OSGS Presents Free Lecture In Conjunction With Northwood Art Walk

OSGS Gallery continues to offer cool and Free art events this summer with their next BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Lecture Series. OSGS Works of Art and Custom Framing, located in the heart of Northwood Village, offers these lectures in conjunction with the free Northwood Village ArtWalk Gallery Tours on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Stop by on Saturday, July 11 to meet Pamela Acheson Myers and August 8th with John Rachell. The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details about Pamela Acheson Myers’s newest artwork. You don’t have sign up for the Free ArtWalk tour to attend the Free Lecture. Although, we encourage you to not miss the Free VIP Guided Tour through the many art spaces in Northwood Village! To take the tour, sign up at http://www.northwoodartwalk.com/. The OSGS Lectures will begin at the end of the first ArtWalk tour, around 7:30 pm. There are many fabulous restaurants in the area with many of them offering live music, so plan to have a bite to eat or enjoy a glass of wine before or after the lecture.

 

 

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BYOC Lecture*

*Bring Your Own Chair

Presenting

Pamela Acheson Myers

Saturday, July 11th

7:30 pm (following FREE Art Walk)

FREE ART EVENT

 

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The next BYOC Artist Lecture will happen on Saturday, July 11th (~7:30pm). Stop by OSGS at 500 Northwood Road in W. Palm Beach to meet and hear well-known artist, Pamela Acheson Myers talk about her work and her creative inspirations.  When you see her work in person, you can appreciate the details and textures!

 

 

Pamela Acheson Myers' "Under Blue Waters"

Pamela Acheson Myers’ “Under Blue Waters”

 

Pamela shares some insights with The Rickie Report, ” Intense color has thrilled me for as long as I can remember, whether it appears in a spectacular sunset, or a wildly wallpapered room, or a tropical bird’s brilliant rainbow of feathers.”

 

Painting by Pamela Acheson Myers

Painting by Pamela Acheson Myers

 

 

Pamela goes on to share, “When I was nine, my parents took me to Nantucket Island. The multitude of colors and reflections created by the meeting of land, water, and sky dazzled me. Since then I have had a non-stop love affair with watery vistas and the reflections they create, all over the world, from Newport to the Florida Keys to Venice (Italy) to the fjords of Chile. For me, every one of these views is a magic moment, a natural canvas of colors and reflections existing only in the moment.”

 

 

Painting by Pamela Acheson Myers

Painting by Pamela Acheson Myers

 

 

“But I don’t always paint landscapes. Many times I simply want to play around with color, experimenting with paints and surfaces. My purely abstract paintings (acrylic on canvas, linen, coated canvas, plastic, paperboard, and paper) are my tribute to the extraordinary nature of color.”

 

"Caribbean Dreams" by Pamela Acheson Myers

“Caribbean Dreams” by Pamela Acheson Myers

 

 

To see more information about Pamela Acheson Myers’ work at OSGS:
http://osgsart.com/pamela-acheson-myers-2d-

 

 

Painting by Pamela Acheson Myers

Painting by Pamela Acheson Myers

 

 

 

Art runs in the veins of gallery curators Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla. OSGS is the embodiment of their love of art and for sharing the work of talented artists. On any given day, a visit to their gallery sees guests crossing paths with a variety of works in many mediums that include modern-art paintings, sculptures, and home wares. The team also does their own creating inside the studio: custom framing is available with a large number of options for materials, glass, matting, and mounting. The gallery also brings in guest speakers for the Bring Your Own Chair (BYOC) lecture series, whose dates are published on the gallery’s website. The gallery is located at 500 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach.

 

 

To register (FREE) for the ArtWalk, here’s the link:
http://www.northwoodartwalk.com/

For more information about OSGS please contact :

Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio
p: 561-833-2223     e: OSGSart@hotmail.com
www.OSGSart.com
Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

 

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561-537-0291

Call For ARTISTS, “Love Wins” Art Exhibit Plus PUBLIC Celebration

Rolando Chang Barrero is a mainstay in South Florida’s art community and well known for his energetic/entertaining Boynton Beach Art Walks. He tells The Rickie Report, “We have suspended our scheduled program at the gallery to celebrate the historic landmark SCOTUS decision that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. We are encouraging all artists in all media to participate!”  The Rickie Report shares this CALL TO ARTISTS (DEADLINE: JULY 15thand Invitation to Art lovers and Art patrons to experience what promises to be a celebratory and creative event on Thursday, July 23rd. Visual Artists Performing Artists, Food and Music! All the details are here.

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Exhibition and Celebration of #LoveWins

Thursday, July 23, 2015

6-10 PM

ActivistArtistA Gallery 

Boynton Beach Art District

422 West Industrial Avenue     Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

activistartista@gmail.com

 

ART CALL!

#LoveWins Exhibition

and 

Celebration

Deadline July 15, 2015

Work must include:   #LoveWins

 
Visual Artists 2D, 3D, Kinetic (4D)
Performance Art, Sound, Installation, 
Spoken Word, and Dance

 

  • Up to 3 works of art will be considered
  • Send High Resolution Images ( 300 Dpi )
  • Please write #LoveWins on in notes area!
 

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Hobe Sound Mural Project Highlights Highwayman Artist Jimmy Stovall

A new piece of Florida history is being created on a section of Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound!   Highwayman artist Jimmy Stovall is lending his vision and talents to Hobe Sound Murals Project #18, on the Jenkins Landscape building at 12260 SE Dixie Hwy, one-half mile south of Bridge Road.  The Rickie Report shares images and an invitation to drive to Hobe Sound and experience this growing Mural Project.  Kudos to Landmark Arts Coordinator, Nadia Utto, for spearheading this non-profit public art initiative!  We urge you to drive by slowly and take a peek! 

 

 

 

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Landmark ARTS Inc

non profit public art

Presents:

Highwayman Painter, Jimmy Stovall

Creates a Mural

Hobe Sound,  Florida

The public is invited to stop by as this mural is still in progress at:

Jenkins Landscape

12260 SE Dixie Hwy, one-half mile south of Bridge Road

 

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17 Hobe Sound murals have been completed thus far, thanks to the significant volunteer efforts of over 40 regional artists. The murals project also began offering informative and fun tours this year.   Artists are welcome to get involved.

Go to www.landmarkarts.us

 

 

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Local professional artist Nadia Utto, who has been the Hobe Sound Murals project coordinator since 2009, is facilitating this project, assisted by artist Heather Stevens Weese. Hobe Sound Murals is part of Landmark Arts, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to “Creating Community Culture.”

 

 

 

Original Painting by Highwayman Jimmy Stovall, the inspiration for the Jenkins Mural in Hobe Sound

Original Painting by Highwayman Jimmy Stovall, the inspiration for the Jenkins Landscaping Mural in Hobe Sound

 

 

Much of the original travel route from Detroit to Miami, Dixie Highway,  has been absorbed into modern routes.  A new piece of Florida history is being created on a section of Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound! Highwayman artist Jimmy Stovall is lending his vision and talents to Hobe Sound Murals Project #18, on the Jenkins Landscape building at 12260 SE Dixie Hwy, one-half mile south of Bridge Road.

 

Highwayman, Jimmy Stovall works with Muralist in Hobe Sound at Jenkins Landscaping

Highwayman, Jimmy Stovall works with Muralist in Hobe Sound at Jenkins Landscaping

 

Jimmy’s work reflects his continuing interest in preserving the vision of the pristine Florida he remembers from his youth, and the countryside vista in this mural includes two of his signature motifs – a serene distant horizon and a radiant Poinciana tree. This genre is also location-appropriate, as three generations of the Jenkins family have provided idyllic and design balanced landscapes for over 56 years.

 

Business owners Harold and Susan Jenkins, who have long admired the beauty and scenic topics of Highwaymen paintings, are proud to sponsor this one-of-a-kind mural on their newly renovated building façade.

 

 

Mural #8 at GFWC Women's Club

Hobe Sound Mural #8 at GFWC Women’s Club “Pillars Of The Community”

 

Jimmy is one of “The Highwaymen” painters, from the Ft. Pierce area, who sold their Florida landscape paintings door-to-door and out of their vehicles along local roadways from the 1950s through 80s. The Highwaymen finally achieved recognition in the 1990s, when critics began to praise the uniqueness of their folk art, fast oil painting style and self-promotion techniques.

 

 

Hobe Sound Mural #3  "Ocean Jazz"

Hobe Sound Mural #3 “Ocean Jazz”

 

Jimmy holds the unusual distinction of being known as “The 27th Highwayman.” Although he is acknowledged by his peers as a true member of the group, he was in Miami after Hurricane Andrew and was not available to be interviewed for what would become a book about 26 painters of this ‘outsider art’ style.

 

 

Hobe Sound Mural #13 "Four Seasons"

Hobe Sound Mural #13 “Four Seasons”

 

Jimmy is the last painter who was personally taught his craft by one of the founding Highwaymen, Alfred Hair, who had been mentored by the well-known A.E. “Beanie” Backus. Both Hair and Backus have been inducted into the Florida’s Artists Hall of Fame.  This mural will also be the very first publicly accessible exterior mural by a Highwayman.

 

 

For more information, please contact project coordinator Nadia Utto:  561-762-9202

nadiautto@comcast.net    www.landmarkarts.us

Landmark Arts, Inc.      PO Box 533, Hobe Sound, FL 33475

Contact the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce

772-546-4724 for more information on upcoming scheduled tours.

 

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561-537-0291

ARTNADO Invites Local Art Associations And Art-Related Non-Profits To Receive FREE Booth Space- Plus New Artist Discounts

Artistic Synergy Inc., through it’s inaugural show ARTNADO, has established two main goals. The first is to provide a robust indoor environment designed to showcase the artists and their work in ways that cannot be accomplished with the traditional outdoor tent shows. The second is to help promote the arts in Southeast Florida.  The Rickie Report shares the details for Art Associations and Art-Related Non-Profits Organizations to receive FREE 10 x 10 booth spaces. Individual artists who are part of any Non-Profit or Art Association taking booth space will be entitled to a discount on their OWN booth! Artists who have taken part in any Art Marketing Seminar with Rickie Leiter are also eligible for a discount on their own booth space!  Don’t miss  the August 1st cut off for a 15% general discount on other booth spaces! More details will follow about the Student Art Contest.  We remind our readers that ARTNADO and Artistic Synergy Inc. is a different entity from Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach.

 

 

 

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 Jack Busa, Chief Creative Executive, is announcing a gift of FREE 10×10 space for all area Art Associations and Art related Non-Profits.  He tells The Rickie Report, “This will enable your organization to inform the public about what you do, in addition to offering membership opportunities and displaying examples of past and current events. Your members will be able to display but not sell their work from your space. Because ARTNADO is already offering the lowest price per square foot for juried art shows, we understand that artists are concerned about their expenses. Therefore, any member of an organization that takes advantage of this offer, will be given a 10% rebate on the price of the exhibition space they choose to display and sell their art.”

 

Any artists who has taken part in an Art Marketing Seminar involving Rickie Leiter, Publisher of The Rickie Report will be eligible for a 15% rebate on individual booth space.  Fill out the ZAPP and then send a separate email to Artistic Synergy Inc telling them you have been a participant.

 

Jack explains, “Since all applications need to be submitted through ZAPP there is no provisions for a two-tier pricing structure. Hence a refund check will be issued ARTNADO’s  move-in date on November 13th.”

 

This offer, when combined with the options of either a 10×10, 10×20 and even a 20×20 “personal gallery” exhibition area, offers an unprecedented exposure for most of the area’s artist.

 

UPCOMING STUDENT ART CONTEST

 

 In addition, a Student Art Contest will be formally announced soon. If you know  any young artists who would like to get an early start, the information is available on our website artisticsynergy.org.

 

 

ARTNADO is looking for partners to be Drop-Off Centers for Student Artwork around the County.  Please email or call to make arrangements.  You will be included in future advertising, marketing and promotions!

 

 For more information send an e-mail to artisticsynergy@mail.com requesting a space and  you will be called to confirm the details.

If you have any questions, please call  561-557-8741 and ask to speak directly to Jack Busa.

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

The Artist/Gallery Relationship

The relationship between an artist and gallery is a significant one. The Rickie Report hears from both entities, sharing concerns and questions about behavior and standards.  We look at the nuances that may not be spelled out in a contract and more in this article.  This includes 2D , 3D and wearable art.

 

 

The Artist/Gallery Relationship

 

 

In this article, when we speak of “galleries”, the reader should understand the term to include consignment galleries, vanity galleries, cooperative galleries and traditional galleries.  This also includes outdoor or indoor shows…basically, any place you are exhibiting your artistry.

 

Notification of Your Acceptance

Great news!  

Your artwork has been accepted to be in an exhibit or show!  

Now what?

 

Read every word and every page before you sign a contract!

 

 

  • Do you understand the contract?

 

  • If you have a question, has the issuer of the contract been helpful in explaining your concerns?

 

  • Can you meet the requirements of the contract?

 

  • Is there something you would like to change in the contract?

 

  • Is this acceptable to the issuer?

 

  • If you cannot meet the requirements, it is your obligation to discuss the issues with the gallery or show where your work will be exhibited!

 

  • Mark down important dates: drop off of artwork, reception and pick up of unsold work and date of expected payment for sold work.

 

  • If you decide NOT to sign the contract, it is up to you to inform the gallery or show manager!  Being polite and considerate goes a long way…you never know when you may encounter the same players in the art world again.

 

I’ve Signed A Contract!

What is the first thing you need to do?

 

  • Employ “Rickie’s Two Foot Rule”!  Share your good news with anyone who comes within 2 feet of you!  This is NOT a time to “sell” but to “celebrate”! Share your passion of creativity with everyone!  

 

  • Get your publicity and marketing ducks in a row!  Send out press releases to print and email resources ( including The Rickie Report) – DO NOT WAIT until a few weeks before your public reception, grand opening or event to take place.

 

  • Share your good news in your social media circles and once you have the date (see above), ask THEM to share it with their friends!

 

  • Has the gallery provided postcards marketing the exhibit or show?

 

  • Send them out to your client list, giving them plenty of notice so they can attend!  This is an important part of the marketing process. The gallery is counting on you to follow through!  

 

  • Another thought about sending out postcards: a personal note goes a long way.  Again, it is about the relationship between you and your clients. It is not just about the sale!

 

 

Enjoy The Show

 

Before the exhibit or show opens, touch base with the manager.  What are the gallery’s expectations of the artists during the event?

 

  • Show up on time!

 

  • What is the preferred mode of dress?

 

  • Can you bring a guest?

 

  • Is there a cover charge for guests and other attendees?

 

  • Be respectful of the other attendees.  Not everyone is here to see your work. ( We know, this sounds harsh, but we’re trying to be realistic and helpful).

 

  • Are you expected to make a presentation about your work?  How long will you speak? When will this take place within the reception time frame?

 

  • Is it OK to hand out business cards?  

 

  • Can you have your own sign-in book?

 

  • If you are supposed to bring a beverage or snack to share, check to see what the gallery prefers ( if they always provide a cheese tray, perhaps choosing a different pick-up refreshment is best; have they requested wine or only soft-drinks?)

 

  • How long are you expected to stay?

 

  • Different types of galleries call for you knowing information beyond your own work. Have you done your homework and learned a bit about the other exhibitors’ artistry?

 

  • If someone asks a question and you are unsure of the answer, KNOW who to ask!

 

  • Do we need to tell you? NEVER speak poorly of another piece of artwork! Everyone has different taste in food, fashion and artwork!

 

The Party’s Over And So Is The Exhibit

  • Be prompt when picking up your artwork.  

 

  • Bring a copy of your list of work dropped off with prices.

 

  • If you have a problem in picking up your work at the specified time, contact the gallery manager immediately.

 

  • Send a thank you note to the gallery and manager.  Personal relationship, remember?

 

My Work Sold!  Now What?

 

  • The contract should specify when you will be paid and how much the gallery will keep as commission.

 

  • Be aware of the date you should expect payment and stay in touch with the gallery manager.

 

  • Some galleries cut checks immediately and others only monthly.

 

  • Does the contract specify if the gallery will tell you who the customer is? 

 

 

  • When a non-profit organization asks you for a donation of your artwork, does the contract specify that you will be told who the client is who purchased your work?  The Rickie Report suggests you inquire about this BEFORE signing the contract and possibly adding it in, if it is not mentioned.  It is gracious of you to donate and important for YOUR marketing and art business to know who to add to your client list.

 

 

In the very least, the exhibition or show should be added immediately to your website.

 

 

You forgot to pick up your work

for over a month… Now what?

 

  • Go back and read the contract.
  • Some galleries will charge storage fees. Be prepared to pay.  Remember – they have been caretakers of your work.
  • Some galleries will take possession of your work.  They may choose to be benevolent and return your work or they may, according to the contract, sell your work to benefit a charity.

 

Life Is A Learning Experience

 

Exhibiting at a gallery or show is a wonderful opportunity for you to share your creativity with the world!  The Rickie Report hopes that these helpful hints make your experiences easier and more productive.

 

Stay tuned for more marketing strategies in The Rickie Report!

 

 

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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 To Artists for “Naked Truth” Exhibit At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

Clay Glass Metal Stone’s “Naked Truth” Exhibit is back by popular demand and will be showing from September 18 to September 30.  The Gallery has never shied away from nudity in their exhibits, but that doesn’t mean that this show is all about that!  The Rickie Report reminds you that these themes are always up to your interpretations.  Artworks of 2D or 3D are welcome.  If you get your work in early, you increase your chances of being included in future press releases and postcards!  We share the details and application.

 

 

 

 

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery

15 South J Street

Lake Worth, Florida 33460

Call To Artists

“Naked Truth”

Opening Public Reception:

Friday, September 18

Show closes on September 30

Exhibit is limited to 40 Artists

 

GUIDELINES

September 18 to September 30 “The Naked Truth” .  Joyce Brown tells The Rickie Report, “We skipped a year with this show, and it is back by popular demand. We have never shied away from nudity in our exhibits, but that doesn’t mean that this show is all about that! Our themes are always up to your interpretations. The works you are exhibiting may be 2-D works or 3-D works. There is no restriction for this show. If I get  photos of your work early, they could be included (and your name) in all of the press releases and postcards.”

 

 

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Artists may enter up to 2 pieces of current work, conforming to the following criteria:

 

A completed application form, up to 3 JPEG images in E-MAIL and $35.00 entry fee must be received by deadline of 3pm Tuesday, September 15. No late applications will be accepted. (We will accept the first 40 artists) (If you are entering 3 or more shows this year, your fee is $25 per show.)

  • Entry fee is non-refundable and may be paid by check made payable to Flamingo Clay Studio.
  • Images of artist work must be submitted by E-MAIL in JPEG format.
  • Please E-Mail completed application to Joyce@flamingoclaystudio.org or Mail to CGMS Gallery, 15 South J Street- Lake Worth FL 33460.
  • All exhibited work MUST BE FOR SALE with 70% of the sale going directly to artist.
  • Event e-mail Cards will be provided to the artists to help co-promote the exhibitions. Please send these out to your email lists. 
  • All works must be picked up within 3 days of close of show(unless special arrangements are made.) After that, artists will be charged $5 a day for one month. The works then become property of gallery to be sold for fund-raising. 
  • Notifications of acceptance will be by e-mailed upon receipt of application.
  • Accepted Art Work will be dropped off on Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday (September 22/23/24) from 1pm to 6pm.  (Special delivery arrangements may be possible.
  • Delivered Art Work must be priced and ready to display. 
  • Drop off Art Work at CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery, 15 South J Street , Lake Worth.

 

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will be open 7 days a week for the duration of the exhibit.  We will promote the exhibit through newspaper advertising and email Art Cards.

We want your Art to sell!!!! Please make sure that each piece is titled and priced. Please make sure that your submission includes an artist’s statement, your contact e-mail address, phone number and your web site address if you have one. 

For more information call 561- 588-8344 or 215-205-9441

 

CLAY GLASS METAL STONE Gallery
15 South J Street
Lake Worth, Florida 33460

APPLICATION for“The Naked Truth”

All applications must be received by 3pm Tuesday. September 15, 2015

Phone 561 588-8344 cgmsgallery@flamingoclaystudio.org

or mail:CGMS Gallery 15 South J Street Lake Worth 33460

Please PRINT legibly!

Name_________________________________________________

Address_______________________________________________

City________________________________State_____Zip_______

Phone_____________________

E-mail address ________________________________

Web address__________________________

ARTISTS, PLEASE BE CERTAIN THAT YOUR SUBMITTED IMAGES CORRESPOND TO THE NUMBER BELOW  

1. Title_________________________________________________

Dimensions____________________________________________

Price__________________________

Description____________________________________________
2. Title_________________________________________________
Dimensions____________________________________________

Price__________________________

Description____________________________________________

 

WAIVER of LIABILITY: Submission of my application constitutes my agreement to comply with all of the conditions and terms set forth in the prospectus.  I release and discharge Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery and its owners and employee’s from all responsibility for damage or loss of any kind on all works submitted for the exhibition named above.
SIGNATURE________________________________DATE______

 

 

 

 

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Mark Allen Brings Us “Proper Mental Attitude”

Mark Allen is a “re-emerging” artist.  In his early years, he sculpted and used “found objects” before the term even existed. Over thirty years ago he created cartoons. When their older son, Jared, succumbed to cancer, life for Mark and his wife, Donna changed.  Mark’s art has been his therapy since then, and until recently, he was keeping it within the family. The Rickie Report is honored to share Mark Allen’s artistry and his story, which is so poignant as we approach Father’s Day.

 

 

 

MARK ALLEN

Proper Mental Attitude

 

The Arts Arena Gallery

Friday, June 19th

6 – 8:30 pm

777 E. Atlantic Avenue    Delray Beach, FL 33483

 

 

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Mark Allen tells The Rickie Report, “Proper Mental Attitude illustrates ‘nobody gets out of this life untouched’ and despite the depths of grief or despair we might just find the strength to laugh, love and live. ‘We can live until we die or we can die until we die’ …..hence, Proper Mental Attitude.”

 

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“Some People Just Don’t Get It” by Mark Allen

 

 

 

Mark Allen has always been a creative person, using “found objects” before the term was even in popular vocabulary.  Until recently, Mark and Donna Allen’s creative force has been in the food industry. It seems fitting that he sold one of his favorite sculptures, “Lunch Box” to another restaurant. 

"At Least They Aren't Salted" by Mark Allen

“At Least They Aren’t Salted” by Mark Allen

 

 

Borne out of a need to create something positive while his older son succumbed to cancer, Mark’s cynical sense of humor remained raw and honest. It was during life’s most challenging moments that Mark chose to use his talents to find purpose and inspiration as a way to maintain his own sanity and pay homage to an eight year old’s life well lived and loved.

 

Image by Mark Allen

Painting by Mark Allen

 

 

Life itself doesn’t have to be black and white. Vibrant moments can be experienced if you allow yourself to venture into that world.  Perhaps considered primitive or simplistic, Mark’s use of color and lack of depth are both instinctive and purposeful. The message speaks for itself as you are unwittingly, but willingly, invited into the idyllic images.

 

"Chicken Soup" by Mark Allen

“Chicken Soup” by Mark Allen

Having started to cartoon over 30 years ago, Mark shared the passion with his son, Jared.  Before succumbing to cancer, Jared drew  a satiric “Toaster Man” cartoon.  During shiva, the time of mourning immediately following death, Mark was appalled at the comments some people shared, in trying to be “comforting.”  Mark shares this life lesson with us.  “Saying “You must be relieved”, is NOT comforting.  Say nothing.  Reminisce.  Say nothing.  Hug us.”  Mark tells The Rickie Report, “That’s how the cartoons started. In black and white. No color.”

Painting by Mark Allen

Painting by Mark Allen

In 1995, Mark began working with Charles Fazzino, Master of 3D Pop Art.  As Fazzino’s techniques influenced Mark, his cartoons began to change. He incorporated more dimension.  Mark and Donna went into the restaurant business to earn a living and left the art world in the shadows.  Actually, Mark left the art in his closet and would steal away minutes of time to work on art pieces, standing in the closet!

Painting by Mark Allen

Painting by Mark Allen

Around 2010, Mark returned to using colored pencils and oil pastels and was ready to retire from the restaurant business. Max Beckman fell in love with Mark’s art and helped reconnect Mark with his inner artist.  Between 2011 -2012, increasing color seeped into Mark’s life. When we spoke recently, he shared, “Now I only see in color and composition. It is pretty much the way I see life. Color and composition is what matters.”

Painting by Mark Allen

Painting by Mark Allen

In 2013, the Allens moved from Arizona to Palm Beach County, FL.  Mark’s recent work is more defined. He is “putting the world back into order, outlining everything.”  His work is currently at the Arts Arena Gallery in Delray Beach and he is already scheduled for two SOLO Exhibitions: December 6, 2015 through January, 2016 (at the Weisman Center) and 40 pieces at the Spanish River Library in June, 2017.  Art patrons will be able to see the evolution of Mark’s artistry, which continues to evolve.

Mark graduated from the High School of Music and Art (NYC) and Hobart College (Bachelor’s in Fine Arts/Geneva, NY) . He was a member of the Students’ Art League (NY) and is now an exhibiting member of the Delray Art League (FL) and Gold Coast Watercolor Society (FL) .

For more information about Mark’s artistry, please contact:

propermentalattitude.com

 

 

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The Brewhouse Gallery Is Bringing Hot Entertainment And Cool Deals

Join The Brewhouse Gallery in celebrating all of their resident artists on the last Thursday of each month! Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting. This night is completely devoted to our local artists with a meet and greet, creative talks and much more! Everyone who purchases a piece of art (no price minimum) will receive a raffle ticket for a $50 gift Certificate to The Brewhouse Gallery.  Tell your friends and help support our extremely talented local artists!   Don’t forget to stick around and enjoy the regularly scheduled open mic night with some great, local, live music, poetry, comedians and more.  The Rickie Report shares the details!

 

 

 

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BREWHOUSE GALLERY

HOURS:

TUESDAY – SUNDAY
12:00PM – 12:00AM

720 Park Avenue   Lake Park, FL 33403

561.469.8930

 

 

 

MEET OUR NEW GALLERY ARTISTS:

Thursday, June 25       6 – 9 pm

Sarah Lapierre

Cynthia Hockaden

Francis Lynn

William King

Phil Fung

Matt Godwin

Kevin Goff

Craig McInnis

Emmanuel Gonzales

Danny Albertson

Michael Pucciarelli

Scott White

Wendi Willis

Joe

Craig Dietrich

Diane Hutchinson

Tory Miessau

 

 

 

Join The Brewhouse Gallery in celebrating the new resident artists on the last Thursday of each month! Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting. This night is completely devoted to our local artists with a meet and greet, creative talks and much more! Everyone who purchases a piece of art (no price minimum) will receive a raffle ticket for a $50 gift Certificate to The Brewhouse Gallery. Tell your friends and help support our extremely talented local artists! Don’t forget to stick around and enjoy the regularly scheduled open mic night with some great, local, live music, poetry, comedians and more! Remember we now offer authentic Mexican street food made fresh daily including tacos, nachos, and even vegetarian and vegan options from Tacos Don Pepé!

 

 

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Want IN?

Would you like to display your artwork at The Brewhouse Gallery?  We offer excellent terms. No commission for a 3-month run, and unlike traditional artist co-ops, you are not required to put in volunteer time running the gallery.

For more information, call AJ Brockman at (561) 771-1641, or send us an email: info@brewhousegallery.com.

 

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Vintage motorcycle nights at The Brewhouse Gallery!
Every last Friday of the month 6 -10pm
Raffles!
Product give away!
Art Work!
Live Music!
Beer Specials!
Craft and micro brew beers!
Vintage Arcade Games!
Vintage Iron merch!
&
More…….

  • All motorcycles welcome
  • All Modern Classics, Sport Bikes and of course Vintage motorcycles 25 years or older welcome to display in the free roped off show parking!

 

Come out and join Vintage Iron Club! Become a member at the event! Get info at the VIC tent!

Our sponsors that make this possible:
Rockitmanradio.com
Florida Sports Cycle & Atv
BurnUP Company
Bob’s British Bike Company
Architectural and Interior Design Photography
Purehoney Magazine
The Brewhouse Gallery

Food from Tacos Don Pepé!

 

 

Here’s The LineUp*

 

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday – Board Game Night! : 7 to 10 :  Happy Hour Pricing All Night Long!  We have the beers, we have the tables, we have the food!  You bring the games, your bring your friends, and your better bring an overly competitive attitude!

 

 

 

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Wednesday – Trivia Night, 7 to 9. Brought to you by Think and Drink Trivia! Now with our new expansion we can accommodate an additional 40 people with a direct speaker output you can hear throughout the entire space for those of you that have been requesting it. This was just listed in the top 50 favorite things to do in all of Palm Beach County by The Palm Beach Post.

 

 

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Thursday – : Open Mic Night : 8 to 11 : Join us for our Thursday open mic night hosted by professional comedian Wayne Felber! Sign-ups start around 7 and performers take the stage around 8 pm. We have an in-house PA (limited microphones, cables, etc.) so please bring your equipment. It is a great mix of guitarists, spoken word poetry, vocalists, keyboard, drums, Improv & more.

One drink minimum for performers and guests.  

More info for performers, call : 561-771-1641 or 561-469-8930

 

 

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Friday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : The house will be rocking! Check the latest line-up details. Also, Happy Hour Poker (Texas hold ’em) starting at 6:30 PM. Food Truck!

 

Saturday – *FEATURED* : Live Music : 8 to 11 : A down south, knee slapping good time!  Featuring guest appearances by members of different bands, friends, family, neighbors, hell, Sasquatch and the Yeti are even rumored to be cookin’ up a few songs as a duo. If you miss this one, it’s a damn shame! Food Trucks!

 

A SUNDAY KINDA BLUES (UNPLUGGED)

Sunday, June 28th 2pm

 

 

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Sunday – *FEATURED* : 7 to 10 : We are happy to have Nicholas Caputo every other Sunday for the next few months! He is one of the premier Accordion players in all of Florida and will be bringing his traditional (and not so traditional) french vibes. Art + Beer + Accordion = WINNING.

 

* Please check the Brewhouse Gallery Website as dates, events and performers are subject to change.

 

 

 

Host your next shindig with us! We have private and semi private party rental options for every occasion. Baby shower, retirement party, Birthday, you name it… We would love to have you. Please contact our party coordinator, Pepe, at 302.897.1990 or info@BrewhouseGallery.com

 

 

For up-to-the-minute listings of events please visit:

www.brewhousegallery.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheBrewhouseGallery

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Artisans On The Ave Offers Functional And Artistic Gifts For Dads and Grads

Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro of Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth are changing the way we think about handcrafted items as gifts for men and are highlighting the male artists of this gallery/boutique this month. We’re talking about gifts that are functional and artistic!  More art lovers are supporting local artists who happen to live here, but sell their work nationally and internationally. The Rickie Report shares some of the newest artwork and fine crafts just in time for Father’s Day and Graduations.  Note to Wedding Planners: Great gift ideas for Groomsmen, too!  Stop by on Friday, June 19th for a FREE Opening Reception!  Be sure to sign in with Artisans’ Gift Registry and let your friends and loved ones know what you’d like!

 

 

 

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“MY FATHER – MY FRIEND”

Father’s Day Exhibition

Friday June 19th 2015

6:00 – 9:00pm

 

Artisans On The Ave

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

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

For more info 561-762-8162

Free event

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave

Enjoy a night discovering unique art, hand made by our talented artists. Give Dad or your special friend a gift, functional or fun that he will enjoy. He is your hero who you appreciate for all the friendship and guidance he has given you throughout the years. Show how much you admire him on his special day.

 

Handmade Wood Turned Pens and Bar Tools by Howard Fleischer

Handmade Wood Turned Pens and Bar Tools by Howard Fleischer

 

 

This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase gifts for GRADUATES, too.  Give the Grads in your life something they will use and think of you each time. A wood turned pen for his new office or a special sushi dish for the gourmet?

 

 

Functional and Handmade Pottery Pieces by John McCoy

Functional and Handmade Pottery Pieces by John McCoy

Support the creative male artists featured in Artisans On The Ave gallery by purchasing one of their “manmade” pieces. We have unique pottery mugs for his favorite beverage. If he is a whiz in the kitchen a selection of beautiful exotic wooden cutting boards and baguette trays will enhance his table and delight his dinner guests.

 

 

Photography by Dennis Tishkowsky

Photography by Dennis Tishkowsky

Choose a fused glass wine holder in a bold contemporary color or a great corkscrew/stopper. Perhaps a vintage car photograph would be to his liking to add nostalgia to his man cave. The executive in your life may enjoy a wonderful, custom created ink pen. Whatever you choose we are sure he will be pleased!!

 

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Underwater Photography by ©EJMorales.com

Our male featured artists are John McCoy, Robert ben Kline, James McClean, Robert Hunter, Dennis Tishkowsky, Barry Friedman, Al Abraskin, Howard Fleischer, Wilmer Gallego, Rick Eggert, E J Morales , Jessie Showalter, Boaz Kimelman, Dr. Herb Brofsky, Ray Gross and Kelly Dean Manganaro.

 

Whimsical Pottery by Robert ben Kline

Whimsical Pottery by Robert ben Kline

Pop Art By Kelly Dean Manganaro

Pop Art By Kelly Dean Manganaro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit Artisans On The Ave Gallery!

Enjoy Art and Refreshments

 

Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300

www.ArtisansOnTheAve.com

For more info 561-762-8162

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

OSGS Presents Ilene Adams’ Free Lecture And Update On Northwood’s Newest Mural

 OSGS Gallery is keeping the summer hopping and the arts alive with their BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) Lecture Series. OSGS Works of Art and Custom Framing, located in the heart of Northwood Village, offers these lectures in conjunction with the free Northwood Village ArtWalk Gallery Tours on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Stop by on Saturday, July 13 to meet Ilene Gruber Adams; July 11th with Pamela Acheson and August 8th with John Rachell. The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details about Ilene Adam’s newest artwork and show our readers the progress of Tiffany Beasi’s mural, the newest addition to Northwood Village! You don’t have sign up for the Free ArtWalk tour to attend the Free Lecture. Although, we encourage you to not miss the Free VIP Guided Tour through the many art spaces in Northwood Village!  To take the tour, sign up at http://www.northwoodartwalk.com/. The OSGS Lectures will begin at the end of the first ArtWalk tour, around 7pm.   There are many fabulous restaurants in the area with many of them offering live music, so plan to have a bite to eat or enjoy a glass of wine before or after the lecture.

 

 

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BYOC Lecture*

*Bring Your Own Chair

Presenting

Ilene  Adams

Saturday, June 13th

7:00 pm (following FREE Art Walk)

FREE ART EVENT

 

 

 

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Ilene Adams works in both mixed media painting and in photography. Her paintings are a mixture of various mediums including photo transfers, plaster, gold leaf and thread. She often uses vintage family photos or old collectable postcards and the colors are often muted. Her photos, on the other hard, are bold, bright colors, pushing the limits on saturation and manipulating reality.

 

"Multipad" by Ilene Adams

“Multipad” by Ilene Adams

 

 

Ilene says about her art, “The artists that influenced me the most are Robert Rauschenberg and Maxfield Parish. Rauschenberg’s influence is apparent in my paintings that incorporate paint, collage, photographic images and artifacts. They evoke a feeling of nostalgia or of imaginary places. My photographs deal mostly with nature, but nature through an intense filter.  Images are put under a microscope and colors are heightened. Ordinary images are enhanced to create painterly new images that leave the viewer wondering if they are paintings or photographs? Abstract or realistic?”

 

 

"Devil's Mill Hopper" by Ilene Adams

“Devil’s Millhopper” by Ilene Adams

 

Ilene Adams has over 35 years professional experience in various businesses in the art field.  It began when she studied graphic design at Tyler School of Art, Temple University and then continued on to study printmaking and fine art at Tyler School of Art in Rome.  After completing college, Ilene worked in New York City in advertising, illustration and fabric design. She has continued studying many art disciplines throughout her career at schools such as Harvard, The School of Visual Arts and faux finishing schools.

 

 

"Little Green Leaves" by Ilene Adams

“Little Green Leaves” by Ilene Adams

 

 

Ilene has worked in many different art related field, including textile design, graphic design, faux finishes and murals. While her children were young, she had a thriving business in New Jersey creating wonderful, warm environments for homes and businesses from New York to Miami.  Ilene has been featured in many design magazines in the New York metropolitan area and the Palm Beaches, as well as winning several awards for her art.

 

"Part Of The Whole" by Ilene Adams

“Part Of The Whole” by Ilene Adams

 

For many years, Ilene was wrapped up in the corporate world as owner/CEO of a national broadcast marketing located in Boston and later in New Jersey. After moving to Florida 12 years ago, Ilene continued her marketing company, The Marketing Works, bringing her marketing and design talents to small businesses, non-profits and artists.

 

 

 

"Lilies" by Ilene Adams

“Lilies” by Ilene Adams

 

When time permits, Ilene works on her paintings and photographs and shows her work in galleries and exhibitions, winning many awards for her art.  Ilene’s work can be found at www.ileneadamsinc.com and www.ileneadamsfineart.com.

 

 

Ilene’ s involvement in the community’s art scene has made quite an impact.  She has served as a member of organization boards, including Wellington Art Society, Artists of Palm Beach County, the Cultural Affairs Committee for West Palm Beach, Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Furry Friends and continues to be an active leader in Art Synergy/Art Palm Beach.

 

 

"My Gauguin" by Ilene Adams

“My Gauguin” by Ilene Adams

 

During the Summer Lecture Series, each speaker will share their passion for the arts and their identity as an artist.  You will discover how each began their incredible artistic journey, their background, techniques, mentors, what drives and/or motivates them and where they see their work taking them into the future.  If you have not attended one of our lectures prior to now you are in for a fabulous treat and will, at the same time, learn something new in the process.

 

 

 

 

Northwood Village Mural Project

Expands to OSGS Gallery!

Artist Tiffany Beasi Wins Bid to Create a Unique Mural

 

The Northwood Village Mural Project was conceived in early 2014 with Northwood Village Merchants and Proponents Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Billy Manthy, William Halliday, Craig McInnis, Eduardo Mendieta and the West Palm Beach CRA.  The West Palm Beach CRA and Edaurdo Mendieta spearheaded the initial Artist search and saw the first three murals in Northwood Village through to completion. Currently, there are several completed murals adorning the walls of various buildings in Northwood Village.These murals were created by Eduardo Mendieta, Amanda Valdes, Craig McInnis and now Tiffany Beasi.

 

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Tiffany Beasi working on the newest mural in Northwood Village

 

This Mural at OSGS by Tiffany is part of the Northwood Village Mural Project but was produced solely by the owners of OSGS Gallery (as opposed to the initial murals funded by the CRA). Tiffany has painted murals in other Palm Beach County locations (Downtown Lake Worth at Dave’s Last Resort) as well.

 

 

The Northwood Village Mural Project is now in the hands of the Village Merchants and future growth will depend on merchant follow-through, sponsorships, and overall exposure to generate Northwood Village as a Mural Destination. Murals projects have thrived in many cities and create a fabulous environment for all to enjoy.

 

OSGS Mural Project by Tiffany Beasi Continues

OSGS Mural Project by Tiffany Beasi Continues

 

 

Tiffany Beasi is a professional painter and a freelance graphic designer located in Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. As an award-winning international artist, she has created commercial art for clients across the world including Walt Disney World, Core Communities, Orlando Magic, Hard Rock International, Roadhouse Grill and Cafe Tu Tu Tango. In recent years, Tiffany has exhibited her work in several group art shows including House of Blues Folk Art Festival, Sun Fest, Gibson Guitar Town and Hard Rock Hotels Velvet Lounge. In 2011, she was commissioned by Hard Rock International to paint 3 Les Paul Guitars for their Top of The Rock Project.

 

 

Beasi’s paintings are drowned in lush vibrant colors and were published in two books, Beatles Art: The Fantastic New Artwork of the Fab Four and Marilyn in Art. Beasi has been the Featured Artist in Industry Magazine, Axis Magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, MetroWest Magazine, Fox 35 and Jacksonville’s BUZZ Magazine. 

 

 

For more information about this program or other exhibits at OSGS please contact:
Evelyn Ortiz-Smykla/Jonathan Ortiz-Smykla, OSGS Gallery 561-833-2223; OSGSArt@hotmail.com

www.OSGSart.com

 

 

Art runs in the veins of gallery curators Evelyn and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla. OSGS is the embodiment of their love of art and for sharing the work of talented artists. On any given day, a visit to their gallery sees guests crossing paths with a variety of works in many mediums that include modern-art paintings, sculptures, and home wares. The team also does their own creating inside the studio: custom framing is available with a large number of options for materials, glass, matting, and mounting. The gallery also brings in guest speakers for the Bring Your Own Chair lecture series, whose dates are published on the gallery’s website. The gallery is located at 500 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach.

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291