Whitespace Announces Seasonal Closing Date And Special Inventory Reductions

Art lovers can still visit Whitespace Collection and enjoy cutting edge contemporary artwork as well as 20% off their entire inventory!  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to stop by before Whitespace Collection closes for the season, on April 2nd.

 

 

 

 

For more information:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

 

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City Place Transforms Into Outdoor Gallery With Original Art On April 1st & 2nd

The shopping, entertainment and dining mecca of CityPlace will transform into an outdoor art showcase during the 7th Annual CityPlace Art Fair. Rosemary Avenue will feature more than 100 artists’ tents, arranged gallery-style and filled with all mediums of fine art. The free, outdoor event takes place April 1 – 2.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 7th Annual CityPlace Art Fair

Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2

10 am – 5 pm both days

CityPlace Central Square

Navigational Address: 700 S. Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

Residents and visitors are invited to stroll amidst life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics and more from the local and national artists who are on site to discuss their inspirations and processes for each hand-made work. The Art Fair is family-friendly and pets on leashes are always welcomed.

 

Mixed media artist Suzanne Bellows’ batik and hand-painted broach

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, the CityPlace Art Fair represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival.

 

 

 

 

Painting by David Sigel, attending this year. Palette knife oil painting

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

· Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
· Original handmade artwork
· More than 100 artists from 30 different states
· Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
· All artists on site for duration of festival
· Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
· Family-friendly and pets on leashes are welcomed.

 

 

City Place Festival 2016

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Coconut Point, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

 

 

For additional information on the CityPlace Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Artist As Entrepreneur Institute” Offers Informational Meeting At Armory Art Center In Palm Beach County

In addition to The Broward County Cultural Division‘s grant making activities, they design and convene training programs and workshops for our area’s cultural not-for-profit organizations and local artists: including visual artists, musical arts, composers, media, theater art, and performing arts.   The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds artists that to succeed, you must have business plan!   To date, more than 680 South Florida artists have graduated from the Institute.  An informational session takes place at the Armory Art Center on Monday, April 10th in the evening.  This is an opportunity for artists to learn more about the upcoming Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) and the various services the Broward Cultural Division offers to artists in the region, including funding, professional development and networking opportunities. Make your reservation for this FREE overview now!

 

 

 

 

 

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

The  ARMORY  ART  CENTER  

 

INVITES  YOU TO:

 

AN OVERVIEW OF

 

Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute

(AEI)

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, April 10, 2017

5:30  – 6:30 PM

 

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

In the Armory Library

 

This event is Free

Artists residing in ANY County are welcome to attend!

Please RSVP with EventBrite: http://bit.ly/2mg1qpo

 

 

 

 

Broward Cultural Division is a local arts agency, one of thousands across the U.S. providing financial, technical and marketing assistance to artists and arts organizations.  Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) is a course of study designed to assist individual artists, of all disciplines (visual, musicians, writers, media, theater, performing arts), by cultivating and advancing their business skills, and helping them to strengthen their operating infrastructure and expand their business. 

 

 

AEI will be presented from 9 AM – 6 PM on June 3, 10 & 17 and the Business Plan Clinic and Workshop on June 24th, 9 AM – 2 PM., and will offer a curriculum of 20 different class modules over the four Saturdays. The program will be presented at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. The program is designed to help the artist community better understand their enterprise and markets, and strengthen the vitality of the larger urban arts and culture sector.

 

 

 

 

 

The 2017 Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) program page: http://bit.ly/1nufepY

See also background on the AEI by the Miami Herald: http://bit.ly/2012Herald

 

 

For more information about the Armory Art Center meeting contact:

Jeanne Martin, Director of Communications & Marketing

Armory Art Center, (561) 832-1776 ex. 104

 jeanne.martin@armoryart.org

 

 

For more information about The Broward County Cultural Division:

James Shermer, Grants Administrator
Broward County Cultural Division
100 South Andrews Avenue, 6th Floor
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1829
jshermer@broward.org
954-357-7502 Desk      954-357-5769 Fax
954-790-2190 Cell
www.broward.org/arts

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ilene Adams’ Fine Art Will Be Featured In Two New Exhibits In Palm Beach County

Ilene Adams, owner of The Marketing Works of Palm Beach, is a graphic designer, marketing guru and fine artist combining her business acumen with her artistic skills to create branding and marketing that best represents you or your business.  Her work will be featured at a special exhibition on March 28th at Paul Fisher Gallery to support the Ara Project, a Macaw conservation organization and was also invited to create a new piece of artwork for The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s, “Mark My Words”, opening March 30.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks with all of the details.

 

 

 

FEATURED   AT   TWO   NEW   EXHIBITIONS:

 

 

 

“Blue Lagoon” by Ilene Adams
Venetian Plaster, Red String, Paint, Gold leaf

Paul  Fisher  Gallery

 

Opening Reception:

Tuesday, March 28th

 

   5:00 – 8:00 PM

the Flamingo Building
433 Flamingo Drive    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

info@paulfishergallery.com​       ​​​​​Call: 561.832.5255

 

 

 

ILENE  ADAMS:

 

After owning a nationally acclaimed multimillion dollar broadcast marketing company in the Northeast for over 20 years, Ilene Adams moved to Florida and shifted her interest to small businesses and the arts. Her company was the first all female radio-marketing company in the country.  In addition to her business clients, Ilene has worked in the non-profit art world bringing her marketing talents and creativity to an art center in West Palm Beach, several art organizations and working to advance art and artists in the community, and offer her expertise through seminars on marketing your art.

 

“Fenicottero” (flamingo in Italian)   by Ilene Adams

Venetia Plaster, gold leaf, pencil

 

 

Ilene curates shows including exhibits for ArtSynergy’s Art Palm Beach and Art Forms at Art Boca. She has also been a judge several times for Artigras, an International outdoor art show and is currently working on several community art projects to bring art to the public.   She has served as a board member at several organizations, among them, ArtSynergy, Artists of Palm Beach County, Wellington Art Society and was a long-time advisor for the Cultural Affairs Committee for the City of West Palm Beach. Currently, along with Rolando Chang Barrero, she runs and manages Art Synergy, a not-for-profit organization.  Ilene recently was an exhibiting artist at Art Palm Beach, and sold one of her “bird” paintings to a local Palm Beach couple. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460
(561) 471-2901    info@palmbeachculture.com

 

 

Opening Member Preview
Thursday, March 30th

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Free to Members; $20 for Non-Members

RSVP to Debbie Calabria  (561) 472-3341

Public Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ilene Adams was invited to create a piece for The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s, “Mark My Words” Exhibition, Opening March 30. Ilene created an installation piece, “I Am All Immigrants”, based on her grandfather’s hand-written birth certificate from Russia that she found when her mom passed. The piece, based on the translated words, explores being an immigrant and some of the issues our country now faces.

 

“I Am All Immigrants” by Ilene Adams
Fabric, photo transfer, embroidery

 

 

About  “Mark My Words”:

The use of language has evolved dramatically with the advancement of technology and how it influences our lives. Texting and emails have replaced older methods of communication and our lexicon includes new words and phrases. Utilizing words in art is nothing new: think Ed Ruscha or John Baldessari, the Ancient Egyptians or the art in Medieval Churches across Europe. This exhibition will showcase the work of 15 professional artists in Palm Beach County that feature “words” as their subject matter and muse.

 

 

 

 

 

Adams works in both mixed media and photography, often combining the two in installation pieces. Her photography is generally bright, over-accentuated colors that push the limits and transform everyday objects and nature into abstract images. Her mixed media work, on the other hand, is usually nostalgic and delicate, and looks at how our world and life mesh together.

 

 

Find out more at:

www.ileneadamsinc.com

 www.ileneadamsfineart.com

561.346.0172

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Art On Park Features Internationally Acclaimed Artist, Apollonia Heim Silver, Announces Call For “Still Life” Art Exhibit And “Art Sharing ” Event

The Artists of Palm Beach County are pleased to present a SOLO exhibit by Apollonia Heim Silver, internationally renowned artist who paints in a contemporary and semi-impressionist style.  The Free, Opening Reception takes place on Thursday, March 30th and the exhibit continues through April 14th.  In addition to these details, The Rickie Report shares a Call For Art for ” Still Life”, plus  information about AVAILABLE Studio SPACE and a FREE “Art Sharing” event on Monday, March 27th.  Lake Park is art-centric!  Stop by! 

 

 

 

800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842

Gallery Hours:  Monday through Saturday 12 PM to 6 PM

 

Art On Park Gallery

Home of 

Artists Of Palm Beach County

Presents:

APOLLONIA HEIM SILVER

Free, Opening Reception:

Thursday, March 30th

5 to 8 PM

Exhibit runs March 27, 2017 to April 14, 2017

 

 

 

 

Apollonia was born in Mainz, Germany in 1935 and managed to survive Mainz being reduced to a burned out cinder by the Royal Air Force. Apollonia came to New York in 1956. In 1974 she moved to the Island of Bermuda and continued to extensively travel the world, painting in several countries. Apollonia now makes her home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and Niederheimbach, Germany.

 

“ArizonA” by Apollonia Heim Silver

 

 

Apollonia is a graduate of the Metropolitan Institute of Design. Apollonia has painted with Luce Felts in Palm Springs California, participated in workshops throughout Europe and the United States painting with Ted Baxter, Charles Movalli, Theodore Goerchner, Stanley Maltzman, Hugh O’Neil, and Keith Ward.

 

 

 

“Abstract” by Apollonia Heim Silver

 

 

Having been semi-retired for several years, Apollonia has, with the recent opening of her new studio in Germany, resumed her passion for painting and exploring the abstract world as only she sees it. Apollonia’s primary medium is oil and occasionally watercolor. Apollonia’s unique impressionistic style has become recognized for her ability to blend vibrant colors into her landscapes and still life works. Apollonia sees the world in her own, very different way, so when observing Apollonia’s works, one is able to have a unique glimpse of the world as only Apollonia sees it, in a contemporary and semi-impressionistic way. Apollonia is a member of the Art Society of Bermuda and Southampton and of the Artists of Palm Beach County.

 

“Harbor Night” by Apollonia Heim Silver

 

Apollonia’s highly acclaimed works have been formally exhibited from Palm Springs to Bermuda including an exclusive exhibit at the prestigious Rogers Library in Southampton, New York. Many of Apollonia’s works are owned by private collectors throughout the world.

 

 

Art Salon:

Monday, March 27, 2017  6 to 8 PM

Free, All are welcome.

Bring one piece of your original, recent art to show and talk about.

Light refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

 C A L L      F O R      A R T:

 

APBC Art on Park Gallery Presents:

STILL LIFE 2017 Exhibit
Images of Posed Objects:

04/17/2017 to 05/20/2017

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 04/05/2017

Open Reception: Friday, 04/21/2017

AWARDING

* $50 for First Place * $25 for Second Place * Honorable Mentions*

Our judge is: TBA

To access the submission form go to:
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?282

 

 

 

 

S T U D I O   S P A C E    A V A I L A B L E :

 

 

 

 

Studio Space Available:

The space is approximately 5′ wide, 5′ deep and 10′ high on the back wall.

A second space is for display only, about 4’ wide, 6’ tall and has 6 shelves, 3 on each side. This space is suitable for ceramics, glass or any 3D art.

The fee is $75/month for a 6 month lease for the working/dispay space, and $50/month for the 3D display wall. First and last required to start. The artist must be a member of APBC.

Please reply to this email with 5 images of your work if you are interested.
The Gallery Management Committee will pick which artists will be approved.

 

For more information about exhibits, calls for artists, classes, workshops and how to become involved:

APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue, Lake Park FL 33403
561-345-2842
http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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Glass Quest 2017 Announces Speakers And Seminars As Registration Opens

Join the QUEST!  A full weekend of education and engagement. Learn from brilliant teachers and glass visionaries and network in the evolving world of art glass at Glass Quest 2017!  Taking place in West Palm Beach May 26th, May 27th and May 28th, glass hobbyists, glass professionals and glass art lovers are all welcome!  The Rickie Report shares the Speakers and Seminars plus details of how to attend!

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTER:

www.Glassquest2017.eventbrite.com

For more information call:

561.585.9011   or   954.557.5589

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

Lectures & demonstrations from professional glass artists from across the Country.
An Extraordinary kiln-forming experience hosted on Sunday by: Jen Ken Kilns
Glass Gallery Exhibition with meet the artist opportunities
A Saturday evening VIP cocktail reception with live music
Opportunities to review and purchase the latest & greatest tools, supplies and equipment from select manufacturers
Participate in a series of guided roundtable discussions about the future of the art glass industry
Engage at the Legislative Action Center – and make your voice heard #savecoloredglass… and more!

 

ITINERARY-AT-A-GLANCE:

Friday
4-7pm Check-in/Registration/Exhibitor Booths
7pm Welcome Reception
Saturday
8am – Welcome Breakfast – Keynote Speaker: Maureen James
9am – Educational Sessions Begin
12pm – Lunch & Roundtables Series
1pm – 3pm Educational Sessions Continue
4pm – Panel of Speakers with special guest Moderator: Audience Q&A
5-7pm Networking: VIP Cocktail Reception hosted by: Habatat Galleries
Sunday
10am – Breakfast followed by Kiln-Forming experience hosted by Jen Ken Kilns

Would you like to be a part of this exciting opportunity?!?

Contact Taylor Materio at taylor@mcmow.com or 561-585-9011

 

 

SEMINARS  AND  WORKSHOPS:

 

Leslie Perlis

Dimensional Mosaics with Fused and Painted Glass Elements

 

 


Celebrated glass designer Leslie Perlis brings her vibrant and modern style to the timeless craft of mosaics – with a sculptural twist. Leslie’s unique approach weaves together glass fusing, kiln fired surface decorating and mosaic fabrication to create outstanding dimensional sculptures. In this presentation you will learn how Leslie thinks outside the traditional mosaic canvas to create life-size figure sculptures, musical instruments, and many other dimensional creations. Leslie will use photos, videos, and live descriptions to illustrate her complete process starting with the development of a design, through the fabrication and final cleanup of a full-size sculpture. In addition Leslie will introduce her new “Multimedia Vinyl” series that combines fused glass and vinyl record albums to great effect. As a bonus, everyone in this seminar will receive a copy of Leslie’s book Dimensional Mosaics that she will be happy to autograph for you.

 

 

Tony Glander

The Accidental Fuser or Warm Glass Trials and Tribulations

 

Glass Creation by Tony Glander

Experimentation can be an exhilarating adventure, full of thrilling highs and disappointing lows. Join glass artist Tony Glander as he escorts you down a few radical glass pathways. He will illustrate how he puts “landing gear” feet on fused bowls, describe some very cool creations made using shattered tempered glass, and explain a curious technique using molds made from glass in a kiln. Tony’s mantra is: “If you aren’t trying something new, you aren’t learning!” He’ll reveal some his most successful experiments and confess a few of his epic failures. Much of Tony’s work centers on the practice of using every glass temperature in the kiln and he is prepared to share his secret firing schedules with you. Tony’s dynamic teaching style will keep you engaged and boost your creative confidence to be experimentally innovative with your own glasswork.

 

 

 

 

Peter McGrain

The Poetry of Painted Windows:
1000 Years of Narrative Illustration in Art Glass

 

Stained Glass by Peter McGrain

 

 

For centuries the fine art of glass painting has been used to achieve sensational imagery throughout the glass medium. From the biblical storied windows of the ancient cathedrals to the cutting edge architectural work of modern times, no other technique has so effectively brought glass art to life. Peter McGrain, will lead you on a personal journey through the amazing world of painted glass. You’ll see how it has evolved over the years to become one of the most expressive art forms of our industry. Peter will share his insights into how this engaging, narrative technique has been developed and used to stir emotions in its’ viewers for a thousand years. And an examination of recent work by numerous contemporary artists, all of whom are pushing the process forward with their experimental work, will leave you more inspired and excited about glass than ever before. This event is a must for anybody who shares a deep passion for glass of any kind. And who knows?… You may even find yourself itching to dive in and start painting on glass yourself. As one of the oldest forms of glass art, it continues to maintain it’s prominent standing as the most inspirational and spectacular of all!

 

 

 

 

Lisa Vogt
Breaking Through – Make Exhibition Quality Glass Art

 

 

 

Lisa Vogt Glass Sink Class ( Photo Courtesy of Lisa Vogt website)

 

Ordinary to extraordinary! Take charge of your artistic future! Striking glass artwork is intoxicating. You know the type of pieces I mean. The spectacular beauties you admire in galleries and magazines, the ones that haunt the back of your mind until you figure out how they were made, or give up in frustration. Creating your own stunning emotive art, that engages the viewer to the point of blissful distraction, is within your reach. Join veteran glass artist Lisa Vogt in this in-depth workshop focused on developing methods for making exhibition quality artwork and you’ll learn how to take your thriving glass talent and catapult it forward. Learn how to design thoughtful compositions, how to mix colors to create drama, how to get noticed with pattern, how to stimulate with texture, and how to combine abstract techniques for innovative works of fused glass art. You’ll gain a clear understanding of how to build complex standout art, through the inclusion of various fused glass components. It’s your turn to shine, to break through and create thought provoking, blissfully distracting artwork that is all your own.

 

 

 

Dawndae HK Hamilton

Art Into Architecture:
Collaborating with Artists, Studios, Architects and Designers from Around the World to Create Kiln-Glass for the Built Environment

Bullseye Specialty Glass, “FLORAdia” Created for McMow Art Glass

 

 

Bullseye Studio’s Development Manager, Dawndae HK Hamilton, will present the history, explorations and projects that have established Bullseye Glass Company as a world leader in the use of kiln-glass for art, architecture, and design. Dawndae will emphasize the possibilities for artists and studios to “scale-up” to larger works. Kiln-glass is especially rich territory due to the enormous range of working methods, from drawing and painting to printmaking, all executable on an architectural scale. This presentation will be an eye-opening and eye- popping experience.

 

 

 

Phil Materio

Lost Clay Glass Casting

 

 

 

 

In this exciting session attendees will learn how easy this efficient and economical method of glass casting can be. Learn how to create sculptural glass pieces that are indistinguishable from sand-casted or hot glass casting. This technique has become one of the most visible, and saleable forms of sculptural glass at art shows across the world.

 

 

 

Randy & Carole Wardell

Introducing The Glass Tattoo Stencil System to Instantly Enhance Your Work with Intricate Designs

Randy & Carole Wardell have developed an exceptional technique that enables anyone to add stencil designs to their work. Using their special 1/8” thick Tattoo Stencil boards and the Tattoo Goo that is combined with frit powder to create a paste-like mixture. The stencil spaces can be filled with multiple colors of Tattoo Goo in a single session while maintaining clean, crisp lines between the design elements. This demonstration will open up a world of ideas and possibilities.

 

 

 

Jenny Mesirow

Making Our Voice Heard: Advocating for the Art Glass Industry in Washington D.C.

Today information travels fast, opinions are developed even faster, and the facts are sometimes lost in between. No industry knows this better than the Art Glass Industry. In the last year our industry has faced increasing scrutiny that in some instances has inhibited our ability to do business. It is time now to be pro-active as a community and industry. Join us for a discussion about the role elected officials can play in helping and hindering our business, and how our industry can position itself to prevent our elected representatives and governing agencies from doing us harm.

 

Mike Glotfelty

Jen Ken Kiln’s Cane Pulling Experience

Sunday morning Breakfast & Canes hosted by Jen Ken Kilns. We will have multiple Vitragraph kilns set-up and cooking up some beautiful color mixes and each conference participant will have an opportunity to pull your own multi-colored cane to take home. In addition we have invited 3 multi-media artists to create 3 artworks live on our stage, using a selection of the actual canes that we will make during the Cane Pulling session

 

 

Jason LeVan

Armory Art Center’s Hot Glass Sand Casting Demonstration

 

Art Glass by Jason LeVan

 

The Armory Art Center of West Palm Beach will be conducting a live demonstration of casting hot glass into a sand mold. Observe as the artist makes a hand-print into the sand then fills the space will molten hot glass to create a one-of-a-kind paperweight. This is a great introduction to the hot glass process that enables glass artists to create unique tabletop accessories such as coasters and paperweights.

 

 

McMow Art Glass & Wardell Publications
Organizer of GLASS QUEST 2017

McMow Art Glass offers the best in stained glass windows and beveled art glass, as well as beautiful designs in carved, etched and faceted glass. Located in Palm Beach County, Florida since 1976 McMow Art Glass maintains an excellent working relationship with top builders, architects and designers and regularly ships their work throughout the US, Europe and South America.  With our experienced staff of glass craftsmen and designers, McMow Art Glass is able to take every client’s concept and create a clearly outstanding work of art for any residence, commercial building or place of worship.
Visit us at: www.mcmow.com

Wardell Publications Inc. was founded in 1983 by Randy Wardell. In 1977 Randy opened a full service stained glass studio offering everything from Suncatchers to Cathedral windows (well maybe church windows is a more apt description). The studio also offered glass craft instruction and sold the related tools, glass & materials. The name of the company was Sandpiper Studios and it was (and still is) located in Belleville, a small city in eastern Ontario, Canada with a population of 38,000, so the axiom “anything [in glass] for a buck” wasn’t too far off.

Randy’s stained glass students would often ask for the pattern to make of one the custom designed lampshades on display in the Sandpiper Studios’ showroom. Encouraged by these requests he conducted a little market research that revealed a need for reliable, full-size pattern books. So in 1983 he formed Wardell Publications and released his first lampshade pattern book. Since then he has personally written 12 additional books and Wardell Publications Inc has released more than 50 products since it began.

Visit us at: http://www.wardellpublications.com/

 

GLASS QUEST 2017 SPONSORS:

 

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Jeff Wiener, Artist And Publisher Of NY-Based Figurative Arts Magazine Offers Local Life Drawing Classes

Jeffrey Wiener, Miami-born artist and publisher of a NY-based Figurative Arts magazine has launched a new arts business operating out of Palm Beach County.  Wiener is regularly available to draw with students at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday mornings during March and April.  “Sketch with Jeff” offers several Life Drawing classes in Landscapes, Still Life, Figure Drawing, Mobile Photography, and Drawing with Tablets like the iPad.  The Public is Invited to watch a demonstration of Life Drawing on the iPad in a Plein Air setting at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on March 26th. His classes offer traditional artists a new challenge in Life Drawing using drawing and painting APPS.  Group rates are also available.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  This is a fabulous opportunity to learn new techniques from an expert!

 

 

 

“SKETCH   WITH   JEFF”

 

Free, Public Demonstration

Sunday, March 26th

9 – 11 am

Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Bring your tablets and pens! Details and sign up can be found on his website at http://jeffreywiener.gallery/life-drawing-classes/

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey Wiener Offering

Life Drawing classes in:

Landscapes, Still Life, Figure Drawing, Mobile Photography, and Drawing with Tablets like the iPad.

 

 

“Cafe: Aix en Provence, France” – watercolor on paper by Jeffrey Wiener

 

 

If you’d like to watch a demonstration of Life Drawing on the iPad in a Plein Air setting, join Jeffrey Wiener at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on March 28, from 9am-11am. He’ll be working on an iPad drawing and will provide guests with tips for sketching and painting with the APP “Procreate”. Bring your tablets and pens! Details on the location and location can be found on his website at http://jeffreywiener.gallery/life-drawing-classes/

 

South Beach, Miami, FL – Pen and paper by Jeffrey Wiener

 

The fee of $40. for a single 2 hour class includes your drawing supplies. 4 Classes is $120. Group rates are also available. During March and April, Wiener is regularly available to draw with students at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday mornings from 9-11am. See the http://jeffreywiener.gallery/life-drawing-classes/ for more details and to book a class.

 

Tablet Photo: (on screen) “Anna, Reclining” iPad drawing with Jeffrey Wiener

 

“Sketch with Jeff” also provides customized art programs for residential communities and “Sketch Parties” for those who want to run a Sketch Party in their own home, complete with drawing supplies for guests and a clothed or nude life model. Whether Plein Air or in studio, his classes are suitable for both beginners and professionals, with lessons focused on strengthening the core skills of Life Drawing found in both observation and technique.

 

Jeffrey Wiener – Drawing on the Highline, NYC

 

Jeffrey Wiener was born in Miami, Florida in 1961, and graduated from Florida State University in 1983. He has exhibited his surrealistic drawings and paintings in galleries from Miami to New York City where he resided for many years. Aside from running his digital production company Dangerous Media, he founded YoungMindInteractive.com, a publisher of Ebooks, games, and digital learning tools.

 

 

Drawing: Highline Park, Chelsea, NYC – iPad Sketch by Jeffrey Wiener

 

 

Jeffrey is also a figurative artist, and publisher of TheGreatNude.tv, a web-video magazine featuring artists who are dedicated to the nude. Now living in Boynton Beach, Wiener continues to create experimental artworks and video with the iPad, finding excitement in how technology has empowered Life Drawing, and allowing instant sharing or live streaming of the drawing process.

 

“Anna, Reclining” iPad drawing with Jeffrey Wiener

 

Jeffrey tells The Rickie Report,Since my near death experience, I have been rethinking what it means to be an artist. I thought I knew why I am here. I know little with certainty now except that life is short, and each of us has to blossom like a flower in this time we have. The artist observes things others cannot see, and has the unique ability to communicate what has been observed in ways that illuminate and reveal something new about humanity. That may be the artist’s only purpose. To observe and reveal”.

 

 

For more information about these classes, demonstration or artwork:

Artist Website: http://jeffreywiener.gallery/
“Sketch with Jeff”: http://jeffreywiener.gallery/life-drawing-classes/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.wiener.98
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeffreywiener/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreywiener/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffWienerArt

 

 

 

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Whitespace Special Venue This Weekend At Boca Raton Museum Of Art At Mizner Park!

Whitespace announces a new venue for this weekend only!  Buy one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art and be the Art Advocate you are meant to be! Visit Whitespace at the Boca Raton Museum of Art at Mizner Park on Friday, March 17, Saturday, March 18th and Sunday, March 19th.  

 

 

 

 

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

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Art Synergy/Art Forms Features 15 Artists At Art Boca Raton’s International Art Fair

Art Synergy/Art Forms is proud and excited to be a part of Art Boca Raton for the second year.  Over 50 artists applied and were juried by James Lancel McElhinney, a renowned artist, writer, and curator from New York. Fifteen artists were selected to exhibit in Art Synergy/Art Forms.  The public is invited to this International Contemporary Art Fair March 16, 17, and 18th at the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches at the Research Park on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

March 16 – 18, 2017

Join Us at Boca Raton’s Collector’s Reception
March 16 – 17,  5 – 7 pm

 

International galleries will be exhibiting modern, contemporary and emerging art on

March 16-18, 11 am-7 pm

March 19, 11 am-6 pm

Location:
International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches

at the Research Park

on the grounds of Florida Atlantic University

3450 NW 8th Avenue    Boca Raton, FL 33431

Parking:

Valet parking and free self parking are available.

 

“Don’t Bet On It” by Laura Ann Jacobs

 

The Art Synergy/Art Forms artists:

Robert Schwartzman

Tony Khawam

Adriano Ficarelli

Silvia Riquezes

Laura Ann Jacobs

Ericka Cespedes

Vicki Siegel

Zbigniew Kijak

Judith Shah

Eileen Shaloum

Deborah LaFogg

Elayna Toby Singer

Michael D’Amato

Heather Sisk

 

“The Donald” by Zbigniew Kijak

 

 

 

Art Boca Raton returns to the Research Park at FAU for its second edition. This dynamic contemporary art fair from the organizers of Art Palm Beach offers collectors a new approach to collecting fine art. Art Synergy is a 501(c)(3) art organization.

 

 

“Wired” by Vicki Siegel

 

Juror’s Statement: March 3, 2017

Sir Alec Issigonis is said to have defined a camel as a horse, designed by committee. Exhibition curators assemble bodies of work, while juried shows are selected from bodies of work the juror did not assemble. The challenge then is to find some kind of hypothetical logic that would allow the juror to create a selection that might have been curated.

In today’s world, polemics of style or taxonomies of media have passed their sell-by date. In the digital age, objects created to engage the viewer and stimulate a response find sudden unity in sharing the distinction of physicality. The question becomes not just one of craft, or even of originality, but how thoughtfully the artwork manifests a sense of purpose, generates an encounter, and delivers an experience. My selection focused on works engaged less in exposition, and more in exploring processes associated with close scrutiny, travel, gender, identity, crisis, sexuality,and mass-media. It was a pleasure to spend time with all of the entries, and equally difficult to narrow the selection from fifty to fifteen—the limit set for accepted entries. My hope is these selections will benefit from their dialogue.

–James Lancel McElhinney
http://mcelhinneyart.com

 

“Untitled” by Heather Sisk

 

 

For more information about Art Synergy:

www.artsynergy.org

 

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13th Annual Coral Springs Festival Of Arts and Crafts Returns March 18 – 19

A celebration of every medium of art is taking place March 18 – 19 during the 13th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts. Held in conjunction with the Coral Springs Art Festival Committee and the City of Coral Springs, the Festival of the Arts and Crafts features life-size sculptures, spectacular paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics, and more during the free, outdoor event. This Howard Alan produced Festival also includes a separate Craft Festival with a full Green Market as well as live cultural entertainment.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

13th Annual

Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts

Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19

 

10 am to 5 pm

The Walk of Coral Springs

Navigational Address: 2874 N. University Drive, FL 33065

Free and open to the public

 

Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts

 

Presented by Howard Alan Events (HAE), producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows, and American Craft Endeavors, the 13th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts represents original artwork, handmade in America and selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants. HAE’s careful vetting process also ensures a wide array of mediums and price ranges will be offered during the Festival. Visitors will have the chance to meet with the artists and artisans and discover the process and inspiration behind each handmade piece. Family friendly, the outdoor event also welcomes friendly pets on leashes.

 

 

 

Debra Baraoidan’s mixed-media mosaic “Barnacle Turtles”

 

 

FESTIVAL AT-A-GLANCE:

• Juried, first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
• Vetted, affordable craft items
• Original handmade artwork
• More than 150 artists and artisans from 30 different states
• Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
• All artists on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
• Craft festival featuring greenmarket
• Pets on leashes welcome
• Free parking and live entertainment

 

Antwan Ramar’s “Glistening River”


 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:
Howard Alan Events, Florida-based company, produces the nation’s top juried art and craft shows. Ranked among the Top 100 Art Fairs in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the 33-years established company has overseen art festivals in such noted cities as Alexandria, VA; Aspen, CO; Sarasota, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL and 40 other destination markets in the nation.

 

 

About American Craft Endeavors:
American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Downtown Dunedin Art and Craft Festivals (Dunedin, FL), the Siesta Fiesta Craft Festival (Sarasota, FL) and the Downtown Sarasota Craft Festivals (Sarasota, FL) among others. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals.  All crafters are hand-selected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts.

 

For additional information on the 13th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and Crafts and other Howard Alan Events art shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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