City Place Turns Into Outdoor Gallery

CityPlace in West Palm Beach will host a Signature Spring Art Festival March 29 & 30, 2014 for the fourth year.  Over 150 artists from around the United States will take part and the public is invited to attend at no charge.  There will also be a FREE art giveaway by Featured Artist, Diana Ahrens valued at $2,600!  Diana’s work is mixed media and is well known for her “wine art”.  Everyone is sure to enjoy the outdoor gallery setting in this city hub! The Rickie Report shares the details here:

 

4th Annual CityPlace Art Fair

 

             

March 29 – March 30, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm          

                                                                                                                                   

CityPlace in West Palm Beach,FL    

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

 

 To Support the Arts and the Local Community

 

Free and open to the public

 

 

CityPlace welcomes back its signature spring art festival March 29 – 30, 2014. This two-day juried event features an eclectic display of artwork by the finest artists in the country, including top talent from throughout South Florida. The artistic media will include paintings, life size sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, collage, mixed media, and handmade jewelry with prices set to suit all budgets. Admission is free and open to the public. 

 

Diana Fahrens and "Dancing Glasses"

Diana Ahrens and “Dancing Glasses”

 

 

A free art giveaway will feature the work of mixed media artist Diana Ahrens.  The prize, a 48” x 24” piece titled “Champion I” and valued at $2,600, will be on display at her booth where registration will also take place. No purchase will be necessary to participate and the winner will be announced during the final hour of the festival. To learn more about Diana Ahrens and her work go to www.dianaahrens.com.

 

 

 

"New Beginnings" by Diana Ahrens

“New Beginnings” by Diana Ahrens

 

 

 

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.  

 

 

 

"Jubilee" by Diana Ahrens

“Jubilee” by Diana Ahrens

 

 

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: 

 

  • Juried outdoor art showcase 
  • Original Art Handmade in America
  • 150 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 including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Live Music 
  • Free Art Giveaway

 

"Personal best" by Diana Ahrens

“Personal Best” by Diana Ahrens

 

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 4th Annual 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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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

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Innovative Art is Here at the Outdoor Two-Night Biennial At Whitespace Collection

 “Outside the Box2” is the second biennial exhibition of outdoor, site-specific art in Palm Beach County, FL. This unique and alternative format, situated at the uniquely prestigious Whitespace-The Mordes Collection, features innovative contemporary artists that will interact with the unique landscape & outdoor environment. The inaugural event in 2012, featured installations by 22 artists from South Florida, attracted hundreds of art enthusiasts, and was covered extensively in local media.  This year’s exhibit has grown in scope with nearly double the amount of installations. The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to attend!   Attendees will walk through a maze of color, images & sounds. Visitors can use the map to ensure that they find all 37 installations. The artworks range from hand-sculpted ceramics, found object assemblage, video art, performances, and interactive installations. 

 

 

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                                                   THE MORDES COLLECTION

                                OUTSIDE the BOX –2

a curated exhibition by Lisa Rockford  

37 artists  

sculpture, video, preformance and special projects  

placed in the Landscape  

     around Whitespace   

Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5 
(2 nights only)
7:30 – 10:30 pm
Admission $10 per person – no reservation required
parking at Urban Youth Impact and Clear Lake Animal Hospital
2805 N. Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407
T:561.842.4131
F:561.842.4132
E: 2805@mordes.net
www.whitespacecollection.com
partial proceeds benefiting the arts and arts education in Palm Beach Country through Community Foundation
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OUTSIDE THE BOX2
curated by Lisa Rockford,
is the second biennial exhibition of outdoor, site-specific art in Palm Beach County, FL.
This unique and alternative format, situated at the uniquely prestigious Whitespace -
The Mordes Collection, features innovative contemporary artists that will interact with the
unique landscape & outdoor environment.
Artists in South Florida working in installation art, mixed media, sculpture, video art,
new media, sound, and performance will be included in this exhibition.
The curator will give preference to installations that are imaginative,
have high aesthetic appeal, include interactive and/or multi-sensory elements,
and incorporate or adapt well to the site.
Prizes:   
Best in Show will receive $350, Second Place will receive $150.
Prize Jury Panel:
Lisa Rockford – Curator Outside the Box 2
Marisa J. Pascucci – Curator of 20th Centruy & Contemporary Art- Boca Museum of Art
Bryan D. Walsh – Gallery Director DTR Modern Galleries
John J. McGurk – Independent Curator NYC.
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Lisa Rockford, the curator, said she gave preference to installations that were “imaginative, include interactive and/or multi-sensory elements, have high aesthetic appeal, and incorporate nature, or adapt well to the site.”

 

There are more notable installations and site-specific interventions than can be mentioned. The Outside the BoxBiennial is sure to become one of the most significant and indispensable celebrations of visual art in South Florida, and will clearly be a spectacle of visual delights for all who attend.

 

 

 

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OUTSIDE THE BOX2 ARTISTS:

 

Amalia Mermingas

Andrew Nigon

Ariel Baron-Robbins

Cara McKinley

Carmen Tiffany

Caroline Collette

Cat Del Buono

Chelsea Odum

Christine Fogel

Craig Smith

Duane James Brant

Erik Kucera

Gardner Cole Miller

Ian Honore

Jacques de Beaufort

Jade Henderson

Joseph Herring

Joshua Hunter Davis

Judy Polstra

Karla Walter

Katelyn Fay

Kevin Curry

Kristina Thalin

Mark Joseph Oliver

Martin Casuso

Matthew Falvey

Mumbi O’Brien & Kaleb Durocher

Pilar Batlle

Randy Burman

Rebeca Gilling

Regina Jestrow

Sylvia Riquezes

TD Gillispie

Valeria Rocchiccioli

Vanessa Diaz

Vanessa Garcia

Woody Othello

 

The exhibition inside the “Box, ” called “Optic Edge,” which has been on view since December, will also be open for viewing during this event. The Whitespace gallery (indoors) features internationally recognized artists from the Mordes collection, rotating new works for every annual exhibition. “The “Outside the Box” exhibition marks the final weekend for the Optic Edge exhibition.

 

ABOUT THE CURATOR:

 

Lisa Rockford, received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lisa is an Assistant Professor at Broward College, a resident artist at Sailboat Bend artist Lofts, and founding member 1310 Gallery. Lisa began curating Contemporary art exhibitions in her position as Art Services Director of the Dittmar Gallery at Northwestern University in 2000, and has curated and juried numerous group exhibitions in Broward County, collaborating with prominent art professionals as guest judges. Guest judges have included Jose E. Lopez, Director & Publisher of Art Districts Magazine, Janet Batet, Curator & Art Critic, Francie Bishop Good, Artist and Art Collector, Owner of Girls Club Art Collection, Guerra De la Paz, International Artists, Rochi Llaneza, Executive Director of Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Dan & Kathryn Mikesell, Art Collectors, Founders of Fountainhead Art Residency, Klaudio Rodriguez, Assistant Curator at The Frost Art Museum, Carol Jazzar, Owner and Director of Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art, and more. As a visual artist, Lisa Rockford exhibits her artwork both nationally and internationally, has been featured on Chicago Public Radio, and covered by the Chicago Reader, Time Out Chicago, Peel Magazine, and the Miami Herald. Lisa was awarded the Innovative Collaborative Grant through Funding Arts Broward in 2011 for her Solo show at the Art and culture Center and named as one of Gold Coast Magazine’s “40 under 40 Rising Stars.”

 

 

About Whitespace:

 

Whitespace is the private contemporary art exhibition space and loft-style home of Elayne and Marvin Mordes located in West Palm Beach.  The Mordes’ have been collecting Contemporary Art for over 30 years and have a unique European approach to their collection.  One of the strengths of the collection is the consistency of vision that it exhibits and, in addition, has also been characterized by its enthusiasm and focus.  Whitespace has approximately 8000 square feet of exhibition space which has partial permanent programming and a changing project space entitled “Whitebox”, which has curated exhibitions which meet a high level of competency, vision and creativity.  This is the only venue of this type in this area. We consider it an honor to establish a growing audience of Contemporary Art “Lovers”!! 

The mission of Whitespace is to expand and introduce the viewer to current trends in contemporary art by creating international exhibitions by major mid-career contemporary artists using various mediums: including painting, sculpture, photography, drawing and video. Whitespace is open from December through April of each year.   The goal of Whitespace is to fund a granting program for the Arts and Art Education in Palm Beach County through Community Foundation.

This season Whitespace is proud to announce the 6th season of “Whitebox”, an artist’s project space for emerging and mid-career international artists.  There is  also a small museum shop – WhitePackage, with unique host & hostess gifts and décor designed by international artists, architects and design personalities.

 

photos courtesy of Jacek Gancarz

Proceeds benefitting the Arts and Art Education through Community Foundation

 

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

 

 

Lake Worth Art League Sponsors 2nd Annual Art and Tropical Garden Tour

Bonnie and Gary Wilburn are excited to be sharing their garden as many of their plants and vines are blooming!  This special piece of paradise is listed on the Mounts Botanical Registry.  The Lake Worth Art League’s Second Annual Art & Tropical Garden Tour takes place on March 29, 2014.  Refreshments, art, and raffle prizes are in the mix.  The Rickie Report shares the details and knows you won’t want to miss this event!

 

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Lake Worth Art League

2nd Annual

Art and Tropical Garden Tour

Saturday, March 29th

1 – 5 pm

7110 High Sierra Circle

W.Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

LWAL Garden Tour

 

Please stop by the Lake Worth Art League Gallery on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday to buy tickets.  The pre-sale price is $15.00 and at the Garden Tour $20.00.   The Gallery is located at 604 Lucerne Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460 .  Phone: 561-586-8666

 

 

 

 

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This is your chance to stroll through this lovely private garden sanctuary and enjoy nature’s beauty and art.  

 

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The Lake Worth Art League (LWAL) was founded in 1941.  It is a nonprofit 501C[3] educational organization to further the study and development of art and enhance the cultural life of its members in the Lake Worth and surrounding Communities.
For more information about the Lake Worth Art League, please contact  Tara Maule, President 561- 586-4271  or  info@lwartleague.org  or   Bonnie Wilburn,Vice- President 561- 242-9005  at artibonni@gmail.com or visit the Lake Worth Art League’s website at:  www.lwartleague.org 

 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

 

MaryEllen Dohrs Exhibit and PEEPS Application at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

The PEEPS Show is back and The Rickie Report has the application!  The deadline is March 21st and we’ve already seen PEEPS on grocery shelves…Cash prizes and Lots of Fun!  In addition, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will feature the stately work of Mary Ellen Dohrs.   Mary Ellen Dohrs, the first women engineer in the automobile industry in Detroit, designed the interiors of luxury cars for decades and was awarded The Rhoda Sherbell Sculpture Award for her sculpture “Payback”. Details are here!

 

 

 CLAY GLASS METAL STONE GALLERY

Presents

 

MaryEllen Dohrs

Friday, March 21st

Wine and Cheese Reception

6 – 9 pm

15 South “J” Street        Lake Worth

 

 

 

 

On Friday, March 21, MaryEllen Dohrs will be exhibiting her extraordinarily crafted sculptures of sports figures.  The gallery will be filled with basketball, football and hockey players.  There will be children skating on thin ice.  This event will be a celebration of MaryEllen’s life and multiplicity of her accomplishments.  The wine and cheese reception takes place from 6-9 PM.

 

"Basketball in Nikes" by Maryellen Dohrs

“Basketball in Nikes” by Maryellen Dohrs

 

 

 MaryEllen is skilled enough to craft any of these players (custom commissions) and place the facial images of you or your children on them.  In addition, the gallery will be filled with her frogs, snails, owls and other natural critters.  MaryEllen was the first woman designer in the automobile industry.  She designed the inside of Hopalong Cassidy’s car as well as all of the old, vintage Packards. 
Hockey scene by MaryEllen Dohrs (Photo by Durga Garcia)

Hockey scene by MaryEllen Dohrs (Photo by Durga Garcia)

 MaryEllen is known for her intricate dramatic sculptures of basketball players wearing Nike sneakers.  Her ability to create anatomically accurate sculptures of both human and animal forms will be demonstrated outside the gallery.  

 

MaryEllen Dohrs

MaryEllen Dohrs

 


Her ability to anatomically nail any living species on the planet evokes commissions from those wanting sports figures to look like their children to those wanting an exact replica of a dog or a goat.  MaryEllen’s teaching abilities have a loyal following of students who have worked under her supervision for decades. 

 

 

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Call to artists

       

Peeps Show Application

                                    

Each applicant MUST sign and complete this form and submit no later than 4 weeks before the event date.

Entries must be in by Friday, March 28

Peeps delivered to gallery by Tuesday, April 1

Please PRINT legibly!

 

Artist/Participant Name________________________Phone__________________

 

E-mail address _________________________________Web address___________________________

 There will be Five prizes awarded to non-gallery members for this event: 

First Prize:  $100

Second-Fifth Prizes come from the PEEPS Company

 

1. Title____________________________________________

 

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$25 entry for up to three (3) PEEPS displays.  Make checks payable to Flamingo Clay Studio- deliver or mail to:

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery- 15 South J Street, Lake Worth Fl, 33460

 

WAIVER of LIABILITY: By submitting this application form, you give your permission to Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, Flamingo Clay Studio   to publish the contact information provided above in order to promote individual artists and CGMS/FCS. This will include publications and documents such as press releases, digital invitations, web site, blog and FaceBook postings, etc. Submission of this application constitutes an agreement to comply with all of the conditions and terms set forth in the approved proposal.   Under no circumstances will your contact information be sold.

 

SIGNATURE________________________DATE_____________

 

Flamingo Clay Studio

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery   15 South J Street   Lake Worth FL 33460   561.588.8344

 

 

ClayGlassMetalStone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.  The gallery is located at 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth.

 

Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 10AM-5PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 10AM-10PM.   Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between.  For information call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or   JCLay6@aol.com.  Gallery phone: 561-588-8344.

 

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

Key Biscayne Celebrates 50th Annual Festival of the Arts

Key Biscayne’s signature art event returns March 15-16, 2014 for art, live music, children’s activities, international food court featuring fine wines & craft beers as well as a FREE art giveaway in honor of its 50th anniversary. The Rickie Report shares the details. Here is a sneak peek of the FREE art giveaway by Tony Mendoza, fascinating background about Xavier Cortada artist of the Commemorative Poster and a look at Robert Brown, whose layers of artistry come from his architectural background and multi-national  ancestry.

 

50th Annual

Key Biscayne Rotary Art Festival

 

March 15 – 16, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

The Village Green, on Crandon Boulevard, in Key Biscayne

Navigational Address:  400 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

 

To Support the Arts, the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne and the Local Community

Free and open to the public

 

 

“We are thrilled to reach this milestone,” says festival promoter Howard Alan.  “We have been bringing the best and brightest artists to Key Biscayne for several decades, making sure the show offers a wide range of unique handmade artwork; I believe that is the key to our success and the show’s longevity.”

 

 

This popular art fair, produced by promoter Howard Alan Events and the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne, will take place at the Village Green located on Crandon Boulevard. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to explore the original artwork of 150 of the finest artists in the country, enjoy live music, sample dishes from the international food court and indulge in fine wines and craft beers. The show will also offer interactive activities for young art enthusiasts.

 

"Coffee Tree" by Tony Mendoza

“Coffee Tree” by Tony Mendoza

 

 

The FREE Art Giveaway will feature the work of exhibiting artist Tony Mendoza.  The giveaway prize, a 24” x 24” artist proof Gicleé reproduction on canvas of his original painting “Coffee Tree”, is a whimsical piece celebrating the artist’s favorite beverage, coffee.  It is valued at $500.00 and will be on display at Mendoza’s booth. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to meet this gifted Cuban American artist, explore his work as well as register for the giveaway.  No fee or purchase will be required to participate.  Mendoza’a art reflects his optimism, joy and whimsical view of society.  His clever use of his surroundings as a source of inspiration makes him of of South Florida’s most innovative artists.  To learn more about Tony Mendoza and his work, visit his website at   www.TonyMendozaArt.com.

 

 

Xavier Cortada's "Flor"

Xavier Cortada’s “Flor”

 

A special edition commemorative poster honoring the 50th anniversary of the show and featuring the work of FIU Artist in Residence Xavier Cortada, will be available for purchase during the event.   Xavier Cortada created art installations in the Earth’s poles to generate awareness about global climate change: In 2007, an an NSF Antarctic Artist and Writer’s Program Fellow, the artist used the moving ice sheet beneath the South Pole as an instrument to mark time; the art piece will be completed in 150,000 years.  In 2008, he planted a green flag at the North Pole to reclaim it for nature and launch a reforestation eco-art effort.

 

Cortada often collaborates with scientists in his art-making:

  •  At CERN, Cortada worked with a physicist to develop a site-specific art installation capturing the five search strategies which the CMS experiment has used to discover a new Higgs-like particle.
  • He worked with a population geneticist exploring our ancestral journeys out of Africa 60,000 years ago, with a molecular biologist to synthesize an actual DNA strand made from a sequence randomly generated by participants visiting his museum exhibit, and with botanists in eco-art projects to reforest mangroves, native trees and wildflowers.
  • The Miami artist has worked with globally to produce numerous collaborative art projects: peace murals in Cyprus and Northern Ireland, child welfare murals in Bolivia and Panama, AIDS murals in Switzerland and South Africa, and eco-art projects in Taiwan, Hawaii, Holland and Latvia.

 

  • Cortada has also been commissioned to create art for the White House, the World Bank, the Florida Supreme Court, the Florida Governor’s Mansion, Florida Botanical Gardens, Miami City Hall, Miami-Dade County Hall, the Miami Art Museum, the Miami Science Museum,  Museum of Florida History, and the Frost Art Museum.
  • Cortada, who was born in Albany, New York and grew up in Miami, holds degrees from the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Business and School of Law.  Cortada serves as Artist-in-Residence at Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA).

 

 

 

 

 

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Robert Brown 

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Born in Havana Cuba in 1949, of Irish, English and Cuban ancestors, Bob Brown has lived in Miami since 1960. His Cuban/American life experience, his shared love of art with his wife, and his work in the field of architecture and design are major influences in his Art.

 

 

 

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Robert Brown

 

 

 

Employing a hardedge style with clear sharp color to color edges, economy of form and geometric shapes allow bold creative designs to emerge from the canvas.  ARTISTA GROUP LLC. was established by Bob together with his brother Esteban (business manager) in order to provide himself and other artists a venue for creative expression.  For more information about Robert Brown’s art work, please visit : artistagroup.net

 

 

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Robert Brown

Additional information about the festival:

 

  • Juried first-class outdoor art gallery showcasing local and national artists
  • Original Artwork Handmade in America
  • 150 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 including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • International Food Court
  • 6 distinct culinary offerings available for purchase
  • The Rotary Club of Key Biscayne will offer craft beers, selection of fine wines, water and sodas
  • Special Saturday Night Under the Stars Event
  • Children’s Interactive Art Activities in the Young Artists Tent as well as an entertainment area to include bounce houses and face painting
  • Live PUSH CPR Sessions by the Village of Key Biscayne Fire and Police Departments-
  • Live Entertainment – The Chowder Chompers and Patriotic Marching Band will be performing at noon in the main Rotary dining tent, located in the center of the festival.
  • Free Art Festival Giveaway
  • 50th Anniversary Commemorative Festival Poster featuring the art of FIU Artist in Residence Xavier Cortada.
  • Unveiling of the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Poster at the Community Center March 14th, 5 to 7PM
  • A portion of the proceeds benefits the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation.

 

 

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Tony Mendoza

Festival sponsors include the Village of Key Biscayne, The Islander News, the Miami Herald, Comcast, FJ Turbine Power, Neil Friedman DDS, LITE FM, Stephen and Alice Takach, Bessemer Trust, and Sylvia Bennett.

 

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 Fairs, (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 more information please visit www.artfestival.com

 

 

 

For additional information on the 50th Annual Key Biscayne Rotary Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com, email  info@artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.  For information about the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne please visit www.rotaryclubofkeybiscayne.org

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Norton Exhibit Captures the Beauty of NYC’s Industrial Growth

Bellows, Henri, O’Keeffe, Sloan are among noted American artists who will be featured in an exhibition chronicling the industrial growth of New York.  The Norton Museum presents: “Industrial Sublime”, showing art work which captures the ‘beauty’ of the city’s urban transformation.  The Rickie Report shares the details of this exhibit which opens on March 20th.

 

 

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Presents:

“Industrial Sublime”

March 20 through June 22, 2014

 451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 Billowing smoke, booming industry, noble bridges, and an epic waterfront formed the landscape of a dramatically evolving and growing New York City in the first 40 years of the 20th century. The special exhibition, Industrial Sublime: Modernism and the Transformation of New York’s Rivers, 1900-1940, presented by the Norton, illustrates the convulsive changes of the New York metropolis and its rivers. The exhibition, on view from March 20 through June 22, 2014, features more than 60 paintings and works on paper by acclaimed American artists such as George Bellows, Robert Henri, Georgia O’Keeffe, and John Sloan, and includes five paintings from the Norton Collection.

 

 

 

 

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Cecil Bell’s “Welcoming The Queen Mary”

 

 

These works explore the development of a new mode of landscape painting portraying the rise of American industrialism.  Instead of painting pastoral lakes and majestic mountain ranges, these artists focused on arching bridges, swinging cranes, and ocean liners moving in and out of the city’s harbor.  In chronicling modern New York, these artists created a new visual vocabulary called the Industrial Sublime.

 

 

Kroll's "Queensborough Bridge"

Leon Kroll’s “Queensborough Bridge”

 

 

 

Industrial Sublime is an important exhibition that examines a topic that has not been looked at this broadly until now” says Ellen E. Roberts, Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art at the Norton Museum. “It is an especially nice fit for the Norton, which has such a strong early 20th-century American Collection.”  She adds that, “Museum visitors will enjoy seeing works by well-known artists like Bellows and O’Keeffe as well as wonderful paintings by artists who will likely be new to them.” 

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial Sublime is organized by the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, N.Y., and co-curated by Kirsten M. Jensen, independent curator and director of the John F. Folinsbee catalogue raisonné project, and Bartholomew F. Bland, Hudson River Museum Director of Curatorial Affairs. Norton Curator Ellen Roberts contributed an essay to the exhibition catalogue titled, “Contested Waterfront: Environmentalism and Modernist Paintings of New York.     

 

 

About the Norton Museum

 

 

The Norton Museum of Art is a major cultural attraction in Florida, and internationally known for its distinguished Permanent Collection featuring American Art, Chinese Art, Contemporary Art, European Art and Photography. The Norton is located at 1451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach, FL., and  is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed on Mondays and major Holidays). General admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students with a valid ID, and free for Members and children ages 12 and under.  Special group rates are available. Thursdays are half price for everyone. West Palm Beach residents receive free admission every Saturday with proof of residency. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission the first Saturday of each month with proof of residency. For additional information, please call (561) 832-5196, or visit www.norton.org

 

 

 

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561-537-0291

 

10th Coral Springs Festival of the Arts Offers FREE Art Giveaway and More

Coral Springs will Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Signature Art Festival Fine Art & Craft Exhibit with live music, literary workshops, children’s activities, a Green Market and theatrical performances!  There will also be a FREE art give away by featured artist, Christopher Morris. He turns everyday objects into extraordinary works of Alphabet Letter Art! The Rickie Report knows you’ll enjoy this event on March 15th and 16th and shares the details here.

 

 

 

10th Annual

 Coral Springs Festival of the Arts     

 

March 15 – 16, Saturday & Sunday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm  

           

The Walk on University Drive in Coral Springs    

                          

Navigational address:  2874 North University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065      

                

Support the Arts, the Coral Springs Museum of Art and the Local Community

Free and open to the public

 

 

 

The 10th Anniversary of the Coral Springs Festival of the Arts is slated for March 15-16, 2014.  This annual art extravaganza is a true celebration of the arts and will once again transform The Walk on University Drive into a first class outdoor art gallery.  The festival is hosted by the Coral Springs Festival Committee, Inc. and the city of Coral Springs, is produced by Howard Alan Events, the country’s top festival promoter. 

 

 

 

"BEACH" by Christopher Morris will be the FREE Art Giveaway!

“BEACH” by Christopher Morris will be the FREE Art Giveaway!

 

 

This two-day outdoor fair has become the city’s signature event complete with a fine art show, contemporary craft festival, theatrical performances, literary workshops, a children’s area, a Green Market and a full line-up of live music. Partial proceeds from the festival will benefit the Coral Springs Museum of Art and the city’s other non-profit qualifying artistic endeavors within the community.  Admission is free and open to the public.

 

 

Additional Information At-A-Glance:

  • Juried first-class outdoor gallery showcasing local and national artists & crafters
  • Fine Art Show
  • Contemporary Craft Show
  • Hosted by the Coral Springs Festival Committee, Inc. & the City of Coral Springs
  • Produced by Howard Alan Events
  • Original Artwork Handmade in America
  • 200 artists and crafters from 30 different states
  • Prices set to suit all budgets – ranging from as little as $3 to $30,000
  • Artists hand-selected by independent panel of expert judges from hundreds of applicants
  • All artists and crafters on site for duration of festival
  • Vast array of artistic media including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, glass, wood, handmade jewelry, collage, mixed media
  • Theatrical performances
  • Literary workshops
  • Children’s activity area
  • Full line-up of live music

 

 

 Christopher Morris Turns Everyday Objects into Extraordinary Works of Alphabet Letter Art!

Chris Morris is the photographer behind The Alpha Canvas. Though he did not set out to be a professional photographer, he has been enjoying photography professionally for a number of years. With his wife, Christa and son, Silas, the Morris family searches the countryside, looking for interesting objects that will make unique letter photographs.

"Pittsburgh"

“Pittsburgh”

In doing so, special attention is paid to make sure that no alphabet photo is staged or manipulated. Recently, with the addition of the gallery wrapped canvases, Chris has had the opportunity to showcase some of his other photography.

"Forever"

“Forever”

Taking the photographs for each of the backgrounds as well as the letters allows him to photograph and display beauty in a multitude of ways. In addition, Chris takes care and pride in the finish work of the artwork. From the printing and stretching of the canvases to the cutting of the mats and making the frames, Chris performs every aspect of this work.

"Family"

“Family”

 

With each purchase from The Alpha Canvas, 10% of sales will be used to directly support various Christian humanitarian and orphan relief agencies. The Morris family has a heart and a calling to continue to be involved in the Christian mission field and has hopes that The Alpha Canvas will be a fundraising catalyst for stateside and overseas mission trips.

 

 

 

"Hope"

“Hope”

 

 

In addition to the 10% of sales that is donated, all proceeds from the“Hope” canvas goes directly to Orphan Voice, a Christian orphan-relief ministry. The Morris family had the great joy and privilege of spending over two months in Vietnam working alongside this organization, and they hope to continue to support the work of this ministry.

 

"Love"

“Love”

For more information about Chris’ photography and mission, please visit: www.thealphacanvas.com  or email thealphacanvas@gmail.com

 

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 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. 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 10th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts and other Howard Alan Events art and craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival.com, email  info@artfestival.com or call 561-746-6615.

 

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561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: February 26, 2014 at 8:16:02 PM EST
To: Malinda Ratliff <malinda@artfestival.com>
Malinda,
Attached is the image for the give away. It is a photograph printed on canvas and gallery-wrapped.  It can just be titled “Beach” & the value for the size we are giving away is $55 (size is 12″x21″).  Please let me know if any other information is needed (I’m not sure if another email was sent previously; however, this is the only one that I received after speaking with you on the phone).

Thanks a bunch.

Chris

 

 

Artists Association of Jupiter Presents:”Clay, Glass, Wood”

 The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents “Clay, Glass & Wood”, a one-of-a-kind collaboration of Mixed Media artists Pamela Carman, Carolyn Austin and Bill Jones.  This event will be held on Wednesday March 12th at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8 in Jupiter.  A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks created by Pamela Carolyn and Bill as well as the Artists of AAOJ will benefit Café Joshua of The Lord’s Place of Palm Beach County.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter

&

A Unique Art Gallery

Present:

Clay, Glass, Wood

A Collaboration of Mixed Media

Artists:

Pam Carman

Carolyn Austin

Bill Jones

Wednesday, March 12th

5:30-7:30 pm

 

 

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A Unique Art Gallery and Unique Glass Art, Inc.
226 Center St. A-6 and A-8
Jupiter, FL 33458
561-747-2024 



 The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) proudly presents “Clay, Glass & Wood”, a one-of-a-kind collaboration of Mixed Media artists Pamela Carman, Carolyn Austin and Bill Jones.  This event will be held on Wednesday March 12th from 5:30-7:30 at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St #8 in Jupiter.  A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks created by Pamela Carolyn and Bill as well as the Artists of AAOJ will benefit Café Joshua of The Lord’s Place of Palm Beach County, www.thelordsplace.org.  For more information please call A Unique Art Gallery at 561-529-2748 or go to www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com
Mirror by Pam Carman

Mirror by Pam Carman

 

What happens when you mix Wood, Glass and Clay???   You get an amazing, creative, new art form from three accomplished Artists.   The collaboration of this one of a kind mixed media show started out as a friendship between fellow artists Pamela Carman, Carolyn Austin and Bill Jones sharing ideas and admiring each other’s designs.  

They competed individually, at some of the same competitions, and won awards together. The list of their successes and their ability to teach, exhibit, and give back to the Palm Beach Art communities is commendable.   They started talking, sketching, etching, cutting, turning and gluing………!!!!!!   

 

Salt & Pepper Sets by Bill Jones

Salt & Pepper Sets by Bill Jones

 

Pamela Carman is a primarily self-taught mixed media artist. Pamela’s current body of work is in polymer clay and found objects.  She has an affinity for color that is evident in her work and gets excited just creating her color palette! The majority of her work is inspired by and based in nature. Recurring animal themes, especially of birds and fish can be seen in her most recent work. They are meant to bring a smile or chuckle.

 

 

Glass Wall Design by Carolyn Austin

Glass Wall Design by Carolyn Austin

 

 

Teaching polymer workshops in South Florida, Pamela has been an instructor for the Ocean Reef Art League in Key Largo for the last 5 years. She also offers private and group lessons in her home studio. Her award winning work can be found internationally. www.pamelacarman.com

 

 

 

"Cat" by Pam Carman

“Cat” by Pam Carman

 

 

 

Bill Jones is a local wood turner with a workshop in Jupiter; He is a member of the Palm Beach County Wood turners, a local chapter of the American Association of Wood Turners. He spends his time teaching at adult education classes, 4H youth classes and creating a limited number of turning to show at various exhibitions and galleries. Every piece he turns is mad with not only a love of the wood, but also the delight in craftsmanship of taking a log to a finished and unique artistic object. You are welcome to watch him turn wood in his shop by appointment 561-762-1031. Come and enjoy the wonderful world of wood! www.woodturningbybilljones.com 

 

Wood Turned Vessel by Bill Jones

Wood Turned Vessel by Bill Jones

 

 

Carolyn Austin began designing and creating glass art within the family business in 1986. She has built her reputation in the Palm Beach Community as one of the most unique glass etching artists in the area. Her showroom and studio are located in the Center Park Plaza in Jupiter.

 

Glass Art by Carolyn Austin

Glass Art by Carolyn Austin

 

 

Carolyn has lived in the Jupiter/Tequesta area since 1979 and developed an eye for the tropical Florida scenes from long legged birds to intensely detailed ocean life which in turn creates one of kind glass art. She tells us, “I love working with people and using my 25 years plus of experience to create a beautiful customized look in glass whether it be an entrance way or a free standing piece of glass art. All my designs are created by hand, an intricate detailed process to enhance each client’s home and personality. Making my glass art a personal favorite for each client is always satisfying. I take pride in my work and the exclusive following it has created.”    www.uniqueglassart.com 

 

 

THE LORD’S PLACE

 

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The Lord’s Place is dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness by providing innovative, compassionate and effective services to men, women and children in our community.

 

The Lord’s Place is a nonprofit, non-sectarian, 501(c)3 organization that has been changing the lives of homeless families and individuals in Palm Beach County for over 30-years. We are committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness with programs and services that include: Community Engagement, Supportive Housing, Job Training and Employment.

 

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In 2012, The Lord’s Place provided supportive housing to 434 men, women and children. By the end of the year, 92% were no longer homeless. This past year,  133 formerly homeless men and women gain job skills and 88 were placed in jobs with local employers. Our success over the years is due to an unwavering commitment to our clients and an approach that balances compassion and personal responsibility. For more information visit website www.thelordsplace.org 

 

The Artists Association of Jupiter is a collaboration of artists who work together to promote the awareness of art and education to the community and surrounding counties. Its venue, A Unique Art Gallery, opened its doors in June of 2010.  Learn more about the organization, its artists and programs on the Association’s website, www.artistsassociationofjupiter.com

 

For more information on this event call or email the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or info@artistsassociationofjupiter.com 

 

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

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Jeanne Bessette and Jonas Gerard at Suzanne Connors Fine Art

Suzanne Connors Fine Art Gallery Welcomes Jeanne Bessette and Jonas Gerard to South Florida!  Jonas Gerard displays his colorful, energetic and spontaneous paintings and Jeanne Bessette takes “mixed media” to a new level.  The Rickie Report knows you will not be disappointed as you explore this wonderful gallery in the Northwood Village neighborhood.  More details are in this article.

 

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544 Northwood Road

West Palm Beach, FL

561-841-6779

 

 

 

The Suzanne Connors Fine Art Gallery represents exceptional contemporary artists for both first time buyers and discerning collectors. SuzConnors Fine Art is a unique and intimate exhibition space in the heart of the Northwood Village historic district in West Palm Beach, FL. The Gallery features monthly SOLO exhibitions as well as selected group shows throughout the year and is located at 544 Northwood Road.

 

Jeanne Bessette

 

 

Jeanne is an emerging artist who is taking the East Coast by storm. An extraordinary mixed media artist, she has been featured in media ranging from Artsy Shark to Art Marketing Resources and was recently designated one of Top 50 Emerging Artists to Watch by Art Business News Magazine.

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Mixed Media artwork by Jeanne Bessette

 

Aside from being a wonderfully talented artist, Jeanne has a vibrant, poetic way with words. I just love the way she describes her creative process. Here’s an excerpt from her website, bessetteart.com: “I interact with the canvas on a deep, intuitive level. I don’t plan composition or color; I just open myself to my inner sanctum: sponges, rags, fingers, colored pencils, ink, graphite, charcoal, spraying through stencils, palette knives to scratch through a layer of paint to the source underneath, a few brushes, crayons, pastels, chalk—whatever jumps into my hand! Corrugated cardboard and burlap add texture, squashed right into the gesso”.

 

 

"Dream Come True"

“Dream Come True”

 

Jeanne goes on to explain, “Acrylic dries fast—I’m so impatient—and it lets me move quickly. As each canvas comes alive with color, I crank up the music, layer paint with scraps and medium, then varnish, then paint, then varnish… Up to 10 layers of my own secret glazing formula gives me the depth and translucency I’m looking for. “Each wash of varnish becomes a windowpane so the light can come inside the heart of the painting. The whole process is a meditative, jazzy madness with controlled surprises and big body movement and lots of out loud conversation between the paintings and me.” Jeanne says she’s learned that her job is “to show up and then get out of the way. That’s where the magic is.” She also says she’s a storyteller at heart.  Right you are, Jeanne, Both on the canvas and on the page!

 

 

Jonas Gerard

 

 Asheville, NC artist Jonas Gerard was born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1941 of French and Brazilian ancestry.  He migrated to New York City at age thirteen and has lived thelife of an artist since the age of sixteen, when he began his early participation in art shows on the very streets of New York.  Living in Greenwich Village in the ‘60’s, Jonas was part of that era of personal and creative experimentation.  Since then, he has been “blessed or cursed” with a need to express the constant non-stop flow of creative energy that has become the focus of his life.

 

 

"Impulsively Correct"

 

 

This inner push to make art has taken him through a series of stylistic periods: figurative, narrative, representational, abstract, and three-dimensional.    Although well know for his canvas works, the latter is reflected in his wall sculptures of bent wood, mixed-media assemblages and freestanding outdoor sculptures.

 

 

 

 

Being basically self-taught, he is continually searching for a more authentic and honest expression; he compares it to fine-tuning a new language so that communication exists without static, fuzz, or interference.  Through the flow of forms, contours, colors and pattern in his constructions, he seeks to create a harmonious relationship between totally different elements.  Consequently, an emotional atmosphere radiates from his work that draws the viewer into the piece.  That wave of energy manifested by the artist through his work eludes adequate definition, but is there in the composition to be tapped into at any time.

 

"Dreaming the Dream"

 

 

 

It is no wonder that the brilliant use of color dominates Jonas Gerard’s work…Interlaced with the masterful choreography of form and composition…is the absolute joy of child-like discovery!  Throughout all of the work we find the rhythmic influence of the language of music as it is interpreted with the visual eloquence of multiple mediums.

 

 

 

"Secret River"

 

 

 

Who’s afraid of color? Certainly not Gerard, whose paintings evoke the sunset, the ocean and the meandering of tropical vines. The grace and cosmopolitan ease of Gerard’s art lies in his witty linking together of disparate elements.
— William Zimmer, New York Times, NYC

 

 

 

About the Gallery:

 

 

The Suzanne Connors Fine Art Gallery represents exceptional contemporary artists for both first time buyers and discerning collectors. SuzConnors Fine Art is a unique and intimate exhibition space in the heart of the Northwood Village historic district in West Palm Beach, FL.  Suzanne Connors fine Arts Gallery features monthly SOLO exhibitions as well as selected group shows throughout the year.  The Gallery is located at 544 Northwood Road. For further information contact: Suzanne Connors  561-841-6779    suzconnorsfineart@gmail.com   www.suzanneconnorsfineart.com

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Durga Garcia Presents at Wellington Art Society

Durga Garcia will be the guest speaker at the Wellington Art Society on March 12th.  A Fine Art Photographer, Durga has a SOLO exhibition in New York City under the auspices of National Association of Women Artists ( NAWA).  This community-minded artist is always available to confer and nurture other artists of all mediums.  The Rickie Report urges you to attend this event to network with other artists and hear Durga!

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

Presents

Durga Garcia, Fine Art Photographer

“Getting Your Artwork Out There!”

 

 

Wednesday, March 12

6:30-8:30 pm

Wellington Community Center


12165 W. Forest Hill Blvd.  Wellington, FL

 

 

The W.A.S. meeting will be held Wednesday, March 12th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. As always, there will be a meet and mingle beginning at 6:30pm with a raffle and fabulous art and art related prizes, with the proceeds going to the Wellington Art Society Scholarship Fund. Also of interest is our Member Spotlight for members to show recent work and tell about their upcoming shows and artist development.  The general meeting begins at 7:00PM with the presentation and demo to follow. The evening’s events are generally over by 8:30. Guests are welcome for a $5 fee.

 

 

 

Durga Garcia

Durga Garcia

 

 

 

 

Durga Garcia is a published, internationally shown, award winning and merited photographer of fine art images and portraits. Her images can be found in numerous public and private collections. She is a South Florida based freelance professional photographer of projects, art for artists and portraits with several long-term projects and books to her credit.

 

 

 

 

 

"Artisans" by Durga Garcia

“Artisans” by Durga Garcia

 

 

 

 

Durga brings a most uncommon background to her pictures with a past that has her living in many countries and across America, working as a racehorse trainer, steeplechase jockey, equine veterinary paramedic, certified art appraiser, yoga teacher and member of the U.S. International Pistol Team.

 

 

 

 

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Durga has parlayed her years of experience as a certified art appraiser into a special talent for conveying those nuanced details. Durga teaches photography at the Armory Art Center; leads monthly photo-talk-walks at Jonathan Dickinson & MacArthur Beach State Parks; lectures on photography for Artist and Photographic groups; hosts a blog of tips and tricks of the business for photographers and is currently writing a “Your First Photography” book. 

 

 

 

 

"Last Cypress Tree" by Durga Garcia

“Last Cypress Tree” by Durga Garcia

 

 

 

Ms. Garcia states, “I strive to make an image that people want to look at closely. To notice subtle nuances, created with light and shadows. My fine art images rarely show identity, have a timeless quality, with often the unexpected, gestures, textures, emotions and are hopefully thought-provoking.”   

 

 

"As We Are" from Durga Garcia's SOLO Exhibit at NAWA Headquarters in New York City

“As We Are” from Durga Garcia’s SOLO Exhibit at NAWA Headquarters in New York City

 

Durga’s work is being highlighted in a SOLO show this March at the N.A.W.A Gallery, 80 Fifth Ave, NYC, March 5 – 28, 2014, titled “As We Are” .  More information about this exhibit is listed below.  She is also taking part  in an International Invitational show, The MALAFOCO PROJECT, Montevideo, Uruguay, March 2014.

 

 

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“As We Are,” a solo show of the works of artist Durga Garcia, opened March 5, 2014 in the intimate N.A.W.A. Gallery. The show is an assemblage of Garcia’s conceptual photographic work including her earliest and memorable dark series “Until Ever After,” her ongoing Allegorical series, and a selection of recent conceptual commissioned portraits.  The connecting theme is female figures and earthy tones with subtle shades of meaning, making the images sensuous and often thought-provoking. “ 

“Garcia discloses her mastery of the photographic medium as well as versatile, playful nature. Reflecting the eerie genre of her inspiration sources, these photographs interpret one of the most elaborated themes in art.”    –Art Critic Ana Bambic Kostov, ArtAscent Magazine December 2013

 

 

 When asked how this show came about, Durga tells The Rickie Report: ”I was standing in the National Association of Women Artists Gallery last November, looking at their logo, thinking I can (photographicly)  do that!   Three months later, my N.A.W.A logo inspired work is the frontis piece for my first solo show, As We Are, and it is at the       National  Association of Women Artists gallery on 5th Ave in NYC, during the National Association of Women Artists 125th anniversary year!  This really is more than I dreamed of, I am so excited!”

 

 

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Durga Garcia’s “Artisans”

Durga goes on to share, “The image has been titled “Artisans”, although in color for the frontis piece, for the fine art version, it is desaturated it for the more muted tones I enjoy.  The plans for the As We Are show after is closes in NYC, are for the show to travel to Hilton Head SC before exhibiting in Florida”

 

 

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Durga’s work can be seen locally in a current group show at the Amory Art Center, “Faculty Exhibit” Feb 21- March 22, 2014.  In addition,  50 of her portraits of working dogs will be shown at Palm Beach College, “BARK” Invitational Exhibit, Fall, 2014 . The photographer’s website is www.durgagarcia.com

 

Re: ”As We Are”-  Solo Exhibition, Durga Garcia  at the  National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (N.A.W.A.) . The exhibit runs through March 28, 2014.  Gallery Hours:  Tuesday through Friday, 10 am – 5 pm. The Gallery is located at 80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1405, New York, NY 10011.  For more information please call 212-675-1616   or e-mail: office@nawa.org

 

 

As always, the evening is for artists and art lovers to hear about all of the exciting projects and initiatives that WAS is involved in and to find out how to participate.

 

Currently the WAS Member Art Show at the Gallery at City Hall features 17 artists and 36 works of art. The Village and Wellington Art Society will host a “Celebrate Creativity” Artists’ Reception  on Tuesday, March 25,from 5:30 –7:00 at the Gallery at City Hall with a demo, Meet the Artists, door prizes, and refreshments. The WAS Member Art Show continues through April 30.

 

The new WAS Members’ Art Showcase beginning March 11, at the Wellington Community Center, lower level is sure to inspire people of all ages who  visit the Community Center. A wide variety of mediums and techniques reveal  the creative artistic expressions and mastery  of our members. The WAS Showcase will continue through mid-June.  Additionally, the Wellington Community Center displays WAS art, original works that are available for sale and are rotated every three months.

 

 

WAS is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, its mission is to educate and encourage originality and productivity among its members and area youth through programs designed to further the advancement of cultural endeavors in Palm Beach County. For more information, visit their website, www.wellingtonartsociety.org  or wellingtonartsociety.blogspot.com

 

Founded in 1981, The Wellington Art Society is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, providing both local and regional artists the platform to share their work, learn more about their craft and serve the community through their art. The Wellington Art Society is open to any resident in Palm Beach County.

 

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