Lake Worth Art League’s Outdoor Shows Are Moving To The Lake Worth Casino Building And Beach Complex

Lake Worth Art League’s Outdoor shows are moving to the Lake Worth Casino Building and Beach Complex!  Their new exhibit space  is directly on the pathway to the pier, in an inviting and newly renovated building.  The Rickie Report shares the information with ART LOVERS and ART PATRONS as well as ARTISTS.  NOTE: Artists are welcome to join LWAL and be part of this exciting venue!  Their first Show is February 7 & 8th. More details are here.

 

Lake Worth Art League

 

 

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Membership:

The Lake Worth Art League is open to all individuals regardless of age, place of residence or artistic ability: as a member you can participate in a number of programs that will help you enhance your skills, increase your talent exposure, offer an outlet to distribute your art, and network with other artists and community members.

 

 

Benefits:

  • Reduced tuition for classes and workshops
  • News updates through e-mail
  • Opportunity to exhibit in the gallery art shows and outdoor art exhibitions
  • Opportunity to participate to satalite exhibitions
  • Participation to a monthly meeting with a featuring artist and demonstration
  • Advance notice of programs and events
  • Discounts at selected art supply stores

 

For more information please contact: http://www.lwartleague.org

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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561-537-0291

Artisans on the Ave Welcome you to: “heARTful Home”, From Our Hands to Your Heart

Home is where the heart is and what better way to express your love to that special someone in your life than with a piece of handmade art!  Artisans on the Ave boutique gallery represents  28 talented artists from the surrounding community.  On February 6th, celebrate “heARTful  Home” and choose from a vast array of  one of-a-kind works of art to decorate your home, condo, place of business or that wonderful yacht.  A percentage of the sales will benefit The American Heart Association, so you will be helping people all around!  The Rickie Report applauds galleries and art events who combine their love of art and love of community in this way.  Here are some sneak peeks and details about this FREE event.  Remember to wear red!

 

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Artisans On The Ave

“heARTful Home”

From Our Hands to Your Heart

Friday February 6, 2015

6 – 9 pm

Free Event

Sales benefit  The American Heart Association

630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-582-3300   or   561-762-8162

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

 

 

Artisans on the Ave

Artisans on the Ave

 

Home is where the heart is … and what better way to express your love to that special someone in your life than with a piece of handmade art made by one of our 28 local talented artists! Choose from a vast array of special one of a kind works of art to decorate your home, condo, place of business or that wonderful yacht. Artisans On The Ave has something for every Art lover and Art collector. We offer personalized service from our artists in the gallery that will help you with your selection.

 

 

 

 

Artisans on the Ave

Artisans on the Ave

A contemporary painting will enhance the colors of your room. A beautiful hand woven natural basket can add warmth to your decor. Whatever your style is, Artisans On The Ave has a wonderful selection that will please. The fused glass fish, seashell art and nautical hand painted trays will bring charm to your beach house by the ocean.

 

Artisans on the Ave

Artisans on the Ave

 

A pop art sculpture that is a great conversation piece for your guests. A lovely bronze adds romance to any room. Select from ceramic, wood or metal art that can be either functional or “make the heart smile” decorative. The art of our photographers will take you to places you have never been but always wanted to travel to.

 

Handmade Wood Trays by Robert Hunter at Artisans on the Ave

Handmade Wood Trays by Robert Hunter at Artisans on the Ave

 

 

Select an original handcrafted piece of jewelry created by one of our many exquisite artists. The “heARTful Home” is always near with each individualized piece you wear.  Our various mixed media assemblage art and the vivid encaustic wax collages will bring a unique touch to your place.

 

 

Lori Axelrod's Multicolor Polymer Clay Bracelets at Artisans on the Ave

Lori Axelrod’s Multicolor Polymer Clay Bracelets at Artisans on the Ave

Handmade Metal Cuff with Cabachon by Deborah Kashdan at Artisans on the Ave

Handmade Metal Cuff with Cabachon by Deborah Kashdan at Artisans on the Ave

 

 

 

Artisans On The Ave has Gift Certificates for purchase, if you want that special someone to choose their own artwork. Please join us for this very special event. Refreshments will be served. A portion of the gallery sales will benefit The American Heart Association. Show your support and wear red. From our hands to your heart!  Please invite your friends and family to enjoy this free event!

 

For more information please visit:

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Call for Artists! No Entry Fee For Event to Benefit Arthritis Foundation

This is a fabulous CALL for Artists, Fine Crafters, Hand crafters and Emerging Artists:  A one-day, indoor art show with NO ENTRY FEE and it includes lunch! 10% of your proceeds will benefit the Arthritis Foundation.  Jill Burton, of Sand Hill Cove Retirement Living is looking forward to hearing from you before the spaces fill up!  The Rickie Report shares the details here.  NOTE TO ART LOVERS:  Stop by this event to support your local artists and the Arthritis Foundation!  It is Open to the Public and FREE to attend!

 

 ART SALE AND SHOW

 


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Saturday, February 28th  

10 am – 5pm 

1500 SW Capri (corner of Mapp & Matheson)    Palm City, FL

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For more information please contact Jill Burton at 772.220.1090

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild Invites You to Next Meeting

After you “ooh” and “ahh” over some the amazing basketry designs or fabric art you’ve seen, do you ever think, “I could never do that, but I would love to try”?  The Rickie Report knows first hand that you CAN try and you CAN create your own baskets and other fiber artistry!  We are sharing an invitation to attend the next meeting of the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild.  Meet other like-minded creatives and try something new!  This month’s meeting will feature renown fiber artist, Leora Klayner Stewart who will discuss Women and Fiber Art.  Here are the details.

 

South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild

 

Invites You

Monthly Meeting Featuring:

 

Fiber Artist, Leora Klayner Stewart

Wednesday, February 4th

 9 am – 1 pm

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue       W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776

 

 

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild was formed in January 2013 by a dozen enthusiastic fiber artists from Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Our purpose is to provide educational and promotional opportunities for members, both individually and as a group. We welcome all fiber artists who have a common interest in creating baskets, vessels and other woven creations to collaborate in an environment of camaraderie and fellowship. Our guild is open to weavers at all levels to share their art.  We are affiliated with the Florida Tropical Weavers Guild and the National Basketry Organization.

 

"Life Cycle" by Leora Stewart

“Life Cycle” by Leora Klayner Stewart

 

We are fiber artists and enthusiasts from around South Florida who share diverse, but allied interests including basketry, weaving, knitting, crochet, needlework, felting and beading. By coming together as a guild, we hope to inspire interest and creativity in basketry and the fiber arts among both emerging and seasoned artists through networking, educational programs and exhibitions.

 

 

Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. Informal meetings or weave-ins may be held during the summer months. Meeting details including topics/speakers and directions are listed in the news and events section, our newsletter and posted on our Facebook page.

 

"Virgin Bride" by Leora Klayner Stewart

“Virgin Bride” by Leora Klayner Stewart

 

Leora tells The Rickie Report, “These abstract constructions are based on my observations of forms and structures found in nature. Layers are the focus of my work in several ways: as components of physical structure, as elements of process, and as metaphor for constant change and growth. The materials are natural fibers, hand-made papers, bamboo reeds, metal wires, glass beads and other found objects. I manipulate these materials using a variety of techniques to construct the pieces, which I refer to as “Landscape Structures.”

 

Linen and Reed Wall Hanging by Leora Klaymer Stewart

Linen Thread Wall Hanging by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

Meetings include guild business, show and share and a hands-on demonstration or guest speaker. In addition, one or two intensive workshops are planned during year. Check the news and events page or our newsletter for more information.

 

For more information about the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild  please visit:
southfloridabasketandfiberguild.org

 and

https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Florida-Basket-and-Fiber-Guild/410080982419059

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

14th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts Offers Original Fine Art and Crafts Plus FREE ART Giveaway!

The 14th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts returns January 31-February 1, 2015 with 150 of the finest artists in the country. This popular two-day outdoor gallery style event is produced by Howard Alan Events, and hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free and open to the public; shuttle buses will provide transportation from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site at no charge.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus a sneak peek at the FREE Art Giveaway by artist Steve Whitlock and the Festival poster by Mimi McCallum.

 

 

 

14th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts

January 31 – February 1, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound

11954 SE Dixie Highway, Hobe Sound, Fl. 33475

To Support the Arts, Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce & Local Economy

Free and open to the public

Free shuttle service will be provided from the parking lot of The Pine School

 The Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts returns January 31-February 1, 2015 with 150 of the finest artists in the country. This popular two-day outdoor gallery style event is produced by Howard Alan Events, and hosted by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free and open to the public; shuttle buses will provide transportation from the parking lot of The Pine School to the festival site at no charge.

 

 

The festival spans four blocks of Dixie Highway starting at Bridge Road, just west of the Intracoastal Bridge in Hobe Sound. Festival patrons will be able to explore the vast array of original art and learn about the artists and crafters who will be present for the duration of the show. A free giveaway will feature the work of exhibiting artist Steve Whitlock; no purchase will be necessary to participate.

 

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“Jupiter Sailfish” FREE Art Give Away by Steve Whitlock Valued at $350. Framed

 

Wide variety of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass. In addition, there is a Free Art Giveaway featuring exhibitor Steve Whitlock and the Official Festival Poster featuring artist Mimi McCallum will be sold during the art show.

 

Steve Whitlock

 

"Black and White" by Steve Whitlock

“Black and White” by Steve Whitlock

 

“As a wildlife artist and marine illustrator I enjoy a rare experience, someone who truly loves his work. My many years as a fishing guide and sportsman led me to the most rewarding and fun career anyone could ask for. If I paint it, I’ve done it, truth in the artwork is very important to me. As a true Florida native, I have over 40 years experience fishing, hunting and exploring the wild places most people never see. I hope you enjoy viewing my artwork. If you get a chance, stop by one of the art shows or tournaments and say hi. Tight lines, Steve”.

 

For more information about Steve ( his life story is truly an inspiration) and to see more of his artwork, please visit:  http://stevewhitlock.com

 

 

"Under the Banyans" Hobe Sound Festival Poster by Mimi McCallum

“Under the Banyans” Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts Poster by Mimi McCallum

 

This year’s official festival poster showcases the work of artist Mimi McCallum and may be purchased along with other merchandise at the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce booth. Mimi will also be judging the annual Children’s Poster Art contest. The winning images will be available on a variety of note cards that will be sold during the art show and proceeds will help fund art programs in the elementary schools. The Women’s Club coordinates this charitable endeavor.

 

See more of Mimi’s artwork at:  http://www.mimimccallum.com

 

The revenue generated from the festival by the Chamber benefits the many programs it runs, including free “Inside Hobe Sound” tours for new residents and two $750 scholarships awarded to graduating seniors of Hobe Sound, as well as the art programs in the city’s elementary schools.

"Straits of Florida Mahi" by Steve Whitlock

“Straits of Florida Mahi” by Steve Whitlock

Information At-A-Glance:

  • 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 and crafters hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All exhibitors on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

"Sea Turtle" by Steve Whitlock

“Sea Turtle” by Steve Whitlock

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 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. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists.

 

For additional information on the 14th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts 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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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

CALL FOR FINE ART AND CRAFTS: “Natural Wonders of Florida” and Public Invited to Reception

The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center present “Natural Wonders of Florida”, a juried all-media exhibit of art and craft featuring native plants, trees, animals and vistas. The exhibit runs during this area’s high visitor season from Wednesday, March 11 through Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Nature Center! The reception and announcement of winners will take place on Friday, April 17 from 6 to 8:30pm. Cash prizes will be awarded. The Rickie Report is pleased to share this CALL TO ARTISTS! The DEADLINE is February 11th!  Attention ART LOVERS: Mark these dates for the public reception!

 

 

Call to Artists and Application

“Natural Wonders of Florida”

Public is Invited:

Reception and announcement of awards.

Friday, April 17th 6 – 8:30 pm

Exhibit Runs:  March 11 – May 7, 2015

Okeeheelee Nature Center is located within Okeeheelee Park at 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard west of West Palm Beach.

 

"Native Basket" by Terri Salamoni and Mary Catello

“Native Basket” by Terri Salamoni and Mary Catello

 

 

The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center present Natural Wonders of Florida, a juried all-media exhibit of art and craft featuring native plants, trees, animals and vistas.

"Great Egret" by John McManus

“Great Egret” by John McManus

The exhibit runs during our high visitor season from Wednesday, March 11 through Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Nature Center! The reception and announcement of winners will take place on Friday, April 17 from 6 to 8:30pm. Cash prizes will be awarded, amount of awards depending on number of entries.

 

"Heron" by Sheryl Hughes

“Heron” by Sheryl Hughes

Subject matter will feature Florida native/winter-residing flora and fauna and/or scenes of pristine areas of Florida, e.g. state and county parks and marine reserves. Fine craft and abstract art may incorporate native materials to qualify, e.g. wood, fronds, grasses, flowers, etc. Works may include people enjoying the natural wonders of Florida as well as historic landmarks, e.g. lighthouses, pioneer dwellings and plantations, etc.  Of necessity, space available, number of works and order of submission will determine acceptances. The jurors’ decision is final.

 

 

Key Dates:

February 11 – Entries & checks due by email or postmarked by this date.
February 13 – Notification of acceptance sent out via email.
February 27 2 – 4 pm – Artwork drop-off.
February 28 9 am-1 pm – Artwork drop-off.
March 7 10 am – 1 pm – Final drop-off.
March 11 – Exhibit opens to the public.
April 17 6 – 8:30 pm – Reception and announcement of awards.
May 7 – Exhibit closes.
May 8 2 – 4 pm – Artwork pick-up.
May 9 9 am – 1 pm – Artwork pick-up.
May 16 10 am – 1 pm – Final pick-up.

To request an application, email: okeeheeleefriends@gmail.com

DIRECTIONS:

Okeeheelee Nature Center is located within Okeeleelee Park at 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard west of West Palm Beach.

 

 

From I-95, exit at Forest Hill Boulevard and head west. The entrance to Okeeheelee Park is located between Jog Road and the Turnpike overpass on the north side.Turn into the park and continue straight. The entrance to the nature center is just past the entrance to Pooch Pines Dog Park on the left side of the road. Turn left and proceed to the nature center parking lot.

 

 

From U.S. Highway 441, head east on Forest Hill Boulevard. The entrance to Okeeheelee Park is located between the Turnpike overpass and Jog Road on the north side.Turn into the park and continue straight. The entrance to the nature center is just past the entrance to Pooch Pines Dog Park on the left side of the road. Turn left and proceed to the nature center parking lot.

 

MEMBERSHIP

The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center, Inc. is designed to promote an appreciation of our natural world to the general public through educational programs that reflect Okeeheelee Nature Center’s commitment to the stewardship of Florida’s natural resources. This is done by raising monies for the enhancement and diversification of programs, assisting staff with recruitment of volunteers, training programs, and publicity. We invite you to support the work of the center as a non-profit corporation by becoming a member. All monies collected are used to benefit the Center and its programs. Your annual tax-deductible contribution funds materials for service and management projects, exhibits, and other educational pursuits. Members receive invitations to all special happenings and a 10% discount at the gift shop.

 

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Boca Raton Branch of National League of American Pen Women Invites You to Lunch and a Dramatic Presentation

Join the Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women for a delicious luncheon and a unique dramatic experience held at the Delray Beach Golf Club.  Eunice Bernard and Carol Clarke teamed up to create the drama group, “Words…Alive!” a one-of-a-kind theater experience. Their mutual love for the dramatic arts has motivated them for the past fifteen years and they have been creating dramatic programs that have delighted audiences from Miami to Palm Beach.  The Rickie Report knows you will enjoy this event and reminds you that it is a wonderful networking opportunity for women artists, composers and writers!

 

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BOCA RATON BRANCH NLAPW

Experience the Drama Words Can Create

Eunice Bernard & Carol Clarke: “Words…Alive!”

Thursday, February 19, 2015

12:00 Noon

Reservations MUST be made by Thursday, February 5th

Delray Golf Club

2200 Highland Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33445

 

Eunice Bernard and Carol Clarke teamed up to create the drama group, “Words…Alive!” a one-of-a-kind theater experience. Their mutual love for the dramatic arts has motivated them for the past fifteen years and they have been creating dramatic programs that have delighted audiences from Miami to Palm Beach.

 

 

Eunice Bernard and Carol Clarke

Eunice Bernard and Carol Clarke

 

 

Eunice Bernard studied performing arts in Wisconsin and New York. She performed in summer stock, repertory theater and the Long Island Studio Theatre. Carol Clarke grew up in New York where she worked as a writer and educator and performed in community theater groups.

 

 

These two talented actors/writers will discuss how they co-founded “Words…Alive!” so they could bring their excitement for writing and performing to the stage. They will relate the many challenges they have experienced while writing and producing their programs. Eunice and Carol have performed their original dramatic works for over two hundred organizations. Now they will perform some scenes from their best loved programs for the Boca Raton NLAPW Women. www.bocapenwomen.org

 

 

Join the Boca Raton Branch of the National League of American Pen Women for a delicious luncheon and a unique dramatic experience!  

 

 

Please clip coupon below and mail with your check payable to: Boca Raton Branch NLAPW
  Send to: Barbara Bixon, 9674 Harbour Lake Circle, Boynton Beach FL 33437


 

Email for more information: Bbcarter2@aol.com

or call 561/732-3577

Deadline for receipt of checks: February 5, 2015

February 19, 2015 Menu:

Please circle your choice of entrée and dessert

 

1. Seasonal Fruit Plate (Seasonal fruits and berries in a pineapple boat with cottage cheese and banana nut bread.)

2. Chicken Parmesan (Breaded chicken breast covered in marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese   over Linguini)

3. Tilapia Ala Louis (Fresh sauteed Tilapia, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, in lemon butter white wine sauce over rice)

Dessert: Please select and circle one:

Fruit Cup

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

 

Checks must be received no later than February 5, 2015

Guest fee: $30.00 NLAPW Member fee: $25.00

 

 

 

 For more information about Boca Raton Branch of National League of American Pen Women please visit: www.bocapenwomen.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Surreallation: a Journey through Reality with Erik Kučera Opens at Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery in Boca Raton

Surreallation: a Journey through Reality with Erik Kučera at Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery in Boca Raton at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. The reception, from 1 – 4 p.m., is free and open to the public. The artists’ program starts at 1:30 p.m. and includes talks on the Kučera exhibit, photographer H. Allen Benowitz and master ceramicists Anita Schwartz and Alexandra Hasson.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share new images of Erik’s work and the details about this Exhibit.

 

 

 

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Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

Presents:

Surreallation: a Journey through Reality with Erik Kučera

Opening Reception

Sunday, February 1, 2015

1 – 4 p.m.

Meet and Greet the Artists

Free and Open to the public, but RSVP is required.

Please call 561-558-2520 or email Sue Harrington sueh@levisjcc.org

Exhibitions run through February 27, 2015

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission is free.

Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center

9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

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Erik Kučera at Palm Beach International Airport (Art in Public Places Exhibit)

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center invites the public to the Opening Reception of Surreallation: a Journey through Reality with Erik Kučera on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. The reception, from 1 – 4 p.m., is free and open to the public. The artists’ program starts at 1:30 p.m. and includes talks on the Kucera exhibit, photographer H. Allen Benowitz and master ceramicists Anita Schwartz and Alexandra Hasson.  RSVP to 561-558-2520.

 

Exhibitions running Feb. 1 – Feb. 27, 2015:

• Surreallation: a Journey through Reality with Erik Kučera

 

• People of the World
Faces captured by internationally-acclaimed photographer H. Allen Benowitz ignite the imagination with his stunning use of color and texture.

 

• Liked. Followed. Shared. CAPTURED 
Master ceramicists, the mother-daughter team of Anita Schwartz and Alexandra Hasson decorated traditional Moroccan ceramic vessels with contemporary images culled from social media. The resulting porcelain pieces are both unique and functional.

 

Photograph by H.Allen Benowitz

Photograph by H.Allen Benowitz

 

 

Hasson Schwartz Ceramic Plate

“Captured”, Hasson Schwartz Ceramic Plate

 

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery is located at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center, 21050 95th Ave South, Boca Raton, Fla., conveniently located off Glades Road east of Lyons.  The Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and by appointment on the weekends. Admission is free. To schedule a tour, email Sue Harrington sueh@levisjcc.org

 

Erik Kučera is an award winning artist from Slovakia. He is the creator of the world renowned technique, “Surreallations”, which creates the illusion of depth and movement in each piece. His work is unique and readily recognizable as a “Kučera”. Erik has participated in over 200 exhibitions worldwide and his art can now be found in more than 16 different countries.

 

 

 

"Strength" by Erik

“Strength” by Erik Kučera

 

Modernity Art is the main gallery for the art works of Erik Kučera. An award winning artist from Slovakia, he is the creator of the world renowned technique, “Surreallations”. The Surreallations technique, which creates the illusion of depth and movement to each piece, is what makes each work so unique and readily recognizable as a “Kučera”. Erik has participated in over 200 exhibitions worldwide and his art can now be found in more than 16 different countries.

 

Erik Kučera’s artistry has been seen in Art in Public Places at the Palm Beach International Airport Juried Exhibition.  Erik tells The Rickie Report, “I am an artist because to be anything else would be untrue. Through my art I hope to bring awareness to situations in the world which are not always so easy to talk about or even read about. I enjoy also taking themes from the past and working them in a new and exciting way, a way in which people have never seen before.”

 

 

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“Kaleidokrank” by Erik Kučera

 

Erik goes on to explain, “When I create my art, I always see the images in all dimensions in my mind. Every piece takes hours of thoughtfulness and consideration so that the art can tell a story and give the viewer a journey through a world created in a single piece. Some concepts for work can be inspired from the weather or song, and then the ideas flow easily. Other works are themes which can require days of research, and investigation of symbols, history and literature.”

 

 

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Black and White Artistry by Erik Kučera

 

 

 

“When I first started seriously as an artist, I didn’t trust myself beyond a white sheet of paper and a black marker. I created my first works on the basis of my black and white checkered pattern. Over the years I discovered my love of colors and through much trial and error eventually developed the technique of “surreallations”. It is my own way of creating the illusion of depth and movement in a piece. All my works today are carefully developed using a variety of tools and different mediums in order to perfect this technique. However, in nearly every work I create you can still find the original black and white checkered pattern which was the seed from which my art has grown,” he shares with our readers.

 

 

"Rosh Hoshana" by Erik

“Rosh Hoshana” by Erik Kučera

 

 

Erik works out of his studio in Palm Beach, Florida, but his works are on display and for sale through international galleries and exhibitions. Please check the Shows and Exhibitions Link on his website for locations. Call or email today regarding original or limited edition artist embellished giclees which are available for sale.

For more information about Erik Kučera please visit:
www.youtube.com/user/ModernityArt
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Erik-Ku%C4%8Dera/247357688670817?ref=bookmarks
or
www.modernity.us.com
or call Dawn Ross, Art Director, Modernity Art Organic Life Arts, LLC    561.729.9694

 

For more information about these exhibitions or other activities at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center 9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428 please visit: www.levisjcc.org or call 561-558-2520.

 

 

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

Wondering How Other Artists’ Work is Being Shown in Galleries and Exhibits? Attend The Seminar With Rickie, Ilene, and Raquel

Wondering how other artists have their work accepted into galleries?  Arthouse429’s Raquel Williams, Ilene Adams and Rickie Leiter are offering an opportunity to learn how to move your artwork into a more public domain.  Their previous seminar in the Fall, 2014, yielded a gallery contract for one of the attendees and two others had their work accepted into new exhibits ( including an international art show)!  This two-part, inter-active seminar is for emerging as well as established artists.  We’ll look at basics such as business cards, websites and artist statements plus incorporate behind-the-scenes information only a gallerist can share.  The Rickie Report shares the details and looks forward to meeting you at the seminars!

 

 

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ArtHouse 429 in Northwood

429 25th Street West Palm Beach, FL 33407

561.231.0429

 

Learn….

What are galleries looking for

Preparing a portfolio

Presenting your work

Marketing your work

Using Social Media

Answering Calls to Artists

and more…

 

To sign up or get more details contact Ilene : ileneadams@gmail.com

To register:
http://www.ileneadamsinc.com/#!the-art-of-marketing/cecc

 

 

 

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

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS! First Annual Art At The Avenue In Viera, FL

Looking for a new venue to show your artwork and fine crafts?  The Rickie Report is pleased to share this CALL FOR ART!  A veteran artist originally from Palm Beach County, Sheryl Hughes, is bringing artists together in her new location for a two-day art event in March.  Viera, FL is a suburb of Melbourne. The DEADLINE is February 6th.  We share the application and information here.  Let us know when you get accepted so we can share your good news!

 

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Located in a beautiful Central Park at The Avenue, Viera, on Lake Andrew Drive, the first annual “Art at the Avenue” will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, 2015 with an option to set up one’s tent and sell on Friday evening as well. Eight awards will be given based on the judge’s evaluation of the body of work within the booth rather than one particular piece. Originality, presentation and mastery of the medium will be considered.

Rules & Regulations

The Inaugural “Art at the Avenue” Art Festival 2015
An Outdoor Fine Art Festival sponsored by The Avenue and Art Gallery of Viera
Phone: (321) 504-4343
Show Dates: March 21 and March 22, 2015. Hours: 10 am – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. There is an option to set up late afternoon on Friday, March 20, and open for business that evening.
Location: Central Park at The Avenue, Lake Andrew Drive, Viera, FL 32940
Application Deadline: no later than February 6, 2015 at midnight EST
Acceptance Notification: no later than February 8, 2015.
Booth Payment Deadline: February 10, 2015

Requirements

1. Completed Application Form (mailed, emailed or hand delivered) plus
2. Three (3) Digital Images of artist work, and one (1) image of booth and
3. Booth fee of $125 (payment to be made after an acceptance email or phone call is received by applicant)

 

Jury Details

Organized and presented by The Avenue and Art Gallery of Viera, jurying for acceptance will be completed by an Art Gallery of Viera committee. Awards will be given by an independent outside judge.
Independent judge(s) will evaluate each booth and the work of each artist. Their decision will be based on the body of work rather than an individual painting or piece. The judge(s) will begin rounds at 10 am on Saturday morning. Award winners will be announced Sunday morning

Awards

First Place – $500
Second Place – $300
Third Place – $200
Merit Awards (5) at $50 each

Site Facts – the Venue

Central Park at The Avenue and the immediate surrounding area as marked. Exhibitors must provide their own means of display that is sufficiently sturdy to withstand out door elements. The artist is responsible for the cleanliness, safety and security of their display. Night security will be provided.

Site Facts – the Display Space

1. Each space is approximately 10×10 ft. Spaces will be assigned in the order the applications are received.
2. Work must be contained within the assigned space.
3. Failure to adhere to the designated space may result in the artist being required to reset their display.
4. Electricity to booths is not available. No generators allowed.
5. Booths must be completely set up and ready to go by 10 am on Saturday, March 21st.
6. Booth breakdown must not happen until after 5 pm on Sunday.

Original Works

1. All work must be original 2 or 3 dimensional artwork produced by the juried artist.
2. Display bins containing prints or reproductions must be clearly marked and identified as such. The bins must not detract from the overall appearance of the booth.
3. All editions should be limited.
4. Work must meet archival standards when applicable.
5. Not more than 10% of the artwork displayed on the walls of the display booth may be reproductions and must be clearly marked as such. Digital Art 1st Edition will be considered original.
6. No commercially made products, ceramics from commercial molds, commercially cut wood products, kit objects, decoupage, bead-work or mass-produced items may be exhibited.
7. No buy-sell items are allowed.
8. All work must be labeled either for sale with the price indicated or marked “Not For Sale”.
9. The committee reserves the right to eject any display which, in its opinion, does not conform to the artist’s work as represented by their juried images.

Important Application Information

Please read the following information carefully. Failure to comply with instructions will result in ineligibility of artist’s application submission. Incomplete submissions will not be considered for the jury process. We reserve the right to refuse any application submission.

Deadline For Submission: February 6, 2015 at midnight EST.
1. Applications received after February 6, 2015 midnight, EST will not be accepted.
2. Artists will be notified of acceptance, non-acceptance or reserve status by phone or email by February 8, 2015, All Booth Payments are due by February 10, 2015. All decisions by the committee are final.

Application Submission

Online - The application form information with three (3) digital images of your work, plus one (1) image of booth needs to be emailed to entry@artgalleryofviera.com. The Application Fee of $125 must be paid by the February 10, 2015 deadline (at gallery or by Paypal) after an acceptance email has been received by the applicant. There will be no refunds for cancellation once artist has been accepted including cancellation of the show due to Acts of  God.”


Mail or Drop off
– To submit your application by mail, include your completed Application Form and a CD containing your 4 digital images. Applications may also be dropped off in person at Art Gallery of Viera. Include your application form and a CD with your 4 digital images. Booth Fees will need to be mailed after an acceptance phone call has been received. Payment can also be made at the gallery. All checks/money orders are deposited upon receipt. Make checks/money orders payable to Art Gallery of Viera and mail to: Art Gallery of Viera 2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111 Viera, FL 32940. Any check returned for insufficient funds is subject to a $50 processing fee.

Florida Sales Tax

Florida State Law requires that participating artists have a sales tax number. Each artist is responsible for the collection of Florida State Sales Tax on all sales made during the festival and for remittance to the State of Florida Department of Revenue. Call 850-488-9750 for additional sales tax information.

Art at the Avenue 2015   Artist Application

Artist Name __________________________________

Address _____________________________________

City, State, Zip ___________________________________________

Email _______________________________________________

Phone_____________________________________________

Please include three (3) digital images of your artwork, and one (1) digital image of your booth with this application. If emailing , put this info into your email. If mailing or dropping off to the gallery, please submit images on a CD. Thank you for your application.

 

 

For more  Information:

Art Gallery of Viera

2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111 Viera, FL 32940

(321) 504-4343

entry@artgalleryofviera.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