14th Annual Coral Springs Festival Returns March 17 – 18 With Fine Art, Contemporary Craft, Live Performances And More

A celebration of every medium of art is taking place on March 17 – 18 during the 14th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts.  Held in conjunction with the Coral Springs Art Festival Committee and the City of Coral Springs, it features life-size sculptures, paintings, one-of-a-kind jewelry, photography, ceramics and more during the free, outdoor event.  It includes a separate Green Market as well as live, cultural entertainment.  Presented by Howard Alan Events, producer of the nation’s top outdoor art festivals, 150 artists from 30 different states and dozens of diverse mediums will line the Walk of Coral Springs. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

14th Annual Coral Springs Festival

 

Saturday, March 17

&

Sunday, March 18

 

10 am to 5 pm  Both Days

 

Handmade One-Of-Kind Jewelry by Mike and Liz Rose

The Walk of Coral Springs

Navigational Address: 2874 N. University Drive  33065

Free and open to the public.  Pets on leashes welcome.

 

Reinhard Herzog (MO) Handblown Glass

 

 

EVENT AT-A-GLANCE:

Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists

Original Artwork Handmade in America

More than 150 artists from 30 different states

Prices set to suit all budgets

Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants

All artists on site for duration of festival

Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

Green Market

Cultural Entertainment

 

Ana Aguerrevere (FL) Still Life Painting

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, from Colorado to Florida, Howard Alan Events produces award winning arts and craft festivals in 40 different locations each year.

For additional information on the 30th Annual Las Olas Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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Susan Kronowitz’s Artistry Is Featured At Three South Florida Juried Art Exhibits

Susan Kronowitz, a prolific artist and teacher, has several pieces in juried art exhibits in South Florida at the moment.  The public is welcome to see her works at the Coral Springs Museum of  Art, The Center For Creative Education and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. Susan’s creative passion serves as a role model for so many…It is NEVER to LATE to tap into your creative side!  She currently teaches at The Grove  in Boynton Beach  and is available to teach elsewhere ( both group and private classes).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

M E E T  

S U S A N     K R O N O W I T Z

 

 

 

 

Susan Kronowitz 

 

ONE   ARTIST:

THREE   JURIED   EXHIBITS:

 

 Coral Springs Museum of Art presents

“Artistic Explorations”  WITVA Juried exhibition

Now through January 7, 2018

 

Tuesday Through Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
SUNDAY AND MONDAY: CLOSED

2855 Coral Springs Drive    Coral Springs, Florida 33065
Phone: (954) 340-5000    coralspringsmuseum.org

Center For Creative Education:

“Artistic Dimensions” WITVA Juried Exhibition

Now through January 20, 2018

 

 

Gallery hours: 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday
Also Available by Appointment.

425 24th Street     West Palm Beach, FL 33407-5401

Phone 561-805-9927   www.cceflorida.org

 

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

40th Anniversary Show “ Ruby “

Now through February 13

Public Hours: Tuesday-Saturday  10 am – 5 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

601 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone: (561) 471-2901   palmbeachculture.com

 

 

“Reflections” by Susan Kronowitz

 

 

Anyone who knows Susan Kronowitz knows that Thursday morning is her teaching day, both in her Illinois Del Webb Community and her home in Boynton Beach, FL.  She tells The Rickie Report, “I had many years of experience as a painter and studying the disciplines & methods of art as well as art history,  but no formal teaching education. When the opportunity arose, I was excited and love this new chapter in my life!

 

 

“Berries and Cream” by Susan Kronowitz

 

 

Susan’s artist mission includes,”The spirit of the place or scene is what I wish to reproduce.  Colors are often altered and painted completely different from what I observe…larger-than-life flowers capture the spirit of the garden in which the actual flowers are growing.  I feel that capturing the fleeing light and its effects, the shadows, is what creates a mood in all paintings.  I was inspired by Monet’s gardens on a trip to Giverny and knew that someday, I too, must paint the gifts of my garden.”

 

 

Floral by Susan Kronowitz

 

Susan shares with us, “I feel completely connected to all of my paintings, as they all began with a photograph of a place where I have visited”.  Traveling extensively opens the possibilities of a series of paintings and inspiration for new pieces of artwork just waiting to be released onto the canvas or paper.  Using the College of Lake County as her studio for over 25 years, Susan has been developing her own individual style, gaining experience and honing her craft.  Her artwork can be found in the permanent collection of CLC.

 

“Fruits” by Susan Kronowitz

 

 

Many of her students never had the chance to study art when they were younger, as they were all pursuing career. They are like sponges, ready to learn! “My students give me so much energy and it is amazing what they are creating!  The highlight of the year of the Annual Student Afternoon of Fine Art, a professionally presented exhibition showcase for the entire community to see what these students have accomplished in our classes together”.

 

Having studied with so many different art instructors over the years, Susan has developed her own style of teaching. “I give the students  the fundamentals and the first two classes are devoted to this.  We study color theory, mixing of paints and making a color chart.  I show them the basics and give them the space to create.  It is always amazing to see what they accomplish”!

 

“Prairie Voices” by Susan Kronowitz

 

In 2003, “Prairie Voices: A Collection of Student Writing/Art” was published  through the College of Lake County, highlighting Susan’s artistry. The Disappearing Barns of Illinois   “I actually was proud at one time to say that I don’t paint barns, but then they called me”.  Susan started her “Barn series” in response to the many farms being lost to developers in Lake County and the surrounding area.  Her paintings have become a “record of the barns that inhabited the land before the subdivisions that are now the urban landscape”.

 

“Disappearing Illinois Barns” by Susan Kronowitz

 

 

 

 

Students share, “From the first day I met her, I knew Susan was the teacher for us.  With her flexible attitude and ability to listen to our needs, each student has embraced painting and discovered abilities they didn’t even realize they possessed”!  May students had never drawn or painted before coming to Susan’s class.  It is remarkable the talent people have hidden within them. Susan teaches and encourages each student with a positive attitude. Through the years, she’s changed direction, depending on the groups’ needs. She invited inspiring artists to speak and arranges field trips to underline the necessity of nurturing while opening a new world to their eyes”.

 

Susan Kronowitz’ Art Work Published

 

 

 

Susan tells us, “The medium of Colored pencil lends itself so nicely to express food such as fruits and vegetables.  The style I developed is a painterly effect, obliterating the pencil mark and making images appear to be painted.  I was beyond thrilled to be included in “The Best Of Colored Pencil 1 and 2”, published by the Colored Pencil Association of America.  Imagine having my image chosen for the outside of The Gift Set of Colored Pencil I & II!

 

 

Susan Kronowitz’ Collection at Vida

 

For Susan’s 70th birthday, her younger daughter compiled a 193 page book, with professional photos, of Susan’s “Creative Lifetime Journey”.   Even as this article publishes, Susan continues to create and find new outlets for her beautiful paintings. Her latest endeavor is a collaboration with the Vida Company, which creates original, inspiring apparel based on Susan’s artwork.  Together, with Vida, Susan has created pillows, scarves, wraps, totes,and fashionable tops, all featuring her original designs.  Susan has received many awards for her artwork and her paintings have been exhibited in numerous shows, and can be found in several public and private collections.  In addition to working in colored pencil and oil painting, Susan brings her unique visual eye to beaded artistry as well.

 

 

For more information about Susan Kronowitz:

susan@kronowitz.com

FineArtAmerica.com/Susan Kronowitz 

Phone:  847 910 3764

Check out my wearable designs at :

http://rwrd.io/muydj4a

 

(Use search for Susan)

https://www.facebook.com/The-Art-of-Susan-Kronowitz-368872723534258/

 

 

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Coral Springs Museum Of Art Features WITVA’s “Artistic Explorations” Exhibition With Opening Reception December 6th

WITVA‘s ( Women In The Visual Arts) “Artistic Explorations” Exhibition opens to the Public with a Free Event on Wednesday, December 6th.  Please note the change of date from previous publicity!!  The Exhibit takes place in the Main Gallery of the Coral Springs Art Museum and refreshments will be provided by Bacardi.  This juried exhibit is one of six annually, where WITVA members can participate.  The Rickie Report gives you the details and some sneak peeks. Give yourself the gift of original art!  This artist networking organization promotes the visual arts through scholarships to the next generation. Kudos to you all!

 

 WITVA LOGO_BLUE

WOMEN IN THE VISUAL ARTS

And
THE CORAL SPRINGS MUSEUM Of ART

INVITE   THE   PUBLIC   TO:

“ARTISTIC  EXPLORATIONS”

Public Reception & Cash Awards:

 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

 

6 – 7 pm

 

 Refreshments Sponsored by Bacardi

 

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855 Coral Springs Dr.  Coral Springs, FL

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm

954-340-5000      www.csmart.org

 

Rosie Sherman’s “Blooming”

WITVA is a non-profit 501(C)3 Organization which was founded in 1989, with the aim of promoting public interest in the visual arts through its programs and activities. The Organization serves as a forum in which members may network, share ideas and help one another achieve their artistic goals while at the same time giving back to the community.

 Ann Schwatrz’ ” Fun At The Beach”

 

 

WITVA membership is made up of exhibiting artists and non-exhibiting members, that is, those who are interested in art and our community projects. Members come from Port St. Lucie, Palm Beach County and Miami-Dade County.

Jane Bazinet’s “Wayward Moment”

Visit our website for information  www.witva.org

 

 

 

 

 

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Make Your Reservations For Florida Watercolor Society Annual Convention And Trade Show

The Florida Watercolor Society will be in Coral Springs this year to celebrate its 46th Annual Exhibition, Convention, and Trade Show. FWS is one of very few organizations of its kind in the country to hold an Annual Convention and Trade Show. The Convention kicks off Thursday evening, September 14th  with a two-hour painting demonstration by Iain Stewart. Many more demos, as well as critiques, raffles, silent auctions, and a Paint-Around are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 15th & 16th. All of these events are included with the $20 registration fee. Other instructors include watercolor artists Bev Jozwiak AWS, NWS and Sue Allen AWS, NWS.  The Trade Show is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Florida Watercolor Society Convention & Trade Show 2017

September 14th – 17th

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Hotel-Coral Springs

11775 Heron Bay Blvd, Coral Springs, FL 33321

954-753-5598

46th Annual Exhibition

Opening Awards Reception/ Art Exhibit:

Friday, September 15th

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065

954-340-5000

Exhibit dates: Sept. 9th – Nov. 18th

 

 

The Exhibition judge, artist Iain Stewart AWS, NWS

 

The Exhibition judge, artist Iain Stewart AWS, NWS, reviewed nearly 600 entries to select the 100 watermedia paintings that will show from September 9th through November 17th at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2855 Coral Springs Drive in Coral Springs. Iain also selected 35 paintings from the show to travel on to two additional venues. Bonita Springs Center for the Arts will host the first stop, showing November 21st through December 28th. The second stop will be the Gadsden Art Center & Museum in Quincy, FL, from January 12th through March 24th, 2018. Both Traveling Show venues will host a reception on opening night.

 

WORKSHOPS:

 

Two workshops held in conjunction with the 46th Annual Exhibition still have space available. Iain Stewart’s four-day workshop, held September 11th -14th, 9am – 4pm still has a few spots open. Sue Allen NWS, FWS will teach a one-day workshop on September 14th from 9am-4pm. The workshops will be held at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Resort, 11775 Heron Bay Blvd. in Coral Springs.

 

 

FWS is one of very few organizations of its kind in the country to hold an Annual Convention and Trade Show. The Convention kicks off Thursday evening, September 14th from 7-9pm at the Marriott with a two-hour painting demonstration by Iain Stewart. Many more demos, as well as critiques, raffles, silent auctions, and a Paint-Around are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 15th & 16th. All of these events are included with the $20 registration fee.

 

TRADE  SHOW:

 

 

The Trade Show, held Friday and Saturday, September 15th & 16th from 9-4pm, is free and open to the public. Vendors from around the country will be selling art supplies at significant discounts. Also, vendors will be demonstrating new products and techniques on the Trade Show floor.

 

 

 

About FWS


The purpose of this society is to: Educate the public as to the importance of watercolor as a creative and permanent painting medium. Contribute to the cultural atmosphere and standards of the State of Florida. Support and educate members of FWS and other watercolor organizations in their worthwhile endeavors in watercolor painting.

For more information, a complete schedule of events, and to register, please visit our website:

www.floridawatercolorsociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.floridawatercolorsociety.org

 

 

 

2017 Florida Watercolor Society Convention & Trade Show 2017

September 14th-17th

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Hotel-Coral Springs

11775 Heron Bay Blvd,  Coral Springs, FL 33321  

954-753-5598

 

 

46th Annual Exhibition

 

Opening Awards Reception/ Art Exhibit:

Friday, September 15th

\

 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL  33065

954-340-5000

Exhibit dates: Sept. 9th – Nov. 18th

 

 

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

 

Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart by Lois Perdue

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

 

“6th Street Train” by Iain Stewart

 

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

 

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

 

“Gothenburg” by Iain Stewart

 

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

 

 

Watercolor by Iain Stewart

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

 

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

 

 

“North Queens Ferry” by Iain Stewart

 

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

 

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

&

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

Please visit FWS’s website to see about availability.

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

2017 Florida Watercolor Society State-wide

Convention & Trade Show

 

September 14th-17th

PLUS

BEST DEALS ON ART SUPPLIES AT THIS TRADE SHOW

 

Friday, September 15th

 Saturday, September 16th

9 am – 4 pm

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Hotel-Coral Springs

11775 Heron Bay Blvd, Coral Springs, FL 33321

954-753-5598

 

 

Free & Open to the public

 

 

 

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

 

 

46th Annual Awards Reception/ Art Exhibit

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

Coral Springs Museum of Art

                                        2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, 33065

 

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

One-on-One Critique: Iain Stewart

Friday, September 15th

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

Digital Critique by Bev Jozwiak

Friday, September 15th

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

Exhibit Review With Iain Stewart 

Saturday, September 16th

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

One on One Critique: Sue Archer Allen

Saturday, September 16th

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

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

www.floridawatercolorsociety.org

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

The Board of Directors of the
Coral Springs Museum of Art

 

invites you to an artist reception honoring

 

STANFORD SLUTSKY

“From OP to POP”

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

6:30pm

Celebration Includes

Light hors d’oeuvres & wine bar
Complimentary Admission

Exhibition runs through May 20, 2017

 

 

 

 

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

 

Bigger than life-size food sculptures by Stanford Slutsky

 

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

 

“Four Spheres” by Stanford Slutsky

 

 

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

 

 

“Radiance” by Stanford Slutsky

 

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

 

“Round Candy Box” by Stanford Slutsky

 

 

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

“Candy Dots on Paper” by Stanford Slutsky

 

 

 

 

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

 

www.stanfordslutsky.com

mr-food@att.net

561-865-1285

 

“Taffy Apples” by Stanford Slutsky

 

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

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

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WOMEN IN THE VISUAL ARTS

And
THE CORAL SPRINGS MUSEUM Of ART

ANNOUNCE

“ARTISTIC ADVENTURES III”

August 30-September 26, 2016

 This is an OPEN juried show

Public Reception & Cash Awards:

 

Thursday, September 8, 5:30- 7 pm

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855 Coral Springs Dr.

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

954-340-5000      www.csmart.org

 

 

DETAILS:

Application deadline: Monday, August 22, 2016

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

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

 

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

No Nudes

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

Artist:_______________________________

Title:______________________________________

Medium:__________________________________

Size:_h_______________w________________

Price:________

Cell Phone:_____________________

Artist:______________________________________
Title:_______________________________________
Medium:__________________________________

Size:_h______________w________________
Price:____________Cell Phone____________________

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

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

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

Application deadline: Monday,August 22, 2016

APPLICATION-CUT BELOW and mail to:

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

Artist_____________________________________C-Phone ( )_______________

e-mail_________________________

Entry #1 title________________________________Medium________________

Size h_____w______Price___________

Entry #2 title________________________________Medium________________

Size h_____w______Price___________

 

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

ARTIST’S SIGNATURE_________________________________________Date__________

I will help with:

Check in_____

Reception_______

Take Down_____

Hanging_____

Attaching_labels__________

 

I will help with refreshments: Cookies_____fruit_______wine______other_________________

 

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

 

For more information:

Ann Schwartz 561-737-4248

 

 

 

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“Invoking The Muse” Features National Association Of Women Artists, FL. Chapter At Coral Springs Museum Of Art

National Association of Women Artists, Inc. Florida Chapter invites everyone to their newest multi-media exhibition, “Invoking The Muse”.  The Exhibit takes place at the Coral Springs Museum of Art from December 1st through December 28th.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Tuesday, December 8th. Tobey Archer is the judge and will be presenting awards.  If you are interested in becoming a member of NAWA, your artwork must be juried in. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

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National Association of Women Artists,Inc.  Florida Chapter

Invites You to:

 

“INVOKING THE MUSE”

Opening Reception:

 

Tuesday, December 8,   6 – 8 PM

Exhibit Runs:

December 1, 2015 – December 28, 2015

Coral Springs Museum of Art
2855 Coral Springs Drive   Coral Springs, FL
 954-340-5000

For more information Contact:

Andrea Huffman    afhuf24@gmail.com

 

 

 

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“Marble Canyon” by Lynn Morgan

 

 

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS, INC FLORIDA CHAPTER (N.A.W.A.) is presenting a multi-media exhibition titled Invoking The Muse, which will be hosted by the Coral Springs Museum of Art located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, Florida. The public is invited to a reception on Tuesday, December 8th, 6 – 8 PM, at which time First, Second, Third Place, and Judge’s Recognition awards will be announced. The Juried art will be on view in the Lower Lobby Gallery from Tuesday, December 1 through Monday, December 28, 2015. The chapter is pleased that an online exhibit will be available to the public on December 9, 2015, the day after the Opening Reception.

 

 

 

 

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“Gail Is Serious About Her Taste Test”  by Judith Carlin

 

 

Renowned Florida artists, fiber artist Andrea Huffman and portrait painter Genie Cohen are the Exhibit co-chairs. Ms. Cohen, who has won awards for her corporate and personal portraits, is a faculty member of the Coral Springs Museum of Art. Ms. Huffman who creates works of art on fabric also teaches classes and workshops at the Boca Museum Art School.

 

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“Convergence 1” by Doreen Grasso

 

Huffman and Cohen have put together an amazing exhibit of the works of N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter artists, and they are proud to announce that Tobey Archer is the judge. Ms. Archer received her Master of Arts Degree in Studio Art from Vermont College of Norwich University. Her artwork is in the collection of the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Broward County Public Art and Design collection, and the State of Florida collection as well as many private collections.

 

 

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“Enchanted morning” by Annette Margulies

 

 

 

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

 

 

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“Seductive Flame” by Andrea Huffman

 

For more information on the N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter please go to http://nawafl.org.

 

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Invites You To Exhibit At Coral Springs Museum of Art

The Gold Coast Watercolor Society invites everyone to their Exhibit, “Members Love Watercolor”.  GCWS, one of the oldest and largest water media organizations in South Florida, is a wonderful organization for watercolor enthusiasts to meet other artists, network and learn.  The Free Opening Reception takes place on Wednesday, November 4th from 3 – 5 pm at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. Nessa Grainger AWS, an internationally acclaimed artist from Florida will jury the event. The Reception is Free and Open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details plus the artist statements and peeks of the 2014 award winners. We encourage art lovers to see this exhibit at this prestigious art complex! 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society

Invites You To:

“Members Love Watercolor”

Free Opening Reception:

Wednesday, November 4th

3 – 5 pm

Coral Springs Museum of Art

Exhibit runs October 28-November 29, 2015

2855 Coral Springs Dr.   Coral Springs, FL 33065

954-340-5000     www.coralspringsmuseum.org

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society fosters the advancement of the art of watercolor media/painting, informs and educates the general public through exhibitions, lectures and painting demonstrations. Gold Coast is a non-profit organization and membership is open to all persons who are interested in the art of watercolor.

 

 

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Georgia McGraw Best in Show, 2014

“Watercolor painting has been my passion for the past 30 years. People often ask, “What do you paint?” Even after all this time, I have no good answer. Imaginary landscapes? Painting for me is much like playing with a Wejee Board. After the first few brush strokes, the painting seems to have a mind of its own. The end is partly a surprise. My Bachelor of Arts Degree is from East Carolina University in Fine Arts. I was elected as a signature member of the National Watercolor Society in 2001 and the American Watercolor Society in 2004.

 

 

 

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Elizabeth Chacon 1st Place, 2014

“I was always fascinated by colors and how to apply them to canvas and paper to create beautiful things. My goal is to combine colors in a way that expresses my feelings and allows the viewer to experience an emotion. Nature has inspired me with amazing shapes, lights and shadows. My other passion is painting people. It is great to capture facial expressions when nothing is spoken.”

 

 

 

 

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Judy Nunno 2nd Place, 2014

South Florida native Judy Nunno is a self taught watercolor artist who
specializes in portraits and paintings of crystal and glass. She is a
signature member of Florida Watercolor Society and a member of American, National and Southern Watercolor Societies as well as several local art guilds. She is a two-time winner in Watercolor Artist Magazine’s Annual Watercolor Media Show Case Competition and has been published in North Light Books’ Splash 16: Exploring Texture (2015) and Splash 17 (2016).

 

 

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Bunny Sheffield 3rd Place, 2014

 

“Beauty is truth, truth beauty — that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”
-John Keats-

“In contrast to the current trend of content laden art, nature is where I always find myself most at home. It is the quietude, coolness of color, and peacefulness that I reflect in my paintings. I select elements of nature and paint them with distinct plays of light and shadow. Shadows have multiple colors reflected within them and are not just an uninteresting gray. This reminds us that shadows play just as important a role in paintings as light. By combining light and shadow with intriguing color, I am a value painter who truly enjoys major and subtle contrasts of the two”.

 

 

 

 

Nessa Grainger, AWS, Juror

 

Florida artist Nessa Grainger AWS, who is recognized throughout the U.S., will jury the event. Grainger is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists, Allied Artists of America, National Collage Society and the International Society of Experimental Artists. Her works are in the permanent collection of Zhei Ziang Museum in Hangzhow China, Elliot Museum in Stuart, FL, Libraries of the American Art in Washington, DC, as well as private collections throughout Europe and Mexico. She received a classical art education at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, Tyler School of Fine Arts and the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts and now teaches art in South Florida.

 

 

 

For more information Visit:

www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

or

call 954-812-1860

 

 

 

 

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Gold Coast Watercolor Society Kicks Off Season At Coral Springs Museum

One of the oldest and largest water media organizations in South Florida, Gold Coast Watercolor Society, will kick off the season with its first exhibit/reception, “Members Love Watercolor”. The juried event will be held from 3-5 p.m, Wednesday, November 4th at the Coral Springs Museum of Art.  Nessa Grainger AWS,  an internationally acclaimed artist from Florida will jury the event. The Reception is Free and Open to the public.  The Rickie Report shares the details and encourages art lovers to see this exhibit!  This is a wonderful organization for watercolor enthusiasts to meet other artists, network and learn.

 

 

GCWS logo color

Gold Coast Watercolor Society

 

Invites You To:

 “Members Love Watercolor”

 

 

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, November 4th

3 – 5 pm

Coral Springs Museum of Art

Exhibit runs October 28-November 29, 2015

This Reception is Free to the Public

 2855 Coral Springs Dr.

Coral Springs, FL 33065

954-340-5000       www.coralspringsmuseum.org

 

 

 

Gold Coast Watercolor Society fosters the advancement of the art of watercolor media/painting, informs and educates the general public through exhibitions, lectures and painting demonstrations. Gold Coast is a non-profit organization and membership is open to all persons who are interested in the art of watercolor.

 

 

 

 

 

Florida artist Nessa Grainger AWS, who is recognized throughout the U.S., will jury the event. Grainger is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists, Allied Artists of America, National Collage Society and the International Society of Experimental Artists. Her works are in the permanent collection of Zhei Ziang Museum in Hangzhow China, Elliot Museum in Stuart, FL, Libraries of the American Art in Washington, DC, as well as private collections throughout Europe and Mexico. She received a classical art education at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, Tyler School of Fine Arts and the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts and now teaches art in South Florida.

 

 

For more information Visit:

www.goldcoastwatercolorsociety.com

or

call 954-812-1860

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291