Wellington Art Society Features Ralph Papa Plus Scholarship Winners

The final meeting of their season, the Wellington Art Society will feature a presentation/demonstration by Plein Air artist, Ralph Papa.   In addition, the WAS Scholarships will be awarded.  The public is welcome to attend. The Rickie Report reminds artists that this is a outstanding opportunity to network!  We share the details here.

 

 

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Wellington Art Society

 

Invites You

 

Wednesday, May 14th

    6:30-9:00 pm

 

 

Wellington Community Center

12165 West Forest Hill Blvd.    Wellington, FL

 

 

The Wellington Art Society meeting will be held Wednesday, May 14th at the Wellington Community Center, 12165 West Forest Hill Blvd. The last meeting of our season will feature our WAS Scholarship Awards Presentation  along with a presentation/demo by guest Plein Aire Artist Ralph Papa.
The WAS Meeting social time will begin at  6:30 with time to meet the Scholarship Awards Student recipients, their parents and siblings,during our WAS Scholarship Award Reception.  Students will show examples of their work and talk with WAS members about their art and  future plans.  At 7:00 pm, we will award 5 WAS $1000.00 Scholarships  to  5 local High School Students.

 

This year’s recipients are:   Raymond Burks (Suncoast High School), Isabella Pezzulo (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Arnauld Sylvain (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Laura Gordon (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Oliver Pennanen (Dreyfoos School of the Arts).

 

This will be followed by our WAS Member Spotlight,Fabulous Raffle, Announcements, and our guest Artist- Ralph Papa and his En Plein Air Presentation at 7:30-8:30.

 

 

Ralph Papa's Gallery

Ralph Papa’s Gallery

 

Ralph Papa was born and raised in Manhattan and studied art and architecture in New York at Queens College and CCNY and at the Art Students League. His paintings range from studio works composed of real and imagined themes to figurative, portraits and plein air paintings.

 

Loxahatchee Wetlands by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

Loxahatchee Wetlands by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

 

 

Many of his studio works are larger than life faces creating pensive moods with feelings of isolation and loneliness.  Beginning in the mid 1980′s, he painted on-location in New York’s Hudson Valley and Long Island Hamptons and later in Palm Beach County Florida.

 

 

"Bennys on the Beach" by Ralph Papa, (courtesy of his website)

“Bennys on the Beach” by Ralph Papa, (courtesy of his website)

 

The subjects of his paintings are often from nature, life experiences and personal reflections of family and friends. Most recent works are plein air landscapes and studio paintings of imaginative compositions that visually link him with artists he very much admires.

 

 

"Montauk Bluffs" by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

“Montauk Bluffs” by Ralph Papa (courtesy of his website)

 

 

Papa teaches drawing and painting at his Delray studio and at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. He is a member of the Garrison Art Center, the Delray Art League, Past President of the Artists’ Guild of the Boca Museum and co-founder of ‘Plein Air Painters of Palm Beach’. His works are in public and private collections in the U.S. and Canada and can be seen in galleries in Boynton and in Delray Beach at his studio, the Artists’ Guild Gallery and on his website at www.papagallery.com.

 

"Sunrise" by Ralph Papa - on curved wood panel (courtesy of his website)

“Sunrise” by Ralph Papa – on curved wood panel (courtesy of his website)

 

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

 

Wellington Art Society has ongoing art exhibitions at the beautiful Wellington City Hall gallery. These exhibitions rotate every few months and are juried shows with artwork submitted by Wellington Art Society’s over 100 members. Most of the work is for sale and it is a great  opportunity to see and buy fabulous local art.

 

The current show features 17 WAS members. The artwork includes photography, mixed media, watercolor, oil pastel and acrylic media. Tours are given between 11:00am and noon, and will continue to be offered the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month between 11:00am and noon.

 

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Tours are free to the public and are available for small groups or individuals. Please meet in the lobby Wellington City Hall at 12300 Forest Hill Blvd, Wellington, Fl 33414. For additional information, please contact: Bobbin Salisbury, 561.762.8654.  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.orgwellingtonartsociety.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.

 

 

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

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561-537-0291

Photography Workshop Focuses on Human Form in the Natural Environment

The Artists in Florida is sponsoring a special workshop focused on capturing the human form in the natural environment.  On April 19th, Robert Swinson will lead the small group by providing technical support and guidance as they explore the effects of texture, light and form.  Participants will work with an accomplished figure model and the workshop will take place at a private botanical preserve in Palm Beach County.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges those interested in signing up – this is limited to 8 participants!

 

 

Artists in Florida

Presents:

A Small Group Workshop

Photographing the Human Form

in the Natural Environment

 

 

 

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Robert Swinson

 

 

Photo by Robert Swinson

Photo by Robert Swinson

 

 

With over thirty five years experience in photography encompassing 35mm through large format studio cameras Robert has worked with many artistic and commercial uses of photography and graphics arts. His professional roles have included commercial desktop publishing, color separation for the printing industry, studio photography for both large products and portraiture, location in fashion and product to now include video and film production work with lighting and camera work. He has done this while working in commercial printing, professional video and film production, and corporate marketing in several industries.

 

 

 

Photo by Robert Swinson

Photo by Robert Swinson

 

 

 

In recent years Robert has added the role of instructor and mentor with his classes in basic photography through studio lighting and figure classes and workshops. He spent three years with the Palm Beach Photographic Centre as volunteer coordinator and teaching assistant before joining the Armory Art Center in 2008 to teach basic and intermediate photography along with studio figure photography. Currently he hosts the Photo Salon, a twice monthly meeting of photographers at the Armory. His photographic work is seen in exhibitions as well as being published commercially.

 

 

For more information about this please contact Jackee  at  561. 714. 4871 or email info@artinfl.org  or visit www.artinfl.org

 

 

 

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OSGS Gallery Offers Online Art Auction to Benefit Place of Hope

On Tuesday, February 4, OSGS|Ortiz-Smykla Gallery-Studio of West Palm Beach, FL, will launch an online charitable art auction to benefit Place of Hope.  Oil, pastel, plein air, giclee and acrylic paintings, ceramics, photography, jewelry, digital art, pigment-glass antique doily design dinner plates, mixed media on wood, silk screen prints, and mobiles were graciously donated by talented artists and the children at Place of Hope.  The Rickie Report urges you to go online and bid!  We share the details about the auction and an interview with SarahAnne Livoti from Place of HopeThe online auction opens on Tuesday, February 4 and closes on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14 at 6 pm.

 

 

 

 

OSGS Gallery in Northwood

Runs Online Art Auction

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Support

Place of Hope

Virtual Auction Opens Tuesday February 4, 2014

 

 

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 On Tuesday, February 4, OSGS|Ortiz-Smykla Gallery-Studio of West Palm Beach, Florida, will launch an online charitable art auction to benefit Place of Hope Oil, pastel, plein air, giclee and acrylic paintings, ceramics, photography, jewelry, digital art, pigment-glass antique doily design dinner plates, mixed media on wood, silk screen prints, and mobiles were graciously donated by talented artists and the children at Place of Hope.  The online auction opens on Tuesday, February 4 and closes on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14 at 6 pm

 

Visit the online art auction now: biddingforgood.com/PlaceofHope for an early look at art for your home and/or workplace.

 

 

Dinner Set, handmade glass

Dinner Set, handmade glass

 

 

 

Place of Hope is a unique faith-based, state-licensed child welfare organization providing family-style foster care; family outreach and intervention; maternity care; safety for victims of domestic minor sex trafficking; transitional housing and support services; adoption and foster care recruitment and support; and hope and healing opportunities for children and families who have been traumatized by abuse and neglect throughout our region.

 

 

 

"Newport Coast"

“Newport Coast”

 

 

The Rickie Report spoke with Sarah Anne Livoti about Place of Hope.  It is hard to imagine this large and extensive organization grew out of the desire of Christ Fellowship Church to reach out and help just one child.  While their program is faith-based, one does not need to be a believer to get involved.  

 

 

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Necklace

 

 

 

We noticed that at “Seven Stars”, craft projects are a regular part of the routine.  Sarah was excited at the idea of local artists volunteering a few hours of their time to feature a craft or art project for a group of children.  She stressed that this does not have to be a long-term commitment  (though Place of Hope welcomes those as well).

 

 

 

"Name That Tune"

“Name That Tune”

 

 

Since the children at Place of Hope range in 5 to 18 years of age, their needs vary.  Experiencing art with a community-cased artist would give them a new, inspiring experience. In addition, volunteers can speak about how to open a bank account, how to register to vote or share a beneficial skill that will make a difference in the lives for their future.  Sharing information about your career can ignite a spark that will take a child further into a positive life situation.

 

 

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“Shape Shifter” mobile

 

 

When asked about direct donations, Sarah referred to the exciting online auction being spearheaded by Evelyn Ortiz Smykla and Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla of OSGS Gallery.  Offers of art materials are always welcome and they are most welcome with someone to lead an activity. 

 

 

"Born to Die"

“Born to Die”

 

 

For more information about volunteering, please go to  their website and click on “contact us” or “take action”.  Everyone is welcome to attend a tour and learn more.  The Rickie Report knows that helping a child now will make our communities better places in the future.

 

 

"Night Moves"

“Night Moves”

 

Place of Hope is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization.  All winning bids are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.   To learn more about Place of Hope visit http://www.PlaceofHope.com.

 

SarahAnne Livoti    Special Projects Manager  Place of Hope
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: 561.775.7195 I f: 561.775.1758 I 8www.placeofhope.com
9078 Isaiah Lane I Palm Beach Gardens I FL I 33418

“Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless…” Isaiah 1:17

 

 

"Tropical Garden Scene"

“Tropical Garden Scene”

 

For more information about art and custom framing at OSGS|Ortiz-Smykla Gallery-Studio, visit their website at http://www.OSGSArt.com,http://www.facebook.com/OSGSArt.

 

 

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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Flying? The Art Exhibit at the Airport Will Surprise You!

Images of air travel can bring anxiety and stress.  When you walk through Palm Beach International Airport, the art images from Palm Beach County artists will surely ease those feelings.  The public is invited to a Reception to Meet the Artists on January 15th.  The Rickie Report urges you to take a few minutes to look at the artwork that helps make PBIA different than any other airport in the world!

 

“Art at the Airport” Exhibition at

Palm Beach International Airport

 

The public is invited

 

Artist Reception 

 

January 15, 2014

 

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

 

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 The public is invited to a Reception on Wednesday, January 15th to meet the artists.  Twenty works selected by the County’s Public Art Committee are currently on exhibition in the Airport’s Concession Level 2.  The Reception will be held from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  

 

"Woman's World" by  Kucera

“Woman’s World” by Erik Kucera

 

Artists interested in receiving “Calls to Artists” for upcoming airport exhibitions and other Art in Public Places projects can submit their contact information through the Artists’ Registry page of Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places website http://www.pbcgov.com/art/FDORegistry.aspx  or contact Elayna Toby Singer (561) 233-0235

 

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“Summer Escape” by Joan Therien

 

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Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Grants Over $54,000 to Arts Organizations

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County has granted tens of thousands of dollars to local non-profit arts organizations as part of the SmARTBiz program sponsored by the Cultural Council and PNC Bank. The program’s philosophy is really an equation: Good arts in a community = good quality of life = strong business development.  The Rickie Report is pleased to share the details with you in this article.

 

 

 

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Tens of Thousands in Grants Awarded to Palm Beach County Arts Organizations

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County has granted tens of thousands of dollars to local non-profit arts organizations as part of the SmARTBiz program sponsored by the Cultural Council and PNC Bank. The program’s philosophy is really an equation: Good arts in a community = good quality of life = strong business development.
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(left to right): Craig Grant, PNC Bank Regional President; Andrew Aiken, Palm Beach
Zoo; Lew Crampton, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium; Pam Miller, Center for Creative  Education; Bryan DeFrances, Delray Beach Center for the Arts; Beth Clark, Young Singers of the  Palm Beaches; Les Deck, Delray Beach Chorale; John Blades, Flagler Museum; Edith Bush,  Martin Luther King, Jr. Coordinating Committee; Allen Sistrunk, Mounts Botanical Garden; Daniel Biaggi, Palm Beach Opera; Bonnie LeMay, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.

Eleven non-profit organizations received a total of over $54,000 in grants during the SmARTBiz Summit held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on December 10. The third annual event provided informative business, financial and marketing sessions, as well as dynamic speakers, including billionaire philanthropist William Koch.

 

 

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(left to right) William Koch, President and CEO of Oxbow Carbon, LLC; Rena Blades,
President and CEO of Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

 

The day-long program, which attracted more than 200 attendees representing arts organization all over Palm Beach County, also helped guide non-profit organizations in how to improve the efficiency of their operations.

 

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(left to right): Robin Bernstein; Rena Blades, President & CEO Cultural Council of Palm Beach
County; Bill Parmelee, Board Member Cultural Council of Palm Beach County; Richard Bernstein

 

Cultural Council Director of  Grants Jan Rodusky says “Each year SmARTBiz gives us an opportunity to bring together our local arts and business communities to learn from each other, and inspire them to do great things in Palm Beach County.”

 

 

 

“The collaboration between SmARTBiz and the grant recipient organizations will present many opportunities for training that will lead to concrete connections between business and the arts at the partner institutions,” says Craig Grant, PNC regional president for eastern Florida. “At PNC, we understand that a rich arts community is a significant driver of our economic success, but most importantly, children who learn about the arts early in life are more likely to remain involved and connected to the arts later on.”

 

 

Grant recipients this year are from the Palm Beach Zoo, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, Center for Creative Education, Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, Delray Beach Chorale, Flagler Museum, Martin Luther King, Jr. Coordinating Committee, Mounts Botanical Garden, Palm Beach Opera and Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.

 

 

 

About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County: The Cultural Council is the official arts and culture support agency for Palm Beach County serving non-profit organizations, individual artists and arts districts. The Council markets the county’s cultural experiences to visitors and residents, administers grants, expands arts and cultural education, advocates for funding and arts-friendly policies and serves the arts community through capacity building training and exposure to funders and audiences. Connect with the Council at www.palmbeachculture.com, or 561-471-2901.

About PNC:  PNC Bank, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC). PNC (www.pnc.com) is one of the nation’s largest diversified financial services organizations providing retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. Follow @PNCNews on Twitter for breaking news, updates and announcements from PNC.

 

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561-537-0291

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Welcomes Bebe Novick-Brodigan

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County announced that Bebe Novick-Brodigan has joined the Council as its new Public Relations Coordinator.  The Rickie Report welcomes Bebe, whose professional experience shows a depth of knowledge of this area.  We urge artists and art-related organizations to introduce themselves!  More details are in this article.

 

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Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Announces

New Public Relations Coordinator

Bebe Novick-Brodigan 

 

 

 

 

 

Rena Blades, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County announced today Bebe Novick-Brodigan has joined the Council as its new Public Relations Coordinator as of October 28th.

 

Novick-Brodigan is a communications professional with over 20 years of experience in television news – a majority of that time as assistant news director and special projects manager at WPEC-TV, CBS 12 in West Palm Beach. Prior to that, she worked in television news in Macon, Georgia and Gainesville, Florida. Most recently, she served as communications director at the Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy in West Palm Beach, handling the school’s newsletters, public relations and social media. Novick-Brodigan has also worked as an independent television producer for “Komen for the Cure,” and as a freelance writer.

 

She plans to bring an awareness of the depth and quality of the cultural offerings available to both residents and visitors to the Palm Beaches. “Palm Beach County is my home, and I am so proud to represent an organization like the Cultural Council which serves our community’s artists in such a unique way,” she said.

 

“We are very excited about working with Bebe in promoting the work of local arts organizations and individual artists in Palm Beach County,” said Marilyn Bauer, director of marketing and government affairs for the Council. “Her experience in public relations and television production will also help us to reach cultural tourists across the country. We ae committed to increasing cultural tourism to the county and helping our member organizations build audience.”

 

Novick-Brodigan is a native of Miami Beach, and a graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications.  Novick-Brodigan may be reached at bbrodigan@palmbeachculture.com or 561-471-1602.

 

About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County:

The Cultural Council is Palm Beach County’s official arts agency and serves non-profit cultural organizations and professional artists throughout the county. The Cultural Council’s responsibilities include marketing the county’s cultural experiences to visitors and residents, administering grants to organizations and artists, expanding arts and cultural education opportunities, advocating for funding and arts-friendly policies, and serving cultural organizations and artists through capacity building training and exposure to funders and audiences. For more information, please visit www.palmbeachculture.com.

 

Admission to the Cultural Council’s galleries, Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Information Center and Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 

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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Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Approaching 1st Anniversary, OSGS Celebrates All Things Art!

Ortiz| Smykla| Gallery| Studio (OSGS) is kicking off the new Season and approaching their 1 year Anniversary!  To make sure you are all up-to-date with our events and happenings The Rickie Report applauds Jonathon and Evelyn Ortiz Smykla for enlarging the vibrant art scene in Northwood Village!  This article includes a Call to Artists and details about MANY events you will want to be part of!

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OSGS Artists Currently on Exhibit:

Claudia Bloch
Sheree Blum
Gail Erickson
Luke Gardner
Jeff Green
Henri Louis Hirschfeld
Irene Jalowayski

Helen Kagan
Ian Levinson
Lew Mayer

Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
Juan Plaza
Molly Potter
John Rachell
Julie Roberts
Tim Rivers
Steve Wallace

 

 

Northwood Village Art Walk 

Northwood Village Art Walk is officially underway.  Our next guided tour is happening on Saturday, November 9th  at 6pm.  A one hour guided tour that will take you to select gallery spaces and provide a brief history of the area.  To purchase tickets for you, family and friends please visit the website:
http://northwoodartwalk.com/the-guided-tour.html
Space is limited to 16 persons per tour with a ticket price of $15.
If you would like to learn even more, visit the Art Walk Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/NorthwoodArtWalk?ref=br_tf
The Art Walk will occur monthly, the Second Saturday of each month.

 

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OSGS Custom Framing

 

 OSGS Custom Framing has been active and we are now offering a great discount on Groupon!  To purchase a discounted rate on framing please visit:
http://www.groupon.com/deals/osgs-ortiz-smykla-gallery-studio?pt=aUYZRtjAAAAARnCRwrDFTxe6NVDws4olq
We are offering two options – 1) $25 for $50 worth of framing or 2) $40 for $100 worth of framing.  This is a great way to take advantage of our more detailed framing options and excellent preservation materials.  We offer an extended line of frames, glass, mat boards, and design advice!

 

Art & Wine Promenade – Halloween Edition!


On October 25th (Friday), Northwood Village invites you to our special Halloween edition of the Art & Wine Promenade.  There will be a FREE Halloween Themed Photo Booth, a Halloween Costume Contest (With Prizes!), and Treats for All Ages.  This is a great way to have some family fun and to learn more about all that Northwood Village has to offer.

 

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ArtPalmBeach Announces Art Synergy!

 

 OSGS is proud to be part of this year’s Art Palm Beach programming!!  January 23-28, 2014!

 

Lee Ann Lester, Organizer of ArtPalmBeach Contemporary Art Fair, announced today the launch of the first Art Synergy Art Week during the upcoming ArtPalmBeach art fair.

 

“Art Synergy is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community”, said Craig McInnis, West Palm Beach Art District Coordinator. Initiated by Lee Ann Lester, Fair Organizer in coordination with local gallery owners Rolando Barrero, Craig McInnis, and Freddy Hennevelt, Art Synergy is a coordinated five day event with over 60 galleries, studios, non-profit art exhibition institutions and museums in six art districts throughout Palm Beach County during the five day fair, Jan. 23-28th.

 

Lee Ann Lester, Founder and Organizer of ArtPalmBeach, “Palm Beach County has a great legacy in supporting the arts and is home to many of Florida’s leading art and cultural institutions. Art Synergy will create a new bridge for winter residents and ArtPalmBeach visitors to explore this cultural legacy and create an annual destination to enjoy Palm Beach County Art Week events.”

 

Each art district will offer a weekend of scheduled gallery walks, symposiums, open studio visits, special exhibitions, poetry readings, architectural tours, film previews and art performances. Maps and schedules of events will be available as well as The Participating Art Districts include:

 

  • Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach
  • Clematis Street & West Palm Beach
  • S. Dixie Highway Arts & Antiques District, West Palm Beach
  • Palm Beach Worth Avenue
  • Boynton Beach
  • Lake Worth

 

Call To Artists – OSGS is seeking Artists to Represent!

We at OSGS are always seeking out new artists to represent.  Now is the time to inquire about our availability and membership opportunities.  Space is Limited!  Take advantage now of the upcoming exposure heading our way. 

 

Visit our website for more information about us:  http://www.osgsart.com/
Evelyn Ortiz Smykla & Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla
OSGS Ortiz-Smykla|Gallery-Studio
p: 561-833-2223
e: OSGSart@hotmail.com      www.OSGSart.com       
Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OSGSart

 

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

Free Grant Workshop! South Florida Cultural Consortium 2014

The Rickie Report hopes you will take advantage of this FREE application workshop from the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.  The South Florida Cultural Consortium 2014 Visual and Media Artist Fellowship awards thousands of dollars annually.  RSVP to save your set today!

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Calling all Palm Beach County artists!

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County invites you to attend a FREE South Florida Cultural Consortium 2014 Visual and Media Artist  Fellowship Application Workshop on October 3rd  from 1:00-2:30 PM at the Cultural Council’s Headquarters

Thousands of dollars awarded annually – RSVP to save your seat today!

 

 

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County invites artists who live or work in Palm Beach County to attend a FREE workshop planned to assist in the grant application process for the 2014 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship awards. The workshop will take place 1 p.m., Oct. 3rd at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Avenue, in Lake Worth. To register, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SFCCOCT3

Demystifying the Process:
How are recipients selected and how can an applicant improve his/her chances of being noticed? Find out at the Oct. 3rd FREE 90-minute workshop.

General Information:
The South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC) is a partnership among the local arts agencies of Palm Beach, Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. In Palm Beach County, the SFCC is largely supported by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners. The SFCC’s Fellowship program is intended to nurture the artistic development of eligible visual and media artists who reside in one of these counties. Fellowships are not project-based; recipients may use the Fellowships according to their individual needs.

Fellowship Amounts:
Fellowships of $15,000 and $7,500 are awarded to selected visual and media artists from Palm Beach, Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
Eligibility:
All emerging, mid-career and established South Florida professional artists (those residing in Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe or Palm Beach counties) are eligible to apply.

The Consortium defines a professional artist as a person who has created a recognized body of original works of art within an artistic discipline over a sustained period of time, and who is striving to achieve the highest level of professional recognition.

You may apply if you’re an artist serving as a volunteer on the boards, committees, task forces and/or similar advisory bodies of South Florida Cultural Consortium member agencies, so long as you’re not directly involved with the decision-making process for the Fellowship program.

Applicants must be over 18 years of age
Previous winners must wait five years if they were awarded $15,000, and three  years if they were awarded $7,500.
·         Applications available online
·         Deadline to apply is Friday, October 25, 2013

About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County:

 

The Cultural Council is Palm Beach County’s official arts agency and serves non-profit cultural organizations and professional artists throughout the county. The Cultural Council’s responsibilities include marketing the county’s cultural experiences to visitors and residents, administering grants to organizations and artists, expanding arts and cultural education opportunities, advocating for funding and arts-friendly policies, and serving cultural organizations and artists through capacity building training and exposure to funders and audiences. For more information, please visit www.palmbeachculture.com.

 

Admission to the Cultural Council’s galleries, Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Information Center and Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 

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

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International Art Organizers Partner with Local Galleries and Artists

The Organizers of ArtPalmBeach, Jan 23-27 and American International Art Fair (AIFA), Feb. 4-9,  invite the galleries of Palm Beach County to participate in a  county wide gallery opening weekend promotion during each of the upcoming 2014 fairs. Each gallery district is encouraged to use these Jan. and Feb. dates as a kick off of the upcoming season of gallery walks, openings or special art/cultural events.  The Rickie Report encourages Palm Beach County artists, art organizations and galleries to read this article and join together!  Read about how this partnership was born and more details in this article.

 

 

From “THINK TANK” to Action

 

On May 23, 2013 over 45 artists, art organizers and art promoters met to form a new group, the  Palm Beach County Think Tank.  The mission of the Think Tank is to “bring together a group for individuals committed to the advancement of the arts in Palm Beach County through the exchange of ideas and program development”.  Under the leadership of Craig McInnis, Frank Basta and Rolando Chang Barrero, the Think Tank focused on its first goal, to coalesce and energize the broad-based Palm Beach County art scene into events surrounding Art Palm Beach in January, 2014.

 

Through a series of open meetings and working committees, the Think Tank identified 3 different Art Districts to focus on, (Lake Worth and Boynton Beach Art districts) and Historic Northwood Village Artx (West Palm Beach) .   Last week, the two groups of galleries and artists from the 3  Art Districts met for the first time. The “Think Tank” (Lake Worth and Boynton Beach Art Districts) and Historic Northwood Village Artx (West Palm Beach).  As both these groups were working separately on art events and the organization of an Art Event, Freddy Hennevelt was key in  contacting Lee Ann Lester of  IFAE.

 

 

Craig McInnis shares, “During this meeting we decided that we want to work together on our Art Walks and on the big Art Palm Beach event in January and AIFA in February”.    

Lee Ann Lester, Organizer of  IFAE LLC is enthusiastic about this partnership.  She states, “ Now is the time to plan for a very successful 2014 season. The local economy, housing market, job growth are all on the rise. We encourage each  district to form a steering committee to encourage the participation of dealer, artist and non-profit institution.  Thousands of art enthusiasts are drawn to Palm Beach County for each of these four day Fair Events. Use your combined creative intelligence to promote the arts of Palm Beach county and your gallery district.    I look forward to speaking to you personally about your ideas for these two weekends of events.”

 

 

IFAE will offer support in promoting these county wide events in the fair PR, marketing materials, web site, web links and publicity. Events will be included in the fair’s printed program which over 250,000 are distributed in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Palm Beach Daily News. Additionally, special sections devoted to Palm Beach County Arts  will be offered by “Modern Painters” and “Sculpture” December issue  magazines. These issues will be distributed at Miami Basel art fairs, conferences  and  international fairs. The magazines are offering discounted advertising rates to all local galleries.

 

 To be able to promote the January and February events she needs a program of what we are going to do during the art events before Oct. 10th .  If you are interested in being involved in this exciting, innovative programming, PLEASE contact one or all of the Art District Representatives!

Each Art District has a representative with names and contact info.  The Rickie Report urges you to contact these representatives and join this exciting art movement!

 

West Palm Beach Satellite:

 

Boynton Beach Satellite

 

Lake Worth Satellite

 

Northwood Village Satellite

 

 

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


Girls “Get-Aways” in Palm Beach County

Looking for a weekend “get-away”?  The Rickie Report knows that Palm Beach County is THE place to go!  This article gives an overview of the many varied activities Florida’s Cultural Capital® offers!

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Let’s go girls! We know you `just wanna have fun’ right?! Spend your next weekend getaway in Palm Beach County where shopping, pampering and adventure await you – in Florida’s Cultural Capital®  Explore venues and locales online at http://artscalendar.com/thepalmbeaches
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Want to get away? You deserve it! Spend your next weekend getaway kicking your heels up with the girls in Palm Beach County – where culture has found its place in the sun®. Leave all your cares behind by checking into one of Palm Beach County’s quaint, boutique hotels or high-end luxury resorts, with vacation packages sure to suit individual tastes and budgets. Unpack, feel the energy, and start enjoying some valued “me-time” by heading straight outdoors to the pool or beachside cabana for refreshments, local music, and just plain, `fun-in-the-sun.’
At the Beach

At the Beach

Find a cozy spot to call your own somewhere along the county’s 47-plus miles of intoxicating, gorgeous coastline to help you unwind and de-stress from busy schedules soon forgotten.  Settle in to a sandy space and relax. Florida’s Cultural Capital® provides a palette that allows you to set your pace from slow to go! So much variety makes planning a weekend getaway with the girls an occasion you can tailor to fit any style! From fun and funny, to adventurous and educational, you ladies are sure to enjoy sights, sounds and luxuries located in every corner of Palm Beach County.
The Mall at Wellington Green

The Mall at Wellington Green

Enjoy noshing, shopping and pampering in any of the county’s quaint and trendy downtowns and small towns nestled in the cities like Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach and Jupiter. Plenty of local culinary treats are yours for the sampling there too, with sidewalk and beachside cafes and as many trendy hot spots as there are out-of-the-way quiet restaurants waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.
Delray Beach "On The Avenue"

Delray Beach “On The Avenue”

Whether shopping for souvenirs, gifts or fare for the everyday, shopping opportunities abound. Discover `finds’ in Boca Raton’s refined and artsy Mizner Park, home to the exquisite Boca Raton Museum of Art. Shop CityPlace’s sophisticated outdoor European shopping village in West Palm Beach then go to a show at the Kravis Center, or sample a vast variety of niche shops in beautiful The Mall at Wellington Green, just west of West Palm Beach.
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Spa

Art galleries, antique and specialty shops abound in the cultural renaissance downtown of Lake Worth. While there, let the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County help you plan your next outing. A walk through the doors of its Downtown Lake Worth home opens a world of opportunity to discover arts and cultural organizations, events, venues and adventures.
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County - Montgomery Building

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County – Montgomery Building

Take a leisurely stroll through this historic architectural icon that started as a 1940s movie theater – that now offers visitors galleries and changing art exhibitions. Experience one-of-a-kind shopping the Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store and explore the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Cultural Information Center with an interactive, touch-screen experience to peruse venues and destination stops sure to fulfill your quest for exciting arts and cultural happenings all over the county.
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Before leaving this area, visit the shore and the newly-reconstructed Lake Worth Casino Building and renovated Beach Complex. Grab a bite and enjoy picturesque beach views and the beauty of this original 1920s architectural gem.
Dining

Dining

With all this fun-in-the-sun, good dining and exhaustive `shopping ‘til you drop’ –  it’s time for some more R & R. Did anybody say, `spa day?!’ Grand resort and charming, boutique spas prove there is no shortage of places to release your worries and rejuvenate your spirit with massage, manis and pedis to start.
Tiger Shark Submarine

Tiger Shark Submarine

Act like a kid with an educational journey at the all-new Palm Beach Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach. Play and explore with more than 50 hands-on exhibits, a digital planetarium and fresh- and saltwater aquariums. Open daily.
Flagler Museum

Flagler Museum

Summer days and nights are something special at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in western Delray Beach. Taiko drumming, sushi samplings and tranquil walks through magnificent gardens at sunset with a variety of seasonal events.
Artists Alley Open Studios in Pineapple Grove area of Delray Beach

Artists Alley Open Studios in Pineapple Grove area of Delray Beach

Music is the gateway to the soul and Palm Beach is culturally hip to this, offering an eclectic mix of music to listen to – from Latin and Country to Reggae and Blues! Whatever beat moves you… it’s all right here – in Palm Beach County. In Delray Beach, check out live jazz at Arts Garage, where being invited to, `bring your own whatever,’ to communal table settings is a delightful part of its ambience. Day or night, Delray’s hip Atlantic Avenue and artsy Pineapple Grove District sets the stage for an enticing, enjoyable time, whatever you choose to do.
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 If Rand McNally & USA Today dubbed Delray Beach “Most Fun Small Town in America,” in its `Best of the Road’ tour, then planning to stop there is just the right recipe for that extra special time spent away with the girls!
City Place

City Place

Check out CityPlace and BB King’s Blues Club in West Palm Beach for dinner and shows that will have you dancing in your seat… up on your feet….and groovin’ in no time. After dinner, walk over to Palm Beach Improv to re-discover laughter as the `best medicine.’ Long for an evening under the stars, to enjoy those warm Palm Beach Summer nights? Hear great jazz, mingle and mix outdoors at the Norton Museum of Art’s Art After Dark series, Thursdays, all summer long.
Palm Beach Dramaworks

Palm Beach Dramaworks

If live theater is more your thing, take in a  July performance of the Tony Award-winning Man of La Mancha as Palm Beach Dramaworks, in Downtown West Palm Beach, presents the full-length concert version of the celebrated, vibrant and passionate score. Dates vary. Peruse more events on-tap, visit websites and even purchase tickets by visiting:http://artscalendar.com/thepalmbeaches.
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About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County: The Cultural Council is Palm Beach County’s official arts agency and serves non-profit cultural organizations and professional artists throughout the county. The Cultural Council’s responsibilities include marketing the county’s cultural experiences to visitors and residents, administering grants to organizations and artists, expanding arts and cultural education opportunities, advocating for funding and arts-friendly policies, and serving cultural organizations and artists through capacity building training and exposure to funders and audiences. For more information, please visitwww.palmbeachculture.com. Admission to the Cultural Council is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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