Reinvigorate Yourself through New Boca Museum of Art School Offerings And The Annual Jewelry and Pottery Sale

The Boca Museum Art School is reinvigorating its program with NEW classes, events and workshops!  The “Jewelry and Pottery Sale” , where faculty artisans and advanced students will be selling their hand-made jewelry and ceramics takes place on Sunday, December 7, 1-4 pm.  Don’t miss another opportunity on Sunday, December 14 for ‘Open House’ to meet teachers, learn about classes, see art demonstrations, FREE raffle, and the opening reception for an exhibit by adult students.  There are NEW Saturday and evening classes.  The Rickie Report shares the details and suggests you consider a class for yourself or to someone else.  As we approach Thanksgiving, what a wonderful “thank you” gift to receive!

 

 

 

 

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Boca Museum Art School

 

Presents:

 

“Jewelry and Pottery Sale”

 

Sunday, December 7th     1 – 4 pm

 

OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, December 14th  1 – 4 pm

 

801 West Palmetto Park Road

Boca Raton, FL

 

 

artschool@bocamuseum.org         561-392-2503

http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

 

 

Boca Museum School of Art "Jewelry and Pottery Sale" Bracelet by Hannah

Boca Museum School of Art “Jewelry and Pottery Sale” Bracelet by Hannah

 

 

Sunday, December 7, 1-4 pm is the  “Jewelry and Pottery Sale”.  Faculty artisans and advanced students will be selling their hand-made jewelry and ceramics fresh out of the studio. (Joe Brandom, Don Dietz, Jane Levy Christine Lyons, Marjory Yovin)

 

 

Boca Museum School of Art "Jewelry and Pottery Sale", Earrings

Boca Museum School of Art “Jewelry and Pottery Sale”, Earrings

 

 

 

 

The Boca Museum Art School is reinvigorating its program with new classes, events and workshops. Sunday, December 14 is the ‘Open House’ to meet teachers, learn about classes, see art demonstrations, free raffle, and the opening reception for exhibit by adult students.

 

 

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Plein Air Workshop

Boca Museum School of Art, Plein Air Workshop

 

 

Sunday, December 14, 1-4pm: “Open House” Meet teachers, visit the studios, see demonstrations of art techniques. Plus free raffle and gifts from local art stores and see student artwork in the Art School’s gallery.

 

In addition to popular classes there will be new courses starting in January:
Perspective Drawing with Roumen Boudev, 
Textile Transformations with Andrea Hoffman, 
Acrylic Painting with Misoo Filan, 
Flower Painting with Diane Reeves
, Classical Figure Painting with Scherer & Ouporov
, Surrealist Drawing with Barbara Wasserman
 and Drawing with Chris Lopez

 

 

Boca Museum School of Art Ceramics Class

Boca Museum School of Art Ceramics Class

 

 

And new evening and Saturday classes!

 

Saturday, January 17: “Workshops”

Saturday Workshops focus on a specific technique or medium. Each workshop can be an excellent introduction to a new medium to enrich your artwork, refresh your skills or re-ignite your creativity.

 

 

Boca Museum School of Art Painting Class

Boca Museum School of Art Painting Class

 

 

Drawing Refresher

Saturday, January 17th     9 AM –NOON/   
1:00 – 4:00 PM

Improve and refresh your drawing skills. Gain a fresh approach and confidence in your drawing abilities and reinforce previous experiences in drawing regardless of the subject matter. Instructor: Jane McIntyre


 

Lost Wax Casting


Learn the process of lost wax casting as you create one finished piece of jewelry 
or small sculpture.

 

 

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Lost Wax Technique

Boca Museum School of Art, Lost Wax Technique

 

 

Introduction to Printmaking

Saturday & Sunday, January 17th & 18th      NOON – 5:00 PM 

Students create their own monotypes and relief prints; learn how to use the printing press and discover the processes of old masters and contemporary artists. Instructor: Don Dietz 

 

 

Silverpoint Drawing

Saturday, January 17th    1:00 – 4:00 PM


 

Before the invention of the graphite pencil artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Raphael use silverpoint to create fine line finished drawings. Students will create their own silverpoint drawings on gessoed paper and may experiment with different supports or other metal points such as copper and brass. Instructor: Ron Garrett

 

 

 

“Open Figure Drawing”

Saturday, January 1oth    1:00 – 4:00 PM

The Art School re-newed Saturday afternoon figure drawing workshop this fall. Un-instructed, drawing workshop for artists to refresh and practice drawing from the model. $20 per session, email the art school to get information.

The very popular Saturday afternoon ‘open figure drawing’ will resume on January 10. NOTE: email reservations are required for each session. do not just show up, space is limited! email: artschool@bocamuseum.org 

For more information about any of these classes or workshops:

 artschool@bocamuseum.org

 

561-392-2503

http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool

801 west palmetto park road    boca raton, fl

 

 

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Boca Raton Museum Art School Holds Open House for Fall Adult Art Classes

This is your opportunity to meet the teachers and check out the classes which will be offered this Fall at the Boca Museum’s Art School.  The public is welcome to attend this event on Saturday, August 23rd.  Register for a fall course during ‘Open House’ and receive a free one day pass for two to the Boca Museum of Art in Mizner Park.  The Rickie Report shares the details and knows that once you see the possibilities, you’ll have a hard time choosing!  There are half-term and full-term classes available.

 

 

 

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OPEN HOUSE!   for fall adult art classes

Saturday, August 23   1pm – 4pm

801 west palmetto park road, boca raton

561.392.2503

www.bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

*  CERAMICS

                                                                   *  DRAWING

                                                                   *  JEWELRY

                                                                   *  PAINTING

                                                                   *  PHOTOGRAPHY

                                                                   *  PRINT MAKING

                                                                   *  SCULPTURE

 

The Boca Museum Art School is hosting an ‘Open House’ on Saturday, August 23rd from 1pm to 4pm.  You can meet teachers and learn about art classes for adults, visit the studios and see short demonstrations of pottery throwing, stone carving, print making and other art techniques.   Free refreshments and gifts from local art stores.   Check the website for additional events to be scheduled for Open House.  

 

 

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Boca Museum Art School, Kochi at Pottery Wheel

 

 

Classes start September 8th. 

Register for a fall course during ‘open house’ and receive a free one day pass for two to the Boca Museum of Art in Mizner Park.

 

The Art School offers classes for beginners to experienced artists.

 

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Boca Museum School of Art, Raheleh Filsoofi

 

 

 

The Art School is building its ceramics department. They have added a few new pottery wheels, a new kiln and will be offering additional evening and Saturday ceramics classes in the Fall.

 

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Chris Lopez

Boca Museum School of Art, Chris Lopez

 

 

This fall the Art School is planning a new schedule format. The first term will be split so that adults can register for the full term from Sept 8th to Oct. 26th or register for just half a term and start Sept 8th or September 29th.

 

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Misoo

Boca Museum School of Art, Misoo

 

 

New evening classes include painting, beginning drawing, and graphic novels.   Misoo Filan, Rahelah Filsoofi, Stephen Futej, and Chris Lopez are joining the excellent faculty.

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Carving Stone for Sculpture

Boca Museum School of Art, Carving Stone for Sculpture

 

The Art School has been active on facebook you can like them at http://www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

In September will start Saturday afternoon workshops including:

 

 

Florida Black Coral Jewelry

 

Join expert Jeweler, Don Dietz, in this exciting workshop to create your own unique jewelry using Florida black coral. Saturday, September 13, noon – 5:00pm

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Monoprint Class

Boca Museum School of Art, Monoprint Class

 

 

Introduction to Print-making

 

Students create their own monotypes and relief prints; learn how to use the printing press and discover the processes of old masters and contemporary artists.  Saturday, September 13, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Oil Painting

Boca Museum School of Art, Oil Painting

 

 

Techniques of Oil Painting

 

Using the artworks in the Boca Museum examine and discuss a range of traditional techniques artists employ for specific effects or creating a mood, including alla prima, scumbling, and using the palette knife.  Meets at the Boca Museum. Sunday, October 5, 1:00 pm – 2:30 PM

 

 

Boca Museum School of Art, Making Egg Tempura

Boca Museum School of Art, Making Egg Tempera

 

Egg Tempera Painting

 

In this hands-on demonstration students learn how to grind the pigments with the egg to make paint and discover how to achieve the luminous surface through layers of thin paint strokes.  Saturday, October 11, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

Fabric Wall Hanging

Learn to make stencils and relief stamps of personal symbols and shapes to print onto dyed fabric to create your own 12” x 18” fabric artwork finished with a bamboo rod for hanging. Saturday, October 11, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Instructor: Andrea Huffman

 

 

 

 

For more information about the Boca Museum School of Art, please visit:  bocamuseum.org/theartschool for information about upcoming art classes or Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

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Boca Festival Days 28th Annual Juried Art Exhibit

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art presents the Boca Festival Days 29th Annual Open Juried Art Exhibit at the Wyndham Boca Raton Hotel.  The exhibit of fine art paintings, sculpture and photography is open to all South Florida Artists.  The exhibit runs from August 4th through August 31st, 2014. The Opening Reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. The Rickie Report knows you’ll want to see this show!

 

 

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THE BOCA FESTIVAL DAYS

29TH ANNUAL OPEN JURIED ART EXHIBIT 

Opening Reception and Award Ceremony:

Thursday, August 7, 2014      6-8 PM

Wyndham Boca Raton Hotel

1901 Military Trail Glades           Road Boca Raton, FL

Exhibition:  August 4, 2014 – August 30, 2014

 

 

The Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum of Art presents the Boca Festival Days 29th Annual Open Juried Art Exhibit at the Wyndham Boca Raton Hotel.  The exhibit juried Sunday, August 3, 2014, of fine art paintings, sculpture and photography is open to all South Florida Artists.  The exhibit runs from August 4th through August 31st, 2014. The opening and exhibit is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

Works will be exhibited at the Event Center of the beautiful Wyndham Garden Boca Raton Hotel. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 from 6- 8pm, with complimentary hors d’oeuvres & wine sponsored by the Wyndham. The Wyndham Hotel Event Center is located at 1901 Military Trail Glades Road Boca Raton, FL (561) 368-5200.

 

 

THE BOCA FESTIVAL DAYS 29TH ANNUAL OPEN JURIED ART EXHIBIT is part of Boca Chamber Festival Days (a series of fun-filled events held at different locations during the month of August) and is facilitated by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

 

This show is a joint collaboration in supporting the visual arts, the artists, and enhancing cultural growth locally in our art loving community. “We are excited to participate again with the Boca Raton Chamber in support of Florida’s creative and innovative art experience through Boca Festival Days, exhibiting at the charming Wyndham Hotel,” says Judith Hochroth, Co-chairperson of the exhibit and Vice President of the Artists’ Guild. “We encourage new artists to partake in our upcoming juried exhibition in helping to create a platform for new and exciting artistic styles exhibiting right here in our community,” adds Hochroth.

 

 

For more information please contact the Event Chairs Glenn Heino

webmaster@bocaguild.com

or

Judith Hochroth at   hochroth@comcast.net

 

 

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 contact The Artists’ Guild Gallery at 561.278.7877 or email vp@bocaguild.com www.bocaguild.com

 

 

The Boca Museum of Art

 

The Boca Museum of Art is one of the leading cultural institutions in South Florida, achieving international recognition as a world-class visual arts institution for its dynamic, changing exhibitions from acclaimed artists and distinguished permanent collection. The Museum’s many public programs include artist presentations, family activities, art films, the Annual Art Festival, and more than 100 classes per week at its studio Art School. Museum Auxiliaries include The Artists’ Guild, Friends Auxiliary, and Collectors’ Forum. For more information call 561.392.2500 or visit   www.bocamuseum.org

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Youth Summer Art Camp at Boca Museum of Art Offers August Programs By the Week

The Boca Museum of Art – ART SCHOOL holds an award-winning youth summer art camp for ages 5- 12 year-olds.   Camp registration is by the week.  Each week boasts a different theme from wood sculpture to origami, cartooning and landscape painting.  The program is taught by professional artist/teachers.  Students make independent art works as well as work collaboratively. Camp is child-centered, and they learn all aspects of art from art history to vocabulary and everything in between!   The Rickie Report can think of no better way than having fun and nurturing future artists and art patrons!  More details are here.

 

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Summer Camp!

 

 

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The Summer Art Camp is run by long- time director, Eydi Lampasona. Eydi holds a Masters Degree in Fine Arts and is certainly adored by campers and parents alike. Her assistant, Elizabeth Fenton, has been with the camp for seven years as both a counselor and assistant to the director. She is currently studying pre- medicine at the University of Notre Dame. In the above picture, Eydi (left) and Elizabeth (right) pose at the campers’ art exhibition at the Boca Raton Museum of Art at the end of the summer.

 

 

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In the above picture, students begin working on the mural that will be placed in the Boca Raton Museum of Art at the end of Summer 2014. Every age contributes to the museum pieces, and only the campers work on them, with instructions, guidance, and suggestions from the counselors and teachers.   Students in Weeks 1 and 2 created the mural above using solely acrylic paint. It will be displayed in the exhibition at the Boca Raton Museum of Art at the conclusion of Summer 2014. Over 150 children participated in this project ranging in age from 5 to 12 years old.

 

 

 

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The art displayed above was created by children last summer during Weeks 5-8. Ages 5-12 participated in these four works, and they were displayed in the Boca Raton Museum of Art for the month of August 2013. Each week is focused on particular themes, techniques, and artists.

 

 

 

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This unique figurative sculpture, on display at the Summer Exhibition 2013 was assembled by campers from all weeks. This piece took all of the students ten weeks to complete and was a favorite among the students and parents. 

 

 

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Meet Elizabeth, one of our campers for Summer 2014! Elizabeth is currently seven and has been coming to the Art Camp for the past three summers. She says that this is her favorite camp and cannot wait to be a counselor when she turns thirteen years old! The work she is working on above is part of Week 1- watercolor and painting.

 

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Art Camp is a fun way to express yourself and create individual masterpieces while being taught by some of the top artists in South Florida. During this entertaining week last summer, campers created their own masks in the form of buckets. At the end of the week, the students had created their own play to put on for the staff and other campers.

 

 

For information check the website http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool or call 561-392-2503

 

 

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Boca Museum Of Art Offers Summer Courses for Children, Teens, Adults

The Boca Museum – Art School is an integral part of the cultural campus comprised of the Boca Museum in Mizner Park, The Artists’ Guild Gallery located in Delray, and the Art School on West Palmetto Park Road.  Each in their own way and in overlapping ways these sites enrich the cultural life and strengthen the arts community of Palm Beach County.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share information about Summer Classes, which begin at the end of June.  We know you will find the right class and instructor for your needs.

 

 

 

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Summer art classes start June 30th

 

 

The Art School offers classes and special workshops for children, teens and adults in ceramics, drawing, jewelry, painting, photography and sculpture.  Classes attract beginners to experienced artists. The school provides well equipped studios, an outstanding faculty as well as a gallery for students to exhibit their work.

 

 

 

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This summer there is a range of art classes for adult and teen classes beginning June 30th and a second session starting July 28. During the fall and winter months studio art courses are often filled to capacity.  The summer is a great time to take a class because there is more elbow room in the studios.  The summer’s short sessions run for 4 weeks and are an ideal length for experienced artists to freshen up their skills or try a new medium.  And for beginners the summer is a great way to explore their creative side within a short time commitment.

 

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Day and evening courses include: Figure Drawing on Monday evenings, taught by the classically trained team of Suzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov and “Expressive Figure Drawing’ with Barbara Wasserman on Monday afternoons.

 

 

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Experienced artists may be interested in the ‘Advanced Painting Studio’ with Miles Laventhall or special 4-day intensive workshop ‘The Nude Figure in the Landscape’.

 

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Other classes include beginning painting, beginning drawing with Jane McIntyre as well as a watercolor class Friday afternoons.  Diane Reeves teaches traditional painting techniques on Fridays (and she shares how to avoid common mistakes).

 

 

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The range of jewelry classes include basic and advanced Jewelry fabrication, gemstone cutting, art clay, enameling, chain-making and cool funky jewelry.   And if you want to get your hands dirty try the ceramics clay sculpture class is on Thursday evenings.

 

 

 

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Classes for teens include ‘Portfolio Development” where students learn a variety of techniques and skills with projects including self-portraits and book-making.  And an intensive 4-day digital photo workshop for teens.

 

 

 

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The Photo department offers classes for adults and teens who want to learn the basics of digital photography to exploring more creative and advanced photo techniques.

 

 

 

For more information please contact:  Boca Museum – The Art School  located at 801 West Palmetto Park Road  by calling 561-392-2503  or email artschool@bocamuseum.org  or visit http://www.bocamuseum.org/artschool.  Also visit http://www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

 

 

 

Wellington Art Society Features Ralph Papa Plus Scholarship Winners

The final meeting of their season, the Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation/demonstration by Plein Air artist, Ralph Papa.   In addition, the WAS Scholarships will be awarded.  The public is welcome to attend. The Rickie Report reminds artists that this is a outstanding opportunity to network!  We share the details here.

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

 

Invites You

 

Wednesday, May 14th

    6:30-9:00 pm

 

 

Wellington Community Center

12165 West Forest Hill Blvd.    Wellington, FL

 

 

The Wellington Art Society meeting will be held Wednesday, May 14th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. The last meeting of our season will feature our WAS Scholarship Awards Presentation  along with a presentation/demo by guest Plein Aire Artist Ralph Papa.
The WAS Meeting social time will begin at  6:30 with time to meet the Scholarship Awards Student recipients, their parents and siblings,during our WAS Scholarship Award Reception.  Students will show examples of their work and talk with WAS members about their art and  future plans.  At 7:00 pm, we will award 5 WAS $1000.00 Scholarships  to  5 local High School Students.

 

This year’s recipients are:   Raymond Burks (Suncoast High School), Isabella Pezzulo (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Arnauld Sylvain (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Laura Gordon (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Oliver Pennanen (Dreyfoos School of the Arts).

 

This will be followed by our WAS Member Spotlight,Fabulous Raffle, Announcements, and our guest Artist- Ralph Papa and his En Plein Air Presentation at 7:30-8:30.

 

 

Ralph Papa's Gallery

Ralph Papa’s Gallery

 

Ralph Papa was born and raised in Manhattan and studied art and architecture in New York at Queens College and CCNY and at the Art Students League. His paintings range from studio works composed of real and imagined themes to figurative, portraits and plein air paintings.

 

Loxahatchee Wetlands by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

Loxahatchee Wetlands by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

 

 

Many of his studio works are larger than life faces creating pensive moods with feelings of isolation and loneliness.  Beginning in the mid 1980’s, he painted on-location in New York’s Hudson Valley and Long Island Hamptons and later in Palm Beach County Florida.

 

 

"Bennys on the Beach" by Ralph Papa, (courtesy of his website)

“Bennys on the Beach” by Ralph Papa, (courtesy of his website)

 

The subjects of his paintings are often from nature, life experiences and personal reflections of family and friends. Most recent works are plein air landscapes and studio paintings of imaginative compositions that visually link him with artists he very much admires.

 

 

"Montauk Bluffs" by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

“Montauk Bluffs” by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

 

 

Papa teaches drawing and painting at his Delray studio and at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. 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 works are in public and private collections in the U.S. and Canada and can be seen in galleries in Boynton and in Delray Beach at his studio, the Artists’ Guild Gallery and on his website at www.papagallery.com.

 

"Sunrise" by Ralph Papa - on curved wood panel (courtesy of his website)

“Sunrise” by Ralph Papa – on curved wood panel (courtesy of his website)

 

As always, the evening is for artists and art lovers to hear about all of the exciting projects and initiatives that the art society is involved in and to find out how to participate.

 

Wellington Art Society has ongoing art exhibitions at the beautiful Wellington City Hall gallery. These exhibitions rotate every few months and are juried shows with artwork submitted by Wellington Art Society’s over 100 members. Most of the work is for sale and it is a great  opportunity to see and buy fabulous local art.

 

The current show features 17 WAS members. The artwork includes photography, mixed media, watercolor, oil pastel and acrylic media. Tours are given between 11:00am and noon, and will continue to be offered the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month between 11:00am and noon.

 

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Tours are free to the public and are available for small groups or individuals. Please meet in the lobby Wellington City Hall at 12300 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, Fl 33414. For additional information, please contact: Bobbin Salisbury, 561.762.8654.  Additionally, the Wellington Community Center displays WAS art, original works that are available for sale and are rotated every three months.

 

 

 

WAS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County. For more information, visit their website, www.wellingtonartsociety.orgwellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com .

 

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County.

 

 

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Durga Garcia’s ABCs of Getting Your Work Out There Part II

Durga Garcia’s article, “The ABCs of Getting Your Work out There” continues in this Rickie Report.

Entering Art Shows

 

  • Read ALL information slowly and carefully AND Follow the rules

 

  • Make a Check list to ensure you have not missed anything!

 

  • Enter Shows that match your works’ theme and discipline

 

  • Online Exhibits  or Out of the area Exhibits:   If work needs to be shipped leave enough time for shipping ( and acts of nature like a snow storm or bad weather)!
  • ALL SHOWS:

 

          Can you manage the dates?

           Entry deadline date?

           Notification date?

           Delivery date (or shipping date)?

           Reception date?

          Pick up work date?  

Having someone else deliver/pick up? Have a written agreement of acceptability!

 

 

 

Portrait by Durga Garcia

Portrait by Durga Garcia

 

 The Award Ceremony

 

 

JUDGES WANT TO BE shocked or amazed, amused or educated – to see things in a way not seen  before.

 

For the amateur it’s a learning process that mimics being commissioned. You are working to a very  loose brief, but you are attempting to impress others rather than just yourself.

 

 

For the professional it is of course a chance to achieve greater exposure for your work, and  therefore generate more work, but it is also a chance to ‘commission yourself’ rather than working to a client’s directions.  Done correctly that can be creatively very liberating.

 

 

"Hardbody in Tutu" by Durga Garcia

Hardbody in Tutu” by Durga Garcia

 

Being part of an exhibit is something to be proud of, having people see your work and getting the  chance to see how people respond to your work will give you invaluable feedback in your growth as  an artist and is an important part of being an artist.

 

 

 

WINNING IMAGES have a “Wow” factor with with a story to say to be truly award-winning.

The image needs to be artfully constructed and technically well executed…beyond being something pleasurable to look at in a decorative way –— it should provoke or calm,  educate or entertain with innovation, humor or add revelation.

 

 

"As We Are" SOLO Exhibit at NAWA Headquarters by Durga Garcia

“As We Are” SOLO Exhibit at NAWA Headquarters by Durga Garcia

 

Rejections and Not Winning

 

 

  • There may be several hundred entries with only room for only 50 pieces to be exhibited.

 

  • More entered pieces are not accepted than shown

 

  • It doesn’t necessarily mean the non-accepted work is not good,  just not suitable for that exhibit, in that judges opinion, at that time or maybe needs just a little change  to be better.

 

  • Sometimes it is simply a matter of space.

 

Art is very subjective and even the most expert opinion, is just that, an opinion.

 

 

Winning, the difference between 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th place and honorable mentions could be so slight,  the same judge on a different day could easily pick a different order of winners. Being recognized as one of the best is an achievement.

 

 

Any Award is good and can become part of your resume. It is good practice to keep track of your  achievements.

 

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Many of Durga Garcia’s images can be found in Public and Private collections.  She is a South Florida based freelance professional photographer of art for artists, portraits, commercial projects & events. Durga has several long term projects and books to her credit.

 

Durga brings a most uncommon background to her pictures.  She has lived in many countries and across America, working as a racehorse trainer, equine veterinary paramedic, yoga teacher, member of the U.S. International Pistol Team and certified art appraiser.  She has parlayed her years of experience as a certified art appraiser into a special talent for conveying those nuanced details in her own work. Durga maintains her Senior Fine Art Appraisal accreditations.    She lectures on photography for area groups, camera clubs and art guilds. Durga hosts a blog for photographers giving tips and tricks of the business and is writing a book for kids, “Your First Photography Book”.

 

In September, 2014 Durga will take part in Palm Beach State College’s “BARK” Invitational Exhibit (Palm Beach Gardens, FL). She has been invited to Tuscany in Spring, 2014 to lead a multi-discipline workshop plus a Photo Tour of Iceland in Fall, 2014.

 Durga is a Proud Member of these Professional Associations:

*PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS of AMERICA
*NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of WOMEN ARTISTS
*NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of PHOTOSHOP PROFESSIONALS
*FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS
*PALM BEACH PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS GUILD
*BOCA MUSEUM ARTISTS’ GUILD
*WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY
*ARTISTS of PALM BEACH COUNTY

For more information visit: http://durgagarcia.com/ http://durgagarcia.tumblr.com/ https://www.facebook.com/durga.garcia

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561-537-0291

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.

 

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“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

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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.”

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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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”.

 

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“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

 

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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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291