Individuals, Adults, Children, Organizations Are Invited To World Wide “Chalk 4 Peace” Free Event At Lighthouse ArtCenter September 16th

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is Drawing the World Together, for the first time in Tequesta, Florida on Saturday, September 16th!  Join international chalk artist Jennifer Chaparro, using sidewalk chalk to celebrate International Day for Peace (Sept. 21) and share our hopes of peace for all with the world. This event is FREE and chalk is provided.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to register so there is enough chalk to go around! Groups of kids & adults can come and contribute to the large artwork, or do their own piece (6’x 6’ square).  The goal: is to get schools and groups of kids to participate and think about what global peace means to them and express it in chalk art on the street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C  H  A  L  K  4  P  E  A  C  E

 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

9 am – 3 pm

 

 

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Parking Lot

400 Seabrook Road       Tequesta, FL

 

 

Drawing the World Together, for the first time in Tequesta, Florida!

For young artists of ALL ages. (Ages 6-12 must be accompanied by a teacher or parent)

Join us as we use sidewalk chalk to celebrate International Day for Peace (Sept. 21) and share our hopes of peace for all with the world.

This event is FREE and chalk is provided.

 

You may want to bring:

Knee pads

A small piece of carpet to sit on

Hand Wipes

Water

Your own chalk

To Register and Get  More Info:

http://www.lighthousearts.org/chalk-4-peace.html

 

Entry Deadline: September 13

FREE PARKING LOCATIONS:
• Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, 373 Tequesta Drive
• Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, 395 Seabrook Road
• Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Parking Lot, 400 Seabrook Road

 

Coordinator and chalk artist extraordinaire, Jennifer Chaparro tells The Rickie Report, “It’s the first time we’ve done it here (or anywhere in South Florida). We want kids and families to come and fill in the giant peace sign, and chalk images of what peace means to them. The national and world wide reaching organization that is run by a fellow chalk/streetpainting friend of mine, John Aaron. Chalk is a great way to get kids involved in thinking about peace on a local and global level”.

 

Jennifer goes on to say, “We’d like groups to apply, but individuals and families can show up without an application, and as long as we have chalk and space, they can participate! It’s free and we will have chalk available, but we recommend they bring knee pads, hand wipes, carpet to sit on, water and their own chalk if they want. People can come and go at any time, but it will probably be cooler in the morning. There is no rain date, but we’ll try, even if it’s lightly raining in the morning, and hope for a nice sunny and cool day”.

 

 

 

 

 

What is CHALK4PEACE?

Chalk4Peace is the global chalk art project about peace. We’re celebrating our twelfth year as a worldwide event. CHALK4PEACE, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization.

We’ve had more than 1000 events in 50 countries and have covered more than 10 miles of pavement with messages and visions of peace in sidewalk chalk. We believe in “Drawing the World Together…”

CHALK4PEACE was part of the Student Peace Day Observance at the United Nations in New York last fall to honor the International Day of Peace.

Our goal: ONE MILLION artists chalking 4 peace at the same time…

 

From its beginnings in 2003 in Arlington, VA, as a Sunday sidewalk chalk project for children, CHALK4PEACE has been recognized and funded by the Arlington Arts Commission, the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities, the DC Mayor’s Office, the Humanities Project of Arlington, Whole Foods Markets, the CSC Invitational Cycling Classic, the Boulder Arts Commission, the Pasadena (CA) Community Foundation, UNICEF, the Clown and Clown Festival (Monte San Giusto, IT), the Gooden School, Beach E.S., Berkeley Earth Day, and hundreds of peace-minded individuals from around the world.

CHALK4PEACE has grown through the efforts of hundreds of events organizers, teachers, parents, community outreach coordinators, libraries, arts centers and other peace minded individuals and organizations.

CHALK4PEACE is not encouraged as an anti-war demonstration; rather, it is a Pro-Peace creative presentation for young artists of all ages.

 

The campaign to make CHALK4PEACE worldwide began on July 16, 2005, the day after the first CHALK4PEACE event at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC. John Aaron, the Global Project Founder of CHALK4PEACE and chalk events coordinator, began a print and email campaign, sending out more than 5,000 personalized emails and 6,000 full color brochures about CHALK4PEACE for 2005-6.  The global campaign spread coast to coast across the United States, to Cape Town, South Africa and in places in Europe.

 

 

CHALK4PEACE Mission Statement:

– To promote the arts by coordinating assemblies of young artists of all ages to draw their vision of peace in public and private spaces with sidewalk chalk as a scheduled worldwide event;

-To advocate for peace in a non-partisan manner such that all people may share their visions and messages of peace without regard to their nationality, ethnicity, or political beliefs;

– To encourage relationships between municipalities and artists so that communities around the world become united in supporting the expression of peace.

 

Questions? Please contact Jennifer at the School of Art or by email at Jennifer@LighthouseArts.org.

More info on Chalk4Peace, a non-profit organization at www.chalk4peace.squarespace.com

For more information about other events, exhibits or classes at the Lighthouse ArtCenter:

www.lighthousearts.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Creative Arts School At Old School Square Invites You To An Open House September 9th

Due to Hurricane Irma, plans have changed:  The Creative Arts School at Old School Square’s Open House on Saturday, September 9th has been changed to Friday, October 6th.  The School has expanded their offerings for Fall 2017/Winter 2018. Meet the instructors and learn about all the classes and workshops being offered!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to give your creative side the opportunity to shine!

 

 

 

51 N. Swinton Avenue   Delray Beach, FL  33444

561-243-7922     OldSchoolSquare.org

 

 

 

O  P  E  N           H  O  U  S  E  

Has been changed due to Hurricane Irma to:

 

October 6, 2017 – Dare to be Square… Press Play!

Crest Theatre, Creative Arts School and Fieldhouse

6  – 7:30 p.m.

free admission

The public is invited to a season launch party with a sneak peek of what’s new for the 2017-18 season! Get a glimpse of the shows and lectures in the Crest Theatre; enjoy refreshments in the Producers Lounge and a showcase of works by Creative Arts School students and instructors; upstairs, the Creative Arts School studios and classrooms will be open and instructors will be on hand to talk about the exciting fall offerings. Visit the Fieldhouse, next door, to see one of Palm Beach County’s most unique wedding and event venues, pick up rental information, enjoy entertainment and refreshments. Outside, check out a special Art Walk print-making demo by FAU students in front of the Cornell Art Museum and find out about the Museum’s (post-renovation) Grand Re-Opening! Be sure to stick around for the Free Friday Concert with Turnstiles beginning at 7:30 pm!

 

 

 

 

 

The School offers a wide range of art, photography, digital imaging and writing classes for all levels. Youth classes are also available for kids ages 6 and up.

Seven new instructors have joined the teaching team, many of whom are internationally recognized for their work!

New classes include: Contemporary Painting, Foundations in Oil Painting, Figure Drawing and Expressionism, Urban Mixmedia Textured Abstracts, Advanced Installation Art, Glass Fusing, Jewelry Design with Cold connections, Landscape Photography, Nature & Wildlife Photography and more!

New Workshops include: iPhone Photography 101 and Image Transfer: Metal to Magic

 

 

 

 

 

Download the current catalog at http://OldSchoolSquare.org

or call 561-403-2954

 

 

Creative Arts School at Old School Square
51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach 33444

 

 

(Photo Courtesy Lee Gordon)

 

 

Old School Square is the center of arts & entertainment in downtown Delray Beach and has served as the community’s gathering place for over 25 years. The historic campus welcomes half a million people each year for programs, classes, events and rental activities and includes the intimate Crest Theatre (in the restored 1925 Delray High School building) the Cornell Art Museum (in the 1913 Delray Elementary building), and the Fieldhouse (c. 1925). The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and shows. The Creative Arts School (2nd floor of the Crest Theatre building) offers art, photography and writing classes. Old School Square also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on all programs and services, call 561-243-7922 or visit OldSchoolSquare.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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WITVA And The Armory Art Center Calls For “Artistic Happenings” And Offers Free Public Reception

WITVA, Women In The Visual Arts, in conjunction with the Armory Art Center announces a Call for “Artistic Happenings”, an open juried exhibit for men and women over the age 18.  Artists of 2D and 3D art are encouraged to apply by October 12th.  ART PATRONS should MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the Opening Reception and Cash Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 27th.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

AND

 

 

PRESENT:

“ARTISTIC   HAPPENINGS”

A 2D and 3 D Art  Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception:

Friday, October 27th

6  – 8 pm

Refreshments and live music

Exhibition runs October 27 through November 25th

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about WITVA:

www.WITVA.org

For more information about the Armory Art Center:

 www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Open House On August 26 And New Fall Classes For Teens, Adults, Children At Boca Raton Museum Art School

Back to School isn’t just for kids!  The Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School announces an OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, August 26th. It will be a fun afternoon to meet teachers, visit the studios, see demonstrations of art techniques such as drawing, painting, pottery, making sculpture, and jewelry making. Enter the Free raffle for art supplies. Experience the free life drawing workshop. PLUS: Register for a fall class during Open House AND receive $20 off. (If you can’t make to open house, you can register on line on this date, August 26, and get the $20 off !   Fall classes for adults, teens, and children 
begin Tuesday, September 5. The Rickie Report shares the details!

 

 

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

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School

 

Free And Open To The Public

 

OPEN HOUSE

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

1 – 4 PM

Studio Visits!

Meet the Faculty!

$20 Discount on Registration!

 

 

Free Life Drawing Workshop

 1 to 3:30pm

 

Free Raffle Drawing for Art Supplies!

 

 

Meet the faculty

 

 

The Art School is increasing its evening and Saturday classes and expanding it ceramics department, offering additional pottery classes and Figurative Clay Sculpture class. The Art School is a community of people interested in art.

 

 

 

 Visit the studios!

 

 

With over 100 classes each month there is something for everyone from absolute beginners to experienced artist. Studio classes are conducted in seven studio areas: ceramics, drawing, jewelry arts, painting, photography, sculpture and textiles.

 

 

 

Classes for Teens, Adults, Children!

The Art School is the teaching branch of the cultural campus comprised of the Art School, Artists’ Guild and Museum. Originally the Artists’ Guild conducted classes in Mizner-designed Boca Raton Hotel. In 1962 the Guild constructed the building on West Palmetto Park Road which served as Museum and Art School until 2001 when the Museum opened in Mizner Park.

 

 

 

For more information about these classes and more:

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

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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“Outside The Box4” Offers Cash Prizes To Artists And Promises Exciting Installation Art For Art Lovers At Whitespace The Mordes Collection

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection announces a Call For Art for the upcoming “OUTSIDE THE BOX4”, curated by Lisa Rockford. This 4th biennial exhibition of outdoor, site-specific art in Palm Beach County offers unique and alternative formats, situated at the prestigious Whitespace – The Mordes Collection. It features innovative, contemporary installations and performances that interact with the landscape & outdoor environment. Whitespace is located at 2805 N. Australian Avenue in West Palm Beach. This acclaimed art event takes place March 9-11, 2018. Art Patrons, mark your calendars now! Cash prizes of $1500, including Best in Show and First Place are being offered. The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to apply!

 

 

 

 

 

CALL FOR ART:

Outside the Box 4, a Biennial of Outdoor Site-specific art & Performances

Deadline: October 1, 2017

Prizes total $1500, including $1000 Best in Show, $500 First place.

 

Outside The Box 3 Installation by Lucinda Lindermand and Kerry Phillips

 

 

 

 

Eligibility
Open call for proposals from artists within reasonable driving distance of South Florida* (*Artists must be able to be on site for all dates listed below).
· Installation Art, Sculpture/Mixed Media, Inflatables, Video Art, New Media, Sound, And Performances are ideal.
· The curator will give preference to installations that include interactive and/or multi-sensory elements, and incorporate or adapt well to the site.
· All Installations should incorporate a light source and have visual impact/high aesthetic appeal.
Site-specific art = Artwork created to exist in a certain place. The artist takes the location into account while planning and creating the artwork.

 

 

Outside The Box 3 Installation by Martin Casuso

 

 

 

The Site

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection is located on a lake waterfront with a sand beach, and features a landscape with a long stretch of grass, elements of bushes and trees and a building with concrete walls and a wrap around tarmac.

Before creating your proposal, we recommend viewing images from the previous OUTSIDE THE BOX3 exhibit here: http://rockfordprojects.weebly.com/outside-the-box-3.html

 

Outside The Box 3 installation by Frank Hyder

Important Dates

· Proposals will not be accepted after October 1, 2017.

Selected artists must be available for the following dates:
Site Visits: Site visits are required. All Artists must be available to meet with the curator on site to view and discuss the assigned space on either October 27, 28, or 29, 2017.

Installation Dates: All artists install artwork between March 7 – 9, 2018.
(Installation must be completed by 5pm on March 9).

Earlier installation may be possible upon request if the setup requires more than 8 hours of installation time.

 

 

 

 

Exhibition Dates: Friday, March 9, 2018 (7:30 – 10:30pm) & Saturday, March 10 (5pm – 10:30pm)

Ticketed VIP Tours with the Curator & Artists will be on Saturday, March 10, 2pm – 5pm

De-Installation: Sunday March 11, 2016 by 3:00 p.m.

 

 

For full submission instructions and application form, go to http://rockfordprojects.weebly.com/
or email outsidetheboxcurator@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

Call for Installation Art: “Outside The Box 4” Biennial Outdoor Site-Specific Art & Performances At Whitespace, The Mordes Collection

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection announces a Call For Art for the upcoming “OUTSIDE THE BOX4”, curated by Lisa Rockford. This 4th biennial exhibition of outdoor, site-specific art in Palm Beach County offers unique and alternative formats, situated at the prestigious Whitespace – The Mordes Collection.  It features innovative, contemporary installations and performances that interact with the landscape & outdoor environment. Whitespace is located at 2805 N. Australian Avenue in West Palm Beach. This acclaimed art event takes place March 7 – 9, 2018. Art Patrons, mark your calendars now! Cash prizes of $1500, including Best in Show and First Place are being offered. The Rickie Report shares the details here and urges you to apply!

 

 

 

 

 

CALL FOR ART:

Outside the Box 4, a Biennial of Outdoor Site-specific art & Performances

Deadline: October 1, 2017

Prizes total $1500, including $1000 Best in Show, and a $500 First place.

 

Outside The Box 3 Installation by Frank Hyder

 

Eligibility
Open call for proposals from artists within reasonable driving distance of South Florida* (*Artists must be able to be on site for all dates listed below).
· Installation Art, Sculpture/Mixed Media, Inflatables, Video Art, New Media, Sound, And Performances are ideal.
· The curator will give preference to installations that include interactive and/or multi-sensory elements, and incorporate or adapt well to the site.
· All Installations should incorporate a light source and have visual impact/high aesthetic appeal.
Site-specific art = Artwork created to exist in a certain place. The artist takes the location into account while planning and creating the artwork.

Outside The Box 3 Installation by Martin Casuso 

The Site

Whitespace, The Mordes Collection is located on a lake waterfront with a sand beach, and features a landscape with a long stretch of grass, elements of bushes and trees and a building with concrete walls and a wrap around tarmac.

Before creating your proposal, we recommend viewing images from the previous OUTSIDE THE BOX3 exhibit here: http://rockfordprojects.weebly.com/outside-the-box-3.html

Outside The Box 3 installation by Michael Bauman

 

Important Dates

· Proposals will not be accepted after October 1, 2017.

Selected artists must be available for the following dates:
Site Visits: Site visits are required. All Artists must be available to meet with the curator on site to view and discuss the assigned space on either October 27, 28, or 29, 2017.

Installation Dates: All artists install artwork between March 7 – 9, 2018.
(Installation must be completed by 5pm on March 9).

Earlier installation may be possible upon request if the setup requires more than 8 hours of installation time.

Outside The Box 3 Installation by Lucinda Linderman and Kerry Phillips

 

Exhibition Dates: Friday, March 9, 2018 (7:30 – 10:30pm) & Saturday, March 10 (5pm – 10:30pm)

Ticketed VIP Tours with the Curator & Artists will be on Saturday, March 10, 2pm – 5pm

De-Installation: Sunday March 11, 2016 by 3:00 p.m.

 

For full submission instructions and application form, go to http://rockfordprojects.weebly.com/
or email outsidetheboxcurator@gmail.com

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Boca Raton Museum Art School Announces Open House To Meet Faculty, Including Janet Onofrey And Renee Plevy

The Boca Raton Museum Art School announces the addition of two new instructors, Janet Onofrey and Renée Plevy.  These accomplished artists and teachers will offer an array of classes beginning September 9th, for the Fall Semester.  The public is invited to a Free, Open House on Saturday, August 26th to meet all of the faculty at the school.  The Rickie Report shares the details and introduces the newest faculty members here.

 

 

 

 

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

bocamuseum.org/theartschool

 

 

MEET   THE    FACULTY

OPEN   HOUSE

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

1 – 4 PM

Fall classes start September 6, 2017

 

 

 

MEET   THE   NEWEST   FACULTY:

 

JANET  ONOFREY

 

 

“Ditto” by Janet Onofrey

 

Janet Onofrey started teaching this summer at the Boca Raton Museum. In the fall she will be teaching painting on Fridays and an evening class on perspective drawing. Janet is a perceptual painter, painting from direct observation. Her paintings capture the specific light and mood of South Florida.

 

Beginning Drawing With Janet Onofrey

 

 

 

She seeks out the silent spaces of early morning back alleys or quiet suburban neighborhoods. Her paintings were feature in the Cultural Quarterly Magazine last summer after she was awarded the prestigious South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship.

 

 

Still Life Set-Up with Janet Onofrey

 

Janet is a natural teacher, she loves sharing her technique with students and delights in those moments when the students ‘get it’, when they understand her lessons on drawing and color and put it altogether.  For beginners Janet sets up still-lifes designed for students to learn how color interacts and the pleasure of successfully painting what you see.

For more information on Janet’s artwork visit her website http://www.janetonofrey.com

 

 

 

 

 

RENÉE PLEVY

 

“Racquel” by Renée Plevy

 

 

Starting in September, Renée Plevy will be teaching portrait painting using oils. In oil paint you can capture the light and subtleties of skin tone that cannot be achieved with quick drying acrylics. With years of experience teaching, Renée presents a simplified method of block out the form and building up tones that even the absolute beginner feels confident in painting their first portrait.

 

 

 

 
Renée Plevy is an acclaimed portrait painter that has painted hundreds of commissioned portraits over the past 30 years. Like many accomplished artists, Renée studied with a number of leading figurative painters in New York to glean from each of them in order to develop her own style. 

 

 

” Countess de Hoernle” by Renée Plevy

She maintained a studio at 41 Union Square and taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City before relocating to South Florida.  In 2012 Renée founded the “Portrait of a Woman” charitable event that honors women community leaders. Renée has painted 23 portraits of the honorees include the Countess de Hoernle.

 

For more information about Renée’s artwork please visit  http://reneeplevy.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about these classes and more:

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

bocamuseum.org/theartschool
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bocaschool

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Armory Art Center’s 3D Adult Student Summer Show Opens Friday, July 14th With Free Public Reception

The Armor Art Center’s Adult Student 3D Summer Exhibition will inspire you to create!  The public is invited to the Free, Opening Reception on Friday, July 14th. Meet the artists and see their works in ceramics, glass, jewelry/metalsmithing, and sculpture.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This event is Free. The exhibition continues through August 11th.

 

 

 

811 Park Place      W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776        armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Center Presents:

3D Adult Student Summer Show 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, July 14, 2017

6 – 8 pm

Exhibit is available July 14 – August 11, 2017

Armory Art Center’s East Gallery

EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm | Saturday 9 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

“We are excited to present this student exhibition. There is a diversity of work that shares an underlying current of a creative and inquisitive spirit,” said Liza Niles, Chief of Education and Exhibitions.

 

Handmade Jewelry by Ana Hernandez

 

Sculpture by Michael Formica

Ceramics by Sally McNamara

Glass by Bob Levin

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, and sculpture. Exhibitions are hosted throughout the year in four galleries.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

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

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 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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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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Armory Art Center Announces 2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival Call to Artists

Artists are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival presented by the Armory Art Center on December 2-3, 2017.  It will feature local and out-of-town artists, live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages. This call to artists is open to local, regional, and national artists working in ceramics, drawing, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed-media, and painting. Last year’s festival brought 6,000 affluent visitors and 86 artists. This event will be well-publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges locally based as  well as out-of-town based artists to apply!  Deadline is August 31st.  Art Patrons: Mark your calendars now for this event!

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

 

December 2-3, 2017

10 am to 5 pm

 

 

Armory Art Center Campus
811 Park Place     W.Palm Beach, FL

www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

 

 

 

 

The Armory Art Center campus hosts space for ninety-five 10’x10’ tents throughout the Armory’s campus. Tents will be located outdoors in the campus sculpture garden and parking lot.

 

The Armory Art Center is on the south end of Howard Park within walking distance of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Palm Beach Convention Center, Hilton West Palm Beach, and CityPlace—a premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination.

 

Scheduled at the perfect time for holiday shopping, vendors will reach affluent Palm Beach and Broward County residents, and engage our large seasonal tourist population.

Last year’s festival brought 6,000 affluent visitors and 86 artists. This event will be well-publicized by local media reporting, media sponsorships, advertising, and social media.

 

 

Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demos and booth chats. Live music, food, and kid’s activities make the festival a perfect experience for all.

 

 

Set up is on Friday, December 1, 2017.

Artists parking will be available.

 

 

To participate go to www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

 

 

• Submit three jpegs of the artwork you plan to sell and a picture of your booth display along with your application.
• Application deadline is August 31, 2017.
• There is a $35 artist application fee • Booths are 10’x10’ for $185 each.

Tent Requirements: Tents must be 10’x10’ and made to withstand wind and rain.

The tent color must be white to remain consistent with event standards. Recommended brands are Light Done, Show Off, and Flourish. There is a minimum of 50 lbs. of weight per corner required to meet quality standards.

Tent Rental: “Tents 4 Events” is offering tents for rent with set-up and breakdown included. Please log on to www.Tents4Events.us or call 954-675-7634 directly to setup your tent rental.

 

 

 

About the Armory Art Center:

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 12 exhibitions throughout the year in four galleries. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986