“Men And Women Inspired” At Artisans On The Ave Showcases Internationally And Nationally Acclaimed Artists Who Call Palm Beach County “Home”

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is featuring “Men and Women Inspired”. These artists are always creating art for wonderful gifts and for the home!  Everyone is invited to the Free Opening Reception on December 16th, offering a chance to meet the artists and enjoy refreshments as you find the perfect gifts for yourself and loved ones.  The artists of Artisans On The Ave Gallery are exceptional in their art work.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

“Men And Women Inspired”

Opening Reception:

Friday, December 16, 2016

6:00 – 9:00 PM

This is a free event, refreshments will be served

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth, FL

(Photo courtesy of Durga Garcia)

 

 

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery is featuring the Men and Women artists who are creating art for wonderful personal gifts and functional art for the home! Using their strength and talents in a variety of ways, the artists of Artisans On The Ave Gallery are exceptional in their art work. Each has discovered the arts in a personal way in their life, sharing exciting creations with everyone. Please join us in celebrating these talented artists as they show us their art, in their own medium, and their finished one of a kind pieces!

 

 

 

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Internationally and Nationally Acclaimed Artists Make Their Home Here

(Photo Courtesy of Durga Garcia)

 

When you give a handmade piece of art to friends and loved ones created by local artists, you are also giving a gift to the artist with your purchase. Supporting local artists helps keep money in your own community!!

 

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(Photo Courtesy of Durga Garcia)

 

 

When you visit the 3 showrooms within the gallery you will be amazed at the selection of the exquisite art of the 40 artists the gallery features.

 

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(Photo Courtesy of Durga Garcia)

Visit this opening night for an evening of fun.

Meet the artists!!!

View our wonderful art and enjoy yourself!

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

Artisans On The Ave
Owners: Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro
561-762-8162  or  561-582-3300
Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

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National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) Invites You To “Crossing Boundaries” Exhibition

The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) knows a lot about crossing boundaries. As the oldest professional women’s fine arts group in the nation, established in 1889 to empower, support and encourage women artists, breaking down barriers was and remains the name of the game.  “Crossing Boundaries” unites NAWA National and NAWA Florida Chapter with a multi media juried exhibition.  The Free, Public Opening Reception takes place on Friday, December 9th at the Armory Art Center.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  In addition to this excellent exhibition, NAWA’s 6” x 6” Scholarship Fundraiser is being held ONLY at the Opening Reception.

 

 

 

 

 

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National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA)
Our history is our Future…Be a part of it!

 

 

 

NAWA    PRESENTS:

“CROSSING BOUNDARIES”

A Multimedia Juried Exhibition with Awards
Uniting NAWA National and NAWA Florida Chapter

Opening Reception:

Friday, December 9, 2016

6-8 pm  

Exhibit Runs Dec. 9 -29, 2016

 

At The:

 

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1700 Parker Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

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Lore Baer “Orbiting”

 

 

Early groundbreakers like Mary Cassatt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and later, Louise Nevelson, Alice Neel and Judy Chicago were just some of the notables that wouldn’t accept exclusion from the male-dominated world of art and art makers. As the first regional chapter in the country, the Florida Chapter is joining forces with the National association in an exciting new juried exhibit at the Armory Art Center, Montgomery Hall, 1700 Park Avenue, in West Palm Beach, December 10th through the 29th. A reception will be held on Friday, December 9, from 6-8 pm, and Awards will be given (First Prize $100, Second Prize $75, Third Prize $50 and two Honorable Mentions $25 each).

 

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Kathryn Posh  “Mountain Dream”

By showcasing a number of mediums, including painting, ceramics, sculpture, collage and mixed media pieces, the show will be crossing boundaries in its vision and conceptual approach as well. A number of prominent local artists will be exhibiting their works. Among them are Beth Scher, the president of the Florida Chapter, as well as Carol Staub, Grace Fishenfeld, and Janice Cohen, a past president. An added benefit to the public will be an online exhibit available for viewing after the opening reception. Mark your calendars—this promises to be a memorable arts collaboration.

 

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Lee Rabb  “Approaching the Border”,  Acrylic

 

 

In addition to this excellent exhibition, NAWA’s 6” x 6” Scholarship Fundraiser is being held only at the Opening Reception on December 9th, 6 – 8 PM. Artist members and art students from the Dreyfoos School of the Arts have created artworks on 6” x 6” canvases, which will go on sale for $50 each. The proceeds will benefit three young women from the 2015 Dreyfoos graduating class with college scholarships.

 

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Arline Reitman  “Eyrie”

 

 

The Florida Chapter of NAWA, established in 1995, was also comprised of exceptional women of vision. Liana Moonie of Palm Beach, a past president of the National organization and Madeline Weiss, the first president of the Florida Chapter set a high standard. Both groups, National and Florida, share the same vision. And those wishing to become part of the Florida Chapter’s continuing work must first be juried into the National organization headquartered in New York City.

 

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Caroll Atanision  “Shadows in St. Petersburg”

 

 

 

ABOUT  NAWA:

 

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

 For more information about the Florida chapter, visitors are encouraged to go to www.nawafl.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Artists Judith And Jack Rosenberg Combine Art And Philanthropy With Public Reception And Exhibit

Artists Judith and Jack Rosenberg are bringing together two of their passions: philanthropy and art. On Monday, December 5th they will present a collection of their images – painting and photography. A Public, free  dessert and wine reception will be held at the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens. All proceeds will benefit the Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service, a non-denominational charity, of which they have been leaders for decades. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

JUDITH AND JACK ROSENBERG

Present:

“ART  AND  PHILANTHROPY”

 

 

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Public dessert & wine reception

Monday, December 5th

7 – 9 pm

No RSVP necessary, no entry fee, free parking, open to the public

Mandel JCC

5221 Hood Road Palm Beach Gardens, FL

 

 

Exhibition Runs from Dec.5 through Dec.30

For more information please contact Carolyn Yasuna   561-762-9707

Jewish Family & Children’s Service for this event:
http://www.jfcsonline.com/rosenberg-art-gala

 

 

 

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“Quartet” by Judith Rosenberg

 

 

Judith shares, “Painting and the creation of art are a great source of physical and intellectual pleasure.  Since retiring from Judith Jack, Inc., the jewelry design firm my husband, Jack and I founded, I’ve had the luxury of time to devote to a life-long love, the creation of art. Portraying women in all their diversity and drama is one of my inspirations. A merger of my original acrylic paintings and my latest interest – photography, is my newest body of work. My published writings on the subjects of historical fashion and jewelry, and the research necessary to be factual, have inspired me to portray women – bold, daring, playful or conservative – who so creatively present themselves to the world. Literature fashion, museums, architecture and nature have been influences as well”.

 

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“Manhattan Style” by Judith Rosenberg

 

 

Judith’s  recent interest has led her to incorporate photography into her paintings. “I’ve recently designed a series of “Women of the Flowers.” A sequence of steps is performed to achieve what I hope are distinctive results: I paint in acrylics, photograph the image then using the computer, alter colors, change backgrounds -just keep designing . I work on these paintings until my head and my heart say, “Enough!” They are then printed on an aluminum sheet. This media method offers drama, elegance and quality that sets them apart from any other process – complete, unique and without the need for framing, ready to adorn your home!  There are endless uses for the various mediums and tools that are available for artistic expression. I hope that the observer truly enjoys the marrying of media and the many aspects of beauty I have chosen in creating my art”.

 

 

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“Three martinis” by Jack Rosenberg

 

 

 

 

After graduating from Brooklyn College, Jack worked as a microbiologist and then as a medical supply salesman to doctors and hospitals. He tells us, “My growing interest in antique jewelry led me to become, along with my wife, Judith, co-founder and CEO of Judith Jack, Inc., a jewelry design firm with international sales. Together with the design staff, I took pleasure in putting my own ideas into play. After selling the business and retiring, my artistic side flowered. Charcoals, drawing, painting and sculpting became part of my ever-expressing means of creativity. My awareness of shapes, colors, textures and forms in their splendor impelled me to continue to investigate a variety of methods and materials”.

 

 

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“Enchanting” by Jack Rosenberg

 

 

 

 

You can hear the excitement in Jack’s voice as he shares, “Then I discovered photography! I’d found my true love! Looking through a lens helps me see and appreciate the world around me in a new and exciting manner and shuts out everything except what I see in the lens. It’s the perfect medium for me. It permits me to fully and continuously express my artistic vision and share my passion with others.  My fundamental belief is that everything in our physical surroundings can become the subject of a meaningful photograph. I try to capture and express the essence of what I see through my lens. I relish humanizing inanimate objects and creating scenes from unexpected sources.  Every photograph tells a unique story – real or imagined – and, hopefully evokes thought and pleasure in the viewer’s mind.  The photographs here reflect my ongoing labor and explorations, allowing me to share my artistic sensibilities and pleasure with a wider audience. I truly hope they are enjoyed”!

 

 

 

 

For more information about Judith’s and Jack’s artwork:

Judith’s website: www.judithimages.com
Jack’s website: www.jackrimages.com

 

 

For more information about Jewish Family & Children’s Service:
http://www.jfcsonline.com

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Armory Art Center Celebrates 1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival On December 2nd And 3rd

The 1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival at the Armory Art Center presented by PNC Arts Alive is a Must-Attend Event on December 3rd and 4th.  It will feature local and out-of-town artists showing and selling fine art and fine crafts, lots of live music, demonstrations, food trucks, and activities for all ages. This Rickie Report shares the details so you don’t miss any of the action!

 

 

 

 

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1700 Parker Avenue     W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

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1st Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival

 

Saturday, December 3

Sunday, December 4

10 am – 5 pm

 

1700 Parker Avenue W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

Armory Art Center Campus

Parking: Dreyfoos School of the Arts/Shuttle provided www.westpalmbeachartsfestival.com

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Visit:

WestPalmBeachArtsFestival.com

For the most up-to-date information about the Festival

 

 

 

 

Festival Activities:

Fine Art
Crafts
Jewelry
Ceramics
Kid’s Activities
Food
Entertainment
Demonstrations

 

 

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Orchid City Brass Band

 

 

 

“With 158 artists from around the country applying to this juried festival, the exhibitors chosen offer great variety so the festival can serve a wide-range of tastes from youth to sophisticated art buyers,” said Liza Niles, Chief of Education and Exhibitions at the Armory and Festival judge.   “This is an ideal family weekend to enjoy quality art and music with perfect timing for holiday shopping!” said Armory Executive Director Dr. Tom Pearson.

 

The Festival presents music, demonstrations, and food trucks. Featured performers include the Roaring Kelly Band, Orchid City Brass Band, Psychic Ghost, Les Nuages with Frank Cerabino, and PB State College Jazz Quintet, Quartet, & Sextet. From 5:30-7:00 p.m. Bak Middle School of the Arts will perform their chamber concert and Holiday Gala on Saturday in Montgomery Hall.

 

 

Art demonstrations will be presented and Armory Art School instructors will run a Kid’s Zone for children from ages 5 to 10 to create holiday crafts while their parents are shopping for holiday gifts of unique art. Parking will be available at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts with a shuttle running to and from the Armory.

 

West Palm Beach Arts Festival T-shirts and a limited edition commemorative poster will be available at the guest services booth.

 

 

“The Armory is proud to be the recipient of the PNC Arts Alive grant. PNC’s commitment  to the arts helps our community to be a cultural destination for tourists and locals alike,” noted Ellen Vaughan, Chief of Development at the Armory Art Center. The generous support of the West Palm Beach Arts Festival by our media sponsors will ensure that this is a well-attended event. Media sponsors include The Palm Beach Post, Legend’s 100.3 FM, Jupiter Magazine, The Palm Beacher, WXEL South Florida PBS, WLRN public radio, and Palms West Monthly. The Armory is also grateful for the ongoing support of Ford Harrison, the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council, and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

 

SCHEDULE:

 

Saturday, December 3rd

10:00 Welcome

10:05 Urban Youth Impact

10:30 Palm Beach State College Jazz Quintet

11:00 Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media and Printmaking Demonstration

11:30 Roaring Kelly Band

1:00 Blacksmithing Demonstration and Enamel Demonstration

1:45 Palm Beach State College Jazz Quartet

2:30 Raku and Sandcasting Demonstration

3:00 Psychic Ghost

5:30 Bak MSOA Strings, Band, Piano Chamber Concert

Sunday, December 4th

 

11:00 Les Nuages (“The Clouds”) with Frank Cerabino

11:15 Welding Demonstration and 3-D Printing

11:30 Roaring Kelly Band

1:00 Letter Press Demonstration and Cyanotype Demonstration

2:00 Orchid City Brass Band

2:30 Glass Image Transfer Demonstration and Ceramics: Throwing Large

3:45 Palm Beach State College Sextet

 

 

About PNC Arts Alive

 

Since its debut in 2009, PNC Arts Alive has awarded $13 million in grants to enterprising cultural organizations in Columbus, Ohio, Philadelphia, and St. Louis, communities served by PNC and the PNC Foundation. PNC Arts Alive has supported new exhibitions, art festivals, pop-up theater, music performances, mobile arts vans, family arts programs, and a variety of community arts projects. This award-winning program has earned recognition from Americans for the Arts in New York City along with regional arts organizations. Grant recipients are selected by PNC and a committee composed of officials from arts and community organizations. Applications for the 2017 season will be posted in March. For more information, please visit www.pncartsalive.com

 

 

 

About The Armory Art Center:

 

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries.

For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

 

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Celebrate The Art Of Jen Walls In Newly Published Book, “Blue Wild” At Free Book Signing And Reception

Jen Walls is an artist who inspires so many, with her “take chances” and “try something new” attitude. Jen’s artwork has been influenced by serendipitous meetings of people and we are the beneficiaries of her openness.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Jen’s latest adventure, “Blue Wild – The Art Of Jen Walls”, which marries her artwork with poetry by Mary W. Cox.  The public is invited to a Free Opening Reception at ArtServe on December 2nd.  Stop by, get your book signed and immerse yourself in Jen’s world!

 

 

 

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Blue Wild – the Art of Jen Walls

Opening Reception and Book Signing:

Dec 2, 2016

 6 – 8 pm

 

 

Free of charge, refreshments will be served

Exhibit is available from December 2-29, 2016

ArtServe
1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.  Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
954-462-8190

 

 

 

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Paper, watercolor, ink
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notebooks stacked some miles high
glue on wings and watch them fly
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Artist, Jen Walls

 

 

How the book came to be…

“I met poet, Mary W. Cox in North Carolina several years ago at a gallery crawl and we just CLICKED. She’s been creating haiku poetry in response to my art ever since.  Tiny, with sparkling eyes and a quick wit, she enchanted me. I didn’t know her and she didn’t know me. And yet our creative spirits called out to each other and then ran off to play together like lifelong friends. I believe this book was born in that first magical meeting when the universe winked at us”.

 

 

 

“We decided that creating a book together would be fun. Wouldn’t you know, a few weeks later I received a marketing email from Susan, a digital storyteller and book designer. After a brief video chat, we decided it was a perfect fit. She handled all the technology and design aspects (i.e.: we told her “oh, I wish it kinda looked like this…” and she made it happen!) and within three weeks we had a sample copy in our hands! They don’t call her the “art godmother” for no reason! Susan is amazing to work with, and she works remotely quite efficiently”.

 

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“Greta and Gus” by Jen Walls

 

 

“Here’s the blue wild,where
tiny dreamers ride beasts, speak
birdsong, hold the moon.”
(by poet Mary W. Cox)

 

 

 

 

The book was compiled by Susan Nicolai of EyeSusan. Susan’s business is digital storytelling for artists, and she specialized in books, ebooks, interactive content and videos.

 

Here’s a link to Youtube where Susan posted a video blog

 

www.EyeSusan.com

 

 

About Jen Walls:

 

Sometimes the road to an artist’s “true north” isn’t a direct or even an obvious one. Jen Walls, has lived life on her own terms and forged a path that has led her to new creative heights.  She left a career as a banking executive to focus on raising a family with her husband, Ron, and to pursue her vision as an artist.   After a friend asked her to attend an art class, Jen experienced her “ah-ha” moment.

 

 

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“Go Fly A Kite” by Jen Walls

 

“The experience was a revelation of sorts,” Jen shares. “It’s amazing what can happen when you start saying ‘yes’ to new options  and step outside of  your comfort zone.”  Jen’s’ mother is a respected traditional watercolor artist but, while her creative influence is apparent, the stylistic approach of the daughter comes from another place entirely.  “What I do could be referred to as ‘outsider art,’” Jen says. “I never preplan and I regularly break the rules. I have complete freedom.”

 

 

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“Chloe And The Reluctant Steed” by Jen Walls

Jen draws inspiration from a variety of sources, including shamanic folklore and primitive cultures. One particular trek to Portland, Oregon presented an opportunity to spend significant time with a person who drastically influenced her.  “I was attending a wedding and found that the groom was an anthropologist,” she said. “He offered to put me in touch with a Native American chief. I was very careful and respectful during our time together and I was able to learn so much about their culture…I was absolutely inspired!”

 

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“Yea and the Magic Blanket” by Jen Walls

Jen, who makes her home in Plantation,FL, believes that it is important to make time for whatever your ‘calling’ may be and to nurture it so that life can be fulfilling and free of many frustrations that can manifest when people neglect their creative urges.  Best known for her ink and watercolor work that incorporates tribal patterns, symbolism and primitive markings, the Jen teaches mark making and doodling via the Ciel Gallery in Charlotte, which offers original fine art from local artists plus workshops.

 

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“Rabbit Malarky” by Jen Walls

Jen is active in the local art scene, promoting her work through art exhibits and pop-up shows. She contributes to a Miami, Florida organization that supports the Center for Great Apes.  The group provides a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research or who are no longer wanted as pets.

Sources:  Phil Perry, Lincoln-Times News; Jen Wall website; Jen Wall personal interview.

 

We urge you to sign up for Jen’s Facebook page – you will find a smile every time she posts!

 

 

For more information about this exhibit or Jen’s art:

Jen Walls,
Mixed Media Art and Malarkey

Member, Ciel Gallery

www.jenwalls.weebly.com
www.artfinder.com/jen-walls
www.etsy.com/shop/imajenation
twitter.com/jenjovanwalls
instagram.com/jenjovanwalls

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition Features Two Receptions, Meet The Artists And Eco-Fashion Show

The ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition announces its Opening Reception on Wednesday, November 30th at the historic offices of Dade Heritage Trust.  This exhibit will feature work by leading contemporary artists and photographers focusing on the beauty of endangered species and the threats they face.  The Guest Reception with the Artists takes place on Saturday, December 3rd and includes cocktails, canapés, music and an Eco-Fashion Show.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of this premiere art event.  Make your reservations now!

 

 

 

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The ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition

 

Featuring work by leading contemporary artists and photographers focusing on the beauty of endangered species and the threats they face.

 

 

Wednesday, November 30th – Saturday, December 3rd
Wednesday – Friday 9am – 9pm
Saturday, 10am – 9pm

 

Opening Reception Wednesday, November 30th 6-9pm
RSVP and questions to Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Scorched Earth” by Prelena Soma Owen. All Rights Reserved
First Prize Photography ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest 2016

 

 

 

 

At the historic offices of Dade Heritage Trust

190 SE 12th Terrace   Miami, FL 33131

Several parking lots on the block

 

 

 

Guest Reception with the artists
Saturday, December 3rd 7-9pm
Cocktails, Canapés, DJ and Eco-Fashion Show
For tickets contact Lindsey@Art4Apes.com

 

 

 

 

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Cry Freedom Monkey by Anthony Burks. All Rights Reserved.

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Collosphaera Huxleyi, Müller DMO Trio Red.

Pendant by Sherry Cordova. All Rights Reserved.

Second Prize Wearable Art ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest 2016

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Early Morning Fog by Phoenix-Spirit Diva. All Rights Reserved.

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Flying Florida Native Sparrow by Agata Ren. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

Help a wonderful sanctuary:

The ENDANGERED Art & Photography Exhibition raises funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a 501(c)(3) Florida-based sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care.

Please visit: www.CenterForGreatApes.org to see why we are supporting this amazing place.  We would like to thank all the artists taking part for donating 30% of the price of their art to the Center for Great Apes.

The Center for Great Apes is solely the beneficiary of the funds from this Contest; it has no role in the organization or management of this contest. The Center for Great Apes cannot be held responsible for any issue relating to this Contest.

Generously sponsored by:

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With thanks to Jeff and Rickie Leiter for their support and encouragement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher   

The Rickie Report

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Don’t Miss Jennifer Love Gironda’s Five Year Retrospective, “Works Of heART”

In January, 2012, Jennifer Love Gironda made a commitment to making art every day.  She hasn’t missed a day since, creating well over 1100 works!  To celebrate this achievement, Her artwork will be exhibited as a five year Retrospective “Works of heART” taking place at the Sunrise Civic Center Gallery in Sunrise, FL.  The free Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, December 3rd.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.

 

“W O R K S   of    heART”

Featuring 

Jennifer Love Gironda

Opening Reception:

Saturday, December 3rd

6:30 pm

 

 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday and Friday   10 am – 5 pm

Wednesday and Thursday  Noon – 7pm

Saturday  10 am – 3 pm

Sunrise Civic Center Gallery

10610 W.Oakland Park Blvd.     Sunrise, FL 33351

954.747.4646

 

 

 

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Jen tells The Rickie Report, “Life is tough and full of negative truths. In my own life I have known poverty, instability and loss of loved ones. For me, making art fills up those dark places with light and love. My goal is to put some whimsy and light out into the world, a little of my heART.  I am inspired by the female face, by fashion, by flowing hair. I love color, and texture. My favorite artists include artists from history, such as Mucha, Klimt, Chagall, Kahlo, and Gruau. I’m also influenced by artists working today in a variety of genres, from the street art of Kailua, the altered books of Teesha Moore, the mixed media works of Sunny Carvalho, the textiles of Susan Sorrell and fashion illustrations.

 

 

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Jennifer Love Gironda , “May 27, 2015”

 

 

 

“The faces I create are an ongoing narrative of the happenings of a contemporary, quirky woman who is not afraid to be happy, sad, serious or downright silly. I depict her in a variety of moods, with stretched out limbs so that she can handle her daily adventures with grace. I always opt for an exaggerated eye to maximize her expression, which is often a state of wonder at the world around her.  I explore this character through diverse styles and a variety of media within monthly themes, creating a new piece each day. Often times I will include hints of my own daily happenings, such as places I am visiting or people that I am around. While my work is spontaneous, the way in which I work- daily art within monthly themes, is very structured and organized, which gives me a sense of calm”.

 

 

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Jennifer Love Gironda “January 25, 2013”

 

 

Jen also has a side passion called  ‘Angel Dropping’. She leaves small angel paintings for people to find, often in places where she feel folks could really use an angel, like in the recovery or loss section of the book store. “The thought of people finding these angels, or looking at my art and it making them smile feels my heart with joy and love…I put that back into making more work”.

 

 

 

 

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Jennifer Love Gironda “February 27, 2014”

 

 

 

“I grew up in North Carolina, where I lived pretty much my whole life except for a year in San Diego, California (…moved there on a whim…that’s a good story, too!) My husband and I came to Florida in 2009 so he could pursue a doctoral degree from Florida Atlantic University. He was hired as a professor at Nova Southeastern.  My formal training is from the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. I received my BFA and MAEd from ECU, focusing on not only Art Education but also Textile studio. I have training in drawing, painting, ceramics, metals, and of course fibers. I feel in love with textiles my sophomore year of college when I was hand weaving a small tapestry…this led me to take five studios of weaving and also studios in Surface Design. Screen Printing, dye-work and hand embellishment/beadwork are my favorite textiles techniques but I always go back to my first loves, drawing and painting”.

 

 

 

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Jennifer Love Gironda, “Bee Hive”

 

 

 

 

Since earning my Master’s degree in 2009 I took time to focus on my teaching. I earned my National Board Teacher Certification in 2010 and became a successful grant writer to get materials and offer enriching experiences to my students. I currently teach high school art…and I love it! I am a member of the Palm Beach Art Educator’s Association and have been active on the Board of Directors for the Florida Art Educator’s Association. I’m also a contributor for Art Hive Magazine, where I write an article called, ‘Artin’ with the Muse’ and also work with Social Media.   When I am not teaching or working, I am making art…ALWAYS making art.  Maya Angelou said it best, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I believe that whole-heartedly”.

 

 

 

For more information about Jennifer Love Gironda’s artwork: jenniferlovegironda.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Art On Park Gallery Calls For Art And Announces Free Public Opening Reception

Art On Park Gallery announces a Call to artists for their upcoming “Members” Exhibition.  The Artists of Palm Beach County Members Exhibit will showcase artworks of varied media in both 2D and 3D. The Rickie Report recommends you stop by Art on Park Gallery to take in all of the members’ creative efforts! Everyone is invited to the Opening Reception on Friday, January 6th.  This Free Exhibit continues through February 4, 2017. We share the details of this CALL FOR ENTRIES here.  ART PATRONS: Mark your calendars!  If you aren’t a member, please consider joining!! DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: December 21st!

 

 

 

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800 Park Avenue    Lake Park, FL 33403

561.345.2842

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artists of Palm Beach County

 CALL FOR ENTRIES

 

“Members Exhibit” 

An exhibition of 2D and 3D works

Public Invited

Free, Opening Reception:

Friday, January 6, 2017

5 – 8 pm

Exhibit Runs Through February 4, 2017

800 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 33403

 

 

 

 

Submission Deadline: 12/21/2016

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

http://www.artistsofpalmbeachcounty.org/eventdetail.php?279

 

 

 

 

Artists of Palm Beach County welcomes new members.

APBC offers gallery and studio space, exhibitions, opportunities to network with other artists, space for classes and professional development. For more information please visit:

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

Whitespace Collection Offers Unique International Art For The Body And The Soul At Miami Art Fair

The Rickie Report shares a BIG UPDATE!  See Whitespace Collection at the BETSY South Beach for the ultimate boutique experience!  See the newest items in Col-lect on Thursday, December 1st, Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd.  We share the details in this article.

 

 

 

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For more information please visit:

www.whitespacecollection.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Downtown Delray Beach Art Festival Offers Alternative To Crowded Shopping With Diversity And Artistry

Stop by on November 26 & 27, 2016, for the 17th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival. 200 artists from the US will transform 4th Avenue, intersecting Atlantic Avenue, in Downtown Delray Beach into an outdoor art gallery with original fine artwork on display and for sale. The artistic media includes paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and mixed media. Kick off the holiday shopping season while exploring the eclectic exhibits and unique gift items.  Prices will be suitable to all budgets and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. Admission is free and open to the public. The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!

 

 

 

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17th Annual

Downtown Delray Beach

Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival

Saturday & Sunday, November 26 – 27

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
(Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue)

Navigational Address: 330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

Free and open to the public

 

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Wesley Rasko – sculpture

 

The artists, selected from hundreds of applicants, will be set up along 4th Avenue, one block north and south of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach. The artistic media includes paintings, life size sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and mixed media. This art show is an ideal opportunity for shoppers who are eager to kick off the season and get a jump-start on their holiday shopping while exploring the eclectic exhibits in a stress-free family friendly setting.

 

 

Information At-A-Glance:

• 17th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival
• November 26 & 27, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
• Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach
(Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue)
• Navigational Address: 330 E. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483
• Free Admission
• Produced by Howard Alan Events
• Juried outdoor art showcase
• Original Art Handmade in America
• 200 artists from 30 different states
• Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $25 to $30,000
• Artists are hand-selected by an independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
• All artists are on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media

 

 

 

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Gail Markiewicz – ceramics

 

 

About Howard Alan Events:

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 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 more information about this or other Howard Alan Events across the country visit:

 www.artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615

 

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

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