Artists In Florida/Galleria Gilda Gallery Call For Art Exhibit Mark Your Calendars For Public Reception February 11th

What does Valentine’s Day mean to you?  Artists in Florida/Galleria Gilda Gallery is placing a Call For Art to see how you interpret this special day in the art form of your choice.  The Public is Invited to see these works From February 10th to March 8th 2017.  The Rickie Report shares the details about the Call for Art and the Public Reception on February 11th.  Part of the sales proceeds will go to Wayhouse, a women’s addiction recovery organization.



G A L L E R I A         G I L D A


Tuesday – Saturday 11am to 6pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm.




What Does Valentine’s Day Mean To You?

Multi Media Art Exhibition

Public Opening Reception:

February 11, 2017

6-9 pm









Artists can submit up to 5 pieces of artwork for $30.

Due date for submission is 2/8 /2017.

Drop off 2/10 /2017

Opening Reception 2/11/2017.

Part of the sales proceeds will go to Wayhouse, a women’s addiction recovery organization

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Don’t Miss “New Realms Of Working Spaces” January 21 & 22 in Martin County

The First Annual Martin County Open Studio Tour will take place on the weekend of January 21-22, 2017. “New Realms of Working Spaces” will introduce Martin County artists to regional patrons of the arts and provide an intimate look inside the working studio space of local artists. The MCOST event is FREE and OPEN to the public. The tour includes artists working in fiber, ceramics, mixed media, oil, and textured painting. The Rickie Report shares the details and sneak peeks.



Martin County Open Studio Tour

January 21-22, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Daily

 Free and Open to the Public















Tour Brochures will be available at many Martin County Locations, including: Martin County Arts, Martin County Libraries, Elliot Museum, Stuart Art and Supply, Fish House Art Center. Many artists will be performing demonstrations of their techniques at various times during the event. This event is free and open  to the public.


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Top Curators Select Art For The Box Gallery’s “Art Florida 2017 Exhibition” And “Unleashed Art Fair” Premieres

The Box Gallery, under the leadership of Rolando Chang Barrero, announces that top curators have selected pieces for the Gallery’s “Art Florida 2017 Exhibition”.  The exhibit takes place during ArtPalm Beach in conjunction with Art Synergy’s ART WEEK, with a VIP Reception on Friday, January 20th.  The Exhibit is open now through January 28th.  The public is invited.  In addition, a New Arts Venue, “Unleashed Art Fair”, in the West Palm Beach Arts District, hosts a Public Reception on Saturday, January 21st.   The Rickie Report shares the details here.







The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road    West Palm Beach, Florida 33405







The Curator’s Choice

VIP Reception:

Friday,  January 20, 2017

Exhibition Dates: January 7-28, 2017












West Palm Beach-Rolando Chang Barrero has gathered top curators to select the art for the upcoming The Box Gallery’s Art Florida 2017 Exhibition. The ART FLORIDA 2017 Exhibition includes selections by curators: Bruce Helander, Paul Fisher, Jane Hart, Lee Ann Lester, Marisa Pascucci, Noor Blazekovic, Debbie Coles-Dobay and Rolando Chang Barrero.   






ART FLORIDA 2017 was organized by Rolando Chang-Barrero, to emphasize the importance and impact that these art innovators have on the maturation and the vitality of the art and culture scene of South Florida.  From creating international art fairs and publishing critical reviews for the academic art world, to organizing museum exhibitions and sponsoring dialectical symposiums — the collective experience of the selected curators present the work of J.Steven Manolis, Andy Marx, Dana Donaty, Sarah Knouse,  Karla Walter, Carin Wagner, Jon Glaser, Stefan Radu Cretu, and Patrick Willard.



Major Events Sponsored in part by The Box Gallery include….













The Alternative Art Fair

Installation art + Videos + Paintings + Photography + Sculpture + Food
Rolando Chang Barrero of The Box Gallery initiates new art fair during
Art Palm Beach Week 2017 to benefit ART SYNERGY
a 501(c)3 not for profit arts organization

In partnership with Art Synergy and Art Palm Beach

 $5. Donation at the Door



Saturday, January 21, 2017 |7-Midnight

WPB Warehouse District at Elizabeth Station
1500 Elizabeth Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401



A series of site specific installations, paintings, videos, and sculpture by world class artists:

Giannina Coppiano Dwin

Juan Erman Gonzalez

Allison Kotzig

Tania Darshkevich

Raul Vega

Yury Darash

Pavel Perez

Gary Kroman

Rui Maurão


Special outdoor fest including live music, arts and crafts showcase, food and drink samplings.

Musicians and Bands:
In Therapy, Raised by Wolves, Psychic Ghost, Gary Kroman Band, Jessie South and others




Taste and Tour of Grange Market 
Experience Art Synergy during
Art Palm Beach Week 2017
Installation art + Videos + Paintings + Photography + Food

Sponsored by
The Box Gallery Warehouse District WPB Grange Hall Market
Harold’s Coffee Lounge Rabbit Coffee Celis Produce
Steam Horse Brewing Palm Beach Squash Club Zapitios
Frozen Bowl Ice Cream

“Taste and Tour West Palm Beach”









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Four Fascinating Lectures At Lighthouse ArtCenter Set The Stage For “Lunch And Learn”

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is offering “Four Fascinating Lectures” paired with a great dining experience to set the stage for delightful afternoons of “Lunching and Learning.”  Dr. Joan Lipton speaks about “Avant-garde patrons of then unknown artists” (January 23),  Lacy Davisson Doyle discusses “The Women of Abstract Expressionism” (February 23),  Bruce Helander presents “The Joy of Collage-From Braque to Bruce Helander” (March 22) and Kevin Calica focuses on “Strength and Simplicity: 100 ways to live your life as Art” (April 24).  The Rickie Report shares the details and reminds you to register individually or for the series.  






Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery

373 Tequesta Drive  Tequesta, FL 33469



The Public is Invited To:






 Noon to 2 p.m.




Joan Lipton:

Monday, January 23, 2017

Lacy Davisson Doyle

Thursday, February 23

Bruce Helander:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Kevin Calica:

Monday, April 24, 2017



Price: $75 per person with a 10% discount for Lighthouse ArtCenter members. To purchase tickets, or for more information, please call Sheri at (561) 746-3101 or go to


Monday, January 23, 2017

“Important Avant-Garde Patrons of Then Unknown Artists”

by Joan Lipton




At the outset of their careers, both Matisse and Picasso considered themselves very lucky when two sets of patrons collected an abundance of their paintings.   “Two Baltimore ladies,” as Matisse called sisters Clarabel and Etta Cone, bought his Fauve paintings that had been dismissed as wild creations by the critics. Soon they were also purchasing Picassos and other modern masters-to-be. A friend of the Cones, Gertrude Stein and her siblings, Leo and Michael, also added innumerable works by Matisse, Picasso and a host of Post-Impressionists. The gatherings in the Stein home at 27 rue de Fleurus, also known as the “Stein Studio,” brought together confluences of talent and thinking that would help define modernism in literature and art. Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and other dedicated attendees included Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Sinclair Lewis to name a few.

Art historian, Joan Lipton, Ph.D., will share many facts and paintings with her audience, all of which will surprise and excite you. Ms. Lipton has held numerous workshops in colleges, alumni associations, adult education centers and libraries in New York City and New Jersey.





Thursday, February 23, 2017

“The Women of Abstract Expressionism”

by Lacy Davisson Doyle




Lacy Davisson Doyle will present an in-depth look at the work of Helen Frankenthaler, Elaine de Kooning and Lee Krasner. These three women were among the better-known women Abstract Expressionists and contributed outstanding innovation and experimentation to their creative process. Each one presents a different approach and singular vocabulary within their gestural paintings. This talk offers an opportunity to expand what you know about Abstract Expressionism and the women who exhibited alongside the men. 




Ms. Doyle has lectured on modern and contemporary art for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, Christie’s International Auction House, the Colony Club, the Cosmopolitan Club, the Society of The Four Arts, Palm Beach and New York University’s Graduate Visual Arts Administration Program.






Wednesday, March 22, 2017

“The Joy of Collage-From Braque to Bruce Helander”

by Bruce Helander






Renowned collage artist and subject of the book “Curious Collage,” Bruce Helander, will discuss the evolution of collage from its beginnings to the fascinating application of this celebrated medium in contemporary art. Bruce Helander is an art critic, arts writer, curator and artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage. He has a master’s degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the college. He is a former fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and was recently inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.



Mr. Helander’s work is represented in over fifty permanent public collections, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.




Monday, April 24, 2017

“Strength and Simplicity: 100 ways to live your life as Art”

by Kevin Calica








Do you live your life by accident or design?  Designer Kevin Calica lifts his professional gaze from stores and products to focus on daily life.  In his book, “Strength and Simplicity: 100 ways to live your life as Art,”  Calica tells us to look at our life as if it were a room. Does it meet all our needs? Do we love being in it? Is it simple and clean, inviting and well-lit? Is there space in it for someone else?  After this presentation you will want to open this book to any one of its 100 fun, practical, creative ideas and redesign your life. This charming, profound and original work gives new meaning to the term “interior design.”


Kevin Calica is a New York designer who began his career with Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. Many of the world’s leading brands and designers are among his clients and he has been involved in all aspects of design and marketing.


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Behind The Scenes At 28th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival Of Arts: From East Atlantic Avenue To The Ocean

Howard Alan Events celebrates the 28th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, welcoming over 250 artists and tens of thousands in economic impact during this top art festival in the state!  Slated for  January 21st – 22nd, the public is invited to this free event.  The professionally vetted, juried art festival is produced by the Jupiter-based Howard Alan Events (HAE), which has been presenting award-winning art and craft events and helping drive economic growth for more than three decades.  The Rickie Report shares the details, some sneak peeks and a behind the scenes look at how this all comes together.









28th Annual 

Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts 

Saturday, January 21, 2017
10:00 am to 5:00 pm



Sunday, January 22, 2017
10:00 am to 5:00 pm



Free Admission

Located on East Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach from US1 to the Ocean.





The Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts sees more than 250 artists from more than 30 states, as well as other countries. It began as a small show in the parking lot of Atlantic Plaza. Since then, it has grown to encompass East Atlantic Avenue from US 1 east over Atlantic Bridge to Alternate A1A. The Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts is ranked as one of the top art fairs in the United States, with visitors planning vacations around the popular event.




Art lovers and Artists




“The phones start ringing in the summer, when people are making their travel plans for the upcoming season. Everyone wants to know the dates of the Festivals,” says company Founder and President Howard Alan. “Tens of thousands of people visit our area during Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts. Once at the Festival, most attendees will spend at least $30 for food and drink from local restaurants, which quickly adds up to a large impact for the areas’ local economies. This is before taking into account actual hotel rooms booked by the artists themselves, with each staying an average of two nights per show.”



While the economic impact reveals the longstanding appeal of the venerable Howard Alan Events’ Art Festivals to area businesses and municipalities, the fans of the Festivals cite the free admission, free parking and the high-quality and diversity of the art itself as the reasons for their lasting appeal.



Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts



Prior to becoming a participating artist in a Howard Alan Event, artists must submit samples of their works for independent review by a professional vetter who will judge the artistic quality of the pieces. As important as that process is for the show, of equal importance is a sample of the artist’s display. Each artist must submit a photograph of how their works will be displayed during the Festival itself. Even with the art being of high quality, if the artist cannot display his or her work up to the standards of an HAE fair, the application is not accepted.




Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts



For more information on these, or the nearly 80 other professional Art and Craft shows produced each year, please visit or call 561-746-6615.

About Howard Alan Events, Inc.:

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





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Artisans On The Ave Features “Fire And Wood” Artists, Nancy Bernardeau And Robert Hunter

Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth  will feature two of their over 40 artists, Nancy Bernardeau and Robert Hunter.  “Fire and Wood” will open with a Free Public Reception on Friday, January 20th.  Meet the artists as they share their creations made with Raku firing techniques and exotic woods.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.  







Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561-582-3300     561-762-8162



The Public Is Invited:

“Fire and Wood”


Opening Reception:

Friday, January 20, 2017

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







Pottery Vessel by Nancy Bernardeau


The Magic of Raku: Nancy Bernardeau



When most potters think of raku firing, they think of what should technically be referred to as “American” or “Western” raku: a process in which work is removed from the kiln at bright red heat and subjected to post-firing reduction (or smoking) by being placed in containers of combustible materials, which blackens raw clay and causes crazing in the glaze surface. This raku firing process has a huge draw for many potters because of its excitement and unpredictability. Raku is perfect for potters and ceramic artists who are ready to experiment with custom glazes, or for those who have grown tired of their own tried and true glazes.




Pottery Vessel by Nancy Bernardeau


Nancy Bernardeau tells us, “Raku firing is one of the most exciting processes in ceramics. After you place your pottery into a raku kiln, the anticipation builds as you wait for that final moment when the intense heat begins to melt the raku glazes. It is so dramatic to open up a kiln when it is glowing red hot at around 1832 degrees Fahrenheit. Of course there is danger involved, making it even more exciting and adrenaline producing! So she gear’s up with her respirator, high temperature gloves, and clothing that completely covers and protects from the intense heat. Raku firing gives me the “instant gratification” of seeing my results a lot more rapidly than waiting hours for a kiln to fire and then cool down”.








“Being directly involved in the firing and reduction process, since I place each piece in a container with combustibles, set it up in flames and put a tight cover on it so it smokes and smolders. This reduction or deprivation of oxygen is what creates the dramatic blacks and crackles, a signature of Raku pottery. The magic then continues when the pot is taken out of the container and scrubbed clean under water. The beautiful colors then reveal themselves in sometimes unexpected ways”!

The Patterns of Wood: Robert Hunter





Exotic Wood Trays by Robert Hunter


Whether it be a cutting board or a coffee table, the grains and colors of the woods are the focus of artist Robert Hunter. He is fascinated with what causes the different patterns to occur in the woods; from wind or rain; too much or too little sun, or to the tiny insects that boar the holes that cause the streaks in Ambrosia Maple. With the exotic woods, he works with, the pieces will always be one of a kind.






One of a Kind Candle Holder by Robert Hunter



Robert Hunter is always surprised by what he finds under the bark of a tree and how it will lend itself to the beauty of that specific creation. His unique items of wood art are seen as a contemporary artistic medium, used in traditional and modern styles.  Wood offers a fascination, beauty, and complexity in the grain.




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

630 Lake Avenue Lake Worth, FL 33460



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National League Of American Pen Women Fort Lauderdale Branch Announces Call For Art

The Fort Lauderdale Branch of National League of American Pen Women share a Call for Artists for a juried exhibition of all media. The event takes place at the Herb Skolnick Community Center in Pompano Beach, FL.  The public is invited to an Awards Luncheon on Friday, February 10th.  The juror, Lark Keeler, currently serves on the faculty of the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges the artists to apply – and art patrons to visit the exhibit, which is open February 1st through March 1st.














February 1 through March 1, 2017  


Friday, February 10, 2017  

11:30 AM

Reservations necessary




Herb Skolnick Community Center


800 SW 36th Avenue   Pompano Beach, FL 33069










About the National League of American Pen Women:

Since its founding in 1897 by Marian Longfellow O’Donoghue, Henry Longfellow’s niece, the League seeks to create progression and advancement in visual arts, literary work, and musical composition. As the oldest and largest women’s arts organization, members share their creativity in a number of ways, including workshops, exhibitions, discussion groups, performances, demonstrations and lectures, fostering networking and friendships among members, while maintaining a high, broad standard of work, effort and strength that comes from the union. Each year the Fort Lauderdale Branch awards three $1,000 scholarships to a high school senior woman who has been accepted and enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college, university or technical school.



For additional information please call 954-961-6067 




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Vivid Arts App Offers Free Details For Three Florida Art Fairs And Festivals

Vivid Arts will offer a free App experience for three South Florida Events in January.  The culturally curious will now have the digital tools to enjoy Art Synergy at Art Palm Beach Week 2017, Continuum West Palm Beach and Art Fort Lauderdale with the upcoming update in the Vivid Arts iOS app.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.








Discover | Share | Grow
Empowering The Culturally Curious Through Technology



Here’s the link: Vivid Arts on the App Store



Vivid Arts, a digital platform focused on growing the arts and culture community through a connected and unified platform, recently launched an update to their iOS app that integrates events and enhances the user experience. The updated ‘Live Events’ features will act as a digital tour guide and give users the info and tools to know what’s going on at each event. Users will be able to get Google Maps directions directly to the event, see each event’s show lineup as well as the event’s participating artists, and share their photos taken from the Vivid Arts app directly to social media or to their friends.


“We’re excited just to be part of these fantastic upcoming South Florida art events,” Edgar Garcia, Founder of Vivid Arts, said. “Vivid Arts is extremely proud to simplify the experience from start to finish for attendees.”






  • Art Synergy at Art Palm Beach Week 2017 will produce more than 65 exhibitions throughout the nine Palm Beach County Art Districts in January 2017 during Art Palm Beach week. The nine art districts are: Antique Row, Artists Alley, Boynton Beach Art District, Lake Park and North Palm Beach Art District, Lake Worth Arts, Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, and Worth Ave.

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  • Continuum West Palm Beach’s mission is to collaborate different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community. This event will be located in CityPlace at the former Brookstone store and is in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC.




  • Art Fort Lauderdale is a revolutionary art fair hosted at properties on the intracoastal waterways in Fort Lauderdale – incorporating a different approach to view, interact and purchase art. It will be an outlet that will give artists the opportunity to showcase their work whether they are independent or being represented by a gallery.


In addition, Vivid Arts is proud to announce it has brought on a Digital Advertising Specialist and a marketing intern to their team, Omer Usta and Deanna Campbell, respectively.  Mr. Usta has a B.A. in Business Administration from Yeditepe University in Istanbul  Turkey, and twelve years of work experience in digital marketing. Most recently, Omer has worked with the Turkish power comparison platform, Seçelektrik, and Ram Marketing Group in Coconut Creek, Fla.  Ms. Campbell has a B.A. in Marketing from Florida Atlantic University. She will take take on some project management and digital marketing responsibilities.



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Continuum WPB Announces 2017 Featured Artists And Events From January 19 – 28th

CONTINUUM WPB Arts is a pop-up multi-media art fair in the downtown City of WPB during ArtPalmBeach Week exhibiting regional South Florida artists. The event is a two-week expo exploring innovative art programming for the community. The mission is to collaborate different artistic disciplines while enhancing the community. The event, which is in its fourth year, will be located at CityPlace at the former Brookstone store front.  It is in partnership with ArtPalmBeach and Art Synergy, produced by ATB Fine Artists & Designers LLC.  The Rickie Report shares the details, list of artists and some sneak peeks.  Get your calendars out now!  Some events are FREE, while others benefit local charities.  See the article for ticket details.




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Located At The Former Brookstone Store

700 South Rosemary Avenue Set 120

    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

January  19 – 28,  2017











Wednesday, January 18, 2017

ArtPalmBeach VIP After Party

9:00pm-Until ???



Curators: Anthony Burks Sr., Trina Slade Burks, Craig McInnis


Thursday, January 19, 2017



Sneakers for Auction by Jennifer Love Gironda



V.I.P. Black Tie & Sneakers Fundraiser Gala

7:30 -10:00 pm




Sneakers and Black Tie!



Friday, January 20, 2017



Continuum Artwork, 2016

Celebrate the Artists

(Awards Ceremony)/Live Painting

6:00 -10:00pm



Live Painting


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Young Masters of CONTINUUM WPB

(Workshops, Meet the Young Artists)

Noon – 9:00pm

Sunday, January 22, 2017


Brunch & Lecture   11:30 am – 2:00pm

Meet the Artists     3:00 – 5:00pm




Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Artists Lunch & Lecture         Noon -3:00pm
Meet the Curators                    7:00 – 9:00pm



Panel Discussion



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Gallery Open



Photography by Barry Seidman


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Quarter Auction Fundraiser

7:00- 10:00pm



Continuum 2016 Small works of art by Nicole Gallucio (Photo courtesy of Durga Garcia)


Friday, January 27, 2017

Music Night

7:00- 10:00pm



Music Photo Courtesy of Annette Meyer


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Melange to Go-Fashion Meets Art

6:00- 10:00pm


Wearable Art Accessories by Shakeera Thomas ( Photo courtesy of Durga Garcia)


For Tickets:




The Artists of 2017:

Adriana Ficarelli
Adriano Ficarelli
Agata Ren
Amanda Valdes
Anthony Burks Sr
Barry Seidman
Bonnie Bruner
Cangshu Gran
Carole Lebrun
Caron Bowman
Chad Steve
Craig McInnis
Diane Lublinski
Eduardo Mendieta
Emmanuel Gonzales
Erika Cespedes
Gary Kroman
Genie Fritchey
Gill Alexander
Hazel Griffiths
Hegina Rodrigues
Henriett Michel
Ilene Adams
James Rabidoux
JoAnne Berkow
Jodi Luby
Karla Walter
Kathryn Schumacher
Kristin Pavick
Lenore Robins
Leo Arbeznik
Linda Relis
Lisa Johnson
Luke Gardner
Lynn Doyal
Manon Sander
Maria Tritico
Mark Allen
Mark Walnock
Nicole Gallucio
O’real Bluntson
Orlando Chiang
Paola Gracey
Patricia Levey
Rita Boutros
Robert Moore
Ron Garrett
Sarah Knouse
Shakeera Thomas
Tony Curry
Tonya Akins
Tracy Guiteau
Tristyn Bustamante


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Faculty Exhibit And Specialty Workshops Abound At Boca Museum School Of Art

The Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Art School is offering WORKSHOPS 
open for beginning to experienced artists. Each workshop can be an excellent introduction to a new medium to enrich your artwork, refresh your skills or reignite your creativity. The workshops are conducted by accomplished artist-instructors of the Art School. Explore Painting Abstracts, Making Masks, Ikebana vessels and Black Coral jewelry. The Rickie Report shares the details about these and the Faculty Art Exhibit which is opening in the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park, January 31 to February 28. 






Boca Raton Museum of Art – The Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road     Boca Raton FL 33486





Stand Up To Paint Abstracts!




Oil Painting by Walter O’Neill




Paint in a vertical format in this workshop by hanging your canvas on the wall. This ensures that you use your entire body in the process of painting instead of only using your hand and wrist. Working on large canvases with big brushes, students explore composition, mark making, personal symbols, and layering. Re-energize your painting by being completely intuitive and spontaneous.  Whether your style is loud and energizing or calm and relaxed, learn to trust your own artistic urges while taking risks to create powerful art. This 2-day atelier is for expanding your reach, experimenting, and discovering. (45 minute lunch break)

Sunday / Monday, January 15 and 16
10 AM to 5 PM
Instructor: Eydi Lampasona
  Tuition: $185, Material Fee: $20



Masks: Many Faces, Many Selves




The human need to mask reveals a desire to take on other identities, transcend limitations, and be renewed, or protected. Creating masks can be an outrageously fun way to find hidden aspects of oneself. Create a mask to affirm your inner spirit or take on a new identity. Your completed mask can be worn, displayed as a work of art, or used as your private talisman. (45 minute lunch break)

Monday, January 15, 10 AM to 3 PM 
Instructor: Genie Appel-Cohen
Tuition: $60, Material Fee: $15







Ikebana Ceramics Vessel


Using the basic slab method of creating with clay, construct one or two containers/vases for ikebana flower arranging. Containers will be fired, glazed and ready for use in ten days.

Monday, January 15, 10 AM to 1 PM 
Instructor: Catalina Aguirre Hoffman and Abbey Funk
Tuition: $60, Lab Fee: $15




Florida Black Coral Jewelry


Join expert Jeweler Don Dietz in this exciting workshop in which you create your own unique jewelry using Florida black coral. The workshop includes how to collect coral, smoothing and polishing, forming it into shapes, and assembling it with sterling silver findings. Material Fee $30

Instructor: Don Dietz
Saturday, January 21, NOON – 4:30 PM
Tuition: $110






“Faculty exhibit / 5 by 5”





“Moon Song” by Andrea Huffman


This year The Boca Museum Art School is starting something different. Rather than the usual one artwork by each faculty member, this year five faculty artists have been invited to exhibit five artworks. This provides the viewer a broader understanding of the artist work. The artists in this first ‘selections’ exhibit are: Andrea Huffman, Teresa Kirk, Miles Laventhall, Allan Pierce, and Roxene Sloate. The Exhibition runs January 31 to March 12, 2017  in the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Mizner Park.



For more information about these workshops, classes, exhibits and other events please visit:

Boca Raton Museum Art School
801 W. Palmetto Road Boca Raton FL 33486






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