"Far Away" by Cheryl Maeder

“Far Away” by Cheryl Maeder

 

 

 

Maeder began her current body of fine art work entitled Dreamscapes when she traveled through the coastal towns of the Costa Brava in Spain. Inspired by the play of light and color, she began experimenting, using her photography in a new direction. The photorealist painter uses the paintbrush to convey the world as in a photograph and Maeder, as a photographer, uses her camera as an instrument to convey the world through painterly eyes.  Part color field painter, part impressionist and part abstractionist, Cheryl Maeder conveys to the viewer the world we see is part of a larger reality and what appears to be clear and in focus is only our perception.

 

 

Artist Statement

 

The Dreamscapes Series are inspired by my travels to the Mediterranean coastal towns of Spain. Inspired by the play of light and color before me, I began experimenting, using my photography in a new direction. The photorealist painter uses the paintbrush to convey the world as in a photograph and I, as a photographer, use my camera as an instrument to convey the world through painterly eyes.  Part color field painter, part impressionist and part abstractionist, I want to convey to the viewer the world we see is part of a larger reality and what appears to be clear and in focus is only our perception.

 

"Grapefruit Girl" by Cheryl Maeder

“Grapefruit Girl” by Cheryl Maeder

 

“Cheryl Maeder is one of those rare talents that seems to effortlessly combine painting and photography into an engaging visual statement.  She balances realism with a soft-focused whisper of faded color, creating her works with a sprinkle of magic that leaves the viewer in a dreamy state…Maeder allows us to bring back our own nebulous memories of people and places through her photo postcard-like compositions, which are pushed to the edge of recognizability.”  Bruce Helander is an Artist & Arts Writer for Huffingtonpost.com and Art News Magazine.

 

 Exhibitions coming up:

Scope Art Fair, Miami, Galerie Mark Hachem, Paris/NY,  Booth #H09
VIP Premier Dec. 2nd
Show dates Dec. 3-8th
Sensibilities: Cheryl Maeder and Ali Miranda
Curator: Rolando Chang Barrero
ActivistArtistA Gallery Boynton Beach Art District
Dec 28th 2013 Opening
VIP Reception Jan 24th
Exhibiton Dec 28th thru Jan 31, 2014
Art Palm Beach, Galerie Mark Hachem, Paris/NY
VIP Preview Jan 23
Show dates: Jan 24th thru Jan 27th.
The Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to represent the business community, bring in speakers who can address relevant issues, provide for the exchange of ideas and strengthen the influence of commercial interests for the betterment of the entire town.  For more information about the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, please contact  Laurel Baker, Executive Director  561.655.3282 

For more information about Cheryl Maeder please visit: http://maederphotography.com/   or email her at maeder@maederphotography.com

 

 

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561-537-0291

Join The Artists’ Guild for Their Season Kick Off!

The Artists’ Guild kicks off the season with an exciting new exhibit with a fantastic display of fine art paintings, sculptures, and photography created by Guild members. The Rickie Report hopes artists and art lovers will stop by The Artists’ Guild Opening Exhibit!  This is a terrific group for other artists to network with.  Their ongoing workshops and demonstrations are always enlightening. More details about the Guild and the Exhibit are in this article.

 

 

 

 

Artists’ Guild Gallery

Kicks Off A New Season of Creativity

 

Opening Reception:

November 7, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

 

Carla Golembe  Artist Demonstration:

Sunday, November 17,  7 – 9 pm

 

 

512 East Atlantic Avenue

Delray Beach, FL

Exhibition: November 3 – December 7

 

Public is Welcome!

The Artists’ Guild kicks off the season with an exciting new exhibit with a fantastic display of fine art paintings, sculptures, and photography created by Guild members. The exhibition will be held at the Artists’ Guild Gallery, located at: 512 East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. The public is welcome to the opening which will be held November 7, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The exhibition runs from November 3 – December 7.

Artists' Guild Gallery

Artists’ Guild Gallery

 

Members of The Artists’ Guild have a passion for creativity which is exhibited through their work. “Anyone who is excited by visual art is sure to enjoy this show. The gallery has a fresh and relaxed atmosphere and is staffed by the artists of the Guild, so there is always an opportunity to meet local, professional artists,” said Signature Member Vicki Siegel.

 

Glen Heino and his Photography

Glen Heino and his Photography

 

 

New artists are encouraged to join the Guild and the Boca Museum of Art, become involved in the artistic community and get to know other people with a passion for art. Demonstrations, a photography group, art walks and special in Gallery events are all a part of the upcoming season’s planned activities. Carla Golembe, a figurative painter will be giving a demonstration on Sunday, November 17 from 7-9pm.

 

Kathryn Carlyle and Trish Savides

Artists Kathryn Carlyle and Trish Savides

 

 

The Artists’ Guild, is an auxiliary of the Boca Museum of Art. The Guild is an active organization of artists, art lovers, and supporters of the arts. Its goals are to support the mission of the Museum and provide an association of artists in all media to interchange ideas, support and educate members and to provide quality venues for the exhibition of their original fine art. The Artists’ Guild Gallery is located at 512 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL. For more information visit our website http://www.bocaguild.com  or  call the Gallery 561.278.7877 or email  gallerydirector@bocaguild.com.

 

John Frazee and his Art

John Frazee and his Art

 

The Boca Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton has developed into one of the leading cultural institutions in South Florida. For more information call 561.392.2500 or visit www.bocamuseum.org.

 

Stan Dorfest and his wife, enjoying the Exhibit

Stan Dorfest and his wife, enjoying the Exhibit

 

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National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) Offers Lecture

National Association of Women Artists, (NAWA) Florida Chapter invites you to see their exhibit “Introspections” a collection of fine art paintings, sculptures and photography created by Florida Chapter members.   In addition, Carol Prusa will present a lecture, “Emergent Worlds”.  The event is open to the public. The Rickie Report encourages artists to seek out networking opportunities like NAWA, to share and learn from your artistic peers! Better yet, you may find a mentor!  There are more details in this article about this exhibit as well as how to connect with NAWA, whose Florida Chapter is very active.

 

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The National Association of Women

Artists, Inc.

 Florida Chapter

 

 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

 

Featured Lecture by Carol Prusa

“Emerging Worlds”

Lecture    

2pm – 3:30 pm 

 

Reception and Awards Ceremony

4:00 – 6:00 pm

 

 ”Introspections”

A Multi-Media Visual Art Exhibit

 

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Boca Museum Art School Gallery

 

801 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton

 

Open to the Public               Admission Free

 

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The National Association of Women Artists ( NAWA), Florida Chapter, invites the public to their exhibit, “Introspections”.  On Thursday, October 17th, at 2:00pm,  a special lecture will be presented by Carol Prusa, titled “ Emergent Worlds”.  The lecture will be followed by a Reception and Awards Ceremony from 4-6 pm.

 

Carol Prusa  is a professor at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. She is a nationally known artist  who has exhibit widely and served as the juror for the exhibit  NAWA Florida exhibit “Introspections”,  currently on display through October 18, 2013.  Prusa is known for using mathematical models, developed by physicists, to describe the universe.  The objects’ interconnectedness gives the viewer a glimpse of order and spirituality, where art and science combine.  

 

National Association of Women Artists fosters public awareness of, and interest in works of art with an emphasis on fine art created by women and encourages the artwork of new emerging artists.

 

The Florida Chapter carries out the mission of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc., in Florida. The Chapter engages an active program of regional exhibitions, seminars and other educational activities as well as sponsoring annual scholarships for talented and needy art students.

 

 Member’s artwork is juried at the New York City headquarters.   For more information about  please visit nawafl.com  or contact Jane McIntyre at 561.394.5562  or The Art School, Boca Museum at 561.392.2503

 

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