Popular Art Fest by the Sea Takes Place Saturday and Sunday, March 7 & 8

The 27th Annual Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Art Fest by the Sea, co-produced by Howard Alan Events and the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, takes place Saturday and Sunday, March 7th and 8th.  The festival spans 1 Mile Along Oceanfront AIA from Marcinski Road in Jupiter to Donald Ross Road in Juno Beach. Enjoy a vast selection of original art, live music, affordable and unique gift items and a Free Art Giveaway. The Rickie Report shares the details and a sneak peek at the Free Art Giveaway by renown painter, Sarah LaPierre.

 

 

 

 

 

 27th Annual

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

Art Fest by the Sea

Saturday, March 7th

 &

Sunday, March 8th

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Spans 1 Mile Along Oceanfront AIA from Marcinski Road in Jupiter to Donald Ross Road in Juno Beach

Navigation Address:  4050 S US Highway 1, Jupiter, FL 33477

Free and open to the public

Complimentary shuttle service will run from the Florida, Power & Light building on Universe Blvd. & Ellison-Wilson Road to the festival site each day from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Directional signs will be posted.

 

 

Florals by Sarah LaPierre

Florals by Sarah LaPierre

 

The 27th Annual Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Art Fest by the Sea will once again feature the finest artists in the country, 300 from more than 30 different states. This two-day juried festival spans one mile of AIA starting at Marcinski Road in Jupiter Beach and continues to Donald Ross Road in Juno Beach.  The vast array of eclectic art with broad appeal will be priced to suit all budgets. Parking and admission are free. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided.

 

"Bougainvillea Steps" by Sarah LaPierre

“Bougainvillea Steps” by Sarah LaPierre

 

Howard Alan Events and the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce produce this first-class festival, a welcome annual tradition popular among locals and tourists.  All exhibitors welcome the opportunity to discuss their work and meet new clients.

 

Sarah LaPierre with her Paintings

Sarah LaPierre with her Paintings

 

Cadillac, presenting sponsor of the festival, invites visitors to stop by their 2015 Model Display for a chance to win a limited edition piece of art valued at $500. Registration will take place in their booth, where additional details will be available. No purchase will be necessary to participate.  The painting celebrates the artistry of renown painter, Sarah LaPierre.

 

Reproductions by Sarah LaPierre

Reproductions by Sarah LaPierre

 

The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce donates to the Northern Palm Beach County school art programs through its Youth Art Competition, which takes place prior to the festival. The artwork is displayed at the Chamber’s merchandise tent for the duration of the event where a variety of items will be available for purchase including the 2015 festival poster.  The Rotary Club of Jupiter and many other volunteers play an integral role in the success of this very popular festival.

 

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“Paradise” by Sarah LaPierre

 

 

 

Information at a Glance:

 

  • Juried, first-class, outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
  • Original Artwork Handmade in America
  • 300 artists from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
  • 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
  • This year’s official festival poster will be on sale at the festival merchandise booth along with many other items.
  • Live Music
  • The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce supports the Northern Palm Beach County school art programs through the Youth Art Competition
  • Free Art Giveaway
  • Free parking and shuttle service

 

Sarah LaPierre

 

Thick paint is a prime focus in the collection of work created by artist Sarah LaPierre. Palette knives and heavy bodied acrylic paints provide the full textures and vibrant colors that are characteristics of her style. Sarah gains her inspiration from the beautiful sceneries throughout her home state of Florida, with special focus skyward. Her late father, artist Joseph LaPierre remains the strongest influence in her creative ventures. Sarah’s artwork can be found globally in the homes of her many patrons, brightening the walls of professional offices and businesses, as well as locally through gallery events and showcases at fine arts festivals throughout south Florida.

https://www.facebook.com/SarahLapierreArt

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

 

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 32 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fair, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. The founders personally select culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. Each show is unique and features works of both established and emerging artists. For additional information on the 25th Anniversary Art Fest by the Sea and other Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavor art and craft shows across the country, please visit www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

About The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce:

The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization whose more than 800 members represent employees in all aspects of business and industry. Its continuing mission is to be the unified voice of business driving sustainable growth and prosperity. The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce focuses on economic development, taking an active role in business advocacy, providing meaningful member services to support their growth and improving the quality of life for all residents in their community. For more information, call 561-746-7111 or visit http://www.npbchamber.com/

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Cherise Chambers Offers Mini-Workshop At Upcoming South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild Meeting

The South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild invites everyone to participate in a mini-workshop at the next meeting on March 4th.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from Cherise Chambers, as she teaches attendees to create a wire and fiber sculpture.  The Rickie Report shares the details plus some photos of other guild members’ artistry.  What a great opportunity to network with other fabric and fiber artists! The Guild meets monthly from September through April.

 

 

South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild

Invites You

Monthly Meeting Featuring:

Fiber Artist, Cherise Chambers

Wednesday, March 4th

9 am – 1 pm

Please rsvp in advance to: ericahowat@mac.com

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776

 

 

Cherise Chambers' Fiber and Wire Art Sculptures

Cherise Chambers’ Fiber and Wire Art Sculptures

 

The public is invited to attend the next meeting of the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild. Please rsvp in advance to Erica Howat at ericahowat@mac.com. The workshop fee is $15. to cover the cost of the materials. Learn how to create a figurine using Powertex, a fabric hardener, wire and masking tape. Cherise will supply the materials and participants are encouraged to bring fabrics, lace, old cotton white tee shirts or anything cotton. Participants are encouraged to wear work clothes and shoes as this is a messy project!

 

"Summer and Winter Diptych" by Guild member, Dorina Scalia

“Summer and Winter Diptych” by Guild member, Dorina Scalia

 

 

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

 

"Mae Basket" by Guild member, Erica Howat

“Mae Basket” by Guild member, Erica Howat

 

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

 

 

"Go With the Flow" by Guild member, Cindy Barstek

“Go With the Flow” by Guild member, Cindy Bartosek

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

and

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

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Art Reception At Palm Beach International Airport

Art at the Airport Sells! Don’t miss the opportunity to MEET THE ARTISTS whose work is currently hanging. The public is invited to the Reception on Wednesday, March 4th, 5:30-7:30pm. Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) has become a premiere venue to showcase quality, original artworks by Palm Beach County’s finest emerging and professional artists. Get the details here and apply for the next exhibit!!!!!

 

 

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ART   IN   PUBLIC   PLACES

MEET THE ARTISTS

Wednesday, March 4th

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Palm Beach International Airport

Level 2

Park in Short Term Lot

 

 

 

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“Black on White” by Diane DeQuevedo Klein (Boca Raton)  Photograph on Metal

Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA) has become a premiere venue to showcase quality, original artworks by Palm Beach County’s finest emerging and professional artists.  This exhibition is located on Level 2, across from Sam Snead’s restaurant and bar, the Visitor’s Lounge, and mini putting green.

 

 

ART AT THE AIRPORT SELLS!

As a major gateway to South Florida, PBIA receives an average of 500,000 travelers per month. Of local, national and international origin, travelers frequently purchase works featured in “Art at the Airport” exhibitions.
· Artists have sold work in every show for the past five years
· Artists keep 100% of income from sales
· Art seen by travelers and locals result in commissions and sales of additional work by featured artists

 

EXHIBITION PROMOTION

 

Artists accepted into “Art at the Airport” exhibitions are featured on Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places and the PBIA websites. In addition, the County’s Public Art Program broadly promotes “Art at the Airport” exhibitions and receptions to diverse media outlets and to the more than one thousand local artists and arts supporters in the County’s Artist Registry.

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Elayna Toby Singer, Art in Public Places Administrator

Phone: (561) 233-0235,

esinger@pbcgov.org
Palm Beach County Art in Public Places
2633 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Ph (561) 233-0235 Fax (561) 233-0206
http://www.pbcgov.com/fdo/ART

 

 

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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

Poets of the Palm Beaches Invite You to Their March Events

Come to the Poets of the Palm Beaches to listen and to share. The Poets of the Palm Beaches will host four events throughout the month of March, to which the public is welcome. They take place in different parts of Palm Beach County and are FREE. Some Poetry Readings offer Cash prizes. If you are curious, a beginner, intermediate or advanced poet, this is the organization to get involved with. The Rickie Report shares the information here.

 

 

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Poets of the Palm Beaches

March, 2015

 

 

 

MEETINGS:

2nd Wednesday Workshop

 

March 11, 2015

 7:00 pm

Place: Panera’s Cafe — 771 Village Blvd., West Palm Beach.

Workshop: Open to the public. Original work only. No charge. Bring at least 12 copies of one poem.

Contact: Ron Rosoff at 561-232-2888.

 

 

3rd Sunday Reading

March 15, 2015

March featured reader is Mary Lou Wagner

Contest with cash prizes

Open to the public. Original work only.

Third Sunday Reading Rules:

(1) Original work only. (2) One poem per round. (3) No poem more than one 8 1/2 x 11 page, in normal 12-point font. (4) Prose Poems no more than 250 words in normal 12-point font. (5) No introductions please. State your name, the name of your poem, and the form of your poem. All present may enter the contest, which is judged by the featured reader. Submission of a poem automatically conveys permission to print it in this newsletter, on our website and on YouTube if it wins. All rights revert to the authors upon publication. After the first round will be the Special Contest. The same rules apply as just stated, except that it must be the designated FORM. All present who have a poem written in the form may enter the contest, even if they entered the first round contest. For the third round, the same rules apply, or up to 3 poems, if none is over 5 lines. There is no contest for the third round.

Palm Beach Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth. Just a little more than one block South of 10th Ave North. Time: 2:00 PM. (Doors open at 1:45 PM)

Suggested Donation: $2 for members and their guests, $3 for non-members. Free for high school students.

 

 

3rd Tuesday Workshop

 

March 17, 2015

 7:00 pm

Place: Palm Beach Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth.

Just a little more than one block South of 10th Ave North

Workshop: Open to the public. Original work only. No charge. Bring at least 10 copies of one poem.

Contact: John Palozzi at 561-588 -9829

 

4th Thursday

Words, Wine, Cheese

March 26, 2015

 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Place: Art on Park Gallery 800 Park Ave., Lake Park FL

Words, Wine, Cheese: Open Reading. Open to the public. Original work only. No charge.

 

 

For more information please visit:

www.poetsofthepalmbeaches.com

http://www.facebook.com/PoetsOfThePalmBeaches?fref=ts

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Delray Art League Welcomes Everyone to Share in Their 50th Celebration

Over the next few days, the Delray Art League (DAL) will be celebrating 50 YEARS of outstanding art and art education in style! DAL is inviting art lovers and art patrons to see the Plein Air Art Contest, extending an invitation for NEW MEMBERS to join,  and sharing the list of AUCTION ITEMS that will be sold at their  CELEBRATION of ART Banquet on February 27th!  In addition, everyone is invited to their NEXT MEETING on Monday, March 9th. Impressionist and Abstractionist Oil Painter, James P. Kerr will be presenting a demonstration.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details here.

 

Delray  Art  League

 

Invites You

 

Monthly Meeting

 

Monday March 9th

6:00 to jury into the DAL

6-7:00 50th Video Screening

7:00-9:00 Demonstration by James P. Kerr 

“Combining Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism in Paintings”

Delray City Hall    

100 NW First Avenue    Delray Beach, FL

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS SCHEDULE:

Plein Air Art Festival

Thurs. Feb 26, 2015

8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Judging, Exhibition & sale 4 – 7 p.m.

In the courtyard of the Delray Center for the Arts at Old School Square

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Live music by the Florida Youth Orchestra

 

 

Artists in the Park – 3 Day Art Festival

Friday, Feb 27, 2015 – Sunday, March 1, 2015

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

On the grounds of the Delray Center for the Arts

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Music & Street performers

 

Artist Within

Saturday and Sunday, Feb 28, 2015 and March 1, 2015

10 a.m.-4:00 p.m

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Various age groups of children will create drawings on large paper pads
Creations will be on display & each young artist will be able to take their masterpiece home

No registration, just show up

 

 

Youth Art programs and High School Art Contest

Sunday, March 1, 2015 10 a.m.

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Art Festival and Portraiture Artists
Southern Dance, Magic Cards, Music by Steve Martel

 

 

Celebration Banquet

 

Public Invitation to Artists, Galleries, former DAL Members and Supporters of the Arts to attend the DAL Celebration of Art Banquet, Friday, Feb. 27th, 2015

 

Friday February 27th, 2015

6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Delray Beach Center for the Arts Gymnasium

51 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL (corner of Atlantic and Swinton)

Cost: $40.00 per person

The Delray Art League cordially invites all local Artists, Galleries, Community Members, Patrons and other Supporters to join us at our Celebration of 50 Years of Art Banquet. Keynote speaker will be Joe Gillie, President & CEO of the Delray Beach Center for the Arts.  Includes dinner, dancing, fine art silent auction, gift basket raffle. Proceeds go to benefit the DAL Scholarship Program.  For more information and/or tickets contact: Manny Jomok manny@mannyjomok.com or call 732-208-3842

 

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New Member’s Artwork

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

CATEGORIES FOR MEMBERSHIP:
 Exhibiting Member $40.00
 Family members (exhibiting} $50.00
 Friend membership (non-exhibiting) $20.00

Accepted Artwork:
2 D ART – watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, etc.
SCULPTURE – stone, wood, metal, etc.
PHOTOGRAPHY – At this time the photography category is filled
Not Accepted: (except if grandfathered in): computer generated art, crafts, glass, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, bead-stringing, poured molds, flowers, shell craft, etc. Categories not listed will be decided at the discretion of the Jurying Committee, with final determination by the Board of Directors.

Art should be signed by the artist and ready for hanging. Art done on paper should be matted and framed with Plexiglas (no glass). Canvas must be framed or gallery wrapped (no staples showing) with sides painted.

For more information: www.delrayartleague.com

 

 

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To see an archive of Delray Art League Newsletters, please visit our website.

 

For more information please visit:

http://delrayartleague.com

https://www.facebook.com/Delrayartleague

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Armory Art Center Features National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) “Looking Forward and Glancing Back”

Beginning Saturday, March 7th  and running through April 11th at the Armory Art Center, “Looking Forward/Glancing Back” plus Scholarship Exhibitions will highlight the work of the National Association of Women Artists members and the organization’s scholarship recipients. The N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter gives scholarships yearly to graduating seniors from the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts who will major in fine arts.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

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N.A.W.A., FL.Chapter

presents

“Looking Forward/Glancing Back”

Plus

Scholarship Exhibitions

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 13, 2015    6-8pm

Exhibit takes place: March 7-April 11, 2015

Armory Art Center | Montgomery Hall

                          1700 Parker Avenue  W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
WINE, HORS D’OEUVRES ARE SERVED

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

"Beneath the Surface"

“Beneath the Surface”

 

Running from March 7th through April 11th at the Armory Art Center, “Looking Forward/Glancing Back” plus Scholarship Exhibitions will highlight the work of the National Association of Women Artists members and the organization’s scholarship recipients. The N.A.W.A. Florida Chapter gives scholarships yearly to graduating seniors from the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts who will major in fine arts.

 

 

 

"On The Easel" by Nadine Saitlin

“On The Easel” by Nadine Saitlin

 

 

The scholarships support one of the organizations missions—to foster contemporary and emerging artists. In 2014, $6,000 was awarded to three graduating seniors. This exhibition will feature painting, photography, mixed media, ceramics, and other contemporary arts. N.A.W.A. artwork will be judged; and these awards and the graduating seniors’ scholarships will be presented at the opening reception on March 13th.  The public is invited to the Reception and the continuing exhibit.

 

 

"Joyful Universe" by Debbie Lee Mostel

“Joyful Universe” by Debbie Lee Mostel

 

NAWA

Established in 1889, NAWA is the oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the United States. Founded in New York City, the not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization fosters public awareness and interest in visual art created by women, and it empowers, supports, and encourages women artists. The Florida Chapter of NAWA was the first regional chapter in the country. All artists wishing to join the Florida Chapter must first be juried into the Association Headquarters in New York City.

 

NAWA welcomes applications from professional women artists as well as emerging and student artists who are U.S. citizens and/or permanent U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older. To learn more about this prestigious organization visit www.theNAWA.org or www.nawafl.com

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 Palm Beach County’s leading visual arts education and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Armory Art Center Offers Spring Break Camp and Monthly Art Salon

The Armory Art Center is bringing a Visiting Artist to Spring Break Camp to expand the children’s exploration of Modern Art and Crafts!  Instructor Elizabeth Thomas is a world renown author and poet. Her Camp Session will investigate masks! In nearly all cultures, masks have been worn for many reasons ( disguises, celebrations, performances, etc.).  All campers will experience interactive activities through Spring Break Camp including drawing, painting, clay, print making and more!  The Rickie Report shares the details and also invites you to the next Art Salon, featuring  “Action Re Action” presenting the artistic duo Sherryl Muriente and Béju LeJobart. There is SO MUCH to experience at the Armory Art Center, we hope you take part!

 

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EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

 

S P R I N G    B R E A K

A R T   C A M P 

AGES 4.5  – 17 

Sign up NOW for Spring Break Camp at the Armory Art Center! Go to www.armoryart.org  or Call 561.832.1776

 

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ART SALONS

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 3RD, 2015  6:30-8:30 pm

“ACTION RE ACTION”

Presented by

Sherryl Muriente and Béju Lejobart

There’s a $10 fee to attend, payable at the door

 

"Port D'Orange" by Beju

“Port D’Orange” by LeJobart

 

 

LeJobart is an artist duet, comprised of husband and wife Béju and Muriente. Individually, they create their own art, Béju as a sculptor and Muriente as a performer. Working together, Béju becomes the maker and Muriente the visionary. In unison, they write and perform short plays that demonstrate the interaction of two individuals within a couple. In large urban settings, their work translates people’s perspectives and future projections into reality, today. Their goal is to facilitate social and physical changes in the city through urban acupuncture projects that serve as a catalyst for the regeneration of dormant social networks and capital exchange.

 

 

 

 

"C'Est La Vie" with Sherryl Muriente

“C’est La Vie” with Sherryl Muriente                                                            Photo Couretsy of Robert Giordano Design215

 

Muriente tells The Rickie Report, “I am eternally in search for Tohu Bohu, the chaos within the void.”

 

 

Beju and Muriente

Beju and Muriente

 

 

Aided by her “contagious enthusiasm”, Muriente has embarked in creating collaborative cross-disciplinary live art projects under the lens of Urban Acupuncture. Through the process of grounded theory, she identifies a story or “local knowledge” from which inspiration to create a small-scale intervention serves as a catalyst to transform the larger urban context. These subtle interventions can resonate into a broader impact on the collective subconscious of those living in the city. Muriente’s creativity focuses on happenings, performance art, art installations, and live art in both solo shows and in directing others as a group in collaborative work. As an Instructor in Urban Planning at FAU, she works with students on short-term “Urban Intervention” assignments, which are 1:1 scale installation and performance pieces held outdoors in the urban landscape. As an artist, she likes to reveal and interpret the narrative found in the urban realm.

 

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Art Salon with Sherryl Muriente

 

Béju tells us, “I want to die with a smile on my face.”

 

Béju’s necessity to create is driven by the challenge of the unknown through which he expresses himself. Self-taught, he started mocking his environment by carving wooden “trompe l’oeil”. These finely detailed creations are so deceptive; they are real until you touch them. Beju would knit, melt, bend, and stitch wood, bringing it to life by carving critters. The next phase of his creativity involved considering interactions of shapes of various recycled materials, mainly stainless steel tubes and wooden pallets. This work is grounded in Descartes’ famous “Cogito ergo sum” (I think Therefore I am). Descartes explains that the simple fact of questioning our own existence proves that we do exist. Expanding from this quote, Beju’s modus operandi has become “Cogito, ergo sum, ERGO FACIO” (I think, therefore I am, THEREFORE I ACT). Dwelling on this premise, his sculptures illustrate the intricate and variable scale of involvement of Thought versus Action as they both progress in inseparable unison within us. More recently, Beju has created a much more ludic form of expression “Alley Dudes”. Born in the alley, Alley Dudes were inspired by his fascination for Paleolithic cave art found in his home country, France. Profoundly attached to the origins of human art, these PVC sculptures are a contemporary interpretation of body language through candid line forms. The power of their expression engages the viewer to complete the piece by imagining its details such as facial expressions and hand gestures.

For more information please visit: http://www.lejobart.net/

 

 

Art Salon, Beju's "Chere Maman"

Art Salon, Beju’s “Chere Maman”

 

 

ART SALONS offer stimulating conversations with other artists, in a relaxed setting. As a springboard to each of our explorations, professional artists from South Florida are invited to present their work, talk about what influenced them, and examine the work of influential artists showing in museums and galleries. Our discussions cover the gamut of contemporary art themes, including conceptual, cultural, socio/political, environmental, race and gender focused and aesthetic practices, the materials and techniques used to convey these ideas, and where we fit into the world of contemporary conceptual art. They’re also an opportunity to explore the practical side of being an artist, of professional development and the sharing of useful resources.

 

 

Salons are facilitated by Elle Schorr. Schedule of upcoming Art Salons and Videos of past Art Salon Presentations are now available at http://www.elleschorrphotography.com. “Upcoming Art Salons are also listed at http://www.armoryart.org/ArtSalons.

 

More 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 recognized as providing a premier art center for both creating and viewing art. The Armory is a high-quality visual art school and exhibition center. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more.

 

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or

call 561-832-1776 x33

 

 

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City Place Becomes An Outdoor Art Gallery with Signature Art Festival

City Place welcomes back its Signature Art Festival on February 28 & March 1, 2015, offering original art, live music and a Free Art Giveaway!  150 of the finest artists in the country will showcase a wide array of artistic media including paintings, life size sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, collage, mixed media, handmade jewelry and much more. The prices will be set to suit all budgets and range from $25 handcrafted earrings to $30,000 sculptures. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report introduces you to Paul and Heidi Barron, whose glass artistry will be available. 

 

 

5th Annual CityPlace Art Fair

 

Saturday, February 28th

&

Sunday, March 1 st

 

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

CityPlace in West Palm Beach

Navigational address: 700 South Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Support the Arts and Local Community

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

 

 
The streets within this popular retail and dining destination will be closed to vehicular traffic to better accommodate festival patrons as they stroll through the vast array of art. All of the artists will be present for the duration of the show and encourage art enthusiasts to ask questions about their work.  A free art giveaway will feature the work of an exhibiting artist and no purchase will be necessary to participate.  More details will be available at the event.

Barron Glass

Heidi and Paul Barron

Barron Glass

Barron Glass

Heidi Barron has been working with glass for over 30 years and in the past year her husband Paul has joined her with his creative talent. They both enjoy traveling to juried art shows showing glass artistry artwork.

Barron Glass

Barron Glass

They tell The Rickie Report, “We call our glass process cold fusion. We use ultra violet lights to create the artwork. This process has a very strong bond and will hold glass together”.

Barron Glass

Barron Glass

“Our company is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals”.

 

For more information please visit:
http://www.barronglassdesign.net/About-Us.html

 

Festival At-a-Glance:

  • Juried outdoor art showcase
  • Original Art Handmade in America
  • 150 artists from different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $1,000
  • 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
  • Live Music
  • Free Art Giveaway

 

 

About Howard Alan Events, Ltd.:

 

 

Howard Alan Events, a Florida-based company, develops and presents art and craft shows throughout the country. For the past 25 years, Howard Alan Events has produced some of the nation’s finest juried art shows, including more than 40 venues each year such as the Downtown Aspen Art Festival (Aspen, CO), Beaver Creek Art Festival (Beaver Creek, CO), Chicago Tribune North Michigan Avenue Art Festival (Chicago, IL), and the Las Olas Art Fairs, (Fort Lauderdale, FL). Several shows are ranked in the top 100 art fairs in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine.

 

 

For additional information on the 5th Annual CityPlace Art Fair and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit HYPERLINK www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

 

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Collaborations and Mixed Media Promises to Be a Mega-Event!

OSGS is inviting everyone to the Big Event! Yes, Saturday, March 7th is approaching!   The show is titled ‘Collaborations and Mixed Mediums’ and the exhibit will ring true on both genres.  The event begins at 6pm at the Center for Creative Education (CCE) located in Northwood Village. Attendees will enjoy a Red Carpet entry, Valet Parking, Live Art, Live Music, Drinks, Food and most of all Fine Art on exhibition and for sale to help support this charity. The Rickie Report looks forward to seeing you at this highlight-of-the-season event! Here are some sneak peeks and details.  Please plan to attend! Make sure to invite your friends and family. Sharing this event will only help increase awareness of the Center for Creative Education and support for Local Arts.

 

 

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“COLLABORATIONS AND MIXED MEDIUMS”

A Charitable FINE ART Exhibition

Saturday, March 7th  6 PM

Center for Creative Education (CCE)

425   25th Street   (Northwood Village)

    W.Palm Beach, FL 33407

Suggested Donation: $10. to Benefit the  CCE

 

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Jonathon Ortiz Smykla tells The Rickie Report, ” Our event was graciously accepted by the recent Continuum West Palm Beach Pop-Up Gallery by allowing us to ‘collaborate’ with them so that four, large canvas works could be worked on by some of the area’s most notable Artists.  They will be highlighted at ‘Collaborations and Mixed Mediums’ on March 7th and for the month-long exhibition duration. It’s been exciting to see the many other works that were entered for exhibition”.

 

 

"Lake Effect Diner" by Nicole Galluccio

“Lake Effect Diner”

 

“This is a Charitable Fine Art Exhibition. With a good will $10 suggested entrance donation, all works purchased during the exhibition will provide both the Charity (Center for Creative Education) and the participating Artists, funding to support the Center’s mission in helping children learn through the Arts and for our Local Artists to continue creating works of Art that rival any big-city Art Scene. Not to worry, the $10 is a small price for all that will be offered to our attendees from our supportive Sponsors”.

 

 

Detail of artwork by Andrea Huffman

Detail of artwork by Andrea Huffman

 

The CCE, Center for Creative Education (http://cceflorida.org/) is in its 20th year  of seeing their mission through to reality. They are hosting this event in their vast Gallery and Reception space located in their new building in the heart of Northwood Village. The initial phase of construction is completed and CCE is still seeking additional expansion to include a black-box theatre, expanded adult education programs, extra Art studios, and work stations. Attending the event on March 7th will provide many folks a wide view of all that the Center has to offer in terms of space, programming and community outreach.

 

Close-up of Collaboration between Steven Brouse and Caron Bowman

Close-up of Collaboration between Steven Brouse and Caron Bowman

 

There is a Blog Site dedicated to the event, detailing specifics and highlighting Sponsors as they have joined us. You can find that here:
http://collaborationsandmixedmediums.blogspot.com/

 

As of Now, Current List of Exhibiting Artists

Gary Antonio
Ilene Adams
Carolyn Austin
Christian Bentall
Deborah Bigeleisen
Caron Bowman
Steven Brouse
Anthony Burks, Sr.
Pamela Carman
Megan Castellon
Robert Catapano
Michael Claren
Dugg Desjardins
Gregory Dillard
Reed Dixon
Judy Eisinger
Tammy Frand
Nicole Galluccio
Durga Garcia
Janet Gold
Jeff Green
Deborah Gregg
Anthony Hernandez
Andrea Huffman
Irene Jalowayski
Bill Jones
Helen Kagan
Mark Lesser
Eduardo Mendieta
Craig McInnis
Susan Oakes
Evelyn Ortiz Smykla
Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
Juan Plaza
James Rabidoux
Patricia Schwimmer
Judith Shah
Joanne Slattery
Edward Trujillo
Betty Wilson
Liz Wisewood
and more!!

 

 

"City of Light"

“City of Light” by Helen Kagan

Featured Sponsors that will be making this event the best it can be!

Anonymous Donor (Red Carpet)
ATB Fine Artists (Continuum Gallery)
ChrisArt Creations (Northwood Village)
C-Keys Recording and Vinyl (Northwood Village)
CRA (West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency)
Easel Art Supply (West Palm Beach, Lake Park)
Harold’s Coffee Lounge (Northwood Village)
Lot 23 (Northwood Village)
Onli Premium Sparkling Beverages
OSGS Gallery (Northwood Village)
Preferred Parking Table 427 (Northwood Village)

 

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For any specific questions about the event, directions to the Center for Creative Education or general inquiries

Please contact the Host Gallery:

OSGS (Ortiz-Smykla | Gallery-Studio) at OSGSart@hotmail.com, ATTN: Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
http://www.osgsart.com/

 or

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

New Bead Society Forms in Palm Beach County and Welcomes New Members

The Bead Society of the Palm Beaches was recently inaugurated and they are welcoming anyone who is interested to join! Their mission is to bring together a diverse group of people from far and wide to exchange ideas, share techniques and encourage talents in stringing, bead weaving, wire, polymer clay and looming.  Their aim is to inspire and nurture creative expression in a non-competitive atmosphere and to provide community with an educational resource in the art, history and cultural significance of beads and beading. This not-for-profit group has chosen Safe House for Teen Victims of Human Trafficking as one of its 2015 charitable organizations. The Rickie Report celebrates artistic networking and shares their information and some photos here.

 

Bead Society Logo

beadsocietyofthepalmbeaches.com

 

Next General Meeting:

Thursday, March 5th

6:30 pm

 

Perry Bookstein of York Beads

Is Bringing BEADS,BEADS,BEADS!

 

Beads, Courtesy of York Beads

Beads, Courtesy of York Beads

 

 

This is a Members Only Meeting

You can Join At the Event! 

Next Workshops:

Saturday March 14

or

Sunday March 15

With  Jerri Heer

 

 

Bead and Wire Tree Workshop with Jerri Heer

Bead and Wire Tree Workshop with Jerri Heer

Atlantis Country Club

190 Atlantis Blvd.    Lake Worth, FL

 

President, Laurie Bye, tells The Rickie Report, “Founded in 2014, we are a new Society of diverse and enthusiastic beaders, wire workers, bead embroiders, loomers, knitters, crocheters and polymer clay artists. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced beader, we welcome you to join us as a member. We will meet the first Thursday of every month from 6:30 at Atlantis Country Club in Lake Worth.  We will be having guest speakers, trunk shows, and teachers from around the country that will be of interest to all kinds of beaders”.

 

The Bead Society’s mission is to inspire and nurture creative expression in a non-competitive atmosphere and to provide community with an educational resource in the art, history and cultural significance of beads and beading. It is a not-for-profit group and has chosen Safe House for Teen Victims of Human Trafficking as one of its 2015 charitable organizations. 

 

 

Beads Courtesy of York Beads

Beads Courtesy of York Beads

 

On March 5th at 6:30 pm, special guest Perry Bookstein of York Beads, will be joining us for our meeting.  Perry will be bringing boxes and boxes of beads for you to purchase!  His family has been in the business for 90 years and unfortunately, is closing.  Perry is a bead expert and he will be bringing along some special ones for you to choose from!  This is a MEMBERS ONLY meeting, so you can join ahead of time or join at the event!

 

 

Bead and Wire Tree Workshop with Jerri Heer

Bead and Wire Tree Workshop with Jerri Heer

 

Saturday March 14 or Sunday March 15

Jerri Heer’s Workshops!

 

Class Price: $60.00

INCLUDES ALL YOUR SUPPLIES AND LUNCH

 

Jerri will be teaching a small tree in the morning workshop and a larger tree in the afternoon.  These lovely trees can brighten up your home space or be given as a lovely gift. During the class you will be learning how to do a mini tree in the morning then, after a lunch supplied by the Atlantis Country Club, we will be learning a larger tree and some branches of different styles.  The class, kits and lunch are all included in the price of $60.00. You really can’t go wrong so join us for an inspiring day.

Member's Gallery of the Bead Society of the Palm Beaches

Member’s Gallery of the Bead Society of the Palm Beaches

MEMBERSHIP

 

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE COVERS JANUARY OF ONE YEAR TO DECEMBER.
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE IS $40.00

Membership benefits will include:
– subscription to our monthly newsletter
– discounts at many local bead stores
– monthly meetings with opportunities to meet with other bead enthusiasts
– participation in our members only bead swap
– chance to win the wall of delicas and the bowl of buttons
– holiday parties
– supporting a variety of charitable groups
– advanced notice and early registration for our yearly bead retreat

 

Member's Gallery of the Bead Society of the Palm Beaches

Member’s Gallery of the Bead Society of the Palm Beaches

Please join us on Facebook and for more information about meeting times and events, directions to our meeting place and examples of our member’s work:

www.beadsocietyofthepalmbeaches.com

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291