Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Invites You To “Art 2016 Biennial Juried Art Show”

“Art 2016 Biennial Juried Exhibition” opens at the Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton. From a hip-hop dancer to a kaleidoscope of color, sultry black and white scenes to mouth-watering plates of food—”Art 2016″ brings a delightful smorgasbord of works juried into the show from over 430 submissions from around the country. The Free Opening Reception takes place on February 11th.  Whether you love photography, oils, watercolors, pastels, sculptures, 3-D, contemporary, still life, the humorous, the political, the esoteric, the sublime—you’ll find something to catch your eye in this eclectic show.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks and urges you to see what the excitement is all about!

 

 

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Opening Reception/Awards Ceremony  

Thursday, February 11, 2016  

4-6 pm  

 

Free, but please RSVP  561.558.2520

The exhibit runs through March 17

The Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton

 

 

9801 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

 

 

 

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“Attitude” by Sydelle Lazar

 

 

 

“Art 2016 Biennial Juried Exhibition” opens at the Levis JCC Sandler Center in Boca Raton. Winners of the Art 2016 Biennial Juried Competition will be announced on Thursday, February 11th, at the Opening Reception, 4-6 p.m., at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery. The competition, which drew 432 submissions from around the country, includes original paintings, graphics, mixed media, wood, clay, metal, glass, fiber art, fine beaded jewelry, sculptures and photographs.

 

 

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“Explorations in Blue” by Caryn Kabat

 

 

 

“Art 2016”, founded and sponsored by Sylvia Rosen over twenty years ago, is held every other year. Walter O’Neill, Director of the Art School at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, judged this year’s competition. Awards will be presented at 5 p.m. and include: Best in Show ($1,000), Craft Art Award ($500); 3 Awards of Merit ($250 each) and 3 Honorable Mentions. The reception is free and open to the public—RSVP to 561-558-2520. The exhibit runs through March 17.

 

 

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“Reminisce” by Deborah Rader

 

 

 

 

 

From a hip-hop dancer to a kaleidoscope of color, sultry black and white scenes to mouth-watering plates of food—Art 2016 brings a delightful smorgasbord of works juried into the show from over 430 submissions from around the country. Whether you love photography, oils, watercolors, pastels, sculptures, 3-D, contemporary, still life, the humorous, the political, the esoteric, the sublime—you’ll find something to catch your eye in this eclectic show.

 

 

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“Awesome Table” by Erik Kucera

 

The Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery hosts exceptional exhibitions of works by local, national and international artists. Its mission is to encourage understanding of cross-cultural influences in the visual arts and include exhibitions in the visual arts, exhibitions of historical importance, contemporary art, folk art, and mixed media works.

 

 

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“Naamah portrait” by Benjamin Kenagan

 

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center provides a welcoming environment and a sense of community for active adults of all ages to pursue high quality and enriching educational, cultural, social and recreational experiences. It is located at 21050 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton, FL 33428

 

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“On the Easel” by Nadine Saitlin

 

 

 

 

The Levis JCC welcomes individuals of all ages, races, and religious affiliations living in South Florida.
www.levisjcc.org

 

 

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“Love Can Change The World” At Bootz Cultural Arts Camp, Free Admission and Parking

Bootz Cultural Arts Center invites everyone to enjoy a free evening of art while spreading the message that  “Love Can Change the World”. This exhibition will feature art demonstrations and creations by local artists as well as teachers and students of Bootz Cultural Arts Center. Saturday, February 13 from 5 – 9 pm promises to be a love fest! The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks. The Bootz Cultural Arts Center offers a range of multicultural arts classes to children and adults.

 

 

 

 

 

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Bootz Cultural Art Center

420 South SR 7 Suite 118    Royal Palm Beach, FL 33414

561.290.2753

 

Invites You To:

 

“Love Can Change the World”

February 13, 2016

5 – 9 pm

 

 

Bootz Cultural Arts Camp invites the public to a new event, “Love Can Change The World” on February 13th from 5- 9 pm.  This event will feature the artwork, books and crafts of local artists, including faculty and children. Enjoy the Art demonstrations and meet the artists! The event is Free and there is Free Parking available.

 

 

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Linda Zolet will be doing a floral painting in acrylic demonstration, in addition to exhibiting her paintings.

 

 

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Meet Sandra Barbieri, fine artist and children’s book illustrator

 

 

 

 

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Meet fine artist with a sense of humor, Mark Allen!  He’ll be exhibiting  Coffee mugs, shirts, and greeting cards by Proper Mental Attitude

 

 

 

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Decorative picture frames by Amparo de la Cruz make great house gifts – for yourself or others!

 

 

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Artist Jayne Ives Exhibits her paintings and hand made tiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information please visit:

bootzculturalartscenter.com

Bootz Cultural Arts Center

420 S. State Rd. 7, #118 Royal Palm Beach, Fl

Contact Mayling Pao at 786.­237.­9167 or Email: info@bootzculturalartscenter.com

 

 

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Whitespace Collect At Art Wynwood In Miami Plus Art Adventure To Tuscany

Join Whitespace in Miami at Art Wynwood!  Presidents Day Weekend, February 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 will be filled with a full array of hand made jewelry, wearable art pieces and more from Col-léct at the Art Wynwood Pavilion.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus sneak peeks and more information about Elayne Mordes’ newest Art Adventure to Tuscany!

 

WHITESPACE    COLLECTION

 

 

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For more information:

 

561.842.4131

info@whitespacecollection.com

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

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Bill Farran Shares Unique Linocuts: A Combined Love Of History, Geography And His Roots

Bill Farran is showing his unique linocut prints at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery Biennial Juried Art Exhibit (Opening Reception Feb.11), ArtiGras in Jupiter (Feb. 13- 15) and Chabad House in Manalapan (Feb. 21)  After retiring as a history and culinary arts teacher, Bill Farran became a Florida snowbird.  With the guidance of several art teachers he pursued portraits and outdoor landscapes before he rediscovered his love of block prints. He enjoys working backward and in reverse! Combining his art with his love of history, Bill’s versatility shows as his subjects range from Pop Art to social commentary and his Jewish roots. In addition, Bill is an author and an internationally sought-after speaker.  The Rickie Report shares Bill’s story, his upcoming Exhibits and speaking engagements plus some sneak peeks.  Bill’s abundant knowledge, including more of his artwork as well videos, resources and a vast history lesson can be found on his website.  

 

 

 

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Meet The Artist:

Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery

“Art 2016”  Biennial Juried Art Exhibit

Public Opening Reception:

 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

4:00 – 6:00 PM:

Exhibit runs through Friday, March 18, 2016

Gallery Hours:  Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Levis JCC Sandler Center
21050 95th Avenue S.     Boca Raton, FL 33428
(located off Glades Road at 95th Avenue S., West of the Florida Turnpike)

 

 

 

ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival

 


February 13, 14 & 15, 2016

Saturday 10am to 6pm


Sunday 10am to 6pm


Monday 10am to 5pm


Abacoa Town Center in Jupiter, Florida

Central Boulevard between Main Street Circle and Fredrick Small Circle & University Boulevard

 

 

 

Chabad of South Palm Beach

 

Sunday, February 21

 4-6 PM

 

 

 

Plaza Del Mar  224 S. Ocean Blvd.  

Manalapan, FL 33462

Gallery Show runs February 21st  thru March

 

 

 

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“Flowers”, Linocut by Bill Farran

 

 

It all started in 1968 with the need for a quick gift. Bill Farran made a woodcut, and framed it. After that, he created a woodcut or linocut each Jewish New Year. His two children were announced to the world via woodcuts. As the years passed and postage increased, Jewish New Year Cards became less frequent.

 

 

 

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“Klezmer Singer, Elizabeth Schwartz” by Bill Farran

 

 

 

Bill tells The Rickie Report, “Then in 2011 two things happened. First, I made a Jewish New Card and posted it on Youtube for my friends and family. In the past I incorporated the usual images; apples and honey, views of the Jerusalem skyline, Chassids dancing, men holding the torah or blowing the shofer. In 2012, I made a linocut Jewish New Year Card of the Gvozdetz wooden synagogue (Gwoździec, Poland is now Hvfzdets, Ukraine). It must have been fate”.

 

 

 

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Jewish New Year Linocut by Bill Farran

 

 

Bill met a group of men in Century Village who were members of the woodcarving club. They were a mixed group, liberals and conservatives, religious Jews and non-religious Jews, Americans and Canadians. “I decided to make a Jewish New Years video, as I would carve and print my linocuts with them each Tuesday morning. I never did make the video. As one thing always leads to another, before I knew it I’d created over 20 Wooden Synagogue linocuts, spent untold hours researching and learning about Eastern European history, had entered shows, and began to speak about “Lost Treasures: Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe”.

 

 

 

“My wooden synagogue series has become a labor of love. It brings together many aspects of myself. My love of history and geography, my love affair with Jewish genealogy, my love of art, and my love of my wife who helps me research and write”.

 

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Wooden Synagogue of Novyy Yarychiv, Ukraine by Bill Farran

 

 

TRR: Take us through the process of a linocut:

BF:

 

A linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for the relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller (called a brayer), and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with a press.

 

 

The process begins with finding a photo or drawing of a wooden synagogue. They were all destroyed by the end of World War II, and very few images have survived. We research the history of the towns or shetles, to learn about the synagogue, how the people lived and finally how the Jewish presence came to an end. We often become very emotional, but it is my way of not forgetting the past. Then I transfer the image to a linoleum block and carve. I work backwards, only “what I leave behind” prints. The next stage is to make a print from the block. I have to ink the block and place a sheet of acid free paper over it and burnish the image. All my prints are hand printed. Each print is ever so slightly different and I create limited editions.

 

 

 

 

Bill explains, “My artistic focus and inspiration flow from two sources. First, I love my medium, block printing. The feel of the wood or linoleum under the carving tools transports me to another plain. The process of working backwards and in reverse is an enjoyable challenge. In block printing one has to remove surface, leaving behind the surface that will accept the ink and print. When adding color a second block has to be carved. Hand printing in itself is an art”.

 

 

 

“Second, I love my subject love – the wooden synagogues of Eastern Europe and their importance in Jewish cultural history. Depicting them as linocuts and woodcuts, began with creating a simple Jewish new year’s card has become a journey reinventing my life. Wooden synagogues are gone from Eastern Europe, victims of fire, war, old age and the Holocaust. Through art I try to bring back these wonderful Jewish wooden synagogues, to give us a glimpse of the past”.

 

 

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City View of Vitebsk, Belarus by Bill Farran

 

 

TRR:  How did you get started creating your art work?

 BF:

I needed a quick last minute gift for my Mom and decided to make a wood cut. I based it on Vincent Van Gogh’s Postman Joseph Roulin. Everyone said it looked like a rabbi, so I used it as a Jewish New Year Card. After that card I made a woodcut or linocut each Jewish New Year.

 

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Prienai,Lithuania by Bill Farran

 

 

TRR:  Tell us about your lectures.

 BF:

 

I use my Art to educate my audience about Jewish history is Eastern Europe from 900 AD to the present. My goal is to impart that Jews were fairly well off until the Partition of Poland, in 1772-1794.

 

Topics:
• Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania
• The Art of Wooden Synagogues, What motivates the Artist
• The Jews under the rule of the Tsars
• Rise and Fall of the Shtetl
• Yom Ha Shoah
• Kristallnacht

 

 

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Lost Souls of the Ghetto by Bill Farran

 

 

TRR: We understand that you have lectured internationally and in the US.

 BF:

 

I love the art and the knowledge that I acquired, and I have a passion to share them with people.My next lecture will be on February 21, 2016 at Chabad of South Palm Beach.

Most recently:

• November, 2015 92nd Street Y, New York, NY “The Jews under the rule of the Tzars”
• August, 2015 Neptune Towers Co-op, Long Beach NY “Rise and Fall of the Shtetl”
• August 2015 92nd Street Y, New York, NY “Rise and Fall of the Shtetl”
• April, 2015 Temple Beth Shalom, Melville NY: “Yom Ha Shoah Commemoration”
• April, 2015 Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, “Yom Ha Shoah Commemoration”
• March, 2015 Jewish Genealogy Society of Palm Beach; Florida
• September 2014 Temple Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek,Chester, CT “Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”
• January 13, 2014 Na’amat Movement Of Working Woman And Volunteers, Valencia Lakes, Boynton Beach, Florida “Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”
• August, 2014 International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) 33rd International Conference on Jewish Genealogy; Boston MA “Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”
• July, 2014 Tomek Wisniewski’s Studio Of Film, Sound and Photography, Michalowo Poland. “A Day of Jewish Culture. Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”.
• November, 2014 Long Beach. NY Public Library “Kristallnacht‎”
• March, 2013 Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island; NY “Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”
• March, 2013 Adolph And Rose Levis JCC, Boca Raton, Florida “Jews in the Commonwealth of Poland and Lithuania”
• January 2013 Century Village Art Club, Boca Raton, Florida “The Art of the Wooden Synagogue”

 

 

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“Sugar” by Bill Farran

 

 

TRR:  Where have you exhibited your Art?

BF:

ArtiGras is my first professional Exhibition, as I am now a full-time artist.  Previously my work has been seen at:  Huntington Arts Council, “Artie Techie Show”, Huntington NY July, 2015; Huntington Arts Council “Don’t Eat This” Art Show  Huntington NY May, 2015;  Ocean Ridge Coastal Artist Exhibition, Ocean Ridge, FL March 2015;  Temple Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek Gallery, Chester, CT August-October 2014;  Anti-Defamation League of Palm Beach; Florida Artworks: “Justice, Advocacy & Art” November 14, 2013;  The Opera and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Podlasie-European Centre for the Arts, Bialystok, Poland August 19 – September 20. 2014; The Studio of Film, Sound and Photography, Michalowo, Poland July 7, 2014-August 7, 2014;  Arts Arena Gallery, Delray Beach, Florida January 2013 and the Public Library, Long Beach NY October-November 2012.

 

 

 

Bill continues to write for various newsletters, including the most recent “The Towns of Our Ancestors”.  He is available for small groups, synagogues, organizations, museums and special events.

 

 

 

TRR: What sustains your creative energy?

BF:

I’m always learning and discovering new things about both block printing and Jewish history.

 

 

TRR:  What challenges you face as an emerging artist and what would you share with other emerging artists?

BF: 

It’s a challenge to find a balance between creating and marketing.  Keep working and promoting yourself!

 

 

For more information please contact:

www.billfarran.com

www.facebook.com/bill.farran

 516-869-4049

E-mail: billfarran@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

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Wellington Art Society Announces Presentation At Monthly Meeting, City Hall Exhibit, Art Scholarship Applications And Call For Art Teachers

The Wellington Art Society is offering numerous opportunities to get involved in the art scene!  The Rickie Report shares details and some sneak peeks of Pop Artist Nicole Galluccio, Featured Speaker at the February 10th Meeting,  The City Hall Exhibit Featuring artists From WAS,  a Call For Instructors for the Wellington Community Center and information about applying for the WAS Art Scholarships.

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

 

 

FEATURES:

 

POP ARTIST, NICOLE GALLUCCIO

Wednesday, February 10th

6:30 pm

 

Bootz Culture Camp

420 State Road 7 Unit 120

Royal Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society will feature local pop artist Nicole Gallucci at their February 10, 2016 meeting at Bootz Culture Art Center, 420 State Road 7, Suite 118. Meet and greet begins at 6:30, followed by a member spotlight and a brief meeting. The main attraction will be a demonstration by Nicole Gallucci with a wonderful raffle to end the evening.

 

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“Palm Beach” by Nicole Gallucci

 

 

 

Nicole has been painting and creating her pop art in South Florida for 20 years. She graduated with a BFA in Studio Art from Florida Atlantic University and began creating her own unique style. Her paintings combine 60s mod fashion and style, comic, music and media tabloids and spinning them into a visual explosion of color against a black and white paper collage background.

 

 

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“Internal Gray Reboot” by Nicole Gallucci

 

 

 

She has always been fascinated with the outrageous headlines in tabloid magazines and the exploitation of celebrities and contrasts it with something beautiful in nature: something vibrant and inviting vs. dark and absurd. She often includes headlines and wording that exemplify her emotions as related to that experience. Nicole is constantly evolving and continues to experiment with her technique, beginning to use imagery from other sources, including old children’s books and vintage Life magazines.

 

 

 

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“Falling” by Nicole Gallucci

 

 

Nicole has exhibited at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Continuum Annual Pop Up Art Exhibition ( part of Art Synergy ARTWEEK in conjunction with ArtPalmBeach), Boca Raton Museum of Art Artists’ Guild and several other local galleries. Her most recent pieces shown at Continuum 2016 depict the emotions we feel when falling in love, “Falling In” and further experiencing a deeper connection, “Falling Deeper”.

 

 

Wellington City Hall Gallery

 

Free, Public Reception 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

5:30 – 7 PM

Meet the artists

 

Wellington City Hall

 

12300 Forest Hill Blvd.     Wellington, FL 33414
(561) 791-4000
7:00AM – 6:00PM
Monday – Thursday

 

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Members of WAS will showcase their latest exciting exhibition in the beautiful gallery at Wellington City Hall. There are fourteen participating artists showcasing 36 outstanding works, including photography,watercolor and oils/acrylic canvases, and featuring a wonderful sculpture by Simon Cherkassi.
This is a fun and unique way to end your day and enjoy refreshments, network with other artists and art lovers, a chance to win a door prize and view first class original art. Many of the artists will be present to discuss their art so come alone or bring a friend and support our local artist community!

 

 

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY ART SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

 

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is currently accepting applications for several $1,000 art scholarships to be awarded to graduating seniors who live and attend high school in Palm Beach County. The scholarships are available to students planning a college major in visual arts at either a 2 or 4 year institution. On line application information has been sent to all art teachers and guidance counselors at each school or apply on line at www.YouJudgeIt.org/was

 

 

Criteria for the scholarship is as follows:

 

  • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in visual arts and an overall GPA of 2.0
  • Complete at least three art classes.
  •  An artist statement and career goals along
  • 6 jpeg photographs of their art work.
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • An unofficial transcript of the student.

Apply on line at www.YouJudgeIt.org/was

DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2016

 

The Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 and has provided many talented young artists with funds for their art related expenses such as art or photographic supplies, books or tuition for visual arts classes. Proceeds from the Art Society’s art exhibitions, Art Fest on the Green and the Whole Foods Market solo art exhibits help support the scholarship fund.

 

 

Wellington Seeks Talented Instructors

For New Community Center

 

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The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 35th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

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Winners Announced For 7th Annual HotWorks.org Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

The 7th annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ was held January 23 & 24, 2016 in downtown Boca Raton in Sanborn Square Park. This Fine Art and Fine Craft fair, juried by art professionals, is voted one of the top art fairs in the U.S. All artwork was original and personally handmade by the 160 artists who participated in the show.   Sponsored by Hot Works, LLC. and The Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc., it focuses on visual arts, diversity, fostering art education among young students, and community enrichment.  The Rickie Report shares the outstanding winners of both the Fine Art Show and the Budding Artist Competition for students in grades 6-12 or ages 9-19.  KUDOS to Patty Narozny’s team!  Save the Date HotWorks.org’s 8th Annual Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ January 28 & 29, 2017 in Downtown Boca Raton, on Federal Highway. Deadline for the Budding Artist Competition is December 15, 2016 (Grades 6-12 or Ages 9-19).

 

 

See Art, Love Art, Buy Art!

 

 

Announcing:

Professional Artist Award Winners

And

Budding Artist Award Winners

 

Hotworks.org 7th Annual

Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

January 23 & 24, 2016

 

Downtown Boca Raton

 

 

There were 17 Professional Artist Awards. The “Artists Juror” for the show was sculptor/painter Mark Forman. Criteria for judging was based on technique/execution, originality, and booth appearance.

 

The “Prize Patrol” team distributed the awards: 

· Mark Forman, Artist Juror
· Robert S. Weinroth, Deputy Mayor & CRA Committee Member
· Scott Singer, Council Member & Chair, Community Redevelopment Agency
· Jeremy Rodgers, Council Member & CRA Committee Member
· Les Slesnick, Retired Artist, Art Fair and Artist Advocate
· Patty Narozny, Executive Producer, Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

 

 

2016 Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

Professional Artist winners were:

 

 

Two Best of Show Awards:

 

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 Erika Mock, Fiber, Superior, WI

 

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 Kristin Holeman, Jewelry, Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

 

Five Awards of Excellence:

o Kit Karbler, Glass, Denver, CO
o Svetlana Kuznets, Fiber, Cape Coral, FL
o Enmanuel Maldonato & Ben White, Clay, Secane, PA
o C. L. Whiting, Fiber, Singer Island, FL
o Zuxin Yu, Painting, Elgin, IL

 

 

Ten Awards of Distinction:

o Brent Anderson, Photography, Lake Worth, FL
o Veronica & David Bennett, Mixed Media, Winston Salem, NC
o Mike Guyot, Drawing, Strongsville, OH
o Jeannie Maddox, Painting, Dothan, AL
o Armando Pedroso, Painting, Chicago, IL
o Eugene Perry, Sculpture, Whitehall, PA
o John Petrey, Sculpture, Chattanooga, TN
o Petty Shepard & Mary Otieno, Fiber, Kingsport, TN 
o James Stanford & Andrea Cammarata, Glass, St. Augustine, FL
o Steve Wewerka, Photography, St. Paul, MN

 

 Budding Artist Winners:

 

The Boca Raton Fine Art Show™ is sponsored by Hot Works, LLC, a professionally produced fine art fair with a national standing and reputation. The Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc. is the associated 501(c)3 non-profit organization which focuses on visual arts, diversity, fostering art education among young students, and community enrichment.

 

 

 

 

Patty Narozny, Show Director tells us, “As part of our commitment to bring art education into the community, the Budding Artist Competition for students in grades 6-12 or ages 9-19 is integrated into the art fair. Sponsored by Institute for the Arts & Education, the competition gives budding, young artists a golden opportunity to begin learning the rules of being part of a professional art show and exhibition. It exposed young artists to the opportunity of creating his or her art for a living – doing something he/she loves to do, and, most importantly, how to do it. The young artists were encouraged to speak with the professional artists in the show, to ask them questions about participating in art shows as a career”.

 

 

 

This year’s Budding Artist contest included 40 applications from 11 area schools. There were $250 in cash awards provided to four young winners, along with a beautiful, colorful two-foot-long ribbon ( the same, largest-size-available gorgeous ribbon that the Professional Artist award winners receive). Painter, Zaki Knapen was the Budding Artist judge; criteria for judging art was based on technique/execution and originality, which is similar to the criteria for the judging of the professional artist awards. Zaki explained why he chose the winners, and provided professional consultation to the Budding Artists who inquired.

 

 

The four winners were as follows:

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$100 Best Budding
Sara Khambalia, Drawing, Age 16, Yeshiva High School
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Representing Sara (pictured left to right): Nathalie Cantaloupe (Best Friend), Malka Schyndel (Mother), Cathy Bonnot (family friend)

 

$50 Budding Artist Awards of Excellence:

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Pierce Hermann, Photography, Age 16, Boca Raton Community High School

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Meir Lazar, Painting, Age 15, Yeshiva High School

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Jessica Pan, Drawing, Age 17, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

 

 

Save the date….

8th HotWorks.org Boca Raton Fine Art Show™

January 28 & 29, 2017

Downtown Boca Raton

 

 

Deadline for the Budding Artist Competition:
December 15, 2016
Grades 6-12 or Ages 9-19

 

 

For more information please contact Patty Narozny, Executive Producer, Boca Raton Fine Art Show
Hot Works, LLC Fine Art & Fine Craft Shows™
President, Institute for the Arts & Education, Inc.

Event Hot Line: 941-755-3088
Event Website: www.HotWorks.org
Event Email: Info@HotWorks.org
Email: Patty@HotWorks.org

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Delray Art League Invites You To Enjoy Art And Musical Events

The Delray Art League (DAL) invites everyone to their Monthly Meeting on February 8th featuring Serafima Sokolov, who will speak about “Night Vision and Fluorescent Techniques”.  Don’t miss “Contacts & Cocktails”, cosponsored with the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce on February 11th.  This is a fantastic opportunity to hear music provided by the Milagro Teens Orchestra and to network, network, network! At DAL’s “Artists In The Park” you can see the exquisite artwork of its members.  Enjoy “Winter Interlude Exhibit 2106” at the Delray Beach City Hall Gallery.  The Rickie Report shares sneak peeks and all of the details here. We encourage art lovers and art patrons to see the exhibits. We urge artists to join this fabulous art networking organization!

 

 

 

 

“Happening This Month”
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Come join us at

 Old School Square

Under the Tent

“Contacts & Cocktails”

February 11, 2016

5:15 – 7:00 pm

Sponsored by Delray Art League and Delray Greater Beach Chamber of Commerce
Music provided by Milagro Teens Orchestra

To Register: Register Here

Chamber Members: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Non-members $20 per person

Don’t forget to bring your business cards for successful networking.

 

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AND

 

 

 

“Artists in the Park”
Outdoor Fine Art Exhibit & Show

 

 

Weekends 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Veterans Park @ Atlantic Avenue and the Intracoastal
Or
Old School Square @ Atlantic Avenue and Swinton

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AND

DAL Fine Art Exhibits

 

The Winter Interlude Exhibit 2016

Friday, January 29th to Friday, March, 25th

 

 

Delray Beach City Hall Gallery
100 NW First Avenue
     Delray Beach, Florida
City Hall Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is free.

AND

Our Next Monthly Meeting

Monday February 8th, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Program:

Night Vision and Fluorescent Techniques

by Serafima Sokolov

Serafima Sokolov has developed a unique painting style which she calls “Night Vision”.  Her paintings reflect modern issues such as war, equal rights and theocracy.  Her newest efforts include a series about the Great Depression.

 

Even though her paintings depict struggle, they are actually lessons in survival, not defeat.  They are about the strength of the human condition. With her parents, Serafima immigrated to the United States just prior to the fall of the former Soviet Union. She has seen a different side to life.

 

Graduating from FAU, Serafima successfully developed a career in art, primarily working in oils and acrylics.  She enjoys doing murals which can be seen locally while her artwork has attracted nationwide attention.

 

 

 

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“Dust Bowl Series” by Serafima Sokolov

http://www.serafimasokolov.com/

 

 

DAL meetings are held in the Commissioner’s Chambers at Delray Beach City Hall, 100 NW 1st Ave. Meetings are free and open to the public. Donations to DAL’s Jack Feinberg Art Education Fund are accepted

 

Invitation for New Members

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Dee Utasi’s Encaustics Demonstration at DAL’s Monthly Meeting

 

 

To become a Delray Art League exhibiting member, you must submit three pieces of your original artwork at one of our monthly general meetings. Artwork should be presented to the Jurying Committee between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. before the start of the General Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a check or cash. You will be notified by mail of your acceptance. If not accepted, your check will be returned.

 

CATEGORIES FOR MEMBERSHIP:

 

 

Exhibiting Member $40.00
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00

 

 

Accepted Artwork:
2 D ART – watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, etc.
SCULPTURE – stone, wood, metal, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHY – At this time the photography category is filled
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Not Accepted: crafts, glass, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, bead-stringing, poured molds, flowers, shell craft, etc. Categories not listed will be decided at the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.
Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

For more information go to: www.delrayartleague.com

 

 

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DAL Members Around Town

 

 

Alfred Biegel’s painting “Waterfall: Boca West” was awarded 3rd Place in the Wild Art Exhibit now at the Cornell Museum, Delray from January to April.

Bill Farran will be competing in Art 2016 Nathan D. Rosen Biennial Juried Art Competition at the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Thursday, Feb. 11 and run through March 17, 2016. He will be at ArtiGras Fair Jupiter Fl. Feburary 13-15, 2016 and at the Chabad of South Palm Beach Art Show, February-April. Bill will be speaking Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 4-6 PM

Bob Birkenes was invited to participate in Milagro Centers Abstract Exhibit at The Blueprint Gallery through February 5th

Brenda Gordon’s new 2016 series of pencil and charcoal can be seen at Magnus & Gordon Gallery

Camille Rosano won an Honorable Mention for her watercolor “For Pappa and Charlie” in the January art show at the Lake Worth Art League.

Carolyn Barth’s painting “Searching” was included in the National Association of Women Artists – Florida Chapter show at the Armory Art Center Annex, 1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, FL from January 16 – February 13, 2016.

Claudia Hafner won the Emerging Artist Award in the Gold Coast Watercolor Society Exhibition: Florida Focus on Art 2016, Jan 18-Feb 15. She was also juried into Fleeting Glimpses at the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens in Fort Lauderdale, exhibiting through the end of February and was juried in to Fort Lauderdale Yacht Club Fine Art Show.

David Cohen was awarded 1st prize at The Guild Gallery on Atlantic Ave.Delray for his “Sunday Afternoon” Oil on Canvas painting.

Deb La Fogg Docherty is now on exhibit at the Foundation Fine Art Gallery in Deerfield Beach. She has also won the 2016 Award of Merit in the National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society On-Line International Exhibit.

 
Dimitri Saginov, Patricia Maguire, Deb LaFogg Docherty, Manny Jomok, Ralph Papa and Vicki Siegel are teaching at the Delray Center for the Arts. For more information see www.delrayarts.org

Dovima has pieces at the new Galleria Gilda in Lake Worth and wearable art garments at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale, Lighthouse Art Center-in Tequesta and Lake Worth Art League in Lake Worth

Ellen Pollack‘s artwork is being exhibited and sold at MONDANA GALLERY at Delray Marketplace on Atlantic Avenue.

Jack Feinberg’s paintings will now be on display at My Salon Suite in Delray and Ocean East Real Estate in Boynton

Jacquie Medeiros has a piece in the Artists Take Flight exhibit at the Palm Beach International Airport. Exhibit runs thru March.

Joe Marcou’s paintings are now hanging in the Oak Bistro & Wine Bar on Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach

John Bowen will be exhibiting his Watercolors at the Ft. Lauderdale Yacht Club Invitational Show Thursday night 6 to 10 pm, February 4th. John will also be exhibiting in the Ft. Myers Festival of the Arts, February 6th & 7th

Karen H. Salup was juried into NewYorkART.com on-line gallery and was accepted into the National Association of Women Artist “Women of Vision 11 Exhibiting in Armory Annex Gallery, Lake Worth, Fl.

Kathryn Carlyle and Cheryl Gibbs will be at The Butterfield Garage Gallery in St. Augustine, FL the entire month of February. Opening night for the show is Friday, February 5th from 7 til 9:30pm.

Lynn Doyal is featured at The Oak Bistro in Wellington.

Manny Jomok’s watercolor, “Panorama at Loxahatchee,” was accepted into the juried show, Florida Wild, at the Cornell Museum, Jan.14 – Apr 17, 2015.

Mark Allen was accepted into Art Synergy and has pieces hanging at Galleria Gilda. He also will be exhibiting in the Plum Gallery in St. Augustine from February thru May

Mary Taylor has pieces in The living Room Theater on the FAU campus and at Gilda’s Gallery in Lake Worth. She also was voted one of the most popular photographers for 2015 on ViewBug

Naomi Shulman’s paintings are now on display at the Arena Gallery

Nina Odorisio has paintings at Malevo tango dance studio, at 1300 Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach

Pat Kaufman has a piece on display in the Boca community Center WPWC society show and several pieces in the Museum shop at the Cornell Art Museum, Delray Beach

Reed Dixon is participating in the Art at the Airport show. He also has paintings on display at the Arts Arena Gallery in Delray and in the Derek Gores Gallery in Melbourne, FL. He will be exhibiting in the Plum Gallery in St. Augustine from February thru May.

Romaine Kaufman will be having a solo show in April at the Tamarac Community Center on Commercial Ave.

 
Sheila Ballaban’s piece “Behind The Mirror” has been juried into the Nathan D Rosen Biennial show with the opening reception on Thursday Feb. 11- March 17 2016. She is also having a one woman show at Chabad which is on now till Feb 15 2016. at 224 S Ocean Blvd Manalapan Fl.

Stan Dornfest has a Solo Show at The Weisman Center 7091 West Atlantic Ave., Delray. The Opening reception is Sunday, Jan 31–2-4.  Stan also has 2 paintings in the “Wild” show at The Cornell Art Museum, and 2 Paintings in the Artist Guild Gallery-one of which was awarded 3rd prize.

Tom Melillo is currently showing at Rolando Chang Barrero Gallery, Lucerne Ave. Lake Worth

Vicki Siegel has four new works in Woman: Untitled at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, January 15 through March 12. 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, FL.

 
Vicki Siegel and Leora Klaymer Stewart present “Blurring Distinctions” at the Eissey Gallery at Palm Beach State College. Opening reception Tuesday Feb. 16 5:30- 7:30 pm. the show runs through March 18th. 3160 PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens.

 

Wendy Jones has a painting in the plein air show at the Delray Historical Society on Swinton.  The show runs through February 28th.  Her painting of the Cason Cottage sold in the first hour of the show

 

 

 

 

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Jane Tracy Is Featured Artist At Boca Raton Library Friends Gallery

Life is one big journey. Actually, award winning artist, Jane Tracy‘s journey has been a singular search for a positive and joyful existence. Throughout her life’s adventure, she’s experienced many highs and occasional lows. Now, after decades of teaching school, directing the advertising department of a high-tech start-up and maintaining a pottery production studio, Jane is delighted to acknowledge that “THE SEARCH CONTINUES….”  she shares her newest painting with us at the Friends Art Gallery at the Spanish River Library in Boca Raton.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

 

 

 

J A N E      T R A C Y

 

 

Join her as she continues her search…..

 

 

An Exhibit of Jane Tracy Paintings

“……the Search Continues…..”

 

 

 

FRIENDS ART GALLERY

Exhibit runs February 1-March 19

Spanish River Library
1501 NW Spanish River Blvd           Boca Raton, FL

9 AM–9 PM daily  

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Life is one big journey. Actually, JANE TRACY’S journey has been a singular search for a positive and joyful existence. Throughout her life’s adventure, she’s experienced many highs and occasional lows. Now, after decades of teaching school, directing the advertising department of a high-tech start-up and maintaining a pottery production studio, Jane is delighted to acknowledge that THE SEARCH CONTINUES….

 

 

 

FLIP A COIN

“Mache Three” by Jane Tracy

 

 

 

For the past few years, after retiring from her ‘official working career’, an easel, paint brushes and pots of paint have been major components in Jane’s search…a continuing search for fulfillment, contentment and joy.

 

 

 

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“Under Agreement” by Jane Tracy

 

 

While studying painting in Boca Raton, New Haven, CT and Boston, MA, exhibiting throughout S. Florida and New England, Jane has appeared both online and in national publications where her work appears as a competition winner and a demonstration of various acrylic techniques.

 

 

 

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“Fallen” by Jane Tracy

 

 

Yes, Jane’s backpack is full as she continues her SEARCHING journey…..looking forward to many more miles filled with joy, contentment and paints under her nails and smeared on her jeans.

 

 

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“The Truth Lies” by Jane Tracy

 

 

Jane Tracy shares her philosophy with The Rickie Report:

“To know there will always be another surface for me
To paint serves as my ultimate inspiration.
To paint is to bring joy to my life.
To paint is to touch my soul

I live to paint….with a joyful soul”.

INSIDIOUS

“Untitled” by Jane Tracy

Jane is a member of Artists’ Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art (signature member); Broward Art Guild; Creative Arts Workshop; Guilford Art League (signature member); Madison Art League; Palm Beach Watercolor Society; Florida Watercolor Society; New Haven Paint and Clay Club; International Society of Experimental Artists; Blue Moon Group (founding member); WITVA Women in the Visual Arts; International Society of Acrylic Painters; National Association of Women Artists and Connecticut Women Artists.

 

For more information about this exhibit or her paintings, please visit:

www.JaneTracyArtist.com

or email:   janetracy@gmail.com

 

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Stan Dornfest Featured In SOLO Exhibit At Weisman Community Center

Stan Dornfest‘s rich landscapes are being shown in a SOLO Exhibition at the Weisman Community Center in Delray Beach, FL.  The Exhibit is Open to the Public from January 18 to February 26 and there will be a Free Opening Reception on January 31st.  Stan’s tropical artwork is delightful and infectious!  The Rickie Report shares the details about the Free Public Reception and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

S  T  A  N       D  O  R  N  F  E  S  T

“S P I R I T U A L   L A N D S C A P E S”

 

A SOLO Exhibition of Paintings 

 

 

 

Opening Reception:

Sunday, January  31st

2-4 PM

 

Free and Open to the Public

 

The Weisman Community Center
7091 West Atlantic Avenue 
Delray Beach,  FL 33446

Hours:

Monday – Thursday 9-5

Friday 8:30-4:30

 

 

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Stan Dornfest tells The Rickie Report, ““I have always felt most spiritual when I am physically and emotionally enveloped by a landscape. The mystical state of mind that these inspiring locales transport me to, is what I strive to reflect in my painting. For me, rather than merely documenting topography, painting is more about expressing the spiritual journey that the world of nature transports me to.”

 

 

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“Luminous” by Stan Dornfest

 

 

 

“I prefer to paint in Acrylics because I actually like the quick drying time, the versatility of the mediums and the quick clean up time which fits into my life. I developed and taught a course for design students called:”Art Direction-Expanding Your Options. The course explored different career paths that Design/Art students could take”.

 

 

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“Afternoon In The Azores” by Stan Dornfest

 

 

“My elementary school teacher summoned my mother to the classroom to explain to her that she felt that I was very talented in Art. She offered to loan me her oil paints over the summer so that I could continue painting. My mother explained to her that she could afford to purchase a set of oil paints for me. Not only did my mother buy the paints, but she researched and found courses for me to take on Saturdays at The Brooklyn Museum Art School and Brooklyn College, which nurtured my life long passion for painting. From an early age, I was always painting. After High School, I was fortunate to get accepted to The Cooper Union Art School. After Cooper, I pursued a long, successful career as an Advertising Creative/Art Director but during that time – I continued to paint. As my advertising career tapered off-my painting endeavors expanded”.

 

 

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“Cascade” by Stan Dornfest

 

 

 

Stan received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Cooper Union. While pursuing his career as a Creative/Art Director in the New York Advertising Industry, he continued to explore his passion for Painting. “In New York, my solo shows include: The Donald Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, New York and Heritage Gallery, Tarrytown, New York. I was a member of the Faculty at Parsons School of Design.  In Florida, my paintings have been shown at The Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Cornell Art Museum, The Coral Springs Center for the Arts, Loxahatchee National Wildlife Center, Lighthouse ArtCenter,  Armory Art Center, Artists Alley, and The Artists Guild Gallery.  I am a Participating Signature Member of the Boca Museum Artists’ Guild . My work is represented in Public and Private Collections in The US and Canada”.

 

For more information about Stan Dornfest’s paintings, please visit:

standornfest.com

or call 561-865-7077

 

 

 

 

 

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10th Annual Wellington Art Fest On The Green January 30 & 31 Features New And Established Artists

The Wellington Art Society will present its 10th Annual Art Fest on the Green at the Wellington Amphitheater  on Saturday, January 30th and Sunday, January 31st. Art Fest is a juried celebration of art, life, and bringing art and community together in a beautiful outdoor setting.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to stop by to meet emerging as well as professionally established nationally recognized artists.  Live music, food trucks, Green Market on Saturday, Youth Art Area, a chance to meet the artists – who could ask for more? Free admission and free parking, easily walkable outdoor fine art and fine craft fair!

 

10th Annual

ARTFEST   ON   THE   GREEN

 

WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

 

Saturday, January 30   9am – 5 pm

Sunday, January 31     10 am –  4pm

 

Wellington Amphitheater 

12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd.    Wellington, FL

 

FREE ADMISSION

 

 

 

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The Wellington Art Society will present its 10th Annual Art Fest on the Green at the Wellington Amphitheater at 12100 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington on Saturday, January 30th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, January 31st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art Fest is a celebration of art, life, and bringing art and community together in a beautiful outdoor setting.  

 

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Handmade Pottery Lamp by Andrew Wender

 

The juried fine art and craft show will feature artists from around the country showing unique designs across multiple mediums, including painting, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, textiles, photography and more.

 

 

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“1 Kingston Road” by Susan Greeley

 

The goal is to bring art and community together. Art Fest gives the community an opportunity to interact with the artists, learn more about their creative processes, different mediums and techniques, and learn about the artists’ lives.

 

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“Kumihimo Purple” Necklace by Esta Miller

 

 

 

This year’s judge will be Ted Matz, who is an educator, artist and highly regarded art judge. Several artists will be working on site and the 50 fine artists participating in the festival were selected for their creativity, mastery of the technique and level of excellence.

 

Stand Firm

“Stand Firm” by Lynn Doyal

 

The four co-chairs for Art Fest, Leslie Pfeiffer, Adrianne Hetherington, Faye Ford, President Sandy Axelrod and WAS Volunteers will be on hand to assist visitors as they navigate through a children’s art activity area where art can be created, shared and taken home.  Volunteers will be available to help visitors through the fine art selection by professional and emerging artists from across the country displaying their original artwork.

 

Survivor

“Survivor” by Joseph Marcou

 

 

With a wide variety of original art for sale there is something for everyone in this Show. What a fantastic opportunity to take home an original work of art and have a great story to share about the artist.

 

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Teapot by Valerie Walchek

 

Live acoustic music will be performed by Bobby G. and his friends during Show hours. Food Trucks will be on site offering a delicious variety of food.  On Saturday, the Green Market at Wellington will be adjacent to the Art Show adding more flavors to the fun.

 

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“Dusk In Bagan” by Nancy Brown

 

 

The 100 members of the Wellington Art Society, founded in 1981, represent a wide variety of mediums and experience. The group is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists a platform to share their work, learn more about their craft, and serve the community through their art.

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The proceeds from Art Fest help finance the Wellington Art Society’s long standing Scholarship Program.  

For more information please visit:

www.wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com

 

 

 

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