Announcing ART SYNERGY ARTWEEK2015! Art Synergy Announces New Art Districts and Calls to Artists!

 After an amazingly successful inaugural year, Art Synergy is back bigger and better with “ArtWeek 2015″.  Formed in early 2013 in response to the needs of local artists in Palm Beach County, Art Synergy is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community. Developed from discussions during a think tank with local artists, Rolando Chang Barrero, Craig McInnis and Freddy Hennevelt took the lead and formed an organization to promote art events throughout the county that would coincide with Art Palm Beach.  Through the generosity and support of Lee Ann Lester, the Director of IFAE and Art Palm Beach, Art Synergy will once again have a booth at the ArtPalm Beach 2015 exhibition, January 22 through January 25, 2105. This is an extraordinary opportunity for artists to be in this prestigious show by entering a call to artists. It will be a juried exhibition of exceptional work created and made by professional artists of Palm Beach County. This beautiful showcase is held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, FL and is dedicated to providing a rich visual arts experience for collectors and art enthusiasts from Europe, Asia, and North and South America.  The deadline to apply is December 15th.  The Rickie Report is proud to be part of this event!

 

 

 

 

 

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The call for artists is open to all residents of Palm Beach County. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2014. Applications are available at Juried Art Services http://www.juriedartservices.com

 

 

 

Developed from discussions during a think tank in 2013 with local artists, Rolando Chang Barrero, Craig McInnis and Freddy Hennevelt took the lead and formed an organization to promote art events throughout the county that would coincide with Art Palm Beach. The thought was that Palm Beach County arts could benefit from the popular art event much like Miami benefitted from Art Basel. Soon it was christened ART SYNERGY and took off running with the support of the many local artists in the county.

 

 

The first year, five art districts participated in various ways, with each district having events on one particular day during the week long Art Palm Beach event. The repose was phenomenal and the momentum in developing the volunteer non=profit organization was ongoing throughout the year with additional countywide meetings with artists, the community and the media.

 

 

Opening night of Art Synergy 2014

Opening night of Art Synergy 2014

 

The organization grew and this year has expanded to seven districts. Once again their will be specific days in for each districts and the participating galleries and artists to be spotlighted. The districts are comprised of artists’ studios, galleries and supporting businesses and restaurants that have come together to promote local art. The seven districts are West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, North County, Northwood, Antiques Row (including Worth Avenue), Boynton Beach and Delray Beach (Artist’s Alley).

 

 

Art Synergy, a non-profit organization, and all of the participating districts are volunteer based and rely on the artists and volunteers to run and manage all of the events. They also depend on sponsorship from local businesses and patrons in order to promote and market the events. Art Synergy is always looking for sponsors and there are many sponsorship opportunities.

 

 

Panel Discussion at Continuum, part of Art Synergy 2014

Panel Discussion at Continuum, part of Art Synergy 2014

 

Through the generosity and support of Lee Ann Lester, the Director of IFAE and Art Palm Beach, Art Synergy will once again have a booth at the ArtPalm Beach 2015 exhibition, January 22 through January 25, 2105. This is an extraordinary opportunity for artists to be in this prestigious show by entering a call to artists. It will be a juried exhibition of exceptional work created and made by professional artists of Palm Beach County at the This beautiful showcase is held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, Palm Beach, FL., and is dedicated to providing a rich visual arts experience for collectors and art enthusiasts from Europe, Asia, and North and South America.

 

 

There will be many exciting events and fabulous opportunities to view art of all media throughout the county. As events are scheduled, they will be posted on the Art Synergy website, www.ArtSynergyPBC.com

 

For additional Information, contact Ilene Gruber Adams at Ilene@ileneadamsinc.com or follow Art Synergy on Facebook.

 

 

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What Are Artist Stamps? How Are Postal Service Stamps Created?

The Rickie Report has long been fascinated by the majestic artwork that appears on postage stamps the world over.  In this article, we bring you that information as well as a novel look at creating “artist stamps”.  Ginny Lloyd is a master of all stamp art. This Jupiter resident shares her fascination, knowledge and some examples of “artistamps” from her international collection.  What is our point?  Art is all around us to explore, if we just take the time.

 

 

 

 

GINNY LLOYD

 

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"Body of Glass" by Ginny Lloyd

“Body Like Glass ” by Ginny Lloyd

 

 

• I was always making things as a kid in the more domestic areas like sewing, weaving, paper dolls, coloring, and making framed insect and butterfly pictures. For my birthday and Christmas presents, I asked for books on art by Van Gogh. In college I had an opportunity to use a darkroom and bought a Nikon from a neighbor. At the same time I enrolled in a drawing class for non-art majors and discovered I could draw. This led to a long love of photography and art.

 

 

 

Escadores Press' "Burning Man"

Escadores Press’ “Burning Man”

• I had been collecting stamps and always wondered about the people who made them and how they were made. When I discovered photos of Fluxus artists’ stamp works I was intrigued. I later saw a magazine ad for making photo stamps and tried it out. After that in 1979 I curated an exhibit with a section made up of artistamps and was exposed to more styles. I then began to make more works of my own using a collage format. I eventually made artistamps of my photography and computer graphics.

 

Lauren Welch's "Errors"

Lauren Welch’s “Errors”

• The first artist to produce an “artist’s stamp” is open to interpretation. Fine artists were commissioned to create advertising posters in collectible stamp form from the late 1800s, but none appear to have worked with the format outside the commercial or advertising context. In 1919, Dadaist Raoul Hausmann affixed a self-portrait postage stamp to a postcard. Karl Schwesig, while a political prisoner during World War II, drew a series of pseudo-stamps on the blank, perforated margins of postage stamp sheets, using colored inks. Some historians assert that this 1941 series, which illustrated life in a concentration camp, is typically accepted as the first true set of artist’s stamps. Robert Watts, a member of the Fluxus group, became the first artist to create a full sheet of [faux] postage stamps within a fine art context when he produced a perforated block of 15 stamps combining popular and erotic imagery in 1961. Regardless of its origins hundreds of artists make artistamps today.

 

 

 

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Chew Whiggins, “buZoni”

 

 

How Are Postage Stamps Made Today?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnm0UwRq9cQ

• To make your own artist stamps, go online and locate groups of people making this type of art or just start sending them on your mail or trade with other artists whose work you admire. Information is so much more available and easy to find now on the Internet. Check the Wiki page too for helpful info. I curate a collection posted online. Read about the requirements and if you want to participate send in your artistamps.

 

 

 

Jasfelter "Miraur"

Jasfelter “Miraur”

 

 

 

 

 

Ginny Lloyd's "Creative Thing"

Ginny Lloyd’s “Creative Thing”

 

 

• EXILE is a pop-up artist’s bookstore that will migrate throughout several locations in Miami, spending approximately 4-6 weeks housed in every location. The bookstore is dedicated to raising awareness about artist’s publications and will serve as a platform for the exchange of ideas and projects grounded in the spirit of collaboration. Now, it will pop up at the Miami Book Fair, where iit will be a relaxed atmosphere where people can come and browse, relax, mingle, and enjoy some of the events we have scheduled — readings, performances, live printing. It will be a lot of fun to gather a community together and share in our passion for print culture. The works in the lounge will not be all local, and not all books.

 

 

 

Ruchin's "Artist Stamp"

Ruchin’s “Artist Stamp”

 

 

The book fair describes the EXILE offerings as performances, lectures, and workshops revealing the “radical history and legacy of artists’ publications. Yoko Ono will provide the wish trees (on which visitors tie their written wishes); Isis Miller will jump-start the Flash Poetry Mob; and naturally, Dada and Fluxus will be discussed.

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Gina Lotta Post Artistamp Museum and Archive
P.O. Box 1424
Jupiter, FL 33468
USA

www.ginnyonline.com

http://artistampmuseum.blogspot.com
Facebook: Gina Lotta Post Artistamp Museum and Archive
Twitter: ArtistampMuseum

 

  ginnylloyd.blogspot.com interdada84.blogspot.com

artistampmuseum.blogspot.com floridafluxus.blogspot.com

ginnylloyd@ginnyonline.com

 

 

 

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Play a Part in Conservation at the ENDANGERED Exhibition in Miami Dec 4-6, 2014

The “ENDANGERED” Exhibition raises awareness of endangered species and the environment while contributing to the welfare of orangutans and chimpanzees.  It features work by leading contemporary artists and photographers and a new piece by Bubbles, the chimpanzee once owned by Michael Jackson. Florida-based artists include Norman Gitzen, Anthony Burks Sr, Rolando Chang Barrero and Alison Armstrong. The exhibit runs from Thursday, December 4th to Saturday, Dec 6th, 2014, 2-9pm at Miami Club Rum Distillery, 2320 N Miami Ave, Miami 33127.  The Rickie Report shares the exciting details and some artistry of the local artists who will be participating.

 

 

 

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“ENDANGERED”

ART FOR APES

 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 4th, 5th, 6th  2014

 

 

  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings:  Feature cocktail receptions in the presence of the artists from 7-9pm.

 

  • Hat Night: Thursday evening features Hats designed by Judi Bradford and Milda Bublys plus purses by Agata Ren.

 

 

  • Performance Art: Friday evening will feature the extraordinary creation of a living artwork in a collaboration featuring Beju, Sherryl Muriente and Linda Nerhboss. They will develop a plea to help orangutans in the wild on the body of human canvas, Beju. They will be accompanied by the tribal drumming of Robbie Powell.

 

 

  • Fashion Show: Saturday evening will feature a fashion show of dresses, jewelry and wearable art by Irina Grammatina, Rickson Sharkey, Jean Parsons and more. Music by DJ Blondie. Mari Monge, Spanish TV announcer and spokesperson for the Miami Heat will MC the proceedings

 

 

  • Everyone will have the opportunity to be featured in an exciting new photomosaic being undertaken in collaboration with Belgian artist Joël Moens de Hase. Come have your photo taken and wear something orange (for orangutans) on your face or hair. 5,000 head and shoulders photos will be merged into a dramatic photomosaic portrait of an orangutan. Enjoy a cocktail and tour Miami’s only (legal) rum distillery while you view amazing art and help a wonderful sanctuary.

 

 

 

The special exhibit will be open to the public from 2-9 pm, December 4-6th, 2014.

Miami Club Rum Distillery and Gallery

2320 N Miami Avenue in Miami, Florida

 

 

 

 

 

"Giraffe" by Anthony Burks,Sr.

“Giraffe” by Anthony Burks,Sr.

 

ENDANGERED: Art4Apes was launched in 2012 to raise awareness of issues facing animals and the environment. All entry fees, donations and a portion of all art sales go to the Center for Great Apes, a non-profit, top-rated sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees.

 

 

 

"Osprey Sunset" by Sandy Scott

“Osprey Sunset” by Sandy Scott

 

The ENDANGERED exhibition, in its third year during Art Basel week in Miami focuses on interpretations of “ENDANGERED” in fine art, photography, wearable art and jewelry. It features leading contemporary artists from around the world including the winners of the ENDANGERED Art and Photography Contest 2014. Also featured are Florida-based artists Norman Gitzen, Anthony Burks Sr, Rolando Chang Barrero and Alison Armstrong.

 

Dolphin" by Norman Gitzin

“Vanishing Dolphin” by Norman Gitzin

 

The ENDANGERED Art and Photography Contest is an online, juried art contest that challenges artists to interpret the word “endangered” as it applies to animals, plants or the environment either through a celebration of beauty or illustration of the threats faced. “The creativity and talent of the participating artists is simply outstanding,” stated Dr. Lindsey Matheson, the founder and director of ENDANGERED: Art4Apes, “We had more than 300 entries from all over the world this year. It is inspiring that so many care about issues facing the environment and convey such strong messages through their art.”

 

 

 

"Mandril Mouth"

“Mandrill Mouth” by Sarah Smith

 

 

The 2014 judges included Thomas Collins, Director of Pérez Art Museum Miami; Joel Sartore, the acclaimed National Geographic photographer, author, speaker and teacher; and Carolyn Benesh, Coeditor and Publisher of Ornament magazine. Bruce Helander, Editor-in-Chief of The Art Economist, judged the Young Artist entries.

 

"Eggless" by Rickson Sharkey

“Eggless” by Rickson Sharkey

 

As a part of the program, winners of the annual competition, along with selected entries and art by ape residents from the Center for Great Apes, will be displayed during Art Basel Miami week at Miami Club Rum distillery and gallery, located at 2320 N Miami Avenue in Miami, Florida. The special exhibit will be open to the public from 2-9 pm, December 4-6th, 2014.

 

"Lion" by Robert Hooke

“Lion” by Robert Hooke

 

ENDANGERED: Art4Apes is very grateful to our generous sponsors for their help and support. Sponsors of “ENDANGERED: ART for Apes” include Miami Club Rum, Miami’s only distillery producing award winning rum, Juried Art Services and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Private Banking and Investment Group.

 

 

For more information about the ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest and Exhibition visit http://www.Art4Apes.com

About the Center for Great Apes

 

The Center for Great Apes is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees. The Center for Great Apes’ mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or from the exotic pet trade. The Center provides care with dignity in a safe, healthy, and enriching environment for great apes in need of lifetime care. It is the only orangutan sanctuary in North America and one of the leading chimpanzee sanctuaries. The Center receives no government funding and relies on memberships, donations, private grants and fundraising efforts to support this vital work. For more information please visit http://www.CenterForGreatApes.org.

 

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“125 Years: Women of Vision”, National Association of Women Artists

The Headquarters of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS united with NAWA’s FLORIDA CHAPTER are presenting an exhibition titled 125 Years: Women of Vision. The show, which will be hosted at the Armory Art Center is part of NAWA’s 2014 celebration of its 125th Anniversary. The public is invited to celebrate at a reception on December 5th, 6 – 8pm. The Juried art will be on view from Friday, December 5, 2014 through Saturday, January 10, 2015.  The Rickie Report shares more details and some of the exhibited artwork.

 

 

 

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“125 Years: Women of Vision”

National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

 

Opening Reception

Friday, December 5th  6  –  8 pm

Exhibit Continues Through  January 10, 2015

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue            W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

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“Anhinga”, Linocut by Arline Reimann

 

 

 

 

 

The Headquarters of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS united with NAWA’s FLORIDA CHAPTER are presenting an exhibition titled 125 Years: Women of Vision. The show, which will be hosted at the Armory Art Center located at 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida, is part of NAWA’s 2014 celebration of its 125th Anniversary. The public is invited to celebrate at a reception on December 5th, 6 – 8pm. The Juried art will be on view from Friday, December 5, 2014 through Saturday, January 10, 2015.

 

 

"Castle On The Beach" by Maxine Schreiber

“Castle On The Beach” by Maxine Schreiber

 

 

 

NAWA is the oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the United States. In 1889, five innovative women in New York City founded the not-for-profit, tax exempt organization to foster public awareness and interest in visual art created by women as well as to empower, support and encourage women artists. Its early exhibitions included works by such notable artists as Mary Cassatt and Suzanne Valadon, and later membership rosters included Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Louise Nevelson, Alice Neel, and Judy Chicago.

 

"September Reds" by Judi Gilden

“September Reds” by Judi Gilden

 

 

The Florida Chapter of NAWA 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.

 

 

"Time Out" by Carol Staub

“Time Out” by Carol Staub

 

 

 

 

All artists wishing to join the Florida Chapter must first be juried into the Association Headquarters in New York City. NAWA welcomes applications from professional women artists as well as emerging and student artists who are U.S. citizens and/or permanent U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older.

 

"Kit Fox" by Pokey Park

“Kit Fox”, Bronze Sculpture  by Pokey Park

 

 

 

NAWA’s Florida Chapter is proud that our very own Armory Art Center is hosting this prestigious show. The multi-media exhibition includes oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and collage. Close to sixty artists are represented with a large number of renowned local artists, among them Janice Cohen, Durga Garcia, Barbara Bailey, Jane McIntyre, and Diane Lublinski. Make sure to attend the Opening Reception on December 5th, and to learn more about the organization visit www.theNAWA.org or www.nawafl.com.

 

"Grand Gesture" by Judith Musser

“Grand Gesture” by Judith Musser

 

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Artisans on the Ave Present: “Water” In, Under and Around!

Artisans on the Ave will present a new exhibit, “Water” In, Under and Around beginning Saturday, December 6th in Lake Worth.  Come and see the art  emporium of which decorator, Carleton Varney said, “My visit around the shop took me to fantasy lands of talent, and I can truly say, in my career, I have not seen a collection of artisan pieces as good.” (See more at:  http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/news/local/gallery-displays-fantasy-lands-of-talent/nhqBj/#sthash.Km69LFZQ.dpuf ).  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks here.

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave

Presents:

“Water” In, Under and Around!

Saturday, December 6, 2014     6-9pm

 

630 Lake Ave        Lake Worth, FL. 33460

561-582-3300

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

 

"Sail Boat" by Julie Sylvester

“Sail Boat” by Julie Sylvester

 

Julie Sylvester’s current medium of fantasy seashells creates ”Life from Nature”. Her exquisite shell art transforms into jewelry, sea turtles, boats, dragons, lighthouses, menorahs and Christmas décor. Her mirrors and floral arrangements will bring the tropics into your home.

 

Irene Jalowayski's "Dolphin Table"

Irene Jalowayski’s “Dolphin Table”

Irene Jalowayski is a glass artist who is inspired by all of the modern abstract artists of the 20th century. She works with bright colors and creates pieces of Judaica, gift items and jewelry. Irene works with both fused glass and cast glass creating lovely pieces of art. Irene’s Dolphin Table featuring swimming dolphins, starfish and shells show the beautiful blue hues of the ocean.

 

 

Gabriele Kraus' Photography

Gabriele Kraus’ Photography

Gabriele Kraus’s paintings and photography show sensibility and beauty in the simple object of the ocean. Gabriele is constantly seeking new ways to create art that leaves the observer wondering about her abstract creation of nature and daily objects. She always has in mind to create something beautiful, bringing smiles and happiness into the world.

 

 

 

Tammy Seymour's "Ocean Dwellers"

Tammy Seymour’s “Ocean Dwellers”

Tamara Seymour’s paintings capture the ocean and its surroundings. Her art inspired by nature and her travels turn into wonderful watercolors of fish, turtles, flamingos, sailboats, pelicans and palm trees. Tammy’s art reflects her environment with its incredible range of rich and sun drenched colors.

 

 

Del Foxton's "Turquoise Waters"

Del Foxton’s “Turquoise Waters”

Del Foxton’s artistry in handmade paper wall hangings is created with exotic materials from in, under and around the ocean using shells, leaves, flowers, seaweed, banana, mulberry trees, and papyrus & hibiscus bushes. As a contemporary eco artist she is honoring our environment while indulging her passion of handmade paper.

 

 

Betty Wilson's "Fish"

Betty Wilson’s “Fish”

Betty Wilson’s enjoyment of fused glass and pottery takes her on an imaginary trip to the beach. Each original fish with their vivid colors and joyful light will be a delight to all. Working with clay, glass and paint allows Betty to share her talents and love of art without words.

 

"Sailboats" by Betty Wilson and Irene Jalowayski

“Sailboats” by Betty Wilson and Irene Jalowayski

Irene Jalowayski and Betty Wilson will be exhibiting a large fused glass sculpture collaborated and created together. It is a large ocean wave of clear and blue glass with three lovely sailboats moving along the ocean water.

 

For more information about Artisans on the Ave please call  

561-582-3300

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

Betty Wilson  561-762-8162    Or    Linda Manganaro  561-308-7263

 

 

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15th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival Offers Specialty Holiday Buying plus FREE Art Giveaway

One of the most popular Art Festivals returns to Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend!  On November 29 & 30, 2014, the 15th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival offers unique gift ideas for alternative holiday shopping, free art giveaway, live music. 200 artists from the United States will transform 4th Avenue, intersecting Atlantic Avenue, in Downtown Delray Beach into an outdoor art gallery with original fine artwork on display and for sale. The artistic media include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and mixed media. There will be a FREE Art Giveaway by Michelle Cobble.  The Rickie Report shares the information here and features the artwork of Jeffrey and Michelle Cobble plus Ilkin Deniz, a hyper-realistic painter.

 

 

 

15th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving

Weekend Art Festival

Saturday, November 29th

&

Sunday, November 30th

 

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
(Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue)
Navigational Address: 330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

Free and open to the public

info@artfestival.com or 561-746-6615

 

Downtown Delray Beach welcomes back it’s signature Fall Art Fair November 29 & 30. This Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival has been ranked among the 100 Best Fine Art and Design Shows in America by Sunshine Artist magazine. The two-day event will feature a wide array of artwork with broad appeal, eclectic holiday gift options, live music and a free art giveaway. The artistic media represented include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage mixed media and ceramics. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority.

 

 

 

The festival presents holiday shoppers with an alternative to crowded malls and offers a vast selection of handcrafted items for those seeking unique gifts while offering art enthusiasts and collectors the opportunity to explore the original and eclectic mix of artwork by 200 of the finest artists in the country.

 

 

COBBLE  ART

 

 

 

"The Dance" by Cobble Art FREE ART GIVEAWAY

“The Dance” by Cobble Art FREE ART GIVEAWAY

 

Michelle and Jeffrey Cobble have a deep respect and love for nature and animals. They tell The Rickie Report, “Together, we have dedicated our time attempting to communicate this in our photography. From the Everglades in Florida to the wilderness of Alaska, our passion is documenting the natural beauty of America and its wildlife. Whether it is a landscape or wildlife, we try to capture its unique character with our images. Every aspect of what you see here was performed by our family, from capturing the image, to selecting and crafting the frame. We sign and number every print, use only the finest materials available and put our hearts in every image. We hope you enjoy”.

 

 

A free art giveaway will feature the work of exhibiting artist Michelle Cobble. The giveaway prize, a 26”x 32” signed and framed print of her photograph titled “The Dance”, valued at $350.00, will be on display in her booth where registration will also take place. There will be no purchase or fee required to participate in this giveaway and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the art show. To learn more about this talented artist and explore her work go to www.cobble-art.com.

 

ILKIN DENIZ

 

 

"Early Morning" by Ilkin Deniz

“Early Morning” by Ilkin Deniz

 

Ilkin Deniz’s journey of painting started before he went to elementary
school in Turkey and continued with commissioned drawings of cartoons for comics, studying at the graphic department of fine art of a fine Turkish Art School, ( Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University) and holding exhibitions composed of distinct illustrative drawings of his early years. His painting life lasted in Istanbul until his thirties and now continues in Florida where he lives with his wife.

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Painting by Ilkin Deniz


These fine paintings bring to America the elusive charm and feeling of
Mediterranean – poor boats wandering the blue waters of charming Istanbul to catch fish. Bought by painting collectors of America, the beautiful paintings of his continued adventure painting seas and boats have shown to the world of art that these talented hands of the Mediterranean earned the outstanding reputation with his canvas, paints, mind and soul.

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Painting by Ilkin Deniz


When we observe the paintings of Ilkin Deniz, we see the following:
The soul of a boat resting in the unique harmony of the blue of the sky
with another blue of the water which perhaps is whispering a hope in the
distant horizon.

 

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“Dream” by Ilkin Deniz


In another unseen horizon, prayers send to the God are secretly collected in a boat on shore. In that painting, the wise Goddess Athena is carrying from the depth of the see Odysseus who was captivated at the see by the boat in the painting.

"Old Boat" by Ilkin Deniz

“Old Boat” by Ilkin Deniz


Sorrow and loneliness freed from the sharp light of the Mediterranean
have hidden in that painting, manifesting themselves through the boat.
By owning and displaying one of the paintings of Ilkin Deniz, you don’t
possess an ordinary painting, rather you come in touch with the
unity of the melancholic charm of the Mediterranean with the boundless
blue of ocean.

 

"Turkish Boat" by Ilkin Deniz

“Turkish Boat” by Ilkin Deniz

 

 

For more information about Ilkin Deniz’ artwork please visit:

http://www.ilkindeniz.com

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

 

  • Free Admission
  • Juried outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art Handmade in America
  • 150 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • Artists are hand-selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists are on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Free Art Giveaway – featuring the work of participating artist Michelle Cobble

 

 

 

About Howard Alan Events:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.

 

For additional information on the 15th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival 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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Fish House Art Center Presents 2nd Annual “Mistletoe Madness” Event

Yes, the holidays are gearing up, but you CAN make your preparations in a strategic way that doesn’t overwhelm.  The Fish House Art Center in Port Salerno is a quiet hub of creative activity.  Their 2nd Annual “Mistletoe Madness” Event promises FREE gift drawings from each studio, an art auction, Toys for Tots drop Off, live music, discounts on purchases and so much more. There will be a FREE Holiday Ornament Giveaway at Art Gumbo Gallery and an Art Wreath Silent Auction to benefit Safe Space. Stop by any of the restaurants across the parking lot.  The Rickie Report gives you details about this event on Friday, December 5th and Saturday, December 6th.  This is a perfect spot to watch the Martin County Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday!  The Public is invited to this FREE event.

 

 

 

 

 

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Fish House Art Center

Presents

“Mistletoe Madness” 

 

Friday December 5th   5 – 9 pm  

&

Saturday December 6th  Noon – 8 pm

 

4745 Se Desoto Ave. Stuart (Port Salerno) FL

 

 

The Fish House Art Center is located on the site of one of the last operating commercial fish houses on Florida’s east coast on the scenic Manatee Pocket waterfront in the historic fishing village of Port Salerno, Florida, just 5 miles south of downtown Stuart. It sits at the end of Salerno Road, east of Dixie Highway (A1A).

 

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This year the Fish House Art Center in Stuart, Florida will be reviving an Old Tradition: A Holiday Wreath Benefit. Proceeds will go to support SafeSpace, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that offers emergency shelter, supportive living and outreach programs to domestic violence victims and their families in Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties.

 

 

CALL FOR WREATHS!!!!!!

 

Artists, Crafters and local Businesses are invited to submit their interpretation of Festive, Holiday, Winter and Seasonal Inspired Wreaths. Unique and non-traditional materials are welcome!

We will be receiving wreaths Friday and Saturday, November 28th and 29th from 1:00- 6:00 PM at The Fish House Art Center. All wreaths will be displayed until the Mistletoe Madness Event on December 5th and 6th when they will be auctioned.

 

* ONLY original Artwork

* Art must not be larger than 36″ diameter or more than 25# and must be wired for hanging
*Prizes in the following categories: Traditional Holiday, Recycled Materials, Most Original, Peoples Choice
Invite ALL your friends to admire ( and bid on) your creation. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • FREE and Open to the Public

 

  • Shopping Discounts

 

  • Strolling Carolers, Sat. 6 pm

 

  • Live Music at The Grove Dockbar, 7 pm both nights

 

  • Free Drawings from Artists’ Studios

 

  • Art Wreath Silent Auction to benefit Safe Space

 

  • Toys For Tots Drive to benefit local families

 

  • Martin County Boat Parade viewing area

 

  • Complimentary Refreshments at each art studio

 

  • Free Holiday Ornament Giveaway at Art Gumbo Gallery

 

The Fish House Art Center is “home” to seven resident artists’ studios that include Port Salerno Mosaic Studio, Sally Eckman Roberts, Billy Salesnick Fine Art, The Aya Fiber Studio, Silk Life Studio, Elizabeth Esther Kelly Weaving Studio and Havana Beads.  It is also home to the Art Gumbo Gallery, which represents local, regional and national fine artists and fine crafters.

 

Sip your favorite beverage and hear live music overlooking the beautiful Manatee Pocket at the Grove Dock Bar. The resident artists work in their studios year round. Most artists are available Tuesday- Saturday and beginning Friday, November 7th all the studios and Gallery will be open on Friday Nights until 9:00 pm. The public is welcome to watch them work and purchase their creations. Art Gumbo, an art and craft Gallery, sits at the front of the Fish House, featuring local artists’ work in painting, sculpture, glass, textiles, pottery, photography, jewelry, and giftware.  

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/FishHouseArtCenter

www.fishhouseartcenter.com

or

Carolyn Gordon at Art Gumbo Gallery

gordonred@aol.com

 

or

Suzanne Connors  at Aya Fiber Studio

336-693-4606

ayafiberstudio@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

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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)

 

 

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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

 

 

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

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Whitespace Grand Season Opening Continues

The Rickie Report continues sharing the exciting Grand Season Opening of Whitespace in this article!  More details, including a sneak peek at Beatriz Millar’s  “Plastique Dorian in Love” and the unique, limited edition (10 only) signed by artist, Kristen Miller Hopkins.  Get your calendars out now!

 

 

 

Whitespace

www.whitespacecollection.com

GRAND SEASON OPENING

 

 

Thursday November 20th  6pm-9pm  (Opening Evening Event)
Friday Nov. 21st, Saturday Nov. 22nd, Sunday Nov. 23rd 11am-4pm

 

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pushingBOUNDARIES exhibition runs every Sat and Sun 1pm – 4pm
November 20th 2014 – March 22nd 2015

 

 

Meet the artist Leland Rice
November 20th 6 pm-9 pm and Saturday 1 pm-4 pm

Book signing of his Berlin Wall catalog
-past exhibitions include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), group exhibition at Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)

 

 

Future Season Event

Live performance By
Beatriz Millar
Plastique Dorian in Love
multiple performances at Art Palm Beach
check schedule

 

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Kristin Miller Hopkins

 

 

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whitespace2015 edition

Everyday is Different and Exactly the Same

unique signed edition of 10

“A perfect gift for a future collector”

 

 

Admission to Whitespace

$10 per person. Students with valid ID $5 per person

includes free collectible Max Toth Poster

 

 

Whitespace is the private contemporary art exhibition space located in West Palm Beach.  This collection spans over 30 years and has a unique European approach.  One of the strengths of the collection is the consistency of vision that it exhibits and, in addition, has also been characterized by its enthusiasm and focus.  Whitespace has approximately 8000 square feet of exhibition space which has partial permanent programming and a changing project space entitled “Whitebox”, which has curated exhibitions which meet a high level of competency, vision and creativity.  This is the only venue of this type in this area.

 

Please join us this season
Become an art advocate

 

2805 North Australian Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
T: 561.842.4131 F: 561.842.4132
E: 2805@mordes.net E: info@whitespacecollection.com
www.whitespacecollection.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

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Whitespace Grand Opening Celebrates Berlin Wall’s Destruction, Small Group Tours, Free Max Toth Poster PLUS Meet Leland Rice

Whitespace announces the GRAND SEASON OPENING this Thursday, November 20th with a special evening event.  The Opening Exhibit continues through Friday and the weekend.  There is a special group exhibition commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the destruction of the Berlin Wall, “Pushing Boundaries” that you won’t want to miss!  Meet the artist and author, Leland Rice.  Additional exhibitions include ceramics by Christa Assad, Hassan Hajjaj’s mixed media photography and a special FREE poster by Max Toth.  New this year is the chance for small groups to have guided tours.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  

 

 

Whitespace

www.whitespacecollection.com

GRAND SEASON OPENING

Thursday November 20th 6 pm-9 pm (Opening Evening Event)
Friday Nov. 21st, Saturday Nov. 22nd, Sunday Nov. 23rd 11 am-4 pm

 

A group exhibition commemorating the 25th anniversary of the destruction of the Berlin Wall.

 

 

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This momentous global event caused contemplation on the idea of boundaries – not just political and geographical boundaries, but also boundaries of feminism, religion, race, culture and intellectual thoughts. This exhibition celebrates the unwavering human spirit which finds a path to overcome adversity.

 

 

 

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Opening Event November 20th 6pm-9pm and Saturday 1pm-4pm

Meet the artist Leland Rice

Book signing of his Berlin Wall catalog

-past exhibitions include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), group exhibition at Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)

 

 

additional exhibiting artists include but not limited to

 

Hassan Hajjaj -
Moroccan – Photography/Mixed Media

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Christa Assad
Syrian/American – Ceramic

 

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Format 18×24  Season 4

free to all that attend Whitespace!

MAX TOTH    2014-2015

The primal urges of Toth’s line based figures fuel their games of

conquest, loyalty, power, and pecking order.  Each individual

seeks their place within the group as well as in the world. This

project depicts King of the Raft, a battle fought to be ruler of a

floating,  bird-shit-covered, putting-green kingdom. The new

ruler revels in their status, until they too are overthrown and

the struggle for power continues. They move in a writhing pack,

roles and authority shifting, leaders crowned, usurped,

swallowed, and replaced. In a world where games are played

in an attempt to defy limitations – a raft becomes a kingdom!

 

Admission to Whitespace
$10 per person. Students with valid ID $5 per person
includes free collectible Max Toth Poster

 

 

Whitespace is the private contemporary art exhibition space located in West Palm Beach.  This collection spans over 30 years and has a unique European approach.  One of the strengths of the collection is the consistency of vision that it exhibits and, in addition, has also been characterized by its enthusiasm and focus.  Whitespace has approximately 8000 square feet of exhibition space which has partial permanent programming and a changing project space entitled “Whitebox”, which has curated exhibitions which meet a high level of competency, vision and creativity.  This is the only venue of this type in this area.

 

Please join us this season
Become an art advocate

 

For more information:

2805 N. Australian Avenue West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
T:561.842.4131 F:561.842.4132
E: 2805@mordes.net
www.whitespacecollection.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

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291