Call For Art From Lake Worth Art League For “Homage La Femme” Exhibit At Compass Community Center, Open To The Public

The Lake Worth Art League is curating a special exhibit, “‘Homage a la Femme’ which will be displayed at the Compass Community Center in Lake Worth.  This is open to all mediums of 2D original artwork.  The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Tuesday, September 5th.  The Rickie Report shares the details and  urges all artists to apply.

 

 

Lake Worth Art League
604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth Fl 33460
(1 block north of the Cultural Council)   561-586-8666

 

201 N. Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL 33460

The Lake Worth Art League is curating a special exhibit to be displayed at the Compass Community Center in Lake Worth

 

CALL  TO  ARTISTS

 

” HOMAGE  A  LA  FEMME”

 

 

Opening Reception:

Tuesday,  September 5th

5:00  –  8:00PM

 

201 N. Dixie Hwy.   Lake Worth, FL 33460

 

 

Exhibit runs August 28th – September 29, 2017

Oil painting by Judy Harris 

Dates & Details For Applications: 

 

• 2D original artwork. All mediums including photography welcome.

• Coverage  must be Plexi. Damage waiver may be signed for smaller pieces.

• Exhibit will hang from August 28 to September 29.

• A reception with a wine and nibbles will be held at Compass (201 N Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth FL 33460) Tuesday, September 5th from 5:00 to 8pm.

• Exhibit cost is $20 for one piece / $30 for two pieces + 30% donation to Compass on all sales.

• All artwork must be for sale.
• Deadline for submitting is noon August 25th. Artists will be emailed decision no later than August 26th.

• Please, email small jpg to curator at lakeworthart@gmail.com. Include artist’s name, address, and phone number, size of piece, and medium.

• Drop off and payment will be Sunday August 27th 10:00 AM-2:00PM in the Lake Worth Art League Gallery – 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL 33460.

• Pickup at Compass, Monday October 2nd, 10:00AM-2:00PM. (If necessary, alternate arrangements may be available. Discuss at take-

in.)
• Cash, check, and credit cards accepted.

• This exhibit will not be judged. No ribbons or awards given.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, upcoming events or membership:

Lake Worth Art League
604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth Fl 33460
(1 block north of the Cultural Council)
561-586-8666 • lwartleague@gmail.com
www.lwartleague.orgfacebook.com/lwartleague

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate International Plein Air Painters’ “Paint Out” At Palm Beach Zoo Sunday September 10th With Lake Worth Art League

Animals, birds, and fauna too, artists invade the Palm Beach Zoo!  In honor of the International Plein Air Painters Organization’s worldwide “Paint-Out” weekend, The Lake Worth Art League is hosting a morning of plein air at The Palm Beach Zoo.  This is open to all artists and plein air art enthusiasts ( Paint, graphite, photography…).  Meet at the entry gate of the Palm Beach Zoo on Sunday, September 10th.  This is great preparation for the upcoming LWAL exhibit “Creatures Great & Small”. The Rickie Report shares all the details here.

 

 

 

Lake Worth Art League
604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL 33462

561-586-8666

(1 block north of the Cultural Council)

www.lwartleague.orgfacebook.com/lwartleague

 

NEW Gallery Hours:

Tuesday thru Friday 11:00 am until 7:00 pm.

Saturday 10:00 am until 4:00 pm

Sunday Noon until 4:00 pm

Closed Monday

 

 

Celebrate International Plein Air Painters’ Paint Out Weekend!

 
Sunday, September 10, 2017
9:00 AM – Noonish
Meet at the entry gate at 8:45 AM

 
The Palm Beach Zoo
1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

 
Payment to LWAL due by August 23, 2017
$20.00
Price includes admission and LWAL Members receive 1 free take-in for Sept. 18th exhibit,
‘Creatures Big & Small’. Non-Members get a donation to their affiliated art organization if applicable.

Artists responsible for bringing their own equipment and materials.

Mail checks for zoo event payable to:
Lake Worth Art League
PO Box 949, Lake Worth FL 33460
Cash or credit card payments in person at the LWAL Gallery: 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth
Credit card payments can also be made via telephone at 561-586-8666.

 

 

 

With payment, please, provide:
Name/s of attending artist/s, phone & email, and local art association membership if applicable.
Payment to LWAL due by August 23, 2017

 

 

Questions, please, contact Cathy Turk
Cathy.lwartleague@gmail.com

 

For more information about the Lake Worth Art League’s events, exhibits, and membership visit:

 

www.lwartleague.orgfacebook.com/lwartleague

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

CALL FOR ART:

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

Deadline: October 1, 2017

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

 

Outside The Box 3 Installation by Lucinda Lindermand and Kerry Phillips

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Outside The Box 3 Installation by Martin Casuso

 

 

 

The Site

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

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

 

Outside The Box 3 installation by Frank Hyder

Important Dates

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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12th Annual Art Fest On The Green In Wellington Opens Applications For All Media. Art Patrons, Mark Your Calendars!

The 12th Annual Art Fest on the Green Fine Art and Fine Craft Show produced by the Wellington Art Society will take place on Saturday, January 27th – Sunday January 28th, 2018.  This show continues its tradition of bringing art and community together to celebrate creativity and artistic excellence. Support from Sponsors and Community Partners helps create a favorite family friendly event everyone looks forward to each January. Proceeds from this show go toward the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship Fund and other Community Art Programs.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this CALL For Applications and urges ART PATRONS to MARK YOUR CALENDARS! $2,000 in cash awards is being offered!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Fest on the Green 2018
12th Annual Juried Fine Art & Fine Craft Show

Saturday, January 27, 2018    9 – 5
Sunday, January 28, 2018       10 – 4

Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Photography and more!

Artist Demos

Children’s Art Area

Live Music

Food Trucks

Wellington Amphitheater-Wellington, Florida

 

 

 

Call to Artists
Now accepting applications!

65 artists

 $2000. in cash awards

Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, Fiber, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Photography, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Metal

Applications on website: www.WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

Deadline for entries is October 15, 2017

Notification date: November 1, 2017

Live Music, Food Trucks, Children’s Art Area, Overnight Security

 

 

Art Fest on the Green features local, regional, and national fine art and fine craft artists, live music, artist demonstrations, Children’s Art Activity Tent, food trucks, and activities for all ages in a beautiful setting on the green of the Amphitheater.  Located in Palm Beach County, Florida, Wellington is home to the Winter Equestrian Festival, International Polo Capital of the world, and a unique destination for seasonal visitors and residents.

 
January is the peak season and international visitors, tourists, and residents of Palm Beach, Martin, and Broward counties fill the event venues in Wellington and return yearly to Art Fest on the Green.  Wellington offers many exciting dining choices, upscale shopping, and entertainment with a distinctive flair. It is just a short drive to the beach and many outstanding art and cultural attractions.

 
Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the artists during art demos and booth chats. This is a great opportunity to take home a fabulous original work of art and have a wonderful artist story to share. Live music on the Amphitheater Stage, Food Trucks, and kid’s art activities make Art Fest on the Green a fun, interesting, and inspiring experience for everyone.

 

 

For more information Contact:

Leslie Pfeiffer: mysticway1@bellsouth.net

or Toni Willey: tgwilleyart@gmail.com

www.WellingtonArtSociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

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EL Sol Fest 2017 Announces Calls For Artists And Reminds Public To Mark Their Calendars For October Event

Join the festivities at El Sol Fest 2017 on Sunday, October 29th.   The public is invited and admission is free.  Stop by and meet the artists, enjoy the live music, cultural dance performances, activities for children and authentic Latin food.  The Rickie Report shares this Call For Artists! El Sol is looking for painters, sculptors, photographers and artisans to showcase their work.  Here are the details, so mark your calendars now!  Proceeds benefit the education, health, and integration efforts of El Sol, Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center.

 

 

 

El Sol, Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center
106 Military Trail    Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 745-9860
facebook.com/elsolJNRC/
@ElSolJupiter

 

EL SOL FEST 2017

 

 

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29th

 

1 – 5 PM

 

FREE  ADMISSION

MEET THE ARTISTS

FOOD  ◊   LIVE MUSIC   ◊   FINE ART

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This signature festival began because undeniable talent existed among the day laborers we served and we needed to share it with the world.  El Sol Fest 2017, to be held October 29, will continue to feature Mayan painters, but we also hope to attract a diverse collection of artists for this family friendly event.

More than 2,000 attendees are expected at this year’s festival, and vendors will have the opportunity to reach a diverse audience of art lovers, but space is limited.

The El Sol Fest 2017 Artist Recruitment Committee is looking for artists who promote community integration.

El Sol Fest is a highly visible event that will be heavily promoted in print, television, radio, online and through other promotional venues. The festival will be held on Sunday, October 29 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 106 Military Trail in Jupiter. Admission is free and open to the public.  Proceeds from the event benefit the education, health and integration efforts of El Sol, Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center.

 

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS:

 

To participate:

Submit three images of artwork.

Early bird registration is $40 through July 31.

Registration is $40 if you provide your own tent, table and chairs. Artists requiring a tent, table and chairs rented for them can register for $145.

Artist registration is $60 after July 31.

Tents must be 10’ x 10’ and made to withstand wind and rain.

To submit your artwork and register as an artist for El Sol Fest, please email Andres, communications coordinator, at andres@friendsofelsol.org.

Payment is due on application approval. El Sol and each vendor are entering into a short-term agreement for art to be displayed and promoted at El Sol Fest on October 29.

Artist check-in is at 11 a.m.

Your registration fee helps us defray costs. It is our hope that you do well as an artist vendor at this festival and that you commit to donating a portion of sales from the day.

 

 

For more information about El Sol’s mission, activities and volunteer opportunities:

El Sol, Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center
106 Military Trail Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 745-9860
facebook.com/elsolJNRC/
@ElSolJupiter

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lake Worth Art League’s Call To Artists Focuses On “The Sea”- Open To Local And Non-Local Artists, 2D and 3D Works Of Art

The Lake Worth Art League (LWAL) is looking for both 2D & 3D artwork for the exhibition, “All About The Sea”. Local and non-local artists are invited to apply by sending photos of their work.  The Public is invited to the Free Opening Reception on Sunday, August 27th.  Enjoy wine, nibbles, entertainment and meet the artists!  The Exhibit will hang from August 21 to September 18. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges everyone to apply for this opportunity to show and sell your artwork!

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Worth Art League
604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth FL   33462

561-586-8666

(1 block of the Cultural Council)

www.lwartleague.orgfacebook.com/lwartleague

 

 

 

 ‘All About the Sea’

Free, Opening Reception:

Sunday, August 27

3  to 5 pm.

Enjoy wine and nibbles along with entertainment and meet the artists!

Exhibit will hang from August 21 to September 18.

NEW Gallery Hours:

Tuesday  thru Friday  11:00 am until 7:00 pm.

Saturday   10:00 am until 4:00 pm

Sunday  Noon until 4:00 pm

Closed Monday

 

 

Call   For   Art:

“All About The Sea”

 

DETAILS:

Open to 2D works of art

Open to 3D works of art

Open to local and non-local artists

If shipping artwork, artist must be prepared to pay for return shipping if item is not sold.

Non-members can submit 2 images for $30. (Become a member for $75 a year and the $30 will be waived).

Payment of check, credit card, and cash will be taken after acceptance, at time of drop off.  

IF items are being shipped, payment should be made before shipping.

 
Deadline for submitting is Wednesday, August 16th by 11:59pm.

Please email small jpg at 72 dpi or 4×6 inch to lwartleague@gmail.com

Artists will be contacted by email on or before Friday, August 18.

Drop off is Monday, August 21 from 10:30am to 2:00pm.

Some exceptions can be made if contacted in advance to lwartleague@gmail.com.

An Important Reminder from our Hanging Committee:

Entries must be suitably framed or “gallery wrapped”.

They must be wired for hanging, with tape over the wire ends.

No saw-toothed hangers will be permitted.

If matted, the mats must be clean and well cut.

No glass is permitted (must use plexiglass).

The maximum size for works is 48″, including the frame.

They must weigh no more than 30 lbs.

Before Take In, on the back upper right hand corner, place a label with the following information: Artist’s Name, Title of the work, Medium, Price, and Artist’s phone number.

 

 

Prominent experienced local artist, Mark Allen, will be judging this show for awards.

(1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention ribbons only – no cash awards in off-season)

 

 

For more information about The Lake Worth Art League, please visit:

www.lwartleague.orgfacebook.com/lwartleague

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

CALL FOR ART:

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

Deadline: October 1, 2017

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

 

Outside The Box 3 Installation by Frank Hyder

 

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

Outside The Box 3 Installation by Martin Casuso 

The Site

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

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

Outside The Box 3 installation by Michael Bauman

 

Important Dates

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

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

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

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

Outside The Box 3 Installation by Lucinda Linderman and Kerry Phillips

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Artisans On The Ave Invitational And Juried Exhibition “The Art of Expression”, Explores Freedom Of Expression Through 2D and 3D Art

Artisans On The Ave Gallery invites the public to a Free Invitational and Juried Exhibition, “ART of EXPRESSION” on Friday, July 21st.  The creative works of 2D and 3D art displayed focus on the “freedom of expression.”  The Rickie Report was hard pressed to choose the images to share – there are so many!  You will be touched, want to chuckle, and be amazed at the diverse artworks on display.   Here are the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

630 Lake Avenue    Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300       561-762-8162

 

Artisans  On  The  Ave

Presents:

“ART of EXPRESSION”

Invitational and Juried Exhibition

Opening Reception:

Friday, July 21, 2017

6:00 – 9: 00 PM

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

 

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday 9 am – 7 pm

www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

Featured Guest Artists:

A’rturo Avila-Garcia ◊ Alvaro Rojas ◊ Andrew Robins ◊ Andy Rogers ◊ Arthur Kravets Barbara Powell ◊ Barbara Tuck ◊ Bernard Franz ◊ Carl Schneider ◊ Dana Lois Axel ◊David Willson ◊ Debra Fritts ◊ Dorothy Garfinkel ◊Elaine Budnick ◊ Joanne Urban Karen Provence ◊Lisa Lewis ◊Louise Noakes ◊Noreen Rubin ◊Penny Czarnecki ◊Sharon R Dash ◊Susie Easley ◊ Ying Zhou

 

 

 

“EXPRESSION”!!!!!

Featuring WONDERFUL local residing artists!

 

 

 

 

An invitational and juried exhibit displaying works of ART that illustrate
“freedom of expression.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex*pres*sion : noun : the act of making your thoughts, feelings, etc., known by speech, writing, or some other method : the act of expressing something : a word or a phrase : the way someone’s face looks that shows emotions and feelings.

 

When you give a handmade piece of art to friends and loved ones created by local artists, you are also giving a gift to the artist. Infuse your community by supporting local artists!

 

 

Artisans on the Ave boasts 3 showrooms within our gallery with an amazing selection of exquisite art created by our more then 40 featured artists.
Visit this opening night for an evening of fun.

 

 

 

Meet the artists!!! Celebrate our wonderful art and enjoy yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes or how to become part of this gallery please call: 561.762.8162

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460

www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.floridawatercolorsociety.org

 

 

 

2017 Florida Watercolor Society Convention & Trade Show 2017

September 14th-17th

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Hotel-Coral Springs

11775 Heron Bay Blvd,  Coral Springs, FL 33321  

954-753-5598

 

 

46th Annual Exhibition

 

Opening Awards Reception/ Art Exhibit:

Friday, September 15th

\

 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL  33065

954-340-5000

Exhibit dates: Sept. 9th – Nov. 18th

 

 

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

 

Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart by Lois Perdue

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

 

“6th Street Train” by Iain Stewart

 

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

 

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

 

“Gothenburg” by Iain Stewart

 

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

 

 

Watercolor by Iain Stewart

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

 

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

 

 

“North Queens Ferry” by Iain Stewart

 

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

 

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

&

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

Please visit FWS’s website to see about availability.

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

2017 Florida Watercolor Society State-wide

Convention & Trade Show

 

September 14th-17th

PLUS

BEST DEALS ON ART SUPPLIES AT THIS TRADE SHOW

 

Friday, September 15th

 Saturday, September 16th

9 am – 4 pm

Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Hotel-Coral Springs

11775 Heron Bay Blvd, Coral Springs, FL 33321

954-753-5598

 

 

Free & Open to the public

 

 

 

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

 

 

46th Annual Awards Reception/ Art Exhibit

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

Coral Springs Museum of Art

                                        2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, 33065

 

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

One-on-One Critique: Iain Stewart

Friday, September 15th

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

Digital Critique by Bev Jozwiak

Friday, September 15th

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

Exhibit Review With Iain Stewart 

Saturday, September 16th

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

One on One Critique: Sue Archer Allen

Saturday, September 16th

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

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

www.floridawatercolorsociety.org

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

 

December 2-3, 2017

10 am to 5 pm

 

 

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

www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

Set up is on Friday, December 1, 2017.

Artists parking will be available.

 

 

To participate go to www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

About the Armory Art Center:

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986